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A powerful and free business application that improves your business!

2016-10-27T01:53:17+00:00 November 8th, 2015|

Most organizations don't survey their customers and business partners because it's a time consuming and costly hassle. However, few would argue that you can learn a lot from those people who use your products and services. A few years ago I subscribed to an online service called Survey Monkey. They were one of the top [...]

Apps that let students hide nude photos of each other on their phones!

2016-10-27T01:53:17+00:00 November 8th, 2015|

Many of you were surprised and even shocked by recent news reports about the wide-spread sending of nude personal photos among students. Last night it was on CNN, Fox and I suspect many other stations. CAÑON CITY, Colo. - At least 100 students at a high school in Cañon City traded naked pictures of themselves, [...]

Time to Understand How Social Media Can Help Your Business

2016-10-27T01:53:17+00:00 November 1st, 2015|

More and more businesses are trying to figure out how to use social media for their benefit.  An even more challenging issue is understanding how each social media platform works.  Not only is each platform designed for different purposes, but also each platform has a different layout and user etiquette. Thanks to Mike Stelzer, a [...]

Want An $11 Apple Watch?

2016-10-27T01:53:17+00:00 November 1st, 2015|

This is something ready for Ripley's Believe it or Not.  You can actually buy a smart watch (no it's not a name brand Apple watch) that is compatible with a variety of Apple and Android smart phones, and that looks like an Apple Watch for $11.00 !!!  Really! I ordered mine yesterday from Amazon.  The [...]

6 Best Features of Windows 10!

2016-10-27T01:53:17+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|

Should you install the free upgrade? Windows 10 is here and yet, most people I know are taking a wait and see attitude - especially those who previously jumped right into Windows 8. The truth is - Windows 10 is good stuff.  If you currently have Windows 8 on your computer and can't stand it, [...]

Windows 10 Beginner’s Guide

2016-10-27T01:53:18+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|

Here's a 38 minute video developed by JAGTutorials that shows you first-hand what Windows 10 is all about. Don't have 38 minutes? You can slide the progress bar on it and skip around to the topics of interest.

New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly And Gets You Great Prices!

2016-10-27T01:53:18+00:00 July 26th, 2015|

Hopper. I just flew to Las Vegas for my dad's 88th birthday. My round trip, non-stop fare from Cleveland including all taxes, baggage, and everything else cost me $179! That price wasn't a lucky fluke. I used a new iPhone/iPad app called Hopper. Hopper uses data and analysis from "billions" of flight prices in order [...]

Are Your Photos at Risk?

2016-10-27T01:53:18+00:00 July 26th, 2015|

Protect them and do more than you ever thought possible for free! Last week a friend asked me to recommend a photo sharing program for one of her volunteer groups. So that got me thinking, and thanks to Virginia Schmidt of Commtrol for this one. Because of today's smart phones we are taking more photos [...]

Splitting a Restaurant Bill Among Friends and Staying Friends!

2016-10-27T01:53:18+00:00 July 12th, 2015|

An Easy Trick. It's surprising how complex something as simple as splitting a restaurant bill 3 or 4 ways can be. We've all been there. You order a salad and water, and everyone else orders a steak, cocktail(s) and dessert.  Then someone suggests splitting the bill evenly.  To avoid hard feelings, be prepared and ask [...]

Amazing Weather Predictor – Revisited!

2016-10-27T01:53:18+00:00 July 12th, 2015|

Dark Sky A year and a half ago I reviewed a new kind of weather app that used state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow - down to the minute - at your exact location!!! That app, Dark Sky, is still around and I've been loyally using it ever since.  Pretty [...]