Category Archives for "Computers"

How to get rid of Spyware plus special coupon codes

If you are like most people you get at least 3 to 4 emails, Tweets and FaceBook posts with promises of a Free Teeth Whitening,  “Hey, I made $129 dollars from Google, check out this website”,  or “Lose weight, remove toxins, FREE trial, heres how! t=HtTp://”.   It gets your attention and you click on the links to find out more information. 

Best Settings to Upload Video to YouTube – Optimizing your video uploads

I came across an excellent article from YouTube on the best settings to upload your video in Standard Definition (SD) High Definition (HD) to their website.  The information shows you how to correctly encode (format) your Video to display nicely on YouTube.  Go Check it out.

Learn More : Optimizing your video uploads – YouTube Help.

Below is the summary table from the Article.

Best YouTube Video Optimization Settings

Which Apple Mac computer do you recommend I buy Andre?

The question I get asked all the time by my friends is, “Which Apple Mac computer do you recommend I buy Andre?”.   While there is no one answer for this question,  I decided to put my recommendations to my friends down on paper.    For starters,  it all depends on what you will use the Mac for.    If it will be just for web browser, reading e-mail and the occasional word processor box then I recommend you get the cheapest Apple or even a used one from a trusted friends who is into Macs.

Apple Mac Mini

Apple Mac Mini

The cheapest Mac at the moment is the Mac Mini around $599 or so.   It is the size of five stacked CDs.  All you need would be your existing keyboard, mouse and monitor from your old computer.   It does not include a webcam.  If you plan to expand into multimedia then you would go with a higher end notebook or desktop Apple with a dedicated video card and more memory capacity.  Below I provide my recommendations based on the purpose  that you plan to use the Mac for.

Security Notice: WordPress 2.8.3 Security Release

If you are using WordPress as your publishing/Website platform them please update to Version 2.8.3 immediately.   This update fixes a major security hole that can and will cause your Website/Blog to be hacked.  Trust me, you don’t want to clean up after a hacker has done his/her stuff.   I have done several cleanups for friends and clients and it takes a lot of time and energy to clean up.   So please spend ten minutes to update your version of WordPress.    To read more about the changes, see the link below.

WordPress › Blog » WordPress 2.8.3 Security Release.

Glenn Brunette’s releases the new Sun Solaris 10 Security Deep Dive Presentation

Glenn Brunette
Glenn Brunett the Super Security Guy from Sun

Glenn Brunette of Sun  just released his latest presentation on the Security features of Sun Solaris 10.  If you are not familiar with Sun, they are the people that run most of the major commercial/government database software on their computing platform.  The presentation contains lots of practical information to secure your Solaris 10 operating system.  I just got this update via twitter from Glen.   Check it out now.

NEW: Solaris 10 Security Deep Dive Presentation : Glenn Brunette’s Security Weblog.