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Go Through Halloween Candy Carefully

TweetYou may ask why this is being posted in a technical blog. The simple answer is that this blog is primarily a personal security vehicle and we want to make sure you are educated on any current topic that might affect your personal safety. This is not the first time this alert has been posted, Continue Reading

Is Your Router Safe?

TweetFor the typical small business or residential network, the choices for a router are to either stick with what your Internet provider supplies or to supplement that with your own router from the likes of Linksys, Netgear, D-Link and TRENDNet.  A decent router with the ability to handle multiple computers, printers and network storage devices Continue Reading

Simple Steps to Protect Your Privacy

TweetI was reading Forbes today and they recently published a list of ten simple things you should do to protect your privacy. Given that Identity Theft is a rapidly growing problem, I thought this seemed like an excellent topic.  By this point in time, most of us either know someone personally – or ourselves have Continue Reading

The Facebook Hoaxes are Back

TweetThe Facebook Hoaxes are Back The Facebook copyright / privacy / utter BS hoaxes are making the rounds again and in the process clogging up the newsfeed and wasting bandwidth. They look like this: “Now it’s official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the Continue Reading

Giving Free Advice on NextDoor Will Get Your Account Locked

TweetNext Door Will Lock Your Account It would appear dispensing free advice on NextDoor will get your account locked, no matter how many people look forward to and appreciate the free advice.  For several months I have been posting PSAs (Public Service Announcements) on tech topics, all of which you will see here in this Continue Reading

IOS 9 Upgrade Nightmares and iPhone Hack Alert

TweetJust Avoid IOS 9 Until Apple Releases a .rev Last week Apple turned their latest IOS update loose on an unsuspecting public with some disastrous results.  IOS 9 has caused a massive headache for many users who have decided to take Apple’s advice and update their devices.  As of 4 PM last Thursday, roughly 16% Continue Reading

Ahmed’s Clock is NOT an Invention

TweetAhmed’s Alleged Invention Unless you live in a cave (in which case you’re not reading this) you have been at least aware, if not following the media circus surrounding 14 year old Ahmed Mohamed from Irving Texas.  To recap, the story is that Ahmed “invented” a clock and brought it to school to impress his Continue Reading

Put up an Antenna. Save $$$ Over Cable!

TweetPut up an Antenna.  Save $$$ Over Cable! I don’t know about you, but I look at our cable bill (AT&T U-Verse) and am in disbelief how much we spend for the handful of channels we actually watch.  Since we never watch sports, just scrolling through the (literally) hundreds of sports channels wastes too much Continue Reading

Fake Microsoft Support Calls Can Cost You

TweetLet me preface this article by saying that just like the IRS,  Microsoft will never call you to fix a problem in your computer.  They are not monitoring your computer remotely and they absolutely do not care what you are doing with it or what condition it is in. Like many other scams, these people Continue Reading