2

Are you overlooking a notebook computer backup plan?

I hate to keep beating this dead horse, but a dear friend called this morning as I was on my way in to the office, telling how his notebook computer had experienced a totally depleted battery over the weekend and that when he tried to bring it back up, he got the dreaded blue screen of death… This was followed …

Greenville computer service, repair, support and more – Way more… #greenville

This morning I was having a discussion with a potential client and we were talking about the “Homeland Secure IT” name, the individual mentioned that they understood the play on words, however they were simply not sure how to take “IT”, because they thought of “IT” only in the terms of “Information Technology”… I explained that the “IT” in our …

Web enabled thermostats aim to save you money and give you control from anywhere!

Web Enabled Thermostats: A not-so-new technology is becoming mainstream due to the desire to save money and be “green”. If you have been looking to purchase a new HVAC system for your home or business, you may have been given the option to include a thermostat that enables you to view statistics & make changes to the settings using a …

Microsoft Windows XP pro pre-install downgrade to be unavailable after 10/22/2010

The time has come for us to say goodbye to Microsoft Windows XP! All of our computer vendors have been alerting us to the fact that after October 22, 2010 they will no longer be able to provide us with machines that include the downgraded Microsoft Windows XP professional and that Microsoft Windows 7 will be the only option. There …

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

1

SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft August Security Bulletin Update

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Microsoft has updated their August Security Bulletin as of August 10, 2010… A webcast is scheduled for 2:00 PM Eastern on August 11, 2010 –¬†Register here The following information was provided courtesy of US-CERT National Cyber Alert System Technical Cyber Security Alert TA10-222A: Systems Affected Microsoft Windows Microsoft Office Internet Explorer …

1

Microsoft Office 2010 Version Features and Suggested Retail Pricing Simplified

“What is the difference between Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Business & Office 2010 Professional?” and “What does Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus have that Office 2010 Professional does not?” are common questions that we are asked by potential buyers and those who wish to upgrade.¬†Once we explain the differences, the obvious next question is going to be, “How much …

1

Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Issues Critical Patches for XP, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2003 & 2008

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Monday, August 02, 2010 Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch: Rated Critical Microsoft¬†issues¬†out-of-band security bulletin and patch today August 2, 2009. Out of band means released ahead of the regular scheduled monthly update.¬† The out-of-band patch is designed to address a security flaw in the way shortcuts are displayed. Software affected includes Windows operating system, various versions, …

Notebook Comparison: Toshiba Tecra A11-S3511 vs Nexlink SP 4000

Toshiba vs Nexlink – Battle to the death – In a steel cage! (Okay, maybe not) The other day, I wrote about¬†Nexlink SP series business notebooks and that generated some interest in their products among our clients and friends. Today we happen to have both a Nexlink SP 4000 and a Toshiba Tecra A11-S3511 in stock before they are delivered …