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Cyber Security News of the Week, July 31, 2016

Individuals at Risk
Cyber Fraud
Dark Patterns are designed to trick you (and they’re all over the Web): It happens to the best of us. After looking closely at a bank statement or cable bill, suddenly a small, unrecognizable charge appears. Fine print sleuthing soon provides the answer—somehow, you accidentally signed up for a service.

How HaaS will benefit your business

Hardware maintenance and upgrades can consume a big sum of your business’ time and money. But with Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS), a solution in which you pay a Managed Services Provider a subscription fee and let them take care of all your hardware-related issues, including upgrades, maintenance, and management, you can be sure of your hardware functionality […]

How to Make an Animated GIF for Souped Up Social Media

]Animated GIFs are a great way to get your social media posts noticed.  Here’s a quick and easy way to make a fun GIF from any video clip you find on YouTube or other video service.
Step 1 – Select a video
If you want to get a video from YouTube, Vimeo or other video service, you first need to find and copy the video URL link.

Firefox’s 8 hidden function upgrades

Warriors preparing for battle need to ensure they are armed with the best weapons and the strongest armor. The same can be said for businesses today. This means that web browsers that can house multiple windows just don’t cut it anymore; the ideal candidate makes the most out of your precious time instead of wasting […]

5 ways to make tech trends work for you

What tech fads has your SMB recently written off as silly and not worth your time? 3D printing, internet of things…Pokémon GO? Juvenile as they may seem at first, these trends helped to make a lot of businesses a lot of money. Navigating the quickly rising and falling auspices of the tech world may seem […]

How to handle poor VoIP call quality

VoIP telephone systems are going mainstream, largely because of the lower costs when compared to traditional landlines. But a budget-friendly phone system wouldn’t be worth the savings if it didn’t also promise easy set-up, advanced features, and reliability. So is making calls with a “Voice over IP” system truly dependable? Phones are an absolutely essential […]