Tag: ID

Using Mini Smart Sockets

Over the past year or so, I’ve been getting into using the Google Home (assistant). It’s nice to be able to turn lights on, ask general questions and set appointments just by talking. But one of the most disappointing things about the Google Home habitat is the ancillary devices/switches. A lot of them are fairly …

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Why More Facebook Users Are Using Aliases

Since October 2014, Facebook has officially allowed the use of aliases on its social media website. Facebook is no longer just a social media exchange between family and friends, it’s now considered a resource for law enforcement, current and future employers. In some cases people are being asked for their Facebook accounts so that potential …

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LEHSYS 2015 Tech Predictions

So yeah— 2015 is here, and this is the first post for LEHSYS for this year. I just thought it would be fun to make a couple of predictions for this year and see how they roll out, to see how close I am at the end of 2015. There’s been a lot of content …

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LinkedIn hopes for no repercussions

This week has been fairly interesting in the aspect that a ‘professionals’ website ‘LinkedIn’ was hacked releasing 6.5 million [roughly] user accounts and passwords. Almost immediately following that announcement was a report that LAST.FM, a media website, had been hacked for their user account. And back in December 2010 Gawker media news site was hacked …

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Digsby: How to manually setup Facebook chat to use Jabber

Digsby is effortlessly one of my favorite Instant Messenger applications, but a few weeks ago I just couldn’t handle the amount of Facebook stuff it was throwing in my face. There were pop-up’s and distractions from the application I just found too distracting. And while I could’ve gone in to the settings and turn off …

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Interesting: Skype has a Home Phone Adapter

Yesterday, on Skype’s blog, I noticed that they announced that FREETALK Connect•Me was offering the home phone adapter for their service it enables you to plug it into your Internet connection and then use a traditional handset telephone to make phone calls using Skype‘s service. From the blog post, the author makes the statement that …

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Hotmail Bans Common Passwords To Cut Down On Hacked Accounts

If you’ve been on the Internet for any amount of time, you realize that you need an ID and password to do just about anything, on any website. The sad fact is that most people don’t use different passwords per website; they typically use one account and password for everything to be accessed over the …

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Google Rewards Users/Developers of Google Tasks with an API

I believe everyone is aware of the Google Tasks option, to keep your everyday things on track, but for the longest time [it seems] for what ever reason Google didn’t offer an API to that service, making it difficult to believe to incorporate that information with any other application… A lot of users wanted to …

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Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 – Support Woes

As you know Windows Live Movie Maker and the essentials package was recently officially released. My initial review of Windows Live Movie Maker was that I thought that the Windows live team had done a good job at developing the application from its previous version. I thought the overall flow and presentation of the application …

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Windows Live Writer Gallery Overhaul Coming

It’s all about the plug-ins. If Microsoft has learned nothing else from Mozilla Firefox and Chrome, it’s the fact that plug-ins make or break an application. I received an email several days ago and it said that all existing plug-ins and NEW plug-ins are going to have to go through a new process to post …

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