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According to its parent company Avast, more than 130 million people use the performance optimization software Piriform CCleaner. And today all of those people need to be sure they’ve installed the latest update because some nasty malware has managed to make it into one of the builds. Piriform’s CCleaner was purchased by the popular anti-virus developer Avast back...

400 million people now use Instagram every month, the company announced in ablog post today. The Facebook-owned platform is growing at a staggering pace, up from 300 million monthly active users (MAUs) last December. For context: Pinterest recently announced it had reached 100 million MAUs. Instagram added that amount of users in roughly nine months. The number shows...

How To Use Snip.ly to Boost Traffic Snip.ly! When I first heard about it a few months back, I thought it was just another URL shortening tool. And I already had Bit.ly, so, I did not feel the urge to sign up for another similar tool. But then I came across an insightful blog about nip.ly and felt a keen interest to take a short trip. What I found was pretty impressive,...

Mobile-Friendly Sites Get Boost in Rankings From Google Google’s “Mobilegeddon” is heading your way: The search giant on Tuesday will update its algorithm to give preference to mobile-friendly sites for smartphone or tablet queries. The change, announced in February, means websites not currently optimized for variously sized mobile devices will...

  Microsoft Azure PHP Debugging Tools Microsoft has equipped its Azure cloud service with a tool to debug PHP-based Web applications that are running on its platform. The service “offers in-depth insight into how an application is performing,” said Andi Gutmans, who is the CEO of Zend Technologies and one of the original developers of PHP. Zend is...