Thursday, February 16, 2012

What We Know About OS X Mountain Lion So Far

What We Know About OS X Mountain Lion So Far

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hacking attacks and the future...

In the past six months or so there have been an increasing number of organizations and websites that have gotten hacked.  The most recent being Microsoft, who according to reports, did not have the passwords of the users encrypted.  If major corporations are getting hacked, what hope is there for the rest of us?  The frequency of these attacks seem to be getting shorter and shorter.  Not to be cliche` but if you have ever seen the last Die Hard movie, there seems to be a lot of parallels.  What if all these attacks are leading up to something bigger?  How can we protect ourselves?  Most major technology sector companies have released some form of a cloud storage system.  Does this not seem like a really bad place to keep ALL of our sensitive data.  The Macbook Air is an amazing step in computing technology, but where does all of you data get stored?  In most cases, the answer is "In the cloud".  Are the days of large hard drives, and locally stored data behind us?  If this is the path that will take us into the future, What are companies like Apple and Microsoft doing to stay a step ahead of the penetration attacks?  Leave your thoughts below.  Until Next time, keep it real!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

at&t raising their upgrade fees?

So when your contract with at&t expires this year, and you want to get the shiny new phones that are the hot, shiny new item, expect to pay a little more for the "new Hottness".  How much more?  try double on for size.  That's right they raised the upgrade fee from $18 to $36.  They apparently make more money when you keep the same phone.  So when the Iphone 5 comes out later this year, are you going to pay the extra bucks for the increased fee, or are you going to wait until the price of the phone comes down, to offset the price of the the upgrade fee.  Something else to keep in the back of your mind, how are the cell phone makers going to respond to the climbing rates that the providers are charging.  How will you respond??   leave your comments, and concerns below, and let us know what you think.  until next time, keep it real!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Brand new shiny news

A lot has happened recently in the tech world, I thought I would take this chance to tell you about it. So I have been a Mac user for a little over a year, but during my time as a windows user I had a collection of tools that I relied upon to keep my compy healthy and happy. When I made the switch, I had to let go of many of these tools. There is a saying, if you love something let it go and it might come back to you. One of them did, the other day the makers of ccleaner released a version of the compy cleaning software that I had loved while on windows, for my Mac. Be sure to give it a go. If you google ccleaner you are sure to find it.

If you have a Mac you are most likely familiar with the software update button. Apple rolled out the update wagon yesterday with OS X 10.7.3. Of you are hoping for amazingness, you might be dissapointed, however there are some good updates for iMacs, and a bunch of security updates for the populous. Be ready for a sizable download tho. Even though it wasn't the shiny ball of amazing that apple is famous for, I would still do the update, it's always good to keep current with your updates!

Until next time, keep it real!!!!