Why You Need a VPN When Working From Home

Commercial properties face plenty of digital threats—and continuing so. At the same time, however, they’re protected by robust cybersecurity networks designed to keep every connected device secured. In 2020, a lot of people work from home. Not everyone is an office worker conducting business remotely, but anyone operating from their own local network—even if it’s private—is at risk from digital attacks. Despite remote workers carrying higher cybersecurity risks, as their data is worth more, too…

SOLVED: How To Configure Advanced Settings on AmazFit Band 5

If you have an AmazFit Band 5, there are several buried settings you are likely to want to change.  Here are the top 10 advanced setting we think most consumers will want to modify: 1 – How To Change Watch Faces on AmazFit 5 Swipe up or down on the device until you see the MORE icon Swipe DOWN to the very bottom and click SETTINGS Click BAND DISPLAY Swipe up or down to select…

LockBit Ransomware: What Should You Know?

Ransomware takes cybercrime to the next level. It involves the use of malicious software to impede your access to your information. The extortionists will then demand a ransom to be paid in exchange for your data. Before this terrible thing can ever happen to you, you need to get an effective cybersecurity solution. To find one, you can compare some solutions, for instance, Eset nod32 vs Avast or you can read some reviews. While antivirus…

SOLVED: What is An Intel Compute Stick & What Can You Do With It?

Netbooks! Remember them?  Well Intel does and they have stripped out the screen, keyboard and miniaturized the balance of parts into a USB sized stick that plugs directly into an HDMI port.  They preloaded Windows 10 onto very slow SSD with a small amount of RAM and are charging between $120 to $300 depending on specs. Here is a 1 minute video from Intel explaining the first generation sticks: Compute Sticks are not new.  They…

SOLVED: A Complete Comparison of Fitness Tracking Bands Under $175

We were interested in sourcing a few fitness tracking bands for staff Christmas presents, corporate client give-aways and our personal use.  Nearly all of our staff have used some sort of tracker in the past so we had some considerable experience with them but no one had bought a new one in the last two years.  Much has changed; most notably Chinese products and lower prices. After watching and reading a few dozen reviews we…

How Site Speed Impacts Your Online Business

A website can be a big part of your business. It is the virtual representation of your company, and it might be drawing in a large portion of your customers. For this reason, it is important to take the time to make your website as close to perfect as you can. This includes making sure to double-check the site speed and verifying that it is fast enough to satisfy your customers. Importance of Site Speed…

How to Find the Best WiFi Channel

How to Find the Best WiFi Channel There are several ways to achieve excellent WiFi performance. You can move the router to a more central location, you can remove WiFi inhibiting obstacles, you can update your router, use a WiFi channel scanner, and more. However, one option that people often overlook is changing their WiFi channel. Most people don’t consider WiFi channels because when they get a new router, they just plug it in and…

VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy S20 Migration & Setup – From the Box to Your Pocket

In this video we explain how to upgrade to a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G from a Samsung Galaxy S9.  We choose the S9 because it is almost identical to the S8 and both of them are about 3 years old, meaning that many S8/S9 owners will be considering upgrades.  However, the process is the same whether you are coming from a LG, Huawei, S5, S6, S10 or even an iPhone. The basic process is…

How Have Trading Platforms Undergone An Evolution Over Time

Online trading platforms started developing during the 1990s and triggered the popularity of retail trading. But the trading platforms of today have undergone stunning evolution with the advancement in technology and concepts. Forex trading, that was a decade ago, is not the same today. Today, to find the ideal trading platform for your needs, you will, of course, have evolved needs, like an intuitive user interface and support for trading in cryptocurrencies. Modern-day trading platforms…

SOLVED: In Simple Terms: 5G Differences Explained

A few days ago Apple released its delayed 5G lineup of cell phones and while many other companies have had 5G devices for more than a year, the Apple announcement did create a buzz.  This is because now there is a full spectrum of choices as all major device manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi and even Apple have 5G devices available.  The questions you are likely asking yourself now are: Why does 5G…

SOLVED: 2020 Real Life Comparison & Simple Explanation of 5G Low Medium & High Cellular Technologies

There is soooo much talk of 5G cellular technology today we decided to put together a simple infographic and chart explaining the differences. Click to Expand Graphic This information was gathered from many different sources and people will argue over the details presented here.  For instance AT&T has what they claim is a new “5G Evolution” service which is really just 4G LTE Pro. AT&T relates it to 5G because, on the one hand, they…

In Simple Terms: What is a Permanent Denial of Service (PDoS) Attack?

Put simply, a Permanent Denial of Service (aka PDoS) attack is a hack that intentionally causes physical damage to a device.   WHY WOULD SOMEONE PDoS? DoS stands for “Denial of Service” and usually that means an attacker wants to temporarily block access to your system so they can extract money from you.  PDoS attacks are by definition permanent so why would someone do that do you? 1 – Governments & Corporate Competitors Governments and…

In Simple Terms: What is a Progressive Web App (PWA)?

Put in its simplest terms, a Progressive Web App (PWA) is just a web site that can function offline. The idea is that modern web browsers like Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome now have built in enough functionality that “real” apps you would previously have downloaded and installed from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store are no longer necessary for many tasks. A simple example of this might be an airplane flight arrival…