1 in 5 Macs Has Malware [STUDY]
The report, released on Tuesday, is based on a “100,000-strong snapshot” of the millions of Macs that downloaded Sophos’s free Mac antivirus software. The study found that 20% of Macs were carrying one or more instances of Windows malware.
Such malware doesn’t cause symptoms unless the Mac owners run Windows on their machines, but it can be spread to others…
15 SEO Experts Give Their Best Social MediaTips
Social media plays an important role in search. In part, people turn to their friends, colleagues and the public on social media networks to get answers to questions they previously used search engines to find information.
Additionally, increasingly, search engines incorporate results from social media platforms. Therefore, marketers should ensure that their social media marketing is optimized for their key search terms.
Here are fifteen search experts’ recommendations for social media…
Millennials Worry How Connectivity Will Impact Our Future [INFOGRAPHIC]
“This Digital Life” surveyed the opinions of 7,213 people in 19 markets and discovered that 55% of respondents believe technology is robbing us of our privacy, while more than half of millennials worry that a family member or friend will post inappropriate personal information about them online…
Microsoft updates the public Windows 8 countdown calendar
Creating a Connection in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and how to search for related records
For example, from a Contact record we will create a Connection to another Contact record for a referral. This is accomplished by opening the Contact record, then clicking on the Connection link, then clicking Connect from the ribbon. You can then connect to another record or have another record connect to the originating record.
After clicking on the To Another link, a popup window is displayed where you can specify the record that you will be connecting to…
Is the Digital World Killing Creativity? [INFOGRAPHIC]
While our current age of digital disruption has opened a cornucopia of new casual creative endeavors, the networked generation’s ability to multitask — and the constant need for instantaneous action — may also be hindering creativity…
No Photography Please, This Is A BJ’s Warehouse Club
N. got in trouble while standing in the receipt check line at his local BJ’s warehouse club, but it wasn’t for attempting to leave the store without having his cart checked. No, it was for something far more insidious than that: snapping a quick picture of a board advertising club member prices for cruises so he could comparison shop later. What a hardened criminal! The receipt checker set off the door alarm, catching the attention of a nearby police officer, and insisted to N…
Today’s Top Stories: Microsoft-Facebook Patent Agreement, Netflix’s 26 Million Streaming Users
Welcome to this morning’s edition of ‘First To Know,’ a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Microsoft and Facebook Announce Patent Agreement
Facebook will purchase a portion of the patent portfolio Microsoft had recently acquired from AOL for $550 million in cash, the company has announced. Under the terms of the agreement, Facebook will obtain ownership of approximately 650 AOL patents and patent applications, as well as a license to the other AOL patents Microsoft will purchase and own…
How B2B Marketers Use Social Media: New Research
Oops, That Breast Pump We Sent You Isn’t Really Covered By Insurance
David and his wife had a baby last year, and one item that their health insurance covers is an electric breast pump for putting away milk for later. Their mistake was not calling up Blue Cross/Blue Shield to find out whether this was a covered item with a prescription. Not that their customer service representatives are infallible, but it might have prevented what happened next. Instead, David called up the medical supply company, asked them whether it would be covered, and made the purchase…
Google Turns Into Giant Zipper in Honor of Gideon Sundback
Google has a very interesting Doodle today – a giant zipper lets you “unzip” the logo and see the search results for Gideon Sundback, the inventor of the zipper.
Sundback was born on April 24, 1880 in Småland, Sweden; after he had finished his studies he moved to Germany, and in 1905 he emigrated to the U.S.
Working as an engineer for the Universal Fastener Company in Hoboken New Jersey, Sundback perfected the old idea of a fastener based on interlocking teeth.
His “Hookless No…
HootSuite Adds Support For MailChimp, RSS Reader, More
Hootsuite is expanding its App Directory, adding support for MailChimp, Chime.in, Identi.ca, Vision Critical Surveys, and RSS Reader. The new apps are available starting Tuesday for all 4 million of HootSuite’s Free, Pro and Enterprise clients.
“Businesses today are social. Success depends on connecting with customers instantly across multiple social media channels and networks. The growth of our App Directory gives clients an impressive arsenal of tools to do this, all in a single place,” says HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes…