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Deleting .thumbnail folder is OK!

After using your Android phone for so long, most people accumulate disk space in their .thumbnail folder. Deleting your .thumbnail folder every now and then is OK and will not cause any problems with your Android device.

In order to delete your thumbnail folder, connect your phone to your computer via USB. Then browse to your DCIM folder and locate the .thumbnail folder. In order to view this folder, you must set your folder viewing options to display hidden folders and files. If you don’t see the folder, click the top-right and select ‘Settings’ and untick ‘Hide system files’. Then go back to your DCIM folder. You should see the thumbnail folder. Go ahead and delete it. Feel free to restart your phone if you’d like. You should know that moving forward, your phone may run a bit slower when viewing photos since you need to regenerate thumbnails as you view them. No worries though, the amount of disk space you saved far outweighs the extra load time.

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US Mobile Search Market Share for Google, Yahoo & Bing

US Mobile Search Market Share for Google, Yahoo and Bing
Source: StatCounter (August, 2014)

Eric Schmidt Speaks at Zeitgeist Americas 2013

Eric Schmidt explains how the world is adapting to the free flow of information that we call the World Wide Web.

AdWords Keyword Tool, It Was Nice Knowing Ya

AdWords Keyword Planner

Google is transitioning their keyword tool to AdWords “Keyword Planner”, which will be private to AdWords clients rather than have it open to the public. Granted, the tool will still be free – but to me it’s an attempt to capitalize on their popularity. I don’t really agree with their decision, but there’s no real loss.

David Mihm: The Evolution of Local SEO Algorithms

David Mihm is the Director of Local Search over at SEOmoz. David published a video today that expanded on the the idea that Google has been aggressively improving the way their Local SEO algorithm ranks businesses within Google Search and Google Maps. The information is rather basic – he doesn’t exactly go into the details of “how to get your business ranked #1 in Google Maps”, but he does leave hints.

How to improve your Google Maps ranking

  • Links + Title Tags
  • Citations + Location Data
  • Reviews
  • Social identity (Google+)
  • Offline signals (Foursquare check-ins)

These are the main bullets David drives home at the end of the video. Watch the video below to get the real deal.