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June, 2016

  • 28 June

    Does the Nielsen F-Pattern Apply to Search Results?

    The Nielsen F-Pattern has been, for a long time, the standard belief of how the average person browses a website – and since it’s release in 2006 websites, search engines, and more have been built with the Nielsen F-Pattern in mind. However many things have changed since 2006 and the Internet has grown tremendously. Does the Nielsen F-Pattern still apply? ...

  • 24 June

    429 Million Identities Have Been Exposed in 2015

    Online security is an ever increasing concern, with new data-breaches occurring almost monthly – and more and more scams and hacks being thrust upon the public. Symantec has published the latest Website Security Threat Report and there are some rather alarming statistics within the report. Here are just some key statistics: 318 data breaches reported in 2015 429 million identities ...

  • 16 June

    Apple Pay Is Coming To The Web

    For any of you who are Apple users, you’ve probably made use of Apple Pay before – whether it was via an in-app purchases or while shopping at various brick and mortar businesses. Chances are if you have used Apple Pay – you loved how quick and easy it made the checkout process. Apple knows that – and in the ...

  • 14 June

    Infographic: People Are Using Horrible Passwords on LinkedIN

    Every now and then an infographic pops up that is a bold reminder how important a secure password is – and today we have such an infographic. Coming from Statista, the infographic lists 10 of the most popular LinkedIn passwords from a 2012 LinkedIn hack. I don’t even know where to start here. If by mid-2016 you are still using 123456 ...

  • 8 June

    Top 100 Most Expensive Google PPC Keywords

    Chris Lake, co-founder of Empirical Proof, recently data-mined a slew of data provided by SEMrush in an effort to find the most valuable terms in Google pay-per-click. He then compiled this data and formed a list of the top 100 most expensive Google Adwords keywords! Check it out below: Without much surprise, legal keywords dominated the list, making up 78% ...

May, 2016

  • 16 May

    Google Announces Whitelist of Websites Where Flash Will Continue to be Supported

    Flash is on it’s way out – and most of us have come to accept this. HTML5 has offered a phenomenal replacement, and all of the recent security issues regarding Adobe Flash isn’t exactly making things better. We know that Google is looking to switch Chrome users from Flash to HTML5 by the end of 2016 – however news has ...

  • 16 May

    WordPress Buys the New gTLD .BLOG for $19M

    Automattic, the very same company behind the WordPress blogging software, and WordPress.com – the remotely hosted blogging service – has recently acquired the new gTLD .blog for $19 million! Granted that’s quite a staggering number, and Automattic did beat out Google in the auction, the more interesting news is what Automattic will do with it in the coming years. Will WordPress.org ...

  • 11 May

    Instagram Goes Through Their First Redesign

    Lately Instagram has been going through some serious changes, updating their app layout to a sleeker, brighter, and more open design – featuring plenty of whitespace and simple black icons. Today the Instagram suite of apps also gets a brand new logo design – heading the completely opposite direction of their recent app redesign and introducing a rainbow-themed set of ...

  • 4 May

    New Monetization Methods for Web Publishers In An Ad-Blocking Generation

    Most webmasters and online publishers hate ad-blocking – and rightfully so as it destroys one of the core monetization methods that keeps most of your favorite websites alive. That being said – users love ad-blockers, and there’s really only so much that can be done in regards to that. This means that websites will need a new form of monetization ...

March, 2016

  • 21 March

    Using A Public Computer? Quickly Log Out From Multiple Sites At Once with UltraLogout!

    Ever logged into you’re email on a public computer and then worried you forgot to log out? Maybe you logged into several different websites. Oh God! Did you leave you’re WordPress blog logged in on that BestBuy display computer?! Next time, use UltraLogout. A simple website you can access via numerous different domain names, and instantly log out of dozens of ...

  • 17 March

    Twitter Updates Moments to Make Link Browsing Easier

    One of the most annoying parts of following links within any social media post on your mobile device is that it usually takes you away from what you wanted to be doing. Facebook solved this by opening links in an internal browser within the Facebook app, and now Twitter has launched a similar feature within Moments – letting you go ...

  • 17 March

    Google, Mozilla & Microsoft Roll Out Support for WebAssembly File Format

    WebAssembly, announced last year in June, is a phenomenal effort put together by the W3C, and backed by Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari browsers, to develop a binary format for web-based applications. According to the WebAssembly design guidelines, the new file format would allow developers to compile their “code” to a binary, which will then be executed inside ...

  • 15 March

    Student Applications Are Officially Open for Google Summer of Code

    Google Summer of Code is an amazing program that lets university students learn and perfect their coding knowledge by spending 3 months working on an open-source project – entirely online! That means it’s a global program – and you can participate from anywhere in the world! For twelve years running, GSoC gives participants a chance to work on an open source ...

  • 15 March

    Most Popular Google Web Fonts

    Typography is crucial in the world of website design where the right font can make or break an entire website. Google Fonts (previously Google Web Fonts) has made it extremely easy for seasoned designers and novice developers to make use of hundreds of fonts throughout their web projects. Recently a new analytics section has been added, showcasing the popularity of the many ...

  • 15 March

    MIT Develops Algorithm That Increases Website Load Times by 34%

    When it comes to speed – history has shown us that there is never enough speed. Race car drivers always want to go faster, gamer’s always want faster graphics and a higher FPS, and webmaster’s always want their websites to load faster. A team over at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL for short) decided to tackle ...

  • 11 March

    The United States of Spam

    Unfortunately – spam is part of most of our daily lives, so much so that we have laws and regulations surrounding how spam can actually be used. A new study from Comodo Threat Research Labs took a look at all of the email that Comodo has filtered throughout the second half of 2015, and put together the following map showcasing ...

February, 2016

  • 24 February

    Facebook Finally Launches Reactions

    Facebook first began testing reactions back in 2015 – introducing the first thoughts that the Like button we have come to love may one day be gone. Well today is that day as Facebook officially rolls out Reactions and replaces the Like button for mobile and desktop users. The Like button does make a come-back as a Like reaction, which is ...

  • 2 February

    Bing Predicts Carolina Will Win Super Bowl 50

    Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner, and if Bing’s predictions are right – the Carolina Panthers are going to be this years winners. Check out the prediction for yourself here. “In Sunday’s title game, the Bing Predicts models project 17-1 Carolina to win the Big Game with 64 percent probability. During the regular season, Carolina was the league’s ...

  • 2 February

    Nearly Half Of The World Is On The Internet

    Every year We Are Social publishes a global report showcasing many of the key statistics surrounding digital, social, and mobile media. Usually these give you a great idea of what to expect for the remainder of the year – letting you tweak your marketing and advertising campaign to better suite the trends. 2016 brings with it some great statistics based ...

January, 2016

  • 29 January

    Introducing TrumpScript – Donald Trump Style Programming

    Sam Shadwell, a Rice University of Texas student, has written a brand new programming language which does everything Donald Trump style. The new language is a modified version of Python, and it will only do and output things that The Donald would do or say himself. Here are TrumpScript’s features: TrumpScript won’t run via root users. Trump is all you ...

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