This morning I received a phishing email supposedly from QuickBooks, warning me that I would no longer be able to access my QuickBooks without first downloading their new Intuit Security Tool. Think of how many non-techies WILL be fooled by such an email? This email was sent from a hacked website, and it reminded me…Details
Here are a couple of apps that were suggested for us to feature in the past month. Geoff Heys suggested “Downcast” in the comments. “It allows me to subscribe to podcasts and download episodes without needing to sync with iTunes on a compute,” he said. “A big step forward to “untethering”. According to the description…Details
As all nerds (and non-nerds) should be, I try to be security-conscious everywhere. One of the ways I stay aware on my MacBook Air is to use a little tool called Little Snitch, which I strongly recommend. Steve Jobs’ last keynote included a tour of Apple’s new Data Centre and we assumed Apple, in its…Details
[this post is from Dennis Houseknecht, a Nerd in Virginia, USA] QR codes are popping up everywhere – and they are very convenient. Not surprisingly, they are also an opportunity to send users to malicious websites. This is a significant risk, especially for Android users. Whether you love and Android or “not-so-much”, there is not…Details
[thanks to Mike Duffy from Nerds On Site Calgary for this post] Nerds On Site NOW offers “TimeWellScheduled” your Business Schedule & Pay Roll Solution. Time Well Scheduled is a Fully Tailored Time and Attendance program that can; Increase Profitability, Reduce Payroll Administration Costs, Reduce Time Spent and Simplify Employee Scheduling, Increase Employee Productivity, and…Details
A client of ours had a concern about an email he had gotten regarding his domain name, and once helped by our team, shared some kind comments today. “Greatly appreciate you looking into this for us. This demonstrates the difference between leaving your domain names in the hands of well meaning amateurs verses having your…Details
[thanks to one of our readers, Christine K. for sharing this with us]
“Describing a bandwidth hog is a matter of point-of-view and here is more to it than simple computations of amounts of usage. If someone uses a lot of bandwidth, but does so in off-peak hours, is that person any more of a hog than another user who uses less bandwidth but does so during peak usage hours? ISP’s are making big noises about bandwidth hogs, but some feel that is just a cover for raising rates. Price increases are seemingly inevitable, and, of course, it will be the consumer who bears the brunt of any price increase. Below are some of the debate points, along with a few ideas on more equitable distribution of costs.”
Thousands of people will be downloading iOS5 today and excitedly activating the iCloud features, especially the iCloud Backup feature, which everyone should enable!
However, what many will experience is that their entire office or home Internet connection will slow to a crawl and that is very frustrating.
Chester’s hockey rink (and Curling Club), which is located in Chester, Nova Scotia, now has free WiFi internet access as part of an advertising deal for a 3 year term.Details
Overview: Average of all checks Uptime Outages Response time 99.92% 17 513 ms Checks with downtime Check name Uptime Downtime Outages Response time Linux Shared Hosting 99.86% 1h 00m 00s 4 1032 ms SMTP Services 99.93% 0h 29m 58s 5 272 ms IMAP Services 99.95% 0h 20m 01s 4 373 ms POP Services 99.95% 0h…Details