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 websites. From java.com: "Java…

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 pay off your old…

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 need to do is…

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