Apple – How iPhone 6 compares with iPhone 5s

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From the Apple product announcements a head-to-head comparison of both phones are made that highlight new iPhone 6 features and whether it is advantageous to upgrade: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2468229,00.asp QUOTE: Previous generations of iPhone have mostly been spec bumps, with the iPhone 5’s screen increase from 3.5 to 4 inches and the new A7 chip in the […]

Windows XP – Unofficial version of SP4 on the way

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This non-Microsoft implementation of SP4 is mainly to provide a shortcut in building an XP based system from scratch as it is essentially a rollup of all past security updates.  This would be used at one’s own risk and by technical professionals who could repair issues without support by Microsoft.  This new resources may be useful […]

Apple Watch – Early Review of this new device

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This InformationWeek article provides early review of Apple Watch accessory http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-devices/apple-watch-useless-beauty-brilliant-engineering/d/d-id/1315568 https://www.apple.com/watch/ QUOTE: Nonetheless, Apple Watch is a brilliant piece of engineering. While it may lack a reason for being, it appears to be a triumph of fashion and entertainment. It’s likely to appeal to Apple customers, many of whom can afford the unnecessary expense of […]

Best Practices – Top 10 security recommendations for businesses

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http://www.zdnet.com/10-security-best-practice-guidelines-for-businesses-7000012088/ QUOTE: This list is not entirely focused on mobile security, but is general to corporate security. Here’s my list of 10 security best practice guidelines for businesses: 1.Encrypt your data: Stored data, filesystems, and across-the-wire transfers all need to be encrypted. Encryption is essential to protecting sensitive data and to help prevent data loss […]

Microsoft Security Updates – SEPTEMBER 2014

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Critical Security updates to Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Framework, and other products became available on Patch Tuesday.  Users should promptly update to enjoy best levels of protection. So far, no issues encountered in early use after installation.   https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday+-+September+2014/18627 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-sep

Apple – iPhone6 and other announced products

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The iPhone6 and ApplePay were two of most significant product announcements from recent product update cycle: http://7online.com/technology/live-updates-apples-product-announcement/301057/ http://www.networkworld.com/article/2604369/smartphones/apple-introduces-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus.html Quote: At its big fall event at in Cupertino on Tuesday, Apple unveiled two new iPhones: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, both new models sport much larger screens than previous versions. The standard […]

Data Breach – Home Depot security compromise confirmed

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Forensic investigations have confirmed security controls at Home Depot were compromised (stock price has fallen by 4% since reports surfaced). Article also reflects additional data breaches were reported in recent days, by grocery chain Supervalu, UPS Stores Inc. and Dairy Queen. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2604360/home-depot-confirms-breach.html QUOTE:  After nearly a week of investigation, Home Depot on Monday confirmed that […]

Facebook Privacy – Warnings for publishing photos of children

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Warnings related to protecting family privacy are noted in links below: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/08/25/why-you-might-not-want-to-post-your-childs-back-to-school-photos-to-facebook/ Slate article link http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Should-You-Post-Photos-Your-Children-Online.html/ QUOTE: Aug. 25 marks the first day of school in districts across the country, which means — for parent-friending Facebook and Twitter users among us — the first day in a month-long torrent of back-to-school photos.  This is all […]

Facebook – Auto-Play Videos may cause users to exceed data plan

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For Facebook users, link at bottom shares how to disable Auto-Play feature to help better conserve bandwidth http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Study-Facebook-Auto-Play-Videos-Could-Be-Costing-You.html/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2741805/Keep-maxing-mobile-data-limit-Facebook-s-autoplay-videos-blame-higher-phone-bills-website-claims.html QUOTE: If you’ve noticed your mobile bill steadily climb the more you use Facebook on your phone, you’re not alone. According to the website MoneySavingExpert.com, Facebook’s auto-play function for videos could be causing users to burn […]

Facebook – New Privacy Checkup Tool

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An animated blue cartoon dinosaur helps guide users in improving their basic settings for Privacy http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/privacy/327117-facebook-privacy-checkup-helps-users-tweak-sharing-options QUOTE:  Facebook is rolling out Privacy Checkup, a new tool to help users review and adjust their privacy settings. A dialog box will appear on the site and ask to “to quickly review a few of your privacy settings to make […]


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