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Why HTTPS Is Important

You may have heard of Let’s Encrypt, the free certificate authority who are hell-bent on getting HTTPS everywhere. But why is that little green padlock in your browser so important? Let’s take a look… What Is HTTPS? I suppose a good place to start would be telling you guys what HTTPS actually is. If you […]

De-Googling My Life 04 – Google Drive

Ok then, I’ve do-Googled myself from the simple stuff – search, browser, analytics and social media are all done. So that only leaves the tough stuff – Google Drive and Gmail (inc. contacts and calendar). I’m pleased to say that I have found, and I’m using, replacements for both. However we’re going to focus on […]

De-Googling My Life 03 – Google+

Ok then, now we’re on to the serious stuff. I have managed to sucessfully get rid of the easier stuff, like Google Search & Chrome and Google Analytics, but now I’m starting to look at the Google services that have a larger impact on my daily workflow. Google+ Google+, if you don’t know it, is […]

De-Googling My Life 02 – Analytics

Didn’t you know? I’m De-Googling my life and I’ve already spoken about replacing my search engine & browser, so now we’re on to the next step – replacing Google Analytics. Google Analytics If you don’t own a website, you have probably never heard of Google Analytics, let alone used it. Basically, it is a powerful […]

De-Googling My Life Series

I love Google products. They’re easy to use, they look good, and for the most part, they work really well. I was having a conversation with a friend the other day, and we were talking about what would happen if Google closed their doors tomorrow. I quickly realised that I would be in a world […]