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One Million Android Phones Infected by Hackers

OK… Not literally.  Actually it’s MORE than one million phones have been infected by hackers, making their Google accounts, photos and emails vulnerable. Hackers have gained access to roughly 1.3 Million Google accounts.  This includes photos, emails and documents stored in those accounts.  How was this accomplished?  Simple.  By users downloading bogus apps.  This once Continue Reading

WiFi Design Considerations

WiFi is a Blessing Or a Curse Sometimes Both I originally published this blog back in 2003.  I recently updated it because I am finding more people running into WiFi consistency or coverage issues.  With the proliferation of Smartphones and tablets – and Smart TVs, nearly everyone is dependent on WiFi on a 24/7 basis Continue Reading

Don’t Shoot Your Computer – Call Us 214-232-9503

Promotional Video Announcement For Over a Decade I’ve Wanted to Do This It’s certainly been a long time that I’ve yearned to produce a promotional video featuring the wanton destruction of recalcitrant computers via large-bore firearms (stringing together some of my favorite terms into a single sentence here…) and a couple of weeks ago we Continue Reading

Anniversary Update Hell Redux

And the Fun Continues… While for many people Windows 10 has been an improvement, the majority simply DO.NOT.LIKE the interface.  It is one of the least friendly designs Micro$oft has ever unleashed on an unsuspecting population.  Navigating this hell-hole of an Operating System (OS) is like navigating the Seven Circles of Hell (nod to Dante).  Continue Reading

Securing Your Castle

Keeping the Bad Guys Out is a hot topic these days.  It seems that residential crime has spiked significantly in the Far North Dallas area of late.  Theories abound as to the reasons for this: North Central Patrol officers have been diverted south into areas of Dallas experiencing a spike in drug crime The criminals Continue Reading

New IRS Snail Mail SCAM

There’s a new IRS scam coming to a mailbox near you By now you’ve probably received at least one fake IRS phone call telling you the IRS is suing you and by golly you’d better come up with a big wad of cash – and quick! As we all (should) know by now, the IRS Continue Reading

iCloud and iCloud Drive Problems Solved

If you are an iPhone user… Your life is probably more complicated than it used to be, And iCloud is to blame. Let’s start by asking some basic questions first: Do you find yourself emailing photos from your phone to your email account just to get the photos on your computer? Are you frustrated trying Continue Reading

Clickbait Ads Lead to Fake Microsoft Support

Clickbait is becoming an epidemic Clickbait is any embedded ad with a titillating headline (we would call it a come-on) that hints at something shocking, surprising — or risque’ to be found by taking the bait.  It never materializes.  The results are always disappointing at best – and your search history is being harvested by Continue Reading

IOS Update Creates Data Plan Overages

For you iPhone users… In the latest IOS update, Apple added a “feature” that really only benefits your provider (AT&T, Verizon, et al). It’s called “WiFi Assist” which uses your data plan to augment the data coming from WiFi.  Apple added this to keep data flowing when it determined your WiFi connectivity was not optimal.  Continue Reading