Laptop Tablets – An Emerging hardware choice

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PC Magazine notes benefits of power and convenience that might become popular for future hardware: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2424655,00.asp QUOTE: Earlier in the year when I was at PC Mag’s New York office, mobile guru Sasha Sagan came bounding into a meeting holding Sony’s VAIO Tap 20$949.99 at Amazon all-in-one touch-screen desktop. He jokingly called it his new […]

Health Care OCT 2013 Changes – Fake websites

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Please be careful with phone calls, emails, postal mail and alerts regarding October Health Care law changes: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/beware-fake-obamacare-sites-want-steal-your-info-8C11278018 QUOTE: President Barack Obama’s health care reform law kicks in Oct. 1, and cybercriminals, along with health care providers, are standing by, only too eager for you to share your personal information.   There’s already a lot of […]

Cyber-Security Month – October 2013

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The ISC, Siber Systems, and other sites will promote online safety during October http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/316293-spread-the-word-october-is-cyber-security-awareness-month QUOTE: Siber Systems, developer of password manager RoboForm, touted its support for Cyber Security Awareness Month in its release of scheduled activities that includes “31 Tips in 31 Days.” Every day in October the company will give consumers tips ranging from […]

Adobe – Critical security updates for SEP 2013

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Users should apply applicable Adobe security updates promptly http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/adobe-kills-fourteen-bugs-with-new-software-updates/ QUOTE: Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player, Shockwave Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat, available for Mac OS X and other operating systems. Altogether, Adobe closed fourteen bugs with the new software updates; four bugs fixed in Flash Player, eight fixed in Adobe Reader […]

Apple iOS 7 – Vulnerability allows calls from Emergency Call screen

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A few new vulnerabilities have been found in the new release of iOS7 that will likely be patched expediently by Apple http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/ios-7-bug-allows-calls-from-emergency-call-screen/ http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/passcode-flaw-found-in-ios-7-that-was-quick/ QUOTE: New major releases of an operating system always bring with them a few unexpected wrinkles to be ironed out. Yesterday’s speedy discovery of a lockscreen bypass flaw being a case in point. […]

Browser Toolbar removal techniques – Kim Komando SEP 2013

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This safety tip from Kim Komando’s newsletter shares informative tips that can be applied to reset most popular browsers http://www.komando.com/tips/index.aspx?id=13304 QUOTE: Remove unwanted toolbars from any browser QUESTION — Kim, my kids accidentally installed a bunch of toolbars and plug-ins on our computer. I’m at the point I just want to re-install the entire browser, […]

Visual Studio 2013 – New Development features

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EWeek provides a slideshow highlighting new features in Visual Studio 2013 http://www.eweek.com/developer/slideshows/microsoft-visual-studio-2013-key-new-features-for-developers.html/ QUOTE: Microsoft announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate and noted that the company’s flagship application development suite will release to manufacturing (RTM) Oct. 18. Microsoft also announced that it would make its Windows 8.1 bits available to developers. This had […]

Passwords – September 2013 Quiz

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http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/315616-infographic-password-pop-quiz QUOTE: The quiz, made by fine folks at Security Coverage, creators of Password Genie, does a good job of placing the risks associated with bad passwords into context. For instance, most people understand that a longer password is more secure, but they may not know why.  The only real quibble I have with the […]

Malware – Grand Theft Auto 5 Torrent version risk

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The Grand Theft Auto series is popular and malware has been detected in leaked Torrent versions circulating. Users are always best served by avoiding malware and licensing dangers associated with pirated software. http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/315446-leaked-gta-v-torrents-loaded-with-sneaky-costly-malware QUOTE: The fifth installment of the legendary (and controversial) sandbox shooters Grand Theft Auto is due out later this month, but some players are […]

Windows 8.1 – Pricing and Packages for OCT 2013 release

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http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2013/09/17/pricing-and-packaging-for-windows-8-1.aspx QUOTE:  For consumers with Windows 8 devices today, Windows 8.1 will be a free update via an easy download from the Windows Store* starting on October 18th. Windows 8.1 will be a must-have update for those devices – bringing new features and improvements such as greater personalization, Bing Smart Search, and more than 20 […]


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