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Oh Bog Now It’s Wi-Fi

Did I say Wi-Fi. That was 48 hours ago. How about SSH? I’m not going into details but advise everyone to look it up on the Internet and ask your developers if they use SSH.

One wonderful lady wrote to me on Facebook and said if I used https everywhere it would fix the problem. I wish!  https everywhere is a great tool to use, period. But it’s not enough if you need to protect all your devices.

We are getting bombarded ...

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Hello Facebook Friends and The Rest of the World

EVERYTHING WE DO ONLINE BELONGS TO SOMEONE ELSE

So few people seem to care what they post on social networks.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Google+ are free….right?  Ouch!  Wrong.

You’re their asset, and everything you say and do on the Internet is making them and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) a boatload of money.  You know this though.  You’ve heard this time and time again.  But if everyone else is doing it, what the harm? I hear you say.

THE CONSEQUENCES ...

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The Good The Bad and The Ugly Hosting Services

I’ve never known a developer actually recommend a hosting service

Unless they were paid to do so.  It is too risky these days.  There are so many options out there.  It’s impossible to decide what is going to work for you if you are a small business owner with no technical experience.  Because so many things can go wrong.

I want to come clean right now

We started out small and went with a Canadian hosting service because one of our first clients ...

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Update All Browsers

Should I update all browsers

I’m getting asked this question all the time.  But, in all truth, I have been bad about updating my own browsers until recently.  And that is a really, really stupid idea.

It started in 2012 and at the time my operating system on my iMac was Mountain Lion.  I’m excluding my two laptops because they are automatically upgraded.

The years flew by and so did the operating systems.  I passed Mavericks, then Yosemite, and El Capitan.  Meanwhile I ...

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The Great Filter Bubble

It all started a few years ago. I’m upstairs on my Mac and my 20 year-old student son is downstairs on his Mac. He needs Photoshop for his college projects but I say No Way, Jose, because it costs an arm and a leg and anyhow, I have it on my computer so he can use my software. Nah, he responds like all good 20 year-old sons. So, we both go onto Adobe.com and check on the price of Adobe ...

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Stolen Pictures – Who’s To Blame?

Apple announced there had been a cyber attack targeted on some users’ passwords on its iCloud but none of its systems had been hacked. The specific users, whose personal pics were compromised, appear to be confined to celebrities, music stars, models and the like.

What can be done and can we presume that companies are protecting our data? I think we have to presume “not completely.”

So how was Apple’s iCloud compromised? According to Industry expert, David Emm, Senior Regional Researcher at ...

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WIFI on school buses? Whoa..

The following blog first appeared on Facebook. Interestingly, not one parent with a school age child commented. Considering most of the people on our FB pages are parents we at work found this staggering. The only people who commented on the blog were…..teachers. What does that tell us, I wonder?


 

Now school districts are incorporating WIFI on their school buses because parents are demanding this as a way to communicate better with their children.

Whaaat? I thought every five-year-old had a ...

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Don’t Ever Post While….

I suspect we’ve all done it.

Have you felt like screaming immediately after you have hit that SEND button?  Or better still, after a few glasses of wine (oh gawd we would never admit that one), tweeted something so stupid, awful and irrevocably damaging that we only wish the ground could swallow us up.

How about that email you sent to a really, really close friend at work. You are exhausted from spending three weeks working on (what you believe is) a ...

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WordPress Upgrades

WordPress 4.4 and Counting!

If you keep an eye regularly on technology news, you should have heard about the “Cross-site Scripting” which says that WordPress plugins have an open door for hackers and users need to immediately upgrade their plugins as they come in.

As a result, we saw an immediate jump from WordPress 4.1.1 to 4.1.2 and then within 24 hours 4.1.3.  As a developer these relatively small upgrades were crucial to all my websites.  Because they filled security holes that ...

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Branding

What is a brand?

Branding is a conceptual idea used by marketers to tell your customers or your clients who you are, how trustworthy and reliable you are, how successful you are and how competent you are. When you brand your business, you need to think about:

Consistency

image of a consistent brand logoYour brand needs to be ...

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