Monday, November 28, 2011

Norton For Me

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In the past, I have posted about the security software that I use for my computer.

It has always been important to me that every computer in the house be protected with internet security.

And since I run my business on my computer, I have always made sure it is kept up to date and run regularly to scan for problems.


For years I have used the Norton Internet Security, and I have just recently discovered the Norton Small Business by Symantec software.

Instead of updating my computer with the 2012 update that has just come out, I may give this new product a try.

Especially now since Norton is giving small business owners a 30% discount on it.

I can not imagine running my business computer without having it protected.

All I need is a virus or worm to take control or destroy any part of my system, and I would be out of business pretty quick.

And I think it is also of the utmost importance to protect the information of my customers.

I know that most people think it will never happen to them.

But it does.

It can sneak up on you without you even knowing it.

That's why I wouldn't be without my Norton  Internet Security - it is worth the money invested.

Check out what Norton has to offer for you - and leave a comment to let me know which one works best for your system and why.

If you are a business owner, protect your Small Business from the latest online threats with Norton's products.

You will be glad you did!


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Facebook and the Blogs

When I joined Facebook a couple of years ago, I was impressed with the way all my blogs seamlessly integrated into my feeds.

Then I joined Twitter, and that integrated just as nicely too.

My photo website also automatically posted to my wall.

I loved that one website could bring together all my sites and news into one area.

The tabs could promote my sites and interests.

It was great.

Then the tabs were taken away.

Then the networked blogs were taken away.

I now have to manually update my feed from my photo site.

And now, as of 11/22, the blogs will no longer integrate with Facebook.

We will have to manually put the posts in the feeds or use the new "notes" feature to add them to our feeds.

Pretty soon there will not be too much left to the site that works any more.

I am really disappointed and will miss this feature.

Not only for my blogs, but from the friends I follow also - I like to see their posts on my wall.

Some changes really are not for the better, and it is sad to see it going this way.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Importing Firefox Bookmarks to Chrome

In my last post, I wrote about the Google Chrome browser.

I was having a hard time getting it to read my bookmarks in firefox and import them into chrome.

I had tried the way I was supposed to import them, but they just wouldn't come through.

After some research, it was determined it was probably one of my firefox extensions.

So instead of deleting them all, I tried another method that worked like a charm.

I will post what I did, so hopefully it can help another user.

I found this info online:

1. Go to Firefox Bookmark
2. Click on Show all all bookmarks
3. Click on Import and Back up your bookmark
4. Click on Export HTML
5. Save it on a desired location
6. Open Chrome
7. Click on Bookmark and select Bookmark Manager
8. Click on Organize
9. Click on Import Bookmark
10 Go to where you originally saved the HTML...

Worked like a charm and imported them all.

I really like the way they run across the top of the browser - the whole screen gets used and they are still available.

I have been organizing them into folders on the bar, and it is coming together quite neatly.

I am really liking this browser and will explore some of the extensions and apps over the next few days.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Google Chrome Browser

I have been a die-hard Firefox browser user for many years.

A few weeks ago, I upgraded my version and was quite happy with it.

The speed was the most improved feature I noticed, and I was able to browse along nicely.

Then I noticed that I was being signed out of all my websites.

At first I thought it had something to do with Norton, my internet security program.

But it became quite evident over a period of time that it was my newly upgraded firefox that kept logging me out.

I checked all the options that were recommended to keep that from happening.

I also deleted a couple of files that had to do with cookies being stored as that was also recommended to fix the problem.

Well, when it started happening while in the middle of browsing, one minute I was fine, the next I was logged off of all my sites, I couldn't stand it any longer.

I wasn't able to find any other fixes for it, so I decided to give the Google Chrome browser a try.

I thought firefox was fast - chrome had the sites loaded faster than I could click them.

I can't figure a way to bring my hundreds of bookmarks over from FF - it just won't import them even though it tries to.

Since it has only been a day I have used it, I will try to keep my excitement down.

I will continue to use it for my drops each day - they fly.

I may eventually use it full time, but since FF has the bookmarks, I will have to stay with them for the time being.

Chrome is different from firefox, but I like it.

If you haven't tried it, check it out - it is free to download.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Entrecard Troubles

I think Entrecard is coming to an end.

It isn't even possible to access our accounts even though drops can still be made.

Only a few were done on my main blog today, and none on any of the other blogs.

I couldn't access the account to switch my users.

So, for the first time in many years, they didn't get done today.

And to be honest, the troubles that have been plaguing the dropping over the the past few weeks have just about worn out my patience with them.

I was giving serious thought to leaving that community.

But the decision might have already been made for us.

I welcome any comments from other EC users - lord knows, you won't find any answers on the EC site.