Browsing articles from "May, 2011"
May
30
2011

Security Matters: How I keep my PC safe from malware and viruses

I take computer security fairly seriously. The worst possible computer problem I can imagine is getting my data stolen or destroyed. Bank logins, retirement accounts, thousands of photos & videos, tax returns and other personal information are all sitting on my computer. If my little fortress of data were to be compromised, I would be devastated. On top of that, my wife would probably kill me. So the only thing to do is stay secure. […]

May
21
2011

Netflix App Review for HTC Droid Incredible

Finally, the Netflix App for Android is here! Android phone users have waited quite a while for this to happen. I know that personally, I was getting tired of my iPhone using friends bragging about how they had the Netflix App for quite some time now, and I didn’t. We’re even now though! Well, sort of. There some controversy with this App, because it’s release for Android is incredibly limited. If you have one of […]

May
14
2011

Super simple Javascript User Agent detection

I recently had the need to detect some mobile User Agents. If you’re not familiar with the topic, a User Agent is a piece of information that’s in every browser, desktop or mobile, which basically gives some data about it’s vendor and version. So you would be able to tell if a site visitor was using Firefox 4, Internet Explorer 8, or was on an iPhone for example. There are some very robust and complex […]

May
7
2011

eBooks may be here to stay, but paper books aren’t going anywhere

I recently wrote about how eBooks are finally a legitimate medium for distributing books, and their statistics are actually making a huge dent in best seller lists. While it may seem that the end is near for traditional paper books, I really don’t see it that way. While eBooks may have some advantages, in many ways, real books will always be superior. What got me started on this train of thought was my recent experience […]

May
1
2011

Who to trust, when even a big name like Sony lets the info of 77 million people get stolen?

UPDATE:Unbelievable, Sony announced that ANOTHER 24.7 million accounts were compromised, including 12,700 credit card numbers. This time, all from Sony Online Entertainment servers. — I’m sure everyone has heard the news by now that the PlayStation Network was hacked, and as a result, data from 77 million accounts has been stolen. Yes, 77 million, it’s insane. Don’t worry too much though, only 10 million of those users may have had their credit card information stolen. […]