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11Jun2019

Trade War’s Perfect Tech Storm

You could see this one coming way off on the horizon. Computer users on Windows 7 are starting to move to Windows 10 as the date approaches in 2020 – it’s eight months off – for the end of Windows 7 tech support. The shortage of chips is starting to abate, but with tariffs looming
  • 11 Jun, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, Office 365, OneDrive, SSD, trade war, Win10, win7,
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11Jun2019

Microsoft Goes Passive on Passwords

Microsoft recently announced it will not enforce password policies that require you to change your Windows password periodically. One reason is that most passwords and password changes are pathetic. Microsoft’s Windows Hello can eliminate some password requirements now, and it will eliminate more as website owners and developers catch on. Right now, it’s available for
  • 11 Jun, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • fido, Microsoft, passive passwords, windows hello,
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08Mar2016

Connected Cars are in (Apple) Play

I bought today’s ultimate gadget about a month ago – after hearing all about it from one of our clients. It’s a Volvo XC90, and I am having a blast with the benefits of Apple Car Play. For me, it’s the ultimate connected car. The car’s capabilities range from infotainment to assisting me with driving
  • 8 Mar, 2016
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple Car Play, integrated controls, ultimate gadget,
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09Feb2016

Defeating the Biggest Business

Cybercrime is the world’s biggest business, and there are no signs it’s shrinking. While you can take a number of steps to protect yourself, here’s what you need to do if you suspect you’ve been hacked: ACT FAST. The reason fast action is vital is because it takes practically no time at all for criminally
  • 9 Feb, 2016
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • alware, cybercrime, data security, ransomeware, small business, strong passwords,
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08Sep2015

Two Essentials to Take Care of Business

Backing up your data files and keeping them from prying electronic eyes are essential. We have the tools and tips you need to take care of business at the office and at home. Here are some things to keep in mind. The first tip is: Backup your data offsite. We never like to consider the
  • 8 Sep, 2015
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • back-up, data security, dropbox, Free Software, performance, risk management, security,
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14Apr2015

Windows 10: Our Initial Evaluation

We just installed a test version of Windows 10 on one of our laptops to put it through its paces. Based on first impressions, we like a lot of what we’re seeing – unlike Windows 8. For our businesses, which need to accommodate a wide range of technical knowledge among their users, getting everyone up
  • 14 Apr, 2015
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Cortana, Microsoft, upgrade, Windows 10, windows 8,
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01Sep2014

The Geezer and the Geek

Listen to Doc South and Norman Rosenthal on Setting up New Computers and Fixing Common Problems on the Radio Show of The Geezer and the Geek Join us on our next episode
  • 1 Sep, 2014
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Geek, Geezer, new computer, radio, senior,
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19Aug2014

Software: A Cost of Doing Business

A common question from a number of our smaller clients is:” Does that computer price include (Microsoft) Office?” Our answer is always “no,” and it’s followed by the comment: “Well, our previous guy included Office.” That inclusion may have been questionable at best and didn’t do the client any favors. The issue typically arises when
  • 19 Aug, 2014
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • costs, small business, upgrade,
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08Jul2014

It’s a Matter of Trust – and Reassurance

Choosing the right technology is a balance between investing your money wisely and getting enough system capability and capacity to do a little more than you might envision at the time of purchase. The planning stage is the time to ask questions and get advice from your IT provider and trusted friends. Most people are
  • 8 Jul, 2014
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • new hardware, performance, small business, upgrade,
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08Jul2014

Avoid Big Surprises from Summertime Cellphone Bills

It’s so tempting to watch streaming video – movies or ballgames, for example – on a mobile device when you’re out of town. It’s also tempting to tap into that Internet radio station or music website to hear your favorite music on a long road trip. But there could be a big bill you didn’t
  • 8 Jul, 2014
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • risk management, streaming media, streaming video,
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