Ya gotta love this: ever want to leave someone a voicemail without any chance you’ll actually have to speak to them? You know the kind of message I’m referring to…  “Gee, boss, really sorry I missed you – I’d love to discuss that (subject you don’t want to talk to him/her about), – let’s chat […]

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Kevin on June 16th, 2011

As a card carrying, officially certified old fart, I sleep like a baby at night – about once a year. Most nights, I wake up several times, look at the clock, and go back to sleep. On some occasions, whether I’m preoccupied with something at work or for reasons which are inexplicable, I’ll lie awake […]

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Access your home computer from anywhere in the world! If you’ve ever wanted to control your home computer from the road, viewing or sharing files, or looking up a piece of key data, it’s easy and free, thanks to Hamachi2 and Pro2, from LogMeIn. Hamachi2 and Pro2 are free desktop apps which enable you to […]

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Have you ever forgotten where you saved a file on your computer or network drive? When you’ve tried to locate such a file, have you been completely underwhelmed by the Windows search feature?  Google Desktop harnesses the power of Google’s indexing and applies it to your documents, music, images, email (Gmail, Outlook, Thunderbird), contacts, web […]

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Kevin on April 14th, 2011

I haven’t made a big secret of my attempts to abandon conventional laptops while traveling on business. My current work-issued ThinkPad is a perfectly OK computer, but it’s a much better boat anchor: it’s a beast. At times I’ve used an iPad for travel, boasting once or twice that I could do pretty much everything […]

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If you’re attempting to use an iPad as a replacement for a work-related laptop or netbook and frequently use MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) files, definitely check out the QuickOffice HD app. QuickOffice HD enables you to create, edit, and otherwise work with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2003 files. PowerPoint 2007 files can be viewed, […]

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Kevin on March 8th, 2011

At times, necessity is indeed the mother of invention, or in this case, substitution.  I ran into an issue with Firefox a couple of weeks ago whereby it refused to launch.  I’ll spare you the laundry list of things I did to remedy the situation; the important thing is the fact that while I was […]

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