How to beef up your iPhone passcode

How to beef up your iPhone passcode

Now that at least two companies are selling devices that unlock protected iPhones, it’s time for you to update your passcode to a stronger one and avoid the risk of unwanted access. Here’s how.

The problem

According to reports, at least two companies, Israel-based technology vendor Cellebrite and Atlanta-based Grayshift, have both developed relatively inexpensive technology for unlocking iPhones.

Browser-Based Biometrics Boosts Security

Browser-Based Biometrics Boosts Security

Earlier this month, the World Wide Web Consortium, announced plans to begin allowing users to log into online accounts with fingerprints, facial scans, and voice recognition. This will not only boost security, but also make account management much simpler.

5 tips on keeping mobile workers connected

5 tips on keeping mobile workers connected

Due to increasing connectivity and technological advances, mobile workers are increasingly becoming the norm in almost every industry. Business owners need to ensure these workers stay connected, so we’ve got some helpful tips in how to effectively apply mobile performance management.

Is your Android phone really up to date?

Is your Android phone really up to date?

To fend off the latest cyberattacks, Android phone manufacturers claim they always stay on top of bug fixes and security patches. But in light of recent reports, you may not want to take their word for it. Researchers say some popular Android vendors have missed quite a few important patches.

4 steps to optimize your Skype for Business

4 steps to optimize your Skype for Business

Skype for Business is an affordable, enterprise-level solution that enables your company to communicate with clients and conduct business meetings from any internet-enabled device. Learn these four steps to get the most out of your Skype calls.

#1. Conduct a preliminary network assessment

By conducting a comprehensive preliminary network assessment, you’ll be able to determine whether or not your current network has met Skype’s network performance requirements.

New security features on Office 365

New security features on Office 365

To bolster users’ safety, Microsoft recently added security features to Office 365. These enhancements give home and business users peace of mind whenever they send an email, share a link, or forward an attachment. There’s no such thing as being too secure, so we recommend staying abreast of them now.

Helpful new features coming to Windows 10

Helpful new features coming to Windows 10

Windows updates are notorious for taking too long to install and providing few tangible benefits. But Microsoft aims to make amends with the forthcoming Spring Creators Update, which takes half as long to set up and introduces several new features. Brush up on what’s coming so you can take full advantage of the update on Day 1.

Timeline

Replacing the Task Viewer icon that sits along the Windows taskbar, Timeline lets users view their desktop’s activity history.

Safety tips for watering hole attacks

Safety tips for watering hole attacks

Bad news, internet users: Cybercriminals have developed more advanced tricks to compromise your systems. While you may be familiar with attacks involving suspicious emails, the new kid on the block known as watering hole attacks are far more nefarious and effective.

Backing up a Mac is easy with Time Machine

Backing up a Mac is easy with Time Machine

Compared with Windows computers, Macs are less likely to crash or get infected with a virus. Although that’s true, Macs are as vulnerable to theft, spills, and other events that could render a computer useless. Fortunately for Mac users, Time Machine offers a simple way to restore data.

Keeping cloud costs under control

Keeping cloud costs under control

One of the most well known benefits of the cloud is it boosts cost efficiency. By moving to the cloud, small- and medium-sized businesses no longer have to worry about purchasing high-end equipment or maintaining full-scale data centers. However, there are quite a few costs associated with the cloud, so it’s important you know how to keep them under control.