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How Safe Are Your Passwords?

How Safe Are Your Passwords?

Everyday we have to remember what feels like 100 passwords for work, school, and personal stuff. Keeping it all straight, making it easy to remember, and secure against hackers is definitely not an easy feat. Below are some password do’s and don’ts to assist you! PASSWORD DONT’S: Never include your name, last name, DOB, or the name of your company Use another number sequence than 1,2,3,4 Shorter than four characters  Using the actual word, password Using any word found in…

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How Does DNS Work?

How Does DNS Work?

Many times when we mention the terms DNS, domain name registration or web hosting, potential and existing clients’ eyes glaze over, heart rates increase and beads of sweat well up on their foreheads. Because we care about your comfort and welfare, we’ve rounded up some details to help explain the whole dealio in less stressful terms. The Domain Name Domain names are part of the URL that is used to identify where your webpage is on the Internet. Each domain…

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How to Reach Your Customers with Messaging and Notifications

How to Reach Your Customers with Messaging and Notifications

Do you need to get the word out about an upcoming sale or send out a special message to your customers about your store’s changing hours? Communicating with them is no longer limited to direct mail pieces, phone calls or emails. Utilizing smartphones and updated browser notifications can give you a better, more efficient ways of reaching your audience. Not sure where to start? There are several ways to keep your users “in the loop.” Before you dive in be…

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Viral Hoaxes: Don’t Spread the Dumb!

Viral Hoaxes: Don’t Spread the Dumb!

The Internet has given tricksters and scam artists the power to reach millions of people though one click. Unfortunately these posts are being shared by too many – which leads me to the main reason for writing this. I’d like to make an appeal for everyone to stop being gullible and spreading this garbage. Just stop.

Featured Service: Responsive Design & Development

Featured Service: Responsive Design & Development

Simply put, responsive design is a technique used to make a website look great on any size of screen. This means that users on a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet would be able to view and experience the website in almost the same way. Since a majority of the population consumes online content via various screen sizes, it only makes sense to continue a seamless user experience in every iteration of a website. How Does It Work? In order for…

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Domain Name Fumbles Equal Online Troubles

Domain Name Fumbles Equal Online Troubles

Picking a domain name is one of the most important things you will do when it comes to building your online presence. Most of the time clients come to us with domain names already purchased. So with that in mind we’ve gathered up some tips to help you avoid the missteps, possible disasters and impending doom of trying to market a difficult website address. What’s in a Name? Your website address (also called domain name or URL) should be user-friendly…

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What is Cloud Computing?

What is Cloud Computing?

By now I think we can safely say that most people know what Cloud computing is. They may not be able to explain it in exact detail, but they have more than likely used it whether they realize it or not. The fact is we’re surrounded by clouds. The idea of cloud computing has been around for quite a while. Simply put, it’s the idea of using a service outside of your desktop computer. For example, one form of cloud…

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A New Era of Photography Online

A New Era of Photography Online

When digital photography and the Internet were introduced, it was love at first sight. Digital cameras and smartphones with camera capabilities were snatched off shelves sooner than you could say “cheese.” Since then, tech and online companies have continued to improve upon this reignited love of imagery developing ways to make it better, faster and more meaningful. Image-based social sites have grown into a highly competitive niche with several revamping their front-end design based on what’s popular now. This year,…

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An “Overwhelming Dependence” on Technology?

An “Overwhelming Dependence” on Technology?

I lost my smartphone last week and it was the most terrifying 20 minutes of my life. Ten years ago, those words would have never crossed my mind. It seemed obvious that my dependence on technology had swallowed me whole. From Facebook to Draw Something to all those great pics I took at last week’s concert, my phone houses all the cool things in my life… or does it? Lately I’ve been reading a lot of articles and watching videos…

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