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You can now speak with Alexa via Android

January 31st, 2018
You can now speak with Alexa via Android

Your cousin got Alexa. Your neighbor got Alexa. Heck, even grandma got Alexa. You may not have been one of the lucky souls to receive an Alexa-enabled device last Christmas, but fret not, the latest update of the app on Android now enables voice control.

Microsoft’s free virtualization upgrade

January 30th, 2018
Microsoft’s free virtualization upgrade

One of the greatest things about cloud-based virtualization is that updates are rolled out by providers and don’t require end users to do anything. In the latest example of this, Microsoft just drastically increased the speed of its virtual machines for almost everyone using its platform.

Groups, Yammer, and Teams defined

January 26th, 2018
Groups, Yammer, and Teams defined

While most Office 365 apps serve a unique purpose, tools like Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams can all be used to communicate and collaborate with coworkers. However, there are subtle differences in the way they can be used, and today we’ll break it down for you.

Windows releases a new patch for PC users

January 25th, 2018
Windows releases a new patch for PC users

Two vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, have been found affecting almost every Windows desktop and server. Computers affected by these two vulnerabilities are susceptible to having their data stolen, such as personal photos and passwords.

Enlist IT help when installing CPU updates

January 24th, 2018
Enlist IT help when installing CPU updates

When it comes to security updates, time is usually of the essence. The longer you wait to install a fix from a vendor, the higher the risk of being compromised. But in the cases of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, you might be better off waiting until a more reliable patch is released.

Spectre & Meltdown safety for Apple devices

January 23rd, 2018
Spectre & Meltdown safety for Apple devices

Undoubtedly, 2018’s first set of truly bad news involves reports about the Spectre and Meltdown bugs, fundamental flaws in computer processors that can leak highly sensitive data. Researchers say they affect a majority of modern computers, and chances are your business’s devices are also affected.

Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

January 19th, 2018
Critical browser vulnerabilities discovered

According to security researchers, a bulk of the world’s computer processors have gaping flaws. The flaws, grouped under the term ‘Spectre,’ affect many critical systems including web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox. Here’s a quick rundown of these major vulnerabilities and what you can do to secure them.

Should you use UPS for your network gear?

January 18th, 2018
Should you use UPS for your network gear?

Smart business owners use uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for emergency situations like a storm, fire, or other disasters. Often, a UPS is deployed for desktop computers to give employees ample time to save their work and prevent losing unsaved work.

Backup Android Files to PC or Mac

January 17th, 2018
Backup Android Files to PC or Mac

From important work contacts to your favorite holiday photos in Cabo, it’s hard to imagine losing files on your Android phone. In the event of your device getting stolen, lost, or damaged, it’s better to be prepared and make sure that your most precious data is backed up.

Virtualization services safe from CPU flaws

January 16th, 2018
Virtualization services safe from CPU flaws

You may have seen headlines highlighting the dangers of two recently discovered hardware flaws: Spectre and Meltdown. They create incredibly technical problems for just about anyone who owns a computer, even those with virtual machines in the cloud. Thankfully, most vendors have already fixed the issue.