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Office 365 Can’t Be Beat for Small Business

ffice 365 was officially launched nearly two years ago, and it offers a number of advantages over traditional Microsoft Office software for small businesses. As tablets and smartphones have become more practical for business use through bluetooth keyboards and better data plans, businesses are turning to web apps and cloud storage for productivity. Spending less […]

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The Cloud: What is it, Why do I want it, and How much does it cost?

e’ve all been there. Your trusty old computer was getting slower and louder, but as long as it turned on, all was well. Then one day, completely out of the blue, silence. No lights, no sounds. In an instant, photos of your family vacations, wedding, and graduation appear to have made the transition from megabytes […]

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Access your computer anywhere

o you store things on your computer that you’d like to access while at work, on the bus, or while out and about? Do your parents in a different state need computer help? If you like the idea of being able to remotely control a computer from your cell phone or any other computer or […]

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iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note II

f you are in the market for a new smartphone this fall, take a look at the top three contenders* – Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Samsung Galaxy Note II. First of all, I am not going to post a chart that compares the technical specifications of these phones. While the specifications […]

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iPad App Fall 2012 Roundup

ith summer winding down, it’s time to take a look at what the iPad has to offer.┬áIf you’ve taken the plunge and adopted Apple’s wildly successful iPad, then you already know this: Apps are everything. A stock iPad already has basic functionality like Maps, Camera, Photos, Safari, Mail, and so on, but if you really […]

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Small Business Reputation Management Scam

As a small business owner, my online reviews are extremely valuable and can really affect my prospects for new business. Yesterday, I discovered that Nerd Busters had become a victim of a new trend in online scams that’s known as Reputation Management. Basically, the scheme is that false negative reviews are posted on your business, […]

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California Traffic Fines for 2011

I was curious to see how the current financial problems with our government (that means you) have impacted traffic fines. As someone who drives a lot for work, I am more susceptible to getting a speeding ticket or maybe checking my phone for an upcoming appointment. Anyways, I put together a list of basic vehicle […]

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How a slow computer eats your time

Computers are supposed to make our lives easier so we have more time, right? So what happens when your computer is bogged down by spyware and useless programs? Does it take longer for your system to boot than it does to make a cup of coffee? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got a […]

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What is a torrent?

For those of you that aren’t knee-deep in tech news, you’ve probably heard the term Torrent before but have no clue what it means. The term probably came up during a discussion or article about pirated software, music, or movies.  So what the heck is a Torrent and how is it different from simply downloading […]

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Boots on the ground: Limitations of Remote Support

Recently, we received a service request to fix several computer issues for a new customer. Upon arriving, we discovered that the customer was the CEO of the largest online computer support company. Initially, we thought they were just performing some competitive analysis of a new and local provider. But, after some discussion, the customer admitted […]

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