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Many people are embracing Google+ as the new hip social network that might be the "Facebook killer." To me it will never be successful due to one huge problem: it is a Google product. Google Accounts Are Fatally Flawed The best way to describe the issues that Google creates for accounts (especially Google App accounts) is to describe a recent…

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I don’t know about you, but I love lists. I create lists for everything, which is why I was really happy when Foursquare announced the rollout of Foursquare Lists, the newest feature for the location-based social network with more than 10 million users worldwide. Foursquare touts its mobile platform as one that “makes cities easier to use and more interesting…

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I love the mobile app Instagram so much that I go out of my way to use it. Instagram is a free photo-sharing social network for the iPhone. I'm not an iPhone user (yet), so I take pictures with my phone or digital camera, save them to my iPad, then spend the next few minutes trying to figure out which…

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By Matt Mombrea
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If you're running WordPress on IIS and experiencing an issue where navigating to /wp-admin results in either a blank page or a 404 error, you may need an additional rule in your .htaccess file. Generally you'll find that, assuming you're set up properly, you can reach the admin section by appending /index.php to the URL, but who wants to do…

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A common problem when running WordPress under Windows and IIS is how to handle URL Rewrites. URL Rewrites are usually used with WordPress to format the permalink structure of post URL's in a nice way, and to remove the need for having index.php in every URL. Apache servers handle this with ease using the widely included mod_rewrite plugin, but unless…

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By Greg Finn
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Just under a month from now, SMX East will be getting underway and I am pumped. This is my absolute favorite conference and I wanted to share why that is the case, and what I am excited for this year. Disclaimer, I write for Search Engine Land and am moderating panels for SMX, so my opinion may be biased.  With that being…

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By Matt Mombrea
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I'm an Android user. I have a love / hate relationship with the platform. On one hand, I love the ability to have full control over every aspect of my phone and customize it to suite my preferences (see root access). On the other hand, there is serious disparity between the quality of apps written for the platform, and similar…

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As a journalist, I was taught not to bury the lead, so I just have to get this out there...  Matt, our Director of Development, and his wife Julia are new parents! They welcomed a beautiful, healthy baby girl this morning. He's on Twitter, so if you'd like, follow Matt and send him a tweet. Mom and baby are doing well, and…

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By Matt Mombrea
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If you're building an iOS app and using a UIWebView control to load web pages or HTML, you may have encountered an issue where the app seems to crash randomly while loading the HTML. We found that the crashes were more frequent when loading external web pages within our apps. This was a difficult issue to debug as you don't…

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Today we are proud to officially announce the addition of Tiffany Tcheng to the Cypress North team. Tiffany is a brand new Buffalonian, transplanted from Phoenix, AZ. She  is a graduate of  The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University,  and also has a Masters in Heathcare Innovation from ASU. For the last three years,…

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