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The 2nd Generation Nest Thermostat Replaces My Outdated Thermostat


I finally decided some time ago to replace the original thermostat that was installed when my house was built with the2nd Generation Nest Thermostat. I must say that I waited for the second generation and the idea of spending $249.00 for a thermostat was not easy to swallow, but if all of the reviews that I have read are true then I expect with one year I will have recovered the cost of the thermostat and at that point the monthly savings will be money in my pocket. First let me say that the installation was much simpler than I … Continue reading

Mobile Digital Forensics Challenges


The world of digital forensics has experienced transformation in recent years. With the mobile landscape changing with each passing day, it is critical that the forensics field adapt promptly to all the challenges. This post takes a closer look at mobile devices and the makeup of these devices, which includes hardware, memory, hard drives, and finally the data, particularly in the way that data is volatile and accessible. Mobile devices present challenges in the area of network intrusion, malware, and data retention. The reality is modern mobile devices are just as powerful as computers of years past and provide a … Continue reading

Free Web Security Books, Whitepapers, and Reports


The Shortcut Guide to Business Security Measures Using SSL This guide examines current information security threats to business and describes techniques for developing a security management strategy that leverages established best practices. Designed for IT professionals and business managers, this guide provides an overview of security threats, their impact on businesses, and, perhaps most importantly, practices and technologies for controlling security risks. The first chapter begins with a discussion of cybercrime and the business resources targeted by increasingly sophisticated and organized attackers. The second chapter moves to examine how common weaknesses in business processes, such as insufficient use of SSL, … Continue reading

Are Traditional Cable Providers Becoming Extinct


Just the other day I was visiting Best Buy to pick up a Wii game for my daughter when a gentleman from Direct TV approach me about their service. Little did the salesman know that I walked away from traditional cable providers well over six months ago and I have never turned back. Anyhow I let the sales rep throw out his sales pitch and once he finished I asked a very simple question. I asked him why should I pay Direct TV any amount of money for a service that I can easily locate for free or even for … Continue reading

Product Review: AndroXplorer

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AndroXplorer is an essential application for everyone who owns an Android device. Its natural process is the way for Android users to explore folders and files proficiently. While there are numerous file explorers on the market today each falls short in its own way when it comes to measuring up to AndroXplorer. The fine folks at the AndroXplorer has graciously provided five FREE licenses of AndroXplorer v3, just continue reading for details on how to win. Editions There are two versions available and depending upon your needs they provide two very different feature sets. Version 2 is the free light … Continue reading

Bad Mobile Manners Lead To Rage


A new poll conducted by Intel reveals that our mobile manners are decreasing. This isn’t shocking. However, there are a few stats that are shocking. This poll surveyed 2,000 people. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 91% of them stated that they believed our “mobile manners” are decreasing year after year. When asked if they had poor mobile manners, only 20% of them replied yes. Upon ready the survey I must say that I was not surprised to see the results. I’m not saying that I condone the use rather that I see such poor manners each and every day. Let … Continue reading

Must Have Political And News Android Applications


If you’re looking for that app that keeps you connected to the daily news and events that occur in real time then the following applications you may find very beneficial. This is a list of apps that I personally use on a daily basis however, there are one or two that I uninstalled for reasons that I will not go into at this time. The Android phones, which are growing in market share and supported apps, can be host to several politically-driven mobile apps which can help you stay on top of the news and know exactly what is happening … Continue reading