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1Password 4 Released for Mac

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Recent | 0 comments

After a bunch of beta updates the folks at AgileBits have released 1Password 4 for Mac.  This is a huge update from the previous version, and as  long-time user I’m excited this is available.  We shouldn’t have to remind you how important password security is, and if you are a Mac user I highly recommend using 1Password to manage your passwords, and use it’s password generator to create even better passwords. There are over 90 new features, and the highlights of them are: New user interface Multiple and shared vaults Shared items Wif-fi and iCloud syncing and more Previous users from the Mac App Store will be pleased to know that 1Password 4 is free for users who have purchased from the App Store.  Users who purchased 1Password from their website this year will also get the new version...

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Handy Windows App: Network Speed Test from Microsoft Research

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Recent | 0 comments

Microsoft Research has a handy app on the Windows 8 store used to test your internet connection speed and latency.  It will also display relevant info like SSID when you are connected to a wi-fi network.  The Network Speed Test also keeps a history of your speeds tests so you can see how your network does over time or while performing certain activities. It has a simple, easy to use interface and it’s a useful app to have especially as it’s free. Link: Network Speed...

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Tweetbot 0.6.1 Alpha Updated

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Mac, Recent | 0 comments

The alpha version for Tweetbot for Mac received an update.  Let me note this app is still very early in development, so don’t download expecting a finished product.  So far I have been very impressed with Tweetbot, and even in alpha form it’s my favorite Twitter client for the Mac. This update includes: Notifications for mentions, follows, retweets, favorites (10.8 only) Go to User (command-u) Option to open links in background (see preferences) Less intrusive tweet action overlay icons Double-click tweets in timeline now takes you to status detail Fixed some contextual menu issues in direct message conversations Fixed pull-to-refresh and scrolling to top issue when loading new results Tweetmarker will now set your timeline position on app startup always Fixed bugs and crashers related to composing tweets. Made large and huge fonts bigger Can swipe the empty space...

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My Xbox LIVE App Update for iOS, Released on Android

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Recent | 0 comments

The My Xbox LIVE app for iOS was updated today for the iPhone and iPad with a number of new and improved features.  The app was also released today for the Android platform. The 1.5 update includes: Phone: Use your iPhone with your Xbox to connect, control and discover content on your console. Connect your iPhone for access to a quick list of your most recent console activity. Control your content with play, pause, fast forward and rewind media controls. Find fresh entertainment to play in the new Discover section. Improved Authentication to make it more stable iPad: Improved Authentication to make it more stable  iPad high-resolution images Android version features: View, manage, and message friends View and compare your achievement progress with friends Read and Edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto) See your 3-D Avatar and...

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Adobe Releases Photoshop CS6 Beta

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Mac, PC, Recent, Releases | 0 comments

Adobe has released the public beta for PhotoShop CS6.  This is free to download and use until the final retail release. This is a significant update for Photoshop and includes several new features and enhancements. Highlights: Content-Aware Patch Blazingly fast performance and a modern UI New and re-engineered design tools More info can be found at – Download the CS6 beta from here.

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Understanding the Basics of Electronic Signatures

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in How-to, News, Recent | 0 comments

As our continued transition into the digital world continues one of the things that many overlook is the increasing use of electronic signature software.  Whether it’s a large corporation or a small business, some of the many advantages of using electronic signature systems include saving valuable processing time, increased security and auditing benefits, reduced signature errors, and more – all of which help companies save time and money. First you should know that there is a difference between an electronic signature and a digital signature.  It’s common to think they are the same, but they are actually very different.  A digital signature is the basis of security when it comes to things like e-commerce and VPN networks, using public/private key cryptography.  An electronic signature is very similar to its paper relative as the signer is legally bound to the terms...

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