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Be the Firm of the Future!

Become A Business Powerhou$e It’s clear, the old days of newspapers on the lawn, noisy calculators, and mountains of folders on desks are quickly fading. Ah yes, the days of sitting down next to a clean, admirable, and well-organized computer are here. Hey, they don’t call it “digital intelligence” for nothing’! Now that e-commerce is here […]

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Email Apps to Mix and Match

There are dozens of email apps out there. You can log into Gmail in your browser, Outlook on a PC, or Apple Mail on a Mac. But they each have their own way of managing your emails. Back in the day, when you downloaded a message, it only lived on the first device that saw it […]

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Clipboard Utilities are the Ultimate Time Saver

Remember Microsoft Office’s “Clippy”? Twenty years ago, the friendly little assistant popped up when you needed help in Microsoft Word and Excel. Much aligned, Microsoft did away with him. But if you paid careful attention, his great little tips and tricks showed you dozens of techniques you wouldn’t discover on your own. I think Clippy is responsible for […]

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travefy travel organizer

I Lava Travefy.com

Hawaii 5-0! A friend recently turned me on to a travel organizer called http://www.travefy.com. It’s a free website that gives you the tools you need to keep track of your travel info and activities. Six of my best friends from college turn 50 this year. They decided to have a 50th birthday party next month: Hawaii 5-0! Ten of us […]

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Tech Evolution

The Tech Evolution Business Revolution

One of the things I love about computer support is that my job never gets old. Computer operating systems and software updates happen almost every day. For the most part, these improvements are wonderful, and helpful. Interestingly, they’re also increasingly invisible. You’ll happily work away, and then find a feature works slightly differently than it did […]

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Master QuickBooks Online from Setup to Tax Time

QBOA for Accountants and Bookkeepers

Over the past few years, my business owner clients have increasingly moved off of QuickBooks Desktop (QBDT) and onto QuickBooks Online (QBO). At first, about 5 years ago, this move could only be made by companies with the simplest of needs. QBO just wasn’t feature-rich enough. But fast forward to today…QBO has become robust. The only […]

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Texting with an 8-Year-Old

My 8-year-old daughter is learning to text. I’m teaching her appropriate use of technology. Here is the funny conversation we had this morning! Carrie was staying home with a cough. I was dropping off her brother at school, then stopping at Safeway to pick up chicken soup, yogurt, and medicine for her. 7:44am Carrie: I’m watching […]

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Pokemon Go

4 Reasons Why Pokemon Go Matters

This article is adapted from betweenwallandmain.com. By now you’ve probably heard of Pokemon Go, the newest smartphone game with unprecedented popularity. And for good reason: it blends a classic cultural phenomenon with cutting-edge technology, creating an engaging activity with positive outcomes. The premise is that you wander around capturing Pokemon critters; after you’ve gained experience, […]

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