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Testing your WiFi Local Area Network (LAN)

Sometimes you may encounter a problem with your wireless LAN and need to do some testing. The symptoms could be intermittent connections or needing to constantly re-authenticate to your network. The usual Mac computer wireless network chooser in the menubar lists the local wireless networks, whether they have encryption activated, and provides a graphic “fan”…

Keep in Sync with Dropbox

If you have more than one computer you will probably find it very useful to keep them in sync. As for me I have a multitude of computers from the desktop Linux, Windows, Mac OSX, laptop Mac OSX, iPad, and iPhone. Keeping these computers in sync would be much more of a challenge if I…

eBook Reader Roundup

Over at the technologizer blog there is a roundup of eBook readers. The plethora of new ereaders being introduced is indicative that this market is heating up but a consolidation of standards and device types is likely as a clear market leader develops. Which ereader is going to attract the greatest selection of titles and…

Get Dropbox

If you have multiple computers (and multiple Operating System platforms) like I do it is very useful to sync folders between them so you can access current information from any computer. With Dropbox you can even securely access these files from someone else’s computer using the Dropbox web service. Another very valuable capability is immediately…

Remote Support Made Easier

TeamView has an application that makes remote support a whole lot easier. If you want remote support just go to the TeamViewer download page as shown below and click the (Windows) QuickStart button shown circled in red in the photo below (As you can see there is also Mac software available too). When you are…

Firefox 3.5 being released today

Firefox 3.5 is being released today and not only is it faster but it includes useful features like being able to easily save videos and support for new web technologies. For more watch the Mozilla Mike Beltzner video: Why people are excited: [ cheap viagra | buy viagra low cost | cialis professional no prescription…

Skype Beta for Screen Sharing

I don’t usually recommend installing software Betas for regular use since at least some software in this category can be unstable. The latest Skype beta (Mac v2.8.0.438, Windows v4.1) however has a compelling feature, screen sharing, that could make it worthwhile to be ahead of the curve and dip into betaland to get this additional…

Opportunity: A brief history of software platforms

“A quick history of software platforms: How we got here, and where we’re going” (Via Mobile Opportunity: A quick history of software platforms.) This article provides a brief history of software platforms as a context for describing the trend towards a distributed software platform that includes both cloud and end device computing. The challenge is…

Skype Me

If you have been following along with previous posts you know that Skype is the most popular international instant messaging client and it is the closest thing to a multi-media, multi-platform universal calling client. Skype Universal Calling Client (Windows) Skype has lots of features (some examples listed below) and the Mac, Windows, and Linux client…

Multi-platform Multi-media Calling

Wouldn’t it be terrific if you could use one integrated client software/service to do instant messaging, voice, video, and screen sharing (multi-media calling) across Mac, Windows and Linux (multi-platform)? Well we aren’t there yet but progress is being made. Most multi-media calling capabilities use instant messaging (IM) as the foundation and interoperable solutions are available…