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Technology Review

Annual Technology Review Technology review time!  January is an excellent time to think about the advances in technology that you’ve made over the past year and what you want to accomplish in the coming year. Start by thinking about the changes you’ve made in 2012 and what the benefits are.  When you take stock, you’ll find […]

The 10,000 Most-Used Passwords – Upgrade Yours for Security!

10,000 Most-Used Passwords Simple passwords are a bad idea.  It’s one thing if you have a simple password to log onto your computer at home (still not a good idea).  It’s quite a different thing to have a simple password to get into your e-mail… or your Amazon account… or your bank!! There are two […]

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Android Voice Commands

In my last post, I urged Android users (all phone users, really) to go hands-free in their vehicles. In this post, I’ll give you some Android voice commands to use with your Android (Google-type) phone. These are from Google’s Android site. To use these commands, you need to use the “Voice Search” app. Be careful […]

Go Hands-Free… PLEASE

Setting up Bluetooth and effectively using your phone hands-free is easy. Please do it for your own safety and the safety of others. I try to minimize my cell phone use while driving. When I do, I use it hands-free. Here’s how I set it up. I bought a suction cup bracket that holds my […]

Back To School

Yes, like Rodney Dangerfield, I’m back to school.  When you’re an IT guy, school never really ends. It doesn’t matter if you get a degree in computer science and have a 4.0 GPA – In about 10 years, much of what you’ve learned will be outdated. I should have my Cisco certification in just over a year. […]

We’ve moved to larger offices!

Mullarky Business Systems has moved to larger offices at this location: Mullarky Business Systems, LLC 11933 W Burleigh St Suite 204 Wauwatosa, WI 53222 It’s on Burleigh, just West of Hwy 45, across the street from Lowe’s and the JC Penney outlet. Feel free to stop in and check out the new office – just […]

Mullarky. What’s In a Name?

Yes, my name is Mullarky, and yes, I’m familiar with the expression “Full of Mularkey”. So what’s up with the name anyway? Well, it’s an Irish name, though not a popular one. If you go to Irish Fest and they’re selling things with Irish surnames, you won’t find Mullarky. You may find Malarkey, and even that […]

Springtime!

In Springtime, a young man’s fancy turns to…. Drag Racing! I’m one of those annoying people who actually like snow. I like to snowmobile and downhill ski. This winter was very disappointing. Even so, I’m loving our early Spring weather. My friends and I are using Springtime to get our cars ready for summer. We’re […]

Do you have a lousy email address?

I’ve met a number of small business owners who are using a lousy email addresses. For example, let’s say Bob Smith runs Bob’s Bait Shop. His web site is www.bobsbaitshop.com and his email address is bsmith98@yahoo.com. Or, worse yet, his email address is bsmith98@sbcglobal.net. What’s wrong with this? Why is it a lousy email address?  Well, […]