How to Evaluate Your Next Smartphone for Quality

How to evaluate your next smartphone for quality 1 here’s a safe bet: the next time you’re in the market for a new smartphone and you start to compare options, you’ll see competitive boasting about camera power, screen size, and visual display. These are the features we’ve come to accept as the ones that differentiate one smartphone from the next, and the truth is — for most of us — the differences are almost difficult to notice. A difference of a fraction of an inch in screen size will only matter to those who are especially particular; a slightly better camera will only be significant to some who does a lot of photography and editing.

Here’s a safe bet: The next time you’re in the market for a new smartphone and you start to compare options, you’ll see competitive boasting about camera power, screen size, and visual display. These are the features we’ve come to accept as the ones that differentiate one smartphone from the next, and the truth is …

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Protect Your Privacy Online

How to protect your privacy online

I’ve never put much thought into protecting my privacy online or the implications of my not caring. I’ve spent years granting all sorts of permissions and not thinking about what that meant. I wasn’t doing anything wrong, so what did I have to hide? Part of my thought process came from skimming through Edward Snowden’s …

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WordPress Optimization – A Comprehensive Guide

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Running high traffic sites means WordPress optimization is absolutely crucial. I spend a lot of time reading, thinking, and testing configurations to constantly improve the performance of my WordPress blog, as well as the server load. When sites are getting over 100,000 visitors per month, every millisecond counts. Whether you are running a blog, enterprise …

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Home Media Center Project

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The Home Media Center is built to stream music, movies, and shows anywhere in my home. It works either offline or online. Anyone who connects to my WiFi can start streaming and use it. Do not pirate. This is not how to pirate. All media has been acquired legally. This guide is written for OSX …

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Best SD Cards – Updated 2021

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When it comes to finding and using the best SD cards, I tend to gravitate towards the best of the best. I use SD cards extensively as a photographer and tech lover, which is why I found myself on the quest to find the best ones out there. I want reliability, speed, and something that …

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Camera Accessories for Your DSLR

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These are the best camera accessories for your DSLR. From tripods to lights, straps and mounts, find everything you need, regardless of your DSLR brand to help you take better photos. All these accessories are pieces of gear I’ve used myself over the years. They are tried and tested in a studio environment and in …

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My Home Office Setup for Efficiency and Style

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In my quest for continually improving my quality of life, I decided it was time to revisit my internet situation and entire home office. I have had the same internet and networking scenario for the last 6 years and a recent bill from Comcast prompted me to make some changes. I had several goals for …

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SSL Certificates and HTTPS – A Guide to Proper Installation and Configuration

Ssl certificates and https - a guide to proper installation and configuration 2 a ssl certificate, or secure sockets layer, is that thing that can turn your browser green. This neat little thing validates the website is real and hasn't been tampered and can load over https. Https, or hypertext transfer protocol secure is what creates creates the secure and encrypted connection between your browser and the website. This is applicable for apps as well, although you probably won't see an indicator if traffic is secure or not.

A SSL Certificate, or Secure Sockets Layer, is that thing that can turn your browser green. This neat little thing validates the website is real and hasn’t been tampered and can load over HTTPS. HTTPS, or HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure is what creates creates the secure and encrypted connection between your browser and the website. This …

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Seeking Quiet in Noisy Spaces

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Recent travels took me through North Dakota and South Dakota, where I often found myself wondering where all the quiet places had disappeared to. Thinking good and proper remote places were carefully selected, I found myself quite often wishing for a bit less noise. Deep in the land of the large trucks, camping and sleeping outside lent itself to a lot more road noise than expected.

Coupled with a fitful night of sleep at a motel and way too many crying babies on planes, I was ready to make a change to improve my quality of sleep while traveling. I needed something that could travel easily in a variety of environments. It should help me get the much needed sleep I deserved – a key ingredient to epic adventures. After a ton of research, I discovered the Bose Noise-masking sleepbuds.

MacOS Sierra Stuck in Endless Rebooting Loop

Macos sierra stuck in endless rebooting loop

When your computer is no longer in warranty and gives serious issues such as no longer booting up, panic can set it pretty quickly. I hadn’t even gotten to making my morning coffee yet when I hear boot chime after boot chime. My blogging life isn’t all travel, sunshine, and experiencing delicious food, as much as …

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