Fargo’s William H Macy
Have you ever haggled to get a lower price for a car? It’s a known practice. But most people don’t realize that it’s the same when ordering or renewing your internet service.
I had been paying for relatively slow but fast enough for me 15/15 Mbps Verizon FIOS service for […]
Has your FIOS or other internet box started beeping? The internet box that is usually just inside the house is called an Optical Network Terminal (ONT). (Note that the ONT plugs into another box with an antenna. This is the router.) The ONT has a Battery Backup Unit (BBU) since you need to have the […]
Recently I helped someone with a computer that had out-of-control pop-ups appearing in the web browser. This typically happens when malicious software is installed or automatically added to a computer with other software.
To fix this problem, you need to set up your web browser and computer so that it’s settings don’t allow for these […]
Amazon recently launched a new service, currently just for Prime members, called Amazon PrimePantry. The idea is you can order certain pantry-esque items (no cold food) and have them shipped in 1 big box for just $6. I ordered an assortment of items that I thought might be challenging to deliver intact. Amazon’s goal is […]
We’ve seen a recent rise in “ransomware” that infects and encrypts computers, then demands money for you to get your data back.
I reported back in March 2011 having seen ransomware demanding $200. Today, it is asking for $300 within 10 hours.
The name of the virus is CryptoLocker. The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team […]