Archive for month: February, 2012

The Ten Cities With The Highest Online Risks Of Cybercrime In 2012

Symantec, the makers of Norton Antivirus and other products, teamed up with Sperling’s BestPlaces, an independent research firm, to uncover the ten US cities with the highest risk of cybercrime. This was determ...

Review of the Lenovo ThinkCentre M71z

Are you looking for a top rated, middle of the road desktop for your offices? The Lenovo ThinkCentre M71z may be just what you need. With a touch screen 20 inch widescreen monitor at $917 direct, this PC is per...

Windows Live Mesh and Skydrive

A couple of components that are mostly overlooked by many users of Windows Live Essentials (Live Messenger) are the Mesh and Skydrive apps that come standard when when you install Windows Live Essentials: Other...

Toshiba Portege Ultrabook

For my birthday my husband surprised me with a Toshiba Portege Z835-P370 Ultrabook with an i5-2467M processor, 6GB DDR3 memory, and 128GB Solid State Drive. I know most women like jewelry, gold, diamonds, whate...

Intel Getting Aggressive with SmartPhones

Intel has announced its first, long-awaited smartphone in collaboration with Lenovo and Motorola. The Lenovo’s K800 phone will launch in China in the second quarter of 2012, while Motorola will wait till the re...

IBM Watson at Cancer Center

IBM’s Watson supercomputer may be best known for single-handedly beating “Jeopardy!” game show champs but IBM has taken it one step further which is proving to be a huge benefit for the health...

USB 3.0 To Come SmartPhones, Tablets This Year

According to many, USB standardized organizations have made many claims that USB 3.0 will come to smartphones and tablets this year.  This is important to our industry and will make things a lot better.  These ...

Hyper-V: Shrinking a VHD

If you are using Hyper-V virtual machine, with thin provisioned (or dynamic) virtual disks, you may find yourself needing to compact those virtual disk files (.VHD) to reclaim free space. Typically you would co...

Personal Cloud: WD My Book Live

Backup, backup, backup. Most of us rely on our computing technology for our work, home, and play to keep our data easily accessible. We’ve all experienced it, we’re working and all of a sudden our computer cras...

Mulitple Displays

Recently I wrote a blog on the use of travel monitors so even when you’re out of the office you can have multiple displays. Now while in the office I use three monitors, one is my laptop screen, and two externa...