Archive | 2011

Facebook Live Stream from f8

Watch live streaming video from f8live at livestream.com Facebook has come out with loads of new features lately, but we can expect some major new announcements from this live event…

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Image Uploading Comes to Twitter (…finally)

Twitter has launched its own photo sharing utility.  I recently logged into my Twitter account and was faced with this helpful little window: If you see a similar pop-up, you can click the “Learn More” link, which takes you here to learn more about the service. In the documentation, they do say that some of […]

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How to Reduce the File Size of a PDF on a Mac

Have you ever generated something really amazing on your Mac and couldn’t wait to email it out to your friends, only to realize that the PDF that you just made was ginormous?  I have.  And it took me a while to figure out how to fix that problem.  But, there is a really easy solution, […]

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Fix Your Problem Connecting to SMB

Update: No issues after the Mavericks upgrade In my recent post about Mac OS X Lion, I spoke a little bit about my SMB connection problem when connecting to a Windows File Server.  Well, it’s a happy day, because my IT guy has found a solution to the problem!  So, I hope this post helps […]

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Livefyre Adds New Email Notification Settings

I’ve been a fan of the Livefyre commenting system for a little while now, but one thing that always drove me nuts about it was their email notification settings.  If you commented on a post, your only option for future notifications was a regular breakdown of all comments on the post.  There was no way […]

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Why I Switched to Livefyre from Disqus

Tweet   One of my recent posts was a comparison of Disqus vs Livefyre vs Intensedebate commenting systems.  My conclusion at the time of writing was that I was going to stick with Disqus, at least for the time being.  Anyone with any degree of observation skills, though, would see that I’ve since switched to […]

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Lion OS X Review

All you people out there that drink the Kool Aid and are going to hate me for giving anything that Apple did less than a 5-star rating aren’t going to like this, but I’m going to say it anyway.  I typically love Apple products, have two iMacs, an iPad, and an iPhone, and, despite my […]

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Disqus Adds @Mentions to Its Commenting System

Today Disqus added some super-sweet new functionality to their commenting system.  You now have the ability to @mention people within your comments, and suck them into your conversations. Basically, there’s this product called Twitter (you may have heard of it) that started this whole @mention thing.  If you are talking about someone on Twitter, and […]

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Compare Commenting Systems: Disqus vs Livefyre vs IntenseDebate

All right, in my last post I wrote probably more words than were necessary about why every blog needs a good commenting system.  Today, we’re going to get our hands dirty: what are the key differences between Disqus vs Livefyre vs IntenseDebate. Compare Client Lists IntenseDebate has been around the longest and is owned by […]

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Commenting Systems: Why Every Blog Should Have (A Better) One

Comments. Every blogger loves them. They show that people are actually reading what we write, help enhance the conversation, point out when we’re wrong…but are your comments really important enough to use a different system than the default? I mean…doesn’t every blog out there come with a built in system for commenting? Yes, but not […]

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