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  1. 1. Colorado PA Education Seminar 2009 Technology Today: By Jarvis F Windom
  2. 2. Electronic Office  Consists of Computers, Copiers, Faxes  Along with electronics comes problems. Loss of Data
  3. 3. Electronic Office Security Backups Utilities  Off site storage
  4. 4. Computer Backups Computer Backups Software Backups Data Backups
  5. 5. Computer Backups, what to buy and how to use it.  Smart Cards  Thumb Drives  Stand Alone Hard Drives  Networks  E-networks  CD’s
  6. 6. Web Site storage of Data  PA’s and their members information.  Archiving secure data and files
  7. 7. Speed up Your Computer 5ways to speed up your PC
  8. 8. Free up disk space  • Remove temporary Internet files.  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).  • Empty the Recycle Bin.  • Remove Windows temporary files.  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  9. 9. Speed up access to data  When to run Disk Defragmenter In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals— monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:  • You add a large number of files.  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.  To use Disk Defragmenter:  Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter.
  10. 10. Detect and repair disk errors  To run the Error Checking utility:  1. Close all open files.  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.  5. Click the Check Now button.  6. In the Check Disk dialog box, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
  11. 11. Protect your computer against spyware  Spyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using Microsoft Windows Defender, which is included in Windows Vista, and is available as a free download for Microsoft XP SP2. Alternatively, there are other free anti-spyware software programs available.
  12. 12. Learn all about ReadyBoost  Ifyou're using Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.
  13. 13. Windows ReadyBoost  Adding system memory (typically referred to as RAM) is often the best way to improve a PC's performance, since more memory means more applications are ready to run without accessing the hard drive. However, upgrading memory can be difficult and costly, and some machines have limited memory expansion capabilities, making it impossible to add RAM.  Windows Vista introduces Windows ReadyBoost, a new concept in adding memory to a system. You can use non-volatile flash memory, such as that on a universal serial bus (USB) flash drive, to improve performance without having to add additional memory "under the hood."
  14. 14. Back Up First  To open the Backup or Restore Wizard  • Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.
  15. 15. Clear Out Forgotten Programs  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.  3. Scroll through the list and examine each program. Windows XP lists how often you use a program and what day you last started it. As shown in Figure 1, the Age of Mythology Trial is a good candidate for removal from my computer. Though I liked the game, I haven't used it recently and it's consuming a lot of disk space. You shouldn't remove anything labeled as an Update or Hotfix, however, because they improve the security of your computer.
  16. 16. Remove Autostart Programs  Windows XP comes with the System Configurationtool (Msconfig.exe), an excellent way to manage the startup process. To start it:  1. Click Start, click Run, type Msconfig, and then press Enter.  2. On the Startup tab, you'll see a list of all the programs and processes that are set to run when Windows XP loads.  3. Speed up your overall start time by clearing the check box next to any item you think you don't need.  4. Click Apply, and then restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
  17. 17. Awesome new portable toilet in Houston Texas. Old technology.
  18. 18. Inside made of one way glass.
  19. 19. Learn more about Virus and Spyware Software  Kaspersky 6.0  Norton Antivirus  Panda Antivirus  McAffee  All $ 39.95 / yr. All Are Vista Ready
  20. 20. Ad Aware and Pop Ups  Pctools  Stop Sign  AOL  Ad Aware
  21. 21. Keep and eye on your loved ones  The smallest GPS Tracking Device on the market today no antenna required, the entire functioning GPS  . With no external battery
  22. 22. Latest gadgets and gizmos  Home Gadgets  Cell Phones  Spy  Accessories  Outdoor  Sports  Audio  Toys
  23. 23. Home Gadgets  Sony OLED Televisions…Organic Light Emitting Diodes.  An OLED Television will enhance every aspect of your living room. Because of the sleek and stylish flat panel design, the OLED looks great and can brighten up your viewing area, even if the television is off. Only 1/8 inch thick, the OLED Television does not take up a lot of unnecessary space or look bulky.
  24. 24. iHome Desk Lamp iPod Dock  The iHome Desk Lamp With iPod Dock is an awesome iPod gadget that will solve all of your problems and allow you to enjoy your music while you work. It is a great little desk lamp, which uses a type A 60-watt bulb. The base of the lamp is a universal dock with is compatible with any of the dockable iPods. And it allows you to simultaneously charge the iPod and listen to music via the 3-watt integrated speakers. Which means you have all the light you need while working and you get great sound too! And the bonus is you are charging the iPod at the same time, so when you are ready to take that stress relieving walk or jog, your iPod is ready to go.
  25. 25. Fingerprint Activated Door Lock The Fingerprint Activation Door Lock can store up to 150 fingerprint users. If your fingerprints are not among those 100, then the door lock will not allow you to turn the knob and open the door.
  26. 26. Star Laser Projector $50  The Star Laser is an electronic device that projects green laser stars along with blue cloud formations to give you the feeling that you're floating in space. This Star Laser Projector can be adjusted to fill up your ceiling, walls, floor, or even the side of your house with a soothing star field created by green lasers and holographic optics. A motor inside the projector is constantly moving and changing the star field and you can set it to display the blue gaseous cloud formations as large as you want.
  27. 27. Digital Thermometer Pan It's often hard to tell when a pan is at medium or medium-high heat without touching it or at the very least putting a cooking thermometer near it, neither of which is a good idea or even a reliable test. But with the Digital Thermometer Pan, which has a thermometer built right into the pan, you'll be able to see an exact read-out, in degrees Fahrenheit or Celcisus, right on the pan's handle. So if your recipe calls for the pan to be about 300 degrees you'll know when it's ready.
  28. 28. Digital Luggage Scale  First, repack your suitcase in the middle of the terminal and throw as much as you can in your carry on. Or second, pay the extra cash, which is much needed for your vacation, to take an overweight bag.
  29. 29. USB Heated Shawl and Lap Blanket $20  It's small enough to take to work and store in your desk drawer. And when the chills start simply plug the Heated Shawl and Lap Blanket into the USB port on your laptop or desktop computer and place it around your shoulders.  There's a button to hold it in place around your shoulders while you work at your computer. You can also lay it over your legs or place it behind your back.
  30. 30. Energy Efficient Water- Powered Calculator  age of "going green" and looking for alternative sources of energy, the makers of the water-powered calculator are on the path of cutting edge technology.
  31. 31. Touchless Trashcan  This handy trashcan uses an infrared sensor that will sense up to 6 inches away
  32. 32. Blue LED Faucet Light  turns your water neon blue!
  33. 33. iRobot's Floor Washing Robot  The Scooba is programmed to prep, wash, scrub and dry your floor all by itself. Its low profile allows it to clean under furniture, tables, and hard-to-reach places.
  34. 34. 4-Way Rubber Bands Even gone high tech
  35. 35. Vibrating Stain Remover And many more items:  Chocolate Bath Soap  Portable 48-Second Water Purifier  Total Body Support Pillow
  36. 36. Multi Function Pen  Write with it.  Phillips and Flat head screwdriver  Cut with it… knife.  Nail File  Hole punch  Wire stripper  Saw  Tweezers
  37. 37. Cell Phones now have music players  Amplifiedand Smartphones  Many run Windows, and take pictures…  Perfume Cell Phones  Pedometers
  38. 38. Spy Equipment  Sleuth Digital Recorders  The Lie DeFIBulator…lie detector….  Video Intercom Door Bells  USB Keylogger. Track 15 days worth of keyboard action with this USB Keylogger. No software to install. Simply plug in. Watch what your employees are doing at the office.
  39. 39. Computer Accessories Gadgets  USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner  Muzee Internet Radio Listen to over 13,000 stations on your computer with the Internet Radio device.  IonAudio USB Turntable  Indestructable Flexible Keyboard 
  40. 40. Internet banking
  41. 41. Voice Activated iPod Controller This clever device allows you to control all the functions of your iPod completely hands-free. Simply attach the voice command controller to your shirt, collar, or lapel or hang it around your neck with the included neck strap. Then when your hands are busy all you need to do is give the basic verbal commands including play, stop, next track, previous track, volume up and down.
  42. 42. iDJ with the iPod Plug in two ipods into the deck and start mixing right away. Forget vinyl or cds, use your iPod(s) to start mixing your favorite songs.
  43. 43. Shoes --- Adjustable Shoes
  44. 44. Flex Phones Even QWERTY Keyboards
  45. 45. Both for Deposits and Pmts
  46. 46. Electronic Banking Really  First Amer Bank has DataMirror  DepositNow  BankServ  Bank of America has on-line banking  CRM Solutions for Private Banking  Even Accounting offices can be a bank.
  47. 47. Engagement Letters & Releases  http://www.nsaservice.com/forms.htm  Tax Forms & Publications Federal & State State & Local Tax Links  Engagement Letters Tax Engagement Letter (word) (html)  Creation of My Trust (A Sample)  Intervivos Charitable Remainder Unitrusts  Index of files of The Estate Plan Samples  Sample Living Trust (Word Doc) HTML Doc.  Intervivos Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
  48. 48. More Legal doc Samples www.nsaservice.com/presentation.htm  Living Wills  All of the Below files are (.doc) Word Files.  If a (Pop-Up) Screen comes up asking for username & password, just hit escape.  Promissory Notes  Confidentiality Agreements  Health Care POA  Living Trust  Living Will  POA - General  POA Special  Pour - Over Will  Standard Will  Codicil to Will  Corporate By-Laws  Real Estate Lease - Residential
  49. 49. Techno Toys and Equipment  Ipod  Laptops  Media Players Microsoft, Real, QuickTime  PDAs and Cell Phones  Cameras  Navigational (GPA) devices  Etc.
  50. 50. Multiple Monitors
  51. 51. If you don't have an old laptop lying around, you can buy a used laptop for cheaper than an external monitor would cost. It doesn't need to be fast—even very old hardware will work with MaxiVista.
  52. 52. Podcasting  Podcasting entails audio content that is delivered via an RSS feed presenting a downloadable or streaming file (often mp3).  This is a term that derives its name from the iPod™ manufactured by Apple Incorporated. The iPod is an electronic gizmo that allows downloading files in .mp3 or AAC  RSS Really Simple Syndication  for distributing news headlines and other content on the Web
  53. 53. Podcasting the News or Whatever???? BBC, Go Digital, NBC, CBS and NSA
  54. 54. VoIP  Voice Over Internet Provider  Is a technology that allows you to make voice calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line.  AT&T CallVantage  Vonage Skype Skype is a free download that allows you to make no-cost VoIP
  55. 55. Computer Utilities
  56. 56. What is Text Messaging  Sending short messages to a smart phone, pager, PDA, or other handheld device. Text messaging implies sending short messages generally no more than a couple of hundred characters in length.  And Pictures
  57. 57. Chat Abbreviations a new language tailored to compactness ? I have a question  ? I don't understand what you mean  02 My (or your) two cents  NBD No big deal  ASLA Age/sex/location/availability?  BBIAF Be back in a few  XOXOXO Hugs & Kisses
  58. 58. Navigation devices  GPS  Navigation VZNavigator  Google Earth Explore, Search and Discover http://earth.google.com/earth4.html
  59. 59. Google Earth 
  60. 60. Thermal Images of WTC
  61. 61. WEB Cams  http://breckenridge.snow.com/mtn.cams.asp Mountain Cams are updated every 5 minutes throughout the day http://home.comcast.net/~igp l/CO-I-70.html
  62. 62. Podcast Podcasting A podcast is a digital media file, or a series of such files, that is distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers
  63. 63. Is Video-Casting The Next Big Thing? Move Over Podcasting  More and more corporations are discovering that webcasting is a powerful, cost-effective way to communicate "face to face" with employees, customers, partners and shareholders without actually being in the same location. Onstream Webcasting allows users to broadcast via the Internet live or on demand, audio and/or video transmissions, much like traditional television and radio broadcasts.
  64. 64. Broadcast TV on your Cell Ph.  http://www.wireless.att.com/source/entertain ment/cingular_video.aspx  Watching TV on a cell phone  Live Streaming Video  Free Streaming Video  Record Streaming Video  Capture Streaming Video  Streaming Video Recorder  Streaming Video Clips  Streaming Video Systems  First there was the cell phone.  Then came the smartphone and the cameraphone.  Brace yourself: Here comes the TV-phone.
  65. 65. Webinars  Seminars over the WEB  Webinars are one of the most powerful, proven and cost-effective ways to quickly drive leads into the hands of your sales force. NSA is leading the edge with Accounting Webinars.
  66. 66. Get education in the comforts of your home or office
  67. 67. The Computer is the TV
  68. 68. Estate Planning and Docs  Trusts  Wills  Durable Powers of Attorneys  Living Wills  Reporting Requirements  http://www.nsaservice.com/forms.htm
  69. 69. Discussing Write-Up Software and Tax Software  Quick Books  Peachtree  Drake  Pro Systems, Inc  Creative Solutions  Easy ACCT by Intuit  CYMS  Choice After-the-fact Accounting  What do you use.
  70. 70. New Sciences and Discoveries  Astronomy: What are no longer planets?  Sub-Atomic Particles, i.e.. “Quarks”  New Energies, Pheromones, Gravity, Magnet ism, Radiation, Radio waves