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Deemable Tech
6:38 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Ask Deemable Tech: Setting Up A Home Wi-Fi Network

The wireless router: your pathway to the land of Wi-Fi.
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Glen asked, "I just got an iPad Mini. I already have a computer connected to the internet at home, and I’m wondering what equipment I need to set up Wi-Fi to use with the iPad. I have never had wireless in my house."

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One Spark 2014
3:34 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

The Deemable Tech Guys On 'Heartbleed' And One Spark's Tech Creators

From left, Ray Hollister, Tom Braun and Melissa Ross.
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A new internet bug is affecting 60 percent of secure websites. Luckily, the Deemable Tech guys are on the case.

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Community
5:45 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Online User Survey To Determine Jacksonville Public Library Computer Offerings

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If you have ever used the computers at the library, officials want to hear about your experience.

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First Coast Connect
2:19 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Tech Tuesday: Deemable Tech Special Coming To WJCT

From left, Deemable Tech hosts Tom Braun and Ray Hollister and DT and First Coast Connect producer Sean Birch.
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If you look forward to the few minutes of Deemable Tech that air each week on WJCT, you'll love what the guys are bringing to the station starting this weekend.

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Deemable Tech
6:40 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Ask Deemable Tech: Support For Windows XP Is Ending Soon

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It’s estimated that nearly 500 million people around the world use the Windows XP operating system on their computers. If you’re one of those people, you need to be aware of an important change coming soon from Microsoft. 

On April 8, 2014, the software giant will end their support for Windows XP.  Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that your computer will suddenly stop working on April 9. It will, however, start to be a lot riskier to keep using.

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Deemable Tech
6:40 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Ask Deemable Tech: How Can I Use Multiple Monitors With My Computer?

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Brian asks, “The other day I was at a co-worker's office, and he had two monitors on his desk. I thought he had two computers, but then I saw him drag a window from one screen to the other. Then, he pulled out his iPad, and started using it as another screen. He acted so nonchalant about it, I didn't want to ask him how he set it up, but it looked like magic!

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Deemable Tech
6:40 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Ask Deemable Tech: How Can I Safely Buy And Download Computer Games?

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Grant asks, "My son wants some games for our family’s new laptop. Can you recommend a way we can download games without being exposed to viruses?"

Well, Grant, you’re in luck because there are a few great one-stop game shops out there, including the Windows Store, the Mac App Store, and GameFly Digital. The one we recommend, though, is called Steam.

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Deemable Tech
6:40 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Ask Deemable Tech: What Is The Cloud?

Alex asks, "You mentioned a few weeks ago that people could back up their information to 'the Cloud'. I hear that term thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean? What is 'the Cloud'?"

That’s actually a great question, Alex. The funny thing is, most of us have actually been using "the Cloud" for years now. Anyone who has ever used an email service like Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail has already used the Cloud. For a normal, non-technical user, “the Cloud" is just storing your data on the Internet instead of just on your home computer.

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Deemable Tech
1:33 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Ask Deemable Tech: How Can I Share My Printer More Easily?

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Parker writes, “A classmate came over to my house recently to work on a project with me. She brought her laptop. When it came time to print, we had to print from her laptop, which meant I had to find the printer disk, hook her laptop up to the printer, and install it, just to print one thing. Is there a better way to do this?”

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Ask Deemable Tech
2:15 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Ask Deemable Tech: How Do I Use My Web Browser?

Telling the difference between a search box and your address bar can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you're new to surfing the Internet.

Kevin asks, "I used to have a link to my email on my desktop, but somehow it got deleted. Now I search for my email on MSN. My son says I’m doing things the long way. To be honest I don’t know much about the web and I get a little bit overwhelmed every time I open Internet Explorer. Any advice?"

Deep breaths, Kevin! It’s going to be okay. We’re here to help.

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Deemable Tech
11:49 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Ask Deemable Tech: What Can I Do With Old Or Broken Electronics?

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Greg asks, "I have a laptop that is about 10 years old, and it is completely beyond repair. What can I do with it? Is it OK to just throw it in the trash?"

NO! Stop! If you've already put it out for the trash, stop reading this right now, and go bring it back inside! Never, ever, throw computers, or almost any electronics, in the trash.

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