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Podcast 1834: Social Etiquette on the Social Media

Minding your “P’s” & “Q” Online

Steven Fox has worked for years in the government side of the cybersecurity, and now leads security efforts for an internationally renowned technology company.  In this podcast, we discuss the principles of proper netiquette and what the cost of misbehaving online can be.…


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Podcast 1818 5-4-18 The Gary, Ed and Cal Show and Caston Thomas


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Podcast 1644 Data Mining, Cyberbullying and Flash Delivery


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Family Reunion Special Look Back at 2015


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Special: Drone Laws…Zoo Sustainability…Data Center Debates and More!


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Special: Live 3-5PM Sat. 12/12 Shop Local and Rocket Fiber


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Microsoft delivers Google Chrome Office add-on

Microsoft has finally provided a Google Chrome add-on that allows users to access the Microsoft Office online service.  The small extension adds an icon to Chrome that when clicked exposes the most recently-edited documents in OneDrive or OneDrive for Business; lets the user create a new document in the browser-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote or Sway; and open locally-stored documents.

Read more of Gregg Keizer, Computer World, article


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Visual Compass Scores an Emmy!

Full crew Emmy night small
(left to right) Megan Alexa, Alice Bate, Vince Chmielewski, Eddie Fritz, Courtney Jones, Brandy Deming & Kady Jesko

The Visual Compass crew proudly surrounds director Eddie Fritz and his coveted Emmy Award.

Fritz’  Emmy awarded video- Visual Compass Field Guide: Navigating The Digital Landscape was entered in the Graphic Arts category.

Visual Compass, is a web design, development, marketing and multimedia company based in Ypsilanti, MI founded by Vince Chmielewski.


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Free first aid for a wide range of Windows ills

Fred Langa

By Fred Langa on June 11, 2015

Did you know that Microsoft offers over 500 automated, online solutions for common problems you might encounter with Windows software and hardware?

And that’s on top of the dozens of always-available troubleshooting tools built into Windows 7 and Windows 8.

I’m sure most Windows users are unaware of the breadth and depth of fix-it apps and troubleshooters available for free from Microsoft. As the LangaList Plus columnist, I thought I was on top of that topic. But even I had no idea that there are now over 500 solutions at our fingertips. Wow!

Full article in Windows Secrets Newsletter


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