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Fix A Computer in Minutes and It Works Almost Every Time

I was stranded in the Portland airport last night because of a mechanical failure on the first flight. You’ve had similar situations for sure. What would your travel experience be like if the airlines could immediately reset a plane to be brand new if it breaks?

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Send your IT Professionals to The 2016 SuperTech Best Practices Workshop

Send your IT Professionals to The 2016 SuperTech Best Practices Workshop Monday 8/8/16 thru Wednesday 8/10/16 Executives are welcome too Professional Development Workshop for IT Pros: IT Pros must overcome ever-increasing challenges. Together, you can help yourself and your organization grow and thrive more than ever. At the SuperTech workshop, IT Professionals receive what they […]

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New Hard Drives Need Electricity or they Lose Your Data

Most computers, for years now, have used hard drives to store data files. Those drives have metal discs that spin around. Drives that use newer technology have no moving parts…

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If Someone Harasses You with Text Messages

People regularly report that some person is harassing them by sending unsolicited text messages at all hours of the night. Might be a co-worker, an ex-boyfriend or spouse, etc. The situation can be exasperating. What you should do if this happens…

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Shellshock: Check Your Web Server

Shellshock is a bug that may exist on your servers and even your Mac. Even if you use Windows in your office, your web server may use Apache on Linux.

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New Big Screen iPhone

The iPhone 6 will have options for both the normal screen size as well as a new, larger, 5.5 inch screen. It is doubtful that they will be shipping for months, and Apple hasn’t made an official announcement – but one might come as early as today.

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Fire Phone at Work

Amazon just announced the new Amazon Fire phone. The first thing I wanted to know was about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) features. How will your business utilize this great new device? The news is good…

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Use Windows 7 with Windows 8’s Benefits

As businesses transition to Windows 8, they don’t want to train their user in Windows 8. Here is a short 90 second video that shows the secret about how you can give Windows 7 all the great new stability, security, and speed that Windows 8 has to offer.

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Annihilate Sensitive Data

A chief executive asked this week about, if he is going to donate a computer to a good cause, how can he erase all of his sensitive data from the hard drive first? Here is how – complete with a video.

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Adding Security Makes Systems Unusable!

Ask your IT Professional: “Are you implementing the protections that users won’t notice anyway?” …

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