Microsoft Ditches Windows 7 Gadgets

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One of the features that made Windows 7 attractive to some people has been the “Gadgets”.  Where you could place a clock, weather, stock ticker, or other gadget on your screen sidebar. Well, it appears that back in September, Microsoft in their infinite wisdom dropped that feature… If you visit their website looking for gadgets, you will be told that …

Disk encryption likely to hinder law enforcement efforts

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Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  We sure did, but we are back at work. While reading an article over on physorg entitled “Research team finds disk encryption foils law enforcement efforts“, I was reminded of conversations from over a dozen years ago with friends in law enforcement about how criminals were using PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) to encrypt their …

Homeland Secure IT computer service Thanksgiving hours #HappyThanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to your family! In order to allow everyone at Homeland Secure IT to prep for the festivities, we are taking off early today, Wednesday November 23rd, hopefully around 2pm, and will return Monday November 28th. We *will* be available for emergency calls as always. Please, eat too much, and spend way too much on Black …

My daughter @MegzCA simply rocks my world and gives me hope for the future… #Thanksgiving

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Megan’s latest project at her new home, Converse College was pretty cool. She had to do a “reflection” of who she was before she started college, how she has changed, and then to speculate about her future. So call me a softy or whatever, but this video makes my eyes get all watery and stuff. Megan is certainly one of …

TP-Link Wireless N Router TL-MR320 lets you create a Wi-Fi hotspot just about anywhere

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TP-Link just announced a new product in their stable of connectivity devices called the TL-MR3020 Portable 3G/3.75G Wireless N Router. This little gadget will allow you to plug your USB 3G modem into and it in turn lets multiple Wi-Fi devices to share that connection! Sure, there are other devices out there that do the same thing, but this one …

Stream video & audio from your Windows notebook / computer to your big screen TV or projector wirelessly

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The question of the day was from a client who asked, “How can I display what I see on my notebook to my big screen TV, without physically connecting it?”. Obviously, connecting the notebook to your LCD TV is probably the easiest thing in the world, using an HDMI, DVI or even VGA cable, however, it is inconvenient, especially if …

Why do videos start playing automatically when I visit a website? How can I stop this? #GoodQuestion

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Today a client mentioned that videos are playing automatically on their computer and it annoys them. Hey, it annoys me too! Why oh why do websites insist on force-feeding you content you might not actually want to hear? Please, web developers, give us the option to actually play your video if we want to. In fact, there is a particular …

FREE Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012? You betcha! Homeland Secure IT wants you to be protected!

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We believe Trend Micro’s Titanium Internet Security 2012 is the best anti-virus, anti-spyware & anti-spam package at any price, however one lucky person is going to get it from us at absolutely no cost this month!   Titanium Internet Security 2012 includes everything you would expect in an anti-virus package with a few extras… Blocks email and image spam Blocks …