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Disable Get Windows 10 Icon and Prevent Your System from Automatically Upgrading to Windows 10 With GWX Control Panel

By at 14 March, 2016, 1:50 pm

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Microsoft, I like Windows 10 but the way you are trying to force it on every Windows user leaves me cold. For those of you that are not aware of what is happening, Microsoft has taken a number of steps to, in my opinion, trick users into upgrading to Windows 10. These actions vary from installing Windows 10 upgrades files on a computer without a user's knowledge, force installing a popup that tells users they can upgrade to Windows 10 now or later but no option to not upgrade at all (the trick is to use the "x" close icon in the top right of the popup window when this happens) or that installs a Get Windows 10 icon that sits in your system tray.  Luckily there is an answer  – a handy utility called GWX Control Panel. 

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Locky Ransomware Infection is hitting end users!

By at 19 February, 2016, 4:05 pm

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There is a nasty new ransomware infection called Locky that is running rampant currently. This malicious infection is being transmitted by Word documents attached to an email purporting to be an invoice. Check out the following articles and share them with your laweyrs and staff to advise them as to how this is being targeted and to avoid opening one of these emails. The articles include samples of the message and other important information.

 

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Tired of writing and reading crappy memos?

By at 17 February, 2016, 12:54 pm

robot-writing-notes_MemoMemos are a necessary evil in the business and legal world, but that doesn't mean that you have to write (or endure) crappy ones. Here's a great article from Kopywrting Kourse on How to write an effective memo. Keep them short, sweet and to the point. Check it out and share it with your co-workers.

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Start automating your Documents with tools you already have.

By at 9 October, 2015, 3:25 pm

One of the easiest ways to start automating document creation is to use the tools already included in the programs or platform we use daily. For most of us, this will be using text expansion or text replacement[1]. With text expansion or replacement, you type a special word, series of letters or characters and it is replaced with something else, such as a name, phone number, phrase or even an image.  While there are third party text expansion programs, you can easily get started using the auto correction feature built into your program such as Word, Outlook or WordPerfect or included in your operating system such as iOS and OS X.

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Thinking about deleting your law firm website? Think again….

By at 21 September, 2015, 1:40 pm

Most lawyers forget that their websites are viewed by disciplinary authorities as a form of client communications. Firms that update their website or delete it for whatever reason may run afoul of ethics rules if they do not maintain a copy of it. Anna Massoglia over at Lawyerist.com has a good post on this topic Deleting Your Website Can Come Back to Bite you in the Assets . Some folks believe that since the Internet Archive Wayback Machine grabs snapshots of websites that they do not need to be concerned about this, but Anna's article should disabuse you of this thought.  

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