4 million iPhones sold in one day

I guess the iPhone craze isn’t over.  Apple took 4 million pre-orders over the weekend, out-doing the pre-sale of the iPhone 5.  I didn’t make the first round, the web site crashed on me.  I got my order in on Monday.  It could be several weeks before I actually get the new iPhone in my hands.

Oh well.  Such is life.

And…if you don’t like the free U2 album Apple gave you…delete the damn thing and stop your bitchin’.  I, for one, am all for free tunes.


Are you an I.E. user? You might want to re-think that.

internet explorer 11 logoMay 1, 2014 update:  Microsoft has begun deploying the fix via a software update today.  If you have automatic updates turned on, you’ll automatically get the update – even if you are using windows XP.  If you don’t have it turned on, you’ll need to force the update manually.


The department of Homeland Security has advised users of Internet Explorer to quit using the browser until Microsoft can fix a vulnerability that could enable someone to take control of a computer.  Yet another hole in Microsoft’s security.  They went as far to recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox until an update is made.

I’ve always been an IE user and using another browser is painful, but I’ll do it to protect my data.  I’m using Google Chrome for now.

Here’s a link to the security bulletin Microsoft released on April 26.  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/2963983.aspx

I can’t find anything from Microsoft indicating that an update to IE is coming anytime soon.  So, it’s Chrome until I can be assured the fix has been made.


iPhone 5 warranty recall

Apple_logoI started having problems with the on/off button on my iPhone several weeks ago.  I’ve dealt with it.  Yesterday, I couldn’t turn the phone off.  Enough of that.

I made an appointment with the Apple folks for this morning and found that Apple issued a recall on some iPhones yesterday.  Talk about timing!  They’ll fix the problem for free, but you’ll be without a phone for a few days unless you get a loaner.  Fortunately I have Apple Care on my phone and they replaced it with a new one this morning.

When I got home from the mall, I found this article about the recall on pcmag.comApple to Fix iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Issues for Free 

If you’re having a problem with the button, you can get it fixed.

WordPress under attack?


My hosting service has been posting information about attacks on WordPress web sites.  The fix?  Make sure you are using the latest version of WordPress and update your passwords to make sure they’re as strong as possible.  It’s also being suggested that your username be more difficult.  Use a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols for both.

Here’s an article I found that will help explain what’s going on.