Save Us: Taking Back Texts

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I was one of the last people in my group of friends to get a smartphone, and before that, I still had a limited amount of texts on my monthly plan for my flip phone. These factors, combined with small buttons, my persnicketiness with grammar, and clumsy thumbs, meant that each text on that flip […]

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How To Avoid Common Notebook Problems

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Computer terminology changes in weird ways which we sometimes don’t recognize until the new terminology is already part of our lexicon. Think about it: there was a time, not too long ago, when you could ask someone to “Google it” and they’d be confused. Another example of that is “Notebook.” At one point I wasn’t […]

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Uber, Mobile Tech, and the On-Demand Economy?

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There are two kinds of technological developments. The first is an announcement that changes everything, which comes roaring at you like an overflowing river. Think of the first iPhone in 2007. It was a development that blew people’s minds and it was easy to tell instantly that phones were never going to be the same. […]

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Small Business Home Office Technology Needs

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The “home office” used to mean something a little different than it does today. Not too long ago, it implied a large, oak-lined room with a few books and a desk, where Dad would go to pay bills, maybe read over the Smithson file he’d brought home from work with him, and where he’d keep […]

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Telecommuting Tech Partner Problems

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In the Bay Area, we know that commuting can sometimes be an awful burden. BART does great work, and other public transportation works fine, but there are still long waits and plenty of delays (we’re looking at you, Muni). If you have to drive, it can be a hideous slog, especially if you’re crossing the […]

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Child Safety Apps That You May Need

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It’s the end of July, which means we’re at a very strange part of the summer. Kids can feel the season beginning to come to an end. The clock is ticking. The days are getting slightly shorter and every sunset seems like it stretches just long enough to taunt you – it pretends that these […]

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Mobile Tech Takes a Stand in Security vs. Privacy Debate

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History doesn’t exist in neat brackets. Eras are often defined by events, not by years. When people talk about “the 60s,” they’re often referring to events outside the span of 1960-1970. When someone says “the 60s,” they might mean anything from 1959, to Kennedy’s election, to Kennedy’s assassination, to Dylan going electric at Newport, or […]

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Common Computer Problems for Small Business

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At ClickAway, we work with a lot of Bay Area small businesses. Whether we’re talking about San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Los Altos, or anywhere else in the region, there are a lot of commonalities between small business owners. They all have drive. They all have ambition. They all have goals that they set for […]

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Why Google Remembers Where You’ve Been

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In “Brodie’s Report,” a story by Borges, the master of the form, the titular anthropologist is studying a tribe in the wilds of some Pacific Island. He begins to notice something unusual about them; namely, that they can see into the future. Not very far – just glimpses, sometimes with clarity, sometimes all jumbled up. […]

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