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Hawaii Tech Support has been serving the Hawaii area since 2004, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Down and Out in Cyberspace

Down and Out in Cyberspace

There has been a lot made in the media about the effect that movies and television has had on society. More often than not, the media that is produced is a result of the ebbs and flows that happen in society, which ironically makes the whole notion that television and movies affect society an interesting paradox. The ludicrous portrayal of criminality in media is one issue that is resoundingly debated by lawmakers and sociologists, alike.

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Hawaii Tech Support "Chip Trip"

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Hawaii Tech Support Took a Fun "Chip Trip" to the Hawaiian Chip Company last month to experience the making of their famous Taro Chips! Thanks to owner Jimmy Chan for a tasty tour!
Keep reading to see pictures of our tour.

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Hawaii Tech Support Goes to Maui

Hawaii Tech Support Goes to Maui

In May, Hawaii Tech Support flew to beautiful Maui for the 80th Hawaii Credit Union League Convention held at the Hyatt Regency in Lahaina.

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All Work and No Play Makes Fewer Opportunities

All Work and No Play Makes Fewer Opportunities

The office is a workplace, so it most likely isn’t a place that is often associated with fun and games. However, different aspects of games have been shown to provide significant benefits when introduced into the professional environment. Today, we’ll explore some of the ways that a little frivolity may benefit your office.

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2017 Wrap Up

2017 Wrap Up

2017 started with a mission to improve our IT service and help our clients with new technologies. Over the last year, we refined our support operations to better support our clients and continue to improve on our service delivery. Hawaii Tech Support will go through major software upgrades in the next two months, improving the quality of information available to our technicians and clients and allowing us to better support our clients. Our help desk service will also roll out a new chat support feature that improves the time to resolve issues, helping our clients get back to work faster.

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Honor Among Hackers? Not for Those Who Hack Hospitals

Honor Among Hackers? Not for Those Who Hack Hospitals

It’s safe to say that hacking is a frowned-upon practice, but that hasn’t stopped cyber criminals from attempting to turn a profit off of it. This practice has led them to target nonconventional organizations, including hospitals and other healthcare facilities. However, just because a hacker can target a hospital, does this mean that they should? This is a topic of some debate amongst hackers, whom, believe it or not, actually do have some sort of ethical standards.

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2,000 Year-Old “Computer” Discovered Off the Coast of Greece

2,000 Year-Old “Computer” Discovered Off the Coast of Greece

When you think of a computer, you think of a machine that makes your life easier. You can look up events, check facts, record data, and so much more. However, the first computer might be something extraordinarily unexpected; a submerged treasure off the coast of Greece called the Antikythera mechanism, which was used to predict and track astronomical events, like the movement of the planets or the occurrence of eclipses.

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4 Fun Facts That Will Make You See Smartphones in a Whole New Light

4 Fun Facts That Will Make You See Smartphones in a Whole New Light

Smartphone technology is currently experiencing cool innovations. Plus, there are some crazy reasons behind what these devices can and can’t do that you may not have known about. Check out these four cool smartphone factoids from List25.

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A Fascinating Look at How the Internet Has Changed the Stock Market

A Fascinating Look at How the Internet Has Changed the Stock Market

When you think about the stock market, one vibrant image that comes to mind is the chaotic trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, with traders climbing over each other and barking orders. Today, the NYSE trading floor is much more subdued, a testimony to just how much technology has changed the financial marketplace.

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3 Ways the Internet Makes Things Easier, But Not Necessarily Better

3 Ways the Internet Makes Things Easier, But Not Necessarily Better

Do you remember the days where you didn’t have the Internet? Remember going to the library to research information, or using a phone book to find contact information for an important contact? These are only a few ways that the Internet has changed society.

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Tip of the Week: 4 Ways to Be Productive During Your Commute

b2ap3_thumbnail_commute_productivity_400.jpgA business owner knows better than anyone how difficult it can be to manage their time and get the most out of their workday. However, you can use your morning and afternoon commutes to eliminate certain mundane tasks from your day-to-day schedule. Obviously your main focus should be on the road, if driving, but by using this time to your advantage, you can reduce the stress you’re put under on a daily basis and free your schedule for more important tasks.

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As the Facebook Empire Grows, the Acquisitions Keep Coming

b2ap3_thumbnail_facebook_is_buying_400.jpgIt's no secret that Facebook is one of the most visited sites on the Internet. In fact, according to the Alexa rankings, which measure website traffic, facebook.com is ranked second after only Google.com. With this much exposure, and the emanated revenue that comes from this kind of traffic, it has become important for the world's largest and most successful social network to scout out and eliminate possible competitors, many times before those companies even consider themselves potential competitors.

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3 Easy Actions Your Business Can Take to Go Green!

b2ap3_thumbnail_start_going_green_400.jpgWith more businesses becoming aware of the environmental impact of their day-to-day operations, one would assume that a practice like printing would be on the decline due to how wasteful it is. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. Despite advances in digital communication, paper consumption continues to increase by 20 percent each year in modern offices.

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Is Your In-House IT Staff Recharging While On Vacation?

b2ap3_thumbnail_play_golf_on_vacation_400.jpgData is the lifeblood of business. Therefore, IT workers who maintain business critical systems that "keep the blood pumping" are at the heart of every data-driven organization. Can your business live if an in-house IT worker took a vacation? Many employers think not. Statistics show IT workers have a difficult time "getting away from IT all."

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Would You Give a Hitchhiking Robot a Ride Cross-Country?

b2ap3_thumbnail_this_is_hitchbot_400.jpgSome robots are programed to imitate artificial intelligence, or be the smartest Jeopardy contestant. Others try to fool people into thinking they are real people, and coerce them into giving up sensitive information. But some robots, like the hitchBOT, simply want to hitchhike a ride across Canada.

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How to Recognize a Champion IT Professional

b2ap3_thumbnail_technology_the_man_400.jpgWhen your business is in need of IT assistance, you want to make sure that you are getting the best of the best. However, the best course of action isn't to just look at someone's qualifications. You also want to look at their personality and other characteristics which can tell you a lot about who you are hiring.

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