Blackberry or Crackberry?
Are you one of the millions of Blackberry users who experienced one of the service outages this month? I noticed the first incident but the second service interruption came and went before I noticed any problem. “This is terrible. I’m not connected.” The phone worked , what’s the big deal?
Why do I use a Blackberry? Do I really need to be connected to the world at all hours? Someone is in my office during publicized office hours to address client issues. What if a client needs a quick answer to a question after hours? Should the client have to wait until “official” office hours?
Holiday gift reminder:
Have you purchased cables for any new computer toys? That new printer might need a USB cable. Do you need a new Ethernet cable for any new computers? If you bought a laptop, don’t expect the wireless connection to work unless you have a wireless router. You may be able to piggy back on your neighbor’s wireless network but you should ask your neighbor before becoming a free loader.
Don’t forget a good surge protector for that new computer.
IS YOUR COMPUTER PREPARED FOR WINTER STORMS?
Are you hopelessly addicted to the Internet? During last year’s winter storms, did you lose your connection to the Internet? Would you like some computer survival tips?
If you are considering a computer survival plan, you should first consider your computer’s power requirements. A laptop computer will consume much less power than a desktop computer. It should be common sense since laptops are designed to operate on batteries.
MORE LOW COST GIFT IDEAS:
Do you have a surge protector on your computer or other valuable electronics equipment? Don't settle for cheap surge protectors in the discount stores.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to protect your equipment. Some of the high end, expensive surge protectors offer huge insurance policies but you would be surprised how little an investment will properly protect your investment.
Are you considering a netbook for a holiday purchase? Netbooks are the current computer purchase rage. They are a VERY economical purchase but you should consider a few issues before you run out and purchase the cheapest netbook. Your purchase should not be based on price only.
MORE THAN ONE COMPUTER?
Do you remember when there used to be just one television in a household?
Computers have taken the same path. Today, most households have more than one computer.
A computer isn't much use unless you have an Internet connection. Do you know how to connect more than one computer to your cable or dsl modem?
Your computer is a lot like your television. The computer can be used to watch television programs but that it is not the reason for the comparison.
Your television is of little use without cable or reliable reception and a computer needs the Internet to be fully useful.
Have you been waiting for Windows 7? Your wait is over, it is officially here but should you upgrade?
Don't forget that Vista was supposed to be the best operating system ever created. It quickly became a stinker. What went wrong with Vista? Everything has problems but most of the Vista problems might not be valid.
"YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED!"
While surfing on the Internet, a window suddenly pops up on your computer that indicates your computer is infected with a virus. What do you do? Don't click on anything except the red x in the upper right corner.
If you aren't able to close the window, press the CTRL, ALT, and DEL keys
to invoke the taskmanager