Category: Today’s Tech Tip

Get Google Apps for Work and skip the ads

For $5/month per user, you can’t beat the value. Email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, cloud storage, and much more.  Including free 24/7 support.  And, if you have your own domain (url), it’s easy to use it for your email address, without disrupting your existing website. No more annoying advertisements. Built-in industrial strength spam and virus…

Logging into Google vs. Chrome

Sometimes, the “ease of use” inherent with Google’s products can be confusing.  Particularly when it comes to logging into your Chrome (browser) and the Google search engine (assuming you have a gmail account). It’s well worth the 2 minutes it takes to understand the difference between the Chrome browser (which now has the lion’s share…

1Loudoun is for sale

Are you involved with commercial real estate, business development, or marketing, in or around the 1Loudoun project?  If so, you can own this premium domain name by clicking the graphic below which will take you to the auction site where it’s currently available.

Using a Mac? Read & Heed!

Last week, Apple issued an update for IOS (9.3.5).  See the related article for how to check and make sure your iPhone, iPad have it)  Now, the gurus* at Sophos are alerting everyone to the same “megaexploit” vulnerability in Apple’s OS X operating system – the operating system behind your Mac. Click the snippet above…

Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade

A picture (slide show) is worth a thousand words.  Here’s a synopsis of several well-regarded tech outlets regarding the latest “anniversary” upgrade for Windows 10. Including how to postpone and manage the update installation schedule. (Click on any slide to link to the original article)      

Windows 10 Upgrade Deadline July 29

Let’s start with a quick caveat (e.g. CYA) from the “about this blog” page.  “… we cannot assume liability for any actions you take as the result of reading this blog.” There’s a reason for this: time is money.  And, even though most cases we know of have gone without a hitch, there have also…

Duplicate Content

It’s really not hard to spot duplicate content.  And, it’s even easier to check it out with the latest browsers. Just highlight a couple sentences (you can highlight the whole thing, but Google only considers so many characters), right click, and let Google do the rest. So what’s the big deal about duplicate content?  Does it…

How to find Internet Explorer after Windows10 upgrade

We had two frantic calls for help in a single day from clients who couldn’t find their Internet Explorer browser after upgrading to Windows10.  “My bookmarks are gone!”  “I don’t like this ‘Edge’ browser!”  And so on… Relax – despite Microsoft’s attempts to get you to use it’s new “Edge” browser, your trusty old IE…

Android update

I finally caved and accepted the persistent reminders to upgrade my (android) phone.  And just noticed that it includes some new photo editing templates. After snapping a photo and opening your pictures folder, tap it once to open an editing toolbar.  You can experiment with different settings and templates and save them to the studio folder…

Online Etiquette

Faux Pas #1 – Ignoring voicemail messages. If someone who is trying to reach you leaves a voicemail, it’s better to listen to it before having this conversation: “Did you get my message?  I left you a voicemail.” “No, I just saw a missed call from you..” After all, they took the time to listen…