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Friday, March 28, 2014

Antivirus for your Android

Yes, your phones can get viruses. Check out this Basic Computer Security article.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Is Your Wifi Password Protected?

Basic Computer Security is at it again, giving you help on protecting your wireless wifi. Check out today's article.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Blocking Facebook Game Requests

Block Apps on Facebook
Not a fan of Candy Crushville or Farm/City Life? Are you tired of your friends asking you to play games via Facebook?  Well, in defense of those that do play, the game will encourage the player to "invite their friends" and will automatically hit their friend list.  Although I don't usually do the invites if I can help it, there are occasions that it accidentally happens.  The good new is that you can block those apps from sending you messages forever in just a few steps.
  1. On your desktop or laptop, sign into Facebook. 
  2. Grab the name of the app you want to block (I just copy the title with Ctrl/c).
  3. Click the gear on the upper right hand corner of your Facebook page. 
  4. Go to "Settings" on the drop-down menu. 
  5. In "General Settings" , then go to "Blocking" listed on the left hand side.
  6. Scroll down to the category, "Block apps".
  7.  Enter the name of the app in the text box and hit the enter key.
Once you block an app, it can no longer contact you or get non-public information about you through Facebook. It can always be unblocked by clicking the "Unblock" link beside each app.  Poof!  All done! ☺

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Internet!

"According to Pew, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Lee wrote a paper on March 12, 1989 proposing an “information management” system that became the conceptual and architectural structure for the Web.  He eventually released the code for his system—for free—to the world on Christmas Day in 1990."   Pew Research Internet Project
The fact is that the Internet has become an important part of our lives, expanding our communication, our knowledge and our entertainment.   I know my first computer, an Amstrad 8086, dual floppy drive opened my universe through the Prodigy system.  Around 1994, with the purchase of an upgraded computer, we moved to AOL and almost immediately went to the Internet filled with millions of pages even at that time.   My first website was created shortly thereafter and moved the site to my first domain, autumnwinds.com on July 1st, 1996.

We have come a long way since that time although social networks were there, even back in the Prodigy days. There are still many challenges that face the Internet to keep it a private, secure, neutral location. Happy Anniversary, Internet! ☺