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Interactive City Guides & eBooks

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Interactive City Guides & eBooks - eComTech PublishingInteractive eBooks let you use the internet's full power by eliminating errors with keywords and typos. Google, Bing, SlideShare, YouTube or Pinterest; click on the button and your are there; just click the button.  Fully mobile – it works on any device with an eBook reader and that has access to the Internet anywhere. Don't think about typing you are good to go with better results and fewer typos. Sit back in the coffee shop and search away on their WiFi! Our guides are organized into several targeted information Guides including: Still not catching on as to what we are doing think of the whole Table of Contents our book as being searchable on the net! We use epub, pdf and email formats to make everything searchable in our Guides. Our interactive ebooks search the web and are organized into several targeted information Guides including:
BusinessTravel & HospitalityHealth & WellnessTechnologyGardensSchool Yearboo…

WinRAR compression for large email

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WinRAR compression WinRAR 5.31 Compress, Encrypt, Package and Backup with only one utility Over 500 million users worldwide make WinRAR the world's most popular compression tool today. There is no better way to compress files for efficient and secure file transfer, faster e-mail transmission and well organized data storage. RAR and WinRAR are Windows 10 (TM) compatible, available in over 50 languages in both 32bit and 64bit and several operating systems (OS) and the only compression software that is fully accepted in all countries using Unicode. WinRAR at a glance WinRAR is a powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions to help you organize your compressed archives.WinRAR puts you ahead of the crowd when it comes to compression. By consistently creating smaller archives, WinRAR is often faster than the competition. This will save you disk space, transmission costs AND valuable working time as well.WinRAR supports all popular compression formats (RAR, ZIP, CA…

Microsoft Enhances Edge

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Microsoft Enhances Edge, Bash in Latest Windows 10 BuildBy Pedro Hernandez Edge browser plug-ins are now available in the Windows Store and Microsoft issues a new batch of fixes for the new Bash command line tool. Members of Microsoft's Windows Insider early access program can now test the new Windows Store-powered Edge extension model and expanded Bash functionality ahead of this summer's highly anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update.A new preview build released this week (number 14342) includes a new method for installing Edge browser extensions. When Edge, Internet Explorer's successor, shipped alongside Windows 10 last summer, add-on support was conspicuously lacking.In March, Microsoft announced the first batch of Edge browser extensions, including Microsoft Translator, Mouse Gestures and Reddit Enhancement Suite. At the time, the company said that future extensions would be made available in the Windows Store app marketplace, a move that the company claims will s…

72% of shoppers research items on their smartphones

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72% of shoppers research items on their smartphones before buyingBY KATIE EVANSEditor, Mobile And 37% of consumers who shop with their mobile devices say in a recent poll that they begin their shopping journeys with a smartphone or tablet between 26% and 50% of the time. A new report from The Nielsen Company offers a mobile screen shot of how consumers use tablets and smartphones for shopping-related activities and also what mobile features are most important to consumers using mobile devices to shop.
It finds 72% of the 3,734 respondents who had used a smartphone or tablet for mobile shopping, paying or banking in the past 30 days say they research items on their smartphones before buying. That was the most frequently chosen response.
The report, Nielsen’s fourth-quarter 2015 Mobile Wallet Report, also finds 70% check the price of an item, ranking that shopping activity No. 2 on their smartphones. That is followed by 60% who use a store locator on their smartphones to find a store wh…

Fake orders

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Fake orders: The dark side of China’s booming e-commerce businessBY FRANK TONGSenior editor, China In its IPO filing, an e-retailer admits it created fake orders to raise its ranking on web marketplaces. Those phony purchases accounted for 42% of its 2014 orders. A small e-retailer created a big news recently in China when it admitted to a practice many believe is commonplace on China’s online marketplaces: a seller placing fake orders to boost its apparent sales and thus its rankings in search results on the country’s huge online shopping malls.
Flower e-retailer Shanghai Aishang flowers Co., Ltd. last week confessed in its prospectus filed in advance of an initial public offering of stock that it hired workers to place orders from its store on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Tmall.com and JD.com, two major web marketplaces, in order to move up in search results.
The Shanghai-based company spent 739,268 yuan ($113,690) to hire individuals who placed 163,676 fake orders on marketplaces …

PayPal offers reimbursement for online returns to Canadian consumers

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PayPal offers reimbursement for online returns to Canadian consumersBY TRACY MAPLEManaging Editor, Digital Content The Return Shipping on Us program aims to boost online sales via PayPal, which has more than 6 million customers in Canada. In a push to increase online shopping in Canada, PayPal Holdinss Inc. is offering its Return Shipping on Us program to Canadian consumers, allowing them to return online purchases and receive reimbursement from PayPal for the cost.
A survey of Canadian consumers in April found that 40% worry about ordering the wrong item online and not being able to return it, according to a study from research company Ipsos that surveyed 1,007 Canadians online. 27% of Canadians surveyed say they have paid returns shipping costs in the past year, and among those who have done so, 65% say it cost more than $10 each time, the study says.
“Canadian e-commerce is expected to grow by 8% in 2016 to $34.5 billion,” says Kerry Reynolds, head of consumer marketing, PayPal Ca…

Alibaba’s annual web sales easily surpass U.S. e-retail sales

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Alibaba’s annual web sales easily surpass U.S. e-retail salesBY FRANK TONGSenior editor, China Chinese consumers spent $485 billion on Alibaba’s marketplaces in fiscal 2016, while the e-commerce giant nearly tripled its profits. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. today reported financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31 and the 12-month period, and the staggering sales and profits leave little doubt that China’s leading e-commerce company continues to prosper despite China’s economic malaise. Chinese consumers purchased 3.092 trillion yuan ($US485 billion) worth of goods on Alibaba’s online marketplaces in fiscal 2016, principally via Taobao and Tmall, an increase of 27% from 2.444 trillion yuan a year earlier. To put that into perspective, $485 billion is nearly 42% more than the $341.7 billion all U.S. online retailers sold in 2015. Plus, Alibaba earned net income of $11.056 billion in its just-concluded fiscal year, nearly triple its profits from the prior year, giving …

Small Business Hosting

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Does your small business have a website? If not, it's time to build one. Companies without an online presence face an incredibly difficult uphill climb, because we live in a connected world where people discover products and services by searching on the Internet—you don't want to miss that potentially lucrative boat. Sure, creating a business website may take months of painstaking planning, debating, and compromise, but setting up a decent website doesn't have to be painful, provided you have the proper tools. And the most important tool is the right Web hosting service. The Small Business Hosting Basics
If you aren't familiar with Web hosting, here's a simple explanation. A Web host is a company that has servers that you'll use to store and deliver the audio, video, documents, and other files that make up your website and its content. These servers can be of the shared, dedicated, or virtual varieties. If you want to learn more about those hosting types, please…

Moose McClintock

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Moose McClintock: Honoring a LegendStory and photos by Joe Berkeley Moose McClintock was agitated. As the Newport (RI) Laser Fleet’s regular race committee, Moose was told the powerboat his volunteer used to move marks was broken so he would have to make do with a nine-foot inflatable that in his words, “would barely fit a mark in it.” Then smart sailors at the skipper’s meeting were asking stupid questions, like when world champion Peter Shope queried, “Moose, what’s a triangle course?”
But the big reveal came when fleet co-captain Jack McVicker pulled up behind Moose towing the new rigid bottom inflatable, that was donated to Sail Newport by Laser Fleet 413 and named “Moose” as a tribute to one of Newport’s greatest sailors, mentors, and race committee members.
Moose McClintock knows his way around a race course. He has won six J24 World Championships, three J24 North American Championships, three J24 National Championships, a J-22 world championships, a Swan World Championship, and…

Malware Posing as Legitimate Apps

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Malware Posing as Legitimate Apps on Google Play, Security Firm WarnsBy Jaikumar Vijayan

PhishLabs says it has discovered 11 malicious apps posing as popular payment apps on Google's official Android application store.
The people most at risk of downloading Android malware on their mobile devices are those who install apps from unofficial third-party mobile application stores. But that doesn't mean that those who download apps from Google's official Google Play store are completely immune to malicious software.PhishLabs, a company that provides anti-phishing services, this week said it has discovered 11 malicious applications disguised as mobile apps for popular online payment services on Google Play since the beginning of this year.The applications purport to give users access to their online payment accounts from their mobile devices, PhishLabs security analyst Joshua Shilko said in a blog post this week. But in reality, the only functionality the apps have is to collec…