Hackers are looking at your router…..

Hackers are looking at your router…..

It’s time for a router emergency call to 911. You knew about hackers stealing our credit cards from retailers, the NSA spying on anyone who picked up a cellphone or writes an email, and ad trackers watching our every move and purchase. Hang on, we’ve got a string of recent reports of router vulnerabilities. Backdoors have been found in NetGear and Linksys routers , two of the biggest sellers. A host of other brand names including D-Link, Micronet, Tenda and others have also been the subject of mass attacks that let hackers hijack...

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Bye-Bye XP

Bye-Bye XP

I’ve got to tell it to you straight. If you’re still on an old computer running the Windows XP operating system, D-Day is at hand. And by “D” I mean “dump it.” I understand if you don’t want to face this. You have a computer and the setup works for you. Sure it’s a bit clunky, but you don’t want to switch. Why waste money on a new computer? I feel your pain. Here’s the deal. Microsoft is abandoning Windows XP on April 8, 2014. When you hear that euphemistic phrase...

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What Big Data knows about you — and how to keep your info safe

What Big Data knows about you — and how to keep your info safe

“Good evening everyone. Thanks for coming over for dinner! I’d like to introduce my friend Joe. “He’s a Mets fan, drinks a little too much Miller Beer, is an inconsistent libertarian, and has been known to spend his evenings checking out his female coworkers’ Facebook pages. Joe has high blood pressure and some disturbing PSA levels that just might indicate a prostate problem. “And here’s Carla. She likes HBO – a lot – drives a Chevy but dreams of an Audi, gets all her makeup from the...

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Windows 8.1 free?

Windows 8.1 free?

Everyone knows that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have one big problem on top of a bunch of a smaller, though not necessarily small, issues. Namely, it’s unpopular. Very unpopular. In fact, Windows 8 and 8.1 are so unpopular that, as of January, Net Marketshare, which tracks operating system usage statistics, pegs the combined market share of both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 at just over 10.5 percent, well below Windows XP’s share of 29.3 percent, and in a completely different zipcode when compared with Windows 7′s share of 47.46 percent. To combat...

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Apple….Twitter???

Apple….Twitter???

@Google has 8 million followers on Twitter. @Microsoft has 4 million. @Samsung and @Yahoo have a million each. @Apple has a measly 26,000. Before shouting in the social streets that the world’s largest tech company has a lower Klout score than you, take into consideration that Apple isn’t really on Twitter. The handle with its name has never tweeted, followed a user, filled out a bio or updated the default avatar. For all we know, the inactive account doesn’t even belong to Apple. Why does the most valuable U.S. company by...

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Microsoft to Slash Windows price

Microsoft to Slash Windows price

Microsoft is reducing the price of Windows 8.1 for manufacturers of low-cost computers and tablets by 70 percent to compete with cheaper products like Google‘s Chromebooks, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the program. Computer makers will be charged $15 to license Windows 8.1 and pre-install it on devices retailing for under $250, compared with the standard fee of $50, Bloomberg reported. Any product that meets the price limit will be eligible for the discount, with no restrictions on the type or size of the...

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