Sunday, July 12, 2020

Application Articles

Tips for Improving your Child’s Safety Online – An Interview with AVG Internet Security

Last week I spent some time speaking about Internet Security for your kids with Tony Ascombe, "Ambassador" of Free Products for AVG, an Internet Security firm specializing in keeping your business and home safe from Internet threats. My...

WARNING: Mac Malware Variant “MAC Defender” Even More Crafty – No Password Install Required

And you thought that Macs and Apple products were immune to virus and malware threats? Think again! At the beginning of May, Intego, a developer for internet security and privacy software for Macs, identified a pretty scary piece of...

How to Write & Blog Efficiently with Free Tools like Evernote, DropBox, Picasa & Live Writer

A while ago, I wrote a blog post about how I do blogging. That was over a year ago. Times have changed, tools have evolved and processes have gotten better, at least for me. I still believe that how...

10 Ways to Use FaceTime with the iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPod Touch or Mac That You Might Not Have Thought Of

If you have a Mac, or an iPhone or now an iPad 2, you probably have heard of FaceTime. This is Apple's foray into video conferencing but with a heavy consumer focus. FaceTime was first launched with the iPhone...

iMovie & the iPad 2 = Fun Afternoon Creativity With the Kids

What do you get when you put together 2 kids, a dad, some stuffed animals, an iPad 2, iMovie and a bunch of pent up creativity? Well, I found out this past weekend as my kids and I created...

A Great iPhone 5 Rumors Infographic & My Thoughts On It and What Apple Will Really Do

I absolutely LOVE infographics! I almost view them as a form of art (coupled with some marketing spin). And, I love the iPhone (being pretty much an Apple "fan boy"), ok, well, I love technology in general, obviously. The...

Is Your Life Fragmented? Mine Is! But My Hard Drive ISN’T with the new Diskeeper 2011

Just yesterday I was thinking how nice it would be to be able to split myself into multiple fragments, each part commissioned to do something else. One would go to work, one would help get my kids to school,...

Woah! “Tiger Blood, Puke & Other Body Fluids” – Cast of Dads Podcast #40

Hope that our Cast of Dads podcast title grabbed you! Yeah, being a dad, we get to experience all types of fluids coming from our kids. That is just the facts of life…and you really get used to it....

How To Automatically Set Up your Mac’s Work Environment Based on WiFi Location Detection – AirPort Location

There is a lot of great free software out there that provides tremendous value. Smart programmers always want to showcase their talents and I love the fact that there is a never ending stream of interesting applications coming from...

Install Video Monitoring for Home or Business in an Hour? You Can Do It Yourself with the Logitech Alert System

We are all paranoid, right? Well, most of us are. We worry about what is going on in the places where we are not. That could be your office when it's the weekend or your home when you are...

Ford Truly Deserves to be at CES: Ford Sync AppLink & 2012 Ford Focus EV Pave the Way!

For many, many years, I never thought much of Ford . I had been unimpressed with their cars (with a few exceptions like the Mustang) and especially with their styling and technology. In the 80's and 90's, to me,...

A Convergence of Offices – Office for Mac 2011 & Office 2010 for Windows

I must admit, I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to getting early access to the latest versions of Microsoft Office. Earlier this year, I participated in a program set up by Microsoft called “Office 2010 Real Life...
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