Author: Jackie Carrillo

To many inside and outside the tech industry, there are few more mystical letters than SEO. Somehow, through the magic of Google’s algorithms, some websites flourish while others founder — and only by unlocking the hidden art of SEO can one take control of one’s online destiny. Unfortunately, it is exactly this approach to SEO that leads many businesses to follow the White Rabbit into Wonderland. Too many myths and legends lurk around the web, confusing even the savviest business leaders. So, everyone can benefit from the driving power of SEO, it’s high time that we dispel this misinformation —…

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You have backups in the event your business is hit by ransomware. You have prepared PR statements should there be any kind of customer data breach. You have been careful to keep all software updated, and you train your employees on cyber hygiene at least once per year. But are you confident that all your bases are covered when it comes to cybersecurity? Cybersecurity is never a set-and-forget solution; there are always new threats on the horizon to prepare for, and if you haven’t touched your security strategy in months (or worse, years) then your business is probably vulnerable to…

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With the proliferation of smart products on the market today, many homeowners are questioning the need for traditional security systems. After all, when you can see who is at the door using your smartphone — even when you’re on the other side of the world — who needs to pay for professional monitoring? And even if you want a more advanced security system, you can buy one that you can easily install yourself, without paying a technician to come do it for you. It seems like technology has traditional home security systems going the way of the dinosaurs, but not…

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If you’re like millions of people around the world who love tech, your home is no doubt filled to the brim with all sorts of fun and useful internet-enabled gadgets. There’s everything available from smart-home hubs and automated kitchen appliances through to smart lighting, security, audio systems and more. However, there is a downside to this tech that not enough people consider or take steps to prevent: the potential risk of hackers getting into your devices and/or your home. While most people remember to safeguard their computers in the office and put a password on their phones, they often don’t…

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These days, it’s increasingly common for workers to complete some of their jobs on the go, whether they check emails while waiting for a meeting, write a social media post on public transport, or connect with other team members while working from a café. Although technology allows people to stay connected and be more productive no matter where they’re located, there are some potential downsides and risks to this trend. To help ensure you and your teams get the most done possible, and keep information safe while you’re at it, read on for some mobility management tips. Understand the Specific…

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Through science fiction, we were promised a future filled with flying cars, colonies on Mars, and—perhaps most importantly—video calling. Yet, it’s already 2018, and we aren’t any closer to hover technology or a Martian journey—and video calling has hardly caught on. In offices and homes around the U.S., the dominant form of communication is inarguably text-based: mobile messages, social media, and email. In fact, the average American adult is 2.6 times more likely to send a text message than pick up the phone. Still, voice calling remains dramatically more popular than video calls, despite the fact that there are plenty…

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In many maker spaces, laser cutting and 3D printing are used together in order to create impressive, detailed items and works of art. However, outside the world of makers, many people aren’t sure how the two are different from each other. It’s true that they have some similarities, but laser cutting and 3D printing are actually very different technologies. Defining the Terms The first step to explaining the difference between laser cutting and 3D printing is to define the terms. Laser cutting is a subtractive process; that is, it cuts material way from the source in a designed shape or…

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It might not be seasonally appropriate — aren’t bunnies the mascots of spring? — but a new malware named Bad Rabbit has exploded across Russia and Eastern European countries. Following in the footsteps of WannaCry and NotPetya, Bad Rabbit is a particularly nasty ransomware which encrypts a user’s files and threatens to keep them hidden until users pay the requested price. With the holidays fast approaching, individuals and businesses hardly want to succumb to this malicious digital rodent. Read on to learn as much as you can about the wayward bunny that endangers your most precious files. What Bad Rabbit…

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A slow network is a serious problem for a business. Not only does a slow network affect employee productivity, but it can have a detrimental effect on customer experience and in some industries (such as finance), it can result in the loss of thousands of dollars when transactions aren’t completed quickly. Considering that you only have a few seconds to capture a user’s attention — and that most people will click away from a website if it doesn’t respond within three seconds — you simply cannot afford to have a slow, congested network. But what causes LAN network congestion? There…

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Technology has been creating and disrupting industries across the globe for many decades now. When it comes to the automobile sector, one clear space where tech is having an impact is in carsharing. While in the past people who needed temporary access to wheels had to borrow a vehicle from a friend or family member, or pay to rent a car for a whole day or week, today carsharing websites are linking car owners with drivers and creating a whole new way of getting access to four wheels. If you’re keen to learn more about how you can take advantage…

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