Posts by Lena Shore

Web Hosting: Types and choosing the right one for you.

In the world of web hosting there are a lot of choices and it can be confusing to make a decision. You might wonder what the difference is between $10 a month hosting versus $150 a month hosting. There are three basic kinds of hosting the average person will care about: Shared Managed Private Server…

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Create a Shared Family Address Book with Contacts and iCloud

NOTE: “Apple Family Sharing” is good for sharing the in-app purchases, iTunes, iBooks, and iCloud storage. But, it doesn’t share address books well, at least not yet. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this lately. I figure Apple will solve this problem eventually by changing the way the address book works. But, for now,…

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How to Do Your Own Annual Website Assessment

Annual Website Assessment

When is the last time you really looked at your own website? Every year we get health check-ups, eye exams, and tune-ups for our cars. Your website should be no different. About once a year, you should give your website a good review. This can help prevent problems and find existing ones you may have…

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Is your website secure? Should you care?

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Google’s Chrome will soon mark your site as “unsafe” if you don’t have a security certificate. What is a security certificate? Security Certificates (SSL) are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from…

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Do you really want a cheap “DIY Website”?

DIY Cheap Website

In this article, we will compare DIY web services with a custom site using WordPress. WordPress is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. It is very popular, and my clients love it. DIY website services, on the other hand, promise quick and easy websites that…

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Why you don’t want a canned theme for your website

I almost didn’t write this article. I didn’t want to introduce the idea of canned template themes. The last thing I want to do is advertise them to people and potential clients who didn’t know they exist — and it sounds self serving for me to tell you NOT to use them. But, it dawned on me…

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How Does Safari’s Login Feature Work?

Safari passwords

Question Can you talk a bit about Safari offering to supply a username and password? I’ve wondered about that but know nothing about how it would work. Does Safari automatically remember it? Does my iPhone know them? Answer When you log into a website, Safari will ask you if you want to save your login…

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Lena’s Favorite Password Management Software: 1Password

1Password

I use a LOT of passwords. I have my passwords, my husband’s passwords, my client’s passwords — and probably passwords for my dog somewhere too. As of this writing, I have over 3200 passwords. And while I like to think I’m smart enough to remember them all, let’s get real. I’m not that brainy. But…

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