Add Your Website to Local Search

If you are having a hard time targeting your keyword on the major search engines such as Google, Microsoft Bing or Yahoo, consider submitting to their local search categories. A local search would be something like this on Google I search for the term "thai restaurant, vancouver, bc" and Google returns a local map of Vancouver with Thai restaurants including their telephone numbers. As you can see, these rank higher than the normal search results. To get listed in this category, you can register your website by going to the following URLs: Google Local Business Listing Signup ...
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Google Offers Free GPS Nav System for Smart Phones

On Wednesday, Google revealed its latest GPS nav system for the Google Android smart phone that will be available in the next 2.0 mobile operating system.  It will first debut on the Verizon network next week and will be supported on other carriers.  It will definitely be a cause for concern for the market leaders, Garmin and TomTom which cost upwards of $100 for similar apps on the iPhone.  GPS app vendors will need to cut their prices drastically, offer ad-supported free versions or trot out amazing new features to warrant their high costs.  The free Google nav system is not a half-baked ver...
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Microsoft Selling Computers

With the release of Windows 7 yesterday, Microsoft is now selling computers and 3rd party software on its online store.   Browsing the store revealed laptops starting from $750 and also netbooks.  There are over 10 different models to choose from.  Microsoft is also selling Norton 360 and Adobe Photoshop, along with Windows, Office, and other Microsoft products. Accessories include a lot of Microsoft keyboards, mice, and Webcams, along with flash drives and blank DVDs from other companies. Check it out at http://store.microsoft.com/home.aspx PS: For those who are currently running Window...
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Latest Email Spam

We received several tickets today about a new type of email spam that is very personable and hard to ignore. The email looks like this: Subject: For the owner of the user@yourdomain.com mailbox Dear user of the yourdomain.com mailing service! We are informing you that because of the security upgrade of the mailing service your mailbox (user@yourdomain.com) settings were changed. In order to apply the new set of settings click on the following link: link url that links to yourdomain.com Best regards, yourdomain.com  Technical Support. -- The link in the URL seems to a ...
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Increase Your Web Site Speed With .htaccess

You can speed up the sites by caching  using the .htaccess file. Caching would improve the loading time of your site, as well as reduce the bandwidth usage on your host. In order to implement caching on your website using Apache .htaccess file, at least one of the 2 modules, mod_expires and mod_headers, should be enabled in the server. You can prevent the contact with the server from happening at all by using the Expires header and the Cache-control header. If a browser receives an image with the cache control headers that say the image can be considered fresh for 2 weeks, then for 2 wee...
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