Most people are satisfied with being consumers of “magical” technology like Shazaming a song to identify it in seconds. But for the hackers, the algorithm lovers, the software developers, and the unapologetically curious ones amongst us, consuming cool technology is never enough. We want to know more! What is behind how Shazam works? How come it is often so accurate? What about just humming a song, is there a way to identify songs by humming alone? This article explores all of these from the perspectives of both users and developers.
Zero Code Tech
...because I also write quite a lot of tech stuff that isn't necessarily programming. Every article in this category is a technology article. Some are even problem-solving (or how-to) articles. But generally, they contain zero code (or maybe very little generic code). If you love tech, but are not exactly a software developer, you should be able to follow and appreciate the content in this section.
Have you come across Windows 10 N and KN versions and wondered what they were? You’re not alone. Many people are still not aware of these special editions of Windows even though they have been around since Windows XP. In this article, I discuss exactly what they contain (or lack) and talk about the backstory that prompted their creation in the first place.
Trying to change your WordPress admin email but not receiving the confirmation email needed to verify the change? No worries. I had the same problem but found a quick workaround. It doesn’t require messing with your database or phpMyAdmin either.
The Get Windows 10 program (popularly referred to as GWX) was officially ended on July 29, 2016. This seemed to imply that the only legal way of upgrading to Windows 10 going forward was to buy it. This article explains how a free Windows 10 upgrade can still be done even though the GWX app has been removed from old Windows versions.
These days, cloud solution providers everywhere are marketing “serverless” solutions. While serverless computing is not at all new, it is getting a lot more attention due to the increasing popularity of DevOps and cloud in general. The promise is that serverless will eventually replace how developers currently create software and how this software is managed in production by operations. This article provides an introductory look at serverless. What exactly is it? And what additional advantages does it offer to the DevOps process?
Out of all the malware currently being distributed around the internet, ransomware is one the most terrifying ones. Using scare tactics, it seeks to force people to pay a ransom, else lose all their important files for good. Fortunately, as scary as it is, ransomware can be easily avoided by taking a few simple precautions while online.