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New tech security resource

Also, a $99 “PC Stick” (That comes with Windows 10)

Sharp-eyed readers will have noticed that I, for the first time in ages, have added a new referral link to my ‘blogroll'; CNet’s recently announced Security and Antivirus Center. I recommend taking a look-see.

cnet_sc* The best security apps and expert advice

Today we’re thrilled to launch our new Security and Antivirus Center. Our goal: to give you the tools and tactics you need to protect your privacy, your data, and your devices. You’ll find guides, reviews, and how-tos, including tips on banishing bloatware from your PC, tweaking your browser settings for better security, and building better passwords. We’re especially pleased to present our Best recommendations: we’ve tested security software and services and have declared a winner for best VPN, best password manager, and best cloud backup. Come check it out and let us know what else you’d like to see.Read more..

Other Items (of possible interest):
* The best tool for protecting your kids (or employees) from malware and porn

One of the industry’s best security tools gives a hand to frazzled parents.Read more..

[Note: worth reading even if you are not a parent, IMHO.]

* Archos $99 PC Stick is latest Windows computer that fits in your pocket

The French device maker joins Lenovo and Intel in offering a miniature system that connects to your HDTV via HDMI, but its version is cheaper and will ship with Windows 10 pre-installed.Read more..

Today’s quote:It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” ~ Yogi Berra

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June 25, 2015 Posted by | advice, anti-spyware, antivirus, computers, cyber crime, encrypting files, how to, Internet, Portable Computing, privacy, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ever work for the Feds? Or even apply? Oops. Sorry!

What can we learn from this headline?

* It gets worse: Federal OPM hack affected up to 18 million

In addition to current and former employees, it appears the records of people who had applied for government jobs were also revealed.Read more..
Please note: where it says “records”, they really mean “identities”..

.. and I was being facetious. People don’t learn.

Today’s quote:You can observe a lot just by watching.” ~ Yogi Berra

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

June 23, 2015 Posted by | cyber crime, hackers, News, tech | Leave a comment

HFD + SB + FF

It’s officially my fave season, starting today (maybe it will warm up some, soon; but Samuel Clemens was right).

First up, let me wish all the dad’s out there a

Fathers-Day2

And next, the 200th “Sunday Beauty” image I’ve posted..

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“Free Daddy and His Little Shadow Girls at The Skate Park Creative Commons” by D Sharon Pruitt, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Next, a fun video to kick off the season.

Today’s quote:The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Mark Twain

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June 21, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

Does Reddit Need Terrible People to Survive?

A quick reading reco 4 U.

* Does Reddit Need Terrible People to Survive?

Reddit has started shutting down harassing, hate-filled communities. The backlash shows how America may be doomed.Read more..

Bonus: If you are a history buff, or an aviation buff (or, an aviation history buff), click here. (and scroll down)

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June 15, 2015 Posted by | Internet, News, tech | , , , | Leave a comment

SB + FF

Folks, here’s an interesting image, and a belated ‘fun video’, for your Sunday.

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Click on image to see more by this artist

“Valise” by Pierre-Yves Cavellat, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

(I look at that and think, either there were no gentlemen around or chivalry really is dead…)

And it’s been a while since I posted any fails..

BION, that has almost 3 1/2 million views on YouTube.
What does that tell you?

Today’s quote:The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” ~ William James

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June 14, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital Video | Leave a comment

GWX.EXE (Or, How To Remove the Windows 10 Upgrade Nag)

Savvy Users may have noticed a new process in their Task Manager, namely GWX.EXE. Which stands for “Get Windows X” (“X” meaning 10), and is responsible for that new “Windows Logo” icon in your Notification Tray (the right part of your Taskbar, with the clock). Which was pushed onto us by Microsoft’s Update process via the KB3035583 update

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Now I know that some of you are eagerly awaiting June 29th to get the latest Windows version, but for those of you who, like me, never install version 1.0 of anything, or like me, rely on Windows Media Center (not included in Windows 10), and would prefer that the Microsoft nag and downloader package NOT be on their systems, simply Uninstall Windows Update KB3035583.

For those who don’t know how to do that, I have been busily preparing the How To tutorial.

But Scott Thurow beat me to it. So instead of me reinventing the wheel, I’ll just point you here: How to stop the Windows 10 Upgrade from downloading on your system

NOTE: You can always go back and get KB3035583 at a later date. (And I expect, since Microsoft is hellbent on getting the entire world using Windows 10, that they’ll push this same thing in future updates (and any other trick they can think of)).

Today’s quote:If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra

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June 8, 2015 Posted by | advice, computers, how to, Microsoft, PC, removing Updates, software, tech, tweaks, Windows, Windows 10 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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