Windows 8 Live

Well folks Windows 8 is here for real. Like it or not you will eventually have to figure it out. The business community will be slow to adopt this new iteration of the, here to fore, ubiquitous operating system. However home and personal users will be forced to cope with this new environment the next time they purchase a Windows based computing device. Unless Windows 8 fails the adoption process, al la Vista, we will all be using this operating system eventually. Fear not for the transition for the personal user, although challenging need not...

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Microsoft Office Click to Run

Microsoft’s relatively new application delivery system has begun to impact every day users, and not always with positive results. For those of us using third party add-ins to the Office 2010 productivity suite delivered through the Office Startup process, there may be some gotchas lurking in the new delivery system. Some add ins seem to choke on the Click to Run function. This would not be a problem if Click to Run were a feature of the Office Suite that could be managed through preference settings or the like. Sadly that is not the...

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Good Google???

If you value your ¬†privacy, well maybe Google Chrome is the Internet Browser for you. The oglers at Google have decided to let you “opt out” of ¬†click tracking (my term). What is click tracking you say. Click tracking is Big Daddy ( Google may not be your daddy but they are big) collecting data about your Internet browsing habits. Did you ever wonder how the greater Internet, somehow, KNEW what you were up to. Did this ever happen to you? Just researched kitchen sink pricing on the internet and found a great sink from, say Kohler....

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Yes Culpeper VA, there is an AT&T Wireless

If you live and or work in and around the town of Culpeper Virginia you may be wondering what happened to the AT&T cell service in your area. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Recently it seems AT&T Wireless has all but abandoned the Culpeper area leaving its cell customers in a proverbial black hole. Is there anything that can be done? I certainly hope so. Remember the old adage, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”? That could apply in this case. If you are tired of dropped calls, no bars and no data on your smart phone let the nice...

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Bad Google

Listen up iPhone, iPad, Mac etc…. users. Google is watching you. Those clever folks at Google have figured out how to get around your privacy settings in Safari. Even though you may have chosen to keep your browsing activity private, the oglers at Google don’t care, they want to watch anyway. And they are. Apple is busy closing up this little hole in their privacy scheme. Wish them luck and let Google know this is not cool.

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Square Credit Card

If you are a Small Business and need to be able to occasionally accept Credit Card payments YOU CAN! All you need is a Smart Phone, a compatible card reader and a clearing account. The easiest to setup and use is SQUARE. The reader is free and the setup is simple. The catch is, and there is always a catch, that the discount or charge for each swipe is 2.75%. This sounds high but if you only have an occasional need to accept a credit card payment the absence of any additional fees makes the SQUARE system competitive. Check It...

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