8 Reasons To Open A Gmail Account

I have often come across friends and business associates who use free email accounts provided by their own Internet Service Provider (ISP). So their email address would look something like yourname@your-isp.com. While it’s fine to use these email addresses as a backup, using these emails as your main email address has very negative long term implications.  Read more…


Set Up a To-Do List or Shopping List And Access it From Your Mobile Device

Setting up a to-do list and shopping list is a great way to stay organized both at work and even at home.  You don’t want to be missing that due date for your reports, or coming back from the supermarket only to realize that you forgot that carton of milk.

This article will show you how to setup a to-do list and shopping list using free tools and services available on the Internet. Read more…


How to Set up a Password Manager and Keep It In Sync with Your Mobile Device

A good, secure password manager is an indispensable tool to have by your side these days. This article will show you how to securely set up a password manager that you can use on your desktop computer. Then securely access your password list from your iPad, iPhone, Android device or Blackberry where you need it the most. Read more…


Tension Headaches From Working on Computers, Beat It the Natural Way

There’s nothing technical in this post but it’s an important one nonetheless if you spend long hours in front of your computer. I wanted to share from personal experience on how poor computer work habits can lead to chronic tension headaches and how I managed beat it the natural way. Read more…


Put Database Files In a Sync Folder And Risk Data Corruption

Sync services such as those provided by companies like Dropbox, SugarSync, Boxnet, Skydrive are a great way to keep our files in sync across our computers and mobile devices. However certain types of files do not sync well and putting these files in a sync folder is a recipe for disaster. Read more…


Demo On How To Backup Your Files And Media

In this article I will show you a demo of how I like to backup all my files and digital media to an external hard drive. I will point you to some free good quality tools you can use to automate the whole process. By the end of this article you will know how to put in place an effective local backup plan so you can sleep well at night knowing that you have covered your bases. Read more…


How To Plan A Backup Strategy For Your Digital Content

In this article, I will show you how to plan an effective backup strategy for all your digital content like documents, music, pictures, videos etc. We will discuss storage options, how to cost them and which ones to choose. What to backup and how often. Whats the difference between full, differential and incremental backups. When to use compression and when not to.   Read more…


How to Pick An Online Storage Service

The online storage service is fast becoming another essential service much like broadband Internet access, mobile phone service and more. The good news is that today, there is a huge number of service providers for us to choose from and that hopefully will keep service rates and quality in check.

Some of the main online storage service providers are Dropbox, Mozy, SugarSync, SkyDrive, Carbonite, SpiderOak, Google Drive. This only represents just a few of the very many service providers out there. So we really are spoilt for choice. How do we go about choosing the right service provider for our needs and budget ? That takes a bit of time and effort but here are a few tips to help speed up the process. Happy hunting. Read more…


What is Online Storage And Why Do We Need It ?

You need to get that report out first thing tomorrow morning and it is knock-off time at the office. You’ve got a long train ride back home and would like to make use of that time to proofread the report on your Ipad or Android device and make minor edits. Finally when you get home, you’d like to open that same report and continue to work on it with the convenience of a full size keyboard and mouse.  How can you ensure that you are working on the same report across all your computers, devices and locations ? Read more…