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Supporting Outlook with G Suite

May 4th, 2017 · No Comments · IT News, networking, security

Where I’m at, we use Google Apps (G Suite) for e-mail, but still rely on Active Directory for individual accounts and use MS Office rather than Google Docs most of the time. One situation to come up in the last few years is Google no longer supports MS Outlook out of the box. If you […]

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What are “Less Secure Apps” in Google?

May 4th, 2017 · No Comments · IT News, security

If you’ve tried to use Outlook or another traditional e-mail client with GMail, you may have run into this requirement to enable “Less Secure Apps”. There are other situations that may prompt you to turn this on, as well. What does that mean? Why does it matter? I think I can explain. Google, by default, […]

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Eight Principles for Good Ad Blocking

May 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment · IT News

I’ve seen a lot lately about Ad Blockers used on web sites: how sites and publishers are responding to more Ad Blocker use, the rising numbers of ads on a page, malicious ads, etc. It’s been in the tech news. I myself even (reluctantly) installed an Ad Blocker recently. Here’s the thing: I don’t mind […]

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Steam Controller Review part 2 – Game Play

October 20th, 2015 · No Comments · IT News

Continuing from part 1 of my Steam Controller review. The first thing I need to get off my chest is Steam’s In-Home Streaming feature. Most of my time with the Steam Controller involves In-Home Streaming, and this is also my first experience with that technology. I want to focus mainly on the Controller, but in […]

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Steam Controller Review part 1 – Expectations and Unboxing

October 16th, 2015 · No Comments · IT News

To start this review, I need to come clean: I hate game controllers. I mean, really hate them. My game of choice is the first person shooter, and my platform of choice is a PC. Give me a keyboard/mouse or give me death! Literally. My character is probably gonna die a lot if I’m forced […]

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What to look for in a bargain Android Tablet

January 7th, 2014 · No Comments · IT News

I’ve seen a lot of bargain Android Tablets lately, and I know a lot of people who are interested in getting one, but don’t think they can afford it. I’ve got news for you: they’re cheaper than you might think. Tiger Direct recently had one for $20 after rebate. These tablets are a hot item. […]

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Explaining Microsoft Surface Pro to Mac People

November 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments · IT News, Windows

Image you have a Macbook Air. But this Air is special. It has a full touch screen. More than that, the keyboard section can be easily removed and replaced. There is also a hardware button built into the screen section to bring up finder, with your Apple Store iOS apps featured. This device would be […]

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