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How to transfer data from Android via USB cable

You can use Wi-Fi to transfer files between your Android phone and your PC or Mac, but it’s useless if your internet connection is unavailable or unstable. Thankfully, there’s another option: your trusty USB cable. Read on to find out how to use it to move files between devices without a hitch. To start, you’ll

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Apple

When should you purchase a new Mac?

Like it or not, there will come a time when your once lightning-fast Mac computer can no longer meet modern computing demands. When this happens, you’ll face the following dilemma: should you stick to your current Mac computer or purchase a new one? To help you make this decision, we’ve listed several signs you need

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Hardware

Simple PC tricks to improve your productivity

Your desktop or laptop may have the applications you need for work, but it also features so many on-screen distractions that it’s easy for you to lose focus on important tasks. Here are a few tricks to help you avoid distractions at work and boost your productivity. Monitor productivity levels Start by tracking how much

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VoIP

AI-powered VoIP: What businesses can expect

Automated processes powered by artificial intelligence (AI) makes operations more efficient and effective. For many companies, AI-powered Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is taking telecommunications automation to a whole new level. Here are the things it can offer your business. Interactive voice response (IVR) systems with conversational AI An IVR system is designed to automatically

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Microsoft Office

7 Ways to boost data protection in Microsoft 365

More than just offering apps and cloud services designed to boost productivity, Microsoft 365 also provides robust security tools for protecting data from loss and theft. Make the most out of these tools and ensure data security by following these tips. Take advantage of policy alerts Establish policy notifications in Microsoft 365’s Compliance Center to

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Web & Cloud

Ways to block browser security threats

Nowadays, it’s near impossible to maintain 100% privacy when browsing the web. A variety of malicious actors lurk in the background, whether you’re searching on Google, checking your social media feeds, or accessing business programs online. The fact is that everyone who browses the internet is vulnerable to cyberthreats. Here are a few ways to

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Business

Boost IT investment returns by avoiding these mistakes

Investing in new IT tools is one of the best ways to improve your business’s efficiency, data security, and ability to serve your customers. But it won’t always produce the outcomes you want if you go about it haphazardly. When purchasing new technology, make sure to avoid these mistakes. Spending without finding the perfect fit

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Windows

Windows 10 bloatware and their risks

Bloatware is a fact of life these days. It is present in both mobile and non-mobile devices, even in PCs and laptops. And it takes up precious space and memory, which encumbers workflows and productivity. Read this article to learn about bloatware and how to eliminate it for good. New PCs and laptops are always

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Security

How to protect your network from watering hole attacks

Cybercriminals are getting more creative in infecting computers with malware, and users must step up in order to protect their devices. To stay one step ahead of cybercriminals, you should learn more about their more insidious tricks such as watering hole attacks. Here’s what you need to know about these attacks and how you can

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Healthcare

IoT in healthcare: Addressing security and privacy issues

From mobile apps that keep track of daily medication to smart operating room systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering greater convenience and functionality to healthcare practitioners and patients alike. However, the proliferation of IoT devices also brings new risks, vulnerabilities, and security challenges. Computing devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data

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Hardware

3 Simple ways to keep your business safe from hackers

Like most business owners, you may be too busy managing your organization to be concerned about optimized security measures and other technical matters. However, failing to protect your business puts it at risk of data theft and other cyberattacks. Let’s take a look at some ways you can keep your organization safe. Cover your webcam

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VoIP

Empower your mobile workforce with VoIP

Remote work policies require companies to expand their communication capabilities. Many businesses aim to increase productivity and improve customer service by turning to a VoIP solution. There are several factors that will make your VoIP more mobile while ensuring both your customers and employees remain satisfied and can communicate hassle-free. To cater to your out-of-office

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