Secure Email: Reducing the Risks of a Hyper-Connected Workforce

We live in a time of great change, a fact that becomes especially visible when you look at our workforce, our work environment, and our technology. As more and more digital natives enter the labor force, it is increasingly important to connect anytime, anywhere. As your trusted managed services provider, Affinity Technology Partners offer secure email services that bolster your overall IT security in today’s hyper-connected workplace.

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3 Reasons to Wait on Upgrading to macOS Mojave

Apple recently announced that it will release its latest operating system (OS), macOS Mojave, on September 24. Current Mac users will be able to install an upgrade to Mojave for free, which many will want to do in order to take advantage of some of the great new features it offers.

As helpful or as fun as the new features may be, though, we strongly recommend that users wait at least 3 to 6 months to upgrade to High Sierra, especially if they use their computers for business. Why, you ask, would a technology company be giving this advice? The short answer is that experience has taught us that upgrading to a new OS too soon can affect users' productivity. There are three reasons why this is the case.

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Keynote Overview: Apple Watch, New MacBooks, and an Apple TV Price Change

Today, Apple hosted yet another event with exciting news for gadget lovers. It was widely known that today's keynote would give the remaining details on the Apple Watch (pricing, availability, etc.), but Apple also unveiled a couple other items, including a new MacBook and a price reduction for the Apple TV. Read on below for the highlights:

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Business App of the Week: Air Display 2

Air Display 2: Use Your iPad or iPhone as a Second Monitor for a Mac or PC

If you're looking for a cheap way to add a second monitor to your workspace, or if you'd like to add touchscreen capabilities to your desktop, Avatron's Air Display 2 app may just do the trick. This app allows you to use your iPhone or iPad as a second monitor for your PC or Mac. It's pretty simple to use -- you download the app from the App Store, download the drivers for your PC or Mac, and get going!

You can use Air Display to create a true secondary monitor that expands your workspace to your phone or tablet, or you can mirror your main display on your device. Either way, Air Display also allows you to leverage your touchscreen to interact with your desktop, which we think is pretty cool. What's more, we've found that, especially over a wireless network, the app is pretty snappy -- there's little if any lag.

Pricing and Availability

Air Display 2 is available for iOS devices only, and it costs $9.99 from the App Store. It works with computers running Mac OS X or Windows 7 or 8, excluding Windows 7 Starter edition.