ChatGPT is getting blocked in Italy.

Italy’s Data Protection Authority has blocked the artificial intelligence app ChatGPT, created by US startup OpenAI and backed by Microsoft, due to concerns over data privacy and the app’s ability to verify users’ age. The watchdog launched an investigation after a data breach involving user conversations and payment information was reported on March 20. The […]

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History Technology

Flash Back – Bulletin Board Systems (BBS)

Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) was an early form of computer-based communication system that allowed users to connect with one another through dial-up modem connections. In many ways, BBS were the precursor to modern social media platforms, providing a space for users to communicate, share information, and build online communities. BBS had a significant impact on […]

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What do you use to charge your devices?Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand – A Versatile and Stylish Charging Solution

Get on Amazon The Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand is designed to provide a seamless charging experience for multiple Apple devices. With its magnetic alignment for the iPhone, dedicated charging spot for the Apple Watch, and a charging pad for the AirPods, this charging stand is perfect for those who love a clutter-free and […]

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A.I. Technology

Using ChatGPT to develop a mobile app.

The world of mobile app development is constantly evolving, with developers seeking new ways to improve the user experience and make their apps stand out in an increasingly crowded market. One such tool that has gained popularity in the past year is ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI. In this article, we will […]

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How secure is it to use a VPN, and Do you need one?

How secure is a VPN? A reliable virtual private network (VPN) can be a safe way to browse the internet. VPN security can protect from IP and encrypt internet history and is increasingly used to prevent snooping by government agencies. However, VPNs are not able to keep you safe in all scenarios. If you are […]

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Nginx Proxy Manager

I needed a solution that would allow me to have multiple servers behind a single firewall for my home lab. After looking at many paid solutions I found this open-source project that fit the bill, NGINX Proxy Manager (link). The NGINX Proxy Manager is an all-in-one solution that has an easy-to-use UI, Let’s Encrypt SSL […]

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Ubiquity Dream Machine Pro -> SonicWall (VPN How-to)

I migrated from a SonicWall firewall to a UDMP about 4 months ago. I have been mostly happy with the move. Obviously, I do IT for a living and the UDMP caught my attention. Part of the reason was the price and it was time to renew my SonicWall maintenance agreement. So I made the […]

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Technology Tips and Tricks

QR Codes – The next wave of scamming

As QR Codes become more and more popular it’s only a matter of time before scammers get the bright idea to use them. QR Codes are quick and easy ways to link you to websites, send SMS text messages, dial phone numbers, etc… Just like in the phishing emails you get every day this is […]

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Tech Tip: Enabling iOS Wi-Fi Calling

Make a call with Wi-Fi Calling With Wi-Fi Calling, you can make or receive a phone call if you have a Wi-Fi connection in an area with little or no cellular coverage. Learn how to make a voice call using Wi-Fi Calling. Place Wi-Fi calls from your iPhone Turn on Wi-Fi calling in Settings > […]

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Streaming Technology

Netflix will start testing a fee for customers who share their passwords with people outside their households

Looks like you are going to have to stop sharing your Netflix password with your friends. The streaming service will soon start testing that is aimed to stop users outside your household from using your password. “We’ve always made it easy for people who live together to share their Netflix account, with features like separate […]

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