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No More Free LogMeIn

January 21, 2014 — 1 Comment

One of my favorite tools is going paid-only. LogMeIn is a great service that lets you get remote access to your computers in a very clean, yet robust interface. LogMeIn is cross-platform (mobile too) and works very well. I have used both the pro and free services, but had settled on the free service since I did not really need any of the features the pro service offered – even though they are excellent features. Having used LogMeIn for so long, it is now indispensable, so I’ll be forking over the subscription cost when the time comes. Here’s the email I received from them regarding this change.

As of January 21, 2014, LogMeIn Free is no longer available. To continue using remote access, you will need to purchase an account subscription of LogMeIn Pro.

As a loyal LogMeIn user, you’re entitled to a complimentary six-month account subscription to Pro for your computers. Your new account includes our signature remote access with premium features like remote printing, file transfer and cloud data access, plus desktop, iOS and Android apps to improve your experience.

While your existing Ignition app will continue to work as it always has, it will no longer receive updates and bug fixes. However, you may switch to the new LogMeIn for iOS/Android app at any time. It’s free to download and will work with a Pro account.

After your six-month complimentary license expires, you will need to purchase an account subscription of Pro for continued service. Subscription packages start at the discounted introductory price of $49/year for two computers (50% off regular price)*.

For more information on this transition from free to paid remote access, please visit our blog.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Sincerely,
The LogMeIn Team

 

A question was asked on Google+ about a “back-link” strategy for a new church’s website. This is a little different than what is commonly thought of in terms of blogging back-links. For blogging, one strategy for improving overall search ranking is to get other bloggers to link to your articles. For a church website, the strategy is different. For my church, we got our church page consistently on page one of searches on our demographic area. See how we did it after the break.

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Very sad for me…. anyone know of any web-based alternatives?

Powering Down Google Reader
3/13/2013 04:06:00 PM

Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer

We have just announced on the Official Google Blog that we will soon retire Google Reader (the actual date is July 1, 2013). We know Reader has a devoted following who will be very sad to see it go. We’re sad too.

There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience.

To ensure a smooth transition, we’re providing a three-month sunset period so you have sufficient time to find an alternative feed-reading solution. If you want to retain your Reader data, including subscriptions, you can do so through Google Takeout.

Thank you again for using Reader as your RSS platform.

Today I say goodbye to a faith friend. In April of 2009, I bought the LaCie itsaKey 4GB flash drive (they don’t even make that model anymore, but here is the latest Lacie itsaKey). At that time, I really thought it was the best choice and value. I paid just under $20 for it. I chose it because I was looking for an all-metal, rugged flash drive that would take the daily abuse of being attached to my key-chain. And boy has it seen some abuse, as evidence by the many dings and dents in the metal housing. I’ve used for so many things and inserted it into so many USB ports!  Well it’s time to retire it for more space. Find out what I replaced it with after the break. Continue Reading…

Airplay, Google, And Church

November 20, 2012 — 1 Comment

I’ve been a fan of Apple’s Airplay technology for a very long time. Not that I’ve personally used it much at all. I do not have an Apple TV, and I have not upgraded the OS on my iPhone to take advantage of it fully. Honestly, so far, the extent of my use is pushing music to the church’s house sound system. So, while I am a huge fan of the technology I am not a big user. However, many of the ministry leaders are using it much better than I am. So why am I, a big fan, a non-user? Let’s talk about that after the break. Continue Reading…