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Archive for the ‘In The News’ Category



If you made a purchase at Dairy Queen in August, your bank account could be at risk. Continue reading

In The News 10-17-14

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

In The News 10-17-14 Redbox kills streaming service, HP splits in two and the maker of Apple’s sapphire glass files for bankruptcy. Continue reading

Twitter Sues The Government Over User Privacy

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Twitter is suing the U.S. Government demanding the right to reveal requests for user data. Continue reading

76 Million Households Hit By Bank Hack

Friday, October 10th, 2014

It’s been revealed that a cyberattack against banking giant JPMorgan Chase hit 76 million households this summer along with 7 million small businesses. Continue reading

In The News 10-10-14

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

In The News 10-10-14 Trojan spyware targets iPhones & Android, new Microsoft keyboard works with any device & eBay splits PayPal into separate company. Continue reading

In The News 10-03-14

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

In The News 10-03-14 – Windows 10 is revealed, a Kindle just for kids and what’s up with iOS 8? Continue reading

Apple Wants You To Ditch Your Wallet

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Apple wants you to ditch your wallet for an iPhone and use their new Apple Pay system. Continue reading

In The News 09-26-14

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

In The News 09-26-14 Is this the new Windows 9 Start Menu? A delicious alternative to an Apple Watch and Android apps are now available for Chromebook. Continue reading

Is the new Apple Watch a revolutionary smartwatch or just a really expensive phone accessory? Continue reading

In The News 9-19-14

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

In The News 9-19-14 – Healthcare.gov is hacked, Microsoft sued over Bing Image Search and Apple adding more security notifications. Continue reading

In The News 09-12-14

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

In The News 09-12-14 A breach in Apple’s iCloud is blamed for a nude photo scandal, the music player that was supposed to revolutionize music is delayed and Microsoft drops file size limit in OneDrive. Continue reading

Move Over MP3s – Vinyl Is Making A Comeback

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Move over MP3s … Vinyl records are coming back strong while the rest of the music business slumps. Continue reading

In The News 09-05-14

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

In The News 09-05-14 Games push to turn players into payers, California makes phone kill switch mandatory and Amazon spends a $1 billion for Twitch. Continue reading

Hackers not only managed to overwhelm the Sony PlayStation Network and take it down for several hours last Sunday, they also managed to have a flight carrying Sony Online’s President diverted after make a veiled bomb threat. Continue reading

A new camera promises to help you take the very best “selfie.” Does it have what it takes to revive the point and shoot camera market? Continue reading

In The News 08-29-14

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

In The News 08-29-14 The app that stops kids from ignoring you, the law that gives you control over a deceased loved one’s social media and Ballmer quits the board at Microsoft. Continue reading

Vince has plenty to say about Facebook Messenger permissions. I answer one big question and respond to his criticism. Continue reading

Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive credit card sized computer module designed to bring fun back to computer programming for kids and for those of us who have loved computers since the stone ages of the eighties. Continue reading

In The News 08-22-14

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

In The News 8-22-14: How your sweat could power your smartphone, what happens when a cable company puts a customer on hold for more than three hours, and Android gaining ground in the workplace. Continue reading

In The News 08-15-14

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

XP Share Dips Below 25%

Windows XP can still be found on just under 25% of computers accessing the Internet, according to NetMarketShare.  That’s down from just under 40% in July of 2013. 

Security support for the XP ended back in April and users have been slow to let go.  Windows 7 is the most popular operating system, found on 51% of

A high-tech bracelet promises to let you make Facebook friends the old-fashioned way, by shaking hands. Continue reading

In The News 08-08-14

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

In The News 08-08-14 Hilton Hotels swap the front desk for a smartphone app, Amazon will let you print a tiny you and a big loss for Nintendo. Continue reading

In The News 08-01-14

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

In The News 08-01-14: Comcast gives the worst customer service ever, Sony websites shut down after the company forgets to pay the Internet bill and IBM and Apple team up in the workplace. Continue reading

Amazon has new subscription reading service called Kindle Unlimited that lets readers have unlimited access to 600,000 eBooks and thousands of audiobooks for $9.99 per month. Continue reading

In The News 07-25-14

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

In The News 07-24-14 Microsoft issues a support warning for Windows 7, Amazon hires the man behind Google Glass and The Play Store gets a new look. Continue reading

See the latest news on Amazon’s announced drone delivery service and what obstacles it needs to overcome. Continue reading

Stay Connected In Your Car

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Smartphones are changing the way we use our cars. From music to Internet to GPS, how phones are becoming an integral part of vehicles. Continue reading

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