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Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

April 27th, 2017 by
I love keyboard shortcuts; however, there are some that I just can't remember and have to Google every single time.  How do I do a screen capture again?  Instead of mousing over and finding what you need in a menu, memorize these Windows keyboard shortcuts to save a little time. Plus, it will make you look way smarter to coworkers when you perform fancy keyboard moves in front of them. Bookmark this page, or download the printable Windows Keyboard Shortcuts (PDF) and post it up in your cubicle. The New Control, Alt, Delete You'll want to remember this one. If a program is acting up or frozen, ...
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Maximizing Your Technology Budget

October 25th, 2016 by
Your technology budget may be simultaneously one of the easiest budgets to spend but also to save. This is because it’s especially easy to save money by “recycling” technology and continue using rather than upgrading each year. In this article we’ll explore some easy ways that your business can maximize its technology budget. read more
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Be Prepared for Hurricane Matthew – A Technology Preparedness Checklist.

October 5th, 2016 by
Don’t wait until it’s too late to back up your files and secure your technology, before the storm arrives. Cape Fear Networks has been in the Wilmington area since 1989.  Six of our staff members are born and raised North Carolinians (which is a rarity for a small company like ours).  We’ve been through a hurricane or two and know how serious it can be. We also know that many of you are preparing your family and homes for the storm. The safety of family and friends is, of course, the number one priority. It’s also smart however, to include a technology ...
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Why You May Not Want to Update to Windows 10

September 26th, 2016 by
Windows 10 ushers in a new era of usability that has not been seen since the years of Windows 7. But, with every upgrade, there’s a tinge of reluctance and uncertainty in the air. Make no doubt, the reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 far outweigh reasons not to; however, there are reasons why not to upgrade to Windows 10. read more
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The Great Migration

September 2nd, 2015 by
September 1, 2015 – The IT professionals at Cape Fear Networks in Wilmington, NC, have previously explored the faults of Microsoft XP and now have turned their attention to the Windows 10 Migration. Read about the Windows 10 migration process and why your business should hire IT assistance during these transitions. With a track record of initially unsuccessful migration launches, Microsoft is trying to turn the tide of this cultural perception with the launch of Windows 10. Most businesses have been hesitant to jump ship from their current operating system, but for those adventurous enough to take the leap, many have had a surprisingly ...
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Windows XP: The End of an Era

July 30th, 2015 by
July 30, 2015 After a run of 13 years, Microsoft finally took their XP systems off of life support. On April 8, 2014 Microsoft set a devised plan in motion to slowly pull the plug on XP. By doing so they have dis-continued security updates for an estimated 30 percent of the world’s desktops at that time. Microsoft decided to focus on more recent technologies, like Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Vista, to continually deliver an optimal user experience. Given that so many people use XP systems, many have been hesitant to change during this transition. Since Microsoft stopped doing security ...
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Photoshop Elements vs. Photoshop – Which Is Right For Me?

September 26th, 2014 by
Adobe launched a number of updates to its Elements line of software products including Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 13. The version released this week is the twelfth update in the series and brings with it some enhancements with a focus on improving mobile capabilities to enable users to edit photos and videos on the go with professional-level technology. With the evolution of various apps like Instagram and ever increasing capabilities of cameras on smartphones, Adobe likely saw an opportunity to enhance their product offering. Digital photography has become popular very quickly due to the tools and technology that makes it ...
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