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A decade of Gmail

Gmail celebrated its 10th anniversary last month, and it was ten years ago today that I finally was able to get my own account and…

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WordPress 3.9

Yahoo!  Wordpress 3.9 is here. [wpvideo sAiXhCfV] WordPress 3.9 updates include: Updated TinyMCE: Have you ever pasted copy from a MS Word document into WordPress…

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5 Tips for Working On the Go

Please check which of the following statements best describes you: My car is my best friend. I own a laptop because I am always on…

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Jetpack 2.8: Introducing Markdown

Jetpack is the Swiss Army Knife of WordPress plugins, and it just added another awesome feature – Markdown. If you want a simple and speedy…

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WordPress 3.8 coming soon

Hot on the heels of WordPress 3.7, WordPress 3.8 is already growing near.  It’ll be mostly a cosmetic upgrade, with lots of new styles and…

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WordPress 3.7 has been released

While it was delayed a bit from when it was first expected to be released, WordPress 3.7 (codenamed “Basie”) is now available and ready for…

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Getting more out of Google Voice Search

Since I purchased my Droid Maxx a few weeks ago, I’ve been using Google’s Voice Search a lot more often. I find it incredibly useful…

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Gimmicks vs Features

The new line of iPhones was recently unveiled (the 5S and the 5C) and included a feature I wasn’t sure about; a fingerprint sensor to…

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Working toward A Brighter Web

Over the years I’ve posted quite a few video tutorials on here and on other sites.  The problem is that they were scattered all over…

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My favorite WordPress plug-ins

Three years ago I wrote up a list of my favorite plug-ins, and decided that it was well past time to give the list a…

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Three videos that you must watch

Below are three of my favorite videos of all time.  They’re all quite long (averaging just under an hour each), but I re-watch all of…

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Cool video with a simple breakdown of how LCD screens work

Odds are, you’re reading this text on an LCD screen of some kind — a monitor, laptop, iPad, cell phone, etc.  How do those amazing…

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A Day Made of Glass

Here’s a cool video from Corning showing what the future could hold.  We’ll start seeing things like this very soon, and the potential is quite…

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Firefox 4 released; much faster, some new features

While I’m still a big fan of Google Chrome, Firefox 4 came out today and has some nice improvements. The first is speed.  Chrome still…

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Professional pickpockets as marketers

Romania has a very high rate of phone theft, but most people “don’t think it could happen to them” (of course). To counter that, Vodafone…

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