Jon Honeyball

Recent articles by Jon Honeyball

Why I'm looking at tape again for storage

Why I'm looking at tape again for storage

Jon Honeyball discovers that tape is still the medium of choice for mass storage needs.
Oct 17 2014, 4:29PM
Tip: How to make sure your laptop joins the right WiFi network

Tip: How to make sure your laptop joins the right WiFi network

A potentially handy tip if you're constantly logging onto various different WiFi access points while doing your job.
Feb 18 2014, 1:12PM
Opinion: After 25 years of using Excel....

Opinion: After 25 years of using Excel....

Jon Honeyball explains why he's not happy about being forced to move "up" to Office 2010.
Nov 13 2013, 12:43PM
I must confess I like the Adobe Creative Cloud

I must confess I like the Adobe Creative Cloud

Opinion: Jon Honeyball explains why Adobe's Creative Cloud is a preferable way to get the best "arty" tools.
Nov 5 2013, 1:46PM
Spreadsheets in the cloud: are you feeling lucky?

Spreadsheets in the cloud: are you feeling lucky?

Ask yourself, how much are you prepared to trust a cloud provider of spreadsheet services?
Jul 15 2013, 1:01PM
Tip: Using a network projector in Windows 8

Tip: Using a network projector in Windows 8

In Windows 8, Microsoft hasn’t made things so easy to use a network projector.
Jun 28 2013, 12:48PM
Why is building security software so absolutely terrible to use?

Why is building security software so absolutely terrible to use?

Jon Honeyball wanted to setup a camera to record the number plates of cars entering and leaving a business estate. He relates his experience here.
May 29 2013, 11:47AM
Dropbox for Teams: is it suitable for business?

Dropbox for Teams: is it suitable for business?

Jon Honeyball is shocked at the lack of security in Dropbox for Teams. Click to read why.
Apr 5 2013, 11:43AM
Two key things missing from Office on Windows RT tablets

Two key things missing from Office on Windows RT tablets

Buying a Windows RT tablet? Be aware of the lack of macro support and certain file synchronisation features, writes Jon Honeyball
Feb 21 2013, 11:02AM
Are your external hard disks secure?

Are your external hard disks secure?

Some vendors make external drives that have a numeric keypad. But how secure are they?
Jan 23 2013, 2:35PM
Why spend several thousand dollars on a tape drive?

Why spend several thousand dollars on a tape drive?

I’d need serious convincing that any hard drive made today will be workable in ten years' time.
Jan 10 2013, 12:44PM
Come fly with me, but not with your phone

Come fly with me, but not with your phone

Jon Honeyball questions whether mobile phones can really be a major risk factor on plane flights.
Dec 10 2012, 1:37PM
How long can I keep using Windows 7?

How long can I keep using Windows 7?

So if you want to carry on using Windows 7 instead of Windows 8, your OS will be supported for the rest of this decade.
Nov 19 2012, 4:39PM
Locked out of Office 365

Locked out of Office 365

It's a basic issue, but one that is extremely annoying. Jon Honeyball recounts the difficulty he experienced when his Office 365 password timed-out.
May 22 2012, 2:21PM
Opinion: The "work at home" myth

Opinion: The "work at home" myth

Sitting by yourself in your home office can be an incredibly lonely experience. Jon Honeyball argues that the "virtual office" is far from perfect.
May 21 2012, 11:34AM
Expert Verdict: Hands-on with Microsoft Office 365

Expert Verdict: Hands-on with Microsoft Office 365

Even after experiencing a few glitches, Jon Honeyball finds that Office 365 is showing plenty of promise for small businesses.
Apr 30 2012, 9:52AM

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