Windows 10 is Here to Stay

Windows 10

Windows 10 is not rife with band-aids as most new versions of Microsoft Windows have been for recent years. This is an exciting new version of the venerable Windows OS.

Still, the usual questions remain from users and developers. “Should I wait to upgrade until most of the bugs have been addressed and fixed?”

There are reasons to upgrade now or wait for a more time-tested version is available.

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Windows XP Internet Explorer Major Security Flaw

In the last couple of days a new security flaw in Internet Explorer has been exposed allowing a hacker to gain access to your computer through a deceptive website.  The flaw affects Internet Explorer version 6-11, and though Microsoft is working on a patch to correct the issue,

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Cryptolocker – BEWARE

cryptolockerUpdate on the CRYPTOLOCKER ransom-ware virus.   This is one bad dude to say the least.  Worldwide infections are being reported in the THOUSANDS per day.  If you haven’t heard or read about this virus you must educate yourself on the diabolical threat that this virus possesses.  

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Is that a petabyte in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?

Recently, a research team at Swinburne University of  Technology has discovered a way to pack up to 1 Petabyte of data on to a single DVD disc.  An explanation to just how that can be accomplished is here.  When talking data, most people have a hard time grasping what a Terabyte is,

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Do you backup your stuff?

Do you Backup your data?  Doesn’t matter if your a Mac or PC, or are still lugging around a Franklin Day Planner, you need to keep an up-to-date backup of your stuff to protect you against hardware failure, theft, or leaving your day planner on the roof of your car and driving off!

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Are You Ready For 802.11ac?

A brand new type of WiFi is being developed called 802.11ac, which promises to make our wireless connections go even faster and farther.

WiFi is a technology that’s become incredibly widespread. The benefits of this are enormous – there’s no longer a need to physically wire a building up for internet,

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BendBroadBand Screaming Fast!

Props to BendBroadband for providing outstanding Internet service!  We constantly get speeds that are way above our Business Data Plan stated rates. I can’t remember the last time we were down because of a BBB issue.  Thanks guys for keeping us running smoothly!

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Netflix Down on Christmas? AWS Outage Crippling Some Providers

Just as I get comfy in my easy chair all ready to watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, I get a network error connecting to Netflix through my ROKU player. No big deal, I’ll just reset the ROKU. Nada, no Netflix. Ok, let’s try Amazon Prime on the ROKU.

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Facebook Launches Revamped, Faster Android App

Facebook has launched a revamped Android app, offering users improvements pertaining to both speed and performance.

The social network has removed its hybrid native and HTML5 webview experiment, and has instead incorporated custom code to deliver faster loading times, disk cache, new user interfaces, among other improvements.

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Why Microsoft redesigned Windows

New Windows chief Julie Larson-Green explains why the company felt the need to rethink the basic interface of its popular operating system.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57559207-75/why-microsoft-redesigned-windows/

 

 

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