Office Suite Replacements

Of course, MS Office (www.office365.com) is the de-facto standard in Office Productivity software. However, there are some solid FREE replacements out there. Yes – Pages / Numbers on the Mac work fine too – but the truth is that MS Office on the Mac has been upgraded so that it is nearly identical to the Windows version now. Just remember, …

OSX – You don’t have permission to access some of the items

In my IT business, I deal with a LOT of files from various machines – both Windows and Mac. For example, when a customer has drops off a computer or hard drive for repair, backing up the data is one of the first tasks. I simply cannot afford to lose my customers’ data. Now, while I make my living working primarily …

Yahoo Has to Go – and so does AT&T and Bellsouth Email

If you haven’t already heard, Yahoo has had another account breach disclosure. As if allowing access to 500 million accounts wasn’t enough, this time there were 1 billion accounts compromised. Want to know something else cool? The “hack” took place back in 2013, and Yahoo is just now figuring it out and disclosing it. For years, I have been on …

Customer Q&A – Anti Virus

Q. ___ is wanting me to add some sort of virus protection to the computers in the teen area. Do you have some suggestions as to what I should use? A. Just remember that anti-virus software DOES NOT protect you. As I’ve preached before, it is like locking the door to your house. It helps – but doesn’t really stop anything. Even …

Customer Q&A via Email

Every now and then, I have email conversations with customers that I think are worthy of posting on my blog. This is one of those. My responses are in red, and no personally identifiable information is included. Q. My conclusion is that USB ports 1 and 2 are fried – or stewed or roasted – since nothing works in those ports.  …

Malware from Bad Ads

Want to know how the malware gets in? Bad advertising and scripting are the MAIN culprits these days. Google employs over 1000 people just to try and fight the problem. Read up and weep. How does this get in? Typically you will visit a normal legitimate website that has ads running. That is most websites these days. The ad network you see …

Importance of Good Lyrics and Slides and Technology

I’m sure we all agree that well-timed and well-constructed lyrics are very important to delivery of the worship songs. That equates into a much more powerful experience that allows the Holy Spirit to enter with much less resistance. In short great worship helps set the stage for the Word. The gold standard for that among modern churches is ProPresenter run …

Keynote Presentation Too Old

An interesting thing happened when I switched to a Macbook. My dates of skirting around pirate ships pretty much went by the wayside. Purchasing software became my new norm. Today was a test of my patience though. I had a client who was years behind on upgrading her Macbook Pro. The screen was literally falling apart after who knows what …

Church Video and Music Licenses

——— Streaming Worship Videos ——— Even though people post their own versions of church music and lyric videos on youtube, we have to be very careful when it comes to the church itself. Legally we simply cannot upload the church service worship team recordings and have them play on the church’s website. As a matter of fact, downloading the copies …