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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There’s a significant difference between turning off some appliance, like a TV or a microwave, and turning off your computer. Why does the computer take so long to actually turn off, and is there any way to speed up the process? Let's give you a few ideas as to how to accelerate up the shutdown process.
Every executive wants an office assistant that can assist with daily “grunt work.” These office assistants handle a lot of work that the owner simply doesn’t have time for. Alas, small businesses are working with a small budget, making the odds of affording extra help slim to none. Can Amazon’s Alexa offer another option for this predicament?
Organizations of all sizes utilize varying degrees of technology to upgrade productivity, efficiency, and security. The more an organization depends on its data, the more imperative it is for them to manage and maintain the systems in which this data is dependent. For businesses that have a lack of financial resources to support these systems, it is often left to unqualified employees, putting your organization at risk. What do you do when you need expertise that you lack and can’t afford to hire in-house staff?
The Internet is an astonishing tool, but like many tools, it can work better if other tools are utilized with it. These other, additional tools are called plug-ins. Let's examine what a plug-in is, and how they all help us utilize the Internet more effectively.
Have you ever packed too many personal belongings for a short trip? Have you ever packed too much technology? Do you have multiple devices? The truth is that no matter the reason you are traveling, you don’t need to pack like royalty to stay productive while you are on the road. Let's discuss how scaling down your technology while you travel is a solid practice.
At first, the idea of wireless charging seems to be a perfect; what if, someday, our devices never have to be charged? This is probably why such aggressive progress has been made toward building a better battery charger. Nevertheless, not everyone is convinced that a wireless charging upgrade will have the desired results.
Windows operating systems have different settings for connecting to different networks. This may seem like a slight detail, but it can result in significant ramifications to your cybersecurity, as well as of course your organization. Let's discuss how to utilize your network profile to stay secure, based on your situation.
Some cyber threats out there are dangerous enough to cause major entities to warn against them. Specifically, a recent malware called VPNFilter has been deemed hazardous and prevalent enough that the FBI has addressed it. Since the malware targets routers, it has significant potential to become a considerable problem for your business.
While small businesses can obviously benefit from technology, they can also bite off more than they can chew, which can result in a dangerous increase in costs. A responsible business owner will avoid this temptation and prioritize the solutions they need over the ones they want, creating profitability and generating capital needed to make other improvements.
If your business can't be relied upon to ensure that payments are properly received and processed, then it doesn’t matter how good of a service you provide or how great your customer service standards are. Invoices are a critical tool to ensure your payments due are coming in efficiently. Below we examine how to leverage them better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.