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Microsoft and Family – LifeCam VX-5500 & Microsoft Office 2008

When you think about Microsoft, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably not Family. If you are like me, Microsoft software rules your computer at your office and runs the infrastructure there as well. Microsoft...

Fix-it: iPhone “Sync Session Could Not Be Started”

Well this past weekend I ran into a rather confusing problem which I did manage to resolve, however, I'm not sure exactly how I resolved it nor what really caused it. I have some ideas on both the cause...

Tip: Snapping a MacBook Pro or PowerBook Upper Case Back Together

I have, over the years, cracked open a few PowerBooks and MacBook Pros, either to change a DVD drive or to upgrade the Hard Drive. My latest upgrade I did was to put a 320 GB Hard Drive in...

Slingbox PRO-HD: Initial Setup

So by now you have gone through the Slingbox Pre-installation tasks of setting up your network (wired, wireless or over the powerlines) and you have checked through the box to be sure that you know what connectors you need...

HTD Tech Tip #3: Security Programs Don’t Always Play Well Together

It's always important, if not critical to have anti-virus & security programs installed on your PC. I'm actually a big fan of the various Security Suites that you can get that come with all of the different...

Slingbox PRO-HD: Unboxing and What’s Inside

Unboxing is always the most fun when you get a new gadget. Since I just love getting new devices, I frequently find myself in the position of either being torn between ripping open the packaging and quickly...

Slingbox PRO HD: Pre-Installation – setting up your network

So, you are thinking about getting the new Slingbox PRO HD. Trust me, it's a great decision. The PRO HD transforms any computer in your network or even remotely an extension of your media center but more...

Extended Review: Slingbox PRO HD

It is rare that I receive a gadget or technology device that warrants me having to do multiple articles to cover it. However, when Sling Media released their new Slingbox PRO HD, I quickly realized that I...

Preview: San Francisco’s New Academy of Sciences

A few weekends ago, I was lucky to get a preview of San Francisco’s new Academy of Sciences complex in Golden Gate Park. The area has a lot of memories for me as I used to go there as...

Review: LaCie’s USB-powered Speakers

Just in time for back to school, LaCie just launched a new set of USB-powered speakers. Designed by Neil Poulton, these reasonably priced, simple-yet-elegant speakers compliment LaCie's previously released FireWire Speaker set. Since not all computers and laptop have...

iPhone: Quickly Launch Apps, Website & Phone Calls with QuickGold

Today I installed an application on my jailbroken iPhone that I personally think Apple should incorporate into their next release of the firmware. It honestly is this GREAT! I have over 6 "pages" of applications on my iPhone and...

Fix It: Outlook Calendar and iPhone Calendar Events Hours Not Synched Correctly

Just a quick fix-it tip here. I have a co-worker who was having some issues with his iPhone and Outlook 2007 calendar times being off or offset by 1 hour. I guess that this fix it would apply to...
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