Anyone Can Be Found on Social Media in 12 Hours

23
Apr

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/12-hours-separation-social/

Make Your Password ‘Gooder’ With Bad Grammar, Research Says

01
Mar

Crafting the perfect password isn’t easy. Some things, like pet’s names, birthdays and ascending number sequences, should definitely be avoided. (The word “password” is strongly discouraged, too.)

But what about good grammar? According to a new study, you should probably steer clear of that as well.

View Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/password-bad-grammar

No Two Web Pages Separated by More Than 19 Clicks, Study Says

22
Feb

If you’re ever feeling lost in the vacuum of cyber space, don’t despair. The web is woven tighter than you might expect — in fact, you’re probably just a few clicks away from your homepage.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/19-clicks-internet

Flat Design: Can You Benefit from the Trend?

20
Feb

Flat design – a concept popular many years ago in design – is making a comeback.

Can you make it work for your project? Does this more simple design scheme work for you?

Source: http://designmodo.com/flat-design

3D Mouse Ring Turns Fingers Into Computer Controllers

19
Feb

Mycestro is a 3D mouse that enables more mobile computing. Whereas a traditional computer mouse requires a flat surface to operate, this design places it on the index finger and allows you to control your computer with hand gestures and mouse functions.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/3d-mouse-ring

5 Password Generators for Maximum Online Security

18
Feb

Don’t be one of those people with lame passwords. We want to help you to pick super secure, ninja-style passwords that will keep you safe online.

These five free tools generate passwords with punch. Check them out in the gallery above and be sure to bookmark the service that suits you.

View Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/password-generators

5 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your PC

15
Feb

When your PC starts its steady decline into sloth-like speeds, the first thing you’d love to do (besides beating it Office Space-style) is head straight to the mall for a fancy new machine. But the reality is there are easy changes you can make to speed up your computer.

View Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/speed-up-your-pc

How to Create a Secure Password

12
Feb

A secure password can be your first line of defense against would-be hackers. Creating a secure password, however, isn’t always as easy as it looks. As the Internet has gotten larger, hackers have gotten smarter, making it so even passwords that seem like they’re secure aren’t necessarily anymore.

View Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/create-secure-password

Why DNA Will Someday Replace the Hard Drive

08
Feb

DNA could someday store more than just the blueprints for life — it could also house vast collections of documents, music, or video in an impossibly compact format that lasts for thousands of years.

View Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/dna-replace-hard-drive

10 Essential Tools for the Lean Web Developer

07
Feb

There is no correct set of tools every developer should be using. The right tool is the one best suited to you.

Mashable has compiled a list of 10 exceptional free or open source apps for developers to help keep costs minimal, improve productivity and simplify workflow. You will find some old favorites listed; however, you might discover some new tools for your arsenal.

View Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/developer-tools-apps

Honeycomb February News

06
Feb




Note from Allen

busbee.jpg“We get a lot of client questions about SEO and ‘how to I show up on the first page of Google?’ and the simple answer is update your website often.”

Content is King for SEO

Write new job announcements, highlight company news, write tutorials, – all with your relent keywords.

Most clients are too busy working on their own business to deal with website updates, so have a new Content Update Service that we are introducing to existing clients. Contact me to discuss your specific website content requirements.

Technical & Security Updates

Website Technical & Security Updates
We’ve already done some major website technical updates through our Website Technical & Security Updates process. To provide you with extra protection from hackers, we have been proactively updating your website programming code to make it as secure as possible. Nothing will keep a determined hacker out, but we don’t have to make it easy for them.

Technical & Security Updates invoices ($75.00) will be issued at the end of each quarter. Save $40.00 plus HST by requesting annual billing ($260.00).  Contact me for more information.

Sitemanager Code Maintentance Upgrades
Clients that utilize our Sitemanager Content Management System will be contacted this quarter to discuss what needs to be done to continue to keep their website code inline with on going server updates.

Karen is buzzing off to Australia

Website updates might take a little longer in March as Karen will be exploring Australia and leaving us short staffed. We will respond to all requests as quickly as possible, but probably slower than usual.

Website Buzz

Websites Work Underway
We continue working on new websites for Stinson Aerial Services Inc, Sasco Contractors Ltd., Grand West Electric Ltd., CTS Systems Inc. and MPB Construction Ltd.

Keep In Touch

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Busy Bees

Our clients have kept us busy with a number of print and web projects. Here’s what we’ve recently completed:

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Allwest Electric Ltd.

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Stinson Aerial Services Inc.

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Soroptimists Abbotsford / Mission

View Brochure

To see more of Honeycomb Creative’s print and web work:
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Google’s Must-Follow Security Tips for Safer Internet Day

05
Feb

Google is celebrating Safer Internet Day today with the redesign of its “Good to Know” site, offering more tips and resources about how to stay safe online.

View Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/google-security-tips-safer-internet-day

The Basics of Writing Web Copy

14
Dec

Whether it’s copy for a landing page or a banner ad, writing goal-oriented copy can be a daunting task, even for the most experienced copywriters. Like website design, opinions about copy are not only subjective, but also plentiful. Likewise, both departments can benefit from a plan of attack and some best practices.

Read Full Article Here: http://www.websitemagazine.com/the-basics-of-writing-web-copy

Give Up the SEO Dream?

14
Dec

It’s time to give up the SEO dream. You know, the one where you rank in the first position on Google and Bing for every conceivable keyword and phrase related to your product, service or published material. But if search engines didn’t exist, would your enterprise? Yes. And here’s how.

Read Full Article Here: http://www.websitemagazine.com/give-up-the-seo-dream

WordPress 3.5 Has Arrived

13
Dec

Self-hosted WordPress users, fire up your update engines. WordPress 3.5 is now available for download.

WordPress 3.5 brings in lots of under the hood enhancements, as well as a few new user-facing features.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/wordpress-3-5

Honeycomb News December 2012

06
Dec




Note from Allen

Be Ready for Trade Show Season
For many of you, January to May is busy with the trade show season. Please provide sufficient time to properly update your booth display, hand-out materials, and to tie in your website to your marketing efforts. Contact me to get started on your trade show projects now.

Holiday Hours
So that we can spend some quality time with family and friends during the Christmas season, we will close on Friday December 21, 2012, and reopen on Monday January 7, 2013. During this time, we will be available for scheduled and emergency website updates.

2013 Website Hosting
Annual Hosting invoices for 2013 will be arriving in January so that clients may take advantage of HST input credits. 

Website Technical & Security Updates
All clients should be transitioned to our Website Technical & Security Updates program by the end of the December. To provide you with extra protection from hackers, we have been proactively updating your website programming code to make it as secure as possible. Nothing will keep a determined hacker out, but we don’t have to make it easy for them.

Technical & Security Updates invoices ($75.00) will be issued at the end of each quarter. Save $40.00 plus HST by requesting annual billing ($260.00).  Contact me for more information.

Website Buzz

Websites Work Underway
We continue working on new websites for MPB Construction Ltd., CTS Systems Inc. (Key Tracer), Sasco Contractors Ltd., Allwest Electric Ltd. and Grand West Electric Ltd., Allwest’s affiliate company located in Calgary.

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Keep In Touch

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Busy Bees

Here’s a list of some of the very cool projects that we’ve worked on over the last few months:

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We designed and developed a new website for Fraser Valley Fire Protection Ltd. Visit www.fvfireprotection.ca to view the site.

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Clogsforcomfort.com Facebook Store

ClogsforComfort.com had us create a Facebook page and installed a Facebook store – Like them here!

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We updated and printed construction signage for the Parallel Group

To see more of Honeycomb Creative’s print and web work:
View Our Portfolio

YouTube Video Basics for Beginners

02
Dec

If there is one network that I bet you wish you were more active and popular on, my guess would be YouTube (how did I do?). Unless you’re one of those Web workers that uses video predominantly, then you’re probably just featuring a handful of videos on your brand or personal page. But that’s just not enough – video is big (and growing) and deserves more of your attention.

Read Full Article Here: http://www.websitemagazine.com/youtube-video-basics-for-beginners

The BIGGEST Mistakes in Web Design

29
Nov

There are many factors to keep in mind when designing a website. Sometimes in the vast scope of Web projects, however, some simple design mistakes inadvertently occur and may have a detrimental effect on website success. There are so many preventable errors that occur when creating new websites that listing them all would be impractical, but here are the design flaws seen over and over again on the Web.

Read Full Article Here: http://www.websitemagazine.com/the-biggest-mistakes-in-web-design

7 Apps You Don’t Want to Miss

27
Nov

It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released every week. But you’re in luck — we take care of that for you, creating a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/apps-roundup

$700 Hack Threatens Millions of Yahoo Mail Users

27
Nov

A new exploit being sold for $700 may put tens of millions of Yahoo Mail users at risk.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/hack-yahoo-mail

How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away

08
Nov

It’s a good idea to be a little paranoid about password theft, and there are several ways to strengthen your defenses.

Here’s the bottomline, “At some point, you will get hacked — it’s only a matter of time,” warned Mr. Grossman. “If that’s unacceptable to you, don’t put it online.”

Read the full article at the NY Times

The Spooky Side of Cybersecurity

02
Nov

Fear comes in many forms, and on Halloween things get creepier and crawlier than usual. But for some of us, the scariest thing of all has nothing to do with snakes and spiders — and everything to do with cybersecurity.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/spooky-cybersecurity

10 Things You Didn’t Know Dropbox Could Do

02
Nov

We live in an age when we want (and sometimes need) to access information at all times. This includes our own data and files — text documents, photographs, videos, music and more. That’s why services like Dropbox and the cloud are so popular with the connected generation.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/dropbox-tips-and-tricks

6 Dos & Don’ts for Better Content Marketing

02
Nov

Hey, your blog looks great! And those videos certainly add the finishing touch. Congratulations!

Now what?

Is it really enough to create your own content, push it out to your list, and wait for sales to boom?

Read Full Article Here: http://www.inc.com/6-tips-for-content-marketing

Watch the Internet Go Down as Superstorm Sandy Makes Landfall

02
Nov

Superstorm Sandy ripped through the Eastern Seaboard earlier this week, bringing record storm surges and long-term power outages in several cities.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/internet-down-hurricane-sandy/

Another Internet Explorer Security Alert

18
Sep

A large number of our clients use Internet Explorer (IE) as their standard company web browser, I beg you to stop. Yesterday (September 17, 2012) another larger security hole was found in IE.

Here are there important points:
“Microsoft Corp warned that a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers and urged customers to download a piece of security software to mitigate the risk of infection.” -  this is not a simple IE update, you need to install and configure new software on your machine to make you safe.

“Some security experts said it would be too cumbersome for many PC users to implement the measures suggested by Microsoft.” – too difficult for the average user to do.

“For consumers it might be easier to simply click on Chrome,” said Dave Marcus, director of advanced research and threat intelligence with Intel Corp’s McAfee security division.

Here’s a link to a story with all the details; http://bit.ly/OWC8GE

If your IT department/supplier isn’t worried, it’s because they get paid overtime to fix problems later.

So what should you…
1. On a PC, stop using Internet Explorer forever.
2. Install a different browser, both Firefox and Chrome are safer, and faster, and render web pages better.

 

Can Real-Time Data Give Your Site an Edge?

05
Sep

Data is having a moment. Analytics are sexier than ever before, and metrics are drive decision-making and thus, boosting revenue. Not surprisingly, there are lots of data tools out there to parse your referral traffic, pageviews, time on page and more. But some people need to know what’s happening now, how they can improve traffic immediately. That’s where real-time analytics comes in, and if you ask CEO Tony Haile, that’s where Chartbeat dominates.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/chartbeat/

FBI: We Weren’t Hacked, Never Had Apple Device IDs

05
Sep

Despite a claim made by hacking group AntiSec, which said it compromised 12 million Apple iOS Unique Device IDs (UDIDs) and personal information from a laptop of an FBI staffer, the government agency is denying that it ever had the data the hackers allegedly stole.

Read Full Article Here: http://mashable.com/fbi-we-werent-hacked-never-had-apple-device-ids/

How to Increase Your Search Rank Using Social Media

31
Aug

The rules of search have changed. In fact, they change on a daily basis. But never so dramatically has rank been uprooted since the explosion of social media. Social media sites, especially the power houses of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, have become backlink central for affecting organic search results.

Read More: http://mashable.com/search-rank-social-media/

4 Common Website Design Mistakes to Avoid

31
Aug

Creating the perfect website for your small business is about much more than simply picking the right domain name and pictures. Companies must instead be able to include practical information about their business while also avoiding common mistakes that often plague websites.

Read More: http://mashable.com/website-design-mistakes/

How Much Did Famous Logos Cost to Design?

31
Aug

The Internet tends to throw a fit when big brands change their logos — so much so that some brands decide to drop the new look and revert back to the older version. (Remember Gap?) With a brand’s visual corporate identity at stake, a logo change is no small task.

Read More: http://mashable.com/famous-logo-design-cost/

Mobile Entertainment Consumption Soared 82% in One Year

31
Aug

Thanks to the growth of smartphones and tablets, entertainment consumption on mobile devices has grown 82% from 2010 to 2011, a new study suggests.

Read More: http://mashable.com/mobile-entertainment-consumption-study/

Watch Out for This Sneaky Facebook Scam Disguised as a Photo Notification

31
Aug

The next time Facebook sends you an email about a friend tagging you in a new picture, be cautious — it could be a trap.

Read More: http://mashable.com/facebook-malware-photo-tag/

Entire History of the Internet on One Facebook Timeline

31
Aug

We’ve seen companies and people do some inventive things with Facebook’s Timeline feature, but this project may take the cake.

Grovo, a company looking to better educate people about common web and mobile products, has curated the entire history of the Internet on one single Facebook Timeline.

Read More: http://mashable.com/history-of-internet-facebook/

Google+ Launches Tools for Businesses

31
Aug

After a private beta test period, Google is releasing on Wednesday a suite of business tools for Google+ users.

The tools are available for free through the end of 2013, but users will then need a paid subscription to Google’s cloud-based software for businesses, Google Apps, for continued access.

Read More: http://mashable.com/google-plus-for-businesses/

In era of revelation, privacy more important than ever

30
Aug

In an age in which people are sharing the tiniest details of their lives on Facebook and Twitter — from what they had for lunch to whom they’ve had sex with — it’s hard to believe anyone still values privacy.

Read more: http://bit.ly/OMDuoq

Experts hope to shield cars from computer viruses

30
Aug

A team of top hackers working for Intel Corp’s security division toil away in a West Coast garage searching for electronic bugs that could make automobiles vulnerable to lethal computer viruses.

Wi-Fi snooping tool drills gaping holes in security

30
Aug

The online world is abuzz with the news of an Internet browser tool that lets even the most technologically inept snoop on their neighbors over Wi-Fi networks.

Read more: http://bit.ly/NzVtBy

Honeycomb News from June

03
Jul




Note from Allen

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The Mobile Movement Study reported that 22% of smartphone shoppers purchase via apps. Is your business missing out on potential sales because it doesn’t have an app? Yes, people will purchase from your website, but as more and more people adopt smart phones, they will choose an app for reasons of convenience.

Mobile App Development for Business

When you think of a mobile app, you probably think of a game. When we think of an app, we think of an effective, information-focused communication tool for building, engaging and maintaining client relationships.

If you want to know how a mobile app can help you build customer loyalty and increase repeat business, contact me or visit www.honeycombapps.com, our new website dedicated to our mobile app development service.

Website Buzz

Mom to Mom Website Launch
The website for Mom to Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society, a charitable organization improving the lives of mothers in need in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is done. Visit www.m2mcharity.ca to learn how this group is making a difference.

Almost Done…
Some of the projects that are very close to completion include:

  • Our 6th Annual Report for Taiga Building Products Ltd.
  • Business cards for Silhouettes Hair Studio in Maple Ridge
  • New vehicle graphics for Toronto-based TTM Finishes Inc.’s new trucks
  • Website for REBL -  Refractories Evaluations Laboratory Ltd.

Look for more details in our next issue.

Keep In Touch

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Busy Bees

Here’s a list of some of the very cool projects that we’ve worked on over the last few months:

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www.m2mcharity.ca
Mom to Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society Website

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2011 Copper Mountain Annual Report
Honeycomb Creative provided design and print production work, and organized shortrun digital printing.

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www.honeycombapps.com Our new website dedicated to our latest service offering: mobile app development.

To see more of Honeycomb Creative’s print and web work:
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Unlock Your Passwords by Just Standing Next to Your Computer

27
Jun

KeyFree Login logs you in to all of your Internet accounts (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.) by unlocking your passwords when your mobile device is close to your computer.

http://mashable.com/2012/06/15/keyfree-login-password-app/

How Much Battery Life Do Your Apps Zap? This Tool Will Check

27
Jun

What is hogging battery life on your phone?

http://mashable.com/2012/06/15/carat/

3 Ways to Protect Your Mac From Malware

27
Jun

The more users make the switch to Apple products, the more we can expect criminal malware to follow.

http://mashable.com/2012/06/26/mac-security/

How to Get to Your First 1,000 Users

27
Jun

So you’ve got an idea for the next big thing. Awesome! How are you going to get people to know you exist?

http://mashable.com/2012/06/27/startup-guide-1000-users/

Honeycomb Creative Solutions Adds Business App Development Division and Launches www.honeycombapps.com

13
Jun

poll – The Globe and Mail

05
Jun

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/digital-culture/social-web/facebook-ads-just-dont-work-poll/article4231371/

Google Takes You On A Tour Of The World’s Most Stunning Wonders

31
May

Google Takes You On A Tour Of The World’s Most Stunning Wonders Google has officially announced the World Wonders Project, which will offer on-the-ground 360-degree views of 132 historic sites from 18 different countries. Since it launched…

An Interview With Simon Heseltine

30
May

PENNY C. SANSEVIERI: How to Keep Your Website Optimized for Google: An Interview With Simon Heseltine “It is about getting the eyeballs on your site, getting that traffic there and that is what you are looking for. You are looking at your page views, you are looking at your organic traffic and that is what is most important for you.”

Google Chrome Now the No. 1 Browser in the World

21
May

Chrome or Firefox – anything is better than Internet Explorer.
Read the article:  http://mashable.com/2012/05/21/chrome-is-tops/

Google’s gunning for web spammers, bans us from mentioning Bieber

26
Apr

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/26/google-targets-seo-spam/

Honeycomb April 2012 News

26
Apr




Note from Allen

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Add some fresh content to your site, even just a few lines about a new client or a new project, on a regular basis and, over time, this practice will increase your search engine ranking. If you’re too busy to do this, contact Honeycomb for help.

Kudos to Senwi House Inspections for practicing what we consistently preach. Senwi frequently updates their website with home inspection news directed towards its primary target market, house buyers.

Website Buzz

Giving Back
We’ve started web development work for Mom to Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society, a charitable organization improving the lives of mothers in need in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 

Watch for the website launch announcement to appear in our next newsletter.

Digital Publishing
Let us transform your traditional documents into ready-for-digital-distribution PDFs, enhanced PDFs, ePubs or iBooks.

Depending on the format, your digital publication can include active links within or outside the publication, video files, audio files and interactive maps. ePubs are Kindle compatible and iBooks are iPad compatible. To learn more, contact Allen.

What’s New
We’re excited to let you know that we’ve been working on developing iPhone Apps. If you would like an iPhone app developed, contact Allen.

 

Keep In Touch

Keep in touch with us and we’ll keep you informed about tech news, studio news and other information you need to market your business online.

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Busy Bees

Here’s a list of some of the very cool projects that we’ve worked on over the last few months:

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print + web development – volume 7

Download the PDF or try our iBook version, which is iPad friendly

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Use your credit card to pay invoices on the spot through our iPhone app. Call to schedule an on-site payment.

To see more of Honeycomb Creative’s print and web work:
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Shoppers Prefer Using Mobile Web Over Retail Apps

12
Mar

Shoppers Prefer Using Mobile Web Over Retail Apps: http://on.mash.to/zrkl4G

Time to make your website iPad ready

08
Mar

New iPad: Is Your Content Ready for the HD Tablet Revolution?: http://on.mash.to/xLS2mE

‘next iPad’ comes after ‘new iPad’

08
Mar

Through it’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/honeycombcreative.ca, Honeycomb Creative has offered it’s services to Apple, to help with the naming of it’s ‘next iPad’, that would be the after the ‘new iPad’.

The New iPad – what a lame name.

08
Mar

Apple updates it’s iPad, and it’s marketing department can’t come up with a better name than ‘new iPad’. Are they trying to confuse users? If iPad 3 was too much of a stretch, how about iPad 2.1, or iPad 2012, or how about iPad after Steve?

Maybe Steve Jobs really was doing all the work at Apple, but seriously how much brain power does it require to add a version number to a product? I think it’s time to sell Apple shares.

Honeycomb Creative News

02
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Website Buzz

image1.jpgWe’ve always told you that it’s a good idea to update your website every 3-5 years. So after 3 years, it was time for us to follow our own advice.

Through its new newl design and expanded content, our new Honeycomb Creative website promotes our end-to-end website services for our B2B clients, including:

    - Branding & identity
    – Website design & development
    – Website hosting
    – Mobile website design
    – Technical & security updates
    - WordPress maintenance
    – Pay-per-click advertising
    – Content strategy development

Take a tour of the new site at www.honeycombcreative.com and send us your comments.

Help is Close at Hand

honeycombhelp.jpgWant to know if your site is down for everyone or just you? How to add a new email account? Or need to know your IP address?

We have the answers at www.honeycombhelp.com. It’s our new site for answering frequently asked Cpanel, email, Sitemanager and Web Publisher related questions.

Best of all, the new site runs on a different server than our client hosting, so it will be up and running even if you experience problems with your own site.

Keep In Touch

Keep in touch with us and we’ll keep you informed about tech news, studio news and other information you need to market your business online.

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Busy Bees

Our clients have kept us busy with a number of print and web projects. Here’s what we’ve recently completed:

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Black Tusk Fire & Security

Project: Fire Services Sales Sheet

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IMASCO Minerals Inc.

Visit Site

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Precision Restorations Inc.

Visit Site

To see more of Honeycomb Creative’s print and web work:
View Our Portfolio


Getting started with the new Facebook Business Pages

01
Mar
Česky: Logo Facebooku English: Facebook logo E...

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Pretty good article at MacWorld on the updated Facebook features for Business. http://goo.gl/9eciK

Telus Internet accounts vulnerable

28
Feb

A man who hacked into thousands of Telus Internet accounts in B.C. told CBC News he got into thousands more accounts than the company acknowledges, and says the security flaw allowing him access still hasn’t been patched.

http://goo.gl/2dmB3

‘Confessions Of A Designer’, What Goes On In A Designer’s Mind

23
Feb

What goes on in a Designers head – read and find out.
http://bit.ly/xQ74rd

Four Websites Every New Entrepreneur Must Visit Before Launching Their Startup

22
Feb

Four Websites Every New Entrepreneur Must Visit Before Launching Their Startup
http://bit.ly/AlMaeH

Apple Teaches You How To Make Your First App Store App With New Guide

22
Feb

Apple Teaches You How To Make Your First App Store App With New Guide
http://bit.ly/whSjTL

Do You Overuse Your Passwords? Take A Look

21
Feb

Do You Overuse Your Passwords? Take A Look Still using the same password across multiple websites? Mozilla has released a new tool just for people like you. Mozilla hopes that the Firefox add-on…

Why Mobile Matters

20
Feb

Why Mobile Matters http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1506=

Will the FBI shut down the Internet on March 8 because of computer virus concerns?

17
Feb

Will the FBI shut down the Internet on March 8 because of computer virus concerns?

The Internet could go dark for millions of users as early as March 8 because of a virus that has corrupted computers in more than 100 countries.

Full Story: http://bit.ly/xh2HST

Hackers take aim at Nasdaq, Bats websites

14
Feb

WASHINGTON – Hackers have targeted the public websites of the operators of the Nasdaq and Bats stock exchanges over the past two days with cyberattacks that disrupted the sites but had no impact on t…

Be wary of e-mail about security updates

11
Feb

Check out this article that I saw in USA TODAY’s iPhone application.
Tip: Be wary of e-mail about security updates http://usat.ly/xQS2R2
To view the story, click the link or paste it into your browser.
To learn more about USA TODAY for iPhone and download, visit: http://usatoday.com/iphone/

Anonymous briefly knocks CIA website offline

11
Feb

I want to share a story with you from Vancouver Sun: WASHINGTON – The website of the Central Intelligence Agency was briefly inaccessible on Friday after the hacker group Anonymous claimed to have knocked it offline.

Content Marketing

09
Feb

Marketers Who Share Content Drive Traffic, Gain Customers [INFOGRAPHIC]: http://bit.ly/wt8ETL

Hackers attack Foxconn for the laughs | Computers | Macworld

09
Feb

http://macw.us/AvAxEu

Measuring Social Media

09
Feb

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics: http://bit.ly/A5aioi

Valentine’s Day Google Easter Egg

09
Feb

Type This Into Google for a Valentine’s Day Surprise: http://bit.ly/xqWTwx

Honeycomb Creative Launches Redesign of its own website

09
Feb

As a result of increased demand from its B2B clients, Honeycomb Creative has expanded its end-to-end website services to include everything a business needs to get and maintain a website. The redesign of www.honeycombcreative.com reflects this shift. Read the media release

Email Will Self Destruct In 5, 4, 3…

31
Jan

Great new service for privacy – deletes the email after it has been read. Read about it here

 

8 Mobile Trends For Small Businesses To Watch In 2012

26
Jan

BO FISHBACK: 8 Mobile Trends For Small Businesses To Watch In 2012 Small businesses can get overwhelmed trying to figure out which social networks or new types of communication should be added to your communication toolbox. So what trends do you need to be paying attention to — and acting on — in 2012?

http://huff.to/x811fr

Mobile Websites vs. Mobile Apps

25
Jan

Here’s a great article from Inspire Magazine: February 2012 – discussing mobile websites vs mobile apps.

http://adobe.ly/yfWt3W

What’s Next for Digital Coupons?

19
Jan

What’s Next for Digital Coupons?: http://bit.ly/xlncV6

5 Apps to Help Manage Your Twitter Account

19
Jan

5 Apps to Help Manage Your Twitter Account: http://bit.ly/xwIlqU

5 Strategies for Creating Magnetic Online Content

19
Jan

5 Strategies for Creating Magnetic Online Content: http://bit.ly/zqmQo9

Hands On: Apple’s iBooks Author App

19
Jan

Hands On: Apple’s iBooks Author App: http://bit.ly/y82Pkj

Apple Did Not ‘Reinvent Textbooks’

19
Jan

JASON GILBERT: Apple Did Not ‘Reinvent Textbooks’ The software that Apple introduced Thursday morning at its “Reinventing Textbooks” event represents many, many great things for education in America — none of which,…

Apple’s iBooks 2 takes a bite out of education

19
Jan

http://bit.ly/yJ5Moz

Hackers attack FBI, Justice Department websites after file sharing service shutdown

19
Jan

http://natpo.st/yuXKzI

Time your tweets to avoid getting lost on Twitter

18
Jan

I thought you would be interested in the following article:

The Star: Time your tweets to avoid getting lost on Twitter

There is such a thing as being too organized, even on Twitter.

Using apps to schedule your tweets could bury your 140-character-genius in a deluge of tweets scheduled to hit the feed at the … (more)

This article was sent to you via the The Star iPhone app. Download TheStar from the App Store today, or visit http://www.thestar.com for more great stories.

Zappos Suffers Security Breach

16
Jan

Zappos Suffers Security Breach The online retailer Zappos has notified customers that some of their account information may have been accessed by hackers who breached the company’s computer system….

Ten steps for a successful QR code campaign – The Globe and Mail

13
Jan

When used properly QR codes are a great new marketing tool. Find out how to create a successful QR code campaign

http://bit.ly/Ah8vmS

Creating iPhone apps for WordPress Sites

11
Jan

Very interesting new option for creating iPhone Apps from WordPress installations.

http://theappifier.com/

5 iPhone Apps You Need To Have

10
Jan

English: iphone Deutsch: iphone

Five great apps, my favourite would be LastPass. Check it out…

http://bit.ly/A7rNHX

Paper.li – Be a publisher

10
Jan

Publishes a daily ‘newspaper’ feed of the people you follow on Twitter or even Facebook.

http://paper.li/

UVic theft scores banking data on 11,000 employees

09
Jan
Victoria School/Goodes Hall

Canada is not immune to hacker attacks, read this news story from The Province — More than 11,000 current and former employees at the University of Victoria are being urged to contact their banks after personal information including their names

Major Antivirus Company Admits To Hacker Breach

07
Jan

English: A candidate icon for Portal:Computer ...  

If Symantic can be ‘hacked’ why should we assume that any website should be safe?

Read this story, http://huff.to/xG6f7z and make sure your website security is up-to-date.

Google Analytics – best new features

05
Jan

Image representing Google Analytics as depicte...

How to Access the Best New Features in Google Analytics: http://bit.ly/xOpUVf

If you need help with understanding your Google Analytics reports, call Honeycomb Creative to review the information.

50,000 Credit Cards, 44,000 Passwords

27
Dec

Credit Cards

Do not assume that your credit card company, your bank, your website – are safe – they’re not! Make sure that your website is as secure as possible.

http://dthin.gs/zZGE0J

Notorious Hacker Group Strikes Again

27
Dec

This is the de-facto flag of the organization ...

Notorious Hacker Group Strikes Again LONDON — The loose-knit hacking movement “Anonymous” claimed Sunday to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to clients of…

http://huff.to/sesfbA

14 Clever Footers In Modern Web Design

22
Dec

14 Clever Footers In Modern Web Design – sometimes we need a little inspiration

http://bit.ly/w0ax5U

4 Ways to Optimize Your Facebook Page

22
Dec

Česky: Logo Facebooku English: Facebook logo E...

4 Ways to Optimize Your Facebook Page – some good tips, some maybe not so much, but an easy read…

http://bit.ly/rrTGb3

How Non-Techies Can Succeed With Landing Page Testing

22
Dec

How Non-Techies Can Succeed With Landing Page Testing

http://bit.ly/ulne7Y

5 Pimped-Out Photographer Facebook Pages

22
Dec

5 Pimped-Out Photographer Facebook Pages

http://bit.ly/sOLvza

How To Make Your iPhone’s Home Button More Responsive [iOS Tips]

22
Dec

http://bit.ly/szJqVA

Google Will Change Web Marketing in 2012

22
Dec

Google Will Change Web Marketing in 2012

http://bit.ly/t7tdGY

Based Proposal Software

21
Dec

http://pricetaghq.com/

Informationweek

21
Dec

http://bit.ly/v3FrcF

Tangerine Tango PANTONE 17-1463

21
Dec

http://bit.ly/vBHhbE

Riley marches with Santa Claus

02
Dec

Wave to Riley as she marches in the Maple Ridge Santa Claus Parade with her troop of Girl Guides.

Passwords – the bad

22
Nov

Let’s all keep our websites secure by using decent, difficult passwords. If you recongize a password on this list – change it! Now! Immediately.

According to SplashData, the most common passwords on the web are:

  • password
  • 123456
  • 12345678
  • qwerty
  • abc123
  • monkey
  • 1234567
  • letmein
  • trustno1
  • dragon
  • baseball
  • 111111
  • iloveyou
  • master
  • sunshine
  • ashley
  • bailey
  • passw0rd
  • shadow
  • 123123
  • 654321
  • superman
  • qazwsx
  • michael
  • football

Read the full report/article at SplashData

If I don’t know you, why would I buy from you?

18
Nov

E-mail marketing – when is the last time you responded to unsolicited email? You know junk, spam, and !x8*9!!!

Why is everyone convinced that it works – when we all delete and ignore anyone we don’t know.

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17
Nov

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