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How To Safely Clean Computers And Other Devices

You’re stuck at home to teach with what computers, printers and communications gear that you have on hand. Make sure everything’s safe to use by periodically cleaning your equipment, particularly if others at home use it. It’s also a good idea... Read More

Verizon is prepared to serve customers during COVID-19 crisis

Verizon announced it’s adding 15GB of free high-speed data for its consumer and small business customers, part of its response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects. The company also said it’s removing data caps for consumer and... Read More

Are your cameras hackable?

Marcus Sheridan’s book, They Ask You Answer, inspired me to reevaluate addressing customer questions online. Needless to say, I figured last week’s dustup around the compromised Ring video camera feed in an 8-year-old’s bedroom would be a... Read More

Things that unsuccessful people do over the weekend

Everybody’s working for the weekend, but how you spend your two days off may say something about how successful you are. What you get up to doesn’t really matter, per se. If you prefer lounging around the house to spontaneous adventures,... Read More

Emergency Preparedness: Ready.gov

Your tax dollars at work: “Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made... Read More

Beware of ‘ZoomBombing’ screensharing filth to video calls

The world is vulnerable to a new type of trolling as people turn to Zoom video calls to feel connected amidst quarantines. Jerks are using Zoom’s screensharing feature to blast other viewers with the most awful videos from across the... Read More

Microsoft Teams For ALL

Way more people are kicking the tires of Microsoft Teams worldwide as the coronavirus forces people to work from the isolation of their homes as a public health measure. “We have seen an unprecedented spike in Teams usage, and now have more... Read More

Free Cloud Applications That Are Available To Everyone

With armies of people now working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations everywhere are scrambling for software that supports videoconferencing, remote team collaboration, virtual classrooms and other activities. The scale and... Read More

Attackers Targeting Remote Workers during COVID-19 outbreak

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals increasingly are targeting organizations that now have more remote workers and fewer IT and security staff at the ready to mitigate hacker attacks and intrusions, security experts say. The... Read More

Free Streaming Apps for Kids

Many of us will be spending more time at home over the coming weeks. If a little screen time is part of your plan for keeping kids entertained, check out these ten apps for kid friendly content. HappyKids.TV With the HappyKids app, you can sort... Read More

Common problems with Microsoft two-factor verification

When your Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) organization turns on two-factor verification, your work or school account sign-in requires a combination of your user name, your password, and a mobile device or phone. It’s more secure than just a... Read More

How to properly put on an N95 face mask

We’ve heard a lot about wearing face masks to prevent the novel Corona virus (Covid-19). There are some reports stating that masks are useful while others say they are useless. Whether they are useful in preventing the Corona virus or not, we know... Read More

Ways to avoid coronavirus-related phishing attacks

News about coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. Cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the fears associated with it by sending phishing emails designed to infect computers, collect personal information, and steal money. We’ll... Read More

Coronavirus: Scammers follow the headlines

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. They’re setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, texts, and social media posts as a ruse to take your money and get your personal information. The... Read More

What is Leap Day?

The quadrennial bonus day is meant to balance out our imperfect calendars with the Earth’s orbit around the sun. It takes our  planet roughly 365 ¼ days to make that trip, so every four years, we get that extra day to keep the calendar... Read More

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