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6 Reasons People Love to Buy Gadgets

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You see them all the time, right? Top ten gadgets of the holiday shopping season, or five must-have gadgets that are coming next year? The gadget-related titles and content are all over the internet, and that must mean that people are buying them in droves. But why?

That’s a great question. Here are six reasons people love to buy gadgets for themselves and others. More →

How to Use Social Media to Market Your Small Business

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If you’re new to the realm of social media marketing, you know what an overwhelming undertaking it can be. If you look up “social networking websites” on Wikipedia, there are currently 200 listed. And once you wade through that ocean of options and decide where to direct your efforts, the fun doesn’t stop there. Read on for some tips on how to maximize your small business social media marketing efforts. More →

The Future of Smartphone Applications

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The world of technology is a fast-paced monster. As soon as a new application hits the market, it’s almost out of date. This may sound kind of discouraging to those who fight tooth and nail to keep up with the latest advances, but it can prove to be a very good thing nonetheless.

Although we may sometimes lag behind when acquiring the latest gadgets, we are still in the loop if we are connected to the right group of networks. New application developments mean new ways of promoting businesses, enabling us to market our previously slow-moving products and stay in the know when mobile.

Even if the consumers are a few steps behind, they can be sure to grasp the technology in their own time. More →

Why You Should Consider Responsive Themes

I don’t know about you, but you may be getting rather tired of the “responsive” hype. Every where you look, people seem to be talking about responsive design and how web site owners should follow its principles.
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Tiring it may be, there is a reason – lots of reasons, actually – that people continue to talk about responsive design. Now, you may not be a professional designer or coder, but you certainly can harness the power of responsive design, thanks to ready-made themes. Whether you decide to shell out money for a premium theme or not, there is a large range of selections available.

So, here are three good reasons you should consider responsive WP Themes. More →

How Kickstarter Has Changed Nonprofits

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If ever you’ve heard of Kickstarter, you don’t need an explanation to cover what the project entails. However, if the phrase is new to you, understanding exactly what it is will help you understand how it’s changing nonprofits.

Kickstarter is a funding platform. It’s designed to raise funds for creative projects. Through Kickstarter, nonprofits promote projects that are creative in some way and raise funding for them. The person behind a nonprofit’s project is solely responsible for it, from the creation to the finish.

The general public is given access to the project. It has a deadline and a goal. If individuals are interested in what the nonprofit is proposing to do with the project, they can pledge money to help the nonprofit reach its goal. More →

How Cloud Storage is changing the World

When newer company Intranets started porting their information onto remote servers, we began a process of early cloud computing. The idea is that you should have access to all your important files regardless of the computer you are using. This is true for some company Intranets, but what about going home and working off your home network? Those network files are gone unless you can access the server(s) remotely.

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Now we see the idea of lightning-fast cloud storage through multiple server farms. Architecture can be setup to run many connected HDDs from different machines – even different levels of RAID for data parity. Cloud storage infrastructure has been growing and trying to keep up with newer connection speeds. The industry has been slowed because of the poor economic conditions. Technology enthusiasts are still working hard to build layers upon layers of new software and hardware abstraction.
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The Manliest of iPhone Apps

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Being a man can be a tough challenge, but thankfully the developers of iPhone apps have remembered that masculinity can use a helping hand. They’ve come up with a few apps to help men be the manliest they can be, which makes our lives a little easier.

Men, here are a few iPhone apps you may not be able to live without. More →

3 Reasons Why You Need SEO for Your Business

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Implementing the latest and most effective marketing techniques is crucial for staying ahead of the pack and connecting with consumers. SEO is undoubtedly one of today’s most popular strategies because it’s useful for businesses in nearly all niches.

Here are three reasons why it should be a part of your marketing campaign. More →

Awesome Yet Free Antivirus Programs That Offer Various Protections

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If you’ve been reading the news over the last few years you know that hacking is on the rise and that the technology needed to crack your computer is becoming more readily available.

There are many things you can do to protect your home or business computers. You can setup a firewall, you can buy a top-notch router with security protocols built-in, and you can visit only trusted websites.

The most important part of any security plan though is still a great antivirus program.

Understanding that many of our readers might not have money to throw away on an enterprise worth virus scan program we provide you with three excellent options.

After you browse our suggestions head over to Best Antivirus and check out the options available to you. That website offers comparisons between the different virus scan programs with a full list of the features each software option can provide.

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AVG secures your computer in several ways. First, the program continually looks for updated definition files to ensure that your computer can detect even the most cutting edge viruses. Second, AVG free offers web browsing safety protocols so suspicious websites stay off your radar and their viruses and malware also remain a distant threat.

One of the best parts about AVG free is that it is very fast and has little interference with your computers regular operations. Leave AVG running as a background task and simply go about your day.

AVG Free also provides email protection with built-in spam blocking which helps users avoiding phishing scams and downloadable content that could hurt your PC.

AVG Free also offers personal identity protection by blocking attempts by hackers to gain access to your personal data.

Premium options are available but AVG Free is an excellent offering for users who just need regular protection.

AVAST 2013 – A Well Respected Option For Any User

Just like AVG Free the Avast 2013 platform has no associated costs, yet it still offers best-in-class security protection for your PC.

The application provides standard virus and spyware scanning that runs comfortably in the users background processes. Avast also provides the ability to reach a “geek friend” with any issues being experienced.

Avast just like its competitors offers constantly updated definition files and its scan process is hyper-ast.

For $19.99 a year you can upgrade to receive email protection, extra firewall protection from hackers, and much more.

BitDefender Free – Unbreakable Protection

I personally don’t believe anything in the computer world is “unbreakable” but BitDefender likes to stand behind that claim.

This piece of entry-level free virus scan software again offers background processes that are resource freeing and quick to run.

BitDefender is great if you know nothing about computer security because the company offers “Zero Questions Configuration” which means no boxes to check or other options to fill out.

If you play games on your PC the gaming feature will  pause major system scans until you hit quit.

BitDefender Free has also been optimized for Windows 8.

Whether you choose Avast, AVG or BitDefender you will be in good hands without paying a dime out of pocket. And the best apart about each platform? If you need more security in the future you can simply upgrade to higher paid plans with each company.

 

5 Apps Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Can Use After Their Divorce

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The celebrity gossip columns are abuzz with stories about an impending divorce between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. With headlines such as “Catherine kicks Michael out after he blamed her for Throat Cancer,” to others that indicate, “Dying Father Kirk Douglas Begs Couple to Reconcile,” it’s difficult to decipher fact from fiction.

But should this not-so-happy-couple actually decide to part ways, here are five apps that might help them and others during and after divorce. More →