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Discover Card is giving angry Xbox scam victims my phone number

What could Discover Card want with me? Xbox scam answers! Let me preface this post by saying I’m no pro on blog traffic and internet marketing. I love learning about how websites tick, how to drive traffic, make conversions, etc. etc. But one needs to really immerse themselves in the art almost everyday in order to truly succeed. I have made some expensive mistakes in how to learn these...

Reinstall Mavericks on Macbook Pro

Note: This post is part of the the series: Reformat Macbook Pro to make brand new. You can always refer back to the table of contents to follow the entire process. We’ve arrived at our final destination. If you’ve stuck with me, you’re on your way to a faster, and cleaner Macbook Pro. And let me tell you, it’s worth it! Faster start up and shut down, faster processing and...

Erase all data from Macbook Pro

Note: This post is part of the the series: Reformat Macbook Pro to make brand new. You can always refer back to the table of contents to follow the entire process. In the last chapter, I showed you how to create an OS X Mavericks boot drive so you can bring your Macbook Pro back to life once it’s wiped completely clean of its contents. We are now at that crucial step. It’s time to...

Make an OS X Mavericks boot drive

Note: This post is part of the the series: Reformat Macbook Pro to make brand new. You can always refer back to the table of contents to follow the entire process. In our last chapter, we learned how to backup your Macbook Pro with Time Machine in the event we have an issue while reformatting your Macbook Pro. It also serves as an important archive for your data so you can access it and grab...

Backup Macbook Pro with Time Machine

Backup Macbook Pro with Time Machine Note: This post is part of the the series: Reformat Macbook Pro to make brand new. You can always refer back to the table of contents to follow the entire process. If you’ve collected all the items needed to reformat your Macbook Pro in the last post, then you’re ready to get started with the first step: back up Macbook Pro with Time Machine. All...

Reformat Macbook Pro to make brand new again

Update! I have updated this tutorial to include MacOS Sierra which is a free download from Apple for all Mac users. I’ve owned many Macs. And thanks to my endless knack for figuring things out on my own, I’ve clogged up the majority of them with useless software, damaging commands, adware, duplicate files and just about anything else you can add to a hard drive to slow it to a...

Exporting the hard drive collection for good!

A few weeks ago, I spent hours re-wiring my desk of its computers, printers, scanners, TVs, VHS (yes, for editing and old Rocky movies) players, hubs, routers, and external hard drives. I was disgusted to see how many external hard drives I had. Some were 250GB, others 500GB. That’s no match for the file sizes of the present day. Most were near full. But daisy-chaining all of them was a...

Want to adopt a cat? Uber delivers

Thanks to my friend Justin from San Francisco for pointing out this gem. If you’re a cat lover and want to adopt a cat, this is for you. For the record, I wasn’t a fan of cats for years. But now I have two. They’re arrogant, pompous and lazy. But they blow my mind in a bizarre kind of way that keeps me pretty impressed with how smart they are. So yes, I now like them. Back to...

What is Wardriving and how does it work?

The above video shows an investigation I did for WFTV-TV in Orlando, Florida a few years ago about how people have the ability to peer into your home if you have a video baby monitor or virtually any device that emits radio waves. While this was done basic technology intercepting radio waves, criminals are now able to simply join a wireless network and see for themselves. [hr] Technology can be a...

Update allows you to import videos to Instagram

It’s finally here, perhaps the most requested update for Instagram. Now users of the app can import videos to Instagram. Both iPhone and Android users will be able to import, trim, filter and post their greatest archived videos into 15 seconds of fame. Instagram posted the update (version 4.1) on Wednesday and in doing so, take a major leap on Vine with the new import option. Many users...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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