Annoyances With the Presidential election finally over, I had hoped that my Facebook News Feed would become a kinder, gentler News Feed again but that was apparently a pipe dream. The election is over people. For those of you who voted for President Trump, good for […]
DDoS Attacks On October 21st, a massive Cyber-Attack impacted major websites such as Airbnb, Etsy, Netflix, Reddit, Spotify and Twitter. The nature of the attack is part of a growing trend of Dedicated Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that utilize infected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton. At this point, I just want the election to be over. The campaigning is so negative. My Facebook Timeline has become littered with anti-Trump and anti-Clinton rhetoric, some of it not close to reality. The posts don’t tell why I should vote
iOS 10 vs iOS 9 While there is much to like about iOS 10, the most annoying feature for me has been the ‘Press home to unlock’ feature. Back in the good old days (iOS 9), you just rested your finger over the Home button.
Alexa – Change Home Address I recently wrote about having to change my home address on my iPhone. Yesterday, I asked my Amazon Echo, whose voice control system is named Alexa, for the weather forecast. Lo and behold, Alexa gave me the weather for our prior
One of the features that I like about my iPhone’s Notification Center (found by swiping down on the iPhone screen) is the Today view. We recently moved about 15 miles to our new home. One afternoon, I was looking at the Today view. I was
iOS 10 New Stuff At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple revealed ten new or improved features that are coming to iOS 10. Improved User Experience The lock screen in iOS 10 has been redesigned to allow for rich notifications and the ability to quickly
Apple Announces Going Smaller At the Apple event on March 21st, Apple announced a smaller iPhone as well as a smaller iPad Pro. Nothing too shocking since these were the widespread rumors prior to the event. iPhone SE After seeming somewhat reluctant to release a
Ransomware has come to the OS X world. Typically focused in the PC world, Palo Alto recently discovered that the Transmission BitTorrent installer for OS X was infected with ransomware they have named “KeRanger”. The only other previously identified ransomware for OS X was FileCoder. It was
On Twitter’s blog, Senior Engineering Manager Mike Jahr announced a new Twitter feature. It is billed as a feature that “helps you catch up on the best Tweets from people you follow.” Using an algorithm, Twitter will determine which tweets it thinks you will find
Amazon Prime Video – another way of cutting the cord? It seems like Amazon frequently tweaks its Amazon Prime benefits. What started off as a way to get free 2-day shipping has evolved into a wide range of benefits, including: Prime Instant Video – This
This weekend only! To celebrate their Golden Globe award for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy for Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon is offering its Amazon Prime membership for $73 for new members only. The $26 savings is valid through 11:59pm PT on Sunday, January 17th.
For those of you who missed the opportunity to get the Amazon Echo for its launch price of $99, you may be able to get one in the coming weeks for less than the current $180 price tag. That is, as long as you don’t
Whenever I am on my MacBook Pro, I use the Twitter website to look at my Twitter feed (as opposed to using Tweetbot on my mobile devices). I found it to be pretty annoying that videos automatically started to play. So I turned off this feature.