If you are running a WordPress site, then I’m sure that you already know the that the WordPress plugin directory have an entire tag dedicated for Twitter which include a lot of different plugins that gives you endless amount of ways to implement Twitter in your WordPress site, exactly 1680 plugins.
But for whatever reason today, Twitter decided to release an official WordPress Plugin that is pretty much useless to me so far.
In an email sent to its users along with a blog post by The Founder & CEO of Authy, Daniel Palacio announced that Twilio Acquired Authy.
We are excited to let you know that Authy has joined Twilio, the world’s most popular cloud communications platform.
For the people who still don’t know what Authy is, you can say it’s the perfect Two Factor Authentication service that I personally use to protect both my site and my server, while Twilio is a cloud communication service that offer phones, VoIP, and messaging on the web.
Jim Finkle from Reuters UK:
The Forbes.com financial news site was infected by Chinese hackers with spying software that targeted specific visitors, including those at U.S. financial services and defence firms, according to two cybersecurity firms.
Hmm…Interesting, and guess how did they managed to do that:
The hackers infected Forbes.com in November with software that automatically attacked visitors by exploiting security flaws in Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer browser and Adobe Systems Inc’s Flash software, cybersecurity firms iSight Partners Inc and Invincea Inc said on Tuesday.
The moral of the story here boys and girls is that you should NEVER EVER use Internet Explorer and/or Adobe Flash, for the love of god, how many time people should say this over and over and over and over again!
Microsoft seems to be hungry for some apps lately and doesn’t care about spending their money left or right.
According to the latest report from TechCrunch, Microsoft is acquiring the Calendar App Sunrise. This acquisition is the 3rd this year and it costed Microsoft $100 million.
Stephanie McNeal from BuzzFeed
A woman named Lisa Brown wrote to consumer advocate and journalist Chris Elliot this week for help after the name on her husband’s Comcast account was changed from Ricardo Brown to “Asshole” Brown.
Russell Brandom from The Verge
Forever 21 pirated 63 different instances of Adobe software including copies of Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator. Autodesk and Corel also joined Adobe in the suit, based on pirated copies of Autodesk, WinZip and PaintShopPro, among others.
WinZip! are they serious about this? didn’t they hear about WinRAR or 7-Zip?
Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we’re making it available for free. To see what Earth Pro can do for you—or to just have fun flying around the world—grab a free key and download Earth Pro today. If you’re an existing user, your key will continue to work with no changes required.
If you are surprised that there’s a Pro version of Google Earth, then I think you will be surprised to know that there’s also a Premium version of Google Analytics.
Well that was unexpected, Aol shutting down TUAW.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog is a part of Weblogs, Inc, a company that was purchased in October 2005 by Aol for $25 million. Founded in 2004, TUAW Covers Apple news, tips, reviews and analysis, and its closing its doors on Feb 2.
Chief Technology Group Officer Ilker Kuruoz will serve as acting CEO while a replacement is sought
This is diffidently some interesting news, and dare I say weird at the same time. Why? is the question that most people will be asking now, and until this moment there’s no answer to this question.
Typed is a great looking writing app that support Markdown, made by Realmac Software, a company known for their great to-do app Clear for iOS / OSX, and the screenshot and annotation app Ember on iOS / OSX.