The United States Department of Homeland Security is urging people to be careful if they are running the browser add-on or computer programming language known as Java. It is installed by default on more than 850 million machines, and chances are, it is leaving your computer open to attack. The issue is so serious that, in a rare announcement, DHS is urging all users to uninstall the widespread plugin immediately. …
Most of us have made the switch over to the new Facebook Timeline by now, or are due to be on board with it at any time whether we like it or not. While some of us love it (I do, I admit I like it) many, many, people don’t, and would do anything to go back to the old way. Or at least – try anything new to get something else going instead.
I have an “instant gratification takes too long” type of personality, so I’m definitely not one to tolerate my computer slowing me down. Anything that will make my life easier or make my gadgets work better and faster and I’m all over it.
April showers bring May flowers…and April also brings the dreaded deadline for filing your yucky taxes. If you haven’t done yours yet and you aren’t planning on filing an extension, you have just enough time to get moving and get ‘em done.
Devices, drivers, hardware, optimization…I recall sitting, perplexed, on my copywriting throne (14 months into the job, it is high time I grace my head with a tiara), attempting to acquaint myself with a particular driver tool’s functionality, betraying the simplicity of its purpose in the name: DriverScanner. In a nutshell, here are some of the techie essentials I learned from the savvier of my colleagues.
Happy First Day of Spring! Although I live in sunny California, Spring is still an important time. Generally it means the school year is flying by and I’d better hurry and secure my summer camp options for my kids, or they’ll be with me 24/7. All. Summer. Long. It also means it’s time to spring clean! No, not your house silly (but if you want to come by and clean mine, by all means come on over). I’m talking about your PC.
Who doesn’t have a hilarious “autocorrect fail” story? It’s so common, entire websites are dedicated to entertaining us with the best of the best. Going from a BlackBerry with a clackity-clack keyboard where I could text with the best of them to an Android Evo slowed me down considerably…not to mention, freaked me out or made me laugh with how my autocorrect decided to “amend” some of my words.
Recently, my husband and I took the family for a weekend getaway to San Diego to hit up Legoland. Halfway there – my daughter started throwing up. By the time we got to the hotel, my son was down. We laid low at the Embassy Suites for a night, became the guests from hell (sorry!) and then made a recovery fast enough to hit up the park right on schedule. …
Facebook is always changing, whether we like it or not. As we all make the change over to the new Timeline kicking and screaming, this is a great time to go through your privacy settings and make adjustments as needed.
I’ve been supporting users and computers for a VERY long time. Now, even when I have to call tech support (usually once I’ve determined that the problem is the hardware and I will need a free replacement because the warranty is still valid), it’s the first thing they ask, and it’s always been the first thing I ask. “Did you reboot?” This little trick can get you through any number …