January, 2012

10 must-have Android apps

By Jack Wallen January 25, 2012, 11:12 AM PST Takeaway: As Android has evolved, its apps have improved and proliferated. Jack Wallen has created a new list of apps you’ll want to install on your tablet or phone. There’s an old French saying (one I first heard in the Rush song “Circumstances”) that goes Plusça change, plus c’est la même chose. Roughly […]
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Facing down the Ramnit virus on Facebook: Tips for protection and clean-up

By Bob Eisenhardt January 23, 2012, 12:55 PM PST Takeaway: Bob Eisenhardt explains how the Facebook virus Ramnit works, why it’s so bad, and how it can affect much more than a Facebook account. Ramnit is advertised as a lethal virus for attacking Facebook, having stolen 45,000 accounts and passwords. The virus itself is actually pulled from […]
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10 things you should do when you get a new Windows laptop

By Brien Posey January 12, 2012, 12:56 PM PST Takeaway: Before you take a new laptop on the road, make sure it’s correctly configured, secured, and provisioned to meet your needs. I recently replaced my laptop with a newer model, and I went through a number of steps to get it ready for use.  I thought it […]
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The first 5 apps to install on your iMAC

By Scott Lowe January 9, 2012, 3:12 PM PST Takeaway: Once you move beyond the basics when provisioning a new Mac, certain apps jump to the top of the list. Here are a few good ones to consider. Over the past few years, I’ve changed. Whereas I used to be a hardcore Windows guy, I eventually made […]
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Configuring Email Rules for Apple Mail

By Erik Eckel January 6, 2012, 7:00 AM PST Takeaway: Erik Eckel explains the steps to creating flexible mail-handling rules in Mac Mail. Most business users are familiar with Microsoft Outlook rules. Many might be surprised to learn Mac Mail, the default email application included with Mac OS X Lion, includes its own rules feature. Mail’s rules […]
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