You Can Now Search Google From iMessage With App Download

There’s a fun, new update for Apple’s iMessage app that will probably make lots of power users happy.  As long as you also have Google’s iOS app installed, you’ll be able to perform Google searches from within iMessage itself. In order to make it work, you’ll have to go into the app drawer (App Store […]

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IT Is Changing – IT Budgeting Is Too.

When was the last time you thought about technology and the role it plays in your business success? Strategic IT Budgeting and planning for the tactical use of technology resources will bolster your business efforts to establish a competitive advantage. Just as you develop and adjust your annual business plans, you should do the same […]

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New Freemium Offer Mines Cryptocurrency

Freemium software is certainly nothing new.  They are free apps that offer premium features if you don’t mind ads displaying while you’re using it or paying a small fee to have the ads removed.  At least one company is trying a new business model on for size, albeit with limited success. The company is Qbix, […]

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New Chips Support Increased Network Speeds To 400Gbps

Marvell Semiconductor has a new product out, and it’s a game changer.  Their new “Alaska” chip (the Alaska C 88×7120) is the first on the market to support the new 802.3 standard.  The 802.3cd is on tap to eventually replace current Ethernet ports running at 25Gbps to 100Gbps with ports that will run at 50Gbps, […]

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Attacks on Health Organizations Increasing At Alarming Rate

It used to be the case that credit card companies and retail outlets were the primary targets of hackers around the world.  Make no mistake, they still get attacked with regularity, but the hackers have found a new and even more lucrative target:  Health Organizations. According to a new report jointly produced by the Ponemon […]

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Beware Fake Craigslist Email Could Contain Ransomware

If you post ads on Craigslist for short term employment, be aware that there’s a new malspam campaign that aims to distribute Sigma ransomware on the computers of unwary users. By all outward appearances, the emails seem to come from Craigslist in response to ads posted in Craigslist’s “Gigs” section for short term employment.  The […]

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Biometric Authentication Seeing Wide Adoption In Businesses

According to a new report published by Spiceworks, nearly 90 percent of businesses will use some type of biometric technology for authentication by the year 2020.  In fact, some 62 percent of companies already use biometrics in some form, with another 24 percent stating their intention to do so within the next two years. The […]

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Windows Media Player May Be Replaced By Microsoft App

A Reddit user named “Noam_ha” recently posted a screenshot displaying a popup message when users open the venerable Windows Media Player (WMP), asking users if they would instead like to open the video file with the company’s more modern Movies and TV app. The popup message touts the Movie and TV app’s advantages, which includes […]

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New And Potentially More Dangerous Intel Vulnerability Discovered

The “Spectre” vulnerability that impacts literally every Intel chip made over the last decade keeps finding new ways to make the news.  In this instance, researchers at Ohio State University have discovered a new variant of the vulnerability that they have dubbed “SGX Spectre.”  To understand how it’s different, a bit of explanation is in […]

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Netflix To Release More Parental Controls To Help Parents

If you have a Netflix account and children living at home, there’s a reason to cheer about the company’s most recent announcement.  They’re rolling out some robust new parental control features that will allow you to exert much more control over what your children are watching. You can now set content-specific PINs to lock movies […]

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Microsoft To Help Intel With Security Issues

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard of the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” security flaws that affect every Intel chip produced in the last decade.  Users have been waiting for a fix for both of these since January, when the issues were first discovered. From the beginning, Microsoft agreed to include the fix for Spectre in its […]

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Tired Of Amateur Hour? Learn How To Use Excel Like A Pro

With the 2016 version of Excel, Microsoft has really upped the game for people who aren’t great with numbers. You can now easily use one-click access that can be customized to provide the functionality you need. This is the first of a three-part series about using Microsoft Excel 2016 to help you identify trends, construct […]

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