This is how you stop Trackback and Pingback spam in WordPress
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This is how you stop Trackback and Pingback spam in WordPress

When blogging started to gather steam a decade ago, you had (and still have) three ways of receiving comments. The first still which still holds to today are traditional style commenting done by a person reading your article. Then came the bots and the comment spam which has today become a more manageable issue given…

Free upgrade to Windows 10 for all users
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Free upgrade to Windows 10 for all users

In a startling revelation, Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft’s operating systems unit, announced that all users of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will get a free upgrade to Windows 10. This also includes everyone who are, either knowingly or unknowingly, running a non-genuine version of Windows! This seems to be Microsoft’s plan to battle pirates…

Export projects from Google Code to Github
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Export projects from Google Code to Github

Over the years, Google has killed many services it offered including my favourite Google Reader. And, now it is time for Google Code to bite the dust. As a developer, I started actively using Github to manage my WordPress plugins. I like the interface GitHub provides and definitely the ability of git to control all the changes….

This amazing Excel shortcut will save you hours!
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This amazing Excel shortcut will save you hours!

This is one very powerful and, in my opinion, less used feature of Microsoft Excel. Many of you are familiar with Paste Special, also popularly called Alt + E + S after the legacy Excel 2003 shortcut which still holds true to this day. Below is what the Paste Special window looks like. You can…

Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Android Lollipop are here!
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Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Android Lollipop are here!

When Apple announced their super huge bendable iPhone 6 Plus, I’d like to think, Google was smiling in the background saying… “Wait for it”. Today, Google announced the new Nexus in a size that dwarfs the new iPhone and the iPhone 6 plus! Nexus 6 The Nexus 6 boasts of a 6″ Quad HD display, a…

5 Free WordPress plugins for handling Thumbnails
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5 Free WordPress plugins for handling Thumbnails

WordPress v2.9 introduced Post Thumbnails (now called Featured Images). Since then the WordPress plugin repository has seen a host of plugins that help you create thumbnails, import images, resize them and regenerate them. In this post, I’ll feature five plugins that I’ve come across and use that make your thumbnail experience a better one. Auto…