THE VIEW FROM OUR WINDOW

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The vacation continues – still cut off from phone service and Internet service is erratic. Back in my office on July 1!

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MAGCLOUD

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Here’s a service that might help you with an upcoming occasion or give you a new creative outlet.

MagCloud was put together by HP Labs to demonstrate what can be done with high speed printers that can handle small jobs as easily as big ones. It takes files that you create and upload and turns them into magazines for twenty cents a page, regardless of whether you order one copy, a hundred copies, or a thousand copies. […] continued

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Microsoft Office 2010 Now Available

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Previously:
Office 2010 – Technology Guarantee
Microsoft Office 2010 – Suite Comparisons
Should You Buy Microsoft Office 2010?

Microsoft Office 2010 went on sale Tuesday at local stores and through online retailers. My articles, linked above, describe some of the differences between the different versions; in the next few weeks I’ll tell you about new features. […] continued

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Office Web Apps

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Microsoft has introduced Office Web Apps, free online versions of Office programs that can be used entirely inside a web browser. Visit http://office.live.com to take a look at technology that will change our world.

That sounds breathless and exciting, right? It’s not hyperbole. You are living through a long-term shift away from dependence on individual computers and toward shared resources that live online and can be accessed from any of our devices, big and small. […] continued

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BRUCEB ON VACATION 06/17-06/30

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My loyal clients know that I haven’t taken a vacation in more than four years, due to my fanatical devotion to their best interests. I simply couldn’t stand the risk that something would need my attention if I was unavailable for even a few hours. No, no, no need to thank me – I guess that’s why I’m the highest-paid and best-loved computer consultant in the western United States. […] continued

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Dropbox, Androids, And Security

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Previously:
Sync Files With Dropbox
Dropbox for iPad, Android

Almost everyone should take a look at Dropbox, the service that syncs folders and files among your computers and mobile devices. If you have more than one computer (home/office/notebook) and you haven’t started using it yet, then go read about it and get started! […] continued

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PATCH TUESDAY

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Leave your computer on overnight and prepare for it to restart. It’s Patch Tuesday and Microsoft will install a large crop of updates on all versions of Windows tonight.

Tomorrow we should see the icon in the lower right corner alerting us to an important patch for Adobe Flash. Adobe has another important update for Acrobat and Adobe Reader scheduled for June 29. […] continued

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Try A Google Docs Demo

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I want you to take a look at a demo of Google Docs. It’s a fast way to be introduced to the concept of editing and storing documents online.

When I look in my crystal ball, my prediction has changed from last year. It now looks likely that small businesses and small law firms will not be storing any significant quantities of documents online in the near future. […] continued

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LOGMEIN EXPRESS

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I’m going to tell you about a new free service from LogMeIn that will make some of you so happy that you will clap your hands in childish glee.

You already know LogMeIn as the company behind LogMeIn Free and LogMeIn Pro, the best software available for remote connections to an office or home computer – fast, secure, with a sleek, intuitive interface and features that outdo the competition. […] continued

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SHOULD YOU BUY MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010?

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Previously:
Office 2010 – Technology Guarantee
Microsoft Office 2010 – Suite Comparisons

Dell is shipping new computers with Microsoft Office 2010 now and it will be on the shelves (virtual and real) to buy on June 15. This is the collection of tools you use every day to do your work and organize your life. […] continued

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Microsoft Office 2010 – Suite Comparison

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Microsoft Office 2010 will be on sale on June 15 – new versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and the rest. (It’s been available to enterprises with volume licenses for a few weeks now – big businesses live in a separate world from regular consumers, with different versions of products delivered on different dates.)

If you’ve bought a new computer or a standalone copy of Microsoft Office 2007 in the last few months, you probably qualify for a free upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010. […] continued

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