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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 Puppy Finding Services To Find Your Next Best Friend

Internet

10 Puppy Finding Services To Find Your Next Best Friend

Where do you go to find your next best friend? There are a lot of places locally, but some are difficult to discover. Also, if you do not have an idea of what kind you want, it may be difficult to find that perfect dog. That’s where websites come in handy. They help you sift through the Internet looking for the perfect puppy and where you can get it. In this article we will cover ten different websites.

Aaron Couch May 16, 2013
10 Puppy Finding Services To Find Your Next Best Friend
Making Your Own Website: Your Career Will Thank You Later

Internet Self Improvement

Making Your Own Website: Your Career Will Thank You Later

A personal website is probably one of the biggest aspects of your online presence. Sure other areas such as social networks and blogs are important, but your website is like a home base – a hub that everything branches off from. Let’s now explore some reasons how just such a website will benefit you tremendously.

Aaron Couch May 14, 2013
Making Your Own Website: Your Career Will Thank You Later
You Are Missing Out By Not Creating A Personal Website: Disproving The 6 Myths

Internet Self Improvement

You Are Missing Out By Not Creating A Personal Website: Disproving The 6 Myths

Have you ever considered having a personal website? You know – a place where people can go to read about who you are, what you do, your goals and aspirations, and of course to contact you. This is the first article of a two-part series where we will explore the benefits of creating a personal website. Today, we’ll cover the common misconceptions that are keeping you from creating an awesome personal website.

Aaron Couch May 11, 2013
You Are Missing Out By Not Creating A Personal Website: Disproving The 6 Myths
OUTDATEfighter: Keep Your Computer Updated And Bloatware-Free With This Fantastic Tool [Windows]

Windows

OUTDATEfighter: Keep Your Computer Updated And Bloatware-Free With This Fantastic Tool [Windows]

Do you ever feel like keeping all your software updated is too much of a hassle? OUTDATEfighter, created by FIGHTERtools, is a new program that allows you to scan for software and Windows updates, without leaving the program’s window. That means no need to open a browser and manually download each program, like some other programs do.

Aaron Couch May 9, 2013
OUTDATEfighter: Keep Your Computer Updated And Bloatware-Free With This Fantastic Tool [Windows]
Dropmark – The Easiest Way To Share Files And Collaborate With Anyone [Web & Mac]

Internet

Dropmark – The Easiest Way To Share Files And Collaborate With Anyone [Web & Mac]

How do you typically collaborate with others on projects? By email? Or do you try to get everyone to sign up for the latest cloud file sharing service that you use? Neither of those options are very practical. This is where most collaboration tools fall short – everyone involved must have an account to work together and access the information. There are some great ways to share files, some of which don’t require signing up for, but in exchange their feature set is pretty sparse.

Aaron Couch May 7, 2013
Dropmark – The Easiest Way To Share Files And Collaborate With Anyone [Web & Mac]
Stop Annoying UAC Prompts – How To Create A User Account Control Whitelist [Windows]

Windows

Stop Annoying UAC Prompts – How To Create A User Account Control Whitelist [Windows]

Ever since Vista, we Windows users have been pestered, bugged, annoyed, and tired of the User Account Control (UAC) prompt telling us a program is starting up that we intentionally launched. Sure, it has improved, but not to the extent that we’ve hoped. It still comes up for good and reputable programs like Geek Uninstaller, Everything, CCleaner, and others. So what do you do?

Aaron Couch May 2, 2013
Stop Annoying UAC Prompts – How To Create A User Account Control Whitelist [Windows]
Speed Up Your Imgur Uploads With These Apps & Browser Add-Ons

Internet

Speed Up Your Imgur Uploads With These Apps & Browser Add-Ons

Imgur is an awesome website for hosting your photos – we all know that. Its clean interface, awesome community, and integration with social networks make it one of the best places on the Internet to look for and post your images. But you still have to go to the website to upload your photos. Just another tab to have open right? Not necessarily.

Aaron Couch April 30, 2013
Speed Up Your Imgur Uploads With These Apps & Browser Add-Ons
Your Last Minute Guide To Exporting Your Posterous Blog Before It Shuts Down Forever

Wordpress & Web Development

Your Last Minute Guide To Exporting Your Posterous Blog Before It Shuts Down Forever

For a while now, Posterous has been been the home for thousands of blogs – including a few of mine. They started out marketing themselves as a way to easily blog, thus likely acquiring many less-tech savvy bloggers looking for a solution to get their blog started fast. And because of that, I feel there definitely needs to be instructions as to what you do now that Posterous is going to be gone forever… tomorrow, April 30th.

Aaron Couch April 29, 2013
Your Last Minute Guide To Exporting Your Posterous Blog Before It Shuts Down Forever
Get The Most Out Of Using Twitter Privately

Internet

Get The Most Out Of Using Twitter Privately

If you use Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that by default your profile is set to public. Have you ever wondered how to make your Twitter account private or even why you should? It’s probably safe to say that the majority of users have their profiles set up to be public, but there are many reasons you might want to make your tweets protected instead. In this article we’ll explore how to protect your account so that only those you approve can see what you tweet.

Aaron Couch April 27, 2013
Get The Most Out Of Using Twitter Privately
Losing Twitter Followers? 10 Dos & Don’ts To Keep Your Followers & Attract New Ones

Internet

Losing Twitter Followers? 10 Dos & Don’ts To Keep Your Followers & Attract New Ones

Probably the toughest aspect of Twitter is acquiring and keeping your followers. You might be annoying people on Twitter and not even realize it. Thus, you begin to lose the followers you worked so hard to get. So what do you do? Keeping trying to get new ones? Sure – that’s good, but if you don’t change how you’re using Twitter, you’re going to find yourself going in a circle.

Aaron Couch April 25, 2013
Losing Twitter Followers? 10 Dos & Don’ts To Keep Your Followers & Attract New Ones
10 Websites That Will Help Drown Out The Noise So You Can Stay Focused

Internet

10 Websites That Will Help Drown Out The Noise So You Can Stay Focused

Do you find yourself constantly distracted by everything going on around you and having a hard time concentrating on what you’re doing? The solution is noise-cancelling headphones. Whether you’re in a café with a crying baby two tables away, the office with noisy chatter in the cubicle next to you or at home with the dog constantly barking, headphones will do the trick. But headphones are only part of the solution.

Aaron Couch April 23, 2013
10 Websites That Will Help Drown Out The Noise So You Can Stay Focused
RocketDock + Stacks Docklet: Not Just A Dock, But A Complete Desktop Organization Solution [Windows]

Windows

RocketDock + Stacks Docklet: Not Just A Dock, But A Complete Desktop Organization Solution [Windows]

RocketDock has been one of the best choices for a Mac-like dock in Windows for years. That’s why it’s on our Best Of Windows Software page. In fact, you’ve probably heard of it. But there’s more to it than just being a dock that is easy to use. It’s also more customizable, perhaps even more than one of its most popular alternatives, ObjectDock.

Aaron Couch April 20, 2013
RocketDock + Stacks Docklet: Not Just A Dock, But A Complete Desktop Organization Solution [Windows]
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