Use Your Smartphone With the Lights Off and Risk Temporary Blindness

You may have heard of digital eye strain. The Vision Council defines it as “the physical discomfort felt after two or more hours in front of a digital screen and is associated with the close to mid-range distance of digital screens.” As annoying as this condition is, in some cases, it has actually developed into something far worse, like temporary blindness.

PowerPoint Screen Recorder

Did you know that you can actually record your screen right in PowerPoint? The Screen Recorder lets you select and area to record, and then it will record whatever actions are in that screen. When you're done, you can put the recording right in PowerPoint in one step.

Project Online Subscription Plans have changed

The subscriptions for Project Online, which includes Project Lite, Project for Office 365, Project Pro for Office 365, and Project Online with Project Pro for Office 365, have changed. And not a minute too soon in my opinion. The old subscription plan was confusing and difficult to explain, and Microsoft did a pretty good job simplifying it.

AOL CEO Gets His Twitter Account Hacked and the Internet Responds Appropriately

Imagine that you are the CEO of a mass media organization whose Twitter has just been hacked and was now posting 20 spam-filled tweets every second. You’ve just put yourselves in the shoes of Tim Armstrong, CEO of now-Verizon-subsidiary AOL.

The hackers responsible composed these tweets to include links, seemingly from the massive Chinese search engine Baidu, that directed to a fraudulent TMZ article that was actually an advertisement for a weight loss supplement.

Just a cool story (really!)

Yup, we live in a cynical world.  And the election just rubs our face in it constantly.  But at the end of the day, there are actually a lot more cool people on the planet than we realize.  And we just got proof of that fact:

 

 

Q4 begins for Simplex-IT

October. It’s October. Q4 begins. Halloween begins (note the foggy pic of Simplex-IT's HQ). Followed almost immediately by Election Day. So tricks and/or treats will be shared on multiple days.

Just Because You Backup Your Data, Doesn’t Mean it Will Survive a Disaster

There’s a dangerous misconception that a lot of business owners have about data backup. Too often, an SMB will have a data backup solution in place and the business owner will feel like they’re fully prepared to handle a data loss disaster--without looking into the data recovery capabilities of their backup solution (or the lack thereof). This kind of oversight can lead to a very costly surprise when a disaster strikes and there’s no easy way to restore the lost data.

Google Throws Down the Gauntlet for Hackers to Breach Their New Phone

There are many ways to fund a project, but one of the more interesting ways to do so in today’s web-centric culture is through crowdfunding. It’s been so effective that even major companies like Google are using it to their advantage. Google’s latest project encourages users to hack into the Nexus line of mobile devices to collect potential vulnerabilities, with the promise of prizes for those who are successful.

Shhhh! Library of Congress Hacked

Not since the British burned the Library of Congress to the ground in the War of 1812 has there been a more devastating attack on the famous library. Only this time, the recent attack was of the digital variety and King George III had nothing to do with it.