Steve Duckett

Steve Duckett

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lawrence Shemilt just sent me this great program for syncing your good I'm adding it to my free apps next week....Check it out

Windows only: PureSync is a user-friendly file syncing and backup application. If you've been putting off messing around with syncing files, PureSync's simple profiles and smooth interface might just lure you into data safety.
PureSync walks you through creating your first profile on its first run. You can create a profile to sync folders, back up folders, or create a profile for your digital camera which—similar to the feature in Picasa—will ignore photos on your memory card you've already downloaded to your computer. You can set filters based on file type, and specify that the particular profile only be executed manually, when a device is connected or a folder found, when files have been modified, or on a user-defined schedule.
When in comparative view, as seen in the screenshot above, you can use the menus or hot keys to quickly force a file comparison based on file names or binary content, highlight the files that will be synced, and highlight file conflicts between the two locations. For those with web space or remote servers, PureSync can synchronize and backup to local drives or network folder and over FTP.

Here is the link


Friday, February 10, 2012

windows 8

Windows 8 Final Expected by Late 2012, say Experts

Analysts are using the recent announcement by Microsoft of a February 29, 2012, Windows 8 Consumer Preview event to predict that the company's next operating system (OS) should become commercially available late in calendar 2012.

The forecast is based on timelines from previous Windows releases.
On Wednesday, February 8, Microsoft revealed the date for its Windows 8 Consumer Preview in Barcelona, Spain: February 29, 2012.

Journalists invited to the event, which coincides with the World Mobile Congress in that city, will get the first official look at a beta version of the upcoming operating system.
Microsoft typically unveils Consumer Previews of this kind just before the start of beta testing.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Are you disiplined in business

If you are in business for yourself or are planning to start a business here are some questions you can ask yourself....They are quite eye opening........

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The death of XP

Well it has been a few months since my last post due to Bitrate becoming VERY VERY busy, but I am going to attempt to keep up this blog way more excuses  haha

Ok so, there is only 800 days left until Microsoft pulls the plug on XP.  When this happens any and all support will be severed by Microsoft.  The awful thing about this is not only will you not be able to get support on your existing computers but they are still selling tablets and netbooks with XP on it. 

They have nailed the coffin shut on a product they still sell. Niiiiice.

So I am making sure I own all service packs and versions of XP so i can continue to service all my clients after D-Day.  I pretty much have it all now but will ensure my "collection" is complete.

So the heck with you Microsoft Bitrate will still take care of its own.......

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bitrate Computers is 100% green

This is my one hundredth Blog and it has been quite fun to post computer information for everyone.  It has helped many people and I hope to continue to do so for a long time to come.

This particular Blog is all about being green, and no I am not not talking about Green Lantern, I am talking about recycling.  Bitrate Computer Services is 100% Green.  We recycle ALL broken computer parts to our local Recycling Depot.  Any and all cardboard and plastics are also recycled. This may sound trivial to some but we deliver no less than a pickup truck load of Recycling ever month....That is A LOT of garbage not going to the landfill.

There are many toxins in computers that can leach into the many you ask?  here is a short list of some of them:

  • Barium (CRT): Intestinal illness, muscular weakness
  • Beryllium (electronics): Can damge bones, cause cancer
  • Cadmium (batteries and circuit boards): Kidney, liver, bone, and blood damage
  • Hexavalent chromium (steel): liver, kidney, nerve tissues
  • Lead(CRT, circuit boards): Vascular and kidney disease, brain disorders in young children 
  • Mercury(LCD, flat panel displays, batteries): kidney damage
  • Phosphorus (CRT): skin, eye, and stomach irritation
  • Brominated flame retardants (plastics, cables, CRTs): endocrine disruptor, neurotoxin
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Toner (Laser printers, fax machines) Lung irritant and possible carcinogen 
Pretty scary right?  If computer components get a chance to deteriorate in the ground, all those chemicals can go right into our water supply.....

    Well that is Blog 100, have a great long weekend and remember ...Always Recycle !!!

    Friday, August 5, 2011

    Liquid Electrical Tape

    I was working on a laptop when my brother stopped by.  The adapter cord was a bit freyed and I was going to do a bit of saudering.  He said that the small cut in the cord could easily be fixed with....Liquid electrical tape,  I had never heard of the stuff but my brother being a mechanic used it all the time.  The small gash was in an area that electrical tape was impractical and the liquid tape was the answer...Just FYI to all you Mr/Mrs Fixits out there...Get it here

    Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Call from Microsoft...Not!!!

    This info is from Richard Jamieson, he just facebooked me about this scam...I just got called too
    "Scam number 3000,00000 to report: I was just called from "CALIFORNIA" and a man obviously reading from a script with a very strong Indian accent told me that my computer was sending out something to them and that a microsoft certified tech would soon come on the line to help me and to turn on my computer and they would walk me through what to do.

    Don't fall for it people

    Have a great long weekend


    Thursday, June 16, 2011

    oops I deleted my picture or doc and then emptied my recycle what

    What is Restore Previous Versions, exactly?

    Introduced in Vista and now present in all editions of Windows 7, previous versions are local backups of every data file and folder that changes on your system. The backups are created automatically and are instantly accessible. Previous versions do for your standard documents (text files, spreadsheets, photos, whatever) what Windows System Restore does for system files.

    You can use previous versions to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. Depending on the type of file or folder, you can open, save to a different location, or restore a previous version.