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Evernote for Everything!

I was a ‘late bloomer’ when it came to adopting Evernote for both business and personal note-taking.  Opting for a smaller, quicker running application that has since gone out of business, while Evernote only continued to flourish.

After finally making the switch to Evernote, I couldn’t be happier.

Evernote manages my contacts – I can take a photo of a business card and Evernote reads the text and populates name, phone numbers, and address of my contact list.  It’ll also let me add notes to each contact, and ‘tag’ them to different projects, follow-ups and more.

Project notes are all neatly organized, with task lists specific to each project, and I can link similar notes together with saved searches, built in cross links and more.

I keep travel notes, shopping lists, wish-lists and simply records of certain transactions in here.  I can outline ebooks that I’m writing and build upon those, all while in Evernote and kept in sync between 4 different computers, 2 smartphones and two tablets.

The list of benefits goes on and on indefinitely with Evernote - and their motto of “remember everything” really is what you should be doing with it.   Click here, or on the logo to jump to Evernote and check it out for yourself!

 

 

ElegantThemes for WordPress

Looking for some great premium WordPress themes?  Also be sure to check out “ElegantThemes” for business quality themes and wordpress plugins for your site!

WordPress 101 – Video Tutoring

Wordpress 101 video tutoring

wordpress tutoring

For almost all of our clients, we highly recommend having WordPress installed as your ‘content management system (CMS)’ — quite simply because it works – and it works very, very well.

A couple of clicks of your mouse and you’ve got a new look to your site, one click adds new pages to your site, point & click uploading of photos on your site etc.

For some, however, it is necessary to get some training on how to effectively use WordPress and the different themes, plugins, widgets and settings that are available to you.

Of course, you can always contact us for in person training or telephone support – but some times you may want to have additional training materials and methods to you.

WordPress 101 offers a complete video tutorial series for beginner WordPress users.  We’ve reviewed the videos and highly recommend them to our clients.  CLICK HERE to jump over to WordPress 101 and have a look at what they have to offer!

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Digital Home Media Systems

the PS3 - just one type of media "receiver"

It’s here now and it is such a convenient, and easy to use system – every house hold should have it – it’s digital home media.

From one single computer in your house you can record your favorite TV shows, save your DVD and Blue-Ray movies digitally and then “serve” them to any TV in your house for watching by anyone, any time.

Imagine, your entire movie collection and any TV shows you record – available to any of your TV’s any time you want.  Heck, you can even configure a server to send media (photos, music, movies) to your smartphone or laptop when away from your home network!

 

Contact us to learn more, or to schedule a no obligation quote for your home media needs – from a media server setup, right through to media receiver systems at each of your televisions.

stop the spam

stop the spam

We’re all tired of spam — it’s in our email, it’s on facebook, twitter and coming to our blogs faster than we can click “trash”.

There are lots of ways to combat spam in your blog and we’ll briefly discuss a couple of options here.

 

1) turn off comments – this might be an option depending on your blog, and your target audience.  think about the pros and cons of doing this before doing it though.

2) use the ‘default’ akismet spam plugin – for most personal blogs, go for it.  however, if your blog is going to make you money in anyway, akismet is not free. (free only for personal use).

3) our favorite system is the “reCAPTCHA” word system — you’ve seen it before – it’s used on a lot of popular sites.  In your wordpress installation, just click to plugins, add new and search for wp-recaptcha  - then follow the simple instructions to get it configured for use – or contact us and we’ll do it for you (no charge if you’re a hosting customer with us).

 

Did you know that using reCAPTCHA also helps digitize scanned books?

One of the words is really the word to say you’re human – it gets confirmed by recaptcha and let’s the comment go to your inbox.  The other word is a scanned image from a book digitization process.  Type in both words correctly and you’ve now helped create a digital copy of a book!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Blog has Been Removed

my blog has been removed?!?

Sure, you can put a “free blog” up on other sites, but what guarantees do you have with a free service?

Free hosting services have strict terms of service and can take down your stuff in the blink of an eye, with no warnings, no questions and no cares.

If you’re running a personal blog about your cat, it really isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things.  But what happens if you have a few ads on your site and you count on the couple hundred dollars a month your site is making you?  That money is gone in the blink of an eye.

What if you’re running a blog site for your business and you have newsletter subscribers, and regular visitors?  What are they going to think when they come up with “no longer available”?  First thing I say to myself when seeing something like that is, “they must have gone out of business”.

Don’t let that happen to you and your business.  TCM Hosting services almost never has down time, and we have yet to remove a blog site or a client web site for any other reason than a legitimate “gone out of business” reason.

Contact us today to learn more, or to get started.