Articles By Mark Gibbs

How to make a local backup of your Gmail account

Some unfortunate Google users have suffered through a "Googlesplosion" -- by which I mean Google losing its Borg-like mind and obliterating all of your email. This has happened, admittedly rarely, to some Google

Published on: December 19th, 2011 Mark Gibbs

LiveDrive online storage delivers simple, affordable experience

Over the last few years we've seen an explosion of online or "cloud" storage services and with that market expansion the inevitable has happened: Prices have fallen, features have improved, and the target

Published on: July 7th, 2011 Mark Gibbs

3 tools to mine Twitter for valuable data

OK, so let's say you're interested in social trends. A great place to look at what's hot is Twitter and, yep, there's a service that will graph the popularity of any keyword on Twitter: It's

Published on: March 10th, 2011 Mark Gibbs

2011 predictions: tech rebound continues despite security woes

Well my friends, 2010 was quite a year and as is our want, in this, the first issue of the New Year, we throw caution to the winds, dust off our crystal balls

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Mark Gibbs

‘Incredibly complex’ worm could soon threaten business computers

If you think malware is a serious problem today, just wait for the Stuxnet worm to get busy.Developed and launched by parties unknown, the Stuxnet worm has been described as "a precision, military-grade

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Mark Gibbs

Use free Yahoo service to create custom RSS feeds

Last week I began discussing Yahoo Pipes, a service provided by (as you might have guessed) Yahoo. This service is designed to route and transform data taken from one or more online sources

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Mark Gibbs

Decadent food, vicious vampires and cell phone companies

"Fried Apple iPie: A warm, delicious crispy fried apple pie with just a hint of cinnamon, smothered in rich vanilla ice cream and topped with an edible iPod-like MP3 player and whipped cream.

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Mark Gibbs

How not to handle product problems

Let's say you have an application or service you have rolled out to hundreds or thousands of people and you discover a serious problem. Not a show stopper that forces you into action,

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Mark Gibbs

Sweet-toothed employees willing to exchange passwords for candy

Is your network secure enough to fight off chocolate?The short answer: probably not. Even with all of the security-related news in recent years, Infosecurity Europe's now famous experiment (it just completed the sixth

Published on: April 21st, 2008 Mark Gibbs