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Promoting Apps with “Smart App Banners” on your Site

If you’ve got an app for your website or company, odds are you’d like to let your users know about it when they visit your site. Previously, we’d been using an annoying (yes, I know it was annoying) modal js snippet which popped up a window essentially saying “hey! we’ve got an app”. Before you ...

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AT&T Blocking our Site?

(Note: this issue is already resolved, I’m posting about it only as an interesting happening.) tl;dr – Many users with AT&T as their home ISP users couldn’t access ModMyi.com for 6 days, turned out they were blocking CloudFlare IPs, and CloudFlare moved serving us to another IP, fixing the issue. ModMyi.com gets over a million ...

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Northland College (NZ) principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth. “Always we hear the cry from teenagers ‘What can we do, where can we go?’ “My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, ...

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10 iPad Apps Web Designers Should Have

When I first bought my iPad (the original), I thought – here is the perfect device to manage my business while mobile. No more need for lugging a (beautiful) laptop around on quick 1-3 day trips. It took a few years for the apps to catch up, but with the release of Panic’s Diet Coda ...

4 mins

Mac OS X Apps I Can’t Live Without

When I first bought my iPad (the original), I thought – here is the perfect device to manage my business while mobile. No more need for lugging a (beautiful) laptop around on quick 1-3 day trips. It took a few years for the apps to catch up, but with the release of Panic’s Diet Coda ...

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Canceling Cable

We recently canceled our cable. It’s been about 4 months now, so I thought I’d share how it’s gone. In a nutshell – great. Our Setup Pre-Cancel We had Brighthouse cable here in Tampa, with high-speed internet (40 MB/s). The total cost each month with HBO/Showtime was around $240/month. As digital video has become more ...

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Email Obfuscation – Confusing Spammers

I hate spam – I get a ton of it. For those of you who need to have publicly listed email accounts, this is the best solution I’ve found for obfuscating your publicly listed email. It encodes via rot13 (a common cipher which rotates all letters 13 steps). It maintains the mailto: feature (clickability) and ...

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Rafflecopter – Best way to do Reviews / Giveaways on your Site

I just discovered Rafflecopter and love it. It greatly reduces the work load on giveaways, and increases reach. We give away / review a lot of stuff on ModMyi.com in our iPhone forums. We have been experimenting with various methods of incorporating these giveaways into our site and social presence. As a site owner, you ...

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