Verizon dumps Premium Visual Voice Mail – Here’s my solution…

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I was sad to learn that Verizon Wireless decided to drop their “Premium Visual Voice Mail” option. This was effective July 8th, 2016. While I won’t miss the $2.99/month charge, which was a bit pricey, I will certainly miss the feature on my HTC One M8 Android based phone. (iPhone has Visual Voice Mail built-in and it isn’t going away). …

We’ve been nominated for Best of the Upstate – Best computer service!

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Last year, someone nominated Homeland Secure IT, LLC for the Greenville News “Best of the Upstate” award for Best Computer Service. Thanks to our friends, family, customers and vendors, we actually won! Honestly, I didn’t think we would. It’s not because I don’t believe we are the best, it’s because the other fine service providers have many advantages over us. …

Merry Christmas from Homeland Secure IT!

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Merry Christmas from everyone here at Homeland Secure IT! We hope your holiday will be filled with joy and happiness, and your time spent with family & friends. Safe travels if you are hitting the road. We will be closing the office early on Wednesday the 23rd and return to work on Monday the 28th. However, if you need us …

Pardon our dust – we’re revamping our website

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It’s time for a cool change.  We’re going to spend the next few weeks toying with our website and ways to make it more useful to our clients and to us. A web based store for some of our most common products may be in the works and an additional website that is specific to one service we offer will …

Apple iPad 2 owners may wish to hold off on that IOS 8 update

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If you have not updated your iPad 2 to IOS 8 yet, you might want to hold off or potentially suffer the same consequences that I have. Here’s the list of the most annoying issues that affect me since updating my iPad 2 64GB w/Verizon Cellular to IOS 8: EXTREMELY SLOW – When opening apps, or switching between them – …

Holiday Hours for Computer / Network Service & Sales

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Homeland Secure IT is closing in observance of Independence Day 2014 and so we can spend time with our families! We’re walking out the door on July 3rd at 2pm and will return on Monday, July 7th ready to tackle any project you may have. Should you have an emergency such as your server go down over this holiday weekend, …

Credit card compromised? Maybe it was from a local establishment not Target…

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Surely by now you’ve heard all about the Target breach, where credit cards were compromised… Maybe you were one of the bazillion who were affected, and you might have already replaced your card and moved on and put that out of your mind. But, here’s a story about what appears to be a local breach, though we do not know …

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 …

Merry Christmas 2013!

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We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Hopefully you will spend it in good health and high spirits with your family and friends. Or, at the very least, with a pet that loves you! If you are travelling, watch out for the loonies and get back the Upstate safely. Homeland Secure IT is going to close today, …

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 …