Hello. My name is Dewayne Castillo and I am a co-owner of MyBizNow.com which I started over 10 years ago, and founder of San Tan Leads (www.SanTanLeads.com started in June of 2008). I am a tech enthusiast and an artist, strange combination maybe, but it works. I am however, not a writer. If grammar is your thing you will surely be disappointed. I will not be one to make my high school English teacher proud, but I did get a fine art scholarship to the University of Arizona. That's gotta count for something. What you will find here are simply tips, suggestions and my professional opinion to help you navigate through the world of technology (sometimes other stuff too). I hope you enjoy my posts and please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have.
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Me: I lost 60 lbs. while using the computer.
Actor Billy Crystal: “That’s a Backstreet Boy!”
No I was not running sprints around the block with my laptop in hand, and I didn’t really lose 60lbs. This latest read however leads me to believe that maybe that isn't such a crazy thought. Maybe I could lose some weight while working.
I'm sure most of you have seen people using inflated exercise balls as a chair to loose extra pounds and improve posture. But have you ever heard of a “Standing Desk”?
I recently had a customer, John, ask me about Blu-ray movies. He was wondering if it was worth it for him to upgrade to a Blu-ray player for better viewing or was it just all hype to spend more money.
Well I have to tell you, it is worth it, but only if you have a high definition television.
Most people take action immediately after a disaster to try and prevent it from happening again. You hear it time and time again. After a burglary in the home someone decides to get a home monitoring service, or after someone is injured they might sign up with Aflac to help them financially from future injuries. It is one of the worst feelings to tell someone that their data is not recoverable, much less being the one to hear that. Hard drives today are bigger than ever. More pictures, more music, and more files can be devastating to a family if a backup solution is not in place.
No, I am not suggesting that you not use an antivirus on your computer. That would be like asking you to drive a car without auto insurance. Microsoft has an antivirus out now called – Microsoft Security Essentials (we’ll call it MSE for short).
Many of you have not heard of MSE although it has been out for some time in beta, and now full version. The reason you aren’t as familiar with it as other Antivirus programs like Norton 360 or McAfee is that the PC Makers get paid to offer the trials that you get with your fancy new PC.
Microsoft said they will not pay to market a free antivirus so you and I need to spread the word to stop people from wasting their money on the other antivirus programs.
QUESTION: I enjoy reading your tips and tales article. Is there an easy way to "unstick" sticky keys? Thanks!
QUESTION: I'm looking to buy a domain name. Sounds easy enough but it's a lot more complicated than I thought.
QUESTION: I would like to know how to open power point attachments I receive in my e-mail? I do not have power point but would just like to open the attachments.
Recently, Pandora - the online music company along with others have been accused of sharing their customer information with businesses illegally. When Pandora was just subpoenaed by a Federal grand jury, the company Veracode found that the claims are very valid. Is this latest news really new information? Didn't we kind of expect this already? Most companies will say "Please give us all your info: Name, email, phone, address, age, how did you hear about us?, will you be shopping again in the next 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 months?, sign up for our newsletter, would you like to hear about specials from us and *our affilliates?".
I figure that once I give the company the information and the permission for them or their affiliates to contact me, I really can't be unhappy about it. I assume my information is being used to their benefit.
Now I use and love Pandora’s service on my Motorola Droid, on my Samsung Blu-Ray player, and the Motorola Xoom and it helped me eliminate the XM Radio subscription I was paying for in my truck. Now I just play Pandora music wirelessly through my stereo with bluetooth.
If I was going to share a concern I have, my main problem is not with Pandora sharing my information (I think that’s how they offer music so cheap), but with the movie theaters. I do think that if you pay almost 10 bucks per ticket for a movie & seemingly $100,000 for a bucket of popcorn with a box of peanut M&Ms and a drink YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WATCH A COMMERCIAL FOR COCA-COLA, THE NEXT EPISODE OF HOUSE, or anything else. I don't have an issue with the movie previews that are played and honestly they are the one thing that I actually look forward to when I’m at the theater. With that said however, if I have to sit and watch anything other than previews or the movie, then let me watch the movie for FREE just like I do TV.
So next time when someone says that a company is sharing your personal information, ask them “when are we going to do something about the movies?”.