By John We lead Web-based, digital lives. From personal computers, smartphones, and tablets, e-book readers, to working, shopping, and social networking, virtually every aspect of our lives touches the digital world. Even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, this vast worldwide connection of computers, data, and websites supports our everyday lives through … Continue reading STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

The “New” NC LIVE eBooks Portal Page

NC LIVE is pleased to announce a new eBooks Portal webpage available now from the NC LIVE website. The portal replaces a previous eBooks page that simply linked to each of NC LIVE's eBook Collections. This new eBooks Portal makes it easier for users of the NC LIVE website to browse and search all of NC LIVE's eBook … Continue reading The “New” NC LIVE eBooks Portal Page

Getting pictures, automagically!

By John For those of us who use digital cameras and go through the throws of locating a cable to connect our camera or card readers to our computers to get at our photos and videos have something to rejoice about. There’s a company that’s been making memory cards with Wi-Fi capability built into it, … Continue reading Getting pictures, automagically!

Best Place in Town!

By John Where’s the best place to catch a "FREE" movie, or to enjoy a "FREE" concert? How about the best place to whet your appetite for a little action on the internet,  or quench your thirst by reading another wild, exotic, action packed adventure! How about a place to do that last minute studying … Continue reading Best Place in Town!

Cyber Ethics…

By John With the explosion of social networking and the ubiquitous sharing and posting of so much information online, the way we communicate has forever changed.  As such, we should be ensuring that we and our fellow compadres understand our responsibilities for conduct online.  Of which an important component of that is Cyber Ethics.  Cyber … Continue reading Cyber Ethics…

A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step….

By John I can’t remember where exactly I saw this quote but, it’s been popping in and out my head for the past couple of months. So, what have I been doing the last couple of months that would cause this? What haven’t I been doing for the last couple of months would be easier … Continue reading A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step….

Taking care of business…

By John It’s been almost a month now, since you got that awesome new home computer for Christmas and it’s beginning to act a little sluggish and not quite so awesome. So what’s the deal? I need to maintain my home computer? As with most types of equipment, you must perform periodic maintenance on your … Continue reading Taking care of business…

“Going on a Java binge”

By John No, this isn’t about coffee and how much is too much for someone. Rather an attempt to let everyone know there’s another important piece of software that needs updating. It’s just as important as updating your operating system, browser software, and anti-virus program. It’s called Java, and shouldn’t be confused with JavaScript. They … Continue reading “Going on a Java binge”

‘Tis the season for…

By John The holiday season is upon us!  If you’re like me you’ll wind up doing most of your shopping within the next few weeks and will be doing most of it online.  comScore has released a report that online holiday season shopping for 2009 (Nov 1 – Dec 24) rose 5% to $27 Billion … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for…

Detecting and Avoiding Fake Anti-Virus Software

Your Computer Is Infected with Malware! Click here to purchase recommended anti-virus software!  By John You may be familiar with this or similar messages appearing on a website, urging you to take action purportedly designed to clean your allegedly infected computer.  Unfortunately, these messages are often scams that attempt to install malicious software (malware) onto … Continue reading Detecting and Avoiding Fake Anti-Virus Software