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Tips to make your iPhone 4S experience more efficient

By Jack Wallen April 11, 2012, 9:16 PM PDT Takeaway: Jack Wallen provides some handy iPhone tips, including home screen organization, App Tray controls, killing rogue running apps, and managing your volume rocker switch. Mobile devices are all about efficiency. They have to be, because when you’re on the go, you need to be able to work […]
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Does your cloud storage provider hold the keys to your data?

By Patrick Lambert April 10, 2012, 6:20 AM PDT Takeaway: Patrick Lambert looks at some recent cloud data breaches and our approach to safeguarding data that is trusted to cloud providers. Take the poll about what data, if any, you trust to the cloud. It’s interesting how sometimes, when a new technology is introduced, some of the […]
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10 reasons NOT to block social networking at work

By Jack Wallen March 27, 2012, 7:30 AM PDT Takeaway: Jack Wallen says employees should have access to social networking sites at work. See if you agree with his reasoning and take our poll to let us know where you stand. I get it… You’re completely convinced that allowing your employees to get on Facebook and Twitter […]
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5 things IT workers should be worried about as they move to Windows 7

By Guest Contributor April 21, 2011, 10:32 AM PDT Takeaway: Aaron Suzuki, CEO of Prowess, argues that migrating to Windows 7 has to be systematic and well thought out, and you have to be prepared to address five specific problems. By Aaron Suzuki I recently caught up with a former IT manager at my company, Prowess. He was […]
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Microsoft should demystify their software licensing process

By Debra Littlejohn Shinder March 27, 2012, 12:07 PM PDT Takeaway: Microsoft could, and should, take the lead in simplifying the licensing process for consumers and for businesses. Most people grew up in a society where products are bought and sold. The butcher cuts up meat and sells you a steak. The baker bakes a loaf of […]
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Cool iPhone 4S Siri tips

If you own an iPhone 4S (or if you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory) you probably have encountered Siri, which stands for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface. This is a fancy way of saying that it’s a virtual (voice activated) personal assistant and knowledge navigator for the iPhone. As I discovered with the Verizon-branded iPhone […]
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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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