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Joshua Lockhart

/ Joined 28 June, 2011

Joshua Lockhart is an okay web video producer and a slightly above mediocre writer of online content. You can fawn over his work here:

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Keeping Children Safe In An Online World: 8 Ways To Set Up Kid-Friendly Search

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Keeping Children Safe In An Online World: 8 Ways To Set Up Kid-Friendly Search

The Internet can be a dirty place and you have to take steps to stay safe online, but it can also be a wonderful world where kids can let their creativity and imagination run free. Fortunately, there are a few ways to prevent its two sides from merging. Whatever your reasons, there are ways to set up kid-friendly searches.

16-07-2013
Keeping Children Safe In An Online World: 8 Ways To Set Up Kid-Friendly Search
How To Ensure Your Loved Ones Can Access Your Data Once You’re Gone

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How To Ensure Your Loved Ones Can Access Your Data Once You’re Gone

We’ve written a bit about how loved ones can access your accounts and how to prepare for your death in this digitally-influenced world. However, since we are talking about rather important data, it might be best to come up with a safer way for this information to be accessed. Personally, I would add the human element to technology.

16-07-2013
How To Ensure Your Loved Ones Can Access Your Data Once You’re Gone
Restyle Your Resume For Instant Results On The Job Market

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Restyle Your Resume For Instant Results On The Job Market

Today, I’m not going to share with you the golden secret to resumés that will guarantee you the job. That would be stupid. However, I can guarantee that your resume will be ahead of a few others. For the most part, I’m going to tell you the basics of what to do and what not to do. We’ll cover a few topics that key in on current resume trends, old ones, and traits that will (most likely) never die out.

11-07-2013
Restyle Your Resume For Instant Results On The Job Market
9 Ways To Send Video Messages

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9 Ways To Send Video Messages

Voicemails, emails, and texts are out when you can’t talk to someone right away and need to leave a message. Welcome to the future, guys. We have video messages now. (Okay, maybe emails and texts have their place, but voicemails don’t. Voicemails suck. Don’t use voicemails.) Today, I’m going to tell you just how exactly you can create video messages without much effort on your part.

10-07-2013
9 Ways To Send Video Messages
How Do Celebrities Manage Their Social Media Accounts And What Can We Learn From Them

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How Do Celebrities Manage Their Social Media Accounts And What Can We Learn From Them

Celebrities are the premium fuel of the social media world, and people like you and me just keep burning it. I’m certainly not saying it’s bad thing, though. It’s just a fact! However, have you ever inspected just exactly how celebrities manage their social media accounts? They are all just a little bit different than your Average Joe’s Twitter account, and it’s for a variety of good reasons, too.

09-07-2013
How Do Celebrities Manage Their Social Media Accounts And What Can We Learn From Them
Why Following Up On Email Is Important (Or How I Overreacted When Someone Didn’t)

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Why Following Up On Email Is Important (Or How I Overreacted When Someone Didn’t)

Following up on emails is the proper thing to do. Backing up your claims is the proper thing to do. I thought I should share my experience with you as someone who was on the bad end of poor communication. This is a personal story and it goes a long way in underlining the importance of following up with emails, before any other recourse.

04-07-2013
Why Following Up On Email Is Important (Or How I Overreacted When Someone Didn’t)
How to Prevent Text and Instant Messaging from Smothering a Relationship

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How to Prevent Text and Instant Messaging from Smothering a Relationship

Ladies and gents, ever heard of the old phrase, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder?” It’s not just some silly cliché. In fact, it’s quite possibly more relevant in this day and age than it ever has been. Why? Simple: It’s nearly impossible to be absent anywhere these days. Unfortunately, constant communication kills relationships – emphasis on the word “constant”. However, by looking past technology and into human interaction, there are ways to prevent text and instant messaging from smothering a relationship.

03-07-2013
How to Prevent Text and Instant Messaging from Smothering a Relationship
Stop Spam Texts Forever with These Tips

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Stop Spam Texts Forever with These Tips

Spam texts are dumb. I could have provided a much more detailed introductory sentence, but I believe we can all agree here. Ever had this kind of moment? “Oh man! A new text message! Wonder who it could be– NO I DO NOT WANT THIS OBVIOUSLY FAKE LOAN.” We’re still in the relatively early days of spam texting, so it’s going to take a little while longer for us to instantly recognize them as well as we recognize a Nigerian prince scam. Here are some tips to stop them from hitting your inbox.

02-07-2013
Stop Spam Texts Forever with These Tips
Can Magnets Ruin An SD Card? 6 Common Reasons Why You Can’t Use Your SD Card

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Can Magnets Ruin An SD Card? 6 Common Reasons Why You Can’t Use Your SD Card

Guess what – magnets can’t ruin your SD cards. Let’s just get that one out in the open. Flash memory just doesn’t work that way! I mean, magnets could work, but it would have to be really, really powerful. Nothing that you have in your household would ruin one, for the record. So yeah, let’s just dispel that myth. However, there are a variety of reasons that you can’t your SD card, and it seems as though nearly everyone faces the same issues.

27-06-2013
Can Magnets Ruin An SD Card? 6 Common Reasons Why You Can’t Use Your SD Card
How To Access A Deceased Relative’s Digital Accounts

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How To Access A Deceased Relative’s Digital Accounts

While the Internet has already provided for ways to remove your deceased loved one’s digital accounts , there is occasionally the need to access them. Sometimes it’s for will information – other times it has to deal with financial reasons. Whatever your objective may be, I understand how tough it is.

25-06-2013
How To Access A Deceased Relative’s Digital Accounts
Tips To Maximize Your Listening Pleasure In iTunes

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Tips To Maximize Your Listening Pleasure In iTunes

With Spotify, Pandora, and – sigh – The Pirate Bay in the mix, it’s very rare that you hear someone say they just love listening to iTunes. It’s not like people don’t do it, though. It just seems as if it has faded into the background as the simple default music player for Macs, iDevices, and more. So here are five tips to aid you in maximizing your listening pleasure with iTunes. These basic cheats can be customized according to your listening preferences, so grab your headphones and check ’em out.

20-06-2013
Tips To Maximize Your Listening Pleasure In iTunes
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