And no, that's not a misspelling of "app"…it's an acronym for Accelerated Mobile Pages. As you may have noticed, there's a little problem with the mobile web… You click a link on your smartphone, eager to consume the content… What shows up is a spastic jumble of jerky images, videos and ads as the page loads…eventually…if you care to wait.
Master Computing has been located in Denton for almost 8 years now and we have really come to appreciate it as a fun, unique place to live and do business. There is a sense of community in Denton that we have not found anywhere else. The residents are proud to live here and are quick to tell anyone who will listen about all the city's unique characteristics.
Not too long ago, the CryptoLocker ransomware virus was all over the news, infecting over 250,000 computers in its first 100 days of release (at least that's the number reported – the real numbers are probably MUCH higher). The threat was fairly straightforward: pay us or we'll delete all your data.
If you fly often for business, a satellite messenger may be just the thing to stay in the cloud when you're above the clouds. And if your travels for fun take you into the wild, it could literally be a lifesaver.
Just ask retired Houston firefighter Michael Herrara.
You're working at your computer when all of the sudden – BAM! – you get a pop-up notification that your PC is infected with a virus and you must "click here" to run a scan or install antivirus software. This is a common scareware tactic used by hackers to get you to click and download a virus.
About a year ago, we started a weekly tradition at Master Computing. We decided that on Friday afternoons we would all take a short break from the IT world and go to lunch as a company. Needless to say, this was a very popular tradition right from the start.
So, what's about the size of a deck of cards and prints instant photos from your smartphone – with no ink needed?
Yes, there is such a thing, and if you guessed the new Polaroid Zip, you'd be right.
Selling for $129.99, it prints full-color 2x3-inch prints with an optional peel-off sticky backing.
Secure data backup, greater reliability, better resource and growth management options, and improved collaboration are just a few of the reasons to take full advantage of cloud computing today.
Yet understanding the choices you have can help you avoid some VERY costly mistakes you could wind up seriously regretting later.
Thanks to powerful brute-force-attack software readily available online, hackers can try tens of millions of possible password combinations per second. For example, hacking software can guess a five character password in under three hours. If you only use lowercase letters, it’s 11.9 seconds.
Here's what you need to know: on the plus side, bitcoin allows direct transactions between end users and product or service providers. That makes it fast and free from transaction fees. It's also extremely difficult to counterfeit, and virtually guarantees user anonymity and security.