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The Best Way to Install iOS 8 & Not Delete Apps & Data

September 18, 2014
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Apple’s iOS 8 has been released and people are complaining that they have to delete applications and/or data and media in order to install the new mobile operating system. This is true if you do an OTA (Over The Air) update. Sometimes, even connecting to iTunes on your computer and trying to do the upgrade […]

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How to Turn Off Facebook’s Auto-Play Videos & Save Data

September 11, 2014
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If you are anything like me, you watch your cell phone’s data consumption very closely. And given that I have 4 other people on my family shared plan (3 of them being teens & almost a teen), there are some apps that simply gulp down data. Tweens and teens absolutely LOVE image and video apps […]

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How To Change the Default Browser on Mac with Chrome Canary and Chrome

September 3, 2014
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Google recently released a 64-bit version of its browser, Chrome Canary. If you want what Google calls “the bleeding edge of the web” type of browser, you can download and install Google Chrome Canary for Mac (or Windows).  It has the latest features and is targeted towards early adopters, developers and the like. I had […]

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How To Install a New Hard Drive & Battery into a 2010 MacBook Pro

April 21, 2014
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There comes a day in the life of every laptop when it simply isn’t running as efficiently as it could be. This day came to my 2010 MacBook Pro recently when I looked to see that it only had about 18 GB of hard drive space left and the battery was only able to hold […]

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MacBook Air Not Charging? Try this Amazing Fix!

December 17, 2013
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I have an older MacBook Air and absolutely love it. It has performed flawlessly and is well used by me and my kids. However, I have had a lingering issue that has appeared every few months or so that has often left me scratching my head. Sometimes, when I plug in my 45 watt power […]

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Which Apple ID to use for iTunes App Store, iMessage, iCloud and Find My iPhone

October 7, 2013
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Apple’s iOS 7 introduced some confusion when it comes to Apple IDs. But the change was intentional because Apple’s desire was to make iOS much more secure. As part of the upgrade process, iPhone and iPad users are required to set up an iCloud account and associate it with Find my iPhone. This process will […]

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Site Performance Optimization: MaxCDN, Nginx, CloudFlare and WordPress Caching

September 27, 2013
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My blog has a problem. Or rather it had a problem but I’m making some big improvements to it to make it perform better. For many years, my site has suffered from slow performance. Much of that is my fault though. I tend to overload WordPress with lots of plugins. Plugins are bad, but they […]

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