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Apple Genius Bar caught ripping off customers

Apple certainly does try to have a stranglehold on the repair market for their products. By trying to limit you to only going to their service centers, it allows them to name whatever price they want [...] Read more

Botnet infecting 100K routers, using them to send spam

Has your router been infected and taken over by spammers to send spam? A flaw in Broadcom-based routers (first discovered in 2013) that exploits a flaw in the UPnP protocol is being used to infect [...] Read more

If you value my services, follow "Right to Repair" news

You may or may not have heard of this thing called "right to repair" in the news the past few years, especially recently. What this refers to is legislation that is trying to apply the same [...] Read more

Don't search for tech support numbers

These days it's very common for people to begin every browsing session with a search. Even when they know the link/domain to a website, many people will lazily just do a search for "microsoft" to go [...] Read more

New MacBooks are faster, but flawed

Likely by now you've heard the complaints all over the internet regarding MacBooks as of late. The lack of removable batteries (they're glued-in), the non-repairable keyboards that require a full [...] Read more

Apple Engineers Its Own Downfall With the Macbook Pro Keyboard

There's a really informative article over at iFixit titled, "Apple Engineers Its Own Downfall With the Macbook Pro Keyboard". This is a really good summary of a current issue with Macbook keyboards [...] Read more

10 Steps to Computer and Data Security

All these topics could be an extended conversation in and of themselves, but I wanted to at least provide this abbreviated cheat-sheet of my general guidelines. This isn't meant to be an exhaustive [...] Read more

Apple investigated by France for planned obsolescence

The BBC is reporting that French prosecutors have launched a probe over allegations of planned obsolescence in Apple's iPhone. "Planned obsolescence" is the intentional policy of producing consumer [...] Read more

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