WordPress 4.0 Is Around The Corner, Here’s What’s In Store

Jul 21, 2014 by

WordPress 4.0 is Around The Corner, Here’s What It Has In Store The second major release of WordPress is due within the next few weeks. Two beta releases have been released thus far, which have allowed me to get a preview of what we can expect when the stable version of released. If you are expecting ground breaking new features in WordPress 4.0, you are going to be disappointed. While...

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Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears

Jul 15, 2014 by

Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears Written by Elise Hu / Courtesy of NPR.org It’s not just comedian cable companies to support net neutrality. The world’s largest Internet companies — Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and others — have officially chimed in, Monday to the Federal Communications Commission, which oversees Internet traffic. The tech companies are...

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YouTube U-turn: Indie music doomsday ‘postponed’

Jul 7, 2014 by

Google has postponed its plan to block independent music companies who wouldn’t agree to the terms of its proposed deal. YouTube backtracks on record labels ban – after major uproar & EU warning Courtesy of RT.com YouTube has postponed a debated plan to take off videos by certain labels from the platform, after a major outcry both from the creative community and European...

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Closed July 4th & 5th

Jul 3, 2014 by

River Net Computers will be closed July 4th & 5th and will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, July 7th. Business Support Contract Clients may always reach us on our cell phones. Have a happy Independence...

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Google Announces the End of Author Photos in Search

Jul 1, 2014 by

Google dials back Google+ integration with search results Searches will no longer show author photos or number in their ‘Circles’ – which Google says will create better experience and little effect, but leaves experts doubtful. Courtesy of The Guardian Google is dialling back integration between web search results and visibility on Google+, its social network. John Mueller, a...

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Facebook outed for conducting creepy mood experiment on users

Jun 30, 2014 by

Facebook Inc. has revealed that it manipulated the news feeds of nearly 700,000 unknowing, randomly selected users in a psychological study to determine how positive and negative emotions can spread on social media. Two years later, the study has sparked outrage from critics. Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment It was probably legal. But was it...

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5½ Useful Tech Tips from River Net

Jun 23, 2014 by

Whether you are a tech-savy, smart phone carrying, computer-a-holic or a newbie to the technology world, chances are you have been forced to tap a couple of keys in your time. With access to the Internet becoming universal so does the number of people that have to deal with being hacked or worrying about their security in general. If it seems like every other day someone on your friend list is...

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YouTube To Delete Independent Artists From Its Site

Jun 18, 2014 by

No more Radiohead: YouTube to ban indie labels, charge for music service Courtesy of RT.com Thousands of music videos are expected to soon disappear off of YouTube because the independent record labels behind those artists are not involved in new deals being cut by the Google-owned streaming site. YouTube will announce in “a matter of days” that videos on the site featuring recording...

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