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Why you should use your Mac’s Time Machine

Your Mac’s Time Machine should be your primary backup system. Not only does it let you restore your Mac to a happy working state after a crash, but it also lets you recover individual files or folders you may have accidentally erased. Additionally, as its name suggests, you can see what files looked like an hour ago or anytime in the recent past. What is Time Machine and why should you use it? Time Machine is a backup system software for Macs that ... Read more

Check the list of free ransomware decryptors

We’ve gotten so caught up discussing ransomware prevention with our clients that we’ve neglected to mention that several strains have already been defeated. In fact, there’s a decent chance you can actually decrypt all your data for free. Make sure to check these free resources before responding to a cyberattacker’s demands. The state of ransomware in 2019 For businesses, the challenge of dealing with ransomware is both from outside and within. On the one hand, there are more cybercriminals trying to infiltrate your ... Read more

An ad-free Windows 10 with File Explorer

No matter what version of Windows you’ve got—the free upgrade, the licensed OS, or the Professional version—you will see ads and notifications. Though at times helpful, they can get tiresome. You can’t even manage your own files in File Explorer without seeing one. If you’re looking for a solution, follow this step-by-step guide to make the ubiquitous file manager ad-free. Who are getting these ads? With ads being displayed in different parts of Windows 10 — the start menu, on the lock screen, ... Read more

Boost the privacy of your iPhone’s texts

If you’re an iPhone user who’s always on the go, you may be texting sensitive information on a daily basis. One small mistake could have a negative impact on friends, family, or your business. To ensure that doesn’t happen, here are three easy steps to keep your iPhone text messages private. Turn off message previews How many times per day do you leave your iPhone unattended, sitting face up for any passerby to see? It sounds harmless, but that’s all it takes for ... Read more

Virtualization: 10 Critical terms

Virtualization is the act of moving a physical component or bit of software from a physical environment to a digital one that’s normally delivered over a network. This technology has become one of the most sought after tech improvements of the past decade, especially among small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The only problem is, virtualization can be complicated, not to mention confusing because of its esoteric terminology. To make things easier, check out this glossary of 10 common virtualization terms. 1. Virtual ... Read more
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