News - tekRESCUE

8
Dec

3 Ways to Build Quality Backlinks Without Guest Posting

Getting outside links to your site isn’t the most important thing about Search Engine Optimization, but it definately seems to help. Here is a great article with a ton of cool ideas for ways to get those links.

Randy

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From Search Engine Journal:
http://bit.ly/1yJT3Fg

22
Sep

Why we use WordPress

wordpress logoAt tekRESCUE, we use the WordPress framework for a lot of our simple to medium complexity websites. We can also write code from scratch or use other frameworks such as Drupal or Bootstrap, especially Bootstrap. Did I mention we also love Bootstrap? But at the end of the day, we usually use WordPress. Here’s why:

1) It’s user friendly. This is huge for us. Many of our clients like and need the ability to EASILY make changes to their sites without having to call us. WordPress allows this capability. If someone can edit a document with Microsoft Word, then they can edit a page in WordPress.

2) It’s secure. WordPress is open source software. Thousands of eyeballs are constantly looking over the code. When a security risk is found it is quickly fixed and the code is updated. This is another huge reason for us because we are security freaks at tekRESCUE.

3) It’s Google friendly. Google loves WordPress. This has been true for a LONG time and is still true today. WordPress is used by almost 19% of all websites and is still growing in popularity. Search Engine Optimization and WordPress work great together.

4) It saves the customer money. We could make a database driven website from scratch. We could write hundreds of lines of code from scratch. We could write javascript from scratch. Doing that takes a lot of time. WordPress allows us to strong with a strong, secure foundation to create excellent simple to medium complexity websites.

5) Other reasons. It’s stable. It’s actively developed. It’s mobile friendly. It’s “girl next door” sexy. Oh and it was born in Texas.

Randy

10
Sep

5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now!

Recently, over 5 million passwords from Google were stolen then leaked online. You need to check and see if yours was one of them! Use the tool below to do this.

Randy

Tool to check if your password was one of the linked passwords:

http://lifehacker.com/5-million-gmail-passwords-leaked-check-yours-now-1632983265

9
Sep

Your iCloud Account is SO Easy to Hack

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Your iCloud account is freakishly easy to hack. You really need to read this.

Randy

http://mashable.com/2014/09/04/i-hacked-my-own-icloud-account/

6
Aug

Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords

This is really disturbing. If you don’t use a random password generator it’s time to start. We use LastPass at tekRESCUE. It’s important to use a different password for each site too.

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From Drudge via the New York Times:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/technology/russian-gang-said-to-amass-more-than-a-billion-stolen-internet-credentials.html?referrer=

31
Jul

How To Share and Collaborate With Google Calendar on Web, iPhone and Android

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Here’s a great article about using a shared Google Calendar in your office. Google Calendar is what we use for all of our scheduling at tekRESCUE.

Randy

From Drippler:
http://drippler.com/updates/share/how-share-and-collaborate-google-calendar-web-iphone-and-android

12
Jul

Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked by Experts

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From Life Hacker. A really good article for the average user to read.

Randy

http://lifehacker.com/five-computer-security-myths-debunked-by-experts-1602290081

19
Jun

Stop Facebook From Using Your Web History for Ad Targeting

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Facebook has announced that it’s going to make ads better by tracking your web and app browsing habits. Here’s how to opt out.

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/facebook-ad-tracking/

14
May

Not Receiving All of Your iMessages? Here’s How to Fix That

This happened to me! Not very fun. I suggest just not using iMessage at all but it’s OK if you still want to.

Randy

https://www.yahoo.com/www/tech/not-receiving-all-of-your-imessages-heres-how-to-fix-85735759199.html

2
May

Breaking News: IE Exploit Found

From Redmond Pie:

Major Internet Explorer Security Flaw Patched By Microsoft, Including Windows XP

Now would be a really good time to perform Windows Updates. It’s another good reason to use Chrome or Firefox too.

http://www.redmondpie.com/download-internet-explorer-ms14-021-patch-to-fix-major-windows-vulnerability-in-ie/

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