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"OK Google. Is My Virtual Assistant Secure?"

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 16:58 -- Rachel Cunningham

For years, people have cringed over the idea of the government or the FBI wire tapping phones or browsing internet history and other basic invasion of privacy. The idea of cybercriminals stealing your personal data from your computer or mobile device is an ongoing threat. But how many people are considering the danger & security of a personal assistant such as Alexa?

To give you a good example of how fragile these things are, Burger King created a commercial in which one of the employees says at the end “Ok Google. What's a Whopper burger?” Triggering the Google home assistant to then read off a very descriptive Wikipedia ad that would hopefully persuade the listener to go buy a Whopper. A little invasive, right? People were not excited about this ad, and Google had to block that certain command, yet people are gladly putting these devices in their homes everyday.

Merger Q & A

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:45 -- Rachel Cunningham

We sat down with former CEO of cat-man-du, Ray Wilson, and Prime Minister of Andrews & Associates, Tyler Andrews, to chat about the historic merger that is taking place between the two businesses.  Please take a few minutes of your time if you are a customer or just an interested friend or family to learn a little bit more about what all is taking place. We hope this video will put any of your worries to rest but if you have any questions after viewing the video please contact us and let us know!

Extend The Life Of Your Hard Drive

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:43 -- Rachel Cunningham

Eventually, every single hard drive at your company will fail. No hard drive is meant to last forever. The longest likely lifespan for a hard drive is 5 years...and that’s a generous estimate. It’s more likely that your hard drive will fail much sooner. However, there are ways you can take care of your hard drive to extend its life.

Security Threats To Small Business

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:29 -- Rachel Cunningham

Amarillo may seem like a small, tight-knit community. Even as business owners, we don’t often think about things like internet security and hackers. Amarillo is bustling with small to medium sized local businesses and each of those businesses is at risk to having their information breached and stolen, whether we want to admit it or not. Small businesses actually make a desirable target for criminal hackers because they often don’t take the right security measures to protect not only their data, but also their customers’ data.

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 13:21 -- Rachel Cunningham

New challenges will arise in 2017. Ransomware will branch out into different variants and become harder to prevent as well planned attackers become smarter. Non-desktop devices such as mobile devices and iwatches will become a larger focus for hackers. Adobe, Apple & Business Email softwares have all been looked at as possible targets for attacks in the next year. Here are a few of our predictions for 2017:

Need Help Installing Windows 10? We've Got You Covered

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 10:27 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Windows 10 has been available for a little over 6 months now. In the beginning, the new operating system had its fair share of bugs and issues but after many updates and fixes, Windows 10 is running smoothly on almost all PCs. It’s about time you upgraded, especially if you’re running Windows 8 (or if you’re just tired of seeing the upgrade pop-up every time you startup your system). 

How To Prevent Your Thanksgiving Guests From Infecting Your PC

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 10:29 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you are hosting the feast this year, you are probably scrambling around, trying to get ready for the big day and getting your house spick and span so your guests don’t judge you. But there’s one area in our homes that we often overlook when it’s time for relatives to come over. It is an undoubtedly popular place among both young and old. It’s your PC.

Beware Of Facebook Dislike Button Scams

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 11:34 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Last week Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook announced that the social networking site would be implementing a sort of “dislike” button. Well, not exactly. Zuckerberg hinted that the new button would be more of an “empathy” button that could be used to express condolences on sad posts instead of awkwardly “liking” it.  

Tech Companies Will Never Call You: Don't Be A Victim Of Tech Support Scams

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:29 -- Anonymous (not verified)
Many of our PC customers here at catmandu in Amarillo, TX are falling victim to tech support phone scams. The end result for these customers is a virus infected computer and the loss of hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Many of the computers that end up on our workbench are there because of tech support scams. We will explain how you can you spot a scam and how you should respond if you think someone is trying to con you.

Tips For Upgrading To Windows 10

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:49 -- Anonymous (not verified)

It’s Windows 10 Eve! Tonight at Midnight of July 29, 2015 Microsoft will begin rolling out upgrades to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users. The upgrade will first go to Windows 10 Insiders, then to those who made a reservation months or weeks ago, and finally to everyone else. The upgrade won’t be done automatically and you will have to tell your PC when it’s okay to upgrade. 

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