Mike Pilley

NASCAR Shuts Down iPhone Application

NASCAR just doesn’t get it when it comes to independently created content. In a move similar to the faceoff between Hasbro and the ever-popular Facebook application Scrabulous, NASCAR has shut down an iPhone application by Michael Stambaugh called iNASCAR.

Convert Word Document into PDF for Free

I got a call from a client who needed to quickly convert a Word document into a PDF, and they really did not want to have to install an additional application to accomplish this task.  I found that Google Docs offers the ability to do just this.  All you need is a Google account.

PC Technician Best Practice: General System Cleaning During Service Call

One of the things I find interesting during second in-home break/fix calls, or a recent follow-up of another technician, is how lazy PC technicians have become when it comes to a general cleaning. I have been in the business for quite a while, and I am amazed at how much positive feedback from after service surveys when doing a general …

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Brighthouse Networks Charging for Home Networking?

Recently, some friends asked me about installing a wireless router on their network.  The need was to get an Xbox 360 connected to Xbox Live.  My friend currently uses a cable connection through Brighthouse Networks, and after doing some research via Google, I was shocked to find time-after-time in multiple areas, Brighthouse Networks is trying …

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Google’s Local Business Center Good for Bakersfield Companies

Bakersfield companies would be wise to take advantage of adding a map listing in Google’s Local Business Center (LBC).  It’s currently free and an easy way to give your company more exposure on the Internet when it comes to mapped searches.  In addition, Google has other new and innovating uses of this data which will …

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