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Aaron Couch

/ Joined 15 June, 2012

Aaron is a Vet Assistant graduate, with his primary interests in wildlife and technology. He enjoys exploring the outdoors and photography. When he's not writing or indulging in technological findings throughout the interwebs, he can be found bombing down the mountainside on his bike. Read more about Aaron on his personal website.

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10 Steps To Take When You Discover Malware On Your Computer

Windows

10 Steps To Take When You Discover Malware On Your Computer

We would like to think that the Internet is a safe place to spend our time (cough), but we all know there are risks around every corner. Email, social media, malicious websites that have worked their way into search engine results, and ad pop-ups all can pose a threat. Although you can limit the risk of infecting your computer, sometimes you simply have bad luck and get infected anyway. Thankfully, you can do it for completely free. And because of that, I’ve laid out all the steps of exactly how to do it.

Aaron Couch August 27, 2013 27-08-2013
10 Steps To Take When You Discover Malware On Your Computer
3 Apps And Services That Can Tap Into The Feedly Cloud

Internet Windows

3 Apps And Services That Can Tap Into The Feedly Cloud

Although there are several alternatives to Google Reader, Feedly, with its easy to use interface, has been the primary choice for reading news. Along with announcing Feedly Cloud, Feedly also informed its users about other services and apps that can be used in combination with Feedly. In this article, we’ll look at three that integrate exceptionally well with Feedly.

Aaron Couch July 1, 2013 01-07-2013
3 Apps And Services That Can Tap Into The Feedly Cloud
Did You Know You Could Customize The Windows Context Menu? Organize It With Right Click Enhancer

Windows

Did You Know You Could Customize The Windows Context Menu? Organize It With Right Click Enhancer

Have you ever wondered if there could be more to the Windows context menu? It has a dedicated key on every keyboard, yet are we really using it to it’s full potential? Perhaps it’s clogged up with a bunch of program entries from software that you don’t really use. Now technically, you don’t need a program to remove context entries, but if you want to extend your context menu beyond the defaults that Microsoft has limited it at, I recommend taking a look at Right Click Enhancer.

Aaron Couch June 30, 2013 30-06-2013
Did You Know You Could Customize The Windows Context Menu? Organize It With Right Click Enhancer
Photoshop Is Overkill: Edit Your Images With These Free Chrome Apps And Extensions

Browsers

Photoshop Is Overkill: Edit Your Images With These Free Chrome Apps And Extensions

Although Photoshop is a great program, it has its drawbacks. Photoshop is not only very expensive, it also has too many controls for what you probably need. There are a lot of editors you could use – some on the desktop and others on the web. Today we’re going to look at some of the best and free online editors that also happen to be Chrome apps and extensions.

Aaron Couch June 18, 2013 18-06-2013
Photoshop Is Overkill: Edit Your Images With These Free Chrome Apps And Extensions
So You Lost Your Best Friend? These Websites Can Help Locate Your Lost Pet

Internet

So You Lost Your Best Friend? These Websites Can Help Locate Your Lost Pet

Having a pet, specifically a dog or a cat, can bring so much joy in your life. Something soft that you can cuddle with. Something you can share your thoughts with. Something that will love you back no matter what. But what happens when your best friend gets lost or runs away?What can you do to get them back as quickly as possible?

Aaron Couch June 15, 2013 15-06-2013
So You Lost Your Best Friend? These Websites Can Help Locate Your Lost Pet
Improve Pandora With These Chrome & Firefox Browser Add-Ons

Browsers

Improve Pandora With These Chrome & Firefox Browser Add-Ons

With over 35 million listeners, Pandora is easily one of the most popular Internet radio sites. Despite Pandora being awesome at linking similar songs together, there’s always room for improvement. For instance, controlling it requires you to manually go to the website. Or what if you want to listen to a specific song you’re in the mood for? The best you can do is listen to a preview.

Aaron Couch June 11, 2013 11-06-2013
Improve Pandora With These Chrome & Firefox Browser Add-Ons
4 Browser Extensions For Searching Multiple Words On A Webpage [Chrome, Firefox]

Browsers

4 Browser Extensions For Searching Multiple Words On A Webpage [Chrome, Firefox]

Do you ever find yourself needing to search things on a webpage? The find function (CTRL+F) is an awesome keyboard shortcut and feature in browsers – chances are you already know about it and use it. However, you’re limited to one word as boolean search functions have yet to be added to browsers – a shame really. So what do you do whenever you want to search multiple words?

Aaron Couch June 4, 2013 04-06-2013
4 Browser Extensions For Searching Multiple Words On A Webpage [Chrome, Firefox]
From Minimalistic To Highly-Customizable: The Most Modern & Free Tumblr Themes

Wordpress & Web Development

From Minimalistic To Highly-Customizable: The Most Modern & Free Tumblr Themes

On Tumblr, you’re limited to the features that each theme has, and many of them are different. If you’re willing to spend some money, there are some awesome Tumblr themes, but depending on your needs and budget, you’ll quickly find that free ones with a unique look and useful features aren’t as easy to find as you hoped.

Aaron Couch May 31, 2013 31-05-2013
From Minimalistic To Highly-Customizable: The Most Modern & Free Tumblr Themes
Enginuity: Get The Socially-Relevant Searches You’ve Been Looking For

Internet

Enginuity: Get The Socially-Relevant Searches You’ve Been Looking For

The web has changed a lot since the first search engines erupted through the surface. One of those major changes have been social networks, enabling us to connect with each other all over the world – pretty incredible really. However, it seems that search engines haven’t fully used the power of the social networks.

Aaron Couch May 30, 2013 30-05-2013
Enginuity: Get The Socially-Relevant Searches You’ve Been Looking For
Ubooq: Not Just An Online Booking Website, But A Complete Appointment Manager [Giveaway]

Internet

Ubooq: Not Just An Online Booking Website, But A Complete Appointment Manager [Giveaway]

Ubooq is an excellent online tool that can help you cut down the time your on the phone by providing your clients a way to book appointments with your company through on online portal, without ever making a call. We have ten 1-year paid subscriptions of your choice to give away!

Aaron Couch May 27, 2013 27-05-2013
Ubooq: Not Just An Online Booking Website, But A Complete Appointment Manager [Giveaway]
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