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A Snapshot of Mobile Search Trends [Infographic]

July 19th, 2012 No comments

Did you know that Facebook is the number one searched website on mobile devices? In fact, consumers use their mobile phone more often for searching the web than their personal desktop computers. The average response time for desktop search is one week and only one hour for mobile devices.

Facebook is the king of mobile searching with 2500 adaptations of the word “Facebook” during these searches. For every 100 searches for Facebook there are only 2.52 searches for the other popular social networking website, Twitter.

On average, people are using their mobile devices near the time they go to bed as opposed to the morning hours. In a 24 hour period of time, mobile usage rises and desktop drops near the PM. Mobile internet usages are gradually rising and desktop searches are steadily decreasing.

A Snapshot of Mobile Search Trends [Infographic]
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The Great App-splosion [Infographic]

July 5th, 2012 No comments

Tablets have become the new “it” thing in the mobile device world. Because they are growing in popularity, more and more businesses are using them. Check out this infographic presented by Click Software to learn more about the rise in tablet use and app development.

MBA Programs For People Yearning To Work Online

May 11th, 2012 No comments

Grandma and Her iPad: A Love Story

February 15th, 2012 4 comments

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When the iPad was first announced in January of 2010, I had a hard time understanding what people would use it for.  I understood what it was and what it could do, but not who would use it or how it would fit into people’s lives.  Now I not only see how it fits into people’s lives, but I’ve seen how it can help change lives.
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Modern Ways to job Search – Infographic

October 7th, 2011 No comments

In the market for a new job? Checking out career opportunities in your field? If you’re thinking about being competitive, make sure you’re in tune with what’s happening to the employment landscape. Paper applications pretty much have become extinct as social network sites like Linked-In and online job searching tools like Monster, Careerbuilder, and BranchOut increase in popularity. These web-based job pools are being accessed by a wide range of new graduates, whether technical school students, online school students, or campus-based undergrads. Make sure you don’t miss out. Your next job could be just a couple of clicks away.

Modern Ways to Job Search

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What is a Reverse Proxy and How Can it Help My SEO? [Infographic]

October 6th, 2011 No comments

By using subfolders in place of subdomains, you can unite your content under one domain. But What if two sites exist on two different servers? A reverse proxy can make the technical implementation quite simple. With that one change, the URL http://blog.slingshotseo.com/ becomes http://www.slingshotseo.com/blog/. By acting as a content broker, your master server acts as a proxy to the content of your other servers. Multiple CMSs, databases and even platforms can be used, while all appearing to come from the same domain.
Reverse Proxy Infographic

What If You Could Charge Your Mobile Phone Just By Using It?

May 10th, 2011 No comments

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Poor battery life and lost chargers are often towards the top of the list of “Things That Bug Us About Our Mobile Phones”, right next to dropped calls and those places we just can’t get service. In the not so distant future, we may not need to worry about our batteries running out on us. Researchers from South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University are now asking the world, “What if you could charge your mobile phone just by using it?”

That’s right! These researchers have discovered a technology that can generate an electrical current from sound waves and use it to charge batteries. The sound of your voice may one day be all it takes to keep your mobile phone running.

The technology utilizes a pad which absorbs sound waves from its surrounding environment to cause zinc oxide wires mounted between electrodes to compress and release and create an electrical current that could be used to charge a battery. The current prototype of this technology can convert sounds of around 100 decibels (imagine noisy traffic) to 50 milivolts of electricity. While 50 milivolts isn’t enough electricity to charge a mobile phone battery, researchers say that the technology can be improved with the use of different materials.

When asked about what made them consider the possibilities of sound as an energy source, researcher Dr. Sang-Woo Kim said, “The sound that always exists in our everyday life and environments has been overlooked as a source. This motivated us to realise power generation by turning sound energy from speech, music or noise into electrical power.”

In our lives we are almost always surrounded by sound of some kind of sound, so the applications of this technology extend far beyond use in mobile phones, but for now current prototypes create enough energy to be usable in small, low-power sensors and implantable devices.