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VoIP vocab: Open source and Proprietary

November 24th, 2017
VoIP vocab: Open source and Proprietary

Voice over IP (VoIP) upgrades are the clear choice for businesses that want to cut telecommunications costs and improve customer service. It’s a versatile technology with incredible customizability, and although we do most of the work for you, it’s important to understand the difference between proprietary and open-source systems.

Microsoft simplifies Outlook on desktop

November 23rd, 2017
Microsoft simplifies Outlook on desktop

Microsoft recently announced that it’s revamping Outlook’s user interface and improving certain features. The redesign is aimed at decluttering the desktop version and align it with the much cleaner and more user-friendly iOS version. Mac and Windows users can look forward to a sleeker design, better features, and reduced complexity.

Google releases year-long security study

November 21st, 2017
Google releases year-long security study

Your passwords are the gateway to your files, money, and identity, so it’s no surprise that hackers are constantly trying to steal them. Most cybercriminals will use malware to do the trick, but they also have other means at their disposal. Google’s year-long security investigation provides the details.

No more passwords: Windows 10 knows your face

November 20th, 2017
No more passwords: Windows 10 knows your face

Passwords are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Microsoft’s Windows Hello feature, for example, allows you to unlock your device by simply glancing at the screen. Read on to learn more about this intriguing feature.

Say hello to fingerprint, iris, and facial scans

Windows Hello is an advanced biometric identity and access control feature in Windows 10. With it, there’s no need to enter a password; all it needs is your fingerprint, eye scan, or just your face.

Use Google search to schedule appointments

November 16th, 2017
Use Google search to schedule appointments

For most people, Google is the first stop when searching for a specific business. And in some cases — like searches for gyms and beauty salons — people are using Google to help them contact the business about an appointment. Now, the search giant has made that possible right from its results pages.

Save space with OneDrive’s new feature

November 15th, 2017
Save space with OneDrive’s new feature

Good news for OneDrive users: When your local storage has run out of space, you’ll no longer have to waste time and energy going through all your stored files, reorganizing and deleting some of them in order to get a few megabytes back. OneDrive Files On-Demand has a solution for you.

What exactly is unified communications?

November 8th, 2017
What exactly is unified communications?

Relying solely on your phone for business communication made perfect sense decades ago. But if you carried that over today, your business would fail. This is because business communications now must include mobility, instant messages, and video conferencing.

New Office attack method puts users in danger

November 7th, 2017
New Office attack method puts users in danger

From cloud hacks to malicious macros, hackers are becoming more creative in how they breach Microsoft Office. And although Microsoft releases security patches as soon as vulnerabilities are discovered, there’s a new hacking technique that allows cybercriminals to slip past traditional threat detection tools.

Follow Me: Windows 10 Cortana enhancements

November 3rd, 2017
Follow Me: Windows 10 Cortana enhancements

Windows 10 users heavily rely on the Tips and Get Started features to assist them. Good news could be coming their way with a possible launch of a Cortana-guided feature called ‘Follow Me.’ Should ‘Follow Me’ become a reality, users will benefit from more thorough assistance.

Hackers KRACK WiFi security

November 2nd, 2017
Hackers KRACK WiFi security

For ages, most people assumed that setting a strong password on their WiFi router was enough to prevent cyberattacks, but recent events prove otherwise. Two Belgian security analysts have found a serious weakness in WiFi networks, called KRACK, that puts your wireless devices in danger.