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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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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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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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Airmail For iOS — Unleash Your iPhone

The iPhone Problem & The Solution: Airmail For iOS I have had an iPhone since the beginning.  I remember waiting in an unprecedented line like an idiot waiting for (what would be) the phone to end all phones.  Many may argue Samsung has done a pretty good job at bouncing back in order to grasp […]

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Developing With Swift On Linux

This Is How To Set Up Swift On Linux 1. Installing Swift If you are interested (as I was) to give Apple’s new programming language, Swift a try, and you are using Linux, then this guide is for you.  I will go over the basics to getting the open-source code for swift installed on your computer, […]

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Removing The Fear From SSH: Stop Sharing

Using SSH Keys So you are asking yourself “What Hosting Provider Do I choose?” This is a loaded question as it really depends on what you want to do, what you are capable of doing, and how much you want to spend. Unless you are deploying a .NET application, then Azure is automatically ruled out. […]

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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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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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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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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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