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Tech Tips for iPhone and iPad

January 5th, 2012|Tech Tips|

Our latest tech tips are Apple related. Though many of our customers do not use Apples for business, iPhones and iPads are used by many of our customers and they periodically have questions about the usage of both. Our first [...]

Holiday Tech Gift Ideas

December 1st, 2011|Tech Tips|

As an IT company, we often get asked about our recommendations for tech gifts for the holidays. Here are a few of our favorites: You may be familiar with the Moleskine journals and notebooks, legendary for having been used by [...]

Safe Holiday Cyber Shopping Tips

November 29th, 2011|Tech Tips|

As an IT company serving our customers' security needs, we are very aware of the need for safety when shopping online for the holidays. Here are some tips we thought would be helpful for you and your business. Use reliable [...]

Getting Auto Complete for Outlook on new computer

November 17th, 2011|Tech Tips|

This is a question we run into often, especially when customers are migrating to a new computer. Outlook 2003, and above, creates a file called outlook.nk2 that stores all of your entries that are typed into the "to" box. When [...]

Daniel Pink – Drive

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

A new feature of our newsletter, that we will periodically include, is a small book review on a book that contains relevant information or forward thinking for small and medium sized businesses and the world of technology. Please contact us [...]

Gary Vaynerchuk – The Thank You Economy

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

Gary Vaynerchuk, the wine seller who became an internet sensation with his Wine Library and his books on wine, has expanded his writing to a book about the impact of Web 2.0 on businesses and consumers today. His book, The [...]

Walter Isaacson – Steve Jobs

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

This issue features a review of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, an appropriate choice for an IT company and one that resonates for many working business or other career paths, aiming to make a difference and achieve excellence. Jobs approached [...]

Guy Kawasaki – Enchantment

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

In this issue, we are looking at Guy Kawasaki's bestseller of the year, Enchantment - the Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions. It is not a book about manipulating others to follow your way; it looks more to winning [...]

Jim Collins, Morten Hansen – Great by Choice

November 1st, 2011|Book Review|

In looking at books to review for our end of year edition, we found Great by Choice to be the kind of motivating book that lends itself to end of year reflection and inspiration. Jim Collins is known for his [...]

Clutter Free Desktop

October 31st, 2011|Tech Tips|

If you frequently run multiple programs simultaneously, your desktop can get extremely cluttered. This can get annoying if you're working on one program and want to minimize all of the other windows. In previous versions of Windows, you had to [...]

Staying secure in a wifi location

October 20th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Have you ever worried about your internet security when surfing the web in a space away from the office or home? Here are some important tips from a recent article in the New York Times. And, don't forget to view [...]

NYC Cyber Security Symposium

October 13th, 2011|Corporate|

Waytek representatives recently attended the Cyber Security Symposium held by Kaspersky Lab in New York City on October 6th, where Kaspersky Lab also launched its latest edition of Kaspersky's Antivirus/Anti-malware products. What made the event especially interesting was that the [...]

Internet Explorer 9 Tech Tip

September 29th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Here's a tip for those of you using Internet Explorer 9 on how to change the default download location. In Internet Explorer 9, the default download is in the downloads folder in your user profile. If you don't like this [...]

Waytek People – Brian McDonnell

September 20th, 2011|Corporate|

Brian McDonnell, CEO  In each edition of our newsletter, we try to include a profile on one of our Waytek employees to let you learn a little more about them outside of their time here at Waytek. This month, with [...]

Laptop Tech Tip

September 19th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Many or our Managed Services customers run businesses where their employees are on the road and using their laptops at home and at sites. Here is a tip to keep laptops running more efficiently. (On another note, recent studies have [...]

Gone Phishing

August 22nd, 2011|Tech Tips|

Not to be confused with summer fishing, "phishing" in the tech world is a different story, and an important one to know. We often get questions about phishing filters. A phishing filter can be a component of a web browser [...]

New Check Up Tech Tips!

July 18th, 2011|Tech Tips|

This is the most common problem faced by every computer user. No matter how many tips and tricks you follow, your computer may not work the way it used to. Here are some tips to speed things up. Defragment your [...]

Summer Travel

July 12th, 2011|Tech Tips|

On a recent trip to Europe this summer, we were constantly reminded of the need for IT security, especially with mobile devices. In addition to maneuvering the settings and cost to staying connected, the need for security for both personal and [...]

Summer Safety Tips – Staying Secure Online While Traveling

June 28th, 2011|Tech Tips|

One of the most effective ways of protecting yourself when traveling is to take these simple and preventive steps before you leave: Update your laptop and smartphone operating systems and applications to the latest version to reduce the vulnerability of [...]

Youngme Moon – Different

June 11th, 2011|Book Review|

This newsletter's book review features Different, the bestselling book by Harvard Business School professor, Youngme Moon. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and publications, bringing an entertaining and innovative outlook to the world of business, especially marketing, as [...]

Accessing Your Folders From the Taskbar

June 7th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Yes, you can access your folders from the Taskbar rather than always opening the Windows Explorer window and pointing to the drives. This method can save a lot of time for many users. Many users (you know who you are) [...]

6 Tips to Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

May 26th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Install Less Applications on your Computer Just because an Application is free, doesn't mean you have to install it on your PC. Some people install useless applications to their computer, even if they are never going to use them. Remember, [...]

Looking for malware disaster stories. Let us know!

May 18th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Do you have a malware disaster story? Share them with us at Waytek. We'd love to write about your story and have you look at our security products, including Malwarebytes.  Contact anitam@waytek.com

Temporarily Disabling AVG

May 12th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Many of our AVG customers ask about how to temporarily disable AVG 2011 protection for Troubleshooting or Malware removal Right click on the AVG icon on the task bar and choose open AVG user interface On the menu bar, click [...]

Frozen Mouse? Brrrr.

May 4th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Frozen mouse? Use your keyboard as a mouse. To activate mouse keys, all you do is press Alt+Left shift key (the one below the caps lock key) and the Num Lock key. To deactivate, just press the above combination again. [...]

Password Protection

April 26th, 2011|Tech Tips|

How strong is your password? What is a strong password? A strong password should not contain your username, phone number, street name or address. It should be at least 6 characters in length. Use a combination of numbers, upper and [...]

Kim’s Q & A

April 20th, 2011|Corporate|

This week, Kim provided a Q & A approach to her weekly Tech Tips on questions she is often asked. Q: Why should servers be monitored? A:  There are many functions a server performs every minute and it is hard [...]

Windows 7 “GodMode”

April 4th, 2011|Tech Tips|

So you may have seen a couple of blogs about an undocumented feature in Windows 7. This feature allows you to create a folder which then gives access to a large number of handy shortcuts. The feature has been christened [...]

Waytek in SNJ Business People

March 17th, 2011|Corporate|

Brian McDonnell, CEO and President of Waytek, was featured in the latest issue of SNJ Business People, focusing on technology and telecommunications. Brian participated in a roundtable discussion on the topic and offered his views on emerging trends in technology [...]

AVG – How do I upgrade AVG with a new license number?

March 14th, 2011|Tech Tips|

Here is a question Kim gets asked a lot. "How do I upgrade my current AVG product with my newly purchased AVG License Number?" Please note that it is not necessary to uninstall your current AVG product. To upgrade your AVG [...]