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How To Open Your iMac (video) and More

I apologize, Dear Reader, for missing a few days there. Things have been interesting here.

One of the things that has been “interesting” (to me, anyway) is that I have had an unusual number of Macs in my shop recently — iMacs, mostly. Apple products, you may know, are not geared for the D-I-Yer, and simply opening the case on them can be a bit like knowing the secret to a magic trick.

Here is a video demonstrating how to open an iMac, and swap the hard drive for a new, super-speedy, solid-state hard drive.. for those that are interested in that type of thing.

And here are a few other interesting items for your consideration:

* Barnes & Noble customers file lawsuits after breach

Victims of a PIN pad tampering incident, which compromised customer information at dozens of Barnes & Noble stores, have filed three class-action lawsuits against the nation’s largest book retailer.

In response to the breach, on Sept. 14, the company removed PIN pads from all of its nearly 700 stores nationwide after tampered devices were discovered at 63 locations in Illinois, New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Connecticut.Read more..

[63 different locations, across 9 states is “a (singular) incident”?]

*Image-Stealing Trojan Exposes Victims to ID Theft, Blackmail

A new breed of malware designed to specifically target image files can expose victims to identity theft, fraud, and blackmail, researchers said.Read more..

* Microsoft’s aggressive grand plan for merging Skype and Messenger takes shape

The Skype team is planning to replace the Messenger instant-messaging client with Skype messaging a lot sooner than many expected.” Read more..

Do you, or someone you know, Facebook?

* Social Media At Work (infographic)

So, you’ve just finished a task or an assignment and figure you deserve a little mental break. Why not check Facebook or Twitter? It will only take you five minutes, right? Wrong.” See the graphic here.

And for your further consideration.. Today’s quote:If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” ~ Flavia Weedn

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November 7, 2012 Posted by | add device, advice, Apple, computers, hardware, how to | 1 Comment