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.

Find and Play Any Music Quickly, Legally and Free!

Find and Play Any Music Quickly, Legally and Free!

03-09-2014 Cary M. Root - While I try to stay business-focused, this entertainment tip will blow you away! Imagine if you could have quick, easy, legal and free access to ANY song imaginable! bop.fm is a music technology company that creates a home for every song on the internet. The company aggregates several popular music services (Spotify, Rdio, iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud,[...]
How to Get Loyalty Card Prices Without Loyalty Cards!

How to Get Loyalty Card Prices Without Loyalty Cards!

03-23-2014 Cary M. Root – I was standing in line at Panera Bread last week, pulled out my loyalty card and realized that I had grabbed the one from PetSmart and left the Panera one in my car. When I went back to the car and looked for the right card, it dawned on me how ridiculous this process can[...]
How to Dispose of Your Really Old Computers

How to Dispose of Your Really Old Computers

03-23-2014 Cary M. Root - At least once a week I get a call from one of my clients asking what to do with the 10 year old monitors and computers that are stacked up in their closet. They've considered tossing them in the dumpster, but is that OK? (no) Even if no one says anything, couldn't someone harvest the sensitive information[...]
Access Your  Photos, Documents, Videos, and Files From Anywhere!

Access Your Photos, Documents, Videos, and Files From Anywhere!

I don't know a single person who doesn't want to have easy access to their documents, files, videos and photos no matter where they are.  And yet, few of us have figured out how to do that - simply and inexpensively. The answer is a free online service called Dropbox. Go to http://dropbox.com and create your account. Then download and install[...]
New Technology - Replace All Of Your Credits Cards With One!

New Technology - Replace All Of Your Credits Cards With One!

Here's some new technology that you may not have heard about yet --- but you will soon. It's a smart, computer based, generic credit card that combines all of your existing credit card accounts into one. When you're ready to pay your bill after dinner, pull out your "Coin", select your American Express account in the window, and pay. There are[...]
Social Media - Which Ones Are Right For Your Business?

Social Media - Which Ones Are Right For Your Business?

An infographic to help!  Utilizing social media in your marketing strategies is compulsory - but how do you know which platforms are best for your organization? With options ranging from Twitter and Facebook to Pinterest and Instagram, determining the appropriate social media platforms can be an overwhelming experience. However, this unique infographic by the media solutions company Leverage compares the differences among[...]
Easy, Quick, Free, & Powerful Image Editing

Easy, Quick, Free, & Powerful Image Editing

Most of us have wanted to crop or enhance a digital photo - maybe to remove some red eye, or to eliminate the photo-bomber who ruined an otherwise great picture. For business purposes, you may have wanted to combine 2 or 3 photos into a collage, and use it on your website, in an email, or in a document. There is[...]
Adjust Your Thermostat From Your SmartPhone or Tablet

Adjust Your Thermostat From Your SmartPhone or Tablet

Another great home automation technology is the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat. Control it from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet Customizable color settings to match your decor (like changing desktop wallpaper) Get auto alerts to change the filter and to know about extreme temperatures Ensures safe temperatures for pets, or keeps tabs on a vacation home Quick schedule changes - update your settings for temporary holds[...]
Change Your Home Stereo Music and Volume From Your Phone

Change Your Home Stereo Music and Volume From Your Phone

I was at a close friend's birthday party last night and just before her husband made a beautiful toast, she picked up her iPhone, slid her finger across the screen, and lowered the volume of the music playing throughout the house. It was pretty cool! So... thanks to John and Martha Ready for being the inspiration for this tech tip. For[...]
Windows 8 Is In Your Future!

Windows 8 Is In Your Future!

Despite what you've probably heard, Windows 8 is a good operating system. It also uses the same interface on smartphones as on tablets, as on full sized desktops. That's never been available before. And it works just as well with a touch screen as with a mouse and keyboard. Businesses have been slow to adopt it for two main reasons: It's new[...]
Make Your Marketing MUCH More Effective!

Make Your Marketing MUCH More Effective!

Most business owners don't understand the value of phone call tracking until they implement it and see the results. Understanding your audience is one of the most important parts of marketing, and this technology will help you do that better than ever before. I should mention that call tracking software records information about incoming telephone calls, but not the conversations. Call tracking[...]
Computer Wrist-Watches Are Really Here!

Computer Wrist-Watches Are Really Here!

Some of you may remember the 1990 film "Dick Tracy" starring Warren Beatty, a plain clothes detective who had a two-way wrist TV. It was based on the 1930's comic strip of the same name. The sketch to the right came from a January 1946 comic strip, from 68 years ago! Flash forward to 2014 and the Pebble Smartwatch. It's now[...]
Easily Keep Your Software Updated!

Easily Keep Your Software Updated!

The average computer has well over a hundred programs on it. Those programs get outdated and if you don't keep up with the available updates for them, your system will be less secure, and you won't be able to take advantage of any new features. As you well know, some programs automatically alert you when there is an update available -[...]
Instantly Transform a Business Card into Actionable Information!

Instantly Transform a Business Card into Actionable Information!

What do you do with a business card that someone gives you? Do you throw it into your drawer? Slide it into a sleeve of your business card book? Manually type the information into Outlook or a contact system? If you do any of those things, I'm going to show you how to save time and almost instantly transfer that information[...]
The Best Travel Apps for Trip Itineraries!

The Best Travel Apps for Trip Itineraries!

If you do any traveling at all for business, then this is a must-have! TripIt organizes travel plans into an itinerary that has all of your trip details in one place. In other words, no typing your trip details or storing lots of documents. Simply forward confirmation emails that you get whenever you book a flight, hotel or car to plans@tripit.com.  TripIt[...]
Full Sized Keyboard and Mouse That Weighs 2 Ounces!

Full Sized Keyboard and Mouse That Weighs 2 Ounces!

One of the reasons that most business travelers take a laptop or tablet with them in addition to their smart phones is the keyboard. Even though your smart phone has nice word processing and spreadsheet capabilities, you wouldn't dream of typing a 5 page report on it. The keys are too small and it takes too long. A high tech alternative[...]
Want to Know What Hackers are Targeting?

Want to Know What Hackers are Targeting?

The 2013 Global Security Report from TrustWave tells us what hackers have been going after for the last two years: 96% Customer Records (Payment Card Data, Personally Identifiable Information, Email Addresses) 2% Confidential Information & Intellectual Property 1% Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) 1% Business Financial Account Numbers Today's reality is this: No matter what business you are in, no matter where in the world you are - if[...]
Take Control of Your Password Nightmare - Conclusion

Take Control of Your Password Nightmare - Conclusion

Last week I presented a password manager called KeePass. It's an easy to use program that will remember all of your passwords and login credentials. If you missed the article and the link to download a free copy of it, click here. For those of you who did your homework and tried it, we're ready to move on to the next[...]
Reminder to Get Rid of Your Windows XP Computers!

Reminder to Get Rid of Your Windows XP Computers!

You have approximately three months from today to get rid of your Windows XP computers, so if you haven't already made plans for that... consider making it a New Years resolution. It's not because XP is old. It's because those computers will very likely get hacked and infected.  For a complete explanation of why that will happen, read my August 25,[...]
Recover lost passwords stored in your Web browser!

Recover lost passwords stored in your Web browser!

Today's web browsers have a nice feature that remembers passwords when you visit secure sites from your computer. That's especially handy for people that don't have a good password manager like KeePass. If you go to another computer or use a different browser from the same computer, you will have to re-enter the password for each site. That's a problem if[...]