Harmony Notes

Product Review: Synergy

What is Synergy? Synergy is a software utility that allows you to share a single mouse and keyboard with multiple computers. It works on Windows. Macintosh, and Linux computers. Why do I need Synergy? I never seem to have enough monitors and computers on my desk. First, there is my primary desktop computer with two 24" monitors. There is also my laptop - a beautiful MacBook Pro 15. I like to have that to the left of my primary computer. Sometimes I watch youtube technology reviews or instructional videos, or display my monitoring alerts. And finally, I have my old MacBook 13 that I keep to the right side of my desk. Even though it's over six years old, I like to have TweetDeck running on it to view my favorite newsfeeds. Occasionally I will do a Google search on...

Strong passwords are Important

Everyone hates them. We have them for everything, it seems. Whether it is for your bank, your office PC, or even a Domino's Pizza web site - you need a password. Because you need them for so many things, why not have a simple one to make it easy every time you need to use it? But wait - these passwords are kind of important. Think about what they are protecting. Even your pizza web account might have your credit card on file. But more importantly, there might be sensitive data on that office PC. You don't want that exposed to anyone, do you? Consider the fact that all of our computers and all of our web site accounts are on the Internet all of the time. Anyone from anywhere has the ability to quickly and easily...