GROOVESHARK – MALWARE WARNING

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Be careful out there!

I went to Grooveshark tonight to listen to some music. (Here’s what I wrote about Grooveshark recently. For obvious reasons, I’m not going to link directly to the site tonight.)

Within a few seconds, the Internet Explorer window vanished and was replaced by a typical malware window claiming that my computer was infected with terrible diseases. […] continued

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Confidential Folders In Small Business Networks

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Here’s a procedure for people working in a very small business that don’t want to call me for every routine task.

Very small businesses frequently have a single folder for all company or firm files. It’s almost always mapped to a drive letter, so everyone stores all work files in the “N:” drive or the “P:” drive. […] continued

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Hands-On With The Dell Vostro V13

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dellvostrov13-4Once my wife saw my Dell Vostro V13, it didn’t take long before we had two Vostro V13s.

The Vostro V13 is an ultrathin notebook with a 13” 1366×768 nonglare screen and a full-size keyboard. It’s two-thirds of an inch tall with the lid closed and weighs just 3.5 pounds. […] continued

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MORE HACKING ATTACKS

malwareThe Wall Street Journal reports today: “Hackers in Europe and China successfully broke into computers at nearly 2,500 companies and government agencies over the last 18 months in a coordinated global attack that exposed vast amounts of personal and corporate secrets to theft, according to a computer-security company that discovered the breach.”

This is apparently not related to the attacks from China that caused Google to make noises last month about closing its operations in that country.  In fact, the New York Times calmly notes that this is a relatively small blip in the world of compromised computers and botnets. […] continued

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WINDOWS PHONE 7 SERIES

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If you read gadget sites like Engadget or Gizmodo, then you already know that the world changed today when Microsoft unveiled the “Windows Phone 7 Series,” the next generation of its software for cell phones and a serious attempt to break up the iPhone monopoly on cool handheld devices. Readers of those sites found out that western civilization has finally reached its fruition and mankind is likely to evolve into a higher form of life. […] continued

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BRUCEB ON VACATION 02/15-02/19

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Technology is moving faster than ever before. Businesses are replacing aging computers and servers at a rapid pace. People are getting mobile devices that will improve their productivity and make life more fun. Everyone needs help to set things up and work out the kinks. The phone is ringing off the hook. […] continued

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THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF LIVE MESH

livemeshlogoLive Mesh is Microsoft’s program for syncing folders between multiple computers and online storage, making your files available to you wherever you are.

I think Live Mesh is dead, and I think I know why: Microsoft is deliberately cutting back on what it could have delivered to protect the revenue it wants from Office 2010. […] continued

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MICROSOFT FLOUNDERS

microsoftfloundersWindows 7 is a staggering achievement. Microsoft delivered exactly the right product at the right time and will completely dominate desktop computing for the foreseeable future.

Microsoft shows no signs of being able to do anything similar in any of the other areas that will be important to consumers and small businesses in the next ten years. […] continued

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Sync Files With Dropbox

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If you use more than one computer regularly, then you understand the need for an easy way to access some of the same files from each of your computers.

I want to add Dropbox to the programs you consider to accomplish that. At the moment, it combines simplicity and exactly the right features – and the basic version is free. […] continued

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Who Will Buy The Apple iPad?

ipadx4Who’s going to buy an Apple iPad?

Well, not you or me, anyway – not this version, not at $600-800.

It’s not going to revolutionize anything, it’s not going to replace netbooks, but it will find large and devoted audiences, particularly after the price drops and some features get added. […] continued

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Jungle Disk For Groups

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Previously:
Jungle Disk Online Backups

Jungle Disk File Syncing

Jungle Disk has two more levels of service for businesses: the Workgroup Edition, $4/user per month for teams of 2-100 people; and the Server Edition, $5/server per month.

Small businesses might find a lot to like about the Workgroup Edition. […] continued

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JUNGLE DISK FILE SYNCING

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Previously:
Jungle Disk Online Backups

For an extra dollar each month, Jungle Disk Desktop Edition adds features to help you share files between multiple computers.

There are two ways to accomplish this. The easiest one comes first during the setup: check a box to add a network drive that will appear next to your hard drive and your CD drive in Windows Explorer. […] continued

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JUNGLE DISK ONLINE BACKUPS

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I’ve been hesitant to recommend online backups after some early poor experiences, but recently Jungle Disk introduced an upgrade to their online backup programs that is very impressive – I’ve had good experience with it personally and I like everything I see about the program design and the new features. […] continued

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