In This Issue: Cisco 8800/8900/9900 IP Phone Power Supply | Download Problems? 9 Ways to Troubleshoot and Fix Them | News to Start Your Day
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The CK Daily – Meaningful Spots
Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I mentioned last week that my nephew just turned 7, and I am coming to realize that this is a super fun age! I should probably note that I don’t have any kids of my own, so instead, I am a super involved aunt!
Over the weekend, I went up to the north Georgia mountains with my brother, sister-in-law, and the kids. My grandmother owns a small home on a few acres up there and is generous enough to let the family enjoy it whenever we can get a free weekend! When I was growing up, my parents would take us up to the mountain home and I just LOVED it. There was so much space to run around and play. My brothers and I loved making trails in the woods, building “forts,” and letting our imaginations soar in the outdoors. There was also a beautiful creek that we got to play in for many years until a hurricane hit. The storm caused a lot of downed trees and debris which became a haven for snakes, so our parents put a stop to our exploring the creek for a while, and then some time passed and we just never went back.
Well, over the weekend we did go back, and this time with my nephew! It was so much fun hiking through the woods with him. He has become so chatty lately, and I love it! Hearing all his random thoughts and seeing him light up in wonder made the adventure so much fun! He loved being in the creek every bit as much as we did when we were his age. There was something truly special about getting to share a place that holds so many childhood memories for me with him. I hope to make plenty more fun memories for him and my nieces (when they are older) in this same spot!
Do you have any fun traditions or meaningful locations that you have passed down to the next generation in your family? I’d love to hear!
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Happy Tuesday! Today we’re highlighting the Cisco 8800/8900/9900 IP Phone Power Supply, CP-PWR-CUB-4. These are replacement power supplies for the Cisco CP-88XX, CP-89XX, and CP-99XX series IP phones.
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Download Problems? 9 Ways to Troubleshoot and Fix Them – HowToGeek
Most issues that you will encounter while trying to download a file have simple solutions. Whether you’re using a computer, a smartphone, or a games console, here are nine things to try the next time you have an issue.
Check Your Device’s Free Space
A lack of free disk space is going to cause download problems, regardless of which device you’re using. While most devices will check for adequate disk space before starting the transfer, some don’t, and your download will fail for seemingly no reason.
Test Your Internet Speed
If your internet speed is abnormally slow, your download might not start at all. This is especially true if you have lots of different devices on your network, which are all fighting for the same small amount of bandwidth.
Stop Files Opening Instead of Downloading
A common issue that pops up when you try to download a file is caused by how your internet browser handles certain file types (for example, PDF documents). You might want to save the document to your device, but the browser has other ideas and keeps opening it instead. In this instance, you should right-click on the download link and select “save as” instead.
Pause and Unpause the Download
Sometimes, all you need to do is stop and start the transfer to get things moving. This is especially true on older game consoles like the PlayStation 4, where the trick can be used to speed up downloads that have stalled.
Try Another Web Browser
Some websites simply don’t work correctly in certain browsers. This is especially true for smaller, niche browsers that fall outside of the big four (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari).
Sometimes, when a download won’t start, it’s because your browser is blocking a pop-up window or cookie that the service relies upon. Most browsers will notify you in the address bar that a pop-up window has been blocked (although some do it quietly in the background).
Windows Users: Check Your Antivirus
On Windows, you should use an antivirus tool to scan for malware. These tools may sometimes block downloads—often because the download is malicious.
Console Download? Close Any Open Games
In the case of the PS4, the system restricts download bandwidth when a game is running. Although this behavior is a little erratic and doesn’t seem to apply to all games, it’s especially likely to happen with online or “live service” games.
Still No Luck? Cancel and Try Again
The nuclear option is to cancel your download and try again from the start. This might not be your first choice depending on the size of the download and how much progress you’re giving up, and it might not fix the issue, either.
Find the full article from HowToGeek here.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, active COVID cases are on a decline and are reported at 5,436,877.
- Ford unveiled the compact Maverick pickup as the smallest vehicle in its highly profitable truck lineup. It will be the first pickup truck in America with a standard gas-electric hybrid engine when it goes on sale this fall starting at just under $20,000. Compact pickups are an untapped and unproven market in the U.S.
- The first item from rapper Kanye West’s highly anticipated Yeezy Gap line sold out after a few hours. A $200 bright blue nylon puffer jacket was released. The unisex coat will be shipped later this fall.
- WWDC announcements showed that Apple’s privacy strategy is now part of its products: Privacy was mentioned as part of nearly every new feature and got stage time of its own. New features include ways to stop email tracking, burner emails, and a VPN competitor that obscures IP addresses. Apple is also using its strength in handling user data to add features that use sensitive data to apps like Wallet and Health.
- Kroger will hold a hiring event on Thursday to fill 10,000 jobs. The positions will be for the grocer’s retail, e-commerce, pharmacy, manufacturing, and logistical operations segments, across all its brands. The company announced plans to raise its average worker wage in March after criticism for lowering them during the coronavirus pandemic.