WebP promises to speed up your web browsing

Google Don't Be Evil

Google Don’t Be Evil

WebP is a relatively new image format for digital images that offers a much smaller file size than the web standards: JPEG, PNG and GIF, smaller files means faster loading of web pages which is a win for everyone. The company that is hosting the web page gets to save money on storage costs and on bandwidth charges (they have to pay the backbone provider to deliver the web page to you) and you win because that web page could load 10% faster, which wastes less of your time waiting for the page load to complete which also reduces how much of your data cap (from your ISP) you are using. Continue reading WebP promises to speed up your web browsing

US Army Special Forces dumps Droid, switches to iPhone because its better

Google Don't Be Evil

Google Don’t Be Evil

I’ve been waiting for this story a long time. Back when the web was young, kids used to love to hack into website and face them. This happened often because no one believed us when we told them that security was paramount so most companies and government agencies would simply slap a Windows IIS server in place and rely on its inherent (insecure) security, which never worked. The ranking US Army general in the eighties and early nineties was tired of being embarrassed by naughty children so he ordered all the Windows IIS web servers to be shut down and replaced with Mac web servers and the Army’s public website has never been hacked again. That event echoed through my mind when I heard that at the Army was compelled to use Droid phones because thats what was purchased by the GAO. I knew it was bad new for special operations because Droid is just so unreliable and can fail unexpectedly at any time, thats not the kind of hardware that you want to use in life or death situations. Continue reading US Army Special Forces dumps Droid, switches to iPhone because its better

How to get your privacy back from Google

Google Don't Be Evil

Google Don’t Be Evil

Its a little know fact in the USofA that Google has been violating user privacy so badly for ears that they have lost a number of lawsuits in Europe for these transgressions. The result of the lawsuits is “the right to be forgotten” in Europe, which allows Europeans to compel Google to permanently erase all or part of their Internet usage history. This is important to many people to rote the their privacy from prying eyes, from being judged, bullied, stalked or worse. Google has provided users in the US with a similar feature that you might want to look into using today. Fortunately its easy to use, unfortunately,  Continue reading How to get your privacy back from Google

Windows still account for more than 99% of all computer problems

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

One of the main reasons for users to abandon the Microsoft Windows platform is its intolerably poor reliability. Windows suffered from every possible problem at such a frequent rate that users just can’t tolerate all the freezes, crashes, blue screen of death, not to mention all the viruses, Trojan horses and Identity Theft problems that uniquely plaque Windows users. An independent study shows that Windows still accounts for 99.1% of all problems Continue reading Windows still account for more than 99% of all computer problems

macOS Sierra Beta Flash Drive Installer Instructions

macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra

Apple has released the Beta for macOS Sierra and if you’re thinking of trying it out you might want to create a flash drive installer. The normal process that Apple offers for any operating system install will automatically erase the installer when the install in completed, so a special procedure is needed to create the flash drive, as follows. Continue reading macOS Sierra Beta Flash Drive Installer Instructions

Droid encryption cracked once again

Google Don't Be Evil

Google Don’t Be Evil

Google’s Android (droid) operating system has long been a victim of poor security practices by Google. On paper Droid has all the latest features that make it appear to be secure but the truth is that is has so many consistently occurring new security vulnerabilities that you may as well consider to to be an insecure and untrustworthy operating system. Today’s news is especially damning because it shows that the most trusted part of Google’s security software does not work. Continue reading Droid encryption cracked once again

iPhone #9 birthday and no malware outbreaks

Nine years after Apple’s iPhone revolutionized mobile computing and personal access, there are still no virus/malware outbreaks on the iPhone. Droid phone on the other hand, have almost daily malware outbreaks which disable phones or steal your valuable person information. Continue reading iPhone #9 birthday and no malware outbreaks

SSD Lifespan, you can relax now

Crucial Technology by Micron

Crucial Technology by Micron

In the beginning, solid state disk drives (SSDs) were nothing more than a curiosity. SSDs can replace conventional disk drives with flash memory modules that can speed up your computing experience significantly by speeding up reading and writing but cost thousands of dollars per drive. It has taken years but SSDs, led by Apple, are now becoming standard equipment on personal computers Continue reading SSD Lifespan, you can relax now

macOS Sierra is on the way with long awaited changes

macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra

Apple’s announcement this week of macOS Sierra and iOS 10 made the geeks stand up and take notice. Yes there are new features that all users will appreciate and on top of that, I predict that the geeks will be rejoicing later this year when they get their hands these two new operating systems for Apple products. Let the geekiness begin: Continue reading macOS Sierra is on the way with long awaited changes

Speeding up your Mac

Crucial Technology by Micron

Crucial Technology by Micron

One of the most common questions I get is: how do I speed up my Mac, its gotten slow over the years. Its a valid question and the computers sales industry has made a lot of money by convincing consumers to buy new hardware instead of simply doing some maintenance to restore its like new performance. They makes millions on that tactic and you can avoid the trap by considering some simple maintenance yourself. Continue reading Speeding up your Mac

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