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Verizon Buys Yahoo at a Nearly Pathetic Price…But Why?

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AOL stayed in the past, and that’s why they were bought out. But Yahoo? Verizon just bought them for $4.8 billion.

Last year, Verizon showed its financial superiority by buying out AOL at $4.4 billion.  America Online used to be one of the great monoliths of the internet, back in the days when there were about three functional internet browsers to choose from.  We probably all remember that tell-tale dial up noise and, “You’ve got mail!”  But as time moved on, AOL became essentially obsolete as it was replaced with bigger and better versions of its features.  AOL stayed in the past, and that’s why they were bought out.  But Yahoo?  Verizon just bought them for $4.8 billion.  These two internet giants have been reduced to just under ten billion dollars.  So, what’s Verizon doing with them?

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A Dangerous Security Breach in Apple’s OS–Are You at Risk?

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Imagine getting malware just from viewing the preview of an iMessage. Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with the newest security breach in Apple’s operating systems.

Imagine getting malware just from viewing the preview of an iMessage.  Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with the newest security breach in Apple’s operating systems.  On all devices, it’s possible for hackers to simply send you a message and infect you with malware that gives them access to all of your information.  Scary, right?  Well, let’s go over how you can prevent this.

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Happy Birthday, Microsoft Office 365!

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The Microsoft Office brand has been famous for decades, now.

Businesses have celebrated the public release of Microsoft Office as a package for five years now.  It’s actually the most popular business cloud service thus far, including Google’s network.  The Microsoft Office brand has been famous for decades, now.  Since Microsoft’s inception, Word has been the go-to text software for a lot of people; so much so that people download it onto their Macs.  Let’s take this blog entry to congratulate Microsoft’s big day.

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5 Google Updates to Anticipate

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With their own web browser that contains dozens of apps, a lofty document cloud and even a GPS system, it seems as though Google already has it all.

Google is easily the most popular IT company on the web right now.  With their own web browser that contains dozens of apps, a lofty document cloud and even a GPS system, it seems as though Google already has it all.  Working Nets is always keeping up-to-date on IT news, and we can tell you that Google isn’t done yet.  Here are five exciting updates Google is planning for.

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An Explanation of the Internet of Things

How smart is your technology? What does it all mean?

How smart is your technology? What does it all mean?

We have all heard of the terms smart car, smart phone, smart home, and number of other related “smart” appliances and objects. If you are wondering what these things are exactly and what makes them so “smart,” the IT experts at Working Nets can help. If you are lost in a sea of smart appliances or confused by all of the innovations related to the Internet of Things, read on to solve the mystery and learn what they mean for your life. [Read more…]

Technology at the Wheel: Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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At Working Nets, we love technology! However, knowing when to disconnect is important. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Do you text and drive? 

As technology continues to advance and further integrate into our daily lives, it can become difficult to disconnect. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Working Nets, Inc. is here to share information with you about distracted driving and help spread awareness about the dangers of technology at the wheel. [Read more…]

Tips For Choosing the Right Computer

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Don’t choose a computer that isn’t going to work for your business or life. Do your research!

You certainly have a lot of options when it comes to purchasing a business computer, but how do you find the right one?

Business owners need to find a specific solution designed for their needs. Creating the right setup is critical to success, so there is a lot of pressure to make the right decision. Fortunately, Working Nets is here to help guide you through the process of choosing the right computer.  [Read more…]

Union Budget 2016: What it Means for the IT Industry

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Do you know what the Union Budget means for the IT Industry?

It is true that the IT industry had many hopes for the Union Budget 2016-17, and many in the industry have found it lacking, however, there are still numerous aspects of it worth talking about, as they will greatly affect the information technology industry. In order to properly understand these adjustments and what they will mean for the IT industry globally, read on. [Read more…]

What to Know About The Privacy Battle Between Apple and the FBI

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What do you think about the privacy battle between Apple and the FBI? Should Apple write a new code?

If you have been keeping up with the news lately – or even if you haven’t – you have probably still heard a bit about the legal faceoff between Apple Inc and the FBI regarding iPhone encryption and privacy rights. Working Nets is here with to fill you in on some details about the privacy battle between Apple and the FBI. [Read more…]

Windows 10 Update Coming Soon

Microsoft’s released its latest operating system, Windows 10, this summer. Now it’s time for an update.

If you are a veteran Windows user, you might want to call this a “Service Pack,” as updates were called in many previous Windows versions. However, Microsoft wants us to be thinking of Windows 10 more as a cloud service, where the idea is that updates are happening on a  continual basis. So while initially referred to as “Threshold 2,” Microsoft now is officially referring to this update with the more subdued name of “Windows 10 November update.”

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Updates to Windows 10 are coming soon!

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