Category Archives: Bits & Bytes

News, Information, How-To Articles, and Commentary from Donn Bly, the principal of DBLY Group

DDNS v1.0.3 Released

Changes to data returned by the DNS Made Easy API URL have required a changes to our previously-released Dynamic DNS Update Script. We have observed the API intermittently returning whitespace in the form of tabs and spaces after the IP address. … Continue reading

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Recovering from Windows 10 Forced Upgrade

Microsoft has done it again.  In their efforts to force as many people as possible onto Windows 10 they hid a trigger to the GWX (Get Windows 10) app in what was billed as a Security Update to Internet Explorer … Continue reading

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Outlook 2010 Opening in Safe Mode

Are you still running Outlook 2010? Is it now opening in safe mode after the December 2015 updates were installed? What is Safe Mode Safe Mode is a fallback mode of Outlook (and other software) when it cannot run in … Continue reading

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Windows 10 and Virus Protection

Today a client told me that they bought a new laptop with Windows 10 on it over Thanksgiving, and wanted to know what I recommended as far as Antivirus protection for it.  When I was done, I realized that my response … Continue reading

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Office 365 Business 2013

Do you use Office 365 for Business, or Office 365 Business Premium, but have applications that don’t work with the most recent versions of Office? Now that Microsoft is automatically upgrading users to Office 2016, and removing the “previous versions” … Continue reading

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DDNS v1.0.2 Released

This page has been superseded. see https://dbly.com/ddns for current version. API Changes at DNS Made Easy have required changes to our previously-released Dynamic DNS Update Script. If you downloaded and installed the script prior to July 6, 2015, then your … Continue reading

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Norton 360 Fails Again

Those of you who have talked to me about Antivirus know that I usually don’t go out of my way to recommend one vendor over another.  For the most part all of the major players are pretty good against known … Continue reading

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As a business, why should you waste your time with Social Media?

Social media, once the bastion of teenagers and college students, has grown up.  Partially because it has gotten better and more encompassing in the lives of those who use it, and partially because those teenagers and college students have grown … Continue reading

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Search Engine Optimization and Social Media

Internet Search Grows Up In the early days of the Internet search engines weren’t much more than electronic versions of the phone book.  We called those sites and portals “index sites”.  As computers became more powerful the next generation of … Continue reading

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Multi-Year Registrations and SEO

Occasionally we come across comments or statements from others in the technology industry that need to be refuted – especially when those statements are made to our clients.

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