U3 Smart

by Ash Nallawalla U3 is an initiative of SanDisk and msystems. They transformed USB flash drives from simple storage devices into USB smart drives that people can use not only to carry data, but include password protection, anti-virus software and the ability to launch popular Windows applications on any PC wherever they went. U3 Smart […]

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Peel Away Ads

As a web professional and marketer, I am excited by the technology used online – it is mainly clever programming and scripting. I bought a script that displays an enticing “peel-away” edge at the top right of the page. I am not showing it on the main blog, but you can see it on the […]

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Google from a Microsoftie’s perspective

Ash Nallawalla

29 June 2007

General

This post has been backed up at Blogspot in case it disappears. It is about the alleged work environment at Google (USA) versus Microsoft (USA). It covers topics such as: What is the culture really like? How many hours are people actually working? What are the least amount of hours you can work before you […]

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Threadwatch closing today?

Ash Nallawalla

29 June 2007

SEO

Aaron Wall of Seobook fame is closing TW. This post is getting pushed down the home page in an ironic display of how popular the site is/was among the CognoSEOnti (the .com is still available if someone wants to grab it). Threadwatch was originally a site that alerted the busy SEO to the most pertinent […]

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P3P Privacy – Who’s Bothering?

I have no idea why, but yesterday I implemented P3P on my SEO training site. It validates, but I’m damned if I know why. The procedure was so convoluted and the instructions so tortuous that I had to read at least a dozen anguished posts in forums and trial-and-error to pass the validator. It is […]

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Snap Yourself with Quik Pod Pro+

by Ash Nallawalla In most photographs you, the photographer, are missing. More than once I have taken a photo of the sky when my camera fell from some precarious perch after the self-timer was set. That’s because it isn’t always convenient to take a full-size tripod on your holidays. Sometimes, all you want is to […]

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Google Pay-per-Action Beta Goes Global

One of the hazards of a PPC advertiser is the possibility of Click Fraud. Google is one of a few companies to have tested a Pay-per-Action (PPA) model where the advertiser doesn’t pay for the click, but pays only when the clicker goes to the website and completes some pre-defined action, such as filling out […]

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PowerDVD Copy – Review

by Ash Nallawalla CyberLink PowerDVD Copy is a simple program with one purpose – it enables you to copy a DVD. More precisely, the DVD must not have any copy protection on it. The majority of Western movies these days are protected, but home-made or non-commercial videos are not. The program will not copy a […]

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Iolo System Mechanic 7 Professional – Review

by Ash Nallawalla System Mechanic 7 Professional (SM7Pro) is a suite of security, maintenance and diagnostic programs by Iolo. It works with Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista. I tested it on Windows XP. SM7Pro includes the following programs: System Mechanic 7 – (Described later) iolo AntiVirus – It provides email and disk […]

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IBP and ARELIS 9 Business – Review

Axandra has combined two programs into one interface. Internet Business Promoter (IBP) and Axandra Reciprocal Link Solution (ARELIS) are two programs of value to website owners who want to improve their ranking in the major search engines. They are available in Standard (one domain name) and Business (multiple domain names) editions. If you want to […]

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Buggy Apple Safari (beta) for Windows

For some reason (some believe it is to help iPhone developers) Apple Computer has released a beta version of its popular Safari browser for Microsoft Windows. This has created quite a commotion, because it is so buggy. Bugs are expected in beta versions (and released versions) but this one has four Denial of Service (DoS) […]

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AdWords Business Pages and a curious domain

Ash Nallawalla

12 June 2007

PPC

Last December, Google launched AdWords Business Pages. Today, Google Australia announced it in Australia. What are AdWords Business Pages (ABPs)? They are a single-page website meant to be a landing page for a business that does not have any website. When you open a new AdWords Starter Edition account (and not Standard Edition), you get […]

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