The Best Buy On team produced a video series of Geek Squad tips for college students. I was able to assist in the production as both the technical adviser, as well as “long-distance remote actor” for the Online Support demonstration. That’s actually me connecting to the laptop from 900 miles away. 🙂
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device (to Work)
More and more, employees are being encouraged to use their own electronics (smartphones, portable computers, netbooks, tablets, etc.) for work. Here are some quick tips from the Geek Squad on getting the most out of BYOD.
Huffington Post, AARP, and Geek Squad
The Huffington Post has an article up about the Geek Squad and AARP combining forces to bring technology support services to AARP members.
I had a chance to speak to the author about our Geek Squad Online Support contributions to this partnership.
The article also serves as a start for the HuffPo’s series of technology tips for seniors. For the first segment, Geek Squad’s 8 tips for taking advantage of social media.
Fox 8 News – Hackers Gain Access to Homes Through Webcams
Fox 8 News in Cleveland put together this story of computer webcams being accessed without authorization through malicious software.
I had a chance to speak to them as a member of Geek Squad on signs that your PC may be infection with malware, such as viruses or spyware.
In general, webcams are not a target for most malicious software, but it’s important to help protect your PC from malware where you can. Keeping your antivirus software up to date and set to scan your computer on a regular basis will help. Making sure your operating system and web browser plug-ins like Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader will help as well.
CES 2012: Technology Awaits in Vegas!
If youâ€™re a Geek Squad Agent, youâ€™ve already shifted gears from the new year to new technology. For technology fans everywhere, that means the International Consumer Electronics Show(CES), held every January in Las Vegas Nevada.
CES 2012 will run from January 10th through the 13th and will bring together an estimated 140,000 people from throughout the consumer electronics industry. Retailers, manufacturers, software developers, even a few celebrities, and more will be there to show or be shown their current and upcoming technology. For Geek Squad, this means we get to take a look at all the gadgets and electronics weâ€™ll be setting up for you over the next year.