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December, 2014

  • 18 December

    Microsoft Integrates Bing Search into Microsoft Office

    Microsoft has launched Insights for Office – a new tool which scans users’ documents and makes educated guesses about the nature of their search query, thus saving time and eliminating the potential of distractedly getting sucked into the vortex of search engines. The search results are then ranked in order of importance and shown to you in a sidebar next ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 4 December

    Mozilla Firefox is Coming to iOS

    While I can run Safari, Chrome, Opera, and a plethora of other browsers on my iPhone – Mozillas Firefox has sadly always been missing from the iOS suite of devices. Android users got Firefox back in 2011, Apple users however have been waiting this whole time. In the past Mozilla never seemed to wish to handle the hurdles set forth ...

November, 2014

  • 23 November

    Icecream Apps Launches Free PDF Converter

    Back in July of this year I introduced Iceream Apps to our Free Webmaster Resources Directory – listing their 3 initial applications: Media Converter, PDF Split & Merge, and the Icecream Image Resizer. As of this weekend Icecream Apps has launched another freeware application called PDF Converter, a great tool for converting a range of file formats to and from ...

  • 20 November

    Free SSL Certificates Coming Next Year?

    As the interweb slowly moves over to HTTPS from the standard HTTP a new venture between Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Mozilla, Cisco, the University of Michigan and IdenTrust has formed Lets Encrypt – a new authority out to attempt to completely eliminate the headaches and costs associated with the switch. See switching your website over to SSL has several concerns associated with it. ...

  • 19 November

    NYC Looks to Replace Payphones With Wi-Fi Hotspots

    While payphones aren’t nearly as popular as they once used to be – they’re still at strategic places all over New York City and the surrounding boroughs. Alas these days they rarely get much use – however a new project dubbed LinkNYC is looking to change that by converting New York City payphones into Wi-Fi hotspots. The new state-of-the-art wireless technology ...

  • 10 November

    Strikingly Launches Facebook Page One-Click Website Generator

    If you're not familiar with Strikingly yet - they're a WIX-style website builder that focuses on making things as simple as possible. The goal is to utilize existing social media profiles ...

  • 7 November

    Twitter Releases 827 Emojis For Everyone

    Continuing on with the Twitter news today Twitter has decided to open source a huge library of it’s emojis. The library is available over on GitHub and it’s open for any developer who wants to implement the characters into their apps, sites and wherever else they may fit. There are 872 emojis in the bunch, Twitter says. “Since we’ve gotten ...

  • 7 November

    Adobe Announces Brackets 1.0 – An Open Source Code Editor

    About three years ago Adobe quietly created Brackets – an open source text editor built specifically for web designers and web developers. Since then it has taken roughly 45 minor releases to finally bring Brackets to it’s first stable version. The editor blends visual tools into the editor, making it easier to design in code. Furthermore some of your favorite features from ...

  • 5 November

    Google Upgrades Search On Google Developers Central

    Being a search engine it only makes sense that Google upgrades their own internal search functions they use across their various properties. While the main Google search engine has had autocomplete and suggestions for a while now – this feature was just integrated into the search function on Google’s Developers Central (http://developers.google.com). The upgrade now provides clickable suggestions as you ...

  • 4 November

    Firefox Is Working On A Developers Browser

    Chances are if you live in the webmaster space you’ve made use of one of the ever-popular webmaster/developer tools built into most modern browsers. Developer tools have been significantly gaining in popularity between webmasters and Mozilla is well aware of this. As such on November 10, Mozilla plans to introduce the new project that they’ve been working on. The new ...

October, 2014

  • 28 October

    FOR and FOREACH Loops

    Much like WHILE loops FOR and FOREACH loops are meant to enable the repeated execution of a section of code. However, unlike while statements, for and foreach have features built into them to update the sentinel value for every repetition. So lets go back for a moment to our original example in the WHILE loops tutorial – Bart Simpson having to write ...

  • 28 October

    String Manipulation – Using STRPOS and STR_REPLACE PHP Functions

    So we have substr and strlen PHP functions covered now – however there is alot more PHP can do out-the-box with strings. Let’s say we are storing the users full name within our database in a single column in the following format firstName-lastName. However on our frontend we want to be able to echo out the first and last name separately. ...

  • 27 October

    String Manipulation – Using SUBSTR & STRLEN PHP Functions

    Now that we’ve covered the basics of what functions are within PHP – PHP has a wide array of functions already available for you to use to work with various strings. So let’s say that we have a variable holding a user’s telephone number and we’re asking our user to input the last 4 digits of their phone number to verify ...

  • 16 October

    4 Newly Added Free Webmaster Resources

    I haven’t really added anything worthwhile to the Free Webmaster Resources Directory in a little while – luckily I’ve been playing around with a few awesome new webmaster resources lately and they seemed to be the perfect candidates to be added to the directory. First up is Infoactive. Infoactive offers an online platform to develop interactive infographics and data visualizations ...

September, 2014

  • 23 September

    Students: Get Microsoft Office For Free With Your School Email Address

    Finally a quick, easy, and legit way to get Microsoft Office completely for free by simply using your school issued email address.

  • 18 September

    IBM Brings Data Analysts To Small Businesses

    Being able to truly analyze your businesses data was something that most small businesses simply never had the ability to do. Chances are you, the business owner, simply has no time left to sit there and draw out graphs and plot charts – and hiring a dedicated data analyst simply isn’t in the budget. This is where IBM’s latest Watson Analytics ...

  • 2 September

    Google’s Web Search API is Retiring Soon

    The Google Web Search API was something I kind of grew up with, so it's with a sad heart that I must say that Google has finally set a date in stone for when to pull the plug.

August, 2014

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