10 Time Saving Tech Troubleshooting Tactics

Don’t you hate it when you are in a hurry to meet a deadline and your technology fails you? It happens to everybody but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating.

10 Time Saving Tech Troubleshooting Tactics

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Next time it happens to you, the tactics I share can help you move forward faster. You don’t have to be a geek to do these things, you just have to be willing to try.

Alvin Tedjamulia, CTO at NetDocuments, offers a deep-dive into NetDocuments security, compliance and patented technology. Judge for yourself whether it is secure or not.

Disclosure: I am a Certified NetDocuments Trainer.

My Lollipop (Android 5.0) Upgrade Experience

At lunch on Thursday, November 20, 2014 I got the notice that Lollipop was ready to download on my Nexus 5.

Bottom line: from start to finish it took 38 minutes.

I was on a good LTE connection for the download.

What you can expect along the way:

Download = 479.5 MB, Verifying, Restart & Install, Installing system update with Android characer and blue progress bar at the bottom, Google logo (rebooting), Colored fireflies swirling, Android, Android is upgrading, Optimizing app XX of XXX, Starting apps, Finishing boot.

One thing to noice right away: you now have to swipe to unlock.

Just getting started with it but everything seems to be working great.

WARNING: Multi-factor Authentication Is Not Ready For Mainstream

Heard the horror stories of people like Mat Honan being hacked? Like me you may have even had the “pleasure” of someone compromising your debit card (or worse). Not fun.

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With that in mind, a couple of days ago I was very excited to dive again into Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) and write a really awesome post about how easy and effective it has become. Boy was I wrong. In this post I share with you why I think it’s not worth it (in most cases) and what you can do instead.

iOS 8.1 Gave Me Back Some Space

I upgraded my iPad to iOS 8.1 on Friday, October 24, 2014. After the update, I had 0.3 GB more than I had prior to the update.