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Archive for April, 2021

Hackers Are Using Legitimate Google Services To Wreak Havoc

The Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team recently issued a dire warning that every IT professional should take seriously. They've discovered an emerging threat in the form of hackers utilizing legitimate "Contact ...

Cross Platform Messaging Service Plan Canceled by Mobile Carriers

About eighteen months ago, a number of big mobile carriers got together to create the "Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative." Their goal was to roll out a Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform designed to ...

Watch Out For Vaccine Survey Phishing Emails

Scammers have found a new way to take advantage of people, so be on your guard. The U.S. Department of Justice has recently issued an alert warning people of fake emails sent ...

Cryptomining Worm Botnet Seeking And Attacking Vulnerable Devices

There's a new cryptomining worm threat to be aware of, and it's making the lives of IT Administrators who manage Windows and Linux environments nightmarish. This news comes from a recently published ...

Recent Study Finds Mobile App Spending Is Up

Since the pandemic began, there has been an enormous boom in app spending, and that trend shows no signs of stopping. In fact, app sales broke a new record in the first ...

Microsoft Cortana Will Be Removed From The App Store

It's no secret that Microsoft is one of the 800-pound gorillas of the tech world. Even so, there are areas where the company undeniably struggles. Their Internet Explorer browser was a disaster ...

Organizing May Become Easier With New Google App

Just in time for tax season, Google has released a new app called Stack for Android devices. Stack is functionally similar to a Microsoft app called Lens, which was originally released for ...

Microsoft One Drive Gets Long Awaited 64 Bit Version

Apple users have long enjoyed a 64-bit version of Microsoft's OneDrive, but Windows users have been left out in the cold, until now. Recently, the Redmond Giant announced the release of a ...

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The Benefits of Canva Magic Studio for Your Business

The Benefits of Canva Magic Studio for Your Business

Have you used Canva for personal projects and are wondering if it's a viable program to meet your business's needs?[...]
New Google Meet Update Could Improve Work Calls

New Google Meet Update Could Improve Work Calls

Do you use Google Meet for your business but frequently leave meetings feeling frustrated because you can't focus on the[...]
The Benefits of This Windows 11 Update for Business Owners

The Benefits of This Windows 11 Update for Business Owners

Microsoft's latest version of Windows provides many benefits to business owners, especially those who use Microsoft Teams. The operating system[...]

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