November 26th, 2013
Android or iPhone, Android or iPhone, a modern quandary for the first worlders among us, torn
between taking a bite of the apple, or diving into cyberspace with the droids. It’s no competition
really, as Apple continuously release “upgrades” masquerading as legitimate changes, while
functionality remains about the same and no real features make an appearance, beyond the
perfunctory tweaks to camera focus, LCD clarity and other small changes not at all worth a mention.
Android on the other hand, continuous to be innovative, experimental and highly customisable,
combining an easy to use OS with enough customisable extras to keep the most experienced tech
As we’ve already mentioned, Androids are designed to challenge experienced technological geeks
while Read the rest of 4 Reasons You Should Buy an Android »
October 23rd, 2013
Often times in the smartphone market we see manufacturers focus on a few features in an attempt to give their phone some notoriety such as having a camera with the highest number of pixels, a large display, or a pretty design, while not even attempting to compete in other areas such as battery life and processing power. That doesn’t apply to the LG G2. This seems to be a phone that was created to be the best on the market period.
The hardware specs for the LG G2 are as follows: Read the rest of The LG G2 Pulls No Punches »
October 16th, 2013
Your logo: in the blink of an eye it says so much. It communicates style, customer focus, industry and can
even convey security. So, why change it?
A bit of research is needed. Does your logo reflect your current day demographics; is it something that
appeals to your core market? Does it stand out or does it fade into the background of other logos in the
same industry? Is it professional? Is it memorable?
In some cases, your company logo was designed to reflect a specific time, technology and style. Unless
you are carrying a very simple classic, ageless font with no graphics, one’s company can look out of
touch and out of the loop. A change or even a tweak can give your logo and your company a new feel
and potentially new customers who previously felt distance from the brand. Read the rest of Updating Your Logo »
October 9th, 2013
There’s a certain breed of web developer out there who invokes some shady practices designed to keep clients trapped within their service.
One common practice for these kind of developers is hosting sites on their own servers without providing the client with FTP access or Admin level access to their website, this is done with the intent of preventing clients from hiring any other developers to work on the site, and to prevent clients from moving the website to a different server.
Another practice which goes hand and hand with limiting client access to the site, is purchasing client domain names, when a web developer purchases a domain name for all intents and purposes they own the domain name and not the client, if another person owns your website domain name this is not only a concern for your brand but also for any SEO authority and value your site establishes while online. A shady developer who owns your domain name could try to charge you an inflated price to transfer domain ownership, or even worse sell your domain to someone else.
The last practice I’ll mention involves licensing agreements. As with all contracts if you’re signing a contract with your web developer read it carefully. Some developers include license agreements in their contracts which give them ownership of all source code and graphics, so essentially they own your site and all the work that you’ve hired them to preform.
Not All Bad
Now there are many developers out there who will take care of site site hosting, and domain registration, simply to make things easier for themselves and clients without the intent of extorting their clients at a later date, but as I’ve illustrated above this can be done with dubious intentions.
Avoid Being Taken for a Ride
There are a few things you can do to avoid being taken advantage of such as Read the rest of Beware of Shady Hostage Holding Web Developers »