Prior to replacing slow PCs...

temp-post-imageYour team's productivity and efficiency is of vital importance to you. Slow computers make it hard for them to work, which may in turn have an adverse impact on their overall business performance.

There are various methods you can employ to enhance the performance of Windows 10 or 11.

Here are a few...

Restart Your Computer

An IT support professional's favorite tip, restarting your computer can do wonders for its performance. Rebooting will clear away background processes, programs and memory data which has built up over time and is an easy way to fix common performance problems caused by long term computer use.

Manage Startup Apps on Windows 11

Windows 11 permits many programs to register as auto...


How can you utilize the new MS Teams payment app?


Are You an Online Service Provider Offering Services via an App or Website? Do You Wonder How Your Clients Pay You Fast & Conveniently? - When offering online services as a small-business owner or freelancer, getting paid quickly and conveniently by your clients may seem impossible. You may have tried various payment platforms but may have become frustrated as switching apps or websites requires extra steps that take time and energy away from providing services to clients.

Microsoft recently unveiled another way to streamline payment. Their Team Payments app offers customers an easier way to request and accept payments - all within Microsoft Teams meetings!

Now available across Canada and the ...


14 Tips to Help You De-clutter Your Digital Life in the New Year


Modern life is increasingly interwoven with digital technology. Our phones and devices are increasingly loaded with emails, documents, photos and apps - it can quickly become overwhelming! If this sounds familiar then check out how a professional organizer can help make life less daunting by managing an inbox full of info or apps!

Now is an excellent time to organize and declutter your digital environment as the New Year draws closer. By maintaining an efficient digital workspace, productivity will increase while stress is decreased. Here are some strategies for decluttering digital clutter.

1. Conduct a Digital Inventory

The first step to decluttering is taking stock of what digital assets you...


Are You Prepared for Windows 11 to Get Even Better?


Windows 11 will soon be full of surprises!

Are you ready to upgrade the tools on your operating system?

Let's begin by talking about the Snipping Tool. This basic screenshotting tool has quietly provided us with snapshots for years, helping to capture screens one snip at a time. With "Text Actions", an exciting text recognition and capture capability introduced with iOS 10, this could become game changing; now allowing us to copy text directly from screenshots without needing a separate program like Clippix for this task! You can now copy/paste text directly into screenshots!

But that's only the start: with Quick Redact's handy new function, it is now possible to quickly hide sensitive data dir...


WordPad Goodbye! An era has ended.

temp-post-imageMicrosoft has finally taken action after 30 years of faithfully providing WordPad. They will retire this app that allowed people to open.doc files without Word.

Why now and what does this mean for your business?

Microsoft recently made an unexpected and quiet announcement that they will no longer update WordPad, and eventually remove it from Windows altogether. No date for this transition was specified at the time.

But let's be often have you mistakenly opened a WordPad document when the original intention was Notepad?

Notepad is used to write plain text documents while WordPad serves as an editing program similar to a word processor; they're often confused.

Could WordPad's imminent ...


Find Business Balance on a Sliding Scale of Security

Everyday brings with it new updates regarding malware, data leakage and hacker exploits that require businesses to be on guard against. Although you are taking measures to secure your business and stay vigilant in protecting it from further attacks, more must be done. Security needs to balance with cost, usability and convenience for an optimal level of security - but sometimes this requires treading carefully on an uncertain path of compliance.

At one end of this scale is usability and convenience; at the other, security. To create user-friendly and effective solutions, the key lies in finding the ideal balance.

Tipping the Scale of Security

Another effective way to maximize protection is thro...


Are you eager to test new features first-hand? Don't be intimidated! Take the plunge! Don't hesitate! Don't hold back from taking a chance on new options.


Are you ever tempted by the promise of downloading and trying out a beta version of an application, eager to be the first person to experience its new features?

Be careful! WARNING!! You might want to reconsider some of the news you hear from the FBI.

Cyber criminals are using an ingenious trick to lure unaware victims into their lair. By placing malicious code within fake versions of popular applications, cybercriminals turn the mobiles of unsuspecting users into personal piggybanks.

Don't take us wrong; we share the enthusiasm for innovation shared by any group of tech enthusiasts. Beta versions may hold allure for some, but they haven't gone through the same stringent security checks as app...


What Is Zero-Click Malware, and How Can We Fight It?


Cybersecurity threats continue to evolve in today's digital world, placing both individuals and businesses at risk. Zero-click malware is one such form that has gained in popularity - this type of insidious attack requires no interaction from its target in order to compromise networks or devices silently.

This attack occurred as a result of a missed phone call; victims didn't even need to respond! WhatsApp hacking occurred in 2019 via a zero day exploit and led to spyware infiltrating devices through missed calls.

Recent threats targeting iOS users include a zero-click hack with malicious code installed through an iMessage message that can execute its contents without user interaction and pote...


What Is App Fatigue and Why is It a Security Concern?


Employees continue to utilize more apps and web tools on a daily basis, with the majority of departments employing between 40-60 distinct applications. 71% believe that employees use too many applications, making work more complicated.

Many applications we rely on every day come with unique alerts. When someone mentions us in a Teams channel, we get an alert "ping". A popup notification informs us when an update has been made; and security or errors are alerted to us as well.

App fatigue is a real and growing cybersecurity risk. People become more likely to ignore notifications if they feel overwhelmed with them.

Consider all the digital alerts you receive. These may include:

  • Software applicati...