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Office health hazards and you

Hey again folks. Its one of your fav tech dudes with some important information that can and will prove useful. As a tech pro, you may escape the risk of serious injury, but there are still A LOT of things that could befall you right at your desk. Three of these conditions are: 1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Yow know the people in your office with those ridiculous Velcro contraptions strapped to their forearms and hands? They’re not professional bowlers. They have what is perhaps the most common office malady around–carpal tunnel syndrome. This is marked by pain, soreness, tingling, numbness, or itching that’s caused when a nerve that runs through the forearm is compressed by swollen ligaments and bones in the wrist. It’s brought on by too much typing. (more…)
Avira Antivir: Virus and Malware Protection
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Avira Antivir: Virus and Malware Protection

Being that I am an IT consultant, I have seen a sizable increase in the amount of virus infected machines out there. Case in point, I was working on some machines for a client, and one of the victims had over 1000 infections. On the business level however, paid solutions are the only way to go. When your machines are housing mission-critical data, you need the best and most  powerful protection as you can get. Now I'm not saying that this is as good as it gets, but it weighs in as a heavy contender in the industry. Now on the residential side of things, there are features that the Professional Edition has that aren’t as critical. Most every AntiVirus company offers editions for both user groups, including Avira. However, Avira does not seem to have the same popularity as its comp...
XBOX 360 to Support USB Storage in April
Gadgets, Tech News, Video Games

XBOX 360 to Support USB Storage in April

Good news Xbox 360 users, as of April 6, you will be able to use flash drives to store data such as game saves, title updates, Xbox Live arcade games, demos, profiles and even install games directly to the flash media. Yup, you read that correctly, instead of installing the game to the hard drive you will be able to put it on the flash drive. Of course, just like installing the game regularly, the disk will need to be in the tray to authenticate it. Geez what's new. This new feature will be available through a soon to be released software update from Microsoft. The new update will allow users to create a partition of up to 16GB with the capability of connecting 2 drives simultaneously for up to 32GB of storage. The update also comes with additional memory management functions that will ...
Digsby: the good , the bad, and the useful
Tech News

Digsby: the good , the bad, and the useful

Hello everybody, its your favourite IT dude again with a brief rundown for one of the more popular chat software. Its called Digsby. Now mind you, its been around for a few years but I recently stumbled upon it. I always wanted to bundle my chat programs together (MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, etc) but couldn't find any way to do so without opening multiple programs at once. That is where Digsby comes in. It is so robust and easy to use, you will be wondering how you got along without it. In the past, instant messaging was the exclusive domain of a leisurely chat with friends or to avoid having to pay for long distance phone calls. However, it is not uncommon now to see office colleagues in neighboring cubicles communicating via these IM networks. (more…)
Surfing the Web Safely – How to do it
Tech Tips, Internet

Surfing the Web Safely – How to do it

When you surf the net, the last thing the average user thinks about is “can someone track me or my net habits?”. Believe me when I say that, it is possible to learn information about you even when you don't want to advertise who you are. This is true even if your system contains no virus or malware software. Specifically, information that is easily available online includes your internet protocol address, your country (and often more location information based on internet protocol address), what computer system you are on, the operating system version your using, what browser you use, your browser history and more. Also, cookies (not those sweet kind I must add, the bits and pieces of your browsing history) can track your habits as you move from machine to machine. So basically, you are be...
HP’s New Ultra-Thin, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC
Gadgets, Tech News

HP’s New Ultra-Thin, Multi-Touch, Tablet PC

With the current revolution taking place in the Touch Screen and Tablet PC market, especially since the release of the iPad, many manufacturers refuse to be left out of the growing trend and hope to capture their own chunk of the tech pie. HP has jumped in the race with its HP EliteBook 2740p, Ultra-thin, Multi-touch, Convertible Tablet and notebook PC set to be available in the US in April of this year for as much as $1,599. As usual, the coolest gadgets always seem to be out of my affordable price range. EliteBook 2740p convertible tablet With its innovation, HP hopes to provide a rich interactive experience for businesses in health care, education, sales, etc. and improve manageability, productivity and mobility for the mobile professional. (more…)