Category: Tech Tips

Improve Email Deliverability with SPF, DKIM, & DMARC

Ensure your emails get delivered by configuring the SPF, DKIM, and DMARC email authentication protocols.

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What is Web3? Web 1.0, 2.0, & 3.0 Defined

Learn about Web3, and the history of Web 1.0 and 2.0.

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How a Password Manager Can Help with Website Passwords

See how a password manager can help create, save, and enter website passwords.

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How to Securely Send Passwords to Your Web Designer

Sending passwords by email or text message is dangerous. Instead, use these secure methods to send passwords.

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Secure, memorable passwords

I use two methods for creating passwords: Password security factors In most cases, a password's length and uniqueness are more important than its entropy (randomness). Why? Steve Gibson has an excellent explanation on his Password Haystacks page. He says, The only thing an attacker can know is whether a password guess was an exact match . . . […]

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Wave Accounting: free online accounting for small business

I've used Wave Accounting for over a year, and I highly recommend it for freelancers and small businesses. It's like Mint, except for business accounting rather than personal finance. You connect your bank accounts, and Wave automatically imports income and expenses. You can also manually enter transactions. Like Mint, Wave Accounting is free to use […]

Read More free electronic document signing

I've been using to have clients electronically sign documents. I frequently need signatures for agreements and acceptance forms, and gives me a free, simple, legal way to get them. These are the general steps: Upload your document to SignNow. Enter the other party's email address to invite them to sign. The other party […]

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Where to download free audiobooks

These are the best sources of free audiobooks I've found. Most of their books are in the public domain, and many are classics. For more recent books, check with your local library; many let you download audiobooks, even from home. My local library, Herrick District Library, provides audiobooks from several sources. Where do you get […]

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How to use Help in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office includes a comprehensive help system. In each Office application, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, there’s an easy way to search for help. The simplest way is to press the F1 key, which also works in most other Windows programs. You can also click the blue question mark near the top of […]

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Find files with Windows 7 Search

The search feature in Windows 7 is much better than previous versions of Windows. There are 2 main ways to search for files and folders: Use the search box on the Start menu to search within your own computer. Use the search box in a folder to search within any folder, whether on your computer […]

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Google products for small business

Interested in learning about Google's products for small businesses? Jason Kehrer and I discussed a few of them at the Chamber Tech Lunch on April 21, 2011. About 70 attendees shared their experiences and asked and answered questions, mostly about Google's tools for online marketing. Tips for all Google products PageRank Google AdWords Google Analytics […]

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How to charge Lithium-ion batteries

How many batteries are within your reach right now? Your phone, iPod, laptop, camera, and Kindle all likely run on lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries. Here’s how to keep those batteries healthy. Batteries like cool temperatures and exercise. Try to keep batteries below 86°F (30°C). Exercise batteries with frequent charging and discharging (by using the device). […]

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