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2 Minute Tech

Skype Won’t Work

by V-1 Solutions on July 5, 2011

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We see a number of “issues” with Skype, specifically with Windows 7. Basically, you start Skype “like you always do”, but nobody can hear you. The issue is this: Win 7 tries to manage you speakers and microphone based on what software is running. If you didn’t plug things in, and start software in the […]

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Vacuum and Battery Backup Don’t Mix

by V-1 Solutions on June 1, 2011

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We just got a call from a client in a panic. Somebody had plugged a vacuum cleaner into the battery backup. Not something I’ve ever really considered. Want to know what happens? Pretty quickly the circuit breaker on the battery backup pops…and everything plugged into that battery backup dies. The whole point of battery backup […]

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Domain Sham, not quite a Scam

by V-1 Solutions on May 25, 2011

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For years I’ve received a notification that I need to update my yellow pages ad. I receive a mailer stating the new book is about to be published, blah, blah. The thing is, I don’t have a yellow pages ad…haven’t for years. In a larger office, that may just habitually be process by someone. The […]

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Leaving the Country with your Cell Phone

by V-1 Solutions on May 25, 2011

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Summer is basically here. Your travels are probably about to really pick up. Some of you will be leaving the country. Here are a few things to consider before you go. Canada / Mexico / Bahamas Don’t get caught with crazy roaming charges. If you are “only” going slightly out of the country, your best […]

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Keep That Old Cell Phone

by V-1 Solutions on May 3, 2011

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Last year my oldest child (eventually) told me he lost his cell phone. After cooling down, I dug through my graveyard of electronics and found an old clunker cell phone and activated it to his account. This phone wasn’t the size of a loaf of bread, but it definitely wasn’t as slick as his phone […]

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