Don’t you just hate it when an online company – an online company! – offers no way to cancel your account with them, uh..you know… online? Of course, this is because they want you to call them so that they can try to convince you to not cancel your account. This is the case with Stamps.com, who not only doesn’t offer a way to cancel online, but doesn’t even make it easy to find out how to cancel. You might think that you could cancel your Stamps.com account – or at least get information about how to cancel your account – by going into your account settings, or your billing settings, in your Stamps.com account. But you would be wrong. You have to go into their support area, and search for “cancel”, only to be told “you must call us during business hours.” So, we are going to make it just a little bit easier by telling you how to do it here.
“iPhone text messages won’t stay deleted and keep coming back,” complains one user. “How can I permanently delete iMessage SMS messages?” asks another. It seems that no matter what you do to delete those text messages, they keep coming back! Here’s how to delete text messages and text message threads on your iPhone permanently, so that they don’t reappear.
One of the most frustrating things about the iPod Touch and iPhone is that they have a wonderful, and even beautiful, Notes program, but you can’t sync or even directly transfer your notes from your iPod Touch or iPhone to your computer unless you jailbreak your device or transfer them to a third-party service and then download them again. What’s up with that?
In case you’re behind on the whole ‘box of the month’ subscription craze, you may not know about Rocksbox. But, if you do know about Rocksbox, and particularly if you are subscribed to Rocksbox, you may now be wondering how to cancel your Rocksbox subscription. Here’s how.
Siri has made it incredibly easy to set reminders on your iPhone. Want to be reminded of something you have to do at a certain time? Tell Siri to remind you when it’s time. Want to be reminded of something you need to do when you arrive somewhere? Tell Siri to set a reminder based on location. But what if you want to set a reminder manually – silently – without invoking Siri? Maybe you’re in a meeting, or church, or somewhere else where you don’t want Siri blabbing her loud mouth?
Don’t you just hate it when you get included in a mass Facebook email message from someone on Facebook, and then lots of other people start replying, and you get all of those replies? When you find yourself swimming in Facebook message replies to a Facebook message thread that you never even requested, do you find yourself wondering how to unsubscribe to the message thread – how to stop Facebook messages – how to stop receiving all those replies? How to leave the conversation? Well, here’s how.
Dropbox, the cloud-based file storage service, has 500 million users. And an appreciable number of those Dropbox users can’t figure out how to delete files, let alone how to delete files permanently, on Dropbox. In part that’s because despite being nearly 10 years old, Dropbox’ user interface (“UI”) is still stuck in 1998, and in part because, well, the “how to delete” mechanism is buried and poorly documented.
How many times has it happened? You miss that it’s your move in Words with Friends because you’ve turned the sound off on your phone. So you turn it on, and instantly get annoyed all over again by all of those other Words with Friends sounds. You know the ones – the sounds that get made within the Words with Friends game every…single…move..you…make. Argh! Well, it’s actually really easy to turn off all of the game sounds in Words with Friends, while still being notified with a sound when it’s your move. Here’s how.
Having received the “either pay your eFax bill up front for a year or suffer a 30% increase in your monthly rate” notice of eFax increasing their rates, we chose, instead, to cancel our eFax account.
Most large online companies now offer live support via a chat support system, and Skype is no different. Where Skype is different from many companies is that it makes its live chat help very difficult to find. Rather than having a live support link through which you can chat with a live Skype representative readily accessible on every page, you have to jump through a series of hoops before you are offered the opportunity to talk with a live person. So, here, to save you the frustration of “just where the heck is Skype’s live support chat”, we show you how to find it.
Almost nothing is more frustrating than spending two days keeping your Macbook laptop in one location while it does a first-time Time Machine backup to your Time Capsule – especially when it’s not really a first-time backup, because you already have a perfectly good backup on your Time Capsule but your Macbook Air or Macbook Pro won’t recognize it, so it starts all over. We say “almost nothing” because what is even more frustrating is waiting that two days, only to have the backup stop before the full backup is complete, and having to start all over. Or completing that full backup, and then Time Machine still can’t connect to the new full backup, and wants to start another new one. If any of this has happened to you, here are simple, step-by-step instructions for what worked for us to force Time Machine to both complete a full backup to a Time Capsule, and to recognize that backup and use it, after going from OS X Lion 10.7.5 to Mountain Lion 10.8.2.
One of the more frustrating things about the iPhone is how darned big the .mov video files are, and that there is no native way to change that. Here is a step-by-step tutorial, with pictures, as to how to both make your iPhone record your videos in a smaller format, so that your iPhone movies are saved to a smaller file, and also how to reduce the size of the .mov files that you may have already taken.
If you use Wordpress and the entries in your RSS feed have started including the text “The post” and “appeared first on”, referencing the title and date of the post, and you’re going crazy trying to figure out how to get rid of “the post appeared first on”, you’re going to love us. Here’s how to get rid of that “the post” … “appeared first on” line from your Wordpress RSS feed.