Apple You DIDN’T Invent the App Store!

By Michael Robertson of Lindows/Linspire Apple is making a preposterous claim to the trademark office that they invented the app store concept and name and they’re asking a Judge to stop Amazon from even using the words “app store”. It’s baffling why such a phenomenal company who is trouncing the competition needs to resort to underhanded legal tactics, but I want to set the record straight that Apple neither invented the concept nor the term.…

SOLVED! How to Use TWO BES Accounts on ONE Blackberry

Blackberry OS6 Can Do it?  Nope, it can’t.  I read that OS6 was supposed to support 2 BES accounts (and possibly more) on a single OS6 device but that was apparently incorrect.    Fortunately it is quite easy to add more than one BES accounts to your blackberry running OS5 or OS6.   How To Add A Second BES Account to Your Blackberry: Here is the nut of it, you can only activate a single…

How to EASILY Create Videos From Still Pictures and Video Clips

I recently completed a Lunch & Learn on how to EASILY take any number of still photos / graphics and add it to video clips to make a single video using just FREE Microsoft software. The primary tool is Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 and this course covers: preparation adding and editing still pictures and video’s finding free music, adding it to the video and editing the background music pushing the resulting video to YouTube.com The…

Things to Consider When Selecting a Phone System in a Post Nortel World

NORTELS DEAD: What are you going to do now? It used to be so easy to choose a quality phone system that would last 15+ years with almost no maintenace, but then Nortel went Bankrupt. In 2006 Nortel (Bell Canada) had 82% of the North American corporate phone market, was huge in Chinese Goverments and popular everywhere else in the world.  By 2011 Nortel had 52% of the North American market for corporate phone systems.  Nortel (soooo…

SSD and RAID, What You NEED to Know

Originally, this post was titled:  “If you are planning on putting a couple of SSD drives in a RAID 1 (Mirror), don’t.” but after many more hours of calls to Intel and pages of reading I can safely say: “If you are planning on putting a couple of SSD drives in a RAID 1,5,6,10…, go right ahead!” THE PROBLEM WITH ‘TRIM’: SSD’s perform two writes for every one you ask them to do.  The first write, wipes…

Exchange 2007: How to Search For And Export Mail Filtered By Sender

Soooo, your company is suing someone, or being sued, and you’ve been told find all of the mail [email protected] sent to [email protected]r-domain.com and they want you to do it without letting either party know. No problem if you are running Exchange 2007! Give yourself FULL ACCESS permission to the mailbox in question using Exchange Command Shell, like this:Get-Mailbox -Identity <mailbox-to-search-export> | Add-MailboxPermission -User <your-username> -AccessRights FullAccess Run the export command, like this:Export-Mailbox –Identity <[email protected]> -TargetMailbox <[email protected]> -TargetFolder <anything-you-like> –SenderKeywords [email protected]

New Full Service Domain Registration and Web Hosting Service

Up & Running has always provided high quality web and email hosting for clients in the Calgary region, but with our new partnership we have migrated to a new hosting platform.  We now provide FULL line of web services on higly redundant server farm with FREE 24 hour real person, NORTH AMERICAN based, support. Web Hosting Email Hosting Domain Registration SSL Certificates WordPress Hosting We do it all! Click HERE for our pricing and full service line…

Top 50 Passwords… Don’t Use These

Recently a popular website (gawker.com) had their user account database hackaed and 1.25 million encrypted accounts were “stolen”.  The hacker then descrypted 185,000 of them and posted them for all to see.    Most people trying to steal your data or money will often use a computer program to guess at your passwords using what is most common.   Below is a listing of the top 50 most common passwords at Gawker (and no doubt, in…

Use Enterprise Activation with Just a BIS Service Account (i.e. not a BES Service Account)

“BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express enables businesses of any size to quickly and easily get started with the BlackBerry solution. It provides advanced BlackBerry smartphone features with no additional software or user license fees, and works with any Internet-enabled BlackBerry data plan or a BlackBerry enterprise data plan.” http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/business/server/express/ ok… but how.  Over the Air (OTA) activation only shows up in OPTIONS, ADVANCED, ENTERPRISE ACTIVATION if you have a BES account.  The solution to use DESKTOP…

SOLVED: HyperV Error: A Virtual Disk Provider for the specified file was not found

I recently blew an hour trying to attach a VHD inot a HyperV on a new Server 2008 R2 64Bit Standard server but received “A Virtual Disk Provider for the specified file was not found” which was not cool. The solution was a small registry change as documented http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2013544 Solution: 1)    Start Registry Editor. 2)    Visit the following registry key: “HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesFsDepends” 3)    Under the “FsDepends” key, change REG_DWORD value “Start” from “3” to “0” 4)    Restart the computer…

SOLVED: BlackBerry Can Not See Messages Sent to Inbox SubFolders by Outlook Rules

When emails are sorted on arrival into folders by Outlook 2007 rules, they do not appear on a BlackBerry. If, using Outlook, the emails are moved manually into subfolders, the messages do appear on the BlackBerry. The solution is to have the user (or you signing in as the user) surf to the BlackBerry WebDesktop which you can usually find at https://YourBesServersHostName:3443/webdesktop .  Click the EMAIL SETTINGS tab, then the REDIRECTION FOLDERS menu item (on…

The Work World of 2020 Will be Loose Fitting

From HP & Gartner Group We’re always trying to see into the future, imagining what our world will look like, ten, twenty, a hundred years from now.  In August 2010, industry analysts Gartner, Inc. released their predictions for changing trends in the way we will work over the next ten years to 2020 – and, though they may sound futuristic, don’t forget: ten years ago, you had an analogue mobile phone which could only be…

Proximity Marketing Coming To A Cell Phone Near You… or On You :)

By: Brian Jackson ITWorldCanada   …Proximity marketing involves sending an advertsement to an individual when they get close enough to one fixed spot. Mac’s Convenience will use Bluetooth dongles to push coupons to consumers’ smartphones in a bid to boost sales in convenience stores.  Canadians that walk into a Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. location later this year might look up and glance an ad for a refreshing cola on a large digital signage display as…

NetFlix Now Using 25% of Internet Traffic at Peak Times

This 4 minute X3 video discusses Qualcomm and Android replacing Intel and Windows (which is not actually going to happen any time soon) and more interestingly that NetFlix is now consuming 25% of North American internet bandwidth during peak TV watching hours in the early evening. Share This With Your Friends Now: