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How Outsourced Tech Solutions Can Help your Business

Categories: IT support, Outsourced IT, Tech Solutions

21 March

If your business depends on technology to ensure smooth operations, you know how stressful and inconvenient it is when that technology malfunctions. Whether your infrastructure is faulty, your software is slow or you’ve suffered a data breach, outsourcing whoever’s in charge of your tech solutions is likely what your business needs.

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What Does an IT Support Company Even Do?

Categories: local it support, IT support, IT

21 February

Since technology is integral to the operations of your business, it’s vital to have qualified professionals to manage it. You may be thinking about hiring an IT support company instead of using an in-house tech team. If that’s the case, you should learn what exactly IT companies do.

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What is Malware, and how can I Avoid it?

Categories: malware, IT support, what is malware, computer virus

10 February

Whether they know it or not, any person who has used a computer has been confronted with malware. But what is malware, anyway, and how can it be prevented from infecting a computer?

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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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Apple Releases OS X Patches for Shellshock Bug

Categories: IT support, News

01 October

Security experts across the globe have been working around the clock to create patches for the Shellshock bug that uncovered 20 years of server vulnerability on systems using Bash. It’s beginning to appear that despite the longstanding claim that Apple products are less susceptible to viruses than PCs, internal bugs are just as easily exploited by hackers, and it’s happening more and more every day.

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20 Years of Server Vulnerability Uncovered by Shellshock

Categories: IT support, News

29 September

If you thought that Heartbleed was bad, brace yourselves for the server vulnerability that we’re up against now. Last week, a 20-year-old bug was discovered that affects almost all Linux and Mac OS X deployments. You heard that correctly: malware that’s not confined to PCs. The new bug is called Shellshock, and it affects Bash, the Unix shell that is used as a default shell on both Linux and Mac OS X.

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How to Clear Your Search Engine History

Categories: TCI Tips, IT support

03 September

So now that you know what’s stored in your web browser history, let’s work on how to clear your search engine history. There could be plenty of reasons you’d want to erase your search history—you’re on a public computer, you share your computer with other people, you don’t want your previous search history to influence new searches—the list goes on for ages. Depending on which browser you use, there are different steps you’ll need to complete to clear your search engine history. Let’s get started!

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What Information is Saved in My Web Browser History?

Categories: TCI Tips, IT support

01 September

There are plenty of reasons that someone would want to clear their web browser history. To better understand these reasons, we should probably start by establishing exactly what types of things are included in your web browser history.

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How to Recall a Sent Message in Outlook

Categories: TCI Tips, IT support

29 August

Have you ever started writing an email to a colleague, and before you were ready to send it, you wound up accidentally hitting “send” somehow? As soon as it happened, you probably muttered some expletive, maybe pounded a fist on your desk, and then hastily sent a follow-up email to correct the error. Don’t worry—everybody’s been there.

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How to Set the Default Browser to Chrome, Firefox, or IE

Categories: TCI Tips, IT support

25 August

Whether you’ve set it or not, your computer has a default browser, which is the program that will open anytime you click on something linked to the Internet, such as a link in an email or a desktop shortcut to a website. If you open a new browser, it will often ask if you would like to make that your default browser, and if you click “accept” or “ok,” some users have a difficult time resetting their browser to the one they prefer. Although this can be extremely frustrating for users who appear to be stuck using a browser they don’t like, don’t worry! We have the answers to help you set the default browser to whichever one you like best.

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