17 Sep 2016

Identity Theft

Cyber Crime is the number one consumer complaint of the last 15 years. The issue gets worse every year. Have you ever had a virus or malware on your computer? If so, then you have been hacked. This is not really understood by most consumers. The fact that even the smallest or ostensibly most insignificant malware is actually a breach goes over most of our heads. When thinking about all the ways to keep your information and Identity safe, there must be a conversation in your family about how this is achieved. We will develop tools and sell a product that can your family do just that. Stay tuned for more information from our website. Join us Tuesdays at 7:00pm for our weekly information sessions.

 

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14 Jun 2016

UPDATE: Elementary 0.4 ‘Loki’ Developmental Beta Released

The Elementary Blog announced the developmental Beta release of the new Elementary OS 0.4 Linux distro, codenamed Loki.

The announcement read:

This release brings tons of fixes and new features for both users and developers. Over 20 blueprints were implemented and over 800 issues closed. Time to break it all down and reveal what the future holds for the next version of elementary OS!

Beta Means Beta

If you’ve never tried beta software before, there’s something very important you should know: beta quality software is not finished and contains known issues.

The purpose of releasing a beta is to give developers time to update their apps prior to stable release, give our translation teams time to translate, and give our documentation teams time to update documentation. Beta represents a more-or-less feature-complete release, but it does not represent a stable release. So if you decide to install Loki Beta, hold onto your butts because things are going to be a bit bumpy.

Loki is being built with the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS repository, which means it comes with Gtk 3.18, Vala 0.32, and Linux 4.4 as well as a multitude of other updated libraries.

One of the significant new features is the removal of tools which make it easy to (accidentally) install software which has not been vetted.

Some major known issues with the beta release are listed below, of course it’s not a beta release without any beta release issues.

Major Known Issues

It wouldn’t be a beta without some of these! For a full list of Loki-targeted issues, see the RC1 Milestone. Here’re some of the big ones:

DOWNLOAD THE BETA RELEASE HERE: http://elementary.io/developer

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27 May 2016

10 Reasons Why SEO Is Important To Your Business

Ever wondered what was the difference between your business either appearing on the front page of a Google search, or on the uncharted territories of the second and third and so on pages?

The answer to that, is SEO.

SEO means Search Engine Optimization and is all about trying to rank higher in search engines. To rank higher you make changes to your website that make it easier for search engines to understand your content and how to make that content easier for others to find.

Enough about what SEO does, time to dive into ten reasons why SEO is vital to your business website and why you should invest in SEO.

1. SEO Is In Fact An Investment

Believe it or not SEO is a vital investment to your company. It’s an investment that in short will bring a high reward. You become aware of keywords and tags that have better conversion rates for your company and in turn will get you on the first page of Google’s Search Engine. When done correctly, SEO will bring tremendous results and better your website traffic and more will see your content or service.

2. SEO Goes Hand In Hand With Your Marketing

Although SEO is powerful, it wouldn’t be the only tool at your disposal. SEO can go hand in hand with your social media accounts, branding and other marketing strategies. If you combine these strategies and use them all together the amount of traffic you’re content receives is endless.

3. Increase Website Traffic

SEO can help your product or services get to consumers who are eager to have it, as well as reach the consumers who had no idea something like this exist. Increasing your site traffic can impact your online sales in a big way as well. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as well as SEM (Search Engine Marketing) offers you customized search engine strategies.

4. Your Competitors May Already Be Using SEO

You may knock SEO off as an useless tool if you want but believe it or not your competition may already be using SEO, meaning any potential online consumers that could have been your next customer is more than likely in the hands of your competition.

Let’s be honest, who actually clicks to the second or third page of Google to find things? Do you? Highly unlikely.

Here’s a quote by a Search Information Architect:

Academic research indicates that 91% of searchers do not go past page 1 of the search results andt over 50% do not go past the first 3 results on page 1. (Using the Internet: Skill Related Problems in User Online Behavior; van Deursen & van Dijk; 2009). I believe that Google’s own research supports the finding that the top of page one is where its at placement-wise.

Even more evidence to why you want to be in at least the top three spots on Google is because of the chart below:

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Yes the top 1 spot on a Google search engine will receive about 33% of the traffic. So ask yourself why is it that way as well as whether or not that person is using the right SEO tools vs 4 thru 10?

5. SEO Can Put You In The Drivers Seat

Now the opposite of if your competition has SEO vs you not having it is you having SEO and your competition not having it.

Imagine a head start in SEO, meaning if you have the jump on your competitor, you’re already in the driver’s seat. People will see your content and product or services first.

6. SEO Increases Everything About Your Business

SEO is your trump card. It can increase your impact drastically by getting your content, services or products in front of your targeted eyeballs.

This is also the big reason why you should really want SEO to be handled by professionals who know what they are doing and how to get the job done.

They will ensure that your website appeals to the right audience as well as receive traffic from a great portion of it.

7. An Investment in SEO Is Free Advertisement In The Long Run

SEO lets you dictate how your business should be featured on search results. Think of it this way, once the content is on the internet it is out there for billions of people to see and believe it or not it will be out there forever. People are always searching for information on things and you will always find more and more people discovering your content through search engines years down the line. All because of what? YOUR INVESTMENT IN SEO FIVE YEARS AGO.

8. SEO Goes Hand In Hand With Social Media

If your company does not utilize social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Google+ and more, then you are already at a lost. You will need these outlets to reach more and more people and different audiences.

Content shared by users on social networks are directly related to SEO tools such as title tags and meta descriptions. So every retweet, every facebook share or photo posted is all helping your content reach more and more people.

9. SEO Builds B2C Trust

Let’s face it, which company will you trust more? The company that is on the front page of Google search engines or the one that is on the third?

Placement is everything to be honest, it can make your business stronger and more recognized (learn more about SEO services for Mississauga). This should be a goal you want to reach when people search for your business through relevant words and phrases.

People will see your business at the top and automatically assume that you are indeed the best.

Your website’s title and meta description tags can relay a powerful statement that strengthens your company, while helping spread the marketing message that your company has gone over in your marketing strategy.

10. SEO Helps You Offline As Well

A WebVisible/Nielsen study in 2008 found that 86% of consumers use the Internet to find local businesses from which to buy offline.

Your company should not ignore online marketing and SEO. It will be a major help towards building a great company that consumers trust and rely on for content, products and great services.

Think of that online content, product or service as your salesman that never sleeps or that never check off the clock. It will always be there driving in more consumers both online and offline.

SEO is a great tool that many may see as a business cost, in reality it will be a big investment that pays off hugely for the company and potential consumers.

Help guide those lost consumers to your business today.

Need SEO services? Hire Casanova Information Services, we offer top notch SEO services.

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12 May 2016

WATCH: The Next Web

20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together.

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09 May 2016

The Knowledge Graph – SEO, your Website, and your Business

The knowledge graph was introduced by Google in 2012. It is a way for information that you are searching for to be presented more easily as opposed to looking a SERPs, or search engine results. The knowledge graph for businesses (which we at Casanova refer to the “business showcase”) is huge for representing your business interests online. If your business doesn’t appear in the knowledge graph, then you are seriously losing out. How do you get into the knowledge graph? The three major search engines, Google, Bing, and yahoo, each have their own knowledge graph (But they have different names) and methods for entering it. Google my business is the way to enter the knowledge graph for Google. Google my business allows you to enter business information and to get a google+ page for your business which does wonders for your SEO. Bing Places is the way to enter the knowledge graph for Bing. These tools are paramount to your businesses’ online presence and should not be overlooked by any business.

The knowledge graph is aimed at semantic search with three main goals: answer, converse, and anticipate. The Knowledge graph seeks to become a robot that humans can talk to get information and to learn. Where do you stand with understanding the knowledge graph and how it relates to your business?

 

 

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04 May 2016

Phone Repair Joliet

Phone ☎ repair in Joliet, Il is a necessary service. #casanova provides this service to Joliet residents. There are many places to go to get your phone repaired as the phone repair industry develops. Many get their phones repaired by work from home enthusiasts, phone stores, and even sites like battery plus, who have added the service. 

At Casanova, we have always valued the role of technology in the lives of our community. We believe that phone repair is important for many reasons. Your phone is a computer and probably the most important electronic device in your life. When your phone’s screen is cracked, little particles of glass get embedded in your fingers which can be a health risk, especially for children. 

It’s also important to get your phone repaired given that your phone is a dangerous object. There are dangerous toxics in your phone and it is electronic and combustible. Having a working phone is important to keeping you safe. 

If you need phone repair. Always bring it to Casanova. 

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07 Apr 2016

Libre Office Version 5.1.2 Released

A Libre Office developer just announced the release of Libre Office 5.1.2 with over 75 bug fixes.

The announcement read:

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.1.2, the second minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family.

LibreOffice 5.1.2 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users. For more conservative users, and for enterprise deployments, TDF suggests the “still” version: LibreOffice 5.0.5. For enterprise deployments, The Document Foundation suggests the backing of professional support by certified people (a list is available at: http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

LibreOffice 5.1.2 is the second point release in the current stable and most advanced version of the office suite pre-installed in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems by default.

This update comes about a month after the 5.1.1 update, which got many reports of bugs found while using the software.

You can download the latest version of Libre Office here: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/

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01 Apr 2016

Three Ways To Increase Your Business/Individual Twitter Followers

In this article, we look at a few key ways to bring more traffic and followers to your Twitter account.

1. Hashtag, Hashtag, Hashtag?

Yes that’s right this little thing (#) can gain you more followers, if used correctly of course. The bright side of hashtagging is you making certain words more findable and it’ll stand out. If someone clicks the hashtag or search the word your tweet will show. Hashtagging is like promoting yourself. Down side is, some people tend to over use hashtags.

2. Be an active Tweeter

That’s pretty obvious, if you want people to consistently follow you and engage in your twitter feed then Tweet, and do it frequently. People don’t want to follow a account that last tweeted months ago, trust me I’m the same way. They’ll think you’re not active on twitter and likely won’t follow back. Which leads me to number 3.

3. Follow users, and follow back

Although your Twitter page may look cool to you if your following as little people as possible, following back users and following first could help you gain followers as well. Users are always looking to score on a follow for a follow deal on Twitter.

 

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30 Mar 2016

Three Ways to Grow & Maintain Followers on Social Media

With the age of social media still upon us, many people and both small businesses an large ones are turning to social media to:

A. Grow their audience.

B. Get discovered more easily.

C. Campaign

D. Share and create more products as well as recruit talent for some.

Although the task of growing an audience may be simple to big name brands and others, it’s quite a long and effort filled tasks for most. So I decided do some research, bought Instagram likes for initial testing on my account, and to look up a few quick ways on how to grow and maintain followers on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and more.

1. Provide Content That’s Rich in Vaue

Let’s face it, nobody likes boring content or content that your targeted audience can’t even relate to. If you’re looking to grow, follow your niche. Post content that provides valuable insight and interest to your audience and they are sure to retweet, share, and view the content.

In turn you’ll see more engagement towards your social media account and people will likely talk more with you on the content.

In this case you can also consider the quality over quantity rule. You can be as active as ever with your posts/tweets and pins posting as many as you can but if it lacks quality, nobody is viewing them.

2. Get active

If your on social media just to view posts from your competitors or keep tabs on them, that may not be a good idea and odds are you’re not growing much with your social media accounts.

Billions of people use social media each and everyday and if you’re not actively on your accounts then odds are your missing chances and opportunities to grow and connect with more and more people each day.

As you’re looking to build an audience, the more active you are the more people will see your account pop up and notice your tweets, posts, and pins and are more likely to engage with them. These people in return can become your audience and will likely be the ones sharing your content if it’s of interest to them.

3. Start Engaging With Your Engagers

By that, I mean engage with the people who support your posts an tweets. For example if someone retweets one of your tweets or pictures and comments about it, why not respond to that tweet and either comment back or thank them. The more people see you engaging with your audience the better your social media accounts look and the more likely others are to engage with you and even the followers of the person who shared it would engage with you as well.

Take it upon yourself to build these relationships with people online and over time you never know what connection can lead you somewhere.

The more engaged you are with your audience the more you’re trying to build your support system, show thanks and gratitude by sharing things with them and providing them with valuable content.

There are many relationships I have made with people online that to this day I appreciate and has gotten me to different places in life.

Practice these ways over and over and you may see increases in followers and your audience in due time. Remember with social media everything takes time and doesn’t happen over night.

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29 Mar 2016

Budgie Desktop 10.2.5 Now Available With Solus 1.1 OS

Josh Strobl from the Solus Project had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability of Budgie Desktop 10.2.5.

We are happy to announce the release of Budgie 10.2.5. This release builds upon our vision of a desktop environment focused on simplicity and elegance, by introducing further refinements to the user experience while expanding options for enabling a more tailored desktop experience.

Budgie Desktop 10.2.5 is the fifth maintenance release in the 10.2 series of the free open-source graphical desktop environment used on the flawless Solus Linux operating system.

This version of Budgie promises to be tailored to your experience.

Budgie is just as much about enabling you to tailor your experience than it is providing a sane out-of-the-box experience. We have expanded on desktop experience options by providing you the ability to:

  • Enable desktop icons
  • Select different cursor themes
  • Select different fonts for things like Window Titles, Interface, etc.

Via Josh Strobl’s announcement:

All the changes above accompany an abundance of other improvements, some transparent to the user but equally important to the experience.

  • Budgie is now stateless.
  • Built-in theme has been ported to GTK 3.20.
    • As a result, we select the correct theme based on the GTK version.
  • Fix window accountancy errors in budgie-wm, fixes several Steam titles
  • LightDM lock screen functionality has been restored.
  • Resolved instances where budgie-panel wouldn’t render across the entire display, as well as fixing rare instances where budgie-panel would have a titlebar.

New Bluetooth applet:

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Budgie Desktop 10.2.5 can be downloaded right now as a source archive from its GitHub page.

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