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January, 2016

  • 29 January

    A Non-Secure Icon Is Coming To Google Chrome

    Talk across the Interwebs this morning is revolving around a possible upcoming decision by Google Chrome to flag non-secure websites via a red “x” icon. The feature hasn’t been officially announced, however a new hidden option is now available within Chrome which lets you “Mark non-secure origins as non-secure, or as ‘dubious’“. Want to try it out for yourself? Head ...

  • 28 January

    Spend Less Time Tweaking Your Facebook Ads With The Facebook Grid Tool

    When it comes to running Facebook advertising campaigns one of the most common issues most business owners face is passing the Facebook text-rule. See Facebook has a rule, ads that have more than 20% of text in their image won’t be approved to run on Facebook or Instagram. However time and time again I find business owners and marketers alike uploading new ...

  • 26 January

    Bing Now Powers AOL Search Results

    Bing and AOL announced a long term partnership back in July of 2015 and now, as of Jan 1st, 2016, Bing has taken over AOL search – successfully powering all of AOL’s search results. As of Jan. 1, Bing powers AOL’s web, mobile, and tablet search, providing paid search ads and algorithmic organic search results to AOL’s properties worldwide. All major ...

  • 20 January

    Pingdom Takes A Look At Internet Performance in 2015

    Pingdom has published their year in review for 2015, which is probably my favorite yearly review. It touches base on the growth of web performance and features some amazing statistics – which if you have the time I highly recommend you browse through. However, in my usual fashion, here is a summary featuring some of my favorite statistics regarding the ...

  • 19 January

    Bing Changes Their Logo – Chooses A Gameboy Teal Color

    Bing, without much fuss, has rolled out a new logo – switching from a bright yellow to a teal color reminiscent of an old Gameboy Color. Check out the new Bing logo below: According to the original AdAge report, Microsoft states that the change from yellow is due to green being “easier to see over yellow.” The newly capitalized B however ...

December, 2015

  • 29 December

    New York City Finally Begins Converting Payphones to WiFi Hubs

    New York City has finally started the process of converting 7500 pay phone locations into WiFi hotspots WITH free calling functionality. The new hubs will offer free gigabit WiFi for anyone within a 150-foot radius. Furthermore the hubs will include USB device charging ports, touchscreen web browsing, and two 55-inch advertising displays. The first hub is going up right now ...

  • 28 December

    New HTTP Error Code 451 Launched

    As legal take-down requests increase – the Internet Engineering Task Force has launched a brand new HTTP status code specifically designed to showcase that a page is unavailable for legal reasons. The new error code, named 451, is a tribute to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The official draft states: This status code indicates that the server is denying access to the resource ...

  • 24 December

    Facebook Officially Migrates To HTML5 Video

    Flash really isn’t doing well. First YouTube gave up Flash and switched to a new HTML5 video player earlier this year, and now Facebook has ditched Flash – also switching to HTML5. The move was inspired by a slew of things – performance, safety, accessibility. From development velocity to accessibility features, HTML5 offers a lot of benefits. Moving to HTML5 ...

  • 17 December

    Twitter Moments Makes It To the UK

    Twitter Moments – my favorite new Twitter feature – has finally rolled out in the UK! Here in the UK, we’re proud to be the first European country to roll out the service, and we pulled together a talented curation team whose sole aim is to bring you the very best of Twitter across the biggest and most fascinating topics. ...

  • 3 December

    Crappy Wi-Fi This Holiday Season? Blame Those Christmas Lights!

    I understand this sounds like one of those ridiculous spam hoax messages that get sent out telling you that solar flares are going to disrupt you’re Windows 10 boot sequence – and yet this is 100% true. Over the years various telecom and broadband providers have compiled reports to show the effect that Christmas-related electronics have on Wi-Fi performance. The most ...

  • 3 December

    PHP 7 Is Officially Out!

    PHP 7 is officially out – and just in time also. Facebook’s HHVM project has been taking off, and luckily all current benchmarks for PHP 7 show it to be on-par with the speed of HHVM – something PHP developers have yearned for. If you still haven’t updated you’re code to support PHP 7, now would be the time fellas. Luckily ...

  • 2 December

    Infographic: How Much Shoppers Around The World Are Spending Online

    With the holiday season here eCommerce is booming – and if you have ever wondered if people actually buy anything online, Expert Market put together a beautiful Infographic showcasing just who is spending what online. The results are pretty fascinating honestly – considering neither the US nor the UK took any of the top 3 positions. Instead the top online ...

  • 2 December

    When Everyone Hates Your Product Name – Rename It Animate CC

    What do you do when you have spent years developing a technology whose name has been utterly destroyed by the industry? When webmasters and web designers alike shudder at he mere mention of your technology? When other companies pioneer campaigns specifically against your technology? Surely you don’t just throw it all away and move on to something else right? At ...

  • 1 December

    This Holiday Season Make Sure You’ve Installed Social Logins On Your eCommerce Website

    When it comes to trying to get someone to do something online – making that action as simple as possible is key. So when you’re shopping online and come to your checkout process and are suddenly hit with a long full-page form things aren’t simple anymore are they? Things get even worse when you finally register, then have to confirm ...

  • 1 December

    Why Are So Many Government Websites So Outdated?

    In a day when major search engines reward mobile friendly websites, and the average Internet user basically demands it – how can it be considered ok for the majority of government websites to still be so outdated? I recently got a letter from the Census Bureau requesting (by law, so no actual choice exists) that I fill out an online survey. So I figure I’ll ...

November, 2015

  • 26 November

    Yahoo Fights Back Against Ad-Blockers

    Ad-blocking is killing your favorite websites – and Yahoo is fighting back. The last few days on the Interwebs have been full of people complaining that they suddenly cannot access their Yahoo Mail due to their ad-blocking software. A rather bold move by Yahoo, which is sure to loose some users because of this, however someone needs to stand up ...

  • 23 November

    The Top Digital Cities In America Don’t Include The Birthplace of The Modern Internet

    The Internet is still rather young – and it’s amazing just how far it’s come already. So much of our daily lives revolve around the Internet. We check the weather, message our friends, spontaneously buy things, check the traffic, pay parking tickets, and so much more. As such – it only makes sense that local government would want to focus ...

  • 11 November

    WordPress Is Powering 25% Of The Entire Internet

    When it comes to the world of content management systems – WordPress has always stood out as the most well-known platform. A recent report by W3Techs however shows that WordPress isn’t just well-known – it’s powering 25% of the entire Internet – and that is quiet the numbers for a program that was intended to focus on blogging. The original WordPress first ...

  • 3 November

    Twitter Advertises Moments During 2015 World Series

    When was the last time you saw a Twitter commercial on TV? Go ahead. I’ll wait. . . . . . If you answered never – you were close. Back in 2012 Twitter ran a TV advert during a Nascar race. If you missed that – you’ve never seen a Twitter ad. Until the 2015 World Series where Twitter finally ran ...

  • 3 November

    Time To Move Your Files – No More Unlimited Storage For Microsoft OneDrive

    Microsoft OneDrive has offered tons of free-space promotions over the past few years – and many of us have taken full advantage of that – racking up 300, 400, 500GB of completely free backup space courtesy of Microsoft. Then Microsoft took it one step further and began offering unlimited storage for Office 365 users. Guess what happened then. A “small ...

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