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Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears

Heart bleed virusHeartbleed has dominated tech headlines for a week now. News outlets, citizen bloggers, and even late-night TV hosts have jumped on the story, each amping up the alarm a little more than the last one. But while it’s true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several security experts we’ve spoken with believe the sky-is-falling tone of the reporting is a bit melodramatic.

50 tips and tricks for Chrome power users

chrome tips and tricksGoogle’s Chrome browser is full of shortcuts, hidden functions, and tweaks that can save you time and improve your workflow. All you have to do is carve out a few minutes and learn how to take advantage of ’em.

So read on — and get ready to transform the way you use your browser.

How to Secure WordPress Website (12 Easy Steps)

how to secure wordpressRecently there were reports on hacking of a key WordPress website. There is lot of sensitive information on your site so there is no point of compromising with it. There are numerous login attempts at numerous sites, and they can cause disorder to your site. Your site can be at risk due to

10 Fundamental IT Security Best Practices for Your Staff

best IT security practices for your staffIn 2014 you will see a dramatic increase in media reporting IT security related breeches and more businesses data being held to ransom with variants of the Ransomware malware.

Just have a look at the latest headlines in the first 2 weeks of January! Hackers Steal Card Data from Neiman Marcus & Target: Names, Emails, Phone Numbers on Up To 70 Million Customers Stolen. Theft of business data has

Business Cards Do’s and Don’ts

business cards do's and don'tsWe may be in the Digital Age, but there’s something about having a physical business card that continues to be useful, particularly when networking and trying to bring on new clients.

When presented the right way, a business card can serve as a powerful branding tool and allow people to

iPhone Camera: How to control focus and depth of field

taking pictures with iPhoneOne of the most striking differences between your iPhone and a large camera like a DSLR is the way the two cameras focus and control depth of field. In a DSLR, depth of field is easy to manage by changing the aperture—a large aperture like f/4 results in a relatively narrow field of focus, for example, while a small aperture like f/20 delivers deep depth of field in which most of the photo is in focus.

How much faster is ADSL than mobile broadband?

how fast is adsl in comparison to mobile broadbandWhen it comes to choosing between ADSL and mobile broadband, there are a number of factors to consider. One of the most important factors for many users is connection speed. ADSL is generally accepted to be the faster option, but what are the speeds you can expect from each technology?

The best free WordPress plugins for November

plugin for wordpressIf there’s one word that I would use to describe the WordPress community, it’s this: huge. It should come as no surprise, then, that there are plugins being released and updated every single day. Some of them bring features that we all wish WordPress had by default. Some of them might only be useful to any given website creator once in their lifetime.

Why BYOD is bad for most small businesses

bring your own device to workYou may have seen the term BYOD mentioned around the Internet lately.

BYOD is an acronym for “Bring Your Own Device” – its an approach that a business can take that allows their staff to bring their own computer to work instead of using the company supplied one.

The benefits of implementing a BYOD policy usually mention

The Five Essentials For Local SEO

search engine optimisationLocal SEO or Localized Search Engine Optimization refers to the optimization of a website so that it scores higher with the search engines when keywords pertaining to the business’ location are searched. Thus optimization becomes place specific, and helps the website get a higher ranking in every keyword search for products and services in that local area.

Local SEO is often used for online reputation management.

5 Vital Security Tips for Small Business

network security1. Staff are your weakest link

Regardless of firewalls, anti-virus and spam-filtering software protecting your business assets they can all be compromised by staff not trained in basic security practices.

Your business should have a well defined security policy that includes a staff section including rules such

How to Turn WordPress into a Job Posting Site

wordpress job siteWordPress has come a long way since it started back in 2001. It was first built to be the optimal platform for bloggers, however, it quickly evolved into an open and extendable system. Today, WordPress hold massive market share in areas such as business websites, eCommerce, online portfolios for freelancers, online magazines, and lot more. There are

10 Awesome PC Games That are Completely Free

pc games for freeYou’ve looked over your budget, and things are pretty grim. If you splurge on that brand-new $50 game, it’ll cost you a week’s worth of groceries. You can last that long without eating, right?

Don’t go hungry. Instead, check out these awesome PC games that cost nothing, nada, zilch. Hours of endless fun can be yours at the low, low price of free.

Intel’s first ‘open-source PC’ on sale for $19

intel pc specsIntel has shipped its first “open-source PC,” a bare-bones computer aimed at software developers building x86 applications and hobbyists looking to construct their own computer.

The PC, called the MinnowBoard (shown above), is basically a motherboard with no casing around it. It was codeveloped by Intel and CircuitCo Electronics, a company that specializes in open-source motherboards, and went on sale this month for $199 from a handful of retailers.

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