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Charity scams on the rise in the aftermath of Japan quake

Within hours of the earthquake & tsunami in Japan, online scams were popping up on various social media sites, claiming to be charitable organizations, or to represent valid ones like the Red Cross.  In add...

That new 4G phone might not be as fast as you think

Recent testing indicates that AT&T may be capping speeds of its 4G devices (see article: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381578,00.asp) With the standards for 4G being ill-defined at best, carriers ca...

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Adding Public Folder Calendars to Your Outlook Profile

Here is a simple walk through on how to add public calendars to your outlook profile. Within your outlook, go to the bottom left corner and click on the Folder List button (figure A). This will bring up additio...

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...

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...

What is the Cloud? And What is Cloud Computing?

You can Google ‘cloud computing’ and read the various explanations you’ll find, and still not really understand what Cloud Computing is all about. The term is over used and misused so much that most people are ...

iPhone on Verizon

Its been quite some time, back and forth between when and how this was going to happen.  A lot of blogs and gossip articles have been written between many reputable websites.  After years and years of speculati...

Working from home, is that a good idea?

According to Forrester Research there are over 43 million US adults telecommuting today, and by 2016 that number will grow to 63 million, or 43% of the workforce!  Why the migration to telecommuting?  The reaso...

Cool Mouse – Microsoft Arc Touch

I was at the Microsoft store in Scottsdale the other day and they showed me a really cool mouse that I think will be very popular.  This Unique, portable design has touch scroll with vibrating feedback. Thumbna...

Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack

It’s now been over a year since the release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, so that means it’s just about time for the first service pack.  With the core operating system being based on the...