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End of a Game Changer

End of a Game Changer

As of April 20, 2016 Microsoft will no longer manufacture the Xbox 360 console. The Xbox 360 revolutionized console gaming for the new generation. An extraordinary amount of research and development went into the design and production of the console opening new and innovative ways of gaming. The console will continue to be supported for […]

An end to language barriers

An end to language barriers

Many people want to travel the world, but one thing always seems to get in the way of fully enjoying the experience. The dreaded Language Barrier! Well fear no more, our technical savior Google has developed the Google Translate app. This app uses your camera to translate written words in real-time, and can even assist […]

Thank you!

Thank you!

I just wanted to write a note to thank all of our wonderful longtime clients. I am also thankful for all of the new clients that we have gotten over the last few weeks. We still work hard every day on our customer service and reputation so it is nice to see that pay off. […]

QuickTime Has Run Out of Time…

QuickTime Has Run Out of Time…

Much like how Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP awhile back, Apple stopped support of their older video player QuickTime.  Now, this did not mean the software stopped working, just that there would be no more updates coming to the software any longer.  However, this can be a problem down the road when bugs or exploits […]

iPhone iOS 9 Security Flaw!

iPhone iOS 9 Security Flaw!

iPhones with iOS 9 firmware can be hacked to allow anyone with physical access to your phone to see your photos and contacts without a PIN using Siri (scary!). It is unclear if this issue has been fixed with the release of iOS updates 9.1, 9.2, or 9.3, but can be easily protected against by […]

Underwater Wireless

Underwater Wireless

University at Buffalo and Northeastern University researchers are working on providing the world with telecommunication abilities underwater!  This could radically change the way we perform search and rescue operations, detect tsunamis, monitor the environment and a lot more. Their National Science Foundation-supported work is outlined in a study titled“Software-Defined Underwater Acoustic Networks: Toward a High-Rate […]

Ransomware to Increase in 2016

Ransomware to Increase in 2016

According to a new report from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, ransomware has developed its own economy and healthcare will be targeted heavily in 2016.  In the 406,887 attempted infections, ransomware was responsible for an estimated $325 million in damages, based on a report from the Cyber Threat Alliance in November 2015.  That was […]

Vote for Frankenstein!

Vote for Frankenstein!

We’ve been nominated for an Armadillo Award but we need your vote to win! We’ve been nominated for Austin Customer Experience & Austin Originals. Show some local love and VOTE for us in the Armadillo Local Business Awards. www.ibuyaustin.com/dillovotes #ArmadilloAwards #AustinShopLocal #VocalForLocal  

Free Windows Backup Software Everyone Should Use

Free Windows Backup Software Everyone Should Use

EaseUS Todo Backup Free lets you create backups of your important files or your entire computer through its streamlined interface. Just choose the type of backup you’d like to create to get started, and let the program do the rest. There are several different options for creating a backup through this program. These include Disk/Partition […]

Guest Networks

Guest Networks

With routers these days using Dual-Band technology, it’s becoming more common to see those offering Guest Access capabilities. If you’re unfamiliar with Guest Access features, essentially what happens is it puts a secondary wireless network and broadcasts it as an “open” network. Now don’t let that scare you, the guest network still has a password […]