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How to Add Colors to iPhone Calendars


It would be good if you can add colors on your iPhone calendar. It will be easier on the eyes and keeping track of your schedule and appointments will be straightforward. Here is a step by step guide on how to do so.

Photoshop Pen Tool Basic Tutorial


The Pen Tool is a powerful but neglected selection tool in Photoshop. Although the Pen Tool creates Vector instead of selections, it can be converted into selections and is more powerful than the Lasso or Magic Wand Tool. This article shows a video on Pen Tool Basics.

Maven: run mvn package without doing test

When you run the mvn package command, as part of the build cycle, Maven will compile and test the code before packaging it in its distributable format.

However there are times when you want to compile and package the code without running the test. While I don’t advocate shipping untested code, there can be a number of reasons why you want to package the code without running test.

In order to perform mvn package without running the test. You need to use the argument -Dmaven.test.skip=true

Find Your API Key

You need an account on in order to use the Stats and Akismet plugins. If you already have an account, you can get your API key by going to

Outsourcing Tips and Techniques

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Outsourcing is a major decision for business owners to make and think of. It takes money, time, relationship and thorough planning. Knowing when to outsource and how to do it seems to be just simple questions but there are some complexities on it and are important to know the exact answers to utilize the process effectively.