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Google Voice now Available for the iPhone

Google Voice now Available for the iPhone

The Official Google Voice app for the iPhone has been released.

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How to control a Mac from a Windows PC

How to control a Mac from a Windows PC

Are you looking for a way to login and control your Mac from your Windows PC? Mac OS X has the ability to allow you see your Mac’s desktop on your PC.

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Free Software Streams Your Content (including iTunes Library) to Any Device

Free Software Streams Your Content (including iTunes Library) to Any Device

Company Orb Networks has launched a Windows and Mac compatible streaming media software product…

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WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Has Been Compromised

WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Has Been Compromised

It now appears as though the widely adopted wireless connection protocol of WPA is no longer secure. Researchers have found a way to compromise the wireless security protocol of WPA in a matter of a few minutes. The protocol has been adopted by a number of organizations and companies, which could be forced to change their wireless implementations. The news comes from to us from PC World.

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A Simple Way to Browse Email More Securely

A Simple Way to Browse Email More Securely

If you like to be mobile with your computer, then you probably have used public Wi-Fi or perhaps even a pay-per-use Wi-Fi hotspot. If so, then you should be careful about how you read email while connected to one of these public access points. Most public Wi-Fi providers do not require you to make a secure connection to their wireless router. This leaves your transmissions easily readable by eavesdroppers. You can protect yourself with a very simple change to your web browsing behavior.

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Killer Free Service That You’re Probably Not Using

Killer Free Service That You’re Probably Not Using

We all want to be safe when we surf the web. The problem is that there are lots of malicious, unscrupulous web sites that we can potentially stumble upon. The more tools we install on our computers to protect us, the slower they potentially become. Instead of installing additional SW on your computer, you may think about using the free service available from OpenDNS.

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Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Home Wi-Fi?

Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Home Wi-Fi?

Like many of you, I have grown accustom to having a wireless network in my home. What would I do if could no longer sit on the couch with a laptop and read my email, or surf the web on the back patio. But the luxury of wireless can come with a price. Information thieves are out there, and they are actively seeking our personal …

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Purchasing Domains without Hosting

Be aware that buying a domain name is not the same as buying one with a host plan attached. What is the difference?

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What is a Nameserver?

In a previous post, I discussed DNS and what it does. It was a brief overview of the DNS concept and how an improperly configured DNS entry or a malfunctioning DNS server can affect us. Now that we have some background, did you know that you could find the master DNS server or servers for […]

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What is DNS?

How does DNS affect our web browsing. When some pages are “not found” the result can often be a poorly configured DNS server.

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