Send in the Clouds…Don’t Bother They’re Here

May 9, 2012

Okay, my title is a bit of play on “Send in the Clowns”.  It’s a song of regret but I don’t know much more than that.  I just know I like anything sung by Sinatra and written by Sondheim.  Okay, now back to my post.    What am I trying to say here? My point is […]

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App Review: Dragon Dictation

April 11, 2012

App Review: Dragon Dictation Website: http://www.nuancemobilelife.com/support/USA/engusa/dragon-dictation Works with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Great alternative to typing on a tablet.  Free, so it’s not as robust as the full featured products. Tested on: iPad, 1st generation What I like about it: small learning curve.  Only the basic features that I need.  Extremely accurate. Gotcha’s: Limited recording […]

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Mac Users Get Wake up Call

April 10, 2012

Everyone knows Macs don’t get viruses, right?  Wrong.  That is a myth that Apple has been using to it’s advantage for many years.  Do you remember the commercials?  All operating systems (Unix, Linus, Windows, OS X, etc.) have the potential to be exploited.  They all have security flaws in the code that must be updated […]

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App Review: OnLive Desktop

March 23, 2012

App Review: OnLive Desktop Website: http://desktop.onlive.com Works with: iPhone, iPad, Android Currently, the most responsive way to use Microsoft Office on your iPad. Tested on: iPad, 1st generation Gotchas: It saves files to the cloud so I would be careful with sensitive documents Don’t know how long this service will last because they may get […]

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Office 365 Price Reduction, What’s It All Mean?

March 23, 2012

In the last few days Microsoft has reduced the price on it’s already low hosted email and apps offering. What does that mean for you? It gives more options which is always nice and keeps your cost down (which doesn’t hurt either). So the next question is, “which plan should I pick?”. To that I […]

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Email, You Have Options!

February 25, 2012

This is a 15 minute webinar presentation in which I give a quick rundown on common email technologies available to small business. What you get: a little pricing, a little pro versus con, and a bunch of hosted “cloud” talk. This video is intended for business decision makers. It’s not intended for uber geeks! It’s […]

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CPA Spam Email

February 23, 2012

In this YouTube video, I give a down and dirty on what to look out for in spam email messages.  Specifically, what NOT to click on!   There’s been an uptick in CPA, IRS, DHL, and UPS related spam email.  This type of social engineering works well for spammers. They know that users will open these […]

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App Review: Dropbox

February 16, 2012

  App Review: Dropbox   Works with:  iPhone, iPad, Android One of the most convenient ways to share files between devices.  I use this on my main PC plus a few other computers. Tested on: iPad, 1st generation Gotchas: it saves files to the cloud (currently Amazon.com data centers).  It also saves a local copy on all […]

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Recovering from Backup Hangover

February 15, 2012

Being an owner and lead consultant for Resolve Technology I get to meet with some nice people who sometimes turn into clients. During these meetings I find out some interesting ways other computer guys are handling small business technology. Yesterday, I met with a CFO (Joan) whose job it is to oversee the outsourcing of this […]

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3 Tips for Securing Your iPad (or iPhone)

January 31, 2012

Okay, so you got your shiny new iPad.  Cost a couple bucks, right?  Easy to leave behind, right?   Here are a few features that can be used to give it a little more security: 1.  Turn on Passocdes. This allows for a four digit PIN number like your ATM card.  (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4113) 2.  Enable Local Wipe. […]

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