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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Technology

Windows 8 Tips and Tricks

For those who would like to switch your computer operating systems to Windows 8, or for those of you who already have, here is a guide to help you work through this new-style interface, which is very different from previous operating systems. (Tiles are what they call the new desktop icons...and there’s more for you below.)

Knowing some of the new

Cloud Outages

Cloud computing provides plenty of benefits for both businesses and individual users, but they are not immune to failure.Web-based services can crash just like any other type of technology. So be aware of how heavily you rely on their services and at what cost.

Although we are only midway into 2013, “the cloud” has already experience a fair share of

Upgrade Or Buy A New Computer?

One of the common questions I am asked is “My computer is running slow, do I need a new computer?” Often enough, the computer does not need to be replaced, it just needs some fine tuning in the right places. There are a few basic tenets when it comes to making the decision to buy a new computer. If the computer is at least 4-5 years old then it is time to

The Cosmic Perspective Universe: The 100th Essay

[Ed. note: When we recently came across Dr. Tyson’s article, we found it to be serious food for thought and worthy of our readers’ consideration—as well as an inspiration to act for the benefit of all of mankind. As Dr. Carl Sagan, one of Tyson’s heroes used to say, we live on a Pale Blue Dot, and we all breathe the same air from the very thin

Recipe Bloggers Rejoice!

Kitchenbug makes posting recipes easy

Ofir Shahar combined his lifelong love of cookery with his acquired expertise in natural language processing to cook up Kitchenbug, a made-in-Israel plug-in that automatically formats bloggers’ recipes and tacks on a wealth of nutritional information plus keyword tags to get the creation at the top of a

Umoove Operates Your Mobile Through Head Movements Alone

What the Kinect motion-sensing device did for the Xbox game console, Israeli startup Umoove proposes to do for your mobile. You won’t have to move your whole body—only the parts from the chin up—to play games, scroll down a page or dial your mother.

“Kinect holds a Guinness record for being the fastest-selling consumer electronics device

WAZE FINDS WAY TO AWARD

Israeli navigation app steers itself to the industry’s top honors at the Mobile World Congress

Mobile navigation and traffic community app, Waze, is definitely headed in the right direction. The Israeli startup has been named Best Mobile App for 2013.

The world’s fastest-growing community-based traffic and navigation app triumphed over the likes of

Internet Security/Safe Surfing

Several years ago we took a family vacation to Mystic Ct. (worth going, if you’ve never been) I had an itch to use the computer in their so called “business office.” I launched Internet Explorer (which I personally don’t use but it was the only browser installed) and it opened to the last page visited. It was an online casino. When I first saw the poker tables

Backup! Backup! Backup!

The number one reason computer data is lost is due to lack of a working backup.

Recently I received a frantic phone call from a doctor who has a practice in Teaneck, asking me for an “emergency” service call to her office.  Apparently, the previous night, a staff member finished making her data entries into the patient management system and closed out for