Archive for month: March, 2011

March 31st is World Backup Day

Today is the day to focus on your backup strategy.  Whether it’s your precious memories or entertainment media at home, or your business critical data at work, make sure you have a reliable backup plan. L...

Firefox 4 tops 7 million downloads

Mozilla’s newly released Firefox 4 hit 5 million downloads its first day, and has already topped 7 million.  That’s way ahead of Microsoft’s recent rollout of IE9.  Microsoft may have shot the...

System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Microsoft’s upcoming release of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 can be used to manage numerous types of devices that connect to ActiveSync, including Windows Phone, Symbian, iOS, and Android-base...

MacBook Pros crashing under load

  Widespread reports of new 2011 MacBook Pro laptops crashing under load.  33 pages of discussion in Apple’s support forum indicate potential trouble with newer model laptops.

AT&T to purchase T-Mobile

Your mobile carrier choices just got narrower! AT&T has reached a deal with Deutsche Telekom to purchase T-Mobile USA for $39 billion.  Read the full press release here

AT&T cracks down on iPhone tethering

AT&T has begun to crack down on iPhone users who use apps like MyWi to tether their device to make a WiFi hotspot for other devices, like a laptop or tablet. AT&T has notified some select users suspecte...

Fake Antivirus removal tool

Trend Micro has released a tool designed to target & help remove fake antivirus threats.  You can download the tool here Some of the threats it detects are: Alpha Antivirus Antivirus 2010 Antivirus Action A...

Just bought the new iPad2 and looking for something to do your old one?

Donate your old iPad to an Apple Retail Store, and Teach for America will donate it to a teacher in a low-income community.

Is Apple throttling web apps?

Tests indicate that iOS uses multiple techniques to hamper performance of web apps launched from the home screen of an iPhone or iPad.  Web apps launched directly from the Safari browser run about twice as fast...

Happy birthday, computer viruses!

Creeper, the world’s first computer virus, was created in 1971.  Twenty years later, there were still only about 1300 viruses around the ‘net.  Today, forty years after Creeper, there are over 200 m...