Is your website suffering from Mobile-Unfriendliness?

It’s remarkable to see in 2019, but many websites still seem to treat mobile visitors almost as an afterthought. It’s still not uncommon to find a mobile site where items are misaligned, overlapping, formatted strangely or subject to some other oversight from the designer, all of which can signal to a visitor that your company doesn’t take the time to go over little details. It’s worth...
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Here’s what Google’s product ban means for Huawei users

Google has restricted Huawei's access to parts of its Android operating system, casting doubt over the future of the Chinese company's smartphones. Here is a closer look at how the decision could affect Huawei phone users. - What has Google done? The tech giant has confirmed its compliance with an executive order issued by US President Donald Trump last week, which greatly restricted the ability...
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Our very own cat dad has something to say about cat ownership gender stereotypes

News released today by the charity Cats Protection shows that men who like dogs are still seen as more masculine than those who like cats, even though owning either pet requires the same compassionate qualities. The findings came from a survey that asked 2,000 men to assign attributes to a man in two photos – one with a cat and one with a dog. The man with the dog was more likely to be seen...
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WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” – Keeping Sites Safer

WordPress 5.1 "Jaco" is now available! Update now to keep your website current, secure, and benefit from the latest feature enhancements. Keeping Your Site Safe WordPress 5.2 gives you even more robust tools for identifying and fixing configuration issues and fatal errors. Whether you are a developer helping clients or you manage your site solo, these tools can help get you the right information...
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Facebook continues it’s fight against “fake news” with more page takedowns

Facebook revealed on Monday that it has removed more pages, groups, and accounts that originated in Russia and were being deceptive about who was behind them and what they were up to.  The takedown at Facebook and Instagram was described as part of an ongoing battle against "coordinated inauthentic behavior" which has blocked numerous fake accounts from around the world."We found two separate,...
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European payments are changing from September 14, 2019

Beginning September 14, 2019, PSD2 regulation will require Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for many online payments made by European customers, to help reduce fraud. To ensure payments will not be declined, businesses will need to build an extra layer of authentication into online card payments, unless transaction-specific exemptions apply. The impact of SCA on your business can vary...
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O’Brien Media launch new website for Swindon based Azone Storage

Local commercial storage experts Azone Storage, who have been an O'Brien Media client for many years, wanted to update their website following the rapid expansion of their business and needed a website that could easily accommodate changes as they opened new storage locations. Azone Storage took the opportunity to switch things up with a more engaging website based on the popular WordPress...
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[Infographic] A Minute on the Internet in 2019

A lot can happen in a minute. Sixty seconds can pass in the blink of an eye for someone mindlessly scrolling through Facebook or checking their email. Combine all those actions together and we have an extraordinary view of the life of the internet in a minute.According to data compiled by Lori Lewis and Officially Chadd on Visual Capitalist, and visualised by Statistica, a single internet...
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Please Reboot: BT Tower displays ubiquitous Windows error message

The famous BT Tower appeared to be having technical issues over the weekend as it began displaying the dreaded Windows error message to Londoners. The screen, or "infoband", went down on Saturday afternoon but has now been resolved. The band usually displays colours on the 36th and 37th floors of the 189 metre-high structure which forms London's skyline. A BT spokesperson said: "A technical issue...
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Swindon’s O’Brien Media Among The Winners of the 2019 Designer Awards

Swindon, Wiltshire – The team at Swindon based website design agency O’Brien Media are pleased to have picked up two awards this year’s LUXlife Design Awards for the South West England region, Creative Design Agency of the Year 2019 & Award for Excellence in Web Design Services 2019. The Designer Awards focuses on quality, not quantity, and having won these awards for their work with...
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