Tech – for Everyone

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SB #187

Folks, I’m ready for spring. (aka “Here’s another pretty picture for your Sunday.”)

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Meadow of Wild Flowers” by Jon Mitchell, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

… R.I.P. Spock.spock-thumb.jpg
(Yes. I know. Mr. Nimoy did more than play Mr. Spock on Star Trek.)

Today’s quote:If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.” ~ Bob Hope

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

March 1, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment

Double-barrel FF

First up for your Friday Fun video is.. well.. something you may never have seen before.

..and this next is for those of you who enjoy my music vids.

Yay. The weekend’s almost here.

I wonder why they made such a point of teaching me iambic pentameter in school…

Today’s tech: What’s the #1 consumer concern/complaint (and has been for the past 15 years)? Think you know? Click here to find out. (It’s a good read.)

Today’s quote:It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

February 27, 2015 Posted by | digital music, digital Video | , , | Leave a comment

Heads Up for Apple Owners

If you are an Apple person, here is a development you should be aware of.

* Mac OS X is the most vulnerable OS, claims security firm; Debate ensues

According to a report by security firm GFI, Apple’s Mac OS X is the most vulnerable operating system, with the iOS platform coming in second. A debate over reporting nuances and merits of the report quickly followed.” Read more..

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Today’s quote:Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~ William Shakespeare

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

February 25, 2015 Posted by | advice, computers, security, Apple, Internet, cyber crime, consumer electronics | , , , , | 4 Comments

Best Android security app

I had never heard of this product, so I took notice.

Qihoo 360 – 360 AntiVirus

“For the best protection of Android systems in all 2014 certification tests, AV-TEST is honoring the product Qihoo 360 – 360 AntiVirus with the BEST ANDROID SECURITY PRODUCT 2014 AWARD.”

To read the summary, click here.

And, yes, folks. Your smartphone, and/or tablet needs an antivirus.

Today’s quote:Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.” ~ Herman Melville

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February 24, 2015 Posted by | advice, Android, anti-spyware, antivirus, consumer electronics, Internet, mobile, privacy, security, software, tech | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Here’s an idea…

I hope your weekend was reasonably pleasant. Today, I have an idea for you – one I hope you’ll act on, and not just think about – go into your closet, attic, or whatnot, and dig out a jacket, or blanket, you haven’t used in years (if you have one)(and odds are, you do) and go out and give it to an unfortunate.
Today.
Right now.

You don’t have to say anything.. just hand it to them. Cuz’ ya know: baby, it’s cold outside.

Thank you.

Today’s quote:Sometimes life knocks you on your ass… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” ~ Steve Maraboli

And I feel up for a second Today’s quote:We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

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February 23, 2015 Posted by | advice | 2 Comments

Perspective

Howdy, again, folks.

Watching the headlines has been most discouraging. Why? Well, think big picture, and consider just these two:

* Until Superfish fix, Lenovo devices can’t be trusted for secure work

Enterprise customers are not said to be affected, but millions of consumers and bring-your-own-device users are likely using compromised machines.Read more..

[Frankly, the moment IBM sold their PC division to China (and renamed it “Lenovo”) was the moment I stopped using them. Too bad, too, as ThinkPads were the best.]

And.. * Cyberciminals Target Bank Employees, Steal $1 Billion From Financial Institutions Worldwide

“‘Carbanak’ includes operatives from Russia, Ukraine, China, and other parts of Europe.Read more..

Yes.. that’s a “b” — billion

And maybe this third, also .. * Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware

A cyberespionage group with a toolset similar to ones used by U.S. intelligence agencies has infiltrated key institutions in countries including Iran and Russia, utilizing a startlingly advanced form of malware that is impossible to remove once it’s infected your PC.” Read more..

I mean.. this is just what they admit to.

My ‘joke’ of “If you knew what I know about technology.. you wouldn’t use it” isn’t funny anymore.

Today’s quote:Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

February 19, 2015 Posted by | computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, hackers, Internet, News, security, tech | Leave a comment

SB 186

Folks, here’s another interesting image for your Sunday.

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Click on image to see more by this artist

“Wild horses couldn’t drag me…” by Wonderlane, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Today’s quote:Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” ~ Steve Maraboli

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

February 15, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment

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