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Extend Your Laptop Battery Life

Extend Your Laptop Battery Life

These tips can help you get the maximum battery life out of your laptop for those times that you don’t have access to your charger. These tips are aimed SOLELY at increasing your battery life, so some system performance may be sacrificed to achieve maximum battery life.   Turn on power saver mode. This option […]

IT Support Austin

IT Support Austin

There are many different options when it comes to IT services and IT support for your business. We think that our pricing and services are among the best in Austin, Texas. Most IT companies want to charge a monthly fee for remote monitoring which in my opinion in not worth the money and want a […]

Support ending for Microsoft Office 2007

Support ending for Microsoft Office 2007

Still using Microsoft Office 2007? It might be time to bite the bullet and upgrade – here’s why: On October 10th Microsoft will drop support for Office 2007, meaning that there will be no more patches for security vulnerabilities or fixes for other bugs, nor will there be Microsoft assisted tech support for the product. […]

Ukrainian police seize computers that spread global NotPetya attack

Ukrainian police seize computers that spread global NotPetya attack

There seems to be hope in holding those accountable for malware and ransomware attacks across the globe. Ukraine’s Cyber Police have intervened to prevent further cyberattacks in the wake of last week’s global attack, initially considered to be ransomware and called by various names including NotPetya. The attack affected businesses around the world, but Ukraine […]

Apple Says Product Lifespan Is Only 4 Years

Apple Says Product Lifespan Is Only 4 Years

How many years do you use your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV before getting rid of it? While Apple products are typically far more solid and long-lasting than those made by rivals, the company offers a clue in a newly released document concerning Apple and its commitment to the environment. In answer to the question, […]

Microsoft Scammers Busted!

Microsoft Scammers Busted!

A very large win in the tech industry this week! For the past few years a common scam has been people calling random phone numbers and claiming to be from Microsoft.  The scammers would then explain that there was a large issue with the person’s computer that Microsoft was notified and then talk their way […]

Windows 10 Disables Antivirus Software

Windows 10 Disables Antivirus Software

Several users of Windows 10 have complained recently that the Operating System removed their antivirus software, most notably Kaspersky Labs products. Microsoft recently acknowledged these complaints and admitted that they did disable some third-party antivirus software for a short time. Kaspersky called Microsoft’s actions “underhand tactics” and took the case to the European Commission and […]

Supporting Outdated Web Applications

Supporting Outdated Web Applications

Has Firefox abandoned supporting your old legacy web app that your entire organization relies upon? Web programming technologies are changing all of the time and some of the well-known technologies are now considered deprecated by most browsers. For instance, most of your modern-day web browsers either do not support Adobe Flash anymore or they have […]

Backups

Backups

I have written several blogs on the importance of backups of your data.  I recently completed an audit for systems and servers that we backup.  The two major issues I found were first, backups failing due to software problems and second, backups running but not backing up the correct data.  Between viruses and hardware failure, […]

AMD Confirms Vega Launch Date

AMD Confirms Vega Launch Date

AMD has made waves in 2017, first with their brand new Ryzen processor line. Not long after that they released a refresh of their RX 400 series GPUs, the RX 500 series. THEN out of nowhere they announced another CPU, ThreadRipper. This new CPU will be an answer to Intel’s “enthusiast” CPUs that feature extremely […]