Facebook’s deal to track your offline activity and how to stop it

Facebook's deal to track your offline activity and how to stop it
Now that Facebook is a publicly traded company, it was inevitable that they would soon be partnering with entities that would provide more profit and value to the stock of the organization. The latest news from Financial Times states that Facebook is working with Datalogix, a data company known for their detailed collection of household ...

Good and bad sources of data: Apple’s failure at iOS 6 maps

I am an avid iPhone fan, but I admit I really use it for texting, Facebook, email and and following my RSS reader. However, I will not be upgrading to iOS 6 any time soon. Why you ask? It’s all because of the new Apple maps. Let us just say I work with a bunch ...

Important unscheduled update to Internet Explorer in Windows

Important unscheduled update to Internet Explorer in Windows
Sometimes it happens on a full moon and once a month IT administrators and some knowing home users take place in “Patch Tuesday”, that is, if you’re running Microsoft products. It’s where Microsoft releases all their security updates to their operating systems. If your Windows PC is set to receive automatic updates, you just muddle ...

Hey mom, I NEED a Minecraft server!

Hey mom, I NEED a Minecraft server!
Nearly a year ago my son asked me if we could host a Minecraft server. Thank goodness I had a coworker who set it up for his kids earlier in the week. His details plus a few YouTube videos and I was on my way. Now you too can have a quick setup with this ...

OpenDNS: the Holy Grail for home Internet safety 1

OpenDNS: the Holy Grail for home Internet safety
Say you’ve put the parental controls on the home computer and you keep your kid from using your smart phone but have you forgotten about the Wii, the PS3 and the iPod touch? How do you keep your kids from accessing pornography, drugs and the like? The answer is to start at where your Internet ...

Can you hear me now? Sry, u can txt me.

Can you hear me now? Sry, u can txt me.
My cousin had a dilemma; her teenage son wasn’t reading his emails or listening to his voice mails on the iPhone she bought for him. So, how was she going to get in touch with him? Believe it or not, SMS (short message service) otherwise known as text message was the answer. He has a ...