Remember the silly passwords web security pundits have been worrying about for years? The ones people have finally abandoned? Yeah, let’s talk about that.
“Password” is no longer the most popular password. According to industry heavyweight SplashData, it’s the second most popular password, having been bumped by the 6-digit ironclad option of “123456″ in the last year.
In other words, feeble passwords still rule the roost.
The data is sourced from the infamous Adobe breach, and reveals some fantastic entries. Here are the top 10:
A few years ago I wrote a post comparing Google Apps vs Office 365 after writing a very harsh review of Office 365. While I think Microsoft has plenty of room for improvement, Office 365 may be a better solution for churches and ministries, especially if they qualify for Office 365 Small Business for Nonprofits, than I originally thought.
Perhaps it is the years of experience or I have begun to notice pesky kids on my front lawn, but I have been using Office 365 for about six months, now, and have a different — ahem — outlook then I had before. Here is how it all started…
For the next church social or youth group party, you might consider transforming your Mac, iPad or iPhone into a full DJ system!
I remember using iTunes to quasi DJ at church, but this? If I could have had this app, it would have been a whole different thing.
For the beginner or advanced DJ, here’s a DJ system you need to check out:
Here at ChurchMag we hate Comment Spam (well who doesn’t?!). It’s the bane of many a blog and spambots are growing more and more sneaky.
Have you even noticed that most spam seems ‘not quite right’ and like a computer just threw the words together. Well that’s because that’s often what they’ve done! Continue Reading…
Visually recently posted The Origins of Common UI Symbols infographic. Each symbol featured has a explanation of how it has come to be used everyday, as we operate our many different forms of technology.
If you are like me, you may not have ever wondered about these various icons, but it is actually really interesting to see the history behind each one.
Here are some of the icons included:
As any web developer will tell you, although most people are working inside of a web browser, the experience does differ—although only slightly.
The infographic below, breaks down the difference between Mac and PC users. I found it a little humorous to see how much these statistics reflect the generalized stereotypes of PC and Mac users. It makes me wonder why Microsoft tries so hard to buck that trend. If that’s your user base, then that’s your user base—embrace it!
Which do you use—Mac or Windows (sorry Linux users)?
File this under: “I Have To Buy This!”
They have now invented the ability to write out with a pen working circuitry that can eliminate the need for a breadboard. Building electronic circuits has never been easier!
For someone that has a rich history in Computer Engineering and tinkering as well as wanting to pass some of these fun little things to my son (and other children), I do plan to get this if it becomes a viable product.
Honestly, it makes circuitry and electronics so much easier to explain and create.
Well, this didn’t happen to me, but it comes first hand from the guy who dealt with it.
I have a friend who used to be one of the internal tech support at a large telco.
One day, he got a call asking about to clean a keyboard on a new computer… Continue Reading…
Many of my Tech Wreck Tuesday posts have been fun little posts of me screwing up something that ended with minimal consequences and fun stories to result. This is one of those stories that I got in serious trouble with and actually hated to refer to while I was getting my computer engineering degree. Wounds have healed and this is maybe one of my greatest tech wrecks, ever.
My son is five years old and I love the way he treats technology. He handles my iPad like a pro, does interactive games on the TV, and loves to Google for toys with me. One of the things we often do together is watch pictures on Google images, for instance of planets, dinosaurs, or castles.
That’s why many of the facts in this infographic about the wired child and how tech kids these days grow up in a digital age resonated with me. I see my son do these things, know these things, and display an intuitive grasp of how digital technology works.
Luckily, he still also loves to play outside, climb in trees, and get all muddy and dirty. Boys should be boys after all.