Patch Tuesday May 2019
Patch Tuesday May 2019: all the security update news you need for your small business this month. Patch Tuesday is the 2nd Tuesday of the month when most software companies release their updates. Sophos versus Microsoft The Sophos antivirus company asked their users to uninstall a critical Windows patch. Apparently their antivirus software causes Windows… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday April 2019
Patch Tuesday April 2019: April showers bring torrents of security patches for your small business. Patch Tuesday April 2019 Patch Tuesday is that day of the month when numerous software companies release their security updates. It’s always the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Be sure to schedule time to update all your devices once a… (0 comment)

Tablet Tales
Tablet Tales: It’s confusing buying a tablet these days. How do you decide which size, which features, which operating system? Tablet Tales I needed to get a new tablet. My beloved Lenovo 7″ Yoga tablet is over 4 years old and giving off all kinds of dire messages about key software being too old and… (0 comment)

Spring Clean Your Tech
Spring Clean Your Tech: how do you tidy up all those cables and old devices? Spring Clean Your Tech Almost every client’s office that I go to has a box, a box brimming with cables, old devices and other tech detritus. And I always help the client go through it to see what the cables… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday March 2019
Patch Tuesday March 2019: all the patch news you need for your small business. Adobe Agony No Hot Flash this month for a change. This month the excitement is with Photoshop, Digital Editions (ebook  reader) and Cold Fusion. There were two important security updates last month for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat so check that… (0 comment)

Quadriga CryptoCurrency Boondoggle
Quadriga CryptoCurrency Boondoggle: it has everything, lost passwords, missing funds, cyrptocurrency intrigue, mysterious death in a faraway land. Quadriga CryptoCurrency Boondoggle Earlier this month several news agencies reported that more than $400,000 in Quadriga cryptocurrency was locked/lost in a cold wallet after it’s CEO died unexpectedly in India. The widow claimed that the CEO took… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday February 2019
Patch Tuesday February 2019: all the security news you need this month for your small business. Hot Flash and Adobe Agony As usual there is a security update for Adobe Flash. But the real excitement is the boatload of critical and important security fixes for Adobe Reader and Acrobat for both Windows and Mac. More… (0 comment)

Office 2019 versus Office 365
Office 2019: Microsoft has released what they’re calling their last standalone version of Office. And then they released a video dissing it compared to their Office 365 offering. There just couldn’t be a new Office launch without Microsoft doing something screwy. As far back as Office 97, Microsoft has been confusing their customers with different… (0 comment)

Patch Tuesday November 2018
Patch Tuesday November 2018: all the patch and security news you need for your small business. Windows 10 Fall Update The Windows 10 Fall Update, originally slated for release in mid October, has been pulled again by Microsoft. The third attempt at a stable build was another failure. You have to wonder about Microsoft’s commitment… (0 comment)

The Haunting of Workstation 16
I,  Sarah Millin, longtime IT consultant, retell the strange events that occurred which I call the haunting of workstation 16. I have changed only the name of my client to preserve their privacy. On a late October afternoon, I was called to one of my client’s offices. This client, normally calm, was clearly agitated and… (0 comment)

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