Posted on July 10th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Most people find good websites through social networking sites. The six most popular are Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Digg and LinkedIn. The seventh, Flipora, is one we’d never heard of till they announced a new version.
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Posted on July 1st, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If you want to get a website online fast, there are over a dozen services, that can do that, and many of them are free. We’ve used the free versions of “WordPress” and “Yola” to create web sites. Friends have raved about Weebly for producing new sites, so we tried it and must agree, it’s very nice; it’s also free.
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Posted on June 30th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We’ve never started a column with a “Numbers Report” before. This is a frequent subject in our column but always placed well down. But some numbers have become so extraordinary in recent times, that they are worth talking about right up front. Such is the case with web sites.
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Posted on March 26th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Push Bullet,” free for Android phones, is a handy way to send any file, photo or web address from your computer to your phone.
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Posted on February 25th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
This happens a lot: Somebody will tell us about a great site, article or video they saw on the web, but don’t remember exactly where it was. Google it, they’ll say. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn’t.
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Posted on October 7th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A pretty girl, very sweet looking, knocked on our door and said to Joy:”I have to get on the Internet. Can I use your password?” We didn’t know her and she wasn’t a neighbor, but she stood poised and ready with notebook and pen to take down our password.
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Posted on September 6th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We heard from a church secretary whose job it is to create a website. She doesn’t know how to do that and wondered if we’re sticking with our previous recommendation, Yola.com. We’re re-thinking that.
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Posted on July 30th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
There are dozens of ways to build your own website these days, but some are easier than others. The good news is you don’t have to learn HTML or coding of any kind, to produce a great site. And most of your choices are free. The first question to ask is would you rather work on or off-line? Online is great for collaborative sites. Your contributors won’t have to own special software to edit the site and add material. Just give them the password and they can get on. On the road, you can work from any computer. We’ve created several sites using Yola.com, and we think they look great. With drag and drop, you can add social networking, storefronts, […]
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Posted on July 7th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We love taking a photo with our Android phone and have it automatically show up in our Google Plus account online. Google’s Picasa can also upload photos to your Google Plus account and provides excellent free editing tools.
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Posted on July 1st, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Quite a few people seem upset over the possibility that their online activities are being tracked by the government. Yahoo acknowledges they have answered around 13,000 tracking requests from the feds in the last six months, and Facebook and Microsoft have similar numbers. Google’s “Chrome” browser has an “incognito mode,” but warns that you could be under “surveillance by secret agents.” (Can you imagine what a boring job that must be?) Mozilla Firefox has denounced government tracking and offers add-ons, such as “DoNotTrackMe,” to cover your embarrassing parts. In an upcoming release, they’ll block the most intrusive tracking cookies by default.
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