2019: A Smashing Year In Review

About The Author Rachel Andrew is not only Editor in Chief of Smashing Magazine, but also a web developer, writer and speaker. She is the author of a number of books, including … More about Rachel Andrew … The Smashing Team looks back at 2019. It’s been a busy year with new team members, four […]

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Cyber Security Today — Make this New Year Resolution

Make this New Year’s Resolution Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Tuesday December 31st. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanada.com. To hear the podcast, click on the arrow below: The end of the year when many people make New Year Resolutions. If you do, think about this one: Resolve to take […]

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20 tips for 2020: Be smarter with your smartphone

In the second blogpost of the two-part series we’ll suggest handy tips to help enhance the security of your mobile devices Yesterday, we discussed bad cybersecurity habits you should avoid in 2020, especially where computers are involved. We’re not done yet. Some of the recommendations apply to both computers and smartphones, such as being especially […]

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Smashing Podcast Episode 6 With Luca Mezzalira: What Are Micro-Frontends?

About The Author Drew is a director at edgeofmyseat.com, co-founder of Notist and lead developer for small content management system Perch. Prior to this, he was a Web Developer … More about Drew McLellan … In this episode of the Smashing Podcast, we’re talking about micro-frontends. What is a micro-frontend and how is that different […]

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Embedded Content in Markdown

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One Way to Break Users Out of the Habit of Reloading Too Much

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Fraud in the New Decade

Like any enterprise that wants to survive, fraudsters and hackers will continue to build on past successes to fuel future growth The next decade will be a reckoning for the commercial data economy created over the last 10 years. Our reliance on social media and smart devices has powered large-scale data collection for tech giants […]

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