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If you're running a small business, it can sometimes seem that creating a website and handling online marketing consume an awful lot of your time. You may also be getting bombarded with emails warning that your SEO is inadequate, your security isn't up to scratch, or you'd be doing much better business on the Internet if you used the help of someone from the other side of the globe. When you're dealing with pressure from customers on the one hand, and suppliers and bankers on the other, it can seem like the best course is to get your website finished and forget about it -- thankful that at least one job's out of the way. Not done, but dead The first problem with that solution is how your site will appear to search engines. Google recently released another update that could change the way your site ranks. It's the kind of thing they do every few months or so and, ... (more)

Apple's Siri Expansion Setting the Bar for Language Localization

As of iOS 7, users could select over 30 different languages for system-wide use. Recent Apple job listings indicate that the company is trying to expand their Siri language offerings, with positions open for engineers for languages that are currently not supported by the Siri voice feature. Language Career Listings MacRumors first broke the news about the new Siri Language Engineer roles in June 2014. These were eye-catching listings because the job postings address ten languages that are not currently included in the Siri language support roster. The full list includes: Arabic, ... (more)

Free iOS 7 Update Could Impact New iPhone Sales

"Why buy the cow when the milk is free?" is a question that one usually doesn't associate with high-tech. However, it's an appropriate question to ask the executives at Apple right now. Apple's latest iPhones come with a new operating system with state-of-of-the-art features. Although this operating system is unimaginatively named iOS 7, it's definitely a "must have" for people who want to stay on the bleeding edge of the technological revolution. However, old school iPhone users can get the exact same operating system on their mobile devices without spending a dime. The new vers... (more)

IT Helping Doctors Provide Better Patient Care

If you were going to list the aptitudes for success as a doctor, your would definitely include having a good grasp of math and science. A keen sense of observation would also be important, since doctors need this skill every time they conduct a physical exam or review x-rays or test results. Clinicians also need the ability to gather information and evaluate it carefully in order to maketo make a diagnosis. Doctor jobs are not just about practicing medicine, though. Anyone who is considering this career path is also going to have to make sure that he or she is comfortable with m... (more)

How to Choose the Right Online Payroll Provider

You would be hard pressed to find an existing business that does not pay its employees or contractors using some method of online payroll system. Even those that process freelancer payments through Paypal or Dwolla are issuing online payments to their workers. There are still businesses out there, however, that are looking for someone to handle their payroll tasks for them. Whether it's a new business, an organization that's moving away from paper checks to an online system, or a firm looking to make a change in who handles it for them, there are ways to make sure that the chose... (more)