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April 15th might be the most stressful day of the year for business owners racing to get their taxes files — and certainly for accountants racing to make hundreds or even thousands of clients happy. Once the madness of Tax Day subsides, however, most of us put the thought of W-2s and 1099s and...
Because of the Heartbleed vulnerability that rocked the online world last week, security should be top of mind for anyone who uses a computer. But changing your passwords for ALL online portals — the extent of the Heartbleed bug isn’t entirely known yet, and any password used on numerous sites...
The news about Heartbleed, a bug that exposed sensitive user information via a coding error in the commonly used online security protocol OpenSSL, shook the technology world to its core last week. The New Yorker called it “as bad as a security flaw can be.” The New York Times...
For the last two years, technology experts have been talking about this day. Microsoft announced that April 8, 2014 would serve as the end of life for Windows XP all the way back in February 2012. And 26 months later, we’ve finally arrived, with Microsoft officially ending all support —...
Picture this: you’ve been stuck in IT limbo for years. On nights and weekends, a savvy friend helps you get your technology up and running. In her spare time, an office manager does her best to keep systems in working order.  After a while, you realize the need for an IT professional to...
What comes to mind when you think of a 3D printer? A far-fetched, futuristic fantasy from “The Jetsons”? The scariest new technology around? Perhaps the most useful? 3D printers have been utilized to create everything from prosthetic limbs to computer parts to dolls to bicycles to… well,...
When the CryptoLocker ransomware virus first appeared in September, few IT experts expected it to stick around for so long. But in 2014, the ransomware, which generally appears as a .ZIP, .PDF, or .EXE file attached to an unfamiliar email, is still infecting computers at an alarming rate,...
With the end of 2014’s first quarter upon us, we decided to interrupt our longing gaze at the warm, sunny weather in the near future and take a look at top trends affecting the technology world since January 1st. Unfortunately, the one story that continues to dominate tech news is data...
With the end of support for Windows XP looming in less than 40 days, the wider world is waking up to threats posed by the outdated operating system’s demise. Advocates in the financial and health care industries in particular have started sounding the alarm about XP’s April 8th expiration date...
With every day that passes, cloud computing becomes an even more integral to our technological lives. Now that it’s so standard, does it still represent the revolutionary answer to all of our problems? Or simply another useful IT solution that, when utilized properly and implemented cautiously...

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