What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Stay in Vegas – It Predicts the Next Five Years of Tech If you think Caesars Palace and The Venetian Hotel are glitzy and audacious, you should check out the Samsung, Sony and LG booths at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. After spending a few days… Continue reading A Peek at the Future of Tech from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Category: Tech & Gadgets
Will the new iPad Pro leave my MacAir obsolete?
Let me start off by saying that I love the new iPad Pro. I’ve gotten used to its large size and I’m in love with the pen and the keyboard. But before I can tell you whether it’ll replace my MacAir, let me share some a few observations after a month or so of day… Continue reading Will the new iPad Pro leave my MacAir obsolete?
Organizing 54,265 Photos
You know those annoying people always getting their kids or friends to line up and smile – I am one of them – I am a proud photo nerd. But since no one is going to confuse my photography skills with those of Ansel Adams, I’ve worked hard to fine tune my other photographic skills… Continue reading Organizing 54,265 Photos
9 Things I’ve Learned That Will Turn Your Inbox Into a Power Tool
I’ve been around email most of my life. My first company, Da Vinci Systems, was one of the world’s biggest providers of desktop email. When I joined Silverpop more than a decade ago, we created one of the first turnkey, rich-media email marketing applications. Even today, as Silverpop has evolved to enable dialogs across every… Continue reading 9 Things I’ve Learned That Will Turn Your Inbox Into a Power Tool
Read This If You’ve Been Hacked (or Want To Avoid It)
It started with an email from a friend of mine. The message said, “check out this article” and had a normal looking link to nbcnews.com. Just as I was about to click on the link, I spotted something. I picked up the phone and called my friend. “Buddy, you’ve been hacked”. My friend had clicked on a… Continue reading Read This If You’ve Been Hacked (or Want To Avoid It)
How to Spot Malicious Emails
I’ve spent a good part of my career in and around email. I’ve learned a bit about what separates legitimate email from that nasty stuff sent by bad guys trying to hack into your online life. Like locks on your house, email security technology isn’t perfect but it definitely makes it harder for bad guys… Continue reading How to Spot Malicious Emails
My Virus Checker Will Keep Me Safe, and Other Internet Security Myths
No, Bill Gates is not going to give you a free trip to Disney World if you forward this blog post to 100 people. While the Bill Gates thing is clearly fake, the internet is full of mythology and people regularly act on stuff that defies common sense. Unfortunately, even for something as important as… Continue reading My Virus Checker Will Keep Me Safe, and Other Internet Security Myths
Converting 8mm Film Into Digital Video
It all started in 2010 when my mother decided to surprise me with DVDs of some old 8mm film my father had shot. She found a local firm that promised to digitize all of her 8mm films into DVDs, complete with menus and background music. She dropped off the movies hoping to have them completed… Continue reading Converting 8mm Film Into Digital Video