Tech Check

Tech Check: Why Most Computer Software Is Terrible

by Jeremy Lesniak We’ve reached a point in the tech world where hardware—the physical pieces we touch and hold and press—works pretty well. There’s always room for improvement, but technology has managed to fit the entire power of a desktop computer into something we can place in our pocket. And that amazing little phone operates […]

Tech Check: Newer Is Not Always Better

by Jeremy Lesniak   As I write this, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is getting ready to kick off in Las Vegas. As a tech fan, this is always an exciting time of year, and a busy one for those of us who write about technology. However, as a consultant to those who see tech […]

Tech Check: Holiday Technology Survival Guide, 2013 Edition

by Jeremy Lesniak The holiday season is now upon us, and with the season comes a number of challenges. I can’t help you reduce the stress of visiting family or tell you where to find great deals on gifts. I can, however, offer some help. Technology doesn’t disappear during the winter holidays, so it’s best […]

What You Need to Know About SEO

by Jeremy Lesniak  In a nutshell, SEO, or search engine optimization, is the practice of tuning a website so that it is a high-ranking result when someone uses a search engine. In other words, SEO is how you make your website show up on the first page of search results, be it Google, Bing or […]

Casting Shadows Rather Than Rainbows

by Jeremy Lesniak Many have asked me recently why I never commented on the National Security Agency (NSA) and the mass realization of the PRISM program. Surely everyone knows about the Orwellian surveillance machine that we are now all subject to, so I won’t explain the program here. There were a number of reasons I […]

When to Upgrade Your Network

There was a time when determining your network needs was easy. If you had a network, and it worked, you were all set. If you didn’t, it was time to upgrade. Of course, that was before 802.11 plus whatever and the need to transfer a godzillabyte of data from hither to yon. Wired Networks Every […]

When Technology Can Take the Place of Meetings

by Jeremy Lesniak Remote functionality has grown by leaps and bounds as speedy Internet access is the standard rather than the exception. Most of us have experienced, from one end or the other, the beauty of remote technical support. With the growth of these technologies have come a number of other uses, including remote meetings, […]

How Much Does That Printer Really Cost?

by Jeremy Lesniak Printers are a funny thing. They feed on paper and some form of ink and then return marks on that paper. If you’ve ever had to buy supplies for a printer, though, you might think they feed on money, because operating a printer is expensive. Whenever I consider printers, I’m reminded of […]

Tips for the Over-E-mailed

by Jeremy Lesniak I really hate e-mail. Actually, that’s not true. I love e-mail, but I hate it at the very same time. It’s an excellent form of communication that has kept me in touch with many more people than I could without. Sending an e-mail is incredibly easy and can be done from any number […]

The Pebble Watch and Wearable Computing

by Jeremy Lesniak If you’re familiar with Kickstarter, you’re probably familiar with the wearable computing device Pebble. Pebble became a darling in the Kickstarter world, amassing more than $10 million dollars in funding. Pebble has quickly become the poster-child for wearable computing. The notion that technology and computing is no longer restricted to our desk […]