Tech

The World Wide Web is full of gadgets, apps, software and more, making it hard to keep up with it all! Luckily, we are on top of digital news and have the low-down on everything in the technical world without the techy jargon. Start with overviews on web development, mobile, and SEO to get familiar with or refresh yourself on the tech basics. Check out our Troubleshooting section to get to the bottom of the problem that is bugging you. Then dive deeper into subjects like learning the Best Hosting Companies and Best Online Backup services or which Activity Tracker to use. And, that’s just the start. We’ve got everything from 101 articles, to in-depth reviews and comparison tables on all things web.

What Is The Best CMS? Joomla vs WordPress vs Drupal vs Blogger & More

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One of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning a website is which content management system (CMS) you’ll use. If you’re new to the world of web development, you may not realize all the benefits you get from using a CMS. There are many factors to consider when selecting a CMS so we’ll help you find the best fit for you to develop that kick-butt website you’ve been dreaming of…

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How To Partition Your Hard Drive: Primary vs Extended vs Logical Partitions

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Scenario – you just got a new external hard drive, with 2TB capacity, and it’s the size of a match box, so you’re feeling quite James Bondy. However, when you plug it into your laptop it doesn’t show the entire capacity. Why not? Our experts answer this question and more in our hard drive partitioning guide…

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Best Website Builder: Squarespace vs Wix vs Weebly vs Jimdo vs StudioPress vs Web.com & More

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Having a website is a must if you operate a business. It’s a way to showcase your offering and let the world know you exist. Gone are the days of spending tens of thousands on a website. Today, it’s easier and more affordable than ever, thanks to website builders…

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Best External Hard Drive: LaCie vs WD vs Seagate vs Toshiba vs HGST

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You went to your computer and moved the cursor around. Nothing happened. Panic has set in. All your pictures, documents and files are on that computer. Your family pictures from the past 10 years, vacation pictures from last summer, tax files, grad school papers and more are saved to that computer. And now, it’s all lost. If you had purchased an external hard drive and backed up your computer you would still have all of those files. But you didn’t, so now they’re all gone. Hopefully you’ve never found yourself in this situation but, just in case, we’ve done a megaton of research to make our recommendations for the best in various categories so you can pick which will work most effectively for you. Because, now you know just how important it is to backup your data…

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Images Missing From Thunderbird Emails? Strange Font Or Code? Here’s How To Solve It

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And is the text showing up in a strange looking font with lots of bold? This, and other differences in email appearance, can occur if you accidentally change the display setting of emails. There’s a few settings that could have caused this. We’ll list the most common based on the specific issue you’re experiencing…

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Stop Spoof Email In A Poof!

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We recently had a problem where the root email address associated with a few domains was being spoofed to death. That is, spam messages were arriving and being processed as bounce messages but not being deleted. As a result, our inbox would fill rapidly, putting our disk quota at risk of being exceeded. How to solve this problem? Read on…

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SMTP E-Mail Server Settings For Gmail, Office 365, Yahoo, And Hundreds More

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If you’ve tried setting up your mail client and are struggling getting it to send your emails, you’re most likely dealing with what’s called an SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), or outgoing mail server. The mail client will ask you for your “smtp server” but we continually get messages from readers that they’re left scratching their heads as to what that is. We are continually updating the list of outgoing mail servers below based on user requests. The table includes outgoing mail servers from around the globe. We’ll also show you how you can skip the need for an outgoing server altogether, which is especially useful if you’re on the road…

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Microsoft Outlook Guide – From Setup To Troubleshooting, We Got Your Back

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Microsoft Outlook is the email and calendar/scheduling component of Microsoft 365 – the comprehensive all-in-one cloud suite of Microsoft solutions that includes all of the companies’ stalwart offerings that have matured over the past few decades, from Word and Excel to Powerpoint and Outlook. And the good news is, unlike in the past when you had to purchase each software individually, and then purchase again when they got updated, MS 365 is subscription based so you always have the latest software available for a flat monthly fee. Prices start at $5/user/month. Here we bring you a quick tutorial on how to get up and running with Outlook 365, and then some frequently asked questions from our readers. Of course, you’re also welcome to hit us up in the comments with any other questions you might have!

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Step-By-Step Guide On How To Setup MX Records

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Setting MX records manually can be useful if you want to host your site on one server but handle email via another server or hosting company.  If you have access to WHM (Web Host Manager – the interface you typically get with a cPanel-based hosting provider on a multi-site plan), you can usually set MX records yourself.  If you do not, submit a support ticket to your hosting provider…

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How to Export and Import Horde Emails for Backup or Transfer

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You might think you can simply transfer the folder files via FTP. While in some instances this is possible, in most the file formatting prevents this method from being successful. Here is an approach that should work in most versions of Horde (webmail). Note that if your folders contain a large amount of email you will probably need to divide them into smaller folders…

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