Safely remove iTunes duplicates

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Posted on 20th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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If you are like millions of people all across the world that use iTunes to manage your music and video collection then you have probably run into a time when you were transferring music from one device to another and gotten the missing file error. As you move music in and out of your iTunes library and now with the use the cloud services there can be several duplicate files that end on your devices. You can search the internet on how to delete duplicates in iTunes and will see thousands of results. From manual solutions to software resources. At Wide Angle Software they offer their version of software to help you remove duplicates safely and improve your space on your PC and iPhone,iPod, and iPad devices.
Available for both the PC and Mac you can download free version with some limitations or upgrade for the full version for a small price. This software can also scan your PC for other tunes and add that to your iTunes library. You will now be able to have a cleaner version of iTunes and will actually see better performance because you are able to clean up files that are no longer being used. This is a great solution for those of us who are constantly getting the latest Apple invention and moving music across multiple devices and downloading music from different locations.
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BitDefender helping to protect your PC

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Posted on 13th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

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If you own a PC or laptop then you have probably been the victim of a virus, malware, or phishing attack. Just recently Microsoft announced there was a patch needed for their Internet explorer browser that could potentially expose your computer to hackers allowing them to take control of your computer. Even the most popular social network sites have been the target of hacker and have used these sites to spread malicious viruses and malware to unsuspecting computers. Many of the software solutions that are avaiiable on the market today do an OK job of protecting your computer and personal information but there is always room for improvement. One of the negatives of having security tools installed on your PC is the speed you loose as these programs have to run in the background constantly monitoring for potential intruders. The Bitdefender Total Security has been ranked number one in antivirus technology and operates on it's own without having a popup every five minutes.

Right now you can enter to win a Dell computer that is already loaded with BitDefender. The rules are simple and can be found here. I have been hit by several viruses and the amount of work and frustration that it causes cannot be expressed in words. We also purchase a lot of things on the internet and with BitDefender Safepay you can now shop with more confidence knowing that your information is more secure and encrypted when you buy something online. They offer parental controls, social networking protection and more. With a more proactive solution that is working to help you avoid potential attacks and threats your online experience can be more enjoyable. 

 

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Avoid online job scams

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Posted on 13th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

The internet is a great tool for businesses to connect with customers and find potential new employees. Those that are seeking employment use the internet to find jobs if they become unemployed and are able to find opportunities by the type of experience they have and can offer. Unfortunately for millions there are also thousands of internet job scams that you have to watch out for. The typical ones are the work from home schemes that we all see when searching online for legitimate jobs. The big red flags is when they make outlandish claims on the type of money you can make by being your own boss by simple setting up a website or answering surveys. Some of the elaborate ones that appear to be legitimate are where you lead to believe you have a job with a reputable company and they then ask for a deposit for necessary background and drug testing. There are several things that are pointed out at the marcus evans training site to help you avoid a scam.

  • If you notice misspellings in the ad or offer letter
  • The company demands you send them your bank information prior to your start date
  • A request to send in a scanned copy of your driver licenses or social security card.

Now I do want to be clear that these tips primarily pertain to when you are applying for  a  job online and have not met the people or seen the company live. If you are solicited to apply for a job through an email then you will want to do your homework and try and contact the company directly.  Online scammers have gotten very good at replicating company webpages so it looks like you are on the actual company website. In most cases just look at the URL and if it looks weird and does start with the actual company name then it is more likely to be a scam. The job market is tight in many places so be careful when you are searching for an opportunity and make sure to do your homework before submitting any personal information.

Event management software helping conference access

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Posted on 8th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

You can look at almost any business and point to multiple benefits that have been brought about from the internet and social media. This holds true for event management software maker Event Ready. Through the use online event management Event Ready has been able to offer companies a much easier and more cost effective way to organize and hold events. Large meetings come with a huge expense to get attendee sign ups, coordination, and logistics. With event management software event planners and companies are now able to seamlessly integrate meeting planning into their websites or host them offsite. The planning process can now include links to hotels and social websites in order to track updates and communicate with participants. This helps to create a sense of community before the meeting actually begins and can create a more engaged customer base.

Make money online in 2012

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Posted on 6th April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

One of the many reasons online currency trading has seen a tremendous influx of new customers to their binary options site has to do with the fact that it is ultra simple to invest on stock, indices, commodities and currency trading when using their binary options platform. It is so easy that is has become the new envy of traders online that have seen some of their younger players trade bingo and trying their luck on asset investment. There are sites that tend to cater towards more seasonal investors, is the fact that they only have to predict if the value of a certain asset, whether that is stocks in Apple, McDonalds or commodities such as Crude, Gold and Silver, will go up or down during a predetermined period of time. This usually ranges between 30 minutes, one hour, or in the case of some assets, at the end of that specific month.
When an investor forecasts the correct outcome for their binary option, they can earn up to 91% return on their investment, while at the same time there are no commission fees involved either. Additionally, investors at Option Range have the chance to Double their investment and prolong the expiration time of that option in order to double their profits. On the other hand, if their prediction looks to be incorrect, they have the opportunity to minimize their loss by using the Stop Loss feature which gives them the chance to reduce their loss. Option Range provides their investors with weekly analysis of the market, giving them a clear indication of how the market is shaping up for the week, helping them decide which assets are the most popular and easier to predict for the week. Everyone can begin to make money online experience in a structured environment that will allow them to see and spot trends through careful analytical tools that are available.

What is the Rolex DLC?

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Posted on 3rd April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

There are tons of different Rolex models out there in the retail world, and one of those types is called Rolex DLC. What are rolex dlc brand watches? They are extremely high quality Rolex brand watches. Rolex buyers and other people who want Rolex watches are almost always put on a waiting list of some sort. This makes the resale value very high because people don’t have to wait the sometimes required 5 to 10 years of being on a waiting list. Even if the Rolex watch has been on your wrist for a good amount of time, it still has not lost any value. Rolex watches, over the years, always aquire value and as long as they are not damaged they are still extremely valuable. Keep in mind that DLC Rolex brand watches in particular are in very high demand because of how fashionable and beautiful they are. No matter what you are wearing or what type of day it is, wearing a black Rolex watch is always classy and respectable. When you try to sell your Rolex, make sure that you have all the papers in order. You want your customers to realize that you are the real deal and that your Rolex watch is legitimate. This is very important, easing the consumers anxiety. Buying power is high, but with scammers all over the market people want to make sure that they are spending their money for the true value. Rolex watches are very elite and cost a good amount of money for a good reason. The quality and time it takes to craft a beautiful Rolex watch is unmatchable in the watch industry. Find the original documents from when you first aquired your Rolex watch and make sure to have copies of them readily available for customers. It also helps to have a signature from a Rolex official stating that your exact watch is legitimate. Although it may be a bit difficult to obtain the signature, it is worth it in the end because it will steadily increase the number of interested consumers. If you want to buy your husband or father or random co-worker a really expensive and amazing gift, Rolex is just about the best choice there is. The DLC model is quite popular, and Rolex in general is always a big hit with presents. I mean honestly, who wouldn’t want to get a brand new Rolex as a present? That’s seriously like a dream come true.

find a case for your new iPad

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Posted on 3rd April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

In today’s world, convenience is everything. Because of this, technology has had to advance to keep up with the ever-changing needs of consumers. No longer is the cell phone’s only purpose to place calls; many now allow consumers to browse the Internet and download applications onto their devices. Luckily for those that carry their new iPad with them there are some great selections of ipad2 cases that provide function and style. There are now thousands of apps that are made specifically for the iPad2 and the new iPad. These applications not only provide people with entertainment, such as games, but they make it easier to carry out everyday tasks. It has created improved technologies to make devices like laptops more user friendly and more powerful.

These days, many people carry several mobile devices with them such as a cell phone for business use and one for personal use and the latest iPad. The problem with having all of these devices is that messages are going to numerous different sources, making it necessary to check each device for messages. You can show case your iPad in a new one of several leather ipad2 cases that can act as a stand as well. Now that there are so many wi-fi hotspots across the country having a smaller laptop or tablet to check your email and surf the web is much easier. Although there is the challenge of keeping all your devices in synch to make sure any updates you make in one platform is capable of being updated on the others. Important information can be lost in the shuffle of managing multiple sources of mobile technology, which may create stress and confusion. Fortunately, as technology continues to move forward, accessibility to resources that enhance everyday life are now available. These applications are especially helpful for people with busy schedules. And lastly don’t forget to protect your new iPad and check out the many ipad cases that are now available depending on your preferences and needs.

What Type of Broadband Do You Need?

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Posted on 2nd April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Choosing a new broadband package can be a bit of a minefield. You’re being told by one provider that you should not compromise on your download speed, whilst another provider is making it clear that you need an unlimited usage package. Let’s face it most of us aren’t experts in the area so it is very easy to get confused or carried away with a great offer. However this may result in you being stuck with a service that does not fulfil your requirements.

With this in mind, what factors do we need to be considering before we make a decision?

 

What do you use the internet for?

Before you can really come to any sort of informed decision about the most suitable broadband package you must consider how much you use the internet, and what you use it for.  Broadly speaking many internet users will fall into one of three categories; light, medium or heavy users.

A light internet user would not use the internet on a daily basis. For example, it would be used to check emails a few times a week or briefly surf the web. This type of user will be able to get away with one of the cheaper packages on the market. The monthly usage limit shouldn’t be too much of a problem (the lowest is usually around 2GB). A light user may find it easier to secure a 12 month contract.

Medium users may spend, on average, a couple of hours online each day. They will be sending and receiving emails, using social networking sites, downloading music or podcasts and streaming videos. If you are a medium user you are likely to need at least 10GB monthly usage. In terms of speed you would be comfortable with an up to 8Mbps package although, depending on your area, you may actually get between 2Mbps-8Mbps. You can check this by using an online broadband speed test.

A heavy broadband user would be using the internet for upwards of 4-5 hours per day. Downloading movies or streaming TV shows is a regular occurrence, whilst also uploading photos or music to social networking sites. Heavy users may also spend a lot of time playing online games, which can result in you flying over your usage limit. If you fall into the heavy user bracket then you will want to be looking at the higher end of the download speeds. Perhaps it may be advisable to check out some of the fibre optic broadband providers as these generally provide faster download speeds. You would also be looking to go for an unlimited usage package.

It is also important to consider the amount of people who will be using the internet service. For instance, a family with 3 teenagers are likely to be using the internet more than a person living on their own and the download limits may have to be increased or decreased accordingly.

 

How much do you want to pay?

This can be a significant factor in which broadband service you eventually opt for. It may also be decisive in regards to what type of internet user you can realistically be. If you’re willing to spend £30 per month on a fast, high usage broadband package then you are going to get a better service than if you had a £15 per month budget. It is important you remember that there are almost always additional fees for exceeding your broadband usage allowance. These fees will usually range from £5-£10 (depending on how many GB you go over) so it may end up costing you more to get the cheaper package!

 

Do you want a Broadband, TV and Phone package?

Lots of people find it easier to combine their broadband, TV and phone packages. One of the advantages to this is that it can reduce the hassle of having to setup all three services individually and it makes it easier to renew your services at the end of the contract. There are also lots of offers for the bundle packages but you must remember; just because it’s a good offer, it doesn’t mean that it will be the ideal fit for you.

Guard against hard drive failure

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Posted on 2nd April 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

I was just reading an article that stated each year there are millions of files, pictures, and important documents lost each year due to hardware failures and malicious viruses on consumers PCs. It was even more astonishing that most people that they polled for the story had never thought of backing up their data or pictures or worse yet did not know how. In some cases it can be a complicated task to back up the pictures and documents that you want so many people will just leave it alone. It is said that it is not “if” your hard drive will fail it is “when” it will fail.

There are now solutions where you can create an online backup of your files for as little as $4.95 per month which includes up to 150 GB of space. They currently offer the opportunity to store up to 5GB for free to see what you get with their service. I created an account to give it a spin and it took a total of about 5 minutes to set up the account and download the installer to then start my backup. If you can drag and drop you can store and save your data. The best part is that you are creating backups that can be share with up to five other computers so that if you have multiple computers and laptops you can keep them all up to date.They have also included the option to be able backup your iPhone or Droid contacts which is a huge feature for many of us that own one of these smartphones. The other benefit is that you are not creating multiple CD/DVD’s which may get lost or scratched and then making your backups unusable. So if you are one who has never created a backup of your favorite photos or documents give them a try and take advantage of the free account and see for yourself.

Choosing the right industrial mixer

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Posted on 31st March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

If you are in the business of manufacturing products and part of that process includes fluid mixing then finding the right industrial mixer can not only save you time, but save you money. Not all mixers are designed the same and we have come across a great graphic to show a simple 4 step process that can help you determine the type of mixer and blade to be used depending on the type of mixing needed to be done. In order to maintain consistent quality and improving efficiency having a solution that has been developed from the ground up rather than just be fitted from a previous design can make all the difference in the world. There are numerous impellers that can be used for your particular situation and depending on the application having the right blades will only prove beneficial to your overall project.

 

Is your cubicle awful enough to win a prize

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Posted on 31st March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.

Working in a corporate environment I have had the chance to work in some great environments with lots of amenities and then held jobs that put us in the what was lovingly called the dungeon. In most larger companies having employees located in cubicles has become the norm while having an office is becoming more of a perk. Now for those that are having to work from the dungeon or a less than desirable work space you now have a chance to get a makeover. Starting 12/5/2011 and ending at 12 PM on 1/31/2012 you can upload a video of your cubicle or office and be entered to win a $1200 makeover.

Right now is a great time to enter the  Pimp My Cube Contest contest and enter your work space and then gain more chance to win by having friends and co-workers vote on your video. There is even a second prize of a $200 gift card for one luck winner. As of this post there are only a few videos that have been uploaded so your have a great chance just by entering. The top prize could include a pimped out PC system, an entertainment package including an espresso machine, or new chairs, desks, and decorations.

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Use Somoto toolbar to increase your reach

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Posted on 30th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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For many small to medium sized companies getting their brand and product in front of customers can be a challenge in this highly competitive market. Many businesses are turning to social marketing in order to connect with and gain input from their customers. This is a great resource if used correctly and not overly promotional. Customers want to know that you care about them and that you are able to offer them value beyond just the software or services that you are are selling. So that is why I was intrigued by the new Somoto Toolbar which allows businesses brand their own search tool bar. The beauty behind this is that it is something you can offer free to your customers and it keeps your brand and company top of mind.
Your customers can use the new Somoto toolbar to stay in touch with their friends via Facebook and Twitter while listening to their favorite radio station. They receive status updates about their friends and who is online without having to switch over their favorite site. This then gives your business the ability to subtly have suggestions in the search bar about your latest products or special deals that you are running. It is completely free and is safe to use as it does not contain spyware,adware, and spam free.
For bloggers and small businesses you can use the Somoto toolbar as way to increase search engine traffic and help increase affiliate earnings by some simple adjustments. So when your customer is doing searches they will pass through and see your affiliate offerings towards the top of the page. Can you imagine the power and freedom you can have by just simply giving away a free toolbar to make your customers lives easier and helping your business in the process. It allows your customers to share their toolbar and spread the word so they help you grow your exposure through word of mouth which is still one of the most powerful marketing tools you can have. With their complimentary services you can use their hosting solutions to reduce your server overhead. Use their extensive built in network of distribution partners to grow faster and reach more businesses and customers. Take full advantage of their complimentary landing pages to increase your conversions. So no matter what your goals are the value cannot be beat and should be a consideration in you 2012 marketing plans.

Different chemical mixing tools

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Posted on 30th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

As the economy starts to pick up construction follows. Companies are investing in capital projects and new equipment to help expand their services or build new products. This in turn helps other companies that make heavy equipment and chemical mixing tools because their products are needed through out the process. New projects are a great sign that companies are investing their money which should lead to a better jobs market. The other benefit is that many of the tools needed in new construction are made right here in the US adding to the overall benefit to our economy. Companies have had time to develop new tools over the last year thanks to enhanced technology and development and are now able to sell them in the market thanks to increased demand.

SEO Toronto experts

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Posted on 29th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

In the world of SEO ( search engine optimization) one of the key factors that they mention to a successful site in page rank is good quality links from other sites. They talk about avoiding link farms where you list your site and everyone links to one another in an uncontrolled fashion. This could actually hurt your site if someone who has been banned by search engines like Google decides to link to your site. There are other factors to consider when putting together a blog or website to help you generate revenue. One of which is the ability to engage your readers or customers to perform some sort of action such as purchasing your product or subscribing to your feed. Companies like SEO Toronto experts 9th Sphere can help you with this and other SEO questions you may have. They are a full service firm which means they can help from design to implementation.

Whether to invest in oil and gas or gold

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Posted on 28th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

I can’t ever recall anything being as hot as the price for gold is right now. It truly is a remarkable story to see what gold has done over the last couple of years. We might as well bring in the $2,000 chart for this popular metal we know as gold. Don’t think the recent gains has made gold an unattractive thing to buy right now. I think anyone who has an interest to invest in oil and gas stocks should go take advantage of the current prices as they are expected to climb. I am well aware of how much oil and gas stock prices have jumped in recent months, but I don’t think we have seen the biggest jump yet. A lot of old producers are in the process now of trying to reopen and begin the mining process again. This is going to take a lot of time for most of these oil and gas mining companies and they will still be in a real fight to meet and keep up with the soaring demands. I have been keeping a close eye on oil and gold prices as places to diversify my portfolio so let’s hope for a great year.

The soaring gold prices is one of the reasons why I recently got interested in gold panning. In my area of the World, there is a rich and long history of people finding gold in my area. I am hoping to rewrite some modern history with some of my gold finds. I know if I don’t find any soon, I may be forced to buy some Gold Bullion. If you don’t live in an area where gold is deposited naturally into the streams and rivers, you might think about some form of gold investments too. I know investing in Bullion is one of the easiest ways to get in on some of this gold action. I would just like to be able to find some natural gold on my own and help with the world-wide gold numbers in storage or the over all supplies of gold in stock.

Create content and add some flare with Arcadia Charts

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Posted on 25th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

In addition to creating brand awareness through social media companies need to also consider company name development for their product in order to capture the interest of their target audience. Having your social networks more readily accessible as you surf and visit blogs can have great advantages for brand managers as well. It is one thing about creating a campaign about your new product and then pushing it out to Facebook for groups to comment on and it is another about putting together a global strategy on branding that profile and offering ways in which the consumer can interact with your brand and your product. You can deploy interactive graphs  that you invite those customers from your social networking  pages to join in the conversation. You can use ArcadiaCharts, interactive JavaScript and GWT charts which run in all browsers without plugins that will enable to you add a graphical display of your content and help improve the visibility of your content. You want to make sure that if you are in the company name development stage that you understand your target audience and how this will play out in the social marketing space. This was put to practice when Ashton Kutcher wanted to have a million followers on Twitter and he challenged CNN to try and beat him. This was not just some thought that happened one day but very well thought out strategy that involved some big name brands that consumers could relate too and then be show how to use Twitter to connect with their friends.

There are three types of Communication in social media:

1) How to Broadcast.

This is where you broadcast a message out to your followers and add value to their life as well as update your followers about new blog posts, podcasts, interesting sites and blogs you have run across, and whatever else you want to broadcast. You can use interactive graphs that will showcase content that will keep your customers coming back.

2) Start the Conversation.

If you have a new company name then getting in front as many people as possible is key to faster brand awareness. This is where you actually hold a back and forth conversation with people on your social sites. It is a 140 character conversation that could go on for a while. We were in a conversation about the various microblogging sites that went on for over three days and involved over 200 updates and the traffic was amazing..

3) Create Collaboration.

This is where more than one person is communicating in one message. It could be two, three, four people that are collaborating on a project that all are part of the message and efforts. You can even reach out to social networks to help in your company naming project and create various social media tools that will allow your potential customers have a hand in developing the name.

Check out Games 2 Win for some added fun

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Posted on 25th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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There are games sites that exist solely to provide free games online where you can challenge your friends or just check out the latest creations. With a community of over 82K fans on Facebook Games 2 Win is a great place to start your search. From adventure games to silly adult games you can spend hours having fun all for free. They even have a section where you can find iPhone and Android apps to play on your mobile device. So if you are looking for a way to get away from the stress of the day and have a little fun then check them out today.

Improve the look of your bathroom

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Posted on 24th March 2014 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

With all the technological upgrades that you can do to improve the value and usefulness of your home some of the simple upgrades that you can do are right in front of you. The look of double vanities for bathrooms is starting to become a popular upgrade that can add value and a new style to your bathroom with little expense. This is something that can be done by a DIY in just a few hours and the choices you have are almost endless. So if your are looking for that new gadget to enhance your home why don’t you start with something simple and then expand your decoration and remodel to your theater room.