Category Archives: Web

Wix.Com Review

Recently, I had a family member ask me about using wix.com for their business website. For those who don’t know, Wix is a free website builder that makes it really easy for people without a ton of web design experience to create a website. Since I was curious as well, I decided to give Wix a try.

How Wix Works

The general idea is that you sign up for an account, pick a template, and then customize the template to fit your needs. Based on a quick count, it appeared that they had well over 500 free templates. Many of the templates were geared towards a specific type of site. For example, they had templates for restaurants, food blogs, graphic designer portfolios, clothing, and much more.

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Chrome is Slow – Tips to Speed It Up

Google Chrome seems to be ahead of its competitors like Mozilla, Opera and Explorer. It is responsive, user friendly and most important of all, fast. However, as any Chrome user will tell you, the browser can get snagged up from time to time causing it to slow down or even hang. The biggest cause of a slow Google Chrome browser is too many unnecessary things including extensions, plugins and browsing history.

Below are some tips that you can implement to speed up your slow chrome browser and greatly improve your browsing experience.

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Facebook Security Settings – What You Need To Know

Everyone is on social media and for various reasons. Some use it for work purposes, keeping up to date with family, sharing with friends or just posting pictures of your furry friends gives you a digital footprint. Facebook is a wonderful way to connect, however you may end up sharing more — and with more strangers — than you might realize. Without the proper privacy settings enabled, Facebook can quickly grow to be your single biggest privacy vulnerability.

A couple of years ago, there was a terms and conditions change at Pinterest that states that any original picture a user or photographer posts is now open to public domain and Pinterest can distribute it however they liked. However, after some major backlash they changed that policy back. This whole ordeal illustrates that most of the social networks will keep pushing to make more and more of the your personal information publicly available.

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Amazon Increasing Price of Prime

Amazon Prime, in just a few weeks, is raising its annual price from $79 to $99. For those who don’t know, Amazon Prime offers its members free 2-day shipping on Amazon.com purchases, video streaming, and access to the e-book lending library. As part of this, Amazon Student will see an increase to $49 annually from $39. This bump in price represents the first time since the service launched in 2005 that Amazon has raised the price for Prime.

If you were planning on signing up for Prime, you can still get the $79 price for the next week or so. Also, you can always sign up for a free trial now and cancel if you don’t like it. That way, you will be locked into the lower price if you decide you want to stick with it. However, if you think you might be interested, don’t wait too long or else you will be stuck with the newer, higher price tag.

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Tech Investment Trends: Cloud Storage Evolution

The cloud computing market has grown rapidly over the past few years, with 451 Research projecting a value of $14.6 billion for the entire industry by 2016. The phrase “cloud computing” has been around since 1997, according to GCN. A year after the industry coined the phrase, VMWare launched, providing access to virtualization software. It’s been a long road for cloud computing, but it’s paid off for companies and investors alike. Dropbox is currently valued at $8 billion, while Read Write reports that Amazon Web Services is projected to be as high as $30 billion. It’s clear that cloud storage is the darling of technology companies, enterprises and investors alike. The question is, what is so appealing about the top cloud services that garners this much growth and attention?

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