10 Mother’s Day Tech Gifts Mom Will Like
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the women in our lives and shower them with appreciation for all that they do. But for those ...
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New Zoom Vulnerability | Zero Day Security Risk
With over 467,000 business customers, Zoom is hailed for its simplicity and easy user interface. But with this simplicity comes some vulnerabilities, as attackers have ...
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Parler Returns to App Store | Previous Breach Leading to Parler’s Demise
Social Media platform, Parler found itself in hot water after its services were used to assist in the planning of the attack on the United ...
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Facebook Data Breach | How to Know if Your Facebook Was Hacked
Similar to the Instagram data breach we reported here, Facebook, the most popular social networking platform in the world, is in hot water for its lax policies on data management and the privacy ...
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Rocket IT Hosts E-cycle Earth Day Event
Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA – This Earth Day, the Rocket IT team is rolling up its sleeves to help the metro-Atlanta community reduce, reuse, ...
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Outlook Easter Eggs: Discovering Microsoft’s Hidden Features
While the words “Easter eggs” may spark images of brightly colored eggs, in technology, Easter eggs refer to hidden features tucked within software applications or ...
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Why Does Turning It Off And On Again Work?

Nov 11, 2015

The phrase probably the most associated with IT is “have you tried turning it off and back on again?” In the Rocket IT office, we don’t start troubleshooting with that phrase because we know the only thing more irritating than saying it over and over again is hearing it. But rebooting your system really can…

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Top Five Productivity Apps

Oct 7, 2015

Let’s be honest… Productivity isn’t always what comes to mind when we think about our favorite mobile apps. We spend more time on Facebook and Audible than we’d care to admit. But the great thing about apps is there’s one for almost everything – even for making up the time we lose scrolling through our…

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Don’t Install on Autopilot

Sep 30, 2015

Let’s face it. No one really wants to read all of the Terms and Conditions associated with downloading a new program. Many of us just skim through each stage, clicking “Next” on autopilot until the program finally starts installing. But do you really know everything you’re agreeing to when you do this? Ever noticed how…

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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts + General & Email Keyboard Shortcuts

Sep 16, 2015

Sometimes there simply is not enough time in the workday to accomplish everything we need to get done. Sad to say, there is no miracle cure that we can provide to squeeze more time in a day. However, there are a few simple ways to make the most of your time on a computer by…

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Fire Hazards: Shut Down Laptops, Clean Out Computers, & Get Proper Insurance Coverage

Sep 2, 2015

My parents experienced a house fire just this summer. No one was physically harmed, thank goodness, but their home of 35 years sustained serious damage and will have to be rebuilt. Thanks to insurance, most of their financial costs will be covered, but a lifetime of photos, artwork, and other keepsakes are forever damaged or…

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Understanding Why Your E-Mails Land in Spam Folders

Aug 28, 2015

Spam algorithms are constantly changing in an arms’ race against spammers. Annoying e-mails about “miracle vitamins” are only the tip of the spam iceberg. The algorithms (processes or sets of rules followed in calculations, usually by a computer) to fight against each oncoming wave of spam have to adapt as the spam adapts. As hard as…

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What the Difference Between an Update and an Upgrade Means to You

Aug 19, 2015

Software updates and upgrades can seem pretty similar. You know one tends to cost more (sometimes a LOT more). Numerous users are asking- what’s the difference? Both usually require you to restart your computer (and both interrupt your work unless you have a rule in place that pushes those updates through when you’re not in…

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Evaluate: What to Look for in Your Antivirus Software

Aug 6, 2015

You have a lot invested in your work computer. There’s important data, secure files, and it’s your lifeline to the office when you’re out and about. You need an antivirus program that keeps your computer safe and up to date. Sadly, a free antivirus solution isn’t going to cut it. So what should you look…

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You Never Forget Your First Computer

Jul 29, 2015

There are a lot of firsts you never forget. Your first love, your first job and, if you’re like us, your first computer. We asked our team to tell us stories about their first computers. Pictured above is the same model computer that Rocket IT CEO Matt Hyatt had as his first. “I had an…

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