Business Email Solutions

Making the Case for a Business-Grade Email Solution

  In today’s connected world, we rely heavily upon email for our day-to-day communication. And, as every small business owner knows, when your email goes down, your business productivity oftentimes grinds to a screeching halt. So, why do so many small (and even some ‘not-so-small’) businesses depend on consumer-grade email solutions, when business-grade email solutions …

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The Importance of Portable Device Encryption

If you walk into any computer store, you’ll no doubt notice that the shelves, once dominated by large/heavy desktop computers, are now filled with laptops and other portable devices (like tablets, etc.). Sure, desktop computers will still be around, at least for the conceivable future, but one cannot help but acknowledge that consumers and businesses …

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LastPass: Password Management Simplified

Are you tired of having to memorize dozens of passwords for all the different online accounts and services you use each day? You’re not alone. Most people struggle with remembering even 3-4 alphanumeric (a combination of letters and numbers) passwords, and as a result, they end up using weak/simple passwords to make the task or …

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Dropbox: Cloud Storage Made Easy

You’ve probably heard of Dropbox by now; they’re one of the biggest names in cloud storage. Basically, having a Dropbox account allows you to synchronize files in your Dropbox folder, across all your devices, completely automatically. That means if you upload some pictures into your Dropbox folder (you can also create subfolders inside your main …

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Making Phone Calls with Skype

If you’ve ever used Skype, you know that it’s primarily used for making free audio/video calls between Skype users via their computers/mobile devices. However, did you know that Skype can also be used to make calls to landlines/cell phones? It’s true! All you need is to purchase either Skype┬ácredit, or a Skype┬ásubscription. The only catch …

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The Google Chromecast

“Smart TVs” are all the rage these days. What’s a Smart TV you ask? Well, it’s basically a TV that has ‘apps’ built in, much like your smartphone/tablet. These apps often include YouTube, Netflix, and similar media streaming apps that allow you to watch web content on your TV set. But, what about those of …

Encrypting Ransomware – An Emerging Threat

Computer viruses: the bane of computer systems everywhere. They covertly infect your PC, often causing lots of problems in the process. Thankfully though, computer viruses are usually removable, and rarely permanently damage/corrupt your personal files. However, this trend is changing. A new, and especially harmful, type of computer virus is becoming increasingly prevalent: ransomware. Wikipedia …

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How to Print a Multi-Page Poster/Banner Using LibreOffice (OpenOffice) and Adobe Reader

Recently, I was tasked with creating a multi-page poster/banner for a non-profit organization. Armed only with LibreOffice and Adobe Reader, I was able to create a rather professional-looking result. Here’s how I did it: Open LibreOffice (or OpenOffice) Writer. Click the ‘Format’ button on the top menu bar and select ‘Page’. Adjust your page width/height …

Time-Lapse Photography Volume II

A while ago, I did a blog post on time-lapse photography (also known as ‘stop-motion’ photography). Anyway, I was browsing YouTube this week and came across a few more (awesome) time-lapse photography videos. Enjoy!          

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How to Reduce Eye Strain While Using Your Computer

If you’re like me, and have to stare at computer screens for several hours a day, you probably experience some level of eye fatigue on a regular basis. Today, I want to talk about some ways to make your computer monitor/screen easier on your eyes. Software A few months ago, I came across a totally …