Written by April 26, 2012

Nintendo loses Millions in Revenue

Video games are a dime a dozen. For every version of Microsoft’s esteemed Xbox, there’s another equally entertaining edition of Sony’s Playstation. For years, video games have been captivating the minds of youngsters and adults alike, and for some individuals, they may just be timeless. After all, Mario and Zelda seem to be aging rather gracefully, don’t they? However, what happens when one of the top video game companies begins to show sign of age and fatigue? It has recently been reported that Nintendo has stated the results of their recently concluding fiscal year…and it ain’t pretty. The company took quite a hit and had their first annual loss of roughly $460 million.

Video games are a dime a dozen. For every version of Microsoft’s esteemed Xbox, there’s another equally entertaining edition of Sony’s Playstation. For years, video games have been captivating the minds of youngsters and adults alike, and for some individuals, they may just be timeless. After all, Mario and Zelda seem to be aging rather gracefully, don't they? However, what happens when one of the top video game companies begins to show sign of age and fatigue? It has recently been reported that Nintendo has stated the results of their recently concluding fiscal year...and it ain't pretty. The company took quite a hit and had their first annual loss of roughly $460 million.">

Written by April 24, 2012

Have you ever played that game where you had to guess how many jelly beans were in a jar? It’s not easy, and as much as you try to use mathematics to figure it out, it’s going to be mostly about guessing a lucky number. Well, our latest contest is asking you, “How much Disk Space is in the DimeNoc Datacenter?” HostDime’s datacenter is located in Central Florida, and we have THOUSANDS of servers. Can you guess how much disk space is in those servers? We would like your answer in the form of Gigabytes.

Have you ever played that game where you had to guess how many jelly beans were in a jar? It’s not easy, and as much as you try to use mathematics to figure it out, it’s going to be mostly about guessing a lucky number. Well, our latest contest is asking you, “How much Disk Space is in the DimeNoc Datacenter?” HostDime’s datacenter is located in Central Florida, and we have THOUSANDS of servers. Can you guess how much disk space is in those servers? We would like your answer in the form of Gigabytes.">

Written by April 20, 2012

Smart Phones and Apps to use in Web Hosting

The world of business has always been a constantly evolving one. The average businessperson is now hardly ever relegated to their office. On the contrary, most corporate professionals and entrepreneurs are on the go. To that end, they tend to utilize the best in what technology has to offer — whether it is in communication or even web hosting. Lately, smartphones, tablets and laptops have been playing a key role in business activities — and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.

The world of business has always been a constantly evolving one. The average businessperson is now hardly ever relegated to their office. On the contrary, most corporate professionals and entrepreneurs are on the go. To that end, they tend to utilize the best in what technology has to offer -- whether it is in communication or even web hosting. Lately, smartphones, tablets and laptops have been playing a key role in business activities -- and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.">

Written by April 19, 2012

Google Launches the Gmail Meter

It seems that the folks at Google are always up to something. Nothing new there. So, what are they planning now, you may ask? Introducing the Google Meter, a new feature that analyzes the email habits of individuals that utilize Google’s esteemed services. According to Mashable, this new digital item essentially allows Gmail users to learn more about their respective in-boxes by examining their email patterns.

It seems that the folks at Google are always up to something. Nothing new there. So, what are they planning now, you may ask? Introducing the Google Meter, a new feature that analyzes the email habits of individuals that utilize Google’s esteemed services. According to Mashable, this new digital item essentially allows Gmail users to learn more about their respective in-boxes by examining their email patterns.">

Written by April 17, 2012

Just when you thought it was safe to log back on to your Apple computer after this month’s previous virus scare, it seems that maybe it isn’t. According to the Herald Sun, another Mac Trojan virus has been discovered, and this one has been infecting Apple computers via a Java plug-in. It seems to be spreading across computers when individuals open their respective emails with links leading them to vicious malware. The newest virus has been christened “SabPub,” an abbreviation of its official name, “Backdoor.OSX.SapPUb.” Researchers and experts are saying this new threat has the potential to taint more Mac computers than the one that infected over 600,000 earlier this month.

Just when you thought it was safe to log back on to your Apple computer after this month’s previous virus scare, it seems that maybe it isn’t. According to the Herald Sun, another Mac Trojan virus has been discovered, and this one has been infecting Apple computers via a Java plug-in. It seems to be spreading across computers when individuals open their respective emails with links leading them to vicious malware. The newest virus has been christened “SabPub,” an abbreviation of its official name, “Backdoor.OSX.SapPUb.” Researchers and experts are saying this new threat has the potential to taint more Mac computers than the one that infected over 600,000 earlier this month.">

Written by April 12, 2012

Facebook now Offers More Data to Users

It’s certainly been a busy few days for Facebook. After making headlines for acquiring Instagram to the tune of a billion dollars, the social media company is back in the news again for yet another interesting reason. Facebook has now upgraded the “Download Your Information” feature which enables users to download an archive of their entire account history. Pretty nifty, right?

It’s certainly been a busy few days for Facebook. After making headlines for acquiring Instagram to the tune of a billion dollars, the social media company is back in the news again for yet another interesting reason. Facebook has now upgraded the “Download Your Information” feature which enables users to download an archive of their entire account history. Pretty nifty, right?">

Written by April 10, 2012

The Disadvantages of Free Web Hosting

In this economy, the word ‘free’ can hold a certain kind of significance for some individuals. With wallets getting tighter and penny pinching becoming the norm, it helps to be able to get items at a discounted price. However, does the same apply to finding a web host reseller? Now, there’s a million dollar question. It is a fact that web hosting is a booming enterprise. With more and more people looking to launch their own respective websites for business or personal use, web hosting providers are thriving. While having free web hosting can be good for those that are on a budget, there are some disadvantages that consumers may not be aware of. To that end, it helps to be informed.

In this economy, the word ‘free’ can hold a certain kind of significance for some individuals. With wallets getting tighter and penny pinching becoming the norm, it helps to be able to get items at a discounted price. However, does the same apply to finding a web host reseller? Now, there’s a million dollar question. It is a fact that web hosting is a booming enterprise. With more and more people looking to launch their own respective websites for business or personal use, web hosting providers are thriving. While having free web hosting can be good for those that are on a budget, there are some disadvantages that consumers may not be aware of. To that end, it helps to be informed.">

Written by April 5, 2012

It has often been said that Apple computers weren’t susceptible to a virus. In fact, that was one of the shining gems that they were known for. Well, perhaps it’s time to think again. It was just reported that more than 600,000 Macs are, in fact, infected with a virus known as the Flashback Trojan. According to bgr.com, Russian anti-virus vendor Dr. Web has discovered that a vicious malware known as “BackDoor.Flashback,39” is currently present on at least 600,000 Mac computers.

It has often been said that Apple computers weren’t susceptible to a virus. In fact, that was one of the shining gems that they were known for. Well, perhaps it’s time to think again. It was just reported that more than 600,000 Macs are, in fact, infected with a virus known as the Flashback Trojan. According to bgr.com, Russian anti-virus vendor Dr. Web has discovered that a vicious malware known as “BackDoor.Flashback,39” is currently present on at least 600,000 Mac computers.">

Written by April 4, 2012

It seems to be an accepted fact that the minds at Google are always up to something. Just last week, it was announced that the corporation was designing their own tablet, and now it seems they’re trying to offer users more insight into their Google account doings. It was recently announced that Google is launching Account Activity, a new feature that enables users, that sign up, a chance to take stock of what exactly they are doing online.

It seems to be an accepted fact that the minds at Google are always up to something. Just last week, it was announced that the corporation was designing their own tablet, and now it seems they’re trying to offer users more insight into their Google account doings. It was recently announced that Google is launching Account Activity, a new feature that enables users, that sign up, a chance to take stock of what exactly they are doing online.">

Written by March 30, 2012

If the minds at Google had it their way they’d probably take over the world. It was just announced that the Google empire is about to expand by adding an online tablet store along with future tablets that they will be co-branding. According to the Washington Post, Google will be selling their tablets directly to consumers and will also be imitating the Apple/Amazon model. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Furthermore, USA Today states that the company will be running its Android operating systems on these devices which will undoubtedly give them an advantage.

Written by March 29, 2012

Business Etiquette 101

Jaded may be the word when it comes to communication these days. While communication has always been something of a two-way street, some may agree that things were a lot less convoluted when it just involved using a simple telephone. Things have undoubtedly changed. Nowadays, individuals have been spoiled with different methods such as email, instant messaging and text messages, and as a result some of us have forgotten how to differentiate when it’s important and necessary to use each one. This can be quite an issue when it relates to the business world…especially texting.

Business Etiquette 101 Jaded may be the word when it comes to communication these days. While communication has always been something of a two-way street, some may agree that things were a lot less convoluted when it just involved using a simple telephone. Things have undoubtedly changed. Nowadays, individuals have been spoiled with different methods such as email, instant messaging and text messages, and as a result some of us have forgotten how to differentiate when it’s important and necessary to use each one. This can be quite an issue when it relates to the business world…especially texting.">

Written by March 26, 2012

What I Learned from a Career in Web Hosting

Two years ago, if anyone would have told me that I’d be working in web hosting, I’d have called them a liar. It is an accepted fact among my peers and colleagues that I like writing. Putting pen to paper just seems to beguile me — hence the reason I majored in journalism and communications. I wanted to meet people, inspire others and interview legends while clutching a digital audio recorder and asking pressing questions. It’s funny that sometimes the things that we plan on doing don’t quite work out the way that we expected – not that there’s anything wrong with that. After all, sometimes our trajectories in terms of a career can lead us to something we didn’t quite anticipate…like web hosting for example.

Two years ago, if anyone would have told me that I’d be working in web hosting, I’d have called them a liar. It is an accepted fact among my peers and colleagues that I like writing. Putting pen to paper just seems to beguile me -- hence the reason I majored in journalism and communications. I wanted to meet people, inspire others and interview legends while clutching a digital audio recorder and asking pressing questions. It’s funny that sometimes the things that we plan on doing don’t quite work out the way that we expected – not that there’s anything wrong with that. After all, sometimes our trajectories in terms of a career can lead us to something we didn’t quite anticipate…like web hosting for example.">