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Have You Tried Turning It Off and Back On Again? : Soft Reboot vs. Hard Reboot

Sometimes, your computer just stops working: an application is slow or fails altogether, your computer is taking ages to respond to simple commands, or it’s just doing weird things you’ve never seen before. When something like this happens, it’s best ...

The Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft Windows comes equipped with hundreds of keyboard shortcuts which can simplify your life. These shortcuts are created by pressing two or more keys on your keyboard at once. With practice, using these shortcuts will become second nature. Even though ...

Our Favorite Business Apps

We've all got one: a smart phone or tablet, so why not use it to help you with your day to day business as well as keeping up with your social media? We've compiled a list below of our favorite ...

Judgement Free Zone: What is the Cloud?

“Cloud” is, without a doubt, a vague and often confusing buzzword. It’s tossed around so regularly now that many people haven’t had the chance to learn what it actually means. In fact, the convenience of it all makes it easy ...

Email Encryption: Privacy Matters

What is Email Encryption? Your information is important, and it needs to be protected. Emails are one of the easiest things to hack, since the files are transferred from one computer to another through the Internet. Your emails are typically ...

5 Things You Can Do Before You Call Your IT Company

It seems as if our computers fail us at exactly the wrong moment—just when we need them most. It can be incredibly frustrating, but don’t worry! Preferred IT is always here to help you out, no matter what your computer ...

Social Engineering: It Pays to be Suspicious

Do you know when it is and isn’t safe to give out personal information? Are you easily manipulated? Would you give your social security number or frequently used password to a stranger on the street? You may think you know ...

6 Ways Your Business Can Fulfill HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) was set in place in 1996 to ensure the safety of personal information given by clients to their healthcare providers. HIPAA regulations are strict and firm, but not impossible to follow. They ...

Am I Infected with Malware? Click here to find out!

What is a computer virus? Computer viruses are programs created and designed to wreak havoc. Computer viruses are aptly named, since they mimic real viruses by reproducing themselves and infecting multiple programs and computer systems.These viruses can be harmless—a silly ...

Miracast vs. Chromecast

Convenience is key, whether you are at home or in your office, and nothing is more convenient than the flash drive sized dongles that can replace those cumbersome HDMI cables. These devices have loads of potential, and their uses range ...

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