Archive for June, 2009

OS X Security and Malware

Please folks practice safe computing – keep your systems up to date, don’t install pirated software (including music and videos), clear your browser cache often, and don’t install ‘helpers’ or ‘codecs’ you cannot thoroughly verify.Using the line, “I have a Mac I don’t get worms or virus’ etc.” is not only naively silly, it can […]

Stop Spam Calls

Ok, how many of you have gotten calls that were dialed by an automated system?You know the kind. Your phone rings and if you pick it up there is a ‘pause’ before someone gets on the line.Who then proceeds to tell you that,”the FBI needs your information..”“your car warranty is about to expire..”“you owe money […]

Speeding up Firefox

I have written here before of the extensions and add-ons I use in Firefox. [see end of post]So I though I should add what tweaks I use to speed up and enhance the browser itself.Give them a try and if they do not improve you browsing experience with Firefox you can always go back to […]

Windows Utilites and Tools

After cleaning up a friends system recently and dramatically improving it’s performance, appearance and usability I was asked again, nay begged, to recommend as many of the applications and or utilities I use(d) to install or put onto an existing or new installation of Windows to ‘protect it’ and to help keep it running optimally […]