June 10, 2012

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AllwaySync Quick Tip 1

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AllwaySync is a great tool and you can customize it every which way you want.  The downside to that is that after you spend allot of time with your custom configuration you do not want to start over again if there is a crash, or if you want to set it up on a new […]

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January 15, 2012

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New Blog Site

Mike

Blog has moved.  Please follow the link to see the new site. Click here for the new updated site. Please “bookmark” the new site for future reference. Mike (pcdoc)

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January 8, 2012

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Canon MG6220–AirPrint

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As it sometimes happen, I went to use my printer the other day only to find it was completely dead. No power, no lights, nothing. I thought, what an interesting way to start the New Year. It was a Canon MP970 which I have enjoyed for quite some time because of the simplicity, features, quality […]

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January 3, 2012

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SkyDrive–AllwaySync

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In a recent conversation with Jim Collision on the benefits of using AllwaySync, he pointed out after reading the feature list for AllwaySync, that it contained integration into SkyDrive.  Something I had missed despite being a heavy user for years.  As you know, SkyDrive gives you 25 Gigs of storage, but offers very few tools […]

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December 31, 2011

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Air Video

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Streaming on the road. Air Video is an application for iPhone/iPad/iTouch that works extremely well for streaming directly from a local computer/server, and stream to your portable device. The PC/MAC is used for real-time transcoding and basically pulls content from your computer/server shares and streams it across your house as well as through the broadband […]

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December 23, 2011

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ESXi Venture – Part 1

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As an avid fan of dedicated boxes, I have always opted not to use virtual machines in my production environment. Not because I am against it but rather for simplicity and backup. I have been playing around with Hyper-V as well as desktop VM solutions such as Virtual Box and VM Player for quite some […]

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December 6, 2011

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Backup Strategy

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There has been much discussion in the forums with regards to backup.  Here is a quick summary of what I am doing to insure the security of my data.  This may not work for everyone and may seem extreme to some, but this is what works for me.  Having lost data before, I tend to […]

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December 4, 2011

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Arcsoft Media Converter 7.5

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Attached is a short video demonstration of ArcSoft Media Converter 7.5. It’s a very fast program that has support for Intel Quick Sync. I was very impressed with the performance especially on Blu-ray discs. It’s not perfect however and some of the Blu-ray disks did not convert. When it works it works fantastic, but when […]

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