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Google+ for Google Apps

It's about time Google+ (or Google Plus) now available using Google Apps domain. This includes Google Apps (Standard), Google Apps for Business, Google Apps for Government, and Google Apps for Education.

The Google Apps for domain administrator needs to turn-ON this feature. Here's how to.

Log in to the Google Apps administrator control panel.Click the Organization & users tab.Click the Services tab.Scroll down 'till you see the Google+ icon, change it to ON.You're done. To test it. Go to Google Plus website http://plus.google.com, the browser will auto-detect that your Google Apps email is now ready for Google Plus, continue to setup your profile, add your family, and friends. 
Enjoy.

Transferring Photos and Music to iPhone 4S

I finally got my iPhone 4S, definitely way faster than my old iPhone. I got 64Gb so I can transfer all my musics, videos, and all my pictures.

This article will help you transfer your pictures and musics to your new iPhone device. Here's how to.

First of all, let's backup your pictures. You can simply open a windows explorer, drag all your pictures to your C: drive. You can create a new folder if you want to organize your pictures backup. For Mac users, create a new folder to your "Documents", then drag and drop. For this example, let's use a new folder "BACKUP PICTURES" to copy your pictures from your apple device e.g. iPhone or iPodMake sure you have the latest version of iTunes application. If you don't, please update this application before you proceed. It is highly recommended.After the backup, connect your apple device.Open your iTunes application, it will automatically recognize your device under DEVICES. Click on it.Select the Photos tab, put…

iCloud Photo Stream - HOWTO delete them

OK you got your new iPhone 4S, congratulation to you.

The iPhone 4S comes with updated iOS 5.0 packed of new features to play. One of them is the iCloud Photo Stream service, where you can shoot a photo, automatically stream to your iCloud account, and be able to see this photo to your other iOS device running 5.0. Sweet!

Now, the questions is how do you delete your Photo Stream?

A little tricky, but it is available. Here's how.

Login to your iCloud account through www.iCloud.com website.Click on your name, located at upper right-corner of the web page.Click Advance, then click Reset Photo Stream.Click Reset to continue. It will only delete the photos in your Photo Stream account, not in your iOS devices such as iPhone, iMac, iPod, etc.
I hope this help.

HOWTO convert a Physical Server to Virtual Machine

Here's a step-by-step procedures on how to convert a Physical Server to Virtual Machine.

Download VMware converter tool from vmware.com website. Copy the converter tool to your physical server, and double-click the file to install, and accept "default" installation. Open the client to start the conversion.In VMware vCenter Converter Standalone console, click "Convert Machine".In Conversion, Source System, and select "This local machine". Click Next to continue.In Destination , type the IP address or name of vCenter Server, Username, Password, and OS Family "Windows". Click Next to continue.It will prompt a "Converter Security Warning", click "Ignore" the Certificate Warnings.In Destination Virtual Machine, type Name of server ex. KINGNET_Server01, click Next to continue.In Cluster (if you use this feature), select the server, in Datastore select EqualLogic, click Next.In Options, click Next continue or click Edit to change…

HOWTO setup your BlackBerry BOLD in Verizon

Got your new BlackBerry BOLD smart phone and got this error when try to use the e-mail.

"This BlackBerry device is not registered with your wireless service provider."

Please register this device and verify that the URL of the current website matches the one provided by your wireless service provider.

 To register 
In the Application list on your device, click Options, or click Settings Options. Click Advanced Options > Host Routing. Click the Meny key and click Register Now.  It took a while for me to find this setting using a BlackBerry Bold. Why they keep changing the location of the setting, maybe for the better.

Here's how to register a BlackBerry Bold. 
In your BlackBerry smartphone:
Go to Setup, Options, Device, Advanced System Settings, Host Routing Table, then press the BlackBerry icon, select Register Now.

Gmail Security - Two factor authentication

The Gmail provides excellent tools for anti-spam and anti-viruses. The username and password authentication is great, and you can make this more secure using two factor authentication or 2 step verification.

Here's how to activate the 2-Step Verification using your Gmail or Google Apps email.
Login to your email at Gmail.comIn the upper right-corner of your browser, click on your email address, then click Account Settings.Under Security, click on "Using 2-Step verification" to generate the codes.For this example, I will use my iPhone, (also available for Android and BlackBerry). So in Mobile Application, click on iPhone. The next page will provide information on how to download the Google Authenticator for iPhone, done that and I am ready to go.Using my iPhone Google Authenticator, click the (+) sign to add, click the Scan Barcode, and scan the code in your Gmail account.In the iPhone Google Authenticator, you will see a 6-digits number to be use to verify your account. Yo…

Updating to iOS 5.0

I'm so excited today hoping to received my iPhone 4S. That excitement shoot down when I find out that Best Buy doesn't have my preordered iPhone 4S 64GB Black model on time.

Instead, I decided to upgrade my iPad to the latest released of iOS 5.0.

My current iOS version is 4.3.1, so I have to upgrade first to 4.3.5, then run the Update.

Upgrading iOS from 4.3.1 to 4.3.5 took a while, more than one hour from running the backup of my entire iPad contents e.g. pictures, video, and apps.

The iOS 5.0 requires iTunes 10.5, so I have to download and install it. It takes 10-15 minutes to updates. And another 30-45 minutes downloading files, depending on your internet speed.

I restarted my MacBook Pro as required by the program, then enjoy iOS 5.0 on my iPad.

Next, my iPhone 3GS upgrading for iOS 5.0.

Update:
My iPhone 3GS is now upgraded to iOS 5.0. One nice feature of iOS 5.0, I can run "Software Update" directly from my iPhone. This feature remove the dependency to my MacBoo…

WP Super Cache

If you're running a blog using a content management system Wordpress, it is recommended to use the plug-in WP Super Cache.

According to the description:
"This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts." (2011, Wordpress.org)

With this plug-in, it will reduce the loading time of your website by 20-50% faster.

Knowing the advantages, now let's find out the disadvantages. Well I'm running a e-commerce websites, for example www.breeder.co, www.talked.com, www.headcam.com, etc. My e-commerce websites were designed to randomly display the products in the main page, so we can showcase all products that we have in store. The website load faster but since it was converted to static html, the random display of products become static too. So I decided not to use the WP Super Cache plug-in in…

Steve Job 1955-2011

Good bye. 1955-2011
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Apple released iPhone 4S, not iPhone 5

Apple comes short with their announcement today. I'm expecting a new iPhone product called iPhone 5, instead they announce iPhone 4S. It is like giving you a half bake product, same physical design, though comes with powerful processor dual-core A5, 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video recording at 30fps. Engadget.com provides a comparison between iPhone 4S VS iPhone4, and TechCrunch.com post here. Check it out.

As consumer, I still prefer to have an iPhone 4S than anything else. Maybe it's time for me to check the Galaxy II smart phone again. What do you think?