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The Trouble With “Trial Versions”wesleytjohnson

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 20:01:37 +0000

You’ve entered into a local big box retailer planning to purchase a new desktop computer. A salesperson greets you and shows you a particular model that would be “perfect” for your needs. It’s got a fast processor, lots of RAM and comes equipped with Microsoft Word and Norton’s Anti-Virus … or does it? A closer […]

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Test Drive Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9wesleytjohnson

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:57:24 +0000

Internet Explorer hasn’t had the best reputation amongst the tech savvy for quite a while. Those that hate the product often cite its security, speed and penchant for crashing as its main problems. While it’s true that earlier versions of the browser were quite problematic (if you’re using IE6, an immediate upgrade is suggested), its […]

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June, July Tutoring Sessions Available at Harbin Memorialwesleytjohnson

Wed, 05 May 2010 14:41:00 +0000

We will be handling the computer classes a bit differently in the months of June and July. In lieu of having an occasional full class, we’re switching to one-on-one tutoring sessions only. We will be offering sessions on most Wednesdays at Harbin Memorial during the months mentioned. Almost every third week, there will be a […]

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Commonwealth Office of Technology Conducting Broadband Surveywesleytjohnson

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 18:06:56 +0000

The library received an email recently letting us know that the Commonwealth Office of Technology is currently mapping and verifying broadband access in Kentucky. This, according to the email, is step one in their plan to increase the availability of high speed internet across the state. Click here to participate in the Public Broadband Survey.

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Typosquatting Definedwesleytjohnson

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 22:30:50 +0000

Typosquatting is the act of purchasing a domain close to an existing one (i.e. in lieu of and linking it to a page of advertisements and links. The people that perform this act hope to lure folks that frequently make typos to their site and earn revenue from the aforementioned advertisements and links. […]

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Chuck Norris Malware Sweeping Across the Webwesleytjohnson

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:06:55 +0000

If you use default manufacturer login and passwords for your computer equipment, be warned. There’s a nasty bit of malware circulating across the internet called “Chuck Norris” taking advantage of folks who never adopt unique passwords for their routers and DSL modems. The malware, dubbed Chuck Norris due to a comment relating to the actor […]

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Google to Test Fiber Optic Internet Access in the USwesleytjohnson

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:03:12 +0000

Google recently announced plans to begin testing fiber-to-the-home internet service across the country. For those unfamiliar, fiber-to-the-home is an incredibly fast way of accessing the internet (100 + times faster than average speeds) via fiber optic cables. Fiber service is available in bigger cities; however, most rural areas have been ignored. Currently, Google is accepting […]

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One-on-One Computer Training in Januarywesleytjohnson

Mon, 11 Jan 2010 16:47:22 +0000

I’m making it a New Year’s Resolution to update Tech Notes more often. I apologize for the amount of time it has been since my last entry. Below you’ll find a list of the remainder of our January One-on-One sessions. If you see one you’d like to sign up for, call us at 338-4760. Tuesday, […]

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Free File: Recuvawesleytjohnson

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 20:04:26 +0000

My Windows desktop is often cluttered with icons and files. In the past, I’ve occasionally deleted things I needed and not realized it until after emptying the recycle bin. If this has happened to you in the past, I have a free file to recommend that you’re going to love. Recuva, by Priform, makers of […]

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Windows 7 Pre-order Now Livewesleytjohnson

Thu, 02 Jul 2009 18:20:40 +0000

Microsoft hopes to win back the countless number of folks it lost due to displeasure with Windows Vista with the next version of their operating system, Windows 7. It doesn’t release until October, but you may currently pre-order the upgrade and save around $79.99. The upgrade works if you have either Windows XP or Windows […]

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