Technology

Yesterday, the internet broke…

Yesterday, the internet broke due to an outage with Amazon’s widely used S3 service. S3 is Amazon’s storage service and is widely used by companies like Netflix, Pinterest, Expedia, Nest and even the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to store items like images, files, and videos. Amazon S3 is pretty much a giant hard drive…

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Why you need #Slack

We use Slack every day to communicate internally, with strategic partners, and clients. So, what is Slack? It is a team communication tool that provides real-time messaging, archiving and search capabilities. Initially, Slack did not sound like much more than iMessage or email to me. I was wrong, dead wrong. With a beautifully simple interwoven…

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Apps that will save your Valentines Day.

Valentines Day is tomorrow. If this is news to you, it’s not too late. So we put together a list of three last minute ideas to save the day with your smartphone. 1. Netflix and Chill. (Netflix + Uber Eats) Skip the crowds and stay in for the night. Pop on your favorite RomCom and…

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5 Big Reasons You Need a Mobile Friendly Website

It is no secret that smartphones, tablets, and mobile devices are taking over the internet by storm. Making sure that your website is ready is not longer a nice-to-have, but an absolute need. Here are 5 of the biggest reasons you need a mobile website: 1. Google prioritizes mobile friendly websites As of April 21,…

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Your data can be a weapon, make sure that yours is secure.

Recent events, accusations about Russian hacking, and seemingly weekly security failures at several huge multi-national corporations have thrust the importance of data security into the spotlight. It is only natural as a developer that I am obsessed with how we can better secure our data and prevent our personal and business information from being used…

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3 Things You Should Know About Software

For a lot of people, software is this unknown world of dark rooms filled with electronic music, energy drinks, and giant glowing screens. Terms like Java inspire thoughts of coffee, not the programming language that powers every Android device in the world. As the world becomes more and more software driven, understanding the capability of software will…

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My Top 3 Podcasts

I love podcasts. If you are unfamiliar with podcasts, they are essentially an on-demand radio program. They are (usually) free and there is a podcast about everything from Goldman Sachs and Tony Robins, all they way to a Cat Lovers podcast. I tend to learn more toward business and technology podcasts. Podcasts can be an amazing resource for any business…

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5 Awesome 3D Touch Tips for iPhone 7

The new iPhone 7 and iOS 10 are awesome. The new iPhone 7 and iOS 10 are awesome, especially if you upgraded from an iPhone 6 (or older) like me. When Apple introduce the 3D touch (at that time it was called ForceTouch) for the iPhone 6S, it was still in its infancy. A generation…

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Validate your app with Facebook

With the barrage of spam emails and fake websites, consumers are getting more particular with what companies they share their information with.On the other hand, companies like Facebook and Google have built trust with their users. The same goes for other social media companies like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Yahoo. These social media companies are the…

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Web App or Native App

One of the most common questions we get here at Helium is “Should my company have a web app or a native app?” This always leads to us asking a series of questions in response to better understand the goals and needs of our customer. Budget, off-line access, and timeline are three of the many…

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