Upgrading to Windows 10 – A Smooth Experience

For the past couple of months Microsoft has been urging me to upgrade my various PCs, tablets and workstations to Windows 10.  I finally relented and made the upgrade on a couple of tablets, virtual machines and a workstation.  All of the installations were completed using Cox highspeed internet (150 mbps) from the Cloud. ForContinue reading “Upgrading to Windows 10 – A Smooth Experience”

Adding Skype SIP Line to Polycom VVX410

Recently a client asked about adding a Skype SIP line into their existing Polycom VVX410 VOIP telephone.  The client already uses OnSip as their virtual PBX.  They wanted to add Skype capabilities to their conference room. I found no documentation at Polycom or on Google searches.  So for future reference here is how I addedContinue reading “Adding Skype SIP Line to Polycom VVX410”

Foscam – Windows has blocked this software because it can’t verify the publisher.

Anyone who has purchased a Foscam camera in the past couple of years has undoubtedly experienced the Windows Internet Explorer Add-on Installer Security Warning.  Here are the exact steps to get around it on Windows 8.  This blog entry will teach you how to manually expand the FSIPCam.cab file so you can manually install theContinue reading “Foscam – Windows has blocked this software because it can’t verify the publisher.”

Which Vacation Rental Service is Best? A Comparison of HomeAway, AirBnB and FlipKey

One of our clients, a property management company, recently ventured into the vacation rental market.  Based on our work with another client and personal experience we made recommendations on various vacation rental services they should use.  When I travel, I prefer to stay in a vacation rental versus a hotel for longer stays or whenContinue reading “Which Vacation Rental Service is Best? A Comparison of HomeAway, AirBnB and FlipKey”

Router Adware Malicious Hack causes Appimart Codec Nightmare

Recently my Chrome and Internet Explorer applications have been making unprompted requests to update the codecs (related to a website called appimart) and my tablet based internet monitoring tool was blocking additional request for information. I use several adware detection tools and very aggressive anti-virus and firewall protection. It was stumping me where this problemContinue reading “Router Adware Malicious Hack causes Appimart Codec Nightmare”

Private Email Services Division Re-Launches Service

PORTLAND, ME – MAY 1, 2014 – Madison Connections officially announced the re-launch of its popular electronic mail services.  The re-launch includes several new trademarks, service marks and are protected by pending patents.  The electronic email service will operate under the Private Email Services division of the corporation.  The initial electronic mail portals are aimed at consumerContinue reading “Private Email Services Division Re-Launches Service”

Network Tool Upgrade

Today, my old RJ45 Cat5 crimp tool died after too many crimp attempts finally caused its mechanism to give out.  So I drove to my local electronic parts distributor to find a replacement.  From past experiences of easily breaking the plastic tools with my vise-like grip, I knew that I wanted a metal construction withContinue reading “Network Tool Upgrade”

Thoughts on and following the Consumer Electronic Show

In early January I flew to Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show.  Despite the tough economic times and rumors that attendance was down, the show floor was a bustling place.  Overall there was a lot of excitement around big tickets items such as sub-inch thick televisions, netbooks and 3D television.  I’d say theContinue reading “Thoughts on and following the Consumer Electronic Show”

SOHO Document Management Systems

This month I was preparing to write on the wonders of the free web tools available from Google and other vendors.  The review of essential freeware is going to have to wait until next month.   This month I had an opportunity to research the various types of document management systems available for home andContinue reading “SOHO Document Management Systems”