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HeartBleed Bug – What is it and what to do about it …

It has recently been discovered that OpenSSL, a popular encryption technology that 2/3 of websites use, is vulnverable to a bug dubbed the Heartbleed bug.   If not properly patched, these sites are open to malicious attacks meaning your passwords and personal data may have been stolen or compromised; a significant number of websites are affected: […]

April 13th, 2014|Misc|

2014 Consumer Reports Ratings – Best TV/Internet/Phone Service Provider

The May 2014 issue of Consumer Reports has reported WOW (Knology) consistently the best provider for TV/Internet/Phone service across the US.  In Charleston, we have WOW, TimeWarner, Comcast/Xfinity and AT&T (both plain and U-Verse).  See the ratings below.

WOW = #1
AT&T U-Verse = #13
Time Warner = #20
Comcast/Xfinity = #22
AT&T = #24

WOW = […]

April 1st, 2014|Misc|

Windows to Mac Conversions are a phone call away …..

Frustrated with Windows?  Considering switching to a Mac?  Go with a company that can consult with you on your needs, save you money and address concerns you may have regarding Macs.  We can help answer questions about Macs, about migrating your Windows hardware or Windows software over to a Mac, and other questions you may […]

March 31st, 2014|Misc|

Mud is not one of the 4 food groups and ……

March 30th, 2014|Misc|

Malaysia Airlines MH370 found in the Bermuda Triangle? Not a chance

Don’t click on any link that says it has shocking video of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. According to multiple reports, links promising resolution for the missing Flight MH370 are scams.

Videos with titles like “Malaysian Airlines missing flight MH370 found in Sea — 50 people alive saved” have spread through social media […]

March 19th, 2014|Misc|

Myo – Wearable Gesture Control from Thalmic Labs – Cool but don’t pre-order!

Several folks in Charleston have asked me about getting on the pre-order list for the Myo and while the vid looks cool, Thalmic isn’t the first nor last to offer  gesture control so I’ve told them to wait till there’s adequate consumer feedback.  The last few companies that have produced gesture control products have done […]

March 17th, 2014|Misc|

Wash your computer troubles away …..

March 2nd, 2014|Misc|

How NOT to get screwed by a computer repair shop.

Close to 2000 infected items we’re found on a PC owned by a local Charleston doctor who’s staff had this PC very recently serviced by a well known IT computer company that’s been in business for decades.  We suggested they immediately ask for their money back.

Use care when deciding who does your service.  Consider Angie’s […]

February 20th, 2014|Misc|

MalwareBytes to Switch to Subscription Licensing Model – Time to Buy Up Lifetime Licenses

MalwareBytes has recently announced on their forum that they will be switching to a subscription model for the next version of their popular Anti-malware software. It will cost $24.95 USD per year and will begin with the upcoming launch of version 2 of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.

MalwareBytes have said they will honour existing lifetime licenses meaning if […]

February 9th, 2014|Misc|

Get the WiFi password for many establishments by checking the comments section of FourSquare

Many many cafes, restaurants, bars, etc will have the WiFi password published in the comments of FourSquare.  And most of the passwords are kept updated as long as the post is from the past year or two.  If this doesn’t work, try using that establishment’s phone-number as the password.

February 5th, 2014|Misc|