Justin Unton

Justin Unton was previously a technology consultant at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. He left the firm in 2014.

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Recent Posts

A Better E-Mail Client for Mac? A Closer Look at Airmail

LastPass Responds to Heartbleed

Windows 8.1 – Are You Ready for Your Next OS?

Making the Switch to Android

What I Learned from Getting Robbed: Part 2

A Better E-Mail Client for Mac? A Closer Look at Airmail

Posted by Justin Unton

July 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

As a Mac user, I know that Mac Mail isn’t the best. Even Apple admits that, telling users earlier this year that the only workaround was to “quit and reopen” it. That sounds like a very Microsoft-y solution: just reboot it!

Commonwealth uses MS Exchange to provide access to mail, contacts, and calendars across many devices. And, unfortunately for our Mac users, the Apple workaround won’t work reliably.

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LastPass Responds to Heartbleed

Posted by Justin Unton

April 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM

When I wrote about LastPass last May, I wasn’t expecting something like the “Heartbleed” bug to take place. As you may have heard by now, there is a vulnerability in the OpenSSL library, which is used by approximately two-thirds of all websites on the Internet.

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Windows 8.1 – Are You Ready for Your Next OS?

Posted by Justin Unton

October 11, 2013 at 2:30 PM

When we wrote about Windows 8 in March and in August, we slowly started to see Windows 8 in our advisors’ offices. As Darren Tedesco wrote in his August post, it hasn’t really surged in popularity like Microsoft had expected. In fact, it hasn’t surged in popularity like I had expected. People aren’t upgrading because of the general perception of Windows 8—because it is a change away from what people are used to and because of the reputation it has gotten from online reviews.

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Topics: Technology

Making the Switch to Android

Posted by Justin Unton

October 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I made the jump to Android. Prior to owning my new Moto X, I used only the Apple iOS for my phone and tablet needs. In fact, I used iOS since Apple released the first iPhone in June 2007. So before making the switch, I was extremely nervous. I told myself that I wouldn’t be going back to Apple for a while and that, in order to gain knowledge, sometimes you need to do things outside of your comfort zone. Still, I kept telling myself that it wouldn’t be okay to ditch iOS. That I should at least keep my phone handy in the (likely) case that I’d come crawling back. I was making it harder on myself, but why? Was it because the iOS really was better and the obvious choice? Was it because I had heard bad things about Android?

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Topics: Technology

What I Learned from Getting Robbed: Part 2

Posted by Justin Unton

June 24, 2013 at 9:30 AM

As I mentioned in the previous post, after getting robbed I was thankful I’d taken steps to protect the information stored on my electronic devices. Today, I’ll discuss a few specific security measures that served me well (and one that I wish I’d had in place).

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Topics: Technology

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