How to Mirror Your iPad Display to Your HDTV

Mirror iPad display to TVThe iPad’s king-size display is great for watching a movie by yourself, but it’s not so great for group screenings. Fortunately, getting it working with the HDTV in your living room for impromptu movie nights, vacation photo slideshows, or YouTube viral video marathons isn’t difficult.

Depending on your

Benefits of Having a Website

Having a business website is not a question – but a must!

Here are just a few reasons why it should matter to any business wishing to be successful.

1.     Website is first and foremost a point of contact

As you have a phone line, business card, yellow page ad, website is

10 Award-Winning Open Source Apps to Try Today

free applicationsThe world of open source software offers free alternatives to just about any expensive commercial package you might care to name, but there’s no denying that some of them are better than others.

Firefox, LibreOffice, and GIMP are a few of the better-known examples with a reputation for quality and stability, but there are plenty of other worthy contenders out there as well.

Simplify the Web With These Free Chrome Extensions

Free Chrome extensionsA Web page can be a busy place. Numerous elements vie for your attention. Animated banners, comment threads, buttons, and options you never use all conspire to detract from whatever you’re trying to read or view. It doesn’t have to be that way: Below are four free Google Chrome extensions that give the Web some breathing room. By stripping away

Popular IT Security Practices That Just Don’t Work

IT securityWhen it comes to IT security, FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) is more than just the tool of overhyping vendors hoping to sell their next big thing. It is the reality that seasoned IT security pros live in, thanks in large part to the — at times gaping — shortcomings of traditional approaches to securing IT systems and data.

Stop Windows’ Automatic Updates from Rebooting Your PC

windows helpThis is an update of a post written nearly three years ago. Because I continue to encounter the problem on new PCs, I figured it was time to revisit it for those users who missed the original article.

I’ll bet good money this has happened to you: You step away from the computer for a little while, and when you come back, all your windows and work are gone.

12 Essential Apps for Android

Android appsAmid thousands of Google options Play, select a list of applications that are essential to the operating system giant’s Mountain View.

With the rapid popularization of the Android smartphone market, Google Play has grown exponentially, stuffed with more than 400,000 applications.

Adobe’s new Creative Cloud Subscription Service

Adobe Creative CloudI recently had the opportunity to attend Adobe’s Reviewer’s Workshop in New York, where they covered the new CS6 product suite, including major overhauls to Illustrator, aspects of Photoshop, and the official launch of Adobe Muse.

More interestingly, to me at least, was the new Creative Cloud subscription service. Creatives, especially small agencies and freelancers, have long struggled to

Increase Website Traffic through Internal Linking

seo linkingSearch Engine Optimization (SEO) is absolutely critical to the success of websites. If your website is not optimized for search engines, or worse, if it’s optimized for the wrong keywords, you’re going to be truly disappointed in the traffic that you’re attracting, or not attracting,

Apple ditches Google Maps in iOS6

apple macbook ipadApple has unveiled its latest mobile operating system, iOS6, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The operating system, which runs on its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, will no longer include Google Maps software.

Apple will instead run

What to Know When Composing and Taking Images

cameraBefore digital cameras, the only way to get a digital image was to take a picture with a film camera, get the film developed, then have the photographic print or slide digitized using a scanner. When digital cameras launch, all you had to do to make the effective purchase was to choose the camera with the highest figure of megapixels.

How to Encrypt Your Email

how to encrypt emailData encryption is a complicated subject, but our top-level overview and general guide to email encryption will help you understand the basics.

Even if you never email sensitive information–social security numbers, banking info, business secrets, and so on–you should consider using encryption. Aside from

Android malware writers exploit Instagram

android malware with instagramFake Instagram websites distribute Android Trojan horses that send SMS messages to premium-rate numbers

In an attempt to take advantage of the popularity of free photo-sharing app Instagram among smartphone users, malware writers have created fake Instagram websites to distribute Android Trojan horses, according

How Keyword Research Can Improve Your SEO

keyword researchThe web runs on keywords and, yet, most website owners don’t know the first thing about how powerful keyword research can be or how to integrate it into their websites.

A keyword or keyword phrase is a word or series of words that a user enters into a search engine. Keyword research

5 Big Security Mistakes You’re Probably Making

IT security mistakesHow vulnerable are most companies to hacking? So vulnerable that hackers claim they can point their systems at pretty much any target and be guaranteed of breaking in fairly quickly. Most run-of-the-mill vulnerability testers I know can break into a company in a few hours or less. It must be child’s play for professional criminals.