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The Benefits Of Blockchain Technology For Accounting Firms: Is It A Game-Changer?

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Blockchain technology for accounting firms: The explosion of cryptocurrency propelled blockchain technology into the mainstream, and tech-savvy accountants were quick to recognize how it seamlessly integrates with their profession. The auditing world’s Big Four and other early adopters have started experimenting with blockchain way ahead of everybody else.  What are the benefits of blockchain technology for accounting firms that are getting industry leaders excited?

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Sextortion Scam: Aaron Smith, The Latest (Most Embarassing) Cybercrime Hacking Technique

Sextortion Scam Aaron SmithWhat we all do behind closed doors, is our business, right? This “Aaron Smith” Sextortion Scam suggests otherwise.

Imagine this (or maybe you don’t have to imagine because if you’re a business owner in the triangle area):

You open your inbox, and some guy named Aaron Smith in broken English says something to the effect of,

“Hey, I hacked into your computer while you were on adult website X, I turned on your webcam and recorded you and your screen, and if you don’t pay me $5000, I’m going to post this video on your Facebook feed and show your aunt Martha, your boss’s wife and everyone else in your world.

I have your information, I know your password is Rover050467.”

Yep. This latest scam/internet con/email phishing attack is called “Sextortion” because it’s whole tactic is based around threatening to share what you do in private to all of your peers. This one’s a doozie to say the least.

If you’re not signed up yet – attending our next webinar Tuesday November 13 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Cybersecurity: How To Protect Yourself And Your Business From Data Breaches is an absolute must. 

Let’s dive into this debacle of a threat so you can learn how to protect yourself from this fantastically embarrassing (and clever!) email phishing attack.

 

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Megan Fox, Your Flight Status, And Traverse City: 12 Cool Ways To Boost Productivity With Windows’ Virtual Assistant Cortana

12 Ways to Boost Productivity using Cortana, Windows' Virtual AssistantThe adage “Time is Money” is never more relevant than when it comes to navigating through your Windows operating system to knock out your business’s week’s to-do list and boost productivity.

Consider this: Let’s say you spend 5-8 seconds browsing through a menu to pull up a calendar, move appointments that have rescheduled, or using your pesky URL search bar to google irrelevant facts about celebrities, the average user spends 15-25 minutes a week on inefficient productivity processes within their Windows devices.

Our solution? Save those precious wrists, fingers from carpal tunnel, and eyes from strain and fatigue and use Cortana.

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Improve Smartphone Data Storage

It’s happened to all of us. The smartphone notification none of us want to see: Not Enough Storage.

By the time that pop up shows on your phone, it’s no longer a friendly reminder to clear out data, it’s a block and preventative measure stopping you from downloading anything else.

And, don;t you find it strange that it usually happens when you need your phone the most – capturing a photo or trying to record video of a moment you know you’ll never get to recreate?

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6 Tech Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed

Tech GadgetsWe all love technology and the growing number of gadgets being developed. With each device created, our lives become more connected and a bit easier.

As a technology company, we figured we should give you a window into some of our favorite tech gadgets. This list highlights the gadgets that we love and the ones we now don’t want to operate without. Once you give these gadgets a try,  you’ll certainly be hooked.

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The Smart Way To Toss Old Devices

We all have them. Old devices sitting around in our garages or storage areas, in drawers and boxes, causing clutter. Many times, we hesitate to get rid of old devices because of the amount of information and memories they have in them.

But toss them we must! Just follow these simple rules to ensure your sensitive data is protected and your old device is disposed of properly.

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5 Applications To Improve Your Organization And Productivity

Increased ProductivityWe’ve all been there. You’re tired, stressed and it seems like everything is due yesterday. Just the everyday demands of working on an always online work environment.

But whether you’re grappling with a crammed schedule, want to brush up on general organization habits, or listen to an audiobook on your commute to work, we’ve compiled the best organization apps to improve your productivity.

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The Must Have Mobile Apps For Business

Smartphone AppsIf you think about it, the mobile apps we download say something about our own interests. Most of our apps often lean toward our personal interests. But don’t overlook the growing number of mobile apps being designed with professionals in mind.

So grab your phone and get ready to download a few new favorite applications. We’ve put together an essentials list for business-related mobile apps.

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Remove The Digital Clutter

Remove Digital ClutterMost of us commit to IT organization. Whether we like it or not, the annual purge of walking through our homes with a meticulous eye to remove clutter is useful.

That detailed lens helps us see past the surface and identify the baseboards that need cleaning and extra “stuff” floating around that needs to find a new home.

But how often do we give that same meticulous eye to the digital footprint we generate for ourselves?

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Daylight Savings Time And Windows 10

Windows 10We’ve come to consider Daylight Savings Time as a placeholder and reminder to conduct pulse checks on the things we often overlook. So why not start considering Daylight Savings Time as a chance to check the health of your computer’s anti-virus system? Is it running properly? Is the system up to date?

The hope is that you are checking your anti-virus system more than twice a year, but if not, twice a year is better than never.

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