Top Tech Picks For Seniors

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When we think about seniors, we often think about older people who are totally out of touch with technology. The reality is a bit different. Consider someone who’s turning 65 today, as you’re reading this. He or she has probably spent the greater part of his or her career working with and using technology on a daily basis. It’s not like they’re strangers to technology, or have never been exposed to it. Quite to the contrary, … Read More

Three Tips To Make Windows 10 More Secure

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By now, almost everyone knows and understands how important security is at every level, from your network as a whole, to your individual PC. What many people may not know is that if you upgraded to Windows 10, your new OS was pretty generous in terms of allowing applications to access…well, pretty much anything they wanted. Here are three simple steps you can take to regain control over your PC. Disable Wi-Fi Sense One of the … Read More

Popular Restaurant Chain Hit With Credit Card hack

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Landry’s Has Been Hacked Landry’s Restaurants, owner of more than 40 well-known brands around the world, such as Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Chart House, Claim Jumper, Landry’s Seafood, Mastro’s Restaurants, McCormick & Schmick’s, The Steakhouse, Rainforest Café, and others, was hacked, adding their name to the ever-growing list of companies breached in 2015. The company first noted the breach when they began receiving reports of unauthorized transactions on credit and debit cards used legitimately at some … Read More

Keep Your Keyboard Clean For a Healthier Workplace

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Time for a little news of the gross, but the good thing is, hearing this report could make your office a healthier place to work. Recently, a British microbiologist did a comparative study, swabbing a toilet seat, and comparing the amount of microbes found there with the number found to be living in keyboards. The results weren’t pretty. A total of five keyboards were swabbed. Four of them were found to have more microbes than the … Read More

Five Things To Do With An Old iPad

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If you’re like most people, you can’t bear to part with your old technology, even after you upgrade to the newest model. If you’ve recently gotten the latest and greatest iPad, and find yourself unsure of what to do with your old one, here are some ideas: Dedicated E-reader Between apps like Calibre, the Kindle App, and ComiXology; storing a lifetime supply of books on your old iPad is just a few clicks away. An iPad … Read More

Are Your Kids The Latest Target Of Hackers?

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The short answer is yes. V-Tech and Hello Kitty join the depressingly long list of companies to have been hacked in 2015. This time, however, the data taken were overwhelmingly about children – their usernames, passwords, addresses, birthdays, photos, and other personal information. At first glance, you may be wondering why hackers would bother, but there are three major reasons for targeting toy companies. First, they are an easy target. V-tech representatives admit that the company’s … Read More

Who Should You Trust When Purchasing Technology?

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Advertising is pervasive, and sadly, that even extends to the Internet. Almost every website you visit contains an assortment of ads. Some take the form of on-page offerings, while others fall into the much more annoying popup category. For a large majority of products, this type of advertising is highly regarded, but traditional ads may not be as effective in terms of prompting purchasing decisions. For many, the driving forces behind tech purchasing decisions are personal … Read More

Should You Choose Ultrawide Or Multiple Monitors To Boost Productivity?

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A lot of professionals swear by their dual, and sometimes even triple monitor workstation setups. They love them because the extra monitors allow them to run multiple applications simultaneously on different screens. It represents the ultimate in multitasking, or at least it did until the advent of the ultrawide monitor. Now that ultrawides are readily available, the question is, which provides better overall productivity? We’ll attempt to answer that question below. The first thing to realize … Read More

The 3 Best Computer Upgrades You Can Get

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Moore’s Law is still in effect. That’s the observation that computers double in power roughly every eighteen months. It’s held true for as long as computers have been around, and there’s no end in sight. Just when journalists begin to think otherwise, some new advance appears that extends the run again. Because computers become obsolete so quickly, you may be tempted to ditch your old equipment and buy something new. That certainly is an option, but … Read More

How To Secure Your Laptop When Traveling

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There’s always a risk for personal belonging loss whenever you are traveling. Airports are never as secure as you would hope, and travelers going to unfamiliar places are always easy targets for thieves looking to make a quick steal. Laptops are good targets for thieves since they are small, light, and easily taken with little notice, especially for professionals. The data on laptops may be targets for hackers as well and may be considered even more … Read More

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