How to train your dog to speak in 3 steps

shutterstock_100369028Training your dog to speak (or bark) on command is fun, easy, and impressive. It addition to being fun, it can also be a very useful alert tool for your family. Teach your dog or pup to speak in no time with these three simple steps! For more fun dog tricks, try this tutorial on teaching your buddy to perform eight adorable tricks. [Read more…]

Learn Online Marketing With Three Proven-to-Work Steps

onlinemarketingOnline marketing can be confusing and daunting to the small business owner but it doesn’t have to be the overwhelming marketing beast that you’re imagining. Learn online marketing the right way with three goals that have been proven to work time and time again. Small businesses have many effective ways to build an online presence while competing with the major players out there. Part of a great online marketing plan is finding the right keywords and sources to help you avoid high cost advertising with low return, enticing the audience to engage with your service or product, and delivering your message to your target audience. [Read more…]

How To Become a Copywriter and Make a Living Out Of It

copywriterIt’s common knowledge that if you’re detail-oriented, able to meet deadlines, and have a great understanding of the English language, you can become a copywriter. But to truly become a copywriter and make significant income writing, you will also need courage, inspiration, understanding of industry trends, and that touch of individuality that sets you apart from other writers. Did you know that web-page writers are currently in great demand? Or that if you have a technical background, companies can pay upwards of thousands of dollars to have you write technical papers for them? Copywriting is an illustrious industry that is only getting bigger, so here is your golden ticket to learn how to become a copywriter. [Read more…]

WordPress Pages vs. Posts: Understanding Which One to Use

wp-logoWordPress is a really popular web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. It’s the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used by millions of people every day to create millions of sites, of all topics and interests. But before you can create that new site you’ve envisioning, there are fundamental rules that you need to know before you start. Understanding WordPress pages vs. posts is one of those fundamental rules that will help steer your site construction in the right direction. Due to default programming rules on WordPress, it is important that you know where you should deliver your content to maximize the functionality of the software. [Read more…]

Cloud Computing Applications for Great Business Solutions

Cloud computing is using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. It is also becoming the method of choice for many individuals and businesses to make data access easier than ever before. Therefore, cloud computing applications are being considered for both personal and business endeavors on a wider scale, making these applications much more accessible and secure. It is no longer just a technology of the future – it is the smartest and most functional way to run a business today. [Read more…]

Troubleshooting Techniques: The Skills For Excellent IT Professionals

If you’re a technical manager, enterprise IT analyst, data center analyst, or even a call center analyst, understanding troubleshooting techniques is a requirement and much-desired skill for your industry. IT troubleshooting techniques are about applying both technical knowledge and logic to identify problems and faults. It is not about memorizing specific tasks for specific problem…any robot can do that. What you bring to the table as an IT professional is being able to use deductive reasoning to know which component needs to be tested or not. Excellent troubleshooters armed with technical knowledge and superior logical skills will use information they already know to reduce the amount of time needed to target a fault using an ingrained suspect list of components to optimize productivity. These are skills that anyone interested in IT can learn. [Read more…]

Understanding Aperture: Going Manual on your DSLR

dslrforbeginnersIf you’re a new DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera owner, you already know that your machine is powerful and capable of greatness. But knowing how to unlock that greatness requires training and moving out of your comfort zone to move off the AUTO setting. To really get creative control over your photos, you need to master some basic photography principles, such as aperture. But what is aperture? Aperture is the size of the opening in your DSLR’s lens which helps determine the amount of light that reaches the camera’s sensor. Understanding aperture will enable you to understand light dynamics, zoom constraints, and ultimately, how to take the best pictures you possibly can. Understanding aperture will also demonstrate what a huge difference a smaller (or bigger) aperture makes in various light paths. [Read more…]

iOS Programming Tutorial: An Introduction to Xcode

iOSHave you ever had a great idea for an iOS app but didn’t know how to start? Turning that great idea into an actual app requires lots of planning and training and we have a solution for you! You need an iOS programming tutorial that will teach you how to decipher and use design patterns, code writing, and other technologies required to turn your idea into reality. Starting with a rudimentary knowledge of programming, preferably a C-like language such as Objective C or even C itself, this iOS programming tutorial will guide you from the characteristics of the process to display constraints to the heart of Xcode functions. [Read more…]

Rails Guide: Why Use Ruby On Rails

learn rubyRuby on Rails is a powerful, and some would say, amazing open-sourced framework for building web applications. Why use Ruby on Rails? Rails, short for Ruby on Rails, It is at the heart of many “Web 2.0” sites and developers love the ease of which you can create applications using Rails. It uses a ‘Convention over Configuration’ structure that reduces the amount of work for developers by eliminating vast amounts of configuration code, using naming conventions for folder and class names. All the tedious work of collecting data from a form, validating it, and then either writing it to the database or displaying error messages, is made unnecessary with a built-in system that makes a set of assumptions about how everything is named and organized. This allows Ruby on Rails to be simple without losing its flexibility in having customized applications. Many large companies such as Amazon, eBay, Basecamp, and Twitter have taken advantage of Ruby on Rails’ intelligent system for their projects. [Read more…]

From Dachshunds to Great Danes: The Best Apartment Dogs

bestapartmentdogsAny dog lover, living in homes huge and small, should be able to love a pet no matter the size of their humble abode. While any dog can live in an apartment with the proper exercise, there are certain breeds known for their gentle temperament and moderate activity level that make apartment living the perfect playground. For the best puppy housemate, of any size, try this guide on proper house manners for all dogs.

Before we get to the Best Apartment Dogs (BAD) countdown, what are the qualities for a good apartment dog breed? Ideally, it would be quiet breeds, those best in small spaces, easy to housetrain, friendly, and adaptable. However, quite like finding the perfect person as a spouse, one would be hard-pressed to find that perfect dog to fit all qualities…but if you could have a breed that fit into just one of those categories, you’re on your way to the perfect partner for your urban home!

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