Tag: Computing

8
Dec

Google Set To Punish Content Scrapers

Content scraping (a term for stealing content from other sources, in case you didn’t know); looks like Google has finally decided to do something about it! In what has been said to be one of its strongest anti-copying measures, Google has decided to let users directly report websites that appear to be scraping content from…

8
Dec

Google’s Geolocation Service, something to be concerned about?

Not a big fan of Google’s geolocation service? You’re in for some good news then. Following a decision by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) that the process is in violation of laws in the Netherlands, Google is letting network owners from around the world opt out of its geolocation mapping service, meaning you can…

7
Dec

Google Chrome overtakes Firefox

The holiday season is almost here and it is one reason to rejoice for most of us. Chrome, however, has more than one reason to be happy. According to StatCounter, a Web analytics company, Google Chrome has finally surpassed Mozilla Firefox to become the second most used web browser in the world. This doesn’t come across as a surprise, though.

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10
Nov

Is Your Markham Business Gambling With Backups

According to a research conducted by Optus, more than half of all Markham businesses do not have a website! Sounds depressing doesn’t it? But more depressing than that is the fact that only 21% of the 850 SMBs surveyed actually bothered regularly backing up their data. Out of the 21% who regularly backed up their data, 53% reporting doing it

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1
Oct

Microsoft Office Tip: Making Labels For Mass Mailing

Are you looking forward to sending a mass mailing? Are you worried about doing it because you don’t know how to use mail merge to create a sheet of address labels? If so, you’ve landed on the right page. Here are five steps to mail merge that will answer all your questions: Set up the labels: What you will be

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27
Sep

Your “Smart Cover” for your iPad

It’s all about wares for your iPad this week and the best thing; you don’t have to get rid of your beloved Smart Cover to get them! In fact, manufacturers have created protection that address the flaws of Apple’s Cover and enhances its functionality so that you get the best out of your “Smart Cover” and your iPad. Here is

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13
Sep

Why have my Google rankings dropped?

Have your site’s rankings suddenly taken a nosedive? Here are 9 possible reasons and 9 ways out. Reason #1 You used Black-Hat SEO Techniques: Have you been participating in link schemes recently; buying or selling links, creating “doorway pages”, or using “hidden text” on your site? These illegitimate (Black-Hat) SEO practices could be the reason behind the drop in your

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7
Sep

Strict Anti-Spam Laws Come Into Effect In Canada

As Canada awaits the implementation a new anti-spam law – one of the toughest anti-spam laws in the world – it’s time businesses in the country got down to work and changed their emailing practices. If you run a business in Canada, you’d better take this seriously because those found violating the law will have to pay huge amounts as

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31
Aug

Google Entering The Movie Business In Canada

Just one day after Blockbuster Canada announced the closing of its remaining movie rental outlets; Google has announced the launch of an online movie service called YouTube Movies in Canada. This move by Google puts the internet giant in a situation equivalent to what one would call locking horns with Netflix, which offers Canadians unlimited access to thousands of movies

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10
Aug

Search Engine Optimization Is No Longer Good Enough

It is not just about SEO anymore, it’s about WPO – or Web Positioning Optimization too. With updates to the Google algorithm like Panda and Mayday and integration of social media metrics as part of the search engine rank factors, we can clearly see that web marketing is not and should not be limited to SEO only. Well, there is

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