I have been hands-on testing the Sony Xperia SP for the past week. The Sony Xperia SP is a mid-level phone which is not as feature rich or as powerful as the Xperia Z series. Although this is my first time with a Sony Smartphone I once owned the extremely popular Sony K750i a number of years ago which was as solid as a rock and featured one of the best cameras around for it’s time. Would the Sony Xperia SP stand up to the challenge?
Welcome to this weeks version of WOW weekly where I bring you all of my favourite picks of the week as well as my round up design and development resources. This week we will be discussing all things Linux with news on Valve announcing the future release of SteamOS.
In this Friday’s Wow weekly we will be discussing the latest Firefox version, Twitter and my favorite all-time football simulation game as well as my hot picks in design and development for this week. Read more on Wow weekly…
Sorry I haven’t posted for a while I have been designing my new WP theme and organising my content to suit. Meanwhile I have decided to hand pick a selection of news and favourite articles from around the web, something I plan to do on a weekly basis when I have got my new theme up and running. Read more on Wow weekly….
I would like to announce the release of WOW-Twitter WordPress plugin. Loosely based on the post WordPress – Display your Cached Tweets using PHP and OAuth it features a widget, optional shortcode, optional badge, backup and debugging feature. Version 1.1 now includes an automatic update via GitHub from within the WordPress dashboard.
If you have recently been thinking “Should I really sell my mobile?” maybe you should look at some weird and wonderful docking stations to bring out the best in your smartphone. From the crazy to the downright bizarre, docking stations can provide crystal clear sound and some quirky design to your office or home. Whatever your style and budget, there is sure to be a docking station for you on the market. Here are just a few models which can add some style and intrigue to a room.
WordPress is the most popular used blogging/CMS software which is why I guess it is used by millions of websites around the world. Unfortunately there are some very bad people out there that will try their hardest to exploit any weaknesses in your blog. If you look through your logs you can guarantee that someone, or something, like bots for example have tried to gain access to your site by attempting to access your login page, registration page or even your forgotten password page. Of course you can never completely eradicate the bad boys but with a good knowledge of WordPress security can help you protect your site as much as possible.
Look everywhere around you and you will see almost everyone using their smartphone – either making a call or surfing the net. There are actually more than one billion smartphone users in the world and the number is expected to double in two years according to a research made by Strategy Analytics.
I first delved into the world of web design when I was around 20. I downloaded and printed the entire HTML 4 specs which was the equivalent of both printing and reading the bible! The printer never worked the same again after that! Fast forward a few years with the addition of children I decided to give it another bash. At first I designed static websites locally on my computer ranging from a comedy store, as I like a laugh, to a designer sunglasses website, which was heavily influenced by selling cheap sunglasses on Ebay. I designed these websites with a demo version of Dreamweaver as I quite liked the idea of WYSIWYG. These ideas were never completed nor made public thankfully although thanks to Microsoft my dreamweaver demo never expired as I was forever restoring XP with the common Blue Screen Of Death error.
Primarily the focus on this tutorial is to display your cached tweets for 2 users using PHP and OAuth on your website. We will be accessing the secure Twitter 1.1 API with PHP by parsing both json files and merging them into a single file to cache and store on your server. This is a follow up from Display Your Cached Tweets Using PHP and OAuth which is recommended for a single twitter user.