Windows 10 Creator’s Edition Update

Windows 10 Creator’s Edition Update

Microsoft has released an update for the Windows 10 Operating System.  To say the least, it is massive.  It is called the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update.  This update has many people upset because of the length of time it takes to install.  On my home system, this update took 3 and ½ hours to […]

Firewalls

Firewalls

Network security is more important than ever.  A critical piece of your security should be a firewall.  Firewalls come in all shapes, sizes and forms.  Knowing about the different kinds of firewalls is the most important step when choosing one for your network.   What is a firewall? Firewalls act as a perimeter defense tool […]

Google Drive is now Google Backup and Sync

Google Drive is now Google Backup and Sync

The long standing free service of Google Drive, that’s included with every Google account, has received a face lift and update. The cloud storage service offers 15GB of space shared across all your Google account services, including Gmail, Photos, and Docs. If you’re using Google Drive to synchronize your drive’s contents to your computer and […]

Phishing Scams on the Rise

Phishing Scams on the Rise

Recently, we’ve noticed an uptick in phishing scams, more specifically spear phishing scams. If you are unfamiliar with what these types of attacks are, spear phishing is an email or electronic communications scam targeted towards a specific individual, organization or business. Although often intended to steal data for malicious purposes, cybercriminals may also intend to […]

Over a Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Over a Year Later, You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free

Although Microsoft concluded its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, 2016, the company has yet to close some of the loopholes that it originally opened for people running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. If you thought about taking advantage of the launch promotion but never got around to it, there’s still nothing stopping […]

Backups… Again

Backups… Again

It’s time for me to preach about backups again… Again! Please backup your data by any means. Yet another customer has come to me crying after their hard drive crashed.  20 years worth of family pictures are gone.  The drive is too far gone, even for a data recovery specialist.  This could have easily and […]