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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 14:33

Scammers are on the Rise!

Scammers are on the Rise!


Clients have been coming in non-stop lately for scams. Scammers have adopted new methods to steal your information, such as posing as big-name tech companies, posing as charities, and much more. 

We even had a customer who was paying for what he thought was virus and scam protection, but he was paying to have his computer hacked! 

Far too many of our customers have fallen for these scams, and unfortunately, left their computers open for more fraud to occur. We can clean these machines and get them working safely again in almost no time.   

Never give someone money over the phone or online without ensuring they are a valid company or nonprofit! 

CDM offers training and information to our members to help protect them as well. Don't fall for scammers! Let us help protect you and teach you tips and tricks to stay protected. 
 

What’s new: Us!


We have a new look! Instead of CDM Computers, we will soon be known as Technology Tailored Made! Our new brand is a reflection of the work we do, tailoring our services to you!

We also want to make it clear that we can help you with more than just computer repair. We can service tablets and Ipads as well as PCs, laptops, and Macs. Not only are we able to do your repairs, but we can help you out with a vast array of services.

These services can be customized to fit all of your needs. Have you joined our service membership program yet? It’s a great way to keep your devices running smoothly!

We may have a new brand, but we still have the same great service! Also, be on the lookout for future newsletters about events and promotions we will be running, like our Father's Day Campaign!

Published in Tech Know How
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 14:30

Technology can Ease Loneliness

Most of the articles related to seniors and technology focus on the technology divide between the Boomer and Millennial generations. Rarely do we mention how technology has benefited not only seniors, but also the relationships between different generations.
 
We now have access to technology that connects the world in a way like never before. The ability to call someone at any time, video chat, post photos or instantly send videos instead of mailing them. The list never ends.
 
One of the main issues seniors deal with is loneliness. Blackage is a nonprofit in Cincinnati that focuses on senior care. Their program, Wisdom Behind the Walls brings seniors out to reconnect to the communities they were once active in.
 
Blackage states that loneliness can cause “generally decreased feeling of vitality, less energy…, greater likelihood of mental health illnesses, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc., and more frequent bouts of sickness, such as colds or flu, and longer recovery times.”
 
Technology is another method for seniors to negate loneliness. The benefits of technology, especially social media for seniors are endless.
 
According to a study from NCBI, “Higher social technology use was associated with better self-rated health, fewer chronic illnesses, higher subjective well-being, and fewer depressive symptoms.”

So, consider creating a social media account if you haven’t already. Consider updating to a smart phone so you can video chat loved ones and receive videos from your family. CDM Technologies is always here to help!

Have a blessed day!
Published in Tech Know How
Thursday, 20 June 2019 15:53

Gender Issues in the Real World

Madi is a senior electrical engineering major at a university in Ohio.

Her creativity and interest in design started early through her dad, an environmental engineer. In high school, four years of Project Lead the Way shaped her interest in STEM. A digital logic course her junior year and an electric guitar project became the last steps before applying those skills in the pursuit of a career.

College has its own challenges though. Mechanical and civil engineering majors usually have a small to medium handful of females, but the EECS (electrical engineering and computer science) department only has two women graduating this year. One of the biggest problems for Madi is respect.

“I know I have it easier than others, but there are times when professors are quick to jump in with opinions and it happens more with females," said Madi. "They tend to teach males in lab settings, but just do the work for girls.”

Madi also knows the comments some professors make about the women or their work happen without those men realizing the broader implications. It has a stigma attached.

This isn’t always the case. Looking beyond graduation, Madi believes things will change. Companies are excited to diversify their engineering staff and interns with females. Some claim that there is a large gender pay gap in the electrical engineering field, but her experiences have been fair. While treatment among engineers is good, there are concerns of other departments and their potential for bias.

She believes there needs to be a culture change across the board. High school has a large influence on young women and STEM. Exposure to programs like Madi was a part of is a start, but the college experience needs more energy.

“Maybe having seminars, general education, or changing the tone of conversations would help people consider different perspectives,” said Madi.

Her experience overall is fulfilling but she feels it’s taken a couple of years to stand up and fight for the respect and equality all the women in the field deserve.

After graduation, Madi wants to apply her skills in the medical field. Her interest in neural engineering and a desire to help people come from her mom’s influences as a nurse. Madi spent a lot of time around those medical staff but felt more called as an innovator. Her eyes are set on grad school and some companies even pay for degrees. Most people would bite at the opportunity to get a masters without more debt, but having diversity helps to advance more than just her personal goals, it combines different perspectives and helps to make the world a better place.
Published in Tech Know How