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Microsoft advises to not install the Windows 10 Creators Update on your own

Microsoft would prefer it if you didn’t try to install the Windows 10 Creators Update yourself. Instead, Microsoft is encouraging everyone but advanced users to wait for the Creators Update to become available via Windows Update. That means workarounds for excited users, like the Media Creation Tool or the Windows Update Assistant, are discouraged. The reason for all this hesitation, according to Microsoft, is that the company wants to iron out any issues for specific hardware configurations before making the upgrade [...]

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Drop whatever you’re doing and download Blizzard’s StarCraft for free

At some point, I knew it was coming, but I had no idea when Blizzard would release an absolutely free version of its StarCraft version of the game. That time is now, so drop whatever you’re doing and get your free copy of StarCraft right now. The game is compatible with both Windows and Mac and includes single player and multiplayer modes. Better yet, the download includes the Brood War expansion and comes with Blizzard’s first patch in eight years for the game. [...]

Did you know a typo took down S3, the backbone of the internet?

Earlier this week, much of the internet ground to a halt when the servers that power them suddenly vanished. The servers were part of S3, Amazon’s popular web hosting service, and when they went down they took several big services with them. Quora, Trello, and IFTTT were among the sites affected by the disruption. The servers came back online more than four hours later, but not before totally ruining the UK celebration of AWSome Day. Now we know how it [...]

Rumor is: Apple may lose the charging cord completely with iPhone 8

With every new  iPhone, Apple seems determined to reduce the smartphone’s size and the number of physical ports it has. The latest and greatest rumor out is that the company may introduce wireless charging on its next iPhone — indicates Apple may be considering cutting wires (and another port) all together. Earlier this month,Ming-Chi Kuo, a financial analyst highly regarded for his accurate Apple predictions, asserted that the next iterations of the iPhone will include wireless charging. How true is that? [...]

Voice-First devices, and what they mean to you

So it seems that there is a new trend arising that we may or may not know. Voice-First devices. I understand that terminology is something you are not used to hearing but you may already be using it. Voice-first devices includes products like Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot, as well as later arrivals like Google Home, for example. And VoiceLabs expects that at least two of the three other major tech companies – Apple, Samsung or Microsoft – will also ship a [...]

My thoughts of the iPhone 6 Plus after over 2 years of owning it

So let me start off this blog with the fact that I am an Apple fan. I love everything Apple including their iPhone, MacBook Pro and iPad’s. I understand we are a IT Firm and Android is much more suitable since it has many more features but for some reason, my Apple products never let me down and when it does, Apple took care of me. I purchased the iPhone 6 Plus over 2 years now (Nov 2014) because I [...]

Using the barnacle SEO method to prove local community awareness

Once again, the Mozzers strike with great SEO information. This time it’s how to improve your local ranking by using the “Barnacle SEO Method”. We will let Miriam Ellis explain it from her post over at Moz.‘Barnacle SEO’ was a term first popularized by Will Scott in 2011 to describe the process of attaching your business to existing high-ranking entities (like major directories) and then promoting them as a means of dominating search engine results for desired terms. Today, we’re going [...]

Common PPC mistakes and how to avoid them

I was once asked to list my favorite PPC mistakes. To me, this seemed like a contradiction in terms; I don’t hold any of the mistakes I’ve made in particularly high regard. Perhaps a better phrase to use would have been common PPC mistakes. Because mistakes, no matter how hard we try, are common. We’re all human and therefore capable of human error. And the world of PPC is rapidly evolving with new, ever more sophisticated features and updates. With [...]

The most effective way to improve site wide quality and rankings (most of the time)

Quality and relevance are different things, yet we often discuss them as if they were the same. SEOs have been optimizing for relevance all this time, but are now being asked to optimize for quality. This post will discuss what that means and how to do it, with a focus on what I believe to be the single most effective and scaleable tactic for improving your site’s overall level of quality in most situations.QUALITY INDICATORSTACTICS (HOW TO OPTIMIZE FOR [...]

Why content marketing’s future depends on shorter content and less content

Steve Rayson’s latest BuzzSumo article is provocative, interesting and well-written. But I do hope he’s wrong when he says the future will be about more content, not less. He shares why he thinks content marketing brands will begin producing more content in the days ahead, and how they’ll likely be successful by doing so. Upon reading the piece, I did a facepalm. I was reminded of a conversation I had a few years back, when I walked into the break [...]