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Category Archives: Tech Zone

Technical info for IT professional and network administrators.

2013 – The Technology Year in Review

2013 – The Technology Year in Review

on December 27, 2013

2013 brought us some new technologies, and brought some existing technologies into the mainstream. As we look back at this past year, let’s take another look at some of the hottest technologies that made big splashes during 2013. We’re not …

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The 13 Worst Security Threats of 2013

The 13 Worst Security Threats of 2013

on December 26, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, it is only natural to take a moment to look back on the year that was, and evaluate it for both the ups and the downs. Was 2013 a good year or a bad …

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Having a Happy High Tech Holiday

Having a Happy High Tech Holiday

on December 24, 2013

’Tis the season when all the geeks and nerds are standing in line at the local electronics stores or going online at Amazon, NewEgg and TigerDirect, buying each other (or themselves) the latest and greatest electronic gadgets. It’s funny – …

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The 13 Must-Have Tech Toys for the Geek on Your Holiday Season List

The 13 Must-Have Tech Toys for the Geek on Your Holiday Season List

on December 19, 2013

With the peak of the holiday season just around the corner, you are probably not only still trying to finish up your gift shopping, but desperate to come up with the perfect gift for that IT pro or SysAdmin on …

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18 More Face-Palm Moments in IT

18 More Face-Palm Moments in IT

on December 16, 2013

Wikipedia defines a face-palm as the physical gesture of placing one’s hand flat across one’s face or lowering one’s face into one’s hand or hands. The gesture is seen in many cultures as a display of frustration, disappointment, embarrassment, shock, …

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3D Printing: Ready for Prime Time?

3D Printing: Ready for Prime Time?

on December 10, 2013

If you keep up with technology news, you’ve undoubtedly read about the new 3D printers, especially the controversial aspects concerning the possibility of criminals “printing” weapons or illegal items. You might have seen them demonstrated at tech industry events, where …

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The 17 Facepalm Moments that Rocked Twitter

The 17 Facepalm Moments that Rocked Twitter

on December 9, 2013

When you have only a dozen followers on Twitter, and you’re related to half of those, making a misstep or faux pas in social media is no big deal. But when you have hundreds of thousands of followers, or are …

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14 Fun and Useful Hacks for Turkey Day

14 Fun and Useful Hacks for Turkey Day

on November 27, 2013

As everyone knows, Thanksgiving is this week, and that means too much food, day-long binges of parades, football games, and favourite TV series marathons. It probably also means that as the family IT genius, you get to fix Dad’s computer, …

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Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide (Part 2)

Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide (Part 2)

on November 15, 2013

In early 2012, I wrote an article called Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide that covered how to use NetStat.exe, Tasklist.exe, TCPView.exe and PortQry.exe to view open ports and troubleshoot client or server side application network connectivity issues. …

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Email and Web Security Key to Protecting Against Zero Day Exploit

Email and Web Security Key to Protecting Against Zero Day Exploit

on November 11, 2013

Earlier today, we reported on the TIFF-handling Zero Day exploit that is reportedly being used by Operation Hangover hackers to attack targets in the Middle East. The attacks utilize malicious code in email, instant messages or web pages, memory corruption, …

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