Monday, February 6, 2012

Intuit and IRS email scam


Received this scam email this morning. Looks real but, as you see when I hover over the web link (do not click if you have the email) it shows a bogus web address not related to intuit or irs. As always think before you click!!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

HP TouchPad 32gb version

Have been playing with the reduced price 32gb version of the HP TouchPad (TP) for three days now.  It has three buttons, the ‘home’ button on the front, the on/off button and the volume rocker button.  It does have a 1.3 mb front facing camera.   Here are a few pros and cons I have found so far:

reduced price ;)
front facing camera, no app out of box to use it with, can download skype (free)
size – diag 11”
do not have to attach to pc to use
does exchange activesync for email
ability to flick running programs up, for closing apps
does flash with browser
has a “Just type…” place on home screen to just type anything for quick access
includes 50gb Box account

no usb port
no sd card support
no rear camera
no camera app out of the box, have to download (free) app to use as camera
standard HP fingerprint magnet on black back
no logmein app, can view a desktop via browser but, can not use tp keyboard 
no rdp app

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Verizon 4G/LTE live in Grand Rapids, MI


I am starting to hear from folks that Verizon didn’t wait till the 16th to turn on 4G/LTE in Grand Rapids, MI!!

Email from this morning:
”I just did a speed test and I was at 33.45mbps down and 5.86mbps up”

Speeds may not last long but 4G/LTE will Smile

Friday, April 1, 2011

Verizon Thunderbolt 4G/LTE


  Went to the SBS 2011 partner event in Southfield, MI this past Tuesday and was pleasantly surprised my Verizon Thunderbolt changed its network icon from 3g to 4g

  Turned on the Thunderbolts Hotspot, connected my tablet pc and the first test results were:


  12m down and 15m up is faster then my office AT&T DSL.

  As this is very new, we did have mixed results as Joe connected to my hotspot and was getting like 3m/3m and another Thunderbolt user was getting 9m/9m.  The up/down usually were very close on all the tests.  We seemed to get disconnected a few times at the start of the meeting around 11 but, it seemed to be fine after that.

  It has been announced that Grand Rapids, MI has been pushed up for 4G/LTE coverage for this year, maybe as early as this summer Smile

Monday, December 6, 2010

Before forwarding email or reposting on Facebook

  Before forwarding email or reposting on Facebook, take a couple of minutes and check out “the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.”

  At one can enter some info such as “facebook cartoon” and produce a result that indicates that the claim “will help end child abuse” is actually “False”. continues with some background info on the subject.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Facebook Vanity/Shortcut url

  Did you know you can have/use a vanity/shortcut url name for your personal and/or Fan Page?

  Using, you can create a vanity/shortcut name like my personal Facebook page of and my business Facebook page of

Monday, June 28, 2010

I would love your vote please nominate me for Top 150 SMB influencer's

How's Life?


Folks in SMB are asking to be nominated as one of the top 150 influencer’s in SMB via a survey put on by SMB PC Magazine.  Such as Eric Ligman (I did vote for him) via facebook,, post today of “Would love your vote for me in the SMB Top 150”

  I would also love your vote to be one of the top 150 SMB influencer's, please nominate me via the survey at, you can only vote once.

  The survey is two questions long (see snippet below)

1. How did you hear/learn about the survey
2. Enter up to 10 names that influence you

Please enter Richard Kenyon of HL tech solutions in the “other” box for #1
Please enter Richard Kenyon of HL tech solutions and nine other influencer’s for #2
After you click done you then can hit “exit this survey” in the upper right hand corner or just close the window

  Among the 10 I voted for include:
West Michigan Small Business Technology User Group
West Michigan Network Technology User Group
My Self ;)

Thank you for your support,
Richard Kenyon
HL tech solutions