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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Logitech Harmony 650 Remote Control - Logitech Harmony 650 Universal Remote Control

With remote controls it's all about quality not quantity, so replace the 4 or 5 sitting on your coffee table with the very highly rated Logitech Harmony 650. As long as you don't mind a refurbished unit, has them for under $50 with FREE shipping. To make the decision even easier, any concerns about a refurbed unit are assuaged by a 1 year warranty.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The untold story of Apple vs Windows infections

Trojans, viruses, worms: How does malware get on PCs and Macs? | ZDNet

I haven't been much of a fan of ZDNet since their acquisition by Cnet (CBS), but Ed Bott does the best job of explaining the current situation with Mac and Windows infections I have ever read. This is a must read for anyone that uses a computer to surf the Internet. Read it now!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Smokin' Xbox 360 Pro 20GB Deal!

Xbox 360 Pro 20GB Microsoft Refurbished for Xbox 360 | GameStop

Click on the link above for the best deal I've seen on an Xbox, ever. It's a refurbished older model, but quite a deal in spite of that.

Firefox 4 Performance Fix

Firefox 4 is known for becoming a real dog after you open a few tabs. This is caused by a default setting that greatly delays releasing unused memory that can eventually use all your memory and slow your browsing to a crawl. The Internet is filled with fixes that don't work. Here's one that does:
1. Open Firefox 4
2. Type "about:config" in the address bar.
2. Scroll down to "image.mem.min_discard_timeout_ms"
3. Change the default value from 120000 to 10000

Close that browser window, exit and relaunch Firefox 4 and your problems should be history.