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  • Dropbox Duplicate Files Problem: SOLVED

    What is the Dropbox duplicate files problem? If two people change the same file at the same time, Dropbox won’t merge the changes. Instead, it saves the original file and creates a second version which has the same name but is appended with “conflicted copy”. Dropbox claims that “By creating a conflicted file, Dropbox ensures […]

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  • How to Recognize Malware BEFORE the Infection

    How to recognize malware BEFORE the infection Boost IT’s protection software automatically cleans over 95% of malware, viruses, and spam. After we let our clients know about the blocked infection they inevitably ask how they can reduce the chances of a real infection. There are 1,000s of new malware and viruses released per day, and the creators are getting better at tricking you. Here’s […]

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  • How To Create a Shared Calendar in Outlook & Office 365

    How do I create a separate calendar for sharing in Outlook? (Scroll down for Office 365) If you would like to create a separate calendar in Exchange you need to use Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later. Other users that want to view your new shared calendar will need to use Microsoft Outlook. Outlook 2013 Office 365 […]

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  • 6 Most Costly IT Mistakes for SMBs

    Ignore these costly IT mistakes, learn the hard way, and your wallet and business will suffer. Learn from these, and increase your revenue and keep costs predictable as possible. I have spent the majority of my life getting over my fears and learning from mistakes, of which I have made many. One of my life […]

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  • How to Take a Screen Shot

    How to take a Screen Shot

    How to Take A Screen Shot You can use Snipping Tool in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 to take a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. You can capture any of the following types: Free-form Snip. Draw a free-form shape around an […]

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  • How To Remove a Hard Drive Before Recycling Your Computer

    Open the case. Make sure your hands are CLEAN and DRY. Remove any metal rings, watches or bracelets you may be wearing. Touch the metal casing to eliminate any static charge, then unplug the computer from the electrical outlet. You can also use an antistatic wrist strap if you prefer. Check the user’s manual, if […]

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  • How to Maintain Your Server

    If you know how to maintain your server, with just a little time, you can get the most performance for your investment and significantly extend it’s life. Servers can be maintained easily to reduce server outages. How Servers Work A server is a standalone computer that provides data and other services to one or several other […]

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