Digital Brand Marketing Education

  • This Site Has Moved: DBMEi becomes Digital Ethos

    This Site Has Moved: DBMEi becomes Digital Ethos

    You may have noticed that this site stopped updating this month, wondering why? We re-branded and re-launched on WordPress.org and in a big way! The Magazine, Education Portal, Events Calendar and Digital Media Week have all been integrated into the…
    - 20 Jul 12, 6:24pm -
  • ‘Television on the Internet’

    ‘Television on the Internet’

    This article and my article next week are the continuation of the story that was introduced with the video for MarketingMadeSimple.tv that appeared on Thursday, June 28th. INTRODUCTION TO A LONG FORGOTTEN DREAM Over 40 years ago, one of my dreams w…
    - 30 Jun 12, 4:30pm -
  • Happy Social Media Day 2012

    Happy Social Media Day 2012


    - 29 Jun 12, 4:00pm -
  • Marketing Made Simple TV: What Are We All About?

    Marketing Made Simple TV: What Are We All About?

    Since May 17, 2012, viewers have tuned into Marketing Made Simple TV on Thursdays at noon EDT/NY to view guests being interviewed by host, Jeff Ogden. The interviews have been of professionals primarily in the business of social media marketing. Th…
    - 28 Jun 12, 9:19pm -
  • Growing Your Brand and Business: Using LinkedIn Groups

    Growing Your Brand and Business: Using LinkedIn Groups

    With LinkedIn operating the largest online professional network with some 160 million users across 200 countries, it is clear that being active on this site is essential to growing your brand and business. However, being successful at generating busi…
    - 27 Jun 12, 5:37pm -
  • 5 Essential Tips for Creating an Effective Brochure

    5 Essential Tips for Creating an Effective Brochure

    You have made the decision that it’s time to create a new company brochure that shows the products/services you offer.  The goal is to rebrand your company and come out with a new logo, tagline, and positioning statement.  What is your first step…
    - 26 Jun 12, 5:11pm -
  • Over 60% of Forgotten Passwords Result in Website Abandonment

    Over 60% of Forgotten Passwords Result in Website Abandonment

    You’re logging into a website. Uh oh, what’s my username and password? Maybe it’s xyz, enter. ‘Username or password invalid’. Maybe it’s abc, enter. Again, ‘Username or password invalid’. Fiddlesticks. After exhausting all possible us…
    - 25 Jun 12, 6:47pm -
  • Will Airtime Re-Humanize the Internet?

    Will Airtime Re-Humanize the Internet?

    The internet has left some parts of humanity more isolated from one another while simultaneously connecting them in ways we never had in the not-so-distant past. While it has certainly done far more good on the connection end than it has done bad on…
    - 24 Jun 12, 6:30pm -
  • ODE TO ANDY ROONEY: My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part Two

    ODE TO ANDY ROONEY:  My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part Two

    TO CONTINUE The first part of this blog post detailed my first ‘pet peeve’ about facebook. It involves the new ‘timelines for business pages’ and the page cover designs in particular. You can refer back to that post, Ode to Andy Rooney: My S…
    - 23 Jun 12, 4:00pm -
  • Social Media and the Non-Profit

    Social Media and the Non-Profit

    On Thursday, June 21, 2012, I was one of the panelists at Hofstra University, discussing the use of social media for the non-profit organization.  I was joined by some great minds in social media, Jerry Allocca, from Core Interactive (author of Conn…
    - 22 Jun 12, 7:28pm -
  • 3 Top Content Marketers Join Jeff Ogden on Marketing Made Simple TV

    3 Top Content Marketers Join Jeff Ogden on Marketing Made Simple TV

    Three of the top content marketing experts join the host of Marketing Made Simple TV, Jeff Ogden, to discuss the state of content marketing. You will learn how video is changing, the problem of siloed organizations, how few companies actually do it r…
    - 21 Jun 12, 4:10pm -
  • Jeff Jarvis Explores the Role of the Internet and Social Media in Modern News Gathering

    Jeff Jarvis Explores the Role of the Internet and Social Media in Modern News Gathering

    In this ever-increasing technological era, it’s surprising to find anyone that hasn’t heard of Twitter and its simple and convenient way to send quick messages in 140 characters. Jeff Pulver, an Internet entrepreneur and the co-founder of Vonage,…
    - 20 Jun 12, 9:09pm -
  • Free Twitter and Facebook Tools for Social Media Management

    Free Twitter and Facebook Tools for Social Media Management

    In a previous blog post titled Twitter Tools You May Not Be Able to Live Without, we covered several tools that could quickly become vital management elements in your social sharing toolbox. However, that post was just a month short of a full year ag…
    - 19 Jun 12, 8:21pm -
  • What is Tout?

    What is Tout?

    We have had many Pinterest and Instagram-a-holics since those two stormed their way onto the social scene. However, short of YouTube we have had very few platforms that have provided us with a quick and easy method for uploading videos. Until now. To…
    - 18 Jun 12, 7:23pm -
  • Social Media is HARD

    Social Media is HARD

    The dictionary defines “perception” as “understanding”.  And the prevailing perception is that social media management and marketing is easy.  That people will find your Facebook page, your Twitter account, or your Google Plus page and they…
    - 17 Jun 12, 3:33pm -
  • ODE TO ANDY ROONEY: My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part One

    ODE TO ANDY ROONEY:  My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part One

    This detailed statistical analysis that I have conducted on facebook page covers provides an ironclad conclusion. It proves that most small business owners and even some large companies, who should and could afford to know better, are clueless when i…
    - 16 Jun 12, 4:00pm -
  • What Digital & Social Media Marketers Can Learn from Business Consultants [Opinion]

    What Digital & Social Media Marketers Can Learn from Business Consultants [Opinion]

    In the last five years I have heard some wild claims about who makes the best marketer – those claims have ranged from PR professionals, who ‘should be the only people to do it’, to Social Media, to ‘it takes a Sales Professional to provide t…
    - 15 Jun 12, 2:17pm -
  • Jon Ferarra, CEO and Founder of Nimble.com on Marketing Made Simple TV

    Jon Ferarra, CEO and Founder of Nimble.com on Marketing Made Simple TV

    Jon Ferarra, CEO and Founder of the social CRM firm Nimble.com sits down with Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers on Marketing Made Simple TV. Here you will learn: Why the world really does need a new CRM offering. The problem with CRM How social m…
    - 14 Jun 12, 2:02pm -
  • #140conf in New York City June 19th – 20th 2012 [Event]

    #140conf in New York City June 19th – 20th 2012 [Event]

    This year the #140c will be hosted at the 92nd Street Y at 1395 Lexington Avenue in NYC. The History of the #140conf In its fourth year running, this conference has had no shortages of experts with a plethora of educational and trending information t…
    - 13 Jun 12, 4:00pm -
  • How Agencies Can Prepare Clients For Success

    How Agencies Can Prepare Clients For Success

    A marketing agency is typically hired on to help companies achieve their marketing goals and objectives.  What happens when a company has not set any goals and objectives?  How does an agency handle this type of situation?  We have all heard from…
    - 12 Jun 12, 2:56pm -
  • Get the WordOut! On Your Social Networks in One Smooth App

    Get the WordOut! On Your Social Networks in One Smooth App

    With so many applications fueling our world from our Smartphone’s these days, it seems imperative to filter through all of the mess to find the most flexible, full-bodied, and affordable apps available. When it comes to social media management apps…
    - 11 Jun 12, 2:38pm -
  • Favor Facts over Frills in B2B Copywriting

    Favor Facts over Frills in B2B Copywriting

    Platitudes and empty promises go over like lead balloons in the B2B world, where people expect results. While emotion can often play a key role in turning prospects into leads – after all, the customer has to like you – B2B customers are visiting…
    - 10 Jun 12, 10:25am -
  • Amazon Self-Publishing for Beginners

    Amazon Self-Publishing for Beginners

    With all the new blogs and recent news articles urging writers to publish their eBooks on Kindle, the topic is probably one you’re at least familiar with by now. As most people know, Amazon has leveled the playing field for authors by making the pr…
    - 9 Jun 12, 1:59pm -
  • BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2012 or Where Did All The Exhibits Go?

    BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2012 or Where Did All The Exhibits Go?

    On June 5, 2012, I attended day one of BlogWorld and New Media Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.  During the day, I was treated to some amazing sessions, covering social media and blogging.  But, what I didn’t get to experience was the…
    - 8 Jun 12, 2:23pm -
  • Christina CK Kerley on Marketing Made Simple TV

    Christina CK Kerley on Marketing Made Simple TV

    In this in-person, high definition show, Christina CK Kerley, a real dynamo and mobile marketing expert of CKB2B.com shares insights on trends and ideas on the show Marketing Made Simple TV – hosted by Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers. In this show…
    - 7 Jun 12, 2:18pm -

ONE PERSPECTIVE

  • The next cliche business term: “Storytelling”

    The next cliche business term: “Storytelling”

    Is it just me or is the term storytelling starting to lose the shimmer it once had? Case studies are being packaged as stories and we are virtually adding “once upon a time” in front of a list of feature sets all in the spirit of being better “…
    - 1 Oct 14, 4:52am -
  • Leaked! Memo from “The Man” to White America

    Leaked! Memo from “The Man” to White America

    TO: White America FROM: The Man DATE: 8/18/2014 SUBJECT: RE: Ferguson News – A Reminder on Racial Discourse   Dear Caucasians,   As you may have noticed, the events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri have been dominating news headlines and fuelin…
    - 19 Aug 14, 5:06am -
  • Collaborating with a 4-year Old

    Collaborating with a 4-year Old

    Originally posted on busy mockingbird:One day, while my daughter was happily distracted in her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special ordered.  It had dark paper, and was perfect for adding highlights to. …
    - 3 Sep 13, 4:51pm -
  • Visual Data: Interactive Infographic Highlights Billionaire Shuffle

    Visual Data: Interactive Infographic Highlights Billionaire Shuffle

    The above image is a screen shot of a really great interactive infographic from Bloomberg.com. The tool lets see the rank of the top 100 billionaires on any given day and filter or organized by gender, age, industry, and so on. It even lets you see s…
    - 12 Feb 13, 4:43am -
  • The Goal Of Marketing Summed Up In One Simple Image

    The Goal Of Marketing Summed Up In One Simple Image

    Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing Clark Kokich of Razorfish speak about digital media’s importance to today’s brands. Clark shared ideas on how brands can use digital and social to ensure customers have a great product experience. The catch…
    - 8 Nov 12, 2:00am -
  • Marketing Expectations for Facebook Ads

    Marketing Expectations for Facebook Ads

    As Facebook’s stock price continues to dip, it’s ad performance is going to be put under an even more powerful microscope. Here’s a great chart on what marketers are looking to get out of their ad buys on Facebook. This seems to back up data t…
    - 10 Oct 12, 6:13pm -
  • Politics and Beer: What Does Your Beverage of Choice Say About Your Politics?

    Politics and Beer: What Does Your Beverage of Choice Say About Your Politics?

    Credit: Tracey Robinson, NMRPP It turns out there are some strong correlations between the beer people choose to drink and the party they identify with as well as their likelihood of going to the polls this November. At first the selections seem rand…
    - 2 Oct 12, 10:29pm -
  • An Ode to the 80’s Car Chase: Carlson Draught

    An Ode to the 80’s Car Chase: Carlson Draught

    Here’s a clever way to imply the value of a good beer – parody an 80’s high speed chase. Only in this version they dropped cars and added Carlson Draught on tap. Good for video for a laugh… And maybe happy hour too.Filed under: Creativity & H…
    - 7 Sep 12, 5:39am -
  • #16TrillionFail – When A Big Hashtag Purchase Backfires On Twitter

    #16TrillionFail – When A Big Hashtag Purchase Backfires On Twitter

    What was supposed to be a carefully planned hashtag promotion purchased by Americans for Prosperity, a republican backed group seems to have backfired. During President Bill Clinton’s speech, and hours after the Democratic National Convention, a s…
    - 6 Sep 12, 4:29am -
  • Leveraging Communities: Missed Opportunities In Search & Social

    Leveraging Communities: Missed Opportunities In Search & Social

    Over the last couple of years, more and more businesses and brands have invested in building communities across many social networks. Their communities have grown into the thousands and at the same time social media analytics have matured enough to p…
    - 5 Sep 12, 6:17pm -

Technology Guide

  • Sticky Password Premium Review

    Sticky Password Premium Review

    Sticky Password is one of the most popular platform independent password manager available. It supports all major platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android. The password manager also supports BlackBerry OS10, Amazon Kindle Fi…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Dec 14, 9:28pm -
  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1…
    - 69 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 6:43pm -
  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 39.0.2171.65. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web…
    - 69 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security update…
    - 69 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating sy…
    - 74 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 12:12am -
  • Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 33.1. Along with the update Mozilla added four new features (listed below). If you are a Firefox web browser user it should have automatically updated itself. For automatic update…
    - 76 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 10:30am -
  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous pers…
    - 15 Oct 14, 2:55pm -
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Microsoft released Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 operating system recently. After the announcement, much has been written and much will be written about it. Skipping Windows 9, as was the expected name for the successor of Windows 8 (or Win…
    - 4 Oct 14, 6:45pm -
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    Microsoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview for testing. You can download Windows 10 Technical Preview now from the official website. Microsoft also launched its free Windows Insider Program. You need to sign up for free Windows Insider Progr…
    - 2 Oct 14, 11:26am -
  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

    Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

    Apple on September 17, 2014 released iOS 8. The latest iOS is available worldwide for all iOS devices includes iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. Details of iOS 8 supported device is at the end of this post. Apple is marketing iOS 8 as the biggest iOS up…
    - 18 Sep 14, 1:30am -
  • Google Software Removal Tool for Chrome Web Browser

    Google Software Removal Tool for Chrome Web Browser

    Web browsers are the window to the open world of Internet. It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using, web browser is your most used application. Today’s cloud centric approach towards everything makes browsers a necessary. That’s o…
    - 15 Sep 14, 11:06am -
  • 5 Million Google Accounts Reported Compromised, Was Your Account In The List? Here’s How To Tell, Protect Yourself

    5 Million Google Accounts Reported Compromised, Was Your Account In The List? Here’s How To Tell, Protect Yourself

    Nearly, 5 million Gmail accounts is reported compromised. Was your Gmail account (aka Google Account) in the list? Was your account hacked? Here’s how to find out if your Gmail account is safe. Also, what steps you should take to protect your accou…
    - 10 Sep 14, 9:06pm -
  • Windows 8.1 Update 2 (aka August Update) Available for Download Again

    Windows 8.1 Update 2 (aka August Update) Available for Download Again

    Microsoft recently removed August Update (aka Windows 8.1 Update 2) files because of multiple issues that occurred after users installed them. Users went to Microsoft Community forum complaining various issues. Issues including Black Screen of Boot e…
    - 5 Sep 14, 11:59am -
  • Hyperlapse App Let’s You Create Amazing Time-Lapse Video Masterpiece

    Hyperlapse App Let’s You Create Amazing Time-Lapse Video Masterpiece

    Hyperlapse is a time-lapse video recording app from the makers of the popular smartphone app and social network Instagram. Instagram app itself supports video recording and sharing. For Instagram, launching another app for video recording and sharing…
    - 1 Sep 14, 1:40pm -
  • Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 August Update (also called Windows 8.1 Update 2 or Windows 8.1 August 2014 Update) this month. August Update was stated to bring many new improvements and features to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Details about the new features…
    - 18 Aug 14, 11:38pm -
  • Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    Duplicate files may seem harmless to many computer users. If only users knew that these files causes more trouble than good. They eat up hard disk space and system resources, further slowing down your computer. Before you will even know, your large 1…
    - 18 Aug 14, 12:24am -
  • Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9…
    - 6 Aug 14, 1:58pm -
  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta…
    - 27 Jul 14, 11:23pm -
  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation a…
    - 17 Jul 14, 10:35pm -
  • How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you…
    - 1 Jul 14, 4:23am -
  • Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    Apple released a new update for all compatible iOS devices. iOS 7.1.2 is now available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is the second minor update to iOS 7.1. It comes after more than two months of iOS 7.1.1 release. Th…
    - 1 Jul 14, 4:09am -
  • Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to W…
    - 27 Jun 14, 12:49am -
  • How To Find Out If My Windows 8.1 Is Running Windows 8.1 Update 1

    How To Find Out If My Windows 8.1 Is Running Windows 8.1 Update 1

    Microsoft for Patch Tuesday this month released 66 patches. Most of these patches are for Internet Explorer. It fixes a lot of undisclosed security issues in the web browser. But you may not receive this update if you don’t have Windows 8.1 Update…
    - 14 Jun 14, 9:30am -
  • Microsoft’s June 2014 Patch Tuesday Fixes Record Number Of Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

    Microsoft’s June 2014 Patch Tuesday Fixes Record Number Of Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

    Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is here for this month. In this month Microsoft is fixing 66 vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities affects Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. This month, vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer is making the headlines.…
    - 11 Jun 14, 7:57am -
  • VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Utility For Windows, A TrueCrypt Alternative

    VeraCrypt Disk Encryption Utility For Windows, A TrueCrypt Alternative

    VeraCrypt is an on-the-fly encryption utility, a fork of TrueCrypt. A software fork means that the software is using the source code of the original but it’s not a clone. Before we talk more about VeraCrypt, here’s what happened to the original T…
    - 5 Dec 01, 12:00am -

MAKE USE OF

  • NewTop 20 Platformer Games Of All Time

    Top 20 Platformer Games Of All Time

    Though they don’t come around often, there are video games that changed the world. Whether they introduced gaming to the masses, brought revolutionary new gameplay or concepts to the medium, or were simply must-play titles, video games clearly aren…
    - 23 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 6:00pm -
  • NewWindows 10 January Build Includes Many Exciting Changes & Some Bugs

    Windows 10 January Build Includes Many Exciting Changes & Some Bugs

    Windows 10 Build 9926 is a big leap forward. It comes with new apps and features, most notably Cortana, Continuum, and an overhauled Start menu, Action Center, and Settings app. As Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore said, it’s an early build, which means w…
    - 53 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 5:30pm -
  • New7 Fun & Weird Things You Can Create With Microsoft Excel

    7 Fun & Weird Things You Can Create With Microsoft Excel

    Think Excel is just for spreadsheets? Think again — there are plenty of fun and interesting things to do with the program that are sure to change your mind. If you’ve ever used Excel in the classroom or the office, you will already be familiar w…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Jan 15, 5:00pm -
  • NewAnatomy of a Scam: The “Windows Tech Support” Con Examined

    Anatomy of a Scam: The “Windows Tech Support” Con Examined

    They’re constantly on the prowl: cold calling scammers claiming to be from “Windows Tech Support”, who in reality have the nefarious aim of downloading spyware and/or charging you for their assistance while they are remotely connected (or, wors…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 4:30pm -
  • NewHow a Battery Works and 3 Ways You Can Ruin It

    How a Battery Works and 3 Ways You Can Ruin It

    One of the most useful electronic devices available to us is also one of the most common. The modern battery is featured in so many of our favourite technologies that you could almost be forgiven for not spending time learning about their workings. B…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 4:00pm -
  • NewThis is What Technology In North Korea Looks Like

    This is What Technology In North Korea Looks Like

    North Korea is an enigma. Since the end of the Korean war in 1953, it has existed as an isolated hermit kingdom, cut off from the rest of the world. Few tourists visit. It only recently normalized diplomatic relations with the Western World, and stil…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 3:30pm -
  • Is Apple Maps a Reliable Navigator Yet?

    Is Apple Maps a Reliable Navigator Yet?

    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 3:00pm -
  • 3 Early Access Games That Were Actually Released (And Successful!)

    3 Early Access Games That Were Actually Released (And Successful!)

    Steam’s Early Access program is a mixed bag. Boiled down to its essence, Early Access is little more than a paid beta test — except the one doing the paying is the tester rather than the developer. It’s a strange concept that has been increasin…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 2:00pm -
  • The Ultimate Guide to Watching Online TV with Private Internet Access

    The Ultimate Guide to Watching Online TV with Private Internet Access

    Open the door to a world of video-streaming and entertainment through Private Internet Access. Virtual private networks (VPNs) allow you to push your network traffic through an encrypted tunnel, making it easy to hide your identity, and to browse the…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 1:30pm -
  • Is Registry Mechanic a Virus, And How Can You Remove It?

    Is Registry Mechanic a Virus, And How Can You Remove It?

    Often slow PCs can be repaired using a registry fixing tool, designed to repair errors in the Windows registry. We’ve covered many such tools on MakeUseOf in the past, and have even recommended some tools to monitor the registry for errors. The pro…
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Start Multiple Windows Programs in a Batch

    How to Start Multiple Windows Programs in a Batch

    You often open certain programs, files and folders to perform a task, like launching Chrome, a Pomodoro timer, Irfanview and Microsoft Word to start your work day. Wouldn’t it be easier to do that with just one click? If your programs and files oft…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 12:00pm -
  • Google Warns the Internet Will Disappear, the Future of Cyanogen [Tech News Digest]

    Google Warns the Internet Will Disappear, the Future of Cyanogen [Tech News Digest]

    Google predicts that the Internet will disappear, the future of Cyanogen, Malaysia Airlines gets hacked, Expedia buys Travelocity, and the 1995 Facebook TV commercial that never was. Schmidt: “The Internet Will Disappear” 1 minute of Internet: 24…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:30am -
  • Do You Recognize All Of These Iconic Pop Culture Vehicles?

    Do You Recognize All Of These Iconic Pop Culture Vehicles?

    Over the years, pop culture has produced some incredibly recognizable vehicles. Whether it’s movies, TV shows, or commercials, vehicles are often just as recognizable than the people driving them. Scooby Doo, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star…
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 2:30am -
  • Avoiding Internet Surveillance: The Complete Guide

    Avoiding Internet Surveillance: The Complete Guide

    Internet surveillance has been a hot topic in recent years—we’ve talked about it extensively here at MakeUseOf, it’s been brought up on major news outlets daily, and we’ve seen a slew of new apps, extensions, and products aimed at helping you…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Jan 15, 8:00pm -
  • What is JavaScript, And Can the Internet Exist Without It?

    What is JavaScript, And Can the Internet Exist Without It?

    JavaScript is one of those things many take for granted. Everybody uses it. Everybody. When you use Facebook, you’re using JavaScript. When you post a tweet, you’re using JavaScript. Indeed, when you visit MakeUseOf, you’re using JavaScript. Th…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jan 15, 6:00pm -

ONLINE TECH TIPS

  • Best Free Public DNS Servers

    Best Free Public DNS Servers

    Looking to switch from your ISP DNS to another provider? I was surprised to find out that using a free public DNS server from a reputable company was far better than using my local ISP DNS, especially when travelling in foreign countries. I was recen…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 7:15am -
  • How to Change the File Type Icon in Windows

    How to Change the File Type Icon in Windows

    If you have a file on your computer with a non-recognizable extension, then Windows will simply assign that file a generic file icon. If you work in a corporate environment, this can happen all the time with custom software applications using proprie…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 8:37am -
  • How to Remotely Shutdown or Restart a Windows Computer

    How to Remotely Shutdown or Restart a Windows Computer

    This article will show you how to use the remote shutdown command tool in Windows to remotely shutdown or restart a local or networked computer. This can be very useful sometimes if you have multiple computers at home or on your network that you want…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 11:06am -
  • How to Setup Free Dynamic DNS for Remote Access to Your PC

    How to Setup Free Dynamic DNS for Remote Access to Your PC

    What is Dynamic DNS you might be asking? Basically, dynamic DNS is a service provided by third-party providers whereby a constantly changing IP address given by an ISP is updated regularly and associated with a hostname given by the company. If you…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 1:58pm -
  • Disable Restart Now Message After Windows Automatic Update Message

    Disable Restart Now Message After Windows Automatic Update Message

    One of the most important and occasionally most annoying features of Windows is Windows Update. On the second Tuesday of each month Microsoft releases their software updates and patches for Windows, which are usually numerous, and most computers re…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 9:38pm -
  • 10 Best Tools to Tag MP3s and Edit Metadata

    10 Best Tools to Tag MP3s and Edit Metadata

    Remember the days when everyone used to have a giant music collection of illegally downloaded MP3 files along with Winamp to manage it all? Nowadays, most people stream their music directly to their device rather than downloading and maintaining larg…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 1:37pm -
  • Change Windows Startup and Shutdown Sounds

    Change Windows Startup and Shutdown Sounds

    I never was a huge fan of the Windows startup or shutdown sounds, which is why I was so happy they were removed in Windows 8. However, if you want to have your own custom startup and shutdown sounds in Windows, it’s possible. In Windows XP, it’s…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jan 15, 4:30pm -
  • Best Free Spyware and Malware Removal Software

    Best Free Spyware and Malware Removal Software

    Your computer is probably the most valuable asset in your home, even though it’s not the most expensive. Gaining access to your computer can make a lot of money for creators of spyware, malware and ransomware. For example, a new ransomware called C…
    - 20 days ago, 7 Jan 15, 5:58am -
  • 3 Gmail Tricks to Reduce Spam and Organize Email

    3 Gmail Tricks to Reduce Spam and Organize Email

    Even though Gmail is great at filtering out spam, I still end up getting a lot of junk mail from non-traditional spam sources like signups at brick and mortar stores or signups at a doctors office. These are usually not spam in the traditional sense…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jan 15, 9:13am -
  • Link to Specific Slides in Other PowerPoint Presentations

    Link to Specific Slides in Other PowerPoint Presentations

    Have you ever needed to link your PowerPoint presentation to another one? What if you could link it to a specific slide in the other presentation? What if you could link it to a Word or Excel document as well (and specify exactly which part of the d…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jan 15, 4:50pm -
  • How to Manually Edit the Right Click Menu in Windows

    How to Manually Edit the Right Click Menu in Windows

    The last time I right-clicked on a file, I was annoyed by the fact that it took a full two seconds to load the context menu. Why? Well because I had installed so many different applications on my computer that a couple of them added themselves to my…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 3:58pm -
  • 10 Best Websites to Find Free Sound Effects

    10 Best Websites to Find Free Sound Effects

    Looking for a cool sound effect for your video or audio editing project? With simple to use video editing programs like Windows Movie Maker and iMovie, just about everyone knows how to create short movie from video clips. I have thousands of videos t…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 11:32am -
  • How to Print a List of Files in a Windows Directory

    How to Print a List of Files in a Windows Directory

    Recently, I had to send a friend a list of all the files and folders in a particular directory on my computer and it took me some time to figure out the best way to go about it. After playing around with various methods, I was able to create a nice l…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Jan 15, 10:04am -
  • Add Google Maps Driving Directions to Your Website

    Add Google Maps Driving Directions to Your Website

    Even though there are so many mapping apps and services out there to get you from point A to point B, the definitive king of maps is Google Maps. I use it on my computer, tablet and 90% of the time on my smartphone. It’s got the best data, the mos…
    - 26 days ago, 31 Dec 14, 1:15pm -
  • Enhance Videos Online for Shaky Dark Videos

    Enhance Videos Online for Shaky Dark Videos

    Want to enhance the video quality of that funny dance your friend just did which you happened to catch on your smartphone camera? With video cameras built into so many mobile devices today, including cell phones, tablets, etc, there is an explosion…
    - 38 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 6:50am -

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  • Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice

    Blogging and Privacy: How to Blog Authentically Without Losing Your Voice

    Laura Tremaine’s blog is called Hollywood Housewife because she is just that – married to a movie producer and living in LA. A longtime blogger, she’s learned how to balance honest storytelling with keeping her husband, her family, and their li…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jan 15, 2:39pm -
  • The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

    The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

    This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. 2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and thousands of corporations, small businesses and startups invested heavily in content creation. 2015…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jan 15, 2:44pm -
  • How To Advertise Your New Business In Blog Posts Without Looking Too Promotional

    How To Advertise Your New Business In Blog Posts Without Looking Too Promotional

    This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Victor Ijidola. Sometimes we just want to advertise our new businesses in blog posts so people can quickly know the new product or service we’re selling. But then, we don’t want our readers to se…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 2:48pm -
  • Why Every Entrepreneur Must Become a Blogger

    Why Every Entrepreneur Must Become a Blogger

    This is a guest contribution from blogger and graphic designer Luke Guy You’ve heard about this blogging stuff. You’re already making money and time isn’t on your side. Is blogging really worth it? Can afford to do it (time-wise). The answer is…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 2:22pm -
  • 500 Top-Tier Publishers Tell You What They Want from Content Marketers

    500 Top-Tier Publishers Tell You What They Want from Content Marketers

    This is a guest contribution from Kelsey Libert from Fractl. The good news: Content is here to stay as a digital marketing powerhouse, giving marketers more opportunities than ever to tune their SEO goals for every stage of the buying cycle. The bad…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jan 15, 2:42pm -
  • Stay a Step Ahead on Social Media: Tips from SMX Social in Las Vegas

    Stay a Step Ahead on Social Media: Tips from SMX Social in Las Vegas

    This is a guest contribution from Paul Zubrinich of Little Web Giants. Late last year, I returned from the biggest social media marketing conference in the world, SMX Social in Las Vegas. There were experts from all fields of social media and a wea…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 2:32pm -
  • A Powerful Exercise inside Google Analytics to Set You Up for a Successful Year of Blogging

    A Powerful Exercise inside Google Analytics to Set You Up for a Successful Year of Blogging

    Have you started the year off on the right foot? I hope you had a worthwhile end of 2014 and are looking at 2015 with excitement and anticipation! Today I wanted to share with you an exercise that I do on my blogs at the end of every year that helps…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jan 15, 2:40pm -
  • Filtering Out Google Analytics Junk to Read Your Numbers Better

    Filtering Out Google Analytics Junk to Read Your Numbers Better

    This is a guest contribution from Larry Alton. Web developers, content managers, marketing teams, and many other online professionals rely on Google Analytics to understand visitor trends. However, you can run into a significant amount of noise, whic…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 2:06pm -
  • Dazzle & Connect With Your Audience with these 7 Storytelling Strategies

    Dazzle & Connect With Your Audience with these 7 Storytelling Strategies

    This is a guest contribution from writer Thai Nguyen. After finally asking the young lady for a date, the nervous young man asked his father how to avoid moments of awkward silence. His father quickly responded, “Son, when it comes to conversation,…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 2:15pm -
  • 10 Simple Hacks That Will Increase Your Blog Traffic

    10 Simple Hacks That Will Increase Your Blog Traffic

    This is a guest contribution from Garrett Moon, co-founder of CoSchedule. Of course, you know that writing more blog posts will increase your blog traffic. If one blog post results in an average of 200 visits, then two blog posts should magically tur…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 2:59pm -
  • SEO: The Must-Dos That You Just Can’t Miss

    SEO: The Must-Dos That You Just Can’t Miss

    Last year, we had Rand Fishkin sort us out with a comprehensive post on SEO basics, tips, and tricks. If you haven’t thought much about SEO and the traffic it can bring your blog, now would be the time to do it! Get into the right habits at the sta…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Jan 15, 2:28pm -
  • Don’t Blog this Year Without the Most Important Thing of All

    Don’t Blog this Year Without the Most Important Thing of All

    On Valentine’s Day last year, Darren reminded us all that blogging won’t get you far if you’re not legitimately passionate about it. What you’ll have is a site you’re only half-hearted about and you won’t be able to sustain that for very…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jan 15, 2:25pm -
  • Finding Readers: Strategies for Building Your Audience in 2015

    Finding Readers: Strategies for Building Your Audience in 2015

    In 2014, Dustin Stout outlined how he grew his audience, and how you can find readers too. It’s worth revisiting so you start this year off on the right foot. What would you add? In today’s instalment of the Finding Readers theme week, we delve r…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Jan 15, 2:22pm -
  • Make Money Blogging: Start the New Year by Increasing Your Income Streams

    Make Money Blogging: Start the New Year by Increasing Your Income Streams

    It’s the aim of the majority of the readers of this site – make an income via your blog. Today we revisit the post where Darren outlined all the ways he diversified his streams and how after 10 years he was still going strong. We also have a look…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Jan 15, 2:55pm -
  • Email Lists: Make them a Priority in 2015 with These Tips

    Email Lists: Make them a Priority in 2015 with These Tips

    Last year, Luke Guy ran us through why our email open rates are nosediving, and what we can do about it. He also gave us solid tips on how to write great emails to begin with. We’re re-running this post today so you can nail your email list right f…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Jan 15, 2:44pm -
  • Happy New Year! What are Your Blogging Resolutions for 2015?

    Happy New Year! What are Your Blogging Resolutions for 2015?

    Well here we are again, folks – the start of a new year. The time when we’re usually bursting with motivation and promises to not repeat the mistakes of the past. I know I’ve learned a lot in the last 12 months (especially my bad habits, which…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Jan 15, 2:30pm -
  • Seasons Greetings from ProBlogger

    Seasons Greetings from ProBlogger

    Greetings from Melbourne Australia where it has just ticked past midnight and we are now officially celebrating Christmas day (or at least I am… while the rest of my family are asleep). As I sit here – having just wrapped my latest gift – I’v…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • Selling eBooks and Digital Products on Your Blog? You Need to Know About EU VAT-MOSS

    Selling eBooks and Digital Products on Your Blog? You Need to Know About EU VAT-MOSS

    This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Jawat Khan. Ask any professional blogger and he’ll tell you that selling eBooks, eCourses, trainings, tutorials and other forms of digital products is one of the most profitable ways of making a su…
    - 34 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 2:54pm -
  • Say Goodbye to Bad Habits: Five You Should Ditch in the New Year

    Say Goodbye to Bad Habits: Five You Should Ditch in the New Year

    I don’t know about you, but it’s around this time of year when I start thinking about all the things that didn’t quite work out over the last 12 months in my blogging efforts. Things I got wrong, things I didn’t try hard enough on, things I k…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 2:09pm -
  • Care to Share? What Was YOUR Most Popular Post of 2014?

    Care to Share? What Was YOUR Most Popular Post of 2014?

    So last week we went right through the top five posts on ProBlogger 2014 in each of the categories of monetization, creating content, social media, writing, and general tips. Some of them were surprising, but most weren’t – good advice is good ad…
    - 36 days ago, 21 Dec 14, 2:50pm -

DO MORE WITH SOFTWARES

  • Fantastic Customer Review for MixPad and WavePad from NCH Software

    Fantastic Customer Review for MixPad and WavePad from NCH Software

    I've used a 360Systems ShortCut since 2000.  It finally had to be put to rest (IDE drives are very rare!)Initial exposure to MixPad, and, eventually WavePad told me these were what I needed.  At 71 years of age I regularly voice over for local and…
    - 18 Aug 14, 5:19pm -
  • Verity Parental Control Software Featured on TopTenReviews.com

    Verity Parental Control Software Featured on TopTenReviews.com

    Responsible parents know they can’t personally monitor their children’s Internet use 24 hours a day, so they rely on parental control software to stop their kids from viewing inappropriate or dangerous things. Verity recently made TopTenReviews.…
    - 6 Aug 14, 5:11pm -
  • A Great Testimonial from a customer about NCH Products
    I am a performing musician and a guitar instructor.  I discovered NCH Software products quite by accident a number of years ago.  I liked the way the products worked and have now used about 6 different titles.  In both my teaching and performance…
    - 11 Jul 14, 4:25pm -
  • Great Review from MGMedia Networks
    - Michael Gardner, Los Angeles -"I want to thank all involved with NCH/Express Invoice for putting out this software which is easy to use, user friendly, and reasonably Priced. A couple years ago my Social Media business grew to a point where just…
    - 3 Jul 14, 8:30pm -
  • HourGuard for Android Now Available

    HourGuard for Android Now Available

    One of NCH Software's best Business Products is now available on Android devices.  HourGuard TimeSheet Software for Android allows users to track time spent on customer projects. The app is simple and easy to use.HourGuard on Android devices frees u…
    - 23 Jun 14, 6:37pm -
  • NCH Software's Newest Business Tool: Express Project Management Software

    NCH Software's Newest Business Tool: Express Project Management Software

    NCH Software is continuing to develop valuable tools and software for the Business Productivity space. Express Project Management Software is NCH Software's newest addition to the already great assortment of business tools and utilities.Below is a qu…
    - 21 Apr 14, 8:55pm -
  • New Music Practice Software from NCH Software

    New Music Practice Software from NCH Software

    PlayPerfect Free Music Practice Software is the newest tool added to NCH Software's Audio Software and Tools.  It can help you practice, learn, and improve playing your favorite instrument using your Windows PC.PlayPerfect Music Practice Software ha…
    - 26 Mar 14, 4:45pm -
  • New Presentation Software from NCH Software

    New Presentation Software from NCH Software

    NCH Software has just released a new product to add to the already great list of Business Software and Tools.  Express Points Free Presentation Software is a quick, effective, and easy way to create a powerful presentation on your Windows PC.Express…
    - 18 Mar 14, 9:31pm -
  • Express Accounts Customer Testimonial from New Beginnings Entertainment

    Express Accounts Customer Testimonial from New Beginnings Entertainment

    We at NCH Software truly appreciate customers and businesses letting us know how we're doing. We just received this testimonial from Rob Thomas, Owner of New Beginnings Entertainment. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us and letti…
    - 17 Mar 14, 11:00pm -
  • New Graphic Editor Software

    New Graphic Editor Software

    DrawPad Graphic Editor is the newest product from NCH Software and adds another fantastic product to a great lineup of Graphic Software and Tools. This software is ideal for creating images, paintings, and drawings.DrawPad is an easy-to-use image co…
    - 13 Mar 14, 5:29pm -
  • New Home and Landscape Planning and Design Software

    New Home and Landscape Planning and Design Software

    NCH Software has a great new addition to our graphics software toolkit, DreamPlan Home Design Software. This product adds a unique tool to our already diverse line of graphic software products that allows users to visually represent any number of rem…
    - 11 Mar 14, 7:59pm -
  • PitchPerfect Android Guitar Tuning App

    PitchPerfect Android Guitar Tuning App

    Recently we released an Android version of our PitchPerfect Tuning Software, a useful on the go solution for musicians to tune their instrument with before practice, rehearsals, or performances no matter where they are. And, like WavePad Audio Edito…
    - 21 Jan 14, 6:09pm -
  • New Free Project Management Software

    New Free Project Management Software

    New programs continue to be rolled out this year. The most recent addition is our brand new project management software, Express Project, adding another useful tool to our suite of business applications. Express Project was designed to be an easy pr…
    - 20 Nov 13, 8:42pm -
  • Do More with Video - Blog Carnival November 4, 2013

    Do More with Video - Blog Carnival November 4, 2013

    Here are this edition's entries to Do More with Video: Lance Carr presents The Rules of Video Composition posted at The DIY Video Editor, saying, "Most of the rules of video composition are the same as those for photography. if you follow composit…
    - 5 Nov 13, 4:30am -
  • MIDI Recording and Editing

    MIDI Recording and Editing

    Did you know that built into our MixPad multi-track recording and mixing software is a MIDI editor that gives you precise control of MIDI tracks? What this means is that you can record from MIDI instruments and devices, then edit those tracks, addin…
    - 31 Oct 13, 10:15pm -
  • Catch A Ghost On Tape

    Catch A Ghost On Tape

    In honor of Halloween, we are taking a quick look into the paranormal world, and the recording and analyzing of Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP). With all the little ghost and goblins about you may want to have a little seance or just listen to the…
    - 26 Oct 13, 9:47pm -
  • Make Digital Dictation Work for Your Business

    Make Digital Dictation Work for Your Business

    Why Express Scribe is an Essential Component in a Virtual Assistant's ToolkitGuest post by Suzanne Higham of Admin-MindedA Virtual Assistant, as the name suggests, provides assistance to businesses remotely on a freelance and, therefore, flexible and…
    - 22 Oct 13, 5:23pm -
  • Teaching Reading Fluency With Podcasts

    Teaching Reading Fluency With Podcasts

    We were excited to hear about the newly published book, From Fluency to Comprehension, part of a Teaching Practices That Work Series. Not only is this an important topic and a resource full of practical information for teachers, we first heard abou…
    - 18 Oct 13, 2:25am -
  • Music Mixing on Android

    Music Mixing on Android

    If you weren't already excited enough about having WavePad Audio Editor available for your Android tablet, being able to install WavePad's long time partner in audio crime, MixPad Music Mixer, on your Android too may just put you over the edge. MixPa…
    - 18 Oct 13, 2:21am -
  • Pocket Dictate for Android is Officially Here

    Pocket Dictate for Android is Officially Here

    It has been asked for repeatedly, and some of you may have started to lose hope, but the brand new Android version of Express Dictate has finally arrived. Doctors, Lawyers, and other professionals will be glad to have the easy dictation-recording a…
    - 18 Oct 13, 2:19am -
  • Do More with Audio - Blog Carnival October 7, 2013

    Do More with Audio - Blog Carnival October 7, 2013

    Here are this edition's entries to Do More with Audio: Erik Matlock presents Another fine fiasco | The Art of the Soundcheck posted at The Art of the Soundcheck, saying, "War stories from the pro audio world. This time, we are running a show where…
    - 7 Oct 13, 7:46pm -
  • Video Editing On The Go - VideoPad For Android Is Here

    Video Editing On The Go - VideoPad For Android Is Here

    In May 2013, YouTube celebrated its 8th anniversary announcing that 100 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute—that's four days worth of video every minute! And YouTube isn't the only place to upload videos, there are lots of other sites to…
    - 3 Oct 13, 5:45pm -
  • Express Points: A New Free PowerPoint Alternative from NCH

    Express Points: A New Free PowerPoint Alternative from NCH

    Need to give a report? Presenting a paper or results? Making a sales pitch? PowerPoint has been the standard for creating slide presentations for all these uses and more, but for many it has also become a crutch. The Internet is littered with advice…
    - 27 Sep 13, 3:50pm -
  • ClickCharts New Flowchart Diagram Maker

    ClickCharts New Flowchart Diagram Maker

    Our developers have been busy expanding to our list of software programs. Most recently we came out with a new product for creating flowcharts. This new program is named ClickCharts flowchart software and in just a few clicks it will help you make a…
    - 17 Sep 13, 9:59pm -
  • Do the Splits and See Where Your Money is Going

    Do the Splits and See Where Your Money is Going

    Managing your personal finances is much easier when you know exactly where your money is coming from and where it's going. MoneyLine Personal Finance Software helps you track your cash flow quickly and easily. One of the easiest ways to see what's…
    - 13 Sep 13, 8:20pm -

SPICE UP YOUR BLOG

  • Top 6 Habits of Professional Writers and Bloggers

    Top 6 Habits of Professional Writers and Bloggers

    After being a professional writer for some time, you start to develop certain productive habits. These habits make the difference between writing deliberately and dabbling in a hobby.When you make a conscious decision to start taking your craft serio…
    - 9 Jul 14, 3:34pm -
  • How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

    How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

    Guest Post - Our host is Matt Carter. Matt uses his experience as an Internet Marketer to show us How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.If you write for a blog regul…
    - 29 Jun 14, 1:01pm -
  • The Purpose of Comments on Blogs (and How to Use them)

    The Purpose of Comments on Blogs (and How to Use them)

    Comments play a big role in blogging. If everybody, I mean bloggers and readers, used the comment section optimally, its functionality would provide us all a wealth of value.An optimal blog post would consist of a high quality article by the blogger…
    - 20 Jun 14, 3:55pm -
  • The Truth about 'Sharing is Caring' in Blogging

    The Truth about 'Sharing is Caring' in Blogging

    More and more blogs use this Social Widget with the 'Sharing is Caring' gadget as a call-to-action to get their posts shared. But when do you share content? What do you share, and why?Do you share a post just because you see some sexy buttons with t…
    - 11 Jun 14, 4:34pm -
  • 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore

    5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore

    Guest Post - Our host is Amy Brown, Amy uses her personal experience to list 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.The blogging realm is full of 'gurus': some are bonafide experts, oth…
    - 7 Jun 14, 3:19pm -
  • How (and Why) to No-Index Archive Pages in Blogger

    How (and Why) to No-Index Archive Pages in Blogger

    When I checked how many webpages from SpiceUpYourBlog.com were indexed in Google, I was a bit surprised.We have 741 Blog Posts published so far and I noticed that 2150 webpages were indexed in Google - see screenshot below.Tip: To see how many of you…
    - 2 Jun 14, 11:33am -
  • A 7 From Heaven Basic On-Page SEO Elements Explained

    A 7 From Heaven Basic On-Page SEO Elements Explained

    I have performed On-Page SEO Analysis on hundreds of company websites at the market leader for 'Do-it for me' websites in Switzerland. Here I want to share my experience by explaining the 7 most important On-Page SEO factors you should be dead sure t…
    - 27 May 14, 2:57pm -
  • Are Good Question Askers Better at Blogging?

    Are Good Question Askers Better at Blogging?

    I could have also modified the title of this post and make it: 'Are bad question askers worse at blogging?'Blogging is about creating value to your readers. You only create value if you are an expert at a subject. and share your knowhow with them. Of…
    - 23 May 14, 3:36pm -
  • Giveaway : Win 3 Premium Developer Packages To Elegant Themes

    Giveaway : Win 3 Premium Developer Packages To Elegant Themes

    To celebrate the release of the awesome Divi 2.0 Wordpress Theme we have teamed up with Elegant Themes for our latest Giveaway.We are delighted to offer our readers the chance to win one of three Developer Packages from Elegant themes that will not o…
    - 21 May 14, 8:00pm -
  • Animated Zoom With Caption Effect For Pictures On Blogger

    Animated Zoom With Caption Effect For Pictures On Blogger

    OK we all love image effects and we love them even more when they can be achieved using just CSS with no need for Javascripts.This effect not only added a neat slide out caption to your pictures but also the image will darken and zoom behind the capt…
    - 13 May 14, 1:37pm -
  • How To Embed A Facebook Status On Your Blog

    How To Embed A Facebook Status On Your Blog

    In November last year I showed you How To Embed Tweets In Your Blog Posts followed in March this year with How To Embed Instagram Photos on your Blog Posts.In this post I will follow up with Embedding Facebook Status in your blog.Similar to Twitter a…
    - 30 Apr 14, 3:28pm -
  • How To Change The Comment Font Face And Color On Blogger

    How To Change The Comment Font Face And Color On Blogger

    As usual the inspiration behind this post is from a blog I was working on.I was actually finished the job when the blog got it's first comment (Always Exciting) it was only then we realised the comment font color clashed with the background color mak…
    - 28 Apr 14, 12:56pm -
  • The Complete Blogger’s Guide to Hashtags

    The Complete Blogger’s Guide to Hashtags

    Guest Post - Our host is Adrienne Erin who explains Hashtags and their importance in blogging.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. In today’s world, hashtags are everywhere. They abound on the Internet. People use hashtags when…
    - 24 Apr 14, 6:33pm -
  • 20 Best Free And Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

    20 Best Free And Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

    Today I want to list some of the best slider plugins for Wordpress blogs.Most Bloggers want to use a slider be it a Featured posts slider or just a neat slideshow of your pictures or Carousel.Originally I wanted to list 20 free slider plugins but to…
    - 13 Apr 14, 3:03pm -
  • Embed Google Maps Get Directions Form To Your Blog

    Embed Google Maps Get Directions Form To Your Blog

    While working on a blog recently the client who used the blog to promote their business wanted to provide the address of the business on the blog.As I would always try to do I went one better, so as well as just provide the address I embedded a form…
    - 7 Apr 14, 1:19pm -
  • How To Add Google Analytics To Blogger

    How To Add Google Analytics To Blogger

    Google Analytics is the most popular and in-dept service for tracking your blogs stats.Google Analytics is available for all blog platforms and websites but as it is a Google service like Blogger it's extra easy for Blogger users.In fact Analytics is…
    - 1 Apr 14, 9:18pm -
  • Allow Mobile Touch Screen Pinch To Zoom On Your Blogger Blog

    Allow Mobile Touch Screen Pinch To Zoom On Your Blogger Blog

    I had just finished a design job on a Blogger blog when we came across a problem I had not encountered before.While checking how the blog looked on mobile devices such as the iPad, I found I could not use Pinch To Zoom.I'm sure you will all have used…
    - 18 Mar 14, 8:57pm -
  • Surprising Blogging Advice No One Ever Tells You

    Surprising Blogging Advice No One Ever Tells You

    Guest Post - Our host is Kim Yuhl, Kim uses her experience as a blogger to share some fresh blogging advice.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. When I first started blogging, I thought to myself "if she can do it then so can I" w…
    - 14 Mar 14, 1:48pm -
  • Automatically Post Your YouTube Videos On Wordpress And Blogger

    Automatically Post Your YouTube Videos On Wordpress And Blogger

    I know many bloggers have YouTube channels and like to post their YouTube videos on their blog.So in this post I will show you how can automatically post YouTube videos on your blog.Using IFTTT I have created two recipes to do just that, auto post an…
    - 11 Mar 14, 1:28am -
  • Top 20 Best Premium Blogger Templates

    Top 20 Best Premium Blogger Templates

    We have created some fantastic lists of Free Blogger Templates, indeed they are some of the most viewed posts on the entire site.But what about Premium Blogger Templates, templates that require a fee ? For a long time I never even considered listing…
    - 6 Mar 14, 10:02pm -
  • How To Automatically Hide Spam Links In Blogger Comments

    How To Automatically Hide Spam Links In Blogger Comments

    Comment spam is a major issue for all bloggers.We all love comments and they can be the life blood of a blog but spam can be hard to control.Even comments that look OK can contain spam links, especially on Blogger were when moderating comments you ca…
    - 5 Mar 14, 2:02am -
  • How To Embed Instagram Photos On Your Blog

    How To Embed Instagram Photos On Your Blog

    Instagram has grown beyond recognition since it's launch in 2010 as a photo sharing social network.But what can Bloggers get from Instagram ? In this post I want to show you how you can easily embed photos from instagram in your blog posts.This is of…
    - 1 Mar 14, 9:57pm -
  • How To Stop Sites From Opening Your Blog In A Frame

    How To Stop Sites From Opening Your Blog In A Frame

    OK this is another post that comes from a readers question.They said "I use Networked Blogs to auto share my posts on Facebook but when you click the link on Facebook it shows the page with a bar at the top and a different URL".This is in fact called…
    - 28 Feb 14, 1:58am -
  • Giveaway: Win Premium Wordpress Themes From ThemeFuse

    Giveaway: Win Premium Wordpress Themes From ThemeFuse

    We have the greatest readers on the Internet and now we want to show you some appreciation by sharing three premium WordPress themes with you! If you are in need of a new WordPress theme and want one that is impressive and professional, you need to…
    - 22 Feb 14, 1:28pm -
  • How To Change The Blogger Navbar To A Slide Out Effect

    How To Change The Blogger Navbar To A Slide Out Effect

    One of the first ever posts on this blog was How To Remove the Blogger Navbar (Indeed it was September 2009).Since then we have been given the option to remove it without the need for code.But many bloggers like the navbar so we looked to styling rat…
    - 19 Feb 14, 12:49am -

Geeky Stuffs

  • HOW TO : Use WhatsApp on Web Browser and Computer

    HOW TO : Use WhatsApp on Web Browser and Computer

    Instant Messengers like WhatsApp, Kik, Tango etc are few of the most popular smartphone apps. But one of the biggest drawback with most of these apps are that they are accessible only via from your smartphone and they do not support using them from w…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 9:30pm -
  • Xiaomi Mi Note Pro : Full Specs, Features and Price

    Xiaomi Mi Note Pro : Full Specs, Features and Price

    Xiaomi announced the two of its flagship devices Mi Note and Mi Note Pro in an event recently. As you can get the idea by the names of the devices itself that Mi Note Pro is the advanced version of the Mi Note. We have already posted about the specs…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 11:33am -
  • Xiaomi Mi Note : Full Features, Specs and Price

    Xiaomi Mi Note : Full Features, Specs and Price

    Xiaomi is one of the most popular smartphone brand right now, thanks to the feature rich MIUI ROM and the nice hardware specs coming at competitive price. And after the huge success of Xiaomi’s high end Mi4 smartphone, Xiaomi recently launched two…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 7:28am -
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs Leaked on Samsung's Official Website

    Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs Leaked on Samsung's Official Website

    Now we live in an era of leaked specs, images and videos of upcoming smartphones and gadgets. Whenever there is a major high-end device is going to released, Internet will start swarming with the leaked images, hardware specs and videos of the upcomi…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jan 15, 1:19pm -
  • iPhone 6 Drop Test from Space at 101,000 Feet Above the Ground (Video)

    iPhone 6 Drop Test from Space at 101,000 Feet Above the Ground (Video)

    These days instead of just testing the performance of the smartphones, people are also very much interested in testing the durability and strength of the devices. Due to this, you will find lots of reviewers doing the durability tests like Bend Test,…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jan 15, 9:58am -
  • How to Save Money while Shopping Online

    How to Save Money while Shopping Online

    Online shopping is really popular these days. You can get the idea that how huge is online shopping phenomenon that many popular smartphone brands like Motorola, Xiaomi, Huawei launches few of their phones on online shopping sites only.Online shopp…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 9:07am -
  • How to Check if Google Considers your Website as Mobile Friendly

    How to Check if Google Considers your Website as Mobile Friendly

    More and more people are using their smartphones these days for web browsing. The improvement in screen size, display quality and great Internet speed is making people browse and use the Internet more than ever on their smartphone and tablets.Due t…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 1:23pm -
  • Infinix Hot X507 - Full Features and Specs

    Infinix Hot X507 - Full Features and Specs

    Infinix Mobility is coming out with lots of nice feature rich budget Android smartphone these days. The latest one in this list is the Infinix Hot X507. Just like its name, Infinix Hot X507 is bright, vibrant and comes with lots of features as well.…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Jan 15, 9:51pm -
  • Infinix X505 RACE JET 4G - Full Features and Specs

    Infinix X505 RACE JET 4G - Full Features and Specs

    After the huge success of their flagship device Zero X506 and Alpha 8 X550, Infinix has launched their latest device Infinix X505 RACE JET 4G in Middle East and GCC region. This device is an upgraded version of the previously launched Infinx X505 RAC…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Jan 15, 10:56am -
  • LG launches G Flex2 with 1080p Curved Screen, Self Healing Back Panel and Snapdragon 810 SoC

    LG launches G Flex2 with 1080p Curved Screen, Self Healing Back Panel and Snapdragon 810 SoC

    CES 2015 has already started and lots of interesting devices are coming out every hour. One device which got most attention on the very first day is LG G Flex2 which is the predecessor of LG G Flex which came last year and was one of the most talked…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Jan 15, 11:28am -
  • Acer launches Liquid Z410 with 64 bit MediaTek Processor and 4G LTE at just $155

    Acer launches Liquid Z410 with 64 bit MediaTek Processor and 4G LTE at just $155

    Consumer Electronic Show 2015 ( CES 2015 ) is going to be started in just few hours and to fuel the interest of the gadget lovers, Acer came out with a nice entry level phone Acer Liquid Z410 with some impressive feature at an attractive price tag.…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Jan 15, 6:27pm -
  • Infinix Alpha 8 X550 : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Infinix Alpha 8 X550 : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Infinix is a smartphone brand very popular in Africa, France and its increasing its userbase in Middle East as well. Recently we had the opportunity to try our hands on one of the flagship device of the Infinix, Alpha 8 X550. After using it for awhil…
    - 55 days ago, 3 Dec 14, 6:12am -
  • 8 Surprising Ways Your Car is Already Driving Itself (Infographic)

    8 Surprising Ways Your Car is Already Driving Itself (Infographic)

    The future is always closer than we think. Take the self-driving car, for example. It’s been a staple of science fiction since 1911 when ‘The Automatic Motorist’ burst onto the screen. It’s now set to burst onto our roads.In this infographi…
    - 56 days ago, 2 Dec 14, 5:28am -
  • How to Use 3M ePrivacy Filter Software for Better Privacy and Security

    How to Use 3M ePrivacy Filter Software for Better Privacy and Security

    This post brought to you by 3M. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Geeky Stuffs.These days people are spending more and more time in front of the computers and on the Internet. We store lots of sensitive data on our laptops and comp…
    - 64 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:10pm -
  • F&D T-180BT Bluetooth Soundbar : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    F&D T-180BT Bluetooth Soundbar : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    When it comes to use speakers with TV or music system, people usually think about the usual 5.1 speakers. But now manufacturers are being creative and coming out with new shapes and size of speakers. Recently we had the opportunity to try the Fenda A…
    - 69 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:20am -
  • What is Naked DSL and How it is Beneficial than the ADSL?

    What is Naked DSL and How it is Beneficial than the ADSL?

    If you are reading this article right now then, it means that your computer, smartphone or tablet is connected to the Internet somehow and you should be having the idea about the terms like Broadband, DSL, ADSL etc. And the latest in this list is the…
    - 69 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:30am -
  • Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 are two of the most popular Nokia or Microsoft Lumia products right now. Thanks to the selfie loving generation and good hardware specs at a competitive price. We tried our hands on Nokia Lumia 735 for a week and now here is t…
    - 69 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 9:38am -
  • MoboGenie - The Best Android App Manager and Content Ecosystem

    MoboGenie - The Best Android App Manager and Content Ecosystem

    If you are an Android smartphone user then chances are high that you already know about the MoboGenie. It is one of the most popular Android Device Manager for PC using which you can backup your phone contacts, messages, apps, music, images, and vide…
    - 84 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 12:15pm -
  • How to Improve Your Smartphone Battery Life ( Interactive How-To Guide )

    How to Improve Your Smartphone Battery Life ( Interactive How-To Guide )

    Ever been cut off mid-conversation, mid-text or heaven forbid mid-Flappy Bird? Battery life is a ever-present problem for the fast majority of smartphone addicts at this point in time. However it appears the major phone manufacturers remain reluctant…
    - 84 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 11:02am -
  • Microsoft launches Microsoft Band - A Health and Fitness Band for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8.1

    Microsoft launches Microsoft Band - A Health and Fitness Band for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8.1

    Wearable devices are the latest rage in the gadget world and every major brand is coming out with some smartwathches, health and fitness band etc. The latest in this category is the Microsoft Band which Microsoft launched recently for the health and…
    - 87 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:24pm -
  • HOW TO : Delete All Twitter Tweets, ReTweets and Hashtags in One Click

    HOW TO : Delete All Twitter Tweets, ReTweets and Hashtags in One Click

    Twitter is one of the busiest social network with receiving thousands of tweets every second. If you are an active Twitter user you should be tweeting tens of tweets everyday for sure. I am having an average of 42 tweets per day on my Twitter account…
    - 90 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 11:55am -
  • How Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana Works Technically on Your Smartphone (Infographic)

    How Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana Works Technically on Your Smartphone (Infographic)

    What’s ASR? It stands for Automatic Speech Recognition, where computers “listen” to what you say and then respond as if you’re having a conversation. Describing it like that may make it sound like something out of science fiction, but ASR is…
    - 91 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 8:17am -
  • Nokia Lumia 930 : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Nokia Lumia 930 : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Nokia Lumia 930 is Nokia’s latest flagship device and it is the best Windows Phone device yet as well. It comes as a complete package in terms of software and hardware to fight against the high end and best smartphones of other brands.I was tryin…
    - 95 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:46pm -
  • New Apple iOS 8.1 Features and Bug Fixes You Need to Know

    New Apple iOS 8.1 Features and Bug Fixes You Need to Know

    We all know that when Apple rolled out the iOS 8 officially to iPhone and iPad users, it came with lots of bugs and people made lots of hue and cry about it. Apple then worked on the iOS 8.1 to fix all those bugs and bring some new features to the iO…
    - 96 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:54pm -
  • HOW TO : Find Which App is Consuming How Much Battery on iPhone and iPad

    HOW TO : Find Which App is Consuming How Much Battery on iPhone and iPad

    Our smartphone are getting better and smarter everyday. But one thing which we really wish is to have the more and more battery life. With all those full HD and quad-HD screens, power hungry processors. 4K video recording and games with amazing grap…
    - 98 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 11:44am -

DIGITAL MARKETING

  • Activity vs Results, and the Repentant CMO.

    Activity vs Results, and the Repentant CMO.

    The CMO of a global, public Fortune 1000 company had a Board of Directors meeting coming up. She asked me to help her prepare the slides she’d present to report on progress against a $30 million incremental marketing budget the Board had approved l…
    - 28 Aug 12, 3:55pm -
  • “Big data ready to revolutionise media”

    “Big data ready to revolutionise media”

    Paul McIntyre, writing for Australia’s Financial Review gives his perspective on data mining and analytics as a key trend for customer acquisition and retention and new product development for media companies. He says so far, Big Data has delivered…
    - 27 Aug 12, 5:07pm -
  • “3 in 4 CMOs Say Social Efforts Are Having an Impact on Sales”

    “3 in 4 CMOs Say Social Efforts Are Having an Impact on Sales”

    Citing a research with 100 CMOs, this article discusses the value of social media in ROI. In particular, it points out the perceived value of social media’s impact on sales, awareness and loyalty. Despite recurring indications that some marketers a…
    - 24 Aug 12, 4:57pm -
  • “A Big Data survey smorgasbord”

    “A Big Data survey smorgasbord”

    Andrew Burst looks at three surveys on Big Data and a CMO study that covered it for ZDNet. He says the studies tell us a lot about what people want to do with big data, and what they’ve implemented so far. Head over to ZDNet to take a look at the c…
    - 23 Aug 12, 10:43pm -
  • “Using Data To Create Customer Engagement”

    “Using Data To Create Customer Engagement”

    Author Bryan Pearson for Chief Marketer takes a look at the demands and the opportunities for today’s CMO in the article “Using Data to Create Customer Engagement.” He addresses the challenges of competing in the C-Suite, and how to use technol…
    - 22 Aug 12, 3:16pm -
  • “Real-Time Analytics: Reality vs. Fiction”

    “Real-Time Analytics: Reality vs. Fiction”

    1-to-1 Marketing takes a look at the reality of real-time analytics, and the growing need for the ability to read and respond with little to no lag time. In a word where effective marketing requires both speed and accuracy, this article is a must-rea…
    - 22 Aug 12, 3:06pm -
  • “The Coming Trust Bubble And Three Actions For CMOs”

    “The Coming Trust Bubble And Three Actions For CMOs”

    Forbes contributor Dean Crutchfield looks from a broad marketplace perspective on the role of CMOs in today’s tumultous economy. He says CMOs have a pivotal role to play as consumer spending and confidence recede. Here are his three recommended ac…
    - 21 Aug 12, 5:03pm -

Social Media Marketing for Businesses

  • Over 100K WordPress sites infected with SoakSoak malware
    You may be surprised to learn that hundreds of thousands of self-hosted Wordpress sites may currently be infected with Russian malware. Here's how to check for it on your site and prevent future attacks.
    - 41 days ago, 16 Dec 14, 11:38am -
  • How to create unique blog images (easy and for free)
    You might be surprised to know that you can make unique blog images with very little more effort than grabbing a free stock photo off of the Internet.
    - 42 days ago, 15 Dec 14, 10:49am -
  • From Press conference to Twitter conference
    Clients and PR agencies are exploring social media platforms more aggressively than before, including entire press conferences conducted on Twitter.
    - 44 days ago, 13 Dec 14, 6:06pm -
  • Take Me as I Am
    A personal essay about the insecurities that we share, and how empathy and understanding helps to build and sustain trust.
    - 46 days ago, 12 Dec 14, 2:08am -