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postheadericon Is your business ready for the Holiday Season?

Unfortunately, as with every opportunity, there are people who want to benefit from your success without putting in the hard work. Cybercriminals will view the increase in traffic and spending as opportunities to make extra money.

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postheadericon Only…zero days left until the holiday shopping season!

The holidays are a time when people purchase gifts for their friends, families, and yes, even for themselves. Increasingly, children are using and accessing more and more digital devices — making it important for everyone to work together to secure these devices.

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postheadericon Concealed Carry And The Holiday Season – When Waistlines Meet Waistbands, Part I

As a concealed carrier, calories count. An inside the waistband holster with a concealed carry micro-compact or sub-compact pistol is sure to add at least an inch and a quarter to the waistline. When that competes with Aunt May’s turkey, hilarity ensues.

What are some holiday considerations you take as a concealed carrier? There’s more than meets the eye. In this first part of a two part series, we’ll discuss some real things to think about this holiday season — and why it’s best to start planning now.

Fat Shaming The Holster

No one forced that midnight slice of apple pie. It happened on its own. And next day Thanksgiving sandwiches? Delicious but damaging.

Anything that hurts your waistline will also hurt your concealed carry practice. If your trousers are uncomfortable to wear, your trousers plus a holster plus a gun will make for a downright excruciating day.

The easiest thing to do is admit you know yourself. If you typically put on weight during the holiday season — not at all uncommon — then plan for your clothing accordingly. Pants that are normally tight while you’re carrying concealed will be doubly so with your love handles overflowing them. No need to muffin top when you can simply switch into a pair of trousers that accommodate your “winter weight”.

Above all, don’t blame your gun and holster. If you need to, switch down to a micro-compact or sub-compact if you typically carry a compact. Even a change in a half an inch on the waistline can create a much more comfortable situation.

Tips To Win The Battle of the Bulge

  • Stick to a diet that accounts for larger-than-average holiday meals.
  • If you know you’re going to indulge, plan on wearing pants that are a bit more accommodating.

Don’t Be The Road Warrior

Unfortunately, it’s not like danger takes a holiday. A lot of people feel a heightened sense of stress during the holidays. Mix that with the demands of family, busy occasions, and the rest and there are all of the ingredients for flare ups of things like road rage, heated arguments, and unnecessary conduct.

Any situation you have the opportunity to walk away from is a guaranteed win. There’s no “if”s about it. When you encounter someone who is being overly aggressive, it’s far better to walk or drive away. If you feel threatened — but not in the immediate, lethal variety — call the police and let them deal with it. Those poor souls signed up to deal with every holiday nutjob in their jurisdiction — you didn’t.

Tips to Avoid The Holiday Hassle

  • Walk away from an argument
  • Don’t pull over to handle crazy, erratic drivers
  • Call the police if you feel a situation is truly escalating

Home For The Holidays

If you’re someone who has to travel to see relatives, make sure you bone up on the law before crossing state lines… Even if you follow the philosophy, ‘they can’t stop you if they can’t see you.’

All it takes is one routine traffic stop by a patrolman to turn your holiday season into a lengthy, costly trial.

You’re not the bad guy. You’re not the one who came up with the dumb laws regarding 2A and concealed carry. But you are a responsible citizen. If you have a family, they’re depending on you to be there for them. You can’t afford to get hauled off by the police because you carried a gun across state lines into — for example — New Jersey or New York. Just don’t do it.

Tips For Crossing State Lines While Carrying Concealed

  • Know the laws of the state you’re visiting
  • Know if that state honors your Right to Carry
  • Keep it concealed at all times

In Part II of this article, we’ll discuss a few more factors that every concealed carrier should consider when getting ready for the holiday season. As always, stay safe, keep it concealed, and carry everyday, everywhere.

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postheadericon Retailers! Avoid getting hacked during the holiday season (or any other time of the year)

Tips for cash-strapped retailers looking to avoid getting hacked, during the holiday shopping season, or any other season.

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postheadericon Ray-Bans out, Uggs in: Holiday season scam plagues social media

A new holiday season scam campaign is plaguing social media – and this time it’s pretending to sell heavily discounted Uggs, reports ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

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postheadericon A Quick Thank You + A Holiday Weekend Deal!

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postheadericon 1,000 Windows 10 deals at just 10 cents, Xbox One at $299 and more as Microsoft shares holiday deals

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 20, 2015 — This holiday season, Microsoft Corp. has a collection of Black Friday deals, ranging from 1,000 digital movie, music, game and app deals at just 10 cents on Windows 10 devices to Xbox One starting at $ 299, PCs at less than $ 150, and more, for shoppers on everyone’s lists. These great digital and hardware deals — available at the Windows Store, more than 110 Microsoft Stores nationwide and a collection of retail partners, as applicable — provide access to Skype, Office 365, Xbox Live, a wide variety of Windows apps, Cortana and other Microsoft services. Plus, get free shipping and free returns on hardware products from some participating retailers, including And, if you can’t find exactly what you need from our great selection of deals, Microsoft Edge with Cortana can help you find coupons at other top retailers. From the entertainment enthusiast to the gamer on your list, we’ve got you covered.

Gifts for the entertainment enthusiast

Windows is thanking its fans for reaching 110 million devices running Windows 10 by offering 1,000 10-cent deals over the next 10 days. Those running Windows 10 in the U.S. will be able to download movies, songs, games and apps for 10 cents each using the Windows Store. Starting today and while supplies last, customers can rent movies including “Jurassic World,” “Terminator Genisys” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” Songbirds can purchase today’s top hits including “What Do You Mean,” by Justin Bieber, “All of Me,” by John Legend, and “Timber,” by Pitbull. Deals change daily, so be sure to check back each day.

Gifts for a gamer

From Thursday, Nov. 26, through Monday, Nov. 30, select Xbox One console bundles will be available starting at $ 299, the lowest price ever for Xbox One, at Microsoft Stores, and select retail partner locations. You can also save $ 50 off the estimated retail price of any of the 12 Xbox One holiday bundles this season. Plus, gamers can take advantage of more than 150 game deals, some up to 40 to 60 percent off, and try Xbox Live Gold for one month for $ 1.

Gifts for those on the go

The new Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL with Windows 10 are the perfect partners for your PC, with one Windows experience — one set of files and apps — updated across your Windows 10 devices, as well as Cortana assistance, Continuum, superior processing speed and display resolution, 20MP camera, and 4K video capture. The Microsoft Lumia 950 will be available at Microsoft Stores,, and AT&T U.S. retail stores in time for Black Friday. Additional Black Friday deals on Lumia phones include these:

Gifts for anyone on your list

Be sure to take advantage of these great offers on Microsoft Office at your local Microsoft Store,, and at select retailers nationwide:

  • $ 10 off Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal.
  • The Work & Play Bundle for just $ 149 includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Skype Unlimited World, unlimited Wi-Fi, Assure Software Support, plus a $ 60 promotional gift card for digital entertainment content. That’s a savings of over $ 350.*
  • $ 50 off Office Home & Student and Office Home & Student for Mac.

And if those gift ideas aren’t enough, check out these additional resources for inspiration:

Microsoft stores: Your one-stop shop for everyone

Head to Microsoft stores, the place to buy the most incredible new products, including the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Band 2. If you’re having trouble deciding what to buy, our friendly associates at Microsoft Stores can help you pick the best gift for everyone on your list, especially with Black Friday deals with savings of up to $ 200 on the Surface Pro 3 and only $ 399 for the Dell Inspiron 15 — that’s $ 350 saved. Additional deals at stores include these:

Black Friday deals begin online Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 9 p.m. PT and are available at more than 110 Microsoft Stores. Check for a listing of local store hours. All stores will be open Friday, Nov. 27. Select stores will be open Thursday, Nov. 26. Check the site for specific hours for your location.

Microsoft Edge: The best deals, from our family to yours

Starting today, Microsoft Edge will support over 100 retailers including Macy’s, Target and Toys “R” Us through our partnership with Shopular, a leading coupon provider.

Microsoft partner deals for Black Friday

In addition to the great deals happening across Microsoft and at Microsoft Stores, here is what our partner retailers and Windows 10 device partners have in store for Black Friday (while supplies last):

  • The Acer Aspire R13 is a high-performance 13.3-inch convertible notebook. Normally available for $ 1,499, it will be available for just $ 1,099.
  • The Acer Aspire Switch 11V is a 2-in-1 notebook and tablet PC in one flexible device. Normally available for $ 649, it will be available for just $ 499.

Best Buy

  • HP Envy 15.6-inch touchscreen laptop with Intel Core i5 — 6 GB of memory, 1TB hard drive and Windows 10 for $ 479.99 (save $ 200).
  • Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin has a 360-degree rotating display, 13.3-inch LED QHD+ touchscreen and Intel Core i7 for $ 1,299, which is $ 100 off the MSRP. This offer is available from Nov. 22 to Nov. 25.


  • Something very special from Dell will be available on Monday, Nov. 23.
  • The latest version of the Alienware 15 gaming laptop has a sixth-generation “Skylake” Intel Core i7 processor, an Nvidia GTX 970M GPU, and a 15.6-inch 1,920×1,080 display for $ 1,199.99. That’s down $ 300 from the normal price.

  • With the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, enjoy the benefit of multiple devices in one: a 13.3-inch 2-in-1 multimode laptop perfect for multimedia at $ 699, a total of 53 percent off.


Black Friday is just the start of the holiday season. Be sure to visit , your local Microsoft store or any of our retail partners throughout the holidays for more deals and information on the hottest new devices and gifts.

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