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iPhone Tips and Tricks

iPhone Tips and Tricks Is “Planned Obsolescence” Real? Have you ever suspected that your older iPhone or iPad’s performance suffers when newer models or software updates are released? This article may bring us one step closer to proving that “planned obsolescence” is real. If your battery has degraded, Apple’s built-in code actually slows your device down. Your older iPhone could be …

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Memorable Passwords, Phishing, and Troubleshooting

Memorable Passwords, Phishing, and Troubleshooting When Troubleshooting, Don’t Overthink It If your computer is acting erratically, try basic troubleshooting first. This could include powering the machine down, then back up, closing windows and quitting programs. Also, don’t forget about external devices, as sometimes disconnecting these can resolve the issue. Try disconnecting the keyboard, mouse, track pad, etc. to see if …

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Email Encryption, Send Limits, and Equipment Replacement

Email Encryption, Send Limits, and Equipment Replacement Equipment Replacement Often, sticker shock steers us to purchase cheaper solutions, but these decisions can come at a cost. That cost could be increased down time or more frequent service calls due to equipment failures. Replacement equipment should be of the same or higher quality than the item replaced. For example, Decypher would …

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How To Keep Your Browsing Data Private

How To Keep Your Browsing Data Private The government has recently moved to deregulate internet privacy laws so that Americans’ browsing data could be up for grabs to the highest bidder. Internet service providers want to collect as much data as possible to track people’s browsing habits, so they can better market and sell their products to consumers. In an age …

DNS, HP Scanning, and the Best of CES – Decypher Tech Tips

We want to keep you informed with the latest technology tips, so we’re sharing information from our technical meetings that we’ve found most helpful this month. DNS: Sometimes mistakes happen when updating your website and for whatever reason the Internet Records (DNS) that tell people how to send you mail or get to your website get deleted. If you don’t …