Tech That Subtracts

We aren’t unique in the San Francisco area in that we often struggle with the fact that our lives have become increasingly complex, with constant demands on our attention and time. Sometimes it seems like the speed of life is accelerating every week. There are so many tech products out there that promise to help us become faster, smarter, and…

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For Entrepreneurs: Contact Management and CRMs

If sales is the lifeblood of any business, then your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system would have to be the blood bank. Without a centralized place to keep track of your conversations with prospective customers, it is nearly impossible to stay on top of leads. For some entrepreneurs, though, a CRM system can be overkill. Sometimes a basic way of…

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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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Protect Yourself From the Mac Flashback Trojan

For all those who prefer Mac computers solely because they don't get viruses, the jig may be up. A piece of malware called the Flashback trojan has reportedly now infected up to 600,000 Macs across the globe. As reported on Gizmodo and CNET, there are a variety of ways to determine whether your Mac has the Flashback trojan, and to…

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Girl Geeks Unite at Perforce

You missed out big-time if you weren't able to get onto the attendee list for yesterday's Girl Geek Dinner, sponsored by one of our local Alameda neighbors, Perforce.com. Perforce is a widely-used version-control software that's a favorite tool of software developers in the Bay Area and beyond. And, if yesterday was any indication, these guys know how to throw a…

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