Apple watch – The game changer

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applewatchI’m a big fan of apple products.  I have ipads, iphones, macbook pros and ipods.  Apple is the company that seems to always show up at the party late but always leaves the party as the most popular person there.  Even though they may not have the best product there.

I don’t think that OSX is the best OS in the world.  I think that Windows does alot of things better.  So ...

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FIX – OS X YOSEMITE mail.app The Exchange Server “null” is not responding

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I love my MAC. With the introduction of Hand Off I wanted to be able to move between

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my Rivit Mail on my iphone to my Rivit Mail on my MAC workbook pro.  Easy enough – Right?   Not if your an office365 or exchange user.

Handoff currently only works with the OS X mail.app.  Outlook doesn’t support it yet.  Maybe when Microsoft gets around to updating Mac Office (come ...

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Blackberry Continues its plummett

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OK… So its been a long time since I Blogged.  Its actually a good thing.  Things have been incredibly busy at Rivit.  We’ve been migrating more clients to Microsoft every month.  Our forecast is looking good.  Thank you to all of our customers!

This morning I was reading the Newspaper and saw an article on Blackberry.  The news last week was that Blackberry continued to slide even after they released their new phones.  In fact they had lost 4 million subscribers ...

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Just got my Iphone 5

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Iphone 5So I just got my Iphone 5.  Yup, I’m a Apple junky.   Ipad’s, Ipod touches, Macbook Pro, Nano’s, and Iphone are all over my office and house.   I sidestepped the jump to the 4S.  Didn’t think that Siri or a faster process was significant enough to make the jump.  But when the 5 was announced I jumped on the list with my service provider.  1 month later I get ...

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iPad – 3 years later

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In May, 2010 I picked up my first Ipad.  It was a first generation model.  32gb.  I bought it so that we could start expanding our mobile offering at metalogic.  My vision was to provide Insurance industry applications for the Ipad.

So here we are.  Three years later.  My Ipad has gotten daily use.  Its been charged over 1000+.  Its been taken on trips.  Its been used in meetings.  Its been used to read books, watch movies, play games, develop mind ...

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Microsoft didn’t kill Wordperfect – Novell Did…. Sounds Like history is ready to repeat itself.

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wordperfect LogoAn outstanding anti-trust suit existed against Microsoft on whether they had acted inappropriately in aiding in the demise of Wordperfect.  Microsoft took action and asked for the case to be closed.  The judge in the case found that it was not the actions of Microsoft that killed Wordperfect.  It was the actions, or rather, the inaction of Novell that killed the product.

At the time that Windows98 had been released, ...

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Domino Social Edition – Hype?

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I’ve been looking at all the hype around the Domino Social Edition and trying to understand its positioning.  Coming out of Lotusphere I saw this as a way for IBM to slow the leak.  Inevitably, lack of position in the market would lead companies to migrate away from Domino.  Mail would be first.  Applications soon after.   One of the biggest inhibitors to migrating away from Domino is how to get rid of the applicaitons.  If I can’t get rid ...

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Social Experiment – a bust…

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So I was forced to go with out my Iphone.  I was resolved to go Old School.  It was tough.  I heard phantom rings and vibrations.  I kept checking my pockets so that I could get my Iphone and check for email.  But by the third day I started feeling good.  The sense of urgency to life was gone.  I spent more time getting things done, meeting with people face to face, actually being engaged in a conversation with out ...

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My Social Experiment – Status so far….

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If you read my Blog yesterday than you know that I’m “smartphoneless”.  My smartphone stopped working and I can’t get a replacement for a couple of days. So I’ve decided to rough it and go with out one.  I’ve decided to go old school and do things that way we used to do them.

Now I didn’t just lose my smartphone… I lost my Iphone.  That’s a huge difference.  TheMissing Iphone ...

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Xbox 360 – Microsoft’s Trojan Strategy win’s the battle for the living room

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I’m an avid Gamer.  I’m a true Xbox fan, spending many hours playing Gears of War or Call of Duty.   But years ago I also recognized the Xbox strength as a Media Center.    I have a vast library of media that includes Music, photos and video that I share to my Xbox driven family room.  In recent years we’ve had to augment the entertainment unit with PS3’s and Wii’s but everyone still prefers to use the Xbox.

Well it seems I’m ...

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