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Do you need Microsoft Office, maybe not thanks to Google.

Posted by Travis Terry on April 11, 2019
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Google just announced that it’s adding native support for Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint formats — like .docx, .xls, and .ppt — which will let you do real-time collaboration in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. This morning, Google announced support would be coming to the commercial versions of those apps right now, namely G Suite, but the company now says they’re coming to regular users too, as soon as this month. G Suite customers should see support

Who can you trust to fix your computer?

Posted by Travis Terry on April 1, 2019
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The FTC announced it has fined Office Depot $25M for scamming customers into buying malware removal services they never needed. The company that cooperated with the scam, Support.com, was also fined $10M, for a total of $35M. The two companies collaborated to charge Office Depot customers up to $300 for malware removal services. Office Depot also owns OfficeMax (the two companies merged in 2013). From 2009 through 2016, Support.com provided Office Depot/OfficeMax with a “PC

The End of an Era

Posted by Travis Terry on March 21, 2019
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Microsoft has rolled out an update to Windows 7 that will notify users about the end of support for the highly loved operating system. The software giant is stopping support of Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020, and they are now starting to warn about this cutoff date. Microsoft is using a notification to warn Windows 7 users of the upcoming event. Microsoft’s end of support date means that Windows 7 users will no longer receive security

Email Scam, Oh No!

Posted by Travis Terry on March 7, 2019
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Category: Computer IT
Many of you have already been contacted already from yourself believe it or not, that is how it looks at least, when some of these email scams come into your email. A slew of personal and business customers alike have been hard pressed when confronted with these emails. I have gotten questions like, “How did they get into my email then”? Or, “How did they get my password, it is in the email”? Just to

Russia plans to completely disconnect itself from the internet to see what happens

Posted by Travis Terry on February 18, 2019
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A recently proposed Russian law would mandate that service providers be able to completely disconnect Russia from the internet. The government wants this ability to ensure they can protect their internet assets from foreign aggression and be able to route all traffic internally. The test is planned for sometime in the coming weeks but the exact date is unknown. The goal of the whole experiment is to gather information and provide potential amendments for the