Embrace digital technology. Join the Tekzilla crew and make your tech work better for you. Or you can go live in the woods with an axe. Every Friday, Patrick Norton delivers product reviews, computer help, tech tips on everything from iPods to camcorders, HD to the Internet, plus do it yourself projects.
William writes in, "I have a customer who some how or another unleashed the CryptoLocker trojan on his system. It encrypted the files on his system and the shared folder on the server. UBER SCARY! This thug company/person is holding the security key hostage for 72 hours. They claim it will be unencrypted if they pay them $300. Thoughts, reflections or just out and and out screwed." Oh boy... CryptoLocker is a big deal, and there's not a lot you can do to fight it. We talk about what you can do...
Matthew writes in, "I'm in the market for a tablet. I'm finally going to break down and get one and I would like to know which one would be the best one for me. I like to surf the web, watch videos, and read magazines and newspapers. I have been looking at android and Windows tablets." We talk 8 vs. 10 inch tables, performance, screens, the strengths of Android, iOS, and Windows, why you might choose a particular flavor of Android, like Amazon's Kindle Fire series, along with our favorite tabl...
Gorgeous cars, sick trucks, useful tools, DIY doors... it's more of our picks from SEMA Show 2013! Quirky + GE = Pivot Power Genius (the smart power strip) and Spotter multipurpose sensor... super easy DIY home automation! Tired of the Apple TV remote turning on your MacBook? We can help. PDF files too big to email or download? We've got apps and websites that can compress 'em on the fly! These websites help you figure out if your Adobe account was leaked. Slow Food defined!
We've covered a lot of private browsing and online privacy tools here on Tekzilla, but nothing takes Chrome's Incognito mode to a new level like Incognito-Filter... it lets you automatically open websites in Incognito!!! Thanks to AddictiveTips.com for the heads up on this awesome Chrome extension!
On this episode, using a password manager on a public PC, working with RAW files for free, 4k gaming, and more!
Steve wrote in, "How about a segment on mobile apps that use OTR?" You've got it! Find out how Off The Record messaging can protect your communications by encrypting them, ensuring the person you're getting a message from is who they say they are, and preventing outsiders... outside. There's a big list of software and distros that support OTR, we show how it works and how you can set it up in the video!
5 Best New Features in Windows 8.1. Dump Chrome For Opera. Nokia's New 6" Windows Phablets. MacBook Air SSD Upgrades. 3 Free Tools That Convert Video!
We finally found some awesome Bluetooth stereo earbuds: Jaybird's Bluebud X from Jaybird. Should we review Indiegogo and Kickstarter products? Apple's new iPads vs. Nokia/Microsoft's six new Windows phones, tablet and phablets! Surface Pro 2: Anandtech has an excellent review. EverDock: we go hands on with this Kickstarter success. Speaking of Kickstarter, check out Occipital's Structure Sensor 3D scanner for the iPad. Mike "was wondering is there any anti virus for the Mac...." matter of fact...
On this episode of Tekzilla, we review the Sonos Play:1, talk easy Gmail backup, auditing TrueCrypt, and much more!