Category: Hardware

  • AARP presents a webinar to help you ID the “bad guys”

    They look like the real thing, but they’re really just impostors after your identity and your money.

  • Another Day, Another Ransomware Attack: “Nyetya”

    The Bad Guys know no shame. It appears they’re going to try every one of the tricks that was leaked from the NSA tool kit. Oh, goody. I’m saying “nyet” to “Nyetya”. If you have servers (or even one server) you need to make sure you have all the latest patches from your Server Software […]

  • The New Normal? The Bad Guys and You Part 2: The Smack Down

    In Part 1 we talked about what the Bad Guys could potentially gain from targeting you and your “nothing worth stealing.” But I think you saw that maybe you do have something worth stealing after all. “Great, guess I’ll throw out the computer and no more email!” Probably not a good idea and certainly not practical. […]

  • Wannacrypt? No thanks!!

    There’s a new Bad Guy in town and he’s holding us all up for a “King’s Ransom”. Especially if you dislike patching your devices regularly or you’re still steadfastly holding on to that old XP machine. But you ALWAYS update your machine when Microsoft releases patches, right?? According to Dictionary.com, Ransomware is: “noun, Digital Technology. […]

  • Apple recalling faulty USB-C charging cables

    Apple announced on 2/12/16 that they were recalling some of the USB-C charging cables for MacBooks. A limited number of Apple USB-C charge cables that were included with MacBook computers through June 2015 may fail due to a design issue. As a result, your MacBook may not charge or only charge intermittently when it’s connected […]

  • How Microsoft Surface and the App StaffPad are empowering music creativity

    Lead photo: Eleven-year-old composer Garrett Weyenberg, right, and StaffPad creator David William Hearn are pictured in Angel Studios in London on Jan. 29, 2016. Photo by David Palmer. From Microsoft News: The songs began when Garrett Weyenberg was 2 and would climb onto a piano bench and make up little tunes, each an ode to […]

  • iPhone “Error 53”: a “feature” that bricks your phone

      What is “Error 53”? This “feature” effects any iPhone that has the fingerprint sensor in the home button. It does not matter if you don’t use the fingerprint function — there’s a chip built into the home button cable that is synchronized with the main logic board. If that chip or cable is damaged, […]

  • Data in the clouds or under the sea?

    A New York Times article published on 1/31/16 highlights a new data center project from one of Microsoft’s Research groups called NExT (New Experiences and Technologies) that is solving a big data center problem (heat) with the cool ocean waters. Today’s data centers, which power everything from streaming video to social networking and email, contain […]

  • Why Microsoft wants everyone to have Windows 10

    Microsoft is in what appears to be a huge rush to get everyone to upgrade to Windows 10. They’ve even put a date on when they will quit giving it away for free: July 29, 2016. Why is that and what’s the rush you ask? There are a few good reasons to get everyone on […]