Net Neutrality and You

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Most people get their high-speed internet access from only a few telecommunications giants.  These are Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and Charter.  The very few other, smaller providers depend on the bigger ISPs (internet service providers) to serve their customers.  When we send or receive data over the Internet, we expect those companies to transfer that data from one …

Apple No Longer Boasts That Macs Are Virus Free

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In case you hadn’t heard, claims that Macs don’t get viruses are one of those urban myths that never die.  Even Apple’s marketing message changed, in early 2013. Previously, the company’s “Why You’ll Love A Mac” webpage had claimed Apple’s OS X software “doesn’t get PC viruses.” Now, Apple has tweaked that section of the page to read simply, “It’s …

putting it to rest

Microsoft ending support for older versions of Internet Explorer

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Microsoft ending support for older versions of Internet Explorer? After ditching Windows XP, is this a surprise? If you’ve been hesitant to upgrade Internet Explorer on your older PC, you soon may not have any choice. According to Microsoft, starting January 12, 2016, “only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available, for a supported operating system, will receive technical …

The Event

Shiny new Apples!

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This morning, September 9, Apple had an Event, and unveiled (…. surprise, surprise ….) the iPhone 6.  And, that wasn’t all! However, starting at the top of the list is the new iPhone, or rather, iPhones.  The new 6 comes in two different sizes, standard and Plus.  While the standard will be about 4.7 inches, the Plus will be a super large 6.6 …

20 Google Search Tricks You Might Not Know About

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According to StatisticBrain, in 2013, there were almost 6 billion Google searches per day, with a total of 2,161,530,000,000 searches for the year.  I would dare say that, if the majority of those people knew some of these Google search tricks, there would have been SO many more… Here is a list of helpful things Google can do, along with …

Microsoft Is At It Again

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Microsoft has decided to get into your wallet again, by releasing its latest version of Windows, sometime this month. It seems like Windows 9 will be a lot like Windows 8, with a new start screen feature. According to Microsoft, the end of support for Windows 7 will be in the first part of 2020, and the end of support …