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Google’s search algorithm update stresses greater importance on mobile-friendly sites

This image shows that the CASIT Home Page meets the Google standard for mobile-friendly sites. Check out the link in the article to see how your site works. According to TechCrunch.com, recent updates to Google’s search algorithm now increases importance on sites that have a ...

Adobe is telling people to embrace open web standards

Adobe announced November 30th that it will phase out Flash to more fully support HTML5 and other web standards. In an announcement made yesterday, Adobe is renaming its Flash Professional CC program Animate CC in a move to deprecate Flash in favor of HTML5. Flash creation and support will still be ...

ISP created by a network of neighbors

The network for the Doe Bay Internet Users Association (DBIUA) of Orcas Island, WA. They utilize a microwave link with the mainland and are a completely wireless network. (Photo from DBIUA via ArsTechnica.com article) ArsTechnica.com reported recently about Doe Bay, a small community on Orcas ...

Adobe Flash exploit now has a patch

(As reported on ArsTechnica.com: July 8, 2015) Adobe Systems has updated its Flash media player to patch a vulnerability that attackers started exploiting soon after attack code leaked from the devastating Hacking Team breach. As Ars reported Tuesday morning, the previously unknown Flash ...

The next step: Outlook.com is migrating into Office 365

Outlook.com’s web app is due to get an update and integration into Office 365 soon. (Original article from Tom Warren for TheVerge.com) Microsoft is migrating its Outlook.com email service over to Office 365 soon, and with it will come a new interface and features. In a significant overhaul ...

NSA’s Internet spying will cost US tech vendors $47 billion

The National Security Agency’s spying scandal will lead to a $47 billion hit in revenue over the next three years for US-based cloud and outsourcing providers, but that sum is lower than the previous expectation of $180 billion, according to a Forrester Research analysis. In 2013, the ...

Rethinking the in-car display

Ustwo–the studio behind the mobile game, Monument Valley, is rethinking how in-car displays (fuel gauge, speedometer, gear position, etc.) are designed. Currently, many digital readouts or displays resemble their analog counterparts–also known as skeuomorphic design. The screen ...

Update on the FCC’s Net Neutrality push

CNET.com reported that in a 3-2 vote the FCC will bring broadband internet under utility-style rules. This means internet service providers can no longer push for data “fast-lanes” or give certain data sources preferential bandwidth. The key piece of the new regulation is centered ...

Net Neutrality: Internet as an utility

FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, wrote a guest article on Wired.com regarding net neutrality and his push for having the Internet as an utility. Below is an excerpt from his statement. After more than a decade of debate and a record-setting proceeding that attracted nearly 4 million public comments, the ...

If you enjoy having your email hacked, these are the best 25 passwords to use.

Several news outlets this week have reported on new information, from the password management company SplashData, on the 25 most commonly hacked passwords. When creating a password, random sets of letters, numbers, and symbols provide greater protection than sequences of digits, favorite sports, ...
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