Articles Posted in the " Technology " Category

  • Security — It’s about YOU not just your PC

    Security — It’s about YOU not just your PC

    Lots of stories have made the news lately about hackers getting in to Sony, and Nintendo, and NPR and…. the list goes on.   In addition, we have continuing stories about personal computers getting hacked, including the (impenetrable) Mac! 1...


  • Quick Shortcuts in MS Word (using the mouse!)

    Quick Shortcuts in MS Word (using the mouse!)

    Microsoft Word (in Office): I see many people struggle to select words, sentences, or paragraphs for editing in Word. It can be quite easy, and all done with the “clicks” of the mouse. For instance: Select a word: Double click...


  • Use your Android for a Remote for PowerPoint

    Use your Android for a Remote for PowerPoint

    Continuing on my recent vein of discussing Presentations, I wanted to share with you my latest find.  (Bottom line: I highly recommend it.) I used to use a Targus Wireless Presentation Remote for presentations.  I love the sleek design, and...


  • The Problem with PowerPoint — is US!

    The Problem with PowerPoint — is US!

    I have been a proponent of the “Presentation 2.0” style as a generic term and concept since attending the PodCamp Pittsburgh 2 in 2007.  In that PodCamp we heard from Chris Brogan who reminded us that the power of the...


  • Presentation Tools besides Powerpoints–A few alternatives

    Presentation Tools besides Powerpoints–A few alternatives

    PowerPoint.  Yup.  We love to hate it.  Probably because we have to use it.  Sure, there’s Keynote, but that is limited to the MacOS and the iOS folks.  So what about those that want to work in a  more “open”...


  • More thoughts on Twitter’s “use cases”

    More thoughts on Twitter’s “use cases”

    I am once again about to talk at a conference about Twitter.  In this instance, I am asked to sit on a panel and discuss Twitter in the context of “Social Media an Exploration of its impact on Both the...


  • Donate Computers–but remove the hard drive!

    Donate Computers–but remove the hard drive!

    It’s TAX TIME again, and  now is the time we often think about making Charitable donations (to help with NEXT year.)  It’s funny how that works, right? You might think about donating your computer to a school, or other charity....


  • Review: OtterBox Commuter Series case for Captivate

    Review:  OtterBox Commuter Series case for Captivate

    I have heard about the OtterBox cases for years, starting back when I wanted to find a case I could put my iPod in and listen while swimming.  It turns out Otter made a water-proof box that was designed specifically...


  • Create a textbook from Wiki–and give your students a real benefit!

    Create a textbook from Wiki–and give your students a real benefit!

    I have created a short Tutorial Video on how to create a book using content from Wikipedia.  There is great content available, and I think this is one way that faculty can deliver quality textbooks to their students at affordable...


  • Review: Password Safe

    Review:  Password Safe

    In this video for Real Tech for Real People I review, and demonstrate, Password Safe.  This is a great program for creating, storing, and accessing secure, random passwords.  When used with DropBox it creates a very portable yet secure way...