Genius Smartphone Apps

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

May 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

A Genius in Your Pocket

The number of Smartphone users keeps increasing each year. But are you aware of all the things it can do for you? There’s more computing power in that device than existed ten years ago, and some of the things it can do are nothing less than magic.  Here are just a few:

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For those times when you need to make a copy of something or scan and email a document,  or even fax back a reply, there’s Genius Scan+.  Genius Scan, by The Grizzly Labs (http://thegrizzlylabs.com/) is available on Android and iOS, and even Windows.  There’s a free version and a $6.99 “Plus” version that is worth every penny. Just use your camera to snap a photo of the document. Genius scan overlays it with a grid to make sure it knows what you intended to scan, use your finger to adjust the grid if necessary, confirm the shape of your document, and it automatically adjusts the perspective to straighten out the text, enhances the document to make it easier to read, and in just a second or two, you have a perfect copy.  With the “Plus” version, email your document or save it to your favorite cloud service automatically. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Apps, Smartphone, Android, Office 365, Workflow, applications

Microsoft Edge Is Coming!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

May 1, 2015 9:20:00 AM

Are you ready for the Edge?

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Microsoft has announced the name of its newest web browser Microsoft Edge to replace Internet Explorer.

The new Edge will be available with the Windows 10 release this summer and will feature quite a few new upgrades. Cortana, the voice activated digital assistant, will be included in the new release.  

The Edge will include a new tab style display and perform more like an app. You will now be able to highlight important information using a Page Annotation tool! So will you be switching your default browser to the Edge?

For more information regarding the new Microsoft Edge, click here

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Topics: Microsoft, Apps, Tech News, Browsers

Is Internet Explorer Going Away?

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 19, 2015 3:53:00 PM

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The latest news has been that Microsoft will be switching to Project Spartan for its default web browser. But can Internet Explorer really go away? 

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Topics: Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows

Application Services - Solutions for your Business

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Mar 5, 2015 1:38:00 PM

Are there tasks you wish your technology could do for you?
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Are you frustrated with the results you get from the applications you have? Do you know what other products are available that could make your work easier and more productive?

Take a look at the software and the processes you use every day. If your office spends time entering information in multiple places, searching for documents, duplicating efforts, “fixing” reports or  finding alternative methods to get the results you need – we can help!

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Topics: Microsoft, Worldox, Office 365, Workflow

The Office 365 Decision.

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Dec 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM

In today’s market, subscription based software is becoming more and more popular for software developers. Many prefer to control the use of their software products through a subscription model rather than the traditional outright purchase of the software. Along with the ubiquitous nature of the Internet, this has led to offering software as a “rented” service, SaaS, rather than a product you buy once and may or may not upgrade. Microsoft’s Office Productivity suite, including popular programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint has followed suit, and for several years now has been offered as Office 365, a truly impressive, cloud-based SaaS, always current and up to date in a variety of sizes and combinations to fit a wide variety of customers.

The adoption rate has been through the roof…but, is it right for you?

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Topics: cutting costs, cloud computing, Microsoft, data protection

Microsoft Warns of Password-cracking 'Morto' Worm

Posted by Eric Torres

Aug 31, 2011 4:47:00 PM

Various Internet security firms report a new Internet worm is spreading in the wild and taking advantage of weak passwords on Windows systems.

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Topics: Microsoft, Hacked, Malware, vulnerabilites, Windows

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Going To Be A Big One

Posted by Eric Torres

Apr 11, 2011 9:16:00 AM

Get ready for Patch Tuesday, April 12: Microsoft is issuing 17 software fixes, nine of them considered "critical" to its Windows operating system, as well as to Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.

Altogether, the patches will fix 64 security holes, or vulnerabilities, in a wide range of Microsoft's software, including Visual Studio, and .NET Framework.

The 17 patches are the same number of fixes Microsoft released in December to address 40 different problems. The newest round ties with December's fixes for the most patches in a single bulletin.

This is a fairly significant update and system administrators should plan for deployment as all windows systems including Server 2008 and Windows 7 are affected by critical bulletins. Frequently used office applications like Excel 2003 through 2010 and PowerPoint 2002 through 2010 are also affected.

For more information about this Security Bulletin click here. For assistance deploying this update, contact the River Run Help Desk at 414-228-7474.
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Topics: Patch Tuesday, Microsoft, vulnerabilites, Update

Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 9

Posted by Eric Torres

Mar 15, 2011 11:28:00 AM

Last night at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, the final version of Windows Internet Explorer 9 was released and is now available for download.

Microsoft opted, this time, not to offer IE9 support for Windows XP. So, the 9th version of the IE9 web browser can only be installed on Windows Vista or Windows 7, a decision that has spurred a lot of critics, as an estimated 60% of the computers in the world are running on the Windows XP operating system.

The new web browser promises a better Internet browsing experience. Given that IE is losing its share to popular browsers like Firefox and Chrome, Microsoft expects to strike back with IE9. Let’s take a look at what’s new in the new Internet Explorer:

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Topics: Microsoft, New Products, Firefox, Windows 7, Browsers, IE9, Chrome

River Run Tech Blog: End of Year Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Posted by Eric Torres

Dec 15, 2010 3:31:00 PM

Once again, Microsoft has a large number of security vulnerabilities to be addressed, and today is the last Patch Tuesday of 2010. This update will address 40 vulnerabilities contained in 17 security bulletins.

Five of the 17 security updates, fixed long-standing flaws that could be used by attackers to plant malware on a PC by tricking Windows into thinking a malicious DLL (dynamic link library) was actually a legitimate part of the OS.
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Topics: Microsoft, Windows 7, Service Pack, vulnerabilites, Windows, XP, Vista, Update

River Run Tech Blog: Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office

Posted by Eric Torres

Nov 24, 2010 10:56:00 AM

Google announced a new feature of Google Docs this week, called Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office. The feature comes from Google's acquisition of DocVese, a company that specialized in the real-time sharing and editing of documents. They paid $25 million for it, and it could turn out to be a huge piece of the puzzle in winning over Microsoft Office users.  

Google Cloud Connect lets Office users automatically sync and backup their documents with Google Docs, so they're always accessible on the web and able to be shared with others. 

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Topics: Microsoft, Google, New Products, Google Docs

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