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Ed Kivell
Computer consultant - Windows & Mac. When computer failure is not an option, contact us.
Computer consultant - Windows & Mac. When computer failure is not an option, contact us.
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IOS 11.3 adds battery health setting
Apple
just released iOS 11.3, and among other things, the updated includes a
new tool to tell you whether or not your aging iPhone battery needs to
be replaced. This is Apple's
response to their slowing the iPhone operation to save battery life. 
Well,...
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A Tale of Two iPhones
My client had dropped his iPhone 5s and proceeded to
crack the touch screen. In fact, the screen looked like it was
repeatedly hit with a hammer. The destruction resulted in a barely
responsive screen. The client had critical information on the phone
wh...
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A Wifi or Wireless network is a Love/Hate relationship. You love them because they allow you to walk around with your wireless internet device. You hate them when they drop the signal, has weak connections, has a dead spot - you get the idea.

A new type of wireless networks called Mesh is designed to change all that. A Mesh network is a network design where each adapter or node relays all the network data to the next node. By using a flooding technique, all the network data is relayed from node to node. This allows for the potential of what many WiFi users have long wished for - a reliable whole house WiFi without any dead spots.

Prior to the new network topology, the only methods to improve WIFi connectivity was to install a more powerful router OR Install more Access Points, which require ethernet cabling between the router and the various Access Points OR install some network extenders and rub them with a rabbit's foot for luck in extending the WiFi range.

Eero is one of the wireless devices that has been introduced to promote the mesh wireless networks. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/technology/personaltech/mesh-network-vs-router.html?mcubz=3 recently ran an article that explained the advantages of Mesh Networks and discussed the various products. The article explains how a mesh network works and what their advantages are. Ease of configuration and friendly to consumers are just two of the advantages. The only downside appears to be the somewhat higher cost for this technology.

We are ready to advise you on this new technolgy and for those of you who are "short on time" or don't feel up to the installation; we are ready to install this network and test your computers on it.
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 Ransomware Story - The owner of a plumbing and heating company
opened what he thought was a safe email about a Fedex tracking number.
The email turned out a ransomware scam. Thus, within a nanosecond all of
data files were encrypted. The attached extern...
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I was at a wedding today, when a problem arose. The restaurant's router wouldn't access the internet. When you went to web site, the browser screen just said, " Server not found". So using my smartphone, I accessed the router via its IP address. I checked the router configuration, then I restarted the router by clicking on the restart command.

After the router restarted, I restarted my smartphone, connected to the router WiFi again and tried to access the internet. Voila, it worked. All the guests at my table were happy to hear the news that the WiFi link now worked.

Sometimes. a simple restart cures what is troubling you.
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 Ransomware
- What is it? (Updated) Ransomware is a type of malware
that prevents a computer user from using their computer or from accessing the data stored on their computer. To regain access to their data, the user is
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Fantastic computer consultant. Able to diagnose a problem and quickly determine an effective solution. Recently, Ed was able to remove a virus from my computer and save all of my data. He has removed all of the aggravation that I used to have in trying to deal with the technology aspects of my life. He always explains what the problem is in clear, concise terms and typically presents a number of solutions to select from.

Michael Kristof  on Google+   Oct. 9, 2013
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Client review from Thumbtack.com, the "Hire-A-Pro" web site -

"We called Ed in a panic because we had a virus in the computer. he came immediately. He resolved all of the problems, explained each step clearly in non tech language, gave recommendations to improve the computers performance. professional, informative, completed all the tasks within the initial quote on budget. We would give the highest recommendation."

Joyce D. - Bandilane Canine Center
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Ransomware is the generic term for a malicious virus that will typically render your computer inoperable and ask you to pay a fee or ransom to regain control. These threats can usually be removed without paying up, by  using a decent anti-virus program or malware removal program.

CryptoLocker is different. Your computer and software keep on working, but your personal files, such as documents, spreadsheets and images, are encrypted.

Click on the link below to more about the topic.
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