Apache Access Logs to MySQL Database Apache Access Logs Centralising Apache logs can be useful in many scenarios. Let’s get the basics 1st. So Apache logs can be defined as In order to effectively manage a web server, it is necessary to get feedback about the activity and performance of the server as well as any problems that may be occuring. The Apache HTTP Server provides ...

Lamudi wants to become the leading property portal in the Philippines; Acquires MyProperty You may or may not have heard of Rocket Internet. They are a German internet company headquartered in Berlin that build and fund online startups. In addition, they also own shares in numerous companies such as Dafiti, Foodpanda and HelloFresh. They even have a presence here in Sri Lanka with Carmudi and Lamudi. Image taken from http://www.techinasia.com Speaking of Lamudi, ...

We Like What Microsoft Is Doing With Its New Outlook.com Update Earlier yesterday, Microsoft made an announcement. OK, it’s not that important these days, but then again maybe it is. The announcement revolves around their Outlook.com product which apparently has undergone quite a large number of changes with regard to its Inbox, an overhaul to the calendar and the addition of new collaboration features. Though the update is slated to roll ...

Doing Social Media Marketing the Right Way At this stage every business knows that they need to have a social media presence, but simply opening up accounts on all the major platforms is not going to result in instant success. In order to reap the benefits of social media for marketing it has to done the right way. Here are 5 things all business owners should know ...

Meet Fove: The latest entrant to the VR Arena Thus far, the most popular VR (virtual reality) headsets are the Oculus VR (now owned by Facebook), Sony’s Project Morpheus, Microsoft’s HoloLens and HTC’s Vive headset in collaboration with Steam. Thr newest entrant to the VR arena comes from Fove. Named after “fovea,” which is the part of the human eye that gives the vision to carry out tasks such ...

Authy’s OneTouch; Two Factor Authentication Got Even Easier Authy is a popular two-factor authentication startup that was recently acquired by Twilio. The app is used by quite a few people including the ReadMe team. It allows you to add two-step authentication for popular sites such as Facebook, WordPress and even Gmail. The company also released a new OneTouch authentication service to make the usual two-factor authentication even easier ...

Meet Zenatix; the company who wants to cut your power bill by 10% Energy saving and conservation are two popular keywords we hear these days. In that regard, Zenatix, and Indian startup has taken up the challenge. The company currently makes commercial buildings such as offices, university campuses, and industries energy efficient. Whilst many companies manufacture and install equipment to monitor energy such as smart meters and controllers, Zenatix goes the extra mile. ...

Facebook’s Messenger App just got cooler Those who are on Facebook Messenger, be it iOS or Android already have the ability to place video calls, send money and even chat with businesses. Now it seems that they will also be able to play games too. Image taken from http://www.techradar.com The folks over at Facebook have confirmed that they are in the process of chatting up a ...

On Monday (May 11, 2015), 60 people from digital-rights groups in 28 countries including India, Pakistan and Indonesia have strongly protested against internet.org in an open letter to Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It is our belief that Facebook is improperly defining net neutrality in public statements and building a walled garden in which the world’s poorest people will ...

Brace yourselves: Candy Crush Saga is coming to Windows 10 We all have that one person, be it family or friend, who plays, nay is addicted to Candy Crush Saga. Day in and day out, they’re seen swiping away at a screen. They even go insofar as to spend actual money for in game lives just so that they can finish “just one more level”. Well, Candy Crush Saga fanatics ...

Apple’s aiming for better mapping Nokia has Here Maps platform, Google has Google Maps. Then you have Apple Maps. For those familiar with it, ever since its launch in 2013, there have been complaints that Apple’s iteration of location mapping was somewhat inaccurate to say the least and that it requires quite a bit of fine tuning. It looks like Apple, though somewhat late to ...

Is Facebook the New Internet? Not too long ago, you would fire up your browser, point it to www.google.com, and that little search box would take you anywhere you wanted on the Internet. You’d read up on the news, see what the world was up to, check your emails, and maybe indulge in a bit of forum flame-war on the side. Today, the first port ...

Qualcomm plans to have 5 billion devices for IoT by 2018 Image taken from http://www.breathecast.com IoT or Internet of Things is a vast area to cover. With manufacturers pushing out new concepts for IoT, the race for it is on. The latest competitor in the age of IoT is none other than SoC manufacturer Qualcomm. The company hopes that its new breakthroughs in the technology will help power devices such as ...

Microsoft Plans To Make Bing A More “Mobile-friendly” Search Engine Let’s face it. No one really uses Bing to search for stuff these days. But that hasn’t stopped Microsoft. They have recently announced that their Bing search engine will be under a bit of maintenance in order to give more prominence to mobile-friendly websites, as they seem to be gaining popularity with smartphones and other mobile devices. Image taken from ...

Face++ Receives $25 Million in Round B Funding Image taken from https://www.scmp.com Face++ is a tech startup based in Beijing who’s primary area of work is face recognition (hence the name). As such, Face++ develops a cloud-based API as well as an SDK so that developers can integrate it with their own apps. They have approximately 30,000 developers using its technology and have even partnered with the country’s ...

Facebook Launches New Instant Articles Feature To iOS App Facebook recently announced its new Instant Articles feature aimed at providing publishers’ content directly via its app on iPhone. This essentially enables content to show up much faster. Image taken from http://www.theverge.com Typically, an article shared on the app takes around 8 seconds to fully load and be readable. The new feature attempts to eliminate all that and give the ...

Cyanogen’s latest investor is Cyanogen Cyanogen has taken a bit of a break from messing up its partnership with OnePlus and from making statements where they envision an Android sans Google. For the most part, they are on the lookout for more investors. Around March this year, Steve Kondik and Kirt McMaster announced that they received funding from the likes of Twitter, Qualcomm and Rupert ...

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