PogoPlug reviewed by derekscomputer.com

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012 in Blog, computer backups, computers, Technology | 0 comments

It’s not often I am impressed with a $25 computer accessory. I have spent the last couple of days with a Pogoplug V2. Pogoplug is a very easy to use backup / personal cloud storage device. You simply hook your external hard drives up to it, hook it up to your network, and then walk through a brief activation at my.pogoplug.com. Once activated you can log on to my.pogoplug.com and get familiar with the web interface. It takes about five...

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Apple and it’s dirty secrets in China

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Blog, Technology | 0 comments

Apple just reported a 13 Billion dollar profit for the last quarter. The NY Times has a good story about working conditions for those that assemble the Ipad, Ipod, and the Iphone over in China. And then there is the other NY Times story talking about how the US lost out on Apple manufacturing. I realize the cost of electronics would be higher if they were made in the US, but why can’t the workers of China have better...

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To Outlook or not to Outlook

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Blog, computers | 0 comments

To Outlook or not to Outlook and the benefits of Gmail. One of the most common problems I see as a computer technician is a user that has been hooked into using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. I say hooked because Outlook is prevalent in the work place and people turn around and think it must be good for home use also. They also get hooked because Outlook Express was installed as an email reader when Windows XP was most popular.  It is a...

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