A client reported to me that their internet connection seemed to work okay for email and web surfing, but not so for their television when they tried to stream Netflix.
Stuck at home for the last six months by quarantines and travel restrictions, I think many of us have done at least some armchair traveling. This week I want to discuss what has become my absolute favorite mapping app for smartphones and tablets. For years my favorite mapping app has been Guru Maps, previously Galileo,...
Computers today are incredibly noisy! Another way of putting that is to say vendors are incredibly nosy. The noise to which I refer is not of the audible kind emanating from the fan, but the nosy communications that quite literally everything in your computer carries on without you, the user, seeing or hearing anything.
As I sit down to write this column, I have just finished reading a 30-page report entitled “Of Black Swans, Platypii And Bunyips. The outlier and normal incident in risk management.” This whitepaper, published in 2010 by the SANS Institute, examines trends in computer malware infecting Mac and PC systems. Researching and reading are much of what I have to do in my profession.
I imagine a scene that could have taken place in some corporate boardroom of a company that manufactures hard disks. Present at the meeting were the CEO of the company, head of the marketing department, and an engineer. The exchange could have gone something like this:
The email message I received read: “I got a message from somewhere and I think it said something about how I have to sign up with Windows or somebody so Google can download my iPad to Facebook in the cloud. What should I do?”