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Require a Phone Number for PayPal Express Checkout
Wednesday / Feb 25, 2015 /

Require a Phone Number for PayPal Express Checkout

Christine Otten

Since PayPal has changed the way it integrates with eCommerce sites I am seeing a rise in my clients requesting the use of using PayPal Express on their websites. However, by default collecting the purchasers phone number using PayPal Express is turned off. Most people need to collect the phone numbers of their customers. Here…

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Desktop, Laptop or Tablet?
Wednesday / Feb 18, 2015 /

What is best for you: Desktop, Laptop or Tablet?

Christine Otten

With ample choices for computing needs several consumers find themselves confused on what to buy. So let’s start to determine which is best for your needs: Desktop, Laptop or Tablet? It’s best to start out by determining your budget, required specifications for specific software and desired options. Followed by answering a few simple questions to…

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How to use a laptop as a desktop
Wednesday / Feb 18, 2015 /

How to use a laptop as a desktop

Christine Otten

Laptops are excellent portable devices, but unfortunately they often lack the desired screen size, have small keyboards and come standard with just a touch pad. While the portability feature is great, people may find themselves hunched over their laptop, squinting to see what is on the screen and fighting with the small keyboard. Fortunately, there…

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BULK Delete Archived Mail from Gmail
Sunday / Oct 26, 2014 /

BULK Delete Archived Mail from Gmail

Christine Otten

Gmail’s archiving removes messages from your inbox, but keeps them in your account so that you can always find them later. Archiving is like moving messages into a filing cabinet for safekeeping, rather than putting them in the trash can. However, if you are like me and really want the emails you DELETE to actually…

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How to read Winmail.dat attachments
Thursday / Jul 31, 2014 /

Fix: An email recipient receives a winmail.dat instead of attachments

Christine Otten

Recipients notify you that the e-mail messages you send to them appear as messages with an attachment called winmail.dat. Cause • You are using the Rich Text message format, which the recipient’s e-mail program cannot interpret correctly. • The recipients email address has become “corrupt” in Outlook’s “auto-complete” list. The Auto-Complete List is a feature…

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Text Free with Unlimited SMS Computer
Friday / Sep 06, 2013 /

Text Free with Unlimited SMS From Your Computer or MAC

Christine Otten

You can send a text message from your computer or MAC to any cell phone via this handy FREE software. Text Free with Unlimited SMS Computer. This is great if you can’t get a signal out of your office or if you’re over on your monthly text messages or just like using a computer as opposed to a…

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What to do if your laptop won't turn on
Thursday / Sep 05, 2013 /

What to do if your laptop won’t turn on

Christine Otten

Your laptop won’t turn on and you’re freaking out! What should you do?  This simple ‘resetting’ procedure may or may not correct your problem but it’s always the 1st few things you should try when your laptop won’t turn on. These steps can be tried on any brand, model, size laptop/netbook and will not harm it in anyway….

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Designs by Christine Otten | Turn OFF iPhone Spotlight Feature
Wednesday / Sep 04, 2013 /

Turn OFF the iPhone Spotlight Search

Christine Otten

I’m supposed to be the Tech Savvy one out of the group but it was one of my dear friends who showed me something on the iPhone that was just horrifying… On an iPhone go to the search feature, type in any word, phrase, or name you know you’ve typed somewhere into the iPhone before….

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Send an SMS (text) to any email address
Wednesday / Sep 04, 2013 /

Send an SMS (text) to any email address

Christine Otten

Recently I was asked if there was a service that allows businesses to receive text messages (SMS) to a centralized number. The answer is YES there is such a solution. However, these type solutions can be pretty costly. The solution I came up with is FREE. You can send an SMS (text) to any email…

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