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How to create a strong password!

Passwords: How to create a strong password that is not hard to remember. The Image (password-strength.png) is a simple comic that shows how easy it can be to make a good password that you can remember. If you have any questions or need help with passwords, visit this...

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How to keep your PC/MAC up-to-date

How to keep your PC/MAC up-to-date macOS You will have to visit App Store and select updates. Usually it will show you what updates you need to run. Please keep in mind any major updates such us going from 10.11 to 10.12 version may take up to 1 hour. Therefore please...

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VPN

What is it? A VPN or a Virtual Private Network is a connection between two routers, usually in two different locations. Since each router creates its own network, a VPN link allows a user on one network to access an entirely different network. Why is it useful? VPN...

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5 ways to tell if an email is spam.

If It Ends Up In Your Spam Folder You might be reading this entry and thinking “Duh!” But you would be surprised how many people go rummaging through their spam folder like there’s something they need in there. Unless you accidentally categorized legitimate emails as...

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Are you Ready for El Capitan OS X 10.11 ?

Before you update you need to know followings.   Can your Mac run El Capitan? According to Apple: the minimum hardware requirements for OS X 10.11 El Capitan remain the same as they were for Yosemite. These are Macs that can run El Capitan:   iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)...

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Windows 10 is here

Finally windows 10 is now available to anyone who has Windows 7 or 8 system installed on their current device. If you haven't received update automatically here is how you can update it manually. 32 Bit installation 64 Bit Installation If you'd like to create a USB...

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Speeding Up Your Network!

Networks are great. Awesome in fact! They provide communication for all your computers, printers, phones, and anything else that can be plugged in and receives an Internet signal. But with more and more devises being connected together, a physical strain on your...

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Proper Microsoft Outlook Use & Tips

General Outlook Use Tips:   Backup Backing up your files is necessary to prevent a loss of content. With a free backup up add-in supplied by Microsoft, Outlook makes it simple to easily make copies of your .pst files. Backing up your settings can also be important....

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Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

As any IT company, we have someone who tests new systems when Beta version is available and this time it happens to be me at Progress Technology Solutions, inc. So far I am still waiting on official Beta version to be available but already have some updates on what to...

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Office 2016 for Mac

The new Office 2016 for Mac includes updated versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook–and the moment you open any one of the apps, you’ll immediately feel the difference. They modernized the user experience and made it easier to get things done.  The...

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How to avoid spam

Keep your work email and personal email separate. If spammers don’t know your address, they can’t send to you! Avoid using your email in your signature unless you have to, especially if you post on forums.Have a separate email address as a junk collector or to...

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