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Tech Tip: Remove That Unwanted ‘Freeware’

Clutter is the enemy of a speedy PC. Unused software sucks up processing speed and — even worse — leaves the door open to hackers and malware. 

Tech Tip: If You Installed It, You Must Update It

Once a known vulnerability is announced via a patch, hackers get to work like crazy, trying to figure out how to use that vulnerability to gain access to users who are lazy about installing updates.

At Oki Bowl, ‘Mom’ Is in Charge

Kassara Intarapanich, manager of Oki Bowl, is known as “Mom” to pretty much everyone. Not only because she tends to her young employees. The Thai...

Tech Tip: Bookmark the Websites You Often Visit

All you have to do is accidentally fat-finger a single letter in the real URL and up pops a very legitimate-looking fake copy of the site you were trying to get to.

Tech Tip: Never Connect to Company Data on a Personal Device

If you are working on a home PC and not diligently updating and monitoring the antivirus software, firewall and security patches on the machine, then there’s a high probability you’re infected with spyware or malware.

Business Ins & Outs: Mono Diner, Dent Place Market, Glover Park Starbucks

In: Mono Diner on Wisconsin Mono Diner at 1424 Wisconsin Ave. NW is set to open in late February after months of delays. We originally reported...

Cross MacKenzie’s Last Picture Shows on Book Hill

Co-owners Rebecca Cross and her husband, photographer Maxwell MacKenzie, are relocating the gallery to their new home in Hillsboro, Virginia.

Management of Highbridge Apartments — Formerly the Georgetown Retirement Complex — Accused of Scam

The would-be first leasee forwarded all the documents to D.C.’s attorney general, who, she was told, has started an investigation.

Tech Tip: How to Spot a Phishing Email

Designed to look like a legitimate request from a site you trust, these emails are meant to get you to willingly give up your login information — or to download a virus.

Tech Tip: How to Foil ‘Ransomware’

The last CryptoLocker virus forced many business owners to lose data or pay up, since there was no other way to decrypt the files.