Category: networking

Google My Business

At a recent meeting of 20 small business owners we broke into a spontaneous discussion about business reviews on Google.  I realized that most small business owners do not know how to use free Google Business features and also many have misconceptions

Posted in Advanced, community, DIYIT, networking, productivity, save money, Web Marketing

Cybersecurity

What is Cybersecurity   Cybersecurity:  The state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. “Some people have argued that the threat to cybersecurity has been somewhat inflated” Some

Posted in Advanced, Anti-VIrus, apple, community, config, DIYIT, Email, Groups, networking, PC hardware, productivity, save money, security, software

VOIP phone service & stopping those Robo calls

You can eliminate all unwanted calls with call blockers like NoMoRobo and you will save money and improve service options with the right VoIP phone service like PhonePower. What is VoIP: VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and is the modern way to get

Posted in community, config, cutting the cable, DIYIT, networking, productivity, save money, security, Smartphone, software

Hardware Values & gift ideas we have vetted

People constantly ask me for product recommendations.  These are often centering around technology or business products but the topics vary widely. People are frustrated by the complexity of technical shopping which often leads to wasting time and money.  It seams that

Posted in apple, cutting the cable, DIYIT, networking, PC hardware, productivity, save money, Smartphone, YMCA

DTS Play-fi adds WiFi to your old HiFi, Comming in 2017 Alexa voice control too

Bluetooth is limited in distance to connections a few feet away.  Some devices claim 30 feet but that is optimal conditions and will definitely start to hiss crackle and pop as distance exceed 15 feet or when a person or

Posted in community, DIYIT, networking, save money

Backups – Implementing the 3221 strategy in your home or small business

For small businesses, home offices (SOHO) and even families with photos good backups are essential.  Every harddrive including your backup drive will eventually fail.  Add to that fires, natural disasters, theft and viruses.  Everybody that computes has potential loss of

Posted in Advanced, apple, config, DIYIT, Email, networking, PC hardware, productivity, save money, security, software, YMCA

Collaborate or sync files with a free personal Dropbox account

If you work with other people or on multiple devices you should have a common space to share files that syncs to multiple device.  This way you always have the current way copy of the files.  Dropbox is also popular because

Posted in apple, community, config, DIYIT, Groups, networking, parenting, productivity, save money, Smartphone, software, YMCA

Remote Assistance Requests

Remote support to your desktop or laptop: Have you ever wanted somebody else more experienced to remote in and help you with your computer while you just watch?   Remote support allows somebody to drive the computer screen, look at the

Posted in community, DIYIT, Email, networking, parenting, productivity, save money, software, YMCA

How do I control my home stereo volume from my Smartphone?

Trusted CTO:   How do I control my home stereo volume from my iPhone?  Tom Tom: In addition to several Bluetooth enabled stereos there are several wifi controls for home media devices.  Her are some examples; iOS and Android Home Theater Remote Control Apps

Posted in apple, cutting the cable, networking, save money, Smartphone

MAC Network Printing

Networking your MAC with you shared PC printer requires a password for you MAC and a MAC driver for the printer. Recover a lost MAC login and password: If you do not remember you MAC password then you need to

Posted in apple, networking, security