Technology used by performing bands for audio, video & lighting (and more)

Our band, The Dockside Band, has been making the most of technology since we have been performing out, and apparently, some people have been taking note. We have been asked dozens of questions by our friends, club and venue owners and other musicians, they span many topics: How are you controlling those LED lights? Are you playing back to a …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Update your Adobe Shockwave – Mac users, this means you too…

Adobe released a security bulletin this week warning of nine critical vulnerabilities that affect Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.3.633 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh. That bulletin can be found here: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-02.html Basically, it is the same old and busted story…  If you are running an unpatched, and therefore vulnerable version of Shockwave Player, and you happen to visit a website …

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Yesterday went by faster than normal thanks to the BMW Performance Driving School

We took off towards the “Rat Race” track first, which was a mostly flat surface, partially wet from the rains the previous evening and from sprinklers that run continuously. The car was the ever popular 3 series sedan with all the options. One thing different about from how you normally drive it on the street was that the traction control …

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Microsoft!

Yeah yeah, it’s just patches… This is from our friends over on the WatchGuard Security Center: Most people get flowers, chocolates, and cards for Valentine’s Day, but next Tuesday Microsoft IT professionals can expect a big box of patches. According to their advanced notification post for February, Microsoft will release nine security bulletins next Tuesday, February 14th. The bulletins deliver updates …

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Western Digital WD Sentinel DX4000 Small Office Storage Server Offers a Lot of Bang for your Buck!

Looking for an affordable way to backup your files or even entire computer? How about allowing access to those files via the web? Then check this out… WD Sentinel™ Small Office Storage Server – Connect. Protect. Collaborate. WD Sentinel is easy to install and provides secure centralized storage, complete data protection, and remote file access for your employees while in …

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Smile, You’re on Candid Camera! TRENDnet Security Camera Feeds Exploited

TRENDnet announced that upwards of 50,000 cameras, comprised of 26 vulnerable models have been identified which are vulnerable to the threat of being used for reverse surveillance. An article on BBC.co.uk indicates that as 7 of the 26 vulnerable models have patches to faulty code already released and the owners would be notified of the available updates. The scary thing …

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Are you sticking to that new year’s resolution to backup your computer or server data?

  You were lucky enough to make it through 2011 without a catastrophic failure of a hard drive, data corruption, loss of a notebook computer, etc, but will 2012 be so kind? If you are like so many people and businesses we work with, you are NOT backing up your data. Maybe it is too much trouble, or too expensive. …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Something new for 2012 for Apple Mac OS X users – SECURITY UPDATES! Yippeee!

Secure IT Alert for Thursday, February 2, 2012 If you are running a current version of Apple Mac OS X, 10.6.x or OS X 10.7.x  (Snow Leopard & Lion respectively), then you are vulnerable to exploits that these patches correct. These security flaws could potentially allow an attacker to execute code on your computer after you visit a malicious web …

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