Author Archives: Anthony

Summer Reading 2.0 – An E-Reader Review

Labor Day may be just around the corner, but there are hopefully plenty of quality beach days remaining. For many, a trip to the beach is not complete without packing a good book to read for the day. Whether it is assigned summer reading for school, or the latest Grisham thriller, paging through a new […]
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Top Secret – SCIF Tents

Ever wish you had more privacy to make a personal phone call on the run? We’ve all been there. Imagine what kind of privacy would be needed if you were talking to foreign dignitaries or military personnel about top secret military operations, like the recent one in Pakistan? For moments like that, President Obama, like […]
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Top 5 Benefits of Windows 7

New Taskbar: This is one of the most visible changes in Windows 7. The Quick Launch toolbar is gone. A user can now ‘pin’ applications to the toolbar (Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer are here by default). Applications are now launched and managed from the toolbar. All open windows of a given application will be grouped together under a single icon. A user can simply hover over this icon to get a thumbnail sized live look-in to each window, a feature known as “Aero Peek”. While this may take some getting used to, we really like that it organizes windows [...]
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Technology Spotlight: How TV Strike Zones Work

As the Phillies prepare to make another run at the World Series, TVs throughout the Delaware Valley will no doubt be tuning in to follow along. One thing viewers can expect to see shortly after a close pitch to the plate is an animated graphic depicting the strike zone and if the given pitch was […]
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Technology Spotlight: BigBelly Trash Compactors

In April of 2009 Mayor Michael Nutter announced an initiative called Greenworks Philadelphia, a plan to make Philadelphia America’s ‘greenest’ city by 2015. As part of this program, 500 new technologically-advanced trash compactors were installed throughout Center City that same month. Known as the “BigBelly”, these new trash compactors promise to help the city go […]
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Top 5 Benefits of Voice Over IP (VoIP)

1. Business Class Features: VoIP based phone systems offer small and medium sized businesses features once available only to larger companies, such as: Auto Attendants and Customizable Call Routing Customizable hold music and commercial announcements Voicemail to email/text message [...]
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Technology Spotlight: PECO’s Energy Saving LED Sign

The Philadelphia skyline recently underwent a facelift when the display on the Peco Building was updated with some new technology. The system, comprised of 118 LED (Light Emitting Diode) panels measuring 40-feet tall by 2-feet wide, premiered on the evening of July 4th, 2009. The upgrade is part of a $342 million energy initiative from […]
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Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Computer Safe

1. Anti-Virus Program: Remember that it is not enough to simply have an anti-virus program, it is important to make sure it is updated regularly and running scheduled scans on your computer. Many times you can set these tasks to run at a time when you are not working on your machine (like in the middle of the night). There are a number of quality programs out there and some are even free. [...]
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Orbis Voice and PRPM

The Philadelphia Regional Produce Market has transitioned to a brand new Voice over IP phone system, courtesy of Orbis Voice. With their new Polycom Soundpoint IP phones and hosted PBX, PRPM now has high quality digital voice service and powerful business-class features, with the added benefit of a reduced total cost of ownership.
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Did you know… ?

That 40 years ago today (December 9) the personal computer, as we have come to know it, was invented? Douglas Engelbart along with a team of researchers from Stanford University introduced the world to “the mouse” at a computer conference in San Francisco. The prototype was in fact made of wood and had only one […]
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