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Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords

This is really disturbing. If you don’t use a random password generator it’s time to start. We use LastPass at tekRESCUE. It’s important to use a different password for each site too.

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From Drudge via the New York Times:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/technology/russian-gang-said-to-amass-more-than-a-billion-stolen-internet-credentials.html?referrer=


How To Share and Collaborate With Google Calendar on Web, iPhone and Android

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Here’s a great article about using a shared Google Calendar in your office. Google Calendar is what we use for all of our scheduling at tekRESCUE.

Randy

From Drippler:
http://drippler.com/updates/share/how-share-and-collaborate-google-calendar-web-iphone-and-android


Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked by Experts

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From Life Hacker. A really good article for the average user to read.

Randy

http://lifehacker.com/five-computer-security-myths-debunked-by-experts-1602290081


Stop Facebook From Using Your Web History for Ad Targeting

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Facebook has announced that it’s going to make ads better by tracking your web and app browsing habits. Here’s how to opt out.

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/facebook-ad-tracking/


Not Receiving All of Your iMessages? Here’s How to Fix That

This happened to me! Not very fun. I suggest just not using iMessage at all but it’s OK if you still want to.

Randy

https://www.yahoo.com/www/tech/not-receiving-all-of-your-imessages-heres-how-to-fix-85735759199.html


Breaking News: IE Exploit Found

From Redmond Pie:

Major Internet Explorer Security Flaw Patched By Microsoft, Including Windows XP

Now would be a really good time to perform Windows Updates. It’s another good reason to use Chrome or Firefox too.

http://www.redmondpie.com/download-internet-explorer-ms14-021-patch-to-fix-major-windows-vulnerability-in-ie/

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Top 10 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Laptop

Windows XP is retiring in April. A lot of people are asking us how to repurpose an old laptop. Here are some things you can do with that old XP (or Windows Vista) laptop.

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http://lifehacker.com/top-10-ways-to-repurpose-your-old-laptop-1522986846

One of our favorite articles.

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50 Siri Voice Commands To Help You Get The Most From Apple’s Voice Assistant [VIDEO] | Redmond Pie

So much to learn. Hope this helps :)

Randy

http://www.redmondpie.com/50-siri-voice-commands-to-help-you-get-the-most-from-apples-voice-assistant-video/


Home Support Contracts – New for 2014

New for 2014… only 9 left.

Protect your home or small business PC (restrictions apply) for 2014. Unlimited Virus and malware removals, Tune-ups and support. You bring it in as needed, no extra charge. We come to you for a $49 on site service charge. Includes Anti-virus software. Contact us to sign up.

tekRESCUE – Making technology work for you


Amazon to Roll Out 1 Hour Shipping Via Drones

Yes yes yes! At tekRESCUE, we have always been big fans of Amazon. While working on a network repair or a malware removal, we often need parts… The sooner the better. We can’t wait for one hour drone delivery!

Check out this article on The Verge:

http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/12/1/5164340/delivery-drones-are-coming-jeff-bezos-previews-half-hour-shipping

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