Why Apple’s IOS Beats Android...

Feb 27, 2016 by

Most critical aspects to why Apple’s IOS beats Android*: No Android Store – Apple.com and Apple store have amazing customer service. I’ve scheduled and had numerous appointments from using the Apple Store App. I arrive on time, and am taken care of immediately, since the beginning. Closed architecture on IOS – App Store better controlled to better thwart hackers, malware, etc. One-click backup from “day one” IPhone hit shelves in 2009; to this day Android – no reliable way to backup – emphasis on “reliable” (don’t all IT professionals say “a file saved is a file saved”?) OS updates to all devices on day one of release – Android: not. Android apps may auto-update for a new OS, but if your phone itself has not been updated, your phone (or at least some/many of...

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Mac Slow? Get Its Speed Back

Jan 23, 2016 by

Firstly, typically, when your Windows® PC gets slow, you often have to rebuild it from scratch. The “registry” collects all your daily activity – your mouse clicks, folder and file creation, saves, deletions – every action leaves a “ghost image”, plus caches, etc. This will and does always – 100 percent of the time – make your machine (Windows® and Apple® alike) slower over time. That’s why you typically should to “clean” your PC, er, in this case, your Apple® (“Mac”) laptop or desktop, every 60-90 days on average. In the Windows® PC world, without the expert of a tech, the average response to get your machine to back to being as fast as it was the day your brought it home – is to wipe the drive and start from scratch. What?? In...

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Google Plus Is Not Sticky Anymore…Hello LinkedIn!...

Dec 18, 2015 by

So… after several years of adopting Google Plus’ social media engine, we, our reader base, Google themselves, and oh, the rest of the social universe, are soon bidding adieu. Google Plus turned out to be “Google minus”. Oh well. We gave it the old college try, sticking with them in their quest to connect more, better. Alas, Google Plus will end up as one of Google’s experiments, that is going the way of: Google Reader Google Gadgets iGoogle Google Talk Google Health Knol Google Insights for Search Google Trends Picnik Google Buzz Aardvark Sidewiki Google Notebook Google Dictionary Google Labs Google Wave SearchWiki Dodgeball Jaiku Google Lively Google Page Creator Zeitgeist Google Answers Google X Google Catalog Google Web Accelerator Google Video Player Google Audio Ads Google Sets SearchMash Writely Google Check...

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Fix Mac Mail Settings That Are Stuck...

Oct 25, 2015 by

Changing your default e-mail program on a Mac, even though you tried to change it and it did not take. You visit a website and click on an email link. Suddenly, it launches an email application you did want it to launch. Worse still the application is on the Windows partition of your Apple Mac. You had no idea how it specified an application you not only never use, but one that is not even active. But it does. We have no idea either. Well there is really only one reason. Corruption. With all the billions of binary switches going on and off – per second! – something is bound to happen. It this case, you can try to launch your favorite email application and change the default mail program from the wrong one,...

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Business Tips from the “Grey” side...

Sep 9, 2015 by

1. So What’s So Good About That? Ask this question about your business’ or another business’ products, services, features and benefits. Then keep asking that question to drill down to the most salient points. 2. Totally FREE to very inexpensive phone calls with a $20 headset and Skype(.com), and so many more cool features. Skype.com 3. Add Quotes (“) before and after a search for a keyword on to streamline your searching on Google. 4. Submit your website for FREE directly to Google. Google.com 5. Amazingly competitive host of web hosting services through GoDaddy.com 6. Buy a $350 Xerox DocuMate 510 scanner to shrink 99% of your office paperwork to the size of your thumb. Amazon.com 7. Backup your office’s most sensitive paperwork OFFsite with Back Blaze, starting at about $15 per month. Back...

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Print Factoids from Greyskye

Dec 5, 2014 by

General • There are only four “process” colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.  These transparent colors are overlayed on the printing press to simulate millions of colors. • Black ink IS considered a color. However, depending upon the printing process, may appear dark gray. “Rich black” is a mix of the 4 process colors, creating a fuller, darker tone. • Spot ink is a pre-mixed standardized pigment (like Pantone®), premixed according to standards, right out of the can. Full-sized Newspaper • Average column width = 2″ • Average full-page newspaper ad size = 13″x 21″ • Average 1/4 page newspaper ad size = 6-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ • Specify “75 l.p.i.” for photography, even if 85 l.p.i. is available. Full-sized Magazine • Average trim size: 8.25″ x 10.75″ • “Bleed” most art that needs to...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Increase Your Advertising When Business Is Tough...

Nov 8, 2014 by

1. Whether business is good or slow, you have to get your share of whatever business is around. Cutting back advertising puts you at a disadvantage at the moment when you need an edge. Increasing your advertising gives you the edge. 2. In times of uncertainty, consumers are careful and a little reluctant to spend. They want to be sure before they buy; they want information. One of the main ways they get information about products, services, prices and values is from advertising. 3. Maybe you figure other retailers in your line are going to cut back on their advertising, so it’s safe for you, too. Right? Wrong. You’re in competition for the consumer’s dollar with every other retailer in town, no matter what he sells. People have only so many dollars to spend...

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