We Protect: Cybersecurity in a Connected World

Cybersecurity, cybercrime, data breaches, brute force attacks…there’s a huge battle being waged against the tech equipment and data of businesses, families, and individuals.

Most small businesses don’t realize how vulnerable they are to having their information — the lifeblood of their business –compromised or lost.

Most families don’t realize what can happen if a hacker accesses their computer. or smartphone.

But the risk is real, and its big.

In 2016 at least 43% of all cyberattacks were against small businesses.

The National Cyber Security Alliance has found that over 60% of small-to-medium-sized businesses hit by cyber-attacks go out of business.

All too often, small businesses don’t try to protect themselves until it’s too late.

Individuals and families don’t know they’ve been compromised until after they’ve paid money to an intruder who has infected their computer.

Bergen IT focuses on keeping businesses and families safe and supported in an increasingly complicated, and technologically connected, world.

 

Join Bergen IT’s We Protect Plan Today.

 

Keep all your data backed-up and away from malicious programs with the We Protect plan, our top-flight cybersecurity package.

 

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Cybersecurity: essential for small businesses

As a small business, technology helps you:

  • Run your business
  • Work with clients
  • Be productive
  • Make money.

But what if…

  • Your data was compromised or stolen?
  • Your tech tools failed you?

Are you prepared?

When your tech equipment goes down or your data is corrupted:

  • You. Can’t. Function.
  • Your…business…STOPS.

 

The new discoveries of Meltdown and Spectre only increase these chances.

The We Protect plan keeps your business operational against technology threats.

 

 

Cybersecurity: essential for consumers, too

Cybercrime doesn’t just affect small businesses. It can affect everyone.

What if…

  • Your cellphone failed you?
  • Your files became corrupted
  • Your passwords were stolen?
  • Your digital music library was wrecked?
  • Your photos were lost?

 

Cybercriminals can  cause you to lose your personal info, and your credit, in the blink of an eye.

The We Protect cybersecurity plan will keep your memories and your precious information safe.

 

 

Your Data = Your Business

 

The We Protect plan includes:

  • First-class computer tech support
  • 24/7 anti-virus protection
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Server maintenance
  • Security updates and patches
  • Operating system updates
  • Checkups & cleanings
  • Safety reports
  • Personalized service
  • Remote access support
  • Discounted on-site service
  • Mobile device assistance

 

If you’re serious about your business or family’s tech safety, then you need to Get Technology Protection NOW.

Sign up TODAY for Bergen IT’s We Protect Plan.

 

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Safety. Security. Support.

Bergen IT’s We Protect Plan will help you sleep at night.

 

Talk to us TODAY about the We Protect Plan service level that’s right for you.

 

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Bergen IT is an award-winning, client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, NY and can remotely assist clients across the USA.

Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. We are four-time winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.

Spectre and Meltdown: The Downside to Speed

Earlier this month, reports hit the tech world about “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” a pair of exploitable flaws built into nearly every computer and smart phone on the planet. These vulnerabilities are causing headaches for cybersecurity experts, and anxiety for tech users everywhere.

Meltdown and Spectre were accidentally built into almost every processor since 1995 in order to save space and increase computing speeds. However, now they leave open to harm most laptops, PCs, Macs, and even phones and tablets.

What Does This Mean For You?

If you own a smartphone or computer, the number one thing to do is keep up to date on any and all software updates. Be most diligent with updates of your Operating System (Windows, Apple, Android, etc.) and any security/anti-virus software you have installed (SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, McAfee, etc.). Also important are regular system checks and hardware cleanings.
Businesses, because they have more exploitable devices and data, are particularly at risk. Now that Spectre and Meltdown have been made public, hackers will be looking to take advantage of these weaknesses. With each unprotected device you own, the chance of being hacked is doubled. It is therefore imperative to stay up to date with any and all security updates as soon as they become available.
With the proper cybersecurity measures and constant update diligence, you can protect yourself as much as possible. Be sure to replace all processors in every personal or business device as soon as those without flaws are announced.
Bergen IT offers a program to regularly and automatically check and clean your computer and keep your security up to date. Send us an email at solutions@bergenit.net or call 201-689-1823 to learn more.
Meltdown and Spectre

What Exactly Are Meltdown and Spectre?

Meltdown:
Found mostly on Intel processors (and some ARM chips), Meltdown is “the more serious exploit” according to PCWorld. As such, Microsoft and Intel have worked quickly to provide a temporary patch via Windows system updates.
Meltdown takes advantage of how the chip processes your more sensitive (“kernel”) memory data. When your CPU goes through “Speculative Execution, a malicious program has the opportunity to dart in and steal sensitive information. This could include passwords, cryptographic keys, emails, personal photos, and more.
Spectre:
Similar to Meltdown, Spectre focuses on exploiting the protected kernel data through the CPU’s process of Speculative Execution. However, while Meltdown only works on Intel processors and some ARMs, Spectre is able to take advantage of processors from Intel, ARM, and AMD, as well as Nvidia graphics chips.
This means that many more computers and mobile devices are also at risk, and now in more ways than one. How Spectre works, according to PC World, is it “tricks other applications into accessing arbitrary locations in their memory.”  The article speculates that there may be no hardware solution in the future - only preventive methods of hardier software.
To mitigate this problem, Windows released a software patch to protect users from the Spectre exploit. While it went through without a hitch on Intel and ARM processors, it has caused computers with AMD processors to “lock up” and become unresponsive. As such, Windows is temporarily pausing updates to systems with AMD processors. This leaves anyone with an AMD CPU at greater risk until another solution is found.

What Does This Mean For the Future of Computing?

Going forward, this may mean a big change to modern processor chip design. To bulwark against these exploits, CPU  manufacturers will be getting rid of the Speculative Execution process that allows your CPU to preload functions. With no current ideas for how to replace this time-saving process, our future processors (and future computers) will most likely be slower but much more secure.
If you have any questions about risk factors or how to stay protected, contact us at solutions@bergenit.net.
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201-689-1823www.bergenit.netBergen IT is a client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, and can remotely assist clients across the USA. Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.

Holiday Gifts: Personal Voice Assistants are a Hit!

Sometimes the best gift is one that’s willing to listen…and then offer help. This holiday season, personal “voice assistants” are a hot item. And here’s why: These personal devices keep you company, and can help manage the tasks and technology in your life.

Some scoff at the necessity of what seems like a toy. But think of the benefits for someone with limited mobility. Suddenly they can do much more without significant effort. As one of our oldest clients recently told us:

“This Echo is a lifesaver! I was feeling bad about my health and worrying too much, but now I look forward to trying new things with Alexa every day!”

 

 

What Is a Virtual Voice Assistant?

 

Amazon started the current Voice Assistant craze with its Alexa program, released originally on the Amazon Echo last year. A personal voice assistant is software that is built into a speaker with a microphone that can recognize voice commands. After saying the program’s “wakeword” (for example, “Alexa”), the virtual assistant will activate the microphone in the speaker and recognize whatever question or command is uttered next. Using “artificial intelligence,” it then carries out multi-step processes to complete a vast array of commands. The speaker can play music, set reminders, search the internet, control smart home devices, and more – just by saying a few words.

WhatIs.com’s definition of a Voice Assistant.

C|NET’s brief explanation of Alexa and how it works.

 

 

Voice Assistants are Popular – But are they Safe?

 

According to news reports, about 20 million homes already have voice-activated assistants. Amazon controls almost ¾ of the market, with Google taking most of the rest. There are concerns about privacy since voice assistants, while not always “awake,” are always “listening” – unless you turn them off. There are security precautions you can take, so make sure to configure the voice assistant properly to minimize risk. The following digital voice assistants allow you to play music, find answers to questions, manage your schedule, and more from anywhere in your house – all with the power of your voice.

 

 

 

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Amazon Echo

A year after the Amazon Echo was released as the first virtual assistant speaker, Amazon decided to replace it with an updated version. The Echo can hear its “wakeword” from across the room, and is generally able to hear and understand a voice command on first try, even with music playing. With a smaller and more attractive design than most other “smart speakers,” the Echo can fit well in nearly any room. Music played through the Echo will sound flat and tinny. But it has Bluetooth included, and auxiliary cable options for connecting to better speakers. Price: $99.

The Verge’s review.

 

 

 

 

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Sonos One

If you want to combine Alexa with better sound quality, a strong virtual voice assistant alternative is the Sonos One smart home device. The One has richer sound quality than any other smart device on the market. And it offers integration with Sonos speakers for an even better listening experience. Price: $180.

The Verge’s review.

Engadget’s review.

 

 

 

Google Home

Google Home

Google’s response to the Echo, the Google Home, uses its search engine background to provide better follow-up question and search responses than Alexa. With the ability to personalize responses based on who is talking (for up to 6 different accounts), the Home virtual voice assistant is also able to integrate with other Google products, such as YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Calendar. Though it doesn’t have as many skills as the Echo, it is quickly expanding its abilities and is an even better deal if you already use Google products. The Home’s sound quality is not much different from the Echo’s, but it can also integrate with Google Play Music and YouTube, in addition to Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, and (soon) Soundcloud. If you have a Chromecast, the added bonuses include integration with Netflix (soon HBO and Hulu, as well) and the ability to turn your TV on by command. Price: $129 (currently $79).

C|NET’s review.

 

 

 

 

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Harmon Kardon Invoke

Not to be left out, Microsoft has partnered with Harmon Kardon to give their digital assistant Cortana a speaker of its own: the Harmon Kardon Invoke. Though it mostly does the same things the Echo or Google Home can, it excels in two categories. First, it has a higher-level speaker. The Invoke can fill a room much better than either competitor, and the sound quality (and bass response) is nearly to that of the Sonos One. It’s also a strong contender is if you already use other Microsoft products. The Invoke can sync up with Office 365, Outlook, and your Microsoft computer’s calendar. Its only drawbacks are an inability to pair in stereo, or as part of a multi-room audio system. and its ability to only support one account at a time. Price: $200 (currently $100).

The Verge’s review.

 

 

 

 

Contact Bergen IT:

Need smartphone assistance or training? Bergen IT is happy to help.

solutions@bergenit.net

201-689-1823

www.bergenit.net

 

 

 

Bergen IT is a client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, and can remotely assist clients across the USA. 

Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.

Great Home Entertainment Gifts for the Holiday Season

 

The holidays are all about home entertainment and gifts. And what better way to keep your family and friends happy and chatty than with great music and TV? Here are some ideas that will keep any house feeling light, full, and accessible to all.

 

Home Entertainment: Top Choices

 

 

Televisions

 

The televisions available this year take advantage of recent advances in home entertainment technology. The TVs we’re highlighting provide great picture quality at different price points for different types of viewers. And if you’ve had enough of cable, there are options to satisfy your needs.

 

LG OLED C7

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OLED TVs offer better image quality than LCD TVs – more contrast, enhanced brightness, bigger color range, more flexible displays. Not surprisingly, they are also more costly. But if your budget can handle it, then the 65-inch LG OLED C7 ranks atop many Top TV lists of 2017. It’s excellent picture quality, ultra-minimalist design, and – in relative terms – first “affordable” price-tag for an OLED TV make it a standout. Price: $2700 ($1700 for the 55-inch model).

TechRadar’s review.

 

 

 

TCL P-Series

If you’re looking for exceptional LCD picture quality at a great price, look no further than the TCL P-Series 55P607. It has first-rate image clarity, vivid color, and the ability to produce stunning HDR (high dynamic range) video. Price:  $649 for a 55-inch set.

TechRadar’s review.

What is HDR? C|NET explains.

 

 

 
TCL 32S305 Roku TCL 32S305 Roku

Are you looking for a small, affordable TV that’s easy to operate? The 32-inch TCL 32S305 Roku TV is the best TV for someone on a budget. Its interface is superb at this price point, with good picture quality as well. The only drawback is the S305’s lack of an ethernet port. Price: $170.

C|NET’s review.

 

 

 

 

YouTube TV

Want to “Cut the Cable” but still watch live TV? YouTube TV makes it possible to get cable TV without a set top box. YouTube TV is coming to AppleTV and Roku digital media players, as well as Samsung, LG, and other TVs. YouTube TV can also be accessed through your phone or computer via the internet. Price: $35/month.

Engadget on the new option.

Tom’s Guide on how it stacks up compared to Sling, Hulu Live, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now.

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers & Headphones

 

Have a love for music and movies? Now’s the time to fill your house with sound and fun. The following audio equipment are a wonder to listen to, and provide great home entertainment, all at a great price.

 

 

Sonos Playbar

The Sonos Playbar is an excellent addition to any audiophile or cinephile’s TV space. It offers beautiful sound quality and good rumble in the bass. By adding fantastic integration with various apps and other Sonos products, the Sonos Playbar is well worth the money. Price: $699.

TechRadar’s review.

 

 

 

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Looking for Bluetooth speakers with great sound and impressive wireless connectivity that’s a cut above the competition?  The near-indestructible UE Blast combines fantastic sound quality with the functionality of Amazon’s Alexa home assistant. Price: $230.

Gizmodo’s review.

Learn more and see our reviews of Alexa and other home assistants.

 

 

 

 

Jabra Move Wireless

Jabra’s Move Wireless headphones are lightweight and combine strong performance and an energetic design.  Price: $99 ($59.99 sale price, if you can find it)

TechRadar’s review.

 

 

RIVA WAND

RIVA WAND Series

RIVA’s first foray into the multi-room audio arena with the WAND series of speakers is an unmitigated success. Consisting of the larger RIVA Festival and the smaller Arena, the WAND series is nicely versatile. It sounds great with only one speaker in use, or with both working in tandem. The inclusion of Bluetooth capabilities, an optical port for home theater purposes, USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, wireless connectivity, and numerous Wi-Fi streaming options means you can use these speakers in nearly any situation with nearly any audio source. The deep, warm sound quality on these speakers is well worth a listen.

Price: $499 (Festival) + $249 (Arena) (currently $399 + $199).

Digital Trends’ review.

 

 

 

 

Gaming

 

Gaming systems just keep getting better and better, and continue to be great gifts for anyone. Here are two to consider.

 

 

 

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Xbox One S

The Xbox One S offers everything a modern gaming console should: sleek design, high power, higher resolution picture for both gaming and streaming, and a 2TB hard drive.  Price:  $399 ($349 for 1 TB; $299 for 500GB).

TechRadar’s review.

 

 

 

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch takes console gaming in a new direction with its portability, motion controls, and sleek design. It’s lacking some of the graphical or processing heights a stationary console like the PS4 or Xbox One might. But it offers fantastically-received games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Splatoon 2. Plus its versatility, and much better specs and capabilities than other mobile devices, makes this a system to consider. Price: $299.

GameSpot’s review.

 

 

 

 

Contact Bergen IT:

Need smartphone assistance or training? Bergen IT is happy to help.

solutions@bergenit.net

201-689-1823

www.bergenit.net

 

 

 

 

Bergen IT is a client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, and can remotely assist clients across the USA. 

Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.

Great Gifts: Top 6 Smartphones for the Holidays

 

Smartphones are once again a hot gift this holiday season. They have been at the forefront of the technology revolution for over a decade. With the holidays here, what better gift is there than a brand-new cell phone, loaded with the latest innovations? Whether you’re shopping for family, for yourself, or your staff at work, there are some great smartphone choices available.

 

 

Best Consumer Smartphones

 

The best smartphones for personal use not only have good voice and sound quality, but do a great job of taking pictures and supporting social applications. They also provide a solid music listening, video watching, and mobile gaming experience. Below are some of the best consumer picks currently in the market.

 

Moto G5S Plus

If you’re not worried about photo quality, the Moto G5S Plus is a great deal for a quality smartphone at $279.

The Verge’s review.

 

OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3

With great design, plenty of power, and an affordable price, the OnePlus 3 is the hot new challenger for Apple and Samsung to beat at $399.

TechRadar’s review.

 

 

Google Pixel

The Google Pixel is reviewing as one of the best smartphones of the year. It boasts high quality design, build, camera, speeds, battery performance, and more. As an added bonus, the Pixel offers 24/7 live tech support. At $649 (currently $549 on Amazon), the Google Pixel is the go-to phone where software capabilities are of utmost importance:

PCMag’s review.

 

 

 

Best Business Smartphones

 

Does your business still have $$ left in its tech equipment budget? Or perhaps you’re doing budget planning for 2018? Then now would be the perfect time for you to get a business phone. With greater processing power, multitasking capabilities, and optimization toward workplace usage, these three smartphones can vastly improve your work capabilities:

 

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

In terms of work phones, many consider the Samsung Galaxy S8 the best of the lot. It’s got great design, the best hardware specs out there, and a fantastic display. Samsung’s latest Galaxy phone, priced at $650, has only one drawback: awkward fingerprint reader placement. Otherwise this smartphone is above the rest of the competition.

C|NET’s review.

 

 

OnePlus 5

OnePlus steps it up again with the OnePlus 5. The 5 has camera and display qualities that come in just under the Galaxy S8’s, and some of the strongest and smoothest performance you’ll get out of a high-end smartphone. Minor drawbacks: a boring but solid design, and fewer exciting/new features. But the $540 price tag for 128GB of storage ($480 for 64GB) makes this a great deal.

Engadget’s review.

 

 

Moto Z

If you want a work phone that’s a little different, there’s Motorola’s ultra-thin 5.2mm Moto Z. The Moto Z is missing a headphone jack, and has a fingerprint-reader you might confuse with the home button. But here’s the coolness factor: There are a suite of attachable accessories available that, in seconds, can transform the Moto Z into a portable projector, a high-quality zoom camera, an Amazon Alexa, and more. All this, plus an impressively sharp screen and better-than-average hardware specs, means you can get a lot for the $624 pricetag.

WIRED’s review.

Motorola Moto Z

 

 

 

Contact Bergen IT:

Need smartphone assistance or training? Bergen IT is happy to help.

solutions@bergenit.net
201-689-1823
www.bergenit.net

 

Bergen IT is a client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, and can remotely assist clients across the USA. 

Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.

Bergen IT at Glen Rock Fall Festival – Sunday, 9/24/17

Bergen IT at Glen Rock Street Fair - 9/27/15, 11am - 4pm.

Stop by the Bergen IT booth at the Glen Rock, NJ Autumn Craft Street Fair.
9/25/16 from 11am – 4pm. Rock Road Business District

September is a beautiful month to spend time outdoors in NJ.  So why not take an afternoon stroll through the Glen Rock Fall Festival on Sunday, 9/24 from 10am – 5pm.

Bergen IT will have a booth at the Glen Rock Fall Festival, and we’d love to see you. Walk through charming Glen Rock, NJ’s Rock Road Business District and check out quality crafts and sample a variety of foods. You can also meet local business owners, hear live music, and talk technology and listen to audio demos at the Bergen IT booth.

Get Your Tech Questions Answered at the Glen Rock Fall Festival

We always love to see our clients at the annual Glen Rock Fall Festival. It’s a great opportunity to talk about our computer support, managed services, virus removal, IT  and tech support services, audio/video installations, multi-room audio, indoor/outdoor audio, flat screen TV upgrades, home theater, and website services.
We appreciate learning from long-time friends and new visitors  when they come to the booth and discuss the tech issues that concern them. Perhaps you’re worried about cyberthreats and the impact of the Equifax data breach. Maybe you want information about why your computer is running slowly.  Or perhaps want to know more about Sonos. Stop by the Bergen IT booth and talk to us about whatever tech needs you might have.

Audio Demos at the Bergen IT Booth

Back again this year: we’re holding audio demos at the Glen Rock Street Fair booth! There are lots of great options in stereo equipment these days. The quality is very high, but the price points for new stereo equipment are generally much lower. If you come to the Glen Rock Fall Festival we’d love to talk to you about how to hear beautiful music and get great audio at an affordable price.
Come by the booth and pick up a chocolate or two, chat about tech issues, or just say hello. The borough of Glen Rock NJ is a great place to visit. The fall festival is sponsored by the Glen Rock Chamber of Commerce.
We hope to see you!

 

Contact Bergen IT:

Need assistance with your audio or computer equipment? Bergen IT is happy to help.

solutions@bergenit.net
201-689-1823
www.bergenit.net

 

Bergen IT is a client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, and can remotely assist clients across the USA.
Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.

Keyboard Shortcuts | Making a Quick Escape: [CTRL + W]

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Today, in Keyboard Shortcuts, we will be covering [CTRL + Q] and [CTRL + W].

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First Keyboard Shortcut: [CTRL + Q]

 

[CTRL + Q] is used in Microsoft Word as a formatting tool. Pressing this combination of keys on your keyboard will result in Aligning Left any highlighted text.

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Below is a good example of this effect, with the red text being that which has been highlighted:

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Before pressing [CTRL + Q]:

This is the beginning of example text.

This is the middle of example text.

This is the end of example text.

After pressing [CTRL +Q]:

This is the beginning of example text.

This is the middle of example text.

This is the end of example text.

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This Shortcut is helpful for when working on a document with complex formatting, like a script or a resume.   In Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer, [CTRL + Q] does nothing.

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Second Keyboard Shortcut: [CTRL + W]

 

[CTRL + W] can be used to exit a single document or page without exiting the entire program. This can be done in any program.

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In Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer, pressing [CTRL + W] will exit you from the tab or webpage you are currently in.

If you have multiple tabs currently open, this will push you into the tab immediately to the right. Otherwise, it will exit you from the browser completely.

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In Microsoft Word, pressing [CTRL + W] will exit the document you are currently in.

However, it will also leave the Microsoft Word window open. This allows you to open a new document without restarting Word or keeping the current document open.

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To see the full list of [Keyboard Shortcuts] click here.

                                                                                                                                                                

Bergen IT is an award-winning, client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, NY and can remotely assist clients across the USA.

Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. We are four-time winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.

Let’s Learn About Keyboard Shortcuts!

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Do you want to save time while typing and browsing on your computer? Do you want to be able to work without your mouse? Keyboard Shortcuts can help you do just that!
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“Keyboard Shortcuts” are quick keystroke combinations that enable specific command functions within a program. You can use these in any MicrosoftGoogleMozilla, or Apple program to help facilitate your every-day work.
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Here, we will be breaking down some key Keyboard Shortcuts for use in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Word:
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Keyboard Shortcuts

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Click on a shortcut below to find out more about what it can do and how it will help in your everyday life:

  1.        CTRL + Q  ;  CTRL + W

                                                                                                                                                         

Bergen IT is an award-winning, client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, NY and can remotely assist clients across the USA.

Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. We are four-time winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.

Ransomware, Cybersecurity, and “We Protect”

The recent ransomware attacks damaged thousands of businesses and institutions worldwide.  Some companies and organizations were forced to suspend operations. Others ended up greatly hobbled when their computers were disabled. Files were locked up and held hostage by unknown attackers.BIT_Shield_Logo

For many businesses, this was a wake-up call. It suddenly became clear that their data and their computer equipment could be compromised or disabled simply because of mistakenly clicking a tainted link. Ransomware is real, and cybersecurity is necessary to combat it.

But there are still lots of companies, especially micro and small businesses, that continue slumbering and remain unprotected. Now more than ever, the alarm should be sounding.

 

Ransomware: it can happen to you.

After years of thinking that computer breaches only happened to somebody else, small business owners in Bergen County, NJ, Rockland and New York, NY and around the country are finally realizing that the size of a company is not what determines if they’ll get hacked. Size doesn’t matter. Just as a car is an easy target for theft if its doors are unlocked and the key is in the ignition, hackers will go after businesses whose computers are the least protected, and most vulnerable.

 

Cybersecurity: essential for small business

It’s important to remember that for micro and small businesses technology helps you:

  • Run your business
  • Work with clients
  • Be productive
  • Make money.

But what if…

  • Your data was compromised or stolen?
  • Your tech tools failed you?

Are you prepared?

When your tech equipment goes down or your data is corrupted:

  • You. Can’t. Function.
  • Your…business…STOPS.

 

Your Data = Your Business

 

If you’re serious about your business then you need to Get Business Technology Protection NOW.

Sign up TODAY for Bergen IT’s We Protect Plan.

 

Bergen IT’s We Protect Plan

 

Safety. Security. Support. Bergen IT’s We Protect Plan will help you sleep at night.

The plan includes:

  • First-class computer tech support
  • 24/7 anti-virus protection
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Server maintenance
  • Security updates and patches
  • Operating system updates
  • Checkups & cleanings
  • Safety reports
  • Personalized service
  • Remote access support
  • Discounted on-site service
  • Mobile device assistance

Talk to us TODAY about the We Protect Plan service level that’s right for your business.

 

Contact Bergen IT:

Solutions@BergenIT.net
201-689-1823
www.bergenit.net

 

Bergen IT is an award-winning, client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, NY and can remotely assist clients across the USA.

Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. We are four-time winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.

Seniors & Technology: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

JI at Flight SimulatorDid you know that seniors are among the fastest growing groups of technology users in the country? Access to computers, the internet, smart phones, enhanced audio/TV, social media, etc., has brought an improved quality of life to millions of Americans aged 60+.

And yet, the senior population also often faces roadblocks and risks when trying to use technology. Costa Rodis and Felicia Halpert from the award-winning tech services provider Bergen IT LLC will be holding a lively presentation and discussion at Lee Memorial Library in Allendale, NJ — Thursday, May 4th at 1pm.

The presentation is entitled: “Seniors & Technology: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”

Seniors and Technology: Benefits and Risks

There are lots of advantages available to those seniors who use computers. And mobile devices such as tablets or smart phones can bring great benefits. For seniors who are comfortable, technology can aid with everything from shopping, to health checks, to communication with loved ones who are far away.

But for those seniors who have no training, technology can sometimes be daunting, even overwhelming. Seniors often find themselves confused or frustrated by their equipment. And certainly there are risks to seniors when their computers and personal information become infected by viruses, or are accessed by hackers. Identity theft is a key concern for people aged 60+.

Bring your technology questions to “Seniors & Technology: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” and be part of this engaging afternoon discussion.

 

WHEN:

Thursday, May 4th, 1 pm

 

WHERE:

Lee Memorial Library

500 West Crescent Avenue

Allendale, NJ 07401

Phone: 201-327-4338

This presentation is sponsored by Autumn Years magazine.

 

Bergen IT is an award-winning, client-centered, comprehensive tech support and strategy company for businesses, professionals, and homeowners. The company services customers in the NJ and New York City metropolitan area, including northern New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic, NJ), Manhattan and the Bronx, Rockland and Westchester, NY and can remotely assist clients across the USA.

Bergen IT provides computer, mobile device, audio, TV, and home theater services.  Our focus is on providing personal attention, reasonable rates and top-notch expertise. We are four-time winners of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. For more information, go to: www.bergenit.net.