Paid software, what is it good for?

Posted by Josh on September 18, 2012 in Review, Security |

With all the great freeware products I discussed in my last article, it may leave you wondering if paid software is worth the money.  The short answer is “it depends.”  If you are a home user with no intent of doing any commercial activities with the software, then the answer is “likely not”, however if […]

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You get what you pay for…

Posted by Josh on August 30, 2012 in Review, Security |

“You get what you pay for is an old adage that implies that if something is “free” it likely isn’t “good”.  Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to applications for your windows computer!   Symantec and MacAfee are the two “leaders” in the anti-virus world but there are other great options […]


Certification vs. Experience vs. Degree

Posted by Josh on August 8, 2012 in Review, Security |

Something that comes up often both when organizations are looking to hire a new IT professional as well as within the circle of IT pro’s themselves is how do certifications, experience and an IT related degree stack up against each other.   Long time IT folks tend to have the view that experience trumps and often […]


PKard Smart Card Reader

Posted by Josh on July 8, 2012 in Review, Security |

After about a month of testing Thursby’s PKard Smart Card Reader for iOS devices, I am happy to say I am rather impressed.  The interface is smooth and clean, with only some minor glitches one would expect in v1.0 software.    The two major functions that I use is the ability to CAC authentic to Outlook […]

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