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Facebook not previewing your website posts?

When you drop a website post link into Facebook does it populate with the post title and featured image, like you’d expect? While there could be many reasons behind this, one possible solution could be as simple as your DNS settings. Facebook scrapes a preview of website posts based on the AAAA DNS record (IPv6).…

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Why your website has to be mobile friendly

You’ve probably seen evidence of it every time you encounter someone aged 18-25 – they’re spending so much time each day staring at their mobile device.Statistics show time they spend attached to their phone has nearly doubled in three years. In 2012 average use was 1.88hours/day, in 2015 that had increased to 3.26hrs/day.Those aged 55-65…

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Time-lapse photography trade secret

Here is the no-brainer tell-all on what makes for the ultimate time-lapse camera operation to capture the images that will save hours of post-editing to remove the sea-sickening variations and deliver a smooth result – every time.Since I first started in 2010 I’ve learned a lot of hard and heart-breaking lessons. I’ve had plenty of…

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Why you need to protect your computers power source

Inevitably at some stage the primary source of power to your computer will be cut – and if you are in the middle of something important you can be sure there will be data loss or corruption.That is why you need a UPS. Not the postal service kind – the one that keeps your precious…

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Brushed with CryptoWall 3.0

 Recently a client had ransom message appear on their computer right while they were completing a task for a client of their own.It was a spine tingling moment. What do you do? You’re trying to serve your own customer and suddenly your computer makes you freeze – that your next move could delete everything on…

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Life in the cloud is beautiful

The whole ‘cloud’ term has long been a pie-in-the-sky target for business users as a method of storing and securing precious data and files.As the dominant service providers (Google, Amazon, Dropbox, Microsoft and Apple as examples) offer cheap cloud storage the shift to storing valuable data offsite has become more affordable.Equally; as data connection speeds…

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Is your website really secure?

The fastest way to get your email address added to spam lists is to have it intercepted by someone ‘sniffing’ insecure web data traffic.Website security comes with so much jargon it is often left to chance in the hope those hosting/looking after your site will be your defence against foul.First; consider your own circumstance:Does your…

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Why you will love the person who told you to backup your files

As if lightning can’t strike twice another client has just found (luckily) the value of having data files backed up and why they loved heeding lessons learned by others.The cost was a couple hundred dollars by the time they factored in the specialist help. A paltry cost given what they now have.Everything had been going…

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Backup backup backup

Three words you hear time and time and time again. Such a cliché and yet we all know its importance. Here is where I pulled myself from an embarrassing situation – thanks to a backup I found safe on my remote drive.Unfortunately during a shutdown/startup I had an audio file corrupted that I was working…

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What to do when you get a computer virus

Today revealed a client with the CrypotoWall 3.0 virus on their computer.Computer viruses are real and a timely reminder on steps we should all have in place to safeguard against the attempts of others to interfere with our setup.It’s a necessary reality and in many ways an excellent way of ensuring we treat our data…

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