How to turn off intrusive Windows 10 settings

February 9th, 2018
How to turn off intrusive Windows 10 settings

With Cortana following you around — from spamming helpful suggestions based on what you’re typing to displaying extremely precise and personalized ads based on your online search — Windows 10 can often feel intrusive. Here are a few tips you can follow to leave Microsoft’s watchful eye behind.

How to enjoy a better laptop experience

February 6th, 2018
How to enjoy a better laptop experience

Did you just get the newest MacBook Pro? Or the Lenovo Yoga 920? Either would be very exciting, but before you start showing off your new purchase, there are five steps you should take to make your laptop experience even more enjoyable and long-lasting.

Issues found for new Windows patches

January 25th, 2018
Issues found for new Windows patches

Despite security being one of Microsoft’s top priorities, it has been recently discovered that there are two vulnerabilities in computer chips, named Meltdown and Spectre, that put private data in jeopardy. As a solution, Microsoft has released an update to fix this vulnerability.

Fortify your data, physically

January 22nd, 2018
Fortify your data, physically

Truly optimized security settings and software are beyond the capacity of most business owners. You just don’t have time to tinker with your office IT. Instead, try these quick and easy tips before calling us.

Cover up your webcam

There must be some credibility to doing this if Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, former FBI director, James Comey, and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden all believe their webcams could be compromised.

Bloatware: From Annoying To Dangerous

January 11th, 2018
Bloatware: From Annoying To Dangerous

Bloatware, junkware, trialware, third-party apps — whatever you call it. There’s now yet another reason to get rid of these annoying pre-installed programs and plugins indefinitely: security threats. Learn more about the other risk that might do more than slow down your computer.

Small-business IT hardware checklist

January 4th, 2018
Small-business IT hardware checklist

It’s frustrating to return to the office after a long holiday only to be greeted by a disorganized workstation. If having clean, hassle-free technology is one of your company’s New Year’s resolutions, this technology hardware checklist can help.

New feature for Windows 10 Insiders

December 25th, 2017
New feature for Windows 10 Insiders

Just weeks after the major Windows 10 Fall Creators update, Microsoft has released two new features for Windows 10 Insiders called Sets and Timeline. Although these features will likely change over the course of the development period, here’s everything we know about them so far.

Is your laptop spying on you?

December 20th, 2017
Is your laptop spying on you?

Strict parents can monitor their kids’ online activities, law enforcement officers can see your outgoing messages, and some employers can (unethically) check whether employees are on Facebook during working time. All they need to do is install a keylogger on one’s computing device.

Microsoft rolls out junkware-free PCs

December 7th, 2017
Microsoft rolls out junkware-free PCs

Are you tired of buying a new PC and getting a load of pre-installed crapware you don’t need? This unnecessary software runs concurrently with the app you’re using, often prompting you to upgrade it ASAP. Signature Edition PCs let you do away with all of it.

Tips and tricks to prolong laptop battery life

December 1st, 2017
Tips and tricks to prolong laptop battery life

A laptop would just be a cold piece of aluminum with a flat battery if you don’t have a power socket at hand. It’s hard to get any work done when you’re peppered with pop-ups and warning messages when the battery power gets low. So here are some tips you can use to prolong the life of your precious laptop battery.