Right Clique Weekly 2017-09-19T21:51:32+00:00

Right Clique Weekly is a tips and tricks newsletter to help you better use technology in a highly practical manner

And to introduce you to brand new technologies that could help your business. Here you can view every article from every issue of RCW.

Does Anyone Read Software Terms and Conditions?

Does Anyone Read Software Terms and Conditions?

All software comes with terms and conditions that you are supposed to read, understand, and then acknowledge that you agree. How many times have you clicked to "Accept" one, when you really didn't read it? If you're like most people the answer is "I never read them." I'm not going to chastise anyone since I don't read them either. It's a[...]
Your Easy-to-Remember Passwords Will Be Gone Soon.

Your Easy-to-Remember Passwords Will Be Gone Soon.

You know you shouldn't be using passwords that are too short or too easy, but most most people do it anyway. After all, if it's too long and complicated you won't remember it, right? No point in having to write it down on a Post-It and stick it under your keyboard. That kind of defeats the purpose. The answer to that logic,[...]
Ransomware is Changing Everything!

Ransomware is Changing Everything!

I've written about ransomware before. It's nothing new. But it is devastating when it happens, and through personal experience as well as reports from the FBI, it's happening more and more every day. In fact it's happened 4 times in the last 2 months to my clients! It's kind of like watching CNN every day and hearing about all the murders[...]
How Would You Like to be Forced to Run Windows 10?

How Would You Like to be Forced to Run Windows 10?

Over the last two weeks I've had over a dozen clients call me to say that they logged into their computers and it was running Windows 10... and they never asked for it. Turns out that Microsoft is getting much more aggressive about persuading you to upgrade - to the point where they don't even ask any more!  I'm not writing[...]
3 Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Start Faster!

3 Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Start Faster!

Even if you keep your computer virus-free and are super careful about downloading suspicious programs, it'll eventually stop booting up as quickly as it used to. But don't worry, there are a few easy fixes you can do to make your Mac or PC start up almost as fast as when you first took it out of the box. Thanks to Kellen[...]
How to do Anything!

How to do Anything!

wikiHow is a website and smartphone app with one simple goal: Enabling every person on the planet to learn how to do anything.! It's a collection of approximately 200,000 how-to guides and growing. It's ranked in the top 150 most visited websites in the world. And it's 100% free!! You can visit wikiHow on your desktop PC or Mac at: http://wikihow.com Or, download the app[...]
BYOD - 4 Tips for Securing Mobile Devices and Business Data!

BYOD - 4 Tips for Securing Mobile Devices and Business Data!

Personal information on company and personal devices often results in major security breaches. The reasons are simple - a fusion of personal and business affairs. That's why companies are developing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. Do you have one at your company? Most do not. According to a survey by Ipsos Mori (click here to read it): 73 percent of respondents[...]
Night Vision for Your Smartphone and Tablet!

Night Vision for Your Smartphone and Tablet!

Now you can give your mobile devices the ability to see and capture the world in total darkness and reveal hidden things not visible at night. It's portable and wireless, and is called Snooperscope! Snooperscope uses your mobile device as a screen and the infrared light as a source. It enables you to see in low light conditions and in total[...]
How to Make Your Dumb Car Smart!

How to Make Your Dumb Car Smart!

New cars are coming out with all kinds of new technology and functionality. But what about the rest of us that aren't ready to buy a new car? It turns out that you can teach old cars new tricks! In the 1980's, California started to develop regulations that would help officials make sure cars weren't spewing too much smog into the[...]
Scan Business Cards Right Into Your Contacts!

Scan Business Cards Right Into Your Contacts!

Most people are aware that the technology for scanning business cards with your phone has been available. If you've tried some of those apps then you also know that they usually aren't very accurate and you can spend more time making corrections than you would typing the information right into your contact list. The app called ScanBizCards is the exception. It's[...]
Killers, FBI, Apple and a Technology Quandary!

Killers, FBI, Apple and a Technology Quandary!

You may remember the news a few months ago where Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook shot and killed 14 people and injured 21 others at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California on Dec. 2, 2015, before being shot to death by police. In the chaotic aftermath of the shootings, FBI investigators tried to recover data from the iPhone[...]
Podcasts - Invaluable Business Intelligence!

Podcasts - Invaluable Business Intelligence!

Let's start out with a plain English description of Podcasts, and then we'll cover how they can be a rich source of business related information to keep you at the top of your game. The word "podcasting" is a combination of the words "broadcasting" and "iPod." An iPod of course is a portable music player produced by Apple Computers. Apple was[...]
Fast Stock Quotes

Fast Stock Quotes

As many of you know I love the quick and easy power tricks that are built into Google. Here's one for anyone that's in the stock market. To find the price and performance of any listed stock, get into Google and simply type the ticker symbol. For example, if you type APPL, here's what you get: Not sure of the ticker symbol? No[...]
Smudge Attacks - Upgrade Your Phone's Passcode to at Least Six Digits

Smudge Attacks - Upgrade Your Phone's Passcode to at Least Six Digits

You may already know that the more digits in your phone's passcode, the better, but if you're still using a four digit passcode, especially on your iOS device, you should probably change it. Here's why, and how to do it in iOS and Android. Hold your phone up to the light. See that? It's finger grease, and it's an easily exploited[...]
Why Your Business Should be on Instagram!

Why Your Business Should be on Instagram!

Does your business do anything with social media? Some are using Facebook. Some are using LinkedIn. Most aren't doing either. That's a shame because you're missing out on some great marketing and branding opportunities. Plus the cost of these services is zero! One of the least considered social media opportunities for small businesses is Instagram and I'm going to try and convince[...]
Some neat Google tricks and what's behind them.

Some neat Google tricks and what's behind them.

In past articles I've presented several tips and tricks that are built into Google Search.  Here are two more for you. More important than the cool things you can do in Google, is the reason they are there. First - the tricks.  From any smartphone or tablet, go to Google.com and search for the words "Bubble Level."  Instead of getting a definition[...]
The lowest airfares you will ever find!  And a great David & Goliath story behind it.

The lowest airfares you will ever find!  And a great David & Goliath story behind it.

Skiplagged is a free website service that finds airfares lower than anyone else. We're all getting jaded by claims like this, but this one is true - better than Expedia, Kayak, Priceline, Google Flights, and all the others. In fact, Skiplagged exposes secrets of the airline industry that can easily save you up to 80%. Let's get down to how this[...]
Follow up to "Want An $11 Apple Watch?"

Follow up to "Want An $11 Apple Watch?"

In the November 1, 2015 issue of Right Clique Weekly I reviewed a Smart Watch that was available on Amazon for $11. It had a long list of really cool features. If you don't recall the article, you can view it here. The photo to the right is NOT the one I mentioned in the article - it's a nicer[...]
How to use your smartphone as a disposable, burner phone and why you would want to!

How to use your smartphone as a disposable, burner phone and why you would want to!

There's a new app in town called burner that let's you have throw-away phone numbers on your mobile phone, in addition to your normal, permanent cell phone number. If you're not a drug dealer, why would you want or need that? Turns out there are LOTS of reasons. Having a thin layer of privacy between yourself and the rest of the[...]
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