Apr 242017

Linksys is working on a firmware update for 10 security vulnerabilities affecting its “Smart” Wi-Fi series of routers.

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Netflix Could Pay For Itself By Sparing Your Kids 150 Hours Of Ads A Year

 Posted by on 2016-09-06 at 11:10  advertising, health, kids, network, parenting, psychology, Reblog, streaming video  Comments Off on Netflix Could Pay For Itself By Sparing Your Kids 150 Hours Of Ads A Year
Sep 062016

If you have kids, Netflix could pay for itself many times over in a year. And not because you can plunk your offspring down in front of that cartoon they never seem to get bored with. No, the streaming video service could pay for itself in real money saved.

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Google’s OnHub is the first Wi-Fi router to support IFTTT

 Posted by on 2016-04-28 at 21:43  google, iot, network, onhub, Reblog, security, tech, wifi  Comments Off on Google’s OnHub is the first Wi-Fi router to support IFTTT
Apr 282016

Google’s “smart” OnHub wireless router now supports IFTTT, the web service that automates actions between apps. IFTTT can be triggered when devices connect and disconnect from OnHub — and, in the spirit of IFTTT, what you do based on that information is up to you.

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Spiceworks 4.6 just released

 Posted by on 2010-03-12 at 23:22  Internet, News, Technology  Comments Off on Spiceworks 4.6 just released
Mar 122010

Spiceworks, my favorite tool for managing IT networks, has released a new version. Spiceworks scans your entire network and audits the devices in you infrastructure. Not only does Spiceworks create a comprehensive IT inventory, but it also monitors the health of vital systems. It can alert you when certain conditions are met, errors are found, systems run out of hard disk space, printer ink is low, and much more.

Another cool feature is to have Spiceworks scan multiple sites, and report back to a central collector. This is great for me, as the company I work for, is an outsourced IT Helpdesk for several medium sized businesses. We’ve deployed Spiceworks at all of our clients with more than 10 PCs. This allows our business to be proactive in our approach to IT instead of reactive.

Don’t even get me started on how good Spiceworks has been for License Management.

Spiceworks 4.6 brings a host of new features include:

  • View and Kill Processes Remotely
  • Ability to discover virtualized servers on VMware (vSphere & ESX/ESXi), showing all the virtual machine data and configuration details
  • Better Helpdesk ticket management
  • Network mapping improvements
  • See network alerts and notifications in your Spiceworks Toolbar
  • And more…

If you have never tried Spiceworks, you should. It is free, and after you use it, you will be converted. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s FREE (As in BEER)? I used to work for a software company that developed one of the premier Enterprise IT Discovery platforms, and believe me, Spiceworks can do a lot more than even some multimillion dollar Enterprise platforms. That was always the “dirty little secret”. Anyways, check it out, you’ll love it.

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