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Smart Home War, Google and New MasterCard Security

Cortana Joins The Fight As The War for the Smartest Home Rages On The smart home space is starting to get competitive, especially as Cortana (Microsoft) throws its hat into the ring against Alexa (Amazon) and Google Home. Expected to hit stores in Autumn 2017, Microsoft’s latest Cortana offering is near identical to that of its competitors (it even looks like a sleeker version of Alexa), just with minor tweaks for its own product range, e.g. Cortana will work across your Microsoft.

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YouTube’s Facelift and Some Useful Hacks To Use on Your Phones and Web Browsers

YouTube Gets a Facelift YouTube is a global platform, with 1.3 billion users, 300 hours of content uploaded every minute and 5 billion videos watched a day, it’s in a league of its own. The platform only turned 12 in late April this year but is something that virtually every person is accustomed to using. In order to stay at the top of its game, the platform needs to keep evolving much like any other technology. Which is why Youtube is currently.

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Earth and the Internet

Earth’s population continues to grow, pushing the number of internet users dramatically. Hootsuite (a popular social media publishing tool) and WeAreSocial have published their Q2 2017 update to the global internet statistics report. Inside which are many useful pieces of information when thinking about your website and digital presence: If you’re considering a social campaign, you should definitely read the report and give its findings some consideration. For further advice on that topic, talk to Deepak over at Purr Traffic who can advise.

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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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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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Zendesk Customer Portal Login

We’ve been using Zendesk to provide support to our clients for almost as long as the company has been active. We really like it for a whole load of reasons. You may have raised a support ticket with us before by sending an email to support@purr.zendesk.com. It’s great that the whole Purr team are notified about the new ticket, and we like that we can track the status and history of this ticket until it’s effectively dealt with. We also get monthly.

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The Latest Web Scam and Wifi Jammers

We’ve had several news stories this week relating to web crime and punishment, beyond the saturated topic of Donald Trump and the alleged Russian cyber breach of the US government. We’ve compiled an overview of the two biggest stories, the latest browser scam you need to be prepared for and wifi jammers as a potential new punishment technique. Autofill web browser scam It has been revealed this week that web users should err on the side of caution as Finnish web developer.

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SSL Certificates – Why Have One?

In layman’s terms, an SSL certificate is something that makes your site more secure. When buying something security related for important things in our lives, e.g. a safe, strong windows or an alarm system, people generally seem to be a bit more clued up about what the security they are buying actually does. Online we tend to just accept we need it. But why? SSL Basics SSL is an acronym for Secure Socket Layer. Secure Socket Layers are “the standard security technology.

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Mobigeddon – Were You Left Behind in Google’s Rapture?

Eighteen months ago on, April 21st 2015, Google’s version of an apocalyptic level event occurred; Mobigeddon. This event was the Search Engine equivalent of the Rapture, where all mobile friendly sites were lifted to the top of Google’s mobile search results and all non-friendly sites were left behind. Needless to say, this event caused some volatility in the global rankings for keywords and even now some companies have still failed to jump on the band waggon. Finding out where you stand post-Mobigeddon.

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VPN – Just for Watching TV Abroad?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is defined by whatis.com as: “A technology that creates an encrypted connection over a less secure network. The benefit of using a secure VPN is it ensures the appropriate level of security to the connected systems when the underlying network infrastructure alone cannot provide it.” This means that you create a network between multiple devices, similar to a LAN (Local Area Network) over unspecified distances, using a WAN (Wide Area Network – i.e. the internet). This allows you.

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