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March

How to choose a VoIP Service Provider

HavenZone Sales Team

Choosing a service provider might seem like an easy task. When it comes to VoIP however, there are a few housekeeping items to keep in mind. Before you sign up with your preferred provider, I’m going to walk you through a few key points to look out for when choosing a VoIP service provider.

Make sure your Internet connection can handle VoIP- It’s important to check that your Internet connection and speed are VoIP ready. You will not only be using the Internet for data, but will also be running your entire voice and video communications platform over IP. Having a consistently fast Internet connection is vital. Also important is making sure that your VoIP connections won’t be effected by packet loss, latency and jitter. Our engineers recommend speeds of 1Mbps for bidirectional video calls and 100 kbps for bidirectional voice calls with a delay of no less than 150 ms. MegaPath offers a comprehensive speed test that also measures other important...

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On July 29th, 2016 Microsoft will no longer off the upgrade to Windows 10 for FREE of charge. 

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February

A message from Apple that should not be ignored

HavenZone Sales Team

The federal government is trying to force Apple to create a backdoor into the iOS system for iPhones. The FBI is using the guise of security to take away security from all of us. While it is important for us to be kept safe from attack it is not worth giving up our privacy and possibly our individual information security to outside forces. With this request by the FBI they would effectively render the security of the iOS worthless and create a new precedent for them to request the same of Microsoft with Windows or Google with Chrome.

It is important to understand that once this “backdoor” is created it is possible for it to get out into the wild. If that happens all personal information will be at risk.  Aside from trusting the government will only use this for security reasons, if it gets out (which it will) none of us will be safe. So while the FBI wants you to believe it is keeping you safe, it is really taking away any form of privacy you think you have.

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In case you have been practising the Luddite lifestyle, participating in an experiment simulating life on Mars, here’s a news flash for you. Windows 10 is about to ship, and you may already be entitled to a copy. To help you get ready for the big day, which by the way is July 29, we wanted to prepare a little list of the top 10 things you should know about Windows 10.

Users with a licensed version of Windows 7 or 8.1 home or pro will be able to upgrade to the same version of Windows 10 through Windows Update. Here’s what else you should know.

1. Is it free?

To quote my good friend from Fargo, you betcha! Per the Microsoft site at http://www.microsoft.com/windows the Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own. Some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device and market....

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Another reason to keep your computers up to date... As reported in the NY Post...

Arianna Huffington spread around a virus — or at least her website did.

Some nasty ads hit visitors to The Huffington Post and other sites in recent days, according to reports.

The malicious ads infected unwitting users with a form of malware that puts their machine in lockdown. Hackers then demand money in exchange for unlocking the PC, according to cybersecurity firm Cyphort. AOL-owned Advertising.com served up the “ransom ware”-infected ads between Dec. 31 and Jan. 5 to HuffPo and other sites. AOL, which happens to own HuffPo, along with other content sites, wouldn’t say how many computers were infected. Many sites use third-party ad networks to deliver ads.

The attack poses a threat to PCs running older versions of Web browsers such as Internet Explorer 8.

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