Archive for January, 2018


ALERT: Meltdown/Spectre Hardware Vulnerability Requires Action

Posted January 15, 2018 by
Just a few months after finding themselves in a firmware fiasco, Intel is making news for all the wrong reasons. This issue had the potential to affect the CPU of a device, causing a severe dip in the performance of the device. In a blog post by a user going by the name Python Sweetness,…

Personalities are Key to Successful Networking

Posted January 12, 2018 by
Almost everyone has, at one time, worked with someone with whom their personality clashed, whether they did not get along or just didn’t work effectively together. While this is a perfectly natural phenomenon of both nature and nurturing, it is best to put personal differences aside when forming a professional relationship with a coworker. This…

Tip of the Week: 5 Handy Android Shortcuts

Posted January 10, 2018 by
With business becoming more and more mobile, there is a greater need for the devices we use to offer features that allow the user to boost efficiency and avoid downtime. It just so happens that Android devices come with a few little-known ways to accomplish these goals. For this week’s tip, we’ll go over a…

Using Cortana Gets Better with Customization

Posted January 08, 2018 by
As Cortana has more and more added to its functionality, it gradually becomes more of a utility to all. Those who prefer to use Google’s applications are now able to use Cortana to augment their use of Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Calendar. Today, we’ll go through how you can set these programs up to…

Can Chargers Be Interchanged Between Devices?

Posted January 05, 2018 by
One of the major benefits of a laptop is the mobility that it permits–but this is a double-edged sword, as this mobility means that you are relying on the device’s battery life. Of course, if your laptop begins to die, you can always borrow someone else’s charger, right? Actually, this is a very bad idea,…

Tip of the Week: How to Type Accent Marks and Symbols

Posted January 03, 2018 by
When it comes to businesses-to-business relationships, the global impact of the Internet has unlocked quite a few doors. Rather than developing relationships with exclusively businesses in their region, it’s not uncommon for a small manufacturer of model airplanes in Iowa to use the web to find the vendor that can meet all of their needs,…

Do You Use Two-Factor Authentication? If So, You’re in the Minority

Posted January 02, 2018 by
Two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, is a very beneficial addition to consider for your cybersecurity. However, a research study unearthed a few surprising takeaways that indicate that 2FA may not be adopted as much as one might expect it to be. Researchers at Duo Labs, using data compiled by Survey Sampling International, designed a…


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