Tech – for Everyone

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A few items, and some FF

It was a non-interesting week in the tech headlines, IMHO. But you may want to be aware that I’ve seen some really good tech bargains in this “back to school” sale season — if you’re considering a purchase. And here are a couple articles a few of you may find valuable.

* The Microsoft Store: A wretched hive of scams and fake apps

It appears that Microsoft’s online app store is suffering from a serious infestation of scam and fake apps turning up with discomforting regularity in popular searches.Read more..

* How to hack Gmail 92 percent of the time

Impossible? Apparently not, as US researchers have discovered.Read more..

* AOL announces that it does not follow ‘Do Not Track’ requests

AOL amended its privacy policy this past week and elaborated on its decision not to respond to web browsers’ “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals.Read more..

[I’m pretty sure that’s because the websites ignore such request anyway.. it’s a toothless, ‘feel good’ idea.]

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Today’s quote:We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” ~ George Orwell

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August 22, 2014 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, Google, hackers, Microsoft, News, tech | , , , , , | Leave a comment