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How to fix a limited connectivity problem on a Windows 7 PC
A reader asks:“When connecting my personal laptop (which is running Windows 7) to my office’s wireless network, I keep getting a “limited connectivity error.” I can connect fine…
How manufacturers make the most of machine data
For many manufacturers, there is a disconnect between what goes on in their factories, including their engineering departments, and the core business processes supported by their…
Tips for building SD-WANs
The substantially high cost of MPLS circuits ($200-$400/Mbps/month) compared to easily deployed, lower cost broadband Internet (with a price tag of $1/Mbps/month) has triggered a…
How to defer Windows 10 updates
Forced updates in Windows 10 have their appeal. For Microsoft, it helps keep the majority of its users on the same build of Windows 10, reducing legacy support issues. For users,…
How to stop Outlook from automatically marking emails as read
A reader asks: “Is there a way to stop Outlook from automatically marking every email you look at as read? Often, I scan through emails very quickly to make sure that there is…
IT Resume Makeover: Position Your Accomplishments for Maximum Impact
Cameron Tate's is a seasoned IT leader. His resume was thorough, well-organized and detailed, but he wasn't getting the responses his extensive experience and impeccable…
How to get started with widgets in iOS 10
iOS 10 has turned your iPhone’s screen into a new hub for widgets—just swipe left on the lock page or home screen to check it out. But what even are widgets? Just think of them…
How to turn on/off read receipts in macOS Sierra’s Messages
When you are using Messages, Read Receipts let the person you are communicating with know when you have received and read their message. If, for whatever reason, you want to…
How to use Messages in iOS 10, from special effects to iMessage apps
Thanks to iOS 10, your Messages app is way more than a texting app. Way, way more. Now that the official release of iOS 10 is out, here’s your guide to using all the new…
How to use Facebook Live for business
Since Facebook Live, Facebook’s live-streaming app, was launched in the summer of 2015, the service has taken off. According to Facebook, videos (live and otherwise) are viewed on…
iPhone 7 glitches: What to do if your new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is acting up
So, you’ve unboxed your brand-new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. It’s all set up, and it still has that fresh, new iPhone smell. Then, you hear a weird hissing noise. Or realize that the…
How to downgrade back to iOS 9 if you don't like iOS 10
There are a lot of reasons as to why you want to revert back to iOS 9 after installing iOS 10. It’s not difficult to revert, but you need to do it sooner than later. Each…