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How to Steal WiFi (Ethically)

In today’s world, anyone without WiFi is considered border-line loonie tunes, but WiFi and home internet is expensive so how to steal WiFi and save your dollars? I’m going to share this with you right here.

How to Steal WiFi (Ethically)

It might sound like a criminal offence to you, but I assure you, what I am about to show you might not be exactly what you were initially thinking. I don’t want you to go around hacking and stealing WiFi from your neighbours and community – that wouldn’t be ethical. What I WILL show you is how to steal wifi ethically using some very unique products and techniques.

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Free WiFi versus Stolen WiFi

how to steal wifi

You probably already know about FREE WiFi … this is the WiFi that you get when you’re at Starbucks, McDonalds or at the library. It’s open and anyone and their dog can connect to it for Free, slow down your connection and do all sorts of weird things on it. Usually these WiFis require that you accept their terms of service before you can begin to browse.

Stolen WiFi on the other hand, is secure. You need a password and not just anyone can gain access. This is the stuff I’m talking about because let’s face it, we all want FAST internet connection and LOW security risk. Hence, we need to learn how to steal wifi ethically and create these pristine conditions.

 

FreedomPop Unlimited HotSpot

This is the good stuff, my friends. When I discovered FreedomPop I couldn’t believe that what they were offering was actually FREE! Ok, there’s an activation fee, but if you compare this cost to the overall cost you’d pay to an internet service provider over a year or two, it’s peanuts.

100% Free Internet w/ Nationwide Hotspot!

So you wanted to know how to steal WiFi ethically, right? Let me tell you, even if you are homeless (and I truly hope you are not), you can find the activation fee for your free WiFi in less than 2 days. Let me tell you why I promote this service:

  1. 100% Free – No Monthly Charges
  2. Portable WiFi – take it anywhere
  3. 30-day money-back guarantee (no risk)

If any of you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you might realize that my primary residence is in Vancouver, Canada. However, when I come to the United States, I’ve learned how to steal WiFi and I got myself a FreedomPop hotspot.

FreedomPop did not ask me to advertise this service, but when I find awesome tech that I think NEEDS to be shared, it ends up here.

Enjoy and please let me know if you found this useful or if you’ve tried it.

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How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH So You Start

How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH So You Start

When i first started using a dedicated server it took me ages to finally figure out How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH So You Start, so I wanted to share this info for other beginners. From my experience with OVH SoYouStart dedicated servers, the price is awesome, but the support isn’t really that great. Especially if you’re new to managing your own dedicated server.

Now, I understand that most server providers likely don’t want to take the responsibility of setting up your server and then take the blame when a security threat comes through, or perhaps just a wrong setting.

Anyway, I’ve decided to create this post on How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH because it took me such a long time to finally figure out how to setup such a simple element.

Let’s get started first with logging into WHM. (this tutorial does not use SSL commands, you must have access to the WHM dashboard)

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Step 1. Under Account Functions choose the option to Create A New Account

We need to create a cPanel account for your new domain and this is the first step.

How To Set Up Name Servers In WHM For OVH So You Start

Step 2. Enter your Domain Information

Model what you see below, but for your own domain. This username and password will become your cPanel login and it will auto-create some important settings in regards to your nameserver.

add domain cpanel ovh soyoustart dedicated server

cpanel account settings setup

cpanel whm email settings

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Step 3. Add a New IP Address

If you haven’t already added your new/unique IP address, you need to follow this step. Under IP Functions choose Add A New IP Address (see arrow) and then enter your IP address in the New IP to add box (see arrow with note). Don’t know your IP address? Visit Step 3 b & c to see how to retrieve your IP address from your OVH dashboard.

add ip address cpanel whm ovh

 

Step 3 b. (optional) Login to OVH SoYouStart Dashboard

This step is optional and is for those who are not sure where to find their IP address. Login to the dashboard for OVH or SoYouStart.

ovh soyoustart login

Click on “IP” tab (see arrow in below image)

ovh soyoustart IP address

 

Step 3. c (optional) Open your IP address list

and choose from one of the available IP addresses. Note it down as you will need it in the following steps.

unique ip address ovh

 

Step 4. Assign IP Address

flip back to WHM and if you haven’t already, make sure you’ve completed Step 3 of adding the IP address to your WHM. Then go under Account Functions and Change Site’s IP Address. Choose the url that is to be assigned to this IP address (see below) and click the Change button.

change domain ip address whm

On the next page you choose the unused IP address from the drop down menu. It should NOT be assigned to another domain unless you have domains sharing one IP address (why do you have a dedicated server in this case? haha)

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Step 5. Edit DNS Zone

Now we can finally go and add our nameservers so we need to head over to edit the DNS zone.  As you see in the image go under DNS Functions and then choose Edit DNS Zone. Choose your new domain from the list and then click the blue Edit button.

edit dns zone whm soyoustart ovh

 

Step 6. Add A Records

First you need to add the A records for your new nameservers. When it comes to OVH the secondary nameserver will always be the same: sdns1.ovh.ca. (don’t forget the . at the end) and ip will always be 8.33.137.137 (not matter how many domains you add, they will all have this secondary nameserver the same). Primary nameserver will just be ns1 because it will be ns1.yourdomain.com and of course the ip will be your unique ip address for that domain. (see below)

add namerservers ovh soyoustart whm cpanel

 

Step 7. Add NameServers to the DNS zone

You’re almost there! Just simply change the name servers at the top of the list to the ones you’ve just created, save and you’re DONE! (see below image for details)

You will now add the following nameservers to your domain registrar:

nameserver1: ns1.yourdomain.com

nameserver2: sdns1.ovh.ca

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FREE Activation Key for Slider Revolution 5.4.5.2

Need a FREE Activation Key for Slider Revolution? Client hasn’t paid yet and you need to test features for development purposes? I FINALLY have another awesome hack or crack for you and I’ve tested it with Slider Revolution version 5.4.5.2. After this posting, they may update the plugin to fix this trick, but worth a try.

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT condone using this trick to get pirated copies of this plugin or any other plugin. I believe all developers and plugin users should be able to test premium features before purchasing so this allows you to do that. Please purchase revolution slider license if these feature are of benefit to you, and/or if you plan to permanently use the plugin.

Now onto the good stuff. So why would you want to use this Slider Revolution crack? Well, with a registered or validated version of Revolution Slider (aka revslider) installed, you can test all the extras, Add-ons and Templates that use those add-ons. What you need for this project:

  1. WordPress Installed
  2. Revolution Slider Installed (can be included with the theme or solitary)
  3. Access to the website’s file manager and/or FTP

 

Cracking the Code

In the website file manager/ftp navigation to this folder:
homedirectory/wp-content/plugins/revslider/includes/operations.class.php
Open operations.class.php in a code editing program (notepad++, coda, dreamweaver, etc), and scroll down to line 2353.

$response = wp_remote_post('https://updates.themepunch.tools/activate.php', array(
'user-agent' => 'WordPress/'.$wp_version.'; '.get_bloginfo('url'),
'body' => array(
'code' => urlencode($data['code']),
//'email' => urlencode($data['email']),
'version' => urlencode(RevSliderGlobals::SLIDER_REVISION),
'product' => urlencode('revslider')
)
));

$response_code = wp_remote_retrieve_response_code( $response );
$version_info = wp_remote_retrieve_body( $response );

if ( $response_code != 200 || is_wp_error( $version_info ) ) {
return false;
}

We will replace lines 2353 to 2368 as seen in the image below:
Free activation key for revolution slider

Highlight all the code as seen above and replace it with:

$version_info = 'valid';
As seen in the image below:
crack revolution slider plugin

Now save it, close it and go back to your Revolution Slider plugin in your WordPress dashboard. Click on the WordPress dashboard menu item: “Revolution Slider” then in the top-left box that says “Plugin Activation”, click on Register Slider Revolution button as seen in the image below:
activate slider revolution

Free Activation Key for Slider Revolution

It will open a box to enter the activation key… enter anything you wish by smashing on the keyboard a few times. No actually, you can put whatever you want in there (as seen below):
slider revolution purchase code
revolution slider cracked

Click “Register This Code” and you’re off and running with your cracked slider revolution!

Have fun exploring the Slider Revolution add-ons and templates and if this helped you make a purchasing decision for Slider Revolution, Please share, comment and like this post. Like this crack? Check out my other tricks/tips here.

Special shout out to the fellows on wplocker forum here for the tip.

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What is Bitcoin and How do you buy it?

What is Bitcoin?

What is bitcoin you ask? Bitcoin is a digital currency and it’s different from a regular currency in two ways.

1. You do not have physical cash or coins to exchange
2. It is decentralized.

Let’s talk about these two points in more detail so that you can better understand.
1. No physical exchanges – this is important because it means that while you can still trade bitcoin and other What is bitcoincryptocurrencies for physical assets and services, you can only transfer/store your currency online (with a few exceptions but that’s for another post). This means that in the crypto world, security is VERY important and you will want to set up either a paper wallet or an encrypted wallet.

2. What is Bitcoin’s central point of transfer? That’s the beauty of cryptocurrencies, there is not central point like a financial institution or government body, it is decentralized. What does decentralized mean and how does it work? It means that the verification is done by multiple users or computers on the blockchain. The blockchain is a collection of computers from around the world that verify the transaction. In addition to having random, world-wide verification computers, each transaction is encrypted so the system is next to impossible to hack or manipulate.

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What is Bitcoin made from?

In other words, where does a bitcoin or other cryptocurrency come from or how is it made? The answer is ‘mining’. Mining cryptocurrency is a giant topic on it’s own so I won’t go into much detail, but basically a mining machine is one of the computers that verify transactions (as stated previously in the last section). Each time a ‘miner’ or computer verifies a transaction, they are rewarded with the cryptocurrency they verified for, so in this case, a bitcoin! The currency supply is finite and is set when the currency is created. So the more people investing in the currency, the higher it’s worth – similar to gold which has a finite amount in circulation.

There are a bunch of people making cash mining bitcoins and other cryptocurrency, up to thousands of USD worth per month. If you want to get into it, I would suggest the all in one AntMiner – you’ll pay off this bad boy in about 3-4 months.

How to invest in cryptocurrency

You can buy cryptocurrency similar to how you buy stocks in the stock market. You join an exchange and from there you can purchase amounts of different currencies. If you’re interested in start-up businesses, you can also buy cryptocurrencies at a discounted price when the currency is about to be created. This is known as an ICO or Initial Coin Offering. This is similar to kickstarter in the sense that a cryptocurrency can be created by anyone who knows computer code. Investors that donate to the new company before they launch, are rewarded with that company’s cryptocurrency (usually at a discounted price).

Here’s a list of some of my favourite cryptocurrency websites.
Exchanges:
https://www.quadrigacx.com/
https://coinsquare.io
https://www.kraken.com

Resources:
https://www.cryptocompare.com
https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/
https://angel.co/cryptocurrency
https://www.coindesk.com/

I hope you enjoyed this information and if you found it useful, please retweet me @SillyTechie or Follow me on Instagram @SillyTechie

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How To Make An Affordable Website for $300 or less!

DIY Affordable Website in under an hour starts…. now!

What you will learn today is how you can quickly build an affordable website that looks professional and costs less than $300. How is this different from WiX or other similar website builders? Build and customize your website and leave room for scaling! It’s a small investment to get your website online and this tutorial is so easy that the most technically challenged individuals have been able to get their website up and running referring to these steps.

So let’s get started!

Here are the main components of a website:

  1. Domain Name (example: www.yourCompany.com)
  2. Website Hosting (where your website is stored)
  3. Platform (the skeleton of the website. eg. WordPress, HTML, WiX)
  4. Theme & Content (the stuff everyone will read and see)
  5. Call To Action (what action do you want people to take on your website? eg. contact you, book an appointment, buy something, etc.)

 

So let’s get started! For domain registration I will assume our company or organization is called: Katie’s Pies

Domain Name

When it comes to choosing a domain name, you want something that your target audience will have an easy time remembering and typing into their computer or mobile phone. So for our example business, we will try to search for katiespies.com

buy affordable website domain

Looks like katiespies.com is taken! Now what? Well we could try katiespies.ca if our company is in Canada. Other options include adding a verb related to online business, or perhaps the location of the business to the domain name. Here are some other examples of available domains for Katies Pies in Vancouver, Canada:

katiespiesonline.com
katiespiesvancouver.com
shopkaitespies.com
katiespies.ca

When it really comes down to it, if you’re in a rush to get your website up, the domain name isn’t super important because you can always change to a new one later for a small investment.

If you want a GREAT DEAL on your domain name, visit Namecheap.com and go with one of the less popular extensions like katiespies.online or katiespies.website. You’ll be able to steal ones of those for under $2/year, um yeah!

Need help? Check out my tutorial on How To Register A Domain Name in 10 Minutes or Less.

Website Hosting

When it comes to website hosting most people have no idea what it is or even that it is required in order to have a functioning website. So what is website hosting? All of the files, images, videos, emails and code for a website must be hosted or ‘stored’ somewhere on the internet so that everyone can see it. Hosting computers are only different from your computer in that they are always on and always online, so anyone around the world can view the website 24-7-365. Hosting is the largest cost to your affordable website, but it’s the most important aspect so invest in a good one!

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Simple & Quick Hosting

For the quick website setup we are doing today, I recommend HostGator’s WordPress hosting package. They will set up the “Platform” we will use and discuss in the section below, they promise your website will work 99.9% of the time, and from my experience their 24/7 technical support is bang on!

E-Commerce Hosting

If you plan to take online payments through your website, I highly recommend the HostGator Baby Plan with //https: add-on. Https (also called SSL) is a security certificate required by most payment programs like Stripe that allows you to securely collect MONEY online! (that’s why you’re making a website, right?) 🙂

For those of you purchasing the HostGator Baby Plan, you’ll probably want to follow my tutorial on Setting Up WordPress before you continue with the rest of this…. I’ll wait….

Platform

Cool you’ve made it more than half-way! So now that you’ve got your WordPress platform set up, login bro!
usually the URL is www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/ and the page looks like this:

wordpress login screen

If you don’t see this, go back to your platform setup and see if you’ve missed any steps. Still can’t figure it out? Leave a comment or Tweet me @SillyTechie

You’re a star for getting this far! Before we jump ahead, you need your:

Theme & Content

Step 1 Purchase & Download

My absolute favorite WordPress theme of all-time is the X-Theme!! Here’s why;

  1. Life-time license & updates
  2. Pre-loaded templates & content
  3. All add-ons are included and are all you need to succeed
  4. Best Customer Support around!
  5. Super affordable
  6. 100% Customizable

So now that you have X-Theme purchased, you will need to download the installation file. Simply click on your profile name in the top-right corner of theme forest and click Downloads:

download x theme

Then we just need the installation files and don’t forget your license key. The license key is important because it allows you access automatic updates, all add-on features and even some cool template files & content. You will find this under your downloads page. Check out my screenshot below if you’re not sure what the hell you’re doing. Or tweet me 🙂

xtheme license key

 

Installation & Setup

Nice job. So hopefully you know where you downloaded your Installable file because I can’t magically know where your computer stores them but if you can’t figure it out try this:

  1. Chrome users click “Window” menu >> “downloads”
  2. FireFox users click “Tools” menu >> “downloads”
  3. Safari users click the “Downloads” button (down arrow) in the top-right corner (only visible if you’ve recently downloaded something)
  4.  Internet Explorer and all other browsers…. dude, web designers & developers don’t use that junk. 😛

Next up, you must Upload your theme to WordPress. You should already be logged in as we’ve covered that in a previous step. So in your dashboard (admin area), click on “Appearance” >> “Themes”

Install WordPress Theme

Then you’re going to see all of the pre-installed WordPress themes. These themes are often referred to as the ‘default’ themes. They are the themes that come with the WordPress installation and they are totally lame! (but good for testing errors)

Click on the blue “ADD NEW” button at the top of the page:

add new theme wordpress

In the same upper area, you will see the blue “Upload Theme” button. Click the button to reveal an upload file field directly below! Here’s where you will need to know where you downloaded your x-theme installation file.

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upload themefind x theme download

Click “Choose file” browse your computer for the file you downloaded from Theme Forest …. OR, what I like to do is drag and drop the file into the “choose file” field. No searching required since I usually have the file window open on the side. Then click INSTALL NOW!

install now button

You’ll have to be patient here while it loads…. and you’ll know when it’s done because you will see the progress screen and then you’ll see it say Theme installed successfully! What are you waiting for? Click “activate”!

install theme successfully

Customization NOTE:

If you are looking to do some major customizations, you will want to set up a child theme. What is a child theme? It’s a theme that piggy-backs off the mother theme. Why do we use child themes? Because the child will take all of the style, functions of the mother but will allow custom modifications that the mother will not overwrite when an automatic update is done. Read more about that HERE: How to Setup a Child Theme. If $500 is still in your ‘affordable website’ range, then hire a developer on Fiverr to help you with some of your modifications. Most of them charge low rates and will do the work in 24 hours or less.

Setup & Content

activate x theme

Enter the license key that you downloaded when you downloaded the theme. My suggestion is Copy/Paste. Then press “ENTER” on your KEYBOARD! Boom! You’re now activated.

You should now be able to see below, that you can start building your website right away! So if you’re not hugely concerned about the design at this moment and you just want to get your name, company or organization out here, choose one of the pre-loaded templates. They look great, they’re awesome for mobile devices and all you need to do is fill in the blanks with your information.

Install X Theme Demo Content

Filling in the information is easy. Use the Cornerstone drag and drop editor. How is this different from WiX or those other DIY editors? Cornerstone editor specifically offers additional functionality for developers or those individuals wishing to fully customize their webpages. You don’t HAVE to use it, but it’s there for you to use and even better, this editor writes your website in VALIDATED code! Now you will have an affordable website AND you will know how to change, update and manipulate it.

How to Edit Pages

Click on Pages >> All Pages >> Edit with Cornerstone (under the page you want to edit)edit wordpress pagesedit with cornerstone

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO PRESS SAVE!!! — no matter what you’re doing, always remember to press save. It’s SO important because your time is money and lost time makes for a less affordable website.

Before you close up shop, please check out these other useful tutorials and resources:

  1. Securing your WordPress website (let me show you a simple, free way to make your website more secure) – Available November 29 –
  2. X-Theme Support Community (sign up using your x-theme license key to get outstanding support)
  3. Customize your website using HTML & CSS (great website for quick how-to’s – and keeping your project an affordable website)
  4. Get some design ideas (you can re-create just about any of these professional designs on your own)

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Download Free Music

If you live in Canada like I do, and you’ve read over the internet laws, you will know that it is perfectly legal to download copyright material for your own personal use (for example, back ups, demos, etc). However, it is not legal to upload copyright material in Canada so how do you go about using peer-to-peer software like BitTorrent without uploading it to others?

Before we get started with the download process, I suggest you get yourself protected. I prefer to use a service like BTGuard that anonymizes your internet connection so it appears that you are located in a different area. My top two picks are BTGuard and Private Internet Access VPN. BTGuard is easy to use and gives you a couple different options, but it’s a little more expensive. Private Internet Access VPN, on the other hand, only has one option to choose from, it’s quite simple to use and it is actually a bit cheaper.

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In the search results, you want to choose the most relevant option that has the most “Seeds”. Seeders are people that are sharing the file(s) from their computer and usually the more seeders, the better that torrent is. For this example, I am going to choose the Discography because I want to be able to maximize my efficiency (more songs per download).

kick ass torrent search results

Note: You can also see the number of files in the torrent – this is good to pay attention to when searching less popular items in order to avoid downloading viruses. For example, if you are downloading a discography but there are only 3 files contained – it might be a fake. So beware![/intense_icon_list_item]

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Ok , so now you’re on the download page. PLEASE VIEW THE IMAGE BELOW. These guys have ads all over their website and the giant “Download” button is one of them. So take a quick peek at the image below to see the real download button you should click. You can also favorite (click the heart) or download the magnet.

If you SIGN IN to kick ass torrents, ads will be removed and you will only see the REAL download link.

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Once the torrent file is downloaded, you need to click it to open it in BitTorrent. The image provided here is for Chrome users (please comment below if you would like an image for other browsers).

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When the torrent opens in BitTorrent it will show you the following window;

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Now go ahead and select the songs that you would like from this artist. Keep in mind, most discographies will be sorted into album folders so you may need to click the drop arrow to open the album and select songs.

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Congratulations on completing this tutorial on how to download free music from the internet! Please keep in mind that you should check with your local authorities about the legislation in your for downloading copyright material from the internet.

Most governments are now trying to spy on citizens through the internet and there is a big movement against this happening all over the world. As stated earlier, if you would like to privatize your internet connection so that those guys don’t know what you’re doing, please consider a private VPN.

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How to Save Skype Video Messages

Skype now offers the ability to send video messages when the other party does not answer your Skype call. It allows you send up to 3 minutes of video to the receiving party and they can play or replay the video at their leisure. You will need to get Skype version 4 or higher to send Skype video messages.Skype For Dummies

Now, I don’t know about you, but I have received some pretty great Skype video messages and I want to ensure that I can save them for far into the future. I know that you can go back in time on your Skype history and watch the old videos, but you never know when Microsoft aka Skype is going to change that.
So before you continue onto the rest of this article, be sure to brush up on how to SEND a Skype video message.

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Get the latest version of Skype

Download the VideoMessageExporter program (this link is for MacOSX)

Drag the program into your Applications Folder Install Video Message Exporter

Load up Skype and play your video message(s)

Open the Video Message Exporter program and download/save the videos that you’ve just opened and want to save Skype HacksSave Skype Video Messages

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If you’ve completed the above steps and saved some of those awesome Skype Video Messages, you’ve officially become a newbie techie. Congrats! You may now be ready for some more advanced techniques. I’ve read a bit about Skype Hacks and there’s plenty more to know. As for the other OS (operating system) users, post your OS (iPhone, Windows, etc) here and I will address those as needed.

Happy Skype Video Messaging! 🙂

5 Great Call Center Software Programs

So I was sitting in the pub the other day listening to a couple of business owners talk about how much they pay their secretaries and customer service representatives. It sparked an interest in me about what it would cost them to use computer software to drive their customer service and phone call management systems.

Now you may not like me for this because you might be someone with this type of job position, but you might end up loving me if you have a business that requires something like this.

I’ve searched out some of the best call center software programs for you and I will list some of their best features as well.

1. Voicent CRM

multicolored features wheelKey Features:

    1. Automatically track all customer interactions
    2. Automatically save and manage Customer Opt-Out and Contact Preferences
    3. Automatically display customer information to agents
    4. Intelligently, efficiently recognize callers and serve them accordingly
    5. Design and manage sales and marketing campaigns

 

 

 

 

 

2. Marketcircle DayLite CRM for Mac OS X

blue software packagingKey Features:

    1. Fully customizable
    2. Networked with multi-user support
    3. full ACT! importer
    4. Auto Dialer & Call log
    5. Automatic follow up mechanism
    6. Delegation and filtering

 

 

3. ContaxCRM Suite for Windows

software packaging Key Features:

    1. Integrated CRM, Productivity & Security Applications
    2. Capture, store, view, interact, communicate with and manage all of your contacts
    3. Up to 384bit encryption on Files and Mail
    4. Includes ContaxCRM, R10BatchMail, ooSooMpro and R10Cipher  [the_ad id=”581″]

 

 

 

 

4. Mekashron Business

software packagingKey Features:

    1. IP phone, using a protocol called SIP to place VoIP calls through your PBX
    2. Dial several customers at the same time
    3. Dials directly from its own assigned extension number
    4. Works with any IP PBX that supports SIP
    5. Remote access to allow your staff to work from home on on the road
    6. Multi-language support

 

5. Express Talk VoIP Softphone

call center software packagingKey Features:

    1. Software works on both Mac and PC
    2. Works with almost any VoIP gateway provider or office PBX More information on VoIP
    3. Conferencing, recording, and voice commands
    4. Place callers on hold (on-hold music included)
    5. Configure up to 6 telephone lines on Express Talk
    6. Supports Emergency number calling (ex 911, 999, 000)

 

 

So what do you think? Need help with one of these pieces of software? Let me know your thoughts!

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6 Simple Steps to Remove Saved Passwords In Chrome

Recently I have had many people asking me: “How do I delete or edit a saved password in my web browser?” Well, it’s really quite simple, if you know where to look. This particular walk-through is for Google Chrome web browser, but almost all other web browsers keep their saved passwords in similar locations. Alright, enough chit chat, let’s get to it!

Step one is to click on your settings menu in Google Chrome. You can see in the image below that it is located in the top-right corner of your browser and looks like 3 white bars stacked on top of each other… sort of like an icon for a list, I suppose.

the drop down menu that contains the settings options

 

Next, you want to choose the “Settings” option from the drop down menu to open up the settings page in Google Chrome. This will open up in a new tab in your web browser so no need to worry about  navigating away from your current web page (probably this one haha).

Great! Now you’ve got the settings tab open and by default, Google Chrome hides the advanced settings so please make sure that you have the “Settings” tab selected on the left-hand side of the window. It should open into this tab by default when you click on the Settings option from the Menu.

a blue link at the bottom of the screen that says Show additional settings...

Now, you must scroll down below the Default Browser section until you see “Show Advanced Settings…” link at the very bottom. It is a link as shown in the image above, so you can go ahead and click on it to show additional settings options on the same page.

Now that the additional settings have been loaded, you will need to scroll down to the section labeled Passwords and Forms. In this section you will see another link with the words “Manage Saved Passwords” as seen in the image below.

a blue link in the passwords and forms section that says Manage Saved Passwords

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You’re almost there! Click the link to open the passwords window as shown in the image below. This window allows you to show and delete the saved passwords. The first column shown is the website or url that has saved your username & password. The second column is the username associated with the website and password, and the third column is the password. By default Google Chrome hides the passwords for security reasons, but if you hover over the password you will see an ‘X’ appear to the right of the password. This is the delete option.

a dialog window that open up and lists all of the browsers saved website, username, password and delete X on the right of each list item and a done button in the bottom right corner of the dialog box

Likewise, if you click on the row associated with the password, you will see an option to “Show” that password. Depending on your security settings, you may be asked for administrative rights on your computer to show the passwords. On my computer, for example, Mac OS X asks me for my administrative password before Google Chrome will show my password. How considerate!

If you want to “edit” your password, you will have to delete the password from this list and then go the website again, enter your login information and hit “save” when Google Chrome asks you if you want to save your password. Done!

 

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Google Maps Gets Even Better!

So Google Maps just updated again and the new service is totally the bee’s knees! (yeah, I like to use korny old saying like that)

I use Google Maps a LOT, especially since I live in the Greater Vancouver Area and I am a transit queen. So I am always looking for the best route to get here and there via transit or walking and most of the time I’m on my Android phone. Google Maps rarely steers me wrong and now I’ve been using the newer Google Maps and it is blowing my socks off!

Not only are the transit times so close to perfect, the maps have started mapping a lot of the locations that I have previously mapped out – even from over a year ago! So… now Google Maps learns from the way you use it, the more you use it, the better it gets. It now gives related suggestions and reviews for areas that you point to on the maps.

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My Google Map
New Google Maps

Okay, so I’m not that great with the stylus pen, but these random locations are popping out on my map even at a zoomed out view because they are relevant searches that I have done in the past. How cool is that? If you don’t have a fancy Android phone like me, you might be interested in the Google Maps Client for Kindle Fire or perhaps Tab for Google Maps & offline map for those without a mobile data connection while on the go.

Have you found any other cool features not mentioned here? Let us know so we can all share the joys of the new Google Maps! And follow me on twitter to stay up in touch with updates and other cool apps/tech stuff.

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