Buying New Hardware or Software? Don’t Believe Every Online Review You Read

When you are deciding which computer, printer, or application to buy for the office, do you read online product reviews? If so, you are not alone. Many people check out online reviews, even if they intend to buy the product in a brick-and-mortar store. However, some individuals do not realize that many reviews on the Internet are fake. The Facts …

How to Protect Your IoT Devices from Malware Designed to Destroy Them

Hackers have unleashed a new kind of malware that damages the systems of Internet of Things (IoT) devices so extensively the devices become useless. The malware has been dubbed BrickerBot because it turns these devices into little more than expensive bricks. Security researchers are unsure why hackers are destroying IoT devices. What’s not in question, though, is the seriousness of …

A Quick Way to Customize How Your Files Appear in File Explorer

Windows 10’s File Explorer offers many options for adjusting the display of your files. However, if you open a folder and make changes using File Explorer’s "View" tab, the customizations will only apply to that folder. This means you need to repeat this process for each folder, which can be time-consuming if you have many of them. A much quicker …

Get Your Documents out of the File Cabinet and into the Cloud

Does your business have numerous file cabinets stuffed with documents, making it hard to find the files you need? If so, you might consider storing your files in the cloud instead. Digitally storing your documents will make them easier to find because you can quickly perform searches for them, eliminating the need to physically sift through the files. Plus, you …

4 Reasons Why Your Wired High-Speed Internet Connection Might Be Slow

Many people use a high-speed Internet service through a wired connection to browse and work online. Even with this setup, though, the connection can be unexpectedly slow, leading to consistent delays in loading web pages and downloading files. Occasionally, slow connections occur because many different technologies need to communicate with each other to get data from the web servers to …

Navigating the Slippery Slope of Social Media Policies

Businesses use IT policies to protect their assets and govern their employees. One policy that is often missing, though, is the social media policy. Having a social media policy is important, but writing one can be difficult because it needs to strike a balance between a company’s needs and the employees’ legal rights. Fortunately, expert advice on how to navigate …

Cloud Hosting vs. File Servers: A Pros and Cons Analysis

With cloud computing well into the mainstream and steadily replacing roles currently filled by traditional server architecture, it’s time to ask the big question: can cloud hosting replace traditional file servers for storing and sharing files between employees in your organization? Serving, sharing, and storing files was probably the very reason many small and midsize companies built out their intranet …

Cybercriminals Are Posing as Job Applicants to Spread Ransomware

If your business is hiring, you should be aware of a new phishing attack in which cybercriminals are posing as job applicants. Falling victim to this attack may leave your business infected with the GoldenEye ransomware. This phishing campaign was initiated in Germany, but security experts expect it will go global. How the Attack Works Hackers like to target HR …

How to Change the Default Font in Microsoft Word

When you create a new blank document in Microsoft Word, the application automatically sets the typeface to Calibri. This is convenient only if Calibri is the font you want to use. If it is not your preferred default font, you can change it. Changing the default typeface in Word 2010 and later versions is easy: Open any Word document. Right-click …