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PC Techno Bytes – October 30, 2013

Oct
30
‘13
Techno Bytes

Google Takes to the Sea.  Is it a floating data center?  Is it a floating Google Glass store?  Those who know aren’t saying, but Google is building a floating something-or-other in the San Francisco bay.  The first thought was data center because Google happens to own a patent on just such a floating facility.  The smart money seems to be on the data center, but the Google Glass store seems more fun.  Either way, it can trul

Not Your Father’s Malware

Oct
29
‘13
IT, malware

Malware has changed a lot over the years.  If memories of the ILOVEYOU worm or the Anna Kournikova virus evoke memories of lost time and money, then the malware of today might, at first glance, seem more benign.  This would be an incorrect assumption.  While we have gotten more sophisticated in our prevention methods, the malware itself has gotten more sinister.

Next Promethius University: The Best Productivity Hacks of 2013

Oct
29
‘13
PCU, education

What would you do with four extra hours of free time per week? The technology exists for massive efficiencies… if you know the secrets. We’ve condensed our favorite productivity hacks into a single entertaining, inspiring presentation that is guaranteed to save you valuable time and money. How did Promethius save over $1,000 and three weeks of time with one hack? Join us to find out!!

PC Techno Bytes – October 2, 2013

Oct
02
‘13
Techno Bytes

Three-Finger Salute a Mistake.  Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in an interview session last week that the Ctrl-Alt-Del three key login should have been made easier.  The login was used in development.  The thought was that since both hands were required it would prevent accidental reboots.  Mr.

Really, it’s No Bother

Sep
27
‘13
IT, business

All too often I hear from a customer liaison that he/she “didn’t want to bother us with such a silly problem.”   I am hereby stating for the record that we want to be bothered with all IT issues, no matter how trivial they may seem.  In fact, our system only truly works if we are entrusted with the trivial as well as the more severe.

PC Techno Bytes – September 25, 2013

Sep
25
‘13
Techno Bytes

BlackBerry to Go Private.  One of the early pioneers in the world of smartphones is really smarting today after announcing last week that they expect to post a second quarter loss of nearly $1 billion and agreeing to a buyout of less than $5 billion ($9 per share) to take the company private.  It’s been quite a ride for the company since it released its first BlackBerry device in 1999 (the company was known as Research In Motion, or RIM, at that time). 

Next Promethius University: Legal Implications of IT Policies

Sep
25
‘13
PCU, education

Have you ever wondered what your legal exposure is if one of your employees breaks the law using his/her company laptop?  Under what circumstances can e-mail be subpoenaed?  What are the liability implications if client data is compromised from your server? As a business owner or manager, it’s crucial to keep updated on the legalities surrounding IT. Make sure your IT policies are structured to protect your business. If you don’t have IT policies in place, now is the time to develop them!

PC Techno Bytes – September 18, 2013

Sep
18
‘13
Techno Bytes

iPhones 5s and 5c Released.  No one seems to be claiming huge technological strides with this release.  Some of the changes, such as improved processing power, appear to be laying the groundwork for later releases and more powerful app functionality (primarily in the gaming and photography department).  The decision to give away iWork apps is a clear indication that Apple does see some threats on the horizon.  iTunes Radio is the next step to propr

PC Techno Bytes – September 11, 2013

Sep
11
‘13
Techno Bytes

Welcome to Techno Bytes!
My mission is to provide you my picks-of-the-week in the world of technology. I hope you enjoy this week's selection of headlines (and my two cents).

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