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We could all use a helpful trick or two for our Blackberry so check out the article below on CIO.com by Aflac’s Technology Concierge. I love the fact that Aflac provides a service to its employees like this since we provide much of the same to our clients. We regularly get calls from Blackberry users, and all too often, we end up telling them to …

This seems to be the month of Outlook tips. This one found by Mark in my office. Definitely worth doing if your Outlook is having problems and is running slower than you think it should. Essentially a lot of programs, especially Microsoft ones, add components of software to Outlook. This is great when you need them to work together more effectively, but not so much …

Everybody wants one. OK, maybe just the guys want one. We cannot help but want to get a big flat screen TV after watching so many commercials and hearing about them. Remember just a few years ago when picking out a TV was pretty much just an exercise about the size of screen you could afford and would fit in your TV cabinet? Unfortunately those …

It always amazes me that technology often changes so rapidly and we become quickly accustomed to it. Whenever I run into articles like the below, it is fun to see what I thought was cutting edge just 10 years ago, looks rather ridiculous today. If you have a few minutes give the article a read for some fun. http://www.cio.com/special/slideshows/the90s/index?source=nlt_cioinsider

The Apple MacBook Air – 0.16 to 0.76 inch thin (that is VERY thin), a light 3 pounds, 13.3 inch screen (quite large for that size laptop), a peppy Core duo processor, 2 gigs or RAM, 802.11N wireless (the latest and greatest soon to be standard), and a 5 hour battery. Oh, and it runs the latest Mac operating system Leopard. Details here – http://www.apple.com/macbookair/specs.html …

The tablet PC has been around for years for Windows, but now there is a Mac version. This can be a very good thing for many Mac users that need this type of functionality. What exactly is a tablet you may ask? The simple answer is that a tablet allows you to write on the screen. Why would anyone care about this? There are many …

A new year brings in a new set of holidays that need to be in your calendar. Adding holidays for Outlook 2003 and 2007 is VERY easy to do by following the below directions. For Outlook 2000 or 2002 it is a bit more challenging, but can be done by using a file that has the holidays in it and doing an import of that …

After my initial article on this topic, one of the readers said to check out Mozy as a good vendor and value for backing up files on your home PC. Well I took a look and signed up. for only $60 a year, I can back up unlimited data, which at the moment, comprises of about 20 gigs of pictures, video files, mp3’s, and documents. …

Did you know that the there is a Microsoft Office 2007 SP1 now available? Definitely worth doing the install. I’m running Office 2007 which was working well, but had some odd crashing issues and Outlook freezing. The SP1 seemed to help and things are more stable now. If you are a client of ours, we can push this out to your computer if we already …

Yes it seems that RIM is keeping up with their handset model with a touchscreen version dubbed the 9000. Just do a Google search for “blackberry 9000” and you will get more information that you need on the device. Looks like it may be worth checking out mid next year if the rumors are accurate. Will it have a keyboard? Will it have as good …

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