The Top 4 Smart-Home Gadgets of CES 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the coolest times of the year! Many of our favourite tech giants (think Samsung and Apple) always unveil their latest ground-breaking gadgets, while newer entrants to the tech scene try to make a splash. This year had hundreds upon hundreds of cool, weird, and amazing new tech gadgets were shown, but what really stood …

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The 5 Most Asked Questions About Online Security

1. How would you know if and when you have a virus? How are you informed? Will it be weeks? Months before you find out? How do find out? We use a manage anti-virus solution, when you get a virus our helpdesk immediately is notified and we let you know, usually by phone call. 2. How reliable is your backup? …

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Magic Internet Money: Bitcoin and You

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin Explained from Duncan Elms on Vimeo. Traditional currency (the Canadian Dollar, the U.S. Dollar, the Swiss Franc) is a bill or coin, backed by the gold standard, and currently regulated by Governments worldwide. Bitcoin is unregulated, backed by no one and is a “virtual currency” – there is no physical ‘Bitcoins’. The transfer of Bitcoins is from …

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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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