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Macro Systems has been serving the Metro Washington, DC area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How to Manage Your Phone’s Battery Life

How to Manage Your Phone’s Battery Life

Consider how much we rely on our mobile devices every day; it comes as no surprise how stressful the “LOW BATTERY” notification can be. While you might assume that it only seems to appear earlier and earlier in the day, there are in fact a variety of conditions that cause your device to die much faster. Listed below are a few tips to help you understand what is happening to your battery, and what you can do to manage its longevity a little better.

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Alert: If Your Business Network is Running Windows Server, You Need to Have Updates Applied ASAP

Alert: If Your Business Network is Running Windows Server, You Need to Have Updates Applied ASAP

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have released an emergency directive concerning a critical exploit known as Zerologon, which affects servers running Windows Server operating systems that needs to get patched as soon as possible.

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What to Consider as Employees Return to the Workplace

What to Consider as Employees Return to the Workplace

Many businesses have started the processes required to safely return their employees to typical operations. Nonetheless, this is going to involve no small amount of preparation in terms of your business’ technology and proactive planning. Consider the different approaches that you could take as you resume operations in a way that helps protect your employees while still enabling work to be done.

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Is Older Technology Really Less Secure?

Is Older Technology Really Less Secure?

It might sound strange coming from a managed service provider, but there is some wisdom to the adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This cliché statement certainly holds water, as exemplified by many modern technologies, including the Boeing 747.

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Gmail Upgrades the User Experience

Gmail Upgrades the User Experience

Distinctly demonstrating their prioritization of their G Suite offering, Google continues to enhance the platform’s many solutions to upgrade the user experience. Most recently, this has included giving Gmail a few extra functionalities to help further integrate a business’ communications. A look at these functionalities is listed below.

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Considering What Would Happen if All Data Became Exposed

Considering What Would Happen if All Data Became Exposed

What if all our personal data in existence was exposed? If every text message sent, every Internet search executed, every website viewed, everything we had ever done online, was made public? Gizmodo recently reached out to some experts for their insights. Listed below are their responses for you to consideration.

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What You Need To Know About Voice-Based Phishing

What You Need To Know About Voice-Based Phishing

Telework has become imperative for businesses to maintain themselves right now, as remote work became a hard and fast requirement in the face of the coronavirus. Nevertheless, if businesses aren’t careful, they could trade one problem for another in exposing themselves to security threats.

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Best Practices for Keeping Your Computer Clean

Best Practices for Keeping Your Computer Clean

As your employees go about their workdays, it is critical that they do so with the resources they’ll need to remain optimally productive… and that those resources are in the best condition for them to do so. While this is usually an overlooked consideration, this means that their computer needs to be clean and fully functional. Listed below are a few best practices to follow when it comes to keeping a workstation clean enough to work optimally.

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How VoIP Boosts Productivity

How VoIP Boosts Productivity

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is an incredibly convenient tool for modern businesses, especially in terms of enhancing productivity. Consider a few capabilities that can give you and your team a boost.

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Some New Innovations That Could Benefit Your Business

Some New Innovations That Could Benefit Your Business

Professional services include some of the oldest and newest professions in the world. Regardless of what kind of professional services business you operate, it is hard to continue to meet your client's needs without incorporating some technological changes. Moreover, there are new innovations that can help your business thrive. Listed below is a look at some of this technology to see if it could benefit your business.

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How to Maximize the Signal Strength of Your Router

How to Maximize the Signal Strength of Your Router

You’re probably still spending a lot of time at home, on the Internet. With so many still working remotely, and many educational institutions continuing remote learning, the strength of a household’s Wi-Fi signal is going to be imperative. Listed below are some tips to help you maximize the signal strength of your router.

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What Your Business Needs to Know About Cyberattack Vishing

What Your Business Needs to Know About Cyberattack Vishing

Since the onset of the coronavirus, many companies have managed to sustain themselves via remote work, also commonly known as telework. While this strategy has permitted quite a few businesses to survive, it has also opened them up to security threats. Listed below is a focus on one such threat: vishing, or voice phishing.

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What to Know About Passwordless Authentication

What to Know About Passwordless Authentication

If you were told that one variable was responsible for more than 80 percent of cyberattacks, what would you guess that variable was? If you guessed “stolen access credentials,” you’d be right. The standard username/password combination may soon be a relic of the past as more tech companies transition to alternative authentication measures.

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Can Breaks Lead to More Productivity in the Workplace?

Can Breaks Lead to More Productivity in the Workplace?

Today's society is greatly focused on the virtue of hard work, of productivity. This has resulted in a type of unspoken prejudice against breaks in the workplace, that any break that is not earned is a sign of an unproductive employee. As it turns out, the opposite is true. So, how can turn your breaks into a way to accomplish more in the workplace? Read on.

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Online Platforms Aiming for a More Secure Election

Online Platforms Aiming for a More Secure Election

The United States of America is well into its 2020 election season. Social media platforms and other online services are taking notice. Given the misuse of social media and other platforms in past elections, there is little wonder that there is some very real pressure on these platforms to establish policy and security measures to prevent these behaviors this time around.

Listed below is a neutral look at the situation, as well as an explanation about the initiatives that online platforms are now enacting.

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What VPNs Can and Can't Do For You

What VPNs Can and Can't Do For You

We haven't been timid about promoting the use of VPNs (virtual private networks) as a way of protecting your online security. Nevertheless, we wanted to take a bit of time to specify what a VPN can and can't do to help you.

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Make the Most of Your Wireless Network Setup

Make the Most of Your Wireless Network Setup

When building an office’s network, wireless functionality has become a required element to include. Naturally, this is usually easier said than done, as wireless signals can be notoriously difficult. Listed below are some tips to help you make the most of your business’ wireless network setup.

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What the Data Says About AI-Enhanced Crimes

What the Data Says About AI-Enhanced Crimes

When we think of modern cybercrime, most people’s minds go to one of two places: some think about the annoying, misspelled emails that are clearly scams, while on the other can’t help but think about the hacks that we see in movies, where a cybercriminal manages to overcome the best the government can incorporate into their defenses.

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A Closer Look at the COVID-19 Exposure Notification System Mobile Setting

A Closer Look at the COVID-19 Exposure Notification System Mobile Setting

In a rare turn of events, Google and Apple have joined forces with local governments to help slow the ongoing spread of COVID-19. How would you like an app that could notify you if someone you had been in proximity to had tested positive for COVID-19? As helpful as this collaboration could be to mitigate the pandemic, many people are angry about it, and have started spreading misinformation.

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A Sneak Peek at Android 11 Features

A Sneak Peek at Android 11 Features

There is not an “official” date set for the release of Android 11, but there's been a glimpse of it's new features revealed via beta testing. Listed below is a look at some of the features you might see when the OS officially launches.

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