Deal of the Week | Mar. 29, 2013: Wireless-G Color Netcam with Mic, Night Vision for $39.99

Wi-Fi Network Camera with Microphone for $39.99We live in an age of constant surveillance.

It feels like no matter where you go – road intersections, convenience stores, highway passes, retail storefronts, warehouses, banks – there’s a camera pointed at you. And the big search engines have cam-planes flying overhead and cam-cars rolling down our streets, snapping photos of… well, everything. It’s not paranoia when somebody really is watching your every move.

Well, now you can strike back – with your very own surveillance camera, one that can connect over Wi-Fi or Ethernet to your computer, even if that computer is halfway around the world. Because this particular video camera has its own web server built into it, meaning it can route a video feed to computers connected to your local area network (LAN) – or across the Internet itself.

Best of all, it costs only 40 bucks. Find out all about it here.

Connecting Point a sponsor of 12th ashland independent film festival (AIFF) | April 4-8, 2013

12th ashland independent film festival - April 4-8, 2013The ashland independent film festival is five days of the highest-quality independent film, held in historic Ashland, Oregon. The Washington Post called it “a dream you’ll never want to leave.” Every spring, Southern Oregon buzzes with the excitement of the AIFF. Over 7000 film lovers gather at the historic art-deco Varsity Theatre, in the heart of downtown Ashland, to watch over 80 films in five days. Filmmakers of the documentaries, features and shorts come from around the world come to engage with the audience after each screening and at the festival’s Opening Night Bash and Award Celebration parties with local wine, beer and gourmet food. Special guests have included Helen Hunt, Albert Maysles, Bruce Campbell and more. The film festival is one of the reasons Ashland is included in the popular travel guide A Thousand Places to See Before You Die.

This year Connecting Point is proud to be, for the first time, a sponsor, providing iMac computers and a wireless printer for the festival’s Hospitality Suite. We urge you to support the thriving arts community in our area. Visit the AIFF’s website to see the rich variety of films being presented at this year’s festival.

Deal of the Week | Mar. 22, 2013: USB-Powered Color-Cycling LED Stars for $4.99

USB-Powered Chain of Color-Cycling LED StarsYou probably spend a lot of time on or around your computer. Your workspace is an important part of your life, so why not make it as comfortable and attractive as possible? And what better way to enhance your computer environment than with a chain of cool color-cycling LED stars? They plug right into any open USB port – no batteries or AC adapter required. And at a price just south of five bucks, you can afford to buy several – to give away as gifts to friends, relatives, co-workers, bosses, and random strangers.

Find out all about this week’s DOTW here.

KUDOS: Medford Service Tech Russ Rowell earns special recognition from Apple

Apple Certified Macintosh Technician Russ Rowell

Russ Rowell, Apple Certified Macintosh Technician par excellence

We’re pleased to announce that veteran Service Technician Russ Rowell, who works at our Medford location, was recently recognized by Apple Inc. as one of the best in the business. Here’s what they said:

“Congratulations! Your hard work has placed you among the top performing Apple Certified Macintosh Technicians in North America’s Apple Authorized Service Provider channel. Technical metrics and survey satisfaction scores attached to your repairs demonstrate technical acumen, attention to quality and strong customer focus.” – Nicole Goldberg, Apple Field Service, North America

Hats off to Russ for his diligence, hard work, professionalism, and attention to detail. Thanks for all you do!

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