Touchscreen Monitors

January 6, 2015 Timothy Tablet Technology

The future has arrived at the Arkansas SBTDC in the form of touch screen monitors. (For those still not aware, Microsoft’s Windows 8 and future versions of Windows support touch screen devices.) Amazing is one word that describes the user experience. Think of a touch screen phone or tablet on steroids and you’re fairly close […]


hardware, Microsoft,

Technology New Year’s Resolutions 2015

December 30, 2014 Timothy Uncategorized

1. Clean your devices. In Italy, old brooms and dishes are tossed out the window on New Year’s eve. While tossing your keyboard and phone out the window could be done, why start the new year with clean devices. Flip your keyboard upside down and give it a few shakes. Then wipe the keys and […]


Security, small business,

Holiday Update

December 19, 2014 Timothy Uncategorized

The Arkansas SBTDC will be closed from Friday, December 19, 2014 until Monday, January 5, 2015. We’ve scheduled a few posts to appear during the holiday period in our physical absence. As the ASBTDC is a university sponsored program, we are closed when the university is closed. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are […]


Free Audio Recorder Apps

December 16, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

This past week the need to record audio during a meeting at the Arkansas SBTDC brought up the question “What’s a good mobile app for recording audio?” Normally for most audio work at the desktop we rely on the tried and true Audacity, a free open-source audio recorder and editor. Audacity even has a portable […]


Android, apps, iPad, iPhone,

Eight Tips to Reduce Smartphone Theft

December 10, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

Its the Holidays and we know what that means. Thieves. Not just any thieves, but thieves looking for the latest smartphones and tablets. With crowded stores and busy restaurants its easy to accidentally forget a device. However your overlooked device isn’t likely overlooked by opportunistic thieves. The Popular Science article that inspired this post mentions […]


Android, iPhone, Security,

Microsoft Closes Clipart Library

December 3, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

Microsoft has closed its reknown clipart library at The next time you decide to search for clipart within Office, you’ll be directed to Bing, Microsoft’s search engine. Any clipart you installed on your computer with Office remains available. Only the extra clipart located on the website is being affected. Clicking the “Find more […]



Machine to Machine (M2M) Basics

November 25, 2014 Timothy Internet of Things

Last month we introduced readers to the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT). A big part of IoT is machine to machine (M2M) communications. The ability of one machine to exchange data with another machine and triggering one or more reactions is key to increasing modern productivity. M2M Uses M2M technology has been around […]



Preparing Your Online Business for Cyber Monday

November 21, 2014 Timothy Mobile Marketing

After Black Friday, the next most important small business date is Monday, November 24, 2014 — Cyber Monday. Depending on your niche, Cyber Monday may actually be more important. With that in mind, is your business prepared for Cyber Monday? How do you know? Tips for Preparing for Cyber Monday 1. Check your server(s). Unless […]


online marketing, online presence,

Small Business Saturday 2014

November 11, 2014 Timothy Uncategorized

Save the date! Small Business Saturday 2014 will be on Saturday, November 29. That’s just two days after Thanksgiving. Are you ready? Small Business Saturday Tips 1. Develop a Holiday goal. What do you most want to accomplish this Holiday season? Increase sales? Increase customers? Build your email list? Decide on your goal and how […]


marketing, online marketing,

Secure Messaging: How to Encrypt Email and Text Messages

November 5, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced a new Campaign for secure and usable crypto. By that, EFF means they are evaluating and promoting the best, most secure means to encrypt your email and text communications. With modern business thick with competitors and governments, both foreign and domestic, spying on everyone for advantage, this is […]


apps, Security,

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