Blackberry backdoor admitted by John Chen (CEO)

John Chen Blackberry CEO

John Chen Blackberry CEO

John S. Chen CEO of Blackberry (RIM) let the cat out of the bag and shot Blackberry in the foot this past December via a blog post on the official company blogsite, ranting for backdoors and against strong encryption. Continue reading Blackberry backdoor admitted by John Chen (CEO)

Snow Leopard users may now upgrade to El Capitan OS X 10.11

OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan

In an unprecedented move, Apple has released the “Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard” which allows Snow Leopard users to now update to El Capitan and to continue purchasing apps from Apple’s App Store. This is good news to stubborn users who have doggedly refused to update for so many years that they let their systems age-out to the point where support was no longer available from Apple. Continue reading Snow Leopard users may now upgrade to El Capitan OS X 10.11

Brave web browser to block ads but gives you ads anyway

Brave Web browser

Brave Web browser

Brave, a new web browser being brought to market by Brendan Eich promises to block all ads on the internet to prevent the slowdown they cause and to protect your privacy. Sounds too good to be true and it is. What Brendan is doing is to strip out everyone else’s ads and inserting his own ads. Every user I have ever spoken to, in my high tech career, has said that their first dislike is having to see any ads at all, ever. Obviously Eich’s new web browser is solving is not solving the problem that real world users experience. Next up is the claim that Brendan Eich is trying to protect users’ privacy however this is completely unbelievable since Eich case to resign as CEO of Mozilla after only 11 days in office because of the public backlash against his financial support of Proposition 8 (to ban marriage equality for everyone) in California. It seems that he has no qualms prying into people’s personal lives which is the very definition of privacy. Can we trust someone like that? I don’t think so. Continue reading Brave web browser to block ads but gives you ads anyway

LinkNYC provides New Yorkers with free High Speed, Free Phone Calls and More

LinkNYC

LinkNYC

In a brilliant move, The City Of New York has begun installing kiosks across the city that “will replace over 7,500 pay phones across the five boroughs with new structures called Links. Each Link will provide superfast, free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging and a tablet for Internet browsing, access to city services, maps and directions”. This is sheer genius and I hop that its success will bring in billions in revenue for the city. How so? Its simple  Continue reading LinkNYC provides New Yorkers with free High Speed, Free Phone Calls and More

Windows Phone and Android are dead

Tim Cook, Apple

Tim Cook, Apple

Every year some media mouthpiece spouts out some ridiculous claim about how Android or Windows are in the “lead” because of market share polls. The actual and real truth is thatches are for-profit companies and the only thing that matters too them, their Board of Directors and their shareholders is Profits. Based on Profits, Apple is and has for many years now been the sole winner, just look at the officially verified numbers. Continue reading Windows Phone and Android are dead

Android users under relentless attacks

Malware

Malware

Tens of millions Android (Droid) users are now once again under another massive security attack, which affects nearly all versions of Droid including the very newest version out today. This affects all Droid devices, phones, tablets, desktop computers and servers that run any version of Droid. This comes hot on the heels of other attacks against Droid users, which have not had any level of security of privacy since these attacks first started several years ago. On Jan 14th another massive attack called Android.Bankosy against One Time Passcodes, the core of Droid security, was completely breached, leaving Droid users without security and completely vulnerable to attackers to stealing all their banking credentials. To make it worse, it was recently reported that hundreds of Bible books and apps on Droid are infected with malicious malware that actively attack Droid users. Continue reading Android users under relentless attacks

Clean Install OS X: Fact or Fiction

Normal Mac OS X upgrades are very easy, especially since Apple did away with DVDs and started offering OS updates vis the App Store. You truly just click, it will download and install itself. Its that easy. Everything then goes automatically and you get a prompt some time later when its ready for you to log back in and start using your Mac. This is all fine and dandy as each version of OS X will install on top of the previous version with no problem at all (millions happy Mac users have proven this). Continue reading Clean Install OS X: Fact or Fiction

Music Memos by Apple, a new free app for musicians

Music Memos

Music Memos

Apple today released a new music-making apps for iOS making it easy for professionals and amateurs alike and capture your musical ideas =instantly right where you are. Music Memos allows you to quickly capture, organize and develop their musical ideas immediately on your iPhone. Continue reading Music Memos by Apple, a new free app for musicians

NSA Director (retired) supports strong encryption for all Americans

NSA by EFF

NSA by EFF

NSA Director (retired) supports strong encryption for all Americans, at a cybersecurity conference in Miami Beach this past Tuesday General Michael Hayden said “I disagree with [FBI director] Jim Comey,” Hayden said in a speech. “I actually think end-to-end encryption is good for America.” This is an astounding revelation from a person expected to be pro-back door because of his position at the NSA, now known for unbridled invasion of all American’s privacy. Continue reading NSA Director (retired) supports strong encryption for all Americans

Previous Recipients: Cleaning out the mail list

OS X has a wonderful feature in Mail.app which stores every email address for every person that has ever sent you email. Its great when you want to find someone that you haven’t communicated with for a long time and they aren’t in your Contacts file. The other side of the coin is that you may find yourself scrolling through a long list of unneeded names that just slow you down as they clutter your view. Continue reading Previous Recipients: Cleaning out the mail list

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