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From Porn Sites to Starbucks Wi-Fi, CPUs Are Getting Hijacked to Mine Cryptocoins

Gizmodo--It’s one thing to wake up and discover that you missed the boat on a cryptocurrency boom that’s making a handful of people very wealthy. It’s another thing to find out that your computer is making someone else rich while it gives you poor performance and jacks up your electricity bill. With the spread of cryptojacking, that infuriating scenario is happening to more people.
December 14, 2017 Go to story on Gizmodo

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The Most Cost-Efficient Inkjet Printers

Consumer Reports--Looking for a printer that performs all sorts of tasks without drowning you in ink costs? Consult this Consumer Reports list of the most cost-efficient inkjet printers.
March 16, 2018 Go to Consumer Reports

How to use the Magnifier on iPhone and iPad

iMore--How can you use your iPhone to more easily see the world around you? With the all-new magnifier!
March 08, 2018 Go to iMore

New documents reveal FBI paid Geek Squad repair staff as informants

ZDNet--A freedom of information request revealed that the FBI used the Best Buy division's repair staff to flag illegal content.
March 07, 2018 Go to ZDNet

iOS 11.2 power user tips and tricks | ZDNet

ZDNet--Here's how to get the most from iOS 11.2 on your iPhone and iPad.
March 03, 2018 Go to ZDNet

Know Your Cyber Attacks: Five Common Exploits

SecurityRoundTable.org--Know Your Cyber Attacks: Five Common Exploits - When two major security flaws located in the microprocessors driving most of the world’s computers became public earlier this year, it was big news. Those...
February 28, 2018 Go to SecurityRoundTable.org

The best mobile VPNs can ensure your privacy anywhere | ZDNet

ZDNet--Going mobile? Stay secure. Here's how find an effective VPN service. (Hint: You can't trust every VPN provider.)
February 25, 2018 Go to ZDNet

Vivio Technologies Parlays ColdFusion Expertise Into Powerful, Reliable, and Well-Supported Hosting for Savvy Developers - HostingAdvice.com

HostingAdvice.com--TL; DR: Built by developers, for developers, Vivio Technologies grew out of two friends’ frustrations with finding expert hosting and knowledgeable support for their ColdFusion applications. Co-Founder, CFO, and COO Mark Keymer gave us a candid look at how the company started and continues to compete with large-scale global competitors. Jordan Michaels and Mark Keymer …
February 23, 2018 Go to HostingAdvice.com

AMP for email is a terrible idea

TechCrunch--Google just announced a plan to "modernize" email, allowing "engaging, interactive, and actionable email experiences." Does that sound like a terrible idea to..
February 15, 2018 Go to TechCrunch

Smartphone data tracking is even creepier than you think

The Next Web--  Smartphones rule our lives. Having information at our fingertips is the height of convenience. They tell us all sorts of things, but the information we see and receive on our smartphones is just a fraction of the data they generate. By tracking and monitoring our behaviour and activities, smartphones build a digital profile of …
February 15, 2018 Go to The Next Web

Should you get it? Edmunds sizes up new car-safety technology

USA TODAY--Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming increasingly common in new cars.
February 11, 2018 Go to USA TODAY