An ad-free Windows 10 with File Explorer

No matter what version of Windows you’ve got—the free upgrade, the licensed OS, or the Professional version—you will see ads and notifications. Though at times helpful, they can get tiresome. You can’t even manage your own files in File Explorer without seeing one. If you’re looking for a solution, follow this step-by-step guide to make […]

Mobile phone biometrics enhances security

Constantly using passwords on a smartphone can be a pain, not to mention a high security risk. Luckily, popular mobile browsers like Chrome and Firefox Lite are now supporting biometrics for authentication to make logging in to social media, email, and online shopping accounts easier and more secure. Here’s what you need to know about […]

Configuring Windows 10 on your laptop

Did you just buy a new laptop? Then it probably has Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10, pre-installed. Windows 10 is packed with some interesting features and a revamped user interface. Even if you are an expert at navigating various menus and apps, you may still need help with Windows 10’s approach to computing, so […]

The benefits of hosted Exchange

Servers can host almost every type of business program, with email being one of the most common. When businesses look for email server services, they look for Microsoft Exchange. But if you’re looking to save on infrastructure costs, you might want to consider Microsoft’s hosted Exchange. Here’s what you need to know. What is Microsoft […]

Top features in Windows 10 May 2019 Update

The first major Windows 10 update in 2019 started rolling out in late May, and it is packed with a raft of tools and apps to enhance user experience as well as productivity and efficiency. Here are some of the most notable changes that come with the update. Light theme If Windows 10’s dark mode […]

Better ransomware protection with Windows 10

In 2018, ransomware was the biggest malware threat to businesses worldwide. Experts say it’s not likely to go away soon. But thanks to Windows 10’s beefed-up security features, you can easily secure your business from the dangers of ransomware. Controlled Folder Access This feature allows you to list certain documents and folders as “protected.” Only […]

Open-source or proprietary VoIP: A guide

Your managed service provider (MSP) may have your IT covered. But knowing a thing or two about internet-based phones will help you understand which ones will fit your business. What are your choices? Which one is better? Read on to learn more about at Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems. What are “proprietary” systems? When […]

The risks posed by Windows 10 bloatware

Have you bought a new PC or laptop recently? Don’t be too impressed by so-called value-added pre-installed software, as these take up storage space and use up processing power. More than this, a new report shows that free trial versions of browser toolbars, video games, and antivirus programs can make you vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. […]

Hangouts Meet vs. Skype for Business

IDG Enterprise says that businesses worldwide spent $3.5 billion on video conferencing apps in 2016. That’s a lot but also money well spent, especially if it helps with your employees’ productivity and collaboration. Some of these video conferencing apps are Hangouts Meet and Skype for Business. These tools share a lot of calling and video […]