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Not Using LinkedIn? Here's Why You Should.

Not Using LinkedIn? Here's Why You Should.

Are you already on LinkedIn? If not, read on to see why you should be. If you are, do you still wonder what the big deal is? Depending on your business, and what your position entails, the way you should use LinkedIn varies. Since that topic is a lot longer than the space I have here, I've included a link at[...]
A Brand New Type of Calendar with Intelligence - for FREE!

A Brand New Type of Calendar with Intelligence - for FREE!

A new type of calendar program was released about 4 weeks ago in the iPhone Store. Really good news if you have an iPhone or iPad. A version for most other phones (Android) is in the works. There are over 5,000 calendar-related apps in the iPhone Store, so it's hard to believe that one more is even close to being noteworthy.[...]
Add Consistent Numbering to a PDF!

Add Consistent Numbering to a PDF!

Sometimes a PDF document doesn't have consistent page numbering, especially if it contains multiple separate documents. When attorneys submit such files during discovery, they have to add this - they call it Bates Stamping. Businesses and the medical profession have similar needs. It's always nice to be able to refer to a unique "page" number in a large PDF document[...]
Open Password Protected PDF Documents!

Open Password Protected PDF Documents!

If you forgot the password you used to lock a PDF file, and want to view the information within it, then download this small utility program. Click here to go to the website where you can get the free software. Also read the FAQ section for some useful information.[...]
Convert PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint!

Convert PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint!

Once in a while you receive a PDF file that you want to edit and re-use for your own purposes. That's not easy with a PDF because they are designed to be viewed and not altered. Here's a neat, free, online service that converts your PDF into editable Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, while retaining all of the formatting.[...]
Best PDF Reader!

Best PDF Reader!

Whenever I set up a new computer for my clients or family, the very first thing I do is uninstall Acrobat Reader, and then install Foxit Reader.  Why? Acrobat Reader is a bloated program that takes up a lot of space on the hard drive and is slow to load. When I double click on a PDF file to view it,[...]
Countdown - 7 months to ditch Windows XP!

Countdown - 7 months to ditch Windows XP!

My philosophy with computers is if everything is working and you don't need anything more, don't change. Too many businesses buy new computers sooner than necessary. As a result, I have dozens of clients who are still running computers with Windows XP. After all, XP was the most stable operating system that Microsoft ever made. On April 8, 2014, about 7[...]
Free clip-art!

Free clip-art!

Whether you want to make a PowerPoint presentation more interesting, add some professional touches to a report, or even spruce up a boring spreadsheet, you can break up all of those numbers and text with some content enhancing clip-art. There are thousands of clip-art sites on the internet where you can find what you need. Most of them charge $1 to[...]
Significantly improve your office faxing, and save money too!

Significantly improve your office faxing, and save money too!

Does your business still have a fax machine? Most do. It's time to take a serious look at a cloud-based faxing solution. Why? The most common excuses I hear are: We don't get or send a lot of faxes any more Fax machines are inexpensive OK, but most businesses are paying their phone company $40 to $50 a month for a fax line.[...]
Use your browser as a timer, alarm clock and stop watch!

Use your browser as a timer, alarm clock and stop watch!

Google has all kinds of clever search commands that save you time. Most of them are undocumented. Here's a really cool one that may surprise you. Go to the Google search screen at http://google.com. In the search box enter "set timer for 30 minutes" and then press enter on the keyboard. You will immediately see a count-down timer that has[...]
Capture the power of this A-list business productivity application!

Capture the power of this A-list business productivity application!

Earlier this year I downloaded a free copy of Evernote on my PC, phone and tablet. It has received rave reviews as one of the best applications on the internet. Evernote helps you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences across all the computers, phones and tablets you use. I used it for a week and was less than[...]
Make your TV internet-enabled for only $35!

Make your TV internet-enabled for only $35!

Last week Google launched a new product called Chromecast.  It's a thumb-size unit that looks like a jump drive.  It plugs into your television, and using your Wi-Fi network, connects it to the Internet. That means you can watch movies and listen to music located on your phone, tablet, or the internet, onto your TV. Want to display a business[...]
Find out when your company is mentioned on the internet!

Find out when your company is mentioned on the internet!

How would you like to receive an email message whenever something is put on the internet about your company or products? Maybe even when something big happens with your competitors or your industry? Why stop there - what about when someone posts something on the internet about you personally? Well, you can. It's easy, and completely free! Just open up a[...]
41,000 extra movies and TV shows on your HD TV set!

41,000 extra movies and TV shows on your HD TV set!

Last week I explained the benefits of Amazon Prime - huge savings on shipping costs as well as access to hundreds of thousands of electronic books as well as over 41,000 movies and TV shows. If you missed that issue, click here to read it in the RCW archives. You can watch any of those movies and TV shows right on[...]
New, Cool Technology!

New, Cool Technology!

An ingenious pen is being prototyped now that is another one of those "wow" technology inventions. It's called a Lernstift (German for "learning pen") - a digital pen with a difference, carrying not only ink inside its casing but also a tiny computer that alerts users to spelling errors. There are two basic functions. The calligraphy mode which helps you correct individual[...]
IT Security is Like Insurance?

IT Security is Like Insurance?

News release from three hours ago - a popular online forum called Ubuntu, was hacked. 1.8 million passwords, emails and user names were stolen. In the last issue of Right Clique Weekly I discussed why every business owner should be concerned about security flaws in their own networks. Unlike most topics, I didn't receive a single question, or even any feedback[...]
A High Value, Triple Benefit Service!

A High Value, Triple Benefit Service!

Most people know about Amazon.com as an easy, cost effective place to buy almost anything. What many haven't discovered yet is a shining gem of a service you can buy through Amazon called Amazon Prime. For $79 you get three things for a year: Free 2-day shipping on millions of items. I bought Amazon Prime just for this reason. I use it[...]
Record what you heard 5 minutes ago!

Record what you heard 5 minutes ago!

This is one of those applications that makes even the most avid technology buffs sit back and say WOW! It lets you record what you heard up to 5 minutes ago. Yes, you read that correctly. No, it's not a time machine... but close. How many times have you been in a meeting, playing with the kids or just hanging out with[...]
Where does your personal information go?

Where does your personal information go?

Just about everyone has replaced an old computer with a new one at some point in their past. What do you think happened to all of the personal, confidential information that was stored on that old computer's hard drive? Some of you are thinking "I know where you're going with this, but I formatted the drive first"! Nice try... but formatting[...]
Are you letting strangers access your business data?

Are you letting strangers access your business data?

I've seen too many businesses that provide internet wi-fi for their guests, and haven't set it up right. So when a guest (or a stranger standing outside of their building) joins the wi-fi network, they have access to the company's information! Some companies don't even have the signal encrypted, so literally anyone can get in. The ideal situation is to have[...]