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It's Back-To-School In Amarillo, Canyon & Dumas - 10% Off Labor On Computer Repair Services

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 19:18 -- catmandu

It's time to get your kids and yourself ready to head back to the classrooms and cat-man-du wants to help you out. It's time to get those glitchy, slow, and infected computers running great for class. We know how expensive back-to-school is, so we are offering a limited time only discount for those heading back to school.

Amarillo 34th Street Construction Projected To Last Through January 2015 - Don't Forget About Local Businesses

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 13:19 -- catmandu

It's summer-time in Amarillo and that means construction projects are taking place all over the city. One of the larger projects is the complete curb-to-curb renovation of 34th street between Coulter & Soncy. Of course there are pros and cons to construction projects of this scope.

It's cat-man-du's 11 Year Anniversary AND We Want To Give YOU The Gift! Win A Lenovo Android Tablet

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 21:47 -- catmandu

cat-man-du has been Amarillo’s go-to company for computer repair and business IT for the last 11 years and we want to thank you! So here’s what we’re doing. We’re giving away a brand new Lenovo tablet. Lenovo devices are known for being extremely durable, fast, and increasingly popular. Don't miss your chance to walk away with this tablet!

Lenovo Unveils New Chromebook N20 & N20P [VIDEO]

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 15:33 -- catmandu

Lenovo recently announced the release of two new Chromebooks, the N20P and N20. Both models come with features such as the updated version of Chrome OS, an 11.6-inch monitor and an 8 hour battery life. The only downfall is that Windows apps will not work on these books-including Microsoft Office. But the books will offer a program that is similar to Microsoft Office, Google Docs.

LG G Watch Will Be Water Resistant & Have “Always On” Display

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:18 -- catmandu

There are a slew of smartwatches hitting the market. Some are more impressive than others. The LG G Watch has some really awesome features and does support Android Wear.
One of the really nice features is that it’s water resistant and has an always-on display. This means that if you wash your dishes while wearing your watch, you don’t have to freak out and wonder if it’s going to stop working. Keep in mind that water resistant isn’t waterproof. Samsungs Gear 2 is submersible to 1 meter for a duration of 30 minutes.

Great Tips For Keeping Your Mobile Device Secure [VIDEO]

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:19 -- catmandu

In today’s times it’s important to keep your information safe and secure. With the release of smartphones and other handheld devices, that information might be vulnerable and we don’t even realize it. Here are a few things you can do to keep your mobile device secure.

Doctors Replace Woman's Skull With 3D Printed Cranium [VIDEO]

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:53 -- catmandu

A young woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder will be receiving a new top portion of her skull thanks to a 3D printed skull. She is 22-years-old and the disorder has caused her skull to increase in thickness from 1.5cm to 5cm which has resulted in reduced eyesight and severe headaches.
A team of neurosurgeons at the Utrecht University Medical Centre performed the miraculous surgery. It is claimed that this is the first successful 3D printed cranium not being rejected by a patient. After a 23 hour surgery, led by Dr. Bon Verweij, the patient was saved from impending death or severe brain damage due to the thickness of the skull.

Apple Quietly Releases IOS 7.0.6 - Update Your Phone NOW!

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 16:27 -- catmandu

Apple released the IOS 7.0.6 upgrade without much emphasis on its importance, but don't take that with a grain of salt. It's important! It fixes a nasty bug that allows an attacker with a privileged network position to capture data protected by SSL/TSL. Sound like jargon? Here's our suggestion. Update your iPhone right now!
Also, keep in mind that OSX has the same issue and has yet to have a fix rolled out. The bug in question doesn't allow an app or Safari to authenticate the security of the site/app which makes a user vulnerable to a 'Man in the Middle' attack. A 'Man in the Middle' attack happens when an attacker intercepts communication between a user's browser and a website. These attackers can monitor, record, and see anything that happens during these transactions. When you think of online banking and other financial websites, this becomes a very scary "bug", but they can also see your Facebook conversations, Gmail, and any other site you might be utilizing at the time.

Zeus Banking Trojan Uses Steganography To Hide Crucial Data In A Photo

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 16:00 -- catmandu

Zeus is known for being one of the most effective tools for stealing a person's banking information as it hacks login details and even masks secret transactions taking place in the background. Zeus VM is the newest variant that downloads a users configuration file that contains the domains of the bank. Then the malware is instructed to intervene during the transaction.
This was first noticed by a French researcher who writes under the name Xylitol. Jerome Segura, security researcher for Malwarebytes wrote "The malware was retrieving a JPG image hosted on the same server as were other malware components."

Is Facebook Still Poised To Be The #1 Social Media Platform For The Future? Some Say Yes, Others Say No

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 19:59 -- catmandu

In recent weeks a study was released stating that (according to Google trends), Facebook could lose 80% of its users between 2015 and 2017. The research was done comparing the decrease to that similar of a disease, which fades as people become immune. 

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