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2-Step Verification Setup for Google Account Not Working

Are you trying to set up 2-Step Verification for your Google account but keep being returned to the previous Sign-In & Security page? Well, it’s most likely because you are using your own domain name with a G Suite account (formerly known as Google Apps) and there’s a little bit more setup needed before you Read more about 2-Step Verification Setup for Google Account Not Working[…]

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How to fix: Hyperlinks not working in Onenote or Outlook

This blog post is about how to fix the error message you get when clicking on a link in an email in Outlook or in a note in Onenote. (The programs I am using at the moment are the 2016 desktop versions on the latest version of Windows 10).   Having trouble with hyperlinks not Read more about How to fix: Hyperlinks not working in Onenote or Outlook[…]

How to Migrate your Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org AND change your Domain Name

There are lots of “how to” posts and step by step guides out there which are extremely informative. They are great for getting that particular thing done. But sometimes what you need is “How to do this, but also do that while doing this” – These kinds of posts rarely exist, and they are hidden Read more about How to Migrate your Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org AND change your Domain Name[…]

How to avoid Menu Wrapping in the WordPress Tesseract Theme

I have been building a new, simple website over the last day or two for one of my businesses using the Tesseract Theme, a really great theme for making a nice and simple self hosted WordPress website. I ran into the problem where my menu items were wrapping onto two lines, even though the items Read more about How to avoid Menu Wrapping in the WordPress Tesseract Theme[…]

How to reset the Anti-Flood Device on your Electrolux Dishwasher

Have you ever had that heart-sinking feeling when an appliance makes a noise you’ve never heard before? An alarm sounds and all you can think of is how much it’s going to cost you to call an engineer out to fix it. This happened to me a couple of evenings ago. I have an Electrolux integrated dishwasher, model ESL 4200LO. It’s only just out of warranty, typical! […]

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Single tap enable GPS using Tasker (Without Root)

I like use the Waze navigation app when I drive. Not only for navigation but also for its speed camera detection, speed limits and of course as any Waze user will know, the points. For this to work well it needs GPS enabled.

In the past I have tried to automate GPS using Tasker profiles like “When I connect to a certain Bluetooth device” or “When a Bluetooth device has connected and the device has been unlocked” but I found they were unreliable. I also tried out automating GPS when Waze launched, but with this profile I also found the exit task to be unreliable and with Waze having to be on the home screen (to avoid multiple taps) I thought it was messy – terrible I know!

So, in this post I’ll show you how I have automated GPS with minimal taps and keeping everything tidy by using a Tasker shortcut. […]

How to: Transfer contacts from your Blackberry device to iCloud (using MS Outlook)

My parents have recently each purchased an iPhone 5 and asked me to set them up. One of the most important things when changing mobile phones is transferring your contacts.  But Apple don’t make it very easy.

I’m an Android man, I have never owned an Apple device nor do I know much about how they work or behave. Which is probably similar to quite a few people out there. So I turn to good old Google for a bit of advice.

Hours of searching on Google turned up a lot of rubbish about how you can back up your contacts through iTunes (which doesn’t seem to be supported any more), or backing up to and managing them through Gmail or Yahoo Mail, which would be good if I wanted to do that, but I wanted to get them onto the iCloud so they can synchronise and constantly update from that source. So I had to get a little bit creative and I thought that I’d share it with you who may be wanting the same end result – transferring your contacts quickly and easily (for free) from your Blackberry device in bulk onto the iCloud, here’s how…..

You will need:

  • Your Blackberry device.
  • Your iPhone – this needs to be set up so it is backing up to your contacts to your iCloud account. Check your settings.
  • Your Blackberry USB cable.
  • Blackberry Desktop Software – if you don’t have this you can get it here.
  • A PC or laptop with Microsoft Outlook installed (I’m using Office 2007).
  • A Yahoo! account.
  • TextPad 7 Software – if you don’t have it you can get it here. I used version 7.0.9.
  • A cup of tea or a GnT if it’s after 6pm!

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