Apr 8 2010

TechTips Vol VI Software Application Launching

Have you always longed to become an efficiency machine? By that I mean spending more time on the things you choose and less on the extraneous. Finding ways to use your computer faster can save you a surprising amount of extraneous time. I think using a mouse in general and clicking on buttons is so 1995. Application Launchers help you quickly access what you want in simple key combinations. Continue reading

Mar 9 2010

TechTips Vol V Software

Do you need good Antivirus Software on your windows computer? Does it seem expensive? Would you mind not paying for Antivirus Software? Continue reading

Feb 28 2010

TechTips Vol IV Win/Mac Logmein

Have you ever needed to remotely access your work or home PC? Have you ever tried to walk your parents through computer tasks only to end up frustrated? Help is near… Continue reading

Feb 10 2010

TechTips Vol IV Software – RescueTime

Are you defined by your Actions? Who are you, if not for what you do? Find out a little about yourself by tracking your productivity.. Continue reading

Jan 24 2010

TechTips Vol III Windows – Virus Removal

If you have never gotten a virus on your Windows computer, you are either one of the very lucky minority, a computer genius, or still running [Windows 3.1][1]. If you don’t fall into any of the above categories, read on…

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Jan 9 2010

TechTips Vol III Software – Disk Space

Have you ever run out of disk space? Do you know what is taking up that precious real estate? Is it your music, your movies, a basic collaboration of your computing life? Continue reading

Dec 22 2009

TechTips Vol II – Windows HowTo Backup

Backing up your computer is one of the most important things you can do, ever… Continue reading

Dec 6 2009

TechTips Vol II – Software Doit.im

For the last couple of months I’ve been focusing on my productivity and efficiency. I, like many others, constantly try do more within the time available. I’m sure we all have said “If there were only more time in the day…”. I don’t think the problem is time, I think it is time management. I have no magic, no dark secrets, just experience. Continue reading

Nov 12 2009

Techtips Vol1 – Office 2007 Converter Pack

Do you have an older version of Microsoft Office, i.e. Not Office 2007. Have trouble opening Word or Excel Documents from friends or coworkers. Do those documents end in .docx or .xlsx?
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Nov 1 2009

Techtips Vol1 – Podcasting

A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and downloaded through web syndication. (via [wikipedia][1])

So, what is a podcast? i.e. I’m a fan of NPR’s “This American Life”. I don’t know what times it’s actually on the radio, nor do I need to know. Even if I did, I’m sure I would not spare that specific 1hr dedicated to listening to its broadcast. If I tried, I would probably do something else at the same time, and never fully obtain the value of it’s content. In Lieu, I download “This American Life” episodes, via iTunes, to my iPod and listen to them in the car commuting, or on long road trips. Continue reading