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Shevonne Polastre authors ChicWriter, a blog filled with writing tips and articles . She loves social media, technology, art, wine, music, movies, traveling, books, education, biking, and the great outdoors.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Cyber Attacks

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Cyber Attacks

In 2009, we saw the Twitter fail whale way too many times. There were several attacks that crippled Twitter and had many of its users (me included) wondering if they would ever be able to access their accounts again. In its 2010 Threat Predictions report, McAfee has predicted that social networking sites, like Twitter, and […]

How-To Guide to Twitter Lists

How-To Guide to Twitter Lists

In 2009, one of the biggest news that came from Twitter were the use of Twitter lists. Twitter Lists allows users to organize tweeple into smaller groups, which help in being able to view their tweets that could be missed otherwise. One of the great things about Twitter Lists is that you can add any […]

WordPress: How to Separate Pingbacks From Comments

WordPress: How to Separate Pingbacks From Comments

With the popularity of social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, there has been an increase of pingbacks and external comments. Therefore, some bloggers find it easier to separate the two, so it’s easier for their readers and themselves to distinguish between the two. This can be done in two ways: Using a WordPress […]

5 Free PDF Converters for Windows Users

5 Free PDF Converters for Windows Users

Wouldn’t it be great if Windows comes with its own PDF converter? Unfortuately, it does not. With PDF being one of the preferred ways of protecting and sending documentation to others, we need a way to convert any document format into PDF. In case you are searching for such tool, here are five of the […]

Aviary, a Web Alternative to Adobe Creative Suite

Aviary, a Web Alternative to Adobe Creative Suite

Everyone has heard of Adobe Creative Suite, which allows you to create all types of print, web, and mobile design. With it, comes a hefty price to get all the applications to have a full design studio. Additionally, if you are using a computer system that doesn’t have the software installed, then you are not […]

Five Free Backup Applications for Mac

Five Free Backup Applications for Mac

Everyone has suffered a hard drive crash and has lost all of their files, photos, and videos, or they know someone who has. You know that it’s best to backup your data to more places than one. Therefore, having a reliable backup application on your computer is something that you should have to assist you […]

Five Free Clipboard Managers for Windows

Five Free Clipboard Managers for Windows

The default Windows Clipboard Manager, known as Office Clipboard, does not offer much functionality that would be useful to many people. It can hold 24 items, either text or images, that can be used throughout the different Microsoft Office applications. If a person adds a 25th one, the oldest item gets deleted. There is copy […]

Lunascape – The World’s First Triple Engine Browser

Lunascape – The World’s First Triple Engine Browser

Web developers know the importance of testing web sites and blogs on the different web browsers available. A site/blog can look great on one browser, but if you try to access it on another one, it can probably look garbled. It’s a hassle checking a web site/blog on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc. […]

Amaya: A Simple, Yet Useful Alternative to Dreamweaver

Amaya: A Simple, Yet Useful Alternative to Dreamweaver

While on a project, where money was scarce, we were scrambling around looking for a free or open source HTML editor that can provide us the same functionality as Adobe Dreamweaver. During my analysis of the different HTML editor out there, I came across Amaya. What intrigued me about it was that it was created […]