Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gigabit Wifi coming soon

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a global organization that ensures the interoperability of Wi-Fi technologies, began certifying so-called "ac" devices on July 20, 2013. The new standard is called "802.11ac" will have speeds of up to 1.3 Gigabits per second.

Since few devices are currently on the market with the new standard, pricing is much higher than standard WiFi devices. Netgear's R6200 WiFi access point starts at $160.00 at Best Buy.

Before considering a purchase, consider operational gains are mostly applicable to the streaming of large files across a WiFi network, such as videos and sound files.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Use of Facebook data for criminal & civil litigation

Recently, Facebook disclosed that it received thousands of requests for data from user accounts in the last half of 2012 alone. This reinforces the fact that investigators, and ultimately the courts, are relying more on electronic data for litigation purposes than ever before.

That being said, Richmond Computer now offers transcription and data collection services involving Facebook data, similar to the highly popular SMS Witness program, which converts cell phone text messages to court admissible transcripts. Starting at $49.99, we can collect Facebook data and produce items such as Facebook messages into transcripts, complete with documentation on collection and production methodology and analysis of metadata.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Microsoft to end all support for Windows XP April 8, 2014

Microsoft has set the date for an end to all support for Windows XP: 4/8/2014. Windows XP was once the mainstay of home and office PCs, and continues to be used on 37% of all business computers (a staggering number!). Despite this, Microsoft is pushing forward with making Windows 8 the flagship of home and office operating systems. Recently, Microsoft has released an updated version in response to significant backlash from end users on the format and usability of the newest version of Windows.