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VPN Service is a Must Have Today

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Virtual Private Networks (VPN)  is a technology that  enables a computer to send and receive data across a network  by establishing a connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption. The basic principle is that once you establish a secure connection,  the server handles all of your internet on the back-end which secure […]

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Ethernet over the power outlet

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I was skeptical at first, but I must say – I am very impressed. My house is 40+ years old and has not been retrofitted to allow for the modern Internet wiring.  Like most folks out there, I have ran wires thru the ceiling, drilled new holes in the walls and still have one or […]

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Full Image Backup Free Tools

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Backups should be top of mind for everyone, but it is especially critical when you upgrade your OS. Creating a full-image backup is – in my opinion – a must have before begining the upgrade process.. There are a number of free drive backup software (imaging, cloning)  that can be created to a second hard […]

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Windows 8 – USB Drivers Signature Issue

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On Monday, I was trying to place a presentation on a USB drive on my Windows 8 machine, and after a several attempts (different ports and drives) I discover that the USB drivers in Device Manager all had issues.  I had no idea what had happened, as no matter what I did, they would not […]

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Link Redirection and Count

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Every book, eBook, blog and podcast I have read, mentions the same thing: You got to be able to account for your incoming and outgoing traffic. When setting up blog you must be able to track your statistics (not only the people coming in, but also which links within the site are more effective than […]

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Test of AutoTweet from WordPress

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I wanted to be able to automatically send a tweet when a new blog post was published…  After looking at several options,   I settled on WP to Twitter Plug in By Joseph Dolson. This is a post to test the newly installed  WP to Twitter plugin. Great  

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Theme Decisions!

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I have spent so much time trying to figure out my new theme… I was fine with the theme I had at WordPress.com  but when I moved to my own hosted instance, found out that the theme was not longer available for download.

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Reminder to Self: Enable Remote Publishing

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When you migrate from WordPress.com into your own hosted instance of WordPress, there is a setting you need to enable if you are using Microsoft’s LiveWritter  (or any other tool like it) to write blogs. XML-RPC  — By default it is disabled. To enable it, you go into Settings –> Writing and towards the bottom […]

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Tip: Listening to any web page/blog

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An very interesting web application that has just been updated and is very much worth checking into. So many times I come across an excelent blog or web page, that is a bit too long, or simply do not have the time to read at that moment… ( yes, i save them to pocket – […]

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Using your Desktop from your Tablet

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You want access to your desktop from your tablet device  ?  I have been trying several of the available apps to remotely access my desktop from my tablet devices (I have an iPad and a Nexus 7 – Android), but the ones I have tried are usually clunky, slow, hard to setup or simply do […]

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