23. June 2016
Dr Max Wilson explains the differences between the Deep and Dark web for all of us.
1. April 2016
Whether you use a Mac or a PC, let's all wish Apple a
happy birthday as it turns 40 years old on April 1st, 2016, and we can
certainly say it has affect our lives for the better or worse,( but I'm
an optimist, so I think they have made great innovations). They can
claim items that failed (Newton) or succeeded (iPhone) during those years, and we can look forward to their next innovation in the years to come.
Here's a clip from their "Get a Mac" ads:
And here's a montage of their past ideas and products:
31. March 2016
Today is World Backup Day
Data is an essential part of our modern lives with family photos on our
smartphones (Less in hard copy formats - 4X6 printouts, etc.) to
reviewing our bank statements (Miss the days of waiting for it to arrive
in your mailbox?). Visit the World Backup Day website to learn more
about it and take the pledge
Don't wait for your hard drive to fail are you or your smartphone to
damaged, before visiting the PC Mag to pick an online backup services
from their list
What would you do if you lost everything? from Sam Mularczyk on Vimeo.
30. March 2016
If you regularly connect to Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop or any other place outside of your home, than you should use a VPN service to protect your privacy. Review this list from to pick one and follow these tips from Norton/Symantec the next time you connect:
- Watch what sites you visit.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Use a VPN (virtual private network).
29. March 2016
Can you divide by zero? No, because you cannot find an answer according to Dr. Roberts.
WloframMathWorld explains further that "even in fields other than the real numbers, division by zero is never allowed".
Therefore, the mechanical calculator spins non-stop because it was not designed to handle it as most software applications are these days.
Looks like this computers needs to hard reboot.
25. March 2016
The BBC recently posted a report on some names, such as Null or Keihanaikukauakahihulihe' ekahaunaele, which affect programs from bank software to driver licenses because they contain either too many characters or use a reserved word or keyword (null, bool, etc. depending on the programming language).
with those names often have to take a few more steps when opening a new
bank account or apply for a driver's license.
Fortunately, WC3 has opened a discussion about this topic for standardization.
18. March 2016
been adding encryption to its services since 2013 and aims to have 100%
of its services encrypted for our privacy. One example is visiting
their search engine and seeing the "https" in your URL address bar.
Let's see if this trend catches on with other tech companies.
16. March 2016
Placing an ad on your site can generate some income and add content
to your site, but it can expose your visitors to unrelated content or
An article recently
describes how some big companies, such as The New York Times, the BBC,
and MSN, were targeted by malicious ads that encrypted visitor's
computers until they bought a key to unlock it (ransomware).
There are plugins, such as AdBlocker, that will block a majority of ads and help protect you from unwanted content. It is one that I use and it's very effective at removing ads.
15. March 2016
Here's one more video that reminds us to check out the credit card reader, such as tapping its cover or trying to lift it up, before paying with your card and checking your transactions daily. Isn't it ironic they paid in cash?
14. March 2016
Let's all think take a moment, maybe 3.14 seconds to think about the impact of Pi on our lives from engineering automobiles to math lesson. You don't need to be math geek or nerd to appreciate its impact.