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So Long Windows XP – April 8, 2014

Next year one week before income tax is due in the US, Microsoft ENDS support for Windows XP effectively putting older PC’s running XP in “use at your own risk” mode.

Folks can still use XP but it’s over a decade behind newer operating systems leaving it more vulnerable for security holes, viruses, etc.  Also new […]

April 27th, 2013|Misc, Software, Windows|

Apple iPAD vs Droid Galaxy vs. Droid Asus Transformer Infinity TF700 for office work.


I don’t recommend tablets for office work.  However, I have enough Charleston clients asking me for tablet advice because they want a hybrid solution to allow them to get at least “some” office work done on their tablet PC.

My opinion is you can’t get allot of real office work done on a tablet without making […]

Emergency First Aid smartphone app by the American Red Cross for both Android and Apple

Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.

July 3rd, 2012|Android, Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, LifeStyle/Health, Mac, Software|

Carbonite Backup – New Exciting Changes !!!!

One of my Charleston computer clients David Rosenberg of Insphere Insurance Solutions received a letter from Carbonite notifying him that his Carbonite Pro account  is being retired and replaced by Carbonite Business.  I had to write up an explanation and recommendation to him on what to do.  Here is my advice:
Carbonite Home is $59/pc […]

November 6th, 2011|Business Productivity, Mac, Misc, Security, Software, Utility, Windows|

Email Hijacked? Consider these steps ….

Delson Computer of Charleston recently helped Dan Lorentz of ERA Tides Realty on Folly Road James Island. All of Dan’s e-mail unexpectedly disappeared and Dan was concerned his account got hijacked.

When an issue like this occurs we first have our client re-gain control of their email and change their password to something no […]

August 10th, 2011|Business Productivity, Linux, Mac, Misc, Security, Software, Windows|

A marriage proposal or bring back Office 2003 menus again!

If you’ve been using Microsoft Office for a long time, you may find the newer versions of Office difficult.  In fact, we have numerous clients we provide computer support for in Charleston that ask us to make the newer versions of Microsoft Office look and feel like the old familiar […]

July 22nd, 2011|Business Productivity, Misc, Software, Utility, Windows|

Augmented Reality ….

Word Lens for Iphone, Ipad, Ipod Touch, etc.
I downloaded Word Lens the other week to show one of my Charleston clients who owns an import/export business.

My likes:  Word Lens augments reality in real-time; it provides Spanish to English and vice-versa for $4.99.  Useful for quick translations like menus, signs, and provides the gist of what a small […]

Several free ways to dramatically increase your wireless signal.

I’ve received numerous calls from folks living in condos in Charleston that call and want help improving their wireless reception.  Here are a few free ways you can dramatically improve the wireless reception in your home or office.

Point the antenna(s) of your device up to the ceiling.
Avoid placing your device between you and large […]

March 27th, 2011|Android, Business Productivity, Hardware, Mac, Software, Utility, Windows|

Excellent Free Alternatives to Paint and Photoshop

Robin Poliakoff of Poliakoff Law Firm LLC in downtown Charleston needed some computer help and computer advice on getting her practice equipped.  One of her straggler questions was regarding alternatives to Paint.

I told Robin there are several free alternatives to the Paint software that come with most operating systems such as Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.

Also, […]

February 23rd, 2011|Business Productivity, Linux, Misc, Software, Windows|

Avoid repetitive stress and get break reminders using this free program….

I provide business consulting and have a computer maintenance contract with a Chiropratic office in West Ashley.  One of the doctors asked for me to recommend software that alerts computer users to take breaks to avoid repetitive stress related problems.

Workrave is a free program that reminds you to get up from your computer to take […]

February 12th, 2011|LifeStyle/Health, Linux, Misc, Software, Windows|