MobileMe Gallery & iDisk alternative when MobileMe shuts down

October 28, 2011

With the launch of free iCloud on October 12th, it also meant the end of paid MobileMe. MobileMe was Apple’s paid version for having a e-mail address, folder online (iDisk), a gallery online, some synchronization between Mac apps etc. It came at a fee of around €79 a year (if I remember correctly). For some […]

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(Fixed) Mac OS X Lion: /etc/hosts stopped working in 10.7.2, being ignored

October 25, 2011

Besides running this blog, I’m also a freelance web-developer, so I sometimes have a need to modify my local “hosts” file on my Mac, in order to get development/local domains to point to my local web server and also to apply DNS changes before they have propagated through the entire Internet. Usually, you’d do something […]

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How to look after your smartphone

September 30, 2011

Some of today’s top mobile phones cost more than the average TV – so it’s well worth doing what you can to look after your own handset. With that in mind, here are some of our top tips for taking care of your smartphone. Buy a cover Many of us know that gut-wrenching feeling when […]

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How to: LaCie Safe Manager on 64bit Mac Lion (with LaCie Rugged Safe drive)

September 6, 2011

I’m totally in love with my new LaCie Rugged Safe 1TB drive. It’s a rugged external drive, Firewire 800 / USB 2, which is encrypted using your fingerprint. Sounds fancy, right? It kinda is – and it works wonders. The AES 128-bit encryption is plenty for me. I’m not storing secrets on it, but I’m […]

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The Advantages of a Plasma TV

July 6, 2011

If you are looking for a plasma TV, chances are that you will have a hard time trying to find the right unit that would satisfy all your needs, and of course, your wants as well. One other thing to consider is that if you are not really sure you want to get a plasma […]

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How to make the most of your desktop computer

March 28, 2011

These days having a personal computer at home isn’t unusual, but when it comes to managing our desktop PCs are we really making the most of them. With so many options and uses for our desktop computers there really is no excuse just to use your PC for work only. For one thing, desktop computers […]

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Techniques in Detecting Spy Gadgets – Guidelines in Locating Surveillance Devices

March 18, 2011

The most popular misconception concerning detecting surveillance devices is the fact that you require some sort of enchanting bug detection gadget to do the job for you personally. Actually, the best technique for finding discreetly concealed spy gadgets would be to perform a up close investigation of absolutely anything in the prospective room Spy Gadgets […]

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Can’t find a good web host? Here are some tips!

February 15, 2011

Do you already have a website or are you searching for a good place for web hosting your site? Then you probably already know that finding a good web host is not as easy as scratching your back. Finding a web host, is as easy as anything – they are everywhere these days and you […]

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10 Tips for Using Facebook in the Office

February 10, 2011

Are you addicted to Facebook? Can you make it a full nine hours without needing to find out someone’s status or play Mafia Wars? If not, you are not alone. Here are some ways to keep up with your Facebook page without getting caught. Rearrange your desk: People need change within their workplace. If you […]

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The Differences Between Toner Cartridge Options for Your Printer

February 1, 2011

Laser printers are mostly used for their speed and large printing capabilities.  Most large business printers are laser printers because the printer ink can be stored for longer periods of time in the laser toner cartridge and thus allowing huge printing projects to be done with one cartridge.  What makes toners stand out from their […]

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Quick introduction to the different kinds of web hosting

January 5, 2011

If you’re new to being a webmaster or a blogger, it might be confusing to figure out what kind of web hosting you should purchase for your website. Here’s a quick introduction to the most used types of web hosting you are likely to encounter in your search for the perfect web host. Linux Hosting […]

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Top 50 passwords you shouldn’t use – and learn how to create a strong password!

December 23, 2010

As you probably already know, Gawker media was compromised not long ago and  passwords belonging to their users went out on the Internet. Gawker media is behind several sites with Gizmodo probably being the most popular one, at least in the tech-world, I imagine. Based on the 188.279 passwords leaked, Graham Cluley from Sophos made […]

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6 Ways to Turbo Boost Your Wireless Internet

December 21, 2010

Internet usage has evolved from slow dial-up to fast, efficient speeds. Wireless Internet service is one of the quickest ways to access and navigate through the web. However, this application can be slow due to problems within your home or office. No matter what the problem, there are some quick fixes that will put you […]

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The Recipe For a successful App

December 13, 2010

Mobile Apps have been driven by the iPhone and these apps in turn are now driving the success of the mobile web. You name it and there is an app for it. There are 2 basic types of Apps, native and web based, both have their own advantages, native apps will live on the phone […]

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Get Safe Online – How To Identify If You’re At Risk Online!

November 18, 2010

Problem: Suspect e-mails and attachments Most people are aware of the dangers of opening e-mail attachments from unknown senders; a security risk that received a lot of press when e-mailing became ever more essential to our day to day lives. Opening an e-mail attachment sometimes involves running executable code that could be used to install […]

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How to Clean Your Printer Heads

October 25, 2010

The print head for an inkjet printer is where the ink is sucked out of the cartridge and sprayed onto your paper through very small nozzles. When your print jobs start looking fuzzy, blurred, or streaked, those nozzles on your print head are either clogged or partially clogged. This happens because, over time, ink mixes […]

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How to always play YouTube videos in HD – automatically!

October 19, 2010

Why settle with low quality 360p or 480p quality on YouTube if your broadband connection can easily stream in HD? And why settle with manually selecting “720p” (or better) each time you want to stream a YouTube video in HD? Well, you don’t have to. Here’s how… First make sure you’re logged in to YouTube […]

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YouTube Tip: Link to Specific Timestamp in Video

August 19, 2010

I often find that I don’t need to share a full YouTube video with somebody, I just need them to see a certain part and so I tell them to just skip ahead to whatever timestamp that certain part is about to start. There is something much easier though (for the recipient), that not many […]

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“I Can Stalk U” – Raising Awareness About Inadvertent Information Sharing

July 20, 2010

As if wasn’t enough, has also launched a website to take advantage of the geo location information that people inadvertently shares online, mainly focusing on Twitter tweets. presents a twitter feed on their front page with the title “What are people really saying in their tweets?” – instead of showing the actual […]

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PC Speakers – My Personal Experiences

June 2, 2010

I was recently asked on advice on what PC speakers to buy just for normal everyday use, with main focus on playing music. Oh, and at a very low price. Well, if you’re going to buy brand new pc speakers and you want them to sound good when playing music, you might want to pay […]

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Get 2GB Free Online Backup Space With Mozy (Plus 500MB Extra)

April 24, 2010

I’m very happy to provide you with this tip on FREE online backup space for your Windows or Mac computer. There are several “cloud based” online backup providers out there these days, but I was looking for something for a client of mine, who needed to backup several Gigabytes of data to an external site, […]

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DIY iPad Sleeve – Duct Tape & Bubble Envelope

April 24, 2010

If there’s one thing you cannot live without, it’s duct tape – or gaffer tape if you want the expensive stuff. Another thing, thousands of people are going through right now, is thinking how they could ever live without an iPad. Okay, so Apple “only” sold 300,000 iPad’s on opening day but over 500,000 iPad’s […]

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3 Facebook Privacy Settings Everybody Should Know (+ Fun Videos)

March 23, 2010

A few months ago, Facebook popped up on most user’s screens, asking to modify privacy settings according to new settings offered by Facebook. Undoubtedly, many users just clicked through it and adapted the privacy settings suggested by Facebook, probably leaving your profile more open than it was before. No matter what, it’s a good idea […]

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How To: iCal Birthday Reminders With Alarm (iCalBirthdays 2.0)

March 12, 2010

Here’s a quick and really neat trick for Mac users who would like to have birthdays listed in iCal. As default, your Mac will easily display birthdays in iCal, based on dates from your Addressbook, but it can’t give you an alarm and there’s no way to modify the events to do so. So, somebody […]

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