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Goodbye Internet Explorer

As announced back in August of 2014, on January 12, 2016, Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. If you are a Vestra Interactive client, or someone who needs help upgrading, please click here for info.

12 Useful Android apps (Home Edition)

There are many useful android apps out on the play store and finding the most useful can be a challenge for the home user. We are often asked during our visits which apps are worth the money, or at the very least which apps we find useful. As each individual will have different needs, we won’t list them all here, but we decided to compile a list of 13 useful android apps that we recommend the most to our home clients.

Chrome Remote Desktop for Windows stuck on connecting

Recently I began having problems remote controlling some workstations using the Chrome Remote Desktop tool. While the service worked fine on my Android devices, any machine running Windows was unable to connect to the destination device, regardless of OS.

Heartbleed Bug: What you need to know

Recently a new bug was discovered in SSL — the tech that powers secure websites — that can leave you potentially compromised. Change your passwords, then read this to learn more.

Set Google Picture as your Chrome Avatar

Google Chrome users have long been able to create user accounts, providing family members or coworkers with their own profile where they can save and sync their open tabs, settings, bookmarks and more. In the past, these user accounts were generic and had limited options for differentiating them when large numbers of accounts are present. Now, with a two simple changes in Chrome, we can further personalize Chrome’s user account avatars.

Link Roundup for March 21

Check out Vestra Interactive’s Weekly Link Roundup for March 21, 2014 and learn about how to deal with SMS Spam, twitter lingo and more.

Which extensions are spying on you.

Late last week the internet erupted with panic when it found out that some Chrome Extensions were being sold and injected with malware. I started looking for a list which extensions are spying on me. Read about what I found and how to help protect yourself, only at Vestra Interactive