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Google Chrome Browser Continues to Gain Ground in the Browser Wars

Are you still using Internet Explorer? The majority of people are that hit our website and most others that track this information, but, as you can see from the graph on the right, alternative browsers are gaining ground. Microsoft Internet Explorer, like it or not, is the de facto “standard” that web sites and web applications are built to support. …

Google Voice now allows you to port your cell phone number

This has been a long time coming, but Google has finally added the ability to port your cellphone number. The downside is that there is a 20 dollar fee to do this, but the upside would be that for those who do, you could have that one number you give out to everyone now routed to your Google Voice account, …

Google’s Chrome Browser is Becoming Better for Business all the Time

I normally don’t weigh in on the browser wars, as each browser has its own place. For instance, there simply is no replacement for¬†Microsoft Internet Explorer¬†if you want near 100% compatibility with every site in the world. Obviously, each alternate browser has a strong point, such as speed, or installation size, or security,¬†but each browser also has downsides that sometimes …

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John M. Hoyt’s IT Predictions for 2011

Everyone else has been making their predictions for the coming year, so I thought I might do the same… These predictions are based upon industry news, social media and blog rambling as well as some personal wishes. Will any of it come to fruition? I guess at the end of 2011 you can remind me how wrong I was. A …

Is your smartphone spying on you? #android #iphone

Ever download an app for your phone and see all the access you are giving the thing?¬† You wonder why a certain app would need access to your camera or your location, but you go ahead and install it anyway because you want the latest version of the program. I’ve done it myself, installed some game, which states clearly that …

Cloud computing: Is Microsoft Aurora / BPOS right for your small business?

Today you can hardly have a conversation with IT professionals without the buzz words, “cloud computing”, “in the cloud”, “cloud solutions”, etc popping up. What do these terms mean? To over-simplify the definition, it means that something is not stored at your location. It is stored “in the cloud”, or on a remote server, and accessed via the internet. The …

10 Google services that don’t get the limelight they deserve (Thanks @RussellTripp)

@RussellTripp posted this to Twitter and I had to save it, thus it got posted to the¬†blog so I don’t forget about it myself… Thanks Russell… I didn’t even know about the Code Search until today. I can promise you I will be using this 10 Google Services That Don‚Äôt Get the Limelight They Deserve ¬†posted on MakeUseOf.com

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iPad and tablet computers finding their way into business

My initial reaction to the iPad was that it was cute little toy, but then immediately after its release it became apparent that people wanted to use them for business as well as pleasure. First was the use of Remote Desktop (Terminal Services), which I wrote about and has been finding extreme popularity, then of course was Microsoft Exchange integration …

We’re going to have tablet computers coming out of our ears soon!

The tablet computer wars are coming… ¬†The awesome little Apple iPad will soon have serious competition from some big names in desktop, laptop and notebook computers…. Cisco, Lenovo, Toshiba, HP and LG, to name a few have either made plans to release pad / tablet computers, or have actually got a product to offer. And that is just the tip …