Getting php mail() function running on Windows 8.1 with WAMP Server and configuring it to use Gmail’s SMTP servers

With the next Barcamp Bangalore looming round the corner, I’d pitched in to help with some of the website tasks. I installed the traditional WAMP stack with WAMP Server for Windows and started working with WordPress. Needed to get the email notifications working, saw that it wasn’t. Bit of research & found that I’d need a…

Open-world Need for Speed: Rivals announced by new studio Ghost Games

sathyabhat shared this story from MCV: Home Stream: Open world, cops vs racers, customization, Hot Pursuit(2010) like aids to run away from cops – and the 2 F's – Ferrari & Frostbite 3 engine. Interesting. The Need for Speed franchise is sticking with its successful open-world, cops-vs-racers formula with Need for Speed: Rivals. Rivals is…

On Backupify killing their free backup service & online services’ bait and and switch tactics

Long ago when Backupify said they were going to offer their service for free, I knew it was too good to be true and weren’t going to last long. Fast forward today, they mention they’re going to not only kill their free twitter backup service, but also wipe out data of their existing free users….