Monday, June 21, 2010

Product: Cutest Hello Kitty Mouse From Budget Gadgets Under $10

Using a laptop you may be familiar with the build in pointing device, known as a touchpad. Touchpad’s operate by allowing your finger to trace the path of the mouse, a right and left button will allow for options to be selected similar to a traditional computer mice -- only with convinced of taking up no space. Operation is functional by an internal sensor that picks up the slightest pad movement, by dragging ones finger down the side of the touchpad a scrolling simulation is activated on most new laptops. As a self professed chic technology geek, I absolutely abhor the built in touchpad pointing devices and simply I refuse to use a touchpad for my computerized functioning; the main one being that these pointing devices madden me with their out-of-control cursors and their impossible dragging options. A laptop mouse is a must have this chic technology geek and I am zealous with love for the “Cute Hello Kitty USB Option Scroll Wheel Mouse V2”, which I obtained from a store that many have never heard of prior; Budget Gadgets.

Immediate to the arrival of the package it was opened with a girly “
awe” due to the sweet appearance of Hello Kitty; any young-girl’s favorite. One I got over the initial aesthetic beauty and awe of a frugal product, without delay I attached the beloved pink USB to my professional work laptop where the product would obtain its fair share of points/clicks/and scrolls -- with this being new hardware the computer had to install the Hello Kitty mouse but under 30 seconds a connection was made. I am austerely impressed as this mouse has been by far the best mouse I have ever had in the grip of my hand; by no way am I “just saying that” either. At 2.43 ounces the mouse itself is very light weight which is a tech lover’s dream, for me, the light weight makes functioning 100% easier and quicker which will quickly be noticed within the first hour or so of use. It appears that the mouse is made from top-quality plastic material and the design can in no way be torn off or damaged due it being printed onto the mouse itself. My favorite function of this mouse is that all buttons and the scroll mouse are sensitive to my touch yielding right and left clicking with ease and speeding up process with my home business also. Girls, last but not least the “Cute Hello Kitty USB Option Scroll Wheel Mouse V2 glows alternating between a precious blue and a dark pink that is simply fabulous and in my opinion truly posh! This mouse from Budget Gadgets can be purchased for a frugal price $7.91 which makes this Hello Kitty mouse the cheapest quality elite laptop mouse on today’s technology market.

If you are unfamiliar with Budget Gadgets, they are a technology supplier located in
Shenzhen, China; directly purchasing items without the cost of an American based middle man will have you keeping much more money in your pocket. They officially begin retail and wholesale both in 2003 and boast an experienced team that’s first intention is to give the consumer the apex of personal satisfaction; buyers are held by them to be of grand importance which is why respect is given with quick shipping and frugal pricing. They offer five various payment options such as Visa and PayPal to name a mere two. Daily they obtain new products to add to their quite impressive website of prestigious offerings such as but not limited to; electronics, computers/networking, mobile phone/PDA, video gaming, sporting goods, automotive, home products and more of the tech you love as a geek.

Rating of the Product: 5 of 5 Stars
Rating of Budget Gadgets: 5 of 5 Stars
Likelihood of
Recommendation: Already have and will continue
  Satisfaction with
Service: 5 of 5 stars
Satisfaction with
Pricing: 5 of 5 stars

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Application: Keep Your Child Safe With My Mobile Watchdog

Sexting has quickly become a twenty-first century epidemic with our youth. Essentially sexting can be classified as the action of sending half-nude or fully nude photos of oneself via mobile means to others, these photos are later shared and even downloaded online -- no longer amongst friends but visual to the whole world. As police attempt to cease this stomach-wrenching act photos have been classified highly illegal, zoned as underage, and slapped with the label “child porn” due to the age of the subject -- in 73% of sexting photos the subject is under the legal age of eight-teen. Termed at that of a epidemic, one could possibility even use the term pandemic as adults are now becoming innocent victims of horrific pranks, these pranks send under-age nude photos to the adult’s mobile phones resulting in these adults to be accused of sex crimes against children and labeled accordingly as not much can be done in defense once photos are found. Within this century unless living under a rock we have all heard of sexting and also the laws now enforced to cease this alarming trend, laws vary by state; however many teens are being charged with possession of “child porn” and related sexual crimes. Technology has become the largest tool for today’s sexual predator and doubling as the latest toy for today’s savvy teenagers; children do not realize the dangers lurking behind the monitor and due to this they tend to make actions that put them at high risk to become “fresh meat” for today’s tech savvy pedophile. We must be active in our children’s life online, in each step; as parents and role models it is us that have the obligation to their safety.

To give a brief example, a 14-year-old New Jersey student got caught up in the latest fad posting nude photos of herself on MySpace. Her intention, she decried in court was to
tease her six-teen-year old boyfriend and done this with use of the privacy settings enacted. Privacy settings fail when other people that have access to the account save and share the photos (or personal information) publicly, teens never think of this. She was charged with posting pornographic photos of herself online while another young teenage body was put on trial for having sexting material on his mobile phone and was labeled as a sex offender -- having to register as well in his area. Today’s police are attempting to nip sexing in the bud, showing no mercy; yet this vitally unsafe epidemic is far to widespread for police to obtain nearly 1% of all users; this is why as parents and role models we have to step up and step in.

I believe it is a
travesty of parenting that sex and sexual explicit material seems to be growing far more in tolerance as parents get consumed in this “fast paced business social world” and fail to check on the actions of their children -- be it the internet or the mobile phone. Granted we cannot do it all but we must become properly educated on the best tools that are on the market to aid in our pre-teen and teenager’s safety. At the apex of charts My Mobile Watchdog a program that is installed by the parent or carrier that immediately alerts the parent when your child receives an unapproved electronic text, mail, message, or call. This is not spyware for your child’s phone, the child is alerted that this is installed, a variety of times throughout his/her mobile usage day; in this I believe this product is top rated as parents or role models do not spy underground but convey to their child of their concern which in return allows the child to know the mother/father/provider is true in his/her concern.

Equipped with a website that lets parents know the 411 on the actions that affect their child, from sexting to cyber-bullying and beyond, My Mobile Watchdog simply comes with
software for the youth’s mobile device and a website denoted of all activity for that child; parents have full control of this applications control and functionality. In example if you know your child’s best friends you may allow them without control but all disallowed activity gets alerted straight away with the actual text, photograph, or phone number -- all information directly import’s itself onto the parents website. My experience with the website, as we have this for my two lovely niece’s cell phones is that use is simple with color coded data for a simple glace; in example white shows as all allowed activity, pink is all unapproved mobile activity, and yellow marks highly suspicious activity. As a benefit, the website allows full reports to be printed and used for the police if need be, since My Mobile Watchdog is governmental approved police are alert to its function and take these reports without thinking that the parent is merely over-reacting. Highly recommended for all parents and used in my family, you will have added comfort that you are protecting your child without spying on that child.

Cost to Protect Your Child:
An affordable $9.95 per month protects 5 children -
exclusive through this website, also get the set up free wavered (a $25 value).

More Information on My Mobile Watchdog

Read Hollywood Chic: Active Roles to Keeping Your Child Safe Online

Friday, June 11, 2010

Product News: Apple's iPhone 4 To Be Sold at Walmart

Awesome news Wal-Mart shoppers, if you despise standing in long lines at your local AT&T, Apple Store, and Best Buy you should know that Apple’s new iPhone 4 will be available for purchase and servicing at Wal-Mart and other select retailers! This is such a technological dream for many and I am quite proud of Apple for increasing profitability simply by marketing the product better; this could be the apex for Apple iPhone 4 in fact.

On June 24, 2010, release day for iPhone 4,
Wal-Mart will join Best Buy and Radio Shack in carrying these innovative technological gadgets, the future is in your hands if you want to purchase; I would be lost without mine to be quite honest. This breaking news leads Apple in the right direction of relationship growth with other well known brand retailers specializing in mobile technology.

Remember pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 4 begin June 15, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tech: No More Of The Bland White Background From Google

Surprise, surprise the day has finally came that Google got rid of their drab white homepage design, releasing their customized backgrounds just today June 10, 2010. White backgrounds and the inability to customize was a technological fashion so out of date, Google realized this; perhaps maybe from a little push of Bing.

Account holders simply need to go to Google’s search engine homepage, a page we know far too well, and take a quick glance at the bottom left corner of the screen where you will newly notice a blue change your background image hyperlink. Google prompts each user to log on to access such new option so they can keep track of the success rate of this new feature, once signed in you can add your custom Picasa image or choose from editor picks and user shared photos; this data base will continuously grow so please do not fear if you find distaste in selections thus far -- remember you can add and also share your own Google background image!

Personally, it took me several various pre-downloaded options to choose that I would opt for a nice attentive black and white image from my own web file; my goal was to calm the vibrant colors of the sections Google has opted to put into place. I have no doubt that you will too change your mind a few times and Google also allows for this, each time you wish to try another Google will revert to the white background and prompt you for your choice.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Feature: Um, What the Heck is a Google Page Rank

Overview: What Is Google Page Rank, Really?
Google Page Rank is merely one of the numerous ranking methods Google utilizes to determine a website’s relevant importance; varying from 0 to 10.
Google ranks each page by complex algorithm, an equation not published in full context so to eliminate chances at rank manipulation -- by no means is this mathematical equation simplistic
Google Page Rank is determined by incoming links, however, this is not as easy as obtaining a horde of linking websites; webpage links are rated by their own relevance, importance, and vitally their own quality. Linking websites are praised for their dedication, devotion, quality, and importance. Easily, when a website links to a page it is thought of as a vote for the particular website; so one could think of this ranking system as a gathering of votes with extended factors that purely no one understands
Solely, in perspective of page rank, not all links carry the same influence
Website owners should be assured that bad incoming links have no effect on their page rank.
Google does not consider a website’s content when ranking the particular page
Each webpage is individual and crawlers do not scan websites as whole of themselves
Page Rank takes no consideration to factors considered by rank popularity; these being the age of the website one website is linking to, how much the specific page back links quality links, the relevancy of each back link, etc.
Google Page Rank is permanent, however, a page is subject to analysis with growth
It should be noted that page rank is derived from every website and website link, except websites that have been blacklisted or penalized for violating Google’s system

Google Page Rank: The Vital Facts:

Ah! Google Page Rank could be thought of a highly technological game as each level (ranking tag/number) is increasingly more difficult to reach; which for the most part technological geeks refer to this as a “Ranking Richter Scale”. Explained in the best way I know, it takes a single step to progress from a 0 to a ; mathematically it consumes more steps to progress from a 1 into a 2, and additional steps are added for each subsequent rank with top tier ranks being the most difficult to reach.
It’s thought that Google uses logarithmic factors into its scoring, meaning that there are 100 times as many sites with a rating of 2 then with a overall ranking of 4, which Google scores as below average; this is due to the fact that the differences between a jump from a 3 to that of a 4 and subsequent from a 4 to a 5 is five to ten times more difficult to accomplish. Confusing huh?
Page rank will not occur overnight but takes stern determination and a great deal of effort to reach a higher leveling. In the twenty-first century page rank is of great importance within a business standpoint, however, a person should not grow obsessed with ranks or even stats as this lowers both. An average Google Page Rank is between 3 and 5 with anything less below average and levels 6 and 7 above, very few elite sites exist with an 8 to 10 rating. Typically, web blogs will rank low to average while media and business corporate sites explode into an elite range.
Website owners collect a higher prized page rank when their unique web link is linked to by pages that carry forth a higher rank themselves, so in example page rank weight is calculated higher if the specific site is being mentioned by one who ranks with an 8 or higher in rank; such as Fox News or The Los Angeles Times. This carries much more influence than being mentioned by average blogs with a rank of 2 to 3.
Google Page rank has zero to do with topical relevance, such as the display of your website address used for the purpose of a title, a keyword, etc. This simply keeps ranking manipulation at bay, to increase in rating the page link must be used on the page unique to the web owners desires.
Typically, pages with a 0 page rank just have not been put into the system yet; Google works diligently on page classification, however, it must be remembered that billions of sites exist while millions of new sites are launching each day. If the page is several months old and continues to reflect a 0 ranking it may be black listed for violations; meaning Google has washed their hands with the site itself.
Not all links carry the same value, which is very hard for me to explain as I do not quite understand this myself. Typically a single link plays more with increasing a rating when compared to a multitude of links, regardless of the sites overall page rank.
While Google utilizes structure, structure is basic and very easy to understand; those pages that Google defines as “important” also attribute to making the link “important” also. This could quite simply be the only thing I understand.
 Those avid for technology, like myself, may notice that it appears toolbars showing a specific sites overall Google Page Rank update each two or three months; individual site page rank is being computer calculated each second.
Page rank is a transferred element; many have questions in this regard. By distributing quality links to quality sites page rank is transferred not given away; a website will not lose its rank by linking to another site nor is this a negative factor in a very complex algebraic equation 
Rank: Factors of Critical Importance

Yes, quite simply rank may be lost; these numbers are static and subject to change with the diversity of the Internet. Given that Google uses such a complex equation that seemingly no one understands or knows in full context, various factors attribute themselves to a loss in Google Page Rank; such as the loss of linking by outside sources with the most significant being a decrease in rank for the elite sites linking to the webpage. All in all, rank is merely a circle of life in which one think brings an effect to another.
Internal linking means everything to Google Page Rank, owners should create a structure that is very simplistic in use and only limited to three steps from the homepage itself; the easier this is the better page rank is due to spiders/crawlers Google puts through the rage at random intervals. Internal linking matters most.
Anchor text is of vital importance as the more detailed the extract the better this will be for crawlers to evaluate such text
A slight rating drop may be charted when new pages are added
When it comes to an individual’s rating, “elite” pages are at a pinnacle due to the fact these sites (and even above average sites) are considered to be important sites in the destitution of rank. So to have links from these “big dogs” means a site is indeed special… Awe!
In continuing with the data above, links “to” and “from” elite sites of superiority are mirrored within the page ranking perspective. Modestly, this reflects to Google that the web owner provides quality content for their audience to savor; giving something more than the average site with a 2 to 3 classification. This gives the site a leg up on the competitive market, all bidding for that top spot on the most demanded search engine - Google.
A one way ticket, please. One way inbound linkage from websites assists with rank, when the linking occurs among similar content sources. It is important to remember that a website is constructed of various pages, each will carry a different rank in most circumstances; so don’t get worried with page variation
Keyword SEO also impacts the placement of a website on a search engine, even if the site has a less then savvy Google Page Rank; simply due to keyword/content relevance, Google provides the best results to their users so in some cases page rank is not a factor over relevance and prevalence
Yes, Google has a blacklisting that is often used. Blacklisting occurs when a website violates the Terms of Service, common violations resulting in a mere penalty include but are not limited to; using hidden text such as white on white, redirecting with deception, cloaking themselves, the utilization of automated link exchange systems. Banning occurs when a website links into a bad neighborhood, link farm, previously banned by Google sites with knowledge and also violating the disclosures agreed to. It is quite recommended to return to Google and read these, because I know you didn’t.

Rank: What Doesn’t Matter:

Website owners may daily add immense content to their website, however, all the content in the world will not matter as content does not play part in page rank. To Google for the purpose of page rank, the importance is those sites that are linking directly to the website in question. Content is only taken into considerations when allotted for search engine relevance, instead of a general overview Google spiders that crawl through the site look for specific content.
Sorry about the luck but the adored and grossly important Wikipedia has met with Google officials to sign on a “no follow rule”, which means any links made to this Internet knowledge power-house are void and do not count towards rank. In this contact, Google spiders filter any and all mentions to Wikipedia. Must I remind that filtered material is overlooked as if it doesn’t exist…
As an enhancement of the above, many sites now have signed contacts with Google stipulation that they are “no-follow” and should be filtered from Google Page Rank. For example Yahoo, Ask, Google, and anything that directly comes from these direct sites.
Let’s say that a site has strong affection for another site and steaming from that devotion the site may link ten times to the website; multiple linkage does not increase page rank as this is calculated merely a single time – giving each website a fair page rank
The weight between a [dot]com, [dot]gov, [dot]edu, etc site is classified as the same by Google insiders. I asked!
In another Google Rank myth exposed, meta-tags do nothing to boost page rank; this is factored in the same way non-meta tagging sites are; which eases my scenes.
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible for a sub-directory and a free website hosted platform to achieve a higher rank at an equal rate than personal hosted sites and root-directories. This might mind boggle some geeks but really the entire Google system mind boggles me.

I hope this clarifies many of your questions about Google Page Rank, to be honest with you it is something that I do not understand myself; neither is SEO -- so I understand your confusion and I thank you for your emails and the desires you have shown to allow me to help a bit. Yes, I have deep roots in technology as a journalist for the objection, nine of ten time I can answer you directly; or if the question is requested as Page Rank was I can write a feature with the abundance of information.
…Good Luck…
Smoochies & Hugs