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Vigilance guards against ID theft and tax refund fraud

Today is the deadline to file your 2017 tax return. We squeezed out a few extra days thanks to a holiday celebrated in the District of Columbia (the deadline for tax filing cannot occur on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday). Read More
Updated on  April 16, 2018 at 11:16 pm

Nagging ‘feature’ introduced by Microsoft Office’s software

In recent months, information technology professionals have been hit with complaints about lost data. Many of these issues can be traced to a new “feature” introduced by Microsoft in its flagship software application suite, Office. Read More
Updated on  February 26, 2018 at 10:10 pm
 

Begin the new year by being secured from PC glitches

As if the recent false missile attack wasn’t enough, there is nothing like beginning the new year with yet another IT security issue. Read More
Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 10:13 pm
 

Annual event supports privacy-aware culture

Data Privacy Day, observed annually on Jan. 28, recognizes the signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty about privacy and data protection. Read More
Updated on  January 23, 2018 at 8:58 am

Let there be light when the grid goes down

In the Aloha State we are all too fond of saying, “Lucky we live Hawaii.” We’ve been exceptionally lucky when it comes to hurricanes. Read More
Updated on  January 8, 2018 at 10:12 pm

Chargers keep small devices powered during emergency

The last big storm that came through knocked power out on the North Shore for half a day. Not fun, but if we get hit by something the magnitude of Irma, Harvey or Iniki, the consequences would be grave. Read More

Hawaiian Telcom expanding broadband in rural areas

Hawaiian Telcom received Connect America Fund support and combined it with our own investment to expand broadband in rural areas — mostly on the Big Island — defined by the FCC as CAF-eligible. Read More
Updated on  November 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm

Slew of apps gives consumers far more power over finances

Technology has allowed investors to take control of their finances as never before. However, as Manoa Valley-based J.R. Robinson, owner of Financial Planning Hawaii and founder of Nest Egg Guru, told me, technology has disrupted the personal finance space in ways that we never could have foreseen. Read More

Apps and gizmos can enhance disaster survival kit

People here are fond of saying, “Lucky we live Hawaii.” On Oahu, we’ve been exceptionally lucky to have avoided a serious natural catastrophe as witnessed recently in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. Read More

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