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Sharing with G Suite

The Quick Business Guide to Google Sharing

When Google’s Gmail launched in April 2004, nobody expected it to dwarf every other established email service on the planet. And it happened quickly, with Gmail capturing more market share than giants such as AOL, Yahoo, and Hotmail/Outlook. Google’s extremely large storage options for email allowed them to grow beyond basic communication, and now Gmail […]

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Twitter Dish

15 Final Tweets by Dead Celebrities

With over 316 million active users every month, there’s no question that Twitter plays an important role in our growing social media addiction. Today, we’re going to look at the top 15 final tweets from celebrities before their untimely death. Even though we may not get to know our favorite celebrities on a personal level, social media lets […]

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12-inch MacBook

The Real World 12″ MacBook Review for Power Users

Apple’s all-new MacBook has been reinvented in a compact 12-inch form factor that closely resembles an iPad Pro at first glance. It’s the first Mac laptop that sticks to the basics and sacrifices a few features for ultra portability. Weighing only 2.03 lbs., it’s roughly 17% lighter than an 11″ MacBook Air and 30% lighter than a 12.9″ […]

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Lock and Key

7 Proven Mac Security Tips to Increase Privacy

Setting up your new computer may seem like a daunting task, but it’s even more challenging when privacy plays an important role in your technology. Apple’s out-of-the-box security settings are typically better than most Windows counterparts, but it’s not perfect without some help. Whether you’ve just bought a new computer or want to improve security on […]

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Flying Home

Why I Traveled to Mexico for a Dentist

My friends didn’t believe I was considering traveling to another country for major oral surgery. 7 or 8 years ago I had good dental insurance and as my luck would have it, my wisdom teeth weren’t bothering me. My back teeth were late bloomers and decided to act up shortly after I opened my new business. Money was tight and I couldn’t […]

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AMD CPU

Switching Back to AMD

When it comes to computer processors, there are few options out there that aren’t AMD or Intel. That’s because together they own nearly the entire CPU market for desktops and servers. Both companies offer a wide range of models, from inexpensive desktop chips to higher end multi-core workstation and server processors. Both companies feature loyal fans […]

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PHP Hackers

Nulled PHP Scripts: Scan Your PHP Files for Backdoors

Not all PHP scripts are created equal. Just like there are counterfeit watches on the market, there are also counterfeit premium themes, plugins, and scripts that can be downloaded from the web. These are called nulled PHP scripts. Urban Dictionary defines the term nulled as a program that has been modified to not call home–report that you did […]

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The evolution of Apple mice

Magic Mouse 2: Why I Love It

We’re taking the Apple Magic Mouse 2 for a spin with a review from a mouse lover (not that kind!). Pointing devices have come a long way since the one- or two-button clunkers of the 1970s and 80s. Remember the trackball craze of the mid-90s? I’m still trying to forget that phase. In comparison, the […]

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Compaq 47XX

My First Computer: Compaq Presario 4784

It was almost Christmas back in 1996 and all I wanted was my first computer. I was still pecking away at the keyboard, not yet able to type a full sentence without looking. What I thought was my first computer turned out to be a Brother Word Processor with a two- or three-color external screen. It wasn’t […]

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Time Machine & Windows

Use Your External Hard Drive for Time Machine and PC

External hard drives are dirt cheap, but what happens when you don’t want to carry multiple backup drives? Traditionally, the Time Machine drive on your Mac is formatted HFS+, something Windows doesn’t easily interact with unless you use third party software–and that can cost you. If you have a fairly large USB drive, such as […]

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