The Dynafish blog

 

Our blog is here to help you keep up to date with the Algarve, web design & the Internet in general, with a particular emphasis on privacy and online security.

Simple website questionnaire

If you want to ask Dynafish to build you a website, what used to happen is that you emailed us or filled in our contact form, then we emailed you back and/or phoned you up and asked lots of questions, before we could give you a quote. We've now simplified the process ...

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System status page

As part of our efforts to provide fast, accurate support, to help keep our clients updated with the status of our systems, we have implemented a system status page. This page is located at http://dynafish.statusdashboard.com/ and here you will be able to find full...

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Girding up your loins

"Gird your loins". It's a delightful expression, albeit arcane, and one that I've never used in print before - which lead me to do some research on its origin, that took me away from the main thrust of this post - gosh it's so easy to drift off sideways. Anyway,...

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WhatsApp revisited

The very excellent Electronic Frontier Foundation have recently published an article expressing their security concerns about WhatsApp. In short, these are: Unencrypted backups WhatsApp prompts you to choose how often to backup your data to the cloud. These backups...

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Protect your WhatsApp data – act before Sept 25

With the introduction of end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp has became the messaging app of choice for privacy-conscious users. There were some warning bells sounded when FaceBook acquired WhatsApp back in 2014, and now these bells are ringing louder than ever.Julian...

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Just like London buses

How shiny are they? The dear old Routemaster... the new ones never quite cut it for me to be honest... It's been a busy start to the New Year. Just like London buses, we've site after site arriving, pretty much at the same time. From flowers to films and rentals to...

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A solar power website, built with solar power

We've just completed a website for our local solar electrician - please have a look at http://www.solalgarve.com. Although on the surface it's a very simple site, developing it was a real exercise in analysis and design. We had to build a working structure to handle...

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Property bookings and reservations

We are about to release the first version of dynRes, our property bookings and reservations module. This new module will integrate with our multi-lingual DYN CMS and dynProp real estate and rentals module, and provide rental agents with full control and reporting of...

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Leap Motion

Remember the bit in Minority Report where Tom Cruise moves things around on a screen by hand movements? Well the technology is here, and without the gloves - brought to you by Leap Motion, and costing just €89.99. Watch the video below, and check out their amazing...

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WIRED’s security special

In case you don't know it, Wired is probably the best tech magazine around. They have just put together a security special, an accessible guide to encryption tools already on the market. In a world where cybercrime is transferring wealth on an unprecedented scale,...

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Poets’ day

Your view of the typical hacker is probably that they are a social misfit who spends all their waking hours (which are usually the hours of darkness) bent over their keyboards and typing impenetrable lines of program code into a remote system far far away, and...

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A glitch in time saves 9 minutes

There's a little gem of a restaurant near us. You know, one of those places where the service is with a smile, the food is beautifully cooked by Mae, the beer is cold and best of all, the expat and tourist hordes haven't found it yet. No, I'm not going to tell you...

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