Beyond The Defaults is a collaborative effort between my friend and colleague, Sam Bridegroom. We both were trying to maintain our own blogs and answer the steady stream of technical questions we receive when we decided there had to be a better way. Our solution is a website for people to go to find answers to technology related questions in terms they can understand, written by people they trust.
We plan to offer tips, suggestions, hardware and software reviews, and general technology thoughts for the average non-technical person. Most people take the device out of the box, buy a piece of software, of sign up for an account and only use a fraction of its functionality because they don't know where to start or the idea of technology makes them anxious and feel overwhelmed, so they give up without trying.
Don't be like most people and suffer through technology. Make technology work for you.
Check it out and let me know what you think. If you like it, don't be shy about it. Add a comment, share the link with your Facebook friends or Twitter followers, or email the link to the site to someone who would benefit from it. We will be posting new updates on a regular basis and you can sign up for free email updates whenever a new post is published or you can subscribe via RSS (and don't worry if you don't know what RSS is, we'll get to that).