Offline Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs:

As promised, Google brought back the offline mode for Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs. The updated apps use HTML5 features and no longer require the Gears plugin.

For Gmail, Google chose the easy way out and tweaked the tablet interface. You can only use it in Google Chrome after installing this app from the Chrome Web Store.


The app lets you archive and label email, compose new messages and read the messages you’ve received, but it doesn’t have all the features from the standard version. The interface is more suitable for tablets, so this is more like a temporary workaround instead of a definitive solution.

Since they are small and nimble operations, small businesses are set up to move fast as they adopt and deploy the latest and greatest tech advancements. The only problem:

The shoestring budgets they have prohibit regular tech upgrades for many small businesses.

In this infographic, we take a look at the current state of IT in small business.

 Source: http://bit.ly/1tLKfbj

Organizing your schedule shouldn't be a burden. With Google Calendar, it's easy to keep track of life's important events all in one place.  7 reasons to use Google Calendar...  1. Share your schedule Let your co-workers, family, and friends see your calendar, and view schedules that others have shared with you. When you know when everyone is free or busy, scheduling is a snap.  2. Get your calendar on the go With two-way syncing to your mobile phone's built-in calendar or a mobile version of Google Calendar that's made for the small screen, you can access your calendar while you're away from your desk.  3. Never forget another event again Customizable reminders help you stay on schedule. You can choose to be notified by email or get a text message sent right to your mobile phone.  4. Send invitations and track RSVPs Invite other people to events on your calendar. Guests can RSVP to your events by email or via Google Calendar.  5. Sync with your desktop applications Access your calendar however and whenever you want by syncing events with other applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird.  6. Work offline Know where you're supposed to be even when you don't have internet access. After downloading this app to enable the Google Calendar Offline (Beta) feature, you can view and RSVP to your events no matter where you are. 

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In a bid to strengthen its mobile business, Googleannounced on Monday that it would acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings, the cellphone business that was split from Motorola, for $40 a share in cash, or $12.5 billion.

The offer — by far Google’s largest ever for an acquisition — is 63 percent above the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday. Motorola manufactures phones that run on Google’s Android software.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/google-to-buy-motorola-mobility/?hp

Microsoft has invested billions of dollars in Bing, its search engine. But it faces a daunting rival in Google, the giant in search. To compete, Microsoft has focused on aggregating and presenting specific kinds of information in areas like travel, restaurants and recipes as part of a search result. Below is a look at some of the specific ways that Bing is trying to distinguish itself from Google.


It’s no secret that small businesses have big communications needs. In today’s high-pressure world, a phone system is a lifeline to customers, suppliers and other key contacts. Like their larger competitors, small businesses need a phone system that’s powerful, flexible, reliable, scalable and manageable. But for small businesses, phone systems also need to be affordable to implement and maintain and hassle-free in all aspects.

Until recently, this type of sophisticated communications solution was available only to companies possessing the necessary financial resources to design and build a customized phone system. Today however, the Internet and cutting-edge technologies are driving down costs, lowering adoption barriers and opening new communication options, allowing businesses of all sizes to afford a world-class business phone system.

The Solution

The breakthrough that’s bringing affordable world-class phone and fax service to small businesses is the cloud-based, or hosted, phone system. It is the only business phone system that works the way today’s businesses work, by providing affordable, reliable and professional phone system functionality for businesses with one or more locations, and remote and mobile employees.

PremierePC is an official reseller of RingCentral hosted PBX solutions. RingCentral has been a leader in providing hosted phone service for small business. Even AT&T is a reseller and recently Cisco invested in RingCentral.

The advantages of RingCentral for small business are many. There are no contracts, multiple choices in phones, lower cost per line than regular phone systems and access. You are always able to stay connected, even if your phone or internet goes down.

Call now to have us evaluate your needs, calculate startup costs and demonstrate RingCentral’s feature rich products for you.

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Question and answer content has been around on the internet a lot longer than the web. From the early days of usenet (and before that, on prehistoric technologies that came before my time) people have been asking experts for answers. You can’t fail to have noticed, however, that it has resulted in some of the lowest quality content on the web. For far too many questions, the ranking answer is Yahoo! Answers (or similar) that looks as though it was written by someone who found writing YouTube comments too intellectually challenging:

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Keep My Opt-Outs is an extension for Google Chrome users who aren’t comfortable with personalization of the ads they see on the web. It’s a one-step, persistent opt-out of personalized advertising and related data tracking performed by companies adopting the industry privacy standards for online advertising.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hhnjdplhmcnkiecampfdgfjilccfpfoe?hl=en-US#

This is a MUST have. Our testing confirms recent infiltrations have been coming in via malicious advertisements. This simple and FREE tool can help reduce your risk.

Chrome:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom

FireFox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

IE = Get FireFox or Chrome

In our experience most infections find their way into your system by using Internet Explorer. We highly encourage our clients to use an alternative browser when possible.