At this point, just about everyone is familiar with connecting their cell phone, laptop or tablet to a wireless network. Wireless networks are created by connecting an Internet access point, like a modem, to a wireless router, which then sends a signal through the air to a Wi-Fi enabled device. However, if you don’t know how to secure your wireless network, you may find out the hard way how easy it is for hackers to use it to launch malicious attacks on your computer.

It’s hard to imagine that in just two days, you, me and millions of other Americans will roll out of bed, lace up our boots and risk our own personal well-being (all before the sun dares to show its’ face) just to get a deal. Well, I say just. On no other day during the calendar year will you find quite so many deals for so many different products. For us in the tech industry, Black Friday gives us the opportunity to test and buy some of the products (on the cheap) that we have been dreaming of for the past eleven months. But, we’re not always impressed with the tech deals on Black Friday and it can be more than a little irksome to see the term deal stamped on a subpar product. Listed below are some tech products you will want to avoid as well as how to make the most of those Black Friday tech deals.

Black Friday is a week away, which, for me doesn’t mean much beyond seeing a million Black Friday status updates on my Facebook timeline. I don’t participate in Black Friday. The idea of shopping amongst a thousand rabid people who are determined to get that newest version of Tickle Me Elmo for their children at any cost just doesn’t sound like my idea of a good time. It’s not me. Plus, with the advent of Cyber Monday why would you even bother leaving the shelter of your home on the day after Thanksgiving? You would miss out on first dibs on all the leftovers. I love it. But, unfortunately, there are some things that can make your Monday blacker than Black Friday. So, to stay safe we have included a few Cyber Monday safety tips which are listed below.

Whether you're just starting your first business or you have been in business for decades finding an IT provider and consultant is an essential part of any serious business today. We live an age where our ability to do business is heavily influenced by the technology that we are able to use (and buy). Unfortunately, no matter how much we spend on tech equipment there are things that can go wrong. And, when it does you are going to need to get that equipment fixed. Sure, you could try and fix it yourself but, with how intricate (and delicate) some systems are you might find yourself in a worse situation than when you first encountered the problem. You wouldn't try to fix your car's engine by yourself, so don't try to fix your business's engine (your computers, servers, etc.) by you yourself. Instead, try hiring a mechanic or, in this case, an IT professional. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of your Long Island IT consultant.