Monday, November 10, 2008

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Monday, Nov. 10, 2008

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Today's top stories...

Attacks on Web sites more sophisticated
Distributed denial of service attacks flood sites with traffic. And these attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Fortunately, sites are taking steps to better respond to the attacks.

Earphones interfere with pacemakers
A study shows that earphone magnets interfere with pacemakers and other implants. Earphones don’t even need to be plugged in to cause interference. The magnets can even interfere with defibrillators.

e-books a growing market
The market for digital books is growing steadily as print sales decline. And Google has just signed a deal to publish out-of-print books electronically. Want some free electronic books? Check my site!

Sprint Nextel subscribers jump ship
Sprint Nextel lost 1.3 million customers in the third quarter. So, the company says it will work harder to attract customers. But analysts aren’t optimistic. AT&T and Verizon both added millions of subscribers.

Circuit City files for bankruptcy
Circuit City has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company plans to stay in business while it restructures. Circuit City recently announced it would close 20 percent of its stores.

BitTorrent slashes staff
BitTorrent has cut half of its employees. The restructuring follows the departure of the company’s co-founder. BitTorrent helps many content providers distribute digital media.

Old media offers benefits over Web
Election Day drove traffic to many news sites. But Web sites can’t deliver the same feel as TV. And newspapers sold out the day after the election. How did you follow the election? Hit my Message Board.

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Every day, Team Komando produces some of the best content you'll find anywhere on the Internet. Here is a sampling of what's new on our site today!

Video of the Day: Winter is coming! Is your home prepared for the season? If not, you better get to work. Here are some tips to help.

Cool Site of the Day: Geotagging photos gives them a real physical location. You can combine tagged photos and Google Maps.

Digital Minute, on your radio: Today's computers are fast. But when will they be like computers in Sci-Fi movies? Sooner than you may think!

Free Download of the Day: A lot goes on in the background of your computer. Ever want to know what it all is? This program will show you.

Tip on the site: When moving files to a new computer, don't forget your bookmarks. These can be difficult to transfer. I'll show you how.

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How to avoid bad Web sites
You need to watch where you surf. Your computer can become infected with malware just by visiting a malicious site. So check out my must-read tip. I have some great tools to help you avoid bad sites.

Can Shadow Copy replace backup programs?
Shadow Copy is a great new versioning feature in Windows Vista. It can help you recover previous versions of files. So, should you use it instead of backup programs? The answer is in my handy tip!

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Kim :)

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