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Interesting Idea for an Old Computer

Published on November 11, 2018 By dgreenbaum

When you get a new computer, you might wonder what to do with the old one, especially if it works.  We work with Connecting For Good in Kansas City to help refurbish and distribute these computers to needy families.  However, there are some other uses. My colleagues at Lifehacker had some interesting ideas.  The one […]

Has Your Password Been Stolen?

Published on November 4, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With all the recent and continuing breaches, one thing we learned is you can’t rely on a company to tell you.  Breaches are reported months and sometimes years later. If you’d like to check if yours was stolen, the website “Have I been pwned” helps.  All you do is put in your username or email […]

Which is More Secure? Your Phone or Laptop

Published on October 21, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With many people having both a smartphone and laptop synced, you’d think people would secure them equally.  In reality, it seems people are more worried about their phone rather than their laptop (or desktop).  That’s a big mistake. This article has some interesting facts!  The ones that stood out to me are related to leaving […]

Is Your PC Dirty Inside?

Published on October 14, 2018 By dgreenbaum

We see all kinds of computers here.  Inside, most of them are dirty.  Some are pretty wild inside.  Most of the time it’s not the client’s fault. There’s a fun subreddit where people post pics of dusty computers.  I’ve never posted there, but I’ve thought about it.  Computers have cooling fans and sit on the […]

Use Chrome? Don’t Settle for a Boring Chrome Start Page!

Published on October 7, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Many clients use Google’s Chrome browser on a PC and a Mac.  It’s fast and reliable, but it’s also highly customizable. This blog post gives you some easy ideas of how to change your start page.  My favorite though is New Tab Motivation by The Mindful Tech Labs.  They also make chatbots for Facebook, so there’s no […]

Have a Landline; You’re in the Minority!

Published on September 30, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Back in 2016, we crossed a major threshold in technology.  A majority of US Households use mobile phones and don’t have landlines. It makes sense as mobile phones become a necessity.  Why use a phone that ties you to one location? If you still have a landline, there’s probably a few reasons.  First, you might be […]

Police Using Fitbit Data Against You?

Published on September 22, 2018 By dgreenbaum

I’m not talking the fat police either.  I’m talking about someone going to jail based on what a fitness tracker told police. The details are explained here . It should give everyone pause for concern.  The obvious thing is “don’t do anything wrong,” but the problems go deeper than that.  For example, given that people know […]

Biggest Online Security Threat is You

Published on September 16, 2018 By dgreenbaum

We can put the best antivirus on your computer (Malwarebytes), but ultimately they’re ineffective you work around them. It’s not just phishing attempts. There’s a whole bunch of reasons humans mess everything up. Phishing is Getting More Sophisticated Most of us know not to click that link pretending to be from Amazon or our local […]

Keyloggers and What You Need to Know

Published on September 9, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Last year, Lawrence was hit with it’s first reported keylogger attack at KU.  It’s a problem sweeping the country.  The problem in Lawrence is mild compared to some schools. For example, one student changes his grades 90 times in a 21-month period along with five of his friends.  That article explains why schools are a […]

This Windows Tool Could Put Us Out of a Job?

Published on September 2, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With a recent Windows 10 Update, Microsoft included a pretty cool tool to fix (or at least warn you) of problems with your PC.  I jest about putting us out of a job.  We’ll still be fixing PCs and Macs, but this tool makes our job easier. It’s the Microsoft “Device Performance and Health Report”. […]

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