September 2018

Apple’s Annual Event Apple held their annual event unveiling new products this month, leaving some people disappointed. Three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch were shown, though based on reports they were pretty much everything that everyone thought they would be. The iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4 are all…

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June 2018

Google One While Google Drive isn’t going away entirely, the introduction of Google One will change it’s purpose. With the rebranding of Google One also comes new features to look forward to. Google Drive will now only refer to the company’s Dropbox-like service where you can upload files to a personal online vault. Google One…

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May 2018

Hidden Commands The hidden command Alexa and Siri can hear, but you can’t. While many of us have grown accustomed to talk to our smart devices, we’ve been unaware someone else might be secretly talking to them too. Over the last two years, researchers in China and the U.S. have begun demonstrating that they can…

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April 2018

Drone Usage Though law enforcement and emergency responders have been using drones to give them an ‘eye in the sky’ for years, they may soon provide ears as well. Verizon and AT&T are both exploring using unmanned aerial vehicles as flying mobile hot spots to provide phone and other services when cell towers are down…

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March 2018

Adobe Price Increase Adobe has recently announced a Creative Cloud price increase taking effect on May 1, 2018. The increase is about 15% and will impact Creative Cloud All Apps and Single Apps. It will affect new and renewal Creative Cloud licenses. If you are contemplating any Adobe purchases, you should purchase sooner rather than…

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February 2018

Homepod First Look Apple just released its first speaker, which doubles as a personal assistant. We decided to take one for a spin and see how it works. Like all Apple products, the packaging is minimal, with little instruction included. In terms of plug and play, you would expect this from Apple. Not so fast,…

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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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