News and Information About the IT Industry
7 September 2016 - 18:09, by , in General, Comments off
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 means that all web traffic should be treated equally.  Therefore, whether it’s news, games, weather reports or advertisements,...
1 August 2016 - 11:51, by , in Privacy, Security, Comments off
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 new Facebook account, please accept”. I noticed that a few people...
18 July 2016 - 15:36, by , in General, Comments off
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 this post, was when the client asked us to provide a comprehensive list of all services...
13 May 2016 - 10:10, by , in General, Comments off
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 the past after a system crash. Your computer is starting to show...
10 May 2016 - 10:48, by , in Security, Comments off
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 email from his manager which had...
20 April 2016 - 12:17, by , in General, Comments off
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 word for “Something bad on your computer” until recent years.  Now these names help IT security...
8 April 2016 - 21:53, by , in General, Comments off
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 explanation: “They had stopped communicating and their relationship no...
23 March 2016 - 10:49, by , in General, Comments off
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 a group of strangers while we shoot our...
17 March 2016 - 15:46, by , in General, Comments off
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 it can access data on the phone of a known...
7 March 2016 - 11:05, by , in General, Comments off
This week the Technology industry mourns the loss of a great pioneer.  Ray Tomlinson, the creator of email has died at the age of 74.   In 1971, Ray sent a message from one computer to another instantly via Arpanet.  The computers were just a few feet away from each other when the test took place....
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