Month: <span>March 2021</span>

5 Easy ways to figure out that you have a malware problem Letting your guard down for even a little bit can result in malware on your system. When that happens, it’s important to recognize the potential symptoms so that you can clear it from your system as soon as possible. There are a few […]

Word adding predictive text similar to Gmail This month, Microsoft will be adding text predictions to Word. Some business users have already reported seeing the new feature crop up in their compositions. This new feature will work similarly to Google Docs’ Smart Compose option and their Gmail predictive text counterpart. By using machine learning, the […]

SSD health readings alarming for some M1 Mac users M1 Mac users are finding that their devices are suddenly writing extraordinary amounts of data to their drives. In some of the more severe cases, M1 Macs have been reported to have consumed as much as 10 to 14 percent of the maximum usable total bytes […]

Apple has low score due to new French law A new law in France that was designed to reduce electronic waste has forced Apple to face the low repairability score of their devices. The new law came into effect this year. Apple added iPhone and MacBook repairability scores to its online store in response. The […]

A weaponized malware is now available on the public domain A working exploit that is capable of doing actual damage has been made available online. This fully weaponized exploit takes advantage of the Spectre CPU vulnerability. The Spectre issue is a CPU bug that is due to a hardware design flaw in the architectures of […]

Gaming accessory brand purchased by HP for $425 million HP has taken the jump to acquire gaming peripheral company HyperX. The purchase of the brand was made for a cool $425 million. This acquisition will give HP a major foothold in the gaming accessories market. Kingston previously owned the HyperX brand. While HP has taken […]

Phone, live chat, and help desk all-in-one Connecting with customers is vital to the growth and prosperity of your business. Traditionally, customers wanted to connect with a business by going into the storefront or connecting via phone. Now, it’s more common to have a customer want to send a message via social media or start […]

Update now! Emergency zero-day patch released There’s a new update out that addresses four previously unknown or ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. Microsoft is encouraging their customers to apply the updates as soon as possible because the flaws are rated critical. Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are affected. Exchange Online is not affected. The […]

New low power consumption hard drives introduced by Toshiba Toshiba has introduced an industry first hard drive that features flux-control microwave-assisted magnetic recording (FC-MAMR) technology. These new HDDs are designed for use in nearline and enterprise applications. The drives offer an 18 TB capacity and feature ultra-low idle power consumption. The MG09-series hard drives include […]

Switch to LTE suggested by Verizon for battery life savings Verizon Wireless Customer Service sent out a tweet on the morning of February 28, 2021 that seems to suggest that 5G is causing issues with battery life. The Twitter post suggests that users that found their battery life was draining faster than normal could conserve […]