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Where is all of my hard drive space going?

I had a caller ask me this week why her hard drive is so full. I was able to remote in and find out exactly what the problem was. Her son had downloaded some movie and game files and had drastically reduced her hard drive space. How would she have known where these...

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Strong Passwords

May 5th, 2016 was World Password Day. People have to remember a password or a pin number for everything, whether it is for online banking, shopping, email or social media accounts. According to recent surveys, about 36 percent of the population feel overwhelmed by the...

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Ransomware

G DATA Software has released a whitepaper on the rise of Ransomware.  Most people have heard of the CryptoLocker and CryptoWall viruses, but where do these come from and how do they work?  This is the question that the inventor of antivirus is trying to answer in this...

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icloud account

From http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1782536&page=3 Question My wife and I share the same apple ID on our devices. We each have our own apple ID (she probably doesn't even know hers though), but I also set up a "family" apple ID which is what EVERYTHING...

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Why calls ring on every iPhone in house

Alpha Computer Support, Inc. Solution go to Settings - FaceTime - turn off iPhone Cellular Calls Rossman: Why calls ring on every iPhone in house Jim Rossman jrossman@dallasnews.com Published: 27 September 2014 06:00 PM Updated: 27 September 2014 06:39 PM I am...

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Cybercrime Scheme Uncovered in Brazil

By NICOLE PERLROTHJULY 2, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Security researchers have uncovered what they believe is a significant cybercrime operation in Brazil that took aim at $3.75 billion in transactions by Brazilians. It is unclear what percentage of the $3.75 billion worth...

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Apple’s iWatch Hardware Partners May Reveal New Info

Several media outlets have already reported that Apple is on track to launch the iWatch in October, and that timeframe still seems to make the most sense. Now, ahead of that launch, Apple’s manufacturing partners in Asia are reportedly gearing up to get the iWatch...

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Brand New Galaxy S5 Ad Trashes iPhone Battery Life

Samsung has a brand new attack ad on Apple that focuses on battery life. The Galaxy S5, as we’ve found in our tests, is pretty darn impressive when it comes through getting us through more than a full day of use, and so Samsung is taking that feather in its cap and...

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Acer plans “Liquid” Android smartphone push

Acer plans "Liquid" Android smartphone push Acer today unveiled four Android models that the Taiwanese electronics-maker will ship in the third quarter under the "Liquid" brand, although pricing details were not revealed. At the top end, Acer unveiled the 5.7-inch...

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Apple’s new Mac Pro to be available from Thursday,

  Apple has announced the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. As revealed earlier, Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro packs the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage...

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