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

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

Standard Software

The internet is filled with software that promises improvements to your computing. Many good software programs are available for our computer but there are many more that are not. Beyond that an IT support “Best Practice” is to limit the software

Email Best Practice for Employee Separations: 

Block the employee from accessing company email on the server but allow the supervisor to respond to their emails.  Change their email password on the server. Create an email forward from the old employee account to their supervisor.  Add an

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

Anti-virus and Anti-Malware, Friend or Foe?

Some of the most common client questions we get are about about anti-virus  programs, viruses and malware etc.  Variations include: a.  What Anti-virus program do you recommend and why? b.  Do I still have an active anti-virus program? c.  How come I

Outlook sending Duplicates through GoDaddy IMAP accounts

Symptoms:         Outgoing Outlook 2007 sent through some IMAP servers get stuck in your local Outbox despite the fact that the email has actually gone out repeatedly.  This will continue until your Outbox is empty or you fully exit Outlook.  Restarting

Arlis-Palooza

this is the story:   Food & Bev and or Gift $30 food and bev only $10 Gift(s) Names of Guests    

Shared Google Calendars

Why share calendars? The biggest question for shared calendars is:  Why share a calendar electronically?  Isn’t that just a pain?  Maybe you are used to “keeping it simple” and just send out some emails or a paper calendar. Flawless approach right?  Actually in

print from your iPad

Here is how to print from an ipad to various printers. About AirPrint – Apple Support     Setting Up AirPrint on your iPad – YouTube      How to Enable AirPrint in Windows 7 – YouTube What if it is not an AirPrint printer?   Look in app store for

Ryall Self Help

If you are having issues you cannot resolve yourself then complete the form and email help@ryallymca.org   If the need is more urgent than 5 business days then also call or text 630-445-1586 Routine Maintenance: All  computers including Apple, Windows PC and Linux

Sync Outlook or Apple Calendars and Contacts

Many of us access our email contacts and calendar from multiple devices and want to keep all that data in sync so that we are not having to duplicate all our time and efforts maintaining email on every device.  For

Passwords and personal technology records

Tech Support is often unproductive until you find necessary personal technology records.   Meanwhile, most of us have too many accounts and passwords to remember.  Lost or missing credentials causes frustration, wasted time, and wasted money.  Yesing  the list below you can

Simplify with a phablet

Question: Jim:  My XP laptop is  failing and my cell phone is old.  I do not have text yet and use very few minutes.   I liked the size of the 7″ Samsung tablet you showed me.   My son says I

iTunes errors after update 11.1.4

Updates of iTunes to version 11.1.4 on windows computers  has not gone smoothly and results in several errors.  This issue has shown up on windows XP-Windows 8 computers both 32 bit and 64-bit.  It is my guess that updating to this

Technology for your Presentation

Presentation Technology Gone Wild! If I mess up the tech for this presentation we will all learn the most valuable lesson possible:  That is to avoid the temptation to use unnecessary technology in a presentation.   Technology helps if it

Make your Verizon iPhone a hot spot

Here is how to make an iPhone 5 on Verizon a hotspot for your other devices like your laptop or tablet.

Your Office Suite for 2014

Word processing and similar productivity software has been a staple on computers since the 1980’s.   The core file types created in in Office productivity include Word processing,  spreadsheats, databases, presentation,and email software.  Over the years the popular suite has

Windows basic vocabulary & XP Tutorial

I know XP is old fashioned but the basics are the basics for any window OS.  When you feel technology illiterate you are simply feeling the pain of not knowing these basic terms and principals of how computer files, folders

Save time in email with Rules and Filters

What is a rule or filter for email: One of the greatest productivity boosts of the 1980’s was the “killer ap” called email. However by 2013 for most of us email has become a black hole of lost productivity.  Today

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