Monday, August 28, 2006

Away For A Few Days

Sorry folks, I am currently enjoying some R&R and getting to scuba dive too in the US Virgin Islands. Missed Hurricane Ernesto and having a great time. More tech stuff when I get back.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Office Security - The Lock On Your Door

I have been reading a very interesting couple of articles on the vulnerability of conventional locks. The kind you have on both your office and home door. The articles are over at engadget.

The Lockdown: Locked, but not secure (Part I)
The Lockdown: Locked, but not secure (Part 2)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Get The Dust Out

Remember regular hygiene is important just like you tell your patients about their teeth. Your PC's need to be cleaned too. Heat from dust is like tarter to the gums. So get the compressed air and blow the dust off inside and out.



Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Looking To Save Money

Looking for great deals on merchandise for your home or office? Check out Techbargains.com or Fatwallet.com. Both sites offer daily information on the best deals on the internet. I use these sites and they alert me to many money saving items that I would not have known were available.

Monday, August 21, 2006

New Sprint Treo 700WX Coming In September


As you know I am a big fan of the Palm Treo Smartphones. Well in September Sprint will be selling the enhanced Treo 700WX. It runs Windows Mobile 5 and will have twice the memory of the Verizon Treo 700. Check out your local Spint or Palm Store.

Click on the graphic to read all the specs.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Free Anti Virus and Spyware Software

Grisoft the makers of the popular AVG Anti-virus free software for home users have come out with ewido anti-spyware a new free spyware fighting software.

I use AVG and think its a terrific product compared to most of the over priced bloatware that passes as anti-virus software. Give both a try.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Junk Faxes A Problem


Do you...Hate answering the phone or voicemail and hearing a fax tone? Hate having your ink, paper, and fax machine being used by people who are breaking the law? Want to put a stop to this?

Go to Junkfax.org and see what your rights are. Things to do to try and limit the amount of junk faxes you recieve. Interesting reading even if it does not stop all the junk faxes.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Redecorating My Office



Getting ready for a cosmetic makeover. Some new dental chairs, floors and carpet over the weekend. Dental chairs in the reception area now.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Frucall is a free phone-based price-comparison shopping service for consumers to compare prices and purchase products using their cell phones, anywhere, anytime. Frucall blends the benefits of in-store shopping with the flexible nature of shopping online. If it has a barcode you can use your cell phone to find it, price it and buy it. You can even purchase online from your phone.

So go to Frucall.com and sign up for the free service.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Test Your VoIP or IP Video

If your thinking of switching to VoIP at home or at work try this free service.

Brix Network's TestYourVoIP.com will make a call from your PC, wherever you are to one of their U.S. or international test locations and report the results for free. It'll only take about 20 seconds if you have Java installed.


IP Video! Want to learn more about quality for interactive IP Video applications like video on demand, videoconferencing, IPTV, gaming, and videotelephony? Check out TestYourIPVideo.com.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Just What You Need For The Reception Room


The Jukebox Station design was developed with today's Modern Technology and iPod. A stereo amplifier offering 72 Watts of music power delivered into 5 speakers system to produce quality sound. Enjoy your iPod music with delightful lighting system from your Juke Station.
Complete wood enclose speaker system for clear quality sound enjoyment from your iPod. Within Jukebox Station sealed wooden enclosures comes the quality components used for amplifier and drivers with advanced design characteristic to produce high-quality clean sound.

Available in October from Target. Cost $699

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Payroll Outsourcing

Here is a article at PC World about payroll outsourcing options. I personally use Quickbooks and purchase their payroll option so its DIY for me.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Send Anything Electronically To The Insurance Company

FastAttach enables dental offices to electronically transmit x-rays, perio charts, intraoral photos, EOB's and any other required information for insurance carriers to view in support of electronic claims.
We use this and its very simple to use and only $20/month.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Kodak Imaging Inkjet Paper

Make sure those ink jet images your printing won't deteriorate over time. Consider using very high quality paper to print on. We have been using the KODAK Dental and Medical Imaging Inkjet Paper for years with great results.


High-quality inkjet printing paper designed to provide the image quality you need. It is ideal for color and black and white prints you create for digital images and x-ray images captured by direct digital radiography, photographs captured by a digital camera, images scanned from hardcopy prints, and more.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sony Mylo Personal Communicator or Patient Distraction

Sony introduces the Mylo personal communicator. The Sony Mylo is a wi-fi enabled portable entertainment device with full QWERTY keyboard. Mylo features a 2.4 inch screen, 802.11b Wi-fi, 1GB flash memory, built-in speaker, Sony memory stick slot and USB. The Mylo is a chat machine. Besides the slide-out QWERTY keyboard it has IM, 90 contacts buddylist, built-in Skype (VOIP for making internet phone calls) and HTML (Web) browser (able to use Gmail). With Mylo you can manage 9 online identities. Mylo is also a music player and video player supporting MP3, ATRAC and WMA (DRM) audio and MPEG-4 video.

Just another reason to think about leaving the laptop computer home. Cost will be approximately $350.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Mac OS X Leopard vs. Windows Vista

Looking to find out more about the new operating systems coming from Apple and Microsoft?

Well just click on the graphic on the left for a great side by side comparison done by Lifehacker.com

Learn about all the new features and then decide if you might be willing to switch.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Treo Nitro On The Way


The new Nitro Treo GSM model will be the first slim, antenna-less, PalmOS powered, 3G (high speed wireless data) Treo smartphone! So for Cingular customers this Treo is soon to be for you.

Specs include:
A 1200mAh battery compared to 1800mAh on the Treo 650/700
64MB User Available Memory
Runs PalmOS version 5.49016
Camera is 0.3MP (like Treo 650) NOT 1.3MP (like Treo 700p/w)
Stylus is rubber on the upper part (instead of all metal)

So no Wi-Fi and its a side ways step but at least it is a different form factor.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I Finally Did It! No Notebook!

Well for the first time I left the notebook computer home and am 100 percent on my Treo while traveling. The Bed & Breakfast in Nantucket MA does have wi-fi but I figured why lug the extra bag. So this post is from my Treo 650. I

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Dental Podcasts


Looking to listen to the latestest in dental topics? Then consider podcasts. Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet. Usually a podcast features one type of 'show', with new episodes released either sporadically or at planned intervals such as daily or weekly.

Check out Dentalcast run by David Dodell of the Internet Dental Forum or the American Dental Assoication podcasts.

I download podcasts to my Treo Smartphones SD card and then play them on my way home from work. Think of these as dental audio books. You could download these podcasts and burn them to CD's and play them in your car's cd player as well.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Free Backup Software


Here are two pieces of free software that I use for backing up my data. I also use SecondCopy. SecondCopy is not freeware but it is inexpensive at only $29.

Rkopie (which means backup in Dutch) is a very fast compression backup software creating multiple zip files. Karen's Replicator is freeware that will synchronize data between folders. go try them out as they are simple to use and best of all they are freeware.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Opera 9 Web Browser



Looking for a better web browsing experience then Internet Explorer or Firefox.? You can try out Opera 9. This new version offers thumbnail previews, Bit Torrent downloads, blocks pop ups and even will talk to you! Check out all the features...

Go give it a download and try it out! Of course this browser is free.