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Thwarting Cyberspace Invaders [Infographic]

Written by abovepop on April 22, 2015

An infographic looking at the dangers of cyber attacks and how we need to be more secure online.

Via: NYC Criminal Lawyer Todd Spodek

Smart Home Automation That Looks and Feels Good

Written by 9rules Blog on April 21, 2015

There’s an obvious trend in the home improvement market and it involves smart technologies and robust technology platforms. While there’s no doubt that smart home technology is the way of the future, most people aren’t willing to sacrifice the look and feel of traditional home features. Interestingly, you may not have to choose one or the other.

Recent developments in smart home technology put the importance of visually appealing design equal to that of functionality. This came about as designers and architects alike have used their innovation to create more and more products as design pieces.

smart home technology

According to Albert Scaglione, CEO of Park West Gallery, “Designers should never be forced to sacrifice good design for function, and those who do so are selling themselves short.” This is especially true in home automation, as there are plenty of functional, yet aesthetically pleasing solutions now available in smart home technology. (more…)

3 Ways to Jet-Fuel Engagement on Your Mobile Site

Written by 9rules Blog on April 15, 2015

In the arena of steadily advancing technology and devices, it’s vital for your business to take advantage of every opportunity to reach potential customers on their level. According to Ingrid Lunden at TechCrunch.com, about 80 percent of adults who use the Internet do so on a smartphone or similar mobile device.

This means if your mobile site isn’t optimized for user experience, you’re likely missing out on a huge opportunity to capitalize on customers who are already visiting your site via their phones. To get the most out of your mobile site, here are three tips for increasing customer engagement.


Click to Call

Giving your users the option simply to click on your phone number and instantly call you will make it so much easier for past customers and potential new ones to reach out. This can be especially beneficial if you’re a B2B operation that relies on your salespeople’s ability to close leads. (more…)

The Top 4 Reasons to Visit Liverpool

Written by 9rules Blog on April 14, 2015

When taking a trip to England, there are a plethora of things that will capture your attention. From Buckingham Palace and Big Ben to historic sites galore, there’s never a dull moment when touring the cities or countryside in the UK. One must-see destination in England is Liverpool. With so much to offer, you don’t want to miss out on this experience. Here are a few reasons why:

Liverpool England

The Music

According to VisitLiverpool.com, “Liverpool is officially the World Capital of Pop, with more Number One hits than any other city.” As the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool has a long history of being on the cutting edge of new music. This tradition of musicality can still be seen on a daily basis with live music being performed almost every night at various locations. (more…)

Three Tips for Packing a Moving Truck

Written by 9rules Blog on April 11, 2015

Depending on how many personal items you own, packing a moving truck can be a snap or a snafu. Luckily, you should be able to get a feel for how packing your moving truck will go based on how easily you packed your belongings. Just like with packing up your possessions, packing your moving truck requires planning and patience. A good strategy for packing your home, as Two Men and a Truck recommends in this blog post, is “starting with those seasonal items you aren’t currently using and ending with your daily necessities.” The same type of logic applies when packing all your stuff into a moving truck. To keep you on track, here are a few expert tips to make your move go a little smoother.

Packing for a moving truck

Big, Heavy Items Go In First

This is a commonly known rule for packing moving trucks, but it’s worth repeating. While some people subscribe to the school of thought that you should pack all your boxes in first, it’s generally safer to pack your larger items in first, to make sure you have enough room. The type of things you should pack first include washers, dryers, heavy furniture, refrigerators and so forth. MovingInsider.com also reminds us, “Keep the weight balanced from one side to another.” This will help to make driving your moving van or truck easier. (more…)