Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Email Spam Down, virus' up!

According to a recent article posted on CNN; Email spam is down while virus transmittions are up.

In August viruses in emails process by Google increased by 111% compared to the same month last year. Google's system blocked a record setting 188 million emails containg viruses in just one day!!

Email virus's can be annoying to some and devasting to many others! Malware is increasingly being housed in messages purporting news about celebrities or unleashed when recipients open file attachments sent by family and friends.

Our technicians spend an amazing amount of time performing multiple virus scan's to eliminate malware, adware, trojans, etc. If you've experienced an infected computer, you know that many times these malicious applications can hijack your operating system or wipe your hard drive clean! We encourage our clients to be proactive and ensure your virus protection is updated regularly.

Call us today to schedule a System Cleaning. We'll review your current virus protection and advise you of any upcoming renewals that need attention!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Microsoft to launch Windows Phone 7

Looks like the announcement for which carriers will be making & selling handsets for Microsoft's newest operating system will be Oct 11th. AT&T is one of those carriers!

Windows Phone 7 is Microsoft's complete do-over of its mobile operating system previously dubbed Windows Mobile. Microsoft established an early lead on mobility with its older mobile operating system, but in recent years the company has suffered substantial losses in market share.

Windows Mobile hasn't been upgraded substantially in several years, and more user-friendly competitors such as Apple's iPhone and Google's Android OS have taken market share away from Microsoft. As a result, Microsoft scrapped the Windows Mobile project and redid the entire OS into a tile-based interface incorporating elements of the Zune media player and Xbox Live gaming.

Though the company will announce details about Windows Phone 7 at the October 11 conference, multiple reports have claimed that the official shipping date of the first Windows Phone 7 devices is Nov. 8.