Cryptolocker Virus Warning!

Recently there has been a dangerous new virus going around which poses significant risk to both personal and business computers alike. Cryptolocker, as it is commonly known, is a new virus variant which seeks to encrypt all useful files on a computer and then hold the user for ransom to unlock them. This virus preys…

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Clouds Are Made of Vapor

There’s been lots of discussion regarding cloud versus closet reliability.  I recall years ago when Microsoft ran a campaign about five “9”s referring to the reliability of cloud solutions.  Despite a few remarkable exceptions, the last few years have quieted these claims by Microsoft, Google and even Apple.  The web does fail.  And in lots…

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Rotate Your Second Display

Have you noticed how web content and computer displays are pointed in different directions? If you open almost any webpage on a laptop or desktop computer you’ll see blank white bands along the sides.  Even worse, you won’t see much vertical depth of content.  This is because most documents and web content scroll vertically; yet most displays…

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Windows XP End of Life

On April 8, 2014, Windows XP will have reached its end of life. What does this really mean for you? Well for one, there will be no more support from Microsoft. You may be able to find a technical article on your problem, but Microsoft will no longer field phone calls, answer e-mails, or respond…

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Secure Mobile Communications

Rod Coleman It seems mobile technology security has been fighting a losing battle lately.  This development could have a significant positive impact on tech privacy. The explanation: The Threat of SilenceThe solution:Silent Circle If you give it a try, post your experience here in comments:

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What about Windows 8?

Microsoft has released the next version of their operating system, Windows 8, and chances are the next PC you purchase will be running it. What does this mean for most users?  There are a few key differences, mostly dealing with the user interface. Let’s review a few of the big ones. The Start Screen Instead…

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Smart Meters and Servers

You maybe have received a letter from Nevada Energy informing you that they will be installing a Smart Meter on your premise soon. During the install of your new Smart Meter, NV Energy will cut your buildings power for up to 15 minutes. There may be a major problem with a 15 Minute interruption in…

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Why you need a fast(er) Internet connection.

  Everyone is familiar with high-speed internet, or broadband as it’s sometimes called, and almost every business has some form of it. Often, people will say “I have DSL, why would I need anything faster?”, or “Why should I pay $150/month for internet, we don’t need to pay that much just to surf the web.”…

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