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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 488: Heartbleed Side Effects

The biggest issue with Heartbleed isn't the fact you have to change all your passwords, but every website affected by Heartbleed has to change their certificates and revoke the old ones. That, as it turns out, has some side effects.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 487: Talking and Swiping at Windows Phone 8.1

My thoughts on Cortana and the Swype-style keyboard in Windows Phone 8.1, now that I've had a little bit of time to play with it.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 486: Where Printers Come From

There's a special place in hell where printers come from.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 485: HeartBleed: Who Cares?

While those of us in Information Security are very concerned about things like HeartBleed, most normal people quite simply don't care. It's the not caring that, quite frankly, is the real issue we need to solve.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 484: Windows Phone 8.1 Initial Thoughts

I loaded my Lumia 520 up with Windows Phone 8.1 thanks to the Windows Phone Developer Preview Program which you don't even need to be a developer to leverage. I had a few thoughts but they are very preliminary.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 483: Get Taxi

While I've heard quite a lot about Uber, I haven't heard much about Get Taxi. I gave it a shot in Tel Aviv, Israel, and I was impressed.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 482: Comcast: Your Next Mobile Phone Service?

Comcast isn't content to own your cable TV and home Internet. They want to provide mobile phone service over WiFi, or so reports say.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 481: HeartBleed Heart Burn

HeartBleed is causing everyone heart burn. Fortunately, if you are a LastPass user, their Security Check feature now checks if the sites you have passwords stored for were affected by HeartBleed and provides specific advise about changing your password.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 480: Rapid Charge

Someday, we'll be able to charge our mobile phone battery in 30 seconds

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 479: Improving iPhone Battery Life

An ex-Apple Genius shares tips for improving iPhone battery life.

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Long ago, when I didn't work for Check Point Software, this site used to be a well-visited FAQ site on the Check Point firewall products. Nowadays, I sit in my virtual office and write about what I'm interested in, which includes: computers, telecom, VoIP Service, mobile phones, and many other forms of shiny gadgets.

Some other projects I'm doing include: PhoneBoy's Security Theater, where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, and PhoneBoy Speaks, a daily podcast where I discuss whatever technology and security issues are on my mind.