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What to Do When You Spill Water on Your Laptop

What to Do When You Spill Water on Your Laptop If you are like us, you never thought seriously about what to do when you spill water on your laptop...until a terrible accident occurred. Considering how many people have the habit of eating lunch at their desk, it's surprising that accidents like this don't happen more often. Sometimes it's your…

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How to Record a Screencast on Your Mac

How to Record a Screencast on Your Mac If you've had ambitions to create a tutorial, now is the time. Perhaps you've been waiting to teach the world your special technique in growing Chia Pets. More likely, you've got something a little less exotic going on. Whatever the case, here's a helpful video that walks you through how to record…

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The Agile Family

How Agile is Your Family? The world of software development has influenced many sectors of business, but this is the first time we've heard of someone taking the methods of Agile software development and applying them to raising a family. Take a watch of this video and consider whether you're ready to embrace this concept of the "agile family." Our first…

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What is the Cloud?

What is the Cloud? Many small business owners are confused by the concept of cloud computing. We often get questions such as, “Where is my data when it is in the cloud?” or more commonly, “What is this cloud computing thing and why should I care?” Well, whether or not this technology is your game, it is worth understanding. The…

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Gestural Control for Better Productivity

There's been a lot of buzz about motion-control software that lets you run your computer with physical gestures, swipes, hand motions and more. Clear for Mac has recently announced that they will be integrating Leap Motion technology and enabling gestural control of their popular productivity application. In theory, the Clear desktop experience will better reflect the phone app experience, thereby…

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Upcoming Bay Area Tech Events

It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that when you live in the Bay Area, you have easy access to some of the greatest minds and most innovative projects in the global tech community. Indeed, we live amongst high achievers, and these folks want to share their information, get connected, and start great…

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Cloud Storage Price War Brings Discounts

As reported today in TechCrunch, Amazon and Google seem to be locked into a cloud storage price war. As is the case with such battles, cloud customers stand to win. Today, Google announced it's latest cut, bringing Cloud Storage Pricing to a total markdown of 30%. As the TechCrunch article states: Today, in a somewhat surprising move, Google announced that it…

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Post-Sandy Recovery and Disaster Planning

It is a tough week for a lot of East Coast small business entrepreneurs, and our sympathies are with everyone. There are few greater challenges than facing the aftermath of a natural disaster. Forbes.com has put together a list of helpful resources for small business owners who are struggling to get operations back up and running. We hope that sharing…

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IT for Startups

What Are The Unique IT Needs Of Startup Companies? We've had great working relationships with a number of startup companies, and we're often asked by prospective clients what's unique about IT for startups. Here are some of our thoughts on this: Scalable Business Model Startups have business models that require them to ramp up or down in response to rapid…

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How To Open Up Your Laptop

Ever wondered how to open up your laptop? Not everyone is brave enough for the task. In fact, some would say don't even try this at home. However, here's a great video series by LaptopRepair.com on how to get inside your laptop and take a peak at the guts inside. The nice thing about this series is that they're in…

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