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Increase Your Conversion Rate with These 3 Tools

It stands to reason that your conversion rates are low when you aren't getting in front of the right people. Marketing plays a significant role in attracting the right people to your business.

This Company Wants to Make the Internet Load Faster

The internet went down on February 28, 2017. Or at least that's how it seemed to some users, as sites and apps like Slack and Medium went offline or malfunctioned for about four hours. What actually happened is that Amazon's enormously popular…

Firefoxs New Browser Will Keep Brands From Stalking You

Today, Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox browser, said it will take more aggressive measures to protect users' privacy.

Google and Uber Race to Dominate the Future of Search: Maps

Open the Uber app in downtown San Francisco, and you’ll discover you can do a lot more than hail a ride. You rent a bike, thanks to Uber’s recent acquisition of Jump Bikes. You can rent a car, courtesy of a partnership Uber has struck with the startup Getaround.

The Price of Google's New Conveniences? Your Data

Wow, slowly over the course of our lifetimes we are giving away more personal information. We are volunteering more information to Google. I'm not talking about your "data" necessarily. Not your height, weight & shoe size. I'm talking about likes, dislikes & habits. The jury is out on how this will affect us in the future. The next generation will have to be the judge.

Google to build new undersea cable in Asia and Australia

The cable will provide better connectivity to the five regions where Google Cloud Platform services are available in Asia and Australia: Mumbai, Singapore, Taiwan, Tokyo, and Sydney.

Apple nabs Googles top A.I. exec to make Siri smarter

Apple just took a very important step toward improving its AI capabilities. The company hired Google's top AI exec, John Giannandrea, to lead Apple's artificial intelligence strategy, The New York Times reports.

Nobody needs a Chromebook with a 4K screen

Word on the street is a Chromebook with a 4K display might be in the works. At least that's what source code from Google's Chromium OS suggests.

7 things to make traveling easier

But before you pack those bags to escape, you'll want to pick up these travel essentials to make your trip a bit easier. You'll have plenty of time to stress out once you're back. It'll be Monday again soon enough.

I finally caved and bought more storage on Google Drive, iCloud

So now the two of the biggest tech companies get $1.99 and 99 cents from me every month. It's worth it admittedly, but I can't get over that I'm doing what both companies want me to do — pay them for a service that could be free if I didn’t rely on them so much.
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Digital Tools for Teachers

I got excited this morning to learn about some new digital tools for teachers. So, I thought I would share this with you. Amazon developed a new tool for teachers called Amazon Inspire.
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What is the name of the .com part of a domain name?

Many people ask me what the .com is called in the domain name. It is called the TLD or Top Level Domain, the last label of a fully qualified domain name.
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Wordpress 4.4

This month Wordpress 4.4 was introduced. This version was named “Clifford” in honor of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown. Wordpress is our core software and anytime we have an upgrade it means two things; more security for your website and…
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Monarch Social Media Plugin for your Website

Elegant Themes, one of our providers recently introduced a brand new social media plugin called Monarch. It is a Social Media plugin that makes sharing on your website look enticing and fun! Any social network Anywhere on your website Choosing…
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New VPS Server at GulfCoastWebNet

Gulf Coast Web Net has several servers at InMotion Hosting and these were just upgraded to VPS Server S-Class, which means now your website will run even faster and receive improved SEO scores from Google and other search engines. You can read…
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Managing your Website Membership

Managing website membership can seem a little daunting. There are a lot of people out there just waiting to take advantage of your inattention to your website and fill it with spam comments and invalid links. So, when you are a manager of a…
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Smith: Wordpress 3.9 Upgrade

Wordpress just came out with an upgrade they are calling Smith. Managing your website from the backend got even easier and more intuitive. Thanks Wordpress. We LOVE YOU!
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Music making robot machine goes viral

In October 2011 Intell published a video of this amazing electronic music making robot using 36 ball hoppers, 2300 balls, 120 unique tones. It took only 90 days from concept to reality using off the shelf hardware. The first video here is a…
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Life of a Web Designer

Life of a Web Designer can be challenging. Most of my clients are wonderful people who are easy to deal with and some are, still wonderful people, but more difficult to deal with. I thought this was a cute rendering of the process and challenges.…
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Apps for People who love to Read

People who love to read don't have to be left out of the online world. There are some really wonderful app's built specifically with the reader in mind. Here are some of the apps for people who love to read: The Daily News Digg gives…
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Ken Jennings Jeopardy Champion Reflects on Technology

If you don't know Ken Jennings I'll give you a little hint. Ken Jennings won a record $2,522,700 at Jeopardy. He also writes a weekly news quiz for Slate, a weekly column for Condé Nast Traveler, debunks myths for, creates a trivia…
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Do you need a multi-use website?

If you have ever said: Then you probably need a multi-use website. A multi-use website allows you to essentially apply different "skins" or "themes", apply different functionality, access a different (or the same) user community and…
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Google is Mapping Our Galaxy

Things are changing The internet, after a decade of exploring device interaction with the iPad and iPhone, changing our idea of reality by electronically altering images with tools like Photoshop and finally going back to the organic imagery…
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Square + iPad = SquareUp an Elegant iPad Solution

Today I witnessed the iPad + Square (SquareUp) cash register for the second time and it struck me as such an elegant solution. You attach a little square card reader adapter to the iPad and put the iPad in a stand that flips from the cashier…
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iPhone 5

My family is heavily into the iPhone, kind of like people who love their Chevy or their Ford. It is an irrational love, that somehow identifies them. For example; one of the reasons I knew my husband and I was compatible was that we both owned…
Live video is a great way to engage your audience. Users watch more than 300 million videos every month. Here are some video services that can work for you

Live Video Broadcasting? Why Not?

Live video is a great way to engage your audience. Users watch more than 300 million videos every month. Here are some live video services that can work for you. is an easy way to create live video and show anyone in the world what's…
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Document Signature Solutions

If you require a signature from a client on documents you know how difficult it can be to come up with a solution for obtaining and storing the documentation. Here are some online solutions that are super affordable and can be customized to…
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Apple victory could be a loss for consumers

Friday a San Jose, California jury concluded that Samsung's Android-based mobile products had infringed on a handful of Apple's patents, including ones covering features like "pinch-to-zoom" and the shape of the phone. Apple Insider article…