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Google My Business now accepts appointments

November 16th, 2017
Google My Business now accepts appointments

There are countless platforms that showcase, review and link to small businesses, but few have as much impact as Google does. Although business owners can’t choose where their site ranks in the search results, they can edit information that is displayed and insert some flashy new features.

Android introduces Fast Pair

November 14th, 2017
Android introduces Fast Pair

As seen with Apple’s AirPods, people today are quickly growing accustomed to wireless pairing between their smartphones and headphones. Of course, Google has been working on a solution of its own, and it has just made it to the market.

What is Fast Pair?

Fast Pair is Android’s new connectivity solution which uses Bluetooth technology and the smartphone’s proximity to let you connect to Fast Pair-enabled Bluetooth devices with just a single tap.

Google reviews: how to make them count

November 13th, 2017
Google reviews: how to make them count

Google has recently modified their search results to display ratings from review sites like Facebook and Yelp. While this may seem like a small change, it has actually made reviews more important than ever in terms of SEO. With the following tips, your company can shine in the Google search results.

Key security enhancements in Android 8.0

November 10th, 2017
Key security enhancements in Android 8.0

Oreo is Android’s latest and greatest operating software to date. With sleek new enhancements such as a picture-in-picture functionality, smarter Wi-Fi toggling, customizable application notifications, and more, Android users have plenty to get excited about.

What is “serverless” computing?

November 9th, 2017
What is “serverless” computing?

Thanks to economies of scale, cloud computing resources are cheaper and more stable than those on a local area network, but the cloud is still made up of servers that require expert configuration. Serverless computing is one way to reduce management burdens.

Unified Communications Explained

November 8th, 2017
Unified Communications Explained

There was a time when “voice” was the sole business communication solution. Then, we were introduced to emails, texts, and chats, all of which are extremely useful and are here to stay. But wouldn’t it be nice if there was a communication solution that integrated everything — voice, messaging, video — into one platform? That’s where unified communications come in.

Hackers exploit vulnerable Office feature

November 7th, 2017
Hackers exploit vulnerable Office feature

As the world’s most popular productivity suite, Microsoft Office tends to receive much attention from cybercriminals. Generally, hackers embed malware in authentic Office files to trick users into unleashing it onto their machines. However, the most recent exploit proves to be much more dangerous than any Office hack we’ve seen.

Navigate Windows 10 easily with ‘Follow Me’

November 3rd, 2017
Navigate Windows 10 easily with ‘Follow Me’

According to a Microsoft tipster, a proposed new feature in Windows 10 will allow users to navigate the system with the help of its virtual assistant (VA), Cortana. ‘Follow Me’ is an enhancement that will make navigating the operating system much easier, which will be particularly useful to those who find it a bit challenging.

KRACK hacks: What you need to know

November 2nd, 2017
KRACK hacks: What you need to know

You’ve heard of ransomware, denial-of-service attacks, and even phishing, but one hacking technique you may not have heard of is the KRACK exploit. This attack takes advantage of a vulnerability in WiFi networks, which puts any device with a wireless connection at risk.

How does Apple Pay work and is it secure?

November 1st, 2017
How does Apple Pay work and is it secure?

Apple Pay is a way for iPhone and iWatch users to make credit card payments using only their mobile device. Although it’s incredibly simple to use, some small businesses are worried about whether accepting these digital payments will add to their data security burdens.