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Love it or leave it, you’ve probably have heard the news that the next version of Windows is due to be announced this Thursday at Microsoft via live streaming (see link below). However, you don’t have to wait to see the next version in action due to a leak ...

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All politics aside, America woke up to the news early in the New Year that an emerging social network was pulled from the Web with little or no warning, leaving the social network without access to its platform, including its members. The surprisingly whimsical move by one of the ...

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After a year of quiet planning and platform redesign, IT Specialist Network (ITSN) is expanding into the field of IT consulting. The company’s main focus or specialty will be providing IT advisory services to a variety of businesses and organizations in need of help with IT projects that they can’t get a ...

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We’re told to sell the sizzle, not the sausage. That kind of advice tends to grate on us tech folk, because we already find the whole idea of selling a little bit uncomfortable. Selling the sizzle seems to justify our scepticism. But we do need to sell, and so what ...

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Even if you have the best security on your computer network, you might have noticed that you still seem to get hacked…or worse. Ask Equifax. Why is this happening? It’s probably because a member of your staff has made it easy for cyber criminals to get inside. It’s really ...

  All of us have cell phones these days, and if you are like the vast majority of the population, you access everything from social media to banking information right from your mobile phone. However, if you do this, which everyone does, you are putting yourself in the position to ...

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A new study was just released by the National Association for Information Destruction. What did it find? Astonishingly, about 40% of all digital devices that are found on the second-hand market had personal information left on them. These include tablets, mobile phones, and hard drives. The market for second hand ...

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Believe it or not, you just can’t shred too much. If you aren’t destroying your sensitive data, my best advice is for you to start now. There are people out there who make a living diving into dumpsters in search of credit card info, bank account number, mortgage statements, ...

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If you are like most of us, you probably have a password, antivirus program, and a firewall for your home computer to protect it from hackers. Are you doing the same thing for your phone? From 2015 to 2016 malware infections on smartphones swelled by 96%, and about 71% of ...

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Hi, I wanted to share with you a funny story….  My boss calls me into her office, very serious like.  She sits me down and asks “Did you use the company credit card without authorization?” I am very confused, although I have access, I would not order anything without asking.  I ...

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