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January, 2015

  • 29 January

    Important Stats From Facebooks 2014 Fiscal Report

    Facebook released their 2014 financial report yesterday which showcases some interesting numbers. Numbers that directly argue every single statement ever made about the “evident decline in Facebook’s popularity”. To save you from having to read through the full report (unless you want to of-course) here are the top highlights. First the financials: Revenue for the full year 2014 was $12.47 ...

  • 29 January

    YouTube Now Defaults To HTML5 <video> Instead Of Flash

    YouTube has been one of the first adopters of HTML5’s <video> tag. Over 3 years ago I remember being pleasantly surprised when my BlackBerry Bold 9930 was finally able to play embedded YouTube videos thanks to the browsers support for HTML5. Since then I have had my YouTube settings set to default to the HTML5 video player when supported – however ...

  • 22 January

    Ello Now Supports Audio & Video

    Ello, a relatively new social network that launched as an invite-only beta in March of 2014 aimed at securing private data and providing an ad-free browsing experience has integrated audio & video post formats into the social network platform. This means you can now upload and/or share links directly to YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, SoundCloud and Mixcloud media. Ello will, much like ...

  • 22 January

    Worst Passwords of 2014 Released

    SplashData has published their yearly list of worst passwords showcasing what were some of the worst passwords of 2014. SplashData collected together data about millions of stolen passwords that were posted online and compiled them to form the 2014 list. That being said looking through this list there are some hilariously weak password choices, and clearly Ford Mustang owners suck at online security. ...

  • 18 January

    Google Suspends Sales of Google Glass to Focus On Future Glass Versions

    Sadly Google has decided to stop sales of the Google Glass project in it’s current form. The Exlorer program that originally allowed someone to buy Google Glass for $1500 is no more; and all units have been pulled so as I write this you unfortunately will not be able to run out and grab a unit. However all hope is not ...

  • 15 January

    Google Domains Launches Public Beta

    Google domains first launched back in August of 2014 and I was lucky enough to get access to the private beta of Google Domains which not only let me enjoy it for myself – but I was lucky enough to have plenty of invites that I shared among all of you. As of Tuesday of this week however there’s no ...

  • 14 January

    New Performance Study Ranks Top WordPress Hosting Providers

    LoadStorm® and ReviewSignal have teamed up to test the scalability of 16 WordPress hosting providers. Load tests were executed in LoadStorm PRO to simulate heavy traffic hitting identical WordPress ...

  • 10 January

    Your Favorite Screen Resolution Isn’t As Popular As You Thought

    Let's face it - most webmasters, techies, geeks, and gamers aren't using a resolution of 1366 x 768 unless they absolutely have to - and yet after digging into the StatCounter charts from 2014 ...

  • 9 January

    Yahoo Search Use Catching Up to Bing

    Back at the start of December 2014 I had written about the increasing use of Yahoo search – primarily thanks to Firefox. As usual this was all based on the latest StatCounter statistics and the final numbers for December 2014 have now been published, with Yahoo claiming 10.4 percent of the US search share, up from 8.6 percent in November. Google on ...

  • 9 January

    Stop Getting Distracted and Finish Your Writing with FORCEdraft

    A few days ago Felix Belzile released an awesome new text editor to the world called FORCEdraft - a free simple text editor designed to block out outside distractions and literally force ...

  • 9 January

    FTC Closes Investigation Into Yelp’s Business Practices

    Working hand in hand with a plethora of small businesses on a daily basis I have heard both sides of the Yelp experience. There are business owners who swear by it, and business owners who swear AT it. Fact is there’s always been some questions regarding the way Yelp treats non-advertisers and how they handle the reviews posted for those ...

  • 5 January

    Yahoo Directory Redirects to Yahoo Small Business Directory

    Back in the fall of 2014 I had written to let you know about Yahoo’s decision to shut down the classic Yahoo directory. Well December 31st was the last day for the Yahoo Directory as we know it – and today the old URL now redirects to the Yahoo Small Business Directory. Some of the relevant category links from the ...

December, 2014

  • 19 December

    Scam Warning: Microsoft Isn’t Really Calling You To Fix Your Computer

    Have you received a phone call recently from a partially legible call center representative who proceeded to tell you how your Microsoft Windows computer has been sending critical error notifications ...

  • 17 December

    Facebook Removes Bing Results From Search

    Search results on Facebook have always incorporated Web search results by Bing amidst your friends posts and other relevant information shared on the 1.35-billion user-base of Facebook. However on Monday this week Facebook has announced a decision to remove Bing results from their own search results – a move that only makes sense as Facebook places more of an emphasis on ...

  • 15 December

    Google Has Their Own Mortgage Calculator

    Interestingly enough Google has launched their own mortgage calculator within their search results, accessible via the search interest calculator. Originally reported by Pete Meyers from Moz over on Google+ the mortgage calculator seemed to disappear shortly after being discovered – however it has been consistently showing up in my results for several days now – so I figured it safe to announce. It’s ...

  • 12 December

    Facebook Launches New Search

    Over the course of this past week Facebook has been rolling out an update for its 1.3 billion users offering enhancements to search, primarily emphasizing the ability to look up older posts by keywords. The update has been in the making for quite some time, and it’s now finally available to both desktop and mobile customers. The social network makes the ...

  • 10 December

    Top Searches of 2014: YouTube Videos

    Both Bing and Yahoo have introduced their own look back at the 2014 year showcasing some of their top searches, and Youtube has now followed suite with their own YouTube Rewind. Here are the top trending videos for 2014, based on views, shares, comments, likes and more. Collectively the following 10 videos have hundreds of millions of views from creators, with more ...

  • 10 December

    Monitoring for Content Changes

    Keeping up with website changes is often handled via RSS feeds, mailing lists, or even social media updates. However what happens when you want to know about the changes that are made that aren’t announced? Maybe a change in terms of service or the fine print of a service? Or what if your website of choice doesn’t provide an RSS ...

  • 10 December

    SingleHop Opens New Chicago Datacenter

    SingleHop has launched its largest data center to date in a ten-year $30 million investment with Digital Realty Trust in the Chicago area. The new 13,000 square foot white space has capacity for up to 20,000 servers and is adjacent to expansion space for another 10,000 square feet. The Chicago data center is the first facility custom designed by the ...

  • 9 December

    Google Street View Explores Dubai

    Ever wanted to visit Dubai? The hub of modern culture with more than 200 nationalities and some of the most jaw dropping architecture around. Well now you can visually see Dubai for the cost of your monthly internet subscription. Visit the worlds tallest skyscaper, and see one of the worlds largest shopping malls in Dubai with Google Street View. The online ...

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