Check out our second post in our series about the Philips hue system.
Philips Hue- Hue Go
Our second post in our ongoing series about the Philips hue lights is here. As promised, the trueITpros team has been doing some research and have a list of some specific hue products that we love. Between mood lighting, moveable lights, and dimming options there are so many things you can do with this lighting system. We’ve already given you the basics of the system and how to make it work, so check out some of the special products we think you should take a look at.
One of the Philips hue products that have too many functions to name are the LightStrips. These are moveable or mountable strips of lighting that let you set your own atmosphere. The lights are easy to control right from your phone. You can sync the strips up to apps that match the lighting to music. Another option we think is incredible is the option to place the strips by your bed and have them dim slowly while you fall asleep. The flexibility of the strips is a feature that makes them functional and fun.
Hue Go is another Philips hue product we love. Simply remove the light from the outlet and take it wherever you need to in your home. A great feature of Hue Go is the deep dimming. This allows you to slowly wake up to gradually increasing light. Above all else, the functionality of Hue Go is at the top of our list of reasons why we love it. Who wouldn’t love being able to take your light anywhere you need.
This is just a brief list of products we love from the Philips hue system. We are always on the lookout for great tech products like this one. For more IT, technology and product ideas contact the professionals at trueITpros at 678-534-8776.
Clear Choice Telephones, Inc.-A Valued Client
Clear Choice Telephones, Inc. is just one example of the great company we keep – no pun intended.
Clear Choice Telephones, Inc. is a company that we are always pleased to work with. Not only are they a client, but they are a partner as well. We are currently in the process of updating their website – so be on the lookout for the changes that are coming soon. We also provide Shoretel service through Clear Choice Telephones, Inc. to all of our trueITpros clients. We have previously mentioned the 20th anniversary that Clear Choice celebrated. (Check out their blog if you missed the announcement). It has been a big year for them, and with the new website updates coming soon we think they are only going up from here.
At trueITpros we value all of our clients, and wanted to show our readers that we keep good company. We work with a variety of companies and individuals at TITP, and we are constantly amazed at all the great services and products our clients provide their own communities. All of our clients and partners are groups we are proud to be associated with. A prime example, of course, is Clear Choice Telephones, Inc. Did you know that they are one of the best places to work according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle? All of the trueITpros team is definitely in agreement with that statement.
If you are interested in joining the community of people we work with here at trueITpros, we would love to hear from you. Check out our blog, Facebook and Twitter to get a glimpse of the other great companies we get to work with. For more information call us today at 678-534-8776. Once again, we wanted to take the time to say we appreciate everything Clear Choice Telephones, Inc. does and our ongoing partnership with them – thanks guys!
Today we Remember 9/11, the tragedy that shook us-but didn’t break us
All of us at trueITpros would like to take the time to remember and reflect on the events that happened 14 years ago on September 11. We will keep our post brief, as there are no words that could ever sum up the strength, courage and sorrow that surrounds this day. The team at trueITpros thinks it’s important to take a moment to Remember 9/11.
First and foremost, our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We will never be able to erase the damage caused by that tragic day but we will now and forever, Remember 9/11. Secondly, we will never forget the courageous and brave acts of the first responders. The firefighters, police officers, medical staff and countless other members of society re-acted so swiftly and selflessly. Their actions to keep us safe, in the midst of a terrifying time is appreciated more than we could express. We will always remember those first to the scene and those who worked tirelessly for weeks, months and years after.
The trueITpros team would like to thank the men and women who have worked so hard to rebuild and give us ways to remember and honor where tragedy struck. We think it’s important to the families of the victims to Remember 9/11, so they know their family members will always be honored. When we Remember 9/11, it helps pay tribute to the survivors of the attacks, as we will never know their struggle, but we know we can rally around them with love, support and understanding.
The trueITpros team thinks it’s important to take a moment to Remember 9/11 because it is a major milestone in our countries history. The list of people to remember, thank, and honor is endless. Although there is still sadness in the air, we know that as a country we will continue to rebuild, support, and Remember 9/11.
There is a Windows 10 scam that will come through your email and attack your computer
Windows 10 Scam information
The Windows 10 scam is a small trick that can do some big damage to your computer. This ransomware comes in the form of an email that seems to be from Windows. The email claims that you can update to Windows 10 for free. Once the virus has infected your computer and the hacker has control, you will be asked to pay a fee to get control back of your computer. This scam came at the perfect time, as the Windows 10 update just dropped. Here are some details about this scam, what you can do to protect yourself, and tips for getting control if your computer has been taken over by a hacker.
The first thing to keep in mind is that for the time being, Microsoft is NOT sending out upgrades by email. This Window’s 10 scam just makes it seem like Microsoft is allowing to upgrade your computer for free. Microsoft is currently only updating customers with Windows 7 and 8 by sending a notification directly to the user’s desktop. Another thing to keep in mind is the pitfalls of ransomware. Just because the hacker says they will turn your computer back over to you after paying the fee, does not mean it is true. Never pay the fee that hackers are requesting – contact and IT professional immediately.
If you haven’t gotten this email yet, but want to keep your computer safe, here are a few tips we read in an article by Clark Howard about the Windows 10 scam, that we agree with.
- When you’re on public Wi-Fi, don’t access any of your financial institutions or do any kind of bank transaction
- When you’re using Wi-Fi at a hotel, make sure you are using the real connection, not a fake one created by hackers to steal your information
- Keep browsers, applications, and plugins up to date with the latest security patches and updates
- For basic protection use anti-virus and anti-malware software – and keep it up to date.
These are just some basic ways to keep your computer safe from viruses, and the Windows 10 scam. To read the article the trueITpros team took a look at this morning, check it out here. For questions about keeping your computer safe, contact the professionals at trueITpros at 678-534-8776 today.
What questions do you have for your trueITpros team?
Questions For Your IT Professionals
Do you have some IT, marketing, or SEO questions? Maybe you’re just looking for a company to help you manage your IT services, and aren’t sure where to look. If that sounds like you, then it is a perfect time to ask your trueITpros team. We mentioned last week a few of the great things we did this summer. Another item on the list was: learn. Small businesses are always learning and adapting to their environment, and without continual growth success would not be possible. On top of the already impressive knowledge our team members have, we had a great summer learning new things. With that in mind, now is a great time to send us your questions!
We discussed a lot of things this summer on the blog. From viruses to Windows 10 and everything in between, we covered a lot of ground. If there are things you may not be sure about, we encourage you to let us know! Not sure what exactly Windows 10 brings to the table? Maybe you’re not sure if you’re still at risk for the Android hack. Don’t stress – that is what the team here at trueITpros is for. One way to get us your questions is to like our Facebook page, and leave a post or comment with your question. You can also contact us at 678-534-8776 for more specific or urgent questions. Our website is also a great way to get information about what we do, products we like, and ways to find help.
We can’t wait to hear from you all and see what kind of questions you want us to tackle. We are ready to answer whatever questions we can – and we are sure you’re ready to get some answers. And of course, for any IT or general questions, call the professionals at TITP today at 678-534-8776.