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A website for your business - the benefits can be enormous!

Writen by Diane Ware - March 15, 2018 in Computers
If you own a business, and especially if you have had this business for a while, you will understand quite readily the importance of your customers - they are your business!  And coming in a close second is how to reach those important customers.  Gone are the days of relying on those big ol' Yellow Pages books. Most people nowadays, speaking for myself as well, when looking for a plumber or some other local goods and services, will just take out their phone or flip open their laptop, load a web browser, and search for sa...
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The highly anticipated 5G network and its resultant ruckus

Writen by Diane Ware - March 08, 2018 in Software
What is a 5G network?  Well, as you can probably assume right off the bat, since most mobile networks are either 3G or 4G, it will be a FASTER network.  And you would be right.  Here are some details.  First of all, 5G (5th generation wireless technology) networks, according to this 5G wikipedia article, encompass varying speeds, as quoted from the article: "Which technologies should be called "5G" is disputed. 
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SSD verses HDD, the pros and the cons.

Writen by Diane Ware - February 21, 2018 in Computers
SSD - Solid State Drives.  HDD - Hard Disk Drives.  If you haven't heard of the differences between these two types of computer storage drives, see the two tables below to give you a quick overview of the differences and pros and cons of both drives. To read more about these two drives, see the links at the bottom of this article or any of the various links in the tables.    ...
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Future smartphone cameras could detect hidden objects around corners

Writen by Diane Ware - February 05, 2018 in Phones
Cameras on phones that can pick up unseen images from around corners? Seriously? Yes, apparently, according to the results obtained from Ramesh Raskar's research team.  The key to this new technology is something called femto-photography. Femto-photography, as described in the Wikipedia link, is "a term used to describe a technique for recording the propa...
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Beware! A new Facebook malware hack is being sent to users via Facebook Messenger

Writen by Diane Ware - January 30, 2018 in Computers
Over the weekend, a Facebook friend of mine noticed an odd message (via Facebook Messenger) was sent to her from someone who normally only communicates by leaving comments on my friend's timeline, not by messages.  I also received the same message from this person (she is also a Facebook friend of mine), though I hadn't been on Facebook, never clicked on it, and just took a screen shot of this message today: 
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Information about 'Blue Alert'

Writen by Diane Ware - January 19, 2018 in Phones
Today several of us here at Ware Repair received emergency alerts on our phones.  These emergency alerts were actually Blue Alerts.  And what is a Blue Alert?  Well, it is similar to an Amber Alert, for missing children, and a Silver Alert, for missing elderly folks, usually those with some sort of dementia. The difference is a Blue Alert is to help police officers find perpetrators w...
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2017 Tech Rewind by Month

Writen by Bryan Ware - January 09, 2018 in Computers
Seems like 2017 went by too quickly. Maybe because of all the new technology coming at us, time just rushed by. Maybe because of  Moores Law - you know, the law that says technology exceeds itself every three months - we were so preoccupied with all the new tech advancements and gadgets, we didn't notice time slipping on by. Whatever the reason, in case you missed it, here is a run-down, per month, of some of the biggest tech news events in 2017.  
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Ever wondered what bitcoins and other cryptocurrency are and how they work?

Writen by Diane Ware - December 26, 2017 in Software
One of the main things to understand at the outset of this blog post is the definition of money, or currency. Once you understand this, it will be much easier to grasp the concept of bitcoins as money.   The short answer to understanding currency is this: all currencies have value only because people believe they have value. Our cash that we carry around? It only has value because people believe it has value. I mean, there is the Federal Reserve System
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