iOS 12.1.4 Update Now Available

Apple has released the latest update to their iOS mobile operator system for iPhone and iPad. This update fixes the Group FaceTime bug which was discovered a couple weeks ago. Please download and install this update on your iOS devices as soon as you are able.

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here’s a Chrome extension to find them • The Register

During its incessant web crawling, Google’s search engine constantly encounters credentials dumped by hackers or left exposed by the careless. And because it can, the ad confectionery copies and encrypts these spilled usernames and passwords. Armed with this info, the Chocolate Factory directed its software engineers, in conjunction with crypto boffins from Stanford University, to […]

Grumble Pai: FCC boss told by House Dems to try the novel concept of putting US folks first, big biz second • The Register

Numerous FCC decisions since Pai became chair two years ago have raised eyebrows, with the regulator repeatedly ignoring serious concerns to push through policy changes that appear designed to benefit the mobile and cable industries. Most controversial was the decision to reverse net neutrality regulations but Pai has also changed ownership rules that a fellow […]

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach • The Register

I highly recommend you look into using one of the following password managers: LastPass 1Password KeyPass LessPass Security firm ESET’s Jake Moore opined: “There has never been a better time to change your password… If you’re one of those people who think it won’t happen to you, then it probably already has. Password managing applications […]

Delete All Your Apps – Motherboard

Once a year, I wipe all of my devices and reload from scratch. I also do not install any of the Facebook apps (Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp). I’m looking at moving away from Google services because of their privacy issues as well. Today’s news isn’t surprising to me, but it is concerning. It might be […]

Marriott data breach: What to do if you were affected – CNN

Fortunately, I don’t have a Marriott account, but I’m sure I’ve stayed at at least one of their properties in the past four years. If you have, as well, you should read this article and take the necessary precautions to minimize anything the hackers could do if they were able to gather your information. Marriott […]

How I Keep Technology From Ruling My Life

Ironic note: I wrote this article entirely on my smartphone. It was originally a comment on a Connie Schultz Facebook post. I am an IT professional. My work computer has SIX monitors so I can have multiple dashboards up showing me the status of my department and our clients. I also own a Samsung Galaxy […]

How To Follow The Australian Open Online

We’re barely halfway through the first month of 2018 and it’s already time for the first Grand Slam tournament of tennis, the Australian Open! As the geeky tennis fan I am, I want to stay on top of the Open as much as possible. While that mainly entails turning on the TV and watching the […]

The First Apps To Install On Your New Android Device

Christmas season has come and gone, but those of us who got new Android devices as gifts now get to play with their toys! For Christmas, I got hold of a Samsung Chromebook Pro. This device has the ability to run Android apps similar to a tablet and is becoming my productivity device of choice […]