Category Archives: Software

Programming

Programming should not be a scary thing. Learning to write code is a great way to really begin to understand computers. I started writing coed years ago because at that time there were not many programs out that would do what we wanted them to do for our business. When I took my first computer managers job for a private school I used my coding skills to take a work process from 5 days down to 5 minutes. Coding allows you to become a problem solver. If you work for any company in the field of IT it will bring … Continue reading

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Clean Your Computer So It Runs Faster

Your computer needs to be treated just as you treat your car. You need to preform regular maintenance on your computer. I heard that there was a tool that has been being sold for about $20.00. You don’t need to buy anything. There are so many FREE tools on the Internet that will clean your computer and get raid of all the junk from your machine. I am asked over and over by everyone. “How does this stuff get onto my computer?” Remember these words of wisdom. When you or your kids play these so called FREE games on the … Continue reading

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Chrome Box

This little guy will do so much for you and do it fast! The ASUS Chromebox $159.00 is a powerful little desktop computer. I have been running one of these and doing all of my computing with it. Why is it so different? It does not run Windows or OSX. It runs only the Chrome Operating System. And it is only getting better and more powerful. There are now stand alone application. I have found FREE photo editors, remote desktop programs, money programs. And yes you have all of the powerful Office application, Docs, Spread Sheets and Presentation software. You … Continue reading

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Online Office Applications

If there is one thing that I have found out over my years of computers is that the file you want never seems to be reachable. While that is all changing with the help of a little catch phase “The Cloud”. Many schools are turning to either Google Apps or Office 365. These online services allow you to work on documents, spreadsheets and presentations where ever and from what ever computer or device you might be working on. Look back to not that long ago we all carried flash drive or thumb drives. Did you ever get the sick feeling … Continue reading

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Syncing Folders and Files Across Clouds

  I was thinking this morning, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to sync or upload your files or folders to the cloud without having to go into each service or folder to do so? Let’s face it. If you are like me you might have more then one cloud based storage service. Google Drive, Drop Box, iCloud or OneDrive, you might even have some that I don’t. But if you have any of these what do you use them for? The second part of my issue is that I have files and folders all over the place. My thought … Continue reading

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Learn Elements 12 And More

I have been putting in many hours working on my new training site that I have been telling everyone about JTC LEARNING. I built this site to enable me to setup easy to follow courses on topics such as Photography, Computers and Podcasting. If you tried to signup in the past and were having trouble it was because of the way the site was processing orders. For some reason it was not processing them at all. GOOD NEWS! The site JTC LEARNING is now running and processing your orders. You can now signup for learning Photoshop Elements 12 from importing … Continue reading

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What is a Podcast?

A Podcast is an online radio show. Most podcasts that you will find online are FREE. Podcasts are created and produced by people just like you. Someone sitting in front of a computer with an idea. We connect a microphone to the computer and use a free software program to record our thoughts and we begin recording. Podcasts are the thoughts of someone with something to share. Most of the time it is some form of learning. If I have an expertise and want to share what I know with the world. I can create a podcast and share my … Continue reading

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Browser Wars

If you have been into computers for as long as I have you will remember that we had a browser war back in the 90’s. At the time there were two players Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. The reason this war started in the first place was because Bill Gates from Microsoft said that the Internet was just a fad and in a few years would go away. Until he began to watch Netscape Navigator’s bottom line profits go through the roof. Then old Bill doing what he did best decided he would steal the market share and make everyone … Continue reading

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Web Protection

Sometimes we need protection from our actions.  I often have clients ask me, “What did I do wrong, why do I keep getting all of this bad stuff on my computer?” The answer to this statement is simple. You don’t have to do anything wrong. Your kids might also be the best kids in the world and look at nothing wrong. The truth is advertising companies are sneaky. They have ways of installing adware and spyware onto your computer without you knowing about it. It is funny that we see this practice effecting only Windows computers. This is because there … Continue reading

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Kids Programming

That is correct, as most schools are still teaching keyboarding and spread sheets our school is teaching kids to program! We have worked hard and transformed our business / keyboarding class into a modern times 21st century classroom. If you work for a school or if you run a district and would like to move your district into the future and out of the 1900’s contact me and together we can work on a plan to move your kids into the future. We have our students programming in “Scratch” this is a free web based programming interface created and supported … Continue reading

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