Kev Quirk

Joined August 2013

Kev is an IT professional from North West England with a passion for web design & writing. He is a self confessed uber-geek and open source advocate. You can usually find him hanging around on Google+, Twitter & his personal website

Feel free to contact at kevquirk@makeuseof.com

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Kev's Latest Posts

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Slow Computer? 4 Ways To Speed Things Up

30th November, 2013

Buying a new computer can really set you back a pretty penny. So have you considered upgrading what you have now?

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Create & Host Unlimited Websites For Free With Webydo [Giveaway]

22nd November, 2013

We’re giving away 10 Webydo Premium accounts valid for 1 year right after this review, so read on then join the competition!

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Build Your Own Ebay-Style Auction Site With WordPress

6th November, 2013

There’s no doubt about it: eBay is a great site. You can easily buy & sell items, sometimes for a fraction of their retail price. The site’s been so successful there are swathes of auctioneers actually making a career out of eBay and its auctioning tools. But what if you’re sick of eBay cutting into […]

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Get The Perfect Self-Hosted Feedreader Solution With Tiny Tiny RSS

1st November, 2013

What if your favorite feedreader closes its doors like Google Reader? Where can you go then? Well, the answer in both scenarios is Tiny Tiny RSS -the no frills RSS reader that you host yourself.

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3 Ways To Monitor Your Web Server For Free

23rd October, 2013

Monitoring your web server is critical for troubleshooting problems when they arise. There are a number of paid systems but these three free web monitoring tools do the job just as well.

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Why You Should Use A VPS Instead Of Shared Hosting For WordPress

15th October, 2013

Starting a blog is a lot of fun. But choosing whether to go with a free solution, like Blogger or WordPress.com, or whether it’s best to go with a paid, self-hosted option is a difficult choice to make – especially when you’re new to blogging. So let me help you out a little here: the […]

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3 Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternatives, Tested

10th October, 2013

Dropbox is the original cloud syncing and backup tool. But hosting your own Dropbox-like service comes with a few positives. Let’s take a look at some awesome self-hosted alternatives to Dropbox.

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5 Ways To Prevent Hackers From Accessing Your Online Accounts

25th September, 2013

Getting hacked is an unfortunate part of being on the Internet today. But by using some simple, yet effective security measures, you can make any hackers dream of getting into your accounts, an absolute nightmare.

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How To Make The Perfect WordPress Maintenance Page

11th September, 2013

Just because your site needs to be down for a while doesn’t mean it needs to be ugly. WordPress is a great blogging platform that allows you to make amazing websites for all sort of things, not just a blog. Website owners spend a lot of time working on their beloved piece of cyberspace, but […]

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Looking For A Beautiful, Easy To Use Linux Distro? Try Elementary OS Luna

9th September, 2013

Elementary OS Luna is a lot more than Ubuntu with some tweaks and a nice theme. Here’s what to expect.

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How To Backup & Restore Your WordPress Site Easily With UpdraftPlus

23rd August, 2013

Being a WordPress site owner myself I’ve seen servers fail and loss of data on more than one occasion. Hardware fails, and hackers will try to compromise your site. With that in mind it’s very important to have a tried and tested backup routine, so that you can restore your site should the worst happen. You spend […]