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Mystery Solved: The Case of the Depleting iPad Battery

I have owned an iPad since the very first day they were available. I pretty much carry it with me everywhere.  It is either in my hand, under my arm, on the desk next to me or in my backpack. … Continue reading

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OS X Lion: Fix – Restore Windows When Re-opening Applications

One of the most annoying features I have found in OS X Lion is that when an application is restarted, by default, it tries to reload all of the previous windows that had been open.  For example, if I have … Continue reading

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iPad New: Unboxing, First Impressions and a Fix for the Verizon Data Signup Email Issue

After patiently waiting for more than a week, the new iPads have arrived!  Packaging for the new version of the iPad is quite similar to the old one.  Unless you look closely, the box is almost indistinguishable from the previous … Continue reading

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NFC: Near Field Communication – A Primer

NFC or Near Field Communication is a technology where small amounts of data can be transferred from one NFC-enabled device to another. In many ways, NFC is similar to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) which has been in use for many … Continue reading

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The New iPad: Initial Thoughts and Data Plan Information

It has finally been announced!  The “New iPad”. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the naming convention, but the device specifications seem to have been well accepted. I don’t believe Apple went beyond what has been expected, but they … Continue reading

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The Do Not Call List: Has It Stopped Working?

It has happened to you before. You are enjoying time with your family, eating dinner or participating in a business meeting when you phone rings. It is a number that you don’t recognize. It isn’t a local number. It could … Continue reading

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Secure Shell: Part 1- The Basics

In our technological infancy, no one really was very concerned about security. Use of the telnet application was the common method used to establish text-based connections to remote systems. The downside of telnet is that all of the traffic (usernames, … Continue reading

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WPS Security Vulnerability: Ease of Use -> Less Secure

Several weeks ago, a security researcher by the name of Stefan Viehbock identified a pretty serious vulnerability in the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) protocol that is supported by most consumer-grade wireless routers produced over the last several years. Although I … Continue reading

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Apple Upgraded the AirPort Utility to 6.0 for Lion Users: A Blessing or a Curse?

I always thought that one of the negatives of using Apple products in my network was the fact that you could not configure them through a browser.  All other consumer-grade routers that I am aware of provide a browser-based network … Continue reading

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Removing Microsoft Windows Updates: A Temporary Solution to Restore Productivity

Although most often harmless to existing installed software and computer configurations, occasionally, Microsoft Windows updates can negatively impact your system. It isn’t possible for Microsoft to test every combination of hardware and software prior to shipping these updates. Often, these … Continue reading

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