As 2015 winds down to a close, I reflect on what 2015 brought IT.
New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...
Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?
It's time to consider the foibles of Laptop Life...
Smartphones on sale! Heavily discounted! Get a smartphone free with your dataplan two-year contract! And an order of fries!!
The Cloud is mighty! All Hail the Cloud, The Slayer of PCs!
Windows 8 was envisioned as a desktop OS capable of fighting the consumers' fling with Tablets. Now that the war is against Tablets AND PC's, can Windows 10 draw consumers to it?
Long ago, Traenk read about new attacks, attacks modeled after biological attacks. Those were viruses; what new comes?
The Deep Web. The Deepnet. The Invisible Web. The Hidden Web.
Maybe you have heard of the Deep Web. Maybe you even know how to access the Deep Web.
Chances are though, you've never heard of the Deep Web and you have no idea how to access it. The Deep Web sounds mysterious, elusive and somewhat dangerous. By all accounts, it is all these things.
So, what is the deep web? How does the deep web work? How do you access it?
In this installment of "How the Internet Works", we tackle the mysterious Deepnet.
It's very easy, after reading "The Snappening" Snapchat security breach news, to determine fault lies with users. It would be very easy and convenient to blame the leak not on the leakers, but on the users who sent sexually explicit materials to friends, lovers and strangers. This conclusion is easy to draw yet, it only skims the surface of the true issue at hand.
Whatever you think of the materials leaked, the larger issue at play in "The Snappening" is how the public relates to, understands and uses public Internet architectures. If anything, "The Snappening" should serve as a beacon call for greater Internet security practice enlightenment.
In this version of "How the Internet Works" we cover public Cloud architectures and the need for increased Internet security practices learning.
My family and I had a meal in Pigeon Forge, in an old mill building that's quite old, in an area settled in 1830. Walking in with a MacBook Pro certainly seemed odd to some, but no one noticed my phone offering tethering rights. And so it was that I posted a blog in a building that dated back 160 or more years ago.
I’m outside the Cades Cove visitor’s center, hearing acoustical
instruments like bangos and hammered dulcimers play. I have my MacBook
Pro, alive—charged and ready. My phone is charged and ready and has a
tethering plan, just begging to be used.
I am signal-less.