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Youtube is now 10 years old

Youtube has become a household name, and yet before April 23rd 2000, it did not exist. Its growth in 10 years has been nothing short of phenomonal and considering its just a “platform” for others to place content on – no one would have predicted its potential.

Major Google Update – 21st April Mobile website ranking

21st April 2015 has been flagged as D-Day by Google for ranking mobile friendly websites.

What is different about this….

In essence, if your website is not google friendly then google searches on mobile devices will start to give priority to websites that are mobile friendly. and your website may no longer appear on google searches on mobile devices..

Speed up Payments from Clients

All businesses need to make it easier for clients to make payments to them. This does not necessitate you having a full online shop for your business to get maximum value from making it easy for clients to pay you. And we all want to get paid quickly and handyweb.ie provide a very effective solution.

Why update your software?

Whilst is does not apply only to browsers ( Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc) – it is not uncommon for computer owners not to have updated their browser software for a number of years. Apart from the obvious issues of “websites don’t look right on my browser” issues because you have not updated, you are at risk of putting your computer, its contents, and being the cause of infecting computers of people you contact from your computer ( even ifs only by email)…. Sinme solution – ensure you have the latest browser version of your browser.

10 Worst Passwords

Yes we all know that many people use the word “password” as their password and we all now how secure that is (NOT!).
If you are using any of these top 10 worst passwords then right now is a good time to change…..

February 14th Valentines Day – A short history

February 14th is a special day every year… it commemorates the story of St Valentine – a priest in Rome who was martyred in AD 496. Many stories exist around St Valentine – of which the most popular is that he would secretly marry Soldiers who were forbidden to marry and that he was imprisoned for this.

Is your website lazy and not working…

12 Signs your website has got lazy and needs a service.

People get bored visiting websites that are out of date or dont change their content. Its a vicious circle, they make the effort to visit your website and come back to find ….. Nothings changed… .they stop visiting because nothings changed….and soon your website is ….. forgotten. In effect you have made your website redundant through lack of use.

Heres a list of 12 classic signs of a website becoming “redundant”.

Windows 10 is coming

Microsoft has announced the imminent arrival of Windows 10 . Donnt ask what happened to Windows 9  as there has been a serious “Love Hate” relationship with users of Windows 7 and 8 — maybe Microsoft felt they had to step far away from these issues...