From the monthly archives: February 2014

This is a recent BBC News article I found interesting.
It mentions some of the benefits of doing business in Nashville and a recent growth in tech companies.

“Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music, has become a haven for small and medium-sized technology companies.”
“For while the US unemployment rate currently stands at 6.7%, Nashville’s technology sector has as many as 1,000 jobs unfilled at any given time, according to the city’s chamber of commerce.”

Click here for the full BBC News Article: 

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After the iOS security update released last week Apple has now released the update for the Mac OS X.
According to Mashable The most important addition to OS X Mavericks in 10.9.2 is a fix for the security bug known as “Gotofail.” The bug, which stemmed from an error in Apple’s code, caused SSL/TLS encryption — the system that creates secure links between your computer and servers — to fail, leaving users vulnerable to hackers and “man in the middle” attacks.
Be sure to run the Mac update service to get all the latest updates.

Click here for the full Mashable Article.
http://mashable.com/2014/02/25/apple-os-x-10-9-2/

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Apple has patched a critical security issue in it’s iOS software.
It is recommended that you update your devices to the latest update that was released yesterday.
This patch fixes a security issue that allowed an attacker to capture traffic sent over an SSL connection.

Read more about this problem at CNet.com

 

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The University of Maryland was targeted in a data breech which exposed 300,000 records.
According to CNet –
“The names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates of 309,079 individuals affiliated with school’s College Park and Shady Grove campuses who were issued a university identification card since 1998 were exposed in Tuesday’s attack, according to an apology issued Wednesday by university President Wallace Loh. However, no financial, academic, or contact information was compromised, Loh said.”

Click Here for the Full CNet Article.

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Google has selected 9 cities it’s looking at for it’s Google Fiber network and Nashville TN is on that list.
This would give Nashville residents with the service connection speeds up to 1 gbps.
Nashville would benefit in many ways with the added services and capabilities of this type of bandwidth.
More information can be found at the Tennessean Link below.
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20140219/BUSINESS04/302190161?sf22998599=1

 

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Verizon is scheduled to announce it’s new “More Everything” plans tomorrow.
According to The Verge Verizon is set to unveil a new set of service plans that double data limits for some customers, and discounts monthly service for those on its Edge upgrade program.
Its reported these changes are in response to AT&T’s changes in its Mobile share pricing.
Click here for the full article from The Verge

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According to CNet Samsung will reveal the new the Galaxy S5 on February 24th.
Samsung has announced the event as “Unpacked 5” so as the date draws near more information will most likely be released.

Click here for the full CNet Page

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The new Apple Mac Pro has been delayed until April.
Click the link below  to learn more about the new design

https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

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We are seeing an increase of systems infected with spyware and viruses this week. Several programs that you should update ASAP are Java and Adobe Flash Player.
It’s also important to run Windows updates to bring your system current with the latest security patches.

You can download Adobe Flash Player at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Java Updates can be found at: http://java.com

Other steps you can take to protect yourself is to use another web browser such as Google Chrome of Mozilla Firefox. Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome
Mozilla Firefox:  http://mozilla.com

To add another level of protection and speed up web page loading times we recommend using Adblock Plus. http://adblockplus.org

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