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How to prevent your laptop from overheating

How to prevent your laptop from overheating

Laptops may be more affordable than ever, but we’re also using them for more advanced tasks than ever. This means you run the risk of overheating your laptop and causing long-term damage. Here’s how to avoid that. Causes of overheating Laptops create heat during their normal operation.

Don’t give social media hackers a chance

Don’t give social media hackers a chance

Pranksters, malicious attackers, extremists — hackers come in different forms, but they all have one thing in mind: compromising your online privacy and security. Some of them specialize in hacking social media, but don’t fret; there are several things you can do to protect your Facebook or Twitter account.

How WP security updates impact your site

How WP security updates impact your site

WordPress (WP) websites require routine updates to keep up with user demands. Some of WP’s most critical updates are security patches, which protect sites from various cyberattacks. But why does your website sometimes act up when you finish running an update, and how can you prevent it? Be cautious with updates In 2017, WP issued […]

5 new features for Outlook

5 new features for Outlook

Lately, Microsoft has given some love to Outlook — not just the desktop app, but also the web and app versions. In fact, they just released a bunch of new and improved features. Let’s take a look. #1 RSVP Outlook makes it fairly simple to invite people to a meeting, but now it will also […]

New faces, New lives, hellos and goodbyes…

June 1st, 2018

Sometimes I need to take a breath and look at how far we’ve come. The list of names here at Simplex-IT seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. You’ll see a couple of new faces (and a returning one) in the eNewsletter for this month. But there are a couple other ones we decided to save until next month.

Welcome Angus Nietert

Hi, my name is Angus Nietert and I am an intern here at Simplex-IT. Prior to this internship, I worked at Nike, NOCO and Anna Maria Nursing Home. Although none of my previous jobs dealt with IT, I was still able to take valuable lessons away from them.

The lowdown on virtualization and the cloud

The lowdown on virtualization and the cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes used interchangeably, and it’s easy to see why people confuse the two. To set the record straight, virtualization is NOT cloud computing. But these two revolutionary technologies often overlap. Virtualization Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc.

Welcome Back Alec Barker

Hello! My name is Alec Barker, and I am an intern at Simplex-IT. I am currently a student at the University of Mount Union, where I study Multi-Platform Software Development. I previously worked as an intern at a camouflage fabric company, where I sorted test pieces and documented them.

FREE Webinar: Stealing your Office 365 Credentials

The bad guys have a new way to make your Office 365 account send malware to all of your contacts without you ever knowing. The way it works is actually pretty simple.

And here’s the fun part. Most anti-virus tools won’t catch it. Spam filters don’t do a great job, either.

Intro to Project Online

 

Project Online is a great tool for managing projects, and it's easier to set up and use than you might think (and Patti can help you with that.) It provides project managers a place to enter all the work that needs done on a project, as well as allocate resources, time, and budget.