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Change management using Evolven’s IT Operations Analytics

I wrote about techniques for managing change in the data center in early November and referenced some examples of software which can help oversee the process.  One such example was Evolven.  Evolven is designed to track and report change across an array of operating systems, databases, servers, and more to help pinpoint inconsistencies. It can also assist you in preventing issues ... Read More »

Pros and cons of using femtocells

What exactly is a femtocell? The short answer is that a femtocell is a very low-range, low-power base station, able to be deployed in a home, home office or office. It is usually provided by a mobile network operator, and operates in licensed frequency bands.   A small amount of terminology may be of use before we proceed further into ... Read More »

Create iOS apps using Xcode 5’s SpriteKit Game template

Developing a game for Apple mobile devices can be as fun and challenging as playing the game. The latest iteration of Xcode includes an updated SpriteKit for game developers. In addition, Xcode 5 includes a new SpriteKit Game project template (Figure A) that comes with the beginnings of a 2D arcade-style game. Figure A When a project is created using ... Read More »

Simulate a cellular network over Wi-Fi using Android’s emulator

While it would be wonderful for developers and users if everywhere we went our cell phones were connected to screaming fast Wi-Fi, the reality is quite different. There are times we are lucky to have 3G or even EDGE (shudder) connectivity. As responsible Android developers, it is our obligation to ensure the applications we create behave at least reasonably well ... Read More »

Create web ads using Flite’s Design Studio HTML5

  Design Studio HTML5 / Image: Flite   Flite’s new Design Studio HTML5 is an online tool for creating web ads and appears to be a direct competitor to Google’s Web Designer. I’ve reviewed Google Web Designer, so I wanted to give Design Studio HTML5 a go as well. Here’s how to use the tool, along with my thoughts on whether I recommend it. All ... Read More »

Share and collaborate via SkyDrive using this road map

  Collaborating on the same document used to be a tedious and sometimes painful process of distributing and then comparing returned files. Nowadays collaborating is easy if you have access to the cloud. Specifically, Office 2010 and 2013 make it easy to share documents on SkyDrive, where others can view and edit the document. You can also share Office 2003 ... Read More »

Regain hard disk space by using Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 7 and 8.x

  Image: iStock/kynny   Disk Cleanup’s new feature called Windows Update Cleanup is standard in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and was added to Windows 7 by an update that was made available in October 2013. The Windows Update Cleanup feature is designed to help you to regain valuable hard disk space by removing bits and pieces of old Windows ... Read More »

Set up a PC as a kiosk using Windows 8.1’s Assigned Access

At one time or another, you have probably thought about setting up a PC to work like a kiosk, where the PC is locked down so a user can only perform a single function. While it’s possible to do so in versions of Windows prior to 8.1, it involves editing the registry and dedicating the PC solely to the task ... Read More »

10+ dos and don’ts for using Office templates

    Templates are one of Office’s least used and most misused features. Office templates aren’t particularly intuitive, and misunderstandings regarding their proper use hinder users. On the other hand, once users finally get it right and experience an increase in productivity, they’re hooked. These tips will help you generate and apply templates correctly. This article focuses on user templates. ... Read More »