Archives for December 2012

Yahoo! Toolbar Removal for Firefox

Yep, you read the title correctly. Yahoo! can become your default search engine without your knowledge. After finishing my recent piece on fighting Incredibar, I innocently looked at all the browsers on my computers and was surprised to find that the default search …continue reading

Five Things to Do Before You Launch a Kickstarter Project

Going for crowdfunding to turn your project ideas into actual projects is one of the fastest growing trends in the world of technology today. Projects funded by sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have gone on to become big successes in the consumer market, with more …continue reading

New to the Apple iPad? Start Here

Across the country and around the world, millions of people will be waking this holiday season to open their presents and to find a brand spanking new Apple iPad inside the wrapping paper. After the squeals and hoots subside, where does one start to take …continue reading

Physical Media Vs. Digital Media: iCloud is Not a Backup Solution?

A. Ricardo Marques writes:

Hi, Chris!

You mentioned that you would rather own your TV shows and movies in a digital format vs. physical. Like you, I thought — and in some ways still think — it’s better… until I noticed that 11 movies were …continue reading

How to Find out if Your Twitter Followers Are Real or Fake

Are the majority of your Twitter followers real? It’s hard to tell these days as bot makers work very hard to make their automated accounts seem like average users. Unfortunately, it’s all a ruse and eventually those bots will spam you or sneak in some …continue reading

Buying Your Child an iOS Device? Set a Monthly Apple iTunes Allowance

On Christmas morning, millions of children from around the world will be opening their presents. Among the presents that these children will be opening will be many from Apple and will include iPhones, iPods, and iPads in both standard and mini sizes. These new Apple …continue reading

Why I Switched from Windows Phone Back to Android – for Now

As of last night, I’m back to being an Android phone user. I’m going from a Nokia Lumia 920 to an HTC Droid DNA. I’m no stranger to either operating system (OS), or any mobile OS for that matter. …continue reading

How to Remove Incredibar and IB Installer

How do we get infected computers? Most attacks are thwarted easily, but if you snooze, the bad guys are waiting to pounce. That happened to me recently. A lapse in my attention span got me an infection of the Incredibar hijacker and adware …continue reading

Would You Pay $1 to Message Anyone on Facebook?

Facebook recently posted this statement: “Imposing a financial cost on the sender may be the most effective way to discourage unwanted messages and facilitate delivery of messages that are relevant and useful.” Last year, Facebook made this statement: “a rumor on the Internet caught our …continue reading

Best Gadget Pranks

Office pranks are a pastime enjoyed by geeks the world over. Steve Wozniak, one of the founders of Apple Computer, attributed his electronic pranking devices to preparing him for what would eventually become the first Apple computer. Pulling pranks on someone is easier when you …continue reading