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What you need to know to protect yourself and your computer

Many people believe that if you install antivirus, only go to the more well known websites, and don’t do things people shouldn’t do online that you are fairly well protected. Those people are wrong. Sure, all of those things will help, but they are not most important way to protect your computer, knowledge is. There are two major ways I see that people get infected with today: through email…

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Keeping your home/office safe while you are away

Do you have pets at home? Do you ever worry about your pets, home, or office while you are on vacation or away for work? Wish there was a way to feel a little more secure about your home or office while you are not there? You can! Even though I have a bevy of cameras as well as an alarm I still worry. The cameras and burglar alarm…

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Are you still paying for antivirus? Well stop it!

There was a time when I would not connect a computer to a network or the internet without a current subscription to a paid antivirus product. Today however none of my computers have a paid antivirus program installed on them. Why is that? Let’s start with the fact that I can not remember the last time I had to remove a virus infection, neither can the other techs I…

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WordPress For Normal People book released!

WordPress For Normal People is my new book which has just been released on Amazon in both print and kindle editions. WordPress is the perfect tool to help you build the website you’ve always wanted. But the ‘help’ aspect which is built into it isn’t always the right thing for someone who just getting started. What you need, and what this book will provide, is a book that shows…

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Data Recovery For Normal People book released!

Data Recovery For Normal People is my new book which has just been released on Amazon in both print and kindle editions. Information Technology is an area which is constantly on the move, sometimes at a speed which is dizzying and difficult to keep pace with.  In particular data recovery can be one of the more complex problems you might encounter and in order to keep up with the…

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iCloud calendar spam

If you haven’t see the headlines, and don’t own an Apple device, you may have misses one of the latest trends in spam, iCloud calendar spam. When you open your phone or tablet and look at the calendar you will see something similar to this: You might be tempted at this point to click Decline and move on with life. There is a problem with that, when you do,…

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The ultimate in wireless network extending; mesh networks

In previous articles we talked about extending and securing your wireless network and that information works fantastic for the vast majority of users out there. Occasionally however someone needs a network extended far beyond what the “normal” wireless hardware can provide. When this happens, it is time for a mesh network approach. Mesh networks are composed of devices that are all connected together and broadcast the same wireless network…

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Why the consumer digital camera market is vanishing

Slowly but surely it seems that the consumer digital camera market is disappearing. There are several reasons why this is happening and we can expect more of a shift in the future but before we get into that we need to define what I mean by consumer digital cameras. I divide the camera market into consumer, prosumer and professional. There are specializations as well such as astrophotography, medical, and…

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Small business phone systems 101

While business communications continues to shift from standard mail and telephones towards email, text and social media having a telephone for your office is still one of the virtually mandatory things in businesses with more than a few employees. Very small businesses can get by with a cellphone that they carry with them everywhere they go. Once you start to add employees, get an office that is open during…

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Now that the Windows 10 anniversary update has been out a while I thought I would take a few minutes of your time to discuss what it is, what it is not, and a few of the new features it brings to the table. I will also discuss some problems people have experienced with it. Lets get going! What is the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? This update is much…

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