Google Drive

Has your computer ever crashed unexpectedly and all your information is lost?  Have you ever typed a document on your phone and then your phone fell in the water?  Even simpler; do you have a tablet that doesn’t have a memory drive in it, and you cannot print from it?  Google is here to fix all of these problems!  Google has recently come out with a new edition called google drive.  It is basically a flash drive internally within Google.  Upload your files to Google Drive and save them.  If your laptop dies, your documents are saved in Google.  Some great things about this new edition is that Google Drive can be located anywhere you are.  It is available anywhere Internet is, on your phone, on someone else’s computer, at home, at work; wherever you can connect to Google.  The point of Google Drive is to eliminate external hard drives and your documents are never lost.  You can choose to share documents with certain people, and have everyone edit the document, or you can keep it to yourself.  This is helpful for businesses when one person cannot be there, they can still work on the document from miles away.  There is a small fee however.  The first 5GB are free and then after that a customer can upgrade to 25GB for less than $2.50 a month.  At an average rate, an external hard drive is close to $60.  You would have to have Google Drive for 1 year for that to amount to an external hard drive.

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Using Brain Waves as Passwords

We all know that passwords are not 100% secure, and sometimes people use passwords that they know are not secure just because they are easy to remember.  The new technology being looked at for password protection is brain waves.  This will be done by showing specific pictures and depending how the brain reacts to them will be the password.  The only problem now is that to get brain waves, the brain needs to be connected to a machine that reads them.  Would you use your brain waves as a password for your computer or iPad?  How about with a heartbeat?  Everyone has a different heartbeat especiall when shown images.  Which would you prefer?  Or do you want to stay old school with a typed password.

Installing Office 2010 Pro on a Citrix Xenapp 6 EVA server

We set up a Citrix XenApp 6 EVA server for a Client recently and ran into some snags setting up Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 on the system. First, Citrix published a Knowledge Base entry with a Step by Step guide on how to prepare Office for the installation here:

Once set up and published, we were getting this error whenever we tried to start the application.

Microsoft Office cannot verify the license for this application. A repair attempt failed or was canceled by the user. The application will now shut down.

Syndeo’s latest IT service!!

We are proud to present a new IT service! We  have recently added online backups called Syndeo Protect Backup.  It is an alternative to tape based data recovery systems that is innovative and cost effective.  This new service is easy to install, use, and administer, and it is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week!  It is suitable for small, mid sized, and enterprise wide LAN computing environments that want a secure, off-site safeguard for their critical business data.  Some features of Syndeo Protect Backup are real time restoration, quick data recovery, and advanced backup for all popular email applications.  These popular email applications include Exchange,  Outlook 2007, and GroupWise.  It is also extremely well at multi tasking for increased productivity.  So why choose Syndeo Protect Backup?  There is no need to change tapes because everything is automated and backed up every night.  If that is not a good enough reason how about because we ensure  that 100% of  your information is secure because we have the highest level of encryption and a Support Engineer monitoring your files everyday.  Think about getting Syndeo Protect Backup.  You will not regret it!

10 futuristic products

Have you ever wanted to know what new products are being invented? has made a list of 10 futuristic products that are in the makings and we would like to share them with you!  The first product is an invisible car.  Its a fuel efficient car that has no exhaust emissions, naming it invisible.  Talk about going green!  Japan came up with the next idea, a space elevator!! It is an elevator fit to hold 30 people with living quarters traveling at 125 mph, to get travelers 22,000 miles above earth in 8 days!  If we are talking about traveling here how about a driverless car?  We already have cars that park themselves, and Nevada is working on a car that drives itself!  Two more traveling kits are flying cars, like in the Jetsons and remote control drones!  If you need somewhere to go there is also a base being built on the moon to further explore the surface.  Lets move away from travel and go into technology.  have you ever wanted a personal assistant that you don’t have to pay?  how about a robot?  they will be used in the next 10 years to do common household tasks.  Want to type something or go somewhere on the Internet that doesn’t require touching anything?  IBM is coming out with a mind reader that will connect to the computer to do the thoughts you are thinking.  Wireless power would be another cool thing to have.  Its in progress but there are wireless pads now to charge your handheld devices.  Wires could be a thing of the past!  Lastly how about artificial meat!  Sound gross to you? Its a scientific approach by using stem cells from animals and shifting into a real life patty.  PETA is working closely with researchers in Dutch.  What do you think of these futuristic inventions?

What do you use your tablet for?

According to comScore, more than 55% of Americans are getting their media through their mobile device.  The only countries that have a higher usage than the United States is Japan and the UK.  Another outstanding fact from this source is that more than 14% of cell phone users also own a tablet.  And some of them own more than one phone.  This is outstanding!! This could potentially mean that people are shifting from paper to internet on tablets and smartphones rather than computers. This source argues that saying that tablets are not replacing mobile phones; they are supplementing the need for data.  It is just another way of getting data to consumers.

This makes it easier for consumers to pick up where they left off, from one device to another; like the company Netflix does.  The company remembers where you left off, and that’s what all these devices can do.  Consumers can sync their smartphone with their computer with their tablet, and take all their information everywhere.  Another blob of information was that 40% of people are using their tablets or smartphones while watching TV.   How do you use your tablet?