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WordPress 2.8 is out

6. July 2009

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Time again to upgrade your WordPress blog. Version 2.8 is AOK.  Just remember to deactivate your plugins, do the auto upgrade, and if you have “fatal error” issues re-activating your plugins, try them one at a time.  Good luck!

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Solution to MacBook Pro that won’t wake from sleep

1. March 2009

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We have found so many forums with owners of MacBook Pros ( MBP ) suffering from the following issue: 1. The MacBook Pro goes to sleep either by closing the lid or just by virtue of time. 2. Upon trying to wake the MacBook Pro, you get a black screen with or without the spinning […]

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Portable Applications for your USB Stick

1. December 2008

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What is a portable program ? : A portable program is a piece of software that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any other computer. It can be your email program, your browser, system recovery tools or even an operating system. The coolest part about it is that […]

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PHP characters that need to be escaped

30. November 2008

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In writing PHP code, several characters need to be “escaped” for the code to run properly. If not, the browser will be blank or show errors. The following characters have to be escaped, which means you write a backslash ( \ ) in front of it. For example: \- (the hiphen) or \. (the dot). […]

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How to password-protect your Mac

29. November 2008

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Here are a few ways to password-protect your Mac, and keep it safe from prying eyes. 1.  Open System Preferences: Accounts: Login options Change Automatic login to Disabled. This will require a correct login after starting up the machine. 2.  Open System Preferences: Security: General Check “Require password to wake this computer from sleep or […]

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Gmail adds Calendar & Documents gadget

28. October 2008

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Google has done it again with its Google Labs. They have enabled you to see your Google Calendar and Documents all within the Gmail email page. The “Gadgets” make it much easier than going to each separate page to view your Calendar or Documents. 1.  Sign into your Gmail account. 2.  Click “Settings”, upper right. […]

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Tips & Tricks: best practices to avoid computer mistakes

6. October 2008

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Here is my list of hardware and software tips & tricks which might help you avoid making very common mistakes with your computer. They are universal, meaning that I ALWAYS see people making these mistakes. Very few people make any effort to improve their PC skills/experience; perhaps this computer best practices list might help! Hardware: […]

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