Things Clients Should Think About

By LondonOnLogic | A mix of info, musings, support and brain-benders that we'd like our clients to know about.

Facebook demographics analysis reveals several startling truths

Despite Facebook’s dominance of the social media landscape over the past decade, the platform is still growing steadily, and it still manages to tell a compelling story ever quarter. However, there’s often more to these numbers than meets the eye; for example, there are more 18 year old men using …

Facebook

Firefox gets complaint for labeling unencrypted login page insecure

Sorry! That’s a feature not a bug.<p>The operator of a website that accepts subscriber logins only over unencrypted HTTP pages has taken to Mozilla's …

Information Security

Exit Strategy: Know How You Will Leave Your Business

One of the common conversations I have with the people I work with is about their business or startup. How they came up with the idea in the first …

Small Business

Is How I See Color How You See Color? Four Games That Test Your Color Vision

Photographers typically spend a lot of time thinking about color, everything from editing in Photoshop, calibrating a screen, or lighting with gels …

Photoshop

Why Disconnecting From The Internet Improves Your Focus

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder of Procrastinate Zero.<p>Life in 2016 is pretty good. You’re always connected to the internet, …

Productivity

How the internet found a better way to prove you're not a robot

The experience of squinting at distorted text, puzzling over small images, or even simply clicking on a checkbox to prove you aren’t a robot could soon be over, if a new Google service takes off.<p>The company has revealed the latest evolution of the Captcha (short, sort of, for Completely Automated …

Robots

Beware Being Tracked When You Sign Into Public Wi-Fi at Malls

Most of us breeze past the terms and conditions that come with free Wi-Fi networks and just hit yes so we can get online. When you sign into a mall’s …

Wi-Fi

Motivational quotes on social media are ruining your life

The answer, unfortunately, is no.<p>"Work, sweat, achieve."<br>• "Be amazing."<br>• "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."<p>There are few things that incite rage in me like seeing a motivational quote on social media. There's a few reasons why (other than, obviously, the fact that I'm a crotchety old man in …

Success

Beware This Clever "Fake Attachment" Gmail Phishing Scam

With a little know-how, most phishing scams are pretty easy to detect. This one, on the other hand, is devilishly clever and just might dupe you if …

Identity Theft

Nigerian Cybercrime Matures, Morphs

INTERPOL, security researchers see West Africa cybercrime scene expanding and getting more sophisticated.

Cybercrime

Talent Alone Will Never Be Enough (This Will Free Your Mind to do its Best Work)

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” — Vincent Van GoghContinue reading …

Creativity

How the internet found a better way than illegible squiggles to prove you're not a robot

Captcha has evolved from identifying mangled letters to web users unwittingly training Google’s AI. Now, finally, you won’t have to do anything<p>The experience of squinting at distorted text, puzzling over small images, or even simply clicking on a checkbox to prove you aren’t a robot could soon be …

Robots

Flat-Design Best Practices

<b>Summary:</b> Flat designs often suffer from usability problems and cause click uncertainty because of lost signifiers. Avoid these negative side effects …

Web Design

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We’ve all been there.<p>We make what we think is a rational decision. And then seconds, minutes or days later we wonder “What was I thinking?!” Was it a temporary lapse of sanity? Were we just distracted and decided anyway?<p>We knew it wasn’t the right decision or the best decision, but in that moment, …

Critical Thinking

The nightmare scenario of an America without net neutrality

Picture this: It's six months into the great Comcast-Verizon War of 2018. A buddy texts you how insane the third season of <i>Stranger Things</i> is, but he …

The Guide to Clear your Browser Cache!

Important: How to refresh your browser's cache<p>Why clearing or refreshing your cache?<p>Your browser has a folder in which certain items that have been …

Web Development

How a fishing guide's WordPress site became home to half a million fraudulent pages

Ned Desmond shares the scary story of how a small site he managed that advertised fishing expeditions ended up with 565,192 scam pages. He also …

WordPress

Spam email operator's faulty backup leaks 1.37bn addresses

‘Chances are you, or at least someone you know, is affected,’ says security expert Chris Vickery, after one of largest spam operations in world’s database exposed<p>One of the largest spam operations in the world has exposed its entire operation to the public, leaking its database of 1.37bn email …

Data Breach

In the eternal battle of Windows versus Mac, the tide is turning in Microsoft's favor

For decades, Microsoft Windows users were locked in a seemingly eternal debate with fans of Apple's Macs over who had the superior platform — a conflict spurred by the very public rivalry between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.<p>Around the mid-aughts, things settled into kind of a stable duopoly, as Apple …

Microsoft

Reach inbox zero in Gmail with these 5 tricks

Take charge of your emails<p>When it comes to email, it's usually a case of can't live with it, can't live without it. These messages make up an essential part of modern-day communications, but sorting through them takes up an inordinate amount of time, time that could be spent doing something more …

Productivity

The machine learning in Microsoft Word's new Editor is scarily good

Microsoft Word, you suck.<p>I mean, you <i>really</i> suck. That’s what I wanted to write, but a new feature in the Office 365 version of Word called Editor made an interesting suggestion. The “machine” noted how the word “really” is superfluous, and it’s true. The extra word doesn’t add anything to the …

Machine Learning

A major Supreme Court case could affect the way you access Twitter and Facebook

A Supreme Court case could affect the way Americans access social media.<p>The justices heard arguments for Peckingham v. North Carolina on Monday, over a law the state passed preventing sex offenders from using social networking sites.<p>While the law may seem targeted, constitutional scholars warn it …

First Amendment

Entrepreneurship Is The Ultimate Marathon

For many entrepreneurs, the challenges that exist when starting a business serve as the inspiration to fuel forward movement. Many business owners …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Make Working From Home More Rewarding

No matter how much you love entrepreneurship, the hustle gets a bit dry from time to time.<p>I’ve worked from home throughout most of my entrepreneurial journey. The perks of having this option are tremendous, but there are downsides, too. In fact, whether you work from home or in an office, …

Productivity

Google to Apple users: We're beefing up malware protection for Chrome on macOS

Google tightens up restrictions in Chrome on macOS to prevent sites from changing browser settings.<p>Google is tightening up protections in Chrome …

Google

Booksy, the mobile-first booking app for appointment-based businesses, raises $4.2M

Booksy, an app that enables appointment-based businesses such as hairdressers and beauty salons to take online bookings and operate other aspects of their business, has closed $4.2 million in Series A funding.<p>The round was led by OpenOcean, with participation from Australian company builder and …

Startups

Over a million websites could be at risk from critical WordPress gallery plugin flaw

NextGEN Gallery is an extraordinarily popular plugin for self-hosted WordPress websites, having been downloaded over 16.5 million times.<p>The …

Cybersecurity

ABRAMS: Trump's FCC is out to kill your small business

Three days after President Trump took office, he named Ajit Pai to be the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. You probably didn’t take much notice of it. After all, what does the FCC have to do with your small business or startup? As it turns out, the answer is “a whole lot.”<p>The …

Net Neutrality

FCC Officially Blocks Part Of ISP Privacy Rule From Taking Effect

As it was foretold, so it has come to pass: The Federal Communications Commission, under the direction of its new Chairman Ajit Pai, has taken action …

Net Neutrality