I have to wish everyone a happy & healthy New Year and a successful 2011 for all. I’ve really enjoyed my time attempting to share some of the random tech knowledge I have floating around in my head. I’ve enjoyed the comments everyone has left this year and was very surprised at finding out just how much traffic has grown over 2009.
2010 Blog Traffic
The 2009 numbers were 3072 unique visitors and 9755 visits. That is a 70% increase in visitors and 81% increase in the number of visits over last year as seen by the current screenshot.
It’s Tech Tuesday – Long Island has just suffered through Snowpocalypse and I’m spending my time trying to lock down my iPhone instead of enjoying the snow…. a typical tuesday in my world.
Using a VPN on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? If your using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your computer maybe you should also have one installed on your iPhone. Here’s a quick video I made running through how to turn on the VPN on your iPhone… (more…)
It’s Tech Tuesday and I’ve decided to share my ultimate to do list app (still in beta) that exists entirely in the cloud. Forget about using those fancy high performance project management applications or, as your boss might say, project management “Software”. (Software is so 90’s)
I have been using Todo.ly for a few months now as my primary task manager and since I no longer have a use for Microsoft Outlook this little guy fills in just fine as a task manager. I also prefer Todo.ly over Gmails (more…)
Tech Tuesday: Block Ads on Facebook With Google Extensions
It’s TECH TUESDAY – Google opens up it’s app store (I’m still waiting on Apple to do the same) and of course I have to immediately check it out. But my curiosity lies in what does Google’s app store offers that could work against their biggest rival, facebook?
If you go to the Google app store and do a search for “facebook” there are about 180+ extensions being offered that could personalize your facebook experience and help you be more secure when using facebook through Google Chrome.
Some of these extensions will even block ads on facebook and that would be a big deal if Google’s Chrome browser had a 50% share of the browser market. Since approximately only 10% of the browsers being used are Google’s Chrome this shouldn’t have a big impact. Right now every browser has some sort of facebook ad blocking capability and instructions on how to use them can be found here…
So Here Are Three Google Extensions For Chrome I Found Interesting: (more…)
Today, December 10th, has been designated Baseball Bloggers Alliance Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of this organization, both amongst bloggers and those that enjoy reading baseball on the internet.
I happen to be in both categories. I blog part time for the MetsReport.com and really enjoy perusing the many other baseball blogs currently being listed in the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. As a Mets fan I regularly go to quite a few blogs and here are three of my favorites listed in no particular order: (more…)
Tech Tuesday: Setting Up iPhoto 11 With Flikr? Don’t Use Google Chrome (or Firefox)
It’s Tuesday and time for another quick Tech Tip:
Have you had trouble setting up iPhoto to post to Flikr through Google Chrome? If so, read on…
It has taken me weeks to figure out how to setup iPhoto to post my pictures in Flikr and I believe that many other iPhoto users may be having the same problem. I think this may be the case because I’ve searched the internet far and wide for a solution and none was found. (more…)
Google’s Newest Algorithm Based on Reputation. Can It Still Be Gamed?
Based on an article in the NYTIMES, Google recently addressed an issue regarding businesses who were being ranked highly on the search engine because of negative feedback from their customers.
A crucial factor in Google search results is the number of links from respected and substantial Web sites. The more links that a site has from big and well-regarded sites, the better its chances of turning up high in a search.
I know this based on experience with this site. I check my rankings daily on Google to monitor for any changes. The site does generate a lot of positive links but I never did think that negative links could also positively effect your rankings. (more…)
Long Island’s Very Own Startup “GrubLifeMetro.com”
This Long Island Blogger would like to give a special welcome to Long Island’s very own “GrubLifeMetro.com“.
One of the bigger tech stories I’ve been following this week is Google’s interest in buying Groupon.com in a deal that will be worth upwards of over 5 Billion dollars. Groupon is a group buying website that leans heavily on social media platforms to spread the word about deals that local small businesses are offering. These deals can be up to 50% off retail making the group buying phenomenon a popular way to save money while driving traffic to small local businesses.
Long Island Has It’s Very Own Group Buying Site (more…)
It’s tuesday and time for my weekly tech tip. This week’s tip…. Activeinbox for Gmail. Activeinbox is a small plugin for Gmail that uses the GTD (Get Things Done) method to organize your Gmail. If you struggle to control your inbox like I do this little tool may just do the trick. Check out the accompanying quick video…
Activebox is a fairly new plugin that has been out just about a month. I’m using it and I have to admit it has really forced me to organize my Gmail. It’s also completely free. (more…)