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Caitlin Fairchild

Web Producer

Caitlin Fairchild joined Government Executive in summer 2011 as an editorial fellow, after graduating from the College of William & Mary, where she spent four years writing for the student newspaper, The Flat Hat. In March 2012, she was hired full time as a web producer. She has completed internships at Washingtonian Magazine and at the public affairs office of Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.

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How to Use the New and Improved Google Drive

July 17, 2017 Google Drive is a reliable and easily accessible method of backing up files, but Google recently released some big changes to the program specifically for desktop users. The tech giant originally planned to release these changes to Google Drive back in June but postponed. Now, Google's Backup and Sync App...

Keep Hackers Out of Your Netflix and Hulu Accounts

July 13, 2017 Have you ever browsed Netflix and noticed a strange film you'd never watch pop up in your suggestions? Or maybe a strange extra profile has appeared? You could be playing host to a streaming service freeloader. To take back your account, there are a few things you can do. Start...

Microsoft to Expand Broadband in Rural Areas

July 12, 2017 Currently, more than 23 million Americans in rural communities lack access to broadband internet, but Microsoft would like to change that. Microsoft has developed and put in motion a plan that would connect 2 million of those Americans over the next five years. How? By using TV white space, unused...

Battle For the Net To Wage War Across Your Browser

July 11, 2017 If you're clicking through all your favorite websites Wednesday, you might notice some familiar images popping up repeatedly. It may even appear the site is taking forever to load. Relax, it's not a problem with your Wi-Fi. These sites, including Twitter, Amazon and Netflix, are participating in an online protest...

Did You Know Your iPhone Has a Mouse?

July 10, 2017 Many things have been made easier by the touchscreen smartphone, like navigation and fun games. But when smartphone users need to write something longer than a tweet, it can be difficult. Without a keyboard and mouse, drafting that email to your boss might take longer than you'd like. As it...

FAA Offers Registration Refund for Drone Pilots

July 7, 2017 If you're an amateur drone flyer, a recent court decision means that you might be seeing some money come flying back to your wallet. In December 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration made it mandatory for all owners of drones to register their craft. Over the next year, nearly 800,000 drone...

Tech to Keep Your Home Safe

July 6, 2017 Summer is peak travel season, and while getting away is mostly a joyous occasion, leaving your home unattended can be worrisome. Before installing a full, heavy-duty home security system, there are some quick tech fixes that let you keep an eye on your home while you're out and about. Salient...

How to Solve Common iPhone Battery Woes

July 5, 2017 Battery problems are common complaints among smartphone users, and companies like Apple are always looking to improve battery life with each new phone they release. After owning an iPhone for a while, many people might notice the battery dies quicker. While it might seem inevitable, there are a few things...

Could This Ring Solve Your Security Woes?

June 29, 2017 Two-factor authentication has been cited by security experts as one of the best ways to stay secure online. And while that usually entails a unique code sent to a smartphone after a password entered, what if that second factor was something more tangible? The Token ring aims to do that—and...

What's New in Apple's iOS 11?

June 27, 2017 The iOS 11 public beta operating system is now available for the iPhone and iPad, and Apple has made plenty of changes. Remember, it's still in beta, so users might run into bugs and glitches. However, the occasional trip-ups might be worth it for some of the new features. The...