Category Archives: Internet

Trends in HTML Coding

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Since its creation in the earliest days of the Internet Era, the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) has struggled to find a place as anything more than a tool for the presentation or formatting of text and images. HTML 5 has provided both the base functionality and ease of extensibility that promises to elevate the once-lowly markup language to a useful application development tool.

HTML 5 is best thought of as a web standard which combines the simplicity of HTML, the presentation flexibility of the Cascading Style Sheet 3 specification, and JavaScript’s ability to access and manipulate real-time data on both the server and application levels. Although each of these has its own relative strengths and weaknesses, they are at their most synergistic when used concurrently within the HTML 5 framework.

A complete study of HTML 5 is far beyond the scope of this short article. For a more thorough review … Read the rest

Internet Connection Types

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Over the last two decades, the Internet has pervaded our everyday lifestyles in a way that makes the cyber world less of a luxury and more of a necessity for access to opportunity and information. With that in mind, not everyone requires the same connection speed for their Internet service, as we all tend to use it with a different purpose in mind. To make the search for the ideal Internet connection a little bit simpler, let’s look at some common Internet options and dissect which speed may best meet your own online needs.

Dial-Up

By far the most inexpensive of Internet options, dial-up – otherwise known as analog (56k) – is famous for — beyond its trademark connection sound — boasting the slowest Internet connection speed on the market. Using an ISP-provided public telephone network to connect, the quality of the access is relatively poor compared to its competitors … Read the rest

Why Your Website Bounce Rate is Too High

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Most web masters know what bounce rate is and how it can negatively affect a website. Obviously the higher your bounce rate the worse your website is performing. Google analytics provides great insight to bounce rate and will give you the exact percentage of users leaving, the time they spend on your page and what pages they leave from. If your bounce rate is any higher than 50% your website is underperforming. The ideal range for most well performing websites is somewhere between the 30 to 40% range.  In this article we are going to go over some common causes of high bounce rates.

Your Site Isn’t Mobile

Approximately 20% of all web searches are performed on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. If your website doesn’t have a responsive design or a mobile version, many users will have difficulty navigating your site. Users will have to scroll, … Read the rest

The Personal Cloud

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One of the most saturated and fiercely competitive emerging markets in the world today exists within cloud computing, specifically consumer/personal cloud computing.

There are a lot of different descriptions of what the personal cloud is, to me it means online storage, synchronization and streaming. Specifically, putting your data online, accessing it across all your devices and sharing it with others.

It’s understandable that there are so many companies jockeying for position within public cloud provision, it’s an exciting place. To be at the heart of a $2 trillion (according to market research guru’s Gartner) consumer spend on content, devices and associated services makes a lot of sense. However, despite there being such excitement about this sector (venture capitalists continue to pour millions of dollars into start ups) I think the days of the traditional cloud model are numbered, here’s why…

The amount of information we store online each year doubles, … Read the rest

The Power of Social Recommendations in London

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Recommendations are almost always paid heed to. When someone tells us about how beautiful a place is or how scrumptious the food at a restaurant is, we try to check it out ourselves. Not necessarily would we always agree with recommendations from friends and family, yet we are tempted to try them even if a particular thing does not interest us. Such recommendations are termed as social recommendations.

Social recommendations have taken a whole new form through the increasing popularity of web applications, such as shopping services and online sharing. In such applications, it is the interpersonal influence that is orchestrated to play a more important and critical role. Surveys say that 45 per cent mothers’ purchasing decisions are influenced by recommendations through the social media.

Smartphones and tablets have made web accessibility all too easy. These gadgets help people stay connected, entertain themselves and consume and access information, irrespective … Read the rest

Google: Richer than Rich

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What do 28 of the poorest countries in the world have in common with Google? Their combined GDP did not surpass Google’s earnings in 2010, according to the IMF. Consider these numbers: Google paid $500 million in fines to cover the cost of extracting roughly $8.5 billion in profit by breaking U.S. laws that forbid Canadian companies from offering pharmaceutical products to U.S. residents.

With over 1 billion visitors every month, the company has access to consumers all over the world. That is roughly one out of every seven people on the planet. Advertising makes up 97 percent of their total revenue, and many top-paying vendors have questionable reputations.

Google spent over 260 million watts of electricity on powering its facilities. That is about ¼ of the output of a standard nuclear power plant and is about 50 percent of the electrical output produced by the Hoover Dam. Do the … Read the rest

What a Difference a Cloud Makes: The Advantages of Cloud-Based Technology

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Cloud is the latest advance in computer software technology. More and more companies are realising the benefits of using cloud-based software, and using it to their advantage. There are many ways in which the use of cloud technology can help you and your business to be more productive, more secure and able to offer a premium service to all your customers.

 

Security & Protection

In terms of security and data protection, nothing else on the market can compare. Using cloud software eradicates any storage safety issues you may have previously encountered. Rather than having to store information on physical machines such as your PC or laptop, or on removable devices such as disks or back-up hard drives, cloud technology stores your data securely in remote servers.

These servers are constantly protected by the very latest firewall, updated with all current patches for virus protection and stored in fire and … Read the rest

Fast Tips On How To Grow The Numbers Of Your Instagram Followers

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f you don’t already know what Instagram is all about, you are in luck. This article is written with people like you in mind. In a nutshell, Instagram is a mobile application that allows users to share photos over the Instagram platform or by linking them to other social media network forums. Currently, this application is available for users of Android devices and those that use an iPhone.

The way it works is that an individual takes a picture from those available on the applications gallery or capturing one using their device. Once this is done, a person can choose to apply a digital filter to make it appear more artistic and then after that one simply posts it by uploading it on the server that’s hosting Instagram.

When you are uploading your content, you have the option of sharing your picture on other social media websites with associated comments … Read the rest

2012 Cyber Security Research Report

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Over half of security and IT professionals are under the belief that their company will be the target of an advanced attack within the next 6 months. This is no small fear, and neither is it something to take lightly. With a quick look at the state of internet business and digital commerce, anything and everything business related is going digital and that only means that any business, but especially larger ones, have that many more opportunities to be hacked. Whether it is general business operations through a digital document sharing platform, or automated financial informatin systems, businesses can’t avoid doing business on the internet, but also can’t avoid the cyber security risks that come with it. This up to date Research Report about Cyber Security gives several meaningful statistics and many additional fascinating facts about the state of Cyber Security today, from who is most concerned, geographic hot zones, … Read the rest

No 4G for the Moment, but 2013 Promises Great Things for British Consumers

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The sale of Britain’s 4G mobile spectrum just got a little bit more interesting today. Ofcom set out new proposals for making the airwaves available to the major network operators. They have claimed it includes measures to extend coverage to at least 98% of the UK population. Most strikingly today’s announcement on how the auction for the relevant spectrum will be handled provided room for a fourth bidder in the 4G network sales, most likely to be 3 Mobile.

Ofcom’s hand was essentially forced on this matter, as it knew that if it pressed ahead with the sale whilst only Everything Everywhere, Vodafone and O2 were ready then Three would end up taking them to court. It was going to get messy either way. Strangely, by delaying the auction, Ofcom might actually have chosen the quicker course to a 4G roll-out, as the complexities of Britain’s mobile industry would have … Read the rest

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