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August 16, 2010

The Facebook Dislike Button Scam

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:33 am

I got a Facebook message for this scam last weekend. Being a hands-off Facebook user, I didn’t click on it. The article provides a great anatomy for the typical Facebook scam. Suckers.

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How Long Have You Owned Your PC?

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

It’s a good question: How can you tell when you took your current PC home and first set it up? Knowing the date is important because computers last only 4 to 6 years at their best, longer if you take care of the thing.

August 13, 2010

Catching the Bad Guys by the Phone

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

As mankind moves to the cell phone as our ultimate digital tool, so follows the crooks. Right on their tail are the Good Guys using digital forensics on smartphones to catch them.

August 12, 2010

The Coming Pad Onslaught

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:19 pm

Are people prepared for a plethora of pads? They’re coming. According to Technologizer, as many as 32 different pads are coming to market soon, all designed to take on the king: Apple’s iPad.

God save us.

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August 11, 2010

Malware robs online banking customers

Filed under: News — admin @ 6:48 am

A very clever trojan has stripped more than £675,000 (about $1,000,000) from online banking customers in the UK. The malware is so clever, it sends false bank statements to the customers, so they never knew anything is up. Could this be the next generation of virus?

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I Got Me A New Macintosh

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

My latest Mac is an iMac. It replaces my 6-year-old PowerMac, as well as the 10-year-old, original Apple Cinema Display. Yes, I’m very pleased.

August 10, 2010

The Windows Slate v. the iPad

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:47 am

I admire the Slate’s speed, but it still seems to sport a clunky Windows interface. For some reason, that doesn’t seem to go with the touchscreen paradigm. Whatever.

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August 9, 2010

Removing Annoying Toolbars

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Take a look at your web browser, especially if it’s Internet Explorer. Do you see something extra on the screen? Is the browser window getting inexplicably small? Then you probably have toolbar bloat.

August 8, 2010

Microsoft Losing Ground to Apple on Campus

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:28 am

Lots of interesting stats (and graphs!) from the University of Virginia regarding students and their computer use. All students, 100 percent, now have computers at school. Nearly all those computers are laptops. Nearly half of them are Apple laptops.

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AOL Still Nearing Death

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:21 am

I’ve you’ve been visiting Wambooli for a long period of time, then you may remember my “Just Say NO to AOL” graphic I once had out front. I am not an AOL fan. Never was. Now, happily and according to their latest financial report, AOL looks like it’s going to die. Soon.

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