TCI Technologies Blog

Russian Malware Attack Requires Urgent Router Reboot

12 June

A recent Russian malware attack has infected some 500,000 routers around the world, and it’s not done yet. While it mainly targets home routers, businesses are not safe either. Here’s what we know about the attack, its capabilities and how to stop it.

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What is GDPR, and how does it Affect America?

Categories: GDPR Compliance

05 June

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), recently passed by the European Commission, aims to give European citizens more control over their personal data. Understanding the answer to the question “what is GDPR?” is critical, because it may affect Americans as well.

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How to Cool Down an Overheating Laptop

Categories: TCI Tips

30 May

There has been a cost to the increased affordability and power of laptops: excess heat. As that heat builds up, it can eventually cause permanent damage. Use these tips to cool an overheating laptop and prevent damage.

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What are Black Hat, Gray Hat and White Hat Hackers?

22 May

When you hear the term “hacker,” you probably imagine a scary, hooded computer genius, infiltrating innocent victims’ computers in the dead of night to steal their data. Reality is a bit more nuanced. There are black hat, gray hat and white hat hackers, all using their skills for different goals.

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3 Potential Flaws of Facial Recognition Technology

Categories: Cybersecurity

15 May

Facial recognition technology is the next aspect of biometric authentication to hit the mainstream. It’s now present on the iPhone X and a few Android phones, and we can expect the vast majority of smartphones to have it over the next few years. As convenient as it may be, it doesn’t come without potential data privacy pitfalls.

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How Extend Battery Life on your Smartphone in 2018

Categories: TCI Tips, smartphones

08 May

No matter how advanced smartphones get, their battery life always seems to be an issue. Rather than having your phone die halfway through the day, use these tips to learn how to extend battery life as long as possible.

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TCI Technologies Celebrates 15 Years of Success

Categories: small business, IT

04 May

TCI Technologies is proud to announce that, as of May 6, 2018, we’ve been in business for 15 years. In celebration of this milestone, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us this last decade and a half.

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5 Easy Ways to Clear Computer Memory on a Windows Device

Categories: Computer Organization, Data Storage

24 April

Low memory on your hard drive can cause your computer to run extremely slowly. However, it’s rather easy to clear up computer memory to improve speed and make more space for new files with these five tips.

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A Brief Guide to PCI Compliance

Categories: Cybersecurity, PCI Compliance

17 April

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) binds all organizations that accept, transmit or store cardholder data. Failure to maintain PCI compliance may result in hefty fines and/or security breaches by hackers. Here are some ways to prevent that from happening.

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7 Reasons you need an IT Project Manager

Categories: IT Project Management

10 April

As a business owner, you don’t have the time to oversee the installation of new IT infrastructure. You’re busy running a company. By hiring an IT project manager, you can make sure everything runs smoothly, punctually and on-budget.

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