At I/O 2018, Google CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated the newest and most futuristic capability of Google Assistant: the ability to make phone calls on your behalf. An awestruck crowd watched as Pinchai played a conversation between Google Assistant and a hair salon in which the assistant successfully schedules a 10 am appointment for its client. […]
We all know the feeling too well- You’re browsing your favorite blog for interesting highlights or perhaps clicking on some intriguing headlines as you scroll through your Facebook feed, but instead of being directed to the article you would like to read, you are redirected to a pop-up ad informing that you are today’s lucky […]
Why am I smiling? Because today marks exactly 20 years that I have been actively working in Web Development, and that feels big. I’ve survived the .com crash, the use of tables and <blink> text. When I started designing for web in 1997, we had no idea what this thing would become. There was no […]
We recently celebrated our fearless leader, Paloma Sky Patiño, earning her spot among the ranks of the North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 for 2017. You can learn more about Paloma and this honor here. At West County, we pride ourselves on being a team of dreamers, thinkers, and creatives who strive to find […]
West County Net is very proud to announce that our fearless leader, Paloma Patino, has been named one of the North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 for 2017. Every year, The North Bay Business Journal awards the best, brightest, remarkable young leaders under 40 in the North Bay area with this honor. These recipients […]
A huge congratulations to our amazing partner, Crossing the Jordan, for being featured in The Press Democrat! Crossing the Jordan’s work in helping women and children in Sonoma County is extraordinary, and we wish them all the success in the world. Check out the article here: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5707111-181/nonprofit-crossing-the-jordans-thrift?artslide=0
More and more, accessing personal information via a website or app isn’t just becoming commonplace; it’s becoming a part of our culture.
Adobe Flash is once again broken and vulnerable to virus attacks. PROTECT YOUR FILES Mozilla is temporarily blocking Adobe Flash from their web browser, Firefox. Any content that requires Flash to work will be disabled by default. You might see warnings that flash is out of date or blocked. Currently, no fix is available from […]
When does Windows 10 come out? Windows 10 launches on July 29th, 2015 and will remain a free upgrade until July 29th, 2016. If you’re already running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you may have noticed the notifications prompting you to reserve your copy of Windows 10. Once you reserve, Microsoft will download the necessary […]
We are proud to announce that we have moved our business to a new location: 1053 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95404 We hope you come visit soon!
Whether or not you agree with the President’s political views, policies, or the decisions he’s made in office, it’s pretty easy to get behind him in the case of net neutrality.
In less than a year, Microsoft will end support for the popular Windows Server 2003. Hailed by many as the most stable, reliable Windows-based server OS, many are not looking forward to leaving Win2k3. However, compromised security is forcing the issue.
Net neutrality, ISP monopolies, and “fast lanes” aside, why is broadband internet so important anyway? Why is it important that people have access to high-speed internet? What does fast internet service do for society?
There’s this little clawing, nagging thought in the back of my mind: I’m paying this business whose practices I hate and whose customer service is consistently rated the worst in the country, and there’s nothing I can do about it.
West County is proud to be a sponsor of Sonoma County Golf’s 1st Annual Chip In for Charity Tournament. Proceeds from the event are benefiting the Polly Klaas Foundation, a charity organization based in Petaluma whose mission is to keep children safe and aid in the recovery of missing children. Since 1993, the foundation has […]
If you work in the tech or web industries, you’re probably already entrenched in the debate raging on right now over net neutrality. Recently, there’s been a huge public outcry against FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s so-called “open internet proposal.” The fight for net neutrality has been going on for a long time now. There have […]
A security flaw has been discovered for the hugely popular web browser, Internet Explorer. The vulnerability affects all versions of IE, from version 6 through the most recent release, IE 11. Though the number of reported attacks has been few so far, the shear potential for serious breaches in security is staggering. Over 50% of […]
Time to say goodbye Microsoft has finally ended its support for the Windows XP operating system. Sustaining 13 years on the market, the extremely popular operating system was used the world over. In the end, XP weighed in at just under 28% of the global OS market share. To be so popular even at the […]
Recently, news of a major security issue known as the Heartbleed Bug has been circulating around the internet. The security flaw affects all systems that use OpenSSL, a security protocol that is utilized by a large portion of websites on the internet. In the most basic terms, the Heartbleed Bug may have exposed a bunch […]