Internet Explorer or Exploiter?

Earlier this week, tech blogs began urging users to switch to a browser other than Internet Explorer. The reason? Well, several versions of IE (7, 8, and 9) have been found to have a major security flaw. This hole allows hackers to get complete control of vulnerable systems which, according to several forums, are running either Windows XP,… Read more »

Viruses,Trojans, and Rootkits… Oh my!

When it comes to computers, the term used to describe nasty infections is “Malware.” But what exactly is malware? Well, it’s a nebulous term touted by techies, bloggers, and even mainstream media outlets for nearly everything created to harm your system. But that definition is a bit too vague to understand. In an effort to… Read more »

Migrating to Google Apps

Ripple + Ignition A while back, our friends at ignition knew they wanted to improve their email and calendar system. At the time, they had a hybrid of hosted exchange and POP email, which made communication between their people a lot more complicated than it needed to be. After a lengthy discussion between our man… Read more »

Test Drive Windows 8

Between now and the October 26th release date, Microsoft is allowing curious folk to check out the all new Windows 8 (both the 32 and 64 bit versions) with a 90-day evaluation download available at MSDN and TechNet. While intended for IT professionals and app developers, anyone can to take 8 for a spin. Microsoft’s hoping that… Read more »

Recycle IT!

Photograph courtesy of 3R Technology. Although Georgia isn’t one of the states with a ban on tossing tech gear in the trash, it’s a good idea to recycle your outdated towers and ‘tops, unless you are particularly fond of heavy metals seeping into your ground water. In Atlanta, we recommend donating your old, but  functioning… Read more »

Outlook To Replace Hotmail

Hotmail is going the way of Zip drives and Qwikster. Not now, but soon and for the rest of your life. It’s all part of Microsoft’s rebranding of their quickly fading web-based email service. Instead of revamping Hotmail or introducing a completely new product (something Microsoft hasn’t done all that well in quite awhile), the… Read more »

Change Your DropBox Password

DropBox has announced that a number of usernames and passwords stolen from other websites have been used to hack into DropBox accounts. This came to their attention a few weeks ago when people reported receiving spam from a number of DropBox.com email addresses. As it turns out, one of the stolen passwords was that of… Read more »

Humanity… in Space!

Recently in an episode of my favorite podcast, America’s Test Kitchen, the hosts talked to Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void about astronaut food, eating, and what happens after eating. In discussing the history of space food and eating at NASA, Mary explains a curiously human tangent… Read more »