Will

29 Flips | 1 Magazine | 7 Likes | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @Will58ae | Keep up with Will on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Will”

How to Start a Software Company as a Non-Technical Entrepreneur

There’s an ugly myth about startups. The myth is that for your software startup to succeed the founders need to have a solid technical background in …

Small Business

How to Create Your Own Custom Search Engine

Developing your own search engine can be a good way to help students limit the scope of their searches. You might want to do this if you’re teaching …

Education Technology

How to secure Gmail and stop developers reading your messages

Google’s business is in data. The data it gathers from each time its products are used – from maps to search – allows it to personalise the adverts …

Apps

You don’t need a Mac laptop

I love my Macbook Pro.<p>Since shipping off to college in 2010, a Macbook Pro has always been banging around in my backpack. Then in 2014, I told myself all the familiar lines when that laptop died and I needed an upgrade: “I need a Macbook because I do creative work,” and, “Apple’s operating system …

Consumer Tech

I just launched a serverless website in 15 minutes.

Alright, we talked the “serverless is awesome” talk but now it about time to walk the walk. In the next 15 minutes, I’ll take you through the entire …

JavaScript

Amazon and Microsoft back campaign against California privacy act

Amazon, Microsoft and even Uber have joined Google and other tech titans in actively opposing the California Consumer Privacy Act. As <i>The Verge</i> saw in the state's disclosure records, the three giants contributed a significant amount of money to a campaign pushing back <i>against</i> the initiative: Amazon …

Your Wi-Fi Security Is Probably Weak. Here’s How to Fix That.

Chances are that when you bought a Wi-Fi router, you probably did not prioritize strong network security.<p>After all, when we think about wireless connectivity in our homes, most of us generally care more about speed of data transmissions and how much range the router can cover.<p>But it’s time to …

Wi-Fi

Gary Vaynerchuk’s Tracer wants marketers to stop wasting time with Excel

Gary Vaynerchuk‘s communications company VaynerX has launched a new company to help marketers better analyze their campaigns across platforms. <b></b><p>Called …

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track internet users across the web.<p>Facebook uses data it collects in this way to sell targeted advertising.<p>The social media …

Privacy

Google Chrome to Begin Blocking Annoying Ads Automatically

Google’s built-in ad-blocking initiative for its popular Chrome browser arrives tomorrow. Here’s everything you need to know.What Is It?This …

Turn your iPhone/Android into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the …

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

Apple says all Macs, iPhones and iPads affected by Spectre, Meltdown security flaws

Apple admitted Friday that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers worldwide are affected by the Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws but said no customers so far had been affected.<p>The California-based company said it had already released a patch for the Safari web browser on its iOS-operated …

Severe Intel security issue may impact all Macs and Windows PCs

Purchased a Mac or Windows computer recently that’s faster than any PC you’ve ever owned? Well, we need to talk. All computers packing Intel chips …

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

Public Health

FCC Head Ajit Pai Jokes About Being Verizon’s 'Puppet' Ahead of Net Neutrality Rollback

At the Federal Communications Bar Association dinner on Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai introduced a comedic sketch in …

An AI That Makes Fake Videos May Facilitate The End of 'Reality' as We Know It

What are we going to trust?<p>Anyone worried about the ability of artificial intelligences (AI) to mimic reality is likely to be concerned by Nvidia's …

If FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to "set the record straight" on net neutrality he should stop lying

We should all be able to agree – no matter what your politics are – that among the worst things done by former US President Barrack Hussein Obama was the appointment of a Verizon lawyer to the FCC.<p>Trump didn’t do us any favors by making him chairman.<p>The internet as we know it is about to be taken …

Evergreen | The Next Web

All stories in Evergreen<p>Coding is fun: here's how to ignite the developer spark in children<p>Basic coding fundamentals are no longer optional for high school graduates who want to excel in the modern workforce. Every child won't grow up to be a developer, but the ability to understand how computers …

Best Swift Books

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>First of all, what is Swift?<p><b>Swift</b> is a general-purpose, …

Wikileaks dump reveals how the CIA can track your exact location

How many people specifically know where you are right now? Some friends and family? Your coworkers, maybe? If you're using a Windows laptop or PC you …

Wi-Fi

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

How I made my own VPN server in 15 minutes

People are (rightfully) freaking out about their privacy as the Senate voted to let internet providers share your private data with advertisers. While it’s important to protect your privacy, it doesn’t mean that you should sign up to a VPN service and tunnel all your internet traffic through VPN …

Privacy

Add MacBook storage without the added bulk with the Nifty MiniDrive — just $29.99

Maxing out the available storage on your MacBook can create a bigger hassle than you’d expect. And if you want external storage, that usually means using up a USB port and toting around an external drive pretty much everywhere you go. Instead, boost your storage capacity by another 256GB with the …

Good luck finding a safe VPN

If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise. Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress, and Donald Trump, ISPs are now free to track you like crazy and sell your data to the four directions. As a result, interest in VPNs exploded …

Information Systems

Dongle-killing MacBook Pro hub raises$1 million on Kickstarter to add what Apple courageously removed

When Apple revealed its newest line of MacBook Pros, featuring an utter lack of the beloved ports so many users have grown dependent on, it was …