iOS 7 is more than just a bunch of pretty changes and features

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Fun Stuff, iPad, iPhone, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology Leave a Comment

By now you surely have iOS 7 installed on your Apple iPhone, iPad, or whatever iThing you own. If you are like me, you are happy with the new features, for the most part, and missing some old functionality. If you are really picky, you might have found a dozen little bugs by now, but then again, you could have …

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How not to save money on gas

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff Leave a Comment

I have had a few conversations with friends and family over the years about how to save at the pump, and surely you have heard some of the suggestions too, such as, not using your air conditioner because it will save you a gazillion dollars in gas, and that a waxed vehicle slips through the air and gets better gas …

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Secure IT Alert: iPad 2 w/ IOS 5 security flaw could expose sensitive information

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, iPad, iPhone, Secure IT Alert, security Leave a Comment

It was brought to my attention a bit ago by a client that the iPad 2 with IOS 5 has a flaw that allows the last screen accessed before the Smart Cover lock was engaged. This is obviously not good for those using the iPad for financial, medical or legal purposes. The work around until this is fixed correctly is …

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The Phone Cops are watching you… No wait, you are watching the cops on your phone… Sorry.

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Cloud Computing, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Technology Leave a Comment

My brother, Rick Hoyt, is employed by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas and he brought it to my attention that their department is the first in the nation to produce an iPhone app… This thing is so cool that I loaded it on my iPad so I could see what was going on where I used to live! …

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Trend Micro SafeSync cloud storage and sharing solution

JohnMHoyt Android, Backup Solutions, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Sales, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Trend Micro is offering a service called SafeSync which allows you to access and share your files anywhere, anytime. For as little as $39.95 a month, you can store your data online, instantly and share it between multiple devices, including iPhones, iPads and Androids. You can even share with friends and family with complete permissions! You can get more information …

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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 …

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Ditch the WiFi and go with 3g or 4g broadband connectivity for your mobile devices

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Security, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Those of you who are using a notebook computer or mobile device such as an iPad, iPhone, Android or Android tablet and connecting to those public free wifi access hotspots may want to just ditch the WiFi after what I heard about today… In spite of what I said about safe browsing from public wi-fi hotspots using a VPN a …

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Remotely viewable network security cameras let you be two places at one time

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, CCTV, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, security, Technology, Windows 2 Comments

I was reminded just how useful cameras can be after watching a segment on the news this morning where a young lady was using an inexpensive app on her iPhone that allowed her to check in on her dog by viewing the camera on her PC. She just happened to catch a burglar in the process! More on that HERE. …

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Is your smartphone spying on you? #android #iphone

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Computer Security, Connectivity, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, security, Technology Leave a Comment

Ever download an app for your phone and see all the access you are giving the thing?  You wonder why a certain app would need access to your camera or your location, but you go ahead and install it anyway because you want the latest version of the program. I’ve done it myself, installed some game, which states clearly that …

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