Encryption – Part 1 – The Caesar Cipher

Encryption is one of many Protective Technologies that help keep us safe while using the Internet. Today's encryption methods are quite sophisticated compared to those of the past, but before going into more modern methods, let’s look at the general concept.  Caesar Cipher: One of the oldest encryption methods require sharing a rule between parties [...]

By | October 9th, 2019|General, Internet, Remarks on Technology|0 Comments

The Technology Layer Cake: Users, Apps, OS and Hardware

Today's technologies have a lot in common, believe it or not. Whether you use your smartphone for most of your interaction with the Internet, or spend your day working on a laptop or a fancy desktop computer with lots of storage space and a powerful graphics card, these technologies have very similar structures. These devices [...]

By | September 25th, 2019|Devices, Operating Systems, Remarks on Technology|0 Comments

The Cost of a Smartphone

Today's the big day - the iPhone 11 is officially available for purchase from Apple stores and our friendly cell network providers. A question that we all face is whether to buy the phone outright and get a Bring Your Own Phone plan from our provider, or to buy the phone with a contract. In [...]

By | September 20th, 2019|Apple, Devices, Phones|0 Comments

iOS 13 is Almost Here

Apple Software Update on my Windows 10 computer popped up today with this notice to install an new version of the iTunes software. The notes say: "This update adds support for iOS 13 and iPadOS devices." Yay!! So after updating iTunes on my computer, it is ready to install the latest operating system on my [...]

By | September 16th, 2019|Apple, Operating Systems|0 Comments

Excel 2016 How-to: Using the Correlation Tool

Excel's AnalysisToolPak offer a variety of routines for analyzing statistical, scientific and engineering data. In this articular we are going to look at how to use the correlation tool in the Analysis ToolPak. Enable the Analysis ToolPak: Although already installed with Excel, the Analysis ToolPak will need to be enabled through the Options menus. For [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Excel, Tutorials and How-Tos|0 Comments

Data Structure Explanation – Part 1 – Excel Table

What is a Data Structure?  Part 1 An Explanation Using Tables in Excel 2010 Whether you are just going to look at your data and draw conclusions visually, or you are going to writing a computer program to manipulate it, even a very simple structure can help. When analyzing data, it is useful to decide on the data that needs to be processed, and then organize that data into a data structure. A well designed data structure can make the operations that need to be done on the data very efficient. […]

By | October 18th, 2015|Excel, General, Tutorials and How-Tos|0 Comments