Developing WordPress websites has become easier over the years but installing the software to develop locally on your own computer can be cumbersome. Deciding whether to use free software like Ampps, Mamp, Xampp, pay for commercial software or even setup vagrant and VVV. They can all be learning curves that require additional steps to debug and get your perfect server setup. Enter Local from Flywheel that aims to take the frustration out of installing a local development environment by replacing it with a fast and functional app.
One of the most exciting aspects of owning and operating a business is when you’ve reached a point where you realise that you’ve actually hired more people than you ever expected to back in the early days when you were just starting out. However, as fulfilling as that is, it also creates a whole new set of issues you’ll need to deal with because keeping everything organised from hiring to firing can be more than a little time-consuming. Even if you have hired HR personnel, the bigger you grow, the more you will need HR software. Once you’ve seen just what is available in today’s market, you’ll understand why.
The following infographic, based on Arxan’s automotive IoT page, details the vulnerabilities of the connected car. By the year 2020, it is estimated that 75% of all cars will have internet connectivity. Taking this on board this leaves the door open for hackers who will exploit this technology.
Malware and unwanted software goes hand-in-hand with the Internet. As technology has advanced so have the techniques to gain access to your computer, network and your money.
With Adware, crapware, DoS, pharming, malware, ransomware, trojans and much more we can’t be far off filling the A-Z of glossary of cybercrime definitions.
However if you are a little security conscious here are a few tools that may be able to help you.
Arxan and iThreat Cyber Group have published The Application Security report detailing how the illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material (piracy) on the web is growing rapidly. Over 1000 sites have been analyzed over the past 3.5 years are part of the dark web which is not indexed by standard search engines. 50 are in the business of distributing pirated releases.
Ampps is a fantastic piece of software if you want to run a testing server but upgrading on the mac has always been pretty awkward. The first time I upgraded, back when I was a Mac newbie, I deleted all of my files by accident! Luckily I had created a backup first. The good news is Mac users can download and install the update from a compressed file so there is no need to install from the disk image again.
When Google announced that it was going to shut down its popular Google Reader in July 2013 some said that it would be the death of RSS. However 2 years on RSS is still pretty popular and it still serves a purpose in the modern web.
If you have, or want, brackets installed on multiple operating systems (OS) then it could be rather cumbersome having to manually install all your favourite extensions. Enter Brackets-ExtensionsBulkInstall a handy brackets extension which enables the bulk installation of extensions and themes on other platforms. In the following tutorial I will be exporting from a Mac to a Linux machine
As a big fan of open source software I was quite excited when Brackets, a code editor, founded by Adobe, was initially released in November 2014. Released for Mac, Windows and Linux and is guided by a community of fans, that are willing to improve and build upon it. Since it’s release I have tested many extensions but here are some of my favourites, for a bonus I’ll throw in the ones that will make Brackets more visually appealing.
Over the years smartphones are more sophisticated and so too are the apps that you can purchase for them. Having had a pretty tough time lately, sleep was one of the things that was affected in a big way. Having barely slept in January and struggling to get back into a pattern of having several hours sleep in one go, waking up groggy and disinterested in life as a result. In the beginning of March I decided to buy an iPhone app to monitor my sleep (or lack of), something that I would say I was quite pessimistic about to start with but would the app have any effect?