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Upgrade Your Documentation with Screenshots

Posted by on in How To

Screen ShotWhen you’re describing something that needs to be done on a computer, screen shots inserted into a document provide much more useful guidance than text alone. While the capability to take screen shots has been built into Windows for decades, newer software makes the task of creating and editing those screenshots much easier than before.

Remove QuickTime From Your Windows PC

Posted by on in Security

QuicktimeIt was recently announced that Quicktime for Windows has a couple ugly security holes. Apple subsequently announced that Quicktime for Windows is no longer supported so it would not be patched. Since Quicktime is no longer required for iTunes (which is likely where it was installed from on your computer) and modern programs and browsers can handle Quicktime-type files natively, we highly recommend you remove Quicktime for Windows. Here’s how you do it.

Is Your UPS Up To The Task?

Posted by on in Best Practices

As we had some wind storms in the area that knocked out some power in the area, I was reminded about the importance of proper power protection for your systems. While the article on our blog is a couple years old, the message remains the same: Make sure your technology is protected this season from power-issues with a properly-rated UPS

windows 10While we recommended holding off on Windows 10 when it was first released, we know that it’s starting to show up in more environments and being put into production at more companies. As long as you’ve verified compatibility with all your apps and peripherals, Windows 10 will work fine, but there is one thing you might want to turn off: Windows 10’s “patch the world” feature.

Tech Tip: How Can You Verify An E-mail Is Valid?

Posted by on in How To

identityHave you ever wondered if you could check if an email address you have on file for somebody is valid? Say you were talking to a client on the phone and they gave you an email address or you are trying to decipher an email address from a sign-up sheet. You might want to verify it’s valid before sending. While there are no foolproof method for e-mail verification, there are some ways you can at least make an attempt at checking.