• Ever feel like the Internet hates you? There you are just trying to check your email, update Facebook, get that last minute eBay bid in, or maybe streaming music on Pandora. But it seems like every thing you do takes forever. Just staring at that loading icon spin around only to get server errors at every turn.

    Before your frustration gets the better of you and that hammer in the garage is applied liberally to your computer, try these simple troubleshooting steps.

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  • Has your desktop or laptop computer been slow, lagging, crashing, or freezing up?  With your entire business and personal life revolving around your machine, there is never a good time for it to go down.  Why is it crashing?  Is there anything you can do to fix it?

    We’re going to review a few common computer issues, their causes and if there is anything you can do before you’re too tempted to throw it out the window.

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  • Search Engine Optimization has become a mysterious marketing buzz word that everyone needs but little understands. So how do you get the most out of your SEO? There are several things you can do yourself or will be helpful to know if you hire an outside provider. Let us be your guide to the wild world online and inbound marketing.
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  • Have you ever seen those people that do some not-so-smart things on Facebook? Well, today, we’re going to show you how to not become one of those people. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be a regular Facebook Amy Vanderbilt! (She wrote the book on etiquette. Literally!)

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  • When you’re gearing up for job hunting there are several things you check off a standard to-do list:  brush up that resume, lay out a snazzy outfit, do a little potential employer research.  Is checking your digital reputation part of that list?

    Have you considered what your Facebook or other social media profiles say about you?

    A study done for Careerbuilder.com back in 2009 showed that up to 45% of employers were already checking social networks to screen job candidates!  Those platforms have only grown in the years since, so that percentage is bound to be higher today.

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  • Let me share a horror story with you: A client called us up in a panic. She had left her iOS device on a plane after a red-eye flight! Her only course of action was to frantically call her bank, credit card companies, and reset every password she has. None of her data was secured. To help you prevent this same catastrophe, we’re following up our Android security article with one for iPhones.

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  • We used to live on our computers, but now the world is going mobile. Our emails, photos, social media, bank accounts, businesses: everything is tied to our phones. All that sensitive data is just sitting there for anyone to peruse if the unthinkable happens. We lead busy lives and things are left on the restaurant table or check out counter. I have heard some crazy stories about bold thieves snatching Smart phones in broad daylight right in front of the phone’s owner. Android users can take many steps to protect themselves. iPhone platforms have protections too, but that’s for another article.

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  • You know your business needs to have a Facebook presence… Now what?  Jumping into social media can be confusing and time consuming.  We’ve put together a few DOs and DON’Ts to help you get rolling on your company’s Facebook marketing.

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  • What would happen to your car if you never changed the oil in it, never check the brakes, never took it in for a tune-up? It wouldn’t be pretty…or cheap. Just like a vehicle, you depend on your computer to connect you to the world. By keeping up with routine maintenance and small upgrades, you can prolong the life of your computer and avoid technological catastrophe. > Read More

  • We’re all going mobile now: Smartphones, iPads, laptops, netbooks, and the list goes on! What do all these devices have in common? They all run on a rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries. With your life hanging from that rechargeable tether, you definitely want to get as much out of it as possible. Here are some handy pointers to keep your devices going and going and going…

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