Posted on November 19th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If you have a computer laying around that’s no good any more, consider turning it into a lightning-fast Chromebook.
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Posted on October 11th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Microsoft has doubled the amount of online storage you can get for your phone, tablet, PC or Mac. It’s now 30 gigabytes. To get started, go to onedrive.live.com and choose your device. If you have Windows 8.1, it’s already installed.
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Posted on August 20th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
For nearly an entire day, Joy thought she’d lost her most important files. Fortunately, they were backed up in more than one way, even though she wasn’t aware of it at the time.
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Posted on January 27th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Use an upcoming facial recognition app while wearing Google Glasses and you will be able to glance at some people and instantly see their Facebook and LinkedIn histories as well as anything they might have posted on dating sites. What fun – and how exhausting. It all appears on a projection in front of your eye.
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Posted on December 21st, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“CloudMagic” lets you search Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft Exchange, iCloud, Outlook, iMap and Google Apps from one search box.
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Posted on September 16th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If you have more than one computer and a phone or two, it’s a good idea to synchronize them. How to do it? Our favorite method is free up to two gigabytes of stuff. Start by installing Dropbox from Dropbox.com to your phones and computers. From then on, everything you drag into your Dropbox folder is synced with your private Dropbox account on the Internet. If you need a file, it’s downloadable from any device. That’s handy. Just now, Joy tried signing into Bob’s Dropbox account on her computer and voila, there were his files. If something should happen to Bob’s computer, she knows she can recover his files on her machine, or even on her phone. The computer doesn’t […]
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Posted on September 13th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Apple is offering “iWork,” a program group similar to Microsoft Office. It’s free for Windows and Mac, It’s available but still in beta testing. What does that mean? Might have some bugs. Probably.
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Posted on May 4th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Seventy percent of small businesses that have a major data loss go out of business within a year, according to a report by the accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
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Posted on April 17th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A couple years ago we bought a Simon and Garfunkel record on eBay and it arrived as a vinyl record. Well that was a surprise! Because we thought we would be getting a CD and had no way to play a record.
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Posted on March 22nd, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We’re still waiting for the official Microsoft version of Office for iPad and Android tablets. Meanwhile, there’s a free app that lets you use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It’s called “OnLive Desktop” from desktop.onlive.com.
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