Apple has iWatch already in production, report says

Posted by Stanislav Furman on April 30, 2014

Apple has iWatch already in production, report says

According to China Times Apple has already started produciton of the long-rumored wearable computer watch known as the iWatch.

Apple has never officially announced a new wearable device characteristics. However, the company's CEO Tim Cook hinted that it would not be similar to "smart glasses" idea. According to media reports, the device will be have the look of an average dimension bracelet width of with color touchscreen.

It's been said that IWatch release was scheduled for the summer 2014, so it is more-llikely that some of the components for the gadget are ready. Components are typical for various devices such as MP3-players. However, this information is not sufficient to predict the shape of the future gadget.


Regular expressions? What's that?

Posted by Stanislav Furman on April 29, 2014
A funny example of some silly PHP code.

IE users risk having their computers hacked and taken over

Posted by Stanislav Furman on April 28, 2014
Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer users are are all vulnerable to a glitch

Unix shell commands to detect a DDoS attack and its source

Posted by Stanislav Furman on April 25, 2014
5 Unix shell commands to check if your server is under DDoS attack and its source

This password is already in use. Old school security fail.

Posted by Stanislav Furman on April 23, 2014
Old school security fail.

RIP Nokia? Microsoft renames Nokia to Microsoft Mobile

Posted by Stanislav Furman on April 21, 2014

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There is a lot of sources saying that Microsoft will rename Nokia to Microsoft Mobile when the deal is closed. It is not officially confimed yet, but looks like it's going there.

Honestly, I don't get why would they make such a decision. Nokia is world-wide known brand. A very good brand.

Anyhow, RIP Nokia. It's sad to see how old good brands die.

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What Is the Heartbleed Encryption Bug?

Posted by Stanislav Furman on April 11, 2014
What Is the Heartbleed Encryption Bug?

Redis: How to delete keys matching a pattern

Posted by Stanislav Furman on April 10, 2014

Sometimes you might want to purge a set of similar Redis keys in one shot. So far, standard Redis "DEL" command does not allow to remove keys using patterns. However, there is a trick to do this action. Execute the following command in bash:


redis-cli -h [host] -p [port] KEYS "prefix:*" | xargs redis-cli DEL

Seems clear? Wait a minute! What if you use multiple databases (keyspaces) and need to remove keys from a database different from default (0) one? No problem there! Here is the solution:

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Backward version compatibility in PHP web application

Posted by Stanislav Furman on February 17, 2014
How to handle backward PHP version compatibility in your web application

Next generation USB plug will finally be smaller and reversible

Posted by Stanislav Furman on December 5, 2013

Good news!

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced that the development of the next generation of USB plug has begun. Nothing is designed yet, but in the nearest future can expect a newly designed USB connector which will have the following key features:

  • Reversible.Yes! No worries about plug orientation any more!
  • Smaller size (comparable to MicroUSB)
  • Scalability of power charge. New new USB will adjust needed power depending on the device.

Not clear yet if the new connector will be compatible with existing USB 2.0, but I am sure there will be adapters on the market at least.

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