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What is a browser?

Recently, Scott from Google went to Times Square and asked (on camera) random people, “What is a browser?” You can see the YouTube video here: http://youtu.be/o4MwTvtyrUQ The answer is that a web browser is a piece of software that displays web pages.  More accurately, it is a software program that displays HTML content, but that’s […]

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Don’t get CryptoLocker virus

There’s always a bad virus out here on the Internet.   Cryptolocker ransomware  is a particularly good example. Here’s the short-version of this post:   The anti-virus, anti-malware firm BitDefender has released a free tool to keep your computer from getting this specific bad infection. It can be downloaded from Softpedia at:  http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Removal-Tools/Bitdefender-Anti-CryptoLocker.shtml Here’s the long version […]

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“Apple Picking” – Don’t loose your iPhone

Smartphone theft, personal safety & data security As the technology landscape changes, so does crime. A new trend in crime has picked up the catchy title of “Apple Picking,” which refers to the theft of iPhones and Smartphones, (even tablets), often right out of the hands of the user/owner.  Here’s some  scenarios that have happened: […]

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Is your computer data backup offsite?

Summer is coming, and so is fire season. Is your computer data backup offsite? I (Warren Frush) used to live in Colorado Springs, CO.  Last summer, I was reviewing coverage of the horrible fire burning there, I was jolted when I looked at a map of the fire and saw that it was burning within […]

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What to do when you’ve made a mistake in social media.

InfoWorld has a good article, “Social media disaster recovery: A first responder’s guide” about what to do when there’s been a big mistake made in social media.  The article is focused on business use of social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., but the advice is good from a personal standpoint, as well. The article […]

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