Dropbox adds convenience for business users

We use Dropbox at work and I also use Dropbox personally. Prior to just recently, to use both of my Dropbox accounts, I had to use DropboxPortableAHK alongside the standard Dropbox client (for Windows). It worked about 99.8% as well as I wanted it to. Every now and again, the portable version would get stuck updating itself. I’d have to kill the process and relaunch it.

Now, Dropbox lets business users link their personal account… this makes things much easier. I always like to use the official software with the various services I use in my internet/cloud living.

So if you’ve been wondering about how to use both business and personal accounts, your answer is now officially supported by Dropbox.

Windows XP still at 29% market share

So I’m reading this article over at Ars Technica that talks about how Windows XP is near its end of life for support from Microsoft (April 8). It has all kinds of graphs and charts that say one thing: Microsoft is still winning the OS and browser war. What else it shows is that with only a few weeks left for Windows XP to stop being supported, Microsoft isn’t listening to its customer base. The proof is in the numbers.

Microsoft can’t keep a skeleton crew of engineers and developers together to keep supporting it? I guess that begs the question: When is “enough”, enough?

Side note: In reading another article at Ars Technica, I came across this site that tells the user whether or not they are running Windows XP. I guess I never consider that the MAJORITY of people out there probably don’t know what OS they are running. Am I running XP?

Me, I’m a fairly early-adopter. I’ve slowed down a bit as my having time to fix computer grief is waning as my kids get older and more involved in what used to be “my” free time. Being this early-adopter, however, really didn’t cause me any issues with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for my home PC.

So what does that mean? I guess MSFT should kill XP… it’s old. Tired. Or is it?

Tethering the Nexus 5

I recently made the switch from an HTC One that I got back in May, my first Android phone, to the Google Nexus 5.

Why did I do this? There are a few reasons, but one of them was that I wanted to have a phone that ran Google’s most current version of Android without having to go through hoops, like having to unlock my bootloader and install an alternate ROM, like Cyanogenmod 10, and then 11 for KitKat.

I also wanted to be able to use my phone as a hotspot without having to do the activity above, as Cyanogenmod allowed me to tether my phone, as it bypassed any lock my carrier had on this. I have unlimited data and do not want to switch my plan by enabling a shared data plan on my account.

I was looking around the ‘net to see if I could find out how to enable USB Tethering with Windows 7 and ran into this article, which explains how to use your Nexus 5 as a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot. Rather than writing the article myself, I’ll just share it. :)


…a self-proclaimed Computer Ninja