What Is HTTPS and Why You Should Care

The web is not secure. Or at least not as secure as it would be if all websites used HTTPS.

If this five-letter acronym seems familiar to you, that’s because the company behind the most popular search engine in the world, Google, has been putting pressure on website owners for the last three+ years to familiarize themselves with it.

The phone your eyes can control

The pre-touchscreen days of cell phones are thankfully long behind us, and we can consign to history all that thumping down on physical buttons just to make a call. With the advent of the smartphone, we’re now all well accustomed to gliding our fingers across the screen to activate our devices’ countless functions.

5 Google apps you’ve probably never heard of

Whether it’s checking your bank balance, the weather forecast or a flight delay, we have come to use apps to enable us to carry out routine tasks at the touch of a button and without leaving our phones. The Google Apps suite of programs like Drive, Gmail and Calendar can already help businesses to speed up work processes and collaborate more effectively, but plenty more apps from the Google powerhouse can boost your productivity in and out of work.

5 Affordable business systems

The start of a new year can be a stressful time for all. Businesses are usually tied up planning for the rest of the year. This often means looking for new, yet affordable, business systems that can make tasks and business operations easier. To help, here are five free or affordable business systems that could be a real help to your business.

Open Drive folders using installed apps

One of the biggest weaknesses of browser-based cloud systems like Google Drive, is that you generally are not able to open files using apps installed on your computer directly from the browser. Many of us who use Drive agree that being able to do so would probably help increase overall adoption of the system, and in fact, Google has recently integrated the ability to do this in Drive.

Popular mobile payment systems

 

It seems like September was a big month for mobile payments. From Apple launching a new service to announcements from both Amazon and Ebay. Soon there will be a number of new ways businesses can allow their customers to pay via mobile solutions, and an increasing number of businesses are considering switching over.

5 Must – Have Business Apps

A common reason many small business owners start up a business is to deliver a specific service or product, and, of course to make a profit. Let’s face it, we are all in business to make money, and creating revenue is enjoyable! But, managing income can be decidedly less entertaining.