It’s never a good time for computer problems. Whether keys on your MacBook Pro aren’t responding, there’s a crack on the screen or the battery no longer holds enough of a charge to make it useful, one thing is for sure: a repair is in your future. This entails bringing the Mac to an Apple Store or Apple… Continue reading How to Prepare Your Mac for Repair
Mac, iPhone and iPad users have a lot of choice when it comes to choosing a calendar. Apple provides free calendar services via iCloud. Plus, the Calendar app lets you add calendar accounts from a wide variety of providers. Most notable among them are Microsoft Exchange and Google Calendar, which are common go-to tools in… Continue reading iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange: Choosing a Personal Calendar Service
As pandemic-related restrictions ebb and flow, many people continue to work from home at least some of the time. A slow Internet connection can make working from home miserable. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for Internet connections to degrade over time as cables endure a variety of insults ranging from water seeping into connectors to… Continue reading How to Solve a Slow Internet Connection
It’s common to want to share files, photos and other data between your devices—or with friends and family. When the person or device isn’t nearby, it’s easiest to use Messages or Mail. But if you want to move a file between two of your Macs, from your iPhone to your Mac or to your friend who’s across… Continue reading How to Use AirDrop to Share Files, Photos and other Data between Apple Devices
In cybercriminal circles, ransomware is all the rage. It bears repeating: if you have not thought about protecting your systems, it’s critical that you take steps to protect your data before it is too late. Once ransomware infects a computer, it encrypts all the files and then presents a ransom demand. You’d need to pay… Continue reading Ransomware Is On the Rise: Learn How to Protect Your Macs
It’s tempting to think that most external storage devices—whether simple hard drives or more complicated network-attached storage (NAS) units—are relatively similar because they all do roughly the same thing. However, a recent problem with older Western Digital My Book Live NAS devices highlighted that there can be large differences. In that case, hackers figured out… Continue reading How to Choose Safe External Storage
If you are a business owner, the Colonial Pipeline situation is a big wake-up call, even if you consider your business small and an unlikely target of hackers. Unfortunately, ransomware attacks on small businesses are extremely common in 2021. You may be shocked to learn that one business is compromised every three hours on average. arobasegroup can help.
Have a safer 2021 with New Year’s resolutions that will help you secure your devices, avoid email and text scams, stay safe from malware and benefit from the security and ease-of-use of password managers.
You found the perfect location, signed the lease and ordered the sign announcing your business. But, are you picturing exactly where all of your technology tools will be located? Have you selected a vendor for a copier? Have you considered the power requirements or whether scanned documents will be stored locally or in the cloud?
arobasegroup can help you keep your business running in the midst of a public health crisis.