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The Power of Google

Google is quietly creating its own New World Order. Its size, power and influence are probably larger than you are aware and Google will shape our day to day lives for many years to come.

Google was founded by two PhD candidates at Stanford University in 1998 and over the years has revolutionized the search engine and helped mature and shape the Internet.

Popularity of eReaders and Tablets on the Rise

Recent research from The Boston Consulting Group revealed that of consumers who currently use the Internet and read print books, magazines or newspapers, 40 percent plan to buy either an eReader or tablet within the next three years. If this research is accurate, eReaders and tablets will quickly join the ranks of other mainstream electronics such as TVs, mobile phones and personal computers in our lives.

Facebook

Facebook has over 400 million active users worldwide, 3 million active pages, and 1.5 million business listings. 50% of its active users log on to Facebook every day. Like it or not, there's no contesting Facebook's popularity. For more surprising statistics, see Facebook's own stats page.

Apple’s latest gadget – The iPad

On April 3, Apple unveiled its much-anticipated iPad. The gadget that retails from $499 to $699 is a cross between a laptop and a smartphone, but doesn't quite eliminate the need for either one. There was much hype surrounding the iPad since it was announced in January, and that momentum led to more than 300,000 units sold on its first day of sales.

Secure Email

Many of our clients want to know if they need to encrypt their email messages and, if so, how to do it. Much of the sudden interest in email encryption is due to the recent adoption of regulations regarding consumer privacy and the protection of consumer data.

Identity Theft – It’s Scarier Than You Think

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. It's easy to perform, difficult to catch criminals who engage in it, and penalties are relatively lax. What you don't know about identity theft will surprise you.

This new crime is so lucrative that organized crime and terrorist organizations have jumped on board.

WiMAX comes to Las Vegas

Las Vegas is only one of three cities in the U.S. that now has WiMAX, the other two being Atlanta and Portland. WiMAX is a technical standard that allows for wireless coverage over a very large area. Think of WiMAX as similar to the wireless you use to access the Internet in your home or coffee shop.

The Importance of Network Security

In his speech last Friday, President Obama spoke about the need to secure our country's computer networks. Illustrating the importance of the issue with a personal example, he cited his recent experience with a data security breach during the general election:

"Hackers gained access to emails and a range of campaign files, from policy position papers to travel plans.

Computer Support Las Vegas: Windows 7

Computer users REJOICE, for Windows 7 has arrived! Windows 7 has been in Beta release since January of this year, and promises to be a rousing success. It's received very positive reviews, and appears to be what Windows Vista should have been... an appreciable improvement over its predecessors.

Las Vegas Computer Repair: The Conficker Worm

The Conficker worm has garnered a lot of media attention recently. This virus is notable because it's so widespread and because its goal and intention was unknown for quite some time. But truthfully, there are always a large number of computer security risks on the Internet.