What is hard drive fragmentation and should you care?

All of your computer’s programs and data are stored on a device called a hard drive (or an SSD, when I say hard drive in this article, I could be talking about either type). Every time you open a document, load a webpage, or even turn on your computer, you are reading and writing data to your hard drive. There are two basic types of hard drives in use:…

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WordPress For Normal People book released!

WordPress For Normal People is my new book which has just been released on Amazon in both print and kindle editions. WordPress is the perfect tool to help you build the website you’ve always wanted. But the ‘help’ aspect which is built into it isn’t always the right thing for someone who just getting started. What you need, and what this book will provide, is a book that shows…

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iCloud calendar spam

If you haven’t see the headlines, and don’t own an Apple device, you may have misses one of the latest trends in spam, iCloud calendar spam. When you open your phone or tablet and look at the calendar you will see something similar to this: You might be tempted at this point to click Decline and move on with life. There is a problem with that, when you do,…

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Now that the Windows 10 anniversary update has been out a while I thought I would take a few minutes of your time to discuss what it is, what it is not, and a few of the new features it brings to the table. I will also discuss some problems people have experienced with it. Lets get going! What is the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? This update is much…

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Software as a service

For people outside of the technology industry the terms seem to come and go fast, and with little to no explanations. What you may not realize is it is the same even when you are on the inside. Software as a service, or SaaS as you will often see it called, is one of those terms that can mean different things to different people depending on where they are…

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Securing your WordPress website

Today a large percentage of websites are run using WordPress. This is a great advancement for both the professional web developer and for the average computer user who wants to create their own little piece of the internet alike. The  problem is that as this platform becomes more prevalent it also attracts the attention  of hackers and other people who are up to no good so we need to…

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What is Pokemon Go and why is it important?

In the past couple of weeks I have been repeatedly asked what is Pokemon Go, and why is it so popular? Let’s see if we can demystify it and give you a brief overview. The short answer is that Pokemon Go is a free game for iOS and Android devices that uses augmented reality to allow you to play the game in the real world. For many of you…

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Managing spam without spending a dime

One of the biggest annoyances facing typical computer users today is spam. You know what that is, all that junk email you get every day that makes it difficult to get to the email you really want. Some people I know suffer through a hundred spam emails for every one they actually want, or more. The vast majority of these are trying to sell you something, the rest are…

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Alternative office productivity packages

The overwhelming majority of businesses I work with use Microsoft Office to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Not to mention to manage their email. I too use this software and have for many years. The problem is that it can be expensive, particularly for small businesses where every dollar counts. Fortunately there are alternatives to Microsoft Office, many of which are free. Here we will explore many different versions…

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