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Why I shoot in RAW, and Why You Should Too

Why I shoot in RAW, and Why You Should Too

Have you heard photo enthusiasts talking about shooting in RAW, but you have no idea what they are talking about? I’m going to share some questions I often get about shooting in RAW, what that means, and a few reasons for why I love it for my photography. 1. What does shooting in RAW mean? […] Read More

Spinning Plates and Solid States: Understanding Hard Drives and Memory

Spinning Plates and Solid States: Understanding Hard Drives and Memory

It seems like everyone wants to super charge their computer with a bigger, faster hard drive and more memory.  When you enter a computer store, you might get dressed down by some geeky sales person who determines you’re just a megabyte away from extinction. This almost happened to a friend of mine; he said he […] Read More

Secure Your Web Browser From the Bad Guys

Secure Your Web Browser From the Bad Guys

Web browsers and their plug-ins are the main target for thieves who want access to your computer. Attackers craft web pages, malicious advertisements and other nasty stuff to exploit security holes in whatever browser you’re using to view the Internet. To protect yourself, keep your browser secure. The usual simple steps to secure your PC help […] Read More

Encryption 101: Keep the NSA out of Your Private Stuff

Encryption 101: Keep the NSA out of Your Private Stuff

  Forbidden love affairs, broken promises, lingerie pictures, posing to show off your physique — the Washington Post reports that the National Security Agency is getting an eyeful of these kinds of intimate Internet communications. Last week, Edward Snowden dropped this latest bombshell, revealing that the NSA is collecting much more than just metadata. We can […] Read More

Cloudy with a Chance of Synchronization. What’s a Cloud?

Cloudy with a Chance of Synchronization.  What’s a Cloud?

If you’re confused by the term “cloud computing” and don’t know what it means to have your computers and mobile devices syncing to a cloud service, you’re not alone. The Oxford Dictionary defines the word cloud as “a state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry.” We’re not discussing this type of cloud.  Yet for many […] Read More

Moving Day: Get All Your Stuff On a New PC

Moving Day: Get All Your Stuff On a New PC

Getting a new PC means it’s time to transfer your files, settings and applications to make yourself at home on your brand new system. To be fair, the first thing you actually need to do is to uninstall all that nasty bloatware slowing things down. Moving your stuff is really the second thing. Move Your […] Read More

Before You Buy a Pebble Smartwatch, Read This

Before You Buy a Pebble Smartwatch, Read This

I’m on record dissing the Pebble smartwatch, calling it ugly, clunky and overpriced for a device with a non-color non-touchscreen. Surely, I thought back in January 2013, when I saw the Pebble demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show, a flood of better products will soon arrive to beat this wrist-size PalmPilot at its own game. […] Read More

Why Care About Online Privacy (If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide)

Why Care About Online Privacy (If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide)

You’re a good person. Should you worry what websites know about you? Take this short quiz to find out. Have you ever… Grumbled about high income taxes in an online forum? Performed an Internet search about the Bill of Rights? Said you’d oppose the government injecting RFID microchips into people? Supported a 3rd-party U.S. presidential […] Read More

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