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The State of Thunderbolt 3, Part 1

The State of Thunderbolt 3, Part 1

Recently, I was in my home office working on my computer. I have a 27-inch 4K monitor, USB Apple Keyboard, Wireless Mouse, speakers, Logitech webcam, laser printer, and an ethernet connection to my network. You should know, however, that my computer is a 2017 Macbook Pro laptop and the only thing connected to my laptop is a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Tackle your password headaches!

Tackle your password headaches!

The Password Dilema
Now matter your age, job, or hobby, if you are someone who uses any piece of technology or online service, you have a password. Our digital accounts are protected by these things, which means we have a lot of them! I’m working on creating a support group that helps people overcome pain and suffering from tracking multiple password.

Crypto Ransomware Hits Office 365

Crypto Ransomware Hits Office 365

There is an old saying, “safety in numbers.” As we tend to see in nature, wildebeest, zebra, fish, birds and other animals have relied on this premise for millennia.  What we rarely consider though, is that large numbers can also attract the unwanted.

SWAT Throws a Game Day!

SWAT Throws a Game Day!

On July 14, 2018, we flipped a game night on its head and hosted a game day at the office. The sun was out, giving us the perfect weather for grilled chicken and hot dogs. With I-5 mostly closed, several of our peeps were unable to make it. Regardless, we had a great group of people and games that make any situation a whole lot of fun! Below are a few that are considered a favorite at SWAT Systems.

SWAT Sponsors a Golf Fundraiser

SWAT Sponsors a Golf Fundraiser

For the 5th year in a row, SWAT Systems proudly sponsored St. Joseph School's Annual Golf Tournament. Last year's event raised over $309,000! This excerpt from their website gives a great description of the event:

Each Spring friends, parents and alumni come together at the Newcastle Golf Club for the Endowment for St. Joseph School Golf Tournament.

The FBI’s Warning on Routers

The FBI’s Warning on Routers

What has become of our little world of IT?  Before I was serious about computers, they were mostly a hobby for geeks.  Then one day someone invents a killer application and suddenly all accountants need computers.  Flash forward: computers have become critical to our daily lives.

The Travel Journals: 2018/Q2 Edition

The Travel Journals: 2018/Q2 Edition

Jordan Goes To China
A friend of mine reached out to me and asked if I was interested in joining his China trip. He needed a companion after his previous companion had to back out on the last minute. I was happy to jump in and take on...

Josh I. Goes To Costa Rica
My trip to Costa Rica was, in a way, not planned at all.

Apple’s WWDC 2018 Announcements

Apple’s WWDC 2018 Announcements

Apple held its annual World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) conference on June 4-6 this year. As its stated in the name, this event is primarily focused on programmers and developers. The 3-day event consists of a flagship keynote by top executives (e.g. Tim Cook), followed by all-day workshops that dive deep into specific software topics.

Is This Normal? Strangers on my iPhone

Is This Normal? Strangers on my iPhone

The Scenario
Imagine you are walking around the mall or a park and you want to share a picture with someone. You open your photos gallery, select the image you want to share, and then tap on the share button. The share options pop up from the bottom so you can select how you want to share your photo (e.g. send as email, through iMessage, add to notes, etc).

Suddenly, several strangers’ faces begin to appear on your phone.

How Mesh WiFi Changes the Game

How Mesh WiFi Changes the Game

The WiFi that we have come to love and need has received some new tricks recently. I’m not referring to the typical “now even faster” promotions that routinely arrive every year. Mesh WiFi has been the trending topic in the wireless internet industry and it’s something you should consider for your home.