January 2018

Tall Kiosks Replacing Pay Phones: What Are They? If you live in NYC, or have recently visited and spent some time walking around, you might have noticed many new tall¬†kiosks around the city. LinkNYC kiosks are replacing places where pay phones previously lived. The kiosks, known as Links, were first introduced in early 2016 by…

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December 2017

Relay: A Modern Walkie Talkie Relay, the smart walkie talkie, celebrates adventure while leaving smartphone worries behind. The small device aims to put childhood back in motion. The Relay device combines the technology and power of a phone with the old school functionality of a walkie talkie. With just a single button and no screens,…

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November 2017

Real Estate: Augmented Reality App Cambria, a countertop manufacturer based in Minnesota, has started spreading the news about their new augmented reality app. The app lays digital images on top of the real world when people look through a smartphone lens. Brian Peters, chief marketing officer of Cambria, says the app is all about ease…

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October 2017

MCG and Datto: Exhibit at NY EXPO MCG will be exhibiting at the NY EXPO at the Javits Center on November 7, 2017. This event is a day long exhibition along with presentations. Datto will be presenting a session during the day on disaster recovery and how Datto can address your needs. Stop by booth…

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September 2017

Apple’s iPhone: Happy 10th Anniversary Apple’s iPhone is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year (or should we say it’s “X” anniversary?). This month, the company unveiled three new versions of the iPhone, along with other announcements, all at the new Steve Jobs Theatre, also unveiled for the first time. The launch event took place on…

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August 2017

Roomba: Clean and Collect Data If you own one of iRobot’s high end robotic vacuums, a Roomba, you might be getting rid of more than just dusty floors. Your smart vacuum is also collecting data as it cleans, like the location of your walls and furniture. While this seems natural in order for the vacuum…

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July 2017

Email Archiving: Is It For Your Business? The simple answer if you are a public company is YES. Public companies are required by the government to save a copy of all incoming and outgoing email for 7 years. But for a privately held company the answer is not as clear. Why would you save email…

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June 2017

NYS DMV: Traffic Ticket Phishing Scam There has not been a shortage of phishing attacks recently, against companies from different industries around the world. The latest scam of the week targets New York drivers; drivers are receiving emails stating they must pay a fine or have their drivers license revoked. The New York State Department…

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May 2017

New in Malware: Attack on MacOS Though many believe they are less likely to be bothered by malware if using a Mac computer, they are unfortunately wrong. According to McAfee Labs, malware attacks on Apple’s Mac computers are up 744% since 2016. Researchers have discovered nearly 460,000 malware samples; CheckPoint’s Malware Research team recently uncovered…

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April 2017

Blippar App: Augmented-Reality Meet Blippar, the augmented-reality app introducing facial recognition software to the masses. This app is the world’s first facial recognition for phones, allowing users to scan faces via their smartphones and profile them. When using the app, people will have the ability to scan a face in print, on TV, or in…

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