It’s a malware jungle out there on the Internet surf. So how do you keep your company computers from getting wiped out? Most of the time keeping your corporate assets patched will protect you. Patch not just the operating system but also Adobe Flash, Java and Adobe Reader in that order. Flash and Java are… (0 comment)

Bing!  You’ve Got Mail…. way too much of it.  And like many people we can get overwhelmed with the thought of our virtual piles and the lack of time we have to manage our electronic hoard of information and tasks to do. Processing is not doing. Nor is it about opening and closing the same… (0 comment)

SkyDrive for cloud storage
In the first season of the Hawaii 5-0 reboot, there’s an episode where McGarrett tells Danny to take a picture of a clue and Danny replies “I’ve just sent it to the SkyDrive”. So what is this SkyDrive thing? Microsoft’s answer to Dropbox and other cloud storage services. With SkyDrive you get 7GB of free… (0 comment)

Since the mac Flashback Trojan and other security breaches, lots of folks wonder what is this Java? Usually IT security people are referring to Javascript which is used extensively on web sites. Some examples include: animation of web page elements such as fading them in or out, playing audio or video, web forms (forcing you… (0 comment)

Is Apple 10 years behind Microsoft for security?
Kaspersky founder & CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, was recently asked in an interview about Apple security. His response is that Apple is 10 years behind Microsoft in security. Over the top? Accurate after the Apple Flashback debacle? Kaspersky trying to get people to buy his mac antivirus?   I think it’s over the top. Apple has… (0 comment)

Going MetroTechnical – Windows 8
Going Metrotechnical – Windows 8 Consumer Preview I’ve been testing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview from Microsoft for the past 6 weeks as well as following other techies working with the preview of the new operating system. Microsoft will be releasing it sometime this summer and already we’re seeing new laptops from Lenovo and Sony… (0 comment)

Mac Flashback Malware
There’s been a lot of coverage of the mac Flashback malware recently (http://www.pcworld.com/article/253360/mac_trojan_infections_exceed_half_million_expert_says.html ), particularly as over 100,000 Canadian macs are among the infected. So why all fuss? What does it all mean? First, for those diehard mac fanbois out there, the myth of mac invulnerability has been laid to rest. This malware did not… (0 comment)

Old joke. There are two kinds of people: those who have a computer backup and those who will. The average business owner has anywhere from 10GB to 25GB uncompressed data, add another 5GB per employee computer depending on the nature of the business and how much of an e-hoarder you are. So how do you… (1 comment)

I recently attended a social media seminar where the speaker proudly trumpeted (although it had nothing to do with his topic ) the desktop is dead. It was all I could do not to pipe up a la Monty Python and the Holy Grail “I’m not dead, really I’m not”. Since I got into the… (0 comment)