Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Try Office 2007 For Free
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Schein Buys an Island...
Monday, June 26, 2006
Messenger Live Plus! is Released
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Remove the Ads
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Patterson Digital Photography
Patterson and Dental Learning Centers team up to offer comprehensive, high-tech equipment solution
Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. and Dental Learning Centers (DLC) have partnered to supply dental offices with a complete digital photography solution, the Canon DentalFoto Digital Camera Kit.
The Canon DentalFoto Digital Camera Kit is optimized through custom programming and a proprietary lens extension manufactured by DLC to assist dentists in achieving accurate and professional photos that are ideal for patient case photos. Precise and lightweight, the Canon PowerShot A620 camera offers 7.1 megapixels, weighs slightly more than 12 ounces and features a 4X optical zoom.
The complete kit includes the Canon PowerShot A620 camera, proprietary lens extension, close-up lens set, lens cap, two sets of rechargeable batteries and a trickle battery charger. The kit also includes three Secure Digital memory cards, a card reader/writer, custom aluminum carrying case and dental photography manual.
"As advancements in digital photography continue, it is important for dentists and their staff to be equipped with this powerful, easy-to-use tool for educating and caring for their patients," states Patterson Technology Marketing Manager Anne Mansfield. "The DentalFoto Digital Camera Kit offers a simple solution for dental offices, allowing them to purchase an integrated dental photography system with one easy step."
For more information about Patterson Dental or the DentalFoto Digital Camera Kit, call 1-800-873-7683 or contact a local Patterson Technology Representative.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Stumble On Over
Thursday, June 22, 2006
100 Best Products
1. Engadget. If you like gadgets (and who doesn't?), this daily blog has tons of great articles on the latest and greatest gadgets.
2. Mionet. A very simple, yet powerful, remote access and file sharing tool.
3. Thinkfree. An online Microsoft Office competitor that allows you to work with Office documents.
Fell free to check the others out; there are many gems.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Keeping Tabs on Your Team
Every state has requirements about whether you can install this type of software without telling your employees, but my personal recommendation is to tell them and use it as a deterrent.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Online Progress Notes
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Free Ways to Do Work on the Web
Friday, June 16, 2006
G2 Goes Beta
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Patterson Ups the Ante
Patterson Dental Supply Offers 100 Percent Software Rebate
Qualifying customers receive software at no charge after rebate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (June 13, 2006) Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. announces a 100 percent Patterson EagleSoft software rebate to customers who purchase both Patterson EagleSoft and CAESY patient education software.
Increased from the previous 60 percent rebate, the 100 percent Patterson Plussm Software Rebate for Patterson EagleSoft is now available to qualifying Patterson Plus Gold customers who purchase EagleSoft and CAESY Enterprise and remain an active customer throughout the rebate term. Patterson Plus Silver customers will still receive a 30 percent EagleSoft software rebate.
The Patterson Plus Software Rebate program was established in 2004 to provide additional cost-effective ways for Patterson customers to run their businesses.
"Quite simply, offering our customers a 100 percent EagleSoft software rebate is a cost-effective, efficient way of doing business," says Patterson Vice President of Marketing John Bettencourt. "We at Patterson are excited to be able to reward Patterson Plus Gold customers with this offer as a way to implement new technology and continuously improve their practices."
Rebates are divided equally over a period of three years, and customers must maintain their Patterson Plussm commitments for the three years of the rebate plan.
For more information about the 100 percent Patterson Plus Software Rebate, contact a local Patterson Technology Representative or visit www.eaglesoft.net.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Mama's Got a Squeezebox
Monday, June 12, 2006
Dual Boot Vista
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Top 10 Free Programs
Friday, June 09, 2006
1. Tech Support seems to be either on an extended vacation or is simply no longer answering calls. We're hearing reports of folks being out on hold for hours at a time and nobody ever answers.
2. There are also a few reports that they have decided to drop their Speedvision software and will return to Apteryx or some other program. Due to the proprietary nature of Speedvision, there may not be any way to convert existing images into another program.
Again, these are just reports we are hearing from some of their users, but if you are considering their system, caveat emptor for now.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Here is a list of the top 10 tips to keep your system secure.
1. Antivirus software: This is obvious, but too important to skip - install a good antivirus package, and update it regularly. If you don't have enough money for a good antivirus, try a reputable free solution; there are many available (Grisoft AVG, Avast, and Antivir, for example). Remember to keep the real-time protection ON at all times. For lazy people like me, it is also a good idea to schedule a weekly virus scan of your local hard drives.
2. Anti-spyware. Never be shy about running anti-spyware tools. It doesn't always make you a wimp (unless you install a spyware infected anti-spyware). For starters, just go to any download site (even download.com will do) and browse the top spyware scanners list. More often than not, you'll find some decent ones. Update the definition files of your spyware scanner too. It runs on the same principle as your antivirus software, so whatever schedule you keep for one, do the same for the other.
3. Encryption is your friend: Encryption is good for a lot of things, and isn't just for corporations anymore. If you think building secure containers or encrypting drive volumes is overkill, just use any good encryption product which uses a secret key algorithm, and encrypt your *secret* documents. Use a strong key, and do not, I repeat, DO NOT write the key on a sticky note and paste it on your monitor. It not only makes you look like a dork, but also defeats the purpose of encryption.
4. Passwords are good. Many people keep a single, easy to remember password for everything. This is a bad practice. First, have unique passwords for everything, and make them difficult to guess. If you can't remember them all, use a password manager, and make sure the master password for your password database is very strong. Remember, the chain starts there.
5. Build your firewall. You may have heard of them, but you probably don't use them properly. Whatever kind of network connection you have, use a firewall. It is good to know which programs are accessing the network, which users are doing it, and exactly what is using the resources on your computer. With any decent firewall, you can set up highly flexible rules for each and every classification of packets in and out of your computer.
6. Patch your system. Patch, patch, patch up your system. Keep up to date with the latest security patches your software vendor dishes out. A lot of people ignore this advice, thinking somebody would really have to be driven to exploit your computer, and someone always is. Prevention is better than a cure.
7. Can that spam! Be careful of what you subscribe to. If you still have a perverse to give your email address to every site you visit, create a trash account you only use for newsletters and other inane stuff.
8. Batten the hatches! If you do not have a need for services like SMTP and Telnet, why not close them? Stopping services you don't use frees up resources (like memory) on your computer, and also makes your system that much harder to communicate with without your knowledge.
9. Clear your cookies and cache. If you're really big on privacy and stuff, always remember to clean out your browser cache and all the cookies. If you are so inclined, you may also want to clean up your other tracks like history and recently used documents. There are a lot of freely available tools which do the cleanup work for you.
10. Knowledge is power. The last tip is to use your common sense. Remember, security is a mind game. If you are unsure about something, read up on it. Be proactive in your approach to it. Read a lot of security news and educate yourself, and if possible sign up with a decent security newsletter.