Thursday, April 22, 2010

Why I Don't Use McAfee

Seems McAfee has sent out an update that hoses out Windows XP SP3.

The most recent DAT update for the antivirus suite caused the scanner to identify the benign Windows svchost.exe file as a virus. The antivirus' course of action is clear; it deletes the file. The result is a lot of crashed PCs and unhappy IT departments. This isn't even the first time McAfee has had an error like this.

Way to go! Is anyone testing this stuff before you roll it out into production? Seriously!!! Read on...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

More Fix It - Beta

Microsoft quietly launched this week a beta of a new Web site and service designed to help users diagnose and troubleshoot problems with their Windows PCs and servers. Oh and its FREE! Read on...

Fix It Center scans your device to diagnose and repair problems, then gives you the option to “Find and Fix” or to “Find and Report,” according to the site.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fix It - HOSTS File

Had a client with a mysterious issue. Search engine Google and Bing wouldn't work. Of course we scrubbed for viruses, but it still wouldn't work.
Must be the HOSTS file, but how am I going to walk a user through correcting that without having to do a Remote Session? Here's how...Read on...

Friday, April 09, 2010

The Masters

Not that I'm a fan of Tiger's anymore, but to commemorate the Masters at Augusta this week, check out this site that lets you play "Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online" for free. Read on...

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

3G MicroTower

I was at a clients yesterday and they were talking up the new AT&crap 3G MicroCell.

The 3G MicroCell works by tapping into an existing DSL or cable Internet connection and essentially becoming a mini-tower on AT&T’s 3G network. The signal on the device can cover an area up to 5,000 square feet, and it gives access to up to 10 AT&T phones.

Sure, it costs $150, but if you have the crap network and want that iPhone to work (finally) in your house, its a possible solution. Read on...

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Turn a YouTube Video into a Ringtone

Just in case you need an extra special ringtone, with this free service called Tube2Tone, you can turn any part of any video on YouTube into a ringtone. Read on...