28
May

iOS Glitch that Causes Apple Devices to Reboot

Apple iPhone iOS GlitchMany Apple users are experiencing an issue with their iPhones, iPods, iPads and AppleWatches suddenly rebooting after receiving a text message with a specific string of non-Latin characters due to an iOS glitch. Pranksters have been taking advantage of the glitch in iOS that shortens Arabic text in the notification preview banner on the lock screen. While mainly just an inconvenience, some users report they are unable to access their messages after their device comes back on.

Apple is working on a fix that will come in the form of a software update. In the meantime, there is a workaround you can do to avoid this problem.  Disable notifications for your messaging app by going to Settings -> Notifications -> Messages -> Show on Lock Screen -> Off

If you have already fallen victim to this prank and are unable to access iMessage, visit this link for possible remedies.

 

21
May

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

 

This Monday, Memorial Day, we remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.

The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. – Wikipedia

We at Texas Systems Group appreciate and honor all who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  We are forever grateful.

In observance of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed Monday, May 25th.  If you need technical assistance, please call 512.249.5252 and select Option 1 to leave a voicemail.  Your message will be responded to on Tuesday, May 26th during normal business hours.  If you need immediate assistance, please call 512.249.5252 and select Option 2 and an on-call technician will return your call within 30 minutes.*

 

*Please note: There will be an after hours service charge for any support requests not covered under a Managed Service Agreement. 

12
May

Free Web App a Great Alternative to Visio

Free Web App Alternative to Visio

Microsoft Visio is a powerful diagramming software used by many businesses for different purposes. At $300 per license, Visio can be pricey if you don’t need all its features. Gliffy is a free web app that will allow you to create diagrams, drawings, process flows, interfaces and designs. You can even import your Gliffy diagrams into Word, Google Docs and WordPress posts and pages.

For more information, visit www.gliffy.com.