While WordPress.org and other sites offer a great selection of quality free themes, I was also willing to pay for a reasonably priced premium theme. I ultimately paid for three.
Since mid-April, www.404TechSupport.com has been struggling through a significant decrease in traffic. The number of site visits has been cut in half and ad revenue has been reduced to about one-tenth. Most frustrating, I cannot find a reason for the change.
You can watch the keynote speech at Microsoft’s BUILD conference live and learn about the new features in Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2.
Ahead of their BUILD conference, Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 R2 preview today. You can download the 3.8GB iso from the TechNet evaluation center. Improvements to virtualization and storage seem to be the big areas of improvement according to Microsoft earlier this month at TechEd. At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows […]
When an uninstall or install process fails, often the application can neither be re-installed or uninstalled. It exists in limbo somewhere between the two states. To move past the issue, it can mean searching the registry and file structure for objects that might have been left behind, a very tedious process.
Adobe Flash Player is well known for being bloatware – including unnecessary programs with the actual download you wish to acquire. For a long time they were serving up McAfee Security Scan Plus. Now, if you visit the Get Adobe Flash Player page in Internet Explorer or Firefox from a Windows computer, you will be prompted […]
Malwarebytes announced its acquisition of ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, Inc today. The company has multiple products such as a browser and a utility to protect against drive-by downloads through exploits. With an agent running on the computer, it adds another layer of protection to the end user browsing the web. With the acquisition of ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, a new version […]
Oracle released Java 7u25 on Tuesday. It is the first update where an update to Java 6 was not included despite February 2013 being the extended end of support for Java 6. Beyond February 2013, Java 6u43 and Java 6u45 were released. With the latest update, users of Java 5, 6, and 7 are encouraged […]
The Android app for Gmail recently received an update. It adds a bit more color than the previous version by using avatars (or generic substitutes) of the sender to take up some of the app’s limited real estate. Also part of the update, the developers decided to hide the Delete button by default. My frustration at […]
In a conversation with a coworker the other day, we got onto the topic of “the cloud”. To summarize, it seemed the marketing genius behind ‘the cloud’ knew exactly what they were doing. From an IT Pro perspective, the sentiment seemed to swing drastically with just the change of terminology. Outsourcing: “Booo!” The Cloud: “Yay!” […]
On Tuesday, Twitter retired v1 of their API and completed the transition to v1.1. As a result, you may see numerous areas of websites that are supposed to pull a Twitter feed but are actually blank. Twitter is hardly known for its stability or high-availability. You may have thought like I did that Twitter was just […]
I am using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to install Windows 7 on computers quickly and consistently. I was interested in adding a little polish and branding the finished product. The only real stumbling block I ran into was setting a default wallpaper on Windows 7. The usual tricks of editing the Default user profile or that […]