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Wi-Fi Is Just Around The Corner, Literally

Free and fast Wi-Fi is coming to the street corners or NYC, thanks to a deal reached by City officials. A 12 year project, known as LinkNYC, will install 10,000 Wi-Fi kiosks in all five boroughs constituting the “largest and fastest” free Internet program in the world. Free services, 20 times quicker then the average…

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Viruses and Malware: Common Sense Advice

More and more we are seeing inadvertent issues crop up as a result of everyday computer use. This applies to home as well as business machines. Although Apple machines are not as likely to be affected, it is just as important to be careful regardless of your operating system. So what can you do: Do…

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Viruses and Malware: Common Sense Advice (11/17/2014)

More and more we are seeing inadvertent issues crop up as a result of everyday computer use. This applies to home as well as business machines. Although Apple machines are not as likely to be affected, it is just as important to be careful regardless of your operating system. So what can you do: Do…

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MatchPad.com: Making living easier

For renters, roommates and realtors alike, MatchPad.com is here to provide a better way for you to find roommates and apartments in NYC. You have three options when signing up, to seek roommates, to offer or find a room for rent, or to join as a realtor. If looking for a roommate, you will be…

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We own .NYC – Do you?

A new class of generic top-level domains have finally been approved for use. A select number of city, country, and regional domains are part of the expansion, including .nyc, one of the first citywide domains. The web address is reserved exclusively for true New Yorkers, and we are now the proud owners of one. We’ve…

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Apple’s Product Unveiling Event

This week, Apple announced several new products we can all look forward to. The event, help Sept 9, 2014 at 10 AM PT, first kicked off with the Apple website down, including a “We’ll be back.” and countdown message until the true start. Then began the live stream of the actual event, a moment many…

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Time Warner Cable’s Ongoing Investigation

If you are one of the 11.4 million subscribers to Time Warner Cable’s high-speed data plans, you’re probably feeling as frustrated with their service lately as we are. TWC is currently in the process of being bought by rival Comcast Corp. for approximately $45 billion. After a recent nationwide outage in Augus, the deal is…

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Kill Switch: Reducing Phone Theft

In 2013, about 3.1M devices in the United States were stolen, nearly doubling the previous year according to Consumer Reports. In an attempt to eliminate this crime of convenience, lawmakers are working towards the requirement of a kill switch on all smartphones sold. Kill switch software allows consumers to disable a phone once reported stolen…

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Microsoft’s Exchange Online Outage

Just a day after the Lync instant messaging service suffered a global outage, Microsoft is now also experiencing problems with Exchange Online. The cloud email service outage started a little after 8 a.m. this morning. Customers are unable to send and receive emails, and many report long hold times when trying to contact customer service…

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Apple iOS 8: Family Sharing

Among the many exciting new features and updates announced during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week was a spotlight on family, specifically family sharing through the new iOS 8 software. Without having to share accounts or passwords, up to six people within your family can share purchases from iTunes, iBooks and the App Store. In…

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