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Q&A Monday: Small Business Alternatives

Question: Hi Jim, I recently have come across your blog and have found what I understood interesting.  I am not much of a tech person, but I am currently starting my own business, and my budget doesn't allow for a lot of money spent on software. I plan to get all the normal software (outlook, office) as my company starts to make money, but I [...]

Why you should encrypt your iPhone backup!

Why you should encrypt your iPhone backup!

I was reading an article about how the iPhone backup that your iTunes makes when you sync your phone can be cracked (for better or worse).  It wasn’t even really a setting that I paid attention to, until this article came up.  When I went to check, there it was, unchecked: “Encrypt iPhone backup”.  Figuring if it was something that I [...]

Q&A Monday: FaceTime Chat Ports

Q&A Monday: FaceTime Chat Ports

Question: I am a Mobile Administrator of my company, and recently some of the users have preordered the iPhone 4 and they started to receive these phone’s last week.  There is a new feature called FaceTime, which lets users do a face to face chat on their phone, like Skype.  The users are able to make FaceTime calls inside of the network, [...]

Security Update: Google Releases new Chrome

Security Update: Google Releases new Chrome

Google has released Chrome 5.0.375.86 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities.    As always I highly recommend that you update to the current version of the Google Chrome browser, for security reasons. If you are looking for more information on what was updated in this version you can check out, Google Chrome Releases [...]

Top 5: Most overlooked configuration items

Top 5: Most overlooked configuration items

No matter how prepared and how well documented the network is, sometimes techs forget some basic configurations sometimes.  It’s never intentional, but sometimes there are small configurations that we just need to double check.  Below is a list of some things that I’ve seen (and have) forgotten to double check when doing a [...]

Windows 7 FTP Server

Windows 7 FTP Server

There are many reasons you might want to set up your own FTP server, you want access to files when you are not in the office or home.  But what many people don't know is that winthin Windows 7 has a built in FTP server to it, and to activate and confgure it is easier than you might think. 1. Go to Start ->Control Panel -> Programs. Then [...]

Apple Launches iTunes 9.2

Apple Launches iTunes 9.2

     I’ve been waiting since last week for iTunes to be updated to support the new iPhone, but along with making the software ready for the iPhone, there are some security issues that this new version of iTunes fixes. Apple has released iTunes 9.2 for Windows systems to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting the [...]

Top 5: Chrome Extensions you should have!

Top 5: Chrome Extensions you should have!

Very recently, I’ve been sucked into using Google’s browser Chrome.  I remember trying it out when it was first launched and wasn’t really impressed with it then.  Like so many things, with experience comes knowledge and I’ve now come to love the browser, though it’s not exclusive at this point, and have heard similar stories [...]

Adobe Flash Update

Adobe Flash Update

Adobe has finally dealt with part of the security issues that it addressed earlier in the week. Adobe has finally updated their Flash Player with the release of version 10.1 (download here).  It is recommended that as soon as possible you update all your computer and servers. Note that this update does not fix the security issues that we also [...]

Microsoft Security Updates: June 8th 2010

Microsoft Security Updates: June 8th 2010

Security Updates Update: MS10-032/KB979559 Type: Important Affected Systems: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 2008, 2008 R2 What it does: A trio of bugs in the Windows kernel can allow the use of malformed fonts to allow escalation of privileges attacks. It would be a bit hard to sneak a font onto the system without some sort of install privileges [...]

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