The Winners and Losers of Social Media in 2012

2012 was a year of social media shake-ups platforms, and a tighter integration of social media into existing business processes. As the dust of the 2012 social media scuffle settles, now is a perfect time to look back at how each social network performed. The Nielsen Group measured the performance of the major networks and we have compiled the statistics into a series of report cards. Take a look at each network’s growth, monthly visitors and estimated marketing ROI.
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More Tips to Thrive on LinkedIn

Your LinkedIn Profile
– Update your status regularly with relevant information that shows you’re a thought-leader in your industry.
– Make sure you have a great photo: it should be professional, should look like you, and should be a front-facing headshot.
– Complete all of the available fields: including some of the newer fields like projects, courses and publications.
– Update your jobs to have keywords in the title and descriptions so that you show up more frequently in searches.
– Update applications that show your interests, like your Amazon reading list, your blog, or your slideshows.
– Write a catchy headline and summary – this is your first impression and it should be an attention grabber.
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Fix PDF Printer missing after Adobe Acrobat or Reader installation on Windows 64-Bit

If you have installed Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader on a Windows 64-bit OS, you may notice that the Adobe PDF printer has not been installed. During the installation you may have received an error with this message “Printer driver was not installed. Operation could not be completed (error0x00000002).”
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Retrieve Files from Windows.old Folder in Windows 8 Release Preview

Microsoft release Windows 8 Release Preview and provided options to upgrade from earlier versions of Windows like Windows 7, Windows 8 consumer or developer preview, Windows XP and Vista. If you were running Windows 8 Consumer Preview or developer preview and installed Windows 8 Release Preview and didn’t reformat hard drive during installation, Windows will retain files from the user account so that you can retrieve old files from Windows.old folder created during installation.
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Enable iPhone or iPad Feature using IPCC in iTunes Carrier Testing Mode

iTunes carrier testing mode allows you to manually load signed .ipcc carrier files onto iPhone or cellular iPad. .ipcc files contain various carrier settings pertaining to voice mail, MMS and SMS, Personal Hotspot, APN settings and other network-specific preferences. Other than making network configuration easy IPCC also used to forcibly enable features that are disabled by default. This article will show you how to enable carrier testing mode, how to find ipcc files and how to use IPCC files with either iPhone or iPad with cellular connection.
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Microsoft will release 7 Patches for 23 Security Vulnerabilities 8 May 2012

Microsoft will release three critical patches on Patch Tuesday tomorrow to fix remote code execution flaws in Office, Windows, the .NET Framework and Silverlight. Four other patches were rated as important and would fix remote code execution flaws in Office and elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Windows. According to Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for May 2012 published on May 3, 2012, Microsoft is going to patch 23 security holes present in all versions of their flagship operating system Microsoft Windows (including the newest Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2), their productivity suite Microsoft Office, Microsoft Silverlight, and Microsoft .NET Framework.
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Final Cut Pro X Multicam editing tips and tricks

Following tips can help you streamline your multicam workflow in Final Cut Pro X:

– Set the date, the time, and the time zone on your camcorder or recording device before you shoot footage for your multicam project. This provides useful information to Final Cut Pro during the automatic multicam clip creation process.

Note: At any time, you can change the Content Created date and time of your source clips in the Event Browser. Just select one or more clips and choose Modify > Adjust Content Created Date and Time.

– Because you can use the sophisticated automatic audio sync feature in Final Cut Pro to help ensure multicam synchronization accuracy, it makes sense to record audio on every camcorder and recording device in your multicam production. (Clear audio recordings provide the best results.)
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Overview VMware vSphere 5 Features, Installation, Management and Performance

VMWare have been specialising in server virtualisation since 2001. It has the largest market share especially in the enterprise market and therefore has a strong reputation for delivering virtualisation solutions. As it was the first company to make inroads in virtualisation it has over time built a large community and created partnerships with a wide range of technology companies. This is important as it ensures that there are a large number of hardware suppliers that ensure their products are compatible and also allows VMWare to make purpose built drivers for their hypervisor.
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