How does ‘Heartbleed’ affect me?

What is Hearbleed? What is affected? What do I need to do?

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The Windows 7 ‘Snipping Tool’ will change your life

… and it is available for free on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. Most likely it is hiding on your computer now and you never knew about it.

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Gadget Day 2014

In December 2012, we held our inaugural Gadget Day, which we thought was a lot of fun.  We had collected a set of new, mostly inexpensive, devices that we thought a lot of people at the School of Dentistry would enjoy seeing and trying out.  We were right, and Gadget Day was a big hit. […]

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Physician Uses Google Glass During Surgery

Dr. Pierre Theodore has launched a pilot program to use Google Glass during surgeries.  Google Glass is designed to be worn like eyeglasses and can both display and record information.  Dr Theodore uses the device to view CT scans while he performs surgery.  You can see the results in this video. http://cnettv.cnet.com/surgeon-uses-google-glass-get-critical-data/9742-1_53-50161570.html

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Never Lose Anything With Tile

Perhaps you have heard of “The Internet of Things”, a term used to describe the representation of unique, physical objects via the Internet.  One company has invented an app to find all those things.  Tile advertises itself as “the world’s largest lost and found.”  It is comprised of a small Bluetooth-enabled wafer a little more than one inch […]

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Virtual Meetings or Classes with Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate is a new service offered free of charge by VCU for web conferencing or online learning. If you have ever used a service like GoToMeeting for a meeting, webinar or online class, Blackboard Collaborate is a very similar experience.

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Apple announces new iPad Air but no iWatch

iPad Air CNET.com’s review calls Apple’s new iPad Air simply “the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.”  In the same review, CNET says it is “nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting.”  The iPad Air has the functional improvements you would expect in a new Apple product: […]

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Guidelines for Protecting Your Password

The role of a password is to prevent unauthorized access to data just as a key prevents unauthorized access to a house or apartment. A password should be guarded with the same care as the key to a house or apartment. The hardest part of choosing a password is making it difficult for others to […]

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Passwords vs. Passphrases

What comes to mind when I ask you to create a good, strong password?  Maybe a complex mixture of symbols, numbers, upper and lowercase letters–something incomprehensible and impossible to remember? We used to keep passwords around 8-10 characters long, as as long as we thought the password was complex enough, it would be tough to […]

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iPad Air, Surface 2, Windows Tablets Everywhere

The past month has seen a plethora of new tablet announcements. iPad Air We reviewed the iPad Air in a separate article in this issue. Windows 8 Tablets  Windows 8 is slowly picking up momentum, and it got a surge with a service pack dubbed Windows 8.1.  It’s more significant than it sounds.  Windows 8.1 […]

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