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Are you safe from the Heartbleed Bug?

By now, you have surely heard of the Heartbleed bug that has caused recent disruptions to the internet.  The bug has caused massive security threats and has affected many websites that you likely use every day. While Liberty Technology’s services are not affected, we recommend that your personal passwords are changed. Read more about who […]

Windows XP End of Line Q&A

On April 8th 2014, Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows XP. Liberty Technology has been informing its customers for some time that the deadline was approaching but now that we are close to this date, we want to provide some pertinent and timely information that will enable our customers to make informed decisions about the […]

The Soonr the Better

Does your work computer have limited space on its desktop for any more files? Hopefully you are not one to save important documents locally but if you are, keep reading. All storage drives eventually fail. If you are saving files on your computer for business purposes, you are putting your company at risk. Not to […]

A Blog post about Business Blogging

Blogging is not a term unknown to most people, in fact most people you know probably have a blog. But if your business isn’t currently making use of blogging to increase web traffic, then it’s probably something you should consider. Let’s discuss two common obstacles most people have with blogging for business. What to talk […]

Do you Meraki?

Regardless of the size of your business, network connectivity and reliability are two of the fundamental components of a healthy company in today’s technology-driven world. Employee downtime is very expensive and a great motivator for looking into how you spend your IT budget.  What would your bottom line look like if you could increase up-time […]

Do Macs get Viruses?

The truth is that all computers are vulnerable to viruses. However, some are much more likely to be infected than others. The real difference is the operating system running on the computer. Windows is definitely at the top of the list for being vulnerable, and it’s because of a couple of different reasons. 1. Windows […]

What’s Going on Inside my Computer?

  There are many important aspects of computers and they can be very daunting. Have you ever been shopping for a new machine only to be blindsided by gigahertz and jigawatts, not to mention the googolplexes or random access memories and teraflops? Well, not to worry, because while all the numbers associated with computer are […]

Why Do Hard Drives Fail?

At the workbench at Liberty, we have magnets stuck to everything. We use them to keep our tools at hand and to keep the menagerie of screws we go through in place. All these curiously strong magnets came from one source, dead hard drives. It’s a fact of life that a hard drive will fail; […]

Cell Phone Safety during a Winter Storm

Far too many people around the Atlanta area heard stories today of stranded motorists, broken down in the snow and ice, stuck in traffic, some without gas and many of them unable to contact their families or get help.  Some of these stranded drivers were experiencing the black or white “screen of death,” batteries were […]

Does Your Company Have a Teleworking Plan?

  Teleworking is becoming more and more common in today’s business world. When weather is as unpredictable as it has been lately, it makes sense to have a plan within your company. For employees who work for a company that has a plan, productivity isn’t an issue. (We’re not saying your employees won’t take a […]

The Top 7 Alternatives to LogMeIn

If you are a peruser of the internets, you may have heard that LogMeIn, Inc. is shutting down LogMeIn Free. On January 29th, 2014 you will have to pay to continue using their program in any capacity. If you are unfamiliar with LogMeIn Free, it was an easy to use, easy to setup, way to […]

Technology: Use it Well, Don’t Abuse it

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clark   Tablets, iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, GPS, Google Maps, Web-Ex, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, such nifty gadgets as the Trakdot Luggage Tracker, wireless keyboards and wireless speakers are the technological backbone of […]

Tips for Creating and Remembering Passwords

One of my biggest pet peeves is trying to remember my passwords.  Anyone else have this problem?  My other pet peeve is when my email gets hacked.  I have started being more cautious about the strength of my password lately, and it seems to be helping.  However, it is a vicious cycle because the more […]

Windows XP – End of Line

Microsoft’s Windows XP, released in August 2001, will officially stop being supported on April 8, 2014. Along with Windows XP support being dropped, Microsoft is also dropping support for Office 2003. It’s so long and goodbye to our long friend Windows XP. After hundreds of millions of copies sold, Windows XP will finally stop being […]

Computer Virus Awareness

So there is a new virus going around. What else is new right? Well this one is particularly bad. The name is Cryptolocker and you need to know about this virus. Cryptolockler is especially bad because of how it is distributed and how it encrypts files on a computer.Based on my research, it seems that […]

Got Printers?

Liberty Technology has printers! But we don’t just sell them.  As Xerox reseller, Liberty Technology can also help you maintain and manage your printer, from your basic desktop model to larger copier models. We will help you use Remote Print Services to save money, or we can help find a printer that best suits your […]

A Day in the Life of A Free App User

Yaaaaaawn….Streeeeetch…..Good morning! I wake up to the weirdly gentle sounds of the alarm on the Sleep Time alarm clock app. Here’s how it works: while you sleep, the app records your movements, sounds, and breathing rhythm to calculate what times you are in various sleep cycles. I know, it sounds crazy, and I didn’t believe […]

5 Important Facts About Antivirus Programs

No anti-virus program is 100% effective. As new viruses come out all the time, it can seem like the antivirus vendors are always playing catch-up.  This is where antivirus programs use a number of techniques to help improve the rate of detection, including looking for specific pieces of code and also analyzing the behavior of code. […]

Software I am Thankful For…

We have reached the time of year when people take the time to talk about people and things they are thankful for. Since I deal with technology and software all day, I thought I might let everyone in on some software and applications that I am most thankful for: Adium (Mac) / Pidgin (PC): In […]

How do Google Docs Work?

Google Drive (aka Google Docs) has revolutionized the way we do business by allowing us to save, share and work from virtually anywhere. Collaboration + Cloud Storage: Who could ask for more? Before Google Drive, we found ourselves painstakingly emailing around an excel spreadsheet. As team members updated their sheets and resent to the group, […]

Cisco + Meraki Acquisition

  As you may or may not know, Cisco recently acquired Meraki. While many people have heard of Cisco, not everyone has heard of Meraki. At Liberty Technology, we have been selling and using Meraki for several years and love it. As Cisco Premiere Partners, we were extremely excited to see Cisco taking interest in […]

Why Should I buy a Sonos System?

A few weeks back, we had a customer Demo night here in our retail store featuring Sonos. It was a good time, lots of refreshments and friends and of course, music. If you’ve never heard of Sonos before, it’s a wireless Hifi system for your home. If you’ve ever been to someone’s home where the […]

The Evolution of the Computer

“Every technology goes through three stages: first, a crudely simple and quite unsatisfactory gadget; second, an enormously complicated group of gadgets designed to overcome the shortcomings of the original and achieving thereby somewhat satisfactory performance through extremely complex compromise; third, a final stage of smooth simplicity and efficient performance based on correct understanding of natural […]