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Think your password is secure? Think again

Think your password is secure? Think again

A password policy designed for federal agencies must be secure, right? Surprisingly, that hasn’t been the case, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST created many of the password best practices you probably loathe — the combination of letters, numbers, and special characters — but it now says those guidelines […]

5 Important Facts Every Business Owner and Manager Needs to Know About End-of-Support for Older Versions of Microsoft Windows, Exchange, SQL and Office

5 Important Facts Every Business Owner and Manager Needs to Know About End-of-Support for Older Versions of Microsoft Windows, Exchange, SQL and Office

Microsoft is ending support for several older versions of its most popular products in 2020. Here are 5 important facts every business owner and manager needs to know on this important topic.

Microsoft is ending support for several older versions of its products in 2020, including the following:

Windows 7 on January 14, 2020
Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2 on January 14, 2020
Exchange Server 2010 on January 14, 2020
SQL Server 2008 on July 9, 2019
Office 2010 on October 13, 2020

What this means is that businesses using these operating systems and business applications will be left without support from Microsoft (paid or free) and security updates from Microsoft.

How to speed up Macs running on Mojave

How to speed up Macs running on Mojave

When your previously blazing fast Mac is taking longer than usual to start up, launch applications, or open and save files, something’s clearly wrong. Some users think it’s due to the macOS Mojave update, but it could also be due to other issues. Regardless of what’s causing the slowdown, these tips can help. Clean up […]

The true cost of an ugly website

The true cost of an ugly website

We are taught never to judge a book by its cover. But in this superficial age, looks are everything, especially for websites. Your website is a customer’s first impression of your business, and if it doesn’t wow them, you’re losing money. Follow these best practices so you don’t end up in that situation. A variety […]

Simple hacks to extend your Android’s battery life

Simple hacks to extend your Android’s battery life

Android phones are at the forefront of innovation in the smartphone industry. However, many of their cutting-edge features and applications are real energy sinkers. Even though the battery life of Android phones is improving with each passing year, it’s still not enough to keep pace with all the power-hungry applications and hardware. Here are some […]

Running Windows on Macs through VMs

Running Windows on Macs through VMs

If you own an Apple computer, you might think it’s impossible to install Windows-based software on it. But with operating system (OS) virtualization, you can run any application you want and enjoy exciting new cross-platform features. Configure an entire machine with a few clicks With programs like VMware and Parallels, installing Microsoft’s OS on your […]

Get the most out of Office 365 with these tricks

Get the most out of Office 365 with these tricks

Does your organization need to optimize its migration and provision of Office 365? Here are 6 strategies for managing and making the most out of your subscription to Microsoft’s premium cloud-based productivity suite. Declutter your inbox If you’re having trouble managing the overwhelming amount of emails in your inbox, then using Office 365’s “Clutter” feature […]

Get rid of these 5 types of PC clutter

Get rid of these 5 types of PC clutter

Is your PC running slowly? It could be because of all the digital clutter it has to deal with. Clutter can impede your computer’s performance and eat away at its memory. To have your computer performing at top speed again, you need to get rid of these five types of clutter. Here’s how to do […]

Not all hackers are cybercriminals

Not all hackers are cybercriminals

Newspaper headlines and Hollywood movies have shaped our understanding of computer hackers, but in the real world it’s not so simple. Some hackers are making massive contributions to the field of cybersecurity, it just depends on which hat they’re wearing that day. Take a few minutes to learn about white, black, and gray hat hackers. […]