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How a Long Island Computer Consultant Can Keep Your Business Secure

Categories: TCI Tips, IT support

08 January

Our world was decidedly simpler when there was no omnipresent threat of cyber-terror or cyber-vandalism. Today's computer world is not the happy go-lucky world of developers dedicated to opening up new streams of communication. No, the digital world over the past few years has gone a bit rogue. 

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New Spartan Web Browser Could Serve As Microsoft's Last Stand

Categories: Apps and Tools, News

08 January

Spartan. It's a word that still carries a fair amount of weight despite the fact that the warriors that originally gave the word its' gravitas have been dead for over 2000 years. Unfortunately, brands have begun to hop on the Spartan bandwagon so we've seen everything from Spartan races, Spartan athletic equipment and, now thanks to Microsoft we have the Spartan web browser. It's a little early to cast judgement on Internet Explorer's successor seeing as Windows 10 has yet to debut but, it does feel a bit like a last ditch effort by Microsoft to keep their own web browser. And who knows, it could be a vibrant success for a sleeping giant.

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How to Set Up Email on Android

Categories: TCI Tips

24 December

Last week we covered how you can set up email on your iPhone 5 but, we realized we were leaving out our readers who did not have iPhones. So, in our blog this week, we figured we would go over how to set up email on Android (since that seems to be the next most popular smartphone for consumers). With email on Android you should be able to be more mobile, more productive and more responsive to the requests of your co-workers, employees and clients. Without further ado, here is our 6 step guide on how to set up email on Android.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses

Categories: Cloud IT, TCI Tips

24 December

Cloud computing has become a major buzz word over the past four years and it doesn't seem as though it's going away anytime soon. You may have heard that tech giants like Amazon, Google and Apple are all battling to be the top cloud provider for consumers. There are advertisements everywhere for Apple's iCloud and Microsoft's OneDrive and every one of those tech companies has an offer that will give you more space for your photos and personal documents.

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How to Set Up Email on iPhone 5

Categories: TCI Tips

19 December

In todays’ world, being mobile is a necessary attribute for any Long Island small business. But, you also need to be able to stay in contact with your clients, co-workers and employees throughout the day. With e-mail on your iPhone you’ll be able not only be more mobile, but be more responsive to the needs of your clients. Listed below is our 7 step guide on how to set up email on iPhone 5.

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This David Pogue TED Talk Will Make You a Computer God (or at least save you some time)

Categories: TCI Tips

12 December

 David Pogue is one of the most well-respected (and well known) personalities in the tech world. For the past thirty years David has seen the tech industry grow from a fledgling industry into the most dominant corporate power in America. He has worked as a columnist for the New York Times, hosted NOVA and is currently serving as a personal technology columnist for Yahoo Tech. 

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Why the Best Entry Level DSLR Might Be in Your Pocket

Categories: TCI Tips

08 December

At this point, the countdown until Christmas is entering hyper-speed (if you haven’t already bought presents for your loved ones that is). And that race against time may force you to spend more on said presents thanks to elevated shipping costs and convenience fees. While that might be fine for less expensive products (like socks), you’re going to be stuck between a rock and a hard place if you’re looking to buy something more expensive (say a DSLR).

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CAPTCHA Later Robots! Says Google’s New Interface

Categories: News

03 December

Now, if you’re like any normal American you probably don’t know what a CAPTCHA is, but… you’ve probably seen them before. A CAPTCHA (which is an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is a little program that websites use to determine whether or not the thing visiting their website is a human or a robot.

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How to Make the Most of Those Black Friday Tech Deals

Categories: TCI Tips

26 November

It’s hard to imagine that in just two days, you, me and millions of other Americans will roll out of bed, lace up our boots and risk our own personal well-being (all before the sun dares to show its’ face) just to get a deal. Well, I say just. On no other day during the calendar year will you find quite so many deals for so many different products.

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The Cyber Monday Safety Tips You Need to Keep Your Finances Out of Harms Way

Categories: TCI Tips

21 November

Black Friday is a week away, which, for me doesn’t mean much beyond seeing a million Black Friday status updates on my Facebook timeline. I don’t participate in Black Friday. The idea of shopping amongst a thousand rabid people who are determined to get that newest version of Tickle Me Elmo for their children at any cost just doesn’t sound like my idea of a good time. But, unfortunately, there are some things that can make your Monday blacker than Black Friday. So, to stay safe we have included a few Cyber Monday safety tips which are listed below.

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