Proxy Versus VPN – What’s the Difference?

There are a lot of wonderful, entertaining things to do online. You can shop, learn, watch movies, listen to music, read the news, skim comic books – the options are nearly limitless. Anyone who has been enjoying the internet for a while has probably encountered a reason to want to increase their safety or anonymity online. There are a few ways to increase your digital security, but two of the ways you often hear about…

Can We Trust Our Secrets to VPN Networks?

The primary thing that comes to mind when mentioning a VPN is the security and anonymity of the private data. Is it really so? You can read about VPN services for Canada and find out the answer. Anyway, keep reading the article and become more aware of what can help you be protected online. When you need to get access to the corporate network, to transfer important data via open communication channels, hide personal traffic…

SOLVED: 6 Easy Ways To Uninstall Software Using Command Line

If you have software you need to uninstall via a script there are six easy ways to go about it: 1 – Uninstall Using The Software’s Own Tool Many pieces of software come with their own custom uninstaller.  For instance if you want uninstall Dell SupportAssist, the command is: C:\Program Files\Dell\SupportAssist\uninstaller.exe /arp If you want to uninstall Office365 Pro Plus you could create an uninstall .XML using the Office Deployment Toolkit and then run: \\<SERVER>\Office365ProPlus\setup.exe…

SOLVED: Can Connect To UNC Path With Host Name But Not the IP Address

This was a very unusual situation.  Normally we see computers unable to connect to a UNC share using the Host Name but being just fine with the IP address.  When you see this you almost certainly have a DNS issue. This case was the other way around: Can connect on \\<server host name>\<share name> Cannot connect on \\<server IP address>\<share name> When trying to connect to a share using the IP address, you may see:…

SOLVED: WordPress WARNING REQUIRE FAILED TO OPEN STREAM Error – aka, How To Fix A Broken WordPress

If your WordPress site displays an error like: Warning: require(/home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-includes/load.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-settings.php on line 19 Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required ‘/home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-includes/load.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/local/php5_6/lib/php’) in /home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-settings.php on line 19 the problem is likely that your WordPress installation is corrupt.  I have only seen this occur with failed automatic upgrades. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. FIX WORDPRESS Surf to wordpress.org/download and download the version of WordPress you think the system was using.  That…

SOVLED: What’s the Difference Between Office 2019 Home, Student, Pro & Enterprise?

We have received a number of questions about the differences in Micosoft Office 2019 bundles so we decided to produce a grid showing all of the critical differences. To answer a few questions directly: We offer a FREE Office 365 Business Premium Trial for up to 25 user for one month HERE Office 2019 IS Office 365 Pro Plus.  For a more detailed explanation of this see our: What’s The Difference Between Office 2019 &…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Configure Payments to Paypal or Stripe in Microsoft Bookings from Office365

If you are using Office 365 Microsoft Bookings and want to setp payments processing to PayPal Stripe, this video will show you how. Microsoft Bookings will take payments are available in Canada, the United States and Mexico today but will be global in the coming months. Set up The Office 365 Portal For Booking Payments Log into https://portal.office.com Click on the ADMIN link Expand SETTINGS > SERVICES & ADD ONs Set ENABLE ONLINE PAYMENTS to…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How To Enable Microsoft Bookings in Office365

If BOOKINGS is not available to you in your Office365 E3 or E5 account, this video will show you how to enable it. Microsoft has changed its licensing model and removed Bookings as a default service.  It is now a zero dollar add-on so MS Bookings is free but you need manually turn it on: Surf to portal.office.com and sign is Expand SETTINGS > SERVICES & ADD INS Click BOOKINGS and make sure it is…

5 Tips of Awesome Visual Content Creation

The world of marketing has seen some incredible changes in the last two decades. Now the use of visual content is essential if you want to stand out from the crowds, and the need to find good places for visual content is huge. One of this place is Depositphotos where you can find appropriate visuals for a reasonable price. It’s important to understand that the world of marketing is evolving in ways that cater to…

SOLVED: Where To Report Phishing or Malicious Web Sites

If you surf to a website that is used for phishing or has malware on it, you should report it.  The question is where to report bad sites? Below is a list of websites you can very easily report bad / phishing / malicious web pages.  They are listed in order of easy of use / value.  Many of these simply ask you to paste in the URL address: Google: safebrowsing.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/?hl=en  Norton / Symantec: sitereview.bluecoat.com…

SOLVED: Simple Buyers Guide To Electric Vehicle Chargers

If you have an Electric Vehicle (EV) or a Plug In Electric Vehicle (PHEV) then you likely need a second charger because the one that shipped with you car is not powerful enough or you need a second one for travelling. When you are looking at EV chargers there are myriad of charger with confusing options that range from $175 to $1500.  The good news is it is far less complex than you might imagine…

SOLVED: Download Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser Now… HERE

A few months ago Microsoft CEO Satya Nadala announced they are giving up on their own Edge browser engine because it cannot get past 5% market share, and replacing it will a Chromium (think Google Chrome) based product. Google made its engine, Chromium, open source (aka,  public domain) in 2008 when it was new and Microsoft scoffed at it.  Today Chrome and its Chromium based derivatives have 80% of the browser market and Microsoft stopped…

How To Stop The Samsung S9/S10 Bixby Button From Activating

Samsung Bixby is a personal assistant that I would get to like if it did not jump in my face so frequently.  Bixby starts most often when I accidentally click the Bixby button on the left of my S9 near the volume buttons.  There was no easy way to block this in the past without getting an app which usually adds junk to your phone. Android 9, released a few months ago, has a new…

SOLVED: How To Disable Gestures – Android Samsung S9/S10 From Dialing Automatically

Gestures can be really useful, especially for those that embrace them and learn to get around the qwerks.  They can be particularly useful to someone with a disability, but for others gestures can be exceptionally annoying. Android 9 wants to dial when you swing my phone, if there is a number on the screen.  Specifically if you have a text message or contact open and you swing your phone (to your pocket, or head, to…