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Windows 7 is coming to an end. Are you prepared?

Originally released on October 22nd, 2009, Windows 7 was Microsoft’s most well-received operating system up to that point. Users loved its simple user interface and its intuitive controls. But after 10 years, Microsoft’s pulling the plug on its aging software. Now a...

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Introducing “Over the Counter”

Welcome to our weekly column focused on the healthcare industry. Here at Nexa1, we view our role in technology much like a physician, we consult with our clients, take a history, review symptoms, schedule tests, and prescribe a solution.  Sometimes that solution is as...

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How to prevent browser tracking in Firefox and Chrome

Most of us use Firefox or Chrome to browse the web. Most of us also deal with ads, popups and tracking every day. It's annoying, but there IS a way to slow it down or stop it. Firefox and Chrome are both great browsers, but there is always room for improvement....

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Introducing “The Success Factory”

Almost 11 years ago, we started out in the business world as Alpha Dog Systems. We started with a humble beginning, focusing on technology education and dabbling in web design on the side. Over time, things have changed. We have torn down and rebuilt the company quite...

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Nexa1 Will Be Closed for Presidents’ Day

We will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019, for Presidents' Day. We will reopen on Tuesday morning at 8 am. As always, if there is an emergency, call us and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!  ...

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Chat While You Edit in Word

Another great tip from Microsoft's Office Training Center! Collaborate with co-authors without leaving Word. Save your document to the cloud to get started. Available in Excel and PowerPoint, too. This feature is available to Office 365 Subscribers only....

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Introducing “The Front Office”

We use technology in the office every day. Sometimes, that technology seems to get in the way more than it helps. In our new column, "The Front Office", we'd like to provide a place for the little tips and tricks to make life with our office tech just a little bit...

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The Impact of a Global Ransomware Attack

Lloyd's has published a report entitled "Bashe attack: Global infection by contagious malware", which describes a scenario where companies' devices contract malware which deletes or threatens to block file access until a ransom is paid. The report estimates the impact...

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Apple iOS FaceTime Privacy Bug

There is currently a very serious privacy bug on iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices. This bug allows anyone to listen or watch video from your phone without you accepting the call. Right now the only fix is to disable FaceTime until Apple addresses this bug. To disable...

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Nexa1 Holiday Hours

We will be available limited hours over the holidays, from December 22 to January 2. We will available for emergencies, and we will still be monitoring your technology while we take some much needed time with our families. We will resume regular hours at 8 am January...

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New “Bomb Threat” Email Extortion

Another day, another email scam. They're getting desperate... and scary. This time, they're using bomb threats. The FBI has stated that these threats are not credible, and are an attempt to extort bitcoin from their targets. Here is the text of one of the emails (bad...

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Nexa1 will be Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Nexa1 will be closed for Thanksgiving this year so we can spend the holiday with our friends and families. We will close at noon on Wednesday, November 21st and will reopen at 8 am on Monday, November 26th. As always, if you have an emergency, call us at (970)...

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Veterans Day 2018

Nexa1 would like to thank our veterans for their service and the sacrifices they have made for our country.

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Bitcoin “Sextortion” Scam – What Should You Do?

Have you seen an email like this? It’s been making the rounds, but I just got my first one this morning: “I​​​​ a​​​​m w​​​​ell a​​​​wa​​​​r​​​​e [a very old password] on​​​​e of yo​​​​ur pa​​​​sswo​​​​rd. Lets g​​​​et right to th​​​​e purpo​​​​s​​​​e. Ther​​​​e i​​​​s no​​​​ on​​​​e who​​​​ has co​​​​mp​​​​ensa​​​​t​​​​ed me to​​​​ i​​​​nvestigat​​​​e a​​​​bo​​​​ut you.”

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