Technology

Too much tech? Threshold may be reached with iPhone 8 facial recognition

A new year, another new iPhone. Nearly every year since 2007, Apple has released a brand-new phone — full of brand-new options and fancy new “toys.” The iPhone 8 still is being developed, but rumor has it there will be unprecedented new tech in this device. It seems technology finally […]

EMS removal from ECAB, sub-committee formation raise questions

The Cowley County consolidated 911 dispatch center came under scrutiny during a recent meeting of the City Commission of Arkansas City. After the meeting, Ark City Daily Bytes requested and inspected numerous emails, spinning more than a year and a half, from local government officials in order to verify claims […]

Friction seen in disputes between county, rural fire over call sign, pagers

The Cowley County consolidated 911 dispatch center came under scrutiny during a recent meeting of the City Commission of Arkansas City. After the meeting, Ark City Daily Bytes requested and inspected numerous emails, spinning more than a year and a half, from local government officials in order to verify claims […]

Keep your screens clean and please think of IT professionals’ health needs

Being the spouse of a tech guy can have its advantages — but last week, one of the downfalls of his chosen career path found me in the form of a cold. There is a secondary kind of computer health that most information technology (IT) professionals don’t really talk about. […]

Vote on MDT software exposes schisms on 911 ECAB advisory board

The Cowley County consolidated 911 dispatch center came under scrutiny during a recent meeting of the City Commission of Arkansas City. After the meeting, Ark City Daily Bytes requested and inspected numerous emails, spanning more than a year and a half, from local government officials in order to verify claims […]

Masaya Nakamura, “father” of company that created Pac-Man, dies at 91

The “father” of Pac-Man died late last month at the age of 91. Masaya Nakamura was born in 1925. Nakamura founded the Japanese video game company that manufactured Pac-Man, which debuted May 22, 1980. The company, named Namco, was founded in 1955. It began as Namco Manufacturing and it created […]

Catching Fire: Samsung Note 7 retired after combustion traced to battery

I have heard people talking during the last year about their “exploding” phones, or phones that have caught fire for no reason. For the most part, I ignored them — as most of the stories I’ve heard have to do with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. (For the record, I’m an […]

Gmail scam reminds us to keep computers healthy, know virus warning signs

Gmail users might need to up their email security practices. Some Gmail users have become victims of an elaborate “phishing” scam. The scam tricks users into providing their login details. Fake emails are received — sometimes from the user’s own address book — that contain attachments that look like PDF […]

Cowley County Emergency Communications loses AT&T service for 911

Cowley County emergency calls were routed through Reno County for several hours on Jan. 13 as AT&T personnel worked to determine the cause of a telephone outage in the local 911 system. The problem was corrected later that day. The City of Arkansas City first became aware of the problem […]

McDonald’s Sewing & Vacuum plans four sewing-related classes Jan. 13-14

McDonald’s Sewing & Vacuum will be host to several events this week, beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 13. The first event scheduled at the store, located at 222 S. Summit St., is a crafting class. It will feature the “tooly” — a customizable bag. The tooly is big enough to […]