WHO says cell phones may cause cancer! No, that wasn’t a question…

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The WHO (no, not the band, but the World Health Organization) has stated that your cell phone emits electromagnetic fields that are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” The chair for the workgroup of the WHO, Jonathan Samet, MD, from the University of Southern California stated, “evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a conclusion and the 2B classification.” and …

Homeland Secure IT Computer Service & Sales will be Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

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We are taking Monday, May 30th off from work in observance of Memorial Day…  Should you need us for an emergency, a voice mail or email will go to our smartphones. If you don’t know what Memorial Day is all about, WikiPedia has some info for you:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day I would personally like to give honor to those who died serving …

Guess what we found on an old hard drive? Thousands of medical and personal records… #datasecurity #security

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Brent Amyette over at ShredDisk wanted to perform an experiment to determine just how well data was being protected by those selling used equipment, so he purchased a used server off of the online site, Craigslist. He then brought the server to us and we examined it. The three hard drives had previously been in a RAID array, but had …

How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware #mac #malware #apple

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It seems that Apple has finally acknowledged that there is a need to protect their users from malicious software, in particular the “Mac Defender” (also known as MacProtector, MacSecurity as well as MacDefender). In an article titled “How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware“,  posted yesterday on the http://support.apple.com site, you can find out how to avoid this inconvenience …

Homeland Secure IT has a VoIP phone system! #Cisco #VoIP

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Most businesses have a love-hate relationship with their phone systems, often settling for less than everything they need because it is inexpensive, low-maintenance or not too complicated. We have always wanted the most features that we could get, so a VoIP (Voice over IP) solution was the only way to go! We initially used enterprise class Cisco 7960 VoIP phone …

Financing your business IT needs using a “Master Lease” program

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One of the more frequently asked questions by those who are purchasing or planning to purchase new computers, servers or network equipment is, “Can we get the computers now, then upgrade our server later?”, meaning that they are considering performing an update in steps, maybe over a couple years. Up until recently, if the business were planning on leasing their …

Apple Customer Service: Don’t Help Our Customers with Malware (from Gizmodo)

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I’m going to just post this link…..   I leave it up to you to read it, or not. Believe it, or not. http://gizmodo.com/5803498/apple-to-customer-service-dont-help-our-customers-with-malware There is a further link from that page: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/apple-to-support-reps-do-not-attempt-to-remove-malware/3362 If you happen to feel your Mac is infected – seek a professional computer service provider’s input.  

Will your next browser be missing the URL bar? Google Chrome will have an option for that

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Found an interesting article titled “Google Is Serious: You Can Kill Chrome’s URL Bar” which gives a glimpse of what may be around the corner; The ability to hide the URL bar by default. What is the purpose? Smaller desktops, such as those found on netbooks could benefit from gaining a few pixels of real estate on the screen. However, …

The new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge e420 is an affordable business notebook

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Lenovo’s new ThinkPad Edge E420 (1141-55U) notebook has all the features that make for an enjoyable business user experience, in addition to claims of it including “Advanced VoIP features”. With businesses going global, video conferencing has become the new standard for communication. ThinkPad Edge E420, featuring a low light-sensitive 720P HD camera and multimedia function keys, delivers a high-quality video …

The Dockside Band – Saturday May 21st at Break Time in Anderson, SC – Don’t miss it!

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Please be sure to catch our band, The Dockside Band at Break Time in Anderson, SC on Saturday, May 21st! I think we get started about 8:30, and it should be a blast! Break Time is a “pool hall”, if you will, allowing 18 year olds to go in, but not to drink.  They have a full bar, and I …