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A Windows 8 Recycle? Will going back restore confidence?

A Windows 8 Recycle?  Will going back restore confidence?

Windows 8 hasn’t given PC sales the boost that all were anticipating.  Microsoft looks to now be getting ready to go back on some of the core changes it introduced on this new version. It seems that Microsoft is planning a big Windows 8 undo, and that the release of Windows 8.1, also known as Windows Blue — will allow users to bypass the much-hated Start...

Microsoft restores transfer rights for retail Office 2013 copies

Microsoft restores transfer rights for retail Office 2013 copies

From the Bott Report:Summary: As part of its shift to a subscription model, Microsoft introduced a controversial “no transfer” restriction with Office 2013. Now, after an intense outcry from customers, the company has reversed course and agreed to allow users to transfer retail Office licenses between devices. Office 2013 might be brand new, but its...

In defense of the Chromebook Pixel

In defense of the Chromebook Pixel

Nothing about Google’s Chromebook Pixel makes sense. Maybe that’s intentional… It’s a) silly, and b) gorgeous. The only logical question about Pixel is “why would a successful company build a product that is entirely illogical and entirely unsellable”? I can think of three reasons… The fridge Back in January I spent a...

2013 – The Tech Year of Reckoning? 5 areas to keep in focus

2013 – The Tech Year of Reckoning?  5 areas to keep in focus

2013 will be a year of harsh change for the tech industry. We’ve just experienced five years of rapid, messy and disruptive innovation, and smartphones and tablets aren’t the future any longer — they’re the present. Powerful mobile devices connected to broadband-speed cell networks are now an everyday reality, and it’s going to...

Should you buy an iPad mini, a Kindle Fire HD, or a Nexus?

Should you buy an iPad mini, a Kindle Fire HD, or a Nexus?

Credit to and written by David Gewirtz for DIY-IT You might think the big decision is about which has the best hardware, but you’d be wrong. In fact, the big decisions are all about price and ecosystem. David Gewirtz has the details inside. The tablet market is moving at warp speed. Back in July, I wrote How to decide: should you buy the Nexus 7 or the...

Windows RT vs Windows 8: On the Surface, there’s still a lot of confusion

Windows RT vs Windows 8: On the Surface, there’s still a lot of confusion

Microsoft Surface has been popular enough for pre-orders to sell out but there’s continuing confusion among users and IT pros about what the Windows RT operating system it runs is and what the OS does. When Apple first announced the iPhone, it initially claimed that it ran OS X. While iOS shares some important technologies with the Mac operating system,...

CEO’s and CFO’s – Focus on core business and NOT on IT – Cloud Computing is a Step Beyond ‘Go to My PC’

CEO’s and CFO’s – Focus on core business and NOT on IT – Cloud Computing is a Step Beyond ‘Go to My PC’

Cloud Computing is a Step Beyond ‘Go to My PC’ As seen in Accounting Today, OCTOBER 8, 2012 BY BOB GREEN, CPA. CITP  Original Article It’s time for businesses to get out of the IT business and become more strategic and I’d like to explain why. The product Go to My PC is still used in many businesses even though it has become outdated. It...

iOS 6: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features

iOS 6: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features

Every time Apple releases an OS X or iOS update we enjoy giving our readers quality walk-throughs, feature guides and my favorite — tips and tricks. Every Apple power user can attest that shortcuts and knowing many of the little things is a fantastic way to improve the user experience. I enjoy discovering as many as I can so that I feel well-versed as an iOS...

APPLE iOS 5 Update – Due TODAY!!

APPLE iOS 5 Update – Due TODAY!!

Midnight came and went as many Apple users were disappointed at the no-show of iOS. From Apple’s usual release time, however, it’s highly possible that iOS will roll out Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT. For the next four hours, you may not want to waste your time by constantly hitting the update button oniTunes.  Dubbed a major and incredible...

iPhone 4S officially announced: lands October 14th near you!

iPhone 4S officially announced: lands October 14th near you!

iPhone 4S officially announced: lands October 14th starting at $199 in sizes up to 64GB, coming to Sprint What’s this?  The second coming of the iPhone 4?  Sure enough, Tim Cook just pulled the covers off of the hotly-anticipated iPhone 4S here in Cupertino, making 2011 the first year in the company’s current stint in the smartphone business that it...

I+ InfoShare Webinar – Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

I+ InfoShare Webinar – Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

FREE WEBINAR – Fundamentals of Cloud Computing: What CFOs Need to Know for Long-Term IT Planning Join us for a Webinar on June 15 REGISTER NOW This 1-hour webinar taught by Rick Mark, BTMS Practice Area Manager, will provide an overview and brief history of cloud computing options, where we are today and where we are going. Rick will provide case study...

iPad2 – Review

iPad2 – Review

Well there’s no doubt that you know my feelings from my previous Ipad reviews. It just wasn’t a laptop replacement. Well I have to tell you that my thoughts on that have changed drastically. The right combination of technologies make the Ipad2 more powerful than my laptop. Read on to hear more. So I got one fo the 64GB+WiFi units about 6 weeks ago....

UPDATED: iPad Review…The new toy, per se

UPDATED:  iPad Review…The new toy, per se

 Yep…I got one.  We’ll see if it lasts 14 days, or goes back.  Your comments are appreciated.  Update: 11/05/2010 Well, after almost 1 week with the iPAD – I have these initial thoughts: First and foremost – I went into this R&D project with very low expectations. Why? Well, I’m a PC guy for one, and two I have iPODS, iPOD Touch’s, etc. So...

Windows 7 – What you should know – some changes

Windows 7 – What you should know – some changes

Continued from previous post: 1 – Changes between Vista and Windows 7 – For the most part, the same Vista engine is still running the operating system, but there are some new features and enhanced performance overall.  Most believe that Windows 7 is really nothing more than major service pack and a features plus pack. If you don’t believe me...

iPad Review…The new toy, per se

iPad Review…The new toy, per se

 Yep…I got one.  We’ll see if it lasts 14 days, or goes back.  Your comments are appreciated.  Update: 11/05/2010 Well, after almost 1 week with the iPAD – I have these initial thoughts:  First and foremost – I went into this R&D project with very low expectations. Why? Well, I’m a PC guy for one, and two I have iPODS, iPOD Touch’s, etc. So...