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Blog posts about latest technologies, social media and how it affects our daily lives. I share “how to” and “tips & tricks” posts. This is my professional domain. It’s what I do every day of the week and sometimes weekends.

Business & Phone Technology

There is great value in investing in a phone system that enables you and your employee to be reached via one phone number. Phone systems nowadays can do much more than they could just a few years ago. I currently... Continue Reading →

Password Change – Tips & Warnings

It is recommended that you change your passwords every 90 days. Here are some tips to help make your passwords more secure: Your password must not contain your account name or parts of your full name; It should be at least... Continue Reading →

Do I really need an anti-virus?

I get asked this question all the time. People understand why businesses insist on having an anti-virus, but they don't understand why they as individuals need to purchase an anti-virus for their personal computer. There are approximately 30,000 websites hacked... Continue Reading →

Not everything is connected

We had a large database update over the weekend. Upon arriving to work on Monday morning we learned that the Canada data centre was down and that technicians were working on fixing the issue. People in the office started to... Continue Reading →

Between Screen and Chair

Some computer problems are easier than others to solve. I am an absolute fan of the IT crowd. The first time I watch this episode, I was laughing so much my ribs were hurting. As tech support, I can genuinely... Continue Reading →

I kid you not

I wanted to share a smile with you today. We can all use more laughter in our lives after all. The first email message I opened at work this morning is from our second location asking to record their own... Continue Reading →

Assassins aren’t after you

There are approximately 204 million emails sent every minute. The majority of these are spam/phishing emails. The 1st spam ever sent was in 1978, the year I was born. Coincidence? The sheer amount of spam/phishing emails means that some work and... Continue Reading →

Tech Time: What’s a hard disk/drive?

The hard disk/drive is the brain of the computer. That is where all your files and programs reside. There is numerous reason for a computer to die. It's not always complete hard drive failure. Many technicians have equipment/gadgets that can rescue... Continue Reading →

I don’t fear alien life, I fear human stupidity

On October 4, 1957, the Soviets launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, into space. It marked another milestone in humanity's progress and the advancement of technology. The success of this mission filled our minds amazement about humankind's progress and... Continue Reading →

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