Apple Releases New iPod Nano: Now with Radio and Video Camera capabilities!

September 14, 2009

This month, Apple released their latest version of the iPod Nano. The iPod Nano has been Apple’s smallest fully functioning version of their iPod line. I say fully functioning because they do have an iPod shuffle, which is nothing more than a small music player with no interactive screen. The new iPod Nano has a 2.2” screen and weighs 1.28oz. It has a lot of new features as well. It can be bought in either an 8gb model or a 16gb model which is approximately 2,000 or 4,000 songs. Read more

Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and the Social Networking Craze

September 14, 2009

Social NetworkSocial networking is a way for people to develop networks with their friends and associates. The medium by which this is done is internet websites. It allows people to stay in touch and see what others are up to. Three popular social networking websites are Twitter, Facebook and Myspace. Each one is a tool that in one way or another allows you to interact with another person. We are going to examine each one and talk about the differences between them.

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Fake Anti-Virus Software: Are You Safe?

September 14, 2009

One of the ever growing threats out in the world is the presence of computer viruses. Computer viruses and other unwanted visitors such as worms, trojans etc, have become more widespread than ever and pose a serious threat to everyone who uses a computer (except us linux users of course). Someone once asked me, “How can my computer be messed up when I have anti-virus software?” I took a look at their laptop and they actually had fake anti-virus software. It looked like real anti-virus software and appeared to function like it, but it did not. It said it was performing system scans and even reported fake logs saying the computer was clean. What’s even worse is that when I tried to remove it, it had such control of the system that any attempt to install real anti-virus software failed, as the fake program would prevent that from happening. I eventually was able to get rid of it by other means, but it was a first (of many) encounters with this type of threat. Fake anti-virus software can be very serious because it allows other malicious software to be installed on your computer and can have its own threats that include items that lead to identity theft, which is another growing concern and something we will discuss in the future.Computer Virus

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