shoptawk will connect you with the businesses you love | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Friday, October 12th, 2012 in Apps and Software · 2 Comments

shoptawk is now in Beta!

shoptawk is an awesome new way for you to connect with businesses you love!

shoptawk offers you a new way to connect and stay engaged with your favorite restaurants, bars, stores, brands and more! Now you will be the first to know when your favorite local business has a live event, exciting specials, a sale or even great offers. You can receive notifications on your iPhone to stay up to date with what’s happening at your favorite businesses at locations closest to you.

I’ll be even more excited when crumbs cupcakes registers and those updates hit my phone! ha!

Did You Pre-Order the IPhone 5? | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Friday, September 14th, 2012 in Girl Geek · 0 Comments

Did you Pre-order the iPhone5?
Or are you having a TaskRabbit stand in line for you?
Or are you getting in line tomorrow so that you can get an Iphone5 from the Apple store?

I know I listed quite a few options.
I just thought I’d remind you that you had a few. Ha!

{Email} My iCloud Storage is Full | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Friday, August 31st, 2012 in Apps and Software · 1 Comment

My iCloud Storage is Full. Yikes!

And apparently my iPhone hates me, because I typed up a long ol’ post to go with this here photo, and no paaaarts of it were included when it made it to my blog. *sigh*


Photo A Day July 2012: List of All Photo Challenges | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 in Girl Geek · 0 Comments

We’re three days into #PhotoADayJuly. And whatever your social medium, whether Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, 500px, Facebook, or a combination there of, there are several photo challenges that have been listed. So, grab your Canon (first!), Nikon, or iPhone and get to work!

Most notable is Chantelle (@fatmumslim), who has been continually releasing some awesome photo challenges since January this year.

I’ve attached a few more photo challenges for the health conscious and food photogs, a photo challenge for Canadian friends, and a photo challenge for gamer buddies. So if you’d like to try some new photo challenges, or if you have enough spare time to take two photos a day, make sure that you consider these photo challenges.

How many times did I just type “photo challenges”? Damn.


Don’t forget to:

  1. #hashtag #theshit #outofeverything #likethis,
  2. Reply to the person who created the challenge, usually noted on the bottom of the list, and
  3. …get your friends involved.

Have Your Own Photo Challenge?

And again, if you’d like for me to post your photo challenge for August, feel free to contact me.


How-To: Create a Desktop Shortcut for Google Chrome Safe Mode | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 in Apps and Software · 3 Comments

Now, let me just start by saying that…

Google Chrome Incognito Mode and Google Chrome Safe Mode are two different things as far as safety, security, and CPU usage are concerned.

Google Chrome Incognito Mode is all about private browsing, security and protecting your data. Any sites that you visit, and files that you download while in incognito mode are not recorded in Chrome’s browsing or download history. And all cookies that were added, are deleted as soon as you close the browser window.

Google Chrome Safe Mode is all about temporarily disabling all of the Extensions you’ve added from the Google Chrome Store. Firefox, and even old ( insert curse word here ) Internet Explorer have Safe Mode. I’m not quite sure why Google Chrome doesn’t.

When we’re streaming movies from my laptop to the flat screen using the HDMI port, it can sometimes be frustrating when I know that the experience could be so much smoother and faster if I could just disable all of the extensions that I’ve downloaded by simply opening a different instance of  Google Chrome. The normal process of disabling extensions is irritating because I have quite a few installed, and disabling and enabling them can be quite tedious. After searching, I realized that the Google Chrome installer does not unpack a shortcut for Google Chrome Safe Mode, and that someone had created an extension – to disable extensions – one by one even. ( side eye )

Sorry, but we shouldn’t have to do all of that. Firefox gets the edge on that one.

So I followed some old support threads and created one myself.

All you need to do is:

  1.  Create a Google Chrome Shortcut on your desktop by right clicking on the current Google Chrome icon.
  2. Once you’ve “Sent it to Desktop (Shortcut), right click on the newly created icon and select “Properties”.
  3. In the “Target” field, place your cursor at the end and add the following:

Disable Extensions in Google Chrome


However, if you got to this post while trying to find Incognito Mode, here’s some information on the Google Support site.

The code to create a shortcut with Google Chrome Incognito mode is actually quite similar to the one I posted above for Google Chrome Safe Mode Shortcut. However, instead of “disable-extensions”, you would type “incognito” after the program location.

Incognito Mode Shortcut for Google Chrome


Hope this helps someone else.
It’s definitely made my music and video streaming much faster, and my working in Adobe Photoshop less of a time suck.