Home Internet Filters/Controls – Updated as of August 2016

by admin on Aug 19th in Uncategorized

One aspect of our company is training, installing, maintaining filters and controls for home and small business internet access.  It used to be easy…use iBoss.  However, over the last 8 years, things have changed a lot!  Here’s some guidelines you may find useful in determining how to best control the Internet in your location.  If […]

SkyDog vs. iBoss: Battle of the Internet Filters

by admin on Feb 10th in Hardware Recommendations

Edit: Unfortunately, the makers of SkyDog has been acquired by Comcast, and at this point has no intention of continuing the SkyDog service (beyond the three year subscription).  Another very sad example of  wonderful technology getting gobbled up by large conglomerates whose sole purpose is to  steal off the technology/patents and let the actual product […]

Exciting Hard Drive Data Recovery Option

by admin on Aug 18th in Hardware Issues, Troubleshooting

Having been in computer repair for nearly 25 years, the most difficult thing to tell a client is that their hard drive is toast and they lost all their data (because, of course, they didn’t have a backup).  In the past, I have been able to use some excellent software that allows me to recover […]

Finally! Windows Surface Pro!

by admin on Feb 11th in Hardware Recommendations

In my constant desire to have the newest and coolest gadgets, I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Microsoft’s Surface Pro.  Why not an iPad or a Tab or something else?  Well, to be honest, I’ve already bought one of nearly every mainstream tablet…and to be honest, they are all sitting on a pile […]

VCF (SNS) to CSV to VCF (non-SNS): My nightmare moving contacts from webOS to Android

by admin on Aug 19th in Palm Pre, Troubleshooting

With webOS on its way out, I got my daughter a new Samsung Epic 4G.  It arrived two days ago and it seemed like a gorgeous phone.  However, the question was asked how she could get her contacts from the Palm Pre to the new Samsung.  Good Question.  Online I found a secret code (dial ##66623# […]

R.I.P. webOS

by admin on Aug 19th in Hardware Recommendations, Palm Pre

It is truly a sad day.  HP has announced that it will discontinue the sale of webOS phones and tablets.  This is probably very frustrating to those who bought the new HP Tablet in the last couple of months…and they are still advertising them on TV!  As a long time Palm user, it is sad […]

Tablet Wars – The Battle Rages On (revised for Cam)

by admin on May 6th in Uncategorized

Ever since the iPad arrived on the scene, everyone felt they needed a tablet.  This amazed me, since Fujitsu has been selling tablets for over 15 years.  They just didn’t have the ‘cool’ factor that Apple adds to all their products.  Now that we are on the iPad2, other manufacturers are trying to get into […]

Tablet Wars – The Battle Rages On!

by admin on May 6th in Hardware Recommendations

Ever since the iPad arrived on the scene, everyone felt they needed a tablet.  This amazed me, since Fujitsu has been selling tablets for over 15 years.  They just didn’t have the ‘cool’ factor that Apple adds to all their products (through the ingestion of Steve Job’s Kool-Aid by the unsuspecting).  Now that we are […]

Internet Security Essentials – The Russians Strike Again!

by admin on Mar 10th in Troubleshooting, Virus/Malware Problems

As the person who gets a call whenever a virus or malware is found on friends, family, colleagues, and clients systems, I have come to really dislike the group of Russian hackers who initially started the ‘fake’ AV concept, using names such as AV 2008, AV 2009, etc.  Their interface looks just like a real […]

Comodo Time Machine…a must have/avoid!

by admin on Jan 1st in Open Source/Free Software, Software Recommendations

Below is my original post on Comodo’s Time Machine.  I had tested it for quite a while on one of my test systems.  However, I have since tried installing it on 12 of my clients’ systems.  Within a week, 6 had suffered from MBR corruption.  To my horror, there wasn’t a way to correct the […]

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