Tech – for Everyone

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Top Antivirus Products For Android Devices

Folks, today Neil Rubenking at PC Magazine has posted a review of AV products for your Android mobile devices.

* AV-Test Rates Over 40 Android Antivirus Products

PCMag has long relied on test results from and others to help identify the best PC antivirus products, especially dynamic whole-product tests. A report released today extends AV-Test’s reach into the Android antivirus market, with over 40 products tested.” Read more..

I found it an interesting read, and humbly suggest that (if you are interested in such things) doing more than glancing at the charts may be worth your time.

Again.. a busy beaver here. I hope I will get a chance to come back and post more.. I did want to talk with you about a $35 computer I only recently learned about (the “Raspberry Pi“)…

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In other (security) news: Anonymous hacker-turned-informant helps feds arrest five

One of the most visible members of Anonymous and LulzSec is a snitch.

His name is Hector Monsegur, a 28-year-old living in the housing projects on New York’s Lower East Side. But to most people, he’s Sabu, one of the major mouthpieces of the Anonymous movement who was responsible, according to authorities, for a number of high-profile hacks. 

But since he was arrested in early June, he’s been working with the FBI to rat out his fellow Anons, all the while continuing to urge on his Twitter supporters, has recently as last week, to infiltrate police and government agencies around the world.” Click here to continue reading.

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Like free software? Lather Up With Ashampoo Burning Studio 2012 – FREE This Friday

If you are thinking that AShampoo is a head lathering treatement; think again! AShampoo is one of the leading Internet-based companies worldwide in the field of software development, sales and web portal sites. I have used many of AShampoo’s Software Products for years (most of them through FREE offers).  I especially like their disc burning” […] Read more..

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Today’s quote:Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.”  ~ Ralph Marston

Have a great day, everybody!

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March 7, 2012 Posted by | Android, antivirus, free software | , , , | Leave a comment

Internet Explorer 10 is Here? | More..

Saturday Bits & Tech News

Internet: Loyal readers have heard me say that this tech stuff is evolving at an exponential rate, and never stands still — you got to keep up — keep learning. Seems to me, Microsoft’s new version of Internet Explorer (#9) got here just last month, and here I see that a limited “test drive” (pre-release) version of IE 10 is now available for download.
I am sorry, I cannot tell you much about IE 10, except that you can get it/read about it here. (Not sure it’s something you want to do, but.. now you know.)

Tablets: If you believe everything you read, tablets are how we are going to compute. Apple’s iPad has “changed everything”, and now companies are scrambling to bring you their versions. Android is a game changer. Blah blah blah.
I think it’s still much too early to buy a tablet, but I am keeping an eye on developments.

This week’s tablet hullabaloo and ‘press frenzy’ is a new player in this fast-shifting game: Review: HP TouchPad is the productivity tablet

“HP’s webOS tablet, the TouchPad, has landed. It’s not the entertainment powerhouse that the iPad is, but there’s a lot to like for business professionals. Here’s a look. READ FULL STORY..

(Catch that? “Entertainment powerhouse”? The iPad?! That’s too funny. I am not knocking the iPad, but know this – no tablet is a “powerhouse”. You have to keep your thinking caps on, people. Tech Paul lives in the Playboy Mansion. Wrong. Just because it’s there in black and white, doesn’t mean it’s true.)

Hacktivism: If you read sites like this one, you probably have read about about LulzSec, a group of politically motivated vandals. I cannot print my thoughts on this subject (there really is no such thing as true “free speech”; and this is a “public forum”) but I can say that the story does underscore just how vulnerable to mischief the technology we built this “web” (and “smart grid”) on is, and, if you want to learn more: 50 Days of Mayhem: How LulzSec Changed Hacktivism Forever

“LulzSec didn’t invent hacking, let alone hacktivism, but the merry group of digital outlaws showed how a tight-knit operation and canny PR can take the world by storm.” READ FULL STORY..

(Ahem. “Merry group of digital outlaws“??? What, these guys are modern-day Robin Hoods? Wow. How out of touch is that? A very good article, though.)

More Internet: The Internet’s Thirty Second Rule.

(Also a very good article.)

HP, or DELL? My recommendation on that question has been sought several times this week. Fortunately, I could just refer them to this: Which is Better, HP or Dell?

Summertime Odds are good it is a nice day there where you are. Turn off your computer. Go outside. Stay there all day. Find a chair, and one of those really old-fashioned things that people used to call “paperbacks”, (Dashiell Hammett is a good choice) or better yet, take a hike. Stretch your legs. Leave the smart phone home — look up, and around.
There’s a whole ‘nother world out there.

(Thanks for reading this, though. Now get outside!)

Today’s thot:Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~ Albert Einstein

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