2013 was another banner year for technology that included the emergence of consumer grade wearable technology (like the
Samsung smartwatches, the
Fitbit fitness monitor and
Google Glass, the emergence of Samsung as the #1 smartphone manufacturer, the continued slide of Blackberry (the former market leader in smartphones) and the public awareness of an electronic currency system known as Bitcoin (something we
helped cover back in 2011).
Another big topic of discussion was trying to avoid using Windows 8 or at least how to make it
work more like Windows 7and the emerging threat of
ransomware that targeted individuals and businesses.
Tax season always brings out the con artists and making sure you aren't infected with a
hidden keylogger before you start preparing your taxes is a prudent step disabling the most hacked platform on your computer (
Java ) if you really don't need it is another good way to protect yourself.