You hear about it on the evening news; you see it the headlines on various news sites; you may have even had the misfortune to receive a personal notice via e-mail: “Hundreds or thousands of persons affected by loss of customer/personal data!” Your business has many customers and their critical information is in your hands … Continued
Dirty Cloud Energy
Technology is an integral part of our goal to make the Earth a greener place. We are now able to work from home by teleconferencing thereby using less fuel in our cars and airplanes. We are able to save trees by opting to receive our bills electronically. Using these examples, on the surface it looks … Continued
Do Macs need Antivirus software?
Since I have a Mac, I wanted to do some “Myth Busting” on the notion that Mac’s don’t need antivirus software. According to the Apple website, Mac OS X has me covered. Mac OS X has a multi-layered system of defenses against viruses and other malicious applications. Apple responds to potential security threats with software updates. … Continued
Why can’t all employees be network administrators?
Sometimes business owners take what they think is the easy way out and just assign all employees network administrator rights. This way they won’t be called away from what they are doing to enter in a password when a computer’s software has to be updated, for example. Mr. CEO might also think, “I hired Joe and I trust … Continued
Facebook Bans Baby-Faces
What age is too young for a Facebook profile? Facebook’s age limit is 13 so if your child is under 13, they are legally too young. There are people that lie when creating a FB profile and Facebook has mechanisms in place to detect liars. There are 20,000 children’s accounts deleted daily. A suggestion might … Continued
Learn to use another browser
I had a conversation with a client last week regarding a new laptop. She asked me my opinion about replacing a laptop that had been stolen. This was to be her personal laptop, and corporate standards didn’t really come into play. She could get anything she wanted. When digging further, it seems she is still … Continued
Geotagging – Are you being watched?
We’ve all come to love our smartphones and the things they can do for us. There pretty much isn’t anything a smartphone can’t do these days. The new phrase “There’s an app for that”, is pretty much right on. But with the jump in popularity of online social networking sites, coupled with geotagging, you may … Continued
2011: The Year of the Tablet Computer
Mark Mason, CEO of Mubaloo – the largest mobile application developer in the UK, said, “2011 is already proving to be the year of the tablet computer. The influence of tablets on our lives and businesses is only going to grow. Have no doubt; the tablet market is going to be huge.” According to IDC research, … Continued
Google Voice – Try It
Google’s been adding services to their list of products at a very quick rate. One of their services that has recently started gaining more momentum is their Google Voice service. With other services out there like Skype, Yahoo Instant Messenger with Voice and others, Google knows it’s a good time to build this up. How … Continued
Skype adds Video to iPhone App – WiFi or 3G
Finally, the wait is over. Video calling with any Skype user from your iPhone, no matter where you are! I’ve tested on both WiFi and on 3G, both were great quality, and audio was better than a cell phone call!