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Two ways to respond to the recent CIA and Vault7 Wikileaks exposures

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In case you’ve been living in a cave without electricity for a few days, on March 7th, 2017, WikiLeaks leaked a collection of almost 9,000 documents allegedly from the CIA related to a project known as Vault7.  The CIA issued an

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How to optimize the wireless signal for your PC

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Wi-Fi is wonderful…. when it works!  Between the abstruse limited connectivity errors and random Wi-Fi disconnects, sometimes it can feel like Wi-Fi really isn’t that great. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to reset my home Wi-Fi router.

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Why can’t I delete emails from my iOS 8 iPhone?

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Do you know what’s worse than getting spam about enlarging your penis, using Viagra and losing weight? Not being able to delete them!

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Are you being tracked by your MAC address?

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Every network connected device has a MAC address which is used to uniquely identify that device on the network.  By itself, a MAC address doesn’t pose any tracking concerns; MAC addresses are a fundamental necessity for device communications. The problem

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Can I charge my devices with any charger?

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You don’t want to see how many cables I own.  The pretentious display of black and white spaghetti is enough to make you question my sanity. But it’s the reality of living in a world where every tablet, smartphone and

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