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General Discussion / Re: Apple Slows Performance on Phones with Aging Batteries
« Last post by dickJ on January 19, 2018, 04:42:46 PM »
I definitely have ageing batteries. My performance has really slowed down.  Do you suppose they could help me?
dickJ
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General Discussion / Update: Apple Slows Performance on Phones with Aging Batteries
« Last post by rsutter on January 19, 2018, 09:16:06 AM »
Hello All,
According to a report at http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/18/technology/tim-cook-iphone-battery-opt-out/index.html
Apple will offer users of older iPhones the option to disable intentional slowdown of older phones.
Ralph Sutter
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General Discussion / Wireless Internet Service to Replace DSL
« Last post by rsutter on January 16, 2018, 09:12:10 AM »
Hello All,
I live in an area not currently served by cable access to the Internet.
I initially used DSL provided by AT&T.  That service suffered from frequent slowdowns and signal loss due to an unreliable phone line.  Though the advertised speed was 6Mbps download, I rarely approached that speed.

I considered Internet via Satellite but, in reading reviews of the various providers offering that service, I decided that it wasn't for me.

I then investigated Wireless Internet.  This technology provides Internet via a signal sent line-of-sight from a land-based radio tower. 
Below, I have listed three service providers for San Luis Obispo County, CA.  The information is current as of 01/16/2018 and was copied from the respective wireless service provider web sites.

Peak WiFihttp://www.peakwifi.com/ 
NO CONTRACTS NO DATA LIMITS $99 INSTALL*
PLANS & PRICING
BASIC  |  $49.95
3 MB DOWN, 1 MB UP

STANDARD  |  $69.95
10 MB DOWN, 3 MB UP

PREMIUM  |  $119.95
15 MB DOWN, 4 MB UP

ULTRA  |  $199.95
25 MB DOWN, 5 MB UP

Advanced Wirelesshttp://www.advwireonline.com/plans--pricing.html
Basic Install $395

Basic Plan $49.99 per month
4Mbps Download
1Mbps Upload

Basic +
$64.99 per month
8Mbps Download
2Mbsp Upload

Preferred
$79.99 per month
10Mbps Download
4Mbps Upload

Preferred +
15Mbps Download
5Mbps Upload

Premier
149.99 per month
20Mbps download
5Mbps upload

Premier +
$199 per month
30Mbps download
5Mbps upload

 
Ranch WiFihttp://ranchwifi.com/plans
NEW INSTALLATION FEE $99!

Stage Coach WIRELESS PLAN
Up to 5 Mbps Downloads
Up to 5 Mbps Uploads
$65 PER MO.

PONY EXPRESS WIRELESS PLAN
Up to 10 Mbps Downloads
Up to 5 Mbps Uploads
$95 PER MO.

STAMPEDE WIRELESS PLAN
Up to 20 Mbps Downloads
Up to 10 Mbps Uploads
$135 PER MO.

SILVER BULLET WIRELESS PLAN*
Up to 30 Mbps Downloads
Up to 10 Mbps Uploads
$165 PER MO.

I initially signed up with Peak WiFi, later moving to Advanced Wireless.  Both provided excellent service.  I have no experience with Ranch WiFi

My recommendation, based on performance is to opt for cable based Internet service if it is available.  If it isn't consider wireless.

Ralph Sutter
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General Discussion / Notes from the January 2018 Photo Group Meeting
« Last post by rsutter on January 14, 2018, 09:27:59 PM »
Hello All,
Here are my notes from the SLO Bytes Photo Group Meeting of January 14th, 2018

TOPIC: Before and After
Ralph Sutter opened the meeting by showing a series of images that illustrated the progression from an alpaca to a pair of alpaca socks, a chicken to scrambled eggs and water from the storage tank to the faucet.

Alan Raul followed with numerous shots of the Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge. He also experimented with the slideshow program, Proshow Gold, exploring some motion effects that he had not tried before.

John Waller shared some of his image manipulation projects with the rest of us. He demonstrated color replacement, restoration of degraded photos and recreation of an image after the photo had been shredded by the family dog. He also added the illusion of flowing water to still images of waterfalls.

The next meeting of the Photo Group will take place on Sunday, February 11th. The theme is Water, whether in the form of rain falling from the sky, soap suds floating in a mop bucket or anything else that the word Water suggests to you.

The tentative meeting schedule for the remainder of 2018 is as follows
The tentative meeting schedule for 2018 is as follows
    February 11
    March 11
    April 8
    May 13
    June 10
    July 8
    August 12
    September 9
    October 14
    November 11
    December 9

LOCATION:
Home of Connie and Ralph Sutter
498 Hansen Hill Road
Arroyo Grande, CA

Map at www.slobytes.org/digital/sutter-map.html
Dashcam video at www.slobytes.org/digital/images/dashcam-to-photo-group.mp4

Ralph Sutter

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General Discussion / How to Repair Corrupted Files in Windows.
« Last post by Doug on January 12, 2018, 09:58:53 PM »
How to Repair Corrupted Files in Windows.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/repair-corrupted-files-windows
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General Discussion / SLO Linux Users Group Notes for January 2018
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on January 12, 2018, 10:06:48 AM »
Here are the January 11th, 2018 SLO Linux Users Group Notes.

Ranch WIFI - Bringing true high speed internet to the rural fringe.
http://www.ranchwifi.com/

WyzeCam - The best value all-in-one 1080p HD smart home camera.
https://www.wyzecam.com/product/wyze-cam/

WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy
https://www.slashgear.com/wyzecam-review-the-best-security-camera-20-can-buy-13505683/amp/

WyzeCam Review and Rating by PCMAG
https://www.pcmag.com/review/358099/wyzecam

WyzeCam 1080p - Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/WyzeCam-Wireless-Camera-Vision-Android/dp/B076H3SRXG

Blink Home Security
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_5/130-5323661-1775723?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=blink+home+security&sprefix=blink%2Claunchpad%2C216&crid=2AUUUY2YPVZRO

January 1, 2018 Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge
http://www.avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com/
http://www.avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com/photos.htm

Lenovo Yoga 920  - I needed a replacement device for a variety of aging portable laptop devices ranging from years 2012, 2013 and 2014. My go to everyday devices are still the iPhone 10 and the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 tablet. I still have a variety of Windows 10 and Linux desktop and servers at home.
http://alanraul.com/yoga/

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2018
https://www.engadget.com/tag/ces2018/

SCaLE (Southern California Linux Expo)
Contact Alan for a discount code.
http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/16x

New Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition
http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-laptops-and-notebooks/new-xps-13-developer-edition/spd/xps-13-9370-laptop/cax13w10p2c606ubuntu

Intel NUC Goes Hades Canyon Check Out The NUC8i7HVK and NUC8i7HNK
http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-nuc-goes-hades-canyon-check-nuc8i7hvk-nuc8i7hnk_201467

Intel's Hades Canyon NUCs with Radeon Graphics are Official: $799 - $999, Shipping in Spring 2018
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12226/intels-hades-canyon-nucs-with-radeon-graphics-are-official-799999-shipping-in-spring-2018

ViewDNS.info
http://viewdns.info/

Fix Windows and Linux Showing Different Times When Dual Booting
https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-windows-linux-show-different-times/ 

Linux Mint Installation Guide
https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

2018 Notes can be found:
http://www.slolug.com/notes.html

Archived Notes can be found:
http://www.slolug.com/notes_old.html
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General Discussion / Re: Spectrum Internet Service
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on January 09, 2018, 11:12:48 PM »
My experience was similar to Earl's with the exception of I spoke directly with a tech and not billing. The whole process took less than 5 minutes. A few minutes later I was enjoying my new higher speed service.

Shown below:

1) My wired connection speed to my desktop computer
2) My wireless connection speed to my iPad Pro
3) My download speed of 4 TWIT video podcast files
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General Discussion / Re: Spectrum Internet Service
« Last post by dickJ on January 09, 2018, 06:55:13 PM »
Thanks Earl.  Good and useful information. I also had noticed that you get this automatically when you buy or change to a new program and wondered how I could manage it.  I suddenly feel the urgent need to call Spectrum about my account!
dickJ
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General Discussion / Spectrum Internet Service
« Last post by Earl on January 09, 2018, 12:24:32 PM »
Spectrum has increased the minimum broadband access speed to 100 Mbps. This applies to anyone paying for the 60 Mbps service now. I spent a half hour or so on the phone Monday and first found out that the proper approach is to call Spectrum with a billing question and then tell the support person you want to get your account set up for 100 Mbps. It is probably a good idea to say the words "there will be no additional charge" at some point in your conversation.

I found the support person very helpful and friendly. She mentioned that I might have to reboot the modem (I did not), the modem I have might not be suitable (it is a DOCSIS 3.1 and works fine), and that if I needed a new modem Spectrum would give me one at no cost and no monthly charge. So far I have only seen it go up to 95 Mbps but I will continue to test it.
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General Discussion / Alan Raul January 7, 2018 Meeting Notes
« Last post by Alan J. Raul on January 06, 2018, 10:09:33 AM »
January 1, 2018 Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge
http://www.avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com/
http://www.avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com/photos.htm

What the Most Profitable Companies Make Per Second
https://visual.ly/community/Infographics/business/what-most-profitable-companies-make-second

Device encryption in Windows 10 - With the right hardware configurations, Windows 10 automatically encrypts a device, helping to keep customer data safe.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/device-experiences/device-encryption-for-oem

Windows 10 BitLocker Overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/device-security/bitlocker/bitlocker-overview

7 ways to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10
https://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10

Lenovo Yoga 920 - I needed a replacement device for a variety of aging portable laptop devices ranging from years 2012, 2013 and 2014. My go to everyday devices are still the iPhone 10 and the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 tablet. I still have a variety of Windows 10 and Linux desktop and servers at home.
http://alanraul.com/yoga/

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