Archive for January, 2012

How to Make the Switch to Linux

How to Make the Switch to Linux

Right out of the gate, let me make a disclaimer here. This is NOT an advertisement nor am I “recruiting” Linux users. Indeed, if you’re satisfied with Windows, or any other “non-Linux OS”, and have absolutely no reason to switch . . . fine.  You’re likely better off sticking with what you’re comfortable with. However […]

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The Evolution of Digital Storage

The Evolution of Digital Storage

The information age, sometimes called the digital age, is the era of time characterized by very fast modes of data transference and access to information that was traditionally tough to come by, such as our access to tools like Google and amazingly broad knowledge databases like Wikipedia. Unbeknownst to many of us living in this […]

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Microsoft Fix It Utility CAN Mislead

Microsoft Fix It Utility CAN Mislead

This is NOT the typical Microsoft bashing rant, nor is it intended to be.  Indeed, the 500 pound gorilla from Redmond, for all its faults and flaws, was instrumental in developing the tech revolution during the 70′s, 80′s, and early 90′s. That history has helped to give Microsoft the stellar rep that it currently enjoys […]

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Booking Your Next Cruise?

Booking Your Next Cruise?

It’s the perfect time of year to book a cruise because many are deeply discounted during the winter and early spring. Unfortunately, scammers know this as well and they’re sending out spam in an attempt to lure victims into believing that they’re getting a great deal. If you receive an email like the one pictured […]

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Ameritech Phishing Scam Alert

Ameritech Phishing Scam Alert

There’s an email purporting to be from Ameritech, claiming that due to congestion, all ameritech.net users that don’t verify their accounts will be removed from the system. This is a phishing scam out to steal user account information to be used for unlawful activity. If you receive such an email like the one below, ignore it […]

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Police Vehicles Equipped with iPad Technology to Video Crime

Police Vehicles Equipped with iPad Technology to Video Crime

4G Wireless, short for “fourth-generation wireless,” refers to increased Internet connection speeds and is a technological innovation in mobile communications. Wireless Internet has made 4G (and even 3G) possible because of its mobility: now, any individual can carry his or her Internet on the go. You can have Internet everywhere you go, instead of just […]

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European Bank Phishing Attempts

European Bank Phishing Attempts

In Europe, we are faced with many fake emails purporting to be from legitimate banks that want you to believe that they’re coming from your bank. At my company, we’ve received several phishing emails notifying the recipients to confirm/update their personal information. The text looks rather official and it’s supposedly coming from ING bank or […]

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Can Technology Create A Living Lifestyle For You?

Can Technology Create A Living Lifestyle For You?

There’s no doubt that emerging technologies help shape the world and increasingly in the 21st century the progress of technology is leading to significant changes in how we act, think and learn. Heading into 2012, we’ve seen in recent years how technology, used as part of our daily lifestyles, can have as much of an […]

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Best Car Locator Applications

Best Car Locator Applications

Everyone loses their car from time to time.  Thanks to the innovative technology of iPhone’s GPS, data connection and compass, these applications have enormous potential in helping you when you want it most.  I have found what I think are the best car locator applications on the market.  These applications can be found to be […]

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Ten Most Sought After iPad Applications for Coffee Lovers

Ten Most Sought After iPad Applications for Coffee Lovers

There are applications that let you have air instrument parties, apps that check gas prices and even apps that count your steps as we walk; but this article is dedicated to those coffee drinkers out there that want quick, easier ways to enjoy their coffee. They have apps that range from where to get the […]

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Link Safety Checkers

Link Safety Checkers

There are resources available that will give indications about a link’s safety, but not all link safety guides are based on the same criteria, and if any one of them is treated without knowing how it works, what criteria it uses, and what its ratings mean, you are likely to misinterpret the results.  IOW, when […]

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How Bandwidth Caps Force Us All to Become Network Cops

How Bandwidth Caps Force Us All to Become Network Cops

The growing trend for bandwidth caps may have the result of turning people into administrators and cops for internet use without them even noticing. If bandwidth becomes a limited commodity, you can be sure that people will try their best to secure and guard it. People, who download movies, music and file share, or even […]

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