Upgrade Now: Stay Connected

This coming April 1, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToTraining will require all Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion users to update their operating systems. This will allow users to continue starting and joining sessions from their desktops. For Citrix support FAQ’s regarding this matter, visit here for more information.

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F.C.C.: Changing the Cable Set-Top Box

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced a proposal that could push the cable set-top box into a makeover. The idea is to allow cable and satellite subscribers to pick the devices they use to watch programming. Customers currently get boxes through cable companies, paying an average of $231/year to lease the device. The new proposal…

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De Blasio: Computer Science to All Students

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that within 10 years all of the city’s public schools will be required to offer computer science to all students. The major challenge of this announcement is training enough teachers and training them well enough to provide a good introduction to the subject. While computer science will not be…

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IBM and the Weather Company: An Acquisition

IBM announced this week the definitive agreement to acquire most assets of the Weather Company. Though IBM would not confirm the amount they plan to pay for the company, The Wall Street Journal has estimated the deal at around $2 billion. Aside from The Weather Channel, the deal will allow IBM to acquire weather.com, various weather…

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Office 2016: Worldwide Release

Office 2016 for Windows was finally released this month worldwide. The new Office has a focus on collaboration, apps that work for you, and new security features for businesses. Office 2016 for Mac was also released with a one-time purchase option. Among some of the newly available features, like Skype for business and Office 365…

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iOS 9: What’s New

Apple’s newest operating system iOS 9, for devices like the iPhone and iPad, has been released as of September 16. The system is focused on intelligence and proactivity, while bringing subtle design changes and refined features. Devices will learn user habits, acting on the information to create a better experience. This could mean opening apps before we need…

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Google’s Reorganization: The Birth of Alphabet

Google recently announced a company reorganization under the new name Alphabet. Alphabet will serve as a parent entity, housing several companies, including Google, under it. The change comes as an effort to keep Google innovative by keeping businesses nimble and allowing divisions to make their own decisions. The structure of a holding-company should also be…

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World Backup Day: March 31, 2015

Just before the end of the month is World Backup Day, occurring Tuesday March 31st. World Backup Day is a day to remind everyone the importance of backing up your data. Hardware or your device may be cheap but the data you store on it is not. Should something happen to your device and you…

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Rackspace Reseller Conference 2015

This year’s Rackspace Reseller River Walk Retreat Conference is being held April 12-14 in San Antonio, Texas. A few representatives from MCG will be attending the conference this year. The two day event will allow us to meet with other resellers, as well as Rackspace Email and App experts. This will include various seminars designed…

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This Just In: Microsoft’s Outlook on Your Mobile Devices

Microsoft released the first real version of Outlook for mobile devices this week, including iPads, iPhones and their Android variants. Microsoft has had iOS and Android version of Outlook available for some time, yet many would say it only looked like an app and lacked the performance and functionality of a true app. Now, Outlook…

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