Do You Own Your Domain Name ?

So you have a domain name but you enlisted someone to help you setup a site and they said they would do it all for you however , have you ever checked that your details are correct and that you actually own your domain name. It may pay to check which you can do at : Whois Enter your domain name ( don’t put in the www ) put the control text in , then check your details If you don’t have it in your name , talk to the person who registered the name as a first step but it needs to be in your name – its your domain.

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Catch Up TV On The Computer – No Ads

We all miss some programs on ” traditional tv ” that we may like to catch up with. So here is a great tip for those that watch TV on their computer that they missed on “ normal TV” Commercials annoy people and watching tv on your computer you have to suffer through them , however if you use Google Chrome plus Adblock ( which I have discussed before ) it will keep you safer plus block those annoying ads. This currently works with “ The Block “ & The Front Bar ” plus other shows ( cannot guarantee it will work forever btw – but it currently does) Google Chrome + Adblock – an extension in Google Chrome – a great combination

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Google Photos For Your Computer , Tablet , Smartphone

Google Photos is a great way to back up your photos on your computer , tablet and smartphone , whether it is on the Windows , Mac or Android platforms Remember it is free to upload and use the service as long as you have a Google Account It will also help you save space on your smartphone / tablet if you are running out of room. I encourage everyone to install Google photos across all there devices , then all your photos will be combined into one collection. Now they have introduced OCR – optical character recognition – the ability to find words in photos This new capability will make it possible for you to locate a screenshot you took of your new password or that street sign on your trip to Europe and allow you to translate that sign. You can now search with simple keywords and then… Read More

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Android Phones – Are You Suffering From PopUps

Andriod users seem to be inflicted ” sometimes ” with pop ups and ads from strange websites on their smartphones , so what can you do about this ? First go to your internet browser on your smartphone and clear your browser history and everything it stores , also clear any saved websites you have. Here is a link from Samsung to assist:How do I clear the cache, history, or cookies on the internet browser on Galaxy device? Next look for rubbishy apps such as cleaning apps and delete them as they are not needed and really if it didn’t come with your Android phone you probably don’t need it. This should get your phone back to normal If not make sure you have backed your phone up to Google then wipe and reinstall on your phone

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Facebook – Why Do We See The Ads We See On Facebook

Facebook , we complain and wonder about the ads we see but Facebook now give you the information as to why we see these ads. If you want to see why a brand wants you to see their ad, click the ellipses icon in the top-right of an ad, then click “Why am I seeing this ad?” to learn how you fit the profile the company is targeting. In the past this tool only showed one or two reasons that a user was targeted as above , — for instance, the user fits the demographic and has visited a relevant website. But Facebook claims that users soon will be able to see more details, such as the specific site they visited or Facebook page they liked. The tool will also guide users to a page where they can manage their ad preferences.

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Google WiFi – Great Coverage – Great Device – Plus Parental Controls

Looking to expand Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home or business and have parental controls if you need them. Then try Google Wi-Fi which uses a mesh network to distribute the internet via Wi-FI What is a mesh network? Google Wifi uses what’s called a mesh network to provide Wi-Fi. A mesh network is a group of devices that act as a single Wi-Fi network; so there are multiple sources of Wi-Fi around your house, instead of just a single router. These Wi-Fi sources are called Wi-Fi points. Since Wi-Fi is broadcast from each Wi-Fi point (and not just a single router), it can provide better coverage over a wider space. The more Wi-Fi points you have, the more you can spread them around your house for better Wi-Fi. And all Wi-Fi points are connected to each other wirelessly. (No need to run ethernet cables all throughout your house!) As long as they… Read More

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RAM – How Much Do I Need

RAM ( Random Access Memory) , the CPU ( central processing unit ) and the hard drive – much prefer a solid state drive are the integral parts of having a computer running quickly and efficiently. Windows should now have a minimum of 8GB of RAM to run efficiently with multiple programs running and for a smooth experience – 16GB of RAM Macs again 8GB of RAM is a minimum If you are upgrading a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 make sure it has again at least 8GB of RAM

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