Tag: Google Inc.

8
May

Where is Information Technology Heading?

Information technology (IT) has provided us with many things to make our lives more convenient. The quality of our lives would diminish greatly without the convenience of shopping online, sharing documents in Google Docs and other file sharing platforms, connecting with friends and family via Facebook, or watching music videos on our cell phones. But…

1
May

The Problem With Google Apps

Google is much more than just a search engine these days. Google+ is growing in popularity as a social medium where people can promote their businesses, network and connect with friends and family. Google Docs gets plenty of use as does Google Adwords. But nothing is perfect, and one person at least thinks that the…

30
Apr

IPv6 and Small Businesses

The Internet is growing. We shouldn’t be surprised by that news. Approximately seven billion people share this planet, and nearly one-seventh of them have Facebook accounts. That’s a lot of photo and video sharing going on. It’s no wonder the Internet has to upgrade. Just as small-businesses have to acquire more server space to accommodate…

24
Apr

What is Alberta’s PIPA all about?

Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) of 2009 is nothing like the Protect IP Act (PIPA) that folks in the United States railed against in January 2012. Some may recall that Wikipedia, along with several other websites, “went black” on Jan.18, 2012, to express its disapproval of not only PIPA but also its companion the…

13
Apr

iPad Replacement for Laptop?

Laptop makers have nothing to fear from any version of Apple’s iPad … for now. The iPad may be all that, but where’s the bag of chips? Apparently, according to Dan Gordon in his article for Intivix, they’re not coming. Others, like Will Shanklin and Lauren Hockenson, would disagree. Shanklin and Hockenson believe that the…

3
Apr

Must Have Apps For Your iPad

Whether you use your iPad primarily for business or personal purposes, will determine what apps you absolutely “must have” as Lex Friedman put it in his article for Computer World. Everyone has his own idea about which apps you “must have” on your iPad. There are so many from which to choose, that you really have to make…

2
Apr

Visa and Mastercard Credit Card Data Breach

By now, most people have heard about the data breaches of MasterCard and Visa cardholders’ account information. It’s been reported that one and a half million Visa and MasterCard customers’ accounts could be at risk. But according to Global Payments, the company that processes credit card transactions for Visa and MasterCard, in a press release…

6
Mar

Will Google’s recent SEO changes make searching easier?

Sometimes Google searches can be a study in frustration. It seems like everybody who has something to sell has either bought his way to the top of page one or has leveraged SEO to leapfrog over everyone else and become one of the top 10 results and shove more relevant results onto later pages. Fortunately,…

29
Feb

Google’s New Privacy Policy – Protect Your Personal Information

There are pluses and minuses to everything. With the implementation of Google’s new privacy policy, the down side of customized search results is that – come March 1, 2012 – all your search information will be shared across all Google products. If you want to prevent that, you’ll have to act fast. Preventing Google from…

17
Feb

More Windows 8 Features Worth Getting Excited About

You don’t have to be computer savvy to appreciate Windows 8 and all it has to offer, although it certainly helps if you are. Microsoft has, in fact, included some features that are tailored to home users. Features like the Metro interface, the touch screen and the app store have been discussed and discussed some…

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