Category Archives: Internet tips

How do I keep emoji colors when printing them from Google Docs/Drive? [SOLVED]

It is well documented that printing from Google Docs (Google’s online Word equivalent) will result in black and white emojis. This happens despite the face that the emoji appear in full color on your screen before printing. Likewise, adjusting printer settings does not make any difference. Thankfully, here is a workaround so you can print color emojis in Google Docs! Save the Google Drive document as a PDF before printing Print the resulting PDF with full color emojis Voila, you

Latest iTunes direct download offline installer links

If the Apple iTunes download page is not working, you can use the links below. The downloads are directly from apple.com You can check the URLs to make sure that you are downloading iTunes 12.9 from an official source [apple.com] Download iTunes 12.9 offline installer for Windows 64-bit [EXE 257.5 MB] Download iTunes 12.9 offline installer for Windows 32-bit [EXE 195.4 MB] Download iTunes 12.9 offline installer for MacOS [DMG 273 MB] Download iTunes from Windows Store (Requires Windows 10 Version

How to set FireFox homepage and disable top sites/recommended/highlights [SOLVED]

Question: Help! How do I disable the “Top Sites” “Recommended by Pocket” and “Highlights” when I start Firefox? Also, how do I set my OWN homepage? Thank you. Answer: In the Firefox address bar, type about:preferences and press Enter. That takes you to preferences. Now you can: Set your preferred Homepage for new windows Set your preferred page for new tabs Disable Top Sites by unchecking (under the “Firefox Home Content”  heading) Disable Recommended by Pocket Disable Highlights I hope

How to cancel business registration on GoDaddy

To Cancel Business Registration: Login to your GoDaddy account. Go to My Account Account Settings Renewal & Billing Check the box next to the Business Registration account that you want to cancel, and then click Cancel Item. Confirm. Screenshots of the process: Further explanation: I had a client that was getting billed $4.99 for Business Registration and they were not using the service (it had never even been set up). They asked me to help them cancel it and I did

Fastest Web Hosting

Wow, finding a quality post on “fastest web hosting” is exponentially harder today than a few years ago. In the past you could generally find a rather lengthy blog entry showcasing a nice comparison between top hosts. Today you find pages of search results tailored to sell you hosting and generate affiliate revenue for the site owner. 🙁 Thankfully, there are some rather in-depth comparisons and tests available out there. After perusing a good number of resources, I eventually settled on

Thanks for purchase Apple iPhone 7 256GB Gold [or how to spot phishing schemes]

Hotmail seems woefully incapable of blocking spam and phishing, so if you have a Hotmail/Outlook Mail email you will likely get plenty of messages like this: Thanks for purchase Apple iPhone 7 256GB Gold But wait, you didn’t purchase a 256GB Gold iPhone 7 did you? So let’s look at this message and see what’s up: #1 check the sender details #2 hover over the hyperlinks to see if they actually point to PayPal #3 determine that it is definitely a

Exede real world download speeds

Real world Exede download speeds: Downloaded 8/20/2016 @ 10:58AM *Bandwidth speed conversion details here. We live off the grid (no power lines, no phone lines) and this download speed compares favorably with DSL in the nearest town (16 miles). Town DSL in the area is generally around 1.2 MB/s or 9.6 Mbps. However, please be aware there are significant drawbacks inherent to satellite internet (latency/lag, affected by weather, relatively high costs, limited monthly bandwidth).