Own a Mac, PC or smartphone? A major security flaw means you need to do this now


Back in 1999, everybody freaked out about the Millennium Bug (Y2K Bug), thinking computers would not know how to handle the calendar change from 1999 to 2000.  Well, if you thought that was scary, hold my beer!!

Most of us became aware yesterday that due to a flaw in Intel, ARM, and AMD CPUs, that some computers might have been vulnerable to a couple of exploits known as Spectre and Meltdown.  You can read about them here.  Well today, we found out that ALL CPU chips since 1995 are susceptible to these exploits.  Not only that, mobile devices are in the line of fire as well. Talk about pucker time!!

But alas, as with all things technological, programmers are Continue reading

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Two-fer Tuesday


internet-things-670x335Sometimes I catch myself wondering what to post about.  Usually, I stick to things I know something about; other times, I post about things that I find interesting.  Today is one of those interesting things type of day.   Continue reading

Google Voice Gets an Update and Is More Useful Than Ever


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So it’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted something.  Some folks may wonder why I do not post something every day.  I could, but then my readership would be less than it is.  I only like to share really helpful items.  And Google Voice is one of them.

I have been using Google Voice probably since 2009 or 2010.  Being a tech support guy in my past life, a lot of my day was spent on the phone working with Continue reading