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    Tech-Friendly: I am not wowed by Android v5 ‘Lollipop’

    By Paul Gorski Columnist Android v5 (5.0.1, 5.0.2 or 5.1 depending on your device) is Google’s most recent update to its popular smartphone and tablet operating system. I have tested with the various v5 subversions and I...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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    Tech-Friendly: Is Responsive Design important for my website? Part 2

    By Paul Gorski  Columnist I’ll open this with a disclaimer: I do not work for the Rock River Times; I volunteer my articles as a community service. Also, this allows the publisher to take issue with my political...

    • Posted May 9, 2015
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    Tech-Friendly: Get the LG G Flex 2 and other big smartphones at U.S. Cellular

    By Paul Gorski Columnist The new LG G Flex 2  smartphone is at U.S. Cellular and it stands out among the growing number of large smartphones in today’s phone market. It stands out because it is a large,...

    • Posted April 20, 2015
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    Tech-Friendly: Do I need Java on my computer?

    By Paul Gorski Do I need Java on my computer? Most likely not. Java is a programming language that is used to develop programs that run on Windows, Mac and Linux computers or may be integrated into...

    • Posted February 13, 2015
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    Tech-Friendly: Online tools for local poverty, crime and public housing research

    By Paul Gorski Ron Clewer, CEO of the Rockford Housing Authority, recently “called for a community discussion to develop a strategy for housing that will address poor quality housing, quality affordable housing and locations where residents want...

    • Posted February 4, 2015
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    Tech-Friendly: Update your Adobe Flash Player today

    By Paul Gorski Adobe Systems Incorporated (http://www.adobe.com/) recently acknowledged a serious security bug In Adobe Flash Player v.16.0.0.287 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh. This flaw could “cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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    Tech-Friendly: Choosing an energy efficient light bulb

    By Paul Gorski I am not sure what inspired me, but I searched The Rock River Times’ archive for “energy saving light bulbs” and did not find a matching article, so I decided to write an article...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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    Tech-Friendly: Google leaves millions of Android users without security updates

    By Paul Gorski Google will not be offering security updates to millions of Android smartphone users, according to Thomas Fox-Brewster at Forbes.com. Brewster claims: “Android smartphone owners who aren’t running the latest version of their operating system...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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    Tech-Friendly: Negotiate a lower smartphone rate

    By Paul Gorski Smartphone rates for shared and individual contract plans are dropping like a rock. It seems every month or so one of the major carriers offers yet even lower contract plan rates, even offering to...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    Tech-Friendly: Yes, Macs can get malware

    By Paul Gorski I received two emails from readers in the past few weeks asking for advice about their malware-infected Macs. Yes, Macs can get malware, usually a drive-by browser add-on from an infected website. All you...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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