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In today’s world of burgeoning cybercrime, passwords and password security have become critical in the way we protect ourselves online. It’s not too difficult to create a different strong password for each account but it is not so easy remembering them all. This is where password managers come into their own and the main reason Read more


What Was Your First Tweet? Twitter celebrated the eighth anniversary of the first Twitter message this week by providing a tool to look up your first tweet.   If you are on Twitter, you can look up your first tweet (or anyone else’s) with this tool. DCT’s first tweet was posted on December 4, 2011 Read more

Superman + GoPro = Awesome Video

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What do you get when you combine a remote controlled drone and a GoPro camera with a team of mega-talented video editors? A first person view of a day in the life of Superman, that’s what:     Apparently, the video was only put up a few days ago and is spreading like wildfire. If Read more


OneNote, Microsoft’s popular note-taking service that syncs across multiple platforms, is now available for free. OneNote has previously been included as a component of the rather expensive Microsoft Office suites but is now available free for everyone as a separate entity: OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered OneNote for Mac is available Read more

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The following excerpt is taken from the latest article published by Brian Krebs on his KrebsOnSecurity blog. The article evaluates the effectiveness of utilizing credit monitoring services to shield against identity theft based on Brian’s own experiences, posing the question; “Are Credit Monitoring Services Worth It?” In the wake of one data breach after another, Read more

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Warning, rant follows!! If your household is anything like mine, you have numerous devices which either require connecting to the PC occasionally or charging regularly, and each device’s cable comes with a different connection on one end or different power adapter. For example; in our household, with just the two of us, we have 2 Read more

The Ups & Downs of Popcorn Time

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Popcorn Time, the free and open source streaming movie project, has gone through so much turmoil in such a short space of time. Popcorn Time was launched just over a week ago to critical acclaim. A few short days later the developers decided to pull the plug and Popcorn Time is no more. If you Read more


Amazon Prime Price Going Up If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you received an email this week announcing that Amazon is raising the price of its popular service to $99. According to Amazon’s website, the price change is set to occur on April 17th.  From my personal experience, that is not true since my Read more


A New York federal court has granted permission for the seizure of several domain names, bank funds and social media accounts belonging to the Chinese based company responsible for the DVDFab software. As of now, DVDFab and associated domains are inaccessible. The order was issued following a law suit initiated by AACS, a decryption licensing Read more