Verizon dumps Premium Visual Voice Mail – Here’s my solution…

JohnMHoyt Android, Business, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP) Leave a Comment

I was sad to learn that Verizon Wireless decided to drop their “Premium Visual Voice Mail” option. This was effective July 8th, 2016. While I won’t miss the $2.99/month charge, which was a bit pricey, I will certainly miss the feature on my HTC One M8 Android based phone. (iPhone has Visual Voice Mail built-in and it isn’t going away). …

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Apple iCloud ransomware is a real threat

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, iPad, iPhone, Secure IT Alert, security Leave a Comment

People are being locked out of their iPhones and iPads due to an attack that is taking place where the devices are locked and you can only gain access to your files if you pay a “ransom”. This is mainly in Australia but it has been reported in other locations. You should backup your data so that in the event …

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Helpdesk Upgrade Alert – Your Mailbox is almost full scam emails still going around

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Mac, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

An email arrives in your inbox with the subject of “Helpdesk Upgrade Alert”, tells you that your mailbox is almost full, and it includes a handy indicator saying that of your 244 MB quota, you have used 241MB. The text reads, “The Helpdesk is upgrading and maintaining database Server from the old Microsoft Server (No420134x) to the new Microsoft Server …

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Subscribe to our blog for info, updates, and contests too… Thanks FeedBlitz for coming through…

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Contests and Promotions, Fun Stuff, Giveaways, Homeland Secure IT, Sales, Social Media Leave a Comment

We did it, we got hooked up with FeedBlitz! Here’s the general plan… Step One – Cut a hole in the box… No wait, that’s another project….   Step One: Ditch our newsletter…  It’s boring and random anyway. Step Two – Attempt to get our mailing list subscribers to subscribe to switch over to our blog, either in email or …

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Furman University in Greenville SC has almost completed their move to Microsoft Office 365 #CloudSolutions

JohnMHoyt Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office 365, Office, Partners, Sales, Technology Leave a Comment

Furman University in Greenville South Carolina began moving to Microsoft Office 365, a hosted Microsoft Exchange solution in March. The move has been slow and methodical according to information given out to students, faculty, staff and posted on the Furman website. The move has not been without pain I am sure, as right off the bat, in March, over 2100 …

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228,000 South Carolina Medicaid records transferred to private email acct – Trend Micro WFBS might have stopped that

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, OS X, Partners, Sales, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

There’s a story in the news right now about the South Carolina Medicaid program losing control over 228k records. From the versions of the story I have read, it appears that individual working there transferred these records to a private email account and then to another email account. The information includes names, Medicaid ID numbers (which are also Social Security …

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WatchGuard Technologies Registered Partner

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We’re a WatchGuard Technologies Registered Partner offering sales, installation and support of all WatchGuard security products and services including firewall, email and web security, data loss prevention and UTM and various other small business security solutions. For more information, please call 864.990.4748 or use our CONTACT form. Share and Enjoy:

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Spring Cleaning Time – For Your Data!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Sales, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

It’s that time again!  Time to do some spring cleaning! This is where millions of people spend hours or even days cleaning up their computers.  Wedding mail, files and other data in an attempt to simplify their life and to determine what is to be kept and what should be deleted. I suggest NOT cleaning. Sure, you can ORGANIZE, but …

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Cloud Computing Allows for Millions of People to be Down at Once #Office365 #CloudComputing

JohnMHoyt Cloud Computing, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, Microsoft Exchange, Office, Technology Leave a Comment

The Microsoft issue today that prevented millions and millions (over 300 million) of people from getting to their email for several hours serves as a reminder that “The Cloud” is not perfect yet. While most businesses who have a typical Microsoft Exchange Server might experience an outage that affects their users, when a cloud provider has a glitch, it affects a …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Usama Bin Laden Death Email Scam Warning Issued by the FBI

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

  Homeland Secure IT Alert Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, May 13 2011   On May 04, the FBI issued a warning about links related to the death of Usama bin Laden. The text from the FBI site follows:   Malicious Software Features Usama bin Laden Links to Ensnare Unsuspecting Computer Users  The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) urges computer users to …

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