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How to Tame the Email Beast Using Gmail

How to Tame the Email Beast Using Gmail

For many small businesses and entrepreneurs, email is at once a blessing and a curse. It's a great way to communicate with clients and keep a record of conversations, but there are challenges. Traditional email clients — the program you would use to check email — installed on your computer and made checking email remotely a challenge. And for those that get more than 2 emails a day, how do you organize them all?

Dyslexia And Overriding Webpage Fonts

Dyslexia And Overriding Webpage Fonts

It’s a shame that people with dyslexia must struggle when there may be an easy fix within reach of anyone with a computer. It’s all about changing the font. Some fonts are simply known to be easier for people with dyslexia to read.

The Social Media Hat will be down for maintenance.

The Social Media Hat will be down for maintenance.

UPDATE 12/29/14: The Social Media Hat was down for approximately 3 hours while these upgrades were being applied. There are numerous adjustments and updates yet to be made, but there should be no more site downtime as we work to complete this project. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

Beginning at approximately 12:00am EST 12/29/13, The Social Media Hat will be undergoing a major upgrade and may be down or unavailable for brief periods of time.

How BYOD is Taking Over the Business World

How BYOD is Taking Over the Business World

When Internet email was introduced into the workplace, many employers were concerned about how it would change the dynamics of a company. It took the business world by storm. Today, many companies are seeing a similar reaction with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy where employees use their own personal mobile devices to conduct business in the office and at a remote location. It’s a growing trend, and it’s taking over the business world.

The Next City for Google Fiber

The Next City for Google Fiber

Everyone has heard of the search engine Google. And most everyone (besides Microsoft Bing employees) uses it regularly.

Since their start just 15 years ago, the California-based company has expanded their list of services. It now offers most everything – books, maps, glasses, smart TV, an operating system, tablet – just to name a handful. If you have the money or the Internet service, you can access almost all of their services.

Kids’ Cyber Safety: Guidelines for Parents

Kids’ Cyber Safety: Guidelines for Parents

Most parents are not very educated when it comes to new technologies, internet use or social networks, which can often be a problem when it comes to your children’s safety online. It’s understandable that you should trust your kids in most situations, but unconditional trust that they will always do the right thing without you guiding or monitoring them, can put your kids in danger in both real and online world.

SECURITY RELEASE: Drupal 6.x and 7.x

SECURITY RELEASE: Drupal 6.x and 7.x

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the following security update was released by Drupal. Below the issue description, site owners can review the solutions and contact me to schedule their site maintenance. It is recommended that this upgrade be scheduled within the next 7 - 14 days.

Issue Description

Multiple vulnerabilities were fixed in the supported Drupal core versions 6 and 7.

Still waiting for your Gold iPhone? Availability just got harder to see.

Still waiting for your Gold iPhone? Availability just got harder to see.

I honestly don't think even Apple was prepared for how popular the gold iPhones were going to be. One might argue that limiting availability was a brilliant marketing strategy to create urgency and demand, but the fact that some stores only received a few handsets, and that many carrier stores have yet to receive or sell a single gold unit suggests that it was simply a matter of underestimating how many people would fall in love with the sparkly iPhone.

When You Should (And Shouldn't) Use a WordPress Plugin

When You Should (And Shouldn't) Use a WordPress Plugin

WordPress is easily the most widely-used and powerful blogging platform available, and a large part of its success is due to the wide array of plugins that are offered to those who use it.

On the one hand, plugins can provide a great deal of functionality and can benefit your site in quite a few ways, helping you to combat spam, getting Google to index your page and improving your page's overall load time.

There is no doubt that these are all great advantages, but there are some cases where you should think twice about using certain plugins.

The Completely Redesigned Evernote

The Completely Redesigned Evernote

One of the fantastic benefits of Apple's new mobile OS (iOS7) is that app after app is getting a makeover. Some are making a few minor design tweaks and adjustments to be more compatible with the upgraded OS, yet others are taking this opportunity to implement some pretty amazing improvements.

Count Evernote among the latter.

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