Thursday, October 6, 2011
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
"ICANN has opened the Internet's naming system to unleash the global human imagination. Today's decision respects the rights of groups to create new Top Level Domains (TDLs) in any language or script. We hope this allows the domain name system to better serve all of mankind," said Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN.
We have been talking to our friends and customers about QR Codes. In the process we are trying to help them implement the use of this new technology to extend the reach of their marketing. Using these codes, businesses can connect their print marketing to their web presence.
In case you haven’t heard, Quick response Codes or QR Codes, are a newer generation of barcode technology, that allows for the storage of greater amounts of information than traditional barcodes. One of the significant advantages, and one that has made them extremely popular, is their ability to be read with a smartphone. Anyone can create these QR Codes and add them to their print marketing. The public then can scan them using a variety of free mobile applications like RedLaser or i-nigma.
We can understand businesses using QR Codes for marketing purposes but now, the Royal Dutch Mint have produced a commemorative coin dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Mint. This coin is the first official currency with a QR Code to go into circulation.
Have you seen these QR Codes in any interesting places? Let us know. We would love to hear about where these things are showing up. If you are interested in learning more about how to create or implement QRCs into your business, let us know. We would be happy to help at facebook.com/PDXTech.info
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Hector Ariceaga and Amanda Cox were invited to film an hour of TV for Tualatin Valley Community TV a couple of weeks ago. We were very excited to give it a try and we are very happy to say, it turned-out pretty good.
Our first show covered several topics ranging from Social Media, to Anti-Virus Software, to some Cloud Storage applications. The material is fairly basic but we are receiving positive feedback from viewers, some of which have tech backgrounds. If you are interested, and receive your TV programming via cable in the Portland area, you can find the show airing according to the schedule below. You can also find a complete schedule of programming at http://www.tvctv.org/
Since then, we filmed another episode, talking about Password Security – Strategies and Resources. We will post that schedule as soon as it becomes available.
In the meantime, a big “Thanks!” to Producers Daryl Love and Linda MacCoy, Director Richard Hatch, and the group of volunteers that generously give of their time, and talent, to make the programming at Tualatin Valley Community TV possible.
If you happen to catch the show, drop us a line. We would love to hear from you.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
First American Title has always lead the title industry in innovative and useful resources. Lately they have been promoting a very nifty product they call Head Start Portfolio. It is a collection of information that allows a real estate broker to receive a large amount of information regarding a particular property. [/caption] In the past, a real estate broker had to navigate several websites and make several phone calls to collect this amount of information. Now, with the a click the mouse or by scanning a QR code, she can request the portfolio from the good staff at First American's Property information Division in Portland. Real estate brokers often use the information in the Portfolio to help them in consultation with home-sellers, in order to arrive to the best market positioning in this competitive market.
The Head Start Portfolio includes items such as:
- Site and assessment data
- Open deeds of trust including Notice of Default (if recorder)
- Zoning designation
- Statistical neighborhood report
- Covenants, conditions, & restrictions (if applicable)
- Property-specific utility contacts
First American Title Insurance Company makes no express or implied warranty respecting the information presented and assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. FIRST AMERICAN TITLE is a trademark owned by First American Financial Corporation
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
- Customize your privacy settings so that "Photos and videos I'm tagged in" is set to "Only Me."
- Set your notifications so that you always know when someone tags you in a photo or tags one of your photos. You can control this setting from the "Notifications" tab on the Account Settings page.
- Click "remove tag" when viewing the photo in which you are tag, and don't want to be.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
What is Sendoid?
Sendoid is an on-demand peer to peer transfer system. It makes transferring any size file between two people as simple as clicking a link!
Where do my files go?
Directly to the recipient. The peer link provided after selecting a file connects the recipient directly to your machine. Files never touch or pass through our servers.
Is Sendoid secure?
Sendoid offers security via a 128bit AES encryption algorithm, link obfuscation, and an optional user-set password at the end-point.
Always be cautious when transmitting highly sensitive data over a connection you do not control.
Are there size limits?
Sendoid's web interface limits total transfer size based on the resource availability of your local machine. This tends to be somewhere between 600MB and 1gb. Don't worry, we'll warn you if you try to send or receive a file that is too large.
Very nice alternative to YouSendIt. It doesn't upload the file. Instead, it creates a P2P connection to the file on-demand.
It would be nice if a service like this became mainstream. I hate it when I receive bloated attachments in my inbox. This way one can choose when, and to where to download it.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Kensington KeyFolio - bluetooth keypad and stylus. Search for item 569474 at costco.com. $69.99 from 3/8 to 4/17. Delivered. (not compatible with iPad 2)