• Around 46% of iOS Users Have Updated To iOS 8
    [September 25, 2014] At its iOS launch events, Apple always likes to talk about how many of its users are on the latest version of its operating system in comparison to Android. There are so many different Android devices, that ultimately there is never a very high percentage of users on the latest version.
  • Dev Tip – Learn Python in 24 Hours!
    [September 4, 2014] Python, all the geeks are learning Python, most employers are craving employees who have some grasp of the popular language…
  • Developers Receive Google Fit SDK Preview
    [August 7, 2014] Google announced Google Fit, its developer platform for fitness apps, at Google I/O earlier this summer. The company just announced the availability of the preview SDK.
  • Update For Paid Apps Coming To Android Wear Developers
    [July 17, 2014] Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism.
  • Over 240,000 Apps Have Released On The Amazon Appstore
    [June 19, 2014] Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play up as it prepares to unveil a new smartphone, which it is expected to do […]
  • Webmasters Receive New Page Rendering Tool From Google
    [May 30, 2014] Last week, Google named some JavaScript issues that can negatively impact a site’s search results, and said it would soon be releasing a tool to help webmasters better understand how it renders their site. The tool has now been announced. It comes in the form of an addition to the Fetch as Google tool, which […]
  • Google Clears the Confusion on the Limit to the Number of Links You Can Have on a Page!
    [May 1, 2014] Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller, confirmed in a Google Webmaster Help thread that there is no limit to the number of links you can have on a page. Mueller said, “There's no limit to the number of links on your pages, so that wouldn't be affecting how your site shows up in search results.”
  • Easiest way to update your WordPress plugins?
    [April 3, 2014] Just moved from Blogger to WordPress and now I am apparently responsible for keeping all my themes, plugins and WordPress itself updated. What’s the easiest way to do that? Congrats on the jump from Blogger, for sure, but you’re right, now that you are running a WordPress blog (or any site with WordPress as the […]
  • Google Plays Catch Up on Social Media by Launching Webmasters Google+ Page!
    [March 13, 2014] The Webmasters community has finally made their way to Google+. The team announced yesterday that they will use the page to post announcements, quizzes and other resources to help webmasters improve the quality of their website and e-commerce.
  • Matt Cutts on “How Relevant Are Backlinks in Google Search Results”?
    [February 20, 2014] Ever wondered what Google search results would be, without backlinks as a ranking tool? According to Matt Cutts, Google's Head of Search Spam, if there was a version of the search engine which declined backlink building as a ranking factor, then the quality of search results would be much worse.
  • Your Geek Reading For January 23
    [January 23, 2014] I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques. You will note that some of the formatting has changed, […]
  • Google Not Encrypting All Web Searches
    [December 31, 2013] At this point, I have become pretty used to Google encrypting all search queries at Google.com. At least for their organic search results. You just won’t get to see what someone searched for at Google (what keyword they used) when hitting your site. But, apparently Google is not encrypting all search queries.
  • A Majority Of Android Devices Are Now On Jelly Bean
    [November 5, 2013] Last week, Google finally unveiled Android 4.4 KitKat alongside the new Nexus 5. While a new version of Android is certainly cause to celebrate, most of the world is still going to be using Jelly Bean for the foreseeable future. That’s a good thing though as a majority of the world’s Android devices are now […]
  • Is There Any Value in Using Meta Description?
    [October 10, 2013] A workshop participant wanted to know if there we any value in actually adding the description attribute to his web content.
  • How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website
    [September 12, 2013] Right now, wordpress is running on over 10 million websites, or just over 18% of the websites currently on the internet. While wordpress isn’t without its problems, there’s no denying it’s a popular, easy to set up, and easy to use CMS. However, despite what many will tell you, “out of the box” wordpress is […]
  • Google Prefers to Assess the Reconsideration Request on Links Provided within Webmaster Tools!
    [August 22, 2013] In the month of June, Google asked webmasters who had received a manual action notification to use "links to your site" report within Webmaster Tools for analyzing the bad links that are pointing to the website.
  • Facebook Now Helping Developers Publish Mobile Games
    [August 1, 2013] Developing and publishing a mobile game is pretty easy. Unfortunately, it can also be pretty expensive. For those who find mobile games development to be too costly, Facebook has a pretty tempting offer.
  • Should You Use HTML5 For Your Mobile Apps?
    [July 9, 2013] As a business resource, Slideshare stands pretty much head and shoulders above most other content platforms.
  • Verify Your Website On Webmaster Tools Using The Google Tag Manager
    [June 18, 2013] For webmasters who use Google Tag Manager to add and update site tags, the container snippet code will let you quickly and easily verify ownership of your site on the Webmaster Tools.
  • Google To Shut Down Google Checkout Soon
    [May 30, 2013] Google announced that it would shut down Google Checkout in favor of Google Wallet back in 2011. This week, the company announced that in six months Google checkout will be officially dead to merchants.
  • Adobe’s Creative Suite To Become Creative Cloud
    [May 9, 2013] For years, Adobe has sold its professional design software under the Creative Suite banner. There were hints that was going to change when Adobe stopped selling CS6 at retail, but the company has moved to kill Creative Suite faster than anybody expected.
  • Developers Urged Not To Build Custom File Pickers In Google Drive Apps
    [April 18, 2013] You’re building a Google Drive app, and now you want to implement a file picker. You can either build your own or use an existing service. Google argues against the former in its latest Google Drive SDK hangout:
  • Using The Realtime API In Google Drive Apps
    [March 28, 2013] Earlier this week, Google introduced the world to the Realtime API for Google Drive. The new API allows developers to integrate the real time collaboration seen in Google Drive documents into apps. It opens up all new possibilities in apps like code builders and photo editors by allowing multiple users to interact with the app […]
  • Android’s Gingerbread OS Falls To Jelly Bean And ICS In February
    [March 7, 2013] Last month’s Android distribution numbers showed that Gingerbread was on the way out. Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean still had a bit to go, however, before they were finally able to eclipse the outdated mobile OS. Turns out the Android 4.0 and up club only needed one more month to do so.
  • Developers Live Launched By Facebook
    [February 11, 2013] Facebook has just announced Developers Live, a new destination (in the form of a Facebook app) that allows developers to keep up with all of the latest news.