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It is always best to assume that if you don’t recognize the sender of an email claiming to have sent you an e-card for the holiday, that you are better off deleting it. As every holiday season, e-card scams are at a high as spammers seek to infect victims with malware by sending attachments disguised as e-cards. Once you click on and open the attachment, it generally infects your computer with malware that could do anything from deliver annoying ads to you constantly, to steal your personal information. So if you get one of these mysterious emails and don’t know…

How would you like to win one of ten $50 gift cards to the Cheesecake Factory and take your special someone to a nice dinner and dessert? We would like to give you this opportunity to help ring in the new year! Thanks to The Cheesecake Factory, we have a handful of gift cards to give away. Entering is beyond easy and we will be randomly selecting 10 winners on Jan 16th, 2014. TO ENTER All you have to do is one or both of the following. 

Netflix has announced that they will start offering 4K video streaming next month beginning with their exclusive series, “House of Cards”. 4K has been a hot topic since 4K TVs are popping up everywhere now, and their prices have been coming down quickly to more of an affordable state. The problem has always been the availability of 4K media. Until now, you pretty much have been limited to test/sample Blu-rays and a small handful of Blu-ray movies. This is going to help push a move to 4K as additional models hit the market. Of course, you have to keep in…

Looking for a simple 40″ flat TV at a good price? Samsung’s UN40EH5300 might be a good option for you. Before we start into our review, let’s begin with two major points. This TV can now be found (on average) on Amazon for around $450 or less. It’s a Smart TV and Samsung has the best supported A/V device app store. That goes together pretty well when delivering you a TV that pretty much anyone could afford. Now for the review! This TV has a wonderful display that delivers vibrant colors and detail at 1080p. It’s glossy screen helps give it that extra…

Windows ReadyBoost is a resource boosting feature introduced back in Windows Vista. It is included in the newer versions (ie, Windows 7, Windows 8) as well and is supposed to increase your system’s performance by allowing you to use a USB flash drive, SD card, CompactFlash, or SSD as a memory cache solution. It also works with other external hard drives and devices as long as they are faster than the system’s drive(s), up to 32GB per cache file. Essentially, it is like offering more memory to your PC, only it doesn’t work as well. It simply takes a light load…

Some days ago we mentioned that maintenance would be causing certain features to pop off and on here and there. This is just a quick update to let you know they are back and functional! Social logins and everything else. There were also a league of updates and enhancements to help improve user experience….as of the articles weren’t enough! 🙂 We appreciate you all for following us and wish everyone the greatest of holidays to come! Poc Network Tech Blog Staff!

(Image Credit: Nest) Nest is well known for their smart/learning thermostats for homes. Now they bring you a WiFi supported smoke and carbon monoxide detector that looks just as sleek and sexy, called the Nest Protect. It completely redefines what you would normally find in a home by including some interesting features; however, there are drawbacks that may lead you away (more like “most likely”). The Pros: Placement is easy as they come in two model options, allowing you to power them via 120v wired or wireless via battery. Battery life is claimed to last a number of years for…

{rating} In a market packed with wireless Bluetooth speakers, Klipsch has released a new speaker the GIG) that competes with some of the best. It’s size is small and it’s sound is big which is exactly what you look for in a portable speaker. It produces very noticeable bass and the battery life is great. It offers speakerphone functionality, line-in, Bluetooth, AptX, and NFC (Near Field Communication); allowing it to support a lot of the new mobile devices that feature support for these technologies. The speaker comes with a outer shell that wraps around it and allows you to use…

(image credit: Net Applications) Net Applications (a web monitoring company) has announced that Internet Explorer has gained in it’s browser share across the web as users flock to the new version recently made available to Windows 7 users. Since it appears as an important update in Windows Update, some users will find it installed automatically. Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) originally launched as part of Windows 8.1 back in June and Windows 7 users have access as of November 7th, so they have had plenty of time to upgrade and many more to come which will only raise Microsoft browser share…

PandaLabs released in their third-quarter 2013 report that new malware creation is now at an all-time high. They explained that within the first 9 months, nearly 10 million brand new malware forms/strains were identified which matches last year’s total. This means this is going to be the worst year for malware floating around. As more activity shifts to online shopping and and traffic, the incentives climb higher for cyber-criminals. This results in an increased amount of malware activity as cyber-criminals continue to push out their mal-software at higher rates, most of which are simply modified clones of always discovered malware.…

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