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08Jan2019

The 5G Promise

5G is just about here, and the telecom carriers are pushing it out. Android devices, made by numerous manufacturers, are about to come on the market – even if networks are in the development stage. Rumors abound that Apple will hold back until 2020 to introduce 5G devices, and that’s a good decision for a number of reasons.
  • 8 Jan, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • 5G, data distribution, mobile devices, upgrade,
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08Jan2019

How Secure is Cellular Data?

We know public Wi-Fi networks can be unsecured, and we’ve tailored our use to deal with those problems. But now, hacking cellular networks may be a growing danger as more cracking devices and techniques become more available.
  • 8 Jan, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • 2FA, cellular, cybersecurity, data security, EFF, GSM, Network Security, online security, public wifi, SS7, two-factor authentication,
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08Jan2019

It’s All About the Switch

As data pipelines and Wi-Fi networks get bigger and faster, you need to pay attention to the switch, the connector that brings the service into your office or home and sends it to your network. You may need a hybrid system that includes an up-to-date switch and some hardwiring to unleash the full power of the internet service that you pay for.
  • 8 Jan, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • 10/100/1000 switch, GB connection, ISP, network performance, network speeds, network switch, update, wifi booster, wifi performance, wired network, wiring,
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08Oct2019

Be Aware of Backup Terms & Conditions

If you’re one of our many clients using Office 365, we’ve likely put you on OneDrive, which essentially backs up some or most of your files. You also likely have another backup option or two that includes data storage in the cloud. But do you know what gets backed up to each cloud? Or how
  • 8 Oct, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • backup, cloud computing, dropbox, google business services, Google Drive, Office 365, OneDrive, terms and conditions,
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08Oct2019

The Bluetooth Blues Will Make You See Red

Many people are unaware of all the places that Bluetooth connects your devices to. They’re more than just your phone to your headset. Apple brought this to light in their release of iOS 13, and one of their biggest rivals, Google, and Facebook may be the biggest culprits. Here’s what you need to know. Of
  • 8 Oct, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • apps, beaons, bluetooth, facebook, Google, iOS13, location,
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08Oct2019

Password123 and Other Common-Sense Anomalies

We continue to be amazed at the utter lack of common sense some people have when choosing strong passwords. Even if you satisfy all the algorithms for an allegedly strong password (upper- and lower-case letters, numerals and special characters), you may leave hints that make all too easy to crack it. Here are some factors
  • 8 Oct, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • dashlane, gps, online security, password managers, strong passwords,
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11Sep2019

Our iPhone Decision

Apple will start accepting pre-orders for its new iPhone 11 this coming Friday, and for the Rosenthal family, this meant going right up until last night to decide who – besides me – would get a new phone and what features would be on it, and who would get an older phone. I’m getting all
  • 11 Sep, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple, AudioZoom, DSLR, icloud, iPhone, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone Pro Max, Iphone X, iPhone XR, slofies, Telephoto, Ultra Wide, Wide,
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11Sep2019

Avoiding Apple Store Snafus

What drives employees crazy at the Apple Store’s Genius Bar? In short, it’s all the un-genius things customers do or don’t do before they come in for help. You can get better service if you prepare your phone and account before you walk in. A recent article in Yahoo News surveyed current and former Apple
  • 11 Sep, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple, genius bar, icloud, iPad, iPhone, technical support,
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11Sep2019

Streaming in the Cord-Cutting Era

A lot of people have been cutting the cord from cable TV and satellite providers to get more flexibility in choosing their content and not having to pay for content they’ll never watch. But the plethora of streaming content providers could create an environment that’s not a whole lot different from the cable/satellite experience. And,
  • 11 Sep, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple TV, cable, disney+, espn+, HBO, netflix, on demand, satellite, Showtime, streaming, triple play, video content, WiFi,
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20Aug2019

Email in Disguise

The trend of getting voicemail messages through email is opening new doors for hackers to enter computer systems. Scammers are using email with spoofed addresses to hack into business operations, such as wiring money. Today’s office environment provides a perfect setup for a hacker: You hit people when they’re juggling multiple tasks, and you come
  • 20 Aug, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • cybersecurity, data security, email hacked, privacy, security, spam, spoofing, voicemail,
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20Aug2019

Who’s Your Office 365 Partner?

As an Office 365 administrative partner for almost all of our clients, we have extraordinary access to your systems – and a huge responsibility. You depend on our honesty and competency to keep your systems running and protect you from breaches. Some of our colleagues are not as good about this. Microsoft finally provided some
  • 20 Aug, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • 2FA, Microsoft, Network Security, Office 365, security, two-factor authentication,
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20Aug2019

Convenience vs. Competition: What do You Think?

The Department of Justice is beginning an investigation of “big data” companies and their hold on your online activity. This is not intended to be a political rant, but we’d like to know your thoughts on convenience vs. competition. Here’s the executive summary of the DOJ’s investigation: DOJ is reviewing whether and how market-leading online
  • 20 Aug, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Amazon, Apple, big data, competition, doj, facebook, Google, legal, online security, online services, online shopping, prime day, technology,
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09Jul2019

Who’s in Your Electronic Wallet?

Complacency is likely to be the greatest threat to your online security. The FBI recently reported that the padlock icon and HTTPS:// in a website cannot be trusted all the time in letting you know a site is safe. With the cost of SSL-TSL certificates falling, it’s cheap for crooks to set up malware sites
  • 9 Jul, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • anti-virus, fbi, https:, Malware, online safety, secure sites, security, ssl, Symantec, tsl,
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