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Google+ to shutdown

That is right, Google+ the social media arm of Google (that never really took off with the lack of consumer adoption) is set to shutdown due to a security bug. https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/08/tech/google-plus-security/index.html
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Gutenberg? What is it and when will it get here?

"What’s new in Gutenberg? (30th July): Today’s release is timed to coincide with the upcoming WordPress 4.9.8 release, and includes a multitude of improvements when converting existing content to blocks. - https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/07/31/whats-new-in-gutenberg-30th-july/" https://cloudup.com/ilsWVyvk2dm
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Net Neutrality Bill

California lawmakers reach deal on net neutrality bill. Will other states soon follow? "Leading California lawmakers said Thursday they have reached an agreement on legislation that will create super-strong net neutrality protections after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal its own regulations." - By Steven Musil  Read More  What is net neutrality? Here is an article with a brief…
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World Password Day

Yes, that's right; there is a day for passwords too. It seems almost everything has a national day, from doughnuts to screen time. However this one is worth taking note of. We would hope people change their passwords more frequently but if you at least take the time to change it and rethink how secure…
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Clear your Cache in Chrome

There was a time when clearing your cache seemed as simply as refreshing your screen. Now that more information is being stored so that sites can load quickly it requires a few more steps to clear your cache. On the plus side there is still a keyboard shortcut to help you access this menu. The…
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Update your Phone # to recover your password in webmail

How do I update my phone number? Log in to your Webmail account at webmail.blackrocknetworks.com In the top-right corner, click the account’s username and then select Update Phone. Enter your phone number, and click Save. After your phone number has been updated, you will receive a six digit verification code that confirms your number. Enter…
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Boston Dynamics robots take a run in the park

Sometime we all need a little pick me up and seeing a robot run through the park or do the dishes always puts a smile on our face here at Blackrock Networks, Inc. http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2018/05/10/lab-grown-diamonds-ada-founders-luxury-rachel-crane-orig.cnnmoney 
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KRACK Attack: Secure Wireless isn’t so secure.

KRACK Attack Puts Wi-Fi Connections at Risk. We are not talking about Public Wi-fi networks here, you should already know those are not secure. Instead we are talking about networks that most of us think are secure because they have a password. In fact a recent vulnerability was found in the standard protocol used on…
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What is a NoFollow Link?

On the internet a nofollow link is used as a way to avoid giving your "vote" to a link on your website to a third party. Think of it like offering your friend a list of painters in your area except with the caveat that you haven't used any of them before so you aren't…
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Microsoft Paint returns from the grave

After the news got out that MS Paint, the first computer drawing app for most people back in the day, would be left by the way side people all over called for a redo. According to CNN, "Following an outcry from fans on Monday, Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) said the app will soon land in the Windows Store for free.…
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Web Ads, What to do?

In a previous post I mentioned how Google was working to knock out bad ads on the web. A recent announcement now shows Apple is jumping on board as well. Check out the article below for more. "Apple and Google are cracking down on obnoxious online ads. And they just might change the way the…
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Recover your password / Update your Phone # in Webmail

A while back a new feature to reset your password using your phone was added however it seems that a number of people still haven't taken full advantage of this feature. In order to help you along we are putting some step by step instructions below for you. You can recover the password for your…
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Typos, it happens to everyone even Amazon

Everyone makes mistakes, although usually it doesn't result in hundreds of websites going down. In our line of work typos can be one of the most common errors. Most of the time it is limited to an email or a text edit on a website but the other day an Amazon engineer's typo had a…
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