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6 things Mac users need to know about Win 10

http://www.cultofmac.com/298296/mac-users-need-know-new-windows/

Apple is busy putting the finishing touches on its next operating system, but Microsoft gave the world an early look at the next version of Windows today that is set to run on everything from smartphones to PCs.

Microsoft says its next version of Windows will be the most comprehensive platform ever, and while the company is retreating from the disaster that was Windows 8, it’s bringing back some classic features and stealing a few things from the Mac too.

Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/298296/mac-users-need-know-new-windows/

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What does it mean when Tech companies buy another?

Good article on how tech companies buying each other out can affect the consumer.

http://lifehacker.com/should-i-ever-care-when-one-tech-company-buys-another-1538658193

Shut down computer with your Cell

Here’s a PDF file that i found online.

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Protecting your Laptop

Protecting your Laptop

By Lincoln Spector, PCWorld

There are several issues here. You want to prevent thieves from stealing your laptop. But if it’s stolen despite your best measures, you still want to protect the data–both in the sense that you don’t want to lose it and you don’t want the thieves to access confidential information. Finally, you want to increase the odds of getting it back.Let’s start with preventing the theft in the first place:

When traveling, keep the laptop in a case that protects it physically but doesn’t look like a laptop case . A backpack should do the trick, but some type of bag I haven’t mentioned in PC World would probably be better.

Keep it either in your line of sight or in physical contact at all times. Put it in your lap or between your legs when sitting down and not using it.

When you’re at home, secure it with a lock and cable. Most laptops have a security slot that a specially-made lock can clamp onto, and those

locks come attached to cables you can put around tables and other unmovable objects. Both Kensington and SecurityKit.com offer selections of cables and locks for most standard laptops. For Mac users, Maclocks, the premier brand of Apple security and display accessories, introduced its latest product- The New MacBook Pro Lock (Retina lock) and Security Case bundle, being the first company to develop & sell a complete security solution for Apple’s new MBP.

When you’re staying at a hotel, bring the laptop with you wherever you go. Or, if there’s a safe in your room, put it in there. If neither of these solutions work, bring it to the front desk and ask if it can be put in the hotel’s safe. And if that’s not an option, use the lock and cable.

Protecting What’s On It
Even the most carefully-protected laptop may be stolen, so you need to protect your data. Most of your files will be of little use to criminals, but if there’s something you’d rather they not get a hold of (bank statements, corporate secrets, letters of transit), encrypt it.

You may not want to give criminals access to your data, but neither do you want to lose it yourself. Keep an up-to-date backup–and a backup to your internal hard drive doesn’t count. If you backup to an external hard drive, don’t pack that drive in the same bag as your laptop. In fact, when you’re on the road, leave the backup drive at home, and carry copies of the files you’ll need on this trip on a flash drive that you carry with you.

Or backup online with a service like Mozy.

If your laptop is stolen, there’s a good chance you’ll never see it again. But writing down your model and serial numbers (they’re probably on a plate or sticker on the bottom of the notebook) increases the odds that you will. Both Absolute Software and Tometa Software offer software/service combinations that may increase the odds even more. The hidden software they install onto your PC will report the laptop’s physical location (or at least its IP address) when the laptop accesses the Internet. This information can help you track down your stolen computer.

Apps for hiccups?

As you guessed it,  i had the hiccups the other day that was seeming endless. It went on for an hour until i started to get worried and figured i need to relieve my misery. I drank water, held my breath, pinched my pinky – all the old traditional ways of getting rid of hiccups. Didn’t work, so i figured i would just check online and see if there was an actual app for this. And of course, there was! I found 1 for the IPhone and 1 for Android. I didn’t try them because by that time i ate a piece of pineapple and it solved my hiccup annoyance. But here u go in case you have hiccups and want a quick solution! 🙂

Android users

IPhone users

How to choose the best type of External Drive!

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/digital-crave/hard-drive-good-six-external-drives-twist-172753968.html

TeamViewer

Need to trouble shoot your friend’s computer and wanna go in remotely?

Give TeamViewer a try. Its easy and free.  There is a commerical and private use version. Works on windows/osx/linux

TeamViewer

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