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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

Do NOT Drill Into Your iPhone 7

There is NO hidden headphone jack inside the iPhone 7 You cannot DRILL INTO Your iPhone and have a headphone jack. Contrary to the popular #DIY prank video on YouTube, you cannot drill a hole into your shiny new iPhone 7 and voila! have the headphone jack that was always a part of your iPhone Continue Reading

Malicious USB Sticks Coming to a Mailbox Near You

If you find a USB stick in your mailbox… Do NOT plug it into your computer. This should seem fairly obvious, but given the insatiable nature of human curiosity, it appears the warning is crucial While this is most likely not the first time this nasty little trick has been tried, it may well be Continue Reading

Here’s a Little Home Security Tip

Here’s a Little Home Security Tip Home burglaries in our area are on the rise. A common technique for breaking into your home is for thieves to break into your car first, and steal your garage door remote. Then they wait until your car is gone, open the garage door and take everything they want Continue Reading

Samsung S7 Update Voice Mail Hell – Solved

Basically we are all guinea pigs (unpaid beta testers) seemingly for every technology company lately.  Microsoft raised this to an art form by giving away Windows 10.  Think about it… Why would they give away a new operating system for a year?  Two reasons: If you didn’t pay for it, you can’t complain about it. Continue Reading

Change Your Dropbox Password TODAY

Back in 2012 Dropbox had its servers hacked, exposing all the account information for 68 Million users.  You may recall hearing about this.  For the last 4 years, these hackers have just sat on the information. Well, boys and girls, that all just changed with the release of the user names and passwords of 68 Continue Reading

IOS 9.3 Update Addresses Critical Vulnerabilities

On August 25, Apple released the iOS 9.3.5 update for the iOS 9 operating system.  This comes roughtly a month after releasing iOS 9.3.4 and a few weeks before we expect to see the release of iOS 10, which is currently in beta testing. iOS 9.3.5 is available immediately to all devices running iOS 9 Continue Reading

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Weirdness

The Anniversary Update from Hell? Starting on August 2, 2016, The Windows 10 “Anniversary Update” started shoving itself down the throats of an unsuspecting populace.  In many cases the results were unremarkable.  However… Those were the fortunate ones.  In far more cases that should exist, people have experienced a plethora of vexing problems that did Continue Reading

Decline Windows 10 Upgrade While You Can

Decline This Offer

Windows 10 is a mixed bag at best. On a new computer it usually behaves itself.  For Windows 8 or 8.1 users (I’m sorry) it is actually an improvement most of the time.  If you have a Windows 7 computer you do NOT want Windoze 10 to change your entire computer interface to something you Continue Reading