Archive for December, 2011

Really last minute gift idea: DoctorDave Gift Certificates

December 24, 2011

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house… not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse! The web was searched with thought and care, but not a company could get gifts there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while panic and mayhem danced in your head. But DoctorDave ™ […]

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Santa Service: Making the holidays easier

December 21, 2011

Christmas Cat sez.. Originally uploaded by bnilsen Putting tech items under the tree this year? Great! But are you also giving the gift of frustration at no additional charge? Around this time of year, we get lots of questions about what this year’s best tech gifts might be. Of course the most popular this year […]

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Save money on Microsoft and other software year round

December 18, 2011

As you go about purchasing a new computer this holiday season, if you are affiliated with KU (or many other educational institutions) you can purchase copies of Microsoft products such as the FULL version of Microsoft Office 2010, Windows 7 Ultimate (and upgrade from Home Premium) for as low as $9.95. Not only that, but […]

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Secure your WiFi or else!

December 11, 2011

Having a secure wi-fi connection is important for a variety of reasons. Interlopers can slow down your internet connection and cause you bandwidth overage charges. Here are two interesting stories I came across about how an open wireless connection has caused problems. In this link a police officer was using a variety of neighbors’ wifi […]

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Computer Security the human element

December 4, 2011

While this recent Wall Street Journal article ( talks about how big corporations are infiltrated due to the trusting nature of employees, I suspect for the small office and home office user the problem is even more pervasive, yet undocumented. A few weeks ago, I wrote about this risk, yet I continue to get emails […]

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