Macintosh And PC Tech Blog Posts For October, 2016

Oct 28

Avast SecureLine VPN Proxy iOS Review
Avast SecureLine VPN Proxy iOS Review

Connecting to open insecure wireless networks is a big problem for those who want to communicate securely and privately. Facebook, Email, Pokemon Go and Gmail passwords are susceptible to snooping while on non-secured Wi-Fi networks in coffee shops, restaurants, airports and everywhere else it is open. Avast has recently updated Avast VPN SecureLine Proxy – WiFi security and privacy shield by AVAST Software to 4.0.8 for iOS, which is priced at $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year.

Avast SecureLine Privacy
Avast SecureLine Privacy

SecureLine is a free downloadable app, with two trial options, from the Apple App Store and it takes a few taps to install on the iPhone. Once it is downloaded and opened, it will ask you to confirm the installation of a Virtual Private Network or VPN Wi-Fi profile for iOS. If you have setup a passcode for your iPhone, it will ask for it to finish the installation. Continue reading Avast's SecureLine VPN iOS App Secures Open Wi-Fi Networks

Oct 17

Linksys WRT3200ACM MU MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router
Linksys WRT3200ACM MU MIMO Gigabit WiFi Router Review

Gamers are always looking for the fastest connection and a wireless router that can handle multiple connections anywhere in the home. Linksys has been producing reliable wireless connectivity hardware for more than 15 years. So when Best Buy gave me the chance to try out their new open source firmware enabled WRT3200ACM WiFi router, I said, “Yes please.”

The Linksys WRT3200ACM WiFi Router is an easy to setup, yet highly powerful router. From unboxing to connecting computers, smartphones and gaming systems to the router’s wireless signal should take no more 15 minutes. Continue reading New Linksys WRT3200ACM WiFi Router Is a Gamer's Delight

Oct 08

HomeAway Stage Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016
HomeAway Stage Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 by Chris Heuer

Chris Rauschnot @24k spent the last weekend of September in Austin, Texas covering the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Chris was invited and sponsored by HomeAway to live in one of their rented condos in Downtown Austin, where all of the action is during ACL. The condo was conveniently located about six blocks away from the ACL shuttle stop and a few blocks away from the Four Seasons Austin. To get to Austin, Chris flew nonstop from Las Vegas via a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 airplane.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is in its 15th year and entertains about 450,000 people over three days and two weekends. There are many stages setup around Zilker Park, which is across the river from Downtown Austin. One thing to note about Austin is that it does not have Uber or Lyft. They have multiple ride-sharing options however and the one Chris choose to travel with happened to have helpful and fun drivers. Continue reading Austin Becomes My HomeAway From Home At The 2016 ACL Music Festival