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Is Google’s newest smartphone right for you?

November 2nd, 2018 Imagine IT mobile security, new releases, pixel, 2018november2android_a, android, google, google assistant, Hardware, smartphone mobile security, new releases, pixel, 2018november2android_a, android, google, google assistant, Hardware, smartphone

Companies that want their employees to have the best mobile devices for work usually choose one of three devices, a Pixel, one of the Galaxy S phones, or an iPhone. The Pixel phone is Google’s flagship device, and although it’s price isn’t much different from the competition, it’s packed with business benefits. Let’s review the latest iteration.

Router malware worse than experts realize

June 20th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018june20security_a, passwords, router, Security, cybersecurity, factory reset, Hardware, malware, man in the middle attacks, vpnfilter 2018june20security_a, passwords, router, Security, cybersecurity, factory reset, Hardware, malware, man in the middle attacks, vpnfilter

In May, security experts discovered one of the most widespread malware infections in history. Now, they’re warning businesses and consumers that it’s even worse than their first assessment. The VPNFilter malware poses a threat to small businesses and requires immediate attention from anyone who hasn’t taken action against it.

"Black Dot of Death" locks iOS messaging app

May 31st, 2018 Imagine IT black dot, 2018may31apple_c, 3d touch, apple, Hardware, ios, ipad, iphone, mac, siri black dot, 2018may31apple_c, 3d touch, apple, Hardware, ios, ipad, iphone, mac, siri

People who use iPhones, iPads, and Macs are at risk of encountering a Unicode attack that can cause the messaging app to crash and lock up the device. The good news is a workaround has been found which can restore the state of said Apple products.

Setting up your new laptop with Windows 10

May 30th, 2018 Imagine IT bloatware, 2018may30hardware_a, Hardware, mac app store, microsoft, ransomware, windows, windows 10 bloatware, 2018may30hardware_a, Hardware, mac app store, microsoft, ransomware, windows, windows 10

First things first, what should you do with your brand new laptop? You go through the Windows 10 setup, and you're all done, right? Not really. Your notebook isn’t ready -- until you do some tweaking. Let's get the ball rolling.

Android phones worth using for business

March 6th, 2018 Imagine IT mobile device, security, 2018march6android_a, android, google, Hardware, requirements, smartphone mobile device, security, 2018march6android_a, android, google, Hardware, requirements, smartphone

From Samsung to Huawei to HTC, there are plenty of Android smartphones available to consumers and businesses. But the choices get even more confusing as smartphone manufacturers release new models every year. That’s why Google compiled a list of devices to help you choose.

Improving healthcare data storage

February 5th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018february5healthcare_a, ehrs, electronic health records, Hardware, Healthcare, storage, virtualization 2018february5healthcare_a, ehrs, electronic health records, Hardware, Healthcare, storage, virtualization

As more medical practices adopt electronic health records (EHR), running out of digital storage is becoming an increasingly common issue. HIPAA-regulated practices don’t always have the option of cloud solutions, but virtualization is a secure and cost-effective alternative.

Here come crapware-free PCs

December 7th, 2017 Imagine IT bloatware, microsoft windows 10 signature edition, 2017december7windows_a, Hardware, microsoft, signature edition pcs, windows bloatware, microsoft windows 10 signature edition, 2017december7windows_a, Hardware, microsoft, signature edition pcs, windows

Bloatware, trialware, crapware -- the unnecessary software usually pre-installed by the manufacturer on your brand new PC. Besides being annoying, this type of software also slows down your machine and can tamper with security. Microsoft is fed up with it too, which is why they’ve come up with Windows 10 Signature Edition PCs. Read on to find out...

Do VoIP-enabled offices even need handsets?

February 20th, 2017 Imagine IT phones, 2017february20_voip_a, follow me, Hardware, voip phones, 2017february20_voip_a, follow me, Hardware, voip

Enterprise level virtualization for clients

June 10th, 2016 Imagine IT business, 2016june10_virtualization_a, application, cost, desktop, effective, Hardware, maintenance, medium, presentation, size, small, smb, software, virtualization business, 2016june10_virtualization_a, application, cost, desktop, effective, Hardware, maintenance, medium, presentation, size, small, smb, software, virtualization

A guide to virtualization and licensing

May 25th, 2016 Imagine IT cloud, 2016may25_virtualization_a, cost, Hardware, infrastructure, smb, software licenses, virtual machines, virtualization cloud, 2016may25_virtualization_a, cost, Hardware, infrastructure, smb, software licenses, virtual machines, virtualization