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A cellular hotspot is not a substitute for a real broadband plan[Feb. 17, 2015]
When you have a device like a Dish Hopper or an iPad or even a Windows or Macintosh computer attached to the network, they are usually programmed to do large downloads in the background (like Windows/MacOS updates or Netflix previews or dropbox synching if you use that service) when attached to WiFi. All these devices assume that being on WiFi means you're on broadband with unlimited data. If you use a Verizon hotspot or similar device with data caps to provide your WiFi, your devices do not know this and can suck your data plan dry in no time.
Chatham Community Library's May and June computer classes[May 10, 2013]
Chatham Community Library is offering a series of free computer classes in May and June. The names, dates and times of the classes are listed below. You can find a full description of the classes, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending, by clicking on the class name.
Chatham Community Library offers free spring computer classes[Mar. 4, 2013]
Chatham Community Library is offering a series of free computer classes in March and April. The names, dates and times of the classes are listed below. You can find a full description of the classes, including topics covered and prerequisites for attending by visiting the Library Calendar and finding the each class on the calendar.
Town Hall meeting on the state of Internet in Chatham County[Jun. 21, 2011]
Join Chatham County Commissioner Pam Stewart for a town hall meeting on the subject of "The State of Internet Access in Chatham County, NC." The meeting will start at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 23 at the Agriculture Building Auditorium on 45 South Street in Pittsboro.
Carolina Advanced Digital wins contract to provide data encryption to State of North Carolina[Sep. 5, 2007]
Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. (CAD) has been awarded a contract by the State of North Carolina to provide disk encryption using Winmagic’s SecureDoc solution. The contract is part of an effort by state government to increase the security and integrity of confidential and personal information and will offer data encryption protection for laptops, desktops, servers, mobile devices, removable media, and files and folders. Installation, consulting and training will be provided by CAD as part of the contract.
Consumer Reports reveals top complaints about digital cameras[Jun. 4, 2007]
Consumers in the market for a digital camera may be looking for a model that addresses the biggest gripes about their current camera. Consumer Reports
identified the five biggest complaints about digital cameras from 13,000 reader responses. The July issue of CR
features tips on how to combat these complaints, along with Ratings of digital cameras of all sizes, and advice on how consumers can choose the best camera, photo printer, and editing software for their needs.
Consumer Reports finds that independent tech support services trump manufacturer tech support[May 10, 2007]
Independent computer tech support trumps manufacturer tech support according to a new survey from the Consumer Reports
National Research Center. The results, which are featured in the June issue, reveal that independent tech support services affiliated with major retail chains such as Best Buys’ Geek Squad and Circuit City’s Firedog, solved 84 percent of users’ problems with Windows-based PCs. Windows PC manufacturers’ tech support was only able to solve 59 percent of problems.
Pittsboro consumers can do more with wireless[May 2, 2007]
Whether in Pittsboro, Raleigh, Greensboro or Winston Salem, Sprint customers in North Carolina can do more with wireless thanks to a faster mobile broadband network. With Sprint’s newest (EV-DO Revision A) technology, along with a wide variety of devices, customers can check and send email with large file attachments, download music and access robust location-based solutions.
My take on the Microsoft Vista Operating System[Mar. 30, 2007]
I have been asked about the new Vista operating system during numerous on-site service calls I have performed over the past several months so I thought I would take an opportunity to provide the chatlist members with my comments and recommendations.
Carolina Advanced Digital earns security certification[Jan. 30, 2007]
Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. a leader in network security services, announced today that Jennifer Jabbusch, Information Security officer for the company, has earned the CISSP designation (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).
Consumer Reports finds free tech support from most computer manufacturers is dismal[May 17, 2006]
Only 55 percent of consumers who contacted free manufacturer’s tech support had their problem solved, according to the latest Computer Tech Support Survey from the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The June issue of Consumer Reports also includes the latest ratings of desktop and laptop computers, and a step-by-step guide to easy PC fixes.
SanDisk introduces flagship MP3 Sansa player[Mar. 16, 2006]
SanDisk® Corporation introduced its top-of-the-line SanDisk Sansa™ e200 MP3 player with a large color screen and 6-gigabytes (GB) of storage capacity that makes it ideal for listening to music or viewing photos and personal videos.
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