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All online businesses want traffic. Traffic nets you ad revenue and costumer views, eventually leading to sales and profits. If you are a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, traffic is your paying customer, using your service. In the end, traffic is what the Net is all about, and we work tirelessly to make sure out sites are welcoming and worthwhile. We all constantly read about how to get more traffic, but there are still some things that can cause visitors to flee from your site like it was Godzilla (the monster, not the movie). The Importance of Positive Association An axiom of advertising is association. The human mind evolved to find correlation and causation between different things, to see patterns and accept them swiftly as a survival mechanism, and it still works like this - this is why advertisers advertise their products by placing them next to things we want to have, allowing our mind to form links between the item and the need. Coca-Cola does this by putting "Happiness" in its ads right next to its beverage, letting us understand that the two are connected, allowing us to feel warm, happy feelings when we see the product. This is whatwe want to...
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Cloud computing has gone far beyond an inevitability or trend; the cloud is a reality now, a business tool that many companies have been using for years. The recent explosion is just the latest in a series of developments that have seen many businesses adopting the cloud and making it a regular part of their operations. According to a recent study, 58% of businesses spend more than 10% of their yearly budgets on cloud services. There’s little debate that cloud computing is sweeping through the business world, but what does the future hold? A close look at current trends and movements reveals details that could shed some light on what awaits the cloud in the years to come. New Applications & Services Cloud providers are always looking for ways to stand out from the rest of the pack, and the best way to do that is through developing the latest innovative applications. In most cases, the innovations will come from already existing providers or those businesses that are already using cloud computing. It is this added experience that can be a driving force for new solutions and applications in the cloud community. Existing services can also be expected to get better,...
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Better Smartphone Photos
Are you frustrated with the quality of your cellphone photos? Cellphone photographers are no stranger to shakiness, blurriness, washed-out glare and dark dingy captures. The good news is that anybody can remedy at least a handful of those common complaints by using a few smart accessories. This quick guide will help you equip your phone with the most effective tools to boost the quality of your captures. The following five must-have smartphone accessories are a great place to begin: Mini-Tripod The greatest advantage of cellphone photography is also the greatest disadvantage – the freedom of mobility means that you can go anywhere and take photos of everything possible, but it also often leads to shaky and blurry photos due to slow exposure time. The good news is that a miniature tripod or collapsible monopod can remedy this problem instantly. Now all you have to do is make sure that your subject stays still, but that's a matter for a different guide! Lens Pack Lens packs are one of the neatest innovations in smartphone photography technology. If you have a current and popular smartphone model, you might want to explore your local phone accessory store to see if they have any awesome...
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One of the prevailing fears of businesses all over the world is the potential for cyber attacks to hit their networks and steal valuable company data or damage infrastructure. There’s good reason for these fears. The number of attacks against companies have increased this year, and security risks are bigger than ever before. A recent survey from the Ponemon Institute shows that the explosion of personal mobile devices in the workplace, along with expansions in cloud computing, have increased the number of security risks. If that weren’t disconcerting enough, the same survey showed IT departments were having a much more difficult time managing these new technologies and risks. As companies prepare to head into the future, they’ll need to come up with the right strategies for dealing with these new threats and shoring up endpoint security. (Tweet This: A recent survey shows more mobile devices in the workplace has led to increased security risks. #security #byod) Security risks have always been a problem for companies, but only recently has it grown dramatically. The same survey from the Ponemon Institute compares the recent numbers with the previous year, and nearly every category has seen an increase. Endpoint devices are the primary concern,...
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Brackets Editor
Exciting trend that is not new, but without a doubt based on sheer will power and collaboration of so many web designers and web developers around the world. I definitely have to say that all these have been upcoming trends few years ago, but now all are important web standards.During the last few years, we've published many articles related to open source projects, CMS and software: Top 3 Free Applications for Graphic Design in Browser Top 30 Free Software for Web Designers Start New Web Project on the Right Foot - 50 Web Development Applications And Side Tools Top 3 Open Source PHP CMS During 2013 In this article we will look at some of the latest and most significant projects that are changing the "landscape" with rapid speed. All these projects deserves detailed reviews, I hope in the future I will find a time to prepare a review for each one. Font Awesome http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/ Font Awesome gives you responsive and scalable vector icons. Excellent features and easy to customize color, size, drop shadow with simple CSS. The current version 4.2 offer 479 icons that are divided in several categories. It is very easy to implement Font Awesome with few lines...
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