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Sony Laptop Battery Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a Sony VAIO battery recall has been expanded. It involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 18 models of Sony’s VAIO Series laptop computers. Sony has expanded the number of affected battery packs under this recall from a previous 2016 recall. All total 24,000 units are affected. The…
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Drones Away

Drones Away If you were among the millions of people who watched the Super Bowl LI halftime show from Houston, Texas,  you're probably wondering how they were able to get drones to fly and flash in the sky in unison over Houston. According to a post on TechCrunch, the display was actually taped earlier in…
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WiFi Router Security: Firmware Concerns Continue

As much as we'd like it to be, some business and home internet equipment isn't "set it and forget it" hardware because of internet security issues. WiFi routers, like computers, do need regular maintenance. WiFi routers have firmware, the permanent internal software that's programmed into the on-board memory of the router. That firmware can be exploited…
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VPN Options For Tech Devices

You're sitting in a coffee shop working on your laptop and you see others there on their laptops as well. You ask yourself, "Is anyone trying to hack my computer while I'm here?". If you aren't asking that question, you should be. The use of free public WiFi access does present security challenges. All of the…
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HP Battery Recall Expanded

HP is expanding a notebook - laptop battery recall as the units could overheat and catch fire. According to the HP website, today's recall affects more than 100,000 batteries. Computer models include  HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP Envy, Compaq Presario, and HP Pavilion Notebook Computers which were sold between March 2013 and October 2016. The…
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Home and Business WiFi Security

Wifi, what is it and why is security important? WiFi. We've all heard of it, but do you really know what it is, how it works? It's definitely a safety thing that we need to pay attention to. Host: With us is Tom Vodak, Operations Manager with Madison Geeks, thank you for joining us. Tom:…
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Geeks42 Membership

With managed service agreements at Madison Geeks, Geeks 42 Agreements, we become your trusted outsourced IT department. taking care of your network, servers, security and more. We talked about the agreements and how they help both our businesses and residential customers. [embed]https://youtu.be/gxklfQBtbs4[/embed] Host: Right now we turn to Madison Geeks, we have one of our…
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Social Media for Business

Let's talk about small businesses and social media here on Girl Talk, there are folks out there who haven't gotten to dive into it and those who are great at it. Do small businesses need it? Host: Welcome back to Girl Talk. Right now we're talking about a topic that plagues a lot of us,…
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Windows 10 New Features

Windows 10 brings with it a number of new features designed to make your computer more user friendly. But along with features comes frustration at times. [embed]https://youtu.be/6MAVcD91wWk[/embed] Host: I always feel a little enlightened each time we see you because I learn something new. This is something I know nothing about, Ellen sounds like she's…
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Managed IT

Small businesses need managed IT if they are too small to have an IT team or technician. Madison Geeks pretty well manages all of your computer and networking needs. We'll come out and review your setup and come up with a custom plan that will suit your business and your budget. We also discuss the…
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