Awesome Computer Display Cleaner

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I hate a smudgy or dusty computer display. And if someone points to something on my monitor, I am the guy that usually says, “It's not a touchscreen.” Everyone knows it's not a touchscreen, but for some reason, this doesn't stop people from touching my screen! I digress. Now take a look at this beautifully designed computer display cleaner! ... Continue Reading

Kids React to Old Computers [Video]

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These kids react videos are pretty funny, and once again, they show kids some 'old' technology and get their funny reactions. This is the kind of video series that could not have been done 30-years ago. Technology is developing at a snowball's pace, moving faster and faster. Do you remember using a computer that booted-up to a command prompt? ... Continue Reading

Keep It Simple: 1980′s Apple Computer Prototypes [Images]

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Keep it simple. I've grown to appreciate that statement more and more, and it's a philosophy that Apple adopted long ago in both form and function. In his book title, Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple, Hartmut Esslinger tells the story of the collaboration between Steve Jobs and himself which began in 1982. With 380 illustrations, I'm itching to order this. Here are some more images from Keep It Simple: ... Continue Reading

CleanMyMac 2: The Simplest, Safest Way to Clean Your Mac

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After upgrading from Lion, to Mountain Lion, to Maverick, and having used my Mac for over two years, my system start-up has not been preforming the best. I've also read plenty of times about some of the silly duplicate files and nonsense that iPhoto adds, not to mention the files often left behind when uninstalling apps. For a while, now, I've dealt with some of these issues manually or by various little apps. But I've often wondered: Isn't there an easier way? There is. ... Continue Reading

Has Apple Peaked? [Infographic]

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The age of Steve Jobs is falling further and further behind us and investors are concerned about the future of Apple. There are six areas of concern: Mobile Marketshare Loss Developers Lawsuits Delays Apple's New HQ Negative Analyst Comments While these may be concerns for financial investors, I don't know that it should be a worry for users. Take a closer look: ... Continue Reading

Stop Using Windows XP or Else!

The End of Windows XP

Is your church secretary or pastor still using Microsoft Windows XP? I hope not! If they are, you need to seriously encourage them to upgrade their computer and/or OS. If you are reading this on a machine using XP, you need take action soon. Here's why: ... Continue Reading

The Progress Bar and the Power of Mental Projection

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I remember the first time I tried to download an audio clip online. Netzero dial-up Internet, constant interruptions by telemarketers, and I had to use the clip my college professor had provided. I had procrastination down to a science, but this was gonna bite me in the rear. It was almost awesome. The audio clip was interminable, and took hours to download. Literally. Every half hour or so, I would check, and crack my knuckles; the only thing that kept my sane was the progress bar, the visual ... Continue Reading

How Secure Are Your Passwords? [Part 4,645,978]

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Remember the silly passwords web security pundits have been worrying about for years? The ones people have finally abandoned? Yeah, let's talk about that. "Password" is no longer the most popular password. According to industry heavyweight SplashData, it's the second most popular password, having been bumped by the 6-digit ironclad option of "123456" in the last year. In other words, feeble passwords still rule the roost. The data is sourced from the infamous Adobe breach, and reveals some ... Continue Reading

Why I Use Office 365

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A few years ago I wrote a post comparing Google Apps vs Office 365 after writing a very harsh review of Office 365. While I think Microsoft has plenty of room for improvement, Office 365 may be a better solution for churches and ministries, especially if they qualify for Office 365 Small Business for Nonprofits, than I originally thought. Perhaps it is the years of experience or I have begun to notice pesky kids on my front lawn, but I have been using Office 365 for about six months, now, and ... Continue Reading