Best Internet Security Suite for 2015

PC Magazines recently reviewed more than 40 entries to come up with the Best Internet Security Suite for 2015 and selected BitDefender as an Editors Choice and so does Prairie Star Technology. We use a more commercial grade version called Gravity Zone End Point Security that...
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How to make your computer FAST!!

How To Make Your Computer FAST!!  Lets face it, we have all become addicted to speed.  Patience is gone.  We want everything now.  Especially when we are using our computers trying to search for the latest cat videos online. But computer speed is fleeting and elusive.  New...
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Yes You Can Get A Free Upgrade To Windows 10

Yes You Can Get A Free Upgrade To Windows 10   So Microsoft is advertising to all Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users that they can reserve a free copy of Windows 10 with a new icon in the notifications area of the taskbar.  Sounds awesome, right?  Yep, all you have to do is trust...
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Patch Tuesday for March 2015

Patch Tuesday for March 2015 Microsoft released 14 security bulletins today to fix about 44 different problems, most labeled ‘Critical’ security updates. The patch package includes Microsoft’s solution for the now-infamous FREAK security vulnerability and some...
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iOS 8.2 Released Today

iOS 8.2 released today as an update to most iPhones, iPads and iPods.  While there are a number of enhancements and bug fixes, the big new ad here is integration with the new Apple Watch which CEO Tim Cook debuted today.  The Apple Watch will work with the iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and...
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Cool Features In Windows 7

Cool Features In Windows 7 While Windows 7 was launched in July of 2009, it is still a dominant force and has a whopping 56% marketshare.  Compare this to the newer Windows 8/8.1 operating system that launched in October of 2012 and only has a marketshare of 14%.  Even though its...
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This May Scare You Off The Internet

          This may scare you off the Internet.  This is an interesting Article  from Business Insider about some of the most notorious hackers ever caught.  Another interesting read is the FBI Cyber Crime Top 10 Most Wanted, CLICK HERE to to see this list...
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday for February 2015

Today is Microsoft Patch Tuesday for February 2015.  This months updates, released this morning, contain 9 update bundles that are plugging a whopping 55 distinct security problems in their operating system.  Three of the 9 update bundles are labeled as ‘Critical’ and...
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Ransomware Computer Virus

Ransomware computer viruses are making the rounds with computer users.  They are encrypting the files, pictures, documents and music and demanding the victims pay a ransom of hundreds of dollars with payment made via Bitcoin or a cash voucher.  Some offer a countdown timer as a...
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Microsoft Windows Phone Scam

Don’t fall for the Microsoft Windows Phone Scam! The Microsoft Windows phone scam is one that has been going on for quite a while.  They called me today and I got to have some fun at their expense. The way it works is that they call and tell you that they are getting errors...
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