Issue #18 - SyncWin Weekly Digest Newsletter

Written by:
Mohammed Wasim Akram
First Published on:
January 18, 2022
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In this 18th issue of SyncWin Weekly Digest, we have brought some value-packed updates regarding Our Content Production, Web 3.0 vs Metaverse, Top 25 Startup Stories, Digital Marketing in the Metaverse, WordPress Vulnerability Report, Selected BizDev Tools Deals, and many more.

🤯 Powerful Business Wisdom

“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” – Dhirubhai Ambani, founder, Reliance Industries

📝 Our Breakdown of the Wisdom

We all have dreams but very few people from us get out of their comfort zones to do something that it takes to fulfill the dreams.

Furthermore, to achieve these dreams, we have to sacrifice our comfort zones, which may mean moving out of the place we are living and moving out of the place we are working or the location where we are studying.

Moreover, to get out of the comfort zone means to break our comfort habits or at least change them. And finally, we need to put in some hard work for fulfilling our dreams. It means that we need to sacrifice our time and money, especially the money which is needed for paying our bills.

If you can't take all the necessary steps to build your dreams then you will end up working for the people to fulfill their dreams. So if you can’t make a sacrifice to fulfill your dream, you may never get to live it and other people will hire you to work on the things that will eventually make their dreams a reality. 

Hence, you should not be afraid to fail as long as you don’t try to do things that others will not do. Moreover, if you think that you will not be able to do something that takes a lot of sacrifices then you are wrong. You just need to start with a small step by taking the first step to fulfill your dream and the doors will open to show you the right path eventually.

🤫 SyncWin Insider Updates

Know more about the things that are going on around the SyncWin Ecosystem which you should care about being a Win-Syncer.

📈 Our Plans & Works

Content Production Update: This weekly digest newsletter taught us a lot about consistency and how we should produce content for our brands, therefore, we are now decided to start publishing weekly content for SyncWin around business development and online entrepreneurship.

Also, we will slowly migrate all the tools-related content out of SyncWin to Toolonomy after updating them properly if necessary as we already said in the past. Once we're completely done with the existing content migration then we will start creating weekly or fortnightly content for Toolonomy as well.

👥 Our Popular Community Post

When Win-Syncers Started Programming: The most popular community post of this week is an image that is asking our community members about when and how they started their journey into the world of programming. If you're also interested in participating in this interesting conversation then feel free to join the others.

🌐 Online Business World Updates

Let's discover what's happening around the world of online business that resonates with online entrepreneurs like you and me.

📦 Out of the Box

Web 3.0 vs Metaverse: In this article, you'll discover some of the similarities and the differences between Metaverse and Web 3.0.

Let me share with you some of them and if you want to know a lot more then consider checking out the article:

  • The Metaverse is a computer domain in virtual reality where you may interact with three-dimensional objects. Web 3.0, on the other hand, represents a significant advancement in the management of digital assets and online identities.
  • The internet and open, trustless, and permissionless networks provide free access to the virtual world. They will both be decentralized and open to the whole public.
  • Both to be advanced technologies that will continue to grow over time. Artificial intelligence and an advanced user interface will be used in the technologies.

📈 Business Development

Top 25 Startup Stories: This article has the list of 25 most inspiring startup stories featured in the tech space in 2021. The list includes only those companies that are in the early stages of their growth and have the potential to make a big impact in the near future.

💻 Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing in The Metaverse: Metaverse is the starting of a great virtual revolution and every digital marketer realizes that this is going to bring a great change in the field of digital marketing as big brands are already started accepting this new digital world.

For Example Vans, the Skateboarding brand created a virtual skatepark that allows its players to earn points that they can redeem at a virtual store to customize their avatars.

Gucci opened a Gucci Garden on the same platform Like the real garden, the virtual garden also offers multiple virtual themed rooms that pay homage to Gucci's old campaigns.

👨🏼‍💻 Creative & Programming

Firefox as Default Web Browser of Linux Mint: Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions for many years, combining an Ubuntu base. Linux Mint 20.3 was recently released which includes new features, and it is now partnering with Mozilla to keep Firefox as the default web browser.

Web Design Best Practices: Orbit Media says that web design best practices can be grouped into three basic categories: Brand standards, Coding standards, Accessibility standards. And this post gives you rough information on each of these standards so if you want to learn more about them in depth then check out this post.

IndexNow plugin for WordPress: Microsoft Bing has published a new WordPress plugin that makes it easy to integrate your WordPress blog and site with the IndexNow protocol. The plugin was released over the holidays and is available over the WordPress plugin directory for free.

Free WordPress Webinars: From developing your website to opening your online store, or even more, WordPress Webinars are designed to help you reach any goal. It is a great place to learn a new skill and a place where you can ask questions that will be answered live by WordPress experts.

🔐 Web Safety & Security

WordPress Core Vulnerabilities Hits Millions of Sites: WordPress announced it has patched four vulnerabilities which are rated as high as 8 on a scale of 1 to 10. These flaws are in the WordPress core and were introduced by the developers themselves.

What are these flaws? let's have a look:

  • SQL injection due to lack of data sanitization in WP_Meta_Query (severity level rated high, 7.4)
  • Authenticated Object Injection in Multisites (severity level rated medium 6.6)
  • Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) through authenticated users (severity level rated high, 8.0)
  • SQL Injection through WP_Query due to improper sanitization (severity level rated high, 8.0)

WordPress Vulnerability Report: To prevent your websites from being hacked, find out the list of popular WordPress plugins that have been vulnerable to various security issues and update them immediately.

  • SVG Support Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
  • Asset CleanUp Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting via AJAX Action / Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
  • Paid Memberships Pro Vulnerability: Unauthenticated Blind SQL Injection
  • Ivory Search Vulnerability: Contributor+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
  • Yellow Pencil Visual CSS Style Editor Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
  • Amazon Affiliate Plugin: Amazon Affiliate Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting

🧰 Curated Biz-Dev Tools

Pay attention to the exclusive Tools, Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and Offers that can save you a lot of money and help you grow your business online.

🌎 Marketing

Inbox Lifetime Deal (Ending): INBOX lets you easily create and send personalized marketing emails and newsletters for all of your brands.

Flutin Live Lifetime Deal (Ending): Flutin Live is a web-based live streaming platform that lets you host and monetize live events across multiple social media channels simultaneously.

👩🏻‍💻 Programming

AppGyver Freebie: The world's first professional no-code platform, enabling you to build apps for all form factors, including mobile, desktop, browser, TV, and others.

🎨 Creative

Adobe Project Shasta (Early Access): Project Shasta brings AI-powered audio recording and editing to the web, no download required. Now anyone can create audio that sounds professional, without needing to be a professional.

🧩 Productivity

QPrompt Freebie: Free and open-source teleprompter software for video creators. Built for productivity, ease of use, and smooth performance. Runs on PC, Windows, and macOS. There is also APK available for Android devices but it’s not stable yet.

BerryCast Lifetime Deal (Ending): BerryCast is an app that lets you record your screen, camera, and audio at the same time, so you can create online videos that match in-person explanations.

Crove App Lifetime Deal (Ending): Crove App is an online document generator that saves you time by automating the process of creating repetitive business documents.

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