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Migrate to another hosting company from Arvixe

Yes, I switched my hosting company again, even though it is always a hassle to migrate to a different hosting providers especially when you need to migrate any production web site.with database backend. This time the reason I had to switch was that the support of Arvixe (my previous hosting company) has become very sluggish which made them think it is time to change to a better company. After I fed up with HostGator’s Windows […]

Users sue Apple for new Wi-Fi Assist feature in iOS9 for a stupid reason

  If you have a smartphone with mobile data plan, then you would expect, when in service area, the phone is smart enough to automatically connect to the mobile network so you can do fun stuff such as checking email, watching videos, and so on. Because of this normal expectation, when a Wi-Fi-connected smartphone lost its Wi-Fi connection (or maybe the signal is too weak to connect), it will automatically try to connect to your mobile network […]

Back to the Future day

If I drive 88 miles per hour today, will I get pulled over for speeding? If I do get pulled over, can I tell the cop that I am trying to go back to the future because the speed of 88 miles per hour is the exact and only speed that Doc Brown figured out based on his scientific research for time travel. Maybe, only maybe, if the cop is a hard-core Back to the […]

[Solved] Cannot have multiple items selected in a DropDownList

If you work on ASP.NET DropDownList, most likely you will encounter a situation when you need to pre-select an item in the DropDownList. You might see people using the following way to do that after the DropDownList is bound: this.ddlSchools.SelectedValue = oSchool.AdminID This works very well if you are sure that the value you assign to the DropDownList actually is one of the DropDownList items, otherwise, you will get an ArgumentOutOfRangeException. So the safe way to […]

Protect your router from being hacked

In the fast few days, you may have heard from some news source that some nice hacker(s) targeted unprotected routers with good intention. After hacking the router to gain access to user’s network, the hacker(s) installed some protective software that will look for spyware and remove it once found. The software can also install important updates on user’s computer and even force the user to update their computer so their computer will be up to […]

KB3087040 Windows Update fails with error 0x80004005 on Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 and have tried to run Windows Update to keep your Windows system secure, then you might encounter this Windows Update error regarding a new KB3087040, which was released on September 21, 2005: It is very strange for such a high priority security fix, Microsoft didn’t seem to fully test it before rolling it out. By the time of writing this post, the issue with the automatic Windows Update still […]

Amazon Underground offers completely free apps

Amazon Underground is a new Amazon Android shopping app that offers thousands of free apps and games, here “free” means completely free, even the in-game purchase is free. So if you install an free app or game with in-game purchase option, then you don’t even need to pay the in-game purchase. That sounds too good to be true? But it is true. So you may ask, “what is the catch then?” Well the only catch is […]

Estimate of time for WordPress Plugin directory surpassing two billion downloads

Jeff Chandler from WorePress Tavern recently reported that WordPress Plugin directory has surpassed one billion downloads since March 2006 and he asked readers to estimate when it will reach two billion downloads. Instead of throwing a wild guess, I decided to do some statistical analysis on the data he provided to get a statistical estimate. Here are the data he provided in his post: March 2006  191,567 2007  2,845,802 2008  15,130,856 2009  49,822,116 2010  72,342,598 2011  […]

Best money transfer company Xoom acquired by PayPal

Disclaimer: this post is not a paid review or advertisement, but is my personal experience that I would like to share with those who are in the same position as me. However, the company Xoom does have a referral program that will give you and I $25 if you use their service via my referral link at the end of the post, but you are not obligated to do so. Recently, PayPal announced they have acquired […]

Install Windows 10 Technical Preview in VirtualBox

We all know that Microsoft is working hard to keep their promise of releasing Windows 10 in this summer, and during the first year after the release, users of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 will get free upgrade to Windows 10. However, if you cannot wait that long, you can grab a copy of Windows 10 Technical Preview and install it on your test PC or simply on a virtual machine to get some hands-on […]