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Clone backups by Datto

Today I'm talking about Datto, Inc.'s backup appliances and how having clone backups of your critical devices ensures your business stays functioning even when disaster strikes

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Bionic Business

On boarding off boarding employees

Today, I'm discussing the importance of written procedures for on boarding/off boarding to make new employees as effective as possible and maintain IT.

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Bionic Business

Apple Pencil Unboxing

In today's Bionic business vlog I unbox and test it out while giving my first thoughts and initial reaction to Apple's latest stylus.

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Bionic Business

Unboxing New iPad Pro

My unboxing and first take of the redesigned iPad Pro.

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Bionic Business

Best Mac workstation backup

I give my recommendations on which backup solution to use in today's

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Bionic Business

Critical backup and disaster recovery plan

Do you have a critical backup and disaster recovery plan for your business?

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Bionic Business

Office 365 Backup Solutions

In today's Bionic Business vlog, I discuss why you need to backup your O365 data and how to do it.

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Bionic Business

Managed power strip by Datto

In today's Bionic Business Vlog, I'm talking about Datto, Inc.'s managed power strips and how they can save your company downtime and run more efficiently.

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Bionic Business

iPad Pro updated

Is Apple's new #ipad Pro worth the upgrade? Watch to find out.

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Bionic Business

Apple's T2 chip explained

How secure is your computer? In today's vlog, I highlight what you need to know about the enhanced security the T2 chip delivers.

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Bionic Business

New Apple hardware

I give my take and recommendations on Apple's new iPad Pros, MacBook Airs and Mac Minis.

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Bionic Business

6 Pillars of a bionic business

Today I reveal 6 technology pillars your business needs to make a bionic business and crush your competition.

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Bionic Business

Automatic vehicle tracking

Automatic, an innovative approach for automatically tracking mileage.

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Bionic Business

Understanding backups for your business

In this video, i explain the type of backups and what to consider when creating a backup policy.

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Bionic Business

Understanding email encryption or secure email

What is secure email, why would you need it and how does it work?

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Bionic Business

Is your business network secure? Are you sure?

Is your business network secure? Are you sure? Watch how easy it was for me to takeover a network with just my iPhone.

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Bionic Business

Understanding and managing Apple IDs for business

In this bionic business vlog I explain how important it is for businesses to understand and properly manage Apple IDs

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Bionic Business

Phishing Demonstration

Today I demonstrate real phishing attacks in action and how to defeat them.

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Bionic Business

Preparing to upgrade OS

Before you upgrade your macOS, watch this video by Patrick Cranston

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Bionic Business

How to check the health of your iPhone battery

In today's Bionic Business Vlog I explore #iOS 12's new battery features that help you check the health of your battery

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Bionic Business

Cloud file sharing for businesses

Today's Bionic Business Vlog I explain the basics of cloud file sharing.

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Bionic Business

SSD Hard drives - Learn the benefits

Patrick's secret to immediately improving performance and extending the effective life of computers in your business in 1 easy step.

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Bionic Business

SSL Encryption for your business

Today I explain SSL encryption, why it's necessary and most importantly how it affects your business.

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Bionic Business

Data at rest encryption

Today I'm explaining Data At Rest Encryption and why it's also important to your business.

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Bionic Business

Bionic Business Vlog

Watch and learn how to make your business faster, stronger and more powerful. Bolster your IT knowledge and remain tech relevant

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iOS

Do Not Disturb smarter than ever in iOS 12

Now, with iOS 12, Do Not Disturb has gotten a lot smarter. Apple® claims the enhanced functionality is the result of six years of user feedback and pointed wish lists, along with a growing need for users to get more time away from their devices when necessary.

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Macintosh

Continuity Camera yet another link between iOS and macOS

Continuity Camera links macOS® 10.14 Mojave to iOS12. This new feature allows you to snap a picture or scan a document with an iPhone® or iPad® running iOS 12 and have that image instantly appear on your Mac® running 10.14 Mojave.

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Bionic Business

Apple Business Manager

If you use more then 5 Apple devices in your business, don't miss this video.

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Bionic Business

Messaging Apps over email - a safer, more secure alternative

Today I discuss secure, more effective alternatives for internal business communications than email.

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Bionic Business

How to save money on your Apple® hardware purchase

In this video, Patrick discusses Apple's business loyalty program, hardware discounts and creating your own custom Apple online store.

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Bionic Business

Apple® Consutlants Network

Use Apple products in your business? Learn what Apple Consultants Network is and how your business could benefit from it.

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Bionic Business

Best defense against malicious emails are well trained users

Your best security measure against malicious emails are well trained users. Discover how to test and train your employees to identify and defeat email attacks that make it to their Inbox.

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Bionic Business

Choosing automated software for a better workflow for your business

Learn how to better manage your workflow with an automated software.

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Bionic Business

Password manager software critical to your online security

Password manager software is critical to your online security. Learn what a password manager is and which software CransonIT uses.

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Bionic Business

Importance of 2 factor authentication

How 2 factor authentication works and why it's important to your business' online security

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Bionic Business

You get an email saying your account was hacked. What should you do?

A hacker has access to your account and is demanding money to "protect your secrets" what should you do?

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iOS

Face it the new iPhone is all screen and all smarts

The next generation of iPhone® is here. Screens are bigger, technology is better and pricing is up, down and sideways, depending on your enthusiasm and budget.

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iOS

Apple Watch Series 4 designed to motivate and protect

Apple Watch® Series 4 has been fundamentally redesigned and reengineered to help wearers stay active and healthy and certainly connected. The new models are 1.1mm thinner and the all-new displays are larger.

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Security

Introducing KnowBe4 from CranstonIT Security awareness your entire organization needs.

CranstonIT is pleased to announce a new service to help your users address IT security, perhaps the biggest challenge facing organizations today.

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Hardware

Apple injects more Pro in the new MacBook Pro

With faster performance and enhanced professional features, Apple® has dubbed its new MacBook Pro® the most advanced Mac® notebook ever.

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General

Enhance your business with outsourced IT support

IT support has changed. Break-fix solutions no longer apply. As your IT environment grows and becomes more complex, the concept of depending on IT support only when needed is no longer sufficient.

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Security

Why you should always keep Find My iPhone enabled

Find My iPhone is an app that helps you find not only your iPhone, but your misplaced iPad®, iPod touch®, Apple Watch®, AirPods® or even your Mac®.

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Hardware

tvOS 12 takes 4K cinematic experience to new heights

Although Apple TV® often receives less attention than Apple's other platforms, it still gains new capabilities with tvOS 12.

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iOS

iOS 12 - addresses notifications, security, privacy and more

Getting too many notifications? With just a swipe, iOS 12 lets you group notifications from each app together and gives you the ability to manage notifications from the lock screen. Plus, a new feature called Instant Tuning helps you reduce the number of notifications you see, right from the Lock screen.

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iOS

Apple Watch bulks up, speaks up with watchOS 5

Apple’s preview of watchOS 5 demonstrated a significant update to the world’s most popular watch. And as most wearers focus on fitness and communication, Apple Watch® will become an even stronger companion to the healthy and connected with a host of new features.

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iOS

iOS 12 - improves performance, fosters family fun

iOS 12 enables new user experiences that just weren’t possible before, according to Apple, as well as makes everyday tasks faster, more responsive and just plain fun.

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Macintosh

Apple Introduces macOS Mojave

macOS Mojave has been previewed by Apple as the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with updates inspired by professionals but designed for everyone.

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Macintosh

Trash talk: A deeper dive into the Mac Trash Can

If you think everyone knows how to take out the trash, you would be mistaken. That’s because the Trash Can embedded in your macOS® is not your father’s trash can, and works very differently in macOS® than in any other operating system.

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Software

Slack brings all your communications together

Slack’s goal is to unify your entire team’s communications with seamlessly integrated apps that help streamline workflow. It bundles colleagues, files, messages and calls all in one place. Slack has apps for macOS®, iOS, Windows and Android, and isn’t conceptually all that different from the popular Messages® app from Apple®.

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Software

Kerio Connect Offers Features, Function and Reliability in an Affordable Mail Server

The days before email became essential to doing business seem like a theme for a documentary on the History Channel. Gone are the days when businesses relied solely on snail mail and phone calls to communicate. Email is a critical component to business success and the ability for your mail server to multitask is just as important.

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Case Studies

Pittsburgh, PA based Patete Kitchens thrives with Apple Computer Support

Patete Kitchens in Pittsburgh, PA is an all Mac shop, one that started with the original blue iMac and iBook Apple computers. They needed the best in computer support and managed services for macOS platform.

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Case Studies

Pittsburgh Success: Backed by quality macintosh computer support, êlizur redefines the markets it help

Pittsburgh PA based êlizur reconfigured its technology landscape to meet the demands of the healthcare industry. With the help of CranstonIT’s guidance, the company is now equipped with servers, macintosh Mac computer and iPad and iPhone devices. 

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Case Studies

Success Story: Gymkhana Gymnastics sticks its landing with FileMaker, Apple and CranstonIT

“CranstonIT’s timely software updates keep us running smoothly, and their automation of our backups ensures we maintain our data and avoid potentially catastrophic losses,”

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FileMaker

Keeping up? Create custom apps to automate tedious business processes

As companies expand, existing workflow processes don’t always keep up — especially if you are still relying on spreadsheets, word documents or even paper.

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FileMaker

Integrate Slack into your FileMaker App for Instant Notifications

Keep your whole team up to date by integrating Slack into FileMaker. Use notifications in Slack to keep you and your team up to date where ever you are.

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