With PRISM and NSA being in the mainstream, every big company selling our data, and hackers attacking us from everywhere.  I thought it was best to mention some free ways to protect your own personal privacy.

Search the internet anonymously here:   DuckDuckGo   (chrome plug-in)
Cloud storage with no regrets here:    Clouds that protect your privacy.
For Windows encryption I suggest the free:   TrueCrypt   (here are others)
Always log out from anywhere you log into: (chrome plugin-in)

Here is a great site listing MANY free alternatives to help you with privacy.
External Link:    prism-break.org

The total number of registered domain names passed 250 million in the last quarter of 2012, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. More than 6 million domain names were registered in the fourth quarter of 2012, for a total of 252 million worldwide.   More than half are .com and .net domains.

via:  Report: More Than 250M Domain Names Have Now Been Registered.
External Link:  techcrunch.com   (April 08, 2013 – By:Fredric Lardinois)

If you buy a name brand computer you must understand that you aren’t getting the most bang for your buck.   If you do a little research on what you want inside your computer you can build a much better computer for only a bit more money.  I’ve been building computers for at least the last 10 years.  The last 7 years I’ve exclusively used – “IBuyPower.com”. Even if you’re only testing the waters on buying a new computer, I suggest and recommend visiting IBuyPower.

External Link:  IBuyPower.com
via:   http://www.ibuypower.com/lobby.aspx

6 ways to speed an old computer
Kim Komando, Special for USA TODAY10:23a.m. EST February 22, 2013

You can drink four cups of coffee and a shower in the time it takes your computer to start. When it finally does boot, trying to get anything done feels like you’re moving through molasses.  It ran so snappy when you bought it. Now you just want to toss it in the dump & head for the nearest electronics store. Try these tricks to speed up your machine first. Your wallet will thank you!

External Link:  usatoday.com
via 6 ways to speed up an old computer.

There is an infinite amount FREE stuff on the internet for designers.  I could make a whole blog on just free stock imagery & other free design elements.  Of course you really have to get lucky to find something free that fits perfectly into your current project, but sometimes we get lucky!  Below are listed a few of my favorite websites where you can find tons of quality free graphics!  BestNewsBlog.com

http://all-free-download.com              http://www.deviantart.com
http://www.sxc.hu                                     http://www.vectorstock.com
http://www.morguefile.com                  http://www.openphoto.net
http://www.stockvault.net                    http://www.graphicsfuel.com
http://www.premiumpixels.com           http://www.downloadpsd.com

YouTube Marketing – The Perfect YouTube Video Post Blueprint
02/19/2013   By: Gerry Moran

YouTube marketing needs to be a key tool in your marketing tool kit. I am going to explain to you how to use this Perfect YouTube Post Blueprint to create a video that will get found sooner (than if you did not follow the suggestions)! Being found before the competition is an enormous win in today’s competitive environment to help you own the pres-sales touch and conversation!

External Link:    www.marketingthink.com
via YouTube Marketing – The Perfect YouTube Video Post Blueprint.