iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan Releases Coming Soon

Apple recently announced the release dates of two key software products that drive the future of innovation on their hardware and the Apple platform: iOS 9: September 16 for iPads, iPhones, and the iPod Touch Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan: September 30 for Macintosh laptops and desktops watchOS 2: September 16 for the Apple […]

Apple New Announcements and FileMaker

Yesterday, Apple revealed their new and innovative technology lineup…with lots of potential Christmas gifts. Here we’ll review some of the announcements and their impact specifically on the FileMaker platform. Although FileMaker is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, they are seldom mentioned in events such as this because their focus is more on the consumer. […]

Windows 10 and FileMaker / WordPress

Windows 10 was released yesterday…and for many people it is a FREE upgrade so the temptation is great to upgrade right away. Take a moment to consider what this might mean for you. Breath deeply, slow down, and read on. Can I use FileMaker with Windows 10? The official supported Microsoft OS versions for FileMaker […]

Dealing With Email Spam

How do I deal with all the Spam and junk email I get on a daily basis? (Not referring to the meat product from Hormel.) I don’t have a simple answer for this issue. Spam is a major problem with email in general. If it makes you feel any better, I get close to 1,000 junk mail messages […]

Apple September 9 Announcements and FileMaker

Yesterday, Apple announced several new products including the iPhone 6, Apple Watch, and Apple Pay for mobile payments. The new technologies available will fuel the next few years on innovation as will iOS 8 which will be released soon. In the mobile space these announcements primarily affect FileMaker Go, the FileMaker client that runs directly […]

The Solution to Your Business Information Puzzle

Rubik’s Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. It is considered to be the world’s best-selling toy with over 350 million cubes being sold. There are over 45+ quintillion possible combinations of the colors of the faces with only 1 correct solution. I got […]

Excellent FileMaker Statistics

DB Engines reports some pretty positive news for FileMaker. First off, FileMaker is in the top 15 databases…and connects automatically via ESS (External SQL Sources) to the top three DBMSs: Oracle, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. One important thing to notice is that despite these databases residing in different spaces, FileMaker is still near the top. […]

FileMaker 13 is Here! – Hello WebDirect

It’s been over a year and a half since FileMaker 12 was released ushering in a new familiarity with themes based on html/CSS, a new file format, and many other improvements. Today, FileMaker 13 was released with several new enhancements that make it an even better development platform for building iPad/iPhone applications and now applications […]

Salesforce vs. FileMaker

Increasingly, we are encountering organizations that are reevaluating their existing investment in FileMaker or looking at building new solutions where Salesforce is a primary option. This article will help you to make an informed solution in comparing the options available. Forbes recently rated Salesforce at #1 out of the most innovative companies. Their enterprise values […]

Why aren’t we amazed by the iPhone 5?

It seems that the tech press lately is complaining about the iPhone 5 saying things like “The maps don’t work well.” or “It’s smaller and lighter but not that different than the iPhone 4s.” Where’s the amazement at the power of the iPhone 5? Comedian Louis CK does a routine “Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy”. His […]