New Years Eve Cam

Ready to party for New Years Eve this year, why now do it with an earth cam so that you can be a part of the celebration in parts of the world where the partying is just beginning. This year be prepared by downloading the New Years Eve Live earth cam.

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Computer Repair Online

There are times in the computer repair business that you meet other competitors in the business and your fighting for best pricing. Although sometimes the best price might not be the best. You must admire other companies following suit and trying to compete. It's a rough business but with technology evolving daily. It's no wonder remote support is so affordable.



3gig Storage ffrom SkyDrive

If your a student and a user of SkyDrive, Microsoft has a freebie for you. Get an extra 3 gig of storage for free just by using your student email address. It's a nice jump in storage for getting your school project done. The only catch is that it expires within a year. So sad Microsoft is too cheap to give us this for free.



Win 8 Puts back Start Menu

It looks like Microsoft now realizes they goofed up and didn't listen to users. The upcoming update for Windows 8 puts the Start Menu back where it suppose to be. What took you guys so long?



Unlock your door

Tired of lending your keys to friends or family members and just want a secure way to let people in and out of your house or apartment. Check out this smart lock that opens your door with a push of a button. It's all done via internet and now there's no need to worry if someone made copies of your keys or your keys get lost.


Switching Accounts

Want to know how to switch to another user account via Windows 8. Well Microsoft changed this and now loggerw will have to use the "users" account to login to another profile.



Gift Bitcoin

If your giving anyone a gift bitcoin I will advise users to never try to take a picture of the gift certificate. As one news caster did to his fellow co-workers.
The story goes that the news caster was televising the gift card and a user who was online watching the program was able to record the segment and snatch the $20- gift card.
Just comes to show you that now-a-days nothing is fool proof.



New To Do List

Here's is a new To Do List via web. You just add on the tasks that need to be done and save the link where you later on confirm and check off the items that were completed. Nothing to install and download. Everything is online.



Safe Mode in Win 8

If your trying to login to Safe Mode in Windows 8 good luck. Microsoft has hidden the F8 key so that Windows can boot up quicker. The key to be able to go into Safe Mode is to disable Windows boot option.
Here's the tip below to enable Safe Mode booting but be aware that this will now cause Windows to load slower.




Looking for the best antivirus for your MAC or new iPad. Try Sophos and get rid of viruses before they happen. It's my experience that it's better using something than having nothing at all.



Win 7 Mouse Controls

Need better mouse controls for Windows 7 users. Try this little tweak and control your mouse the way you wish to control it.



Flickr Update

If you haven't recently checked out Flickr you should. Yahoo recently upgraded the online picture storage site and also upgraded it's storage. I believe they are turning up the heat with their competitor's to be the best  on the block. I just hope for Yahoo, it's not the final end for them.



Ghost Blogging

Blogging with ghost. It's a current open source Kickstarter project that will make writing pleasurable and easier to do. Wish them luck and hope current blogging gets updated.




Here is a web based free online Invoicing for user's looking to just bill, monitor and keep track of all their invoices online. It's very user friendly and so simple to use. All you have to do is signup and start invoicing.



Outlook Troubleshooting Tips

Having problems with Outlook. Here are a few tips that will fix your Outlook problems, if you use them effectively.

1- Scan PST files. This will fix Outlook ongoing errors. 
    Just run scanpst.exe and it will take some time to run and hopefully it will fix those bad PST errors.
2- Archieve PST files every year. This will clear more space especially for those large PST files. And then after you archieve you run a scan PST afterwards.
3- Rename the OST file and let Outlook create a new data file. In cases where you have an old PST file just rename it "old.PST". 
4- If all fails then it's time to rebuild Outlook profile. I caution everyone to do this because if you do something wrong it can be the beginning of more headache's to come. 
   Just goto the control panel click mail and delete the profile. 
5- Disable Outlook add-ons. This is a must if your Outlook runs slow and you have several add-on's that your always using. 
6- Disable Virus scan on Outlook. In most cases this just slows down Outlook processing mail.
7- Run Outlook in safe mode. This just reassures that the program has been debugged and running efficiently.
8- Resetnav is done when a users has changed the control panel setting and user has difficulties changing it back to it's original setting. 
   Just go to the run command and type "outlook.exe /resetnavpane
9- Migrate PST from server. It's a good idea to always store PST files on a computer's c drive. Not doing so will cause Outlook slow downs because of the large PST file.
10- Adjust Calendar permissions. Open calendar and right click shared calendar to properties and then goto the Permission's tab. 

Lots of thanks to TechRepublic for their tips.


NVIDIA Memory Leak

Bad news for NVIDIA card users. It looks like it's new cards have a control panel memory leak. For some users it known to consumes at least 2 gig of memory.
I hope that for NVIDIA this is an isolated incident because as a number one video card manufacturer it sure puts a dent on their reputation.
The only good way to catch memory leaks it to monitor it's activity from time to time.



Invoice Free

Need to create an invoice but don't want to pay a premium price for something your just going to need once in a while. Try this free invoice maker and simplify your life.


Driver Packs

Installing a driver but can't find the software for the device. Here's an easy way to be able to install the software generic device without using the manufacture website. All you do is download the generic software for that device and it should work until your able to get the proper drivers for that device.



Waze Bid

The war is out on Waze and may the best company win. Waze not so long ago was a new application that kept you in touch with traffic conditions. Since then the application just keeps on getting better and better. Now Facebook and Google want to make them theirs and may the best company with the extra cash win.




Want to know what everyone is making in your area. Here's a new salary site for individuals looking to see if there salary is comparable to average salary in that area. This is basically a premium service for companies looking for the national average salary rates in your area. Something new is something better.



When SSD goes bad

Recent report on the new hard drives SSD failures are not due to because of the NAND but mostly because of a controller going bad. What that means for many is that on the new SSD drives, users must do the firmware updates so that it risks from the controller going bad is minimal.
If your out in the market for SSD? Your best bet is sticking with the best brands that are made from OZ and Samsung.



Here is a Chrome application to enable you to store files via cloud online so that you can easily view them or send them to friends and family. Now sending a file online via email can be easily done.



Win 8 Backgrounds

Looking for new Windows 8 backgrounds. Here is a site that you can easily download them or save them to your desktop to display.


Win 8 Verdict from Dell

Looks like whatever hype your hearing from Windows 8 is false. Dell is now confirming that most of their customers are just upgrading to Windows 7 and trying to avoid Windows 8.
Microsoft sure missed on this major OS and this could spell the end for the big software giant.



Rearrange your Windows

Here's a great way to rearrange your Windows in a non overlapping way so that you can get to the Window easier later on. It's a virtual desktop all in one and great for multiple monitor support.
Although on the downside it will take you time to learn, it's a plus for a software to do so much for displaying what you want daily.



Accept Mobile Payments

Want to try the new way to accept payments via mobile. Here are some great companies to choose from that are already making headlines and changing the way people buy online by going now portable.

More Info
Go Payments
ROAM pay
Google Wallet
Pay Pass
Pay Wave


Crashed Computer vs Sick Employee

Interesting to say that now-a-days a crashed computer is more important than a sick employee. We spend so many days worry about employee's that we take for granted when a computer crashes.
I can can tell you stories on crashed computer nightmares, but this time I will let Forbes tell you their story.
When in doubt and in need of computer support. Check out www.PcMaestro.us for monthly and annual preventive care maintenance plans.



Social Safe

Need to save your friends list, posts, pins and photo's from your social sites in one place so that you can have them accessible to you wherever you go. No need to worry that your social life will be down now that all your posts are backup.



Network Password Recovery

Here's a premium network password recovery software to help you write down the important passwords left behind on local or network computer. It's a must have utility if you have several user's on your network and need to keep track of thier passwords.




How do you secure the new BYON devices on your existing network. There is no right and wrong answer right now but here are some companies below making security possible for companies offering these services.

Dell SonicWall
Lightspeed Systems
Meru Networks


Clean Master for Droid

Tired of running out of space on your droid phone. Check out this cool application that does a great job on cleaning history, application, and left over files that your droid no longer needs.


We Transfer

Looking for a better way to transfer files online. Well if your using already Chrome. Here is a great extension to add on to that browser.
All you have to do is install  the extension and anytime you wish to send a file that's at least 2 gig's and just transfer the file via email. So simple and easy to do.


Free Windows Recorder

Looking for a Windows recorder to go with your webcam. This software is a great add on and does wonders with your webcam. I enjoy finding software that works wonders together.