Thursday, February 24, 2011

Need Your Data at Home, Office, Smartphone? Try Dropbox!
By Ben Musall

Dropbox is a very useful tool that allows users to share data between multiple computers and mobile devices that can connect to the Internet. What's really cool about it is that the devices you want to share data with do not have to be on the same Local Area Network but can be anywhere in the world as long as the device has access to the Internet. You can also access your files from the Dropbox website or with an app on your smartphone or other mobile device. The service is offered for free with 2GB of storage space and a fee for more storage. I use the service a lot and 2GB suits my needs. Visit the Dropbox website,, for more information.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Microsoft getting serious about mobile (Finally!)
by Ben Musall

I am really excited about Microsoft's announcement regarding porting the next version of Windows to mobile processors. Your next phone, mp3 player, or "Tablet" may run a FULL version of Windows. Laptop computers will probably benefit from this as well meaning that battery life will drastically improve, maybe even all the way to 75 or more hours on a single charge. We probably won't see this until late 2012 or 2013 - I'm not holding my breath though because early announcement of Windows release dates are usually wrong.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Got Time to Save the Planet?
by Dave Alm

You're going to love this -- you save a heap of money AND do some good for the planet at the same time. Go to the bottom of our web page and click on the small green button that says "CO2 Saver". 

This takes you to the CO2 Saver main page. Once there, click on the Install Now button. This will download this nice little program for. When you run it it will take over the power management of your computer, saving you money -- between $20 and $65 per year. Put it on all of your computers and multiply the savings! We save over $300 a year with this little program.

CO2 Saver works transparently in the background, reducing the amount of juice your computer is pulling. It shows you how much CO2 you have saved from being emitted into the atmosphere. (It would be nicer if it showed the amount of money you had saved, but for free I'm not going to quibble.

It incorporates a nice little search window, but I almost never use it, preferring to use Google from my browser. You can also click to share it with a friend or co-worker. I am surprised more companies don't make this part of the minimum install on all of their computers. Now get out there and save the planet (and some cash)!