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Google Tip – What time is it?

Having customers and relatives abroad, I find this Google feature most helpful.  In Google’s search box, type:

“what time is it”  – local time
“what time is it in Seoul” – local Seoul Korea time
“what time is it in Russia” – provides all time zones across Russian Federation.

Try it out:

Help! Someone’s stealing my web content and passing it off as their own.

One of my clients is Dr. Stephanie Rimka of Folly Beach and Atlanta.  I’ve helped Stephanie with computer problems in the past and have provided her some basic search engine optimization work for the business website she developed called Brain & Body Solutions in Atlanta.

Dr. Stephanie’s very knowledgeable and is a good writer.  She’s so […]

February 28th, 2011|Business Productivity, Linux, Mac, Misc, Security, 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|

Free program that takes headaches out of large file copies …

I was helping a College of Charleston student downtown about two weeks ago with a computer repair.  Her laptop died and we we’re trying to relocate her documents off her failing hard-drive but kept running into disk copy issues; her drive was in rough shape.

To resolve this issue, I used Teracopy.

Teracopy is a free compact program that […]

February 12th, 2011|Misc, Software, Utility, Windows|

Track your missing laptop or Android phone for FREE

An acquaitance whom I run into regularly at Muddy Waters Coffee Shop in West Ashley asked me for some computer help the other day.  He was concerned about his laptop being stolen vis-a-vis the recent break-ins and crimes on James Island.  I told him various security measures including a free program he could try called Prey.  […]

February 12th, 2011|Android, Linux, Mac, Security, Software, Windows|

Free way of sharing One Keyboard & Mouse across multiple PCs.

Our family is friends with several merchants/artists who have both PC’s and Macs.  It’s inevitable that when we’re together socially, I’m asked for computer help or computer consulting and I get questions about security or how to best solve a business problem, etc.

One unique question I received was a from a designer who does […]

February 12th, 2011|Business Productivity, Linux, Mac, Software, Utility, Windows|