Archive for May, 2010


It’s not often that I find a smart phone app worthy of recommendation. It’s even less common for me to discover one that I personally use with consistency. Many available apps are novel at best, while countless others are just a waste of space, destined to dishevel your Blackberry or iphone’s menu and memory. A notable exception, […]

Identity Protection Companies Not Perfect

Remember those ads from LifeLock with the CEO displaying his social security number claiming they could protect clients from identity theft? You can check out the full story here.  Despite his promises of the security ofLifeLock, Todd Davis has had his identity stolen 13 times and was forced to step down as CEO. Use common sense with your personal […]

Warning: Old copy machines

As an IT consultant it takes a lot to surprise me when it comes to data breaches; however, this one got me. I know that copy machines are basically overgrown scanners with a printer attached but did you know that some machines buffer the pages you copy to an internal hard drive? Here’s the kicker […]

Starting from Scratch

There are many benefits that come with starting from scratch.  By that, I mean a fresh install of your operating system (OS).  I don’t care if you get your PC from a local IT supplier or one of the big names (Dell, HP, etc.).  All of the brand name manufacturers score many contracts with 3rd party software […]

Relying on Technology: Good or Bad?

We live in a world dominated by technology. Even the simplest tasks have been taken over by electronic gadgets and constantly upgraded technology. While these advancements continually allow us to do more than we ever thought possible, at what cost do we employ machines in our everyday lives? As author David R. Larsen puts it, […]

Google Chrome – Super Fast

The recently released beta version of Google Chrome’s browser has some handy features and is astonishingly fast for those who have a Google account. Chrome features allow you to sync settings and bookmarks between all the computers you might use. Chrome’s browser window is streamlined, clean and simple. You can also search and navigate from […]

Is your personal info on the web?

Lately I’ve heard people express concern over the safety of the information they provide on the web including social networking sites like Facebook. It’s true that although you may delete these accounts, your information can remain, forever encapsulated on the World Wide Web. Before you establish accounts on the internet, I suggest reading the privacy […]