Test Drive Windows 8

Between now and the October 26th release date, Microsoft is allowing curious folk to check out the all new Windows 8 (both the 32 and 64 bit versions) with a 90-day evaluation download available at MSDN and TechNet. While intended for IT professionals and app developers, anyone can to take 8 for a spin. Microsoft’s hoping that… Read more »

Recycle IT!

Photograph courtesy of 3R Technology. Although Georgia isn’t one of the states with a ban on tossing tech gear in the trash, it’s a good idea to recycle your outdated towers and ‘tops, unless you are particularly fond of heavy metals seeping into your ground water. In Atlanta, we recommend donating your old, but  functioning… Read more »

Outlook To Replace Hotmail

Hotmail is going the way of Zip drives and Qwikster. Not now, but soon and for the rest of your life. It’s all part of Microsoft’s rebranding of their quickly fading web-based email service. Instead of revamping Hotmail or introducing a completely new product (something Microsoft hasn’t done all that well in quite awhile), the… Read more »

Change Your DropBox Password

DropBox has announced that a number of usernames and passwords stolen from other websites have been used to hack into DropBox accounts. This came to their attention a few weeks ago when people reported receiving spam from a number of DropBox.com email addresses. As it turns out, one of the stolen passwords was that of… Read more »

Humanity… in Space!

Recently in an episode of my favorite podcast, America’s Test Kitchen, the hosts talked to Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void about astronaut food, eating, and what happens after eating. In discussing the history of space food and eating at NASA, Mary explains a curiously human tangent… Read more »

OfficeTalk Phone Service

Nearly every television commercial, tech magazine, and ad banner in the past year has been touting this “cloud” thing. Most of us get that the cloud is great way to listen to music, backup and store data, and collaborate on documents with faraway co-workers. But what many don’t know is that the cloud can eliminate a… Read more »

DNS Changer Malware

What do Facebook, Google, and the FBI have in common? Nope, it’s not collecting your personal information. Well, maybe that, too, but the story this week is that all three are making an effort to alert people that the computers they’re using might be infected with harmful malware. So harmful, in fact, that it could prevent… Read more »

Outsourcing to the Experts

Oftentimes as companies grow, they begin to see the value in outsourcing things like payroll, advertising, and yes, I.T. service. Outsourcing allows them to focus in on the core aspects of their business, and leaves the rest to experts in those specific fields. We recently began working with Matchstic, a creative company based in Atlanta. I… Read more »