Thursday morning I did something to my main laptop that I really should not have done, and the results were disastrous. I succeeded in completely wrecking my installation of Windows 8. I was able to boot into the OS, but as soon as I tried to launch any application my system went into an endless flash-loop, and … Continue reading Refresh Your PC – Save your bacon!
When the editor of Backbone Magazine asked me earlier this year ‘Why should I my readers be getting excited about Windows 8?’ I told him… until the time had passed and we were both late for our next appointments. He asked me to write it into an article (or opinion piece) for him, and it … Continue reading Backbone Magazine
NOTE: I did not write this article; in fact, it is copied word for word from an e-mail I received from Scorpion Software. However it is a solution I do believe in. I am not selling for Scorpion Software, nor do I receive any benefit from their sales, nor are the links herein set to … Continue reading Two Factor Authentication for Office 365!
Earlier today I discussed the Picture Password and PIN codes in Windows 8. What I didn’t mention is that for non-corporate users (who will still continue to log on using domain accounts) you have a new option in Windows 8… and that is to use your Microsoft Account to log on to your system. Cool, … Continue reading User Account Options in Windows 8
The three-fingers salute is gone. Okay, that is not entirely true, but if your computer is not domain-joined, you will no longer need to press Ctrl-Alt-Del to log onto Windows. That doesn’t mean that you won’t be asked for a password… However, built into Windows 8 there are two new ways to log on: PIN … Continue reading Logon Options in Windows 8
You have a small business. You have been running Windows Small Business Server 2003 for six years, and you know that it is time to retire it. The question is, what should replace it? Before you make any definitive decisions, why not review what you need your server to do: File Server Mail Server Internet … Continue reading Managing Your SMB-IT Without Server
I love cleaning out my PC. When I can reimage and start from scratch I am a happy man. Why? Everything runs smoother. It is, in many ways, the same as getting your car washed and detailed. It is a known fact that cleaner cars run better than dirty ones. In reality, as we use … Continue reading Refreshing Options in Windows 8
It was the end of the week, my class was winding down, and my friend Peter Wolchak was baiting me into another 'PC versus Mac’ debate on Facebook. All in all, nothing all that unusual about it… until one of the most unexpected things happened. My sister chimed in on the Mac side. Oh brother … Continue reading Mac vs. PC… Does my sister have a point?