Get your PC, Mac, or Android device back with free computer tracking software Prey

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Blog, computers, software, Technology | 2 comments

The best things in life are free as the saying goes, for proof of that I present to you Prey Project. How gratifying would it be if someone stole your laptop and a free piece of software gave you the ability to get a picture of the thief using it, and give police a name. Prey will also give you an approximate location, IP address, and lock your computer down. Prey Project is a free open source tracking software for your computer similar to...

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Find music using googlemusicsearch.com and Google

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Blog, computers, Technology | 1 comment

I see a lot of people get into trouble when trying to get free software, music, etc on the internet. They download a torrent or find a site that promises free music, and before they know it they are hit with a fake Antivirus or worse. Over the years I have had fairly good luck using Google to find music, I am not condoning copyright stealing of music. There is a lot of music out there that is indeed free and the artists just want to get it out...

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Review of LibreOffice free office suite

Posted by on Feb 18, 2012 in Blog, computers, Technology | 0 comments

If you are looking for a great free office suite you should check out LibreOffice. It is an excellent combination of programs which rival Microsoft Office and the price can’t be beat. I’ve spent some time with two out of the six programs and they are feature rich and fairly easy to use. Writer – is a document processor program similar to Word. ┬áIt has automatic features such as spell check, auto-formatting, and...

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Don’t fall for Microsoft’s cloud $ per month, use Pogoplug instead

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in Blog, computer backups, computers, Technology | 3 comments

Looks like Microsoft is not happy enough with the per seat license fee when a company installs Office on a computer. They are starting to push a per month fee “software as a service” business plan. For $10 per month you can “collaborate” and share using their Office 365 service. For businesses that have a tight budget I can almost guarantee you can do everything they are trying to push with other online applications and a...

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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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