Is Bing the right search engine for you?

February 1, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Search Engine

Have you ever tried asking your search engine something to no avail? With many of us facing this problem, Bing has been updated with four new features that give users more thorough answers and enable it to respond to broader search terms. Validating answers using many websites Before the recent update, Bing would answer questions […]

Azure virtual machines get a free upgrade

January 30, 2018 Computer St. Louis

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Virtualization is difficult to understand. The technology itself is complex, and the industry is dominated by vendors that the average business owner has never heard of. Almost everyone knows Microsoft though, and its virtualization platform just got a big speed boost that won’t cost users a thing — if they know how to take advantage […]

Why is Skype’s new feature so important

January 29, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Skype

With more targeted attacks on social networking services than ever, private conversations with your business partners can become public information. To prevent this, Skype has released a new feature that ensures complete privacy by encrypting all types of communication. Here are some of the features. Benefits of using Private Conversations Named ‘Private Conversations’ by Microsoft, […]

Understanding Office collaboration tools

January 26, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Mobile devices

Office 365 is chock full of so many apps that it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of them all. Sure, you have the most popular tools like Word and Skype for Business, but there are three tools in the lineup that seem like they could be used the same way: Outlook Groups, Yammer, and Microsoft […]

New Windows update for PC vulnerabilities

January 25, 2018 Computer St. Louis

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Two newly discovered Windows vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, make it possible for hackers to steal all sorts of confidential information. To resolve this issue, Microsoft has released an update. Continue reading to stay protected. Issues with Microsoft’s Spectre and Meltdown patches After the January 3rd announcement of unprecedented security vulnerabilities, Microsoft has been […]

Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

January 24, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Computer CPU

It’s been three weeks since one of the worst IT security vulnerabilities in history was announced, and consumers are still receiving mixed messages about how to protect themselves. We usually encourage users to install software updates as often as possible, but when it comes to Meltdown and Spectre, that advice comes with an asterisk. Unsecured […]

Data safety: The non-technical way

January 22, 2018 Computer St. Louis

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Keeping up with advancements in technology as a business owner is tough, especially when those advancements relate to information security. However, it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few physical security tips you can implement to protect your data before calling us! Cover up your webcam There must be some credibility to doing this […]

Is your browser safe from Spectre?

January 19, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Web Broswers

The Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox browsers may not be as safe as you think. Security researchers recently discovered that computer chips manufactured in the past two decades contain major security vulnerabilities. One can be used by hackers to gain access to sensitive data. Read on to learn more. What is Spectre? To understand […]

Why UPS is necessary for network equipment

January 18, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Audio Equipment

Fire, flood, storm, and other disasters can lead to power failure and productivity loss. Using uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for computers ensures you never lose unsaved work, but without internet, you’re practically crippled. To avoid that dilemma, we highly recommend using UPSs for your networking equipment, including cable modems, wireless access points, and routers. UPS […]

Virtualization vendors fix processor flaws

January 16, 2018 Computer St. Louis

Cloud Virtualization

Everyone has been trying to make sense of recently discovered vulnerabilities that affect almost every computer in use today. All you really need to know about the Spectre and Meltdown bugs is that they make it very easy to spy on private information stored on a computer. But if you’re using virtual desktops or servers, […]