Smartphone


Apple Values Your Privacy…Not Really.

We all know google mines everything..that’s been well established by Google themselves.  We knew Apple mined our data and “keeps it private”.  I always called BS on their privacy stance…Here’s the proof: http://www.zdnet.com/article/uber-app-can-silently-record-iphone-screens-researcher-finds/ Still think Apple values your privacy?  I put this squarely on Apple as they did not have to give up this priveldge to Uber….they chose to.  The security implications are huge as a single weakness in the Uber app effectively gives you […]


If you have Samsung Galaxy Note 7 return it ...

Even the replacements are catching fire.  All of the major carriers in the US have issued press releases that say they are halting Note 7 replacements and offering exchanges for the phones regardless of purchase date.  A lithium ion battery if it goes into thermal runaway burns extremely hot.  This places the Note 7 users in high danger.  If you have a Note 7 return it to your carrier immediately. For me I would also […]



Update to IOS 9.3.1

Now this is a nasty one.  If you are not running IOS 9.3.1 an automated WiFi based attack against your Idevice(which is not that hard to carry out) can permanently brick your expensive Idevice.  The problem is that if your Idevice gets set back to the date of Jan 1, 1970 then the device will freeze and possibly be bricked forever.    Short of extremely technical means there is no recovering the Idevice.  The bad […]


Microsoft Requires Windows 10 For New Hardware

I was simply stunned by this.  If you buy the newest processors from Intel and AMD or anyone…Microsoft is now saying you have 18 months to upgrade your desktops/laptop/workstations to Windows 10 or you loose updates.  The best line is the one bout we will give you updates if they do not compromise the systems stability.  What a joke.  It gets a bit better.  To quote the Ars Technica Article, “Going forward, the company says that […]



Blackberry was NOT hacked

When i saw this I figured I needed to wait to talk about it until the REAL story came out.  Almost all media outlets(new and old) now use sensational headlines based on either old data or not data at all for clickbaiting.  This “story” is no different. The headline screams dutch police have cracked Blackberry.  What they failed to mention in any detail is this against a Blackberry 9720 and attacked third party PGP software.  BBOS […]


My IOS Experiment is Over

I tried it for 60 days but in the end I had to go back to android. I actually went full bore into it stayed totally inside the Apple ecosystem.  It wasn’t pleasant.  My belief that IOS is a media consumption system was fully confirmed.  Android is the better choice for folks who want to get business/work done.  I am going to list hte pros and cons of IOS: pros: IOS is very well designed […]



Why I am moving to an Iphone 6+

Hold onto your seats folks I am dropping a bombshell…I have purchased and am awaiting arrival of…my new Iphone6+. Not the S but the first 6. Why? There isn’t an android manufacturer i either want to deal with or trust. Case in point:  Samsung has crappy hardware and horrid software.  Plus their crappy software vacums up more data as well. Motorola is now owned by Lenovo which has been caught TWICE installing trojans onto their […]


IOS 8.4: It’s a mess that effectively steals your ...

There are quite a few businesses that allow this software on their machines.  I would HIGHLY advise Itunes be removed from ALL company pc’s immediately and never be allowed to return. Just read this excerpt: The whole iTunes Match and Apple Music thing is confusing. Apple says they are “independent but complementary,” and, on first glance, they look quite similar. But when you look closely, they are very different. Both match your iTunes library and […]



My Note4/Lollipop Experience

It started off decent but it got too frustrating to tolerate any longer.  I’ll give the list of pro’s first as it is much much shorter: 1.  S-pen 2. Quad core cpu Cons: 1.  QHD screen is a battery killer 2. Typical Samsung bloatware 3.  Fingerprint Scanner doesn’t work well 4.  Lollipop’s voice recognition is terrible 5.  Battery life stinks 6.  Cellular RF performance is nearly Galaxy Nexus level(aka it’s not good) 7. […]


How to safely buy a resold apple device.

Apple introduced the Activation Lock feature in iOS 7 to help deter phone theft—if you’ve signed into iCloud and enabled Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, you can’t erase your phone without entering your account password first. Even if a thief put your phone into Recovery Mode and wiped its data manually, you need to enter the previous owner’s Apple ID password as part of the first-time setup process before you can actually use it. Activation Lock renders […]