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4 holiday shopping scams to avoid in 2020: Phishing, pyramid schemes and more

November 23rd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “4 holiday shopping scams to avoid in 2020: Phishing, pyramid schemes and more”

“The 2020 holiday season is in full swing, and so are cybercriminals! Bone up on some of the latest scams and how to avoid becoming a victim this year.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


The holidays are upon us, and this season more of us will be on our computers working and shopping than ever before. While many of us will be taking some time off during the holidays, be aware, cybercriminals and scammers look at the holiday season as one of their most significant opportunities of the year. If you want to up your safety game this season, take a quick read of this article by Dale Smith for CNET.COM. Smith helps with ways to identify scams and more. Enjoy the read and be diligent!


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Apple iPhone 12 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S20: Head-To-Head

November 16th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Apple iPhone 12 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S20: Head-To-Head”

“Good news! 2020 has been an epic year for new smartphone tech, and if you’re in the market for a new phone, you’re the beneficiary!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


If there is one thing that 2020 has been good for, it’s been the release of new smartphone technology and, with it, the battle for smartphone supremacy. Some experts even claim 2020 to be the most significant year for smartphone wars since the introduction of the technology! That’s fantastic news for those ready to upgrade or shopping for a new smartphone! Recently, the two most prominent players in the smartphone wars, Apple and Samsung, have introduced new high-performance models geared toward the broadest audience in their respective lineups. In this article from THECHANNELCO.CRN Magazine, tech expert Kyle Alspach presents a head-to-head comparison of the Apple iPhone 12 to the Samsung Galaxy S20.


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Can multi-factor authentication save us from password-based attacks?

November 9th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Can multi-factor authentication save us from password-based attacks?”

While cybercrime continues to explode, one thing hasn’t changed. According to the experts, we are still pretty lame in creating our passwords.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek


Check your favorite news source, and you will see it’s still happening at an alarming rate. Cybercriminals are everywhere and looking for their next victim. Large corporations, SMBs, personal accounts and organizations of all types are in their crosshairs. Many times, the only thing standing in their way are the passwords we create. Our password creation skills are where some of the most significant concern lies as experts try to figure out the best ways to protect ourselves, our customers and assets. Looking at the current state of passwords is seems that most of us need something to prevent our worst instincts when it comes to choosing passwords: using personal information, predictable keystroke patterns, password variations, well-known substitutions, single words from a dictionary, and – above all – reusing the same password for many different private and enterprise accounts. Shifting our focus into the future, especially for organizations, we need to figure out what an effective, modern password policy looks like. This article, written by Sam Bocetta for SECURITYINFOWATCH.com, covers the topic well and provides some practical help to boot.


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10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

November 3rd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “10 Ways to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal”

Your wi-fi signal strength can make you crazy and bring your WFH productivity to a grinding halt. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to improve the situation.”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


In our current WFH and homeschooling environments, wi-fi signal strength in your home is imperative to productivity and your sanity! Browsing slowing to a crawl, the inability to stream, dropped wi-fi signals, wireless dead zones—every one of these problems is maddening and a good indicator that you need to address your wi-fi signal strength. If you are suspicious that your wi-fi has gotten sluggish, there are many tools you can use to test the speed of your internet. There are also a few tricks you can try to troubleshoot your network issues. If, however, the only way you can get decent reception is by standing next to your wireless router, this article by Whitson Gordon for PCmag.com is for you! The piece features some simple tips that can help optimize your network and additional insight, links and advice for getting things back up to speed.


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6 New Products And Features Announced At Zoomtopia 2020

October 22nd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Marketing, Sales, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “6 New Products And Features Announced At Zoomtopia 2020”

“Zoom is a lot more than a work meeting or virtual cocktail hour get-together platform! Check out Zoom’s new products and features announced at Zoomtopia to find out more!”
Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Zoom continues to be the “go-to” platform application for keeping us all connected. Whether for personal or professional use, Zoom users are taking the Zoom platform everywhere they go. As it has evolved, Zoom has become more than a video communication service, as reflected in the words of Zoom Founder and CEO Eric Yuan, “Zoom has become the thing you do.”
Take a quick peek at the numbers, and you may agree with Mr. Yuan. Per Yuan himself, the Zoom platform now hosts more than three trillion annualized meeting minutes, with more than 300 million daily meeting participants. With these incredible numbers in mind, Zoom took to Zoomtopia 2020, its fourth annual conference and virtual event this year, to reveal several new offerings. Check out this article/slide-show from CRN.com author Gina Narcisi for the latest on the Zoom phenomenon.


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Apple’s Four New iPhone 12 Models: What You Need To Know

October 19th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Apple’s Four New iPhone 12 Models: What You Need To Know”

“They’re here…well, almost. The iPhone 12 looks like another step forward for Apple! Read on and decide for yourself if it’s big enough to inspire an upgrade for you.”
Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It’s official! Apple has just unveiled its new iPhone 12 models, of which there are 4, and if you are an iPhone fan, you’ll be interested in seeing what’s new with the iPhone 12. Apple is upping its game with significant improvements from 5G connectivity to OLED screen tech on every model. This article by Kyle Alspach for CRN.com covers all the need to know info to familiarize yourself with the new line.


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