For the few folks out there that may be unaware or not use Google Drive – this is a software based virtual “drive” associated with your Google / Gmail account (similar to Microsoft’s Onedrive) You can place any type of file in your Google Drive folder on your computer, and it automatically synchronizes to your[…]
A few days ago Apple announced it was officially abandoning support for QuickTime. This affects Windows and Apple users as the software is cross-platform (works on both types of computers). If you have QuickTime installed on your computer, you need to uninstall it. The reason it needs to be removed – there are currently two[…]
Microsoft announced last week that it will stop supporting IE 8, 9 and 10 on January 12th 2016, ending security updates and technical support for users of older versions of the web browser. If you’re using Windows 7 8 or 10, upgrading is not an issue. For users of older machines such as Vista[…]
Just over three years ago the world was introduced to Windows 8, Microsoft’s “next great thing” to help users transition from the idea of the old school desktop into a more universal platform designed to be used in tandem with laptops, tablets, and smart phones. The public’s general response: we hated it. Overall the system[…]
I spend roughly no less than 14 hours a week in my vehicle driving. With that much time on my hands I greatly enjoy listening to audiobooks. Earlier this year I upgraded my car’s sound system from the stock baseline Toyota radio to the Pioneer Apple CarPlay. The primary goal in this was safety, “Keeping[…]
Today Is World Password Day, So It’s Time to Change Some Settings POLLY MOSENDZ Today is World Password Day, a holiday/public service announcement created to remind millions of internet users to protect themselves online. Created by Intel Security and supported by over 170 organizations, including the likes of Microsoft, Toshiba, and Dell, it asks[…]
Despite some rumors, the vulnerability in Internet Explorer is still active and has not been repaired. US-CERT /DHS are suggesting to all users to use an alternate browser, such as Chrome or Firefox until this issue is resolved. US-CERT http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/222929 DHS warns against using Internet Explorer until bug is patched | PCWorld.
Microsoft was scrambling Sunday to repair a security hole in its widely used Internet Explorer Web browser, saying it had detected attempts to exploit the flaw. The US software giant said that the coding problem affected versions six through 11 of its flagship browser, noting it was aware of “limited, targeted attacks” taking advantage of[…]
We’ll be at Lassen Ale Tuesday March 18th 12-1:30 presenting on the subject of computer data security and backups. A summary of items discussed: SmallBizSecurity.
Google’s Gmail is set to soon (within the next day or so) begin accepting emails from… people without email accounts? No. How it works is a Google + User can now send an email to you (through Google+), and you do not know who it is from. And in turn, they do not really[…]