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Working from home? Don’t be big brothered by your tech

Working from home has its perks, but feeling like you’re being listened to by your devices isn’t one of them. Here’s a quick tip to keep your conversations private: Turn off those digital assistants! We’re talking Siri, Alexa, Cortana – the whole crew. These helpful AI buddies are always listening, waiting for your voice commands. […]

Working from home—how to get IT help fast

Working from home has its perks, but what happens when you need tech help? Don’t get stuck waiting in a long line of support tickets! Here’s how to streamline your IT assistance and keep your work flowing smoothly: Charge ahead and conquer your workday but remember – knowing how to get IT help fast is […]

Living the smart life — all about the Internet of Things (IoT)

Ever heard of the “Internet of Things” (IoT)? It’s basically the coolest tech party going on right now, and everyone’s invited – from your fridge to your Fitbit! Here’s the lowdown: The IoT is amazing, but it’s important to be aware of security considerations too.

Make sure your smart devices stay secure

We love our smart devices – thermostats that learn our habits, refrigerators that order groceries – but with all that convenience comes a little responsibility: security. Here’s the thing: smart tech relies on data, and that data needs protection. Imagine your smart devices are like chatty friends, constantly exchanging information to get things done. While […]

Ever Wonder What Your Smart Speaker Hears? Check and Clear Recordings!

Ever wonder what your smart speaker has been listening to? We all know they’re handy for playing music and answering questions, but they also record your voice commands. While this helps them learn and serve you better, it can also be a privacy concern. The good news is, you can easily review and delete those […]

Need Privacy? Take Control of Your Smart Speaker’s Listening Ears

Smart speakers like Amazon Alexa and Google Home are super handy. They can play music, answer questions, and even control your smart home devices. But here’s the thing: they’re always listening for that wake word (“Alexa,” “Hey Google”) to spring into action. This can be a bit creepy for privacy-conscious folks. Silence the Listening: The […]