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Cybersecurity for Remote Workers

In the past year the remote workforce has increased exponentially. With this major shift in workplace ‘normalcy’ there are many other issues arising that haven’t been as problematic as they have been in past years, cybersecurity being one of the biggest. Below we discuss a few ways remote workers can protect their and their employer’s private and sensitive information.

Secure Networks

As a remote worker it’s very important to make sure that you are operating on a secure Wi-Fi network at all times. By installing firmware, adding encryptions, and updating router passwords remote workers can best make sure that they are keeping their and their company’s information safe and secure from thieves and data robbers.

Beware of Phishing

Phishing is a modern term that refers to sneaky and fraudulent attempts at obtaining private data through impersonation. This is commonly seen through fake websites, email scams, suspicious attachments and deceitful website links. It’s crucial that remote workers and remote employers invest in the time to learn more about the warning signs of online phishing and how they can protect their sensitive information.

Don’t Use Personal Devices

It’s not entirely uncommon for remote workers to be tempted to work on their personal devices rather than their work issued ones. However this action can leave company data much more vulnerable to cybersecurity risks and hacks. For optimal security it’s imperative that remote workers complete all their work only on their work specific devices.

Final Thoughts Sometimes even the most protected information can get lost or stolen by far away cyber criminals. If this happens to you or someone you know on their personal or work device be sure to visit our computer repair shop in Madison, TN, call us at (615) 826- 7550, or visit our website here for more information about our convenient and secure repair services.

Top 3 Problems for Tablet Users

As one of the more trendy devices on the market, tablets have made a name in the tech world for being easy to use and travel with. This device is used in the same way as a smart phone or laptop. However, with any device, there might be some performance issues. Some examples include battery problems or screen function. Follow along in our blog as we discuss tech problems you may encounter with a tablet.

Battery/Power Issues

If you are experiencing a low battery problem, look at the apps you have installed. Third-party apps (which are usually apps downloaded from the App Store or Google Play) can drain the battery. You can check which apps are eating up the power by going to your tablet’s “battery use” section. The next step is to uninstall apps that you don’t use or that are using up the most power.

Screen Problems

External and internal screen problems can be an inconvenience, as most tablets are touch screen. For external issues, closely examine the screen for cracks, chips, or particles that may be interfering with the touch feature. As for internal complications, a non-responsive or slow screen may be due to limited RAM. You can fix this issue by deleting apps, clearing the cache, or simply close apps you’re not using.

Charging Issues

Sometimes tablets stop charging, even when plugged in. Why? Well one reason could be a damaged charge port. The port is the part of the tablet where the charger is plugged into. On the other hand, a twisted or damaged cable may possibly be the culprit. iFixScreens gives an important tip: “always use the device’s original charging cable or purchase a good quality charging string that doesn’t damage your tablet or your adapter.”

Final Thoughts

If you can’t solve your tech problem, the experts at National Computer Repair can! You can call on us for tech support when it comes to your computer, tablet, and more. We’ve got you covered!

Call 615-826-7550 or visit us online at www.nationalcomputerrepairllc.com.

Laptops Computers vs Desktop Computers

While the age of paper thin and hyper speed computers are upon us, many still question whether a desktop or laptop computer would best suit them. Both types of computers have their benefits and their downfalls, but they all grant the gift of infinite possibilities and resources.

Performance

It’s entirely possible to find incredibly high performance computers that can accomplish everything you need in both laptop and desktop form. Though for the sake of comparison, a laptop equipped with comparable features and components to those of a desktop computer will not perform as well. This is due to the fact that laptop parts are made smaller and lighter for mobility purposes, sacrificing some speed and performance.

Price

Price is arguably the biggest factor most people consider before purchasing a new computer and those who haven’t shopped around recently may be surprised to see just how far their money can go. Even though desktop computers tend to have better rates of performance than laptops do, they often cost much less. A laptop computer with similar parts as a desktop computer can cost as much as fifty percent more.

Portability

Though this may seem obvious, desktop computers are not ideal for those who are frequently mobile. Desktop computers have a reputation for being bulky and heavy, and even though that is becoming less true every year, there is some truth to it. Those who need to be near a computer at all times would most benefit from the freedom a laptop offers, though there is always the option of investing in both!

Conclusion

While desktop computers are typically better performing and lower in cost, it can be hard to not see the appeal in a computer that’s both ultra-thin and lightweight. Computers are wonderful tools when they work properly but can be incredibly frustrating and confusing when they don’t. Contact us here whenever you need fast and affordable computer repair services, we are highly experienced in repairing both desktop and laptop computers!