News and Commentary
At the beginning of each New Year, a popular resolution is to become more organized. We clean our homes and our offices, but how often do we organize our computers? In this series we are going to discuss how to consolidate files and maintain an organized computer. Today, let's focus on cleaning up your computer, and freeing up space, specifically, … Continue Reading »
At 27 inches and weighing right around 15 pounds, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon announced at CES 2013 isn't going to displace the iPad or Android tablet anytime soon. But the IdeaCenter Horizon's ability to lay flat on a table and have up to 4 people gathered around it makes it ideal for family game night, photo sharing and other group … Continue Reading »
In a November 2012 ruling, a federal court in Pittsburgh has ruled that people who piggyback off their neighbor's wi-fi network forfeit their right to privacy when it comes to what they do on the internet.
In the past, the courts have interpreted the Fourth Amendment in relation to their internet to give people the right to certain privacies without … Continue Reading »
Over the last few months, our clients have been asking a common series of questions – some of which are the same questions I ask every day:
- How do I get listed higher in the search engines?
- Can I get more people to visit my site?
- What does it take to turn more web site visitors into buyers (or clients)?
As a follow on to our Open Mobile Device Testing Lab announcement, we have recently added the following mobile devices
- Kindle Fire HD
- Microsoft Surface w/Windows 8 RT
- Apple iPad Mini
- Acer Chromebook
- BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B
While testing, our facilities are available to you, from video conferencing to our kitchen. We're conveniently situated just near Marietta Square. … Continue Reading »
Over the last two weeks I have been using my new Microsoft surface tablet. For those of you who know me and how I use my tablet I use it a lot less than most other people. Between all the new devices that have come out recently and upgrades to existing devices I thought it was time to give the Microsoft … Continue Reading »
Another good week has come and gone, between the Vice Presidental debate this past week, the annoncement of another Apple product launch, Microsoft announcing Windows 8 pricing and a boatload of other stuff. It was hard to keep up. Here's a few things for you from this week.
Kindle eBook buyers – Eligible for refund – http://ajci.co/W9xqvQ
Apple hosts event … Continue Reading »
Wow – what a couple of intense weeks around here. Between us being on the west coast for BlackBerry Jam Americas, the first presidental debate, Fernbank Museum turning 20, a new Facebook scam and a whole lot more. Here's a few things I picked out which I hope you'll like.
BlackBerry Jam Americas – See the new BlackBerry 10 operating system … Continue Reading »
As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, we would like to thank you for joining us as we finish out our seven-part series. National Preparedness Month is a great time to think about how to prepare your home or business, but any time is a good time to get prepared. By following our series, you can see what what we … Continue Reading »
The last component of our disaster kit is a First Aid kit. There are several different First Aid kits available, and can range from a basic supply of adhesive bandages, to an extensive kit that could cover nearly every emergency available, we advise that you purchase the most complete kit. Accidents happen and it is best to be prepared for … Continue Reading »
Thank you for joining us as we continue to break down our disaster kit for National Preparedness Month. Today's focus is bleach and its many uses. Bleach is a critical component of a disaster kit and can be used directly or diluted; however we recommend that you always dilute bleach because it is extremely corrosive. We will follow to the … Continue Reading »
Today we are going to discuss sanitation, while it may seem obvious enough, when planning for a disaster, some things can just slip through the cracks. No one really wants to think about it, but if a major disaster hits, your basic facilities might be out of commission and you're left without your shower, tub or even toilet. While this … Continue Reading »
Wow what a two week span, it went by so fast. Between family time (soccer) and some critical events going on at the office, I realized I missed last weeks update. Over the last 2 weeks a lot has happened. Here's a selection of a few things I think are important. This week was a big apple week, with the … Continue Reading »
Today we are going to talk about the food and water you will need in the event of a disaster. For each person in your family you will need at least a three day supply of non-perishable food. Make a note that while canned food constitutes as non-perishable, it will eventually spoil. Be sure to check the expiration date on every can every two years. Make sure you have a can opener in your disaster kit-do not rely on one you may have on your kitchen, you need a new can opener where you need it in your disaster kit.
For part two of our seven-part series, we will continue to break down our disaster kit. Today's portion of our disaster kit is about some basic home-necessities you will need in the event of a power outage, severe storm (those common to our FEMA region) or other household emergency. We will begin with our weather alert radio, and paper and pencils to record … Continue Reading »
So yesterday, Apple announced the new iPhone 5 and a slew of upgraded iPod devices (see the iPhone 5 Announcement Keynote). Lighter in weight, better screen resolution, a new dock connector, improved camera and 4G LTE connectivity – it seems like a vast improvement over the existing generation. But is is enough to jusify an upgrade?
If you upgrade, … Continue Reading »
In your business, do you practice what you preach? Our office got the ultimate test over the last 24 hours. In the midst of all the GoDaddy.com issues on Monday, we decided to do some internal systems maintenance after hours. The maintenance was to our internal file and print server and our in-office network equipment (no client equipment or services … Continue Reading »
Welcome to National Preparedness month! To be prepared for a disaster, it is best to make a plan for your home and business. First, familiarize yourself with disasters that could occur in your region. If you are unfamiliar with your region, use FMEA's disaster declaration map. Once you have identified possible hazards in your area, make a disaster kit … Continue Reading »
Wow – what a week this has been – we've seen a boatload of product announcements this week and we're going to see a few more this upcoming week. Coupled with the ongoing cleanup from hurrican Issac, some tornadoes is that same area and then suddenly 2 more tornadoes spotted in the New York City area. This is a great … Continue Reading »
This week saw a number of interesting things, both locally and globally. From the Republican National Convention, the burial of Neil Armstrong, Apple's attempt to get more Samsung devices to stop being sold. Below you'll find some links to articles and sites I hope will help….
Neil Armstrong remembered in a private memorial http://ajci.co/QbBUxH
New York Fashion Week beginning Sept 5 … Continue Reading »
Update: 18-NOV-2012 – More devices added to the lab
Here's my weekly wrap up from both technology and local news
Neil Armstrong Dies – 82 years old, first man on the moon - http://ajci.co/NpxDbG
Cobb County Georgia Restaurant Week returns Sept 8 – The event, which will be held from Sept. 8-15, allows diners to sample a 3-course meal for a fixed price of $15, $25 or $35. These prices … Continue Reading »
For almost 30 years, TED (technology, entertainment and design) conferences bring together leaders of various insustries to provide insight to millions about upcoming technologies, new ways to do business and discussions about overcoming the odds. Talks have featured everyone form David Blaine the magician, Roger Ebert, who lost his lower jaw to cancer, Jane Goodall and hundrees of business leaders. … Continue Reading »
Normally this time of year, I’d be thinking about being ready for football season, the NASCAR chase or the kids to all finally be back in school – but over the past few weeks there’s been a number of events which have occured which brought out my “are you ready for anything that can happen?”. There’s been 3 earthquakes, a … Continue Reading »
Technology’s intention is to streamline work, automate processes and improve efficiency and save money in the long run. Without the appropriate preparation, an IT project can quickly become a loser in all three areas. Here are six mistakes to avoid and ways to improve them:
- Not Establishing A Clear End Value and Result. Decisions need to be based upon the
Let’s face it — if your business is supported by computer technology, you need a Helpdesk. You deserve a Helpdesk. One of the main reasons a business fails (outside of negative revenue generation) is the inability to recover quickly from an IT disaster. Disaster — it’s a big scary word. And if your only desktop computer or your only server … Continue Reading »