How to avoid the Windows 10 upgrade

Whether it’s a child trying to convince you to buy ice cream or one of the hundreds of soda advertisements you see every year, repetition is a common tactic used to incite people to take action. Sometimes you may not even notice the repetitive messages you’re receiving, like in the case of advertisements, while sometimes […]

Make your life easier with these Cortana tips

It seems like just yesterday that Samuel L. Jackson was chatting up Siri on national television to the amusement of millions. If you’re like most of us, you may have been tickled with the idea that a virtual assistant could be so helpful and charming all at once, and marveled at just how far technology […]

Can You Use a Tech Tip or Two…or A Few? by dStringer

I am often surprised how the smallest of technological troubles often times create quite an issue with time management and of course, with stress management...I.E. non efficiency.  None of us have time to waste...yet, I confess, I am one of those people who get caught up trying to figure out a minor problem and waste an inordinate amount of time doing so, or plug along executing a procedure, when there exists a more efficient way of accomplishment.

Safety Tips if Your “Traveling Companion” Is Your Lap Top…by DStringer

Hitting the road with your computer opens the doors to a whole world of potential security problems, both physical and software-based, but don't worry. They're all manageable. Remember, the weakest link in your security will usually be you—as long as you don't put yourself, your computer, or its data at undue risk, you should be just fine even if you have to work from a library or a coffee shop, or connect to whatever Wi-Fi you find to get some work done.

UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF THE “CLOUD” by DStringer

"Cloud Computing" is definitely the buzzword "De Jour"...but there are very few of us who really understand what this is and how it works.  So here is a little "Cloud 101" to hopefully allow a little better understanding of this phenomenon.

"Cloud Computing"  means that instead of all the computer hardware and software you're using sitting on your desktop, or somewhere inside your company's network, it's provided for you as a service by another company and accessed over the Internet, usually in a completely seamless way.

Microsoft KB3002657 Breaks Active Directory Authentication

Dear Clients and Friends,

We recommend that you block the installation of Microsoft KB3002657 security update because it breaks Active Directory authentication.    We ran into a couple of issues with this update this morning.  The first issue was that Outlook 2013 users connecting to Exchange 2013 kept getting prompted to provide their credentials and they could not successfully log on.