Monday, November 24, 2014

How to Opt out of Facebook's Personalized Advertising

Opt out of Facebook's interest based advertising here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

For more information from Facebook:

Giving you more control over ads
We've heard from some of you that it can be difficult to control the types of ads you see if you use multiple devices and browsers. In the past, if you opted out of certain kinds of advertising on your laptop, that choice may not have been applied for ads on your phone. We know that many people use more than one phone, tablet or browser to access Facebook, so it should be easy for you to make a single choice that applies across all of your devices.
That's why Facebook respects the choices you make about the ads you see, across every device. You can opt out of seeing ads on Facebook based on the apps and sites you use through the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt out using controls on iOS and Android. When you tell us you don't want to see these types of ads, your decision automatically applies to every device you use to access Facebook. Also, we're now making ad preferences available in additional countries, beginning with Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the UK.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

GoDaddy Support - Contact Info

Phone: (480) 505-8877
or click for System Alerts:
System Alerts | GoDaddy Support | GoDaddy Support

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iPhone: Purchased items have not been transferred to iTunes

If you get this message, There are purchased items on the iPhone... that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should transfer these items to your iTunes library before updating, do this to transfer those items. Note some or all of those may simply be "free" apps.

1) Before you can transfer the purchases you need to Authorise the computer (do this from the Store menu)

2) Once the computer is authorised, then you can transfer the purchases (File->Devices->Transfer...)

Source: Stephen Kellett on Apple Support: There are purchased items on the iPhone “... | Apple Support Communities

Sunday, October 19, 2014

How to Change Blogger Post URL

To change the URL for your blogger: Click on "Revert to draft" while in edit mode of the post, and you can now change the permalink.

More here: Changing blogger post URL – Change the permalink URL of published Post

What these mean:

Permalink: A permalink is the URL of your blog post. Blogger can either automatically generate a URL for you based on the content of your post, or you can customize the portion of the URL after the date. 


Title LinkLink your post title to a specific URL, or leave blank to link the title to your post.

Enclosure LinksEnclosure links help you make podcasts, MP3s, and other content in your posts playable in feeds like RSS and Atom.


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How to Erase Data on a Hard Drive

Everyone needs to erase data on a hard drive at some point!

The File-by-File Method 
1. INDIVIDUAL FILES ELIMINATED, SOFTWARE REMAINS INTACT 
  • To completely destroy a file, use a data-shredding program such as Digital File Shredder from StompSoft ($30). It takes a conventional "erase" a step further by actually writing over the file.  
The Whole-Drive Method 
2. ENTIRE DRIVE IS PERMANENTLY ERASED, BUT STILL USABLE 
  • Completely reformatting your drive doesn't eliminate data.
  • Many of the best data-erasing programs come from the same companies that produce data-recovery software. DataEraser ($30), from Ontrack, completely overwrites the drive.
The Power Tool Method 
3. DATA IS GONE, HARD DRIVE IS TOAST 
  • Drilling four holes through the platters will ensure that they never spin properly again.
  • Better yet, unscrew and remove the top lid of the drive, and go at the platters with a sander or angle grinder. Scuff the surface of the platters until all the shine is gone.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Restore and view archived items - Outlook

Keeping this here for safe-keeping!

Restore and view archived items in Outlook


All messages, contact information, calendars, and other data that you create in Microsoft Outlook are kept in your Personal Folders file (.pst) or if you use a Microsoft Exchange Server account, on your organization’s Exchange server. Outlook provides an archive function to purge your commonly used folders of older content that you don't need, but don't want to delete. You can have this done automatically with AutoArchive, or you can also archive manually as desired.
While the archived content no longer appears in folders that you commonly use, you can still access and retrieve those items if you want to restore that content.
What do you want to do?

>>Copy all archived items from a .pst file back into their original folders

  1. On the File menu, click Import and Export.
  2. Click Import from another program or file. Click Next.
  3. Click Personal Folder File (.pst). Click Next.
  4. In the File to import box, change the default file name in the path from backup.pst to the name of the archive file you're importing from. Click Next.
  5. Click the folder to import from. If you want, click Include subfolders.
  6. Specify how you want Outlook to handle duplicate items.
  7. Click Import items into the same folder in, and then click the folders with the same name as the folders you're importing from.
  8. Click Finish.

>>Copy all archived items from a .pst file into a new folder

  1. In Outlook, create a new folder to copy the archived items to.
  2. On the Go menu, click Folder List, and then in the Folder List, click the new folder.
  3. On the File menu, click Import and Export.
  4. Click Import from another program or file. Click Next.
  5. Click Personal Folder File (.pst). Click Next.
  6. In the File to import box, change the default file name in the path from backup.pst to the name of the archive file you're importing from. Click Next.
  7. Click the folder to import from. If you want, click Include subfolders.
  8. Specify how you want Outlook to handle duplicate items.
  9. Click Import items into the current folder.
  10. Click Finish.

>>Move individual items from a .pst file into their original folder or a new one


  1. On the Go menu, click the Folder List, click Archive Folders (or the name you used for the archive location).
  2. Click the folder containing the items you want to move.
  3. Select the items you want to move, and then drag them into their original folders in the Folder List.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Don't install iOS 8 - iPhone runs so slowly!!!

After installing iOS 8 it takes a long time for my iPhone to do just about anything. I had no problem with slowness before upgrading. It was instantaneous - from fast to slow. Don't do it. Unfortunately I can't roll back. Quite disappointed in #Apple. I have a 4S.

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Stop Walgreens App from Showing on Locked iPhone Screen

To stop the Walgreens app from showing on your locked screen, select the Passbook App and within here you can stop apps from showing on your locked screen.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

How to Delete all Emails on your iPhone at Once

Mass Deleting Email on an Iphone - iO7 or iOS6


Basically it's this:
  • Click on Edit at the top right of the screen while in the email app
  • Check the first email item
  • Hold down the move button at the bottom of the screen, and at the same deselect the the email you just selected (yeah, you gotta use your other hand) and then let go of the move button
  • A new window appears and allows you to move all your email messages to trash!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

How to remove a name from an Outlook Distribution List (aka Contact Group)

Create and edit a Contact Group (formerly distribution lists) - Outlook
  • Start a new email message
  • Click "To"
  • In the drop-down list highlight the distribution list you want to change and then right-click on Properties.
  • You can add/remove names here (if you have rights to do so)
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