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10Mar2020

The Worst is Yet to Come

What do factory closings and travel bans have in common? They’re going to affect the flow of technology to your business and home. Unfortunately, we have no idea yet on how bad the impact will be or how long it will take to recover. Right now, the demand for products hasn’t caught up to the
  • 10 Mar, 2020
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple, factory closing, Foxconn, iPhone, remote work, travel ban,
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10Mar2020

The Best of Both Worlds for TV and Video Content?

Are you ready to cut the cable TV cord to save money but not ready to lose all of your favorite TV and cable channels? The entertainment and cable companies may have a solution for you. More and more, the “cable company” is allowing you to stream the channels they offer on cable. If you
  • 10 Mar, 2020
  • Norman Rosenthal
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11Feb2020

Home is Where the Hack Is

Don’t think your home is too small to be a hacker’s target. The recent invasion of a young girl’s bedroom through a camera system has sparked a lawsuit and some hot discussion about who’s at fault. Ultimately, you need to make you cover all the bases, and the Department of Homeland Security offers some help
  • 11 Feb, 2020
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • backup, data secutiry, defualt password, hacker, IoT, privacy, security, security patches, update,
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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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