Archive for March, 2017

Closing The Blinds Wont Get You Privacy Anymore, Your Computer Is An Open Window!

Password Privacy Issues With LastPass This week has dealt a couple of nasty blows to privacy. LastPass, a widely used password storage system, has experienced a major vulnerability this week. The company has even advised users to stop using the in browser plugin until the issue is resolved. The vulnerability was discovered by Tavis Ormandy, a security researcher at Google, who has since publicly cautioned users and advised LastPass of the issue (without broadcasting specifically what the issue is to the public)..

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Tech Jargon Busting with Sideways and Yet More Google News

Sideways Jargon Buster Sideways has released to solve a common problem. Everyone knows some form of jargon. It doesn’t matter if you’re a techie, a civil servant, a fashion designer or work in a pizza shop. Each has their own words and phrases that mean nothing to the general public. Either way, you start to see how confusion can occur when talking to someone from a different specialism. As developers, we strive to talk to our clients in plain English to avoid any.

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Google’s Been Busy With Guetzli and Chrome

Guetzli “Cookie” breaks JPEGs down even further Google has been driving the movement towards a mobile first internet. Amongst their repertoire of methods, markups, and tools are AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), Brotli (better compression rate than GZip) and separate SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages) for desktop and mobile browsers. Their latest development, Guetzli, is a JPEG compression tool that boasts a 35% reduction in file size with minimal sacrifice in quality. When put head to head with libjpeg, the Guetzli algorithm typically.

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The Purr Panther has a New Stomping Ground!

Like many modern creatures, the Purr Panther has continued to grow beyond the limits of its habitat, finding a new dwelling in the City. Saddened to be leaving its Lion brethren in Trafalgar Square, it hasn’t wasted any time taking over Blackfriars! So what does this mean for the Purr team? It means we now have a huge office, with ample room to grow, on Tudor Street. We have all the same facilities as the Whitehall office and our services will only.

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Senior Citizen Coders, .Net WordPress and ISIS WordPress Sites

This week, we take a look at an 81 year old lady who’s had an app published on the iOS App store, a company that have built a compiler for WordPress using .NET and WordPress.com’s inaction against ISIS’ use of their blogging platform. It’s never too late to start coding! Most people associate coding with younger generations, imaginging the typical developer as a teenager sat in a hoody in front of a laptop. All signs point towards a growing new generation of.

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