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Apple Owns Up to Error 53

Apple Owns Up to Error 53

For the past year some owners have been stumped by an Error 53 when updating their iPhones. Apple had never came out to say exactly why this error occurs, until about a week ago. Initially they were claiming it was related to a security feature with the Touch ID or home button. This feature renders the iPhone locked, or commonly referred to as “bricked”, but essentially useless....

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Get Ready for Another Windows

Get Ready for Another Windows

As we are getting ready for a round of snow, the (Tech) world is getting ready for something else – and it will affect you. Today (Wed, Jan 21, 2015) Microsoft will be showcasing Windows 10. Yes, Windows 10, not 9, but 7, 8, 10. From what I’ve read to date, users of Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade at no cost. However, you’ll have to wait until the official release, rumoured...

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National Consumer Protection Week

Looking to protect yourself from fraud, identity theft, and scams? Maybe you’re wondering about the best way to use credit, how to shop for a used car, or maximize your security online. MaxM Technology has information for you during this week of National Consumer Protection Week, which takes place the first full week of March each year. During the next week we will be posting information to help...

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Ring, Ring Its Not Microsoft Calling

Ring, Ring Its Not Microsoft Calling

This scam has been going on for several years. I have had three clients this past week call stating they have received this call, and in fact yesterday I received the call. Scammers use publicly available phone directories and the names associated with those numbers, so it seems they do a geographical area attack. They call their target posing as a Microsoft Tech Support employee then ask to...

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Critical: Adobe Flash Update

Critical: Adobe Flash Update

Adobe has released an out of cycle update for their Flash Player. A recently discovered vulnerability in the software allows malicious code to be injected and give remote access to the sender. Users of Google Chrome will have the update applied automatically the next time the program is opened and connected to the Internet. The same is true for users with Internet Explorer 10 and above. If you...

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Microsoft Extends XP Support of Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Extends XP Support of Microsoft Security Essentials

I have many customers still on Windows XP, and over the past year I’ve been letting everyone know that Microsoft will end support for XP on April 8, 2014. This means you will no longer receive security updates for the operating system. And this is bad. After the support date passes, your risk of receiving malware will quickly elevate. Those seeking to target XP users with malware will find...

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