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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: 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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Migration to the cloud comes with security challenges

August 10th, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Migration to the cloud comes with security challenges”

“Businesses migration to public cloud services continues to grow. If you are planning on migrating your organization, be aware of the security challenges.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


According to recent reports, migration to the cloud continues to grow at a rapid pace, with 88% of respondents already using the cloud in one form or another and 25% planning to shift their entire company operations to a cloud platform in 2021. This Growing interest around the cloud setup, amidst the evolving business culture due to the adoption of remote working and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) models, is marred by the concern around the security of cloud systems and identity management.

In this recent article from Securityinfowatch.com, author Deepak Gupta provides insight into this rapidly growing trend and sound advice on how to solve the Identity and Access Management puzzle.

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How to Back Up Your Digital Life

August 3rd, 2020 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How to Back Up Your Digital Life”

“Taking time to backup your data can be the pits. That said, when that incident happens, and you need to restore, you will be happy you took the time!”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Backing up your data is a monotonous task; however, when the time comes that you need to restore your data, you will be happy you took the time. When deciding on how to back up your data, there are several available options, and you should consider implementing more than one to be super-safe. Scott Gilbertson does an excellent job of covering the topic in his piece for WIRED.

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