How to get a custom URL for YouTube 2016

When setting up your social media accounts, one of the most important assets you can have for your business is your own custom URL or Vanity URL.  These URLs will have your brand name (user name) in them and will establish your brand presence and brand recognition, also custom URL’s are great for SEO. For instance https://www.facebook.com/techieminx/    https://twitter.com/techieminx They should, of course, be all the same user name or at least as close as you can get it, and the shorter the better.   Some social networks are harder to get than others especially if they are more popular and YouTube […]

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Windows 10 changed date format on Excel

Having recently installed Windows 10 on my main PC I hadn’t had many problems.  Until I went to use some previously created Microsoft EXCEL documents. It was then I noticed that Windows 10 had completely changed the date format on Excel from English UK to American US date format. So instead of showing dd/mm/yyyy it shows the US version mm/dd/yyyy on all of my Excel Documents. Thankfully there is an easy solution – which is to install the “English (United Kingdom)” language pack. It sounds crazy that we have to do that – but it saves having to alter the cells on all of our documents and its quick […]

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How to remove multiple entries of local disc on iPhone iOS8

It seemed that when I transferred my photos from my phone using Windows 7 explorer that I would get more and more Local disc entries on my phone – so I set about finding out –  How to remove multiple entries of Local disc on iPhone iOS8 These little files are just annoying little icons they don’t really take up much space just 0.4kbs per item but when  you start to get loads I guess its a waste of space. I really don’t know why the Local disc icons are created in DCIM sub-folders on the iPhone but there they are. That […]

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20 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome

I recently posted some more in-depth tips for Google Chrome and due to the popularity of that post here are 20 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome. Its good to get into the habit of using keyboard shortcuts if you can, its just faster and simpler to do many things. I like Google Chrome – Google say its fast, simple and secure – although, its true there sometimes are some issues,  it can be a little temperamental – like the The webpage is not available error – there are usually ways to fix Chrome. One trick is always to keep an eye on your […]

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How to Delete GooglePlus and keep Gmail

Many people use Gmail for emails and they don’t want  Google+, YouTube, or a Google profile – well here is how to delete GooglePlus and keep Gmail. You might not have even noticed that by signing up for a Gmail account you actually have a Google+ profile – you can tell by looking at the top right of your screen when you are logged into your email If you have a Google Plus account, it will look like this – you can see the +Michelle  thats Google Plus, when you click on it it will take you to your profile. The 1 […]

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5 tips you’ll wish you knew for Google Chrome

I found out recently that people just don’t know all that you can do on Google Chrome, so I have put together this list of 5 tips you’ll wish you knew for Google Chrome.  Only 5 tips here but if people do find these useful I will post some more great tips for Google Chrome. I love Google Chrome, since this web browser came out in 2008 I haven’t gone back – and it just gets better and better. I do use other browsers but I always use Google Chrome for everyday use. Yes, Google Chrome has its problems like sometimes […]

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