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CHIPS Act Clears Congress to Boost Semiconductor Production | Sync Up
https://youtu.be/pjz5BazejlU Still have trouble finding the newest tech on store shelves? Congress aims to provide some relief as it recently cleared the CHIPS Act, potentially ...
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Amazon Recycles Small Electronics for Free | Sync Up
https://youtu.be/nIEK2kzd5yM Consumer electronics account for 70 percent of the toxic waste in landfills today. Fortunately, there are several services that will help you responsibly recycle ...
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Hackers Impersonate Cybersecurity Firms to Trick Victims | Sync Up
https://youtu.be/kFJjQKBFVN4 Can you really trust your cybersecurity partner? Recent events reveal that imposters are now running amuck, posing as security experts, in hopes of breaching ...
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Rocket IT Named One of the Healthiest Employers of Metro Atlanta
Metro Atlanta – Honoring innovative organizations that create healthy workplace programs, the Atlanta Business Chronicle has awarded Rocket IT a spot on its Healthiest Employers ...
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Apple’s Lockdown Mode Aims to Prevent iPhone Eavesdropping | Sync Up
https://youtu.be/peWReX84z8k We’ve all heard the joke that technology is listening to every word we speak. But, in 2022, state-backed hackers have taken that saying to ...
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FBI Warns of Scammers Using Deepfakes in Remote Job Interviews | Sync Up
https://youtu.be/6ABSQYlooKg It’s not uncommon for job applicants to lie on their resumes. But what if technology allowed job seekers to take this as step further? ...
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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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The Power of Recognition

Sep 23, 2015

We’ve talked before on this blog about the importance of personal touch. You can make these connections in many different ways- inviting someone for coffee, having lunch with a friend, etc.. But few methods are more powerful than simple recognition. A recent Entrepreneur.Com article cited lack of recognition as the Number Two reason good employees…

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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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The Fallacy of Agreement

Sep 9, 2015

A friend recently shared a nugget of wisdom that had been passed down from his father. For days, I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I’ll share it with you in the hopes that it may be of value to you as well: Don’t necessarily seek agreement among a group; at times, seek…

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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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