WordPress security updates: Yay or nay?

WordPress security updates: Yay or nay?

WordPress (WP) websites play a crucial role in establishing a business’s online presence. One way WP developers keep business owners safe and happy is by providing regular security updates that protect sites from unauthorized access. But why do websites sometimes crash after an update, and what can you do to prevent that from happening?

Be cautious with updates

In 2017, WP issued 21 updates and 33% of these focused on security.

Google’s AI helper gets new features

Google’s AI helper gets new features

As with any trade show or conference in which Google participated the last few years, the South by Southwest (SXSW) expo witnessed another unique exhibit. This time around, they set up a Google Assistant Fun House that features unique actions and capabilities, including a machine that allows you to order beer from your couch, a robot that can fold socks, and the following:

Voice-powered motive

You might think that the whole point of this spectacle is to show off their caliber as the world’s premier tech leader, but these geniuses actually have a plan brewing.

IoT in healthcare: Blessing or curse?

IoT in healthcare: Blessing or curse?

The general rule of thumb of cybersecurity is: Anything that connects to the internet can be hacked. With the increasing popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) in the workplace, every business should be on high alert, especially those in the healthcare industry where patients’ well-being hinge on the security of the device.

Windows 10 updates will be biannual

Windows 10 updates will be biannual

Updating the Windows operating system is both crucial for the security of your computers, and incredibly frustrating. Up until now, Microsoft has released patches and updates unpredictably and often at a pace difficult to maintain. However, the company behind the world’s more popular operating system has announced it’s making some changes.

No more extended support for Windows 7

No more extended support for Windows 7

When you grow accustomed to something — like a morning routine, a particular type of coffee, or in this case, an operating system — attempts at change aren’t always successful. Case in point, the struggle between Windows 7 and Windows 10. Users have until 2020 to make up their minds, and unless you don’t mind other businesses leaving you in the dust, it’s time to make a move.