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9 Small Yet Awesome Functions You Will Want to Know About Your Galaxy S6
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9 Small Yet Awesome Functions You Will Want to Know About Your Galaxy S6

You have probably heard a lot about the all new Galaxy S6 by now. But there is more to this phone than the dual edge display and the easy-to-use camera. There are many little functions that have been added that may go unnoticed, but that will help you make the most out of the time you spend on your Galaxy S6. Here’s a list of the functions that deserve your attention: 1) Organizing Apps into a Folder Drag one app on top of another to create a folder. Now it’s much easier to organize your apps. 2) Changing Home Screen Theme Go to “Themes” in the Settings menu, and simply choose the theme you want to apply. Your own theme will make your phone more unique.   3) Direct Phone Call from the Lock Screen Galaxy S6 now lets you make a phone call directly from the Lock Scre...
How Passwords are Cracked: Never Use one Password on All Accounts
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How Passwords are Cracked: Never Use one Password on All Accounts

One-for-all passwords. Recently I was helping a client configure Outlook 2010 to use 4 email addresses I had earlier created. Those email addresses were created using his custom domain on Outlook.com. Instead of logging in and out 4 times to check each account on outlook.com, I told him it would be easier to use Outlook 2010 which came bundled with his PC. Before we started, I had told him to make a note of the password each email account would use because we would be using them in the set-up process. It was at this point he told me that its "OK" because he uses only one password for all of his on-line accounts. Please note that this someone who is using these email addresses as contact points for his business. Also note that business is handling all payment options through PayPal and yes...
How to use Windows Shortcuts to be a more proficient Writer
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How to use Windows Shortcuts to be a more proficient Writer

Windows shortcuts are those little snippets of helpfulness hidden within Windows that make work go a lot faster and a lot easier. I use ‘em all the time in my work as a TES (Technical Engagement Specialist) on the SHARP Account as it much faster at editing my annotations than using the Mouse, which takes infernally long to react at times. So today, I’ve decided to let you in on a secret as to why I’m so good at my job; I’m a Blogger trapped in the body of a Sub-Par typist using Shortcut codes to get by in my job as a TES on the SHARP Account! This is because the keyboard, also an analog input device like the Mouse (even the Optical Mouse is analog!), doesn’t require the use of the Graphics Card to carry out its commands; it communicates directly with whichever program that’s loaded into ...
How to use CPU-Z to Identify Processors
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How to use CPU-Z to Identify Processors

If you are like me, you probably follow a lot of the news in the Processor world with a fervour of a horseracing fanatic. The minute the latest Processor that comes out, you are all over its specs. But what under the hood of your machine? Is there a way to know without opening the cover and blowing past PC dust bunnies? Turns out there are two (2) rather simple ways to determine the Processor you machine is running. The first method is fairly straightforward and might be familiar to you: Right Click on My Computer icon on your Desktop and choose Properties You should see your Processor type come up along with other information on your PC or Laptop Alternately go to Start on the Desktop Toolbar and then choose Control Panel Choose the System icon and you should see your Proce...
Quicks Tips for new Star Wars: The Old Republic players
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Quicks Tips for new Star Wars: The Old Republic players

Star Wars: The Old Republic has burst unto the MMO scene and is already enjoying a healthy following. Reviews and opinions so far have been mixed but slightly more positive. Many gamers know that an MMORPG is never really truly "complete" and it is up to Bioware, EA and their teams to ensure that they game receives regular updates, fixes and fresh content to keep the players satisfied. I have been playing SWTOR since I received my early access email in mid December and below are some quick tips for players new to Star Wars: The Old Republic. Rested XP - Rested XP is a mechanic used in many MMOs that allows players to gain experience points above the normal rate for a period of time after logging off in a safe zone or city. In Star Wars the Old Republic rested XP can be gained from ...
Defying The Apple Gods: Jamaica and The App Store
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Defying The Apple Gods: Jamaica and The App Store

Remember that promise I made to you about an extensive post on Apple's App Store and what its like living in Jamaica? Bah, me neither. Can I benefit from the App Store? There was an era some time ago where any human being that existed outside of the United States was inadvertently insulted by  Uncle Steve and his army of bandits, that has since changed--of course. From Argentina right back to countries like Uganda and Senegal, there should be a selection for just about anyone. The tricky part boils down to the signing up part and gaining access to region locked apps. Signing Up In my last post, LIME and the iPhone, I spoke about the downfalls of selecting the country you actually live in as it relates to Apple and the App Store, in that, specific applications would no longer be ac...
10 Online Tools every Blogger should be aware of and use
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10 Online Tools every Blogger should be aware of and use

Blogging has really gotten popular in recent years. It wasn't that long ago that people associated blogs or "web logs" with super smart internet geeks blogging about topics that average brain did not care about. Nowadays though there are blogs on every topic from tech to cooking to politics and everything in-between. So you are thinking about starting a Blog? Or maybe you are already a blogger? As a longtime blogger myself I thought I'd share a few useful tools I have used over the years. Take a look at them below and feel free to share others via a comment below. 1. Picnic A pictures says a thousand words and no blog post should be complete without one. Picnic is free with paid upgrades an option if necessary and can be your Swiss Army Knife for quick photo editing and does everything...
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Office health hazards and you

Hey again folks. Its one of your fav tech dudes with some important information that can and will prove useful. As a tech pro, you may escape the risk of serious injury, but there are still A LOT of things that could befall you right at your desk. Three of these conditions are: 1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Yow know the people in your office with those ridiculous Velcro contraptions strapped to their forearms and hands? They’re not professional bowlers. They have what is perhaps the most common office malady around–carpal tunnel syndrome. This is marked by pain, soreness, tingling, numbness, or itching that’s caused when a nerve that runs through the forearm is compressed by swollen ligaments and bones in the wrist. It’s brought on by too much typing. (more…)