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Night Vision for Your Smartphone and Tablet!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00March 13th, 2016|

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 [...]

How to Make Your Dumb Car Smart!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00March 6th, 2016|

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 [...]

Scan Business Cards Right Into Your Contacts!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00March 6th, 2016|

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 [...]

Why Every Business Needs an LMS

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00February 21st, 2016|

Learning Management System (LMS) word cloud business concept A LMS is short for a Learning Management System.It is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology (also called e-learning) courses or training programs. Most business owners recognize the value of training their staff, not the least [...]

Killers, FBI, Apple and a Technology Quandary!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00February 21st, 2016|

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 [...]

Podcasts – Invaluable Business Intelligence!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00February 14th, 2016|

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 [...]

Fast Stock Quotes

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00February 14th, 2016|

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 [...]

Smudge Attacks – Upgrade Your Phone’s Passcode to at Least Six Digits

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00January 31st, 2016|

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 [...]

Why Your Business Should be on Instagram!

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00January 31st, 2016|

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 [...]

Some neat Google tricks and what’s behind them.

2016-10-27T01:53:17-04:00January 3rd, 2016|

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 [...]