Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?

Upgrade to Windows 10? Maybe, Maybe Not. I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 a few days ago. It was a slow process, but aside from that, I had no problems. I just had to ignore my laptop while it went through the upgrade. However, many of my friends and colleagues have had issues. So […]

Does Firefox Remember The Wrong Password? Here’s How to Fix It.

What To Do When Firefox Remembers the Wrong Password   If you are anything like me, you cannot remember all of your passwords. So you encourage Firefox (or Internet Explorer or Chrome) to remember your passwords for you. But sometimes, for whatever reason, the wrong password gets in there, and no matter how many times […]

Cloud or Hard Drive Backups?

Which Should You Do? Cloud or Hard Drive Backups? Flying home from a conference yesterday, I had a man and his wife sitting next to me.  I was reading a book on  my iPad to pass the time.  When the wife went to the bathroom, the man started asking me questions about my iPad.  Not […]

Preliminary Thoughts on Windows 8

I don’t feel comfortable writing a full analysis of Windows 8. I have not had the opportunity to use it enough. But I was asked to write a review for the Montgomery Bar Association and in doing so, developed some thoughts I will share. I will give a full analysis some distant time in the […]

Are your iPhone & iPad apps crashing? Reinstall them

My partner, Ellen, has been having issues with her iPhone apps. She details her issues here.  As it turns out, the problem for Ellen and numerous other iPhone and iPad users came from a DRM glitch that the app store was experiencing. DRM stands for digital rights management. Various companies use different types of DRM […]

Will you lose Internet access on Monday July 9th?

Please pardon the intentionally alarmist title of this post, but I want to get your attention. By now, hopefully, you have heard of the DNSChanger virus and checked your computer(s) to see if you are infected. But if you haven’t, and you are one of the potentially 70 thousand people in the United States who […]

Office 365’s Rule Limitations Are Really %$#!ing Me Off

When I joined Ellen, one of the first things I did was to move us to cloud based Exchange for eamil.  At the time the service was called BPOS. As I was setting up the service, Ellen mentioned to me that her rules had not been operating correctly. Emails were not ending up where they […]

Technology has its limits – or you break it, you buy it

Remember when you were young and walked into a store with breakable stuff? I bet your mom said the same thing mine did, “Put your hands in your pockets and keep them there.”  Before my parents got into showing dogs, they went antiquing, so I heard this comment a lot. Yes I grew up in […]

Does your new computer have malware on it before you even turn it on?

I have read several articles over the past few years reporting incidents in which new technology was  infected with malware before the owner ever had a chance to use it. Normally the technology had been imported from over seas. When I first read these stories I shook my head and wondered, if you can’t trust […]

Apple Security Hole Uncovered

My partner, Ellen Freedman, posted about a security hole found in all of the portable Apple devices, just as she is heading out to buy one.  Ellen also notes that she knows a few people who stay away from technology out of fear. First, I agree, as Ellen writes, security holes happen, Apple will fix […]