iPod Touch 32GB


Posted on 26th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

I recently purchased a 32GB iPod Touch online and am very pleased with it. I have always been a fan of Apple products; which is why I felt lost when my iPhone was damaged. I did not get a new one due to the pricing but missed the ability to browser webpages and listen to music on a portable device. The iPod Touch is the perfect solution as it enables me to do almost everything the iPhone does; except take calls!

The iPod Touch is literally an iPhone without the calling ability. The iPod Touch has smaller, sleeker profile and weighs considerably less than the iPhone. The appearance is very similar and the touch screen used is identical. The iPod Touch runs the same software and therefore functions very much like an iPhone. The device is very simple and very pleasant to use; audio quality is outstanding when using the iPod Touch for music playback.

The true beauty of the iPod Touch is the ability to perform other functions such as browser the internet, watch movies and play games using a WiFi connection! The iPod Touch can ever send text messages and emails using a highspeed wireless internet connection. I have been using the internet for just about everything since I got satellite internet, now including shopping! The iPod Touch 32GB has been my best purchase yet and is well worth the price. The iPod Touch is a great tool for schedule planning, communications and of course, listening to music!

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Moving technology


Posted on 25th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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I love the fact that the internet has made almost any task or service that we need done much more simple. From communicating via short word conversations to finding a dog sitter to helping you find a mover. I had a chance to check out Citymove.com where they provide a service that allow customers and movers or moving companies negotiate with each through one simple platform. As the end user you simply create a free account and then put in your requirements from the number of rooms, how many movers needed, and the size of the truck you may need. Don’t worry if you have not moved before there is the option to let the movers help you figure this out. Having moved several times I can tell you that having a service like this would have saved a considerable amount of time. Because in most you will call around to various companies and get bids by simply looking through the yellow pages or doing an online search. Here you set the requirements and let the movers come to you.

They specialize in Moving Companies NYC proper but also can help if you are located throughout the US. In your dashboard they even provide resources to help you find packing boxes, and change your address. They have developed tutorials for both the consumer and the vendor to help understand how the system works and what to expect from each other. They have developed a rating systems so that you can see who the more reliable movers are and what others are saying. For a moving company situated in New York this simple yet easy platform could be a great way to uncover new business and break through all the clutter.

Gain access to the internet


Posted on 24th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

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The latest dsl service is now very accessible to a lot of people.
The latest internet service hosting companies. You can find providers like copper.net to provide cheap dial up services with reliable support so that if you are unable to afford the broadband connection you can at least get in the game.

Creating the View


Posted on 23rd November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Mojavi Project

For now, all we need to use is the execute() method.
Creating the View

The class name should be in this format ActionnameViewtype View. Again Actionname is the name of the action in the module. Viewtype is the view type that was passed to the controller in the action. Both Actionname and Viewtype are capitialized. This is a list of the predefined view file types and their naming convention.
Internal Name Class and File Name

Mojavi 2 users ; the naming convention and doc on the file has changed slightly. Before there was an underscore between Actionname and Viewtype. Now, there is no underscore in between, and the Viewtype is capitialized.

For this example, I called my view FirstSuccessView and named the file FirstSuccessView.class.php.

Here’s the code

class FirstSuccessView extends PHPView
* Execute any presentation logic and set template attributes.
public function execute ()

// set our template

// set the title
$this->setAttribute(’title’, ‘Getting Started First Test Page’);

// set the message that is to be passed
$this->setAttribute(’passedData’, ‘Hello World!’);




You also need a template to display the information. I stayed with the naming convention and called my file FirstSuccess.php.

Here is the code for that please note that asp extension files will not work unless you have already created a master template.
This is the result of my first test. I have created a module, action, view and
template. I have successfully passed data from the view to the template.This is what I passed:
That is all for now.
Notice at the first and last line I include a header.php and footer.php. I used this to show how you could have a uniform look across the entire site and how you could do that. Mojavi uses a global template directory in your webapp directory. It is defined as MO_TEMPLATE_DIR and it called templates. I added the following files to the includes sub-directory in the global template directory.


Wrapping it up

Finally, there are a couple of ways you can test this module. Make sure to test in various browsers like firefox which use xpi extensions for their add-ons. The first and quickest way is just to instruct the controller using the url. Just add the module and action. Here’s what it would look like http://yourserver.com/index.php?module=Test&action=First.

The second way is by changing the default module in the settings.ini file in the webapp/config directory.

Under [.actions] you will find the default module. Find the following two lines and change the default module and action.


After you change the default module and action it should look like this


You are now ready to test your code. Just point your browser to the index.php and see the fruit of your labor.

Get Superb Hosting


Posted on 22nd November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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If you are looking to switch hosting providers or just getting into the market then there are various questions you need to consider when considering managed hosting. You can select a wide range of dedicated servers in order to make are that you have complete control of your hosting platform. This can also be beneficial for search engine marketing and quick growth phases that your site may experience.
And if you already own your servers and are looking for a secure and reliable storage site then Superb Internet offers state of the art colocation services with an array of security services, and redundant back up services you know that your prized hardware and data are being taken care of.

Vodafone provides SIM only deals


Posted on 21st November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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Vodafone has recently decided to focus entirely on the popular Vodafone SIM only deals. The only reason for this perhaps is the amazing Apple innovation. Yes, you guessed it right, it’s the iPhone. While more and more people in the UK are hankering to get an iPhone for themselves, it is time for Vodafone to provide their customers with deals which might just make them switch networks? While it is too early to make any kind of prediction it is always a great idea to look into the reasons behind the iPhone’s success. It is extremely jam packed with the best of Apple designs, not to mention and entire range of apps. Also this beauty is sure to put a lot of other phones to shame because of its sleek design and appeal. So Vodafone has realized that it is high time that they cashed into this entire boom of the iPhone market with the iPhone SIM Only deals and this will surely help in creating a better idea of what is required and what is relevant. Of course the competition between different networks has possibly forced Vodafone to take this step towards better network deals. However it is always excellent news for all their customers who are looking forward to all types of amazing deals.

The best part is that the customers have an entire gamut of excellent options which has made it so incredibly important. The focus primarily needs to be on an extensive range of deals which is sure to put Vodafone on the list of the most coveted network services. Apart from the lowest plan which comes to around ten pounds, Vodafone will offer free text messages to all customers from then on. This is surely the best way in which different types of deals can be very well dealt with and it also provides an extensive range of offers and deals to all the customers. It is always a good idea to take a look at the best SIM deals available which helps customers understand the entire process better. Customers can visit the Vodafone website which is sure to help them and guide in all types of amazing deals that will help in an extensive range of deals and a whole lot more. The idea is to get best types of offers which can provide people with more and better ideas of what is important. Also this is an important plan by Vodafone to get better customer following.

It is possibly the best idea for the customers to sign up for a twenty five pound per month offer which promises 900 minutes of free talk time. This is obviously an excellent deal for people who are constantly making calls and need plenty of talk time in their phone. So there is no fear of running out of talk time which is always the best idea when it comes to these plans of getting amazing deals with Vodafone and customer care. It will also help provide an extensive range of data that is sure to get customers going for better Vodafone networking options.

Getting a good nights rest


Posted on 20th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Do you have trouble sleeping? I know not getting in a good night sleep can cause us to have a bad day. Instead of trying to take all of the sleep aid pills that are available, consider looking at sound machines. A sound machine can help you achieve a deeper and more relaxing sleep overnight. This is a more natural way of getting different sounds, that causes the brainwaves to match the sounds you are hearing. Find the sound that best suits you, it might be crickets chirping away that is combined with the NASA authentic recordings from Jupiter. This is a much better way of falling to sleep without the use of medications to do it. There is also different timers you can set with your sound machine, so it will automatically shutoff when you want it to.

These have become so popular that some hotels offer a white noise machine in their hotel in order to help their guest get the best nights sleep possible. For those of us who travel trying to get a comfortable and get a goods night sleep in a hotel can be difficult. Just because there are so many foreign noises that you are not used to and you never know when you will be close to lobby or your neighbor is a night owl that loves to hear the TV at its highest volume. The newer sleep machines can help you get the rest you need for that important meeting for the next day. Try one of these sound machines and start taking advantage of the 23 years of scientific study that has went into these sound machines.

WoW gaming is growing


Posted on 19th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology


The online multi-player online game World of Warcrafts has grown from a small internet novelty game to a huge forced to be reckoned with by other multi-player games. So much so that World of Warcrafts accounts are now being bought and sold for very good money. Because of the nature of the game it can take several months to build up your characters that there has become a large market for those with advanced games and characters to sell wow accounts for several thousands of dollars. People will spent countless hours playing Wow and take their roles and characters very seriously and the game play is quite addictive. The game and selling of accounts has even gotten so popular that there are now scam email that even I have received asking for you to verify your WoW account details or you account and all character points will be lost. This goes to show that there is big money to be had if you gain control of someones World of Warcrafts account and they have several advanced characters.

That is why online sites like Virtual Barrack have tried to create a safe and secure place where you can find wow accounts for sale or even offer your own account for sale. They have developed their site so that you can look for the level of player and specific characteristics in order to add them to your own account. So if you are looking for a Level 80 Male Tauren Druid then you may have found your source. They provide a 100% account protection gurantee so that you do not taken for a ride.

Wi-Fi is the new standard for surfing and printing


Posted on 18th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology


The practical purpose of Wi-Fi is to provide wireless connectivity to digital content. This content may include audio and visual material, Internet, or other data that can be transmitted among several users. Wi-Fi makes transferring information easier, as it eliminates the need for cables. Even HP colour Laserjet cartridges are now being used in the latest HP wireless printers that actually connect to the internet and allow you to print right from their touch screen panel.

Generally, Wi-Fi is used to connect to the Internet wirelessly. A Wi-Fi enabled device such as a laptop, game console, PDA or mobile phone can connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi when in range of a wireless network that is connected to the Internet.

Hotspots are a major selling point for hotels around the world and most coffee shops now advertise “Wi-Fi Hotspot” on their front window to attract customers. But customers be aware, a hotspot doesn’t mean free Internet, some establishments charge to use their Internet while others are free of charge, so shop around and make sure you get yours for free, after all, you are paying six bucks for a cup of coffee, the least they can do is let you check your Facebook for free!

Take your Facebook friends with you


Posted on 17th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

With so many people using Facebook as their preferred social tool it makes sense to be able to surf the web while interacting with your friends at the same time and this is what Highway does for you. Highway is a new free tool that you can download and basically allows you to interact with your Facebook friends while you are surfing the web. It is a light weight high performing windows based web browser that has Facebook functionality built right in. So when you come across a particular interesting blog or picture instead of having to log into your Facebook account you can share it right from the page you are on. This interactive social media add on are great examples of how companies are enabling users to gain more control and expand the reach of social networks.

Having a place on Facebook is key to any business success.

Save money on ink refills


Posted on 16th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing


There are now ways to save on ink refill kits for your new printer.
You can purchase ink refill kits. The latest ink refill kits can be used for most printers on the market today.

Design your website right from the beginning


Posted on 15th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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There are various web design companies that can help get your site to number 1.


Getting competitive online


Posted on 14th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

People and companies are using the social network sites to help them gain a competitive advantage. They use twitter,facebook, and the new Digg to help create a buzz about their company or blog.
digg_blog If you are getting your search traffic through a specific keyword search like Samuel Foti and your competitors discover this driving traffic to your site they are more than likel going to bid on that key word as well.

Longtail keyword tool from HitTail


Posted on 13th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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I have been doing a lot of research on search engine optimization and how to correctly use keywords on our blog and within our blog posts.You want to create content that will enrich your readers and provide a great experience and this is what the new updates are trying to help implement.  I was reading a recent article from a google employee that was talking about some of the key points around the recent Panda/Penguin updates. Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Create your content for the end user and not the search engines- This simple point flies in the face of a lot of the SEO books and videos that you find online. Since most advice you will find will still talk about using long tail keywords within your articles and even try and find domain names with these same long tail keywords. (More on this later)
  • Use of key word tailored domains are not going to help- Using a long tail keyword as your main URL will not get you ranked especially if the content you place on your sight or blog is really thin.
  • Use varying keywords in links you create that point to your site- This was particular interesting and deserves attention since most companies that purchase or place links are doing so in order to gain traffic and also help in their search engine rankings
  • The quality of the link will count more than the quantity- The new updates are taking into account the type of page your link shows up on vs. the amount of links. Meaning that if you are creating a site about keyword research and place a link on a site about growing a garden you may actually get penalized.

Longtail keyword tool  HittailSo with all these changes and points about what will and will not work how do you make the most of your current site and still get great rankings in the search engines so that people will find your site. We came across a site called Hittail.com that takes longtail keyword research to a whole new level. What they do is actually help you analyze the longtail keywords that are already bringing you traffic so that you know which areas to develop that are strong points for your site. This is an extremely valuable tool for existing blog and websites to be able to gain insight into what is already working for your site and improve on those longtail keywords. The problem with most keyword tools is that thousands are already using for the same research and targeting the same terms. Hittail provides you with information that your competitors do not have and allow to more effectively build relevant content that people are already coming to your site for and expand on that area. And all this is done in real time!! They offer a free 30 day trial and then have various plans to match your blog or organizational needs. We will be using this service on several of our blogs and look forward to providing updates as to the value of the his tool.

Hittail keyword tool

Drive traffic and search engines to your site


Posted on 12th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing

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There are some great marketing articles,that can help get you noticed.


Finding helpful information on broadband

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Posted on 11th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Broadband |Technology


If you are like millions of people you access the web through a broadband connection. High speed internet provides you the ability to view streaming videos, watch your favorite shows, and stay up on all the social networking sites and blogs. I cannot imagine what life was like when we had dial up and had to try and navigate the web. Many companies are pushing video content out to the web and even major movie studios are allowing downloads of their movies for a fee. This is not possible with slow internet access or dial up. Many of the major providers are now bundling their services to wireless broadband to help their customers save money on their internet services. Plus many are looking at ways to have more content pushed through their existing systems to become the one stop shop for their customers when it comes to internet, TV, and phone. There are few major companies that are the leaders in providing high speed internet access and Vodafone and TMobile are a few these providers.

Now these companies are expanding their services to help all those that carry their laptop everywhere they go. The ability to have mobile broadband at your fingertips anywhere you go without having to rely on hot spots will be the next big push for many carriers. With companies offering speeds up to 5 MB through mobile connections surfing your favorite sites and watching videos will never be easier. To help you compare various mobile broadband carriers and find the best deal then you can find some great broadband articles where you will find great deals and helpful insights into what each vendor offers.

Getting the deals for Black Friday

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Posted on 10th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Uncategorized

The economic situation isn’t that good right now, but don’t expect that to slow down shoppers this Friday. The day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday and it’s the best time of the year to shop. Many experts think this will be a great Friday to shop and we should see bargains and prices that are more consistent with 1988 prices than 2009 prices. Some of the big items that are being advertised are GPS devices and MP3 audio and video players. I’m sure the people that wake up early and brave the crowds at the malls will find good deals on items. Most stores will select a few items that are below factory price and they actually lose money on, just to get shoppers in the store to buy other things.

Don’t go too fast this Friday and spend all of your holiday spending money. There are already people camping out in front of some of the retailers to save money on that new laptop or HDTV.  You can use services like shopwiki.com that allows you to search on a product and then brings all you the results from various merchants with price and reviews right at your fingertips. I think the bad economy will play into bargains for the next month and consumers should find deals all the way up to Christmas Eve day. These great bargains might not end on Christmas Day either and we may see some really low prices at the big chain stores the week after Christmas. Many stores will be striving for goals that they might have not reached by Christmas Day and will move prices to their lowest the day after Christmas. Just keep an eye on the sales papers in the mail, the television commercials, and online bargains too. I believe all shoppers will find deals in December and being thrifty this year is the way to go. It all gets going this Friday and Black Friday is going to set the tone for the rest of the holiday shopping season

Panda vs Penguin and why offsite promotion is critical


Posted on 9th November 2015 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

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There has been a lot of noise about the most recent Google updates around penalties that have hit various sites. Inevitably what it comes down to is that Google and the other search engines are looking for original and unique content that brings value to the readers. While the overall impact of the new search algorithms has reportedly only hit a small percentage of sites many business owners are now trying to understand how do they maintain their search engine rank without the possibility of future penalties. Getting to the top spot or within the top 3 searches for your particular niche or keyword is extremely important to a lot of businesses both large and small. Many small and local businesses who relied on SEO companies to help them rank in the search engines may have put them at a disadvantage. What I mean by this is that were spending a larger portion of their promotion dollars on online marketing and cutting back on their traditional off site marketing such as brochures, postcards, and local TV.

I think what these most recent updates have show many of us is that like in the marketplace, Google wants to be able to serve up real and authentic content and experiences for their users. This is no different than a local business wanting to attract new customers. If they just used the same logos, neon signs, and merchandise as their competitors eventually someone would have to go out of business. That is why still investing in color brochure printing at UPrinting makes sense to include in your overall marketing and content production content. You can use your color brochure to highlight your key products while helping to provide links to your sites and social network sites for additional details and savings. This will help to establish presence both on and off line so should your rankings ever go down you will have a more established base of customers who will be more loyal to your brand and company. I think Uprinting should market their color brochures as ” Penguin and Panda Friendly” just to have some fun with all the confusion and help their customers see the true value in keeping with a more diversified marketing approach.
Difference between Google Penguin & Panda Infographic by Reload Media
Offsite promotion via brocures