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Your New Galaxy Note 7 Has a 1 in 42,000 Chance of Exploding

If you have the most recent addition to Samsung’s growing collection of smartphones, we hope you haven’t grown too attached to it. The company is recalling the Galaxy Note 7 on reports that the batteries explode. This event is largely considered one of the more high-profile recalls in the history of consumer technology.

Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Minimize the Chance of Cloud Migration Failure

Moving to the cloud is not an easy task, and it’s certainly not a process that will be the same for every SMB. Therefore, you need to be open to adaptation as the process wears on. Unplanned-for issues might make it difficult to adhere 100 percent to your plans, so if you can’t adapt to that which you can’t predict, your cloud migration is doomed to failure.

Ohio Society of CPA's Cincinnati Accounting Show

Boy, the CPAs in Cincinnati sure know how to make a company feel welcome! You may have heard us talking about this group before, Bob frequently presents a variety of IT topics at their CPE Days and the larger regional Accounting Shows. So, Tuesday morning we headed to Cincinnati to do it again.

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.