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How to delete contacts from LinkedIn

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Relationships change over time, and sometimes you need to part with certain contacts whether it’s personal or business relationships.  With social media, we get so many connections over time we don’t really think about if we should go through our past thousand contacts we may have and see if there are some to delete. It’s easy to do so with… Read more »

Google Photos – Unlimited, free, smaller.

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I was chatting with family friends at a dinner the other night and this retired gentlemen was telling me how he stores all his photos on Google Photos and it’s unlimited.  I know as a tech there there’s always fine print.  So, I had to find out but I wasn’t going to start testing and confirming while we were having dinner, so… Read more »

64 Million reasons not to use the cloud

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Although the article is just over a year old, Bloomberg has a great article that shows why many people are hesitant to move completely to the cloud.  Not every business is ready to move all their data to the cloud. Everyone talks about the cloud because it’s different and sounds exciting.  Everyone wants the latest and greatest, but sometimes the… Read more »

Netflix – Is it really saving you money?

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I’ve always wondered about this service but never investigated until now.  Netflix is aware of Internet bandwidth issues and so they posted information about managing it on their website via this page https://support.netflix.com/en/node/87 which says you can throttle your bandwidth use by changing the quality of your video. Let’s do some basic math now.  If you are watching videos in the… Read more »

How to vote in Readers Choice Awards

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The time has come to once again vote for your favorite business in the Markham Economist and Sun’s Readers Choice Awards.  It’s in the Markham Economist newspaper as of Thursday October 10th, 2013 on page 21.  You can fill out the paper or do it online.  Please vote “Twinbytes Inc” for the best in “Computer Repair”.   If you prefer to… Read more »

Delete old Linked In Contacts

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It’s easy to unfriend someone on Facebook or unlike a page on Facebook since you just go to that page and click the Like button or Friend button again to unfriend or unlike them.  But with business contacts in Linked In, although it’s not complicated it’s not as easy to find so I’ll show you here.   Why would you… Read more »

WordPress 3.5.1 resizing post/page edit window

You may notice as I have, that after updating WordPress to 3.5.1, the option to resize the page/post edit window is no longer under Settings -> Writing as it used to be.  There is just no option at all. If you look close enough, as how I figured it out, you can grab the bottom right corner of the window… Read more »

WordPress security – Reduce chances of being hacked

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 WordPress is so popular for websites and blogs alike now, that hackers are more attracted to those websites and blogs for trying out their hacking skills. There are so many vulnerabilities for your operating system whether it be Microsoft Windows or Apple OS, or the applications that run on them.  There are regular updates for all these products including security… Read more »

Make a long website address short

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Want to know how to make a long website address short?  There are several websites out there that will do this for you.  www.tinyurl.com is one that works great.  I use it myself for marketing purposes.  For example I have this long website address http://blog.twinbytes.ca/2012/09/27/how-to-vote-in-2012-readers-choice-award/ that I want to put into a newspaper ad, but it’s way too long.  So,… Read more »

How to vote in 2012 Readers Choice Award

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  Thanks for voting Twinbytes Inc as #1 Computer Repair in Markham for 2009 & 2011.  We look forward to your votes to be #1 in 2012 as well.  You can cast your votes at the following address: http://surveys.metroland.com/TakeSurvey.aspx?PageNumber=1&SurveyID=m8K3lm6  The main link should come from www.yorkregion.com but is currently not available and so this is the direct link.  You have a… Read more »