Family Shield

June 28, 2010

Providing Parental Controls for your Home Network

For years parents have wanted a simple way to keep younger family members from surfing inappropriate adult web sites.  Sometimes people intentionally visit these sites, sometimes unintentionally.  In the past there have been programs designed to block these websites but they are usually cumbersome to use and setup, and often expensive.

Family ShieldJust this week, OpenDNS, an organization with a mission to make the Internet a better place, has released a free service called Family Shield.  Family Shield is a service designed to automatically restrict access to adult websites for all computers on a home network.  It also restricts access for other devices that can access the Internet as well, such as an Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, iPad and smartphones that are connected via wi-fi.  The service is automatically kept up-to-date by OpenDNS.  Family Shield is easy to setup and instantly filters content on all your computers with no software to install or update.

If you have questions about Family Shield or are interested in implementing in your home, please give us a call at 651-454-7729 and we can provide assistance in setting it up, getting it configured, and providing recommendations about how it can help protect you.

iPhone 4

June 23, 2010

Apple has now released information about 2 new products. The first is the new iPhone 4. The second is the new operating system running on the phone, called iOS 4. The new iPhone 4 is available for purchase as of June 24th, 2010.iphone4 Read more

Microsoft Office 2010

June 23, 2010

The latest version of Microsoft Office, Office 2010 has been completed and is readily available for purchase. It has a lot of new features and added functionality, but the most pressing question is if you should upgrade or not.office2010 Read more