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Ethernet Couplers and Switches Make Connecting Devices Easier

Don’t you just hate it when a cord just isn’t quite long enough? I’ve got that problem with the wireless router in our office. Our lifeline to the Internet plugs in to the router and it is a cable coming through the wall in our office. So there is no …

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Wacom Introduces New Lines of Graphics Tablets and a Tablet Computer

I’ve been using some form of a graphics tablet for nearly 20 years now. The vast majority of years it has been a Wacom tablet. Yes, there are other companies that make graphics tablets. Many have come and gone over the years and it is because Wacom’s tablets are simply …

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Microsoft Skulpt Ergonomic Desktop Provides New Input Tools

Most of my workday has me sitting in front of a keyboard. As a prolific writer, having a good keyboard is extremely important. By contrast, I have no interest at all in a touch screen computer. Tablet? Sure, a touchscreen is nice. But I wouldn’t do any extensive writing on …

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Technology Choices and Changes in the Unleashed Office

Typically I focus on computer hardware and software, along with complimentary products. Today I’m going to step back a bit and talk about some of the technology used in homes and offices. Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a number of technology changes being made in the …

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Samsung 840 Evo is Screaming Fast SSD Drive

I’ve talked many times previously about the benefits of an SSD drive. Rather than the traditional mechanical hard drive where platters are spinning around inside the enclosure, SSD drives are made of solid state memory. This makes them insanely fast, but they also cost more than mechanical drives. Ideally you …

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Asus Z87 Deluxe DDR3 1600 LGA 1150 Motherboard

Just a couple of days ago I told you how to Speed Up a New Computer By Removing Unnecessary Junk. There is one way to make the whole procedure unnecessary and that is to build your own computer. If your home-built machine has unnecessary junk on it, then you have …

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Connect to the Internet With Ethernet Cables

Where our office is situated, getting a high-speed connection to the Internet isn’t easy and the choices are very limited. We were excited to hear that fiber optic had come to our area a few months ago, though not at all excited with the company (CenturyLink) offering it. Sometimes in …

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Convert a Smartphone Into a Camcorder

When I came up with the idea for the Cave Creek Geek video series, I recorded some test videos with my point and shoot camera to determine if it was up to the job. It passed all the tests with flying colors. Unfortunately I didn’t do any testing in locations …

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Diagnosing and Repairing a Misbehaving Computer

Computers can be finicky beasts. If something is going to go wrong, it always seems to be at the worst possible time. Last week I was preparing to leave town to do some training when the order processing computer in our office started to behave erratically. It is fully functional …

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Credit Card Swipe Devices and Backup Connections

Last year I wrote about the Square Card Reader as a tool for processing credit card sales on your phone or tablet. I even provided you a link in that blog post to get your own Square card reader for free. There are other similar devices from Intuit and PayPal …

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