Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard

Oct 17, 2014 by

Written by Maurits Martijn / Courtesy of Medium.com Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled. In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly...

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Dropbox says it wasn’t hacked, passwords stolen from other services

Oct 14, 2014 by

Dropbox denies it has been compromised as hackers leak hundreds of passwords online and threaten to release millions more. Dropbox says it wasn’t hacked, released passwords ‘stolen from unrelated services’ Written by Nathan Ingraham / Courtesy of The Verge Yesterday, a plain-text file was posted to Pastebin with a provocative...

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Windows 10: Why Microsoft skipped Windows 9

Oct 2, 2014 by

Windows 10: Why Microsoft skipped Windows 9 Windows 95 may be to blame for the confusing name of Microsoft’s latest OS Written by Zachary Davies Boren / Courtesy of The Independent It turns out that Microsoft may have skipped Windows 9 and gone straight to 10 for a reason that hearkens back to the age of Y2K. A Redditor claiming to be a...

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River Net Computers in The Elucidator’s upcoming fall issue

Sep 22, 2014 by

Dave Cahill, pictured with his brother James Cahill. Dave and Jim are co-owners of River Net Computers in Frenchtown, N.J. Photo by Katja Kruppe. “What’s amazing since we opened up is the support we’ve gotten from Frenchtown.  Frenchtown is great at practicing local sustainability, where everybody is each other’s...

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How to Remove That U2 Album from Your iPhone

Sep 15, 2014 by

Apple Built a Tool to Remove That U2 Album from Your iPhone Written by  Zac Hall / Courtesy of 9to5Mac.com Apple has released an official tool to make Bono gone-o. The company has dedicated an entire support site that shows iTunes users how to remove U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” from their libraries. Tim Cook and U2 announced...

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Hackers post millions of stolen Gmail passwords on Russian site

Sep 10, 2014 by

Hackers post millions of stolen Gmail passwords on Russian site Courtesy of CBS News Millions of Gmail usernames and passwords have apparently been posted online by hackers — although it’s not clear how many are current. A user named tvskit posted a list on a Russian bitcoin web forum with 5 million Gmail username and password pairs,...

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Physicist discovers the best place to put your router

Sep 5, 2014 by

Physicist discovers the best place to put your router Written by Greg Seals / Courtesy of The Daily Dot Believe it or not, there’s a mathematically correct way to stream Orange is The New Black from the toilet in the far back corner bathroom of your house. No, it isn’t about your posture or your viewing angle, but rather your wireless router...

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How a new HTML element will make the Web faster

Sep 3, 2014 by

How a new HTML element will make the Web faster Today, the average size of a webpage is 1.7MB to 1MB from images, but change is afoot. Written by Scott Gilbertson / Courtesy of Arstechnica The Web is going to get faster in the very near future. And sadly, this is rare enough to be news. The speed bump won’t be because our devices are...

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A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0

Aug 29, 2014 by

A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0 Written By Daniel Pataki / Courtesy of Smashing Magazine Today, WordPress has released the first release candidate (RC) for the upcoming 4.0 version. According to the official version numbering, WordPress 4.0 is no more or less significant than 3.9 was or 4.1 will be. That being said, a new major release is always...

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Closed Aug. 21st – Aug. 24th

Aug 18, 2014 by

River Net will be closed from 8/21 – 8/24 & we will reopen on 8/25. River Net Computers will be taking a small holiday so we can take a little break from the warm glow of the computer screens later this week. We are very grateful for all of our loyal customers and unyielding support over the years. Thanks to you, we will continue to...

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