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Plan on Hard Drive Failure

It seems apropos with all the recent chatter about our country’s Constitution to discuss a well known bon mot from an eminently quotable founder, Benjamin Franklin. Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin

Windows 7 logo

As you are reading this, Microsoft will have officially ended support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. It’s a testament to the popularity of the OS that despite Windows 10 being offered as a free upgrade for any licensed copy of Windows 7 or 8, it took Windows 10 nearly 4 years to finally

Email in 2020

Just saying the year sounds like the opening of a science fiction movie, “In the year 2020, human technology had long outgrown the archaic communication medium known as ’email’…” To be fair, quite a few famous sci-fi films were wildly off on where we would be in 2020. Instead of interstellar travel by 2016 (Blade

Given the number of accounts included in this recent action, it’s highly likely you were one of the 44 million people with a Microsoft account that were recently subject to a forced password reset. Sadly, the number of accounts affected is no longer considered unusual – it doesn’t even crack the top ten in terms

Android in the crosshairs again

Since Android OS version 6, the widely used smart phone platform has been vulnerable to an exploit of a feature that Google touts as a competitive advantage over its chief competition – multitasking. Without getting down into the technical weeds, the vulnerability takes advantage the operating system’s inherent ability to do multiple things at once,

Black Friday Recommendations

Every year clients ask us what they should be watching for on Black Friday and lately, Cyber Monday as a possible replacement for their aging desktop or laptop. As online shopping has steadily stomped out brick-and-mortar outlets in the electronics and technology market, finding a good deal is a combination of vigilance, internet savvy and

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