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20 Years of Server Vulnerability Uncovered by Shellshock

Categories: IT support, News

29 September

If you thought that Heartbleed was bad, brace yourselves for the server vulnerability that we’re up against now. Last week, a 20-year-old bug was discovered that affects almost all Linux and Mac OS X deployments. You heard that correctly: malware that’s not confined to PCs. The new bug is called Shellshock, and it affects Bash, the Unix shell that is used as a default shell on both Linux and Mac OS X.

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What is Ello? Where Did It Come From?

Categories: News

26 September

In short, it’s the new “anti-Facebook” that’s creating quite a buzz in digital media. But why is this different from every other time someone claimed to have made the “new Facebook,” and why are people so excited about it?

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Is Facebook Making Us Fat? This Social Media and Obesity Link May SHOCK You!

Categories: News

23 September

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently said that the average Facebook user spends about 40 minutes a day on the network. Putting that into perspective, only 20% of Americans actually fulfill the CDC’s recommended 21 minutes of daily exercise. Let’s break that down a bit further to uncover the shocking link between social media and obesity.

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Mixed Orientation PowerPoint Presentations

Categories: TCI Tips

19 September

Microsoft Office's PowerPoint is a pretty great tool for setting up presentations. It does however have its shortcomings. Take for example that you can’t change the slide orientation per slide. Some data or images will just display better in landscape than they would in portrait mode or vice versa. While PowerPoint limits you to one orientation per presentation, there is a trick you can use to get around this limitation.

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What is iOS 8 QuickType and How Do I Make it Go Away?

Categories: TCI Tips, News

18 September

Much like millions of other iPhone users, today I updated my iPhone 5S to the just-released iOS 8. We’ve already talked about a ton of the cool new iOS features when we discussed the iPhone 6 unveiling, but now I got to play with these things on my own—how exciting!

Let’s just say that excitement fell to pieces pretty quickly.

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The Evolution of Modern Computing

Categories: Cloud IT

15 September

Technology moves fast. In the past hundred years, we have moved from primitive machines, barely capable of simple mathematics equations, to mobile phones capable of taking photos, sharing data, and communicating across the globe, in an instant.

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iPhone 6 Plus Shipping Delays Are Ruining Everything

Categories: News

12 September

The pre-order for the new iPhone 6 is now fully underway…or is it? As per the Apple announcement event on Tuesday, pre-sale should have begun at 12AM PST, or 3AM EST (yuck, I know). Nevertheless, all sorts of Apple aficionados either stayed up late or set their alarms to be awake for the release time.

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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review

Categories: News

10 September

It’s official: the 8th generation iPhone is here, and it’s called the iPhone 6 (and iPhone 6 Plus). Right off the bat, what do you think of the new name? While I thought the C for Color was kind of lame, am I the only one who thinks the “Plus” is a bit reminiscent of a particular competitor’s social network?

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Will the iPhone 6 Offer a Mobile Payment System?

Categories: News

08 September

Tomorrow’s the big day for Apple-lovers everywhere: the unveiling of the iPhone 6 (or so we hope)! There’s some speculation floating around—from leaked photos and factory orders to mock-up drafts and insider hints—but the long and short of it is that all will be revealed in less than 24 hours.

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How to Clear Your Search Engine History

Categories: TCI Tips, IT support

03 September

So now that you know what’s stored in your web browser history, let’s work on how to clear your search engine history. There could be plenty of reasons you’d want to erase your search history—you’re on a public computer, you share your computer with other people, you don’t want your previous search history to influence new searches—the list goes on for ages. Depending on which browser you use, there are different steps you’ll need to complete to clear your search engine history. Let’s get started!

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What Information is Saved in My Web Browser History?

Categories: TCI Tips, IT support

01 September

There are plenty of reasons that someone would want to clear their web browser history. To better understand these reasons, we should probably start by establishing exactly what types of things are included in your web browser history.

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