Don’t risk a ticket – get a hands-free system for your car (Win a JABRA here)

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Agree with it or not, Greenville South Carolina has a new law that states that if you even appear to be using a hand-held device while behind the wheel, you risk a $100 ticket. Not only that, as the old saying goes, “third time’s the charm” applies here because your device can be confiscated and destroyed if so ordered by a …

Baby it’s cold outside… Supercooling & Snap Freezing Experiment 2014

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I know, you’ve seen this before, but every winter it seems like I post a video of this… Simple people like me are easily amused I reckon. Here’s a bottle of water freezing instantly this morning (January 22nd, 2014):   On a more business-like note, I’ll be posting about the end of Microsoft Windows XP support soon, I hope you …

iOS 7 is more than just a bunch of pretty changes and features

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By now you surely have iOS 7 installed on your Apple iPhone, iPad, or whatever iThing you own. If you are like me, you are happy with the new features, for the most part, and missing some old functionality. If you are really picky, you might have found a dozen little bugs by now, but then again, you could have …

Windows 8.1 could make a lot of people happy

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The number one complaint we have heard from purchasers of new machines that come with Microsoft Windows 8 is that the desktop experience is not what they expect. Especially if they do not have a touchscreen. Typical mouse and keyboard users flip back and forth between the desktop. Have no fear, Microsoft has had mercy on your soul and the …

Sign up for @copyapp with this link, and we’ll both get 5 GB of free cloud storage in addition to the usual 15 GB: https://copy.com?r=OAdJxy

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Do you store files online with something like Dropbox?  Well, drop Dropbox and check out Copy. Dropbox gives you 2GB of free storage which you can access from your Windows or Mac computer, iPad, iPhone, Android, etc. That’s great and all, except that Copy gives you *15* GB of free storage.  Actually, they give you 20 GB if you use …

Internet Spring Cleaning Day 2013 is TODAY! Please take action to protect your devices.

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It’s that time of year again when ISPs (Internet Service Providers)  all around the world perform their yearly maintenance, call it “Spring Cleaning” if you will. If you have been living under a rock and missed the stories on the news and the countless emails flying around for the last week or so, then this may come as a total …

Compass of Carolina 16th annual “Chase Away the Blues” event is almost here!

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A Two-Night Fund-Raiser Benefiting Compass of Carolina (More info about Compass of Carolina can be found at: http://www.compassofcarolina.org/) Compass of Carolina is proud to announce the return of South Carolina’s First Lady of Song – Loretta Holloway on Friday, February 15th For the first time ever- ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience on Saturday, February 16th!   Tickets are available now, so …

Jabra SPEAK 510 bluetooth wireless conferencing system

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Every once in a while, something comes along that can make your life easier, while being affordable. The Jabra SPEAK 510 series bluetooth wireless conferencing system is exactly that. Not so long ago, a business would have a conference take place in an actual conference room. However, these days, people might crowd around a computer in an office, or a …

Goodbye 2012 – Hello 2013! Happy New Year from Homeland Secure IT!

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  Looking back over 2012, I am one to see the good, not so much the bad.  Call me an optimist. Here’s a few of the wins that Homeland Secure IT and our family saw…. Homeland Secure IT celebrated our 3 year anniversary – yea us and thank YOU! New partnerships with vendors were formed New skills were acquired by …