SWAT Sponsors a Golf Fundraiser

June 28, 2018 SWAT Social
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

June 13, 2018 Articles
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

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

June 12, 2018 Articles
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

June 6, 2018 Articles
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

May 22, 2018 Articles
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.

Great Looks for a Great Cause!

May 15, 2018 Articles
Shout-out to Quinn, one of our systems engineers, for recently donating his hair for the first time to Locks of Love!  As part of our CORE team, Quinn is constantly working on ways to make our back-end tasks faster and smoother.

According to their website, “Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Is This Normal? Loud MacBook Fans

May 15, 2018 Articles
Today’s blog post stems from a recent experience I had with my brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Earlier this year, I decided to upgrade to the new MacBook Pro with the TouchBar. I’ve loved the performance and user experience that Apple is renowned for, but I was really surprised to hear the fan run loudly and feel the body of my laptop rapidly heat up.

Google I/O and Microsoft Build: Conference Highlights

May 15, 2018 Articles
During the week of May 7th 2018, both Google and Microsoft hosted their annual developer conferences. Microsoft Build took place in Seattle, Washington, and Google IO was held in Mountain View, California.

Highlights from Google IO:

Assistant Duplex technology: Google showed a stunning demo of Google Assistant’s upcoming capabilities, using Google’s work with natural speech to make autonomous phone calls on the user’s behalf.

Windows 10 Update: Delayed and its Features

April 20, 2018 Articles
Microsoft’s next big update for Windows 10 is fast approaching, but we’ll have to wait a little bit longer. The update is speculated to be dubbed the "Spring Creators Update" following the previous "Fall Creators Update", but an official name has not been released.