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December, 2012

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December 25, 2012  4:10 PM

Netflix Outage



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, if you were trying to watch Netflix on Christmas Eve evening with the family you were likely unpleasantly surprised to find it offline. Netflix tweeted that their service was offline due to an Amazon cloud services issue. There weren't many details on what caused the issue or if it is...

December 25, 2012  4:03 PM

Smartphone Release Cycle



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Android, Apple

Hi all, the Christmas season is winding down and tablets have been a huge part of the electronics market this year. Rumour has it that Apple has sold over 6 million iPad minis and that Android phone from Samsung are moving into market space at record breaking rates. Now everyone is starting to look...


December 20, 2012  11:16 PM

Forensic Access to Encrypted Files



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, a lot of people rely on encrypting data on the hard drive in order to keep the files that they want private, well private. There is a new tool in the arsenal of those that would want to prevent you from keeping those files secret using TrueCrypt or BitLocker or similar. The tools creator...


December 20, 2012  10:55 PM

Apples Passport



Posted by: Joshua Wood
App, Apple

Hi all, Apples Passport app has been on the market for a while now and while there haven't been a lot of apps made of it the ones that are made have been used pretty heavily. According to the link below "American Airlines’ Passbook-compatible app has served 1.5 million customers, and 20,000...


December 19, 2012  8:34 PM

FlipBoard for the Laptop



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, if you have used FlipBoard for the iPhone or Android then you are well aware of the great way that it can take the information from many media outlets and organize them into easy to navigate pages that would be in a book. It is part of my morning ritual that would have replaced reading the...


December 15, 2012  8:03 AM

5 Tech Quotes… About Developers



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Quotes

Hi all, For the other side of the IT world… developers. 1. In a room full of top software designers, if two agree on the same thing, that’s a majority. – Bill Curtis 2. I think it’s a new feature. Don’t tell anyone it was an accident. - Larry Wall 3. Writing the first 90...


December 1, 2012  10:35 PM

Archive Configs



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, wouldn't it be nice to be able to automatically save a backup of your Cisco switch/router configuration in a way that will let you rollback to the previous version if you need to. Well, you have been able to do this for a while actually. It is called archiving and it is pretty easy to get...


December 1, 2012  4:01 PM

Template for SMB Cloud



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, how can you run a company off of the cloud? The cloud is currently focused very tightly on the SMB space. While it is expanding into the enterprise space it isn’t there yet and it will be a while before it gets there. Below is a sample mapping that a small business might be able to use in...


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