OTT Guide to Giving Guests Access to Your Local Network

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You have probably run into the situation many times where a family member or friend visits your house and needs to access something on your network. Maybe they need a computer to work on a Word doc, maybe they need to print, maybe to scan a document or to Skype or FaceTime with someone. I […]

Ultimate Windows 8 WiFi Troubleshooting Guide

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If you’re running Windows 8 or recently upgraded, you might have run into some frustrating WiFi issues. Windows 8 is inherently a different beast than previous versions of Windows and with it comes a new set of problems. I never encountered too many wireless problems in Windows 7, but have run into several with Windows […]

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Office 2013 Installation Problems

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I’ve been installing Office 2013 on a lot of computers lately and I’ve ran into quite a few problems along the way. From annoying messages like “Sorry we ran into a problem” and “Something went wrong” to slow downloads, hanging at certain percentages during the install, it’s been typical Microsoft problems all along the way. […]

Bulk Delete Pictures and Videos from iPhone Camera Roll

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We’re six versions into iOS and there is still no way to delete all your videos and pictures from the camera roll in bulk! This is one maddening annoyance and I don’t understand why it hasn’t been addressed by Apple. What ends up happening is that you keep taking photos and videos until you run […]

Fix “Cannot Install the Software for Printer” on OS X

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Recently, I connected an old HP Officejet Pro 8500 to my network and tried to add the printer to my Macbook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion. I was able to install the printer fine on my PC, but when I tried to add the printer to OS X, I got the following error message: […]

6 Ways to Earn Cash Off a Spare Car

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Got an extra car laying around in your garage? Well, why not earn some money off of it. The Internet has given rise to a ton of new startups that are changing the way we think about our homes, cars and gadgets. For example, if you haven’t heard of Airbnb, it’s a direct way to […]

Transfer Data to Amazon S3 Quickly using AWS Import Export

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If you have hundreds of gigabytes or even terabytes of data on your local network at home, you probably have it all stored on a computer, an external hard drive or a NAS (network attached storage) device. Having backups of your data is extremely important, but having them all in one place is never a […]

How to Move Amazon S3 Data to Glacier

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Amazon S3 is a cloud storage solution from Amazon that provides infinite storage capacity for relatively-low prices. I currently use it to keep a backup of my local NAS (network attached storage) device. However, Amazon S3 isn’t the best option for storing a large amount of data that you won’t access very often. Amazon Glacier […]

Google Cloud Print – A Complete Guide

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If you haven’t heard of Google Cloud Print, that’s not totally surprising. Even though it’s been around since 2011, it hasn’t become widely used. However, that is something that might change over the next year or so. Unlike some Google services that get canned during Spring cleaning, Google Cloud Print has been getting more and […]

How to Claim an Existing Business on Yahoo Local

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If you have a small business, you probably have it listed on Yahoo Local, Google Local, MapQuest local, Yelp and a bunch of other local service sites. I run a small computer repair shop out of my home and do some work for clients here and there when I get free time. I started it […]