How To Create A Better Email Signature

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Most businessmen and women have an email signature, but have you given much thought to how effective it is? If it’s been a while since you’ve given any thought to the email signature you’re using, now might be a good time to revisit the issue. So what makes a good, effective signature? We’ll outline several just below. The first thing is, shorter is better. Nobody wants to read a paragraph-long signature, and if yours is too … Read More

Attackers Target Mobile Devices For Your Financial Information

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Security firm Fire Eye has reported on a new and disturbing Trojan making the rounds, called SlemBunk. Unlike so many of the other Trojans we’ve heard about, this one specifically targets handheld devices, and Android devices in particular. Most often, the app is downloaded by users visiting certain websites. It is especially prevalent on pornography sites, but there are a number of others it has been discovered on. In any case, oftentimes, the app masquerades as … Read More

How Faster Internet Speeds Will Help Your Business

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A few cities across America are currently offering ultra-high-speed broadband connectivity. Many more cities have plans to do so in the near future. Here, we’re talking about speeds of up to 10-gigabits, which is nearly a thousand times faster than the speeds offered by the broadband connections in most homes across the nation. In business in this day and age, speed is everything. Speed is life. A faster connection improves virtually every aspect of your operation, … Read More

Watch Out For Chip Card Email Scams

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Most credit card companies are hastening to replace their old style magnetic stripe cards with the new EMV chip-embedded ones. The new embedded chips are designed with one purpose in mind: to add an extra layer of security to credit card purchases and to make fraud much less likely. The good news is, the new chips will do their work very well, and your purchases will be more secure than ever before. The bad news? The … Read More

Time Warner Data Breach Reveals Emails and Passwords

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2016 is off to a rough start in the world of internet security. Just seven days into the new year, and Time Warner has reported that a small subset of its customer data was hacked. Unfortunately, since Time Warner has a massive customer list, their “small” breach is at least 320,000 accounts in size. Granted, compared to the major breaches we saw in 2015, this one is rather small by comparison, but more than 320,000 exposed … Read More

Time Out: Which is the Better Smartphone For Your Kids?

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This year for Christmas, many children around the country, and indeed, the world, got a shiny new smartphone under the tree. It’s not hard to see why; they have become, in a relatively short span of time, one of the most popular, ubiquitous devices on earth. In fact, the number of smartphones in service today outnumbers the total number of humans. The question then, becomes one of security and protection. Nobody likes to talk much about … Read More

Soon, Your Driver’s License May Not Work For Air Travel

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You’ve probably never even heard of the “Real ID Act of 2005.” Most people haven’t. It was one of a number of pieces of legislation that passed without grabbing any headlines or attention, but it’s about to have very real implications for you as a small businessman or woman. The law was passed with the intention of making it difficult for terrorists to forge a driver’s license. Guidelines were developed to make the design of driver’s … Read More

Things To Check if Your Wi-Fi Seems Slow

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Odds are good that you have a wireless router, either in your office, or at home. If you do, then you’ve probably noticed that some days, your connection just isn’t so great. The reason? More likely than not, it’s interference. Because all wireless routers use the same set of frequencies, if you live in a heavily populated area, it could be the case that your router’s signal is being “squeezed out” and interfered with by the … Read More

How To Keep Your Work and Your Personal Issues Separate

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“Don’t go anywhere near Bob’s office today, he’s on a rampage.” You’ve no doubt heard that, or something very like it. The phrase comes up most often when someone is having a tough time keeping their personal life separate from business. This is hardly a new phenomenon. If anything, as the speed of business continues to accelerate, hours grow longer and the lines continue to blur between work and home life. Whole books have been written … Read More

Samsung’s New Notebook Competes with Apple and Microsoft

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Microsoft has put a lot of muscle behind its Surface Pro product. Designed to be the iPad killer, it’s both a tablet and a fully functional laptop, capable of running more than just Apps, which tend to be scaled down versions of more feature-rich programs. In this regard, the Surface Pro wins handily over the iPad, in that it really is a full-fledged laptop that can also be used as a tablet, whereas the iPad is … Read More

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