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Must Know Tech Events for November 2012

Every month we compile a running list of what we consider “must know tech events” — each month’s list will be maintained throughout the month in order to provide you with the most current event information.

If you have an event that you feel should be added to our list, please free to contact us and let us know!

You can check out the rest of November’s must know tech events below.

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Must Know Tech Events for October 2012

We’re going to try something new here at BestTechie. Every month we will compile a running list of what we consider “must know tech events” — each month’s list will be maintained throughout the month in order to provide you with the most current event information.

If you have an event that you feel should be added to our list, please free to contact us and let us know!

You can check out the rest of October’s must know tech events below.

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How To: Find Helpful Tech Reviews Online

These days, with new tech products regularly being released and an almost limitless number of websites dedicated to them online, it’s no surprise that the internet is brimming with reviews of the latest technology. Trying to decide which new smartphone to purchase? There are many people online willing to offer you input and advice. Looking for laptop reviews? A quick Google search will bring you thousands upon thousands of results.

Of course, this saturation of information is largely a good thing. Without ever seeing a product, the consumer can learn all of its specs, see pictures of it from every angle, and gauge the opinion of both normal customers and technology experts. A person with very specific interests or needs can almost certainly find someone out there who directly addresses those issues. From a free market, capitalistic, consumer-oriented perspective, the mass of available online reviews is incredibly beneficial.

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Microsoft Launches TechPolicy Website

Microsoft is launching a new website today which it hopes will spur discussion on key technology policy debates about privacy, security, competition, cloud computing, intellectual property rights and other topics. The site includes opinion articles, a calendar of events and a blog. The topics up for discussion also include patents, licensing, software and services, antitrust, economic growth and the knowledge economy.

The which is called TAP (Technology Academics Policy) can be found at TechPolicy.com.  The goal of TAP is to promote academic research and facilitate substantive debates around several areas that impact the world of technology.  Microsoft has partnered with several law schools including Stanford, Berkeley, Northwestern, and PennLaw to be TAP’s source of academic research, articles, and policy debates.

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10 Computer Repair Tips Any Tech Should Know

When it comes to computer repair there is a lot more to know about then meets the eye. Here are ten (10) tips on how to improve your computer repair service (business). This post was written by geekinside who is a member of our chat room.

1. Identify your skill set – You may be good with hardware, software or both. Software issues occur as often as, if not more often than, hardware issues.

2. Don’t over price your services – You may think that your work is equal to or better than that of Geek Squad. Big companies like Geek Squad have many overheads and you will get more customers by exploiting this and undercutting them.

3. Free is always better – When finding software solutions for your clients in general free versions are, in general, quite amicable. Free software means you save your customers money and that, for you, means repeat business.

4. Don’t overstock – If you’re buying software or hardware in advance don’t purchase too much. You may use it more at peak times such as Christmas but, when business dwindles, you will be left with depreciating stock assets.

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