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We are recommending Spiceworks for network monitoring.

Another Tablet from ASUS, getting good reviews.  $400 10” Display, Android Honeycomb OS.  Doubles as a netbook with keyboard dock.

Google Cloud Connect for MS Office allows you to use Google Apps with MS Office documents. More improvements to come.

Apple announces iCloud – store files online to work with your Apple devices.  Try out iCloud now. MobileMe users get credit or refund. More Apple announcements.

Windows 8 Previews: Video  Review

Skype is offering half off on premium calling plans through July.

Top 10 simple privacy tricks everyone should use. More privacy tweaks.
 
Do not install Internet Explorer 9 on a server with Exchange 2010, such as SBS 2011 servers. It causes an Exchange dialog box error.
 
All the world newspapers on a single page. Search for local reporting on world news. http://newspapermap.com

Guide to converting file formats, and useful online tools for conversion.

Automatically expand text in any program using Texter utility. Save time as you work.
 
Google unveils My Places in Google Maps.


SECURITY
LinkedIn privacy policy changes allow more control.
 
Malware found in some Droid Apps
 
Sony's been hacked again, with over a million SonyPictures.com accounts lifted, containing vital personal information like home addresses. Use this tool to see if your email account is one of them.
 
International Monetary Fund hacked.

Senate website hacked.

CIA website hacked.

CitiBank Hacked. About 200,000 customer names, bank account numbers, and contact info were compromised in May.
 
Bank ruled not responsible for letting hackers steal $300k from customer.
 
RSA Security company compromised in March, RSA Secure-ID tokens not secure, and are being replaced after Lockheed Martin got hacked, probably using duplicated Tokens.

Windows updates released  - 9 are rated critical, 7 important.
 
Adobe Reader and Acrobat need updates again. Adobe Advisory. Update when prompted.
 
Java also needs another update to version 6 update 26.  Update when prompted.
 
Update to Google Chrome 12.0.742.91 blog entry
 
VLC Media player needs to be updated to version 1.1.10.


NEWS
Torian Group awarded “2011 Technology Business of the Year” for central California by the Small Business Development Center.
 
Free Lunch Bytes Seminars:



Local Search 
12-1PM June 16th at Fresno Pacific Visalia campus.  Please RSVP – Call us at 733-1940.
Hands on lab to help with getting your business visible on the Internet when people search.
  • Put yourself at the top of the list for local internet searches 
  • Get your business on Google maps, Bing Local 
  • Get set up with Citations - the way you get noticed
 
Facebook
12-1 PM July 21, also at Fresno Pacific Visalia.
  • Get set up on Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media
  • Learn the best tools to manage your social media quickly
  • Measure the results
  • Hands-on lab - you will set up your business
Call us or the Visalia Chamber at (559)734-5876 to reserve your spot


HUMOR
Right click and download picture(s) if it doesn’t show.

http://geoffbleau.com/jokes/ComputerInside.gif Also an amazing Rube Goldberg like contraption.

Tim Torian
Torian, Group, Inc.
http://www.toriangroup.com

     
 

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