Double Your Social Media Content

As the social media director here at Idyllwild Advertising, I know that social media is important.  I live, breathe, and eat social media on my phone, desktop in my office and all around me.  Too often, doing social media can become a pain and very time consuming.  But we all know, deep down inside, that social media is important.  And if we are running a business, we know that we have to do it.  So we might as well figure out how to do more social media in less time and with less effort. I have come up with a
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Heartbleed – Few things strike fear in the hearts of computer users like a VIRUS!

Normally security is never an issue for those logging into a site or entering payment information. This is because most consumers are aware that we need to look for the little padlock and https:// on the sites we give personal information.  What does that padlock and https:// mean? When you visit a secure site you will see a lock next to the URL, this means that your communications with the site are encrypted. When a website wants to let you know that they are reliable and trustworthy, they use SSL (Secure Socket Layer).  A browser connects to a website using
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Modern Web Browsers, an Introduction

After posting my latest article in February about IE6 overstaying its welcome I was met with feedback from colleagues, as well as some personal realizations… Many people these days are unaware of the benefits and features of modern browsers and the fact that other options even exist beyond what came bundled with their computer.  My goal over the coming weeks is to briefly touch on those topics in hope of enlightening the average internet user to the great alternatives available. First things first: What is a web browser? A web browser, in its simplest form, is a computer program which
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Overstaying Your Welcome

Yes, Internet Explorer 6 (IE6), I’m talking about you.  In the world of modern internet and technology, IE6 is the virtual gallon of milk that has gone 6 years past its expiration date.  Curdled and foul, it makes you sick just thinking that it hasn’t been thrown out yet. Similar to rotting dairy products, surfing the web on an outdated browser can be harmful to you; maybe not to your health, but to your online safety and security.  Browser updates are offered to help protect you from security holes that have been discovered in previous versions, as well as make
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