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The Power of Two

A one-time password (OTP) is a password that is valid for only one login session or transaction, on a computer system or other digital device. OTPs avoid a number of shortcomings that are associated with traditional (static) password based authentication;...

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TABLET VS. LAPTOP

Many people wonder if a laptop or a tablet will serve their needs. After all, tablets are easy to use, very portable, and internet-capable just like a laptop. However, not all tablets share the same functionality. Depending on your needs, a laptop may...

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Viruses are getting smarter

What would your first thought be seeing the above on your computer, laptop or cellphone? Would you start to wonder "What has my family been looking at?" or "What have I come across browsing the internet by mistake?" Within the last year we have been seeing...

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Tracking a Lost or Stolen Mobile Device

You have misplaced your mobile device; your phone or iPad or tablet is gone! Stolen! Lost! TIME TO PANIC! Yes? No, it is not time to panic (yet) as there are several ways to locate your device. If you locate the device and it has been stolen, not lost,...

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Google Analytics

what is it and how can it help your business? Google analytics is a service offered by Google to measure and report on visitors to your website. The service can generate detailed statistics and reports to let you make informed decisions about what does and...

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How to Make a Strong Password

Two essential password rules: Following two rules are the minimum that you should follow when creating a password. Rule 1 – Password Length: Stick with passwords that are at least 8 characters in length. The more character in the passwords is better, as...

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Developing an IT Strategy

Why? Developing an IT strategy sounds like it’s probably a fair amount of work and perhaps for little tangible benefit in the short term, so why bother? Because having an ad-hoc approach to IT systems means things are not usually as efficient as they could...

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Email size does matter

Email size when sending and receiving may have a limit, it all depends upon who you send your email through. We hit this issue from time to time, customers asking for assistance when their email seem to stop. It will often present itself as "I can receive...

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Benefits from using dual monitors

Utilising a second monitor is proven to improve your productivity. First of all what is a dual monitor setup? Computers & laptops these days can support more than one monitor – think of the second (or third) monitors as just a physical extension of your...

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FACEBOOK SECURITY SETTINGS

The Facebook Settings You Should Check This year (2013) Facebook have made several changes to it's privacy policy and your settings, if you haven't looked at your profile settings lately then now would be a good time to do it. If you're like the most of us...

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USING SECURE PASSWORDS

Many individuals look upon the requirement to use and change passwords regularly as an evil inflicted by the Information Technology (IT) industry. What users should be aware of is that a password is no different than the combination to a safe and should be...

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SELECTING A WEB DESIGNER/DEVELOPER

Everything you ever wanted to know about hiring a Web designer but were afraid to ask Before starting it's important to determine the purpose of your site. Do you want to sell products online? Are you planning to improve brand loyalty, provide information...

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CHOOSING A GOOD DOMAIN NAME

Introduction One of the basic web fundamental is selecting a good domain name. This usually takes nothing more than a little common sense and thought, however this is often overlooked. Many companies overly complicate their domain name and thus run the...

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Should you provide Free Wi-Fi to your Customers?

In an ever more connected world is there an advantage to offering wi-fi to your customers? To answer that you need to ask yourself a couple of questions: Would you have the opportunity to gain more sales by having your clients spend more time at your...

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