When you’re using cloud storage services like Box.net, Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive you should always make sure your files are encrypted. Everything that you haven’t voluntary posted online should be encrypted. Unfortunately when I say you should always encrypt your files, there’s at least someone claiming “I don’t have anything to hide”. Perhaps, but do you still want anyone to be able to view your personal budget, your vacation plans, your love letters or anything else personal you might have? I don’t think so.
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Microsoft has announced that subscribers to Office 365 soon will get unlimited storage on Onedrive.
Yahoo has announced that they will close its directory of links in the end of 2014 (December 31st to be exact). For those of you who have been around on the Internet for some time Yahoo’s directory was the only thing where you could find sites in the beginning, before search engines even existed. Yeah, I know that time actually existed.
Since Truecrypt.org removed version 7.1 and claimed it’s no longer working because it’s unsecure (insecure), many people have wanted to get the previous version of Truecrypt. Searching in for example Google or Bing for “Truecrypt 7.1″ or “Truecrypt 7.1a” (which is the last version before 7.2) will only list “mirrors” packed with viruses or trojans . Luckily we found a place where you can still get the real version of Truecrypt.
Yesterday it was time for the yearly Dusting Expo, the biggest expo for home IT in Sweden.
This year many of the companies had at least some sort of hybrid ,which is a surfpad combined with a detachable keyboard and looks like a small laptop. The advantage of this sort of device is that you can choose how to use it. If you want to read you detach the keyboard and use it as a surfpad. If you on the other hand need to write (during a meeting for example) you attach the keyboard and use it as a laptop.
Merry Christmas everyone from all of us at Xavier Media!
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This Saturday and Sunday (9th and 10th of November) we will move the Exchange Rate API to new servers. As a result there will be an experimental new service (see below).
If you run for example WordPress or something else that’s heavily depending on a lot of MySQL resources to run, you don’t want to wake up every morning and notice that your MySQL database has crashed again…. So to make sure the server would restart MySQL every time it fails I started searching for a bash script to check the status for MySQL and restart if needed.