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Tools of Our Trade: The Apple Side of Things

Desktop I cross the great hardware branding divide by using both a PC and a Mac. I have a Lenovo laptop, with Windows 7, almost exclusively for running FileZilla….

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Our favorite extensions for Google Chrome

We love Google Chrome. While we keep a wide variety of browsers installed on our computers for testing purposes, we all use Google Chrome virtually…

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How voice search is changing the keywords we use

Google has been around for 15 years, and while they are continually updating their algorithm we’ve been continually updating the way we search. A popular…

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5 Tips for Working On the Go

Please check which of the following statements best describes you: My car is my best friend. I own a laptop because I am always on…

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My new favorite app: Waze

Waze is a crowd sourced traffic app available for all smart phones. It will alert you to police, traffic, objects in the road, rain, accidents, cars on the shoulder, and probably some other things that I just haven’t run into yet. We missed the sudden slow down on 75 south because of a tire in the left lane. (We knew far enough in advance to move over.) We also pulled the dog’s head in from the window right before the rain started. (Narrowly missing being trapped in the car with a wet labrador.) We knew exactly where the police were. (No comment. I NEVER speed….) I might be the app’s biggest fan.

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Get 12 gifts for Christmas from Apple

Few things are as over as Christmas, however, this year, Apple has decided to keep on giving.  Apple Inc. is celebrating the 12 days of…

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Getting more out of Google Voice Search

Since I purchased my Droid Maxx a few weeks ago, I’ve been using Google’s Voice Search a lot more often. I find it incredibly useful…

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Why I like Gmail’s new tabs

Not long ago, Google added new “tabs” to the top of everyone’s Gmail account.  Here’s a bit about how it works: Despite Google’s optimism on…

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Why I chose the Droid Maxx

A few years ago I purchased a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, and it’s been an awesome phone.  However, with newer operating systems, bigger apps, and…

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Making the most of “WordPress SEO by Yoast”

From time to time we share lists of our favorite WordPress plugins, and “WordPress SEO by Yoast” always makes the list.  It’s updated often and…

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My favorite mobile apps right now

Our buddy Joe Turner just picked up a Nexus 10 tablet and was asking what my favorite apps were, so I thought it’d be a…

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Foursquare launches new Business app

While Foursquare isn’t a necessary tool in the social media arsenal of most businesses, if you run a brick-and-mortar location it’s certainly something to be…

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Best apps for your new phone or tablet

If you just received a new phone or tablet as a gift, you’ve probably been digging in and downloading lots of great apps for it….

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Getting things done

Here at GreenMellen, we pride ourselves on our productivity, quick-turnarounds, and organization. Of course none of these qualities are achievable without an arsenal of tools that allow us to…

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Protecting your digital assets

Over the years, we’ve all begun to accrue a rapidly growing collection of digital assets.  These range from photos of your kids, to business websites,…

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