ITworld How-to en Unix: Counting chickens or anything else Unix tools make it easy to find strings in files, but what if you want to find specific whole words, more complex text patterns, or every instance of a word or pattern?<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Operating Systems How-to opensource count for grep locate loop pattern Perl word Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:45:25 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 415401 at 3 ways to hack DNS to speed up your Web browsing Want to browse the Web faster, without paying extra for more bandwidth? It&#039;s simple to do. Just use one of these three free services to hack the DNS system for faster and more reliable surfing.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet How-to DNS Google Public DNS hacks namebench OpenDNS speed up web browsing Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:34:50 +0000 Preston Gralla 414938 at Unix: More ways to spin the top command The top command is one of the most useful commands for getting a quick glimpse into how your Unix server is performing, but stopping there might mean that you&#039;re missing out on a lot of interesting options.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IT Management Operating Systems How-to servers cpu help memory performance Sandra Henry-Stocker sort Top Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:12:35 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 414414 at If you're developing in Visual Studio and not using WebDeploy, you're doing it wrong Pushing code to a server - test, production, or otherwise - is an error prone hassle. Invariably you forget to update a connection string or push a DLL or include new image resources. True, lots of solutions exist for continuous integration, but they’re not always practical during development.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Application Management Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Development IT Management Windows How-to Visual Studio Web Deploy Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 414156 at Simple way for Spotify to stream track after track on the iPhone A few days ago I wrote about what appeared to be a problem with Spotify&#039;s recent iPhone upgrade, and included a workaround. But Spotify has come through with a simpler answer. It works like a charm. Here&#039;s how to do it.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech How-to iPhone Spotify streaming music Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:56:30 +0000 Preston Gralla 414088 at How to wipe your personal data from your smartphone or tablet Before you sell or recycle your old smartphone or tablet, you need to wipe it clean, for security&#039;s sake. It&#039;s not always as easy to do as you might think -- but I&#039;ll tell you how, for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Blackberry. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Protection Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Security How-to Android BlackBerry IOS security windows 8 Windows Phone wipe data Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:46:12 +0000 Preston Gralla 413998 at Spotify new iPhone app may confuse subscribers on how to stream I&#039;ve been a happy Spotify subscriber for quite some time, willing to pay $10 a month to stream music to my iPhone, iPad, Android devices, and Sonos music system. But Spotify&#039;s latest iPhone update looked as if it thumbed its nose at paying iPhone subscribers. In fact, it didn&#039;t, and was just a confusing interface. Read on for details.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Personal Tech How-to iPhone music streaming Spotify Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:57:44 +0000 Preston Gralla 413846 at Automatically HTML Decode every string property posted to .NET WebAPI The .NET framework does a lot to help improve and speed up the development process. One of the areas it really shines in is API development. Using the WebAPI and, more recently, WebAPI 2 project types can save you a massive amount of effort when creating an API from scratch. Here’s a blanket solution for a common gotcha with API development in general. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Internet Open Source Software How-to code WebAPI Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 412782 at How to install an SSD in your laptop without losing your data It’s a shame that such a large percentage of laptops still come with slow, 5400 RPM, mechanical hard drives. A solid state hard drive not only boosts performance substantially, but also improves battery life and the longevity of the system. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Consumerization of IT Data Protection Hardware IT Management Personal Tech Software Storage How-to SSD upgrades Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 411532 at How to disable Windows 8's deep cloud integration, piece by piece Microsoft provides granular control options that let you pick and choose which cloud-friendly features to use.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Operating Systems Security Software Windows How-to windows 8 windows 8.1 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:28:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 411520 at Unix: More networking basics for the beginner The ifconfig command doesn&#039;t suck; it&#039;s just not as cool or sophisticated as ip.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Operating Systems How-to operatingsystems commands ifconfig ip network route Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:59:14 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 411332 at LinkedIn makes creating web page tours simple with Hopscotch Have you ever been to a website that took you on a nice looking, interactive tour of its features? If you have, I bet you thought “hey, that’s pretty neat”, or maybe “zomg, such fancy, wow”. Regardless, you probably also wondered how they accomplished it. Here’s one solution from the folks over at LinkedIn called Hopscotch. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Development Internet On-demand Software Open Source Software How-to LinkedIn web development Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 410793 at Unix: Networking basics for the beginner Need a jump start on Unix networking? Whether you&#039;re working on your home network or setting up systems at work, here are some Unix commands and insights that might prove helpful.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Operating Systems How-to servers ifconfig netstat network Ping Unix Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:21:51 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 409996 at Unix: Pranks that sysadmins play Unix systems administrators tend to be very serious about their responsibilities -- except when they&#039;re not. And, when they&#039;re not, the pranks that they play on each other and some of their more annoying users might surprise you.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems How-to servers humor pranks sysadmins tricks Unix users Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:43:36 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 408883 at 3 great free tools for cleaning out your Mac Use your Mac long enough and it gets bloated with unwanted files, caches, and incompletely installed apps. I&#039;ve got three free tools for you that will clean out your Mac, and along the way boost your productivity as well.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Software How-to AppTrap bloat CCleaner cleanup junk Mac Onyx Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:08:26 +0000 Preston Gralla 408650 at