How to Choose a WordPress Theme & Should You Pay?

If you have considered writing something online in the last decade, you have likely considered WordPress.  If not, you should skim through our short article: Which Content Management Tools Should I Use, WordPress, Joomla, Drupla, Shopify…? Below is a list of the slightly more obvious things you should consider when selecting a theme: Overall: Does the theme look like what you want?  There is no point in trying a theme that does all the things you…

Which Content Management Tools Should I Use, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Shopify…?

If you have considered writing on the web in the last decade you will know that good old fashioned .HTML and .ASP editors have died because they only built web pages.  A web site, however, is much more than just pages of content.  There are: menus formatting advertising e-commerce feedback security comments email lists and so much more to look after.  All of these things need to be kept current to keep up with today’s…

Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise ESSE Review

Dell Endpoint Security Suite (ESSE and ESS) looks like a fantastic product I was very excited to play with.  It should not be confused with your ordinary security tools, or perhaps it should, because it includes most of them. Dell ESSE provides: An awesome encryption suite that includes everything from Full Disk Encryption to Bit Locker management and ‘removable media’ encryption.  As a differentiator, ESS offers Policy Based Encryption so you can apply encryption only to…

Microsoft Scraps Both Internet Explorer & Edge, Moves to Google Chrome

On Thursday Microsoft gave up the ghost on their internet browsers.  “The Ghost” in this case is the haunting memory of just how big Internet Explorer was in the early 2000’s and how they let it all slip away.  (See browser market share graph near the bottom of this page.) They announced that their Edge browser “engine” will be changed to Google Chromium over the next year.  In the most straight forward terms, this means…

SOLVED: How To Get The Old WordPress Editor Back

If you have recently upgraded to WordPress 5 you will know that there is a new editor for creating posts and pages.  This new editor is named after the inventor of the printing press “Gutenberg” and while it has a fresh interface, it also leaves much to be desired. I personally find it substantially more complex that the old editor and I am not a fan of the BLOCK logic.  I like WYSIWYG and blocks…

SOLVED: Phone Numbers To Call Microsoft Office 365 Support

If you have sales or technical questions relating to your Office 365 account, you can call Microsoft and they will not charge you a fee. The only catch is that you have to be an administrator of your Office 365 account.  If you are a standard user, you must contact your local administrator and they can phone. Office 365 Support Phone Numbers: United States or Canada 1 800 865 9408 Australia  1 800 197 503…

SOLVED: How To Open a Free Support Ticket with 365

If you need to open a sales or technical support ticket with Microsoft Office 365 support you simply need to click the NEED HELP button in the portal. The only catch is that you have to be an administrator of your Office 365 account.  If you are a standard user, you must contact your local administrator and they can open a ticket: Surf to https://portal.office.com  Log in Click the ADMIN link Click the orange NEED…

How Electronic Gambling Is An Increasingly Legitimate Business

Over time, electronic gambling has been becoming an increasingly popular market and many people have been signing up to these sites rather than visiting an real casino. This increase in popularity, over time, has made electronic gambling a lot more of a legitimate business. Here, we are going to discuss some of the ways that this business has been very profitable for many people. Keep reading to find out more. Mobile Gaming Online gambling has…

VIDEO: Office365 Forms Explanation & Demonstration

Microsoft Office365 Forms used to only be available to those with Education licenses but now available to nearly everyone with an Office 365 license.  It is a simple survey tool that can be restricted to internal corporate use or wide open anonymous use. We explain and demonstrate Microsoft Office 365 Forms in segments. The first segment is about 9 minutes long and shows you all you need to know to create and use a Form…

The Best PC Setup for the Ultimate Online Gambling Experience

According to a study carried out in the UK, almost half of us gamble on a regular basis. The majority do so online, which means that in order to get the most out of the experience, finding the perfect PC setup is essential. To the amateur and the uninitiated, it may seem there’s little one can do to alter their enjoyment, but the more experienced among us know that picking the right equipment can make all the difference. So, play…

VIDEO: What Is The Cloud & How Can You Keep Your Data Safe In The Real World?

At URTech.ca we are pretty serious about tech and tech these days includes “the cloud”.  The problem is that most people really don’t understand what “the cloud” is and so this video will quickly clear up any questions you have: Ok… that was pretty damn funny and is most places “safe for the office” but the question remains of what is the cloud… seriously.   The simplest and very correct way to explain “the cloud” is…

SOLVED: Simple Explanation of What is ADS.TXT How to Create ADS.TXT and Do You Need ADS.TXT?

WHAT IS ADS.TXT? ADS.TXT is a very simple text file placed at the root of your website that tells advertisers which companies can sell advertising space on your website. ADS is an acronym that stands for Authorized Digital Sellers. It can be used by any advertiser but in practice today it is used by advertising networks like Google Adwords and Taboola to help their customers verify that the ads the are bidding to place on…

SOLVED: Cannot Ping Device From Some Computers On Network

If you have a device (webcam, printer, PC, server…) that you can connect from from most computers on your network but not others, there are two common reasons for you to investigate: The device has a firewall or antivirus product that is actively blocking the traffic The device has a misconfigured network, specifically the Subnet Mask In my case, I was working on a security appliance that was using a statically assigned 255.255.255.0 for the…