IT Tips

Published May 1, 2013

By now, most people have seen, or at least heard of, QR codes. They’re on everything from product packaging to business cards. But what are they, exactly? QR stands for Quick Response. It is a type of barcode that can be scanned easily and rapidly by imaging technology, such as that found in smartphones. QR […]

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Published April 30, 2013

Goodbye Windows Live Messenger It’s time to say our last farewell to Windows Live Messenger, or MSN as we used to know it. As of April 8th, 2013, Microsoft is merging Messenger with Skype. Get ready if you use Messenger, because Microsoft will be forcing users over throughout April. Messenger has been declining since the […]

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 5 Reasons to Switch to Cloud IT Disaster Recovery

Published April 26, 2013

Still using tapes to back up your data? Your most valuable asset needs to be better protected. Effective backup recovery systems require more than one storage method to keep your data safe. Here’s why it’s time to change: Tape Backup is unreliable. Tapes can degrade, disintegrate, or store corrupt data without notice. Damage can also be […]

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 How to show file types or extensions in Windows Explorer in Windows 7

Published March 18, 2013

Windows does not display file types by default but can be modified to do so. It can be frustrating to look for files and only see the prefix of the name, while the extension tells us quickly what type of file it is and helps us to determine which application can open it. In order […]

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Published February 15, 2013

Ultrabook™ is a new category of mobile device inspired by Intel.  It combines all the features we expect in a regular notebook with the features we love in our portable tablets, adds further enhancements and, along with the new Windows 8 operating system, presents an irresistible alternative to both. Features available in Ultrabooks (depending on […]

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Published February 13, 2013

Microsoft has stated that support for the Windows XP operating system will expire on April 8th, 2014.  While this may at first seem like a long way off, 18 months can pass by very quickly and now is the time to start planning for the transition to Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise. (If you have […]

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Published December 20, 2012

The use of mobile devices such as tablets and SmartPhones in the workplace has exploded; and these devices are just as likely to be personally owned as company owned. You may have corporate policies in place for company owned computer use, but most have not considered the complex issues that arise when personal devices are […]

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