Blog

How does end of support affect Windows users?

How does end of support affect Windows users?

Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s popular and best-loved operating systems (OS), and most of us are still using it. But like the OSs before it, Windows 7 will eventually reach the end of its lifecycle. Mainstream end of support for Windows came into effect on January 13, 2015, but extended support won’t end until January 14, 2020. Find out what this means for you.

Apple’s second stash of stocking stuffers

Apple’s second stash of stocking stuffers

Leave it to tech heavyweight Apple to do two product launches within two months of each other. After launching Apple Watch Series 4 and three iPhone variants in September, here’s the additional stocking stuffers they unveiled on October 30.

The redesigned and reengineered MacBook Air

The new model for 2018 is a breath of fresh air.

Have you updated your firmware yet?

Have you updated your firmware yet?

You can find firmware everywhere, from a tiny networked LED light bulb to the biggest data center. This code is powerful because it controls the device it’s installed on. If your firmware is outdated, it can be used to spy on your environment, steal or corrupt your data, or even damage the system it’s controlling.

Browser security for business data

Browser security for business data

The internet isn’t for the naive. It’s a wild place of dangerous creatures like malware, scams, and hackers. And as any business owner today would know, data is everything. If you or your employees browse the net unprotected, this valuable resource is threatened by cyber attacks.

Why a technology business review is vital

Why a technology business review is vital

Identifying opportunities in all areas of business is vital for growth, but one area that’s often overlooked is technology. Although it’s easy to adopt an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude with IT, conducting regular technology business reviews is a must.

Office 365 stops billions of phishing emails

Office 365 stops billions of phishing emails

Sending phishing emails is the most common method hackers use to distribute malware and steal information. In fact, there are billions of phishing emails sent every year, and millions of people keep falling for them. However, if you’re subscribed to Office 365 there’s a good chance that you won’t see harmful messages in your inbox, and here’s why.

Welcome to PCM’s newest team member

Welcome to PCM’s newest team member

Joel Harsevoort joined our team at the end of August and has been busy getting up to speed on our processes and tools. Joel comes with a fair bit of industry experience, both supporting small businesses and more recently working in the technical team at the Christian Labour Association of Canada.

Helpful Cortana commands you need

Helpful Cortana commands you need

Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant that assists you with a variety of tasks such as making phone calls, setting reminders, as well as searching for files. In order to fully utilize her, we’ve picked four of the most handy commands you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.