Ditch the WiFi and go with 3g or 4g broadband connectivity for your mobile devices

Those of you who are using a notebook computer or mobile device such as an iPad, iPhone, Android or Android tablet and connecting to those public free wifi access hotspots may want to just ditch the WiFi after what I heard about today… In spite of what I said about safe browsing from public wi-fi hotspots using a VPN a …

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Seneca Data Motion CL900 Tablet Computer Running Windows 7 Professional Coming Soon!

I can hardly contain myself! One of our favorite vendors, Seneca Data, just announced a new line of ruggedized tablet computers that they will be offering in the coming months! The Android and iPad tablet wars are going full strength, but it looks like Microsoft’s Windows 7 isn’t out of the running just yet. Oh I already hear what you …

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Remotely viewable network security cameras let you be two places at one time

I was reminded just how useful cameras can be after watching a segment on the news this morning where a young lady was using an inexpensive app on her iPhone that allowed her to check in on her dog by viewing the camera on her PC. She just happened to catch a burglar in the process! More on that HERE. …

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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 …

SECURE IT ALERT: Adobe addresses vulnerabilities in Reader, Acrobat & Flash Player

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, November 19, 2010 This week, Adobe released additional updates that cover Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player… The existing bulletin published on October 28th was updated to cover the changes… I have attached the updated security bulletin below, but in short, if you are using Adobe products, it is important that you apply these …

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Samsung Galaxy Tab, Fascinate & Epic 4G Thoughts

Anyone who has been following¬†this blog knows that it was just about a month ago that I bought Android based phones and dumped our (until recently) beloved RIM Blackberry phones… My thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G after EXTENSIVE use are pretty much what I knew the day we first got them: Short battery life (Have increased that …

Need a case & holster for your Samsung Epic 4g? Try the Innocase combo by Seidio

So you bought the coolest phone you could find and now you want to protect it… That was our situation a couple weeks ago and we looked high and low for quality cases and holsters for the Samsung Epic 4g and everything we found was cheaply made. Enter the Seidio Innocase Surface for the Epic 4g. Wow, this is a …

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Listen to your Asterisk / TrixBox Voice Mail WAV Email Attachments on Android Phones

Are you using an Asterisk based VoIP system and have your voice mails sent to you via email? If you are using an Android based phone, you may not be able to open these attachments within email and play them. Several forums discuss workarounds that should get you going, such as having the VoIP system convert the audio file to …