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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Fun Day At The Office Seminar This Saturday
If you live on Florida's Treasure Coast, we are having a seminar this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  This seminar is limited to 10 people and will be an in-depth look at Microsoft Office and all its apps.  We have three spots available and there's still time to sign up.  This will be on a first come, first serve basis.  If you are not already signed up and want to attend, you must call us at 772-408-4425.  The cost is $60 per person and includes lunch.  The seminar will be held in the Choir Room of Trinity United Methodist Church in Jensen Beach. (The same place our monthly seminars are held but a different room.)
Dear --FNAME--,

We've just announced our next webinar in our browser series.  Read all about it below!

If you live on the Treasure Coast, we have three openings for Saturday's special Office seminar.  (Read above!)

Finally, I just want to thank you for being one of our loyal customers/friends.  Joyce and I appreciate you so very much.

Have a fantastic week!



We continue our webinar series on browsers.
May 3, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Browsers: Microsoft Edge

In this webinar, we're going to explore the new Microsoft Edge as it appears in the Creators Edition of Windows 10, released April 11, 2017.  We'll teach you what's new and we'll talk about the safety and speed of Microsoft Edge.  Be sure to sign up for this free webinar.  (Even if you can't be with us at the appointed time, sign up anyway and you'll receive all the follow-up information via email.)
Just click the button to sign up.
Microsoft Edge Webinar Sign Up
May Seminar
Our May Seminar will be held on May 6, 2017. The subject is "Castellaneta" and it will be from 10:00 a.m.-12 Noon at Trinity United Methodist Church in Jensen Beach, FL. Our seminars are still only $8 per person. Get all the details, including driving directions, by clicking on the Seminar picture above.
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Question of the Week

Question:  "I have a USB Flash Drive that I've been using for quite some time to backup my pictures. Yesterday, I went to save something to it and I got an error message explaining that I could not write any files to the drive.  I can still see and read all the pictures that are on the drive, I just can't save any new pictures.  What's up with this?"

Answer:  This is an excellent question and describes a situation I have faced a number of times myself.
The issue our customer experienced is another drawback to using USB Flash Drives as your primary source of backup.  A Flash Drive is an SSD - that's Solid State Drive.    SSDs are great devices - they are faster and quieter than traditional hard drives and there's no motor to burn out. However, there are some downsides.
One negative aspect of SSDs is the cost per GB of storage.  A tradional SATA Drive costs about 6 cents per GB.  An SSD drive is somewhere around 32 cents.
The downside of an SSD that applies to this week's question is this:  you can only "write" to an SSD drive so many times and then you can't write to the drive anymore. At this point, I'm just asking you to take my word for this.  If I were to layout the technical reason this happens, our heads would be spinning!
Still, I don't want to scare you away from SSDs because of their write limits.  Most of the time, when it comes to USB Flash drives, the average user will either lose the drive or send it through the washing machine (usually destroying the drive) long before it reaches the end of its writing ability.

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