Shelter-in-Place Checklist for Business Leaders

Shelter-in-Place Checklist for Business Leaders All over the country, businesses are struggling to keep up with the daily disruptions and risks posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing and working from home is the new normal. Over the past few days, the Protek team has been working overtime from our own home offices to help […]

7 Important Facts About the Windows 7 End of Support

Microsoft Windows Update

Now is the time for all Windows 7 users to upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 10 has been generally available to users and organizations for over four years. Yet, according to Computer World, Windows 7 users still make up around 30% of the Windows installed base, as of August 2019. That is about to change. […]

Changes Coming to

Outlook Features

Microsoft has been beta testing changes to the user interface for many of the aspects of for a little while now. In the coming weeks, you will be able to see the results of these beta tests and some revamped features within Microsoft announced this week. Some of the new/changed features include: Mail—A […]

New Chrome Feature Silences Autoplay Videos

We recently discussed the changes coming to Google Chrome feature, and now those changes are finally rolling out to a browser near you. It can be really annoying, not only to you but to your neighbors in the office when suddenly a website loudly starts a video, and you are left scrambling to find which […]

Lenovo Recalls ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Gen Laptop


This week Lenovo issued a voluntary recall of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation. In the Lenovo recalls the issue was found for laptops manufactured between December 2016 and October 2017. The company found that a limited number of laptops may have an unfastened screw that could damage the laptop’s battery causing overheating, potentially posing a […]

Bill Gates Says Artificial Intelligence Taking Your Job Could Be Good

We are already seeing artificial intelligence take over jobs in many industries. As more people complain about the minimum wage and try to fight for higher incomes for entry-level jobs, businesses are finding ways around these employees. For example, McDonald’s is testing out replacing cashiers with self-ordering kiosks. Not only are these entry-level jobs at […]

Apple to Give Users a Choice in System Slowdown

iOS devices

In a shocking move, Apple continues to try to appease users with regards to its deliberate slowing down of devices with aging batteries. In an interview with ABC News, Tim Cook, Apple CEO, said new software updates will allow users with older iPhones to turn off the power management feature that intentionally slows down device performance. The company that […]

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Products at CES 2018

This week is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. People come from all over the world to check out the latest and the greatest technology from the best companies. Lenovo announced several new products during CES, including a few from the business class ThinkPad line. One thing that is new to the ThinkPad […]

“Meltdown” CPU Security Flaw Found in Almost ALL Computers


A new security vulnerability has been discovered inside nearly all processors created in the last 20 years. The vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre were independently discovered recently. The newly discovered vulnerabilities can allow an attacker to infiltrate the privileged memory of a processor by exploiting the way processes run in parallel. This can result in an attacker […]

Tech in 2018: What Is On the Horizon?

This year there has been a lot of innovation and new trends in technology. If there is any constant in life is that technology is always changing. The technology in 2018 will definitely see both changes for the better and the worse. Cyber-Security Will Only Get Worse As we become more dependant on technology and […]