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11Aug2020

Too Many Gadgets

It’s confession time. We have too many gadgets in our house, and the byte-load finally bit us by causing disruptions in service and performance. Who was the big culprit? We fingered Google in our house, but the accusation came after a long process of elimination. We’ve had a performance issue for the past few years,
  • 11 Aug, 2020
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Google, hub. chromecast, nest, network overload, network performance,
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08Oct2019

The Bluetooth Blues Will Make You See Red

Many people are unaware of all the places that Bluetooth connects your devices to. They’re more than just your phone to your headset. Apple brought this to light in their release of iOS 13, and one of their biggest rivals, Google, and Facebook may be the biggest culprits. Here’s what you need to know. Of
  • 8 Oct, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • apps, beaons, bluetooth, facebook, Google, iOS13, location,
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20Aug2019

Convenience vs. Competition: What do You Think?

The Department of Justice is beginning an investigation of “big data” companies and their hold on your online activity. This is not intended to be a political rant, but we’d like to know your thoughts on convenience vs. competition. Here’s the executive summary of the DOJ’s investigation: DOJ is reviewing whether and how market-leading online
  • 20 Aug, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Amazon, Apple, big data, competition, doj, facebook, Google, legal, online security, online services, online shopping, prime day, technology,
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12Feb2019

Inside the World of Updates

Facetime updates got a lot of face time recently with all the reports about how a 14-year-old discovered a bug that left a mic open even if a recipient didn’t answer a group Facetime call. It was shocking but not surprising, based on how updates are developed and implemented. Apple, Microsoft, Google and other technology
  • 12 Feb, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple, bug, facetime, Google, Microsoft, privacy, security, updates,
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12Dec2017

We’re Not Neutral on Net Neutrality

The intended repeal of net neutrality by the FCC will affect all of us. We’re likely to see the first changes as they affect the cost and availability of streamed programming and premium content; less is likely to cost more. We don’t know, yet, how it will affect search engines and your ability to find
  • 12 Dec, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Amazon, facebook, fairness, Google, internet acces, ISP, level playing field, Microsoft, net neutrality, netflix,
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28Mar2017

Verizon Forcing Email Decision; We Recommend You Exit

Verizon is dripping out the announcement that it will migrate its email business to AOL, which the communications giant acquired in 2015. It’s a rolling process that will take place over the next several months, and everyone will get specific instructions based on your account. Your clock will start ticking when you get an email
  • 28 Mar, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • AOL, email, email options, GMail, Google, Microsoft, Outllook, Verizon,
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28Mar2017

Cybersecurity Scorecard

Cybersecurity has dominated our conversation for the past year, and a report from SonicWall, which provides security tools worldwide for networks to email and everything in between, shows where we’re making progress and where new threats lie. First, the good news. In data gathered in the past year from the SonicWall Global Response Intelligent Defense
  • 28 Mar, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Android, cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security, exploit, exploits, Google, GRID, IoT, Malware, risk management, SonicWall, ssl, ttl,
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