Right Clique Weekly 2016-12-27T13:06:33+00:00

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Take Control of Your Password Nightmare!

Take Control of Your Password Nightmare!

We all need to remember many passwords. You need a password for your Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your website's FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a[...]
Tech the Halls!

Tech the Halls!

Top 10 Tech Gifts for This Holiday Season Without further ado here are my top 10 picks for technology gifts this holiday season. They are in order from the least expensive to the most. Click the photo of each to view the details and ordering information at Amazon.com. #1 - iPhone Powered Personal Fan ($2.75) A personal fan attachment for your iPhone, iPad[...]
How to Avoid Installing Software You Didn't Ask For!

How to Avoid Installing Software You Didn't Ask For!

Everyone I know has downloaded some free software at one time or another. After all there are some absolutely great applications out there that legitimately cost you nothing. Two of my favorites are Avast anti-virus (click here) and Libre Office (click here). And there are thousands of others, ranging from music to business applications, and everything in between. A lot of[...]
Weather Prediction Reinvented!

Weather Prediction Reinvented!

Dark Sky is a new kind of weather app. It uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow - down to the minute - at your exact location!!! Say what? I know - I didn't believe it either. I downloaded this app from the Apple App Store for $3.99 after a friend mentioned it to me (thank[...]
Google Glass About to Change the World

Google Glass About to Change the World

If you haven't yet heard about Google Glass, it is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Early testers paid $1,500 for the device, but prices are supposed to decrease quickly to the $400[...]
Super-Charge Your Marketing Efforts!

Super-Charge Your Marketing Efforts!

As I was doing my daily technology reading earlier this week I came across an Infographic developed by Digital Philippines, called "120 Marketing Tactics for New Blogs." Turns out to be a misnomer - it's really a list of 120 specific ways that any organization can use technology to improve its marketing efforts. This is the longest Infographic I've seen, and[...]
Take Ownership of Your Domain Information

Take Ownership of Your Domain Information

This applies to anyone who has a website or email address with their business name in it (like Root-InfoTech.com). If you don't have a website and your email address ends with gmail.com, aol.com, att.net, etc. then skip this. Most businesses leave the details of their internet domain name(s) to an IT person, often someone who is a contractor. Why? Because it's[...]
Extortion, Malware, ... and Customer Service ?!?

Extortion, Malware, ... and Customer Service ?!?

A Serious, Big Deal A group of criminals developed a nasty malware program that uses state-of-the-art encryption to lockup your computer and network data, and to hold it for ransom. It even snakes its way into your backups and encrypts them. Want your data back? CryptoLocker gives you 72 hours to pay them $300 in exchange for the encryption key to un-do[...]
In-House Backups

In-House Backups

Some small businesses only make backups of their data when they think of it. The rationale is that I only have a few computers and my data doesn't change much. That's an accident waiting to happen, and from my 40 years of experience I can tell you that accident will be at the worst possible time. The simple solutions that I'm[...]
The Top 20 Hidden Tips and Tricks Using Google

The Top 20 Hidden Tips and Tricks Using Google

Hidden behind Google's search box are a slew of shortcuts leading to so-called "OneBox" results that provide awesome tools and display helpful information quickly and directly. You might already know a few of them, but some are more hidden than others. To use them, just go to http://google.com and type something from below in the search box. With this power you can[...]
Best PDF App

Best PDF App

If you need to do more than just read PDF files on your tablet, then you need iAnnotate. It turns your tablet into a world-class productivity tool for reading, marking up, and sharing PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint files, and images. I've used iAnnotate for almost two years, and use it daily. Before that I bought and tried 6 similar apps. This[...]
Improve your poor cell phone reception

Improve your poor cell phone reception

Does your small business or home have moderate to poor cell phone reception? The typical reasons are that you're too far away from the cell towers, or that reception gets weaker as it goes through walls and doors. What you may not know is that there's an easy way to fix that. You can have full-power, five-bar reception for a few[...]
Sell your services and get access to millions of buyers!

Sell your services and get access to millions of buyers!

The same service that I described above as an amazing value to obtain business services, is also a huge opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs to sell their own services. Fiverr offers a fully loaded marketplace where new entrepreneurs can easily start their business in just a few minutes. The hard part of doing business is already done for you by[...]
How to get small business services for $5 !!!

How to get small business services for $5 !!!

Many thanks to my friend Joe Mayer (www.MayerBusinessGroup.com) who told me about a service he uses called Fiverr. It's a global online micro-services marketplace, offering tasks and services, referred to as 'gigs' beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. There's no need to negotiate pricing or to fret too much about hiring the[...]
Create, View and Edit MS Office Files on Your Mobile Device

Create, View and Edit MS Office Files on Your Mobile Device

As you rely more and more on your smart phone and tablet to do "real" work when away from your desktop computer, one of the biggest issues is how to read, edit and even create Microsoft Office documents. As the de-facto standard for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations, everyone receives email attachments containing them. If you're like most, you may have[...]
How to Measure and Manage Social Media Benefits to Your Business

How to Measure and Manage Social Media Benefits to Your Business

Many businesses have plunged into social media and are finding it to be a powerful marketing and sales tool. Others are dipping their toes in the social media pool and are still trying to figure out how it will help them. Very few businesses anywhere really know how much it is helping them. Click on the photo to the right and watch[...]
My 10 Favorite Applications with Cloud Computing

My 10 Favorite Applications with Cloud Computing

Last week I explained about Cloud computing - what it is, and what it is not. My simple definition was: "... doing IT stuff such as storing data, running programs and hosting computers and servers, over the internet instead of locally, and using a service that is owned by someone else". Since then I discovered an even simpler definition at Wikipedia:   "Cloud computing[...]
Best Free Anti-Virus Software

Best Free Anti-Virus Software

Before we get started let me say that everyone needs anti-virus software. Period. I still hear excuses from people that don't believe it for one reason or another.  I'd be happy to discuss those reasons further in the Right Clique Online Forum, but for the sake of brevity here --- if you have a computer that doesn't have anti-virus software[...]
Boost Your Productivity with Remote Control Software.

Boost Your Productivity with Remote Control Software.

Remote Control software lets you access your work computer and network from home, or your home computer from work. With it, you will never feel like kicking yourself because the document you worked on last night is saved on your home PC. Or you may be at a client's office and need something on your office network. With this software, just[...]
You WILL Lose Business if You Don't Change Your Website Now!

You WILL Lose Business if You Don't Change Your Website Now!

It's time for most businesses to re-do their websites. Yes, even if you've only had your's for a few years (don't shoot the messenger). Here's the reasoning... We all know that more and more people are using their phones and tablets to access the internet. What you may not know, is that by 2014, mobile internet is expected to overtake desktop[...]