Is There More Than One Type of Cloud? – Tech Tip for January 21, 2020

Is There More Than One Type of Cloud? – Tech Tip for January 21, 2020

Is There More Than One Type of Cloud? - Tech Tip for January 21, 2020 This week, we are continuing to bust myths about the Cloud. And today, we are here to clear up a misconception that there is only one type of Cloud out there. In truth, there are three different types of Cloud computing: public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. But what’s the difference between them? Public Cloud The public cloud is probably the most common form of cloud computing. The infrastructure and services are owned and…

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Do Regulators Hate The Cloud? – Tech Tip for January 14, 2020

Do Regulators Hate The Cloud? – Tech Tip for January 14, 2020

Do Regulators Hate The Cloud? - Tech Tip for January 14, 2020 In line with our theme this month, we are continuing to debunk some of the most prevalent cloud myths. And this week’s myth is that the federal government and standards organizations do not trust cloud computing to protect their sensitive data. We’re here to let you know that this perception is changing. Security in mobile and cloud services is becoming a standard. In fact, major cloud providers like Microsoft have built-in regulatory compliance standards. And more organizations are…

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Is the Cloud More Secure Than My Data Center? – Tech Tip for January 8, 2020

Is the Cloud More Secure Than My Data Center? – Tech Tip for January 8, 2020

Is the Cloud More Secure Than My Data Center? - Tech Tip for January 8, 2020 While the Cloud continues to be widely adopted by businesses around the world, there are still many misconceptions about how the Cloud works, what it costs, and whether it’s truly secure. This month, we aim to debunk some of the most common cloud computing myths to set the records straight. For our first myth this week, we are tackling the misconception that your cloud data is less secure than data stored on-premises. Gartner reports…

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Smart Tech Gifts For The Home – Tech Tip for December 23, 2019

Smart Tech Gifts For The Home – Tech Tip for December 23, 2019

Smart Tech Gifts For The Home - Tech Tip for December 23, 2019 To continue our December theme of Tech Gifts, this week we are taking a look at fun gadgets to add to your home. Check out our list of smart home presents as you finish up your holiday shopping for friends and family. Arlo Pro 2 Smart Camera Get a security camera that protects your home (both indoors and outdoors) while keeping all video footage private. This device has had great reviews and comes with 7 days of…

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Tech Gifts For The Traveler – Tech Tip for December 17, 2019

Tech Gifts For The Traveler – Tech Tip for December 17, 2019

Tech Gifts For The Traveler - Tech Tip for December 17, 2019 If you know someone in your life who travels often (maybe it’s you!), we have compiled a list of our favorite gadgets that make your time away from home that much better. Here are our recommendations: Wireless Charger for Smart Devices This gadget from the award-winning Cygnett brand is a lifesaver when it comes to wireless charging. This small device can power multiple smart devices at once wherever you are. Perfect for travel! Bose Sunglasses This one is…

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Handy Tech Gifts For Your Pets! – Tech Tip for December 10, 2019

Handy Tech Gifts For Your Pets! – Tech Tip for December 10, 2019

Handy Tech Gifts For Your Pets! - Tech Tip for December 10, 2019 Continuing our Tech Gifts theme this month, we are kicking this week off with a list of presents for your fur children! Pamper your pets with items that cater to both their needs and yours. iFetch This is an award-winning automatic ball launcher for your doggo! Keep your pup entertained at all times with a toy that throws their ball at whatever distance you choose. Great for indoors, backyard, or at the park.      Furbo Dog…

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Creative Tech Gifts for your Kids! – Tech Tip for December 3, 2019

Creative Tech Gifts for your Kids! – Tech Tip for December 3, 2019

Creative Tech Gifts for your Kids - Tech Tip for December 3, 2019 It’s that time of year again! Because it’s December, this month’s Tech Tips will be focused on gift ideas for your kids, pets, neighbors, spouses, and (why not) yourself! Each week we will be listing some cool techie presents we’ve had our eye on this year. Please enjoy! Not sure what to get the kids this year? Here are some creative and educational gifts that they’re sure to love Avengers Hero Inventor Kit Train to be the…

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Top 5 Cybersecurity Recommendations – Tech Tip for November 25, 2019

Top 5 Cybersecurity Recommendations – Tech Tip for November 25, 2019

Top 5 Cybersecurity Recommendations - Tech Tip for November 25, 2019 Today, there are lots of tools, recommendations, and FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) about cybersecurity floating around out there. Where does one start when it comes to building a robust security strategy? To support you, this week we’ve put together a list of our current top 5 cybersecurity recommendations. TechWise Group CEO, Lauren Schwartz, and security expert, Shawn Lawson, have ranked the best practices that will help companies improve their security framework and protect themselves from potential cyberthreats. We…

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Gone Phishing – Tech Tip for November 19, 2019

Gone Phishing – Tech Tip for November 19, 2019

Gone Phishing - Tech Tip for November 19, 2019 Let’s say you received an email from a reputable company you know well. Heck, maybe it’s from your own company. The email is reminding you that one of your many corporate passwords has expired and you need to renew it within 24 hours—or else. This is how you become victim to a phishing attack. And there are telltale signs for discerning whether an email you received is corrupt. Since phishing is one of the easiest ways to get scammed, we are continuing…

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Hackers and Hats Explained – Tech Tip for November 15, 2019

Hackers and Hats Explained – Tech Tip for November 15, 2019

Hackers and Hats Explained - Tech Tip for November 15, 2019 Can you tell the difference between an evil hacker and an ethical hacker? Not all hackers wear the same hat. That’s why this week, we’re exploring different types of hackers—and not all of them are bad! In order to keep them straight, hackers are universally categorized by metaphorical “hats.” Each type of hacker dons a different color hat which helps us understand their motivations and improve our security. If you’re into old Western films, you’ll catch on quickly: the cowboy…

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Talk Cybersecurity to Me – Tech Tip for November 5, 2019

Talk Cybersecurity to Me – Tech Tip for November 5, 2019

Talk Cybersecurity to Me - Tech Tip for November 5, 2019 You’ve probably heard the term cybersecurity. In the world of technology, it refers to how companies protect their computer systems and networks from theft or damage. But what about all the other terms that surround cybersecurity? Like, what exactly is a ransomware malware virus? And what are the best ways to protect yourself from security threats?   Since cybercrime is at an all-time high, this month we are diving into security education and best practices with expert Shawn Lawson. This…

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How Messy is Your Desktop? – Tech Tip for October 30, 2019

How Messy is Your Desktop? – Tech Tip for October 30, 2019

How Messy Is Your Desktop? - Tech Tip for October 30, 2019 Is your desktop messier than a teenager’s bedroom floor? If you look at your desktop and immediately start thinking, “Oh my stars and garters, that’s messy,” then it may be time to organize… We admit, sometimes it’s just handy to have an easy shortcut to all your apps and files in one place. But if your desktop starts to look like this: You may need to adopt a new method to organize the madness. So here are 3…

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Spring Cleaning in October! – Tech Tip for October 29, 2019

Spring Cleaning in October! – Tech Tip for October 29, 2019

  Spring Cleaning in October! - Tech Tip for October 29, 2019 How to Get Rid of Useless Software on Windows 10 We acquire a lot of stuff over the years—from online shopping sprees to white elephant gifts, family heirlooms, childhood keepsakes, and vacation souvenirs. Most of it never sees the light of day and we should probably take spring cleaning more seriously next year. But at least it’s not as problematic as acquiring a bunch of unnecessary software on our PCs. Windows 10 comes with a lot of built-in…

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OneDrive to the Rescue! – Tech Tip for October 22, 2019

OneDrive to the Rescue! – Tech Tip for October 22, 2019

OneDrive to the Rescue! - Tech Tip for October 22, 2019 If you don’t already know, we’re here to announce from the mountain tops that it is crucial to regularly backup your PC. You and your computer may have gotten along for years without major problems, but there may come a time when your hard drive fails or you catch a nasty computer virus. If your computer system crashes, you risk losing all your important files saved to your desktop. That is, unless you backed up that data and have…

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Level Up with Updated Windows 10 Search

Level Up with Updated Windows 10 Search

Figuring out how to use the Search box in Windows 10 seems like a no brainer. You just type in what you’re looking for and it shows up, right? Well, yes. While search still functions the way you expect it to, Microsoft has made some changes this year. Namely, Cortana is no longer integrated with the Search box. So even if you think you know how search works, you may want a refresher. How to use Search in 2019 Find the Search box which is located at the bottom left…

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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Edge We love quick and easy keyboard shortcuts! Don’t you? Whether you’re working on a Mac or Windows computer, keyboard shortcuts save you time and quickly become second nature. For all you MacBook users, please enjoy our Mac Keyboard Shortcuts. And if you’re a Windows 10 user, this week’s Tech Tip is for you! Learn how to use keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Edge. This will help you surf the web more efficiently! Press These Keys To Perform This Action Ctrl + T Open a…

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Reading Online Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Reading Online Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Reading Online Shouldn't Be This Hard. Reading articles online is no walk in the park. It’s more like gazing at stars through the wrong end of a telescope. Your chances of finding what you were looking for are slim to none. When you open up a blog post on a website, what do you see? You’re probably looking at a lot of things: different sections of text—some of which is not relevant to the article—and other random content. Chances are, the web page isn’t easy to scan and you’re likely…

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Where Did I Save It Again?

Where Did I Save It Again?

Have you ever been here? You see an interesting headline, but you don’t have time to read it. So, you do the only logical thing: save the article for later. But why is it that 9 out of 10 times this article ends up getting misplaced? Well, we are all extremely busy people. When we come across a critical news or industry article, we may not have time to immediately dig into it. That’s why we save articles all over the place—tucking them away on LinkedIn, burying them somewhere on…

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I Will Find You and I Will Mute You!

I will find you and I will mute you! - Sick of Annoying Browser Ads? Us too. You’ve probably experienced how annoying it can be when a video starts playing automatically on a web page. And it gets even more obnoxious when you can’t immediately figure out where on earth the audio is coming from… To save you from this nuisance, we’re giving you a simple how-to guide that lets you immediately stop web pages from autoplaying videos in Microsoft Edge. You no longer need to put up with unwanted…

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Your Browser Remembers Everything You Do

Your Browser Remembers Everything You Do

Protect Your Internet Privacy Your browser remembers everything you do… It collects information every time you log into Facebook, check your credit score, open your email, and buy a cool bag on Amazon. And while this can be helpful when it comes to remembering passwords and usernames, it can also be dangerous and used against you—especially if a hacker gets involved. So, how can you make sure your internet privacy is always protected? Simply put, just clear your browsing data! But instead of reminding yourself to do this manually, we…

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Use AutoSave in Microsoft Office—But Use It Wisely

Use AutoSave in Microsoft Office—But Use It Wisely

AutoSaving Office Files: The Good and the Bad If you have an Office 365 subscription and you’re using the latest versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, then congrats—you have access to a brand-new feature called AutoSave! As the name suggests, it’s a capability that protects us all from our forgetfulness by automatically saving documents every few seconds. It does this by default when you store a file in OneDrive for Business or on a SharePoint teams site and can be extremely useful to use. But we want to make sure…

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While You Were Away… Here’s the Scoop on Who Did What When!

While You Were Away… Here’s the Scoop on Who Did What When!

While You Were Away... Here’s the Scoop on Who Did What When! If you use PowerPoint on the daily like us, there is a super cool capability worth mentioning that lets you know when someone makes changes to your shared deck. This week, we are introducing you to a new feature that Microsoft calls “While You were Away.” It is a huge time-saver when it comes to PowerPoint because it lets you see how your presentation has evolved over time by showing you where and when your colleagues made changes…

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Better Together: Work on Projects with Your Colleagues at the Same Time!

Better Together: Work on Projects with Your Colleagues at the Same Time!

Better Together: Work on Projects with Your Colleagues at the Same Time! This week, we are going over how to share Office files and work jointly with one or more team members on Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. Microsoft calls this capability “co-authoring.” Why is co-authoring so great? It allows you to work with others on projects at the exact same time. And you can do that in Office apps on the web or in your Office desktop apps. How to Co-Author: Step 1: Co-authoring is only possible…

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How to Save Your Business Files to the Cloud

How to Save Your Business Files to the Cloud

How to Save Your Business Files to the Cloud The month of August is upon us! And as summer blazes on, we are going to be talking about how you can work more efficiently with your team members by using your favorite Office apps like Excel, PowerPoint, and Word in the cloud. That’s why today we’re going to teach you how to easily save files to the cloud. Save Files to the Cloud from an Office Desktop App If you’re working in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on your desktop, go…

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