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Wednesday
Feb092011

Run Windows Update, Major Patch yesterday

Major Patch Tuesday yesterday.  If Windows Update has not prompted you, run Windows Update and update your system

Monday
Feb072011

T-Mobile offering free phones this Friday and Saturday

Yes, with a new 2 year contract, any phone at T-Mobile is free.  Two days only

Monday
Feb072011

Beware Verizon iPhone 4 Users, Chill on your data use

One of the problems that AT&T encountered when they got the iphone was that the phone encourages heavy data use.  Accessing the Internet and Internet linked activities was so easy that many AT&T subscribers did it on a regular basis.  Time has shown that AT&T was ill prepared to handle this surge of data hungry customers.  As of this writing, 2% of Internet usage was done with an iPhone and/or iPad.

Verizon has a plan in place already to make sure you do not use your iPhone too much (so nice of them).  As of the official release of the iphone, Verizon will be throttling the data speed of the top 5% of data users.  What does this mean?  The more data you use, the slower your data transfer speed will be.  Welcome to Verizon

Saturday
Feb052011

Are you a moocher?

Did you know that 32% of Internet users admit stealing their neighbors wifi signal?  Shame on you?  If you have an unsecured network, read the following article to see why it's a bad idea.  Secure it immediately.

Saturday
Feb052011

Compare & Contrast - Verizon vs. AT&T and the iphone 4

Which is better, what should you do?  syracuse.com has a nice comparison chart detailing the phone on each carrier.  Now it's your decision...

Saturday
Feb052011

Microsoft Patch Tuesday...Get Ready

As I stress the need to keep your system updated, I would be derelict in my duty if I did not advise of major updates.  Tuesday, look for major updates from Microsoft.  Windows Update should initiate them for you if you have Automatic Updates enabled.  If not, enable it and update your system

Details on Tuesday Patches