Tech Tips

International travelers: Ditch internet cafes, BYO3G

By October 1st, 2010 in Tech Tips

International travelers know that finding internet isn’t always easy.  Now Xcom Global offers a solution for those of you who want to be connected all the time.  For only $15-$20/day you can rent a 3G wireless device that will allow your phone and laptop to connect to always-on internet.  Just turn it on and leave

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Use Google as a quick world time clock

By September 29th, 2010 in Tech Tips

Did you know you could use Google as a quick and easy world time clock?  Simply search for “what time is it [place]”.  For instance, “what time is it Prague.“

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Amazon phishing scam’s authentic appearance fooling many

By July 27th, 2010 in Tech Tips

The latest phishing scam to cross our desks is an e-mail that appears to be an order confirmation from Amazon.com.  In order to create a legitimate looking e-mail, the offenders have copied an actual Amazon order confirmation including all the graphics.  It appears to be legitimate, although there are some typos that should raise a

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Yahoo! Phishing Scam is Stealing Passwords

By July 19th, 2010 in Tech Tips

According to Wikipedia, “phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”  The latest phishing scam making the rounds is an e-mail ostensibly sent from Yahoo! asking you to provide sensitive information to prevent

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Tag friends in Facebook status updates

By June 29th, 2010 in Tech Tips

Now you can tag people in Facebook when you create status updates so your friends in Santa Barbara and elsewhere are notified!  Just type the “@” symbol without the quotes and then begin typing their name.  You’ll see your friends names drop down to auto-complete what you’ve typed.  You can also tag TechEase or any

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Why do we recommend Dell over Sony? Part 2

By April 12th, 2010 in Tech Tips

Dells have the lion’s share of the market, so their parts are much cheaper

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