Why Invest in Your Business Technology?

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

Jan 27, 2016 9:30:37 AM

dollar graphic“Wealth” is more than just money.  It represents more time, more freedom, more flexibility to do the things you want to do, when and where you want to do them.  It is more satisfaction in what you do, and more peace of mind in how you do it. 

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Topics: technology costs, Tech News, Update

Microsoft Edge Is Coming!

Posted by Theresa Hietpas

May 1, 2015 9:20:00 AM

Are you ready for the Edge?


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


Posted by Blog Tipster

May 18, 2012 12:15:00 PM

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Topics: New Service, River Run Tech Blog, Computer Maintenance, Tech News

River Run Tech Blog: Facebook Developing VoIP Calling

Posted by Eric Torres

Jan 28, 2011 10:41:00 AM

The social networking phenomenon Facebook is all about connecting people. Plans to add Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication to Facebook could be the chosen method of staying in touch for many in the future.  A few Facebook users have started seeing a “Call” button randomly show up when they visit their friends' profiles. The new button doesn't seem to do anything, but it's not too big of a stretch to guess that Facebook wants to start doing VoIP calls.

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Topics: Facebook, VoIP, Cloud-based, Tech News

River Run Tech Blog: Google To Pay $8.5 Million In Buzz Settlement

Posted by Eric Torres

Nov 3, 2010 8:43:00 AM

A federal judge in San Jose has granted preliminary approval to an agreement calling for Google to pay $8.5 million to settle a Google Buzz Logoclass-action lawsuit stemming from the launch of Buzz, the company said on Tuesday. 

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Topics: Google, Social Media, Tech News

River Run Tech Blog: Verizon To Offer The iPad

Posted by Eric Torres

Oct 14, 2010 10:48:00 AM

Verizon Wireless has made it official, they are going to begin selling the Apple iPad as of October 28th. Verizon just issued a iPad1press release announcing the launch of the Apple iPad in over 2,000 Verizon Wireless stores. Could this mean the start of a new frontier in the Android vs. Apple war?

This is indeed a bit of good news, but it comes with some potentially bad points. The Verizon iPad will NOT be sold as a CDMA device – rather it will be a Wi-Fi only iPad that is bundled with the company’s MiFi service allowing a mobile modem of sorts. Whereas the AT&T iPad can simply roam around and get service via AT&T’s 3G signal. 

Here’s the deal, Verizon will be bundling the iPad with a MiFi Mobile Hotspot modem. Not entirely a bad idea, though this does mean an extra device to keep charged while on the go. That aside, this comes with some good and some bad points. First the good, the data plan will be contract free and only set you back $20 per month. The bad, you will only be given 1GB of data per month. Let’s just say that you are not going to be streaming Netflix with only 1GB. Another downside is the steep sticker price. Verizon will be offering the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iPad with Wi-Fi for $629.99, $729.99 and $829.99 respectively.

Either way you look at it, this is a huge symbolic shift in the way mobile politics are being played and it definitely foreshadows changes to come. Android and Apple have been very secluded in their own little carrier worlds. AT&T has had the exclusive contract on the iPhone for quite some time. Since the launch of the Motorola Droid, Verizon and the “Droid” campaign have been the dominating Android influence. The Verizon vs. AT&T war has run parallel to the Android vs. Apple war, accentuated by AT&T being the last carrier to get an Android device.

The implications are obvious, the fact is that Verizon and Apple are now officially working together definitely opens the door for the Verizon iPhone 4G early next year. There is a clear partnership and the remaining hurdle is stuffing CDMA specs inside Apple devices. This is something that hasn’t been done yet, but something that will surely come soon. And of course with Verizon getting the iPhone, and other carriers possibly getting the iPhone as well, it makes Android’s competitive landscape in the United States much different.

The Apple & Android showdown has been pretty fun for everyone involved. Not to mention, it’s been great for consumers who are seeing manufacturers and carriers push devices, capabilities, and prices to the limits. With an Apple product being sold within the House That Droid Built, let the games begin!

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Topics: iPad, Tablet, Communications, Apple, Android, Tech News

Stats on The State of The Internet

Posted by Eric Torres

Mar 2, 2010 7:04:00 AM

Individual stats like Facebook passing the 400 million user mark, Twitter hitting 50 million tweets per day, and YouTube viewers watching 1 billion videos per day are impressive on their own, but what if we looked at Internet-related stats collectively? Jesse Thomas did just that in his video State of the Internet.

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Topics: Tech News

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Workstation

Posted by Eric Torres

Jan 7, 2010 11:17:00 AM

In 2010, River Run Computers will be giving you tangible reasons why refreshing your hardware can affect your bottom line. For now, know that new workstations running Windows 7 Health IT Professional will bring you up-to-date with the latest technology, enabling you to truly get more done with less. Here's how:

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Topics: Security, Computer Maintenance, Apps, Tech Support, Tech News

Why XP Will Be Around For A While

Posted by Eric Torres

Oct 2, 2009 7:48:00 AM

With all the excitement surrounding the release of Windows 7, do not feel as though you have to have the latest and greatest when it comes to Operating Systems. I personally like the new Windows 7 OS, and have been running it for quite a while now, but that doesn't mean it's necessary for everybody to upgrade as soon as it is released. Many XP users are doing just fine with what they have, and if XP does what you need it to do, why spend the money? For instance, many organizations plan on delaying the deployment of Windows 7 until the first service pack is released, or slowly as new hardware is purchased. Here are 5 reasons for XP users to hold off on Windows 7, as well as 10 reasons why XP will be around for a while.

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Topics: Microsoft, Tech News

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