Archive for July, 2012

Online review scams are using both science and the law to keep them legit

July 29, 2012

Online reviews for many people are a key way of researching products and services. I’ve blogged about this before, and a year or so later, online reviews still can’t easily be trusted. In fact, according to this article the business of fake or “shill” online reviews is growing. The good news is that science is […]

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The PC-Tuneup, Alchemy and other myths

July 22, 2012

Websters al·che·my   [al-kuh-mee] Show IPA noun, plural -mies for 2. 1. a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life. 2. any magical power or process […]

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Invitation and Comment threats to your computer

July 15, 2012

Spammers, hackers and other evil spirits on the Internet keep coming up with new and innovative ways to compromise our security. If they used those skills for something worthwhile, the world would be a better place. The newest invention showing up in our inbox is “Invitation Spam.” Here are some examples… The return addresses are […]

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New threat for Yahoo/AT&T/SBCglobal.net email users

July 8, 2012

SEE UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNT In the past few weeks, we’ve been seeing a large and increased amount of hacks of Yahoo email accounts, and the end user doesn’t even know it. This is not just for people with @yahoo email address but also sbcglobal, att […]

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Microsoft Store: Innovative or imitative? My hands-on review

July 2, 2012

This week Oak Park Mall got the area’s first Microsoft store: nestled geographically between the Leawood and Plaza Apple stores. How does this store compare with Apple Retail stores or the traditional big box stores like BestBuy or Nebraska Furniture Mart? Read on. At first glance, the store feels like Bizarro Apple store (as in […]

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