Let’s Encrypt – Updated Release

Back in December 2014, I wrote a post on Let’s Encrypt – a TLS Certificate startup that plans to offer free 3rd-party certificates to anyone that owns a domain name. At that time Let’s Encrypt had set a target release date of “Summer 2015”. Let’s Encrypt recently moved their launch back with the following tentative Read More …

Zerobit Finally gets Busted

Back in January 2013 I wrote an independent review and test of Mackeeper. In that review, I noted that my tests showed it did NOT do what it claimed, caused operating system damage, and was generally, just a colossal ripoff. Now at last we have “official” confirmation of all of the above. So much so Read More …

On Vendor Bloatware and Superfish

I’ve noticed that the bloatware installed by vendors on new computers (primarily windows machines) goes well beyond additional sales opportunities or application “fluff”. Increasingly, these vendor installed applications are slowing down user’s systems, and often times replicate functionality already provided ably by the operating system. Recently, a user brought me her slow Sony laptop that Read More …