Amazon Fire TV: Farewell Cable Bill, Hello Great Viewing

For years, I've obediently paid my cable TV bill. And then moved, paid for a new installation, and paid some more. And paid as the bill went up. And then moved, paid for a new installation and... well, you get the picture.  Of course, my cable frequently went down due to what the computerized robot that always answered the phone at the cable company called "an unavoidable widespread outage." So when I read about options that would allow me to say farewell to my cable bill and hello to expanded show coverage as well as movies, I was intrigued. I only have basic cable, which means I get five channels and pay a ridiculous $35 a month for that privilege.  I decided to try Amazon Fire TV. ...more
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Smart Homes: What Are They?

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Family Identity Theft is Ugly

Identity theft isn’t just the stuff of exciting movie and TV dramas; this happens in real life—and often. In fact, that Target breach that made headlines, Neiman Marcus, those 1. 2 Billion records the Russian cyber gang hacked: all identity theft....more

Best Way to Destroy a Computer Virus

Computer viruses are here to stay, which means users need to know the best way to eradicate them the moment they attack. Like disease viruses, computer viruses evolve and get “smarter.” The many different kinds of computer viruses (such as worms, Trojans, spyware) are called malware: malicious software.In general, security software comes with instructions for getting rid of or containing malware....more

Breaking Dawn Review of Headlamp that Doesn't Suck: Energizer Ultimate Lithium Headlight, Blue/Silver Design

I've always been crazy. Ask anyone that's known me for any length of time and they'll be happy to tell you how crazy sick I am... only they may not say it in a nice way. I admit it. Crazy is my middle name. Ask my mother. She filled out my birth certificate, "Stephanie Crazy-Sick-Expert-In-Her-Own-Mind". It was hell in kindergarten. ...more

How to tell if your Computer has a Virus

Your computer probably has a virus if you can answer “Yes” to any of the questions below:Is your computer running quite slowly?A virus often causes a computer to run slowly. But realize that this symptom can also mean that a computer needs more memory, or that the hard disk needs defragmenting. It can also mean spyware or adware is present....more

Cybersecurity Insurance still Requires Cybersecurity

OpenSSL vulnerabilities are sticking around for a while. In fact, recently two new ones were announced: One allows criminals to run an arbitrary code on a vulnerable computer/device, and the other allows man-in-the-middle attacks. A more famous openSSL vulnerability that made headlines earlier this year is the Heartbleed bug....more

Technology and why has it taken over?

Do any of us remember what life was like before computers and cell phones? I remember how life wasn't so hetic and people actually talked face to face with each other. You actually mailed a letter through the post office and not email. I was a eighties kid. Computers were becoming popular but expensive. Bulky and loud. Cellphones were for cars and the very rich. Fast forward to 2014, everyone has a cellphone or as they are  called a smartphone. Computers are now laptops and IPads or kindles. Life is revolved around social media and how we can one up each other in technology....more

Prepaid Cards risk of Fraud

Somewhere out there is a dictionary that when you look up the term wire money, the definition says scam! Even though legitimate money-transfer businesses exist like Western Union, a request to wire money for that new car or vacation package is most probably a rip-off....more