Don’t use Outlook to move IMAP mail

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Blog, computers, email, software, Technology | 0 comments

Using Outlook to move a ton of mail from one IMAP account to another is the equivalent of racing at Indy using your Grandmas Buick Le Sabre. It can be done but you will lose and it will not be pretty. Recently I tried to move a lot of email from an AOL account to Gmail using the built in Gmail “move from another address feature”. This feature is supposed to move mail from one email account into Gmail seamlessly, all you have to do...

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Robocall advertising using bots that crawl websites are happening

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Blog, cell phone, internet, scam | 0 comments

So today I received a phone call from 206-397-1419 that caller ID identified as Seattle, WA. I picked up the phone and it was some tool on a recording trying to sell me something. I always hang up immediately when I receive these calls as I don’t want to waste one second of my life listening to their stupid recordings. The interesting thing about this time is that I immediately received another phone call on a different phone from the...

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$99 Xbox 360 subscription service, what it could mean

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Blog, gaming, internet, Technology | 0 comments

Software as a service or in this case membership and usage as a service is knocking on the door. The days of buying a game for $30 and playing it forever may be on the way out. All the big companies out there see a subscription model as easy money, like the cell phone companies do. Microsoft is about to launch a $99 Xbox with a monthly sub of $15. There will be a nasty termination fee if you lose your job and need to back out of the...

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What happens when a cloud type company with hardware goes out of business?

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Blog, cloud, computer backups, hardware, internet appliance, Technology | 3 comments

Something that has been on my mind recently is the fact that cloud type businesses are bombarding us from every direction. Suddenly everything is “out in the cloud” or just “out there”, well my question is what happens when a cloud type business fails and you depend on them? There is no way all of these cloud businesses are going to make it, they will get weeded out and some will go under. Cloud = Internet.  A cloud...

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Hats off to HP for Beats audio volume knob

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Blog, computers, hardware, Technology | 0 comments

I still don’t trust HP enough to spend a ton of money on one of their computers, but I do want to report on something positive I noticed recently. On certain HP laptops that come with the Beats audio package they have designed a really cool volume knob on the right hand side of the laptop. It has a really good feel to it and reminds me of a volume knob you might turn on a vintage amp of days gone by. I think everything today is push this,...

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The 5 best Ipad apps for .99 cents

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Blog, ipad app, music, photos, software, Technology | 0 comments

Well the Ipad is for real. I bought a Gen 1 off Ebay and it is pretty sweet. I shunned the Ipad for quite a while before giving in and owning one. It is very user friendly and a polished product, not that Apple would let an Ipad be on the shelf if it wasn’t perfected. The app selection is never ending for the Ipad. I think there are 50,000 and growing at this time. I will write a post talking about the free apps someday, but today I...

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