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Information regarding the latest trends in technology.

How is AOL Still Earning Most of its Money from “AOL Connect” Subscribers?

I remember when I received my first “internet capable” computer; it was a long time ago on my birthday in July. If you know anything about July in the southeast, you know it’s typically hot, humid and sticky. This weather is far too miserable to…

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Microsoft Report: Most Common Malware on Operating Systems

It’s a commonly held opinion among IT professionals that the reason Windows is so prone to virus and malware attacks is due to its popularity. Windows powers approximately 87% of the world’s computers. While this is true, Windows’ vulnerabilities can be attributed to more than…

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Windows 8 Is Coming… But, Will Windows 7 Be The New XP?

Are you excited for the release of Windows 8? Today, Microsoft is making the final public pre-release build of Windows 8 available for download before the product is released to manufacturing. If you want to take the upcoming OS on a test drive, you can…

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Basic Anti-Virus vs. Multi-Functional Anti-Virus

Are your computers adequately protected? If your answer is along the lines of “I have installed AV (free or paid), and now I don’t have to worry about security anymore”—then I’m afraid you are wrong. There are no 100% effective anti-virus solutions that excuse the need for consumers and…

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$$$ Backups vs. Disaster Recovery $$$

Clients want to see a good ROI when implementing a backup plan, but sometimes the cost of a routine backup plan can seem a little expensive. You have to look at the short term cost vs. the long term savings. Want to know how much…

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Mainstream Support Ending for Windows Vista

For those of you that actually made the unfortunate leap from XP to Vista, on April 10th Windows Vista will exit Mainstream Support and enter Extended Support. This means that “free” support will end, no further service packs will be created and no future IE versions…

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Critical Security Update for Adobe Flash Player

Adobe has issued a recent security update for its Flash Player software that fixes at least two critical vulnerabilities. Finally, this latest version will also include an auto-updating function which will streamline the deployment of Flash security fixes across multiple browsers. Do you feel as if every time you…

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Enter the world of hackers and cyber sleuths

The internet is touted as one of the most important inventions in the history of modern man, and like the discovery of the atom, its ability to benefit mankind is matched only by its potential to unleash massive destruction. Web Warriors is a one-hour documentary…

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Download The Windows 8 Consumer Preview

A reimagined Windows With Windows 8, the whole experience of Windows has been reimagined. It’s designed to work on a wide range of devices, from touch-enabled tablets, to laptops, to desktops and all-in-ones.

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How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google’s New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Until now, your Google searches and sites visited have been…

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