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Internet Services Directions Blog

  • The termination date for most @cpcug.org email boxes has been set to early August 22.

    Those affected should complete any pre-termination arrangements, such as offload of any stored messages or attachments by August 21.

    For more,...

  • Various comentators are asking the captioned question too. Consider Woody Leonhard's predictions on the next version of Windows:
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  • Consider this on Microsoft's current layoffs: What the bloodbath leaves behind
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  • We're working on online voting for visitors, and eventually for CPCUG Members in a private area.

    The first efforts are available via the Vote Now button on the main menu bar. Click and then click again to vote.

    Comment here on what...

  • Make up your mind, then let your voice be heard. Soon,

    The public comment period on the Federal Communications Commission proposal to allow some big internet corporation to pay extra to "come first" in...

  • The following message just went out to all email users @cpcug.org:

    Please take this message seriously. If you rely on your @cpcug.org mailbox, you'll need to find a substitute before July is done.

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  • Infoworld's slide shows are sometimes worth a watch. In this case a snapshot series on personal computer graphical operating systems:

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  • Our email is working again as normal. Sorry for the temporary outage, when the CPCUG email service stopped working Tuesday later-afternoon to Wednesday mid-morning.

    The problem was a badly done security-certificate update, and a time-stamp...

  • CPCUG needs to rethink it's email system.

    If we move to free memberships, we will need to change our email service and start charging for it. Our email service, as presently configure is unusually expensive, and being subsidized by other...

  • Sorry the transition to the new website hung up our email service. I tried hard to anticipate problems, and was reassure that it would not be a problem to have the same domain name on our email, on one service, and the website on annother service...

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Assn. of PC User Groups Blog

  • Cloud computing has been around for quite some time. It just wasn’t called Cloud computing until recently. Although, the term “Cloud Computing” is relatively new, references to “Cloud Computing” can be found as early as the mid-90s. But the term...

  • I’ve been previewing Windows 10 since October of 2014 and really like it. The official release couldn’t come fast enough for me!

    I’m been fortunate enough to have a great laptop to run the preview on...i7 processor, 8 gigs of memory, with...

  • You have likely noticed that the banner ads and other forms of advertisements on many of the web pages visited appear to "coincidently" be for many of the same items that you have recently searched for online. You may even notice that many of...

  • A new study shows that identity fraud is increasing, affecting over 13 million U.S. consumers in the past year. Big spikes were noted in 'new account fraud' and 'account takeover fraud' -- two of the most damaging types of ID theft. In addition,...

  • When you walk up to a teller in a bank and request information about your bank account, the teller may ask you to authenticate yourself by providing a picture form of identification. But if you have been going to this bank for many years and she...

  • Multitasking became the highly touted skill to possess back at the start of the millennium. The business world thought that more work could be accomplished with the same amount of people with this method. However, do we really all mean the same...

  • Do you remember when neighbors knew each other and a neighborhood was a tight-woven community? Well, I do and I miss that. So today I'll tell you about a new, high-tech way to get to know your neighbors.

    We don’t know our neighbors like we...

  • This for CPCUG Members, thanks to our membership in APCUG: a Discount on Sticy Password, a cross-platform tool to create and control your passwords.

    https://www....

  • The keyboard is as old as the first typewriter and may very well be the oldest part of your computer. Although computer innovations such as the mouse, voice-recognition, and the touch-screen have saved us from much keyboard use, it still looks...

  • Music and Video files that you produce with your video camera, or voice recorder, are not always exactly what you want. Now, I’m not suggesting that you can change the artistic quality of the file, but that you can change the file length or size...

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