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Time Warner New Modem Policy

Here in Rochester, NY, Time Warner, Inc. has just issued post cards to customers to notify us that November 1, 2012 they will be charging us a $3.95 modem lease charge if we continue to use their internet Modem to access their service that we so over pay them for anyway. One of my customers contacted me last week to ask what to do. (I just got my card yesterday... thank you for all that warning TW!) It includes a site where one can get information regarding supported modems that can be bought.

Critical Information the Small Business Owner Should Know About Your Website

Websites are getting easier and easier for the average business owner, an employee, or a sister-in-law to create. There are hosting services at every turn that allow you to set up and start running a website using templates that don't look half bad. Word Press, Facebook, and Google allow you to set up sites or at least pages for free and you can even get your own business domain pointing to some of these sites for a very small fee. I find my most appreciative customers have tried these services first and learned a lot. I would never discourage someone from an educational experience.

Social Media: You Might Want to Consider a Personal Social Media Policy (A Warning to My Younger Friends)

There is an old saying, I think I first heard from my mother. “Better to keep your mouth shut and thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.” Perhaps I should be heeding my own words right now, but I think we all face a potential to too easily abuse this philosophy when using social media and it merits conversation.

Using Your Signature to Let the World Know - CyberGrandMa Rocks!

I recently had the privilege through a mutual philanthropic interest, Young Audiences of Rochester, to meet a self-proclaimed CyberGrandMa whose not so secret identity is really Rochester realtor, Esther Krakower. While Esther did not mention it at our meeting, her email signature says it all.

Apple Recall 2011 iMacs with 1TB Seagate Drives - Check Your New Computers

Quote from Apple Support page:

"Apple has determined that a very small number of Seagate 1TB hard drives used in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac systems, may fail under certain conditions. These systems were sold between May 2011 and July 2011."

What are Computer Suppliers Trying to Slip Past Students and Parents

I got an advertisement today from one of the major computer vendors targeting students and parents preparing for school in the fall. I visited the sales site to find miraculous prices. I was pumped... See I need a new laptop.

A Current Laptop Recommendation

The following recommendation was written for a customer. Criteria provided:

1. Home computing with small farm business
2. Currently running Quickbooks 2010 on Old Microsoft XP desktop computer
3. Wife is an accountant
4. Would like portability
5. No gaming
6. Uses Itunes
7. Does not want to convert to Mac
8. Currently own Officejet 6500 wireless all-in-one

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