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Getting remote-control or remote-access going for helping friends at family with their computer.
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Cleaning up your home computer with Piriform's CCleaner application.
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Backing up your Mac at home, getting an extra layer of backup.
Backing your Mac up at Home - Advanced Edition So you've bought into the idea that you really do need to backup your data at home. Good. But you want a little more details on just how this is done? Or maybe you want to hav...
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Startup key combinations when looking to do some troubleshooting on your Mac.
Key combinations for booting your Intel-based Mac. When you are having trouble with your Mac, there are some key combinations you might want to know about in order to help you do some of your own troubleshooting, especiall...
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iPad Pro review...quick and to the point.

Bottom Line: If you think a tablet might replace your laptop, then this probably will.
Apple's iPad Pro is so much more than just a tablet, and that's why you'll buy it.
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This sort of thing makes me downright angry.  The only way this makes sense for someone, is if their severance package is equivalent to 2 years of pay plus benefits.
Many of the 100 affected IT employees, who are now training replacements, have years of experience and provide the highest levels of technical support, according to sources.
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I think the entire H1-B visa program should be eliminated.   We have unemployed engineers and IT professionals right here in our own country that should be hired FIRST...there is NO talent shortage, its cheapassed businesses and a sell-out US government that is the problem.

Sorry, big companies if that means less bonuses for your execs, but look on the bright side...less congressmen to buy off to gain support for programs like H1-B that result in American unemployment.    

I am tired of semi-trained foreigners being brought in because it saves money.   I have worked with a few contract engineers/IT professionals from India and I personally would prefer 2nd+ year college engineering/IT students...they know more than the Indian IT I have had to deal with and there was no language barrier.  Don't get me wrong, they were nice people, but WOEFULLY undertrained in IT and way below normal ESL standards and I have no desire to waste time puzzling out their English and training them on systems they should have already been competent on.
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I thought this action by Disney had been nixed, but apparently it had only been delayed.
Disney just got hit with two class-action suits. Leo Perrero and Dena Moore say they were illegally replaced by foreign workers. Both were laid off from their IT jobs at Walt Disney World in Orlando in January 2015. They were told they had 90 days to...
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Fighting malware on your home PC with Malwarebytes.
Software to help fight Malware If you've got your antivirus running, but from time to time you feel like you might have something 'funny' going on, there are tools out there I've talked about before to use to help double-chec...
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Doing computer backups at home.
Backing up your data at home. At work, you let the IT Department work about backing up your data, right? You just have to follow their rules to make sure it happens. You know, put the stuff on the server drive, that F-dri...
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Remote Access options for your home computer.
Remote Access to your Computer. There are a few times when you might find you need to access your computer remotely: You're on vacation or visiting family and realize you need to get at something back home, such as ph...
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This is an interesting announcement from Microsoft: Moving Data Centers out of the US.

While it may keep the US Intelligence Services from combing through corporate data, ..or anyone with an Office 365 setup, it brings up new questions like: What about latency for hosting outside the US?  What about privacy laws in Germany?

The last question makes me wonder: Why hasn't Switzerland tried to capitalize on their anonymity/privacy ideals and moved into the Data Center business as well?
New commercial cloud offerings to support local innovation and growth while offering customers increased flexibility and choice with the option to have data access controlled by a German Data Trustee. Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online will be offered from German datacenters ...
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Having tried to play borh mmo's and 20 year old text-based games to euro servers, this is not going to work well realtime. You will get lag that will remind you of saving from dos to a floppy.
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This is an interesting study on broadband speeds.
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  • Grain Valley Schools
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