Recent Tech Stories of Interest

WordPress 3.1.4 was released yesterday. Please update as this is a security and hardening release. If you aren’t sure how to do this, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you use wordpress.com hosting, you do not have to worry at all about these updates!

Google announced Google+ No, I don’t have an invite yet and can’t speculate at all if this will or won’t be a Facebook killer. I received an invite at 10pm last night. I haven’t done very much with my account yet and do not yet feel comfortable speculating further.

Microsoft Office 365 is out of beta. I didn’t have a chance to work with it much while it was in beta, but it’s definitely something to consider…

Google (again) is refreshing the UI– the design of the site … if you suddenly see a black bar at the top do not be afraid.

Google (again the second) now allows you to “free” some of your data easily and download it via Google TakeOut. The biggest benefit for most of my clients is that it will allow you to download some of your Picasa photos in a somewhat simple step. I expect that this service will evolve as Google+ comes further online.

Amazing trains that were never built (found via boing boing)