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WPEngine is the best host for WordPress sites in 2019

We have tried just about all the reputable web hosts out there. If you are running a WordPress website in 2019 and beyond you should consider WPEngine. Sign up for  WP Engine Time and time again we have transferred sophisticated WordPress sites to WPEngine for our clients in less than one […]

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Ubiquity Networks Wireless Access Points

Ubiquity Networks Wifi Starter Kit

The demand for high performance Wifi has never been greater.  Ubiquity Networks has made a name for themselves with great wifi gear that meets the needs of small and large installations. UniFi HD First start with the AP (Access Point) UniFi® HD Access Point Build your Wi-Fi network with the […]


Why Apple’s Photos, Lightning Cables, And Their Latest iPhone Update Suck

Come on Apple, get it together! If you are a new iPhone user, you may still have to use your iPhone and get to the point where your phone is overloaded with pics, or you just want to get the beautiful pictures off your phone without using the Cloud. For […]

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Printer Jam

How To Setup your Network Printer

Setting up Network Printers has been one of our specialties since back in the day.  I still remember when people could not print because the temp directory didn’t exist on Windows 3.1… Ok, let’s get back to the future, the here and now… Network Printers Let us say you have […]


The Worst Apple iOS so far is iOS 12

Let’s face it people.  iOS 12 is the worst iOS ever!  There I said it. I had to get this off my chest for various reasons, for one out of self interest, and also to share with others.  Of course we can gather together and vent our technical quarrels with […]

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Apple Accessories

Apple Accessories for the New Macbook Pro with and without Touchbar

Many people are adopting the new Macbook Pro models into their daily routine.  Keep in mind that the non-touchbar versions of the 13″ Macbook Pro only have 2 USB-C ports, you’ll have to get the Touchbar version to get 4 USB-C ports (we were not happy with that either…) Here […]


How To Build a Custom Video Surveillance System

When it comes to Video Cameras for Surveillance you have many options.  In this series of postings we will discuss Camera Systems in more detail.  These days we try and classify cameras into 3 different types of systems: Traditional CCTV Video Surveillance System Cloud Video Surveillance System Hybrid Video Surveillance […]

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UniFi Cloud Key

Why Your Ubiquity Networks Wifi Might Need The Cloud Key

First, make sure you get the Cloud Controller installed on a Virtual Machine or purchase a Cloud Controller from Ubiquity Networks, like this one: Did You Lose Software Your Controller? Ubiquity Networks Wifi equipment creates Mesh networks that can be managed from the Cloud or on a local controller.  Many […]