FBI warning / Greendot MoneyPak infection on your computer.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 in Blog, computers, infection, internet, malware, scam, Technology | 14 comments

In the past two days I have seen the same infection hit two different computer users. The infection causes a fake message to be displayed on your screen. The message appears to be from the FBI, but when you start to look at it you can easily tell it is fake. The message displays a way for you to send payment using Greendot MoneyPak. Greendot MoneyPak can be found at Walmart, CVS, Kmart, 7 Eleven, and Walgreens. It is a payment system where you...

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Apple can no longer be recommended for a computer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Apple, Blog, computers, hardware, Technology | 2 comments

There is a little known fact about Apple computers that everyone should know. Apple does not want you to fix your own computer. Over the years Apple has been slowly implementing “features” into their computers that will not allow you fix your Mac. I believe it started out with the 2009 Imac and Apple requiring you to buy compatible hard drives from them because of a proprietary cable system they implemented. No longer could you...

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Pogoplug kills very helpful pogoplugged.com website

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in Blog, cloud, computer backups, hardware, internet appliance | 8 comments

It seems as if the best days of owning my Pogoplug may be behind me. This is what happens when you get onboard a cloud service that you have no control of. As of June something 2012 the website pogoplugged.com is no longer active. If I recall the website was an unofficial pogoplug support website, unofficial meaning it was not owned by Pogoplug. Along with the shutter of the website was tons of helpful information regarding your Pogoplug. When...

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Don’t use Outlook to move IMAP mail

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Blog, computers, email, software, Technology | 0 comments

Using Outlook to move a ton of mail from one IMAP account to another is the equivalent of racing at Indy using your Grandmas Buick Le Sabre. It can be done but you will lose and it will not be pretty. Recently I tried to move a lot of email from an AOL account to Gmail using the built in Gmail “move from another address feature”. This feature is supposed to move mail from one email account into Gmail seamlessly,¬†all you have to do...

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Robocall advertising using bots that crawl websites are happening

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Blog, cell phone, internet, scam | 0 comments

So today I received a phone call from 206-397-1419 that caller ID identified as Seattle, WA. I picked up the phone and it was some tool on a recording trying to sell me something. I always hang up immediately when I receive these calls as I don’t want to waste one second of my life listening to their stupid recordings. The interesting thing about this time is that I immediately received another phone call on a different phone from the...

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