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Report of ‘vaccine’ for latest global malware attack

June 28, 2017

The BBC has posted an article saying that "the creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine." It recommends, "creating a read-only file - named perfc - and placing it within a computer's "C:\Windows" folder, the attack will be stopped in its tracks. Read the full story on the BBC website [...]

How to control who can see your location on Snapchat

June 23, 2017

Snapchat has just released its new Snap Map feature that can share your location with Snapchat friends via a map. The feature is off by default so, if you want to share you location, you have to opt-in. Also, it only shares your location with people you’ve friended on Snapchat. Your location isn’t public (though anyone who knows your location could share it with others). More… [...]

Using virtual reality to combat pain

June 15, 2017

  Click for Larry’s podcast with Drs. Bullock and Won This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News When I think of virtual reality, I think of playing games or being immersed in a 360 degree video experience where the action takes place all around me. But when Kim Bullock and Andrea Stevenson Won talk about VR, they have something else in mind — helping patients cope with [...]

New iOS 10.3 features worth checking out

June 11, 2017

Even though iOS 10.3 isn’t the major upgrade we’re expecting in iOS 11 this far, there are some handy features you may not have tried including Apple ID profile, iCould storage breakdown, find your parked car, weather in maps and find my AirPods. For more, check out CNET’s iOS 10.3: 7 new features to try right away. Other links: Download iOS 10.3.2 (from Apple) Preview of iOS [...]

A baby girl and the camera phone were born 20 years ago

June 8, 2017

Like nearly all expectant fathers, Philippe Kahn planned to take a picture of the new baby but, instead of waiting till he got home to distribute the photo to friends online, he wanted to do it directly from the hospital. But that was in 1997 when there were no camera phones. So he invented one [...]
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