Archive for month: February, 2011

Mozy Ends Unlimited Home Backups

Using MozyHome Service? Well you may not all be aware, but your unlimited storage is how can I say it, no longer unlimited. Mozy has decided that in its best interest, that it would no longer allow the unlimite...

Mobile social networking gets more direct

Dutch security firm Gemalto has announced it has created Facebook for SIM, which will allow users to access the social networking giant even without a data plan. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/gemalto-creat...

Disposable Thumb Drives??!?!?

The teams over at Art Lebedev studios have come up with an ever so original concept to the USB thumb drive. As you see in the pictures provided, these USB thumb drives are simply printed on cardboard and extrem...

VMware, LG Implement Virtualization on Android Based Phone

As smart phones are becoming the standard these days, it becomes challenging for businesses to keep track of and handle all of the personal devices that are compatible with the corporate environment. Well that ...

Port Mobile/home phone numbers to Google Voice

Google is currently in the process of testing the ability to port over your mobile/home numbers into their Google voice system. It is a $20 fee payable through Google Checkout. At this current time, this functi...

Buffalo Wireless-N Dual Band Ethernet Converter

I recently had the opportunity to test out the Buffalo Wireless-N Dual Band Ethernet Converter and I was impressed with its relative ease of use. Basically what the device does is it picks up your wireless sign...

Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 SP1

Its official, Microsoft has announced that on February 22nd they are releasing SP1 for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. What the service pack includes: All of the previous updates and fixes that have ...

Cheap and Reliable Wireless Solution

Here in recent months bva has been asked by more than one client for a reliable wireless solution that can cover an internal and external office area.  There are several great products out there that are perfec...

HP’s Colorful New Touch-Screens

It’s pretty cool how HP has taken a great step in forward thinking.  Their goal in the PC world is moving people toward the touch screen.  Many other hardware manufactures have come up with many models bu...

Slow computer? Check for bloatware

Have you ever wondered why that brand new computer you just bought doesn’t run as fast as advertised?  The answer may be bloatware, all that pre-loaded software that the manufacturer so helpfully provides...