WITH Instagram likes and Facebook friends, social media can often feel like a competition. And thanks to Snapchat trophies, even the photo-sharing app has a way for you to earn rewards... What are Snapchat trophies? Trophies are given when a Snapchat user earns special achievements on the app, and they come in the form of emojis. This can be from achieving a certain score, using particular filters, sending creative Snaps, or having your story posted on Live Story. Your 'trophies' will show up in your 'trophy box' as emojis, which you can find by tapping your profile icon in the top left of your screen. You then select trophies and you should be able to see the ones you have unlocked. For example, you can get the Ghost emoji trophy if your Snapchat score hits 500,000; you are awarded the Sun Face emoji if you send a snap with the temperature over 100° F; and you will find the Ogre emoji in your trophy box if you send 1,000 Snaps using the front facing camera (selfies). Snapchat … [Read more...] about Snapchat trophies – what do the trophy case emojis mean and how can I get them?
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Q: I live in a beautiful community that is well maintained by the board and its various committees. All is great, except for the roads — they are ugly with oil marks and patched areas. I have asked after this, but it does not seem to be a priority of the board of directors. How do I get the board to address this issue? — PhilipA: Most people who want to get their board’s attention try to bring up a new issue at the public board meeting. This is not a good idea and will most likely not work.A board meeting is a business meeting and should be run from an agenda of items known to all in advance so that the members and directors have ample time to research and consider the issues to be dealt with during that meeting. The common tactic of trying to embarrass or ambush the board at the meeting almost always backfires. Simply, the board meeting is not the time to introduce a new issue.The better method is to send your board a letter outlining your concern. Try to be detailed … [Read more...] about Ask a real estate pro: How can I make my community’s board listen to my ideas?
Your Apple ID is your gateway to all of Apple's cloud services: iTunes, Apple Music, and iCloud. But what about your actual username? It's usually an email address: Often, it's an @icloud, @me, or @mac address — but you might also have signed up with your third-party email account, like @gmail.com. If you want to change the email address associated with your Apple ID, you can do so from a web browser. For the most part, it's simple. Unfortunately, there are times when changing your Apple ID doesn't work right: You may be told by Apple that the email address you want to use is already an Apple ID, or you might not even be able to change your email address. Never fear: We'll walk you through the steps of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID and help troubleshoot some common problems. Note: If you forgot your Apple ID, you can recover it without having to change your email address. A few things to understand before you start Your Apple ID is an email … [Read more...] about How to change your Apple ID and email address
I wanted to create a file named /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/1000-force-ipv4-transport with the value set to ‘Acquire::ForceIPv4 true;’ on 20 cloud servers hosted in AWS. I already setup Ansible playbook to automate stuff. How do I create a new file using Ansible playbook? Is it possible to create a complex file with many lines of text (say squid.conf) using Ansible IT automation tool? You can use any one of the following module to create a new file: copy module – Copies files to remote locations. template module – Templates a file out to a remote server. How to write a single line content on remote server and create a file The syntax is pretty simple: - copy: content: "your config line here" dest: "/path/to/file" - copy: content: "your config line here" dest: "/path/to/file" As per the documentation: When used instead of ‘src’, sets the contents of a file directly to the specified value. This is for simple values, for anything complex or … [Read more...] about How to create a new config file in Ansible playbook
Microsoft Exchange Server to a cloud-computing-based solution like Google Mail. However, many users will continue to prefer to use Microsoft Outlook as their email client and not the Web-based interface common to Gmail users. (I am squarely in that camp.)Those users can continue to use Outlook as their email client if they set up their enterprise Gmail email account using Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP). Having recently done this myself, I can tell you there are more than a few tricky spots to navigate through during setup. Here are the steps I used to make it work for me. This blog post is also available as a TechRepublic Photo Gallery and TechRepublic Download.Figure A) click the Settings link in the upper right-hand corner of the page.Figure AGoogle InboxOn the Settings page, click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab as shown in Figure B. Click the Enable IMAP radio button and Save the changes.Figure BEnable IMAPI am using Microsoft Outlook 2010 for this How do I document, but … [Read more...] about How do I add an IMAP Google connection to Microsoft Outlook 2010?
Reader Harold and his wife, Ginnie, were puzzled about setting up Mail in macOS to use their business’s return email address when they replied from an iCloud account. Harold notes, “I hate the thought that I will have to type it in every time but I can’t seem to figure out how to do this.”It’s a feature, but it’s not obvious in the least. When you set up an account in Mail, or it’s synced from iOS, Mail prefills a lot of values. This includes the Email Address field you find in Preferences > Accounts in the Account Information tab. For our Mac 911 account, for example, it prefills the email address that’s used to login to the service at which this mail is hosted.But note that it’s a pop-up menu. Click it, and you can choose Edit Email Addresses. This lists all return addresses associated with the account. For my iCloud account, I have my account name for @icloud.com, but also the old @me.com and @mac.com—sometimes I have to … [Read more...] about How to set a different return address in Mail for macOS
iTunes is great at storing all your music and other media, but only if you let it. If, like one correspondent, you have a number of hard drives with old iTunes Media folders, you need to do some work to consolidate them. In other news, iTunes has changed the way you delete files from your library, but not from the cloud. And if iTunes displays a “session expired” dialog, here’s how to fix it. Combining old music folders in one iTunes library Q: I have multiple iTunes Music folders from different old hard drives that were dying, and they all now reside on an external HD. One of them is in my iTunes Media folder, others are named Music 2, 3, etc. I am struggling to find an efficient way to consolidate all the music into the iTunes Media folder. Currently I have to open two Finder windows highlighting two different Music folders to manually compare contents, select the correct content and then drag it into the correct folder; then delete the artist and album from Music … [Read more...] about Ask the iTunes Guy: Consolidating iTunes libraries, deleting songs, correcting an email address for an iTunes account
Think of all the places where your old email address resides, outside of your immediate control, waiting to give people plenty of false information. There are other people’s address books, old messages in people’s inboxes, websites that use your address as your logon name, and your business cards.Changing your email address can be quite a chore.1. Keep the old address for a little whileThe first thing you need to do is check with your old mail provider and find out how long you can keep the old address and at what price. It’s probably worth the money to keep it for at least a few months.2. Tell your contacts, but bcc: pleaseThen you need to tell everyone about the change. Using your new address, send an email to everyone in your address book—friends, relatives, and business associates. Address the message to yourself (again, with the new address), and BCC everyone else.The BCC part is important. Providing everyone with everyone else’s email address is … [Read more...] about How to change your email address without losing your friends
How do you know if an email address exists or not? The easy option would be that you send a dummy mail to that email address, wait for an hour or so and if your message bounces, it is very likely that the particular email address does not exist. The approach works but wouldn’t it be nice if you could check any email address instantly without even sending that test message?The other slightly technical option to verify an email address is by querying the mail server. You connect to the mail server through telnet (see video), enter your email address and the other email address that you are trying to verify. If the server response is an error code, the email address is probably not valid.Let me share an extremely simple method for checking if an email address is valid and exists or not.Go to the login page of the email service and pretend that you no longer remember the password of your email account. The service will ask for your email address where they can send the password … [Read more...] about How to Check if an Email Address is Valid and Exists
Mail Merge for Gmail lets you send personalized email messages to multiple contacts in one go. The individual messages have almost the same content but some parts of the message can be customized. For instance, you can greet each recipient by their first name, you can include their postal address in the message body, personalize the subject line, attach different files while the other parts of the email body remain the same.Mail Merge in Gmail is for everyone. If you are organizing a party at your home, you can send personalized email invitations to all your friends with the help of mail merge. A business owner can use mail merge to inform customers about upcoming deals and offers. Sales and marketing teams use Mail Merge for drip campaigns. Teachers can send individual assignments and reports to students through mail merge.Here’s how you can do mail merge with Gmail: Install the Mail Merge for Gmail add-on. Please watch the Mail merge tutorial for instructions. This will … [Read more...] about How to Create Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Sheets