Apply Pay usage guide

Apple Pay

Apple Pay

Apple Pay has been taking the world by storm this year. Its the first new payment system that actually is different, providing ease of use as well as demonstrably improved security for you and your bank account. All the major banks have already signed up their credit cards and the smaller banks are already linked up to become part of the only system right now that demonstrable secure. Here is how you can easily transition to this safe and convenient payment system. Continue reading Apply Pay usage guide

Patent Trolls, What are they and why do we care?

Troll

Troll

Patent Trolls are companies that don’t actually produce products or services but uses patents that they purchased to beat up on other companies to extort money out of them. They take advantage of filing the lawsuits in a very specific district (in Marshall and also in Tyler) Texas which is infamous for always siding with petite trolls. It’s so bad that I’m surprised that there has not been a federal investigation about this ridiculousness. Continue reading Patent Trolls, What are they and why do we care?

Australia is moving faster that GPS can keep up

Dock for iPhone 5C & 5S

Dock for iPhone 5C & 5S

So many people treat GPS as being utterly infallible but the truth I that its a tool and like any other , the outcome depends on the skills of the person using it. I find that the problem is not with the GPS system itself, its accurate and reliable, the actual problem is with the map making companies and that si where our story begins today. Continue reading Australia is moving faster that GPS can keep up

iPhone security trouncing Droid’s lack of security [Updated]

Google Don't Be Evil

Google Don’t Be Evil

Once again its time for the security refresher course that teaches us that iOS users are far safer on their iPhones and iPads than Droids are on any of their generic hardware. This is no surprise to those that actually pay attention but its surprising to still see anyone buy a Droid device even after the numerous security breaches that the Droid platform has and is still suffering. Continue reading iPhone security trouncing Droid’s lack of security [Updated]

Uninstalling Mac apps demystified

Crucial Technology by Micron

Crucial Technology by Micron

Its always a strange phone call I get when a former Windows user calls me as asks the ridiculously simple question, “How do I uninstall an app from my new Mac”. I hold back the chuckle and calmly tell them, in my most serious voice: you simply drag the app to the Trash my friend. Yes it really is that easy and yes, just like everything else in life, there are he rare exceptions that mess up the purity of that rule, but on macOS, they are few and far between. Here is the the rest of the story. Continue reading Uninstalling Mac apps demystified

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

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