Top Family Owned Business in 2012 Award for Dolomite Technology

Thank You Las Vegas for Making Dolomite a Top Family Owned Business in 2012.

Dolomite Technology was awarded the distinction from the Las Vegas Business Press in August 2012.

It is both an honor and a privilege to continue to serve the Las Vegas and Henderson communities. We look forward to continuing that work in the future.

Dolomite Technology- Top Family Owned Businesses in 2012 Award

Dolomite Technology-Top Family Owned Businesses in 2012 Award

Windows 8 Release Preview

As Microsoft’s newest operating system, the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 8 has emerged from early vetting stages among developers and consumers, with satisfactory results. Several cosmetic changes are being made, but extensive changes appear to no longer be required, and on August 15, Windows 8 was released to OEM companies for fall production. Holding its breath, Microsoft stands behind a formal October 26th release date for a new OS that is poised to become a game-changer in today’s computer world.

‘Metro,’ was initially used to describe the innovative, tablet-friendly user interface. The word is being dropped because Microsoft couldn’t resolve a copyright conflict with a German company. Regardless of its name, this new interface, in combination with a refined Windows 7 engine, could once more propel Microsoft ahead in the area of technological innovation.

The user interface allows Windows 8 to bring the same, unifying multi-touch functionality to desktops, laptops and tablets. It will power desktops and laptops based on powerful Intel and other processers, and with the Windows 8 UI, it will splash and land firmly into the world of tablets based on the definitive mobile-tech, less power-hungry ARM processors.

Starting Up

Powering up their computers, Windows 8 users will now see a Lock screen that, by using their mouse or touchpad with an up-swiping gesture, will take them to a Login screen. You can either sign in or use a “password-touch” gesture to unlock this screen and enter the Start screen. All this is done pleasingly fast and smooth as Windows boots up.

The Start screen consists of graphic tiles representing apps and pictures. The tiles are arranged into groups that swiftly slide from one to the other using a similar gesture or movement on the touchpad or mouse. The Start screen of original tiles is always available through a mouse click at the lower left corner of the Windows screen.

Multi-Touch Functionality

These swiping, sliding and pinching in-and-out gestures are, of course, characteristics of tablet touch-screens functions. They are similar to the multi-touch smartphone technologies successfully innovated and sharpened by Apple, leading that company to the forefront of mobile technology with development of its iPhones and iPads.

Microsoft’s own Windows Surface tablets incorporating the multi-touch screens with Windows 8 UI are due to come out the same time as Window 8. The Surface represents another Microsoft milestone similar to Apple in that the tablet hardware is being produced in-house, wielded to the new OS. They are being produced as Surface Pro models based on Intel processors, and Surface RT – Run Time – models developed on ARM processors.

Seamless

Clicking or swiping from window corners offers various controls. Swiping from the right side on the Windows 8 Start screen brings up the Charms bar that gives you icons for searches, sharing, and the start menu. In turn, the start menu brings you back to the Start screen titles, devices and settings control.

Swiping from top left, you can get a list of all the apps or recently used ones and can switch between them. App icons are dragged across the screen to open for use. Closing apps involves a simple down swipe to the bottom of the screen as the app disappears.

If Windows 8 demonstrates seamless adaptation across tablet, laptop and desktop platforms as it advertises, Microsoft could renew itself once again as a major leader of innovation. So far, in face of its distracters, many of whom are expectantly Apple-biased, the OS has generated plenty of support and praise with the ease, speed and fluidity of its UI. It’s still possible to access the old Explorer and Start screens, but starting tiles will certainly be the winner and a game-changer of the future.

5 Simple Ways To Avoid Getting An Avalanche Of Spam

In the past Dolomite, and many other companies, have discussed ways of getting off SPAM list as well as other ways to get your Inbox back. These discussions are usually core concepts in our Email Solutions discussions. Many years ago we released a white-paper that talked about some of the core tips to implement as part of any email solutions plan. With the constant changes in technology, we felt now is a good time to update that document and re-release it to the public. As you read through this, please keep in mind that if you have any questions, we at Dolomite are here to help.

In the mean time, here you go …


As you probably already know from firsthand experience, once you’re on a spammer’s list, it’s next to impossible to get off. And changing your e-mail address can be a major inconvenience especially if you rely on it to stay in touch with important business and personal contacts.

To reduce the chances of your e-mail address getting spammed, here are 5 simple preventative measures you can take that will go a long way in keeping not-so-delicious spam out of your in-box.

1. Use a disposable e-mail address or email alias.

If you buy products online or occasionally subscribe to websites that interest you, chances are you’re going to get spammed.

To avoid your main e-mail address from ending up on their broadcast list, set up a free Internet e-mail address or alias with Gmail or other email providers and use it when buying or opting in to online newsletters. You can also use a throwaway e-mail address when making purchases or subscribing to newsletters (see #4 below).

If you do not like having to check multiple email address then have it forward all email through to your main email.

That’s all there is too it. Every once in a while, especially if you see yourself beginning to see a lot of SPAM, simply delete your email alias and begin again. All that SPAM with the disposable email will now have no where to go, freeing up your email Inbox.

2. Pay attention to check boxes that automatically opt you in.

Whenever you subscribe to a website or make a purchase online, be very watchful of small, pre-checked boxes that say, “Yes! I want to receive offers from third party companies.”

If you do not un-check the box to opt-out, your e-mail address can (and will) be sold to every online advertiser.  To avoid this from happening, simply take a closer look at every online form you fill out.

3. Don’t use your main e-mail address on your website, web forums, or newsgroups.

Spammers have special programs that can glean e-mail addresses from websites without your permission. If you are posting to a web forum or newsgroup, use your disposable e-mail address instead of your main e-mail address.

If you want to post an e-mail address on your home page, use “info@” and have all replies forwarded to a folder in your in-box that won’t interfere with your main address. If you have access to the HTML editor for your webpage, you can replace the “@” symbol with the HTML characters “@”. This will not stop all website scrapers and programs from harvesting your email address, but it will cause errors for quite a few helping to reduce potential SPAM a bit more.

4. Create throwaway e-mail accounts.

If you own a web domain, all mail going to an address at your domain is probably set up to come directly to you by default.  For example, an e-mail addressed to anything@yourdomain.com will be delivered to your in-box.

This is a great way to fight spam without missing out on important e-mails you want to get. The next time you sign up for a newsletter, use the title of the website in your e-mail address. For example, if the website is titled “technologysecrets.com”, enter “technologysecrets@yourdomain.com” as your e-mail address. If you get spammed, look at what address the spam was sent to.

If technologysecrets@yourdomain.com shows up as the original recipient, you know the source since that e-mail address was unique to that web site. Now you can easily stop the spam by making any e-mail sent to that address bounce back to the sender.

5. Don’t open, reply to or try to opt-out of obvious spam e-mails.

Opening, replying to, or even clicking a bogus opt-out link in an obvious spam e-mail signals that your e-mail address is active, and more spam will follow.

The only time it is safe to click on the opt-out link or reply to the e-mail is when the message was sent from a company you know or do business with (for example, a company that you purchase from or a newsletter you subscribed to).


Finally! A Way To Stop Spam, Spyware, And Pop-Ups From Taking Over Your Computer

If you are absolutely fed up with the number of spam e-mails you get every day, the annoying pop-ups being shoved in your face when you surf the net, and advertisers installing spyware on your computer to monitor your every move and serve up unwanted ads, then please read on.

We’re Waging War Against Spam, Spyware, and Pop-Ups!

Dolomite Technology has been working with customers for years to help stop SPAM from getting to their mailbox. For years, this has been the largest complaint we heard from people who later become our customers. In addition, we scan their email to help prevent viruses from getting through the mail filters as well, the second biggest concern for many people .

Needless to say, our customer no longer worry about SPAM, Viruses, Malware, or Spyware. Why? Because Dolomite Technology has a program that not only guarantees 100% email process, but will filter SPAM, Viruses, Malware, Spyware and other harmful items from your email.

If you are suffering from an email problem, or just want some help managing your email, check out our Email Solutions page.