Everyday IT Tips

  • Student Laptop Buying Tips

    Many students going back to school this fall will need a new laptop, not only for their schoolwork but for after-school R&R. There are literally thousands of laptops on the market, so what should you be looking for? Here are some quick and simple pointers: Screen size: Students tend to prefer 13 or 14 inch […]

  • How to Tell if a Computer is Dying

    Sadly, as much as we love them, our devices won’t live forever. Whether it’s age, mechanical failure or accidental damage, they’ll all go eventually. If it’s mechanical failure or old age your gadget’s up against, we can help and there are some tell-tale signs that your PC is struggling. We’ve put together a list of […]

  • How to Establish a Paperless Office

    In business, we’re still very reliant on paper. Why, though? Mountains of paperwork create storage issues, are impossible to recover if lost and are expensive to distribute. Today’s technology has made it possible for businesses to cut back, or even stop, their dependence on paper. We’ve put together some of our top tips for working […]

  • Question of the Month – August

    Question: Wireless access points and wireless routers – what’s the difference? Answer: People often ask what the difference is between a router, a wireless router and an access point. And if they don’t ask what the difference is, they ask which one they need. Let’s first look at routers. Routers take information from one port […]

  • Using Reddit for Content Marketing

    With so many social media platforms out there, we’re never short of ways to reach our followers and customers. Although many of these platforms are similar to one another, Reddit is fairly new to the party and has brought with it a fresh new offering. As an interesting content marketing opportunity, we thought we’d offer […]

  • News Bytes – July

    Facebook’s Fight against Fake News Facebook has just announced new initiatives to prevent the dissemination of fake news on its platform. In addition to using technological devices and human input to recognize and delete counterfeit accounts, they will be employing fact checkers and educating users on how to identify fake news. Facebook’s program will also […]

  • The 4 Azure Options for Implementing Single Sign-On

    A wide range of options are available for those looking to employ a Single Sign-on (SSO) in Azure. Here’s an overview of the options that are currently available: Cloud-only Passwords Without SSO With this option, SSO’s are not used: Office365 accounts login independent of the local Active Directory. This option is quick to implement, allows […]

  • Question of the Month – July

    Question: My Smartphone is too slow; how can I speed it up? Answer: Figure out what is slowing down your smartphone The first step should be figuring out the root of the problem. Did the phone start slowing down after downloading a specific app? Is the OS up to date? There are profiling apps, used […]

  • The Difference between SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

    Newcomers to cloud computing may find the terminology associated with this Internet-based technology somewhat confusing. Perhaps the three acronyms you’ll come across the most frequently are SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. You’ll find the full lowdown on what they mean below. SaaS (Software as a Service) SaaS is sometimes called software on demand; it is a […]