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The Frighteningly Awesome New Technology of 2014

Categories: Apps and Tools

31 October

 Spiders, snakes and darkness. They may be the favorite companions and pets of those upper-echelon villains that pervade our literature, films and streets on the 31st of October but, I have to say, they would not be my preferred form of company. Fortunately, I do not typically end up in the hands of my arch-nemesis very often (which might be because I don’t have one, but, if you do, I feel sorry for you).

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How to Backup to OneDrive and Save Yourself from Crashing Computers

Categories: TCI Tips

24 October

With all of the press Apple has been getting over the past few weeks, it only makes sense that we start giving one of their primary competitors a look too. Just the other day I was looking on the Mac app store at cloud storage apps and was surprised to see that OneDrive, an application that I use pretty much every day, had a meager two-star rating. It might just be because the app does not work very well on Mac’s but using OneDrive as your main cloud storage may be the best decision you have ever made. And here is why you should backup to OneDrive.

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The New iOS8 Update Features You Need to Know

Categories: Apps and Tools

22 October

Apple rolled out Yosemite last week to some pretty rave reviews and I have to say, I was pretty impressed. The new flat design and simplified icons made for a more enjoyable and contemporary aesthetic experience. It was easy to use and it made my 2010 Macbook Pro feel like it was a brand new computer (although that may have had to do with me performing a clean install of Yosemite).

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Will Matchstick Blow Chromecast Out of the Water?

Categories: Apps and Tools

03 October

In light of a current Kickstarter project that has more than doubled its funding goal with just under a month left of fundraising time to go, it looks like Chromecast better get ready for company. Matchstick is a new streaming stick built on the Firefox OS that is completely open-source, and from the look of things, it means business.

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Apple Releases OS X Patches for Shellshock Bug

Categories: IT support, News

01 October

Security experts across the globe have been working around the clock to create patches for the Shellshock bug that uncovered 20 years of server vulnerability on systems using Bash. It’s beginning to appear that despite the longstanding claim that Apple products are less susceptible to viruses than PCs, internal bugs are just as easily exploited by hackers, and it’s happening more and more every day.

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