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16Apr
best-parental-control-appsBest Parental Control Software 2020

Best Parental Control Software 2020

In our modern society, we are all connected to the World Wide Web and it is important for parents/guardians to know what their children are viewing online. Now, with the stay-at-home order and social distancing in place, our connections are at an all time high.

Our team of Geeks have been busy researching solutions in order to protect our clients and their families. Our focus was to find a service compatible with a variety of devices, sufficient security, location tracking, social media monitoring, and an overall user-friendly experience. While we did consider price, most pricing is very competitive and most plans average less than a dollar per device, per month.

We chose Qustodio as the best because it has an easy-to-use web interface, customizable time restrictions, and is competitively priced. Along with these benefits, the program provides extensive web filters and the ability to block inappropriate apps.  One of the most appealing features of Qustodio is that it provides parents with the ability to monitor their children’s social media interactions as well as keep up with their location. With all of these features, Qustodio offers a powerful package comparing to other softwares below.

Software


Qustodio
 

Mobicip

Circle (Disney)

Net Nanny

 Norton Family

Filtering

Website Filtering

Youtube Filtering
Content Filtering

Website filtering

Website Filtering

Website Filtering

Tracking

Location
Calls & text 

Location

Location

Monitoring

Social Media
Cell Phone
Content


Content


Cell Phone




Compatibility

Windows
Mac
Andriod
iOS
Kindle

Windows
Mac
Andriod
iOS
Chrome OS
Kindle

Tracks any device on home network excluding Chromebooks & Amazon Kindle Fire

Windows
Mac
Andriod
iOS
Chrome OS
Kindle

Windows
Android
iOS

Time Limit

Limited screen time

Limited screen time

sets limited internet access

sets limited internet access

sets limited internet access

Extra

- Detailed 30-day activity report
- Calls & Text Blocking
-Easy to install

Manage Apps

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9Oct
shutterstock_286318655Windows 10 October 2018 Update Issue

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Issue

Microsoft has stopped distributing its latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The software giant started rolling out the update during the company’s Surface event earlier this week, but some Windows 10 users immediately noticed their documents were being deleted. “We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users missing some files after updating,” says Microsoft on its support site for Windows Update.

Microsoft is now recommending that affected users contact the company directly, and if you’ve manually downloaded the October update then “please don’t install it and wait until new media is available.” Other Windows 10 users have been complaining that the Microsoft Edge browser and other store apps have been unable to connect to the internet after the October 2018 Update, and the update was even blocked on certain PCs due to Intel driver incompatibilities.

It’s not clear how many Windows 10 users are affected by the problem, but even if it’s a small percentage it’s still surprising this issue was never picked up during Microsoft’s vast testing of the October update. Millions of people help Microsoft test Windows 10, but the company has struggled with the quality of Windows updates recently. Microsoft delayed its Windows 10 April 2018 Update earlier this year over Blue Screen of Death issues, but those problems were picked up before the update reached regular consumers and businesses.

Microsoft was planning to push the latest October update out to all Windows 10 users next Tuesday, but that’s now likely to be put on hold while investigations continue into this major deletion problem.

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18Nov
shutterstock_286318655-minWindows 10

Windows 10

Windows 10 has been released for nearly a half a year. Still thinking about making the switch for your home or office computers but feeling uncertain about the leap? Relax, we can help make sense of it all and help you prepare for a smooth and seamless transition!

The latest and greatest from Microsoft has tons of new upgrades but aside from being cutting edge, what are some other reasons to switch?

Speed- Life and business rarely pause, except when your computer is slow! Windows 10 Features faster speeds for start-up and beyond. This OS actually loads faster than the Mac OS. Aside from faster start-up you will enjoy operating speed boosts. Whether you use your computer for gaming, browsing or running your business, quick is king in technology.

Security- Is technical security a top priority for you or your business? Windows 10 features enhanced security. This OS requires a code right when started, a feature that can be bypassed on Windows 8. Although it can seem tedious to reenter a password, it will help keep your information secure.

Backup- We all know backing up your files is important, but we don’t always do it. Windows 10 offers continuous backup to an external device, a feature not previously offered on older versions. By simply changing the settings and connecting to an external drive or the cloud you can make sure all of your files are safe and sound.

So now that you have decided to make the switch, what needs to be done to prepare? You will want to make sure you have enough gig space on your hard drive. You will need at least 16GB of free space to install. you can free up space by clicking the “Desktop Clean Up” button on your device and deleting unneeded programs. You will also want to make sure you back up your data onto an external backup or the cloud.

Birmingham Geek can help with all aspects of a Windows 10 upgrade. From preparation to completion, our skilled technicians will walk you through the process for your home or business. Call today for a free consultation to see how we can help.

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