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New App: Disable Stalking

New App: Disable Stalking

When I add a new contact to my phone sometimes I really just want to have the person’s phone number. Unfortunately my phone automatically feels that it should stalk everyone. On every social network. We need someone to build a new app that allows me to specify whether or not that contact should be stalked. Sure, when I add a friend or family member to my phone I am fine with getting suggestions on where and … Read entire article »

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Easily login for your Apps with 1password

Easily login for your Apps with 1password

As do most people these days, I use an incredible number of apps and websites everyday. Remembering logins and passwords is annoying and frustrating to say the least, particularly when I lock myself for trying too many combinations too many times. Then I found 1password by agile bits and life got just a little bit better. What 1password does I installed 1password into Chrome on my Mac and immediately it was ready to go. When you log … Read entire article »

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Make your Life Easier with Task Automation

Make your Life Easier with Task Automation

If you’re like me (probably not) you are constantly thinking in terms of cause and effect. This is how I dissect every logic problem that I come across. If this happens, do this, if not then do that. This logic just makes sense when trying to automate processes and sculpt the user experience of any application in an effort to be rid of some of the monotony and repetitive tasks that we deal with and … Read entire article »

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WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO by Yoast

If you are running a website or blog using the WordPress framework your top priority should be installing WordPress SEO by Yoast. This plug-in is incredibly powerful and will make your life way easier while significantly improving your website’s structure and search engine optimization. Installing WordPress SEO by Yoast Use the link below to visit the WordPress SEO by Yoast plug in page in the WordPress Plug In Directory. You can install in minutes by downloading the … Read entire article »

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Mad Mimi – email service provider

Mad Mimi – email service provider

Mad Mimi is a newer service that has popped up for building, maintaining and growing email lists and strategies. This service is very much aimed at simplifying the process for many smaller businesses and those who may not have a lot of experience with building an email strategy. What does Mad Mimi do? The Mad Mimi service allows you to quickly create and design email templates that you can use for sending your newsletters or triggered emails … Read entire article »

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Your favorite CMS tools

I’ve created websites and blogs with everything from TypePad, WordPress, Blogger, Drupal & Joomla. There are so many options out there that it can be quite overwhelming. Which content management system do you prefer to use? Each system seems have it’s own benefits and drawbacks depending on the use that you intend it for. Generally speaking, I’ve always found WordPress to be the easiest to use and most flexible for making alterations as well as updating as new versions are released. This is clearly the reason that this website is built using WordPress. You need to enable javascript to enter this campaign !Powered by PromoSimple. … Read entire article »

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Optimizely – simplify A/B testing

Optimizely – simplify A/B testing

These days most people realize the benefits and importance of A/B testing but there are some barriers, particularly for those less technical or with limited budgets. Optimizely is solving both of these problems — create and launch an A/B test in minutes with minor or drastic changes to your web pages. What does Optimizely do? Load any page of your website in Optimizely and start making changes. Changes can range from small tweaks to colors or a … Read entire article »

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MailChimp – email service provider

MailChimp – email service provider

There are tons of options out there for managing and sending email — of the available options that are affordable or offer free solutions, MailChimp is one of the best. What does MailChimp do? The MailChimp service allows you to easily setup custom email campaigns and lists, managing the list members and scheduling email sends. How do I get my current and new subscribers into the system? You can import subscribers into MailChimp one at a time or … Read entire article »

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PromoSimple – the RaffleCopter alternative

PromoSimple – the RaffleCopter alternative

Have you run a sweepstakes or giveaway on your website and realized it can be painful to build landing pages, Facebook applications, form fields for collecting data, social media buttons tossed in randomly and then trying to export data to randomize and choose winners? Many bloggers our there have turned to Rafflecopter to manage giveaways, but for a more flexible solution you need to check out PromoSimple. If not, think about all that work, … Read entire article »

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Pingdom – monitoring website performance

Pingdom – monitoring website performance

If you run a website, blog or online application you must (or at least should) realize that site speed and reliability are huge factors for bounce rate, user satisfaction and even ranking in the search engines. You can try using random tools occasionally or digging through logs or you can just sign up for a Pingdom account and be done with it. What is Pingdom? Pingdom is a tool that monitors your website (or websites) from multiple … Read entire article »

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