“A Week in Technology” is our new weekly blog post where we review this week’s technology news. It’s a great way to catch up on the latest tech news and get a summary of our Facebook and Twitter posts.
Google SEO and HTTPS
Small business owners understand that their web site position in Google is very important. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is important for maximum exposure but it is not easy and can be expensive to outsource.
Google has recently announced that it will be favouring HTTPS web sites. Now why is this important? Well it is because most business owners will not use HTTPS on a web site or even know what it is.
HTTPS, or its full name of “Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer <phew>”, is what is used to secure web sites. It is used on banking and eCommerce sites or when maximum security is required. It basically encrypts the data so the data (like passwords) cannot be intercepted.
This change is a double edged sword. On one hand it provides better data protection, but on the other, it can slow web sites down due to the additional encryption process. Also, web owners need to purchase a “HTTPS Certificate” and install it. These can range from £10 to £250 upwards plus installation.
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The Internet is awash with rumors that Apple is gearing up for a major event on September 9th 2014.
The general consensus is that it will be the unveiling of the long anticipated iPhone 6.
Over the last few months, sites have been predicting that the new model will have 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch versions.
Whatever they release, it will undoubtedly sell well. However, what we are hoping for at Aspect is the release of an iPhone watch. It’s the first time Apple is playing catch-up!
The Barisieur – Coffee Brewing Alarm Clock
There are many projects on the Internet awaiting funding that seem like good ideas. Most of these are Kickstarter projects.
However the Barisieur is already in development and looks like it will sell well
What is it you may ask. Well it is an alarm clock and coffee brewer. But that’s nothing new! Well this gadget uses subtle movements of stainless steel ball bearings to boil the water through induction heating.
For more information, check out the web site.