5 Tips to Save Your Smartphone Battery Life

1. Turn your phone’s screen brightness down.  Most phones come with a factory “bright” setting. Go into your settings and play around with the brightness tab. Some phones have an auto brightness feature where your phone can react to the sunlight or no light and adjust accordingly. These types of features save your battery life. 2. Set your screen timeout to …

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Why Do People Hack Websites?

1. Prestige/Recognition – The vast majority of “hacking” incidents aren’t a targeted attack, for the most part, it’s the badge of honour proving they could take over your home page. There’s a great story from Medium.com about a hacker who used Paypal and Godaddy to get their hands on the Twitter handle “@n”. Also the story of how a flaw in Amazon and …

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What’s The Cryptolocker Virus?

A couple days ago, a virus was circulating called “Trojan.Gpcoder.E.”  What was significant about this virus was that it always came from a trusted email source and the subject was related to invoicing. Most people are concerned with keeping their bills up-to-date and opened the email, thinking it was legit. The reason why this virus is so bad is that …

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Drum-Roll Please!

So the bad boy is installed, and which bad boy are we talking about? Our new 25KW Generac Natural Gas Generator that’s who! And why are we so excited?  With the changing IT landscape moving into Hosted Infrastructures, relying exclusively on battery back-ups to keep our clients working during power outages at our data-center was just not good enough. So …

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Cupcakes!!!

Today one of our newest clients, the Estevan Medical Centre, brought in some homemade cupcakes. Wait, is it our birthday or something?  Nope. They love us!!  Almost as much as we love them!  The cole-note version is that the Estevan Medical Centre was experiencing a bit of frustration with their existing technology.  We assessed their needs, discussed multiple options, and …

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Testing: Week One with The Microsoft Surface Pro 3

We are always testing out new gadgets, tablets and phones at the office and were very excited to pick up the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. As a precursor and warning, I am a Mac Guy – love the iPad and iPhone, love the easy to use design for switching through apps, and the functionality of opening and closing …

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