Evidence as to Why We Need to do a Better Job of Capturing Partial/Incomplete Attendee and Exhibitor Registrations

When we work with clients on managing event registration, the work often entails building online registration systems at a fraction of the cost of association management systems (AMS). The long-term use of these systems over years, for multiple events, with less annual fees is desirable for many organizations. An often untouched bonus to online systems is that they capture partial or incomplete registrations, allowing us to design follow-up drip marketing aimed particularly at dropped registrations.

Email Setup Options: IMAP versus POP

Most email providers (but NOT all!) such as iCloud, Gmail, webmail/cPanel accounts, and a host of other providers offer two ways to setup your email when using an email client such as Apple Mail, Outlook, or your smartphone or tablet of choice. The more well-known among the general population seems to be POP (Post Office Protocol) and the other is IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol). Here's a simple breakdown of what each can and cannot do for you and the benefits of using one over the other...

Setting Up Parental Controls on a Mac

If you use your Mac in a home environment, or want to allow your kids to use your Mac without the scare of them messing with your own data and account, there are a few steps to ensure safe and appropriate use by everyone. And the nice part is that it's all built-in to your beautiful Mac OS. No third-party software required.

Meal Planning, Geeked Out

I used to sit down every weekend and plan the meals for the week and get my grocery shopping list together. I would spend way too much time browsing recipe books and trying to be creative with the menu. The fact was though that we weren't all that creative and ended up using the same handful of recipes over and over again. Most of us probably have a go-to set of meals we use and re-use over and over. Every once in a while, we like to spice things up of course. When we like a meal, we want to remember that!

Give the Gift of Apps

If you're trying to be more thoughtful than a generic iTunes gift card, learn how to "gift" an app to someone through your phone or iTunes... In order to gift apps using either of the following two methods, you must have your own Apple ID and the email address of the person you are sending the gift too.

Gift Apps Using an iOS Device

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Performing a Traceroute on a Mac

Open up the Terminal application from under /Applications/Utilities/.

In the new terminal window, type the following command: “traceroute -n”. (remember to replace with your actual domain name).

Make sure to let the traceroute finish completely; it can sometimes take several minutes.

You should see something similar to the following when it finishes: