What Is Ransomware and How to Avoid It


We’re hearing more and more, online and via word of mouth, that Ransomware, the practice of holding your infected PC hostage until a fee is paid, is increasing to epidemic proportions. Below is a link to a New York Times article describing the practice and steps you can take to insure you don’t fall victim.

From the article: “Researchers say criminals now use victims’ Internet addresses to customize ransom notes in their native tongue. Instead of pornographic images, criminals flash messages from local law enforcement agencies accusing them of visiting illegal pornography, gambling or piracy sites and demand they pay a fine to unlock their computer.”

Please read this and advise any friend or family member that may be vulnerable.

For PC Virus Victims, Pay or Else

Ski Safari – The Best Mobile Game of 2012


Free for a limited time but well worth the usual .99, Ski Safari is one of those games that just grabs your attention, much like last year’s Jetpack Joyride. Ski down four different mountains, jumping, grinding, surfing through hills, tunnels and clouds. Ride a snow machine, a penguin or even a Yeti. This game is very highly rated in our home but more importantly, world-wide.

 Ski Safari at iTunes or at Google Play

♪ Here Comes Santa Claus ♫


Courtesy of NORAD, here’s the link for the little ones to track Santa. Apps available for iOS, Windows 8, Google Play and Windows Phone.

Santa Tracker

How to Remove Programs and Apps in Windows 8

I bet you don’t know all the methods listed in this article:

Six Ways to Remove or Uninstall Windows Programs and Apps

Creating a Windows 8 Repair Disc


Here’s how to create a Windows 8 repair disc.

How to Recover Windows 8 When it Fails to Boot

Awkward Family Photos


The title of this post says it all, doesn’t it? Hilarious site!

Awkward Family Photos

How to Manage Your Calendar in Windows 8

Got a busy schedule? If you do, and you are using Windows 8, you might want to check this guide to the Calendar app.

Introducing Windows 8: The Complete Guide to the Calendar App

Email Your Future Self


Use this tool to send an email to yourself in the future.


Useful Search App for Windows 8


This is a nice search app for Windows 8 that lets you search different sites from one interface.

Search All: All in One Searching App for Windows 8

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