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Reply-To address is used when you want the replies to your emails to be delivered to a different email address than the one you send the email from. For example, if I send an email from sarayoo@ domain.com to someone@ gmail.com. When someone@ gmail.com replies to my email, I want the reply to be delivered in someone-else@ domain.com and NOT sarayoo@ domain.com.

In my earlier article, I explained how to set reply-to email address in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Outlook 2010. In this article, we will see how to do the same in Mac OS X Mail application.

Configuring reply-to in Mac OS X Mail is different from how it is done in Outlook on a Windows computer. In the Mail application in Mac, you can either have an option to choose reply-to for a single mail or you can have the same configured for all email you send out, as a default setting. In the first case, reply to the particular email only will be delivered to reply-to address, where as in the second case, replies to all emails you send out will be delivered to the reply-to email address.

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Favicons - short term for "Favorite Icon" - is the small icon that appears near the browser URL, often showing a company's logo or other images. For example, Google.com has a "g" as the favicon.

Most of the time, if you use WordPress or Joomla or other Content Management Systems, they will have a default favicon, not the one you may want to to use.

Using Photoshop or other photo editing software to create a favicon, which is usually of the size of 16x16px (or maximum 32x32px), may be often difficult. There are much easier way to do this without any photo editing software like Photoshop. I am going to show you an easier way to create a favicon for your blog or website.

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Sometimes when you send emails to someone, it may get stuck in the Outbox folder in your Mail.app in the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This happens for various reasons, for example, if your network connection drops while Mail app tries to send the email, it gets stuck in Outbox and it keeps trying to send it out. The bad thing is that your iOS device will never stop trying and will not let you delete the mail as well. In this article, I am going to show you how you can delete such 'stubborn' emails stuck in Outbox.

Before I talk about the easier solution, some of the other solutions I have found online is given below;

1.

Delete the email configured in your iOS device and reconfigure the email again!

For example: an email send out from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., which is configured on my iPhone gets stuck in Outbox, I have to remove This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email configuration from my device and have to reconfigure it! This solution can be really difficult sometimes.

2.

Wait indefinitely. Not possible, isn't it?

The Easier Solution to Remove Emails Stuck in Outbox

Step 1:

Tap on Settings and Turn on your device to Air Plane mode

Step 2:

Launch Mail app again. The app will prompt you saying that you are not connected to Internet. Ignore that.

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Step 3:

Click on the Outbox folder. You can see a red color exclamation mark on the email stuck in Outbox. And the Edit button, appearing at the top right corner, is active.

Step 4:

Click Edit >>> Select the email >>> Delete.

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Finally got rid of that stubborn email stuck there.

If you delete the email stuck in Outbox, the email will not be delivered to the recipient. You will have to resend the email again.

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Dropbox is a free file hosting service that lets you bring your photos, videos, documents, and other digital files anywhere with you. With todays advanced technology, you are no longer required to be on your computer at home or office to access your favorite photos, videos or documents. With Dropbox and the like services, you can access these files from anywhere - from your iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.), Android, Blackberry, etc. - as long as you are connected to Internet.

Having such a convenience posses great security threat as well. Passwords alone are not enough, as someone may be able to guess or hack your password and get access to your personal / confidential files. To reduce that risk, Dropbox announced the use of Two-Step Verification as an optional security measure for its users. In this article, we will look at what is two-step verification and how you can secure your confidential digital documents in the Dropbox using two-step verification.

What is Two-Step Verification for Dropbox?

I have written an article on how to use 2-Step verification in Gmail/ Google sometime back. You can read it here. Two-Step verification in Dropbox is similar to Google's, where the user is required to enter a second verification code or pin in addition to the usual password. This is to reduce the probability of someone accessing your Dropbox account, even if they know your password. Dropbox will not let anyone access your account unless the second pin, which is sent via text message to your mobile device or generated via a suitable mobile app.

How to Configure Two-Step Verification in Dropbox?

Assuming that you already have a Dropbox account, configuring Two-Step verification is pretty easy. If you do not have a Dropbox account, you can create one from here.

There are two ways of generating second verification code / pin for Dropbox two-step verification. One way is using your mobile phone where you can receive text messages. Another way is by using various mobile apps which can generate the second verification code. First, we will look at how to configure Two-Step verification using text message.

How to Configure Two-Step Verification in Dropbox using Text Messages

With this option, once two-step verification is configured, you will recieve a text message containing a security code whenever you successfully sign into Dropbox account using your password from a computer, smartphone or other means. After verifying your password, you will be asked to enter the security code you received via text message. You will receive this security code via text message every time you access Dropbox. Note that you may be charged for the text message depending on your carrier.

Step 1:

After logging into your Dropbox account, click on your name appearing at the top right corner >>> click Settings.

Step 2:

Under Settings page, click on Security tab >>> scroll down to Account Sing in section. You will see that two-step verification is disabled. Click on "Change".

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Step 3:

Click on Get Started in the Enable Two-Step Verification window >>> Enter your password when you are asked. Click Next.

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Step 4:

In "How would you like to receive your security codes?", select "Use text messages". Click Next.

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Step 5:

Enter your mobile number when asked in the "Enter your mobile phone number" page. Select your country and the phone number. Click Next.

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Step 6:

You will receive a security code in your mobile phone now. Enter this code in the field provided. Click Next.

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Step 7:

You will see an Emergency Security Code in this window. It is very important that you write down this number and keep it in a secure place. This number is required if you lose your mobile phone where you receive the security code. Click on "Enable two-step verification" button and you are done!

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Logout from the Dropbox and try out the two-step verification.

How to Configure Two-Step Verification in Dropbox using Mobile Apps

Instead of using text messages for two-step verification, you can use various mobile apps on your smartphones which can generate  Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) which are basically time sensitive security codes. There 3 various services that Dropbox supports;

A. Google Authenticator (Android/iPhone/BlackBerry)

To download Google Authenticator for Android, check out this.

To download Google Authenticator for iPhone, check out this.

To download Google Authenticator for Blackberry: visit m.google.com/authenticator from your Blackberry browser

B. Amazon AWS MFA (Android)
C. Authenticator (Windows Phone 7)

To configure Dropbox to use Mobile apps for two-step verification;

Step 1:

After logging into your Dropbox account, click on your name appearing at the top right corner >>> click Settings.

Step 2:

Under Settings page, click on Security tab >>> scroll down to Account Sing in section. You will see that two-step verification is disabled. Click on "Change".

Step 3:

Click on Get Started in the Enable Two-Step Verification window >>> Enter your password when you are asked. Click Next.

Step 4:

In "How would you like to receive your security codes?", select "Use mobile app". Click Next.

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Step 5:

Use Google Authenticator or similar apps mentioned earlier to scan the QR Code appearing on the screen to read the security code. The app will reveal the security code in the QR Code. Clicn Next.

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Step 6:

Enter the security code and click Next.

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Step 7:

You will see an Emergency Security Code in this window. It is very important that you write down this number and keep it in a secure place. This number is required if you lose your mobile phone where you receive the security code. Click on "Enable two-step verification" button and you are done!

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dropbox two step verification using mobile app

Logout from the Dropbox and try out the two-step verification.

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ConnectBiz is a simple and intuitive Point of Sales (POS) app for iPad from InspireSmart Solutions. ConnectBiz, ideal for for retail shops, kiosks, salons, mobile sales people, etc. has a an interface that is customized to be simple and sophisticated, making it one of the advanced POS system for the iOS.

The app allows you to create customer details, manage your employees, keep track of the inventory, manage appointments, generate reports, etc. directly from the app.

Features Highlight of ConnectBiz

  • POS Cash Register

Intuitive and simple interface
Ability to perform product and service search from the app
Displays products and services in a smart shelf and ability the ability to sort
Ability to create and accept gift cards
Ability to accept any mode of payment
Ability to accept Credit Card payment - only for ConnectBusiness Mechant Account holders
Ability to email or print receipts

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Ability to create unlimited number of customers & details to your account
Create reminders for each customers as notes
Ability to view all past purchases for each customers

  • Employee Management

Ability to create separate login for each employee for security reasons
Ability to control employee access rights and control their access to certain features only
Ability to control access to the app only for a defined time period - for e.g. 9:00 am to 5:30 pm only.

  • Booking

Create multiple appointments and view it in the calendar
Ability to manage appointments easily using gestures

  • Inventory Management

Add unlimited number of products to the inventory
Ability to sort products and services by category or manufacturer
Easily assign price for product and service

Marketing & Promotions

Create unlimited number of discounts and promotional price
Ability to offer loyalty program to customers

Reports

View & Export sales reports, inventory valuation, payroll, weekly balance, etc.
View breakdown of income, customer retention & appointment success, etc. right from the Dashboad.

ConnectBiz can be downloaded for a 30 day trial for free. Once the trail period is over, you can choose to continue using the app using any of the following type of subscriptions:

Gold Membership: 100$/ Month for 6 - 25 users
Silver Membership: 50$/ Month for 2 - 5 users
Bronze Membership: 29$/ Month for Single user

In addition to that, you have an option to buy an entire POS solution to make the best out of this iPad app.

Credit Card Swiper - 129$
Printer - 299$
Cash Drawer - 99$

If you are planning to buy an iPad as well, you can buy everything for 1026$, including a New iPad.

You can download ConnectBiz for iPad from App Store for Free for a 30 day trial.

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Conclusion

ConnectBiz POS app for iPad is an intuitive and simple to use Point of Sale app for all types or retailers, mobile sales people, freelancers, salons, etc. It has the ability to easily manage customers, employees, products and services as well as generate various reports such as sales reports, payroll, weekly balance, inventory valuation, etc. and can be either shared via email or printed out right from the app. It's competitive pricing makes the app affordable to even small scale  users.

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Here are some of the interesting free and discounted iOS apps on App Store today, 15 August 2012. In case if you cannot install any of these apps because it is not available in your country, you may want to check out how to install apps from US App Store and Other Countries.

1. Bucket List PRO

Bucket List PRO, as the name suggests, helps you easily record, maintain and track your dream life experiences and things you want to do in your life. The app helps you track your experiences and ensure you live your life to the fullest before you ultimately kick the bucket.

You can add as many lists as you want and you can even share the list and updated easily with your friends and family. You can add an item in the bucket list and activiate it only when you are ready. The app also helps you forcast goal and target dates.

Features Highlight of Bucket List PRO

    • Add as many Bucket List Items as you like and Save for Later, activate the items only when you are ready
    • Forecast goal/target dates
    • Add photos as proof of your completed experience
    • Motivate! Use the "Why?" Field to capture your motivation to complete the experience
    • FaceBook & Twitter sharing. Ability to choose only what you want to share.
    • Sort your Bucket List to your order of preference and Chart your progress!
  • Email progress and chart history

The usual price of the Bucket List PRO app is $2.99. You can now download it Free from App Store for a limited period.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later

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2. Quick Reader

Quick Reader helps you scan your documents in OCR (Optical character recognition) and edit the text. The app supports multiple page processing in PDF and editable text formats.

Quick Reader helps you edit brightness, contrast, color balance, adding texts, drawings, crop the image, etc. before scanning. The files are stored after the scanning is completed, and can be accessed for editing, printing and/or emailing. You can also delete unwanted documents from the app.

The usual price of the app is $1.99. You can now download the app Free from App Store for a limited period.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

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Complete privacy is almost impossible to anyone who uses Internet today. Most of us have social profiles on various social media sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and professional networks like LinkedIn. There are numerous success stories from people who gets their dream job through these social media sites. However, we would not want to compromise our privacy for this reason. Unlike Facebook or Google+, controlling our public profile in LinkedIn is really difficult, for the  simple reason that the latter is a professional network and not a platform for you to vent too much of your  personal stuffs. This article explains the following:

Privacy Measures to control what appears in your Public LinkedIn profile when someone search your name in Google, Yahoo! like search engines.
Various other privacy control measures you can take to control how you share your data from LinkedIn with others.

Can you block someone from looking at your LinkedIn Profile? Answer is no, you can't block another LinkedIn member from looking at your profile. However, you can do the following to control what they see.

Hiding Public Version of LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn Public profile appears when someone search you in Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc. In one way, this is good, because your prospect employer can find your LinkedIn profile and may lead to your hiring. But this may not be fun if someone you just met in a club or a pub do a search and find everything about you! LinkedIn allows its users to have the following control over the profile;

    1. Hide your Public Profile Completely (Your profile never appears in Google, Yahoo!, etc. search engines
    2. Show only basics details like name, industry you working in, location and number of recommendations
    3. Hide your picture, current employer details, previous employer details, etc.
    4. Hide your education, current position, etc.
    5. Hide your profile Summary, Languages, Certifications, etc.
    6. Make everything visible to everyone

To completly hide your LinkedIn public profile:

After logging into your LinkedIn account, Copy & past https://www.linkedin.com/myprofile?editwp to your browser. Selecting "Make my public profile visibile to no one" blocks your public profile from all the search engines. It may take several weeks for your profile details to be removed from search results.

To hide partial details in your public profile:

After logging into your LinkedIn account, Copy & past https://www.linkedin.com/myprofile?editwp to your browser. Select "Make my public profile visible to everyone" and then unselect the details that you want to hide.

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Basics: Shows Name, industry, location, number of recommendations (LinkedIn does not allow you to hide your full name from appearing in Public profile!)
Picture: Shows your profile photo, if enabled
Headline: Shows your personal headline as you entered in Basic Information part in your profile, if enabled
Summary: Shows your profile summary as you entered in LinkedIn, if enabled
Current Positions | Show Details: Shows the name of the current position, if enabled. Enabling Current Positions alone (without Show Details) will show only the current position name.
Past Positions | Show Details: Shows the name of the past position, if enabled. Enabling Past Positions alone (without Show Details) will show only the past position name.
Projects: Shows details of Projects you entered in your profile, if enabled.
Languages: Shows languages, if enabled.
Education |  Show details: Shows education details, if enabled
Certifications: Shows certification details you have entered in profile, if enabled
Skills: Shows Skills you have entered in profile, if enabled
Additional Information
Websites: Display your website / blog Interests: Shows your interests as you entered in LinkedIn
Groups: Shows all groups you're part of
Honors and Awards: Shows honors and awards you have entered in LinkedIn
Interested In...: Tells someone you are interested in Career Opportunities, consulting, new ventures, business deals, etc.

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Other Privacy Controls in LinkedIn

Before we proceed, here is how you can access the page to make the changes I am going to talk about next:

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1. Turn off Activity Broadcasts: Activity Broadcasts let people know when you change your profile, make recommendations, or follow companies. You can completely turn off this option or you can select who can see these broadcasts - either only your Connections, Everyone, Your Network or Only You.

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LinkedIn Activity Broadcasts Settings

2. Turn on/off Data Sharing with 3rd Party Applications: This option lets you choose whether you want various 3rd party application you are using to access your data.

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3. Manage Settings for LinkedIn Plugins in 3rd Party Sites: If you are signed into your LinkedIn and visit websties that uses LinkedIn plugins, some information about your visit to the website is sent to LinkedIn. You can turn this option completely if you don't want LinkedIn to know your online habits.

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4. Prevent LinkedIn or 3rd Party ads Accessing your LinkedIn data: When you click on an ad appearing in LinkedIn or ads provided by LinkedIn in other websites, the advertiser may have access to your data. You can turn off such access to your data by disabling this option.

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By making changes to your LinkedIn profile as explained above, you can control what the public can see about you when they Google on you or search using other search engines. Some of those settings explained above also helps you protect your data from advertisers and other 3rd party websites.

Do you find this information useful? Why don't you tell your friends by sharing it on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. You can also follow me on Twitter @sarayoo.info or Google+ or Like me on my Facebook for  more updates, technology tips and tricks, iPhone, iPad, other iOS devices tips, etc. Please leave your comments in the comment section or contact me if you have any other questions.

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Here are some of the interesting free and discounted iOS apps on App Store today, 15 August 2012. In case if you cannot install any of these apps because it is not available in your country, you may want to check out how to install apps from US App Store and Other Countries.

1. TapToTrack

TapToTrack helps you track all your finances from your iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices easily. Some of you may have already tried various other apps to track your expenditure, but still have no idea where your money goes? Is your wallet full of receipts? Or expense tracking seems mission impossible to you?

Here are some of the interesting free and discounted iOS apps on App Store today, 15 August 2012. In case if you cannot install any of these apps because it is not available in your country, you may want to check out how to install apps from US App Store and Other Countries.

1. Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic novel written by E.L. James and is one of the fastest selling paper back of all times. Fifty Shades of Grey iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch app took the cue from this popular book, bringing you real people's love stories and discussions the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' community.

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