FBI – Check to See if Your Computer is Using Rogue DNS

UNITED STATES v. VLADIMIR TSASTSIN, ET AL.

The FBI is seeking information from individuals, corporate entities, and Internet Services Providers who believe that they have been victimized by malicious software (“malware”) related to the defendants. This malware modifies a computer’s Domain Name Service (DNS) settings and thereby directs the computers to receive potentially improper results from rogue DNS servers hosted by the defendants.

If you believe you have been victimized in this case, please type your DNS information into the search box below.

Information on how to determine your DNS settings, along with other technical details about DNSChanger, can be found by using the following link:

www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911/dns-changer-malware.pdf.

You can also test to see if you are affected by visiting the following DNSChanger Check-Up site below. If this Check-Up site indicates that you are affected by DNSChanger, then visit http://www.dcwg.org/cleanup.html for information on how to address this problem or contact Tech Help LA.

DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG)

http://www.dns-ok.us/ 

Tech Help LA - Los Angeles Computer Tech Support IT Services

TWC WiFi™ Hotspots

 Next time you’re out and about, hop on the TWC WiFi™ network.

It’s fast, reliable Internet access throughout key locations in Los Angeles. And it’s free to customers with Standard Internet service or above*.

– Make the most of your outings – you can connect from hotspots in key locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area, such as Venice Beach, Koreatown and Downtown LA.

– Read the news and catch up on email at conveniently located indoor and outdoor hotspot areas.

– Affordable TWC Access Pass options are available for purchase at hotspot locations for those who do not qualify for free TWC WiFi*.

So grab your mobile device or laptop and get going. With TWC WiFi network, you’ll have convenient WiFi access while you are out and about.

Finding hotspots is easy with WiFi Finder app
We’ve made it simple to locate TWC WiFi™ Hotspots wherever you go with our mobile WiFi Finder app. Download it today from the Android Market and iTunes App Store and start exploring TWC WiFi™ Hotspots.

Hop the Hotspots
Joining hotspots is easy. All you need is your Time Warner Cable Email address and password. Follow the instructions below to connect:

  1. Turn your WiFi feature ON.
  2. Select TWCWiFi network from your connection options.
  3. Open an Internet browser.
  4. Enter your Time Warner Cable Email address (for example,name@socal.rr.com) and your password on the WiFi Sign-in screen (located at twcwifi.com).
  5. You’re connected to TWC WiFi™.

What is my Time Warner Cable Email address?

Connect all your mobile devices
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NAS Backup – Carbonite Business

Add your NAS device to your Carbonite Business online backup

Did you know Carbonite Business can back up your network attached storage (NAS) device?

Carbonite Business NAS backup allows small businesses to easily back up the contents of their devices to the cloud. Once enabled, any data saved on your NAS will be automatically protected in the cloud. You can also access your important data from the cloud from any internet-connected device, even when you or your employees working remotely or on-the-go.If you’re a Carbonite Business Administrator or Billing Owner, you can add your NAS device to your backup the same way you add any files or folders on your computer – simply select the NAS device with a click of the mouse and select ‘back this up.’ It’s that easy.

For more information on how to add your NAS device to your Carbonite Business backup, please readAbout Carbonite and NAS Devices from our online knowledge base.

Not a Carbonite Business customer yet? Start your free 30-day trial today.

Tech Help LA – Bus Bench Ad 2012

Tech Help LA Bus Bench Ad

There is an extremely high demand for technical support in the current times of new computers, printers, mobile devices, etc. We are exposing our services to the community willing to help users get their computers, data, and operations up to par. Check out our newest advertising effort in the form of a city bus bench ad. This is probably the FIRST computer technical support bus bench ad in Los Angeles history. We are excited at the opportunity to help new customers and gain their trust to increase their productivity, insure security, and decrease headaches associated with their computers and lack of technology expertise. After all “HELP” is our middle name. We do IT better!!!

Apple – Most Valuable Company in USA

Tech Help LA - Apple Most Valuable Company in the World

By Peter Svensson
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Apple is the world’s most valuable company, ever.

On Monday, its surging stock propelled the company’s value to $623 billion, beating the record for market capitalization set by Microsoft Corp. in the heady days of the Internet boom.

Apple’s stock has hit new highs recently because of optimism around what is believed to be the impending launch of the iPhone 5, and possibly a smaller, cheaper iPad.

Apple Inc. has been the world’s most valuable company since the end of last year. It’s now worth 53% more than No. 2 Exxon Mobil Corp.

Apple’s stock hit $664.74 in midday trading before retreating slightly to $663.

That was $14.98, or 2.3%, higher than Friday’s close.

Microsoft’s 1999 peak was $620.58 billion, according to Standard & Poor’s.

The comparison to Microsoft does not take inflation into account. In inflation-adjusted dollars, the software giant was worth about $850 billion on Dec. 30, 1999. Microsoft is now worth $257 billion.

Analysts believe Apple’s stock has room to grow. The average price target of 38 analysts polled by FactSet is $745.80.

Apart from the iPhone and a mini iPad, analysts are speculating that Apple plans to make a TV set to complete its suite of consumer electronics products. Apple usually doesn’t comment on its future product plans until a few weeks or days before a launch.

China’s largest oil company, PetroChina, was briefly worth $1 trillion after it listed on the Shanghai stock exchange in 2007, but only based on its price on that exchange. Its shares also trade in Hong Kong and on the New York Stock Exchange. Based on trading there, its market capitalization never went as high as $500 billion.

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Social Media Marketing

Is your business being left behind…

Tech Help LA - Follow Us on Twitter

Social Media Management & Expansion Services

Business and individuals are establishing a solid presence online using Twitter. Twitter is a global network of consumers, businesses, and supporters. Using this tool properly and strategically has proven to help in expanding brands, sales, and growth opportunities for users in short periods of time. The key component of the service we provide is generating awareness.

2 Questions:

Have people heard of you or your business?

Would you be interested in 500-1000 new interests per month or better yet 10,000-20,000?

What We Offer:

Once we gain access to your Twitter account and/or your Facebook Fan Page we take over and manage your account expansion. WE DO NOT TWEET FOR YOU. We provide you with consulting time to train you on how to be you in precise words for saturation and expansion. We guarantee between 500-1000 new targeted followers every 30-days or your money back!!!

Call or email our office to find out how it works – Contact Us

Google Docs – Tech Help Los Angeles

Documents Spreadsheets

Presentations

Drawings

Keep everything and everyone on the same page.

Add artichokes to a shared shopping list, or put the finishing touches on your business plan from the lobby before the meeting. No more tedious version control, and no more wasted time looking for an attachment buried in your inbox.

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Get it done together

Edit documents with friends and see changes as they type.

Care to comment?

Comment on a word, paragraph or image to give context to your discussion. Send an email notification by adding someone to a comment.

Access anywhere, anytime

All your documents are automatically saved and stored in Google Drive. Access them wherever you go, from any device. Plus, you can open and edit other file types without any special software.Try out a live document demo or get a head start with documents templates.

BIT LA @ Google

Tech Help Los Angeles - Ron Patterson (CEO)
Tech Help Los Angeles – Ron Patterson (CEO)

An “Eye-Opening” Experience:

On Wednesday June 6th, our CEO Ron Patterson of Tech Help Los Angeles was invited to a BIT LA (Black’s In Technology – Los Angeles) meetup at the Google offices in Venice, CA.

Patterson stated that his attendance at the meetup was an “eye-opening” experience. He was impressed by caliber of talent in the room and the knowledge and resources that were available. Google welcomed the group and embraced their efforts to come together and chat about different topics in technology. The group consisted of software developers, programmers, project managers, designers, analysts, and more from Raytheon, Google, Microsoft, CBS, and other private companies.

Ron Patterson of Tech Help Los Angeles was delighted to attend this meetup and plans to contribute to the organization’s goals to build a community of African American technology professionals who are working with or interested in Web-based and related technologies.

More Information about Black’s In Technology – Los Angeles:

The goal for Blacks In Technology Los Angeles (BIT-LA) is to create a vibrant community of like-minded African American technology professionals, innovators and enthusiasts who are working with or interested in Web-based and related technologies. We’re talking the whole techie gamut from bloggers, digital media specialists, community managers and web masters to web designers, social media strategists, PHP developers, online marketing experts, recruiters, software developers and project managers.

And of course the doors are wide open for those folks who are simply just passionate about all things technical.

We will meet regularly at least once a month for fun socializing and high level talks on the technology topics. We plan to feature educational meetups to learn latest technical developments in fields of interest. We also look forward to hosting mashup events with many of the multitude of great tech groups based in Los Angeles.

We also plan to participate in local startup events and help bring together Los Angeles-based developers and web entrepreneurs for possible business opportunities.

We feel this will be an excellent venue to exchange ideas and talk about web technology, innovation, open source, share our knowledge and experience with one another. Tell us how technology is changing the world. Anyone interested in tech is welcome!

See: http://www.meetup.com/Blacks-In-Technology-Los-Angeles/