Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Google's Gdrive is Coming!

Everyone has been going crazy for Google's Gdrive, an online hardrive that will replace any need for your current hard drive.

The Gdrive is a cloud-based storage device that will allow for storage of your entire hardrive. It will run with a desktop client who will keep all files and folders while a google server will do the rest. This is particularly good for people who travel alot or need to work away from their desktop. With the Gdrive you will be able to work on an offline project like word or spreadsheet and save it to your Gdrive, then, on the road you can open up your laptop, check your Gdrive and start working on that same project or vice versa. Go see my post about the Gdrive in more detail on A Computer Blog if you want more.

Needless to say everybody has been waiting for years, thats right, years since they first heard the rumors about the Gdrive and it looks like all the anticipation will be worth it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Social Network Sites, Go on, Get Out There!

Regardless of who you are or what you do or even how old you are, online presence is becoming more and more of a necessity. If you are a business owner online presence is imparative. Social networking sites are the fastest way to reach a broad audience and with a little effort your networking pool will get larger and larger. Since the rage of Myspace and Facebook started a new study conducted by Pew Research shows that networking sites aren’t just for teenagers and college students.

According to the study, in February 2005, only 8 percent of adult Internet users claimed to use social networking sites, but that number has increased to 35 percent as of December 2008.

The Breakdown looks like this:
• 75 percent of 18 to 24 year olds use social networking sites
• 57 percent of 25 to 34 year olds are also using sites.
• As age increases, the percentage steadily decreases
• Still, 7 percent of adults 65 and older have accounts on social networking sites
• According to the study, 89 percent of adults who use social networking sites do so for the purpose of staying in touch.

As young social networkers get older they are going to keep up with the friends they have made all over the world so the amount of older adults involvment will increase. Not to mention the fact that new networking sites are popping up all over the place and some of them like TEE BEE DEE are aimed at the more mature adults who enjoy conversation and discussing issues.

Myspace is considered the realm of young teens and high school students, yet 50 percent of adults who subscribe to social networking sites are Myspace users while Facebook is for college students, 22 percent of adults are on Facebook,and LinkedIn is meant to cater to adults. However, , with only and 6 percent of adults are on LinkedIn however as other sites become known that will change. For now Myspace is still the hottest ticket.

There just isn’t a better way to get yourself out in the public eye and meet people and show people what you do and who you are. Social networking gives you the power of the rippled effect. For each friend you meet they have friends who are going to be curious about you and so on and so on. So don’t be afraid to hop on board.

Monday, January 19, 2009

HP Mini 2140- An all aluminum netbook with a brawny SSD drive

HP Mini 2140 Aluminum NotebookOne of the biggest complaints of netbooks is their anemic hard drives, often less than 20GB of storage. For a mobile professional, this might not be enough space to store large presentations, images, or videos, and may not be enough space for someone to install all of the software they need to run outside of the office. HP stepped up to the plate and delivered a new netbook with an 80GB SSD drive, or the option of 160GB 5400rpm or 7200rpm SATA drives, the Mini 2140- an all aluminum notebook weighing only 2.62 lb and just over an inch thick, great for people who need to downsize how much baggage they carry.

The 2140 features a 10.1" LED lit screen that displays either 1024 x 576 or 1366 x768 resolution. The notebook also has a specially designed keyboard, that is 92% full size, and uses keys coated with a special treatment that protects the print from wearing off with use.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Sony P Series Vaio

One of the smallest laptops has just arrived and its packing a big punch. The Sony Vaio p-series is making some serious waves in the world of laptop computers and the size is the most talked about feature.

But the functionality is what you should be most impressed with, with Windows Vista preloaded it makes accessing your documents and other information as easy as sitting at you home PC. The Sony P-series can also boot into the Xrossmediabar ( XMB) giving you easy access to the Internet and other functions without loading Vista in it's entirety.This should make working from the airport on a P-series a more bearable experience.

The Vaio p-series comes in with a respectable 2 GB and 1.6 GHZ CPU and for a laptop that can fit in your pocket the 128-GB solid state hard drive gives the p-series some speed.

In my opinion the world of laptops is on notice, because Sony has taken the game of working on the go to a whole new level.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Windows Live Mesh - Perfect for Those On The Go

Windows Live MeshYou have a work computer in the office, you occasionally get business done at home and have a mobile laptop for business trips and keeping yourself informed while on the go. What exaclty do you do when working at one computer but need to access an entirely different one? Stop e-mailing yourself files or using a clumsy remote desktop and get with the program known as Live Mesh.

What exactly is Live Mesh you might ask. Its pretty simple really. Live Mesh is a data synchronization system from Microsoft that allows files, folders, and programs to be shared with one another across multiple platforms. In other words, Live Mesh allows you to synchronize your work computer, your home computer, your laptop, your pda, and even your mac, all which may live in different places, to one another in order to create your virtual network of cloud computing.

Say you and your coworkers are collaborating on an important project and want a more efficient way to work and communicate when not in the same building. Live mesh allows you to share files and folder between multiple users and keeps everything synched as files are updated and added. Need to know when something has changed in these types of networks? No need to worry. Live Mesh allows you to monitor your connections with others and you can see when new members are invited or when files have been changed. Perhaps your ambitions aren't entirely business related and you just want to share your pictures with family and friends. Live Mesh would work wonderfully in this situation as well.

Live Mesh also includes an online cloud storage component known as Live Desktop which allows you synchronize folders to be accessed via a website. Basically you don't even have to be at one of your own personal computers to access your files. This is great when needing to work out of a cyber cafe or anywhere else where you aren't using your own personal computer.

In short, Live Mesh looks like a must have for those who are constantly on the go and looking for newer and better ways to stay connected.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fuel Tank from Callpod charges devices when you aren't near an outlet

What do you do when your mobile device runs out of powere but you are not near an AC power outlet? heard our cries, and delivered an on-the-go charging solution. The FuelTank is a 4300mA/Hr lithium battery that can charge 2 devices without a power outlet. It can charge most devices multiple times, and when the FuelTank itself is drained, it is recharged with a power outlet in about 2.5 hours. The FuelTank is $69.95, and adapters to connect devices are $9.95. An extensive list of adapters is available to cover most Cellphones, gaming devices, and PDAs.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome to Our Work To Go Blog!

Yep it's a blog about how to do a better job while working on the go. So get ready for some info about mobile devices, laptops, PDA's, mobile software apps, and anything else we can think of that makes working on the go easier.

As always if you would like to be a guest author just shoot us an e-mail at