Ahh, My Daughter Asked to Join Social Media

As a mother of two I have struggled with the decision to allow my children to use social media. My daughter started asking if she could join Facebook when she was 10. Thankfully, Facebook requires you to be at least 13 to set up an account, so I had no issue with telling her no. My daughter recently turned 13 and hasn’t yet asked to join Facebook again, but has asked to join Instagram. With my permission my daughter set up an account, but my next struggle involved trying to figure out what rules I would require her to follow. Of course there are some no-brainers:

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Stacy MaynardStacy Maynard

First, you had smart phones. Now, you have smart homes

The move to incorporate smarter technology into our homes is finally here, and the field looks to be largely dominated by two tech giants. The two giants--Apple and Google both made moves to acquire smaller companies that specifically aim to improve your home life via technology. It's worth noting that Gartner Research predicts "smart home" technology will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020.

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Matthew WheelerMatthew Wheeler

Find the SEO Tool For Your Needs

All in one SEO pack

Developed by Michael Torbert and with over 19 million downloads, the All in One SEO pack is the biggest SEO plug-in for WordPress available. But, it still only has a 3.9 out of 5.0 rating. It boasts an easy-to-use, right-out-of-the-box feature; just install, and you are set. While it is regularly updated, it is still missing many features that would make it the unchallenged SEO champion. This product is being advertised as free, but it witholds many features unless you upgrade to the paid version. Users of the paid version have reported numerous bugs and issues. With that being said, it does have many features that the competition does not. One of these features is that it automatically generates the META description and the focus keyword, but still gives you the ability to change them to your needs. But the biggest draw to this tool is its simplicity; it doesn't overwhelm you with options, but still has the basic functionality that both an inexperienced and an advanced user would need.

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Google - The Original California Chrome

Everywhere you look nowadays it seems that Google has a hand in that field. Starting off as a search engine in 1998, it has since grown to the behemoth that it is now with what seems like a googol of products and services.

Enter Google Drive

Two years ago Google launched one of its most useful products ever, Google Drive. Drive is a cloud storage system which automatically saves user edits to the documents and is home to the suite of of online productivity software.

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Matthew WheelerMatthew Wheeler

Is That Free App Worth It?

This week AVAST, a very reliable and trusted internet and mobile device security company, issued a warning that a recently released night vision app for your mobile devices contains spyware coding. This app called Cámara Visión Nocturna retrieves and stores phone numbers and charges you for a premium messaging service.

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What is Project InMind and could it be a game changer?

Voice is the newest phase of search, test, and calling. As we use our mobile devices more and more it has become increasingly apparent that typing is no longer the only way to go. Apple’s Siri is the poster child for this form of communication. With an iProduct you just speak naturally and the device will search for what you say, call who you want and do talk to text. Google has also dabbled in this type of programming as well. With Google Mobile Search and Google Navigate you can simply speak the destination or search topic you wish to delve into and Google will do it for you. Plus, Google is usable on any mobile platform. Now Yahoo wants to get in on the talk to search game.

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