Monthly Archives May 2011

Skype Posts Bug Fix

Skype was down for a better part of day this week because of a buggy update (so what’s new?!)  They have released a simple update for Windows users and Mac and Linux fixes are on the way. Guess who is getting blamed?! 😉 Microsoft!

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Google Wallet and Pay Pal Lock Horns

Google barely had the wraps off its new mobile payment service when long time online pay service PayPal brought suit against it.  Full story

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Podcast: May 28, 2011

Show Notes:

Podcast: May 28, 2011 – Hour 1
Podcast: May 28, 2011 – Hour 2

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Podcast: May 21, 2011

Show Notes

Don’t forget…our second hour is dedicated to taking answering your computers questions.

Podcast: May 21, 2011 – Hour 1
Podcast: May 21, 2011 – Hour 2
Link: The Mac Minute

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Shane's Top 5 “Aha Moments”

Shane Hamelin is a tech expert who works for CompuQuest USA Inc.

The Top Five “Aha” Moments

1.) I’m connected to the Internet but my browser will not display websites.

Answer: Some malware will make normal connection to the Internet impossible by changing your Internet Connection settings to use a proxy server. If you are having problems connecting to the Internet and perhaps getting messages about a web page not being available follow my simple steps to change the Proxy Server back to the correct server.

a)     Start then go to control panel.

b)     Click Internet options, then connections

c)     Click LAN settings then it will open automatic configurations.

d)     Remove all the check marks you see on automatic configurations and proxy server

e)     Press OK

2.) My laptop will power up but I only have a “Black Screen”

Answer: You turned on your laptop, but the screen is BLACK! You see that the laptop has power but besides that nothing is happening. Some cases, its just static buildup and these simple steps can fix this issue on all brands of laptops.

a)     Take out your laptop battery.

b)     Remove your AC Adapter Cord, that’s the wall power plug; remove …

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Fake MS Patch Tuesday…Beware!

Malicious attackers are taking advantage of event-based social engineering attacks,and are using fake notifications for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday to attach a copy of  Trojan.Backdoor.Haxdoor,

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Podcast: May 14, 2011

Don’t forget that the entire second hour is dedicated to answering your questions.

Gary Baker will be a judge at this year’s Fifth Annual Battle of the Entrepreneurial Improv

Podcast: May 14, 2011 – Hour 1
Podcast: May 14, 2011 – Hour 2


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Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion

No sooner had rumors begun about a fight for Skype between Microsoft, Google and Facebook, than Remond, WA biggest business announced victory…but an expensive one, $8.5 billion for a company valued at $2-3 billion.  One author sees this as an expensive game of “keep away” for Microsoft. What do you think?

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How to Change Your Facebook Settings to HTTPS

Here is how you make sure that you are secure when you are using Facebook but don’t forget that using common sense is probably the best defense you can have.

1.) Go to Account in the upper right corner
2.) Account Settings
3.) Account Security
4.) Check first box under Secure Browsing (https) Check the bottom of the page to look for a Save button.

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Anti-Mac Malware Gets Serious

The folks on the “Dark Side”,i.e. Apple fan boys, have often scoffed at the need for anti-virus software as if Macintosh machines were somehow invulnerable.  This week the world got lots of proof that “it ain’t necessarily so.”

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