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?
Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - January 2021 How to Ask For Technical Support: Getting The Most Efficient Resolution Quote of the Month: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill Unsurprisingly, in our line of work, we have a lot of requests for technical support. It’s our job to help and fix things, and we want you back on your feet and working as efficiently as possible. There’s a method … [Read more...] about Grundig IT Newsletter: How to Ask For Technical Support
Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - December 2020 Quote of the Month: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin With the dangers of COVID-19 still lingering about the world, multitudes of users are spending more and more time online. Similarly, more and more illicit businessmen - you know, criminals? - are pushing their work online even harder. More than ever, a wealth of data exists on your network that cybercriminals want to get their … [Read more...] about Defending Against Common Phishing Attacks
Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - November 2020 OK. Usually, we are talking about computers, IT and other ways to enhance and grow your business with technology. This time, a slight detour. Phones. Equally important, but not focused on so much. I have an iPhone and have used one since I switched from Blackberry (remember Blackberry?) a long time ago. Benjamin has a Samsung (Android) device. Both are great and perform similar functions. Which one is better is really a … [Read more...] about Phones – Not Quite Computers, But Equally Important
Grundig IT Newsletter Computing News That You Can Use - October 2020 For the last 4 weeks, I had been searching for a new technician to add to the Grundig IT team. Now, I am proud to announce that we have found our guy! Benjamin Gratch survived the interview and testing process, distinguishing himself along the way and emerging as the top candidate among 3 final contenders. He started last week, has transitioned nicely into his current position and is busy learning about Grundig IT’s clients … [Read more...] about Introducing Benjamin Gratch, Grundig IT’s New Technology Expert
One of the most dramatic and difficult things that can happen to a computer system is storage failure. There are three general causes for damaged data and all of them can be caused by multiple things. Data can be corrupted when changes to files are interrupted, which can affect just one file or the whole drive, and if the drive itself is somehow damaged, the data will become hard, or even impossible to access. If only a few folders or files are inaccessible on the storage device, it's … [Read more...] about Data Recovery Scenarios When a Hard Drive Goes Bad – And How Grundig IT Can Help