Back to school! Are you ready? (8/6/22 Part 1)

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It is time for school!

Back to School 2022!

And thus time for school supplies. These days that also means a laptop or computer of some sort. Chromebook, Windows, or Mac? What else do you need? What to look for? We hit some of the questions!

If you need to get stuff, be sure to check out our friends at Officemax/Office Depot!

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Searching: Better. Faster. Stronger. (8/6/22 Part 2)

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Search Like a Pro!

Your search engine is a vital tool for finding things you want to know about. But how much time do you spend trying to sift through the results? Fear not! We’ll talk about how to optimize your search so you can get to the good stuff faster!

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Is your internet expensive? (7/30/22 Part 2)

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Internet access is particularly important for most people. Never mind the fun stuff; online learning, bill paying and financial access, medical services and more are part of our daily lives.

The Important ACP Program

Not being able to get online makes life hard, especially if a business decides they don’t want to bother with phone support or local representatives.

Guess what? There’s help for that.

  • https://www.fcc.gov/affordable-connectivity-program-consumer-faq
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Are you ready to leave Windows 7 and 8? (7/9/22 Part 1)

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Windows 7 was a great operating system. Windows 8? It depends on who you ask. Most PC users have two upgrade options: Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Is it Time? – Part 1

So let’s talk about that!

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Are you ready for Hurricane Season? (7/2/22 Part 1)

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It’s hurricane season! Are you ready?

It’s Hurricane season!

Prep 2022

No, not like Hurricane fries or popcorn. The less tasty variety: tropical depressions, tropical storms, and full-blown hurricanes with category ratings and everything!

As we discussed:

  1. What is your level of risk and kind of risk?
  2. What is your response plan?
  3. What are your disaster supplies? Food and water for 14 days? Medicine?
  4. Do you have cash? Cash doesn’t need the internet unlike a credit or debit card.
  5. Check your insurance! Homeowners, Renter’s Insurance, Auto, etc. What do they have to say about natural disasters?

Ready for those links?

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Is your battery trying to blow you up? (7/2/22 Part 2)

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Do you have a device with a rechargeable battery? A phone or laptop? Guess what: it can go bad and swell up. And if it swells up? It becomes a hazard!  So, what should you do? Well, we talk about that.

Don’t Let your Laptop Go Kaboom!

Why does it happen? Well, it’s a bit of a read: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/heres-why-your-old-rechargeable-batteries-ballooned-in-size/ar-AAWkuyC

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