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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
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
By Paul Gorski Adobe Systems Incorporated (http://www.adobe.com/) recently acknowledged a serious security bug In Adobe Flash Player v.126.96.36.1997 and earlier for Windows and Macintosh. This flaw could “cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take...
- Posted January 27, 2015
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
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
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
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
By Paul Gorski I have my own Tech-Friendly holiday tradition: my annual article encouraging you to recycle old electronics. Enjoy that new smartphone or flat-screen television this holiday, but recycle the old ones properly. Old electronics contain...
- Posted December 23, 2014
By Paul Gorski U.S. Cellular and Google have recently announced that the 4G LTE Nexus 6 smartphone is now available in stores and online. The brand-new Google Nexus 6 is available for only $199.99 with a two-year...
- Posted December 16, 2014
Tech-Friendly: Giganticon and Big Buttons Keyboard Android apps make data entry easier on a Moto G smartphone
By Paul Gorski I was presented with a problem: make phone dialing and data entry easier on a Motorola Moto G smartphone. The user in question was new to smartphones and was not excited by swiping a...
- Posted December 9, 2014