OtterBox is by far my favorite smartphone case company. Their products are of high quality and are really designed with the user in mind. That’s why I had really high expectations when I finally got my hands on the OtterBox Commuter Series case for the Nook Color. Needless to say, my expectations were met after working with the tablet case for a few days.
SEO is all about optimizing a website to achieve the top search results. To do this, not only do we have to understand how search engines operate from a technical level, but we also have to understand customers and how they may use different search phrases on a search engine. And just as major search engines such as Google and Bing are constantly changing how their search engines operate, people also change their search phrase behaviors based on times of the year and geographic location.
If only we could somehow figure out a way to correlate some search phrases with others based on past history and search locations. Using this correlated search phrase information, we could more accurately target the people we want to visit our website. Remember, the more you can learn about how your customers search, the easier it is to optimize your website for them.
Apple has made several major announcements this past week at their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). Besides the big news of iOS 5 and OS X Lion, Apple presented iCloud, which is a cloud-based service that can be used to store music, photos, applications and just about any other data files imaginable. Since your data is stored on Internet-accessible servers, iCloud users can get access to their data with any Internet connected device that can run the iCloud software. This includes Macs, iPhones, iPads and even Microsoft Windows PC’s.
I’ve never been a huge fan of antivirus software and that is one of the several reasons I use a Mac as my primary computer. I realize that simply owning a Mac doesn’t prevent me from all malware attacks, but it does reduce my chances. Additionally, since I consider myself to be more in-tune to malicious attempts such as phishing emails and other tricks to get users to install malware on their systems, I’ve always felt reasonably safe and therefore I haven’t been using anti-virus software on my Mac for years.
My thinking has changed considerably however now that a crimeware kit has been found to be for sale on multiple websites. Crimeware kits such as the popular ZeuS kit have been for sale for years to people that wish to create malware for criminal activities such as identify theft and botnets. I’ve never been too worried about malware created using these kits because they only targeted vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating systems. This new crimeware kit has been specially crafted to target Macs and the OS X operating system.
If you’re a CM7 Nook Color junkie like me than you probably wonder which of the many stable/nightly or modified versions of CyanogenMod 7 you should be running. We’ll, I’ve tried plenty of them and my favorite right now is called “Phiremod”. Phiremod is a modified version of the most stable CM7 7.0.3 OS.
This is Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 if anyone cares. In addition to the stock CM7 features, which include working bluetooth (albeit limited range still), Phiremod includes the following additions: