Monthly Archives: April 2012

B&N, Microsoft team up on Nook, college businesses

Microsoft takes $300M stake in Barnes & Noble college, digital businesses; to set up new co.

NEW YORK (AP) — An infusion of money from Microsoft Corp. sent Barnes & Noble Inc.’s stock zooming Monday, as the software giant established a way to get back into the e-books business.

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Courtesy Yahoo and AP

Google launches storage service for personal files

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Google is hoping to build the world’s largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people’s dependence on its services.

The Internet search leader’s latest product stores personal documents, photos, videos and a wide range of other digital content on Google’s computers. By keeping files in massive data centers, users will be able to call up the information on their smartphones, tablet computers, laptops and just about any other Internet-connected device.


Adobe to launch new software suite for designers

NEW YORK (AP) — Adobe is launching the latest version of its software package for designers and Web developers.

Adobe Systems Inc. is set to announce CS6 on Monday at an event in San Francisco. Creative Suite 6 includes Photoshop, Illustrator and other programs aimed at designers.

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Google takes on Dropbox

Coming to a PC/Mac/Android/iOS near you is the latest in online storage.

Read more here.

Just Show Me from Tecca TV

New from Yahoo is this series from Tecca TV called “Just Show Me”. Currently they have some great how-to’s  for Mac users.

Check it out here!

Firewall and you!

There has been many questions to me about whether a customer should get a 3rd party software firewall or not. I say NO!

Let me explain. First off you have a decent firewall built into the system from Windows. You may scoff at this but i guarantee its easier to configure Windows firewall than a third party one and its FREE!

Now as you may not know this your computer is usually behind 2 or 3 firewalls anyway. First you have an electromechanical firewall in your modem and then another one in your NIC (Network Interface Card/Connection the place you plug the wire in from your modem). There is a hardware to software translation that takes effect when the information comes into you. More often then not if you get a virus the firewall is gonna mean nothing because the virus will open ports in the firewall and allow data to be accessed.

More than anything you need AV protection. Let the Windows firewall do its job and get a good Anti-Virus program.

Twitter posts to Facebook

Want to post from Twitter to your Facebook? Here is how!

  1. Log into you Twitter account.
  2. Click on the user icon in the upper right of the page and choose settings.
  3. On the left hand side choose Profile.
  4. At the bottom of your profile setting on the right side of the screen you will see a button to link Facebook and Twitter. Click and follow the on screen prompts and you will soon be Tweeting to Facebook

Enjoy and TWEET ON!

Phishing from Waypoint?

Getting some aggravating phishing emails that look like they come from Waypoint? These are very annoying and if you click on a link in the email or download and open any attachments you can potentially get a virus.

How to check if its really from Waypoint:
Here is a quick how to see the background of the email so you can see if it is really from us at Waypoint.

  1. Right click the message in the list for whichever mailbox it is in (Junk/Inbox) and choose Message options or Message Properties.
  2. In a small box at the bottom of the pane you should see header information that you normally cannot see. If the originating email address is from “ then there should be a corresponding ip address that goes with it. We will not give you our ip address here as we do not openly share that but below is an example of one that is “NOT” from Waypoint:
Received: from  by
From: <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Your Flight F 99-612900
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:43:33 +0700

This one is actually from a domain known as but the email address they used in the from line is listed as
If you see this please copy and paste the entire contents of that little box into an email for and we can track and block this.

Thanks for being a loyal Waypoint customer. We are striving to be the best independent ISP on the Olympic Peninsula.

Know how to hack a video game console?

Know how to hack a video game console? The U.S. Navy wants you!

For players just looking to have a good time when gaming online, hackers are a major nuisance. But regardless of how frustrating playing against someone with an unfair advantage can be, the practice of game console hacking has apparently caught the eye of the United States military.

Read more here.

Courtesy of Yahoo News

Lenovo’s new IdeaTab

Kristen Nicole over at Android Apps reports on Lenovo’s new IdeaTab. Click here to read more.