Category Archives: Tech News

The 3G Woes in the US

Sure when you walk into any company dealing in mobile broadband service they are going to show you the map that the 3G service is available in your area. You can tell them where you work, live and spend most of your time and the answer will always be the same, “Sure we have 3G service there.” You happily sign the contract that binds tighter than a marriage certificate and off you go only to find you have to be standing in the field across the street with no clouds, no trees, no buildings, and no nothing!

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Well, no wonder people are not rushing for the latest in services because there are none to offer, who wants to sit outdoors three houses down just to get the 3G coverage you’re expecting? We all know that it is not possible to have the mobile broadband service everywhere, but it would sure be nice if the services could be gotten somewhere that does not require an acrobatic act or special clearing of the neighborhood trees.
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Simple Cyber Security Measures for Individuals

Most people in the civilized world these days use computers. The devices are not just accessories and equipment aiding academic studies. Computers are made to connect online, which in turn could facilitate actual and basic transactions. You could shop, bank, pay bills, transfer funds, reserve tickets, conduct businesses, and do just about anything you need to do online. Cyber security would help make you secured and safe all the time.

Because there is money across the Internet, defrauders, thieves, and burglars now focus on online crimes. Online transactions are mostly using credit card accounts, debit cards, and Internet accessible bank accounts. Thus, expect hackers and attackers to strive their best to be able to access your sensitive personal information. You might not know it but as you use your personal computer today, you might already be exposed to several Internet security problems.
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Google Voice

Two years after acquiring GrandCentral, Google is about to open an updated version of the service to all US users. Google Voice is a free service that provides one number for all your phones, so you can add some features that help you manage phone calls: blocking calls, recording calls, answering from any of your phones, transcribing voicemail and more. The good news is that GrandCentral will continue to be free and you’ll only have to pay for international calls.

“Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones — a phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location. Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers’ experience, and more. Google Voice isn’t a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones. Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines. There’s nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don’t have to make or take calls using a computer,” explains the new help center.
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What is Google App Engine?

What is Google App Engine? Google describes App Engine as a complete development stack that uses familiar technologies to build and host web applications on Google’s own infrastructure. Here are some basic explanations.

Google App Engine lets you run your web applications on Google’s infrastructure. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it’s ready to serve your users.
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Critical Internet Explorer Security Hole – Beware!

Microsoft will push out an emergency security patch for Internet Explorer. Millions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer users might be exposed to hackers because of new critical security hole currently being exploited in the wild.

The problem was first exposed last week, that allows hackers to access to a computer’s memory space, allowing attackers to remotely execute malicious code as IE crashes, Microsoft has said. Trend Micro has said that nearly 10,000 websites are compromising to take advantage of this flaw.
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