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5 Things To Do When You Don't Have Skype

Posted on December 23rd, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Skype is down

If you are anything like me and today is your last workday before the Holidays, two things are probably occupying your mind now:

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Skype Is Down, Millions Disconnected

Posted on December 22nd, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Skype is down

Just when we thought that this Holiday Season is going smoothly, Skype proved us wrong. The service is down and many users are feeling the disconnect. BusinessWeek reports that at 12:21 EST the service appeared to be coming back up again, but millions of users are still experiencing difficulties. Skype have already acknowledged the issue in a tweet: “Some of you may have problems signing in to Skype – we’re investigating, and we’re sorry for the disruption to your conversations.”

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2010 Holiday Retail Performance and Uptime Report

Posted on November 23rd, 2010 by Victoria Pal in WebSitePulse News

Holiday giftsWith the holidays rapidly approaching, retailers are anxiously trying to think up of new ways to get the people to open up their wallets. And this situation is not surprising - the success of the entire year will be determined to a large extent on profits generated in the next two months. Although shoppers still remain a bit reluctant to loosen the stings of their wallets, market analysts and retailers alike are much more optimistic about the results than they were last year.

A recent report by Jefferey Grau, one of eMarketer's leading analysts, predicts a 14.3% rise in online sales over the same period last year. This growth is expected to boost season sales to $38.5 billion, up from $33.7 billion last year. Grau predicts that “This holiday season consumers will open their wallets more than they have the past two years, even though they will remain extremely price-focused. Online consumers have become savvy at finding coupons, comparing prices, locating cheaper product alternatives, and exchanging shopping tactics and information about bargains with peers through social media."  The key to the hearts of the customers will be held by the retailers that manage to offer rich product information, easy return policies and friendly customer service representatives.

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Android Server Monitoring App

Posted on November 19th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in WebSitePulse News

In order to meet the demand for mobile monitoring solutions we are proud to present our Android Server Monitoring App! We believe this mobile application will significantly increase the overall value of our services and will fill the existing gap for such a tool on the Android front. With our app you will always have control on the performance of your website and/or server. You can enjoy all the features from our mobile website, but  in an interactive and more user friendly way.

WebSitePulse's Current Status for AndroidAndroid applications are becoming more and more popular, partially because of the fact ~57% of them are free and mostly because a lot of people love Google products. By introducing our mobile server monitoring application we are now able to provide you with an easy way to keep track of your sites everywhere you go. Instant, on-demand uptime monitoring now fits in your pocket. The app is able to update the information on a preset interval and give you notifications for important events. As always, we are opened to any suggestions for additional features. Your feedback is valuable to us so if you experience any  difficulties or have idea for another Andoid application let us know.

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Choosing a Good Password

Posted on November 11th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

PasswordOften the only protection we have online are our passwords. Since passwords are used everywhere - from online banking to common blogs - they are an integral part from of our online presence. Private information is successfully becoming the most valuable resources to come by, so a lot of people are getting more and more paranoid about their privacy.

Each individual spending at least a couple of hours a week online has at least a handful of passwords to remember. It is, however, surprising how most people are still quite negligent when it comes to creating a good password. You will be surprised how people fall for cliches. Well, after all, this is what makes a cliche what it is - a lot of people backing it up.

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