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Google+ Guide – Tips, Tutorials, and Help for Google Plus Project

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Learning how to use Google+, the new social network from Google, can be confusing at first. Jump right in with this helpful article with tips and information designed to get you up and running quickly with Google+.

 

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Google+ Help – Step by Step Tutorial for Beginners

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Take a look at this YouTube video that gives a helpful step-by-step walk through for getting started with Google+. Send to anyone who might be confused with how Google+ works, how to sign-in, or how to use the new Google social network.

 

 

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Now is the Time for Low Cost, High Impact System Upgrades!

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

How old is your existing computer? Did you purchase it longer than three or four years ago? If you haven’t purchased a new computer for yourself, new servers, or new systems for your office, it’s time to take a good look at what’s available! Technology has advanced considerably over recent years and prices have come down at the same time. There are some amazing deals available out there for system upgrades.

Take the Dell Optiplex 780, for example. Here are a few specs from a mid-range Dell system selling for only $750. But don’t let the mid-range category fool you, compared to older computers this is a beast!

  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Quad 2.6 GHz Processor
  • 4 GB System Memory (RAM)
  • 160GB 7,200 RPM SATA, Hard Drive

Now, let’s compare this to a very popular system being sold by Dell in 2006 for around the same price range, the Dell Dimension 3100. These systems were very popular, and we still run across many offices with these systems still running today. How does it stack up to the Optiplex 780? Here are some specs from the 3100:

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Pentium 4 3.0 GHz Single Core Processor
  • 512 MB System Memory (RAM)
  • 80GB Hard Drive

The processor on the older 3100 system took 231 seconds to do the same office task that the new 780 system can do in only 114 seconds. Also keep in mind that the new 780 has FOUR cores, and that same task can be performed four times in the same span of time as the 3100 is cranking away on a single task. WOW, now there’s an amazing difference. This is the type of productivity increase that should not be ignored. With every computer in an office running tasks twice as fast, and capable of running 4 times as many tasks at once, it’s easy to see how an entire company can realize a massive jump in productivity after a minimal investment in new computer systems.

Some other benefits: Windows 7 is far more stable than Windows XP, which means fewer crashes and less troubleshooting to contend with. Also, any time a new system is setup and configured, you have an opportunity to clean out old junk files from the previous system that have been slowing you down. There’s also an opportunity to install the latest anti-virus and make sure that software is configured correctly for optimal performance. Finally, let’s not forget about Office 2010. If you’re upgrading computers, it’s probably a good idea to dump that old version of Office 2003 and get the latest and greatest, Office 2010. This software is packed with new features that make it easier and faster to compose and share documents.

The same increase in productivity, speed, and reliability also carries through to the latest laptops and servers on the market. New office technology is very affordable right now and will work wonders for any office of any size. We can help you pick out and customize the system that is right for you. Several important factors to consider include type of processor, hard drive size, network card, and operating system depending on where and how you will use the computer.

When deadlines matter and competition is tight, it’s important to provide yourself and your employees with the latest tools if you want to be successful. Let my PC Techs provide your office with a free, expert consultation. We can help you identify the best use of your yearly technology budget to make meaningful purchases that will increase productivity and save time and money. Call (602) 456-0150 to setup your free consultation today.

Setting a default page for a parked domain using .htaccess on a server with multiple domains

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

There seem to be plenty of help articles that talk about ways you can set the default web page for a domain using .htaccess. Most of these articles assume that you are hosting a single domain on a single host. What I am going to tell you is how to do the same thing when you are hosting multiple parked domains on the same host and need one domain to point to a different default page than the others.

We will be using the .htaccess file for this purpose. If you don’t know where to find it, look in your public_html (“root”) html folder. If the file doesn’t exist, you’ll need to create it using plain text and name it .htaccess

In this .htaccess file you may already have a setting that looks similar to this:
DirectoryIndex index.php default.php

This setting controls the pages that your parked domains will all look for by default. For example, when visiting https://www.mypctechs.com, if the above setting was in my .htaccess file, the server would deliver index.php first and default.php if that didn’t exist.

Because you are trying to get a parked domain to visit a different page than the two shown above, you’ll need to add some additional commands in your .htaccess file ABOVE the DirectoryIndex page. Otherwise the server will process the DirectoryIndex directive and your commands later in the file will never be executed.

Start at the top of your .htaccess file and add the following lines:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?thenameofyourdomain.com$
RewriteRule ^(/)?$ newdefaultpage.php [L]

Change thenameofyourdomain to the domain that you’d like to set a new default page for. Change newdefaultpage.php to the name of the page that you’d like as default.

Doing this will preserve your standard default.php and index.php for all other domains, while giving your new domain a different default landing page. Upload your new .htaccess file to the server and enjoy!

NOTE: Be very careful when editing your .htaccess file and always make a backup copy of the file before you change it. If you notice any problems with your site after the changes you can always revert back.


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Job Available: Computer Repair Technician | Phoenix, Arizona

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

We are looking for a unique candidate possessing exceptional computer repair skills. Your technical knowledge must blend nicely with a friendly personality and a desire to help make technology easy for others. If this is you, consider joining our team. We only hire the best, so the pay is the best.

Here’s what we expect:
MUST have 5+ years hands-on PC troubleshooting, hardware and software.
Good people skills required.
Macintosh A+.

We hire experts. If you’re not a qualified computer repair technician please do not apply. You will be tested for tech skills and required to pass a thorough background check as part of the interview process. This is an on-site support role, so you will be traveling throughout the Phoenix metro area.

Still interested? Please send a detailed resume in Word or PDF format to jobs@mypctechs.com.

Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact.
Please, no phone calls about this job!


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