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Ever wonder why there seems to always be a PC that’s slow, infected, issuing pop-ups, redirecting your Google searches, etc? It’s because they’re infected!  “But we have anti-virus installed on all our machines” is the usual self-denial cycle that sets in.  Usually followed with “why can’t you keep this from happening?  Your the expert here?”.  […]

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Many of our Friends and Customers know that OPENRSM is a proud supporter of Scouting and Scouts.  And on this Independence Day we’d like to pause and think not only of our own Freedom’s and Liberty.  But also how it is also celebrated by the “Good Turn” done daily by Scouts.  A case in point….  […]

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June 25, 2012 @ 6:40 pm | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

And you didn’t even realize you had a @facebook.com email address.. did you? Oh, but you do! And it was changed to be your primary email address contact on your timeline by Facebook. And no, they didn’t tell anybody… Until the press decided to start calling Facebook on it. And (in a change for Facebook), […]

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June 10, 2012 @ 5:12 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, News | Tags: No tags

Jefferson County Alabama is finding out what happens when you fire 40% of your IT Staff and cancel routine hardware maintenance and upgrades. A total meltdown of their key accounting system, likely to cost many times over what simple preventative maintenance and having a properly trained staff would have cost. Details are at the All […]

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November 1, 2011 @ 10:23 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

Floods in Thailand have caused a significant portion of the world’s hard drive and other computer component manufacturing facilities to be temporarily shut down. ASUS Reports they are nearly out of Hard Disks, Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Others are expected to have similar announcements soon. This will lead to shortages of computers and peripheral products […]

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It was just announced that Steve Jobs has died.  And with his passing, a part of my own personal past. It’s funny how when someone “Rich and Famous” dies affects you.  A favorite actor, sports figure, etc. This is different.  I havn’t told many people about my own personal encounters with Steven P Jobs.  And […]

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September 27, 2011 @ 1:17 pm | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

This is interesting. Yesterday, Facebook Denied tracking you based on their cookie behavior (From our KC IT News post yesterday). And today Nic comes back and analyzed the entire process of how Facebook is using Cookies again and shows in detail what Facebook has changed. Which is to say, Facebook was cought with their hands […]

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September 26, 2011 @ 9:07 am | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, News | Tags: No tags

The new Facebook Changes do more than alter how you use Facebook.  It seems that your now being “watched” whever you go on the Web..  By Facebook, even if you’ve logged out. In a blogpost today by Nic Cubrilovic (a highly technical and thorough post I might add).  Nic shows you the exact mechanisms Facebook […]

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September 19, 2011 @ 5:01 pm | Category:Kansas City Cloud IT, Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT News, Kansas City IT Support, News | Tags: No tags

Windows8 has been released to developers and so has the “Metro” interface.  And the Metro interface is both the same, and different than what your used to.  To put it simply, Metro is like your Android or iPhone screen, and the regular Windows interface is more like Windows LiveMail.  The old Windows interface is gone. […]

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September 17, 2011 @ 9:57 am | Category:Kansas City Computer, Kansas City IT, Kansas City IT Support, News | Tags: No tags

Woe is the person who has a laptop problem.  Like Joseph reports to Consumerist…  His (out of warranty) laptop started having hard disk issues.  He promptly backed everything up (backups are good) and proceeded to replace his disk.  Only it isn’t so easy.  And Samsung tells him his only option is to return the laptop […]

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