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[SOLVED] Opengraph Drupal Module – Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_substr()

Recently, because a client’s Facebook Share count disappeared, I decided to replace the Share button with the newer Like button. The Like button works but sometimes, the count was still defaulting to zero even though many users have Liked a specific article. To try and fix this, I wanted to add meta info to each […]

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[SOLVED] Cisco Linksys E4200 Slow Upload Speed

For those who have waited patiently for the Cisco Linksys E4200 Gigabit, Wireless-N, Dual-Band router to arrive in Canadian retail stores, your wait is over. Cisco officially launched the E4200 on March 27, 2011 in Canada. Before I publish a more detailed article about putting the unit through its paces in a real world environment, […]

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Kingston 32GB Class 10 SDHC Cards – SD10/32GB versus SD10/32GBCR

It came time for me to purchase a new SDHC card and the requirement was that it had to be fast enough to cope with the high demands of dSLR burst-shooting and HD video recording. Given the current price point in Canada, the biggest bang for the buck for a branded SDHC card at this […]

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Panasonic HDC-TM700 HD Camcorder Review

This is a review post of Panasonic’s higher end, consumer level HD camcorder, the HDC-TM700 or what most owners just call the TM700. As a detailed write-up has already been published by Camcorderinfo.com, this review will not be getting into the nitty gritty but only discuss issues from a first-hand perspective of using this camera […]

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How to Output Sound from Speakers and Headset Simultaneously

Computers are a wonderful thing but sometimes, the simplest tasks seem to be the most difficult to accomplish. Have you ever been frustrated by repeatedly having to unplug your headset from the front of your computer just so you can hear audio from your speakers? Or are you savvy enough to have used a splitter […]

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Fixed: iPhone Duplicate Sent Emails End up in Outlook Inbox

Since I have been using the iPhone 3G, email has been working perfectly until this morning. I have Outlook set to retrieve email via POP and my iPhone using IMAP. All of a sudden, I am receiving a copy of emails sent via the iPhone in my Outlook Inbox. This issue is definitely common, especially […]

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Canon Vixia HF M31 HD Camcorder Review

This post is a review of Canon’s new mid-range HD camcorder, the Canon Vixia HF M31. As a detailed, technical write up on the pros and cons of this new HD camcorder has been published by Camcorderinfo.com, this review will deal solely with my first-hand experience of having used this video camera for a few […]

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Microsoft Gives Away 6300 Top 100 Songs to Promote Bing iPhone App

One of the benefits of mass consumer adoption of mobile technology is that many companies are beginning to develop some very cool and useful applications. Not all Smartphone apps are useful but the latest app offering from Microsoft is an interesting one and the way they are making the offer is sure to trickle to […]

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Chinese Government Leading the Fight Against Spammers?

A recent move by Google to pull its business out of China made top headlines around the world. As Google controls nearly two-thirds of the world’s search results, it is definitely a big story when it makes a fundamental business decision to up and leave potentially the largest economy in the next 50 years to […]

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Syncing iPhone to a New Computer

Did you get a new computer and now want to sync all your iTunes and iPhone data to the new computer? For anyone going through this process, take comfort in knowing that there is a simple way to seamlessly transfer all music, photos, data and iPhone apps to the new machine. There are quite a […]

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Upgrading from Microsoft Vista to Windows 7 – Microsoft Ripped Me Off

There was a time when a personal computer would just do what it was supposed to. I am referring to the tried and true Windows XP operating system. Over the last two years, newer computers came loaded with its successor Windows Vista. I have to admit, I liked the new user interface and some of […]

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Fixed – Windows Vista Network Slows Down Over Time

While you may finally be able to achieve fast LAN transfers under Windows Vista, the high speed you managed to have gained may not last. The annoying symptom of moving large files over a LAN in Windows Vista’s is that network performance may simply slow down before the file is fully transferred. The problem was […]

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Fixed – WordPress Admin Pages Slow

Recently, something very odd has happened to WordPress that powers this blog. Front facing pages load fast but the back end WordPress admin pages are extremely slow to load. So slow that at times, when I save a draft, the new content would not even take. Nothing times out but many admin pages are just […]

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How to Filter Out Spam From Twitter Search

Twitter’s search actually does a pretty good job at locating tweets for a particular geographical region. Just enter the city name in Twitter search and it will find all results containing this city. Recently, there has been an increase in Twitter robot accounts taking advantage of adding a city name to their auto-posting of classified […]

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Cannot Upload Twitter Background – RESOLVED

Twitter is a fun and productive tool that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates. This free social networking service has grown so exponentially that, unfortunately, it is often times plagued with bugs and server time outs – frustrating to say the least. The latest bug that is tormenting Twitter users worldwide […]

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