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Q: Why do recent iOS operating systems such as 10.3.3 cause earlier iPhone models, such as the 5c to have performance slowdowns on common tasks, such as launching and switching between apps? What OS architecture changes account for this?

November 14th, 2017

A: Your premise is in error. Independent testing has been performed that determined there isn’t any code within newer iOS systems that makes older units slower. However, as with almost every OS and app upgrade, there are significantly more features and functions (most under the hood), requiring more cpu cycles. This ca...

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Q: As a CTO with over 8 years software development experience, is it a problem that a junior developer can write better code than me?

November 14th, 2017

Q: AS A CTO WITH OVER 8 YEARS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE, IS IT A PROBLEM THAT A JUNIOR DEVELOPER CAN WRITE BETTER CODE THAN ME? A: As the President and CISO of my organization, both I and my company do well not because I can do my job duties better than my other staff, but because I’m smart enough to hire those w...

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Q: How can I install Android on the iPhone X?

November 13th, 2017

Q: HOW CAN I INSTALL ANDROID ON THE IPHONE X? A: In a world over-populated with terrible ideas, this ranks in the top 10%. The primary reasons for buying an iPhone include: Security Stability Continuous updates to the OS (for security and stability) Working in the Apple ecosystem And you want to toss all of this for ...

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Q: Which OS, Ubuntu or Win 10 will make my laptop last longer?

September 28th, 2017

Q: WHICH OS, UBUNTU OR WIN 10 WILL MAKE MY LAPTOP LAST LONGER? A: I hope you will forgive that I am side-stepping your question, as I think it is the wrongquestion. Computers are tools. The purpose of a tool is to extend or expand your reach, power, speed, capabilities, so that you can do things you could not otherwise...

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Cyber Attack

Equifax Cybersecurity Breach

September 7th, 2017

Equifax Cybersecurity Breach Announced today via the Equifax Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information page https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, between May and July, 2017, criminals were able to access the Equifax database. The criminals harvested Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driv...

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Computer Routine Maintenance

Spend An Evening With Marc L. Mintz

August 22nd, 2017

SPEND AN EVENING WITH MARC L. MINTZ AT UNM CYBERSECURITY: DOES IT MATTER? UNM presents a special opportunity to learn how to make your business smarter and more secure. The intelligent use of technology can be a defining point between those who succeed in business, and those who fail. Think Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, ...

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Practical Paranoia Security Essentials

Secure Your Digital Life With UNM Continuing Ed

August 22nd, 2017

PRACTICAL PARANOIA SECURITY ESSENTIALS WORKSHOPS AT UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION You don't need to be a Microsoft Engineer, Apple Genius, or Google Guru to know state-sponsored system penetration, ransomware, malware, hackers, pranksters, and even a whackadoodle ex or two are out there to get you. You includes your data, i...

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Practical Paranoia Security Workshops at UNM

August 9th, 2017

PRACTICAL PARANOIA SECURITY ESSENTIALS WORKSHOPS AT UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION You don't need to be a Microsoft Engineer, Apple Genius, or Google Guru to know state-sponsored system penetration, ransomware, malware, hackers, pranksters, and even a whackadoodle ex or two are out there to get you. You includes your data, i...

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Mintz infoTech client VPNArea

Q: How do I trust a VPN service provider?

July 4th, 2017

Q: How do I trust a VPN service provider? It doesn't matter whether or not you trust them. Unless you do an onsite visit if their facilities, and are permitted full administrative access to their system, no way to have certainty. What matters is: Is the VPN provider located in a country that has no requirement to keep...

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Q: What are the functions of a firewall?

July 4th, 2017

Q: What are the functions of a firewall? Every process on a computer that communicates with another computer (file sharing, printing, web server, etc.) communicates through a logical port. These ports are numbered 1–65,535. For example, when you open a browser page to Quora, your browser goes to the server named www wi...

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