5 Tips to Avoid Online Fraud

In this day and age, online fraud lurks around just about every corner of the internet, and if you are a computer user, you need to be actively protecting yourself from scams. 

From the team at Apollo Display Technologies, take a look at these five tips to help protect yourself from online fraud:

1. Shop safely. 

As you do your online shopping, take some time to make sure the website you are on is secure and not a scam. When you are at the checkout screen, look for “https” at the beginning of the web address and see if there is a small padlock symbol appearing on the page. As well, remember the idea that if it sounds way too good to be true, it probably is.  

2. Beware of phishing emails. 

Phishing scams are emails and websites sent or created by hackers designed to trick users into revealing private information and login credentials. They may look real, but they are frauds. Trust your instincts! Never click on any links or pop-ups from sources you are unfamiliar with to avoid these traps.

3. Use strong passwords. 

Strong passwords are important in protecting your accounts and information. A secure password should contain a minimum of eight characters and include a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special symbols. And remember, don’t share your passwords with anyone!

4. Keep your personal information to yourself.

Hackers will go to great lengths to steal your information, such as combing through your social media to learn and figure out possible security question answers in password reset tools, like addresses, birthdays, your mother’s maiden name, etc. Be mindful of who you share your private information with and especially what you post online; you never know who can use it against you.  

5. Protect your computer. 

Cyber attacks become increasingly more present by the day, making it crucial to install antivirus software on your computers. Just as important, you need to make sure you always update your antivirus when one is available and regularly run the software to prevent and search for any viruses. This allows for optimal protection against malicious software if hackers try to infiltrate your network. Updating your computer’s operating system can also help ensure you are protected against fraud. 

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Liquid Optical Bonding vs. Dry Optical Bonding

Optical bonding is the process of connecting the touch sensors and cover glass to an LCD panel and other internal components of the device. This necessary process is done to secure the two parts together to create a solid bond without any pockets of air or air gaps between the layers. Optical bonding ensures that screens are effective, long-lasting, clear, and durable.

Liquid Optical Bonding

Liquid bonding is completed using a transparent, liquid adhesive that takes the LCD panels and adheres them to the custom touch screen device. UV Radiation is then used to solidify the process and give you a strong optical bond.

Dry Optical Bonding

In a different approach, dry optical bonding is done without using UV radiation, like liquid bonding. The dry process binds the LCD panel to the touch screen using a combination of pressure and heat to place the panels into your device to protect it, creating a strong bond. 

Here at Apollo Display Technologies, we’re optical bonding experts! Our own industry-leading VacuBond® optical bonding uses a dry bonding process that allows for zero optical defect production and provides perfect material stability with no yellowing, along with a clear image and incredible durability. Our method uses pure silicone gel sheets with the bonds performed in a vacuum chamber to yield perfect results every time. 

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How Your Office Space Can Benefit From Touch Screen Technology

If you manage an office, you may be looking for ways to increase productivity, keep employee morale up, and utilize technology to its fullest potential. Adding touch screens to your office’s operations can help do just that, especially when you turn to Apollo Display Technologies.

Benefits of Touch Screens In Your Office

An office needs to be a dynamic and organized space where employees can focus on their tasks, meetings can be productive, and everyone can be happy and comfortable! Technology continues to advance, and touch screens keep on proving to be incredibly beneficial, especially in an office space. Some of the advantages touch screens provide include: 

  • Increased efficiency and productivity – When employees can have their work available at their fingertips throughout the day, productivity can be improved, especially while away from their desk.  
  • Handy technology – Conveniently pull up information and data to share with fellow employees, staff, or clients with handy touch screens, no matter where you are in your office environment.
  • Better presentations – When giving a presentation, allow others to closely view your data and interact with it through their touchscreens. 
  • Improved organization – Organize your data and information electronically using touch screens quickly and easily.  
  • Boosted morale – When employees have the latest and best technology available to use at their disposal and help them with their tasks, employees are happier. 

When it comes to touch screen technology, Apollo Display Technologies is the team to turn to. Touch screens can be built and customized to your precise needs and specifications from colors, sizes, glass coatings, logo prints, and more. We can give you perfect design freedom to have your touch screens meet your exact needs and make your investments even more beneficial.  

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Custom Touch Screens For Your Business

If you’re looking to give your business a technological update, try touch screens! And go the extra mile by making your investment even more valuable by customizing them to meet your exact desired specifications, thanks to Apollo Display Technologies. 

Benefits of Touch Screens 

Adding touch screens to your business setting can be very beneficial, regardless of the services or products you’re selling. Some of the ways touch screens are valuable include:  

  • Increased efficiency – Employees can use touch screens to help with operations, making work more quick and efficient. 
  • Customer interaction – Customers love utilizing touch screens, as they feel more involved in their experience with your business.
  • Organization – Touch screens help you easily keep operations and stored information well-organized and easily accessible. 

Apollo’s Custom Touch Screens

Apollo Display Technologies are experts at crafting touch screens with the highest quality of optical bonding, perfect for any business setting. We offer various possibilities for PCAP touch screens from 7 inches to 32 inches. As well, we have plenty of personalization options to provide you with touch screens designed to meet your exact needs and wants. 

Get perfect design freedom with our many personalizations, including: 

  • Special glass shapes
  • Colored prints in your favorite colors and patterns (e.g., carbon print)
  • Logo prints
  • Special coatings, such as anti-glare or privacy filter
  • Shatterproof cover glasses in different strengths for public areas
    • Chemically strengthened glass
    • Aluminosilicate glass (Dragon, Gorilla, Panda, Xensation)
  • Antibacterial glass (E. coli, S. aureus), optionally with AR or easy-clean coating
  • Glass processing
    • Cutouts, holes
    • Fingertip recess or slider (circular/elongated), polished or ground
    • Edges, steps, or grooves
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5 Essential Computer Maintenance Tips

Today’s computers help keep us connected to the digital world and each other, but there are so many different brands, sizes, and types to choose from. However, they all have in common that they need periodic maintenance from their owners to ensure they stay running properly.  

Here are some maintenance tips for your computers to ensure they stay working quickly and efficiently for a long as possible: 

1. Scan For Malware 

Software maintenance can be complicated, but virus protection is one of the most important and easy ways to maintain your computer. Utilize malware detection programs to safely run checks for suspicious background activity that could be happening to jeopardize your online security. Every week, open up your protection software and let it run a full scan looking for any viruses overnight.

2. Uninstall Unused Programs

Over time you’ll download plenty of programs onto your computer, but the more you have, the slower your system will operate. Once a month, take a look at all your documents and programs and delete anything that has not been used recently and will likely not be used again to save space and increase efficiency. 

3. Defragment Your Hard Drive

As you use your computer, your files get spread out or fragmented all over your hard drive. Gathering these parts and putting them back together into one file can make them easier and faster to access. Depending on how fragmented your data is, the defragmentation process can greatly improve your system’s speed. Each system has a built-in defragmenting utility, so take advantage of this program regularly.

4. Keep Your Systems Up-To-Date

Don’t ignore system updates that pop up on your screens! These updates help ensure your computer is operating on the latest software. Avoiding updates can lead to a slower working computer and functions stopping working entirely. Whenever an update notification pops up, be sure to install it soon, and since some of them take a long time to complete, set aside some time when you’re not using the computer to get it done.  

5. Clean Your Computer

With all the static electricity produced, your computer acts like a magnet for dirt, dust, crumbs, and other debris. The processing units and keyboards both have many nooks and crevices where this debris can easily build and clog up important elements and moving parts, such as cooling fans. Utilize compressed air cans to help remove any built-up remnants every month, and be sure to spray everything!!

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How Apollo’s VacuBond® Process Works

If you’re looking for the best optical bonding there is for your screens, look no further than Apollo Display Technologies, VacuBond®.

How Does Optical Bonding Work?

Optical bonding consists of adhering the touch sensor or cover glass to an LCD panel. This process secures the two parts together to create a solid bond between them without any pockets of air or air gap between the layers. This process offers various advantages, including:

  • Reduced parallax issues
  • Improved touch accuracy
  • Increased durability
  • Dust and moisture protection
  • Brighter visuals
  • Higher contrast and readability

The team at Apollo Display Technologies specializes in optical bonding technology, making them the go-to company for all your optical bonding needs.

Why Choose Apollo Display Technologies VacuBond® For Optical Bonding

Here at Apollo, we’ve developed our own optical bonding production process that allows for better-than-ever quality and visuals for your screens. This most advanced form of optical bonding in the industry is VacuBond®

Traditional optical bonding is done as a wet process using a liquid adhesive which can be messy and leads to low yield, lower quality, and is not reworkable. With VacuBond®, we use a dry process utilizing a pure silicone gel sheet with the bonds performed in a vacuum chamber which yields perfect results every time. Because our sheets are pure silicon material, there is no yellowing over time, making them ideal for outdoor use as well. 

This process can be used for display sizes up to 32 inches with all types of touchscreens and cover glasses. It is also particularly beneficial in smaller displays with a frameless design that is often difficult to bond. Unlike other types of optical bonding, with VacuBond®, we guarantee there will be zero optical defects visible to the naked eye. Simply put, our technology raises the bar when it comes to optical bonding.

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Tips For Disinfecting Your Phone Screen

Did you know it’s recommended you thoroughly disinfect your phone at least twice a week to keep yourself safe from harmful bacteria? You probably have your cell phone on hand for most of the day, leaving you exposed to all the germs and bacteria it can pick up. But don’t worry, cleaning your phone is an easy process; you just need to make sure you’re doing so correctly. 

Here’s how to properly clean and disinfect your phone for safer use: 

Prepare Your Phone

Before you start the cleaning process, you’ll want to remove it from its case so you can get every edge of your screen and the back of your phone. Also, be sure to power down your phone, so you don’t interact with the touchscreen as you clean.

Polish With a Microfiber Cloth

Find a soft microfiber cloth and gently wipe down the phone’s exterior surface to remove any built-on dirt and get rid of streaks. Washcloths and paper towels aren’t recommended for wiping down electronics since they can be too abrasive and have less surface area than a microfiber cloth.

Grab A Screen-Safe Disinfecting Wipe

Look for disinfecting wipes that say on the packaging that they are safe for topical use on electronic devices. And be sure to steer clear of the ports when wiping! If the wipes are very wet, take a moment to ring them out before using them on your phone.

Let it Dry

Most disinfectants are highly effective when the surface is then left to dry for at least five minutes after use to ensure all the germs are killed. If there is any leftover moisture, use the microfiber cloth again to help dry.

Don’t Forget Your Phone Case

There are as many if not more germs living on your phone case. Use the same steps as you would with your phone to clean your case and kill any germs or bacteria. After both your phone and case are dry, turn your phone on and put them back together, and you’re all good to go!

When in doubt, you can also always refer to the manufacturer’s manual you get when you first purchase your phone for best cleaning practices. 

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Giving Your Business The Technological Update it Deserves

Technology continues to expand and make our lives easier and easier. As a business owner, you’re always trying to think of new ways to keep your employees and customers happy and attract new potential buyers. Luckily, we have a couple of ideas to help your business grow, starting with the technological update it’s been waiting for!

Touch Screen For Your Business

Adding touch screens to your business layout can help in many ways starting with boosting your employee productivity. Touch screens help improve productivity among staff and contribute to better organization as far as operations. 

For customers, touch screens throughout your store can improve the overall customer experience and allow for interactivity, making customers feel more a part of their business and that their shopping is curated to them. Customers utilizing touch screens can also speed up their experience, allowing them to save time, which can be just as valuable as price. 

Lastly, and perhaps the most important, touch screen technology can be beneficial for individuals with disabilities to improve their experience with your business. Individuals can zoom, increase text size and image size, and have text read aloud with voice technologies depending on their needs when using touch technology. 

Display Screens For Your Business

Display screens, not used as touch screens, are sure to help your business stand out. The beauty of display screens is that they are completely customizable, and you can display whatever message you want to let your customers know. Maybe you want to advertise a new sale or deal that sets you apart from your competitors, or you can talk about what’s new that you want customers to be aware of immediately. Whatever you want to share with your customers, you can put it up on your display screen.

Bright and eye-popping visuals will be sure to catch people’s attention and increase your store’s traffic. And even better, you can change these graphics whenever you want! Not to mention, display screens can be made in all different sizes, so you can find the right screen for your space.

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5 Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Data

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to review your personal cyber security to protect your data! 

Taking preventative measures to protect your data on your electronic devices is crucial. Hackers and viruses are always lurking around, hoping to steal your information, but there are several things you can do to prevent this from happening.

Take a look at these five tips to protect your data:

1. Keep Your Software Up to Date

So simple, yet it makes such a big impact! When you see there is a software update for your devices, be sure to install them sooner rather than later. Software updates are meant to protect you and keep hackers out.  

2. Use Anti-Virus Protection

There is various software that has been created to help fight off malicious attacks on your electronic devices. Anti-virus protection software is designed to block malware and other viruses from compromising your data and thus protecting your online safety. Investing in these programs is one of the best ways you can take control of your data protection.  

3. Use Extra Strong Passwords

It’s no secret that strong passwords are essential for your online security, but we don’t always take this seriously. Creating unique, long, and random passwords with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols help prevent hackers from getting into your accounts.

4. Avoid Phishing Scams

Scams by hackers to manipulate you into handing over your information are worse than ever. In a phishing scheme, the attacker poses as something or someone else to trick you into handing over your credentials to access personal accounts and data or convincing you to click on a link that then installs ransomware on your device. When it comes to avoiding these scams, remember to:

  • Never open emails from people you don’t know.
  • Hover over links before clicking them to know what site you will be taken to. 
  • Be mindful that malicious links can come from your friend’s accounts that have been hacked. 
  • Always act with a level of suspicion when online. 

5. Backup Your Data

Taking the time to regularly backup your data is often overlooked as an essential step to protecting your online security. If hackers or a virus find their way onto your electronics and steal your data, having a backup on another device ensures you still have access to all your important data and documents.  

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How Apollo Displays Technologies Works to be an Environmentally-Aware Company

Now more than ever, it’s essential for companies to do their part in preserving and protecting the environment that supplies us with everything we need. 

As a globally active company, we are aware that we have to take responsibility for our planet. Apollo’s slogan, “Data Display Group – A Green Company,” is something we take very seriously and act accordingly whenever possible.

Apollo’s Commitment

Here at Apollo Display Technologies, we strive to operate in harmony with the environment instead of against it. We recognize that for us to be successful, we need to be innovative and operate in ways that work with the environment that supplies us and is our home. Utilizing less power, creating less noise, and polluting less are all ways that we work toward better, environmentally-friendly practices.  

How We Work To Minimize Our Environment Impact

When it comes to Apollo’s day-to-day and continuing operations, here are a few ways we work to reduce our carbon footprint:

  • Our company buildings have been built according to high environmental aspects, and natural resources were used wherever possible. 
  • Our offices continue to operate with the environment in mind by using geothermal heat pumps, sophisticated energy management, and other methods to reduce power consumption in gas and electricity. 
  • As we design TFT controllers ourselves, we are able to develop them highly energy-efficient and thus reach a higher savings potential than other companies.
  • Our specifically adapted products allow for fanless designs which reduce noise.
  • We manufacture components according to the highest environmental requirements.

To learn more about how Apollo Display Technologies operates with the environment in mind and our energy-efficient products, visit our website.  

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