Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

How to Fix Common Indexing Errors with Google Search Console

Although it has historically been difficult to gather statistics on the topic, it’s undoubtedly true that we all rely on search engines for information gathering. As a website owner, this means it’s vital that your

Fast, personalized and private by design on all platforms: introducing a new Firefox for Android experience

Big news for mobile: as of today, Firefox for Android users in Europe will find an entirely redesigned interface and a fast and secure mobile browser that was overhauled down to the core. Users in


A look at password security, Part IV: WebAuthn

As discussed in part III, public key authentication is great in principle but in practice has been hard to integrate into the Web environment. However, we’re now seeing deployment of a new technology called WebAuthn


Full Site Editing in WordPress: Lowering Barriers to Entry or the End of Themes?

Full site editing is coming to WordPress. If you’re confused about what this means or how to feel about it, you’re certainly not alone. The major paradigm shift has been in the works for some


As it adds Jeremy Milken to the partnership, Watertower Ventures nears $50 million close for its new fund

Derek Norton and Jeremy Milken have known each other for twenty years. Over their longtime personal and professional relationship, the two Los Angeles-based serial entrepreneurs have invested in each other’s companies and investment firms, but


Elon Musk says ’embarrassingly late’ two-factor is coming to Tesla app

Tesla CEO Elon Musk acknowledged Friday that the company was ‘embarrassingly late’ rolling out a security layer known as two-factor authentication for its mobile app. “Sorry, this is embarrassingly late. Two factor authentication via sms


Oracle and Salesforce hit with GDPR class action lawsuits over cookie tracking consent

The use of third party cookies for ad tracking and targeting by data broker giants Oracle and Salesforce is the focus of class action style litigation announced today in the UK and the Netherlands. The


Fortnite for Android just got axed from the Google Play Store too

After Epic Games picked a fight with Apple over the sizable chunk of fees the company takes on transactions in its mobile ecosystem, it looks like the Fortnite developer will be waging a war on


Bracing for election day, Facebook rolls out voting resources to U.S. users

Eager to avoid a repeat of its disastrous role as a super-spreader of misinformation during the 2016 election cycle, Facebook is getting its ducks in a row. Following an announcement earlier this summer, the company


v10a – Supercharging Recovery Speeds from Object Storage

We always talk about starting with backup… and it is true that you can’t recover unless you have a solid backup, however more and more the recovery of workloads, and the speed at which they


Digital mortgage company Habito completes £35M Series C

Habito, the London startup that has spent the last few years moving the mortgage process online, including offering its own mortgages beyond acting as a broker, has completed £35 million in Series C funding. The


The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Push Notifications

With a significant percentage of the world’s population glued to smartphones every day, we’ve all become familiar with push notifications. They’re everywhere online, and if you run a website, knowing how to implement them can


Quick Look – Using Runecast’s AWS Analyser to see What’s What!

Back when I first started using AWS in 2010 I had a couple of EC2 instances running across a few regions for some web hosting clients I was managing at the time. After a few


Eero Mesh WiFi Part 1 – My Selection Criteria and Tech Overview

It might be a surprise to some, but I have a tendency to be a bit of a Luddite when it comes to adopting new technologies around the home and office. Such was the case