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Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Network Troubleshooting and Traffic Monitoring Using NetGear GS105E, Wireshark, and EasyIDS

Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Network Troubleshooting and Traffic Monitoring Using NetGear GS105E, Wireshark, and EasyIDS

Getting down to troubleshooting lower level networking issues has generally involved configuring a port on a managed network switch to be a SPAN/Mirror port. This would only be possible on a managed network switch which tends to be larger rackmount switches and generally more expensive. Not something you see in smaller network infrastructures. It also involves getting assistance from the network admin.

NetGear now has a “Plus” version of the network switches. Take the NetGear GS105E as an example. This very small footprint 5-port switch has a durable metal case, supports Gigabit Ethernet on all ports, and is “manageable” using the NetGear ProSafe Plus Utility. The best part, it is only $60 usd and supports port mirroring.

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Convert, Rename, and Resize Many Photos All At Once! Easier to Upload, Share, and Email!

Convert, Rename, and Resize Many Photos All At Once! Easier to Upload, Share, and Email!

Cameras are taking photos with increasing amazing resolutions. This means the megapixels keep growing and growing. Fortunately, you can crop small portions of your photos and still print them with clarity. Unfortunately, this means the photos are becoming very large and unwieldy in size.

These growing file sizes are causing issues in all sorts of areas, the most important being backups. They also cause issues with manipulating and transferring those files.

Many people have online photo albums either on Facebook, Flickr, Google+, or digital scrapbooks they’ve created. Photo galleries are becoming popular on many corporate websites. Photos help sales when listing products on eBay or Kijiji. Emailing batches of trip or family photos to your relatives is common.

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How to Delete All Emails on an iPhone or iPad

How to Delete All Emails on an iPhone or iPad

I was doing some testing and could not figure this out. After a lot of Googling, I finally came across some undocumented information that worked. The “Mail” application in iOS has certain unobvious features. Personally I would put a “Select All” button or a little check mark at the top of the list, that would have been way more intuitive.

Here’s the recipe:

  • go into your “Mail” app
  • go to the “Inbox”
  • click on the “Edit” button
  • select the first email so it now has a check mark beside it
  • with one finger press on the “Move” button
    and another finger press the first email again to deselect it
  • WAIT (if you have a lot of emails, your iOS device will appear to be frozen for a few minutes)
  • then click on the “Trash”
  • WAIT (if you have a lot of emails, this will also take time)

You should now see all the emails in your Trash. Now go into the “Trash” and select “Edit”. Amazingly there is an elusive “Delete All” button here. Select that and voila!

Unfortunately it is difficult to think of all these usability points when designing an app. However Apple does have a lot more resources than most and there are a lot of features that could be added to make the Mail app way more usable. It wouldn’t take much to check the forums for some free R&D and implement some changes.

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How To Use LinkedIn

How To Use LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social network site. It is mainly used for professional networking. Find out key people in businesses, get introduced, get jobs, keep track of colleagues, and have your own “resume” online.

Important Terms

Connection”– Invite someone to connect to you to be able to view each others profiles and networks.

Invitation” – Invite someone to connect with you, either existing LinkedIn or new members.

Network” – A group of users that can contact you through connections up to three degrees away.

Groups” – A group of users sharing common interests.

InMail” – Private messages to contact another member directly.

Want people to follow you?

Find people easily through the LinkedIn search. Send them invitations to connect to you. Look at their connections and send invitations to the people you know in common. Once connected, they can easily follow your updates and look at your profile.

Sign up for an account

Go to http://www.linkedin.com with your web browser.

Use your real information on LinkedIn. There are no aliases/pseudonyms. When you sign up, it will guide you through a series of steps to populate your profile. Customize your profile with your photo and professional/career information about you. After you are done with your profile, search out and invite people you know to connect to you.

Help

LinkedIn Help Center
http://help.linkedin.com

How to get started with LinkedIn
http://learn.linkedin.com/students/step-1/

LinkedIn Glossary
http://www.whycommunicate.co.uk/the-essential-linkedin-glossary-social-media-blog/

Tools

LinkedIn for iPhone
http://www.linkedin.com/iphone

LinkedIn for Android
http://m.linkedin.com/android

LinkedIn for Blackberry
http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=blackberry

Advertising Opportunities

http://www.linkedin.com/advertising
LinkedIn Ads, targeted advertising

Videos

What is LinkedIn?

 
LinkedIn Grad Guide: Video 1

 

How to Build your LinkedIn Company Page for Business Success

 

Kick Start Your LinkedIn Company Page to Grow Your Business

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How To Use Google+

How To Use Google+

Google+ is a social networking and identity service. Unlike most conventional social networks accessed through a single website, this is being described as a “social layer” covering its many online properties. Google+ also goes by GooglePlus and G+.

Important Terms (Plusisms)

Plushare(s)” – Short for “Plus-share(s)” which are the various items (posts, photos, videos) in a Plustream along with any comments

Plustream(s)” – Reverse chronological list of items being shared by the Plushers in your Circles.

Plusher(s)” – Short for “Plus-sharer(s)” and pronounced like pushers but with pl… – these are the people and organizations sharing on Google+.

Circles” – Fundamental organizational aspect of Google+ to categorize the plushers in your social network.

+Mention” – While entering a post, you can type the “+” or “@” keys followed by the name of another plusher to mention them and invite them into the conversation.

+1” – You can recommend comments, websites, plushares to other plushers (equivalent to FB “Like”).

Sparks” – News, videos, photos, articles, etc based on your interests..

Want people to follow you? (get circled)

Google+ is a lot more fun when you’ve been added into relevant circles. Circle other people who have similar interests to you. You can find people by topic when using Google+ search and selecting “People and Pages” to see who Google recommends. Circle other pages you find interesting. Comment on posts you like in your stream and share posts with people.

Sign up for an account

Go to http://plus.google.com with your web browser.

Use your real information on Google+. When you sign up, it will guide you through a series of steps to populate your profile. You will want to begin by adding people you know to your circles.

Customize your profile with photos and information.

Help

Google+ Help
http://support.google.com/plus/

How to get started with Google+
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-get-started-with-google-plus-your-complete-guide/

Google+ Terms
http://sproutsocial.com/insights/2012/02/google-plus-definitions/

Tools

Google+ for iPhone
http://www.google.com/mobile/iphone/

Google+ for Android
http://www.google.com/mobile/android/

Advertising Opportunities

http://www.google.com/ads/
Google Ads – Advertise on Google and Show Ads on your website

Videos

How To Use Google+

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