App of the Week

SlideSharkIf you ever use PowerPoint presentations, or you are looking for a great way to present information to a group or potential client, check out SlideShark. It’s a free PowerPoint presentation app for iPhone and iPad. You can easily navigate slides by tapping or swiping, display the presentation through your iPad (will work with TVs/Projectors using appropriate connectors) and control the slideshow using an iPhone. It has many cool and easy to use features and is much better than lugging around and setting up a laptop for a presentation. -For iPhones, iPads.

App of the Week

flipboardMy first “App of the Week” is an oldie but one of the few apps that I haven’t stopped using since I installed it a few years ago. “Flipboard” is described as a “personal magazine” app. For example, my personalized Flipboard contains articles about small business marketing, movie news, many sources of technology news, the Lubbock AJ, Gaming, and more. Yours will be completely different, because you will control everything in the magazine. Amazing app that I use daily, on multiple devices.  For iPhones, iPads and Android Devices.

The worst virus ever made?

You might have heard about the new “CryptoLocker” virus in passing. I could go into great detail about it, but I will start by telling you this; If you download this virus, you will mostly likely lose all of your data, and will probably be beyond help.

The virus can be removed easily enough, but your files will still be encrypted (unusable). There are currently only two ways to get your data back from this infection. 1) Pay the people that made the virus around $900 (rising daily) or 2) Have a recent backup of your files. This virus also attacks attached external drives, dropbox folders and network drives. If you are leaving an external drive plugged in as a backup, it will also become encrypted.

This virus is primarily coming in email attachments. Some claiming to be from Amazon, some as an Outlook update. Be extra careful what you click on! We have a few specialized tools for this virus specifically that can help prevent the encryption, and we can also set you up with a back up system that will allow you to recover from an infection in no time. We don’t want any of you to be victims of this!