The coolest Chrome feature no one knows about

September 16th, 2016
The coolest Chrome feature no one knows about

Google’s Chromecast device has been around for a few years now. The simple and inexpensive flash-drive-sized screen broadcaster has earned itself a faithful following, but it’s not stopping there. With the newest update, you might even be able to ‘cast’ your desktop or mobile screen to a nearby device before the end of this article.

Work together with Dropbox’s new tool, Paper

August 30th, 2016
Work together with Dropbox’s new tool, Paper

While email has definitely become the most popular form of communication for businesses, there’s still something about a good old fashioned phone call that email just can’t convey. One of the most popular phone systems in use these days is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which uses an Internet connection to convey phone calls.

How to build a better chatbot

August 11th, 2016

2016August11_Web_BBefore the US reached its current golden age, it went through a period known as the Wild West stage. This had less to do with cowboys and shootouts and more to do with limitless possibilities that can almost overwhelm you. That’s exactly where chatbots are today, With a myriad of ways to customize your chatbot, it’s so easy to get lost in all your options! To sustain your focus, we offer 5 tips to help you make your next chatbot a better one:

Emulate the WeChat Model

This Chinese cross-platform instant messaging app has housed chatbots since 2011 and shows no signs of letting up.

Firefox’s 8 hidden function upgrades

July 27th, 2016

2016July27_Browsers_BIn today’s modern day and age, the term “upgrade” has become associated with everything from hotel rooms to web browsers. It usually implies “better,” and who wouldn’t want that? After returning from a brief break, the web browser debuted its arsenal of upgraded functions — 8 to be exact — that helps make every browsing session more effortless and efficient.

Hybrid clouds give flexibility to SMBs

July 7th, 2016

2016July7_Web_BHere on earth, clouds are relatively simple phenomena: visible masses of water vapor making their way across the sky. But in the world of IT, “the cloud” is a bit more complex, referring to technology that allows businesses to take a more hands-off approach to managing their IT resources.

Ecommerce: Squarespace adds new analytics

June 22nd, 2016

2016June22_Web_BIf the longevity of a content management system’s (CMS) history is an important factor for you, Squarespace is one of the first and oldest. If ecommerce and analysis is an even bigger factor, they’re definitely for you. With their announcement and demonstration last week, Squarespace solidified itself as an excellent choice for SMBs focusing on internet-driven ecommerce.

Improve Chrome with these 6 extensions

May 30th, 2016

2016May30_Browsers_BAccording to Statcounter’s April web browser usage report, Google Chrome accounts for over 60 percent of the market share. However, out of all those people how many are employing any of the truly helpful extensions offered in Chrome’s web store? The answer is almost certainly less people than the number of those who have problems that could be easily fixed by one of these extensions.

Tap into the benefits of the human cloud

May 12th, 2016

2016May12_Web&Cloud_BIf the classic image of a startup was a couple of guys in a garage (think of Amazon, Apple, Disney), the emerging picture is a workforce of cloud collaborators using desired skills to deliver on your white-collar piecework. By eliminating barriers associated with traditional workspaces, the human cloud offers cost-effective solutions that may be a win-win for both employers and employees.

Web design trends for your small business

April 20th, 2016

2016Apr20_Web_BThese days, it’s almost impossible to see a business that does not have a website. Even small businesses have taken to the Internet to find more customers and create an online presence. The problem is, with so many companies creating their own websites, yours can get lost in the shuffle.