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Jim Scarbrough
Cayce, SC
Microsoft Office/New Technology/All Things Digital/PC-Tablet-Smartphone/Social Media blogger, writer - educate and empower businesses and the public to benefit from technology
Interests: Microsoft Office,High-Tech, PCs, Writing, Blogging, Tennis, Working out, Traveling, Outdoors, Organic Foods
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Hi everyone, there has been a high interest in my two course dates for the Excel Basics course. Here's an update: the WebEx live session on April 15 has already maxed out on registrations. Those of you who expressed in interest in the event should register for the April 16... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
Windows experiences sometimes have an effect that is very revealing. It involved a certain feature in Microsoft PowerPoint misbehaving and after being unable to resolve the issue with technical support, I realized I was on my own with this problem. I tried reinstalling Microsoft Office, ensuring I had all applicable... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2019 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
Hi everyone, JHS Consulting will be offering a 90-minute free Excel Basics course on April 15 and 16, 2019. The course training will be conducted via video-conferencing web link (WebEx) as well as a video version. For all students who attend and assess this course, we will be also offering... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
Recently I read an article in PCMag about how secure is the Internet of Things? by Eric Griffith. Great article and kudos to him. This is a summary with my takeaway. Let's be clear about the term "System" in this blog title. System could include anything in your house that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
Samsung shipped pre-orders in late February and is hitting the market. As a long-time Galaxy user, I'm aiming for this one. Here's some stats on it: 6.1 inch AMOLED display Operating System: Android 9 Pie One UI 1.1 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera supports hi-res audio;... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
In yesterday's blog, I omitted an important thing you should be aware of concerning Windows 10. If you use Microsoft Office, you can get Windows 10 free. Here's an article that describes this as well as some new Office features: How to Use the New Office App with Windows 10... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
JHS Consulting is offering a free Microsoft Excel Basics course Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2019 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
Hi everyone, JHS Consulting will be offering a 90-minute free Excel Basics course on April 15 and 16, 2019. The course training will be conducted via video-conferencing web link (WebEx) as well as a video version. There will be an assessment on what you learned and what you thought of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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Your home network PC and smartphone can both have wireless capability by using a router and will provide good performance and security by including password protection and firmware updates. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
Six tips for keeping your Android cell phone in top shape iincluding security, organizing with folders, improving communications, and preventing unnecessary data fees. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 tablet review. Amazon Prime Members will love it. It has great performance, ease of navigation, and an award-winning customer service, Mayday. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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Review of the Apple iPad 4 tablet with a new A6X processor, Lightning connector, and improved cameras. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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The recent release of the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has several great features including the S-Pen writing tool and the S-Note app. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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General Google Chromebook characteristics which include the HP Chromebook 14 and the Chromebook Pixel Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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Sell your smartphone yourself on Ebay or Craigslist, or buyback companies such as Gazelle, Glyde, Amazon, BestBuy, and Apple. Some pay with cash; some pay with credits. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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Review of Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets, which include the new Haswell processor and some new accessories. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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Windows 8.1 is available in October. Microsoft support for XP ends April 2014. If you have Windows XP or Windows 7 the time to upgrade is great. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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Windows 7 options discussed; XP to 7 upgrade or buy a new PC with Windows 7 installed. Microsoft support for Windows XP ends April 2014. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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Smartphone review of Apple iPhone 5S major features are technical improvements including a new 64-bit A7 processor and M7 coprocessor for faster performance and enhanced graphics. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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Phablet vs smartphone question; the phablet versatility is because of a larger display than a smartphone; tablet strengths and limitations are considered. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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This smartphone review is the HTC One. Features such as BoomSound and BlinkFeed, used with a fast SnapDragon processor, will give you great performance. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
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This smartphone review is the Samsung Galaxy S4. It has 16, 32, and 64GB versions with LTE. The S4 has a 5-inch display, among other great features. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
The NSA and IRS are top concerns, while taking a workable security posture that allows your online work to get done while feeling comfortable about privacy. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
I list 8 ways to conserve your cell phone battery through power conservation. Knowing when to use WiFi and the airplane mode can help. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough
Is your phone bill climbing? Using WiFi with cell phone usage saves phone plan minutes. Get a router so you can make WiFi calls from home. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at JHS Consulting - Jim Scarbrough