Wrike is a Simple, Efficient, and Powerful Project Management Tool

I am a functionality-over-form kind of guy. I’ll use Windows and Android because of the programs I can run rather than the beautiful walled gardens of OSX and iOS. I prefer an LG television set with better USB options than a stunning Sony Bravia. And I’m all for buying ill-fitting pants if it means they…

Make More Money as a Web Dev + Awesome Desktop Wallpaper

  Envato, the people behind Nettuts+, have created a new avenue for web developers to earn an income doing what they love.   It’s called Microlancer, and we’ve recently started allowing freelancers to offer web dev services like PSD to HTML, WordPress plug-in development, and website customization. You can set your own prices, turnaround time, and the…

Set Up a Guest Network and Timed Access Control on an AirPort Base Station

  Apple’s AirPort and Time Capsule base stations have always been easy to use and offer fantastic reliability. Even though they may not necessarily include some more advanced features, they have an impressive feature set that is pretty well hidden. Two such options that I’ll demonstrate in this tutorial are Guest Networks, for keeping your…

How to Automate Tasks With Services

Services. You see that word everywhere in OS X, but probably don’t know what it means. I didn’t until a few months ago. Essentially, a service is a way of connecting apps to perform special actions. This can be sending a Tweet, sharing a file, or defining a term in Dictionary. There are hundreds of…

9 Things that Will Drive Your Web Designer Nuts

Website development is not easy for the web designer or for the client, but there are things you can do to make things easier for your designer. There are also things that you can do that will make them very agitated and angry. Because the web development process can be difficult and tedious I am…

10 Terminal Commands That Every Mac User Should Know

The Terminal in OS X is often, in my opinion anyway, an overlooked area of the operating system. Most newcomers to Macs look at it with fear, as the sight of anything code-related or advanced is enough to put them off for life. Fortunately, you don’t have to be scared of Terminal and think of…

20 Invoicing Tools for Web Designers

Every web designer has a need to create invoices and track payments that have been received or have not yet been paid. Fortunately, there are a number of tools that can streamline this process, and we’ll look at 20 options here. There is a good deal of variety in terms of features and pricing. Some…

How To Backup A WordPress Site Using BackWpUp & DropBox

Learn How To Backup A WordPress Site I’m going to teach you step by step how to backup a wordpress site and have it scheduled to backup every day/week/month or however often you like and uploaded to a free Dropbox.com account. All you’ll need to follow along is a self hosted wordpress site and a free DropBox.com…

What is new in MySQL Workbench 6.0

A new home screen A new, modernized “Home” screen where major functionality of MySQL Workbench can be accessed, including connections to MySQL servers, modeling, migration, and the command-line utilities. Figure 2.1. Home Screen: Workbench 5.2   Figure 2.2. Home Screen: Workbench 6.0   Unified SQL Editor and Administration interface In the new user interface, the Server Administration functionality (such…

How to: Portfolio sites for journalists, GitHub makes them cheap and (kinda) easy

Time and time again, new journalists are told to market themselves and make a brand for themselves. The new media heroes of the day have all done it — Nate Silver and fivethirtyeight, Andrew Sullivan and The Daily Dish, Brian Stelter and TVNewser, Matt Thompson, Kat Chow, Touré, Danyel Smith — the list goes on. Sometimes, though, all you need is a static site to tell…

49 of the Best Websites Developed Using Ruby on Rails

Rails has come a long way in the last few years, from the preserve of a vocal minority of maverick developers, to one of the most popular web frameworks around. Its popularity is due to many things, but chief amongst them is the speed at which you can put together a site in Rails, as…

The 20 Most Popular Marketing Automation Software Solutions

In the long list of software options that can help your business, Marketing Automation is near the top. It has become one of the most in-demand tools for marketing professionals. Marketing Automation helps companies turn leads into customers and grow sales from existing customers. Below is a look at some of the most popular options;…

10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Mountain Lion Server

Profile Manager is a killer feature in Mountain Lion Server, but it isn’t the only killer feature. Apple is expected to launch Mountain Lion next week. At the same time, the company will be launching Mountain Lion Server. The new edition of Apple’s server platform is revolutionary in a lot of ways, not the least of…

MacBook Air 2013 vs. Retina MacBook Pro: Which Should You Buy?

With the launch of the 2013 version of the MacBook Air, which has Intel’s power-sipping 4th generation Core processor inside, many have asked us if they should purchase an MacBook Air 13-inch or the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The former laptop offers epic battery life in the same sleek design we’ve come to know and love…

Top 15 Most Popular Blogs | July 2013

Here are the 15 Most Popular Blogs as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a constantly updated average of each website’s Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast.“*#*” Denotes an estimate for sites with limited Compete or Quantcast data. If you know a website that should be included on this list based on its traffic…

The Top 15 Google Products for People Who Build Websites

Google’s strategy of empowering site developers and owners with free and valuable tools has proven to be effective in garnering a fair bit of geek love for the company. But this affinity to Google by technology enthusiasts is not without warrant—they really do make excellent products that can be instrumental in building, maintaining, and improving…

Apple Continues Rolling Out iWork for iCloud Beta Invites

After introducing iWork for iCloud during its Worldwide Developers Conference, Applebegan sending beta invites for the service to registered developers on June 13. Since then, Apple has continued to send out beta invites on a rolling basis to both paid and free developer accounts. It appears the company has sent out a large batch of invites today, inviting…

How to Optimize a MySQL Server

Introduction If you have a MySQL server, chances are that it is not running at the top of the performance it can deliver. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to optimize a MySQL server, so you can make your application (i.e., your website) run as fast as possible. Before talking specifically about the…

iTunes Radio Offers Apple Users Streaming Music at Last

iPhones displaying features of the new Apple Radio service With 200 genre stations, even chillwave may get a chance At long last, Apple will have its very own streaming music service. Dubbed simply Apple Radio — take that, Google Play Music All Access — the free song-player will launch along with iOS 7 in the fall and be a…

OS X Server for Mavericks to offer new iOS 7 management

“Along with the splashy announcement of OS X Mavericks on Monday, Apple quietly announced that there will be a server version as well, in keeping with past practice,” MacWindows reports.“It will include new iOS 7 management features in Profile Manager, as well faster delivery of apps to iOS 7 and Macs,” MacWindows reports. “OS X…