Happy Holidays (and More)
Folks, I wish you all the happiest of holiday seasons.
[Related: About.com’s The History of Christmas Tree Angels.]
A few tech items…
“Windows 8 may not be the easiest operating system to use, but no one can accuse it of being stingy. If you poke deep inside the new OS, you’ll find a generous assortment of software tools, many of which make third-party utilities redundant.” Read more..
[Note: Many (most?) of these are also included in older versions of Windows, too.]
“There is a tendency among tech watchers to think that, when it comes to free services, everyone should accept that they are the product and, as such, exploitable. This is a road we can and should avoid going down.” Read more..
“Just How Reliable Is The Cloud? In 2012, outages hit cloud hosting companies with regularity, creating a sense that they are no longer extraordinary events, but rather a normal part of the cloud computing business model.” Read more..
“The target was an air conditioner system, but the FBI says that the source of the attack predicts further attacks against industrial systems.” Read more..
“Victims receive an email notification suggesting there is a complaint against their business. An attachment that is supposed to carry the details actually carries a Trojan.” Read more..
“The next great American infrastructure investment should be fiber to the home.” Read more..
If you read just one, read the Instagram one..
* HP Flash Sale Holiday deals and free 2-day shipping
“Looking for the perfect high-tech gift? Here are 25 hot suggestions from CRN, sure to complete any techie’s holiday wish list.” Read more..
“This may be your last chance ever to save on VIPRE Internet Security 2013!” Read more..
Today’s quote: “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Just me: Many of you will be traveling to be with your loved ones, and I hope your travels will be safe ones. Go forth and spread joy and ease pain, and enjoy the blessings of life during this special time of year.
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