I am not going to make this update overly complicated for you, but I want to deliver value in brevity.
Naming Your Files
Remember back 25 years ago? We could only give our files 8 character names. That was very limiting. Today we can be quite descriptive. Ultimately, please remember my two simple rules when naming your files. I think these really help when moving files between different types of media and with online backup services.
-Do not spaces in your file names or punctuation. You may use hyphens – or an underscore _ .
-While 8 characters may be too short, try to keep your file names to a reasonable length. 20 characters or less seems reasonable.
** Additionally, you may want to put dates in your file and folder names to help keep them organized. I have seen computers that change the timestamp of a file with no rhyme or reason. In these cases, the traditional sort by date will not work. Do not name the item "May292018_MyFile". It should be "20180529_MyFile".
Backup: Self Assessment
– (Some of you just use your computer as a dumb terminal to get on the internet and check e-mail in Chrome (or another browser). If so, this segment is not for you.")
-However, if you have files that you don’t want to lose — what is your backup system? Do you have multiple methods of backup? Can you name them?
-Are your e-mails backed up on a server somewhere?
-If you need help completing this quiz, please ask the professor.
I look forward to serving you.
With it being the 10th anniversary — how about the 10 best Android phones?
That OG Droid (meaning original Droid) from Verizon in 2009 was amazing and featured almost Apple like marketing. They went after the iPhone head on. It was so meaningful in the success of Android in the US. It was the fall of 2009 and Verizon didn’t get the iPhone until almost 18 months later. (It was an ATT exclusive for almost the first 4 years). Verizon customers were stuck on blackberries for the most point until that time.
I personally think the Nexus 5 should be on there also. It was sold by Google starting in late 2013. It worked on all major carriers and proved that inexpensive didn’t have to mean cheap. It sold for $349. The Nexus 6 sold by Google the following year was a dud, but the Nexus 5x (and larger cousin 6P) that went on sale in late 2015 were the beautiful "grand finale" for Google’s mid-ranged price, very competitive phones.
These days — Google competes directly with the iPhone for premium priced $700-1000 phones. They really need a winner with the Pixel 3 that is coming out in 2 weeks. Given that Apple is pricing the iPhone XR at $749 — I think its going to be really hard for a premium Android phone to sell for more than that unless there are actual features to justify the price.
New Versions of IOS and the Mac OS
I just wanted to make you aware of this app and this offer. I often get asked by Mac clients, I meet with you every few months, but what should I be doing on a regular basis? Is there a simple, one button app that I can use to give an oil change to my system? Yes there is! It’s called Clean My Mac. They have just upgraded to the newest version Clean My Mac X. It not only cleans out your system and makes it a bit faster, but also scans for malware, and helps you keep your non-Apple apps up to date.
Some of you have been users for years. For you there is a lifetime upgrade special – $45. For those of you who aren’t Clean My Mac users, there is special promotional pricing: $28 for the year or $63 for a lifetime license. It’s easy to run and I recommend it that you do it once a month to keep your Mac running optimally.
Multi Mac household? They have a plan for you too. I am not saying all of my Mac clients MUST buy this, but if you like the idea of cleaning up your Mac simply and quickly once in a while I can think of no better app.
To upgrade or purchase….