HIPAA and Windows XP

So what does the end of life on XP computers mean to HIPAA compliant organizations? Next month on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop supplying security updates and patches for Windows XP and Office 2003. So does that mean you have to instantly replace all your computers running Windows XP? When I look at all the workstations at a Hospital, Clinic or Doctors Office I may find machines that do not access PHI. PHI is Personal Health Information or ePHI Electronic Personal Health Information is the data that HIPAA is requiring you to protect.

Use Your Android Phone Like a USB Key

If you own an Android phone, you can use it as a substitute for an external drive or a USB key. You can load files into your phone simply by plugging it in to a PC with a USB cable, then tapping on “Mount” when you are prompted by the system.

This mounts the internal storage of the device as an external drive relative to the PC, and you can easily drag and drop files or create folders on the device as you see fit.

Remove the Image Background in Bing

Do you prefer Bing over Google but like Google’s sparse but fast loading page better? With this tip you can get the best of both worlds.

As users of Bing know, when you visit the home page of Bing, a page with a featured photo as the background is displayed by default, which increases the load time of the page.

AVG Antivirus 2012 first look

AVG 2012 first look Micro Doctor, Inc. has recommended, supported, and utilized many antivirus programs over the years. Initially Norton Antivirus was our favorite, however viruses started getting through fully updated and functional installations of this software, and its processes started taking over the CPU cycles of the installed PC, which made the machine run significantly slower.