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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of SEO

<i>Matthew Capala is the author of “Away with the Average,” an NYU Professor, and Founder of SearchDecoder.com. This adapted excerpt comes from Matthew’s latest book, “SEO Like I’m 5.“</i><p>“80 percent of success is showing up,” Woody Allen famously said about life. Marketing in 2014 is not much different. …

College Football Playoff threat watch, Week 11: TCU flips into the top 4

Auburn's fall makes room in the top four for a new team in the if-the-season-ended-right-now Playoff picture.<p>An instantaneous survey of the teams in the best position for the College Football Playoff at this moment, led once again by the most revered and respected institution in all of amateur …

10 sweet apps already spruced up for Android's Material Design

Google premiered the Material design theme at its big Google I/O conference back in June, but only recently have developers been sending out apps in accord with the new look for the Android operating system.<p>And it isn’t just Googlers who’ve been doing the work. Startups have launched Material-style …

Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on

The Air Force says that the almost one-of-a-kind spacecraft "conducted on-orbit experiments" in the the longest-ever mission for the X-37B program.<p>The intriguingly long voyage of the unmanned X-37B has come to a conclusion at last. But the mystery of the mission lingers on.<p>The US Air Force space …

Space Exploration

10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Murphy is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he focuses on investments in mobile and cloud infrastructure technology.</i><p>When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air.<p>The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information …

Surprise! Microsoft jumps to Windows 10

Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft just said no to 9. The follow-on to the current Windows 8 operating system will be known as Windows 10 …

Windows Phone

Windows 10: Everything You Need To Know About The New Windows

As expected Microsoft has formally announced the new version of Windows. As no-one expected it will be called ‘Windows 10’ not Windows 9. Why? Because Microsoft claims it represents such a significant leap over Windows 8 that calling it Windows 9 would not do it justice.<p>I can hear your groans now, …

Long-Ago Twist Yields Ballmer A Fortune In Microsoft Stock

<b></b>How did Steve Ballmer acquire enough Microsoft stock to be near the top of The Forbes 400 list? The full story is quirkier than what appears in most Microsoft histories.<p>Ballmer didn’t join Microsoft until 1980, four years after the software company was founded. Usually that’s too late for a …

For better privacy, change these iOS 8 settings

Before you sync your iCloud or reinstall your apps, you need to lock down your iPhone or iPad. Here are seven important tweaks (and more) you can set to bolster your privacy.<p>The minute you download and install iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad, you …

Privacy

The End of Windows Server 2003 is Near, Prepare Now

Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in …

3 Ways to Tell Employees They're Getting Paid More Than They Think | Inc.com

One of the main perks of having a job is having steady health insurance. And yet only 70 percent of small businesses report offering health insurance to their employees.<p>That's a rising figure (up from 66 percent in 2009), but it means that three of every 10 small-business employees still don't have …

Health Care

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information.<p>Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you.<p>Stalker is a tool created by security firm Immunity Inc. to demonstrate the hazards of connecting to …

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

Here's Google's plan to rid the world of cyberattacks

A new team at Google is aiming to be the cybersecurity superheroes of the Internet.<p>They're looking to exterminate those nasty computer bugs that let hackers and government spies sneak into our computers -- not just for Google, but for everyone.<p>The special team is called Google Project Zero. And …

A Practical Guide to Writing an Effective Social Media Policy

<i>“Through these [online] interactions, IBM’s greatest asset—the expertise of its employees—can be shared with clients, shareholders, and the communities in which it operates.”</i><p>In one concise statement, IBM both establishes its position as an organization that values its employees’ ideas and …

Nets overcome Heat in double overtime to win 5th straight

NEW YORK -- Shaun Livingston was flying all over the court. LeBron James could only sit and watch.<p>Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Livingston helped …

Basketball

Best free sites for learning how to write code

These four sites offer step-by-step tutorials that take very different approaches to programming instruction. One of them is perfect for your level of coding experience.<p>Not so long ago, typing was for secretaries, journalists, and would-be authors. Now we're all tapping away at keyboards and …

Computer Science

How to Plan for a Disaster and What to Do if You're a Disaster Victim

Disasters disrupt life in unimaginable ways, making those affected much more vulnerable to secondary disasters — the kind caused by criminals. I've …

Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized in Twitter's Amazing Maps

Ever wonder what it would look like to plot <i>every single</i> geotagged tweet since 2009 on a map? Twitter has done just that.<p>Twitter posted these maps of …

How Criminals Cash In With Mobile Malware

As smartphones become integral parts of daily life, they also become targets for online criminals. But how do criminals profit from infecting your mobile device, and what can you do about it?<p><b>Premium Messaging</b><p>One of the most effective methods for spreading malware to mobile phones is to misuse …

How to Grow a New Windpipe from Stem Cells

Born without a windpipe because of a rare condition called tracheal agenesis, Hannah Warren spent the first two and a half years of her life in a hospital, breathing through a tube doctors inserted through her mouth. But last month, in a nine-hour surgery, Hannah received new trachea grown from her …

20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers

We're high up in the Gherkin in the City of London and Garry Sidaway, director of security strategy at Integralis, a firm which advises government …

Seth's Blog

If you have to ask, it probably is.<p>The essential truth is that spam is always in the eye of the recipient. If you think it's spam, it's spam (if …

Test drive the Galaxy S4 with Samsung's online simulator

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is out and ready for your consideration. If you can't get to your local retailer to take a look in person, check out Samsung's Galaxy S4 online simulator.<p>Samsung has been good about providing online simulators for its smartphones, like the Galaxy Nexus and the …

Phones

Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones

ATF says no law enforcement agency could unlock a defendant's iPhone, but Apple can "bypass the security software" if it chooses. Apple has created a police waiting list because of high demand.<p>Apple receives so many police demands to decrypt seized iPhones that it has created a "waiting list" to …

Privacy

Galaxy S 4 app-bloat earns Samsung a BBC Watchdog investigation

The software bloat that leaves Samsung Galaxy S 4 owners with roughly half of the available storage their 16GB smartphone promises on the box is set …

How to set up your Fitbit Flex

Whether you have a compatible smartphone, or need to use a computer, it only takes a few minutes to set up the Fitbit Flex.<p>Fitbit recently launched the Flex, the company's first wrist-worn activity monitor that syncs with your smartphone. The Flex uses Bluetooth 4.0 to sync with compatible …

Wearable Tech

Intel chip gives new hope for Windows 8 tablets

Analysts are encouraged by Intel's new Atom design. So future Windows Blue-based tablets powered by Intel's revamped mobile chips could provide a lift for Microsoft and its hardware partners.<p>Analysts are upbeat about Intel's new mobile chip design due later this year. That could mean a much-needed …

Computer Hardware

How to mirror your Galaxy S4's screen on your TV

Find out how to mirror your phone's display on your TV so that you can enjoy music, video, and games on the big screen.<p>Despite the ever-increasing screen size on Samsung's Galaxy line, some types of media beg for a sit-back, big-screen experience. It could be a YouTube video, or just a little …

Smart TV