Quit buying cables at Best Buy

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Blog, computers, hardware, Technology | 2 comments

If your local grocery store started selling toothpaste for 5 1/2 times the price you could buy it on the internet, would you keep buying toothpaste at the local store? Probably not  $16 per tube for toothpaste doesn’t sound like much fun to me. Yes you are helping the local economy by buying the $16 toothpaste I understand that.  But there is a tipping point of helping the local economy and hurting your pocketbook economy and you must be...

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Beware of askpcwizards.com cold calling you – scam alert

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Blog, computers, scam, Technology | 4 comments

If you were an auto mechanic and someone called you on your phone and claimed there were problems with your car, what would you think about that? Let’s say this person had you walk out to your car and look under the hood. Then over the phone he tried to point things out to you that were in bad shape. Then to top it off (if cars could plug into the internet) he wanted you to allow him to access your car remotely. Sounds like fun...

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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.  It 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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