Do manufacturers load too much junk on new computers?

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If you own a smartphone, you know what your cellular provider does to the phone before you get it. With Android based phones, each phone is subjected to a custom install of carrier specific “tools” laid on top of the beautiful Android OS. Verizon thought you didn’t need the Google browser by default, so they sent you to Bing, and …

Dell executive claims iPad is unlikely to dominate the enterprise market… Your thoughts?

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Dell’s Global Head of Marketing was interviewed by CIO recently and one statement made global headlines, “Apple iPad will fail in the enterprise: Dell“. He claims that the iPad is too expensive to win in the enterprise market and that other devices may very well beat it out… Of course Dell would like to think that their own will be …

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Critical Patch 1417

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Trend Micro released Critical Patch 1417 for Worry-Free Business Security last week which includes previous patches and corrects known issues. Businesses running Trend Micro WFBS should update to insure reliable operation of their anti-virus solution.  For a full list of issues addressed see the Trend Micro download site. If you require assistance or wish to purchase Trend Micro products in …

Please stop following every link through that you see in email, Facebook, Twitter, etc…

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Being in the computer service business, every day we are seeing more and more computers that have been compromised, whether they are Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Linux, it doesn’t matter. Even iPhones and Androids are falling victim to various malware found as a result of blindly following links. What can you do to help protect yourself, your computer …

Cisco IOS patch delayed until September

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Cisco announced an update to their IOS operating system that was scheduled for March 23rd, unfortunately, due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Cisco has stated that we will all have to wait until the next scheduled disclosure destined to take place in September. Cisco revealed over 10 vulnerabilities since the last update back in September of 2010 that …

Hard drive data recovery demonstration with special appearance by Shred Disk @ShredDisk

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When you buy a new computer, what do you do with the old one?  Donate it to charity? Give it to a friend? Leave it with the computer vendor who sold you the new computer? Sell it on Craigslist? The real question here is, what happens to the data on the hard drive in your old system? Do you take …

Secure IT Alert: Adobe offers Zero Day Flash exploit patch for Apple Mac OS X, MS Windows, Google Chrome & Android

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Adobe has released out-of-cycle updates earlier this week that affect Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat across many platforms such as Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Android and Chrome… Here is the summary from the WatchGuard Security Center: Severity: High 21 March, 2011 Summary: These vulnerabilities affects: Recent versions of Adobe …

Secure IT Alert: Apple Mac OS X Update Patches 57 Vulnerabilities #mac #osx #security

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Apple Mac OS X owners will be happy to know that they have not been forgotten and that 57 vulnerabilities that affect all current versions of OS X 10.5.x (Leopard) and OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) are addressed in this major security update. A total of 26 components that ship as …

Xperience Greenville review by Pamela Hoyt @PamelaHoyt #XperienceGVL #Greenville

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Xperience Greenville as reviewed by Pamela Hoyt After a very full day at TEDx Greenville, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with Xperience Greenville that followed.  TED x proved to be an incredibly fast paced adventure that far outweighed my expectations.  TED meaning Technology, Entertainment, and Design was certainly carried through in Xperience Greenville as well.  The “X”perience was …

I don’t wanna work… I’m gonna go to TEDxGreenville all day! #TEDxGreenville #XperienceGVL

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Let me start off by apologizing to all of our wonderful clients… I am sorry, from the bottom of my heart that I will not be reachable today via phone. I am one of the most reachable people on the planet normally, just about 24 hours a day, but… Today is TEDxGreenville and I just can’t miss it again. (Click …