2013 was another banner year for technology that included the emergence of consumer grade wearable technology (like the Pebble and 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).
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.
The ongoing discussion about Free vs Pay Antivirus protection and whether it was too weak to protect you was made even more relevant as the Cryptolocker ransomware virus overpowered just about every antivirus program if it could get you to open its clever e-mail attachments.
The desire to extend battery life and print from your mobile device became much more prevalent as did making sure you can find your lost or stolen laptop if it ever goes missing.
As 2014 approaches, Windows XP users have to start thinking about an exit strategy from an OS that is 6 times more hackable while business owners need to be especially aware of how to protect their business from the current Cryptolocker ransomware threat and everyone is struggling with whether they should trust ‘the cloud' or not.
The coming year in technology will continue to excite and perplex most of us, so remember to continue posting your questions on our Facebook page so we can do our best to help you!