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Servers, Hosting & The Future

Servers, Hosting & The Future

First there was Blogger, then there was shared hosting, then “turbo hosting”, then a VPS, then a bigger VPS, then an even bigger VPS, and now we have a new system. Over the past few months, it’s been a tough job keeping the performance of RefuGeeks to a reasonable level. Tweaks, Changes, And Caching Most visitors probably won’t have noticed a significant reduction in the ... »

Stop Using Passwords On WordPress With Clef

Stop Using Passwords On WordPress With Clef

Passwords are the de-facto way to secure any account, but forgetting your password can be a real pain; you could always use a password manager like LastPass. But what if you don’t want a password manager? Well, you could always use Clef, which completely removes the need to use both a username, and password on your WordPress site. What Is Clef? Put simply, it’s an app for your smartpho... »

Outlook.com Adds IMAP & OAuth Integration

Outlook.com Adds IMAP & OAuth Integration

Microsoft have finally added IMAP & OAuth integration to their free email offering, Outlook.com. In a move to attract more users to the platform, will this be enough to to break into the giant that is Gmail? IMAP has been an email standard for over 20 years now, and all major (and most minor) email services do provide IMAP support. So when Microsoft updated Hotmail to Outlook.com, and delibera... »

Google Announces Intel Haswell Powered Chromebooks

Google Announces Intel Haswell Powered Chromebooks

Chromebooks are taking the laptop market by storm at the moment. With a 20-25% market share of the $300 or less computer market, it’s hard to ignore them. I myself am writing this very post from my Samsung Series 5 550 Chomebook. But things are only just getting started for Google and their raft of Chromebooks, as the new generation Haswell powered Chromebook has been recently unveiled by In... »

WordPress Safety & Security [Infographic]

WordPress Safety & Security [Infographic]

WordPress is by far the most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the planet, powering around 20% of the worlds websites. But like Windows, this popularity has made WordPress vulnerable to attack. So why are some WordPress administrators still so laid back about WordPress security? This Infographic, created by WPTemplate, shows some of the ways in which WordPress admin’s trip up and le... »

UK Invests in Futuristic Space Plane Engine

UK Invests in Futuristic Space Plane Engine

The UK Space Agency will invest £60 million in a radical new engine designed for the Skylon, an aircraft that will be able to fly to outer space in just 15 minutes and could take passengers anywhere in the world in just four and a half hours. The investment will be given to the British aerospace firm Reaction Engines to aid them in developing Skylon’s revolutionary Sabre; a hybrid jet-rocket en... »

ZPanel – A Free Web Server Control Panel

ZPanel – A Free Web Server Control Panel

When you first start with web servers, your first experience is probably going to be with a shared host, running something like cPanel. This isn’t a bad thing by any means, cPanel is a great system. But what if your website grows and you need something a little more beefy, like a VPS, yet want to maintain the simplicity of something like cPanel? Well, you really need a free web server contro... »

Intel Pulls Mir Support From Their Xorg Driver

Intel Pulls Mir Support From Their Xorg Driver

A commit on the Intel Xorg driver branch yesterday showed a very damning comment from “Intel Management” informing the world that Mir will no longer be supported by them. The commit came yesterday morning with the following message within the news section: We do not condone or support Canonical in the course of action they have chosen, and will not carry XMir patches upstream.   -The... »

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