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The Coolest Laptops Using Intel’s New Tiger Lake Processors

September 29th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Coolest Laptops Using Intel’s New Tiger Lake Processors”

“With the arrival of the newest processors from Intel, laptops are blasting into uncharted territories of speed, security, size, and weight. If you’re thinking about upgrading, don’t miss these.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Even before the current work from home explosion, laptops have been the productivity instrument of choice for business and personal computing. Now, with the introduction of Intel’s new Tiger Lake processors and AMD’s 7-nanometer Ryzen 4000 chips, the segment seems poised to rocket into another stratosphere.
Here, The Channel Company’s CRN author Dylan Martin gives us a look at some of the coolest ultrathin laptops coming out with Intel’s new Tiger Lake processors, both for the consumer and business segments. Per the author, some go the fancy route while others go big on memory, security, or being super light.

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The WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things

September 22nd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things”

The Internet of Things. It’s not new, but it is expanding with tons of benefits and a few potential dangers as well.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


You’ve heard about the Internet of Things and probably utilize several things that qualify as official members of this expanding group of electronics. The IoT now includes lightbulbs, refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave ovens, baby monitors, security cameras, speakers, televisions, thermostats and more! The item they all have in common is that they are all now available with Wi-Fi connectivity to improve their efficiency and help make your life easier, or so they say. The truth is that the IoT is fantastic and, in many ways, lives up to the hype. However, there is a lot to know about these futuristic conduits and the hazards/perils they can present along with the benefits. Have no fear, Arielle Pardes for WIRED has written one of the most informative articles on The IoT, it’s history, promise and danger that I have read to date.

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The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

September 21st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know”


“Have to say, iOS 14 is one of the best updates from Apple that I have seen. In addition to enhanced security, it looks good and performs well too!.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


iOS 14 is now available, and according to the experts, it will keep your iPhone and iPad safer than ever! A big SHOUT OUT to David Nield from WIRED for his excellent summary of these new safety features and informative insight into each element. FYI…in addition to the improved safety features, I can attest from personal experience that the new operating system also elevates the overall UX.

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Report: Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost, security concerns

September 9th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Coronavirus leads to more use of contactless credit cards and mobile payments despite cost, security concerns”

Growing in popularity, no-touch payment methods heat-up security and cost concerns for consumers and business owners.

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


NRF survey finds that 67 percent of retailers now accept some form of no-touch payment

It looks like retailers are catching on as more of them move towards upgrading their payment systems to accept no-touch payments. With consumers worried about touching surfaces during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of mobile payments and contactless credit or debit cards has significantly increased in the past few months, according to new research by the National Retail Federation and Forrester.

However, are no-touch payment solutions secure and are banks and credit card processors being fair in the rates they charge for processing no-touch payments for businesses? These are significant issues considering it likely that the no-touch payment trend will continue even after retailers and shoppers return to many of their pre-pandemic shopping habits.

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Are women better at protecting themselves than men when it comes to cybersecurity?

August 18th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Are women better at protecting themselves than men when it comes to cybersecurity?”

“It looks like some people have known since the mid-’30s, but new research now backs it up. When it comes to cyber awareness, women are smarter.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Well, if you are a Grateful Dead fan, then you’ve heard the song, “Man Smart, Woman Smarter,” which was a cover of a calypso song first recorded in 1936. This song seems to ring true regarding cyber awareness and password security, according to this recent article by Sam Bocetta for Securityinfowatch.com. The article details new research that reveals different reasons why women may be more cyber-aware than men and better at protecting their online identity than men. It’s an exciting read that cites possible reasons why this is the case and provides advice on protecting your online identity as well.

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Report: Pandemic has changed the outlook of workers on access control

August 11th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Pandemic has changed the outlook of workers on access control”

“It looks like the once loathed technology of access control is being perceived in a different light during the pandemic.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Oops, I forgot my keycard. Darn, I left my key fob in the car! Traditionally, access control has been regarded by many workers as a necessary evil, a system that every building, office and organization must have to keep out the bad guys but is a total hassle.

Well, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by cloud and mobile access control technology provider Nexkey, in the wake of the pandemic, people’s view of this often-hated technology taken a dramatic turn in a more positive direction. See what workers and some experts have to say in this staff report from Securityinfowatch.com about access control in 2020.

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