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Free Ways To Listen To Music Online

With so much of our media consumption now taking place online, it’s no surprise that music has followed suit. Of course there are online vendors such as Apple’s iTunes store and Amazon, however a small but thriving market has grown for listening to music for free online. Though this usually has some limitations, it’s an …

Free Blogging Sites

Depending on how you look at it, the best and worst thing about blogging is that anyone and everyone can do it. While this means that there are a lot of sub-par blogs about, it also means some truly excellent ones have a chance to shine through. Blogs are free to make and maintain, and …

What’s New With Google Drive

Many businesses, schools and homes have known and used the convenience of the free Google Documents products for years now. A simple Gmail account allowed you to log in from any computer that can access the internet and create, edit and share a variety of rich text documents. Therefore it may be alarming to hear …

Free Phone Messaging Apps

With so many people now owning a smartphone, there are more options than just the regular old SMS for text-based communication. Most smartphone users will have a data plan that allows them to use internet-based applications on the go, and many apps offer text messaging services – meaning you no longer need to pay for …

Improving Online Customer Service

These days an increasing number of businesses are extending or moving their sales practises to the online world. More and more people are using the internet to shop, and for some sectors it will soon be a key market to target. However, online salesmanship is a different breed to the physical variety. In most cases, …

Top Content Aggegator Sites

There’s a lot of stuff on the internet. Some of it’s interesting, some of it isn’t, and more and more is being added every day. With so many pictures, videos, articles, games and applications around, it’s no wonder that a number of content aggregation sites have sprung up that help sort the wheat from the …

The Trend of Microblogging

Two buzzwords are gaining traction throughout the world of the web as of late – two websites known as Tumblr and Pinterest. While they’re technically both blogging sites, they take a very different approach to things compared to the traditional screeds-of-text style personal blog. One phrase being used to describe them is “microblogging.” This is …

Designing Websites for Mobile Phone Users

It’s no surprise that mobile phone use is increasing. In particular, better technology and more palatable prices of smartphones and tablets (I’m trying to not mention the  iPad 3/HD) has introduced mobile phone browsing to more and more people across the world. New Zealand is no different, with a 2011 survey by Statistics New Zealand …

How Google Caffeine Will Make Your Site’s Content Available Sooner

It’s no secret that Google likes to be the best at what it does, and Caffeine, their latest web indexing system, is another step towards perfecting the art of the internet search. By changing the way search engines think about storing and updating information, Caffeine will make your site’s content available to searchers faster than ever before. For …

5 Internet Services for Building an Online Brand

Building a website is a substantial project, but one that is just the first step on the pathway towards achieving results through the power of the Internet. To really promote your products and services online, you’ll need to make the most of a few various professional services that are available to help build your online …