If you have been a devoted user of Google Reader to keep up-to-date with the enormous amount of new data that hits the internet every day, then you were no doubt sad this morning that after eight years of service it was retired by Google.
It sometimes appears that the internet was developed purely for cute cat photos and videos, for example, look at Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat on YouTube, he was the original, and over 31 million YouTube views later he has what every cat aspires to... fame, adoration and millions of copycats (sorry, pun not intended).
For those of you licking your lips, sorry, not raspberry pie but Raspberry Pi. However, those of you in the know are probably salivating all the same.
Raspberry Pi is a barebones, low cost, uncased computer about the size of a credit card, that is aiming to set children's imaginations alight, and hopefully foster the next generation of programming whiz kids.
If you're looking for a website for business or personal use then you will have no doubt come across the term Content Management System (CMS) website. So what is a CMS website? And what does Open Source or Proprietary mean?
Passwords dominate our online lives, we need passwords for banking, buying, emailing, posting and tweeting. The average person therefore needs a veritable thesaurus of passwords... in theory. In reality we often use the same password for all logins, we don't change default passwords, or we use something that is extremely obvious, like our dog, cat or child's names.
Today marks the 100th birthday of Alan Turing. If you haven't heard of him before, then to put it simply, he was a codebreaker credited with saving millions of lives in World War II. But he was much more than just that, he was also a computer pioneer, artificial intelligence theoretician and mathematician, in fact he can be summed up as a genius.
ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the global internet body responsible for the creation of new website domain suffixes, has decided to allow a major change to domain names from 2012.
Google have announced that from August 1 they will phase out older web browser support for some of their products. This means that if you are still using Firefox 3.5, IE7 or Safari 3, and any of their predecessors, then you're going to find some functionality loss after Aug 1.
First thing to say is that Flash websites can look really... well... flash. Animations and all sorts of special effects can make your website look expensive and professional. So are Flash websites desirable?
Well for a start, how often do you upgrade your entire system because the latest PC, Mac or laptop is faster, you can't run the newest Microsoft offering on your old one, the new one comes with some cool freebies or a great looking body etc etc.