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How to be a del.icio.us Power User

del.icio.us has become an essential component to most SEO specialists’ lives. On one hand, del.icio.us represents an opportunity for website exposure. Getting on del.icio.us’ popular list can drive a tremendous amount of traffic. In fact, just creating simple bookmarks on their system can provide moderate … Read More

Review of Flock 1.0 – Get Your Flock On!

Having never heard about Flock before, I was curious to see if it was just another browser jumping on the social networking bandwagon. Being a dedicated Firefox user, taking advantage of its rich user experience at work and at home, Flock will have to work … Read More

Gmail and IMAP – Why You Should Care

IMAP and POP are both popular methods for retrieving email from a server so you can access it on your desktop. Both protocols date back to the 1980′s, and both are supported by most desktop email applications. Unfortunately, unless you manage your own mail server, … Read More

Syncing Gmail Actions With IMAP

Now that Gmail supports IMAP, a question that many avid Gmail users will be asking is, “How do Gmail specific actions translate over to IMAP?” For example, Gmail was always thought to be incompatible with email systems like IMAP, because they used different features, like … Read More

Christmas Comes Early

Occasionally the stars align and our favorite tech companies grant wishes. Today was one of those days. Not only did Apple finally fix the Leopard dock (and by fix I mean make it not butt-ugly), but Google just dropped a Gmail bombshell – IMAP support. … Read More

San Diego Wildfire Updates with Google Maps

Today Stasia and Kellie wrapped up another Google Adwords Seminar – in the middle of the San Diego wildfires! While they’ve been making their way through road blocks and airport delays, I’ve been looking for some useful information about the location and extent of these … Read More

16 Coolest New Features In Mac OS X 10.5 That You Didn’t Know About

By now, everyone has heard about the major new features in Apple’s new operating system, Mac OS X 10.5 — code-named Leopard. However, there are several little known new features that are actually quite cool. I’ve compiled a list the sixteen coolest little known new … Read More

Is This Apple’s Internal Lorem Ipsum?

Apple announced the release date for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) this morning. I was browsing through the technology overview page and came across this strange description for Bonjour: “Holisticly provide access to ethical communities vis-a-vis client-focused.” Seriously? That can’t be real. This has to … Read More

New Evidence of an Apple iPhone SDK

This afternoon I received an announcement from the Apple Developer Connection announcing their upcoming Performance Tuning workshops. These intensive developer camps aren’t unusual – Apple hosted iPhone web development seminars this summer. However, the description for this one caught my eye. It read (emphasis mine): … Read More

Flexiscale, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Nirvanix Comparison

FlexiScale is a new UK based on-demand computing service, similar to Nirvanix and the EC2/S3/SQS components of Amazon Web Services. While they all provide basic computing and storage through a pay-as-you-go pricing model, each company has targeted their pricing and service offerings towards different users. … Read More