Computing News That You Can Use - September 2021 Passwords - How to choose good passwords and manage them Quote of the Month "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney Nobody like having to deal with passwords but they are used everywhere. Every website and every company has their own idea how to handle password policy. Let's discuss common problems with passwords, common solutions you can use, and tools that can help you check … [Read more...] about Grundig IT Newsletter
Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - August 2021 Quote of the Month: "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." - Albert Einstein Do you need IT consulting? We’ve talked about a large number of important topics recently: Security, ransomware, backup. This month, we’re going to discuss a number of smaller tips and tricks that we’ll hope will make your time with your computer easier and more productive. As you use your computer, you … [Read more...] about Windows Tips and Tricks | Grundig IT Newsletter
We’re a tech company, and it's definitely advantageous for us to stay on top of technological developments. That’s why, this morning, I got to be pleasantly surprised with an update from Windows 10 to Windows 11 - we had selected my computer to participate in the pre-release beta build. I’m going to take a quick moment to specify a few things: Windows 11 is not actually released yet, the primary Microsoft OS is still Windows 10. You can access the pre-release of Windows 11 … [Read more...] about Initial Thoughts on Windows 11 Beta
Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - July 2021 Quote of the Month: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae West The Ransomware Industrial Complex - And How To Deal With It NOTE: To read this newsletter online or to browse past topics that we have covered over the years, go here. As the ransomware threat is increasing, different players in the ransomware ‘game’ are interacting with each other to make it ‘worse.’ The main way to measure … [Read more...] about The Ransomware Industrial Complex – And How To Deal With It
Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - June 2021 Quote of the Month "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer NOTE: To read this newsletter online or to browse past topics that we have covered over the years, go here. Covid-19 has changed the working world, but now, with people starting to return to the office, at least part-time, it is setting us up for the next stage: flex work (or hybrid work), … [Read more...] about The Best Hybrid (Flex) Working Options In a Post-Covid World
Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - May 2021 Dropbox vs. OneDrive vs. Google Drive And the Winner is . . . ? Quote of the Month: "The opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself." - Sun Tzu These days, teams working remotely (and often within one or more physical offices) are using one of the popular cloud / sync solutions for file storage and file sharing. The most popular of such solutions are Dropbox, OneDrive and … [Read more...] about Grundig IT Newsletter- Dropbox vs. OneDrive vs. Google Drive
Hello everyone! We’ve noticed a new, strange issue with a recent Microsoft Office update, changing how Outlook presents its auto-complete options for mail recipients. Outlook now has a large dropdown box with little profile boxes, taking up significantly more screen real estate than the small list it has had before. Some people have even reported the selection box extending upwards instead of downwards, going off the screen. Here's a before and after glimpse: While I am always a fan … [Read more...] about Microsoft Outlook Update: Email Dropdown Selection Troubles
Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - April 2021 Ransomware and Phishing: How To Deal With These Threats? Quote of the Month: "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela Ransomware has been more common news in IT circles lately, which is both fortunate and unfortunate. We all hope we will be better protected, more alert, and more ready for any new incoming threats, but unfortunately others had to be hit by … [Read more...] about Grundig IT Newsletter: Ransomware and Phishing
Quote of the Month: “It is possible to commit no mistakes, and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life." - Jean-Luc Picard Backup protects against security failures, ransomware, accidental deletion, hardware failure and more. Even if you are careful about vulnerabilities, you have risks. Not only can some illicit computer devotees lock down or ruin your data with ransomware, but sometimes you can run into hardware problems: Bad drives, heat waves and bad weather, … [Read more...] about Grundig IT Newsletter: Is There a Better Backup For Your Valuable Data?
Computing News That You Can Use - February 2021 To Repair or Replace Your Computer? - That is the Question Quote of the Month: “Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power." - Lau Tzu Computers (and networking equipment) have a useful lifespan which is much shorter than the other major things we own and use, such as houses, cars and appliances. Given that computers wear out and become outdated so fast, the question becomes: Do we upgrade them, making incremental … [Read more...] about Grundig IT Newsletter: To Repair or Replace Your Computer?