Mac Verse PC
Recently in the office we were trying out some new products and I automatically reached for the Mac, after a few comments about PC and Mac I decided that I needed to do some more research so next time this argument comes up I have more backing because just saying “Mac is better” clearly did not win me the argument. I scavenged so many sites about pros and cons and of course the typical ecosystem argument comes up, which I have to say is a huge reason I always go for Apple products, but before my entire room looked like I just left the Apple store I did use PC’s, I mean really what changed my mind, was it the awesome marketing or was it really the software and hardware of the products… I don’t know, jury is still out on that but let’s get to the nitty gritty of pros and cons of these items!
Microsoft Office for iPhone… it is now here & it’s free?!
When Microsoft Office originally came out for iPhone everyone was pretty disappointed. Let’s be real, no one was happy with it. It had only a few editing tools and constantly messed up the layout. To correct this problem, Microsoft is completely getting rid of Office Mobile and allowing customers to download three iPhone apps: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This will be exactly how it is on the iPad. Some great additions to the iPhone apps:
- In Excel there is a full view version where readers can view the file without worrying that they will accidentally press a button and erase the whole thing.
- In word, the Ribbon for the keyboard is at the bottom so it is out of the way and view while users are on the word app unless they need to type.
How to be the CHAMPION of your day!
Sometimes when we get in a routine we forget how great life is and we go through the motions, this isn’t always the best way to live. You can become distracted and frustrated, unable to complete simple tasks.
So here is a healthy reminder of how to have the best day/week ever!
Being more efficient while using your computer can save you time. When someone asks for help in doing research or just about anything else in general while at their computer, I will stand behind them with utter frustration as I see them using slow techniques. While I keep my mouth shut, I always want to show them shortcuts. In this post, I wanted to share some of the shortcuts I use and ways to be more efficient.
Depending on your usage with a computer, this post can be useless. For those of you that depend on your computer during most of your workday, this may save you time, keystrokes, and possibly carpel tunnel. Keep in mind that this post is for the PC and not Mac.
There are so many apps and different forms of communication that you can use to get a hold of a friend or send a funny message. Sometimes texting just doesn’t get the hilarity of the story across and you do not necessarily have time or want to talk on the phone. Or maybe you are traveling abroad and you want to check in back home without breaking the bank, there are a million and one reasons to download some of these apps! Check out our list of top ways of communication on your cell phones!
In today’s world of “being social”, we’ve evolved into more of an interpersonal digital social communication with those around us. If we think back, before personal technology we walked around and greeted people with a hello, had small chats with those around us, road our bikes and went to play with someone. We’d play in the back yard, front yard, go to the park or to another friend’s house because they just got something new to play with. It was a time of being creative / constructive with our hands and feet; giving us the need to use our brains and apply ourselves while being outdoors with something tangible. It opened up a world of creativity, personal / social skills and real world character building activities for each of us.
Per a previous blog I wrote Battle of the Smartphones a part of the buying decision is Ecosystem as it provides a simple and convenient way of managing all of your content, from audio, video and photos from one single source; a central hub station if you will. The proprietor of this ecosystem provides a platform in which distributes content to millions of people worldwide and allows the user and their multiple devices a wide range of selections / choices of content per the users desire.
iOS8 for Apple just came out and brought about some new features that are pretty cool. We compiled a list of the top 11 features that you can now use. Some are cool, different and can even save your life? Weird right, who would have thought that Apple would save your life?
Internet safety is important for all ages! With how many “villians” are out there on the web trying to steal your information, you need to make sure you are at least covering the basics. There are of course a lot more intense ways to protect you on the internet but let’s just start with the basics for now.
Smoked BBQ is some of the best tasting BBQ out there, from brisket, tri-tip, pulled pork and the infamous ribs that everyone loves. If you’re like me, going out to your favorite BBQ place with friends and family is always fun, but nothing beats homemade BBQ. As some of you know, when running a low and slow, we’re looking at a minimum of 4 to 12 hours, depending on what you’re smoking on the grill. The question everyone asks is, how can you sit out there for so long, don’t you get bored; how do you have the patience? Then they say, let me know when it’s ready I’ll show up to start eating. Well, here’s a trick you can use on your next early morning Smoke BBQ weekend to get everyone to hang out with you and make a great day of sharing the joys of making smoked BBQ.
Check List to Running Low and Slow
When getting ready to smoke for some ribs for 6 hours, there are a few things one always has to prepare for a check list.