Poor Man Backup Using Robocopy, 7Zip and DropBox

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Rather than talking about how important data backups are I thought I would take the time to show you how you can use tools that are free or low cost to automate backups using Dropbox. If you don’t have a Dropbox account then I strongly urge you to grab on and why not since it free for the first 2Gb. By using Dropbox you can access your data from any device that has internet connectivity. However the purpose of this article is to show you just how easy it is to perform backups. Tools Robocopy: is a command-line directory replication …

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QuickPick Is A Launchpad Clone Of OSX Lion

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In the event you have not heard of the LaunchPad to be released within OSX Lion it is a nice feature that bring the iPad style of accessing your application to your MacBook. Apple says, “Launchpad gives you instant access to your apps — iPad style. Just click the Launchpad icon in your Dock. Your open windows fade away, replaced by an elegant, full-screen display of all the apps on your Mac. It takes just a swipe to see multiple pages of apps, and you can arrange them any way you like by dragging icons to different locations or by …

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Product Review: AndroXplorer

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AndroXplorer is an essential application for everyone who owns an Android device. Its natural process is the way for Android users to explore folders and files proficiently. While there are numerous file explorers on the market today each falls short in its own way when it comes to measuring up to AndroXplorer. The fine folks at the AndroXplorer has graciously provided five FREE licenses of AndroXplorer v3, just continue reading for details on how to win. Editions There are two versions available and depending upon your needs they provide two very different feature sets. Version 2 is the free light …

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Diskeeper 2011 Product Contest

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If you recall my Product Review: Diskeeper 2010 from the past it is worth stating that the Diskeeper Corporation has revealed the near future release Diskeeper 2011 which bring a number of great feature to the table that goes a long way in assisting you in keeping those fragmented hard drives under control. The fine folks at the Diskeeper Corporation has graciously provided three FREE licenses of Diskeeper 2011 Home, just continue reading for details on how to win. Diskeeper has always been the de facto standard for tooling surrounding fragmentation in my book and while there are a number …

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Web accessibility educational media

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I have been working on educating myself and tackling the subject of web accessibility for since early 2010. As information  technology  continues  to  evolve  and  embeds  itself  more  and  more  in  our  daily  lives,  it  is  important  that  the  digital   age  account  for  every  individual  when  it  comes  to the  area  of  accessibility. There  are  a  wide  variety  of  disabilities  that  inflict  individuals.  When the needs of this  population  are not  taken  in  account  in software  and  website  design,  it  can be  a  negative  force that restricts access and participation.  Perhaps  those  involved  with  information  technology  planning  and  deployment  should  …

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Product Review: Devart SQL Complete

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If you work with SQL Server databases often then sit back and grab a cup of coffee while I introduce you to a product from Devart called SQL Complete. I can hear what your thinking and you may be asking yourself why should I care if intellisense has long been available in SQL Server 2008? The answer is simple, this product just provides much more options and works better than the out of the box intellisense from Microsoft. Editions Express — a free software which provides basic functionality to speed up typing of SQL queries. (home run for those on …

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