Your Media Players May Not Be Safe – Are You at Risk?

Hackers have installed Trojan viruses through subtitle files for years.  So, why is this story resurfacing?  Now, media players could be prone to these attacks.  Even the most popular media players were at risk.  Most have addressed this issue with updates, but some may still be vulnerable.  Therefore, using an infected file on any susceptible device would allow […]

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New Office or Relocation – IT Best Practices

You’ve either come to a place in your business that requires you move into a new office space or you are ready to open your first store front.  Both moves are exciting and represent one of the most stressful situations for a company.  Each can distract from day-to-day business and play a huge role in influencing […]

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Computer Won’t Shut Down?

What Should You Do If Your Computer Won’t Shut Down? You’re all done with your computer and you’re ready to shut it down.  You go through the process but the computer either doesn’t respond or it appears to shut down and really goes into a sort of sleep mode (in other words, you type or […]

Owning Your Technology Problems

Unlike Most IT Suppliers, We Take Ownership of Your Technology Problems It’s a common story: it’s crunch time and a vital piece of software is not working properly. You’ve tried calling your IT service provider but they tell you they don’t support the software.  So, you or one of your employees calls the software company. […]

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Tips on Buying a New Laptop

Introduction Here at Stewart and Son we get asked quite frequently about what kind of laptops are the best. Mobile devices, including laptops, are changing so fast, it’s really hard to keep up with. On top of that, there are dozens of manufacturers with hundreds of models to suit practically everyone. It’s daunting to keep […]

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How to Keep Your Information Safe

How to Keep Your Information Safe Spoofing, phishing, keystroke loggers, malware, and schemes.  You cannot turn around anymore without hearing about someone that has been hacked or had their data compromised.  So, you ask yourself, what’s a computer user to do to keep information safe?  Below are some tips that we’ve put together to help […]

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Dos and Donts of Social Media Marketing

Marketing your business through social media is a must for businesses in today’s market.  However, getting started can be very daunting if you have no idea what etiquette to implement or follow.  To add to that stress, social networks are in a constant state of evolution making it all the more difficult to stay on […]

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  This is an annual campaign created by a partnership of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to raise awareness about cyber security and offer tips to help people protect their online activities. Usernames and passwords are not enough to keep all […]

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Why is my computer slow?

You just clicked the button and nothing happened. There is a spinning wheel, hourglass, or some indicator that the computer is struggling to do what you need it to. You know the last time here, you never had the computer slow – or you’ve noticed it getting worse. Is your hard drive failing? Do you […]