Black Friday Deals – Best Buy

Black Friday deals seem like they begin earlier every year. Most of the bigger retailers don’t even wait until Friday to roll out the specials on big-ticket or most wanted items. We are here to offer you some insight into this year’s tech deals. Whether it’s about a new 4K TV or how to get that great new gaming system running, we will do our

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Have You Felt Thankful for Technology Lately?  

  Grateful for Optimization: Why We’re Celebrating Tech Innovation This Thanksgiving For today’s business owners, technology is tightly woven into everything they do. A strong IT platform is literally the foundation of every modern business, however, it’s become second nature, so its contributions are often overlooked or undervalued. Profes

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Dangerous New Ransomware Identified

We are issuing a warning to businesses to be on the lookout for the “GlobeImposter” or “Fake Globe” ransomware virus, which is once again making headlines. This variant of the ransomware virus has become part of a large-scale email-based campaign that manages to slip past the defenses of some unsuspecting companies. GlobeImposter, also kn

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Baton Rouge IT Firm Announces Enterprise-Level Professional Training Services Program  

The team of innovative professionals from Puryear IT is thrilled to unveil their latest endeavor. Puryear IT now offers a dynamic variety of training services to help generate long-term success for local professionals in every industry. With many years' experience working alongside Louisiana business leaders and an unparalleled IT expertise, the Pu

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Apple Update Leaves Users One-Step Forward & One Step Back

Latest Update Includes KRACK Patch but Comes Alongside News of iOS Zero-day Vulnerability On November 1st, 2017, Apple released its latest stream of updates for a variety of devices and programs across its product line. First and foremost, the update has a number of security fixes for device programs like Siri and Messenger as well as browser vuln

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The Cyber Threat of the Future: Anatomy of an Internet of Things (IoT) Attack

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvLnb4YQHh0&w=560&h=349]Internet of Things (IoT) has been dominating conversations in the tech industry for some time now. The interconnectedness of an IoT network offers streamlining capabilities that are attractive to individuals and businesses alike. Using technology to make life easier – at home or in

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Businesses Can Keep Google Maps and Search Updated With Google Posts  

Use Google My Business to update your Google Maps and Google Search Listings at any time and for free. Have you ever wished you had a quick way to update your Google listings with new or timely news about your business?  Google has rolled out a useful feature for all business users that can help grant your wish.  You can create Google Posts from

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Symantec Users: Here’s the Inside Scoop on Bad Rabbit Malware and How to Stay Protected

A new and malicious strain of ransomware called Bad Rabbit, began spreading this past Tuesday October 24th, with most of the reported infections seen in Russia. However, because the Bad Rabbit virus is self-propagating, and can spread across corporate networks, international organizations should remain particularly vigilant. A small number of infe

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Can Just ONE Person Meet ALL of Your IT Support Objectives AND Stay Within Your Budget?

A discussion of how to meet all of your objectives and stay within your budget at the exact same time when it comes to IT.   In many ways, information technology is the backbone of your business. When your infrastructure is functioning properly, it’s one of the most powerful enablers you have. It’s a productivity machine with an eye towards t

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Low on Data?  Save Articles to Read Offline with Google Chrome

Running low on data or headed to an area with no internet connection?  Learn how to quickly and easily download articles for offline reading.   While much of the country has fast and easy internet access, there are still pockets where connectivity is a challenge.  If you’re headed into one of those spots with low access or if your data plan i

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New OS 10.13 High Sierra Drops Office for Mac 2011 Support  

Mac users of Microsoft Office 2011 may be in for a nasty shock after upgrading to High Sierra, as Microsoft has announced that it’s no longer supported.  Even Office 2016 users may encounter difficulties.  It may be no surprise that when you Google “MS Office for Mac”, that the majority of the results returned are alternatives to the popul

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How to Keep Kids Safe Online

The Internet has the potential to cause harm to your children and teens, but there aren’t rules and restrictions governing it like we have with other things in our society.  The Internet is like the Wild West—There are very few controls, and it’s not private.  So how do you keep your kids safe online? The best way to keep kids out of troub

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How Much Do Multiple Monitors Boost Productivity?  

While some feel more isn’t always better, it actually is when it comes to monitors.  Some feel that paying for multiple monitors for employees is just a waste of space and money.  That’s a myth.  According to the report in the NY Times by a Jon Peddie Research survey, multiple monitors can increase productivity by 20 to 30 percent. A Closer

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Apple and Windows Skip Version 9 — What’s the Story? 

The iPhone X was announced a few short weeks ago, but why do major manufacturers skip release numbers? Turns out, there’s a great reason.   Apple recently held their annual release party while the world watched and waited to see what new wonders were in store. When the dust settled, there was a fair amount of surprise that the iPhone 8 Plus and

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A Bug in the Apple?  

High Sierra’s Password Theft Vulnerability Learn how a macOS update named High Sierra can leave your passwords vulnerable to theft.  As this tech giant usually does before a new release, Apple generated massive excitement over High Sierra. This free upgrade for macOS includes an extra two gigs of memory and plenty of new or updated features. Ac

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Ladies & Gentlemen….Introducing…Ron Drake

Baton Rouge IT Consulting Firm Continues Mission to Provide Exemplary IT Solutions for Local Companies Puryear IT, your local Baton Rouge information technology provider is very pleased to share their continued commitment to providing leading IT services and computer networking support through their recent expansion. Industry & Military Vet

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Apple’s iPhone X— Is It Worth the High Price?

The annual launch of the new iPhone lineup is here, and the inclusion of iPhone X may seem a bit confusing. Learn why Apple may have chosen to use this unique name for its newest iPhone.   It’s no longer a secret. Since a leak just days before the official release, people have known this year’s annual iPhone release will be something special.

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Baton Rouge IT Firm Continues to Expand, Announces New Account Manager

BATON ROUGE, LA – 22 September 2017 – The team of technology experts from Puryear IT is thrilled to announce that they are continuing to expand. As of September, Puryear IT is pleased to welcome Ron Drake as their new Account Manager. Drake will be an excellent addition to the Puryear team and will expand their ability to offer an unmatched ser

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