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February 23, 2013  2:43 PM

Square – Mobile Register



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, Square's mobile payment system has been gaining speed in the point of sale (PoS) space. The idea is simple and the costs are low when compared to traditional systems. Given that today there are so many small businesses the need for a simple and inexpensive method of accepting payment is...

December 25, 2012  4:10 PM

Netflix Outage



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, if you were trying to watch Netflix on Christmas Eve evening with the family you were likely unpleasantly surprised to find it offline. Netflix tweeted that their service was offline due to an Amazon cloud services issue. There weren't many details on what caused the issue or if it is...


December 20, 2012  11:16 PM

Forensic Access to Encrypted Files



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, a lot of people rely on encrypting data on the hard drive in order to keep the files that they want private, well private. There is a new tool in the arsenal of those that would want to prevent you from keeping those files secret using TrueCrypt or BitLocker or similar. The tools creator...


December 19, 2012  8:34 PM

FlipBoard for the Laptop



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, if you have used FlipBoard for the iPhone or Android then you are well aware of the great way that it can take the information from many media outlets and organize them into easy to navigate pages that would be in a book. It is part of my morning ritual that would have replaced reading the...


December 1, 2012  10:35 PM

Archive Configs



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, wouldn't it be nice to be able to automatically save a backup of your Cisco switch/router configuration in a way that will let you rollback to the previous version if you need to. Well, you have been able to do this for a while actually. It is called archiving and it is pretty easy to get...


December 1, 2012  4:01 PM

Template for SMB Cloud



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, how can you run a company off of the cloud? The cloud is currently focused very tightly on the SMB space. While it is expanding into the enterprise space it isn’t there yet and it will be a while before it gets there. Below is a sample mapping that a small business might be able to use in...


November 19, 2012  4:44 PM

Cisco Acquires Meraki



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, cloud is the off-premise dream that many managers of small or medium sized companies have dreamed of for years now. Someone else is responsible for the hardware, software and backups of some of your key services. Cisco has been working hard to make headway in the cloud managed space. Their...


November 19, 2012  4:34 PM

Text Your Query



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, are customer service reps at stores hovering over you every second that you don’t want them and then suddenly when you do need them they are all busy or nowhere to be found. Or do you loathe slogging through the menu system in order to ask a simple question that isn’t easily found on...


August 29, 2012  9:26 PM

Obama and Reddit



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, Social media is big in the current age of the Internet. It is a very direct way for people that don’t directly deal with the people lives that they have great influence in. The president of the United States recently did a AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit (link below). Despite that...


August 20, 2012  10:27 AM

SD Card Classes



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

Hi all, It’s incredible how many different SD, SDHC, SDXC (and so on!) cards there are. And all the different classes… how do you know you will get the one with the speed that you need? The SD Association (yes, there is one) developed standards for classes to guarantee minimum speed...


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