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Wed
09
Oct
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GPS Watch Helps Parents Track Their Kids

An electronics firm has unveiled a wristwatch device that helps parents stay in touch with young children. It's aimed at people who think their kids are too young to have a smartphone. Filip Technologies says its watch, which is called the 'FiLip', ... is aimed at children aged 4 to 11. Although the FiLiP watch uses smartphone technology, it only performs a few functions and has just two buttons. (Source: myfilip.com ) Pressing one button will place a phone call. However, the child can only choose between one of up to five pre-programmed numbers. The phones using those numbers can also call or ... (view more)

Wed
02
Jan
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Facebook Security Flaw Lets Strangers Read Chats

Facebook was recently forced to temporarily switch off a New Year's Eve messaging feature after a report suggested that private messages could be easily accessed and read by strangers. The feature is called "Midnight Delivery." It allowed Facebook ... users to send a 'Happy New Year' message to a friend. Unlike a normal message, however, the New Year's message would be "delivered" at precisely midnight. Furthermore, the message wouldn't arrive in the usual Facebook inbox. Instead, the recipient would get a link taking them to a special website called "Facebook Stories," where ... (view more)

Mon
29
Oct
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Hack Exposes Millions of US Social Security Numbers

South Carolina taxpayers are upset after an estimated 3.6 million of their Social Security numbers were exposed to an international hacker who breached the state's Department of Revenue database. Approximately 387,000 credit and debit card numbers ... were also exposed during the attack. Luckily, most of these numbers appear to have been encrypted. The breach occurred in mid-September 2012. However, South Carolina officials didn't learn of the problem until several weeks later. Officials then initiated an investigation that discovered how the data had been accessed. South Carolina officials say ... (view more)

Wed
08
Jul
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Online Fraud Easier Due to Social Security Flaw

Researchers have discovered that it's easier to predict social security numbers than previously realized. The discovery means giving away too many personal details online is even more dangerous. A report by Carnegie Mellon University, published in ... The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says that social security numbers were never intended to be used as a way of confirming somebody's identity. Instead they were meant purely as a way of keeping track of an individual's tax and benefit payments. The researchers were investigating a theory that there was a distinct pattern to the ... (view more)

Fri
13
Mar
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Match Text Size of Bullets and Numbering in MS PowerPoint

Does it sometimes seem that your bullets and numbers overpower the text on your PowerPoint slides? Or, are they so minute you can barely see them from the back of the room? To improve the appearance of your bullets and numbering, follow the steps ... below: Select the numbered text. In MS PowerPoint versions 2002/2003, click on Format | Bullets And Numbering. In version 2007, click on Bullets And Numbering from the Bullets And Numbering drop-down list on the Home tab. Click the Numbered tab. In the Size box, click the down arrow until 80 is displayed, as shown. Click OK. The numbers will now be ... (view more)

Wed
28
Jan
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Largest Credit Breach Ever Reported Inauguration Day

Payment processor Heartland Payment Systems reported that it was the victim of a security breach within its processing system in 2008. For unknown reasons, the breach was reported on January 20, 2009 -- inauguration day for the incoming President ... Obama administration. Tens of millions of credit and debit card transactions may have been breached, making the Heartland incident one of the largest data breaches ever reported. (Source: washingtonpost.com ) Heartland believes the intrusion is now contained and that no merchant information or cardholder Social Security numbers were compromised. ... (view more)

Thu
09
Oct
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Number Formatting in MS Excel 2007

Sometimes within your worksheet, you may have different, non-standard numbers. Perhaps you have dates and times and currency numbers. If you want MS Excel 2007 to interpret these different, non-standard numbers the way that you do, you will need to ... format the number properties in the cell in which they appear. Follow the steps below to change the number formatting of a cell in MS Excel 2007: On the Home tab of the Ribbon, find the Number group. In the Number group, there are various different options you can use to quickly format the numbers in your selected cells. The first option you will ... (view more)

Fri
22
Aug
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Calculations in MS Excel Status Bar

You don't always have to use a formula in MS Excel. That's right, sometimes you can just utilize the Status Bar for your calculations. The far end of the Status Bar in MS Excel will show you calculations, displaying the results for average, count, ... number of numbers, maximum/minimum value, and the sum of any given range of numbers. Follow along below: Open a new page in MS Excel. In Column A, key in numbers, one below another. Highlight the numbers. If you look at the right-hand of the Status Bar at the bottom of your screen, you will see the result. Now here is the really cool part: Right- ... (view more)

Thu
26
Jun
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Align Numbers in a Table Using a Decimal Tab in PowerPoint 2007

Sometimes you want to use numbers in a table, but darn! you want to use currency numbers and it takes forever and a day to tab and space in a table in PowerPoint! Well guess what? Your troubles are over because I am going to tell you how to ... accomplish this! To align a number to a decimal tab in a table cell, you must insert a tab character before the number in a PowerPoint 2007 table. Follow the steps below to learn how: Add a Decimal Tab to a Single Table Cell: In the Navigation pane, click the slide that you would like to edit. If you do not see the Ruler, click to select the Ruler check ... (view more)

Fri
04
Jan
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RIM Throws Competition 'Curve' Ball

Thought maybe that sleek 'n cute little iPhone from Apple would hurt sales of the efficient but not-so kitschy BlackBerry? Doesn't look like that's the case. According to third quarter sales, Research in Motion (the Waterloo-based maker of the ... BlackBerry) is reporting double its 2006 third quarter earnings. The statistics stem from numbers released last Thursday. Most surprising may be that BlackBerry subscriber accounts climbed an impressive 1.65 million over that third quarter, which ended back on December 1st. In addition to 3.9 million devices being shipped, it means Research in Motion ... (view more)

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