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DCG Donates to L.A. Food Bank on Behalf of Clients

The beginning of this holiday season brings the opportunity for those of us at DCG to give thanks, not only to our clients but especially to the L.A. Food Bank, an organization that strives to eradicate hunger in Los Angeles County.

In honor of the important work that the L.A. Food Bank does for our local communities, DCG made a donation of $2,500 on behalf of each of our clients.

Tips and Tricks – Avoid iOS7’s Irritating Features

It's been out for a while now, and the reviews are stellar - mostly. Since Apple unleashed its iOS7, millions of users have updated their i-devices and are pretty happy with the cutting edginess of the new operating system. But there are some aspects that drive many users crazy as well, particularly how fast it drains the phone's battery.

It’s Free – Apple’s Splashy iOS7

It's Apple's biggest change since the birth of the iPhone. The aesthetically different iOS7, Apple's free software update from iOS6 for iPhone and iPad, is now gracing the devices of many and, while still struggling with some bugs, is proving quite popular.

IT Talk – Windows XP is Retiring. Get Ready to Upgrade.

he world's longest-ever supported operating system, Windows XP, has a retirement date of April 8, 2014, after which date Microsoft will no longer support the operating system. (Also retiring on this date is Microsoft Office 2003.) An unsupported operating system means the end of critical security patches and the start of major vulnerability to malware and viruses.

Security Corner – NSA’s recommendations for the most secure networks

Those of us at DCG continue to make your - and our - network security our highest priority. It's both simple and vital that you ensure both your home and business network is secure from malware, viruses and hackers.

The National Security Agency (NSA) published guidelines on network security that we feel are crucial when working to keep your network safe.

Ask the Answer Guy – Is Dropbox still safe to use?

Dear Brent,

I use Dropbox at home, and I'd like to leverage the collaboration features for my business. I've heard about major security flaws with Dropbox. After its recent updates, is Dropbox safe enough for my business?

I can confidently answer yes, Dropbox is safe to use, as evidenced by the fact that we use (and resell) Dropbox for Business here at DCG. It's been reported that Dropbox is the most popular cloud platform, even more popular than Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, and we can see why.

Tips and Tricks – Stay current and secure with Secunia PSI

Tips and Tricks – Stay current and secure with Secunia PSI

Letting your computer's software get old has two major drawbacks. First, old software means you're likely missing out on important and useful updates to the programs. The second and most important drawback is vulnerability: Letting outdated software sit on your computer opens the system up to possible attacks of malware/viruses/hackers.