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An ad-free Windows 10 with File Explorer

No matter what version of Windows you’ve got—the free upgrade, the licensed OS, or the Professional version—you will see ads and notifications. Though at times helpful, they can get tiresome. You can’t even manage your own files in File Explorer without seeing one. If you’re looking for a solution, follow this step-by-step guide to make […]

Check the list of free ransomware decryptors

We’ve gotten so caught up discussing ransomware prevention with our clients that we’ve neglected to mention that several strains have already been defeated. In fact, there’s a decent chance you can actually decrypt all your data for free. Make sure to check these free resources before responding to a cyberattacker’s demands. The state of ransomware […]

What to do with bloatware on Android devices

Many Android devices usually come preinstalled with apps developed by the carrier or manufacturer. These apps are called bloatware and are unwanted by many users. The bad news is that uninstalling them is difficult. The good news is that there is a solution. What is bloatware? Bloatware is software that is preinstalled on the device […]

Virtualization myths and why you shouldn’t believe them

The intricacies of business technology are not the easiest to understand. Complicated explanations usually lead to misunderstandings, and this is especially true for virtualization. Here are four myths you may have heard about virtualization that you shouldn’t take as facts. Myth #1 – Virtualization is too expensive for SMBs Many people assume that the more […]

Google puts a premium in mobile searching

When it comes to business-related searches, Google is second to none. But despite being the industry leader in search engines, this powerhouse is never complacent. Recently, it made changes to its search feature and became mobile-first. If you’re wondering what this strategy could mean for you and your business, read on. Google search works by […]

Why you should use your Mac’s Time Machine

Your Mac’s Time Machine should be your primary backup system. Not only does it let you restore your Mac to a happy working state after a crash, but it also lets you recover individual files or folders you may have accidentally erased. Additionally, as its name suggests, you can see what files looked like an […]

3 Easy ways to protect your business data

Most business owners are too busy running their respective offices to be concerned about optimized security settings and other technical matters. To spare them the agony of deciphering IT jargon, here are three easy ways to prevent data theft.  Cover your webcam If Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, former FBI Director James Comey, and National Security […]

Here’s how your business communications system works

Many businesses still rely heavily on landline telephones, which remain one of the first points of contact businesses have with their customers. With the marriage of traditional telephony and digital connectivity comes a more affordable and more reliable option: internet phones. Is this the option for your business? Read on to find out. Different phone […]

Change old modes of thinking when migrating to the cloud

Not every business owner who migrates to the cloud achieves great results. As much as the service is touted with words like “freedom,” “productivity,” and “collaboration,” realizing the full benefits of the cloud is not a given. So if you’re thinking about transitioning to the cloud, how can you ensure you optimize the technology for your business? Well, it all starts with your attitude before migration. Here are some mental shifts you should make before getting started.

Mobile phone biometrics enhances security

Constantly using passwords on a smartphone can be a pain, not to mention a high security risk. Luckily, popular mobile browsers like Chrome and Firefox Lite are now supporting biometrics for authentication to make logging in to social media, email, and online shopping accounts easier and more secure. Here’s what you need to know about […]