Monday, January 18, 2016

Happy MLK Day! [Video]



Of course, every Martin Luther King Day I have to share my favorite speech of his.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tonight's Democratic Debate Will Be Easy to View and Stream



With NBC and Youtube hosting, tonight's debate will be easily accessible to everyone with a TV, Computer, Tablet and Phone.

From CNET:

For those with access to local NBC programming, the debate will be carried live. For those who've cut the cord, you watch the debate using one of the methods outlined below:
Tune into NBC's YouTube channel at YouTube.com/NBCNews.
Use the NBC News app for Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
Apple TV owners can search the App Store for "NBC News."
NBC News notes the official hashtag for the debate is #DemDebate, which will allow you to follow along or contribute to social commentary.
Read more here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

RapidTech Podcast - Episode 1 - Protecting Your Computer From Viruses




For the first episode of this podcast i go into a multi part series of how to protect and maintain your computer. This first part deals with protecting your computer from viruses. The main inspiration for this topic is that this is the question I get asked the most. "What can I do to protect my computer from viruses?"

Links:

- For Mac Users -

AVG for Mac
www.avg.com/us-en/avg-antivirus-for-mac

Sophos
www.sophos.com/en-us/products/fr…home-edition.aspx

- For Windows Users -

AVG Free
free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

avast! Free
www.avast.com/index

Friday, November 27, 2015

CryptoWall 4.0 is Out. Free Vaccine Available. [Ransomware]


As a computer tech, I've had my run ins with ransomware over the years. Most were removable without harming any important files. But, cryptolocker and cryptowall were nightmares. Yea, the virus can be removed. However, any files encrypted were lost forever.

Prevention is the best cure. So, Bitdefender developed a ransomware vaccine. Very easy to install and use. And, this will not conflict with your current Virus Protection software.

Download here:


"Following the footsteps of its predecessors, CryptoWall has become a financial success for its creators. Recent numbers show that inflicted an estimated $325 million in damages in the US alone. Its high turnaround prompted other cybercriminal groups to write new code that uses more sophisticated encryption algorithms. Therefore, it’s becoming harder for AV vendors to crack the code and come up with a solution."

As always, keep Windows and your Antivirus software up to date. And, constantly back up your personal files. And, of course, never click or open any suspicious links or emails.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

How To Watch The Democratic Debate Tonight


Of all the debates so far, this should be the most easily accessible one. This debate is being shown on CBS. So, all cord cutters can watch this on their televisions. However, maybe you're not in front of a TV. Maybe you're caught up with work and in front of your workstation. Or, maybe it's just you and your smartphone. No worries. You will be able to watch or listen to the debate with no problem.



Read more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-to-watch-the-cbs-news-democratic-debate/

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

To All Those That Serve.... Thank You


There's a big reason that I'm able to run and operate a home based business. I'm free to do as I choose. I want to honor and thank all those that have served to protect this nation. For those that are serving now. And, for those serving overseas, I hope you come back home safe.

Thank You.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Better Stream of the Republican Debate


And, yes, it's legit and safe...

Unlike CNBC, Fox Business is being cool enough to let anyone stream the debate. You don't need to have cable. No password is required. Just click the links below and you're watching the debate live.

I was trying to stream the debate earlier. But, I ran into all kinds of video freezing and jumping.
Most google searchs point you here:


But, I found this one that seems to be way more stable. 


It's still part of the Fox Business Website. So, everything is good.