VPNs: What They Are and Why You Need One

In case you weren’t aware, a VPN is a virtual private network that allows you to safely and securely browse the internet. What once was a tool generally used by high-security businesses and employees is now making its way into the mainstream world …

Privacy and the Web

There has been a lot of attention paid to Washington D.C. lately, but something that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves is the recent move by Congress to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell information regarding the sites their cus…

Internet Services come with a Cost

In tech news this week, A European Union agency has ruled that UK based mobile network Three’s plans to offer ad-blockers would violate net neutrality. An interesting concept and an even more interesting ruling.  “Net neutrality” simply me…

I Think I’m A Clone Now

Last weekend, a good friend of mine had her Facebook account cloned.  Somebody had created a perfect replica of her Facebook profile and was sending out friend requests to all of her friends (including me) with a message saying “I had to create a …

May I Take Your Order?

Last week our company president, Lawrence and I had been collaborating on a large scale project for a client.  It’s been a little difficult to be sure, but enjoyable and suitably challenging.  What caught our attention and inspired me to write …

Your old computers are costing you money!

Your computer is running slow, it crashes every now and then, causing you to restart it.  It takes minutes rather than seconds to open an application and you’ve learned to save your work every five minutes because you’ve lost hours of work in th…

Sending Money to Spammers

Last week a client called our office and asked if I could clear up some doubts that he had about an email he’d received.  I told him it would be my pleasure to answer any concerns he may have, as always. He then told me that he’d received an ema…

What is this infection?

Virus, Malware, Spyware, Trojan, Ransomware, Adware and Drive-by Download…. Your Anti-Virus program may alert you to their presence, but what exactly are they, and what are they doing to your computer?  The term “Virus” used to be a generic wo…

How do computers manage relationships with each other

Last week one of our clients had a small problem when two pieces of hardware stopped communicating.  One of my colleagues fixed the issue in just a matter of minutes, however when I asked her what had caused it, for some reason she dumbed down the e…

The benefits and shortcomings of online interaction

If you’ve read any of my previous blog posts, you’ll know that I’m an avid gamer.  I love playing video games in my spare time.  I own an Xbox One and a small collection of well-known games, and I like to spend my evenings playing online with…

How to spot spam

With great technology, there are always going to be people who abuse it.  We’ve seen it in movies, TV shows and most recently with the debate between Apple and the US Government.  The Government wants Apple to create a back door into IOS so that …

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