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Apple’s Four New iPhone 12 Models: What You Need To Know

October 19th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Apple’s Four New iPhone 12 Models: What You Need To Know”

“They’re here…well, almost. The iPhone 12 looks like another step forward for Apple! Read on and decide for yourself if it’s big enough to inspire an upgrade for you.”
Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


It’s official! Apple has just unveiled its new iPhone 12 models, of which there are 4, and if you are an iPhone fan, you’ll be interested in seeing what’s new with the iPhone 12. Apple is upping its game with significant improvements from 5G connectivity to OLED screen tech on every model. This article by Kyle Alspach for CRN.com covers all the need to know info to familiarize yourself with the new line.


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How optical character recognition is making cities smarter

October 13th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How optical character recognition is making cities smarter”

“OCR technology helps simplify our everyday lives, keeps us safer and is making cities smarter and more efficient too!”
Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Equipping video surveillance cameras with OCR is the most common use of the technology

OCR technology is not new, and many of us are already using it to make our lives more efficient at home or work. That said, the technology is continually evolving and has a lot more potential than just reading the printed information on the checks we deposit on our smartphones. In this article from SECURITYINFOWATCH, author Bob Dolan breaks down the latest uses of OCR tech, including deployment by parking structure operators, building security personnel, police departments, and more. It’s a fast read and excellent insight. BTW, if you are one of those people who forget to pay their parking tickets, be aware that the authorities may be watching through OCR equipped cameras too!

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Report: Enterprises caught off-guard by remote work cybersecurity challenges

October 1st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Report: Enterprises caught off-guard by remote work cybersecurity challenges”

Remote work may see simple as you’ve settled into your home office. However, security is a complicated challenge for many organizations.”

– Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


The rapid move to telework as COVID-19 took hold of our world has resulted in unforeseen consequences for many organizations

Numerous organizations struggled to find the right remote working solutions even before the arrival of a global pandemic. Subsequently, as COVID-19 took hold and shelter-in-place orders became the norm, many organizations were forced to rush to implement remote work solutions that they had initially planned on phasing in with time. According to the most recent research, this common scenario has raised security concerns as the world jumped head-first into the “Age of telework.”

For more insight on this ongoing concern, check out this article from SecurityInfowatch author Bernard Brode. Brode’s piece provides an excellent overview of the issues and some helpful links to further information.

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The Coolest Laptops Using Intel’s New Tiger Lake Processors

September 29th, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The Coolest Laptops Using Intel’s New Tiger Lake Processors”

“With the arrival of the newest processors from Intel, laptops are blasting into uncharted territories of speed, security, size, and weight. If you’re thinking about upgrading, don’t miss these.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Even before the current work from home explosion, laptops have been the productivity instrument of choice for business and personal computing. Now, with the introduction of Intel’s new Tiger Lake processors and AMD’s 7-nanometer Ryzen 4000 chips, the segment seems poised to rocket into another stratosphere.
Here, The Channel Company’s CRN author Dylan Martin gives us a look at some of the coolest ultrathin laptops coming out with Intel’s new Tiger Lake processors, both for the consumer and business segments. Per the author, some go the fancy route while others go big on memory, security, or being super light.

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The WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things

September 22nd, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things”

The Internet of Things. It’s not new, but it is expanding with tons of benefits and a few potential dangers as well.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


You’ve heard about the Internet of Things and probably utilize several things that qualify as official members of this expanding group of electronics. The IoT now includes lightbulbs, refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave ovens, baby monitors, security cameras, speakers, televisions, thermostats and more! The item they all have in common is that they are all now available with Wi-Fi connectivity to improve their efficiency and help make your life easier, or so they say. The truth is that the IoT is fantastic and, in many ways, lives up to the hype. However, there is a lot to know about these futuristic conduits and the hazards/perils they can present along with the benefits. Have no fear, Arielle Pardes for WIRED has written one of the most informative articles on The IoT, it’s history, promise and danger that I have read to date.

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The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know

September 21st, 2020 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “The iOS 14 Privacy and Security Features You Should Know”

“Have to say, iOS 14 is one of the best updates from Apple that I have seen. In addition to enhanced security, it looks good and performs well too!.”

– Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


iOS 14 is now available, and according to the experts, it will keep your iPhone and iPad safer than ever! A big SHOUT OUT to David Nield from WIRED for his excellent summary of these new safety features and informative insight into each element. FYI…in addition to the improved safety features, I can attest from personal experience that the new operating system also elevates the overall UX.

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