Google's Gmail service has become incredibly useful over the years. It's free, Web based so accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection and boasts tons of storage space. The addition of Google Voice capability has made it indispensible for business people, especially when traveling.
Making calls from Gmail is helpful in situations when cell phone reception is poor or nonexistent, or a very quick call needs to be made to arrange a meeting or social plans. The service is available anywhere there is an Internet connection, and through 2011, all calls within the U.S.A. or to Canada are free.
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Since its introduction to the computing public over two years ago, Google's Chrome browser has steadily increased its market share and total user base to become one of the most popular browsers on the Web.
Chrome's success over that time frame should surprise nobody as it's arguably the best browser available. Fast, reliable and largely standards compliant, Chrome easily wins hands-down over its competitors when it comes to raw performance. It now seems that Chrome may soon take the extensibility crown away from its main rival, Firefox, within the next few months.
The number of extensions available for Chrome recently breached the 10,000 mark, bringing it closer to Mozilla's flagship product in terms of extended functionality. The main selling points for Firefox have traditionally been its rock-solid stability and rich ecosystem of third-party plug-ins or "add-ons".Add a comment Add a comment
With WordPress being the most widely used blogging platform on the 'net today, users' demands to style their blogs is growing steadily. But not every blogger has the financial wherewithal to purchase some of the higher-end themes, especially if a search for "free wordpress themes" on Google yields over 50 million results (okay, not of all these results might be 100 percent relevant, but you still get the point).
Weeding through all results is an impossible task, and finding the perfect one for your blog is even harder than you might think. I dare to compare it to buying a car: Always make sure you look under the hood, as well, to make sure there are no unwanted surprises lurking underneath.
The same is true for quite a bunch of free WordPress themes; unfortunately for most users, they only find this out after they have already downloaded and installed the new theme and learned to love the look and feel of it.Add a comment Add a comment
Here are some ways you can create some dollars from sharing your experience.
Newsletters are a wonderful tool to maintain communication and relationships with your customer base. A paid newsletter could be a way to offer more value to your existing customers. TinyLetter.com and Letter.ly can help you create subscription-based newsletters. Offer valuable information that is well-thought-out, well-written and targeted to your audience.Add a comment Add a comment
Facebook has just given its 500 million members (or at least those with fan or business pages) the ability to import their contacts. If you are a small- or medium-sized business owner, we don't need to tell you how valuable and long-overdue this advancement is.
Here are the steps:
1. Go to your Facebook Page and click Edit Page under your page's photo or company logo
2. Click on the Marketing option on the left (that's the one with the small orange flag or banner)
3. Click on "Tell your Fans"
4. A pop-up window will come up giving you two options: upload your contact file from your desktop or access your Web-based email service (i.e., Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
5. Preview the invitation you're about to send out to your entire database (or at least 5,000 of them) and click "Invite"
6. Lean back in your chair, smile and go for a latte. You've earned it!