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3 Browser Extensions for Safe and Secure Browsing

AdBlock Plus   While you surf the world wide web, there are certain things that track your information and compile it into a database. These “things” are better known as scripts. Scripts are invisible to the visitor's eye, but their availability within the code of a website defines how the website behaves in response to

5 Ways to Stay Secure Online

Hook up to a network that you know.   Free Wi-Fi is tempting, but be sure that you consider who is providing the connection. Public connections at the local coffee shop are usually unsecured and leave your machine open to outsiders. While these networks provide a convenience, there are risks to be aware of.   Bank and

4 Ways to Prepare for a Data Disaster

Talk to Your IT Provider.   This is your go-to, and where to begin the conversation. An IT provider can provide a risk assessment, and then offer solutions to save you from data loss. Think of the spreadsheet you have been working with for months. It would be a shame if it were gone forever.

4 Tools for Employees Who Spend Too Much Time in Front of a Screen

f.lux®   Research shows that that blue light emitted from screens and monitors can interrupt sleep patterns. If you are on your phone or computer well into the evening, or close to bedtime, you may have experienced this firsthand! f.lux is a browser extension that adjusts the color of your computer's display to adapt to the time of day –

4 Ways to Increase Your Laptop Battery Life and Charge

Keep the Vents Clear   Never ever sit your laptop on a couch cushion, or on a mattress, or anything soft that hinders airflow through the little slot on the bottom and sides of your machine. Those vents can suck up dust and debris, clogging up the fans and causing your laptop to work harder.

3 Child Safety Apps to Download for Halloween

Location Apps   There are some great apps out there where you can track the movement and location of a wireless device. Most mobile carriers – definitely Verizon and AT&T – have their own family locator app, which is usually available with a monthly charge. Most of these apps will typically run incognito so that the person using

4 Ways to Fight Off Infection

Clean Your Keyboard and Mouse with an Approved Electronics Cleaning Cloth or Solution   It is a fairly easy process to accomplish, and worth the effort for sure. Think about it – you dug into the candy dish after multiple people at the office, you and Sally swapped TPS reports, you shook hands with a visitor and you used the doorknob to vacate the restroom. Then,

5 Tips to Help You Transition to Macs

Spotlight Search   Pour an extra cup of coffee for your new best friend. Spotlight is a handy-dandy tool to help you find nearly anything and everything on a Macintosh computer. In the top right of your screen you will see a magnifying glass. Click it, and type in what you are looking for. That