If You Haven’t Made Equipment Purchases This Year – Hurry!

As a business owner, you know how important it is to take advantage of every tax deduction you can. Section 179 can be a huge boon to you, but only if you act before December 31 of this year.

What is Section 179? It’s a fairly recent amendment to the tax code that allows business owners to deduct the full purchase price of up to $25,000 worth of qualifying equipment (almost all equipment qualifies, by the way, including PCs, laptops, smartphones, servers, printers, network switches, and off the shelf software, so make a list and check it twice). No hassles about figuring out what percentage you can deduct, just take the full value of the equipment right off the top, and save a bundle on your tax bill.

How to Find Your Lost iPhone

Did you know that smartphone theft is the fastest growing crime in the world? If it happens to you, it can be more than a mere inconvenience, it can cost a pretty penny in device cost, lost time, and possible recovery. Our smartphones have quickly become indispensable tools and are filled with all manner of sensitive information, both business and personal.

How to Easily Clean up Space on Your iPhone

If you are an Apple fan, you have probably been eyeing iOS 9 with envy and are anxious to upgrade. The problem? It takes a whopping 1.3 gigabytes of space on your phone to make the upgrade happen. If you are a power user with tons of apps installed or take boatloads of pictures and videos with your phone, you may not have that kind of space at your disposal.

Tired Of Windows 10 Ads? Here’s How To Disable Them

Are you currently running Windows 10? If so, you’re not alone. The new operating system has seen the fastest adoption rate of any OS in Microsoft’s entire history, with a user base well over a hundred million users, and growing.

It may seem strange to see an article praising a Microsoft OS, but the company has really done a good job of listening to and incorporating user suggestions into their updates for the software.

The Starwood Hotels Hack

Mark this down as yet another in the seemingly endless parade of successful hacking attacks of high-profile targets. Recently, Starwood Hotels was hit, and hit hard. Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide is the owner of high end hotels and resorts like Sheraton and Westin.

Fiber-Optic May Not Be A Shining Beacon of Security

It’s becoming increasingly common for businesses of all sizes to use fiber optics in their network architecture. Companies have been spending big bucks to “upgrade” their networks, and yours may be among them. Sprint, for example, made the news a couple years ago for setting new network speed records after building and upgrading its fiber-optic network, and they’re certainly not alone.

Merging AI and Big Data

You probably remember when IBM’s first generation super computer/AI beat Chess Master Gary Kasparov in 1997. It was a landmark achievement. Prior to that point, no AI had ever been able to beat a reigning chess champion.

Watson is IBM’s latest exploration into AI, and in every way that matters can rightly be considered Deep Blue’s “son.