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Website Down? What to Do

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A recent article in Inc.com raised the question of what a business should do when faced with the disaster of its website going down. There have been many high profile accounts in the news recently of big name websites being attacked and thus crashing. The New York Times has gone down twice in recent weeks and Microsoft Outlook and Apple both experienced outages.

Your Tech and Summer Travel

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Every summer, we write a blog article on technology and travel, since many of you will be traveling in the coming months. No matter how much we want to unplug and relax, many of us still need to be connected to some degree, and if the travel incudes business, it is even more important. 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 - Replace your Laptop?

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The new Surface Pro 3 has gotten a lot of attention in the last couple of weeks, mainly because it raises hopes that a tablet can actually replace a laptop. With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft's aim is to replace not the iPad, but the MacBookAir.

Microsoft Internet Explorer Bug

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Here we go again. On the tail of the Heartbleed bug comes news of a bug with Microsoft's Internet Exporer. We are strongly urging all of our customers not to use Internet Explorer until the bug is fixed. We will be updating our blog postings and mailings with more information. We have also tweeted the two following articles from zdnet.com and cnet.com, two trusted resources. 

Heartbleed Revisited: Our Bleeding Hearts - What You Should Know About the Heartbleed Bug

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Update to our Heartbleed Posting:

A recent article from zdnet.com revisited the Heartbleed bug, which was discovered by a Google engineer and caused worldwide panic a couple of months ago, due to the security kink that impacts OpenSSL and can leak login details and passwords.

Office 365 - What to Know

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Microsoft Office 365 at Waytek Managed IT ServicesWe are often asked about the benefits of Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office, and the answer is not clear cut. We are certified to offer support for both of these services and advice on which is best for your business, because both are good and have a lot to offer.

Future in the Cloud: Remote Services as a Solution for Entrepreneurs and SMBs

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Cloud Image at Waytek Managed IT ServicesCloud computing has become an integral part of IT and is increasingly important to individuals and businesses. It is an especially appealing solution for entrepreneurs and SMBs, because it is cost-effective and efficient. Cloud computing can offer an on-demand infrastructure that can be configured quickly and inexpensively.

Can You Fix Your Phone?

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I had the unfortunate experience lately, as I am sure many of you have had, of dropping my iPhone. Unfortunately, this phone was dropped into a tub of water for less than ten seconds. On a day where bad was going to worse, I quickly dried the phone and hoped for the best. After the advice from others and a little googling, I turned the phone off and dropped it into a bag of rice to dry out. Great advice for drying it out, but when I turned the phone back on, the calls were on mute; I couldn't hear anyone I was calling. Texting and anything else on the phone worked fine.

Windows XP - End of Life - What You Should Know

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In case you haven't heard, the official date that Microsoft will cease to offer support for Windows XP was April 8, 2014, otherwise known as "end of life" for Windows XP. While you can still use your Windows XP, Microsoft wants its users to move from the 12 year old to another OS.

Buying a Laptop

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Whether for your business or for holiday gift giving, the end of the year is a time when people often consider purchasing laptops. The choices right now can be overwhelming. There are many options in various price ranges, but it's best to stick to those that are at least in the mid range of $600 to $900, so that the computer will do enough for you. 

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