The musings of an IT Consultant:

March, 2011


March 31, 2011  9:55 PM

Dangers in cloud storage?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, encryption, secure data

Hi folks! So people often ask me how they can trust cloud storage. Why would they use it they ask. They are worried that the cloud provider will steal all their data. Well this is a good point. You should be suspicious and not use services that are not well known and reputable. But what else can...

March 31, 2011  9:52 PM

Avoiding dangers with common sense



Posted by: Raj Perumal
common sense, dangers, hacking, phishing, viruses, web surfing

Hi folks! So in the last blog i talked about keeping up to date. But what about common sense? You see for the most part, there are a certain type of people that always get viruses. They commonly blame their software for being crap. The reality is, it's probably the user! There are other people...


March 31, 2011  9:48 PM

You’re only as good as your latest updates!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
anti-virus, definitions, firmware, updates

Hi folks! So I wanted to speak about a pet peeve of mine. Not being up to date with the latest updates! Whether it's anti-virus definitions, windows updates, or firmware updates, people constantly fall behind on keeping their computers up to date. If you couple this with doing in-frequent or...


March 31, 2011  9:41 PM

Killing processes on the iPhone



Posted by: Raj Perumal
battery drain, hung processes, iPhone, kill processes, SysInfoPlus

Hi folks! So you've finally had enough with the battery drain from hung processes on your iPhone. You keep trying to reboot it and it doesn't seem to fix anything. What do you do? Well if you jailbreak your iPhone you can download a program called SysinfoPlus which allows you to go through the...


March 31, 2011  9:38 PM

Smart pen!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
evernote, livescribe, myscript, ocr, smart pen

Hi folks! So following up on my latest kick with Evernote, I ordered one of those smart pens that integrates with it. It's called Livescribe! Livescribe is a company that makes a pen that allows you to take notes on specially printed paper and then takes those notes and matches them up with...


March 31, 2011  9:34 PM

Genius Scan



Posted by: Raj Perumal
camera, evernote, genius scan, picture, searchable text, whiteboard

Hi folks! In a previous blog post I spoke about Evernote! A great note taking utility. Well there is this great app that goes with it called Genius Scan! If you are taking notes with a normal pen and paper or if you are in a meeting where you are whiteboarding something, you can take a picture...


March 31, 2011  9:32 PM

Save battery life on your iPhone



Posted by: Raj Perumal
auto3g, Cydia, iPhone, jailbroken

Hi folks! If you are like me, you use your iPhone for everything! I consider it a tool in my computer consultant repertoire that I use to get my work done. I can use it for pretty much anything. However when you use something that much, you obviously will have concerns about battery life usage....


March 31, 2011  9:29 PM

Note taking with Evernote



Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, evernote, note taking

Hi folks! So do you have trouble getting organized? Do you have a problem with note taking? Do you love the cloud? Well Evernote is the answer for all of this! Evernote is a multi-platform application that stores your notes in the cloud and allows you to access these notes from any device! Think...


March 31, 2011  9:22 PM

QNAP 859 Pro+ Rack Mount



Posted by: Raj Perumal
859 Pro+, QNAP, rack mount

Hi folks! As you know I'm a big fan of QNAP, but I wanted to talk about one of their higher end products. The QNAP 859 Pro+ is a storage device from QNAP that allows you to rack mount it's storage. Why is this great? Well there are a lot of small businesses out there that use racks instead of...


March 31, 2011  9:15 PM

BlackBerry PlayBook



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Playbook, RIM

Hi folks! So with the anticipation of the PlayBook's arrival, RIM is looking for developers! This goes back to my concerns about the device. A long time ago I mentioned that their biggest problem is software support. This is a problem that Apple and Google just don't have with their devices. RIM...


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