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5 Quick Tips About VoIP

VoIP (Voice over internet protocol) is the capacity to use the Internet to make phone calls, video calls, and more. It is reliable, affordable, and higher quality than traditional phone networks and services. Now, enough with the grandstanding. VoIP is useful, but there are some things that you should have in order before moving forward with a VoIP service. Check your network/LAN. Your network needs to be buttoned up tight. Security is immensely important in an exponentially connected world. A large portion of your company’s data is either on the cloud or will be soon.  Ensuring that you have a firm grasp on the security of your data, and the outlets and channels through which it travels, will enable you to adopt further cloud-based services much, much more quickly and safely. Bandwidth isn’t the only metric for quality. The consistency of the connection […]

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7 Things About The Cloud You Need To Know

The Cloud is a nebulous phrase that since it’s naming in 2006 by Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, has lead to many head scratches and blank stares. “What is the cloud” gives over 3 million search results, and every single one is a different definition. For our followers, we will risk the potential witchhunt and define the ‘cloud’ in a reasonable, common sense way. So what who cares? Cloud business is expanding so rapidly that market projections show a shift in over $1 trillion in spending. It’s a big deal. The Cloud is a global network of servers. That’s it. The cloud is a massive network of servers connected through the internet. The cloud is not a physical entity, but the data within the cloud is located in massive data centers across the globe. If you use gmail, drive, dropbox, facebook, twitter, pretty much […]

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You Kids Get Off My Lan! 5 Tech Terms You Should Know

As technology races ever faster into the future, so does the terminology used to describe it. Many, we know implicitly, firewall, virus, open source. Many are often vaguely defined. Many are  hot topics at dinner parties and nobody’s really sure what they’re talking about. Now you can know what you’re talking about with a list of 5 essential terms in information and technology. This list is nonexhaustive. [For convenience, we’ve abbreviated the definitions for skimming]. LAN : Local Area Network. So this isn’t rocket science. It’s a localized grouping of computers, which are connected via wired or wireless signal. A Lan is typically constrained to a single building or a small grouping of buildings. Too Long, Didn’t Read: A localized group of computers that can talk to each other. SERVER: A frequently misunderstood word at social gatherings, at its most basic, a server is software. […]

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On the Heels of WannaCry: “Judy” Hits Millions of Android Users

Judy is an automated clicking malware that has infected between 8 and 37 million users. Check Point, a security solutions provider, is unsure of the extent of malware infection. Nor is it entirely clear which countries have been infected. “Some of the apps (that were infected) we discovered resided on Google Play for several years, but all were recently updated. It is unclear how long the malicious code existed inside the apps, hence the actual spread of the malware remains unknown,” Check Point added further. The malware generates revenue for the perpetrators by automating large amounts of clicks on advertisements. The Android user is unaware of these automated clicks. Check Point notified Google of the 41 infected apps, which were promptly removed from the Google Play store. Judy arrived on the heels of the WannaCry attacks that focused on outdated versions of Windows, […]

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“Essential” Smartphone Released, from Mind Behind Android

via Essential Andy Rubin, creator of Android, unveiled the PH-1, the first phone from his new company, Essential.  Essential is a “New Type of Company” designed for living in the 21st century. Their new phone offers impressive specs: 128GB HD, 4GB RAM, and a QualComm SnapDragon 835 processor. The screen and phone are larger than the standard iPhone 7, and offers a 13 megapixel camera and front facing 8 megapixel camera, both offering 4k video. The phone is impressive. The phone sans contract will run you $749 for advanced orders, and is unavailable outside the US at the current time. It comes unlocked, which means it can be used with any provider. The available colors are glossy black, matte dark grey, glossy white, and glossy dark green with bronze. In addition to Android powered mobile devices, Essential is working on an assortment of home devices to […]

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