Saturday, October 20, 2007

Mac OS X Leopard is here

OS X Leopard

Apple has released MAC OS X Leopard (10.5) and will soon be shipping with new Macbooks. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Windows Vista SP1 - Update

Update on Windows VISTA Service Pack 1 (SP1) courtesy of PC Magazine.

Monday, April 23, 2007

UPDATE: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be released sometime in 2007.
It's supposed to arrive later this year at the same time Longhorn gets released (The new Windows server).

Vista SP1 will be a major upgrade. Seriously.


It will allow many Windows XP compatible programs to finally communicate with Vista.

"Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be a standard service pack that will include security updates, hotfixes, as well as limited other changes focused on improving quality. The Technology Adoption Program (TAP) is looking for customers and partners actively test and provide feedback on Windows Vista SP1 to help us prepare for its release in the second half of CY07. Customers must be willing to provide feedback and deploy pre-release builds into production environments."

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Communication Tools for 2007 and beyond...

Web 2.0 is defined in Wikipedia as, “a perceived second-generation of Web-based services—such as social networking sites, wikis, communication tools, and folksonomies—that emphasize online collaboration and sharing among users.”

Many corporations and businesses currently use some aspects of the Web 2.0 technology, but staying informed and educating ourselves with new communication tools can only help us stay involved and open up communication to a level never seen between humans. As we look forward, there are many needs for blogs, wikis, RSS, and other communication tools. Why? As a society, we are no longer paying much attention to basic Email or phone calls. Communication must now have a unique identifier – be cutting edge, - pop out, - or at least be suitable to the many needs of people all over the globe.

Many young people are aware of My Space and Friendster, even if they do not currently have accounts – Both are forms of social networking sites that can spread information faster than regular Email or browsing through various web sites. Web 2.0 is not only web-based services and communication tools, but it’s also 100% customizable by the end-user. The web is brought to you instead of you going to the web…

As Web 2.0 evolves from Email and routine web sites to authentic technical interaction and on-line participation, everyone is responsible for shaping the Web and how it will act. In order to create more communication within your group, school, or business - I believe now is the time to investigate these new forms of communication and establish greater audiences.

According to Dan Karleen from Peterson’s, “the main principle of New Media is that our online efforts should integrate into our broader effort of communication.”
I believe businesses and schools could institute a Blog to keep employees, staff, and students up to date on events. Allow employees, staff, or students to write articles or postings for the blog – it will only include each group that much more.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Microsoft Office 2007 - Free Trial

Microsoft is offering PC users to try the new Office 2007 at no charge. Download a 60 day free trial version here. If you want to keep it, simply purchase a registration key online.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Critical Security Updates now Available from

This just in from Microsoft…

There are 4 new Critical Security updates.

The Boston Globe article is available here.

Microsoft Security:

Monday, April 9, 2007

"Most Enticing Vista Features"

Just as I've said over and over...
Windows VISTA is all about security.

According to Michael Otey of Windows IT Pro magazine, "[Vista is] definitely the most important Microsoft OS release since Windows 2000-maybe even of all time." Otey talks about all of his favorite features in Windows VISTA, but it's no surprise that number one on his list is... SECURITY!

Whether it's the User Account Control (UAC), Windows Defender, or Bitlocker - Vista may cause computer user's to upgrade hardware, but it's not just about making money for the hardware industry (as people have keep telling me), it's to help prevent data from being stolen, spyware from being installed, or computer viruses taking down a whole network or office - causing office productivity to lose more in an hour, than the entire cost times of upgrading to VISTA times 100.