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Blackberry Device Support Is Now Officially Gone

You may find many people who would argue that the iconic Blackberry was ahead of its time.  It was in many ways the godfather of the entire smartphone industry. When it was ...

Purple Fox Trojan Delivering Malware Via Popular Messaging App

A research team from Minerva Labs are working in conjunction with the MalwareHunterTeam. They have recently been tracking a Trojan called Purple Fox and have published a warning about it. The group ...

FTC Enforcing That Businesses Patch Log4j Java Security Issue

By now you're almost certainly aware of the Log4j Java issue. It's a serious and fixable flaw relating to java logging. Recently the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a ...

Google Working Towards Easier Integration Between Android And Windows

If you're managing a company of any size and interested in copying from some other firm's playbook, Apple is almost always a good choice.  Even the folks at Google seem to think ...

New Data Breach Hits US Cellular Company

It's the dawning of a new year and the hackers of the world have been busy.  This time it's US Cellular caught in the crosshairs. The company recently reported that their billing ...

A New iPhone Bug In HomeKit Could Brick Your Phone

Thank Trevor Spiniolas' sharp eyes if you own an iPhone.  The independent security researcher recently discovered a critical security flaw in iOS that impacts all version from 14.7 to 15.2. If exploited, ...

This New Malware Steals Passwords From Popular Browsers

A new threat has appeared on the horizon. Even if the name is not familiar to you this malware strain is bad news indeed. Called RedLine it is an information-stealing malware that ...

Popular Digital Photo Company Shutterfly Hit By Ransomware Attack

Recently digital media giant Shutterfly was hit by a major ransomware attack. The attack disrupted broad swaths of the company's services including those offered under their GrooveBook, BorrowLenses, and Lifetouch brands. According ...

New HDMI Spec May Cause More Confusion

The great thing about standards is that they provide a standard.  A common framework that the manufacturers in any given industry can design around.  That's amazing when everything works the way it's ...

LastPass Says There Is No Evidence Of Data Breach

There are strange events swirling around LastPass. LastPass is a popular password safe and identity protection service. Recently Twitter exploded with reports from around the world of people who received a notification ...

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The Benefits of Canva Magic Studio for Your Business

The Benefits of Canva Magic Studio for Your Business

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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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Since 2003, The Critical Update has been a leading provider of IT support and consulting, focusing on small and medium sized businesses in the Austin metropolitan area. We have helped hundreds of businesses increase productivity and profitability by making IT a streamlined part of operations. We equip our clients with customized technology solutions for greater operational value and to reduce risk.

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