By David Gracey   Security Hole in Home Firewalls Many of us install a router or firewall for our home. I don’t trust the pathetic level of security provided by a cable modem and neither should you. Having a router/firewall in addition to the cable modem goes a long way towards securing your home network.…

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By David Gracey According to Consumer Reports, nearly 74% of in-store shoppers receive a sales pitch for an extended warranty service plan when buying an electronic device or appliance. I noticed this trend expand rapidly starting about 10 years ago or so and it has grown into a money making machine for the retailers. So…

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by David Gracey BlackBerry parent company Research in Motion (RIM) recently introduced the latest iteration of their flagship smartphone.  The Z10 is based on a completely redesigned operating system called BB10, which is much faster and streamlined for today’s mobile user.  The Z10 sheds the physical keyboard, long associated with the BlackBerry devices, for an…

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by David Gracey With a big splash, Microsoft launched its latest operating system, Windows 8, last fall.  Windows 8 has clearly set the tablet market in its crosshairs in an effort to keep up with the fast moving design upgrades from Apple.  The Win8 interface has been completely revamped to maximize the benefits of a…

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by David Gracey This year about 25% of all U.S. holiday shopping will be done online.  This is truly amazing given that online shopping didn’t exist 20 years ago and was barely on the radar 10 years ago.  This year’s Internet purchases will be up about 17% from last year, according to nerds who track…

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