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Microsoft Office And Google Docs Sync For Offline Use

Recently, Google announced a small but significant change to Google Docs.  Now, if you have enabled offline access for files you have stored on your Google Drive, the system will auto-sync any Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, or Word files if you have opened them with Google Slides, Sheets, or Docs. This is a tremendously handy change. It allows ...

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Secret Twitter Accounts Are Not What You Think

Do you have a Twitter account?  Have you been patting yourself on the back while assuming that your identity was a secret, allowing you to ply the waters of Twitter in anonymity? Unfortunately, that's probably not the case.  Recently, Twitter disclosed the existence of a critical security vulnerability that allows someone to discern whether a specific ...

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Malware Is Targeting Small Office And Home Office Routers

Researchers at Lumen's Black Lotus Labs recently spotted evidence of a highly sophisticated and tightly targeted campaign aimed at SOHO (small office/home office) routers across both Europe and North America. Based on the evidence the team has collected thus far, their conclusion is that the unidentified actor must be state sponsored. This is because garden variety ...

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New Version Releases For iOS Devices

Apple has recently announced a new string of updates for their OS family including iOS, iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5, watchOS 8.7 and tvOS 15.6. Bear in mind that the next version of all of these will be out in just a few months, so these updates are a bit light on features as compared to others ...

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How To Easily Create An Efficient Workspace

The more efficient you are, the more effective you are.  That's true whether you're working from the office or from home. Fortunately, most office environments lend themselves to being efficient, so there's probably not much you need to do on that front. So, the tips below are aimed mostly at those who are working from home. Having ...

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Hackers Are Stealing Facebook Accounts With Malicious Messenger Bots

Researchers at Trustwave have shed light on a recently discovered phishing campaign revolving around Facebook Messenger bots. If you don't spend much time on social media, chatbots are programs designed to impersonate live people and are usually relegated the task of answering simple questions as a form of triage customer support. If the bot can't answer the ...

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Fake Copyright Infringement Emails Used To Spread Malware

Hackers found a new way to slip malware past your defenses.  Researchers around the world have spotted a curious new campaign designed to scare victims by sending them emails warning of copyright infringement. The email begins by warning that the recipient's website is hosting copyright-protected content and threatens legal action if the offending material isn't removed ...

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Conflict Resolution In The Workplace

Conflict in the workplace is sadly inevitable.  Put a group of people in a room together for eight hours or longer every day, week after week. No matter how well they get along, sooner or later, it's going to happen. Since it can't be completely avoided, the next best thing is to have a plan for ...

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Android And iOS Network Protection Added With Microsoft Defender

Recently, Microsoft added a new feature for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) which has fans of the product cheering. Once the new "Mobile Network Protection" feature is enabled on the iOS and Android devices you want to monitor, the security platform will provide the same robust protections and notifications that your other network devices currently enjoy. The ...

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The Windows 11 Apps That Use Your Microphone And Camera

Are you a member of the Windows 11 Insiders group?  If so, then you already know that you get a sneak peek at all the cool new features the engineers at Microsoft are building into the new Operating System. If you're not yet a member of that group, then this announcement might entice you to join. In ...

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