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  • Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs seven-for-one stock split

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    23 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors. Activist investor Carl Icahn, who had famously called on the iPhone maker to boost its buyback program, tweeted his approval of the move on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Apple reported sales of 43.7 million iPhones in the quarter ended March, far outpacing the roughly 38 million that Wall Street had predicted.
  • 15 Things to Start Doing for Yourself…Starting Now
    Thomas Oppong
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Don’t stand in your own way. The choices you make today will determine what you become tomorrow. The time to reinvent yourself and be yourself is now.Here is your positive ‘to-do’ list for the year, make it count and be there for yourself….for once.1. Start spending time with the right people.These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways.  They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be, unconditionally.2. Start…
  • Your Forearm And The Wearable Market Might Be Dominated By Rufus Cuff

    Jon Sun Li
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    This cutting edge prototype from Rufus Cuff is exceptional. It is a wearable three inch screen with a built in Camera, Web browser, GPS and voice control with an unrestricted access to google play store. You might see it as a smart phone that straps to your wrist as it connects with iPhone or Android via Bluetooth so it accesses the internet. It can be used for sending SMS and making calls and can connect with Wi-Fi if your phone is out of battery juice. Although this prototype does not look practical, it has raised over $150,000 of its $200,000 goal. If you are interested in strapping one of…
  • The 3 Best Laptop Computers Under $300

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    3 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Three bills. That’s all you need to get a quality laptop. It won’t be a laptop with a huge screen or an ultra-fast processor. It won’t run complex video-editing programs or graphics-intensive games. But it can be a laptop that’s light weight, well-built and more than capable of performing the basic array of computer tasks — emailing, web surfing, streaming videos, running spreadsheets and word processors, et al — if you know which ones to buy. Spot Cool Stuff has taken a look every laptop computer that’s available for $300 or less. Here’s a review of…
  • Apple Will Let Mac Users Try Out OS X Betas (Finally!)

    Harry McCracken
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    If you’ve got a Mac and like trying out new software, Apple has a proposition for you. Join its new OS X Beta Seed program, and you’ll be able to download free test versions of future editions of OS X from the Mac App Store, before they’re released to the general public. MoreWhen We Talk About Technology, It’s Time to Stop Using the Word ‘Mobile’WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum on the Company’s Latest Milestone: 500 Million Active UsersMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who…
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  • B612 Foundation highlights the risk of city-destroying asteroids

    Anthony Wood
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The California-based B612 Foundation has released a video displaying the distribution of 26 multi-kiloton asteroid impacts known to have struck the Earth since the year 2000. Many of the impacts – detected by a network of satellites operated by the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization – exploded with a force greater than that of the city-leveling bomb dropped on Hiroshima, which had an explosive yield of 15 kilotons... Continue Reading B612 Foundation highlights the risk of city-destroying asteroids Section: Space Tags: Asteroid, Disasters, Near Earth object, Satellite, Warning Related…
  • Google Street View users now able to "go back in time"

    Ben Coxworth
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    So, if it isn't enough for you that it's now possible to see the view from almost any road in the world while sitting at your computer, today Google announced a new Street View feature. If there's a clock in the upper left-hand corner of an image, it means you can see what that scene looked like up to seven years ago. .. Continue Reading Google Street View users now able to "go back in time" Section: Good Thinking Tags: Google, Google Maps, History, Time Travel Related Articles: Google street view: 360 degree views from any point on the map. Now you can explore mountain tops, with…
  • Mellow brings sous-vide cooking to the home user

    Dave Parrack
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Many people aren't fortunate enough to have a partner both willing and able to prepare delicious meals on a regular basis. Those who are blessed in such a way can stop reading right now. Everyone else will surely be interested to hear about Mellow, a smart sous-vide machine that is able to prepare meals as and when you want them... Continue Reading Mellow brings sous-vide cooking to the home user Section: Around The Home Tags: Cooking, Food, Kitchen, Sous-vide Related Articles: Nomiku: Sous-vide cooking for the rest of us Codlo turns existing cookers into sous-vide machines Sous vide cooking…
  • Lytro reveals the professional-grade Illum light field camera

    Simon Crisp
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    When Lytro announced plans for consumer-oriented light field cameras, we were instantly smitten by the idea of being able to re-focus images after taking them. However, the quirky kaleidoscope-like form factor and low resolution of its first camera meant it was only ever going to be a hit with the most ardent early-adopter. Now the firm is back with a second-generation light field camera, the Illum, and things have got a lot more serious. .. Continue Reading Lytro reveals the professional-grade Illum light field camera Section: Digital Cameras Tags: Light field, Lytro, Photography Related…
  • Apparatus X: An off-grid disaster relief vehicle, micro-home, and more

    Adam Williams
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Inspired by a perceived lack of adequate services for victims of 2005's Hurricane Katrina, a team of engineering and architecture students at Pennsylvania State University have joined forces to create something that can help. The result, dubbed Apparatus X, is a work-in-progress concept that seeks to transform an aging RV into a flexible unit that can serve as an off-grid disaster relief vehicle, a micro-home, and a mobile design studio. .. Continue Reading Apparatus X: An off-grid disaster relief vehicle, micro-home, and more Section: Architecture Tags: Construction, Emergency, Housing,…
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  • Vanatoo Powered Speakers: Turn Your Home Into a Concert Hall

    Robert Scoble
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Vanatoo brings audiophile quality stero sound into your home with its affordable powered speakers. It allows you to enjoy music the way it is meant to be: full deep bass, clear and articulate mids, and shimmering highs. Gary Gesellchen, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, explains Vanatoo’s positioning in the speaker market and why its speakers are consistently getting 5-star reviews on Amazon.
  • First look at the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus (3-axis gimbaled video quadcopter)

    Robert Scoble
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus (a quadcopter, er, drone) was just announced at NAB but DJI’s director of aerial photography visited us last week to discuss what this new drone does. More is up on this video from DJI and Robert Scoble’s first video off of the drone is at: (after only five flights).
  • Talking Capital Management and Talent Market with Bill Tai

    Robert Scoble
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Veteran investor and partner at Charles River Ventures, Bill Tai is producing the Extreme Tech Challenge that will be offering a great opportunity for new companies with game-changing ideas. Managing to combine the entrepreneurial community, Consumer Electronic Show and Sir Richard Branson, the Extreme Tech Challenge is poised to give valuable resources and visibility to scale a new product in addition to guidance from iconic entrepreneurs. After 10 groups selected to present at CES, the top 3 finalists are chosen and then invited to to Sir Richard Branson’s Nectar Island. There, the…
  • Quip: Beautiful Documents On Any Device

    Robert Scoble
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Bret Taylor, Founder of FriendFeed, former CTO of Facebook and now co-founder and CEO of Quip, talks about the many ways companies are using their collaborative document revision control app. Quip allows you to create documents on any device and be notified instantly once a change happens. It enables teams to work efficiently by collaborating in real time on one document while showing the entire history of changes. By combining instant messaging and document editing, anyone can discuss the changes and ask questions all in a chat thread in real time. What if you currently don’t have…
  • Imergy Power Systems: The Future of Energy Storage

    Robert Scoble
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:55 pm
    How can a battery last forever? As the leading innovator in cost-effective energy storage products, Imergy is stepping in the right direction to make the everlasting battery possible. Imergy utilizes a Vanadium flow battery design, originally thought up at NASA. The popular rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries, used today in most devices, consume its components in a very short time, preventing long term storage, in favor of its small footprint. The Imergy units are typically the size of a refrigerator. Vanadium flow chemistry process allows energy storage and retrieval to be 75% efficient,…
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  • Why The Cable Companies Have Reason To Fear Amazon

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything. HBO programming is among the most coveted in all of television. Its catalog includes some of the best produced and most critically acclaimed comedy and drama series ever created. Millions of people want to watch those shows. They just have to pay the piper first. Until today, that piper was your cable or satellite provider, who will only provide you with HBO if you also sign up for a whole bunch of other…
  • Blur Wars: Google's Camera App vs. The iPhone 5S And A Real Camera

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    You know when a photo has that fuzzy background thing going on and the subject is sharp while the rest looks all dreamy? That technique, usually achieved by setting a camera’s controls to a wide aperture—the smaller the f-stop number, the bigger the aperture—remains one of the easiest shortcuts to a photo that makes people go ooh. Not one to stand by tradition, Google just released a camera app for Android that does exactly the same thing—except you can adjust the focus and that dreamy blur effect after you take the picture. Ooh. Can Free Software Mimic Expensive Hardware? …
  • HBO Is Coming To Amazon—And You Don't Need To Be A HBO Subscriber

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Amazon on Wednesday announced a licensing agreement with HBO, which will bring a number of premium shows to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video Service and bring the HBO Go mobile app to the company’s new Fire TV set-top streaming box, which was announced and released earlier this month. "As owners of our original programming, we have always sought to capitalize on that investment. Given our longstanding relationship with Amazon, we couldn't think of a better partner to entrust with this valuable collection," said HBO's Glenn Whitehead, executive vice president of business and legal affairs, in…
  • My Fish Just Sent Me A Text Message

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    The Internet of Things makes it easy for us to monitor our homes. Today I’m taking that concept one step further—getting our homes to report back to us.  In early March, I wrote about using Raspberry Pi to quantify my fish tank—in short, I taught the $35 single-board computer to monitor the temperature of my home aquarium no matter where I was in the apartment. Of course, the limitations of this project were clear: I could only keep tabs on the tank while on my home network. What if I want my fish to text me when it needs my assistance?  See also: The Quantified Fish: How…
  • The Facebook Effect: WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    In just two months since Facebook dropped $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the five-year-old mobile messaging app on Tuesday announced its active user base has grown to more than half a billion people. On February 17, the day it was acquired by Facebook, the company said it had 450 million monthly active users worldwide and over 320 million daily active users. “In the last few months, we’ve grown fastest in countries like Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia, and our users are sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day,” WhatsApp said on its blog. “We could…
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  • Apple Sales Numbers Show iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    For the first time, analysts, investors, and the public widely expected Apple to post a drop in iPad sales numbers during its second quarter earnings today. And the numbers didn't lie: The public is not gobbling up iPads like they used to.
  • Pulp Hero Flash Gordon May Be Headed Back to the Big Screen

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Fox has reportedly snagged the rights to pulp hero Flash Gordon. Adapting the character has been popular for decades, with varying results. Here's what it needs to succeed.
  • Feds Beg Supreme Court to Let Them Search Phones Without a Warrant

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:56 pm
    American law enforcement has long advocated for universal "kill switches" in cellphones to cut down on mobile device thefts. Now the Department of Justice argues that the same remote locking and data-wiping technology represents a threat to police investigations--one that means they should be free to search phones without a warrant.
  • Here’s the Right Way to Build the Futuristic Cities of Our Dreams

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Our technology-first approach has failed the city of the future. So-called “smart cities,” powered by technology, carry the promise of responding to the great pressures of our time, such as urban population growth, climate instability, and fiscal uncertainty. But by focusing on the cutting-edge technologies themselves and relying on private companies to move forward, we […]
  • Award-Winning Microscope Images Come to Life in Extraordinary Videos

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The Nikon Small World photomicrography competition was expanded to include video three years ago, and the result has been an incredible look into living things on the microscopic scale. This year's winning video is a three-dimensional look through a 10-day-old quail embryo growing inside its egg.
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  • When We Talk About Technology, It’s Time to Stop Using the Word ‘Mobile’

    Harry McCracken
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Back when I was a wee lad and first became obsessed with computers, we called them by a name you don’t hear anymore: “microcomputers.” That was to distinguish them from the big, important machines of the day–minicomputers and mainframes–and once it became clear that the vast majority of computers would be microcomputers, nobody felt obliged to be so specific. Years later, when some PCs acquired audio-visual features such as sound cards and the ability to play back video, they were known as “multimedia PCs,” or MPCs for short. And then virtually all…
  • Apple Will Let Mac Users Try Out OS X Betas (Finally!)

    Harry McCracken
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    If you’ve got a Mac and like trying out new software, Apple has a proposition for you. Join its new OS X Beta Seed program, and you’ll be able to download free test versions of future editions of OS X from the Mac App Store, before they’re released to the general public. MoreWhen We Talk About Technology, It’s Time to Stop Using the Word ‘Mobile’WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum on the Company’s Latest Milestone: 500 Million Active UsersMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who…
  • WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum on the Company’s Latest Milestone: 500 Million Active Users

    Harry McCracken
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    When Facebook announced its stunning agreement to acquire messaging app WhatApp last February for $19 billion in stock, cash and restricted stock units, Mark Zuckerberg said that the startup was on track to reach a billion users. That pretty much explained his interest: It’s a figure that doesn’t come up often when discussing networked services other than…well, Facebook. As of today, it’s official: WhatsApp is halfway there. In a blog post today, it’s announcing that the app has 500 million users–not just people who registered, but ones who are active…
  • Lytro’s New Illum Camera: Light-Field Photography Gets Way, Way More Serious

    Harry McCracken
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The first time I wrote about Lytro was back in October of 2011, when it announced its first product. I said it was “like no other camera you’ve seen before.” It wasn’t, and it isn’t. The company’s $399 gizmo looks more like a pocket-sized kaleidoscope than a camera, and though it lacks many features standard on all other cameras, it uses light-field technology to create “living pictures” you can refocus after you shot them. Since the camera’s debut, Lytro has added several new features–such as filters and an iPhone app–but the…
  • A Rare Look Inside an Apple Data Center

    Harry McCracken
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Yet more proof that Apple is not quite as secretive as it once was, when it thinks openness is in its own interest: The company showed off one of its data centers, in Sparks, Nevada, to Wired’s Stephen Levy for a good piece on its renewable-energy efforts. They’re led by Lisa Jackson, a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Ninety-four percent of the power at Apple’s corporate campus and server farms is now renewable, provided by sources such as solar, wind and hydroelectric energy. One hundred percent of the power at Apple’s own data centers…
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  • How to handle the 5 worst spring cleaning projects

    Josh Urich
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Procrastinators everywhere are still putting off their spring cleaning tasks. Well, procrastinators and people living in the Midwest, where apparently snow is still an issue. If you’re ready to tackle your scummy shower door, your grimy oven, your dusty blinds, your slow drains, and that built up mold, this article has you covered. Here’s a hint as to your best cleaning friend: vinegar. That stuff can clean mold (if you let it soak over an hour), beat the scum off your shower door, and clear your slow drains. See the full details at the article. Full story at DLM. More lifehacks.
  • How to be happier at work

    Josh Urich
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The definition of work is doing stuff you don’t want to do no matter how you feel about doing it. Notice that happiness is not a part of that equation. But it doesn’t have to be that way. PsyBlog offers ten tips for being happy at work, no matter what. Part of being happy at work means confronting issues that make you unhappy. Especially little issues. If you’re plagued by tiny hassles, talk to your boss about fixing them. You may also need to look outside of work. How’s the family life? If your home life is rough, your work life will be, too. Full story at PsyBlog.
  • Open source blog platforms for the coder in all of us

    Josh Urich
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you crave more control over your blogging experience, but you’re stuck using a prefab blogging platform, then rejoice! You can use one of these ten open source blogging platforms. If you’re in a rush, try Nikola––you can understand the core in just a day. Or, if you have strong preferences what markup language you use, then pick Poet, which allows you to write in whatever markup language you want. There’s plenty others for the coding geek in all of us at the full article. Full story at Six Revisions. More web design hacks. Photo credit: Canva
  • 20 surprising facts about giraffes

    Josh Urich
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Did you know that giraffes have really long necks? Of course, of course. Hm, let’s see here. Did you know that they have really, really long and purple tongues? We’re talking twenty inches long, which is probably longer than your forearm. They also  only need to drink water every few days? They eat so many water-bearing plants that they don’t need to drink water as often as other animals. That’s pretty amazing considering that they can run up to thirty-five miles an hour in short bursts. See the rest at the full story. Full story at Mental Floss. More interesting…
  • 6 childish things airport security has done

    Josh Urich
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Everyone loves the TSA, right? …Right? Is this thing on? Well, everyone at least loves complaining about the TSA. This Cracked article will give you six more reasons to be annoyed with the TSA. You’ll never believe some of the childish things they do. How childish are we talking, here? How about slipping naughty notes into passengers’ luggage. As if that’s not bad enough, they just riffle through your stuff and take what they want more often than you think. They also use the body image scanner to make fun of you. So yeah, maybe opt for the metal detector. Full story at…
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  • Big data isn’t just for big businesses anymore

    Curated by Tech Page One
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ninety percent of the world’s data has been created in just the past 2 years and the amount of new structured and unstructured data will grow in the next year by 60 and 80 percent respectively. The post Big data isn’t just for big businesses anymore appeared first on Tech Page One.
  • Car companies collecting more consumer data

    Kylie Jane Wakefield
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Businesses collect consumer data via email, cell phones, GPS systems, credit cards and just about any technological device hooked up to the Internet. Add car companies to the list. Car manufacturers are collecting an increasing amount of information not only through marketing and sales channels but during the operation of a vehicle. Some technologies have the capability to track individual driving habits. But now U.S. legislators and an assortment of travel organizations have started inquiring about what data these companies are collecting and how they are using it. Jamyn Edis, CEO of Dash,…
  • Companies use psychometrics to predict job success

    Ritika Puri
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Psychometric testing is playing an increasing role in hiring as recruiters, hiring managers and job seekers put more of their trust in data to help them make the right decisions. Many employers believe that the use of data to measure personality traits and working preferences increases the likelihood of a cultural fit. A good cultural fit can be no less important than technical skills in forecasting success in a job. Michael Overell, CEO of RecruitLoop, says even the best psychometrics paint a two-dimensional picture of a complex human, so they won’t apply in all situations. Psychometric…
  • Graffiti artist working with spray-painting drone

    Tasha Friedman
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    KATSU’s spray-painting drone blends high tech with street art. Credit: iStock The graffiti artist known as KATSU has achieved notoriety creating art in the strange space between reality and fiction, and between humanity and technology. His videos include him defacing what appears to be the White House, as well as a Picasso. His tags even extend to the virtual world of Minecraft. He works frequently with hackers and technologists, and as a research fellow at F.A.T. Lab he produced a graffiti app. Not to mention the fire extinguisher. KATSU has recently made the transition from buildings…
  • Plan to store data in the cloud? Here are 9 tips

    Curated by Tech Page One
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Before businesses move to an online storage provider, here are nine things they need to know about cloud storage and recovery. The post Plan to store data in the cloud? Here are 9 tips appeared first on Tech Page One.
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  • "If it would have been done earlier, it would have been even better for Microsoft, frankly."

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    “If it would have been done earlier, it would have been even better for Microsoft, frankly.” - Tim Cook, talking about Microsoft releasing Office for the iPad on today’s earnings call.
  • "Moleskine is very good at telling stories. The question is whether people are interested in hearing..."

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    “Moleskine is very good at telling stories. The question is whether people are interested in hearing this new one. The company’s revenue continues to grow each year. Customers remain willing to buy Moleskine notebooks. They are also willing to engage with the brand online—but only to a point.” - Adrienne Raphel on Moleskine’s foray into the digital world: (via newyorker)
  • iOS 7.1 code indicates Apple working on Siri for Apple TV

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    iOS 7.1 code indicates Apple working on Siri for Apple TV: The one thing people seem to unanimously like about the Amazon FireTV is the voice search. So yeah, this makes sense. Though I wouldn’t be shocked if it’s able to search across all content on the Apple TV (unlike on the FireTV right now). I just wonder if we’ll see this roll out before any new Apple TV hardware or if it will utilize the iOS Remote app. Otherwise, you’d think we’d need some new hardware to be able to listen…
  • unwrapping: via sublimnl: Pale blue dot. Spin, spin. Spin...

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    unwrapping: via sublimnl: Pale blue dot. Spin, spin. Spin the blue circle.
  • Yes, that’s Tim Cook narrating. As Rene Ritchie notes: My...

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Yes, that’s Tim Cook narrating. As Rene Ritchie notes: My best guess as to why Tim Cook narrated the “Better” video is because it speaks to Apple’s core values, and speaking to Apple’s core values is both deeply important to Tim Cook, and how he’s been positioned atop and within Apple. You can say Tim Cook is not a product guy, but there’s no question that he knows better than anyone how Apple does what it does. And because he cares about it, he’s made that process… better.
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  • OpenSSL: the New Face of Technology Monoculture

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    chicksdaddy writes: "In a now-famous 2003 essay, 'Cyberinsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly,' Dr. Dan Geer argued, persuasively, that Microsoft's operating system monopoly constituted a grave risk to the security of the United States and international security, as well. It was in the interest of the U.S. government and others to break Redmond's monopoly, or at least to lessen Microsoft's ability to 'lock in' customers and limit choice. The essay cost Geer his job at the security consulting firm AtStake, which then counted Microsoft as a major customer. These days Geer is the Chief Security…
  • Implant Injects DNA Into Ear, Improves Hearing

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    sciencehabit writes "Many people with profound hearing loss have been helped by devices called cochlear implants, but their hearing is still far from perfect. They often have trouble distinguishing different musical pitches, for example, or hearing a conversation in a noisy room. Now, researchers have found a clever way of using cochlear implants to deliver new genes into the ear — a therapy that, in guinea pigs, dramatically improves hearing (abstract)."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • The Witcher 3 and Projekt Red's DRM-Free Stand

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    An anonymous reader writes "This article goes into the making of upcoming fantasy title The Witcher 3. The studio, CD Projekt Red, reveals that, unusually, it'll be releasing the game as a DRM-free download. 'We believe that DRM does more harm to legit gamers than good for the gaming industry, that's why the game will also be completely DRM-free,' says the game's level designer, Miles Tost. The game will build on the strengths of The Witcher 2 while attempting to broaden its scope. 'We want to combine the strong pull of closed-world RPGs story-wise, with a world where you can go anywhere and…
  • Michigan FIRST Robot Championship Bout for 2014 (Video)

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, AKA FIRST, holds annual robot challenges, in which student teams build robots, then operate them to the cheers of an adoring crowd. Slashdot watched the Dexter Dreadbots build their 2014 contender. (The Dreadbots are Slashdot's home team.) And we've watched other FIRST competitions before, but this is the 2014 Michigan state championships. The next step after the state finals is an appearance at the National Championship Competition, which starts today, April 23, in St. Louis, although the first day is speeches and such, not actual…
  • The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    An anonymous reader sends this story from Wired: "The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project has since 2007 brought some 2,000 pictures back from 1,500 analog data tapes. They contain the first high-resolution photographs ever taken from behind the lunar horizon, including the first photo of an earthrise. Thanks to the technical savvy and DIY engineering of the team at LOIRP, it's being seen at a higher resolution than was ever previously possible. ... The photos were stored with remarkably high fidelity on the tapes, but at the time had to be copied from projection screens onto paper,…
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  • Apple’s hit factory

    Jan Dawson
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    I’ve spent time over the last few months poring over technology and content company financials. I’ve been struck by the fact Apple resembles as much as anything a movie studio, with results much lumpier than most tech companies, driven by big hits. I’ve been meaning to write something about this for ages, but never got around to it. Walt Mossberg has penned a piece making a very similar comparison, though with some important differences. My initial inclination was “oh well, I guess I won’t write that post after all,” but a Twitter discussion with Brian S…
  • The Changing Shape of the Smartphone Market and What it Means for Samsung and Apple

    Ben Bajarin
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    When I study data and trends in every major smartphone market in the world several points stand out. The first is the dramatic rise of regional smartphone players. Most of these players are coming from Asian markets due to regional manufacturing infrastructure. This article includes a list of the top 15 Asian handset makers who… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • BYOD: Still a Work in Progress

    Bob O'Donnell
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    The concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), where individuals purchase and bring device(s) of their choosing into the workplace and use them alongside or in place of company purchased assets, has been around long enough it’s easy to think it’s readily established and well understood. But a recently completed survey of just over 750 US-based employees and IT decision makers by my firm, TECHnalysis Research, suggests otherwise. The results paint a relatively complex portrait of the current reality–while BYOD is strong and on the rise in many ways, it’s also facing a number of…
  • Shazam! Why iPhone Integration With Shazam Really Is A Big Deal.

    Brian S Hall
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    I believe most analysts, including those that monitor Apple’s every move, are seriously underestimating the ramifications of Apple baking Shazam’s music identification service into iOS 8.  This is not merely about increasing song downloads. Rather, this move marks Apple’s determined leap to re-position the iPhone in our lives. The digital hub metaphor is now much too limiting. As the physical and digital worlds mix, merge and mash together to create entirely new forms of interaction and new modes of awareness, the iPhone will become our nerve center. It will guide us,…
  • ARM-ing the Enterprise

    Jack Gold
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The ARM ecosystem is the king of mobility, with the vast majority of smartphones and most tablets being powered by ARM based devices. While enterprises are often adopting ARM powered devices through BYOD, vendors creating solutions to meet enterprise challenges are increasingly broadening the scope and breadth of products. Certainly the x86 ecosystem is not dead, nor will it simply disappear. Its leading proponent, Intel, is fighting back strongly with next generation Atom chips and software optimizations. But while mobility is leading the charge in expanding ARM’s influence in the…
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  • How to Get The ‘OK Google’ Search Ability on a Desktop Computer

    Kevin Purcell
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    How to Get The ‘OK Google’ Search Ability on a Desktop Computer is a post by Kevin Purcell from One of the most useful features of the Moto X, and now other Android phones... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo to Offer ThinkPad 11e Yoga and Clamshell Chromebooks for Schools

    Kevin Purcell
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Lenovo to Offer ThinkPad 11e Yoga and Clamshell Chromebooks for Schools is a post by Kevin Purcell from Lenovo made big news by announcing plans to buy Motorola from Google recently,... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • How Much MacBook Pro RAM is Possible & Best Prices Available

    Josh Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:28 pm
    How Much MacBook Pro RAM is Possible & Best Prices Available is a post by Josh Smith from A MacBook Pro RAM upgrade is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to breathe life... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Beautiful Twelve South Rutledge BookBook Case Now for MacBook

    Kevin Purcell
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Beautiful Twelve South Rutledge BookBook Case Now for MacBook is a post by Kevin Purcell from Twelve South released another beautiful accessory for the MacBook. The Twelve South... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 2014 the Year of the Chromebook in Notebooks

    Kevin Purcell
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:59 am
    2014 the Year of the Chromebook in Notebooks is a post by Kevin Purcell from CES 2014 taught me that 2014 will go down as the “Year of the Chromebook,” much like 2010 was... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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    Tech Talk


    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tech Talk's Larry Magid is in Istanbul, Turkey where he was unable to access a YouTube video he needed to watch for a story he's working on because the government recently banned YoTube. For him, it was a minor inconvenience, but for the people of Turkey it's a huge issue.

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tech Talk's Larry Magid is in Istanbul, Turkey where he was unable to access a YouTube video he needed to watch for a story he's working on because the government recently banned YoTube. For him, it was a minor inconvenience, but for the people of Turkey it's a huge issue.

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid test drives the new Samsung Galaxy. He has highlights of his review in this morning's Tech Talk:

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In this morning's Tech Talk, CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid tells us there doesn't have to be a technological divide when it comes to saving the planet:

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook is making it easier to find friends online, or in person. CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains in this morning's Tech Talk:
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  • Apple Sold 20 Million Apple TVs, Which Are Now Far From A Hobby

    Matt Burns
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
     The Apple TV continues to gain traction despite little effort from Apple. On today's financial earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has sold 20 million Apple TV boxes. By the end of 2013, the company had sold approximately 10 million Apple TV units. The product is clearly on-pace for a killer year even with new offerings from Amazon and Roku. Read More
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Lauds Office On iPad, Chides Microsoft For Not Delivering It Earlier

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
     Apple CEO Tim Cook took time to answer a question about Microsoft Office for iPad arriving this past month, and his answer was surprisingly long. “I do see that Office is a very key franchise,” he said, and also added that he “wholeheartedly welcome[s] Microsoft to the App Store.” Cook admitted that Apple’s “customers are clearly responding in a good way that… Read More
  • Facebook’s Standalone App Plan: Launch Betas, If They Work Grow To 100M Users, Then Monetize

    Josh Constine
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
     Facebook plans to launch more standalone apps, and today on its Q1 earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg laid out a blueprint for picking which ones to throw the company's weight behind. First, its Creative Labs initiative will build apps with specific purposes. If they resonate with users, Facebook will push to grow them to 100 million users. If that works, only then will it try to earn money off them. Read More
  • Apple Acquired 24 Companies In The Last 18 Months

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
     Apple’s pace of acquisition has seemed to be picking up lately, and Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed just how many the company has been making of late. Cupertino has nabbed 24 companies over the course of the past year and a half, which is a pace that observers recently noticed actually outpaces the recent acquisition habits of Google. Typically, Apple doesn’t make any official… Read More
  • iTunes Now Has Nearly 800 Million Accounts, Most With Credit Cards Attached

    Greg Kumparak
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
     In June of last year, Apple announced that over 575 million accounts had been created for iTunes 10 months later, they've grown that number by nearly fourty percent. On the Apple earnings call today, Tim Cook announced that they were just about to surpass their 800 millionth iTunes account. Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • The Two Words You Need to Know in Order to Effectively Market your Brand on the Web in 2014

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:16 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) So I was asked to come speak at a Microsoft BizSpark event last week. The topic I chose was how to market your brand in 2014. I know, shocker. The thing is, I genuinely believe that my whole “philosophy” in marketing can be summed up in two words. Of course, you are going to have to watch the entire speech to learn what the two words are. Wait, what do you mean you can fast forward to the end to get the two words and not watch the whole thing? You’re a tricky one… Anyway, to use a sentence from one of the classics, I would say to market…
  • Looking for Inspiring Folks to Follow on Twitter? Here are 77 for your Immediate Tweeting Pleasure!

    6 Mar 2014 | 4:12 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) We’ve been down this road before. You signed up for Twitter after years of hearing all your friends talking about tweeting this and tweeting that. You open and are completely and utterly lost. What do you say? What do you read? How do you get more followers? Who do you follow? Personally, I am of the opinion that this is one of Twitter’s main challenges as a company and the reason it is struggling. If you spent 30 seconds in the marketing world, you know that capturing the attention of your audience is the name of the game. Twitter has…
  • My Interview with Robert Scoble about Tech, Privacy, Redbull, and Israeli Tech

    17 Feb 2014 | 9:34 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld @hilzfuld) A few weeks ago in San Francisco, I attended one of the more eye-opening tech events I’ve ever been to. InContext was the name of the event and it was hosted by one of the more interesting startups out there, Everything.Me (if you’re an Android user, download it now. Thank me later.) The Everything.Me Guys The conference was about the next step in the mobile revolution, contextual computing. If you use Google Now, have seen “Her”, or wear technology of any kind on your body, you know what I am talking about. If not, and your not geeky like…
  • Why I am Joining Zula Full Time as CMO

    10 Feb 2014 | 8:31 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) It has been quite an interesting last few weeks/months. If you are reading this, I guess you are somewhat familiar with my work and what I do with Israeli startups on a daily basis. If not, this sums it up pretty well. Because of the type of work that I do, when I announced a while back that I am leaving Inneractive, there were a few interesting offers. Again, not because I am a rockstar, just because I make a hell of a lotta noise and let’s be honest, that’s a big part of what startups and tech companies in general, need. Well, one of the companies I…
  • Why Everything You Think about Google+ (and Social, in General) is Wrong.

    26 Jan 2014 | 10:34 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@Hilzfuld) If I had a dime for every person who said to me “Twitter is dumb. I don’t get it and will never join.” or “Google+ is a ghost town, I don’t need another social network and no one is there anyway” or “Facebook is of no value to me or my business”, I would be a very wealthy individual. So before I even address Google+ and why you are so very wrong to be thinking that way, let me just explain that no matter what platform you are talking about, there is one underlying principle to succeeding on the social web. But sit…
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  • FCC Proposal Would End Net Neutrality as We Know It

    Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    The FCC has announced that it will propose Internet regulations that would allow online content providers to negotiate for preferential treatment from Internet service providers, potentially undermining the principles of Net Neutrality. The FCC's statement is vague but leaves open the possibility that companies such as Netflix or Skype could pay Internet service providers to get better access to consumers. See also: Netflix CEO: We Paid Comcast Because of No Strong Net Neutrality In a statement issued to Mashable, the FCC said the draft rules would propose "that broadband providers…
  • Siri Could Be Coming to Apple TV

    Karissa Bell
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    "Siri, play Game of Thrones." This could soon be a reality, according to recent reports that suggest Apple may be bringing its digital assistant to the Apple TV. A line of code found in Apple's iOS 7.1 software development kit indicates Apple may have plans to add Siri functionality to its set-top box. See also: Amazon Fire TV vs. Apple TV vs. Roku 3 vs. Chromecast The code, which was first reported by 9to5Mac includes references to an "assistant," Apple's code name for Siri, according to 9to5, under features listed for the Apple TV. Screen caps of the code, which is reportedly in files for…
  • New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

    Andrew Freedman
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found. It pinned part of the blame on a rising sea level, but also found that other factors are playing a role in escalating the flood risk. The study, accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that a combination of long-term sea level rise, the destruction of wetlands and dredging of waterways as well as possible shifts in storm tracks and strength may all be sharply boosting the…
  • Play Your Food for Our Snapchat Challenge

    Dasha Battelle
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Playing with your food doesn’t have to be a dinnertime faux pas. Add a little flavor to your Snapchat game and craft your cuisine into an unforgettable snap for this week’s Mashable Snapchat Challenge Whether it’s bringing your lunch to life or snapping a sandwich selfie, we’re expecting some delicious doodles. Send us sweet and savory snaps for this week’s food-themed challenge, and we’ll feature our favorites on Mashable. See also: Next Up to Bat for Major League Baseball? Snapchat Image: Snapchat Dasha BattelleHow to Enter the Challenge If you…
  • Apple's New Retail Chief Will Start Next Week

    Seth Fiegerman
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Angela Ahrendts, the former CEO of Burberry, will take over as Apple's new SVP of retail next week, the company announced during an earnings call on Wednesday. Apple first announced hiring Ahrendts to fill the role more than seven months ago. At the time, the company said she would join in the spring of 2014, though recent reports raised questions about whether her exit would be delayed to collect an additional bonus from Burberry. See also: Why Would the UK's Top-Paid CEO Leave for a Job at Apple? Ahrendts is credited with reviving Burberry's brand and rethinking the shopping experience…
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  • Police Chief: Not Wanting To Talk To Police Officers Is 'Odd'

    Tim Cushing
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    This insight into how police think the public should interact with them is certainly enlightening. (via this tweet and Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess blog) The backstory is this: a woman was walking down the street when a motorcycle cop approached her, asked her if she lived in the area and if she would talk to him. She says his approach made her feel uncomfortable, so she refused and continued on her way. "I thought that maybe he was flirting," she said. "I just thought it was odd, I thought it was odd. I wasn't really sure but I felt uncomfortable because there wasn't anyone around." She says…
  • NYPD Failed At Social Media This Time, But They Reacted Like Adults To That Failure

    Timothy Geigner
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    If you were alive yesterday and opened up a web browser, you likely saw the story of how the NYPD attempted to build some social media buzz and found that attempt turned around on its ass. The police force that has previously done a decent job at connecting with people on Twitter decided to run a campaign asking the public to share photos of themselves with police officers. They probably thought most of the pictures would be of smiling and appreciative citizens and local beat cops. Let's just say their expectations were slightly off the mark. Almost immediately after the call went out from…
  • LG/Netflix Rebate Site Exposes User Data With AT&T-Esque Hole [Updated]

    Tim Cushing
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    [Update: hole has been closed by ACB's IT team] The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is so severely flawed that people are extremely hesitant to report security holes in websites, especially after witnessing what happened to Weev (Andrew Auernheimer), who went to jail for exposing a flaw in AT&T's site that exposed user info when values in the URL were incremented. The same goes here with this submission from an anonymous Techdirt reader who added this note, along with a link to a post in the Computer Security subreddit. "I remember a person was recently arrested for finding this same flaw…
  • Google Appeals Moronic Court Order Demanding It Hunt Down Third Party Sites And 'Take' Offending Content 'Back'

    Tim Cushing
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Search engines own the internet. The rest of us are just renting space. At least, that's what a Texas court seems to believe. Google is in court fighting a gag order telling it to chase down and remove certain mentions of a certain lawyer from the internet. (via WaCon) [I]n a stunning and all-encompassing gag order signed over a year ago and now being appealed to Houston's 1st Court of Appeals, attorney Calvin C. Jackson, who was accused of forging attorney signatures on court records, demands Google erase all mention of those accusations from the entire Internet including other websites.
  • Why Do So Many People Describe Aereo 'Complying' With Copyright Law As The Company 'Circumventing' Copyright Law?

    Mike Masnick
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    We mentioned this briefly in our writeup of the oral arguments at the Supreme Court in the Aereo case, but I wanted to focus in on one particularly annoying issue that has come up repeatedly throughout this company's history: the idea that its compliance with the law is actually the company circumventing the law. A perfect example of this is an incredibly ill-informed opinion piece for New York Magazine's Kevin Roose that declares, based on a near total misunderstanding of the case, that the Supreme Court should shut down Aereo because its 10,000 antennas are a cheap "copyright-avoidance…
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    The Register

  • Startup OnePlus reveals 'flagship killer' mobe with CyanogenMod on board

    Neil McAllister
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    But it's invites-only for now, and you might also need a hammer After months of teasing, Chinese smartphone startup OnePlus has formally launched the OnePlus One, a budget Android handset with specs so enticing that some industry watchers had suspected it of being vaporware.…
  • Apple's strong iPhone sales crush Wall Street moneymen's tepid expectations

    Rik Myslewski
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Plans seven-for-one stock split, $130bn capital return Despite not introducing any significant new products during the second quarter of its fiscal 2014 ended in March, Apple has announced unexpectedly healthy revenues and profits for the quarter, with the all-important earnings per share numbers crushing analysts' expectations.…
  • ARM brushes off dip in mobile revenues with sunny forecast for coming year

    Shaun Nichols
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Chip designer sees market picking back up after Q4 drop Chip design firm ARM has seen a dip in mobile sales that led to falling financial returns in the last financial quarter, a shift the company hopes will be temporary.…
  • Google adds a sense of history to Street View with archive footage

    Iain Thomson
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    Visual 'Wayback Machine' covers 2007 to the present Google is adding historical images to its Street View image library so that users can step backwards and forwards through time and track development from when the Chocolate Factory cameras cars last rolled by.…
  • IBM rides nightmarish hardware landscape on OpenPOWER Consortium raft

    Jack Clark
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    Google mulls 'third-generation of warehouse-scale computing' on Big Blue's open chips IBM is going to ride out the storm rippling through the hardware industry by donating one of its crown jewels to a consortium of partner companies with the hope it can make a bit of cash off the ensuing sales.…
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    Digital Trends

  • A Land Rover Defender you can comfortably commute in? Icon 4×4 just made one

    Peter Braun
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    The problem with the amazingly capable Land Rover Defender has always been that it is about as sophisticated as eating beans out of a can, but aftermarket specialists Icon just rebuilt one into what amounts to the most usable Defender ever.The post A Land Rover Defender you can comfortably commute in? Icon 4×4 just made one appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Microsoft’s Bing in the Classroom launches, filters out ads and adult content

    Konrad Krawczyk
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Microsoft's ad-free version of Bing takes flight, and is now available for use with all eligible school districts here in the states. You can learn more about Bing in the Classroom here.The post Microsoft’s Bing in the Classroom launches, filters out ads and adult content appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • 43 percent of DDoS hacking attacks in Q4 2013 came from China, Akamai report says

    Konrad Krawczyk
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A huge chunk of Denial of Service attacks originated from one country towards the tail end of last year. However, this doesn't come as a huge surprise to us. Learn more here.The post 43 percent of DDoS hacking attacks in Q4 2013 came from China, Akamai report says appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Sceptre’s new X322XV TV is more colorful than an 80′s music video

    Alex Tretbar
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The California-based budget HDTV maker's newest addition to its Color Series lifestyle line is the X322XV, available in pink, purple, pearl white, and black. The TV could be a hit in playrooms, kitchens, and any other space that complements the playful TV.The post Sceptre’s new X322XV TV is more colorful than an 80′s music video appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Handmade carbon fiber wheels help Koenigsegg’s One:1 hypercar hit 200+ mph

    Peter Braun
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The Koenigsegg One:1 with its 1,360 horsepower and 1,360 kilo curb weight seems to be made of firsts, and in the latest episode of a video series Koenigsegg's founder is explaining how they make their industry leading carbon fiber wheels. The post Handmade carbon fiber wheels help Koenigsegg’s One:1 hypercar hit 200+ mph appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Camarillo Duathlon Race Report 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:34 pm
    I did the Camarillo Duathlon race yesterday and things went well, especially considering a year ago I was 40 pounds heavier and started this new fitness journey after being diagnosed with diabetes. This was the third and last of the year’s Camarillo Duathlon Series 2014. Unlike the first time I did the Duathlon Series last October, I trained for this one. After the October duathlon I started running regularly, 3 to 4 times a week, and cycled during cross-training days. Although, when I decided to run the December Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, I shifted all my training efforts to…
  • How to Add Mile Splits in a Spreadsheet

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    I’m preparing for the Ojai Half Marathon on April 27 and it’s a hilly course so I’m setting up target mile splits for race day. When I ran my first half marathon this past December it was a very flat course and my main goal was just to finish while keeping an eye on my heart rate. My mile pace for that race was “slow and steady.” For the Ojai Half Marathon there are several grades that are steep enough to slow down my pace significantly and I want to plan for that in my total time. After surveying the course and taking a training run on part of it I determined…
  • Rich Roll’s ‘Finding Ultra’ and Second Chances

    7 Mar 2014 | 8:55 pm
    It was September of last year and I had just met with my doctor. After a few months of exercise and completely shifting my diet, I had controlled my diabetes and had lost 30 pounds. A couple of days later on a family vacation, we spotted a small bookstore and I came across a couple of books that looked interesting. I remember Tim Ferriss’s book “The 4-Hour Body” mentioning ultra marathoner Rich Roll and his book “Finding Ultra” so I picked that up. Next to that book was “Born To Run” by Christopher McDougall. I hadn’t read an entire book in…
  • Fever Strikes

    1 Mar 2014 | 7:13 am
    Four days before the big Bandit Ultra Trail Run race I was at work and felt body aches and had the chills. “Unf***ingbelievable!!!” was my reaction. I knew I was getting sick. It had been many months since I had as much as the sniffles. On the Friday before the race I still had the body aches and intermittent chills and one of my co-workers, a former decathlete, said that I was probably having the pre-race jitters. I had already done the full 30K race course two weeks previous during one of the training runs put on by the race organizers so I wasn’t really nervous about…
  • Tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run

    7 Feb 2014 | 7:08 am
    Trail run training with Marcos Vargas and Canek Pena-Vargas in Simi Valley On February 16, 2014 I’ll be tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run 30K race in Simi Valley. This is a huge stretch for me. A year ago today I was about 35 pounds heavier and my idea of a workout was finishing up a package of cookies on the couch. A diabetes diagnosis helped turn me around and set me off on a fitness journey. I was originally going to run the Seaside Half Marathon in February but when my friend and Executive Director of CAUSE, Marcos Vargas, said that he was going to do the 30K at Bandit, I knew I…
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  • The Best Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw, In Video Form

    Whitson Gordon
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We've shared many ways to remove a stripped screw over the years, but Household Hacker has rounded some of the best up into one, easy to follow video.Read more...
  • Synchronize Your iTunes Library with Spotify with a Click

    Thorin Klosowski
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Spotify recently introduced a new "My Music" section that allows you to save albums and tracks you find in Spotify to your own personal library. That's great, but if you want to mesh that library with your local files, you need to do that manually.Read more...
  • How to Stop Buying Clothes You Never Wear

    April Dykman
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We all do it—buy clothes that we wear once or twice and then delegate them to the backs of our closets. It's a bad use of money and an organizational mess. But with some forethought and self-control, you can stop wasting money and start buying clothes you'll actually wear.Read more...
  • Put Great Buildings on Your Desktop with These Architecture Wallpapers

    Melanie Pinola
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Buildings and other man-made structures can be awe-inspiring design masterpieces. Decorate your desktop with some of the world's greatest architecture.Read more...
  • Recycle Wine Corks Into Ready-to-Use Fire Starters

    Mihir Patkar
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    When the wine bottle is empty, don't throw away the cork that came with it. If you've got a fireplace, wine corks can easily be turned into ready-to-use fire starters to warm you up in winter, says Mrs. Adventure.Read more...
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  • Felix Salmon is leaving Reuters for the Fusion network because the future of media is “post text”

    Mathew Ingram
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
    There’s been a lot of movement in media circles of late — what with writers like Ezra Klein, Nate Silver and Jessica Lessin leaving traditional journalism jobs to launch their own standalone news outlets — so it didn’t come as much of a surprise that Reuters financial blogger Felix Salmon might decide to part ways with the media giant. But where he chose to go did come as kind of a shock: he said Wednesday that he is joining the Fusion cable channel, a joint venture between ABC and Univision that is aimed at the millennial market. At 42, Salmon is hardly a millennial,…
  • Could the Comcast-Time Warner merger actually be a good thing for online TV?

    Janko Roettgers
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    This week’s news that Dish aims to launch its online TV service this summer highlighted an interesting factoid: In some cases, big media mergers actually do foster competition — as long as they come with a solid side of regulatory-imposed conditions, that is. Dish first announced its plans to launch an internet TV service in March, when the satellite operator struck a far-reaching licensing pact with Disney. Dish’s plan is to stream a smaller and less expensive package of live TV programming to subscribers unable or unwilling to sign up for a full satellite package. Bloomberg…
  • Look out, internet: the FCC’s latest “net neutrality” plan is hardly neutral

    Jeff John Roberts
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    All websites are equal, but some websites are more equal than others. That, in a nutshell, is the Federal Communications Commission’s latest response to a bombshell court decision in January that blew apart its rules on “net neutrality” — the principle that internet service providers can’t favor one type of web traffic over another when they connect consumers to the internet. According to the Wall Street Journal (sub req’d), the proposed rules the FCC will announce on Thursday will bar ISPs from discriminating against certain websites, but “allow…
  • IntraLinks buys DocTrackr for $10M to beef up document encryption and tracking

    Barb Darrow
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    In another sign that the file sharing and tracking world is still moving and shaking, IntraLinks is buying DocTrackr for about $10 million in cash, according to an SEC filing. In return, for that amount, and the assumption of some debt, IntraLinks gets the user-side file encryption and tracking capabilities that DocTrackr layers atop third-party products including  Box and Google’s Gmail. New York-based IntraLinks will integrate DocTrackrs’ digital rights management (DRM) and encryption capabilities into its own software, but CEO Ron Hovesepian said DocTrackr will continue to…
  • The benefits and challenges of software-defined power

    <a href="" rel="author">David S. Linthicum</a>
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Software-defined power provides key benefits for the data center. But how real is this technology, and is anyone using it yet? Related research and analysis from Gigaom Research:Subscriber content. Sign up for a free trial.An analysis of Windows Azure’s strengths and weaknessesHow carriers can catch up in the cloud raceWhat the enterprise can learn from GM’s mega data center
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  • You'll Want to Play Forever In This Swirling Sea of Packing Peanuts

    Michael Hession
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    You might think it a nuisance when a few packing peanuts spill from a box out onto your living room floor. But when an entire hallway is filled with millions of the white nuggets and blown around in a cyclone of styrofoam, you'll probably react a bit differently. Read more...
  • Cool visualization reveals how the number Pi looks

    Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Eric Limer to Gizmodo
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Cristian Ilies Vasile has created the coolest visualization of Pi I've seen. First he divided a circle in 10 segments, from 0 to 9. Then he traced a path going from the third segment to the first segment. From 1, the path jumps to 4, then back to 1, then 5 and so on. After a while, π appears in front of your eyes. The final illustration is beautiful.Read more...
  • These Are Supposedly the 7 Best Objects Designed In the Last Year

    Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    If you had to pick a single thing out of the last year of your life and explain why it was better designed than anything else, what would you chose? A jury at London's Design Museum narrowed its list down to seven objects—including a building, a keyboard, and a fashion line—today by announcing the category winners of its annual Design of the Year award. Read more...
  • With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

    Robert Sorokanich
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave's kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks like a normal work shirt but probably won't shred like toilet paper in an asphalt encounter.Read more...
  • Nanoparticle Panels Will Bring Blue Skies Indoors

    Alissa Walker
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Skylights are so 1986. Now it doesn't matter if the weather outside is dark and dreary, or even if it's midnight, for that matter: Thanks to this LED panel which replicates cloudless skies, you'll feel like you're bathed in warm sunshine.Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Amazon's Prime Pantry service lets you ship 45 pounds of groceries for a $6 fee

    Sarah Silbert
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Amazon's dead-set killing off the grocery store, with a same-day delivery service and even a Dash gadget for restocking items around the house. Now the retailer's going one step further, unveiling a new program called Prime Pantry for household...
  • Bing's kid-friendly search is now available to every grade school in the US

    Jon Fingas
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Your kid's in-school web searches may soon be much safer and smarter: Microsoft has just expanded availability of its Bing school program (now Bing in the Classroom) to all K-12 institutions in the US. The move lets any school fill out a form to...
  • Etsy acquires indie-gadget marketplace Grand St.

    Sarah Silbert
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Gadgets are probably the last thing you'd look for on Etsy's DIY-heavy marketplace, but that could soon change. Today the NY-based company announced that it's acquiring Grand St., an online retailer focused on electronics with a creative, maker bent...
  • Apple's iPhone sales soar while the iPad slumps slightly

    Chris Velazco
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    It's that time again: Apple has just posted its Q2 2014 financials, and there are some interesting device sales numbers to peep at. Apple saw a big year-over-year jump in the number of iPhones sold (43.7 million this time vs. 37.4 million in the same...
  • Engadget HD Podcast 395 - 4.23.14

    Jon Turi
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Let's just cut to the chase: Aereo's battle with broadcast TV hit the Supreme Court this week and it's one of the biggest entertainment-related court confrontations since the Betamax case in 1984. Confusion levels have been high, but Ben and Richard...
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  • Zynga's Pincus withdraws from operations amid turnaround

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Zynga Inc co-founder Mark Pincus is relinquishing the last of his operational duties at the social gaming company starting on Wednesday and retreating to an advisory role as Chief Executive Officer Don Mattrick pushes through a restructuring plan. Zynga shares were up 5 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday after closing at $4.42 on the Nasdaq. Pincus, who remains chairman of the board, has decided to move on from day-to-day operations as chief product officer, Zynga said in a statement. Pincus still has a strong grip over Zynga's management and corporate decisions because he owned…
  • Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.
  • Bing's kid-friendly search is now available to every grade school in the US

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Your kid's in-school web searches may soon be much safer and smarter: Microsoft has just expanded availability of its Bing school program (now Bing in the Classroom) to all K-12 institutions in the US. The move lets ...
  • Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs seven-for-one stock split

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    By Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors. Activist investor Carl Icahn, who had famously called on the iPhone maker to boost its buyback program, tweeted his approval of the move on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Apple reported sales of 43.7 million iPhones in the quarter ended March, far outpacing the roughly 38 million that Wall Street had predicted.
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.
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  • Apple Sold 20 Million Apple TVs, Which Are Now Far From A Hobby

    Matt Burns
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
     The Apple TV continues to gain traction despite little effort from Apple. On today's financial earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has sold 20 million Apple TV boxes. By the end of 2013, the company had sold approximately 10 million Apple TV units. The product is clearly on-pace for a killer year even with new offerings from Amazon and Roku. Read More
  • Apple’s Greater China Revenue Grew Sequentially In Q2 As iPhone Growth Impresses

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
     Apple’s earnings are out, and the iPhone’s 17 percent growth was likely the most noteworthy number in its hardware results. That’s a big increase for a device that analysts expected to perform pretty much on par in terms of Q2 last year. One probable reason: growth in Greater China, where Apple saw 5 percent increase in revenue sequentially between Q1 and Q2, versus a pretty… Read More
  • Apple Sold 44M iPhones, 16M iPads And 4M Macs In Q2 2014

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
     Apple shared its quarterly earnings results today, and for fiscal Q2 2014, the company moved 43.7 million iPhones, 16.3 million iPads and 4.1 million Macs. That compares to 51 million iPhones sold during the first fiscal quarter, along with 26 million iPads and 4.8 million Macs, but that was a holiday quarter, so a dip is to be expected. Last year during the same quarter, Apple sold 37.4 million… Read More
  • Etsy Acquires Gadget Marketplace Grand St.

    Sarah Perez
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
     Grand St., a service once described as an Etsy for electronics, is now actually a part of Etsy, the companies confirm. The deal was announced today on Grand St.'s official blog and on Etsy's site (via Fortune) where Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson explained the two companies' overlapping vision. He says both were focused on the way "making was changing," in a time when shoppers are more interested in… Read More
  • Here’s What To Look For In Apple’s Earnings

    Romain Dillet
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
     Later today, Apple will report its fiscal Q2 2014 earnings. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said in the previous earnings call that the company expected more or less a flat quarter in Q2. And analysts agree. Apple should report flat revenue, flat gross margin, flat net profit — flat everything. But there are a couple of interesting numbers to look at. The two main factors in today’s… Read More
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  • A Power Suit That Lets You Pay By Swiping The Sleeve

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    As we rapidly move towards a connected future, we can be sure that the advancement in technology will free us from having to carry around multiple devices. Just look at how cellphones have evolved. With what smartphones allow us to do today, one doesn’t need to carry a separate device for emailing, creating presentations or documents etc. There a lot of work being done to simplify payment technology. M.J. Bale has tailored a “Power Suit” which includes a contactless payment chip through which the wearer can pay for any purchases at a Visa payWave terminal by simply swiping…
  • Xiaomi Will Expand Sales To 10 New Countries

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Xiaomi is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that has experienced significant growth on its home turf in the four years it has been around. It is often referred to as the Apple of China, due to its meteoric rise in one of the most competitive markets on the planet. Its smartphones have actually been outselling the iPhone in China. Xiaomi is not like other Chinese manufacturers who don’t go behind the Great Wall. It has its sights set firmly on global expansion, and now eyes 10 new countries to expand sales into.To spearhead global expansion Xiaomi poached former Google executive Hugo…
  • Japan Display Develops 10-Inch 4K Tablet Screens

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    There are several tablet options available in the market that offer high resolution displays. The iPad Air has a 2,048×1,536 pixel resolution display and Google’s Nexus 10 ups that with a 2,560×1,600 panel. What about 4K though? It may be off in the future but its certainly not impossible. Japan Display has announced that it has developed 10.1-inch LCD displays with an eye watering 3,840×2,160 pixel resolution (4K).Obviously the biggest concern with a 4K tablet display would be battery life. Tablet users count on getting the best battery life so a display not only has to…
  • Grid Autosport By Codemasters Coming This June

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    Codemasters had previously teased that it was gearing up to launch a new motorsport title. Initial reports suggested that perhaps it was going to announce a new F1 title that would be compatible with post previous and next-gen gaming consoles. However, Codemasters has actually announced Grid Autosport, a new motorsport focused title which will be making its way to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on Jnse 27th.No word as yet on when the new F1 title is going to be released. This latest title though builds up on the feedback received after Grid 2 was released last year. Some of the games traditional fans…
  • Sprint Galaxy S5 Software Update Released

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Sprint released the Samsung Galaxy S5 on April 11, just like all other major U.S. carriers. Today it has released the first even software update for its variant of Samsung’s 2014 flagship. Its certainly not a major update in any aspect, it doesn’t bring new features or updates core Android OS beyond version 4.4.2 KitKat. However a plethora of bugs have been fixed, so users should definitely get their hands on this update which it goes live in their region.Some of the issues that Sprint says it has fixed include alarm failure when deleting alarm, device responsiveness when S View…
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  • Is this the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom?

    Elisabeth Young
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Aside from the Galaxy S phones, Galaxy Tabs, and Galaxy Gear, the Galaxy cameras are something to be excited about. I'm more inclined to get a new compact camera as I just got back from a vacation. My iPhone 4's camera is now sub-standard I think it's time to upgrade. I don't want to get a new phone so I'll just get a camera. Maybe something like the Galaxy K Zoom which was recently spotted by Mr. Blurry Cam.Continue reading Is this the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom? Related posts: Leaked: Samsung Galaxy K (S5) Zoom Cameraphone Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom specs detailed again, impressive benchmark scores…
  • Android 4.4 KitKat update for HTC Droid DNA rolls out this Thursday

    Adrian Diaconescu
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    It’s been a long time coming, and at least one deadline has been missed, but all’s well that ends well and the KitKat for HTC Droid DNA saga is closing down on its happy ending. In roughly 24 hours, the OG 5 incher is to score Android 4.4, along with Sense 5.5, meaning that software-wise the handheld will be perfectly up to date.Continue reading Android 4.4 KitKat update for HTC Droid DNA rolls out this Thursday Related posts: LG rolls out Android 4.4 KitKat update for European, US G Pad 8.3 HTC Droid DNA getting Android 4.4 by mid-April, Butterfly’s KitKat also imminent HTC Droid…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 quickly grabs 0.7 percent of all Android phones

    Elisabeth Young
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Ah yes. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one highly anticipated Android smartphone that is now making waves in the market. We knew it would be a seller like the previous Galaxy S phones. And after only a week since its launch, we’re hearing both good and bad reports about the unit. There are more good news but its fingerprint… Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 quickly grabs 0.7 percent of all Android phones Related posts: Android 4.4 KitKat now runs on 1.1 percent devices Samsung has now sold 7 million Galaxy Notes, and 50 millions Galaxy S and S II phones Samsung has sold over 5 million Galaxy…
  • Benchmark uncovers Nvidia Shield sequel with Tegra K1 chip, 4 GB RAM

    Adrian Diaconescu
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Nvidia did its damnedest to turn the Shield handheld game console from a tech oddity into a box-office hit and trend-setter, but at the end of the day, all the discounts and software updates were simply not enough. Seeing how many deem the first-generation Shield a sales bust, you’d reckon Nvidia would think twice before rolling out any kind of sequel, rehash or spin-off. Yet a mysterious… Continue reading Benchmark uncovers Nvidia Shield sequel with Tegra K1 chip, 4 GB RAM Related posts: Nvidia Shield Handheld Game Console Finally Goes On Sale, Costs $300 Nvidia Delays First Shield…
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 WiFi model to be released May 1

    Elisabeth Young
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    This month started with us learning the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 dropping by the FCC. And now we know that its WiFi 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch models will be released on May 1 with the following prices: $199.99, $269.99, and $349.99, respectively. These prices are for its US market and for the WiFi version only. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4… Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 WiFi model to be released May 1 Related posts: QVC leaks Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 8GB WiFi model pricing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be officially available tomorrow, $499 for 16GB model Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus,…
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  • OnePlus Unveils One 'Flagship Killer' Smartphone

    Richard Adhikari
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    OnePlus, a China-based smartphone maker founded by Pete Lau, a former VP at Guangzhou-based Oppo, on Wednesday announced its OnePlus One phablet. The device is being marketed as a "flagship killer," but whether it is remains to be seen. Factors in its favor are its price -- $300 for a device being placed head to head with the more expensive Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s -- as well as the company's clever marketing campaign and the buzz it has generated so far.
  • Lytro's New Shoot Now, Focus Later Camera Targets Prosumers

    John P. Mello Jr.
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The folks who introduced the masses to ex post facto focusing upped their game Tuesday with the introduction of a new camera aimed at shooters who take their photography seriously. The Illum, by Lytro, contains an updated version of the company's innovative Light Field engine, which allows the focus in a photo to be manipulated after it's shot. Unlike Lytro's previous offerings -- rectangular tubes that resemble slide viewers -- the Illum looks like a conventional digital SLR camera.
  • Founder of Russian Social Media Says He Got the Boot

    David Vranicar
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Pavel Durov, the founder of Russia's most popular social network site, claims he has been ousted by allies of President Vladimir Putin -- who went ahead and took over the site while they were at it. Durov, who ran the mega-popular VKontakte, had reportedly run afoul of the Russian government for refusing to heed requests to censor posts on the site. For its part, the company claims that Durov resigned, but he said he only learned of his ouster from the press.
  • Stealthy Assassin Series Hitman GO Makes a Luscious Board Game

    Chris Maxcer
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    I can safely say that I never would have imagined turning the Hitman video game series into a luscious dioramic board game for iOS. Lucky for us, that's what Square Enix did with last week's Hitman GO release. Apple featured the game in the App Store, and for good reason: The graphical representation of the boards you play on is a visual feast, showing well-lit 3D-like cutaways of rooms, mansions, tennis courts, swimming pools and the like. You play as the cloned assassin, Agent 47, who is a plastic figurine able to move in straight lines one spot at time.
  • Apple Shoots for 'Better'

    Rachelle Dragani
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    In honor of this year's Earth Day, celebrated Tuesday, Apple is showcasing its efforts to lessen its carbon footprint and become more environmentally sustainable as part of its 'Better' Campaign. The company released new promotional material, including a video narrated by Tim Cook, that outlines its commitment to increasing energy efficiency in an effort to reduce its impact on climate change. Apple wants to leave the world "better than we found it," says Cook.
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  • Facebook Beats Estimates, CFO to Step Down

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Facebook's stock first dropped, then rose, after the company reported earnings that beat investor expectations Wednesday.Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman also said he would step down from the company on June 1, to be succeeded by David Wehner, former CEO of Zynga.
  • Apple Profit Beats Forecast, Splits Shares and Boosts Dividend

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Apple posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped estimates Wednesday and announced a 7-for-1 stock split and an 8-percent dividend increase.The news sent Apple stock soaring over 7 percent in after-hours trading.The company reported earnings of $11.62 a share, on revenue of $45.6 billion.
  • Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Steps Down From All Operational Roles

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Pincus, who founded the social gaming company in 2007, will no longer have employees under his purview.
  • Apple Profit Beats Forecast, Splits Shares 7-for-1

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Apple posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped estimates Wednesday, and announced a 7-for-1 stock split.The company reported earnings of $11.62 a share, on revenue of $45.6 billion. Analysts expected the company to report earnings excluding items of $10.18 a share on $43.
  • Facebook CFO David Ebersman is Stepping Down

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    David Ebersman -- the CFO who took Facebook public and attracted scrutiny for its rocky initial ride -- is departing the company later this year.
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    Technology Story

  • I Never Let My Kids Win; They Beat Me!

    Scott Klososky
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Written by Vaughn Rachal  The fact that some companies expect digital investments to produce returns immediately, shocks me.  To expect that just because you use digital tools or channels that results are going to instantly appear is delusional. I remember when my kids were young and we played video games, my wife would sometimes tell me, “Come on honey, let the boys win”.  I responded, “They will, one day”.  I knew the day would come when I would never win a video game against them again, unless we played an old school game like “Galaga”, one of my favorites.  My boys were 6…
  • The Glide Path to Digital…or the Agony of Defeat!

    Scott Klososky
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Written by Andrew Ranson Digital transformation doesn’t happen overnight or all at once. It’s not an all or nothing proposition either, but if you don’t get on the path, you risk crashing and burning in the long-term. In a recent global CapGemini/MIT study of over 400 global companies, the what’s and why’s of digitization were examined. The results of the study were plotted on a chart where the horizontal axis was called transformation intensity, and the vertical axis was called digital intensity. The companies in the bottom left quadrant showed neither…
  • What Technology Does to an Eight Year-Old

    Scott Klososky
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:31 am
    Most 8YO’s of today will have no conscious memory of a time without the augmentation of a mobile device on their person, and an instant connection to the worlds information.  For them, every answer to every question is seconds away – every piece of information they could possibly want.  A large percentage of what they digest into their brain will come through a device, not a human interaction, and what remains will likely be provided unasked for from friends and family.  They will unconsciously see their devices as critical pieces of who they are, and will be less concerned about the…
  • Executive Digital Denial

    Scott Klososky
    5 Dec 2013 | 11:51 am
    By Vaughn Rachal, Future Point of View There’s no denying that technology is perpetually accelerating in both performance and function! The changes we’ve seen in the last ten years alone have dramatically altered how the world operates, how people communicate, and how we develop connections with one another. The exponential speed of change and the technology’s impact over the next 10 years will create winners and losers that seem to rise or vanish suddenly. Performance advancements in processing power, storage, and bandwidth coupled with ever-expanding availability, usage, and…
  • Why CrowdScribed is the Future of Publishing

    Scott Klososky
    19 Nov 2013 | 8:52 am
    Have you noticed the traditional publishing industry seems to be experiencing a multifaceted crisis? Publishers, trying to survive the breakneck pace of a changing retail environment, are assuming bigger financial risks than ever before with no proven way to predict a book’s success. Authors are facing changes as well, opting to use self-publishing platforms for their speed and convenience only to find that their books get immediately lost in a vast sea of titles. The rise of self-publishing has created other unexpected burdens on the industry. Not only does it represent a large financial…
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  • Thank you for buying Issue 343

    9 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    Blog Apr 22, 2014 As a little thank you for buying Issue 343 of Web User, here's our favourite new online video. Hope you enjoy it! Video of A tour of the British Isles in accents Issue 344 is out on 7 May. We'd love it if you bought that too. Internet
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • 2014 Edition of the Verizon DBIR

    James Arlen
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    Yes, it’s here. Go get it. [PDF] And remember the wise words of Michael R. Farnum Calling all InfoSec speakers with no imagination! Your 2014 material is ready! Go get your Verizon #DBIR today! — Michael R. Farnum (@m1a1vet) April 22, 2014 I’ll update this post as various analysis comes in from people who know what they’re talking about. The post 2014 Edition of the Verizon DBIR appeared first on Liquidmatrix Security Digest.
  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 3D

    James Arlen
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Episode 0x3D My Heart Bleeds for Windows XP Well this is certainly an exciting week around these here parts. I reckon we’ve not seen this much marketeering since the APT1 days of ought 13. Goodness gracious I’m not a huge fan of this crap. Do not listen to this podcast at more than 1.5x speed while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment. Your face may melt according to some studies conducted by a Murican we know. Upcoming this week… Lots of News Breaches SCADA / Cyber, cyber… etc. finishing it off with DERPs/Mailbag (or Deep Dive) And there are weekly Briefs…
  • Aegis ICS Fuzzing Framework

    Chris Sistrunk
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    SUCCESS: 26/26 (100%) Tests passed — Bernd Lörwald (@bloerwald) March 25, 2014 As you may or may not know, Adam Crain @jadamcrain and I have been working on an ICS/SCADA procotol fuzzing framework -Aegis- for a year now.  It is a generational type fuzzer that tests both the server/slave and client/master side of industrial protocols.  Adam originally wrote Aegis to test his openDNP3 protocol stack.  It turned out to be very effective in finding bugs in DNP3 stacks and Project Robus was born.  After finding many broken DNP3 implementations and getting many…
  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 3C

    James Arlen
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:48 am
    Episode 0x3C You Got Breached. And in other news… April 8 is coming up FAST. Upcoming this week… Lots of News Breaches SCADA / Cyber, cyber… etc. finishing it off with DERPs/Mailbag (or Deep Dive) And there are weekly Briefs – no arguing or discussion allowed And if you’ve got commentary, please sent it to for us to check out. DISCLAIMER: It’s not that explicit, but you may want to use headphones if you’re at work. ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMER: In case it is unclear, this is the story of 5 opinionated infosec pros who have sufficient…
  • Mt. Gox “Found” Some Missing Bitcoins

    Dave Lewis
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:42 am
    Exactly how does this happen? Sheer incompetence, that’s how. Today I read that Mt. Gox discovered an “old” wallet with 200,000 bitcoins in it. What the ever living…are you kidding me? From CNN: “On March 7, 2014, Mt.Gox Co., Ltd. confirmed that an old-format wallet which was used prior to June 2011 held a balance of approximately 200,000 BTC,” the statement said. Karpeles said that the discovery was reported to lawyers on March 8. The bitcoins were later moved to “offline” wallets. I’m sorry but, how in the hell do bitcoin supporters…
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  • Sony Launches New Bravia TVs

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    Sony today introduced its latest BRAVIA TVs. The 2014 Sony BRAVIA line-up are equipped with improved X-Reality PRO, ClearAudio+ technology and One-Flick Entertainment offering better picture quality and a more powerful sound. The 2014 Sony BRAVIA TVs comes in a range of screen sizes from 32 to 70 inches and initially includes the following series: Premium Large Full HD 3D TVs - W850 (70”) and W800B (50”) Full HD TVs - W700B (32”), W600B (40” & 48”) and R472B (40”) Basic HD TV - R422B (32”) Check out below for the pricing for the 2014 Sony BRAVIA TVs  SONY BRAVIA KDL…
  • More Details About the LG G Watch Emerge

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    LG continues to tease us with their upcoming smartwatch. New details about the LG G Watch have been posted on the LG G Watch website and this time LG has revealed that the LG G Watch will come in two colors – Stealth Black and Champagne Gold. What’s more is that the LG G Watch will be water and dust resistant, similar to some of its competitors. LG also posted on the website that the LG G Watch’s screen is ‘Always On’. Well, I hope they’ll leave an option for the user to set this feature on/off. If not, we’re expecting to see a higher battery capacity on LG’s smartwatch.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Game for Android and iOS Now Available

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie will be hitting the cinemas next week and while waiting for the movie release, might as well download its official mobile game from Gameloft. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Android and iOS comes with new features including additional villains like Venom and Kraven the Hunter, new characters like Black Cat, and Spider-Man suits like Symbiote Spider-Man. It also has a deeper story with 6 bosses, almost 100 story missions, and lots of side missions. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 official mobile game is now available for download at the App Store and Google Play for…
  • Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker Review

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    We’ve had a chance to spend some time with Bose’s SoundLink Mini, their ultra-compact portable bluetooth speaker. It’s priced at Php 13,000.00, which is much more expensive than the other bluetooth speakers we’ve reviewed here in PTB (if not the most). It’s not unexpected, as we know that Bose makes premium audio products; but is the SoundLink Mini going to be worth that much of your hard-earned peso? Details This speaker comes in at a height, width and depth of 5.1 x 18 x 5.8 cm weighing in at 1.5 pounds (.67kg). That’s a little heavy on the hand compared to the other speakers…
  • Microsoft Office for iPad and Office Mobile for iPhone and Android Now Available for Download

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    Office for iPad Microsoft has recently made available for download an iPad version of the Microsoft Office. Starting today, iPad users can now download Word, Excel and PowerPoint from the App Store. The free version of the Office for iPad allows you to view/read Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Moreover, a full version of the Office for iPad (with Create and Edit features) can be obtained with an Office 365 subscription. Unlike other mobile and tablet apps which are just ported versions of its original versions, the Office for iPad was built from the ground up bringing the same Office…
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    Tech Digest

  • Sonos go entirely wireless

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Sonos have announced plans to eliminate the last remaining wires from their home speaker system - replacing the wireless bridge... which should hopefully cut down on costs too. The company have long been at the forefront of premium speaker systems....
  • What are the alternatives to Google Glass?

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Google Glass is coming soon - just this week it was put on sale to general users and not just developers (as long as you've got $1500 and live in the United States. But what about the alternatives? Check out...
  • 7 million PS4s sold... but who is winning the console war?

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Sony have announced the sale of the 7 millionth Playstation 4. Impressive stuff - but how does that stack up against the Xbox One? Read on to find out. Unfortunately for worldwide sales of games consoles, there's no independent arbiter...
  • Free Kindle ebooks for Samsung users starting from today

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Samsung this morning have announced a tie-up with Amazon to offer free Kindle books to smartphone customers. Owners of Galaxy smartphones and tablets will be able to download one free book a month. Each month, customers will have the option...
  • Check out this cool diagram of Samsung's Galaxy range

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Can't decide which device from the Samsung Galaxy range to get? You could be forgiven, as there's an awful lot of different choices - as this diagram demonstrates. (Click for bigger!) The chart has been put together by designer Luke...
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    Gear Live

  • 60% of iPhone 5c & iPhone 4s buyers are switching from Android

    Andru Edwards
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    During today's Apple earnings call, CEO Tim Cook announced that 62% of current iPhone 4S buyers, and 60% of current iPhone 5c buyers are switching over from Android devices. The iPhone 4s is currently free with two-year contract, while the iPhone 5c is $99 (sometimes less) with the same term agreement (see our iPhone 5c review.) These numbers bring new light to the question that many ask, wondering why Apple keeps the iPhone 4s around, or why it made the iPhone 5c in the first place. They provide an inexpensive entry point with powerful hardware for users who just want to get started in…
  • Apple reports $45.6 billion Q2 2014 revenue: 43.7m iPhones, 16.3m iPads, 4.1m Macs sold

    Andru Edwards
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Today, Apple announced its second quarter earnings results, with revenue at $45.6 billion, beating the guidance of $42-44 billion that it previously gave, while also soundly beating analyst estimates. How did Apple make that money? Mostly on the back of the iPhone. Device sales for Q2 2014 include 43.7 million iPhones sold, 16.3 million iPads, 3 million iPods, and 4.1 million Macs. In the same quarter last year, the iPhone sold 37.4 million, iPad 19.5 million, iPod 5.6 million, and Mac 3.9 million. The company also announced that Apple TV sales has now surpassed 20 million. Apple isn't…
  • Western Digital My Passport Pro Thunderbolt RAID drive announced

    Andru Edwards
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Western Digital has announced its new My Passport Pro external Thunderbolt storage drive. The new device features two internal drives with user-selectable RAID functionality, making it perfect for those working with high-end graphics and video, and those who need more reliable mirroring. On the inside, you'll find two 2.5-inch drives, with one model totaling 2 TB, and another providing 4 TB of storage. As the drive used Thunderbolt for connectivity, there's no separate power cable--the Thunderbolt cable is all you need to power the 233 MBps My Passport Pro. The 2 TB model sells for…
  • iOS 7.1.1 brings improvement to Touch ID for iPhone 5s

    Andru Edwards
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    If you haven't yet updated, Apple released iOS 7.1.1 yesterday, focused on improving the responsiveness of Touch ID fingerprint recognition, iOS keyboard responsiveness, and Bluetooth keyboard usage as well. After installing the small 26 MB update, you should find that Touch ID is less forgetful, while the rest of the updates are fairly minor. You can head into iOS settings and check for the software update to grab it over the air now. Tags: ios, ios 7, ios 7.1.1, ipad, ipad mini, iphone 5s, ipod touch, smartphones, software, tablets, touch id, iOS 7.1.1 brings improvement to Touch ID for…
  • Grab Titanfall today for Xbox One, PC, or Xbox 360 for $37

    Andru Edwards
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    If you've been waiting for Titanfall to drop in price before getting in on the action, well, it's time to stand by for Titanfall. Amazon is featuring the game as a Gold Box special today, selling it for just $37 (a 38% discount!) That price applies to all platforms, including PC, Xbox One, and even the newly-released Xbox 360 version. Head over to Amazon to take advantage of this deal now! Tags: amazon, deal of the day, deals, dotd, microsoft, pc, pc games, respawn, titanfall, xbox 360, xbox one, Grab Titanfall today for Xbox One, PC, or Xbox 360 for $37 originally appeared…
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  • Disable Facebook Auto Play Videos on Desktop, Android and iOS Devices.

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Facebook introduced auto-playing videos and video ads on their Newsfeed sometime back in December. The new format automatically plays silently on both desktop and mobile versions if you pause on them while browsing your News Feed. Now, there is a way for you to turn it off. Doing this will certainly help you save the bandwidth and battery on your mobile devices; this will also help you avoid ads. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely disable Facebook’s video ads on mobile/iPad. However, you can disable them when you’re not on Wi-Fi. Here are the step below - 1. Disable…
  • Privacy, Data Protection and Service Terms: Sale of Nokia’s Devices & Services Business to Microsoft

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Nokia currently expects to complete the sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in April 2014. With the completion of this transaction, a Microsoft Finnish affiliate assumes responsibility for your personal data and the contractual relationships for the products and services related to this business. Microsoft cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data and will continue to collect and use your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia, and you should experience no difference as a result of the sale.Nokia will continue to…
  • A little more on Heartbleed and passwords

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Despite the name no blood was shedded by a lot of digital ink was used to cover this security breach. Few days back, even I had reported this. Have a look at my previous article if you need to refresh your mind about the topic ;). As nothing sales better a paper than the announcement of a catastrophe, alarmist title sprawl accross the web. Of course a lot of laymen may start to doubt about the security of their account on the web. Some really sensitive sectors like iGaming decided to clarify the matter for their reader by interviewing CTO of Super Lenny, the latest casino of BetIt Group. Leon…
  • What is the Heartbleed Bug all about? Be safe, Change your Password.

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    This Bug is in the OpenSSL’s implementation of the TLS/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heartbeat extension (RFC6520); and hence the name Heartbleed bug. This bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and…
  • VMware introduces Horizon 6 for Desktop and Application Virtualization

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    VMware introduces Horizon 6 (with View) to deliver virtualized and remoted desktops and applications through a single platform; supports end users with access to all of their Windows and online resources through one unified workspace. With Horizon 6 you can now deliver virtual or remoted desktops and applications to end users across devices, locations, media and connections. VMware Horizon View simplifies IT management, increases security and control, reduces IT costs and increases end-user access and flexibility in Windows desktop services. A single management console streamlines…
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  • Join Us on Educational Technology Debate

    Wayan Vota
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    If you are looking for cutting edge commentary and deep analysis of one laptop per child movements around the world, or really, any and all uses of technology in education, please direct your attention to: Educational Technology Debate That's where everyone is now. Join us there. Thanks...
  • Shutting down OLPC News

    Christoph Derndorfer
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Resumen en español al final del artículo Today we're announcing that we have decided to shut down OLPC News. That means we'll stop publishing new content but we won't take the site offline. In retrospective this is something that I should have done six months ago when Wayan first brought this up. Or at the very least I should have simply used my Happy New Year from OLPC News post to do so because reading through it now it actually says almost everything I'd want to say in a goodbye post. Writing up my South America experiences in Wayan's kitchen in August of 2010 So rather than repeat…
  • News Flash: OLPC Association Lives On

    Wayan Vota
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:06 am
    While the One Laptop Per Child Foundation, the Boston branch of our favorite laptop project is dead, the OLPC Association, the Miami-based group focused on XO sales, jumped to life yesterday and pronounced its viability. Here is Giulia D'Amico, Vice President of Business Development, on their present and future: OLPC's mission to empower the world's children through education is far from over. OLPC is thriving and making more inroads at bringing education to those who can't easily access it. OLPC recently formed a strategic alliance with the Zamora Teran family through many of their…
  • Goodbye One Laptop per Child

    Wayan Vota
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here is a question for you: 8 years on, would you recommend anyone start a new deployment with XO-1 laptops? With the hardware now long past its life expectancy, spare parts hard to find, and zero support from the One Laptop Per Child organization, its time to face reality. The XO-1 laptop is history. Sadly, so is Sugar. Once the flagship of OLPC's creativity in redrawing the human-computer interaction, few are coding for it and new XO variants are mostly Android/Gnome+Fedora dual boots. Finally, OLPC Boston is completely gone. No staff, no consultants, not even a physical office. Nicholas…
  • A PhD Thesis About OLPC Asks: What are we doing? What are we bringing?

    Guest Writer
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    My name is Lars Bo Andersen and I have spent the last five years studying OLPC and, in particular, one small project at a school in Nigeria (which I call Akila's school after one of the students). I have written a PhD thesis about OLPC, Akila and the school which I defended at Aarhus University in Denmark on the 27th of February: There is, amongst others, a chapter describing the theories and debates around OLPC, there is one investigating how the initiative rose to fame and there are several more specific investigations of the laptops at Akila's school (e.g. chapters 5 and 6). In this post I…
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  • ‡ No Answer

    Kyle Baxter
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:28 pm
    You have all the answers to my questions Even ones I didn’t have Why should I know anything at all? You know everything I need Everything I may need You hold it all for me So I waste no time But still I wonder, why don’t I wonder? Like I did as a kid But no answer
  • Gigafactory

    Kyle Baxter
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Tesla plans to build a massive new lithium ion factory that would double world production volume. Doing so could dramatically change the car industry: When Tesla first began working on its Model S saloon barely five years ago, lithium-ion batteries were priced at about $1,000 a kilowatt-hour (kWh). Manufacturers are notoriously secretive about pricing details, but industry insiders hint that prices have now slipped to anywhere from $400 to $750 a kWh. Even so, that means the 85 kWh pack in a Model S costs Tesla between $34,000 and $63,750. A study by the Boston Consulting Group projected that…
  • Discriminating Between Discriminations

    Kyle Baxter
    1 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Julian Sanchez: I’m perfectly open to the notion that it may be wise and justifiable to extent the protections of anti-discrimination law to groups not currently covered—but I also wish supporters of such reforms would acknowledge that there’s a genuine impingement on associational freedom involved in such extensions, and that no simple sweeping principle can obviate the need for a close examination of the tradeoffs in each case.
  • Sean Penn Wants Chavez Critics Imprisoned

    Kyle Baxter
    22 Feb 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Sean Penn: The Oscar-winning actor and political activist accused the US media of smearing Venezuela’s socialist president and called for journalists to be punished. “Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it. And this is mainstream media. There should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies.” Not only does Sean Penn defend authoritarianism, but he suggests that critics should be imprisoned for calling Hugo Chavez a dictator. Lovely guy.
  • Campaign Monitor (Sponsor)

    Kyle Baxter
    22 Feb 2014 | 11:58 am
    My thanks to Campaign Monitor for sponsoring this week’s RSS feed. Designing emails that look beautiful, render perfectly and drive strong response is increasingly difficult. That’s why Campaign Monitor compiled the top 100 emails of 2013 into a free eBook, alongside tips on design and content. The Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns eBook features brands like Fitbit, SmugMug, Panic and includes: High performing newsletters with open rates of more than 50%. Examples of great layouts & responsive designs. Emails that go against best practices and still drive top results. Campaigns…
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  • BoxTV: Great Idea, but Long Way to Go?

    Abhishek Baxi
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    BoxTV, a Times Internet service, offers subscription-based on-demand video streaming of movies, TV shows, short films, and premium video content. The service is available in India, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States aimed at Indian users or the Indian diaspora abroad. The service is conceptually similar to Hulu and Netflix in the US and fills a gaping void in India. At the moment, plans start at just ₹20 with the monthly subscription at a very affordable ₹199 in India, £4.99 in the UK, and $4.99 in the US. You can access BoxTV via web, mobile…
  • WhatsApp crosses 500 million Monthly Active Users just before its Fifth Birthday

    Abhishek Baxi
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:21 am
    The popular mobile messaging service, WhatsApp, today announced that it has crossed 500 million monthly active users. The service was founded in June 2009 by two former Yahoo employees – Jan Koum and Brian Acton – and is now used to send more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day. Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced it was processing 64 billion messages every day with Brazil, India, Russia, and Mexico as its fastest growing markets. With 48 million monthly active users, India is the largest market for WhatsApp where it competes with WeChat, LINE, and Hike,…
  • LinkedIn Crosses 300 Million Users; Targets Mobile

    Apurva Chaudhary
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    LinkedIn has announced that it has crossed 300 million users across more than 200 countries on its platform. The platform gets about 100 million users from the United States, indicating that  67% of its user base is made up of international members.It further added that the platform has added more than 23 million members since December 31, 2013. Deep Nishar, senior vice president of products and user experience at LinkedIn, stated that LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every one of the 3.3 billion people in the global workforce. He further details on how LinkedIn…
  • Frequency Aggregates All Free to Watch Videos, Thinks it is a Big Enough Market

    Apurva Chaudhary
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Keeping yourself updated on free-to-watch videos on the internet is quite different. You have to subscribe to different channels on different platforms, making it difficult to keep up with the latest videos. There’s a company just trying to solve that problem. Meet Frequency. Frequency aggregates all free-to-watch internet video, regardless of its source, and delivers it to consumers in one application, that’s available for and widely distributed on every device. The videos are nicely categorized into business, education, celebrity, comedy, and so on. Just like on YouTube, you can…
  • How to Avoid Accidental TV Show Spoilers on Social Media [iOS, Android, Google Chrome]

    Pallab De
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Game of Thrones is back on TV, and has wasted no time in delivering the shocking game changers that it’s famous for. Over the past three seasons, the show has managed to amass a massive and vocal fan base. The HBO original based on the fantasy books “A Song of Ice and Fire” invariably manages to trend every week soon after it airs. However, for those of us who haven’t read the books and don’t watch the show during its initial broadcast, this poses a big challenge. Short of completely avoiding Twitter and Facebook, it’s almost impossible to remain spoiler free among all the…
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    OLED Info

  • A new software algorithm can reduce OLED energy consumption by remapping gray levels

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:24 am
    Researchers from Seoul National University developed a new algorithm that remaps gray levels in image pixels so the image consumes less power on an OLED display. The researchers say that this algorithm can save about 10% while actually enhancing the contrast by 9%. The algorithm is linear and can be applied in real-time to high resolution videos.The algorithms analysis the histogram of the image and changes the gray levels while maintaining the contrast. The key idea is that a large number of gray levels are never used in the images and these gray levels can be effectively exploited to reduce…
  • IHS: the GS5 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED display costs $63, less than the GS4 display

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    According to IHS, Samsung's Galaxy S5 costs about $256 to make, and the most expensive component is the 5.1" FHD Super AMOLED display which costs $63. That's actually cheaper than the 4.99" display on the GS4 which was estimated at $75 back in 2013 by IHS. In 2013, DisplaySearch estimated the GS4 display at just over $60.According to reports from Korea towards the end of 2013, Samsung Electronics indeed asked Samsung Display to reduce its AMOLED prices in an effort to reduce smartphone costs (even though IHS esimates that the GS5 costs about $20 more than the GS4, even with the cheaper…
  • AU Optronics developed their own OLED ink-jet printing technology, produced a 14" OLED prototype

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Merck published an article on OLEDs in their Explorer Magazine, and in that article they reveal that AU Optronics is developing OLED ink-jet technologies with help from Merck.AUO developed their own inkjet printer (with collaboration with suppliers), and they used it to develop a 14" printable OLED panel. Merck is working closely with AUO to supply them with soluble OLED materials. There's no word yet on how close this technology is for commercialization yet, and Merck did not reveal any details (or even a photo) of the 14" panel.Read more about AU Optronics developed their own OLED ink-jet…
  • Sony still promises a 30" 4K professional OLED monitor in 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    In April 2013 Sony showed a prototype 30" 4K OLED panels at NAB 2013, promising to release them in 2014. A couple of weeks ago at this year's NAB, Sony showed the panels again, this time as real product prototypes (and not just panels). The company still aims to deliver the 30" OLEDs in 2014.The 30" panels ofer 4K (4096x2160) resolution and will be made at Sony's Nagoya fab - the same fab that makes Sony's current 17" and 25" panels. The new product will be very similar to Sony's current PVM X300 4K, but with an OLED instead of the LCD. Read more about Sony still promises a 30" 4K…
  • Video shows LG Chem's new OLED panels and luminaries at L+B 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    A couple of week ago LG Chem showed several new OLED panels and luminaries at L+B 2014, and the company now released a nice video (apart from the somewhat annoying music) covering the event: The video shows the new panels and luminaries, and also explains the benefits of OLED lighting. The video also shows the company's roadmap for the next few years.Read more about Video shows LG Chem's new OLED panels and luminaries at L+B 2014
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  • Avalanche has been awarded four more key STT-MRAM patents

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Last month we reported that Avalanche Technology has been awarded four key "milestone" patents for its STT-MRAM technology and solid-state storage array system design. Today the company announced that it has been awarded four new STT-MRAM patents in areas of Perpendicular STT-MRAM and MRAM Integration and Manufacturing. Avalanche has over 200 filed patents that covers the full spectrum from memory cell/circuit design and manufacturing to solid-state storage system development and deployment.The company has been awarded three key patents in the area of Perpendicular STT-MRAM:“Magnetic Random…
  • Coughlin sees the MRAM market growing from $190 million in 2013 to over $2 billion in 2019

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    Coughlin Associates released a new report on non-volatile memory and storage technologies. The authors see MRAM and STT-MRAM replacing SRAM and DRAM within the next few years - and probably before RRAM replaces flash memory. MRAM advances quickly and this will result in lower prices which will make the technology very competitive.Coughlin projects that MRAM and STT-MRAM annual shipping capacity will rise from an about 80 TB in 2013 to 16.5 PB in 2019. Revenues will increase from $190 million in 2013 to $2.1 billion in 2019. This will obviously require more production capacity and the MRAM…
  • Crocus says the USPTO ruled a favorable preliminary decision in their case against STT's patent

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    In November 2013, Crocus Technology filed an Inter Partes Review petition to the US PTO, claiming that Spin Transfer Technologies's US patent #6,980,469 describes a technology already used in prior art, in particular in the patent portfolio of Crocus.Crocus Technology now says that the USPTO issued a preliminary decision in favor of Crocus' petition - saying that there is a “reasonable likelihood” that Crocus will prevail with respect to its challenge. The patent in question describes a high-speed low power magnetic devices based on current induced spin-moment transfer. Source: Crocus
  • NVE and Everspin agree to drop their lawsuits against each other

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    In January 2013, NVE filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Everspin Technologies. A few months later, Everspin filed a patent lawsuit of their own against NVE.Yesterday NVE announced that the two companies agreed to drop both lawsuits and will not assert the patents in those suits against each other in the future. NVE says that this agreement (which seems to be a appointment's to their shareholders) is limited to the patents in the 2012 lawsuits.Disclaimer: the author of this post holds some shares in NVE
  • Samsung are collaborating with 15 partners on STT-MRAM innovations

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:27 am
    Back in June 2013 Samsung Electronics launched a global research outreach program aimed towards STT-MRAM innovation. The Samsung Global MRAM Innovation (SGMI) wanted wanted to reach out to colleges, universities and research labs from all over the world to explore breakthrough and innovative STT-MRAM research.Samsung ran a short ad campaign on MRAM-Info and Spintronics-Info to help discover partners. Samsung informed us that they received lots of best and most novel proposals on a range of compelling research subjects. They are now collaborating with 15 SGMI partners. Hopefully we'll someday…
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    All things tech/ beautiful

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most corrupt of them all?

    Anupam Varghese
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the most corrupt of them all?"There is this story from the Bible [John 8: 1-11], of a 'condemned' woman, about to be stoned as the 'rules' then required, being brought infront of Jesus. His simple response was to ask anyone from the crowd who had never sinned, to throw the first stone. Each one of the accusers slithered away.I tried to imagine. If this incident had happened in the world we are living in today, not only would she have been stoned by the very people who had 'caught' her, each one of them; her captors would most likely also have been her past…
  • The Fly

    Anupam Varghese
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:21 pm
    There was once a fly, Shown a beautiful sky, Thrown a wonderful pie, O'er joyed! it tried, Flew higher and high, Till the lights drew nigh; Then hit a damn glass ceiling! Tried harder than hell,Cast all the spells,Rang all the bells,But down it fell,Godspeed him well! What could it tell? Kept hitting that damn glass ceiling! No longer a kid,Evolve it did, Diamond claws it hid;The skies now lit, This time it flew, Fast as it could; @###, who removed the damn ceiling?! Moral of the poem is: Always wear a helmet before you fly.
  • Can a facebook post be defamatory?

    Anupam Varghese
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:43 am
    The world wide web represents democratization of news and views. The sheer freedom it provides as an independent platform above and beyond geographic boundaries sometimes makes its users forget that they still need to operate within the limits imposed by the laws of the land they are otherwise governed by.I came across this interesting site published by some Asian School of Cyber Laws. It is an interesting portal which lists out a few dos and donts based on Indian laws. The gist is as follows: "Before posting on Facebook, ask yourself one question - If this comment…
  • Kerala Tourism Backwaters Campaign

    Anupam Varghese
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Visit: to know more.I had an old post on the annual Aranmula snake boat race on my blog and the Kerala Tourism folks actually sent me a mail a few days ago with this campaign pic! Way to go.
  • White label Human ATMs a.k.a Business Correspondents

    Anupam Varghese
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    We should look at our inherent strengths to solve some of our pressing needs. As a country, there are a few things pretty peculiar about India. Take for instance, the sheer size of some of its problems. Some of our 'problems' are as large as a few other countries' entire populations put together. Herein lies the opportunity as well. We are also, a massive sea of humanity yearning to serve its unmet needs and earn our rightful place under the sun. Technology has a huge role to play as well; not at loggerheads but complementary.October last year, Abhishek (Eko) and Ignacio (ex BMGF) published a…
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  • Amazon Dash, A Free Barcode Scanning & Voice Recognition Wand That Lets You [Too] Conveniently Place Order Your Grocery and Electronic Goods

    5 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    AmazonFresh is a home grocery [electronic included] delivery to Seattle, San Francisco and Southern California areas. Subscribers get free same-day and early next morning delivery service on orders over $35. Amazon Fresh customers must subscribe to Amazon Prime Fresh at $299 yearly [30 day trial is available]. The subscription includes all the benefits of Amazon Prime that’s worth $99. Until now AmazonFresh subscribers can order goods through the Web site, but Amazon just unveiled Dash, a handheld Wi-Fi magic wand that lets customer scan barcode to order a week’s worth of good or speak to…
  • Beam Photos From iOS Devices to Chromecast enabled TV

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:20 pm
    While Chromecast users still have to rely on third party apps to stream photos from their smartphone to the TV, today Google released an iOS app called Photowall for Chromecast that allows one or a group of friends found in the same room to beam their photos to the big screen TV. The photos are arranged and animated on the same screen. User can annotate, doodle with colors before sending to the wall. Upon completion, optionally users can  have the app automatically create a YouTube video from the Photowall with music background (you can swap it out if you want. Preview some tracks from a…
  • Cadenza–An Orchestra in an App

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    A new Kickstarter project aiming to deliver a mobile app that helps musicians to practice alone concertos, sonatas and chamber music accompanied by a real orchestra following their every move. The project is emerged from Sonation, a music startup incubated at the Harvard innovation lab. Sonation created a similar app on the Mac OS including pieces from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi for violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, etc.. The app intelligently adapts the orchestra to the style and tempo of the musician playing. A valuable…
  • Moto 360 The Round Face Smartwatch

    19 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Moto 360 is one of the new smartwatches based on Google’s latest platform Android Wear. The device is also the first smartwatch that attempts to mimic the traditional timepiece with a round face, a feature that could give the device a break into the mainstream. So far, smartwatches are often considered bulky, squarish, short battery life, the Moto 360 seems to address all the problems to bring to a jewelry-like wearable device with leather and stainless steel interchangeable bands and yet can perform all the functions of the smartwatch, including face changing and touch interaction and…
  • Android Wear: The Official Wearable Platform from Google

    18 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Despite other device makers such Samsung, Sony, etc. have pushed to the market smartwatches based on Android, today, Google officially unveiled its Smartwatch platform based on the company mobile OS Android. The platform is aiming for all forms of wearables, Google thinks it makes sense to start with the watch where the search giant hopes to bring contextual data along with updates from social networks, instant messages to the users using Google Now technology. Android Wear platform is voice-enabled, user can say “OK Google…” followed with inquiries to interact with Google…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

    30 Oct 2016 | 9:00 am
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10AM PT, San Francisco 5pm - London | 1pm - New York | Thu, Oct 31th at 4am - Sydney | Thu, Oct 31th at 2am - Tokyo | Thu, Oct 31th at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Carlos Andreu, Raj Balasubramanian Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free The webcast is based on an upcoming 'Mobile First' book that Raj Balasubramanian and Carlos Andreu are working on with O'Reilly Media. This hands-on webcast will cater to two class of developers - enterprise or backend developers who have dabbled in building web sites but hasn't spent much time on mobile,…
  • 12/09/2014 - Starting the quality system from scratch by Howard T Cooper

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Topic: Starting the quality system from scratchDescription of Topic:The opportunity to establish a new quality system from scratch has three potential results. The most rewarding is a cross-functional systems approach that balances quality activities to achieve product performance requirements and meeting internal and external customer requirements (needs & wants). The least desired outcome is a failed quality system that is so dysfunctional that it threatens the organization’s very existence. The final result is a quality system operating between the extremes of the above-described…
  • 11/17/2014 - TJC and CMS Update – The Latest from Executive Briefings

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Description: This webinar will cover what’s new in The Joint Commission’s survey process and requirements.  Includes time for Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.Cost: $225Register online: Attendance:  Purchase of webinar series includes access for one phone line and one computer log‐in to the web‐based presentation, but there is no limit to the number of staff at your organization who you can invite to participate and receive continuing nursing education credits. The purchase also includes access to an audio recording of the webinar…
  • 10/20/2014 - Creating a Just Culture While Advancing Patient Safety

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Description: This webinar will cover how to advance patient safety in your organization and best practices on how to create a just culture.  Includes time for Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.Unlimited Attendance:  Purchase of webinar series includes access for one phone line and one computer log‐in to the web‐based presentation, but there is no limit to the number of staff at your organization who you can invite to participate and receive continuing nursing education credits. The purchase also includes access to an audio recording of the webinar so that staff can…
  • 09/22/2014 - Focus on Behavioral Health

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Description: This webinar will focus on the nuances related to creating a safe environment in behavioral health organizations.  Includes time for Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.Cost: $225Register online: Attendance:  Purchase of webinar series includes access for one phone line and one computer log‐in to the web‐based presentation, but there is no limit to the number of staff at your organization who you can invite to participate and receive continuing nursing education credits. The purchase also includes access to an audio recording…
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    Tech Cocktail

  • Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty Announces Their Spring 2014 Accelerator Class

    Will Schmidt
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Yesterday Brian Feldt of the St. Louis Business Journal reproted that Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty, operating under the umbrella of Cultivation Capital, has officially announced the 4 startups that will be making up their 2014 class. The financial tech accelerator typically has smaller classes because they offer whopping investments to the affiliated companies. This year, each of the 4 companies will be receiving a $100,000 investment for anywhere between 5 to 10 percent equity in their companies. All 4 of the companies will relocate to St. Louis to participate in 4 month program and…
  • Why Go to TechDay NYC? For the 450 Startups, 1,000 Open Jobs, and $20B in Venture Capital

    Ronald Barba
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Hey, people of NYC: have you registered yet for tomorrow’s TechDay? No? Why not? I mean, it’s free. Do it now – register. Seriously. Done? Great. Did you realize that not attending tomorrow’s TechDay means skipping out on the opportunity to network with more than 400 startups from NYC and the rest of the world?  From popular sites like College Humor, Elite Daily, and Gilt, to great startups like Uber, ZocDoc, and CommonBond? And for those looking to 1) switch gears in the careers, 2) give up on their anthropology Ph.Ds, or 3) move out of their childhood homes…
  • DC Gets 4th Place in a Ranking of the Hottest US Startup Cities 

    Kira M. Newman
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    In a ranking of the hottest US startup cities released today by RJMetrics, Washington, DC, came in 4th place, trailing San Francisco, New York, and Seattle. The study was based on Meetup data from over 16,000 tech meetups worldwide. They took into consideration the number of total tech meetups, number of total memberships, density (memberships compared to the population), and growth in tech meetups in 2013.  “The single biggest input that determines the success of a startup is the quality of its human capital,” says RJMetrics. “Meetups are human capital factories. If you want to…
  • Messuzz Launches v2.0: Targets US, UK, and Saudi Arabian Markets

    Will Schmidt
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Norwegian based company Messuzz today publicly launched version 2.0 of their iOS messaging app designed to make local discovery easier by introducing users to people and events nearby. Today’s release is specifically targeting growth in the US, UK, and Saudi Arabia markets. “With the release of Messuzz 2.0, we’re seeing a huge increase in the US market, a trend we expect to continue as more and more people demand relevant, geo-specific content from social apps,” says co-founder Gulbrand Overbye. To date Messuzz has spread to over 70 nations worldwide and the co-founders have…
  • Take a Tour of Motorola Mobility’s New HQ in Downtown Chicago [PHOTOS]

    Ronald Barba
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Yesterday, Motorola Mobility unveiled its new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. Occupying four floors of the Mart, the 600,000-square-foot Gensler-designed space will house the company’s 2,000 employees. Talking about Chicago as a hub for digital and cellular technology, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, “Given its roots, this should have been the place.” via Nicholas James / Curbed Chicago The move marks a homecoming of sorts for the handset maker. It was founded 80 years ago in Chicago, and stood at the forefront of the telecommunications industry, even…
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  • How To Turn Walls Into WhiteBoards

    Jason Wilk
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Whether it’s in the office or your child’s bedroom, dry-erase paint by WhiteyBoard is an awesome way to spark creativity, keep track of tasks or to-dos or just be a bit silly. It won’t break the bank and it will impress your friends too.  Here are just a few fun and functional ideas. Turn a wall into a surface for workflow or brainstorming sessions in the office or a center for fun activities in a kid’s room. Paint the doors to your kids’ bedrooms to post reminders, chores or loving notes of encouragement. Make the toy chest just as fun as the things inside it.
  • Obama’s Scores In Job Approval Poll Sunk In 2013; Will This Be A Better Year?

    2 Jan 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Most job approval polls had President Obama at about 50 percent at the start of 2013, but in a late December Quinnipiac poll, his scores dropped to a record low 38 percent. From his failed effort to tighten federal gun laws after two mass shootings to the disastrous rollout of his signature health care law, last year just wasn’t his year. But will this year be any better? “It’s never too late to get it right, so the president should finally honor the promise he made to the American people when he said they could keep their health insurance and doctors,” said Dan Holler,…
  • Entertainment Lawyer Discusses Potential Legal Battle Between A&E And “Duck Dynasty” Star Phil Robertson

    26 Dec 2013 | 4:38 pm
    “Duck Dynasty” is A&E’s biggest hit, but since they suspended Phil Robertson from participation in the show for making comments disparaging homosexuals and questioning whether blacks really had it so bad in the days of segregation and Jim Crow, the network has been receiving a lot of criticism from Robertson’s fans and the status of the show is still up in the air. Fox News host Greta Van Susteren went “On the Record” with entertainment lawyer Steve Olenick to discuss the potential legal battle between A&E and the stars of “Duck Dynasty”…
  • NCAA Denies Legal Responsibility To Protect Student Athletes

    20 Dec 2013 | 6:53 pm
    The NCAA was formed as an organization in order to protect players, so it’s not surprising that their recent statement in a wrongful death lawsuit being filed by the family of a former student football player, in which they claim that it’s not their legal duty to physically protect student athletes, is being met with extreme criticism. The family of former Frostburg State football player Derek Sheely filed a lawsuit two years ago against the NCAA, helmet manufacturer Schutt Sports, and three Frostburg State coaches after Sheely was repeatedly allowed to return to a full-force…
  • Coming Up With The Idea That’ll Help Your Startup Get Off The Ground

    11 Dec 2013 | 9:05 pm
    If you’re hoping to get your startup off the ground, the best thing you can do is come up with one great idea. Unfortunately, that’s not quite as easy as it sounds. If you need a little help figuring out how to come up with an idea that will help your business become profitable, just follow these tips! Identify your target customer. Is there a particular customer segment that you already have a relationship with or that you enjoy working with? Start off figuring out which market you’d enjoy working with and selling to, and then come up with an idea that would provide those…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • The two faces of Facebook & Apple

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Apr 23 - As Facebook and Apple report earnings, Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson calls Apple "a victim of its own success" and explains the struggles and silver linings of Facebook. Conway G. Gittens reports.
  • Journey through quail embryo wins Nikon science video prize

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    April 23 - Sequential images of a ten day old quail embryo have won Portuguese biologist, Gabriel G. Martins first prize in this year's Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition. The entry was one of hundreds submitted for the contest, which aims to highlight the latest techniques of scientific imaging. Second place went to Michael Weber of The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany for his video showing the beating heart of a two-day old zebrafish embryo and third to Dr. Lin Shao of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm…
  • Israeli company reinvents the wheel

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    April 23 - An Israeli company has developed a technology that allows wheelchairs and bicycles to travel more comfortably over bumps and down stairs. Softwheel says its 'symmetrical selective in-wheel suspension' system is designed to absorb the impact of obstacles in the road, and could be adapted to suit any vehicle with wheels. Jim Drury reports.
  • NASA astronauts perform spacewalk outside International Space Station

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    April 23 - NASA Astronauts Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) to replace equipment. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Tech innovation vs. legal technicalities in Aereo case

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    April 22 - Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association defends Aereo's business model, but Hogan Lovells' Neal Katyal, broadcaster's advisor, argues Aereo is using a legal loophole to skirt the law.
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    Softpedia News - Technology & Gadgets

  • NZXT's Phantom 240 Case Is Snow-White Both Inside and Out

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    There's a pretty cool case coming out of NZXT's labs, one that looks awesome and has a cool white-and-black color combo, with the black only there to enhance the snowy aesthetics of the product. Large enough to hold full-ATX motherboards and anything smaller than that, the new case, called Phantom 240, has a removable hard drive cage. This is important because the best and largest graphics cards on the market wouldn't fit in the chassis otherwise. They're pretty long after all, especially th... (read more)
  • 19-Inch Monitor with 178-Degree Viewing Angles Launched by EIZO

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    EIZO could have just launched another standard display, but instead, it went for what used to be standard but no longer is: the 5:4 aspect ratio. Its new monitor is called FlexScan S1933 and is made for office PCs as well as older computers with graphics boards that output a sync-on-green signal. The display has a modest native resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, but at least the IPS screen ensures wide viewing angles (178 degrees). Also, thanks to LED backlighting and extreme power-saving a... (read more)
  • Three Gigabyte Z97 Enthusiast Motherboards Almost Ready to Rumble

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Gigabyte has introduced three new motherboards, or at least formally revealed them in anticipation of their availability. They're pretty powerful too. Not that it's surprising, mind you. They are based on the Z97 chipset after all. The add-in board and memory support, as well as the standard storage and I/O capabilities, can easily enough be spotted in the photo gallery below, but I'll point out what stands out the most. The motherboards (which haven't been priced yet) are called Z97X-UD5H ... (read more)
  • Ultra-Slim 5.6 mm E9080 and E9180 Wireless Keyboards from Rapoo Have Touchpads

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Thin keyboards don't have enough room, height-wise, for mechanical switches, but that's okay because the two that Rapoo has just made aren't meant for games, but for multimedia and remote control. Called E9080 and E9180 Wireless Touchpad Keyboards, the newcomers both have thicknesses of just 5.6 mm and are basically fusions between normal wireless keyboards and touchpads (one touchpad each). Then again, maybe they aren't so “normal” after all, because instead of the standard 2.4 ... (read more)
  • Samsung Gear App Challenge Starts May 8, Offers $1.25 / €0.90 Million Prizes

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Samsung has been known for courting its developers and because the Korean tech giant has already launched three wearables, in the form of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit, it’s time for the first Gear App Challenge to take place.  Since one of the major complaints of the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch users was the lack of apps, Samsung needs to convince developers to fervently develop new software for the smartwatches. And since the Korean tech giant is using the Tizen platfor... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • What Do Social Logins Mean for Businesses? A Massive Conversion Boost, Among Other Things

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Social logins are becoming increasingly popular, but what does that mean for businesses? A social login—when a user registers for a site by signing into one of their social media accounts instead of creating a new account by filling out a form—benefits both the user and the business, but it pays to understand them on a deeper level. First, which social networks are used for social logins? Facebook alone accounts for more than half of all social logins in North America. Google+ accounts for 28%. Twitter accounts for only 4%, according to Gigya, a social login platform company.
  • Canada Has a Disease Called Risk-Aversion and It’s Going to Take a Cultural Shift to Propel Us Forward

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    It isn't news that Canada's culture is inherently risk-averse. This made our banking sector the envy of the world during the recent recession, but in the startup game, it's a hindrance. When people say they want a city in Canada to become "Silicon Valley North," I sigh. They focus on things like getting more angel and venture capital investment, deepening the talent pool, and expanding mentor networks. Yes, these things matter, and yes, Silicon Valley employs these things—but you can't grow a tree with a seed, and the seed of Silicon Valley isn't money or people; it's culture. A culture…
  • Startup Management Hosts CEO of Techstars in Canada to Observe Our Startup Climate

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Startup Management hosted David Cohen CEO of Techstars in Toronto last night. He is in Canada for the first time since 2008 to check out the startup climate in Toronto and Waterloo after hearing about good things that were happening here. When asked about expanding Techstars into Canada, however, he was a bit vague saying that it could happen. He observed that there was a lot of interesting things happening in Toronto and that entrepreneurs are trying to tackle serious things especially in the sciences. He was also impressed with how much support and energy the government is starting to offer…
  • A Curated List of the Technology Transactions Happening Across Canada: March 2014 Edition

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    March activity in M&A was again dominated by one transaction. Ontario's Nordion, in the heath care technology space, sold to Sterigenics for $848m. The only other announced sizable transaction was Quebec's X2O Media selling to Barco for $21m. Of interest, Zite was sold again, as CNN passed it to Flipboard in a transaction whose price was not announced.     In funding, the month was the biggest of the year so far with Quebec's Knight Therapeutics in the biotech space taking in $255 million in two closings in a private placement. Of note, Calgary's Slyce raised a large round of…
  • Apple Sells Record 44 Million iPhones in Three Months, Rakes in $46 Billion in Revenue

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Apple this afternoon shocked investors by reporting quarterly earnings that exceed almost all analyst expectations. Posting a profit margin of nearly 40%, Apple earned almost $46 billion in revenue during the last quarter, well ahead of expectations below $44 billion. The revenue came from selling nearly 44 million iPhones—far more than expected—and more than 16 million iPads—slightly fewer than expected. Additionally, Apple sold four million Macs and three million iPods. "We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue…
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  • Built solely on research based investment management
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    Be focused on really being good at what you do 1535_ 4/22/14 - Since the 60s, Bernstein a New York based fund, has been built solely on research based investment management. That singular focus has led them to become one of the biggest companies and one of the biggest public firms in that arena. We're talking with Ward Cerny, Vice President, Bernstein Global Wealth Management and he said, "We've just focused on really being good at what we do and not all the other things that cause conflicts to our investment management clients, such as lending, mergers and acquisitions, having…
  • Imagine if you will, living off the grid...
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Intense infatuation with natural building methodologies 1536_ 4/20/14 - We are visiting with Cody Farmer of MainStream Corporation a performance-driven green building firm. We've known and followed Cody and his partner Lisa Farmer for several years now and are very impressed with what they're doing. Imagine if you will, living off the grid... It all started with an intense infatuation with natural building methodologies and real estate investing. They thought that a person could build sustainably with nature and experience freedom off any grid, superior indoor environmental quality…
  • Consulting world is ripe for disruption
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am
    The McChrystal Group... [Part 4 of 4] 1534_ 4/18/14 - The thought that the consulting world is ripe for disruption has been floated before – and the change is happening in many parts of the industry. The common complaints about consulting suggest the direction that the industry is moving: consultants drop a thick report on the table that never gets read; their solutions generate additional problems; they look at questions or problems too narrowly to have a sustainable business impact. The McChrystal Group is a niche consulting firm that partners with companies going through the same change…
  • Raised with personal examples of leadership...
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    "Listen, learn ... then Lead!" Gen. Stanley McChrystal [Part 3 of 4] 1533_ 4/17/14 - "I was raised with traditional stories of leadership: Robert E. Lee, John Buford at Gettysburg. And I also was raised with personal examples of leadership. And I was raised to believe that soldiers were strong and wise and brave and faithful; they didn't lie, cheat, steal or abandon their comrades. And I still believe real leaders are like that. But in my first 25 years of career, I had a bunch of different experiences." After McChrystal graduated from West Point, he was commissioned…
  • UC Denver Business School certifies sustainability
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
    A real boost to sustainability in Colorado and beyond 1532_ 4/16/14 - We asked Cliff Young, Associate Dean in the Dean's Office at UC Denver Business School about managing for sustainability. "The history of managing for sustainability was actually somewhat industry driven." The first of these classes started back in 2007-08 and has grown to where UC Denver currently has 12 different classes teaching sustainability and three specializations, internally here at the business school. They're all graduate specializations, so if a student takes any four of these classes, that…
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  • Ken Block Plays Gymkhana Soccer Against Neymar In Video For Castrol

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    What do you get when you cross drift racing with soccer? The answer is “Footkhana“, a new sport featured in a branded video starring DC Shoes founder Ken Block and Brazilian footballer Neymar. The Footkhana video pits Block against Neymar in a game of soccer, one in which Neymar dribbles at his feet and Block slamms his car into a soccer ball to make it fly into the net. You would think Block would have a significant advantage, since he can run over the opposition if they get in his way. Nonetheless, the video ends as soccer matches often do–in a draw. The video has already…
  • Top 500 Brands On YouTube Get 722 Million Views A Month

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Outrigger Media has released the 2014 edition of its yearly examination of the most popular brands on YouTube. The online video analytics company’s report covers the top 500 brands on YouTube, breaking them down by industry, view count, and a number of other dividers. The report does not include any entertainment brand, as Outrigger instead focuses on “marketers who aren’t typically required to be in the content creation business by nature, but have chosen to do so largely based on the ‘earned media’ opportunity offered by YouTube and its monthly US audience base of…
  • Philip DeFranco Is A Dad

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    On April 21st, Philip DeFranco announced his plan to take a break from The Philip DeFranco Show as he awaited the birth of his baby boy. One day later, his wife Lindsay successfully gave birth, introducing the world to Philip DeFranco III (AKA Trey). Trey’s birth comes six months after the DeFrancos first announced Lindsay’s pregnancy to Philip’s millions of YouTube subscribers. The event has caused the hashtag #BabyDeFranco to trend on Twitter. Defranco himself welcomed his son into the world with a tweet of his own, one which includes the first picture of Trey.
  • Why Isn’t Steve Kardynal’s ‘Raining For Charity’ Raising More Money?

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Since its release on April 20th, Steve Kardynal‘s ‘Raining Food‘ video has become a viral hit. The video, in which Kardynal stands still as various food items rain down on his head, has scored more than 1.7 million views and has been featured in Time, ABC News, Adweek, and several other news outlets. Despite its popularity, the video is struggling to accomplish its primary charitable goal. Kardynal, best known for his Chatroulette lip sync videos, created ‘Raining Food’ as a way to raise money for Action Against Hunger, a charity hoping to end hunger worldwide.
  • BroadbandTV Agrees To Manage FremantleMedia Shows On YouTube

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    BroadbandTV has agreed to help optimize the YouTube presences of some of the most popular TV shows in the world. The online video management company/multi-channel network has struck a deal with FremantleMedia through which it will track fan uploaded content for more than 200 TV shows. The partnership will make use of BroadbandTV’s VISO  NOVI technology, which allows the company to find, connect with, and manage content on YouTube. In this case, Broadband is tasked with seeking out fan videos related to shows in Fremantle’s library, which includes American Idol, The Price is…
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  • Unmark: Do Something with Your Bookmarks

    Eric Dye
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    How many bookmarks do you have? For some of us, we collect bookmarks like some kind of obsessed Beanie Babies collector. While I have a few different strategies in how I manage my bookmarks, clip content to blog about or collect links to read later, I am always on the lookout for something better. That “something better” I will be trying is Unmark. Unmark is a really cool online app that is deigned to help you actually do something with your bookmark collection, instead of simply hoarding them in your browser basement. Check it out: Unmark How do you like that fancy-shmancy animated…
  • Best April Fool’s Prank Ever? [Video]

    Jeremy Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    My heart is in youth ministry which means I can exegete with the best of them, I am there to sit down with teenagers who are struggling with finding their identity, and I can work with parents who feel helpless communicating with their children. Yet I have a humorous side that always comes out when I hang out with high schoolers or am living life with volunteers. Honestly, if Jesus had access to a whoopie cushion, I believe that He would use it and then make a life-giving, life-changing parable out of it. The prank below is good. Google has nothing on this April Fools prank. The Internet can…
  • Using Caution with Social Media

    Jeremy Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Social media is but a form of communication for us to be able to engage people in a different medium where people are. When used well, this web application can be the instrument of major success with increased attendance at your events, more visibility for your church, and clever ways to celebrate your staff, volunteers, and the work your congregation is doing. But as with any tool, there are unique and sometimes perilous barriers to using social media safely. James Franco James Franco is just one of a series of people getting caught using social media wrong. He believed that his line of…
  • Church Podcasting in 7 Steps [Infographic]

    Chip Dizárd
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am a big fan of podcasts and I recently relaunched my podcast.  I used to think creating a podcast was a complicated process, but after helping a pastor friend create a podcast in less than a week I decided to break the process down into 7 actionable steps: [Click for Larger] Do you or your church have a podcast? Share the link in the comments below. If not, join me for a free webinar entitled, Podcasting for Pastors and learn how to create, promote and sustain a ministry podcast (and don’t forget to check-out the ChurchMag Podcast, too). [Image via brainblogger via Compfight cc]…
  • Decimate Writer’s Block: Never Run Out of Blogger Fuel

    KC Procter
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    You are sitting at your desk staring at a blank screen. A deadline is looming and your to-do list is growing like a hoarder’s collection of newspapers. You put your hands on the keyboard and lightly tap your fingers in hopes that somehow words will appear on the page in coherent sentences. Nothing happens. Nothing. There are no words. There are NO WORDS!! What do you do? You’re a writer/author/blogger and words are your currency. You can’t live without words. And yet there are no words?! Oh, the humanity!! But never fear. Calamity is easily averted. As a blogger…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • AGU: Odds of storm waters overflowing Manhattan seawall up 20-fold, new study shows

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (American Geophysical Union) Maximum water levels in New York harbor during major storms have risen by nearly two and a half feet since the mid-1800s, making the chances of water overtopping the Manhattan seawall now at least 20 times greater than they were 170 years ago, according to a new study.
  • First-of-its-kind NASA space-weather project

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A NASA scientist is launching a one-to-two-year pilot project this summer that takes advantage of US high-voltage power transmission lines to measure a phenomenon that has caused widespread power outages in the past.
  • Scientists discover a new shape using rubber bands

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (PLOS) Rubber bands may provide important clues for fabricating a variety of 3-D shapes from flat parts.
  • Male or female?

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics) The Y chromosome, which distinguishes males from females at the genetic level, appeared some 180 million years ago. It originated twice independently in all mammals. The team of professor Henrik Kaessmann at the Center for Integrative Genomics and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics managed to date these events that are crucial for both mammalian evolution and our lives, because the Y chromosome determines whether we are born as a boy or girl. The results of this research have just been published in Nature.
  • Steering chemical reactions with laser pulses

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Vienna University of Technology) Ultra short laserpulses in the femtosecond-range give scientists a powerful new method of controlling chemical reactions. A team of researchers could now show that the fragmentation of carbohydrates can be controlled by these pulses.
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    Spot Cool Stuff: Tech

  • The 3 Best Laptop Computers Under $300

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Three bills. That’s all you need to get a quality laptop. It won’t be a laptop with a huge screen or an ultra-fast processor. It won’t run complex video-editing programs or graphics-intensive games. But it can be a laptop that’s light weight, well-built and more than capable of performing the basic array of computer tasks — emailing, web surfing, streaming videos, running spreadsheets and word processors, et al — if you know which ones to buy. Spot Cool Stuff has taken a look every laptop computer that’s available for $300 or less. Here’s a review of…
  • Learn Trick and Special Effect Photography

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The incredible photos you see on this page seem like the sorts of shots you need to be a professional photographer or PhotoShop genius to create. In truth, you needn’t be either. Almost anyone with a digital SLR and a dash of creativity can take stunning, surreal shots — if they know how. That’s where Evan Sharboneau comes in. Sharboneau, a photographer extraordinaire, has gathered his years of experience into one condensed (and incredibly cool) course: Trick Photography And Special Effects — The Ultimate Guide of Tricks, Techniques and Ideas that Create Mind-Twising Images.
  • Small Package. Big Streaming Media.

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    Big things come in small packages, they say. “They” must certainly have a Roku 3 Streaming Media Player. It’s Spot Cool Stuff’s new favorite way to watch streaming videos and on-demand television — and cost-effective too. It works like this: You connect the little Roku 3 box to the internet, either through an Ethernet cable or wifi. Then you hook the box up to your HD television1 via an HDMI cable. And — voilà — you are ready to watch television (and listen to music and play games . . . more on that in a moment). Roku claims this tiny magical box will bring you…
  • Kanex Multi-Sync Bluetooth Keyboard

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    22 Jan 2014 | 4:58 am
    Lots of people use a wireless Bluetooth keyboard to type on their MacBook laptops, on their iPads, on their televisions (via Apple TV) and on their iPhones. But not many people use a single keyboard on all those devises — unless they have a keyboard like the Kanex Multi-Sync Bluetooth Keyboard. The Kanex Multi-Sync can pair to as many as three Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Buttons on the top of the keyboard make switching between devices seamless. Very cool. The Kanex model is not the only keyboard on the market that allows for such multitasking. But it does have some key features…
  • Can Artificial Gills Allow Humans To Breathe Underwater?

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    17 Jan 2014 | 9:53 am
    Being able to breath underwater, à la Aquaman, sounds like a made-up superpower. But it needn’t remain the stuff of pure science fiction. After all, fish manage to breath underwater. And some, like the lungfish, are adept at breathing air too. Theoretically, for a human to breath underwater all that’s required would be some sort of gill-like system. Enter Jeabyun Yeon, a student at the Samsung Art And Design Institute, who thinks he’s come up with exactly that. Dubbed the Triton Oxygen Respirator, Yeon’s design features miniature artificial gills extending out from a…
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • Using PowerCLI to Shutdown a VM resize vCPU and Memory and Power back on!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    You ever been in that situation of “Oh no, I need to modify a VM to increase/decrease the number of vCPUs and Memory, but I can’t do it during normal business hours” Or whatever the situation may be?  Well, fellow #vExpert @BoBolander and I were discussing this recently, and worked together to create this!  This also will apply if you’re doing this to multiple virtual machines! Well, look no further. :) You can script this, as in to execute it as a script to happen while you’re at home asleep during your maintenance window, but also even if you’re modifying a simple VM…
  • Free VMware vCenter Log Insight book on Understanding Real-time Log Analytics!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    I’ve been meaning to post this blog for a few months now, but hey here it is now! This little gem was posted some time ago Free eBook: vCenter Log Insight sweet post right?! I mean, I’m sure you’ve played with vCenter Log Insight at this point like VMware Log Insight EXPOSED! Splitting your Syslog with an axe! … But even if you haven’t check it out and get a dive into this cool technology to advance your datacenter! Click here to get your free copy of Understanding Real-time Log Analytics. You’ll need to fill out a little form but beyond that you’re set! Check it out! <3
  • The Definitive Guide to the Brocade Distinguished Architect

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    If you’ve been in the FICON, Data Center SAN, Internetworking or Converged networking tracks at any point in your career then the Brocade Distinguished Architect is the ultimate pursuit available within the Brocade family, and it is by no means easy, frankly quite the opposite!   That said though, hopefully this can help steer you in comfort in the direction of a pursuit of this designation or the tracks leading up to it! The Brocade Distinguished Architect is a series of exams. Oh, a series indeed! It is actually achievable by finishing 3 of the 4 tracks listed below.  These…
  • OMG! Free Brocade Certification Exam and Training (150-810) Good ‘til May 2014!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    So there I was going through my Brocade Certification track in pursuit of the Brocade Distinguished Architect (More details in my next post ;)) and I came across this little gem!   Free Voucher, Free Training, free-all to knock out one of these exams! Awesome, right?!? This is broken down into a few key steps; Register for Brocade online learning Enroll into the course. Study the Material Register for exam. Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Professional (150-810) 55 questions in 90 minutes. Register using code: {REDACTED requested by Brocade University :)} Ooh, Ooh! So they asked I…
  • OMG! Free Microsoft Virtualization Certification Voucher! (MS 74-409)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:38 am
    So you’re all like, Whaaaaaat?!!? That’s right. Until June 30th 2014, you can get a free voucher in super fast fashion! Visit this handy link; Then just click on the “Get Free Voucher” – Which will pop up with a window like this; (And Yes, it is an ACTUAL Pop-up so pop-ups cannot be blocked) Here is the real catch, you click the green check mark itself. Yes it says that, but sometimes we ignore the words it says.  :) Then it will ask you to login to your Live account, or create an Microsoft Virtual Academy…
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    Jim Gaudet

  • How NOT to get an F on your Heartbleed scan

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support “My server isn’t vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack, yet I’m still failing on my SSL security report.” Okay, first of all, if you haven’t already checked your server’s SSL rating, go check out this great tool from Qualys SSL Labs! Not sure how to read it? Well, a big red F means your server is […] c00lGuy - How NOT to get an F on your Heartbleed scan
  • Heartbleed, OpenSSL and WAMP

    Jim Gaudet
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Plugging OpenSSL Bug on Wamp If you are running a WAMP server and use OpenSSL you need to make sure you update your software and reconfigure WAMP. Do not worry, it’s not difficult :) How to Fix Heartbleed Bug on Wamp You need the latest version of OpenSSL for Windows (64 or 32) Go to […] Jim Gaudet - Heartbleed, OpenSSL and WAMP
  • How to Speed Up Your Computer (Keep your PC Clean for FREE)

    Jim Gaudet
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Cleaning up a PC Microsoft started Patch Tuesday a long while ago which pushes out security updates in a batch each month. The patches are sent out on the second Tuesday of each month. I like to use this time to run some basic maintenance tasks to help keep the PC clean as well speed […] Jim Gaudet - How to Speed Up Your Computer (Keep your PC Clean for FREE)
  • Multi-Subnet IPSEC VPN with Fortigate OS 4 and Sonicwall

    Jim Gaudet
    12 Jan 2012 | 5:59 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Fortigate and SonicWall, creating a multi-subnet VPN? You’re Not Crazy! Sometimes things just do not work they you *think* they should! But, as soon as you see how linking the fortigate to the sonicwall does work you’ll see that it really is easy. I was first going to write an entire post telling you all […] Jim Gaudet - Multi-Subnet IPSEC VPN with Fortigate OS 4 and Sonicwall
  • Changing Text Color or Background Color with the DataTables jQuery Plugin

    Jim Gaudet
    24 Jun 2011 | 7:18 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Sometimes you would like to change the text color in a row (or cell) based on text already in the table. Luckily the dataTables plugin allows you to do this using their fnDrawCallback callback function. I am sure that there is a better way to this, but I couldn’t find an easy solution so here’s […] Jim Gaudet - Changing Text Color or Background Color with the DataTables jQuery Plugin
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    by Ron Miller

  • Survey finds companies want a kinder, gentler, more engaged IT department

    Ron Miller
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    While it seems clear enough that that the role of IT is changing, it's always nice to have some actual data to back that up, and a new survey by Avanade found that expectations about IT really are changing and that's having a huge impact on IT 's role inside organizations. Photo Credit: Quinn Dombrowski on Flickr. Used under CC 2.0 license.
  • Short Stack: OpenStack takes center stage at Red Hat Summit, OpenStack governance challenges

    Ron Miller
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack, where I scour the web looking for the most interesting OpenStack links I can find. This week includes news from the Red Hat Summit and the challenges faced governing a project the size of OpenStack.
  • Microsoft could lose with Windows phones and still win on mobile administration

    Ron Miller
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Microsoft's latest phone OS, version 8.1, was released yesterday and reportedly had some tools IT should love, which would be great if people were buying Windows phones in large numbers, but they're not. But Microsoft has been smart enough to make these management tools work across platforms and they could win IT hearts and minds --even if users continue for the most part to reject Windows phones. And a win's a win, right? Photo Credit: Microsoft. All rights reserved.
  • Counting down until BlackBerry's end of days

    Ron Miller
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    When BlackBerry dropped T-Mobile this week as a carrier, it was just the latest bad move by a company in steep decline. The questions is, how is this company still standing? At this point, it can't be much longer. Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Cloud 5: IT culture shift, VMware adapts to BYO and McKinsey finds IT needs kick in the keister

    Ron Miller
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's Friday and that means it's for my regular weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week look at how moving to the cloud requires a cultural shift in IT, VMware embracing the BYO movement and McKinsey finding IT needs stop resisting the cloud. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
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  • Lesson One: Major Scale

    Brad Grier
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Ok, this may seem a bit weird to regular readers of my blog, but I’m going to be archiving my coursework in my Berklee/Coursera programs on this blog. Perhaps someone else will get some value out of it, or offer hints or suggestions for improvements. Either way, it’ll make it a very easy reference to me and my growth through this course Coursera — Developing your musicianship — Peer Assignment 1 — Lesson One: Major Scale Write in your own words the definitions of harmony, ear training, and interval. Harmony — the relationship between notes played at the same time, or chords. Notes…
  • Our Foster on Facebook :D

    Brad Grier
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    National Puppy Day! And Annie!! Post by Brad Grier. Our Foster on Facebook :D originally appeared on on March 21, 2014.
  • (TYPE A OR B) WeeklyBeats9

    Brad Grier
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:57 am
    WeeklyBeats submission for week 9. I may have gone over the top on this one. Intro is very heavy handed. Experimented with the new Z3TA+ synth for iPad, as well as the current stable; Thor, SunrizerXS, Nave, and a little Magellan. Lots of pans. Some compression. A big experiment in many ways.… I hope you enjoy! Album Art a shot from Artwick’s original Flight Simulator for the Apple ][. Update: Love the comment I received on it over at WeeklyBeats: Nice! Soundtrack for the birth of a new galaxy! Sounds great in my ATH-M50s! (TYPE A OR B) WeeklyBeats9 originally appeared on on…
  • WeeklyBeats7 — Cold Night

    Brad Grier
    16 Feb 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Cover for my latest submission to WeeklyBeats 2014. Wanted to go for an atmospheric sound again, something more ambient. Maybe this worked. Maybe not, but it came out as a complete unit. Also tried sticking to a small ‘band’. In this case used instruments from SampleTank: Blue Phaser electric piano, Xpander Phat synth pad, Cosmic Pad synth pad, and Minimoog echo 2 synth lead. Also brought in some Abstract Atmosphere 50 from Garageband — which I used as my DAW. Image is from something I took out the window a bunch of years ago. Loved the light pillars in the minus 40 weather.
  • Better than Flappy Bird. Because Orbits!

    Brad Grier
    14 Feb 2014 | 9:54 am
    Yeah, Flappy Bird got old quick, but this little gem has me trapped in its gravity well (see what I did there?). Flappy Space Program, just like Flappy Bird, is simple. Click to launch your bird. Now, keep tapping to overcome gravity and launch your bird into orbit. Simple no? Ok, now add another bird. Then another. Oh, they collided. It’s Friday. You’re welcome Better than Flappy Bird. Because Orbits! originally appeared on on February 14, 2014.
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  • Game of Phones Is Just Addictive as That One HBO Show

    Nicole Nguyen
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Meet Game of Phones, a game that's as sassy as Cards Against Humanity, as fun to play with friends/frenemies as Heads Up!, and as addictive as that one HBO show with the dragons and lords of light. Here's how you play: someone picks a card from the Game of Phones deck. That person is the judge and reads the selected card to all the other players. The cards say things like, "Show your yuppiest app," or "Next to get an Instagram like wins this card." Whoever finds or gets the card's prompt on their phone first, wins the round. The first player to win 10 rounds is crowned champion. It's the only…
  • Outrageous Reads For Geek Girls

    Nicole Nguyen
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Frozen brides! An espionage finishing school! Time-traveling romances! The Sync Up host Veronica Belmont discusses the most outrageous - but riveting - reads for geek girls and reveals her favorite of the bunch. All Veronica's picks feature strong leading ladies, so needless to say you'll see these titles on our bedside tables. Watch the segment, and find out which five books geek girls should put on their reading lists.
  • Watch HBO Shows on Amazon Prime - Without a Cable Subscription

    Nicole Nguyen
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    This is major. Amazon just signed a six-year exclusive deal with HBO. On May 21, several HBO shows will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video, including Flight of the Conchords, True Blood, and The Wire. But the most exciting news is that users won't need an HBO cable subscription - just an Amazon Prime account. The cast of HBO's Girls. Granted, Amazon Prime just raised membership fees from $79 to $99. But between free two-day shipping, access to the Kindle Library, plus Amazon Instant Video with HBO, the increase might seem worth it. This is a big deal for HBO, which…
  • Enter For a Chance to Win $1,000 to and More!

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Spring is here, and now's the time to update your home for the season and add a pop of color with decor. We are making things easy by giving you the chance to win $1,000 to plus favorites from Jonathan Adler and DwellStudio! Click below for your chance to win and style your space in no time! Enter now!
  • This Could Be the Most Epic Twitter Fail of All Time

    Kelly Schwarze
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    The NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires big time - Newser How Yahoo could get back in the search game - ReadWrite The new Japanese ads for Candy Crush are truly bizarre - BuzzFeed FWD These Star Wars mosaics are amazingly made from an everyday office product - Neatorama The four horrible ways we're bringing sci-fi technologies to life - Cracked Yesss! Mystery Science Theater is making a comeback - Geekosystem Source: Twitter user ChiefElk
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    GadgetLite - Latest gadgets and technology news

  • Aquos Xx 302Sh: Latest smartphone from Sharp

    Mike Jefferson
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Sharp releases great smartphones, but usually they tend to be available only on Japanese market, but on the bright side, this company has released its new smartphone, so let’s have a closer look at it. Sharp Aquos Xx 302Sh is 5.2-inch device, and it comes with 80.5% of screen to body ratio, and as for the size, this device measures 5.19” x 2.75” x 0.38”. In addition, this smartphone is IP57-certified so it’s both water and dust resistant. In terms of hardware, this device is powered by quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot for…
  • PolaSma: Affordable Android smartphone for teens

    Mike Jefferson
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Affordable smartphones are great, and today we have some affordable devices coming from Polaroid that are intended for teens. Polaroid is known for its compact cameras, so it’s a bit strange to see a smartphone coming from this company. PolaSma is short for Polaroid Smartphone, and this device will be great for teens or first time smartphone owners. In terms of hardware, this device comes with 5-inch LCD display and 960×540 resolution. PolaSma is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and 1GB RAM, and there’s 4GB of internal storage space, as well as 8-megapixel rear camera…
  • Facebook introduces new Nearby Friends feature

    Mike Jefferson
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Facebook is constantly introducing new features, and recently Facebook has introduced a new feature called Nearby Friends that should help you get together with your friends. This new feature will share your location with your friends, but if you’re concerned about your privacy you should know that this feature is completely optional. In order to see which friends are available nearby you’ll have to turn on the Nearby Friends feature, and just like News Feed, this feature has complex sharing options so you can choose with whom you want to share your nearby location. You can share your…
  • Vivo is working on a new high-end smartphone

    Mike Jefferson
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Last year we wrote about Vivo Xplay 3S smartphone, which was the first Android smartphone with QHD display. Vivo is now working on a new device, so let’s have a closer look at it. Vivo has teased its new flagship device, and as far as we know, the new device will have 3GB of RAM, just like its predecessor, but it will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC chipset. Also, there are hints that we’ll see an improved camera, and there are words about ultimate HiFi experience, so there could be an upgrade in phone’s audio quality. As for the display, we don’t know what kind of display will…
  • EneBrick portable battery comes with some extra functionality

    Mike Jefferson
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:06 am
    Portable battery can be extremely useful, especially if you forget to recharge your smartphone or tablet, and today we have a portable battery with some extra functionality. Cerevo Inc. comes from Japan, and they have released their latest device called EneBrick. EneBrick comes with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery with 6,000mAh capacity. In addition to charging your device, this portable battery allows you to connect USB keyboard to it and use it with your tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth. EneBrick also has a hidden slot that will hold your device in upright position, which can be…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Peppermint USB Gadget Charger – probably the most practical USB charger on the planet

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Rather like suave stealthy superheroes, there are devices around which pretend to be that which they’re not. Like, for instance, this lens which is clearly of no use to anyone at all for low light photography. So, in a similar vein, we are pleased to bring you the Peppermint USB Gadget Charger, which also happens to feature some of the most intelligent design decisions we’ve yet seen in a USB charger. 180 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Jumpr – cool pocket friendly phone charger can jump start your car as well

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Who says that big is the only beautiful in town? We’re used to seeing big chunky battery chargers for cars in our local repair shops and online, and they’re typically a lot of money too. Not that they don’t work, but carrying them around for an emergency can be rather a hassle. Not so Jumpr. This tiny battery charger is no bigger than a standard smartphone, and in fact is perfectly at home charging up any [...] 209 words | permalink | One comment | digg this continue reading
  • Project Naptha – amazing new browser tool lets you grab, erase or translate text from images or scans [Freeware]

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Whoa, sometimes something arrives on the scene and you’re suddenly aware that technology can still surprise you, and that’s the case with this new free browser addon which does some amazing stuff. Project Naptha is a browser utility (currently only Chrome at the moment, but other browsers are on their way) which can highlight, copy and translate text embedded on any image. It will also eventually be able to translate text on images, which is moving [...] 316 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • EyeFi Mobi SD Desktop – you can now wirelessly connect your DSLR to your computer, not just phone or tablet [Freeware]

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    The good folk at Eye-Fi have established a solid reputation for producing cool WiFi enabled SD cards which can transfer data from cameras to phones and other devices without cables, and they’ve just announced a cool new upgrade to their product range functionality. The new EyeFi Mobi Desktop is a free software upgrade you can download which will let you transfer photos and videos from your DSLR camera to your Windows or Mac desktop or laptop [...] 343 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Patatap – fun tune maker in your browser

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Always nice to find interesting little browser exercises, and Patatap is just such a toy. Nothing too sophisticated, more like a simple tune maker which combines visuals and sounds in an entertaining way. To play, press the spacebar to cycle through the sound and color palettes, and then press any key from A to Z and have fun. It’s a bit tricky at first to get the timing and sound triggers in sync, but once you [...] 99 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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  • Google Acquires Drone Maker - What Could Go Wrong?

    The Young Turks
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Google Acquires Drone Maker - What Could Go Wrong? "Google announced Monday that it is buying New Mexico-based drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum, the Wall Street Journal reports. If you recog... From: The Young Turks Views: 46498 1058 ratings Time: 04:02 More in News & Politics
  • The Ultimate Texting Competition: Rhett vs Link

    Good Mythical Morning
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Ultimate Texting Competition: Rhett vs Link We go head to head to see who can text faster with their eyes closed. Good Mythical MORE: SUBSCRIBE for daily episodes: http://bi... From: Good Mythical Morning Views: 341712 9984 ratings Time: 13:39 More in Entertainment
  • Your Motion-Sensing Eye Cells -- Mind Blow #79

    9 Mar 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Your Motion-Sensing Eye Cells -- Mind Blow #79 TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: *** CLICK "SHOW MORE" FOR LINKS TO EVERYTHING *** Flu Patch (0:00) http://w... From: Vsauce2 Views: 1347341 23164 ratings Time: 05:32 More in Science & Technology

    2 Mar 2014 | 12:02 pm
    KIDS REACT TO ROTARY PHONES Rotary Phones Bonus Reactions: NEW Vids Sun,Thurs & Sat! Subscribe: Watch all episodes of REACT From: TheFineBros Views: 5210639 59611 ratings Time: 07:58 More in Entertainment
  • This Is What Memories Look Like -- Mind Blow #78

    8 Feb 2014 | 12:44 pm
    This Is What Memories Look Like -- Mind Blow #78 TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: *** CLICK "SHOW MORE" FOR LINKS TO EVERYTHING *** Water Printer (0:00) http:... From: Vsauce2 Views: 1233664 28395 ratings Time: 05:17 More in Science & Technology
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  • Mobile Florist App Finds FTD Florists For Same Day Flower Delivery!

    Lisa Vallez
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Mobile Florist app, an iPhone and iPad app that lets you send fresh flowers and more from anywhere using local florists in US and Canada. Same Day Delivery! The post Mobile Florist App Finds FTD Florists For Same Day Flower Delivery! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Fur and Furious – Crazy Cats Chase Red Laser Dot In Endless Runner Game!

    Michael Vallez
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Fur and Furious is a very challenging Android endless runner game where you play as 1 of 2 cat heroes. See video! The post Fur and Furious – Crazy Cats Chase Red Laser Dot In Endless Runner Game! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Dragon & Shoemaker, Challenging 3D Platformer Game for Android!

    Michael Vallez
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Run, jump, roll and fight your way through 50 challenging levels of 3D side-scrolling platform gameplay in the Android Arcade game, Dragon & Shoemaker. This game transports you to a place in medieval Krakow, Poland, where you traverse your way through 5 game areas reminiscent of this period in Polish history. Like the old Polish […] The post Dragon & Shoemaker, Challenging 3D Platformer Game for Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Doodle Critter Math: Shapes App, Fun Early Geometry Learning for Kids

    Lisa Vallez
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Doodle Critter Math: Shapes, an iOS Universal Education and Shape learning app for preschoolers/toddlers with 6 great activities in a fun craft environment. The post Doodle Critter Math: Shapes App, Fun Early Geometry Learning for Kids first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Resurrection of Jesus And Alternate Theories,Resurrection iWitness App

    Lisa Vallez
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Is the Resurrection of Jesus believable? Resurrection iWitness app presents 6 accepted facts by scholars next to alternate theories to let you be the judge. The post Resurrection of Jesus And Alternate Theories,Resurrection iWitness App first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
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  • #TMDDIdYouKnow In mature markets, LTE effective price per GB is $14.5 on average

    Carlos Valdecantos
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    Based on the below benchmark, built by PA Consulting on May 2013 collected price points, in European/North-American markets, LTE is priced at around  £8.7 (or $14.5 US). This average however hides a very heterogeneous reality where several operators (in Norway, France or Canada) charge more than £12 (or $20 US) per GB of LTE mobile […]
  • The death of SMS: What got you here won’t get you there!

    Carlos Valdecantos
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:05 am
    An interesting post has been published in our corporate blog related to nowadays role of the SMS and the impact of the different OTTs affecting its takeup. Here’s a summary of it:  The death of SMS: What got you here won’t get you there! The 20th anniversary of SMS saw it outnumbered for the first time by mobile […]
  • #TMDDidYouKnow Global mobile broadband penetration beyond the 20% threshold

    Carlos Valdecantos
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    According to the below data from We Are Social, the world average mobile broadband penetration has now reached 21%, meaning that 1 out of 5 persons worldwide has access to mobile broadband. Several large regions like Central America, Africa or South Asia are however still below 10% penetration. Source: We Are Social, Jan 2014 (using […]
  • #TMDDidYouKnow In terms of data cost, 1 voice minute = 41 mVoip minutes

    Carlos Valdecantos
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    According to Citigroup, research done in Europe shows that subscribers can have an average of 15 high quality minutes of mVoIP for the same cost of data as a single voice minute. This ratio goes up to an average of 41 minutes of mVoIP for the same cost as a single voice minute when looking […]
  • Emerging countries’ leading mobile operators charge an average 51% premium on data offers

    Carlos Valdecantos
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:52 am
    The below benchmark shows that leading telecom operators in African countries were charging some of the highest premiums on data bundles when compared to their market competition. Whereas operators in Middle East and Asia were charging on par and some even below par as their competitors. Notes: average premium that a market leader charges in […]
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  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Cases: Bitfenix Collosus Mini ITX @ PureOC ETC.: AMD Athlon 5350 & ASUS AM1I-A @ Neoseeker Motherboards: EVGA Z87 Stinger ITX @ Hardware Canucks Storage: Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA @ CPCR Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5" HDD Enclosure @ HiTech Legion Video: KFA2 GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB @ eTeknix
  • Mark Pincus Steps Down From Operational Role At Zynga

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    The only thing surprising about this news is that Pincus still has a job at Zynga. Zynga also announced today that Founder Mark Pincus has decided to move on from his operational role as Chief Product Officer at Zynga to focus on serving in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors. "I would like to thank Mark for his dedicated service to Zynga players, employees and shareholders since the Company's founding in 2007." s Comments
  • [H]ot Deals

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Today's [H]ot Deals forum thread is full of exclusive deals just for [H] readers. The best part is, almost all of these deals come with free shipping! The coupon codes for the items listed below won't last forever and are limited to stock on hand so you'd better get in on these deals while the getting is good. GIGABYTE RADEON R9270X GDDR5- 2GB 2XDVI/HDMIOC = $199.99 + FREE SHIPPING CORSAIR RM SERIES 550 WATT FULLY MODULAR PSU = $69.99 + FREE SHIPPING! Intel Core i7-4770K Processor (8M Cache,3.50 GHz) = $299.99 + FREE SHIPPING! MSI GEFORCE GTX 780 TI GAMING 3GB GDDR5 = $649.99 + FREE SHIPPING!
  • Watch Dogs: 8 Minute Multiplayer Walkthrough

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Ubisoft has released an eight minute video of the multiplayer portion of Watch Dogs. What do you guys think? Comments
  • Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    This has to be the most nerdtastic thing I've heard all day. And I mean that in a good way. Are you ever listening to an album, and thinking 'man, this sounds good, but I wish it crossed from user-space to kernel-space more often!' We got you covered. Our album is now fully playable as a loadable Linux kernel module. Comments
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  • Mobile is so over - so here are 20 possible "New" Next Things

    28 Mar 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Interesting 2 paragraphs from Fred Wilson's blog, talking about "what's next": But the roadmap has been clear for the past seven years (maybe longer). The next thing was mobile. Mobile is now the last thing. And all of these big tech companies are looking for the next thing to make sure they don’t miss it.. And they will pay real money (to you and me) for a call option on the next thing. It isn’t clear if the next thing is virtual reality, the internet of things, drones, machine learning, or something else. Larry doesn’t know. Zuck doesn’t know. I don’t know. But the race is on to…
  • Candy IPO Crushed

    26 Mar 2014 | 4:57 pm
    King Digital stock price fall on IPO day courtesy Yahoo Finance It was no great surprise to us that the makers of Candy Crush, King Digital Entertainment Plc , had a less than illustrious IPO. As we wrote in February, it was high time to run for the IPO gate before it closed on them, and they have. Good luck to them, they now have $500m in the bank now, a useful cushion against the slings and arrows of outrageous future misfortune. The c £8.5bn valuation (now c $7bn) will not be quite so easy to live with, I suspect. But nothing changes our analysis since February, this stock is a still very…
  • Facebook vs Google - let the Gogglewars begin

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Who needs Google Glass with these goggles... Facebook has bought a tiny Virtual Reality company with a near-virtual product for $2bn (mainly stock) - Grauniad. Facebook has bought the virtual reality technology firm Oculus VR for $2bn [£1.2bn], it announced on Tuesday. In a surprise revelation, the social networking company said it had paid $400m in cash and the rest in more than 23m shares, currently worth $1.6bn [£970m], plus an additional $300m pegged to future performance. A detailed company statement said that Facebook recognised how Oculus had built a solid following among game…
  • So long Archie and Veronica - the Birth of the Web killed you

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:32 am
    Everybody loved Archie & Veronica before 1993 Today is the 25th "birthday of the Web", although strictly speaking that was the first proposal submitted, a memetic sperm if you like. The actual thing only came out in any recognisable form about 4 years later in 1991. For me it arrived 5 years after it's birth. It was summer 1994, the day I downloaded the newly released NCSA Mosaic software on Windows (It was already out on UNIX, but I didn't have a UNIX tin anymore). Suddenly, all that stuff I'd been doing before was easy (FTP, Gopher et al). The thing about Mosaic was it was easy to use,…
  • Drone chasing lawyers

    10 Mar 2014 | 11:10 am
    Kudos Gangstersout blog Two pieces of news in quick succession - Friday, drones are cleared for use commecially in the US* - Pando Daily: Drones might soon be coming to a neighborhood near you. A federal judge has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has not explicitly outlawed the unmanned aerial vehicles. This will allow all number of businesses, from beer distributors to photography companies, to operate their drones without running afoul of the law. The ruling was made in favor of Raphael Pirker, a drone pilot fined by the FAA for “operating a drone recklessly while filming at…
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  • IP Sanity: Boston Strong Trademark Applications Denied

    Timothy Geigner
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:42 pm
    With all of the trademark insanity we see here at Techdirt, it can occasionally seem like the USPTO doesn't ever render a good decision on whether or not to approve a mark. With that in mind, I occasionally like to highlight when trademark law -- one of the few IP laws that seems to get as much right as wrong -- is done correctly. Take, for instance, the case of the apparently zillions of organizations that attempted to trademark "Boston Strong" in the wake of the bombing of the marathon last year. The Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams, was among many that had applied for the…
  • Police Chief: Not Wanting To Talk To Police Officers Is 'Odd'

    Tim Cushing
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    This insight into how police think the public should interact with them is certainly enlightening. (via this tweet and Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess blog) The backstory is this: a woman was walking down the street when a motorcycle cop approached her, asked her if she lived in the area and if she would talk to him. She says his approach made her feel uncomfortable, so she refused and continued on her way. "I thought that maybe he was flirting," she said. "I just thought it was odd, I thought it was odd. I wasn't really sure but I felt uncomfortable because there wasn't anyone around." She says…
  • NYPD Failed At Social Media This Time, But They Reacted Like Adults To That Failure

    Timothy Geigner
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    If you were alive yesterday and opened up a web browser, you likely saw the story of how the NYPD attempted to build some social media buzz and found that attempt turned around on its ass. The police force that has previously done a decent job at connecting with people on Twitter decided to run a campaign asking the public to share photos of themselves with police officers. They probably thought most of the pictures would be of smiling and appreciative citizens and local beat cops. Let's just say their expectations were slightly off the mark. Almost immediately after the call went out from…
  • LG/Netflix Rebate Site Exposes User Data With AT&T-Esque Hole [Updated]

    Tim Cushing
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    [Update: hole has been closed by ACB's IT team] The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is so severely flawed that people are extremely hesitant to report security holes in websites, especially after witnessing what happened to Weev (Andrew Auernheimer), who went to jail for exposing a flaw in AT&T's site that exposed user info when values in the URL were incremented. The same goes here with this submission from an anonymous Techdirt reader who added this note, along with a link to a post in the Computer Security subreddit. "I remember a person was recently arrested for finding this same flaw…
  • Google Appeals Moronic Court Order Demanding It Hunt Down Third Party Sites And 'Take' Offending Content 'Back'

    Tim Cushing
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Search engines own the internet. The rest of us are just renting space. At least, that's what a Texas court seems to believe. Google is in court fighting a gag order telling it to chase down and remove certain mentions of a certain lawyer from the internet. (via WaCon) [I]n a stunning and all-encompassing gag order signed over a year ago and now being appealed to Houston's 1st Court of Appeals, attorney Calvin C. Jackson, who was accused of forging attorney signatures on court records, demands Google erase all mention of those accusations from the entire Internet including other websites.
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  • NextAdvisor Cat Purvis: Money Money Money!

    Natalie Lamb
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cat Purvis is one of the NextAdvisors signed up to advise our community in our Business Advice ProgrammeCat is the Founder of Exicon, a cloud platform for App and API Managment, with global clients including Handset manufacturers, Operators, Brands & Enterprises. It is a 2012 Red Herring 100 Global tech companies winner. During her career, Cat has built companies, teams and divisions all over the world, in the UK and US as well as in China where she was based for 5 years. Previous roles include COO at Icon Medialab and GM at a start up in Beijing which was later sold…
  • Captain Sustainability: An Interview with Melanie Richards, Founder of CSR Solutions

    Akosua Edwards
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Akosua Edwards talks to Melanie Richards about CSR Solutions, a Caribbean based business focused on Sustainability and Social Responsibility and the importance of these issues in both Business and Society.  Captain Sustainability to the rescue…… Melanie Richards is the founder and principal consultant of CSR Solutions Limited. A business, based in Trinidad and Tobago, which specializes in social responsibility and sustainability. CSR Solutions Limited must be one of the first of its kind within the Caribbean region, seeking to help organisations to be more socially and…
  • When To Say NO To An Investor

    Alexandra Anghel
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alexandra Anghel offers advice on when it's the right decision to say no to an investor.We have all heard the horror stories about how difficult it is to raise money, especially in Europe. Investors are used to saying no a lot and most of the time they have a valid reason for doing so. Not the right market, not the right product, not the right team.  So what do you do when you (finally!) get one of them to say yes? Do you analyze if they are the right match for your startup or if you have good chemistry? And when you get your hands on one of those coveted term sheets and it’s not…
  • The Art of Successful Negotiation

    Adriana Galue
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Adriana Galue considers the strategies and tactics involved in negotiation and the idea that adversarialism may not always be helpful when negotiating in business. Growing up in Latin America (LATAM), I was raised within  the framework that negotiating always involved adversarialism. Still today, when we talk about  “negotiating a good deal” in  LATAM, we think of a winner and a loser.Recently, while attending the Boulder, CO conference Startup Phenomenon, I had the great opportunity to expand my current perspective of what it means to successfully negotiate. During her…
  • Rormix Secures Funding From The North West Fund for Digital & Creative

    Emma Owens
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Manchester-based Rormix has secured investment from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative. Rormix helps users to discover music videos by independent and emerging artists via a mobile app and Youtube multi-channel more
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  • Delivering Enterprise Information Securely on Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Tablets and Smartphones

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Android, iOS and Windows tablets and smartphones play an increasing role in enterprise computing, providing new flexibility and mobility for workers and IT—but creating new challenges around security.Request Free!
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    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    This anytime, anywhere “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) mindset poses a dilemma for organizations. If these challenges sound familiar to you, read this solution brief to learn how IBM® SmartCloud™ Desktop Infrastructure, built on pay-as-you-grow IBM System x® servers and powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, can provide more cost-effective and manageable virtual desktop capabilities to help increase business flexibility and staff productivity while reducing IT complexity and simplifying security and compliance.Sponsored by IBM and Intel.Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon…
  • IBM Simplifies IT Management with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on System x Servers

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    This paper from TBR discusses the IBM® approach to VDI. Built on System x® servers, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, and coupled with leading virtualization software from Citrix, VMware and Microsoft®, IBM delivers flexible desktop virtualization capabilities that can be tailored to specific customer environments.Sponsored by IBM and Intel.Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.Request Free!
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  • CA Clarity Playbook Strategy Planning Demo

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Watch this video to see how CA Clarity Playbook gives your organization anywhere, anytime access to: Define strategy based on business goals, objectives, initiatives Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders on strategy Improve alignment of investments & resources to objectives Visualize real-time investment financials in context of plans Request Free!
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  • Social Selling im B2B Vertrieb

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Turning Insight Into Action: The Journey to Social Media Intelligence

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
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    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    This white paper from HootSuite and shares survey results gathered from over 100 senior IT leaders on addressing the challenges presented by social media, and explores the use of social relationship platforms.Request Free!
  • 2014 Survey Report: Remote Collaboration Challenges and Strategies to Overcome

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    In late 2013, Polycom invited customers and partners around the world to participate in a survey that focused on collaboration challenges. More than 5,000 business professionals from all job levels, functions and vertical sectors responded, candidly sharing insights about their obstacles and the strategies they deploy to overcome them. The survey reveals that 85% of the respondents believe video conferencing helps them achieve their business goals. See how they successfully use video in their profession and how you can leverage technology to defy distance and improve remote collaboration…
  • The New Business Case for Video Conferencing: 7 Real-World Benefits Beyond Cost-Savings

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    To gain insight into the real-world use cases for video conferencing, Wainhouse Research conducted a series of interviews with organizations using video conferencing to facilitate everyday business. While the applications themselves are highly diverse, the benefits they provide fall into four broad categories as listed below: Team Building Productivity & EfficiencyCustomer Outreach New Services Enablement This white paper provides insight into the value of video conferencing in today's business environment, and real-world examples of how organizations – large and small – are leveraging…
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  • The Quantified Unborn, We Put At-Home Sonogram Bellabeat to the Baby Test

    Robin Raskin
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:35 pm
    I live n NYC. My colleague Jill Gilbert is in San Francisco. Still, we just had a bonding moment listening to the beat of her unborn baby’s heart. It tugged at my heart strings to hear the little peapod kerthumping away. Best of all, Jill wasn’t in the doctor’s office lying on some unpleasant exam table, she was in the comfort of her own home using her Bellabeat, the first at-home sonogram that uses a mobile phone or tablet to share the data it collects with your world. Want to hear Jill’s baby’s heartbeat, too? The Bellabeat hardware is a thin, cell phone sized, mini-sonogram…
  • Bluelounge’s Jimi is a Fine Looking USB Extender

    Chip Chick Staff
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Sometimes, Apple’s commitment to aesthetics gets in the way of practicality. Case in point are the new ultra-slim iMacs – there doesn’t seem to be any compelling reason to have edges so slim that they can’t hold ports, but so it goes. Those ports are hidden away in the back, which happens to be the least accessible part of the computer, surprisingly enough. Bluelounge has come out with a nifty little solution if you’ve found this design quirk to be less than ideal. It’s more or less an extension cord for your USB ports – but, since it’s being…
  • You’ll Need an Exterminator For This iPhone Case

    Chance Kinney
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Because surely you’ve all dreamed of the day when you could put a cockroach up to your head, but never had a socially legitimate reason to do so, Strapya World has bestowed upon us this gem – an iPhone 5/5S case in the form of everyone’s favorite household companion. The use of silicone has possibly never been more appropriate, for maximum inducement of squeamishness. This cockroach, which I hope but am not entirely convinced is larger than the ones scurrying around your floor at the moment (go ahead, check), has got it all in terms of cockroach anatomy. Beady eyes, legs…
  • What Does Coding Have to do with Ryan Gosling?

    Chip Chick Staff
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    Plenty! Or, nothing at all. Whatever. The presence of Ryan Gosling doesn’t require justification. Code Made Cool is a new app from Victoria’s Secret model/app developer Lyndsey Scott that endeavors to teach coding to the uninitiated. It also solves the problem of how to get those who don’t know anything about coding interested, by offering sweet nothings from Ryan Gosling as reward for code done well. Of course, he will have to let you down if you mess up the coding process. Gently, of course. Gosling aside (sorry), Code Made Cool takes a smart approach to teaching coding to…
  • Lytro’s New Illum Camera Lets You Refocus After Taking a Shot

    Chance Kinney
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Since 2011, Lytro has been banging the drum for light field camera technology. They’re now ready to release their second camera, and while it might be a little less accessible to the average photographer, it looks like it will do a lot to advance the use of light field technology among artists and other media types. Light field technology might need some introduction. The end result of the technology is pictures that can be edited after being taken. But, we’re not talking about slapping on filters, getting rid of red eye, or even some of the more advanced Photoshop features you…
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  • GifCam: Record Screen, Edit, Annotate and Convert Into Animated GIF

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Sometimes it’s more convenient to record the screen and share it in the form of animated GIF files rather than as videos. I do this when I want to show an action or the result of an action which cannot be properly conveyed through static pictures. On the other hand, videos are a hassle because they need to be uploaded to YouTube or a similar platform and require Flash to playback in the browser. Besides, GIF is more practical for screen recording that contains large areas that doesn’t change between frames. Additionally, GIF is better optimized for images that contain flat blocks of…
  • How to Make Gmail Show More Than 20 Results Per Page When Searching

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    By default, Gmail displays only 20 results per page when you perform a search. This figure is not configurable by any means through Gmail’s settings page. If you would like to increase the number of results returned, all you have to do is change a simple parameter in the URL. There is even a bookmarklet to help you do that. When you search for, say “from:flipkart”, in your Gmail inbox, the search URL shows: replace the string “search” with “section_query” and hit enter, so that the URL…
  • One Smart Tip That Makes Wikipedia Easy to Read

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    Wikipedia is a massive time sink. It so captivates you that you never know how long it takes once you start reading. You may look up something as simple as “duck” and hours later find yourself reading about agricultural practices of Ancient Mesopotamia. The chase down the rabbit hole of hyperlinks can be interesting, exhausting and at times really troubling, especially when you have serious work to do. Who knows how many millions of hours are collectively “wasted” each day by readers absorbed in cross referencing? One way to avoid getting sucked into Wikipedia is, of course, staying…
  • New Google Camera App Lets You Defocus Background

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    One of the reasons why people prefer an SLR camera over compact cameras or camera phones, aside from the image quality, is that an SLR camera allows you to take photos with a shallow Depth of Field. Shallow depth of field makes the object of interest "pop" by bringing the foreground into focus and de-emphasizing the background. Achieving this optical effect traditionally requires a big lens and aperture, and therefore hasn’t been possible using the camera on your phone, at least, optically. Google has introduced a new mode, called Lens Blur, in the Google Camera app that lets you…
  • 5 Ways to Have Fun With GIF Images

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    Back during the days of Geocities, no website would be complete without a healthy dose of 256-color animated GIF images thrown in wherever possible. Twenty years later, GIF images haven’t aged a bit. Now more mature (and sometimes not), they still rule the internet in one form or the other whether they be providing demonstration of complex machinery, or showcasing something beautiful or posting awful memes. Today, social media websites and networking sites are teeming with thousands of interesting and funny GIF images. Here are 5 ways to make animated GIF images more enjoyable. GIF Print…
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  • Social Networking Reaveals A New Path for Business

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    There is so much noise about social media nowadays that everyone is looking to harness the potential of the same. Although introduced for networking socially, nowadays, it has become the most trustworthy platform for doing and promoting business online. In fact, with social media, online trade has reached a new height, thus by giving business people a vast market to increase interaction that generates profit. The popularity of online trading has become so popular that social commerce itself emerged as a new business model in the 21st century. To keep up with this trend, B2B social networks…
  • Twitter Adopts New Strategy to Boost the Mobile Ad Industry

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The social media giant Twitter is now looking to expanding its advertising base by offering its users to install apps on its social media site and reach a billion people far more easily. Basically the social media website wants to rely less on the approximate 241 million users who have signed into their service every month and looking at ways by which it would be easier to run ad campaigns on its website. This social media house announced on Thursday it is working on ways to make it uncomplicated marketing campaigns  to run on both its website and MoPub, the mobile ad marketing company which…
  • Apple Integrates Audio Fingerprinting Technology Shazam Into iOS 8

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    The upcoming version of iOS which is iOS 8 will come with an integrated music identification technology which helps in song naming. Apple intends to integrate Shazam’s application of song identification in iOS 8 as Twitter was integrated in iOS 5 in 2011.From that time iOS users did not have to download the app but was incorporated with the product that is it offers developers to connect their apps directly to Twitter. In the same way, Shazam’s song ID technology will be integrated in an iPhone. Also, Siri, which is Apple’s voice search feature, can be used by an iPhone user to find…
  • The Sells of Xbox One Gaming Console Hits 5 Million

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The video game Xbox One is the latest gaming console created and then marketed by Microsoft. Popularly, this game console is also known as X1 or XOne. It is the successor to the Xbox 360 and third in the Xbox game family. This gaming console was release on 22 November, 2013 in the North America, New Zealand, parts of Europe and Australia and will be released consequently to the other parts of the world by the end of this year. By this time, the Xbox One game console has sold over five million pieces and by January by year, already three million game consoles were already sold. The demand for…
  • All iOS and Android Users Know Who Your Nearby Fiends Are with the New Facebook Application

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Facebook has introduced has launched a new application especially for its iOS and Android users. The application is known as “nearby friends” and helps to find friends in your friend list who are located near to you, when both the users activate the application. This is an optional feature and it is totally up to the user if he or she wants to enjoy the application. Now, let’s discuss where you will find this option in Facebook. In the bottom right side, there is the tab called “more”.  Once you click it, you will find the nearby friends and the feature will be automatically turned…
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  • Vegeta Premium Video Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    Are you planning to run a video gallery for your blog? If so, then Vegeta Premium Blogger template might be the right fit for you. This black-and-white theme is optimized to feature thumbnails from YouTube and DailyMotion videos, though you can also try featuring videos from other sources or your own uploads. Its YouTube-inspired layout also makes it easy for your viewers to keep track of their favorite videos on your blog. Other key features: Bootstrap font plugin – You can add as many icons as you want. AdSense ready – You can add banner ads to header, sidebar, post and footer.
  • WebLogMag Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    WebLogMag by WebLog Templates is a Blogger template that can be used for several blog types, from personal to business. It’s also excellent for magazine-type and news sites because of its interesting image layout and image slideshow header. WebLogMag is responsive so you can use it with both mobile and desktop devices, and its social bookmark-ready functions will allow you and your users to easily share your content. A clean, simple, and minimalist layout ensures that you can pack in as much information on the page without cluttering up the design. Other features of WebLogMag are: 4…
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    Carmela Maraan
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    Typefocus is a minimalist yet efficiently designed Blogger template that’s perfect for simple blog layouts, personal blogs, or blogs that are focused on written content. With its muted gray color scheme and red accents, this simple and elegant one-column template features nice typography and image thumbnails, plus a well-designed sidebar and responsive layout that can be used with both desktop and mobile platforms. Typefocus is adapted from WordPress has a fixed width layout and a top navigation bar, plus social media icons that you can use for sharing your posts. If you want your…
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    Flat Diary by SEO Blogger Templates is a very simple and attractive template with a flat design, thanks to its clean layout and a burst of color. It offers plenty of customization options while remaining uncluttered and easy to use. Other features of Flat Diary template are: Responsive Design – This template can be used on both desktop and mobile devices. Browser Compatibility – Flat Diary works on almost all browsers. SEO Friendly Unlimited Color Style – You can easily change the template’s color without having to edit its theme code Google Fonts – Flat Diary…
  • How To Hide Spam Links In Blogger Comments

    Carmela Maraan
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:14 am
    Paul Crowe’s tutorial from Spice Up Your Blog will help show you how to automatically hide spam links in your blog comments. It removes any spammy links from future AND past comments, which will prove especially convenient when you’re too busy to sift through your comments one by one (like I do). There are two ways to do this. 1. CSS Paul’s first tactic is to use a small piece of CSS that will completely remove links in the comments. This removes the anchor text (link included) while retaining the rest of the comment. 2. jQuery The second technique involves placing a small…
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  • Daily App: PowerGuard (iOS): Privacy Made Simple

    Nimish Dubey
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    As cellphones get more powerful and one uses them for more purposes, the questions of privacy and security become more important than ever. So it is hardly surprising that the security app business is booming with apps claiming to do everything from cleaning viruses to backing up data to wiping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xiaomi Launches Dirt Cheap Mini Routers

    Radu Tyrsina
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Many have heard about the Xiaomi brand for the first time when it was announced that Hugo Barra, who worked at Google as vice president of product management for Android, had been hired to help expand the Chinese brand. And it seems that fruits of his work are already looking as Xiaomi announced... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • ​WhatsApp Hits Half a Billion Users​

    Radu Tyrsina
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    It was quite a shock for many when Facebook announced that they would acquire messaging service WhatsApp for a staggering amount of $19 billion. In a previous story that we did, we analyzed some more crazy number underneath this mega-deal and now it’s time to talk about another important... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • OnePlus One Goes Official: 5.5-inch 1080p Display, Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM and More for Just $299

    Raju PP
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:02 am
    The much awaited smartphone from OnePlus is finally official. The startup company from an ex-Oppo executive has been teasing the smartphone for several months now, and it has been unveiled just now. OnePlus One boasts of some impressive hardware, while claiming to the lightest smartphone in its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Daily App: Breeze (iOS): Step Counter with Class

    Nimish Dubey
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Fitness apps are a dime a dozen. And most of them tend to be a bit on the complex side, telling you everything from calories burnt to distance traveled to your optimum diet plan based on your height and weight. But well, what of those of us lesser humans who do not exactly lurk around gyms and want... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Lead Generation with Social Media Ads

    Mercy Livingstone
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Lead generation tools are vital for marketers, particularly those in the B2B sector. However, you might be missing out on one of the most important tools available to you because you think of it more as a method for building brand awareness than for lead generation – social media. Social networks are powerful solutions for businesses of all types, in all sectors today, but you need to know how to leverage them as lead generation tools AND as brand awareness vehicles. Know Your Networks There are dozens of social networks out there, but in order to maximize your results, you need to use the…
  • Top 6 Steps to Build Your Business on Instagram – Part 2

    Caroline Prince
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    In our previous post, we discussed three of six ways in which Instagram can be an effective tool for businesses to broaden their reach. Let’s look at the final three ways below: 4. Capitalize on the supporting features: Caption this – Add a caption to your images. The caption on an image can serve as a conversation starter. Questions or thoughts accompanying your images are an effective way to get those comments flowing in. #HashtagsFTW – Include popular hashtags related to your business in your posts to make it easier for people tracking those tags to make their way onto your brand…
  • Top 6 Steps to Build Your Business on Instagram – Part I

    Caroline Prince
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Instagram being an image and video sharing platform, allows businesses to get creative with their social networking: right from showcasing products to engaging their customers with visual, yet relevant, treats. Businesses can tap into the potential that this platform offers by tailoring their profile and their content in the right way. Here is the first part of a two-part series on steps that businesses can follow to capitalize on Instagram’s capabilities. 1. Get that profile right: Your profile is the first step towards building a strong presence on Instagram. Choose your username…
  • We are now a Bing Ads Accredited Firm!

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:55 am
    Our excellence in the digital advertising world has been recognized yet again! Dot Com Infoway (DCI) is now a Bing Ads Accredited Professional firm! This stamp of approval from a very renowned and reputed accreditation body positions our company as an expert in managing Bing ad campaigns for our clients. It demonstrates our thorough understanding of the online advertising marketplace, and our ability to make the most of clients’ search and pay per click campaigns. By qualifying for accreditation, we have earned a listing in Bing’s Accredited Professional Membership Directory and…
  • Top 5 Content Marketing Strategies For B2B Businesses in 2014

    Mercy Livingstone
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:17 am
    It is an oft stated fact that having a solid, well-planned content marketing strategy is vital to both B2B and B2C companies. However, it is only recently that B2B companies have begun to realize the importance of a properly documented content strategy. According to the annual report, “B2B Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America”, by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), 93% of B2B companies use content marketing and 42% considered themselves confident and competent in running successful content marketing campaigns. The conclusions drawn from the study…
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  • FCC proposal would destroy net neutrality in the US

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    The Federal Communication Commission's proposal for new net neutrality rules will allow internet service providers to charge companies for preferential treatment, effectively undermining the concept of net neutrality, according to The Wall Street Journal. The rules will allow providers to charge companies for preferential treatment so long as they offer that treatment to all interested parties on "commercially reasonable" terms, with the FCC deciding whether the terms are reasonable on a case-by-case basis. Providers will reportedly not be able to block individual websites, however. While…
  • OpenBSD forks, prunes, fixes OpenSSL

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Members of the OpenBSD project, already known for the OpenBSD operating system and related projects such as OpenSSH, OpenBGPD, OpenNTPD, OpenSMTPD, are creating a fork of the OpenSSL project, likely to be called LibreSSL. (OpenSSL and OpenBSD are completely separate projects with different people working on them.) Apparently, the focus is not so much on taking OpenSSL into a completely different direction, but more on a massive code cleanup and long-overdue maintenance.
  • OnePlus One revealed

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    The folks at OnePlus have been building up hype around their first smartphone launch, and today the OnePlus One finally became official. Announced at an event in China, the Magnesium constructed One weighs just 162g, has a recessed bezel round the edges, what it says are "beautiful contours" and a ton of beefy hardware inside. The price was also built up ahead of launch and OnePlus hasn't disappointed on this front. The 16GB version will be available unlocked and SIM-free for just $299 while the 64GB is an extremely impressive $349. In Europe those prices translate to £229/£269 and…
  • Apple opens OS X Beta Seed Program for everyone

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Join the OS X Beta Seed Program and help make OS X even better. Install the latest pre-release software, try it out, and submit your feedback. Apple opens its OS X beta program to everyone. Interesting move.
  • My quest to build the ultimate music player

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Over the past few years, I have been slowly but surely building my own music player. It's been a wild ride. The codebase has radically changed several times, but is always converging on a better music listening experience. In this article my goal is to take you along for the ride.
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  • PCMag Live: Aereo at the Supreme Court, HBO Streaming on Amazon

    PC Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
    PCMag Live for Wednesday, April 23 is hosted by Alex Colon and Dan Costa. In our Headline News segment, lawyers for Aereo argued their case before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and the High Court appears to be conflicted over the case. Aereo allows users to rent an OTA antenna that will capture broadcast television […]
  • Microsoft Launches Ad-Free ‘Bing in the Classroom’

    PC Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Microsoft’s Bing in the Classroom program launched today, bringing ad-free searches to K-12 schools across the U.S. A pilot version of the service, formerly known as “Bing for Schools,” launched earlier this year in five of the largest public school districts in the country. In the months since, it has grown to hundreds of new […]
  • NYPD Twitter Campaign Turns Ugly

    PC Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The New York Police Department learned a hard lesson this week — be careful what you ask for. Especially when dealing with a public forum like Twitter. The trouble started at around 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, when the department took to its official Twitter account to launch a little contest intended to engage the public on […]
  • Google Adds ‘Time Travel’ Feature to Street View

    PC Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Google is turning back time with a new Street View feature that shows users how a place has changed over the years. By adding historical imagery from past collections dating back to 2007, the search giant has created a digital time capsule of the world. “Now with Street View, you can see a landmark’s growth […]
  • Google Offered to Help Fund Samsung Patent Fight

    PC Magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    The ongoing patent battle between Apple and Samsung has roped in another major player: Google. Apple and Samsung are currently facing off against one another in a California courtroom. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, a deposition from Google lawyer James Maccoun was on the agenda Tuesday, in which he confirmed offering to pay […]
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  • Exclusive Giveaway Of WonderFox Document Manager

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    It has been over 8 months since WonderFox last giveaway campaign on Now, Megaleecher and WonderFox together organize a BRAND NEW giveaway for WonderFox Document Manager from today to May 10, 2014. This program is designed for managing/ encrypting /backing up document files. All of users can enjoy the unlimited license of WonderFox Document Manager for FREE. WonderFox Document Manager is a document management program which can manage your daily office documents conveniently. You can list, manage and backup documents with a few clicks instead of searching and…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Hammer Smash Fail

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
  • Samsung Galaxy S5′s Fingerprint Authentication Hacked And Used To Perform Paypal Transaction

    Deepesh Agarwal
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    While Apple iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner got pwned in a similar fashion, the problem with Samsung implementation is that they are using this to authorize payments on their device as shown in the video demonstration shared below.
  • Lifelong Free VPN Service for Online Security & Anonymity

    Deepesh Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    With the increased penetration of internet in our everyday life, issues with online privacy and security are becoming a key concern. The data that we input through the internet is not as secure as we hope it to be. VPN creates a virtual link or an Internet tunnel that connects two physical networks in separate locations and is accessible to all users. Security is guaranteed as the data sent through the tunnel is encrypted – hence the term is “private.” This security feature guarantees that there is no possible malicious interception by third party, such as hacking or espionage. And the…
  • How To Install SSH Server As Root On Android 4.4 KitKat

    Deepesh Agarwal
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    One of the first thing any advanced user should do after installing Android on their mini-pc is to install an SSH Server to enable remote-access from a computer for faster and easier tweaking, one can simply opt for an free SSH Server app from Google Play like SSHelper for a no frill, click-n-install SSH access to your Android box. However, if you prefer a GUI-less access with FULL-ROOT privileges from both WinSCP and Putty follow the tutorial shard ahead.
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  • Review: The Nickel Creek reunion tour proves that absence does, indeed, make the heart grow fonder

    Rex Hammock
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:09 am
    More photos on my Flickr account. For the past 12 years, posts about music on this blog have been rare. And on those rare occasions, those posts have been almost 100% about the members of Nickel Creek. (The reason for why “just them” is buried in those posts, somewhere.) This post is the next in that rare tradition. My wife and I attended the group’s “reunion” concert last Friday at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. As I predicted last week, Friday night’s performance “was awesome” and did everything you’d hope such a…
  • Why Should the Fire Die?

    Rex Hammock
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Six years ago at the Ryman, I shot this grainy video of Nickel Creek‘s last song of their last stop of their farewell (“for now”) concert tour. (Here’s my blog post from 2007.) Their first stop of their current “reunion” tour (fulfilling the “for now” foreshadow) will also be at the Ryman. Tonight. I’ll be there. Here’s a preview of my review: “They were great.”
  • Hey, General Mills Lawyers: Better Eat Your Wheaties

    Rex Hammock
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    While I typically support efforts to add sanity to our overly-litigious culture that seems to encourage anyone to sue anybody for anything, I don’t think the lawyers at General Mills thought through the type of social media firestorm they would ignite by adding language to the company’s website alerting customers they can’t take legal action against the company if they’ve done things like download a coupon, enter a contest or, if read literally, liked on Facebook one of the company’s products, say, Cheerios or Wheaties or Macaroni Grill or Fruit Loops. There…
  • Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride in Nashville (photos, video)

    Rex Hammock
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    With my bicycling friend, John Darwin, who also enjoys riding his bike in-town, I often head out on a Sunday afternoon looking for things I’ve never seen in Nashville. These days, that likely means a new real estate development or some area of town I’ve heard about, but have never seen. As the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four is in Nashville now (the championship game is Tuesday night, April 8), we decided to include a ride by the area of downtown where events are being staged. While that was out of the usual, the other things I ran across made me feel like I was…
  • Amazon Dash: Reinventing the Cuecat, 2014

    Rex Hammock
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Starting over ten years ago, a long-running joke on this blog has been my fascination with (and mockery of) the recurring need inventors (including those who work for huge technology companies) have to re-invent the Cuecat. For those who don’t recognize the term Cuecat as the punchline of a joke, I suggest a rapid glance at its Wikipedia entry and the wonderful one-liner by the late Debbie Barham, the comic and humor writer who said the Cuecat “fails to solve a problem which never existed.” A couple of years ago, I referred to the repetitive reinvention of the Cuecat as the…
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  • Design for Curation

    Paul Stamatiou
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week Dropbox launched a new gallery app called Carousel. It's a focused app, only letting people view their photos stored on Dropbox1 and conveniently share them. There are a few interesting parts in the app but there is one piece I’d like to highlight: Swipe down to hide. This gesture doesn't delete your photo, it simply removes it from the gallery view. It's not a heavy action. There's no cognitive overhead, no thinking "wait, do I want this shot?" as there generally is when deleting items. View screenshots Swiping down to hide less-than-stellar photos is as satisfying as crossing…
  • How To: Hosting on Amazon S3 with CloudFront

    Paul Stamatiou
    13 Jan 2014 | 1:45 am
    A few weeks ago my DNS provider Zerigo sent an email stating that due to recent infrastructure upgrades they would need to raise their prices. For my meager DNS needs that ended up being a huge price hike: from $39 per year to $25 per month1. Prices were set to take effect a month later. I decided to put my current dev work — designing and building new photoblog functionality to showcase my Japan trip photos — on hold to move away from Zerigo. I chose to switch to AWS Route 53. I was able to successfully get my DNS running on Route 53 and pointing to my Heroku setup rather…
  • Android is better

    Paul Stamatiou
    12 Aug 2013 | 10:00 am
    It was just meant to be a quick experiment. I started using a Nexus 4. I was going to go right back to my iPhone after a week. I was designing more and more Android interfaces at Twitter and realized I needed to more intimately grok Android UI paradigms. A week in it started feeling normal; the larger form factor was no longer a nuisance. A month in I didn't miss anything about my iPhone. Two months in I sold my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. It has now been three months since I made the switch. I'm loving Android. I only missed having a good camera so I just upgraded to a Google Edition Samsung…
  • Storage for Photographers

    Paul Stamatiou
    10 Jul 2013 | 10:00 am
    There comes a time in every photographer's life when they must ask themselves what to do about all those photo RAWs filling up the tiny-compared-to-spinning-platters SSD on their primary machine. Easy, just get an external hard drive. Redundancy? Just get a Drobo or Synology NAS. More redundancy? Just backup the Drobo to Crashplan or Synology to Amazon S3 or Glacier. Done right? Sure those are all valid strategies for gadget lovers and professional photographers. I don't want to own, manage and think about more devices. Out of sight, out of mind. It all just takes up space, needs an extra…
  • Simplify.

    Paul Stamatiou
    30 Apr 2013 | 9:00 am
    I have been thinking a lot about simplifying my life recently. I started a stellar new job four months ago and it felt like a great time to change other parts of my life. I used to be a slave to my startups. If I wasn't working, I had a perpetual feeling of guilt that I should be working. That lead to many all-nighters and eventually landed me in the hospital last year after fainting twice from fever and dehydration. That reads more like an accolade to the workaholic culture of Silicon Valley, which joyously consumes posts like how Marissa Mayer worked 130 hours per week. It was most…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Security, Software Reviews and more

  • iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    Apple today released iOS 7.1.1 (build 11D201) for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Compared to the major update iOS 7.1, which we saw about a month and a half ago, iOS 7.1.1 is basically a minor update. The latest iOS software update focuses mainly on fixing bugs, Touch ID improvements and patching a number of […] You are reading: iOS 7.1.1 Update Available For Download, Brings Touch ID Improvements, Bug Fixes which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
  • Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309

    SK Mezanul Haque
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Microsoft recently released the most anticipated Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview for all compatible Windows Phone devices. This update is available for developers to update their personal Windows Phone “dev” smartphones under the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program. If you are not a developer you have to wait until Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8.1 final version. Windows Phone […] You are reading: Fix On The Way For Windows Phone 8.1 DP Update Installation Failure with Error 80188309 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul…
  • Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

    SK Mezanul Haque
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn’t smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to…
  • CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    CCleaner Android app is finally here for Android platform. Piriform, the parent software developer company behind the popular CCleaner application, has released CCleaner for Android as a beta test application. This means, you cannot download CCleaner Android app as a regular Android application until its available to everyone. But you don’t need to worry about that. If you want […] You are reading: CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014

    SK Mezanul Haque
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • How to Receive Files in your Google Drive from Anyone

    Amit Agarwal
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    A school teacher wants to have a public drop box (not Dropbox) where students can upload homework assignments. A recruiter wants to have an online form where job applicants can upload their resumes. A news organization may need a public drop box where people can upload files anonymously. Google Forms would have been a perfect solution here but unfortunately you cannot upload files to Google Drive through Forms. The other option is to have a shared folder inside Google Drive but there are limitations. One, you need a Gmail Account and should be invited by the folder owner to upload files in a…
  • How to Track When People Print Web Pages on your Site

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    You have made your website printer-friendly but you are not too sure if people are actually printing any of web pages. And if they are, you would probably like to know how frequently they print pages from your site and what kind of content is printed more often. There are multiple ways to print a web page. You may use the File->Print menu in the browser or press the Ctrl+P keyboard shortcut (or Command+P on a Mac) to send the current web page to the printer. Some web pages have a dedicated PRINT button on the page itself that internally executes the window.print() method to print the…
  • Save your Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Automatically

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Your email messages in Gmail have attachments – images, documents, videos, etc. – and you can automatically save them all to a specific folder inside Google Drive using the Send to Google Drive. The latest version lets you specify a list of file types and only file attachments belonging to those types will be saved to your Google Drive. If you haven’t used Send to Google Drive before, here’s how it works. You specify a Gmail label name in the sheet and the script will scan all your existing and incoming email messages inside that label for attachments. You can say…
  • Better Ways to Embed Tables and Spreadsheets in Web Pages

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    It is easy to embed tabular data in  web pages. You can either use the standard <table> HTML tag or you can input the tabular data in a spreadsheet — like Excel Online or Google Spreadsheets — and embed the sheet in your web pages. HTML tables are easy while spreadsheet based tables allow better formatting and complex layouts – like nested tables within a table – without fiddling with the code. Here are the different ways by which you can embed tables in your website and their pros and cons. How to create an HTML table If you have access to a WYSIWYG editor like…
  • Useful FFmpeg Commands

    Amit Agarwal
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    FFmpeg is an extremely powerful and versatile command line tool for converting audio and video files. It is free and available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines. Whether you want to join two video files, extract the audio component from a video file, convert your video into an animated GIF, FFmpeg can do it all and even more. Extract the audio from a video file with this simple FFmpeg command. Useful FFmpeg Commands FFmpeg supports all popular audio and video formats. Or you can running the command ./ffmpeg -formats to get a list of every format that is supported by your FFmpeg…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • The Basics of Good Web Design

    Wardell Latham
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:16 pm
    A strong web presence is essential to good business. Having a website is a given but it is important to make sure your website is a winner. You need a well ordered, appealing and informative site that is easy to use. Your site should be offer incentive for visitors to return and should offer them […] Related posts: Static Page Update Alerts Chic Designs from 5 Infamous Organizations Become a Google Verified Author
  • 4 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Your iPhone

    Osterr Wight
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:15 am
    Smart phones. It’s hard to imagine life without them, right? It seems they are capable of anything, constantly surprising us with the ways they can help us in daily tasks; they are so much more than mobile communication devices. Here are some of the ways we can make the most of our iPhones. Capture Gone […] Related posts: 4 Reasons You Should Buy an Android The LG G2 Pulls No Punches Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review
  • Top 5 Apps for Business Travel

    Osterr Wight
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
      Before the high tech era, business travellers would rely on their trusty Lonely Planet guidebook and a briefcase bursting with classified documents, itineraries, and muesli bar wrappers. Needless to say, it was a complete and utter hassle to have to cart around so much paperwork for a measly day trip to Sydney. Luckily, all […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Getting to Know Droid
  • 5 Tips To Blog Often & Effectively

    Osterr Wight
    2 Mar 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Starting a blog is easy. Sticking to a regular blogging schedule, however, is the hard part. Apart from speaking to online content experts Search Factory about how to grow your blog online, here are 5 tips that can help you blog more often and more effectively. 1. Blog in the morning. We are often the […] Related posts: Ten Ways to Tell If You’re Addicted to Facebook 4 tips for your Business Facebook page The Five C’s of Blogging
  • Five surprising facts about Wi-Fi

    Osterr Wight
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Wi-Fi: As essential and intangible as the wind. We know that we can’t live without it, yet many have a limited grasp of what it actually is. Here at My Port we’ve put together five essential facts that you probably didn’t know about your Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi can travel much longer than you may think, from […] Related posts: QR Codes Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review 4 Reasons You Should Buy an Android
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    jiveSYSTEMS Blog

  • Viewer Heatmaps – The Video Statistic You Need

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Our new platform is built with Ruby on Rails. The term may sound familiar to you, it’s the same setup as 37Signals (the guys behind the wildly successful ‘and also bootstrapped’ project management software “Basecamp”). As a member of jiveSYSTEMS, you can: send video email, embed video in email marketing systems, embed video in your website and blog, create call to action links, and see viewer heatmaps. You also get coaching and support from our knowledgeable team. We will help you with everything from installing your webcam to developing your video marketing strategy. P.S. Shortly…
  • See Our New Video Platform in Action

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    Our new platform is built with Ruby on Rails. The term may sound familiar to you, it’s the same setup as 37Signals (the guys behind the wildly successful ‘and also bootstrapped’ project management software “Basecamp”). As a member of jiveSYSTEMS, you can: send video email, embed video in email marketing systems, embed video in your website and blog, create call to action links, and see viewer heatmaps. You also get coaching and support from our knowledgeable team. We will help you with everything from installing your webcam to developing your video marketing strategy. P.S. Shortly…
  • Why Flywheel Moved to Panama and How It Benefits You

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:16 am
    The post Why Flywheel Moved to Panama and How It Benefits You appeared first on jiveSYSTEMS Blog.
  • Three Secrets About Video Email With Infusionsoft As My Current Employer

    Paul Sokol
    17 Feb 2014 | 11:07 am
    Coming from the world of video email and into the world of all-in-one sales and marketing software, I’ve had a unique opportunity to watch both technologies in action. What works and what doesn’t. Its been a while since contributing to this blog and I wanted to deliver a little insight to help you power into the new year. Below you’ll find three things I’ve learned about video email because of where I work now; these things can help your year get off to a great start. I consider these secrets only because if you actually use them (even just one), you’ll be way…
  • We Love Infusionsoft: Here’s One Reason Why

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    18 Dec 2013 | 12:10 pm
    If you have a business and use the internet, you’ve likely heard of Infusionsoft. This post isn’t about listing Infusionsoft’s many capabilities. I’ve done that in previous posts and will reveal more in future ones. Right now, what I want to do is share with you a video about what it’s like to work at Infusionsoft. You may be asking yourself “What’s that got to do with me? I don’t want to work there. I want to use their software to manage and grow my business”. Just as past performance gives a strong indication of future performance, a…
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  • Quip issues API for mobile word processor, aims it at enterprise IT

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Quip has released an API for its browser-based word processor that it hopes enterprise developers will use to make the application do more jobs in workplaces.Quip, which is led by former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor, also plans to launch spreadsheet and presentation applications this year so it can offer customers a suite with the three core productivity components. Quip works on browsers for desktops and mobile devices.With the API (application programming interface) and the upcoming apps, Quip will forge ahead and battle Microsoft, Google and the many vendors offering office productivity suites…
  • Facebook’s winning streak continues with another $2.5 billion quarter

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Now that the social network has figured out advertising, it has greater ambitions.
  • With OpenPower, IBM tries to turn the tables on Intel

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    An IBM project to widen the use of its Power server chips inched forward Wednesday with Big Blue trying to challenge Intel for a bigger role in the hyperscale data centers run by the likes of Google and Facebook.It’s a turnaround from the past decade, in which Intel’s increasingly powerful Xeon chips have been eating away at IBM’s Power business. Now, with a new strategy to license its Power design for use by other server makers, IBM is fighting back.Power processors are used today in IBM Unix servers that run back-end software from companies like IBM, SAP and Oracle. That traditional…
  • Report: US FCC to allow payments for speedier traffic

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules Thursday that will allow broadband providers to charge companies like Netflix for preferential traffic management, according to a news report.The FCC’s proposal would prohibit broadband providers from slowing down or blocking traffic to specific websites, but allow them to give some traffic preferential treatment based on commercially reasonable terms, according to a Wall Street Journal story, citing an anonymous source. The FCC would determine what’s commercially reasonably on a case-by-case basis, the story…
  • IPhone sales drive strong Apple earnings

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Apple’s iPad shipments declined, but iPhone sales were strong as the company reported a hike in profit and revenue during the second quarter of 2014.Apple’s net profit was $10.2 billion for the second fiscal quarter of 2014, up from $9.5 billion in the same quarter one year ago, the company said on Wednesday.Revenue was $45.6 billion during the quarter ending on March 29, increasing from $43.6 billion in the same quarter last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had been expecting revenue of $43.5 billion. International sales totaled 66 percent of the revenue, Apple said.IPhone…
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    Data Connections

  • Oracle Timesten Database Gateway for ODBC for realtime downstream connectivity

    Sumit Sarkar
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    Oracle TimesTen is an in-memory database that can be used as the core database of record or as a cache database for Oracle.  When used as a core database for data intensive workloads, we’re seeing significant demand to setup an Oracle Database Gateway to federate TimesTen data for downstream applications, including those built on Oracle. Downstream with Oracle TimesTen without a paddle If you search Oracle Support, you’ll find that the Oracle TimesTen client by itself is not supported with the Oracle Database Gateway for ODBC per Oracle Support, “Connecting Oracle to…
  • Ride the Big Data Wave

    2 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Have you ever looked up at the sky on a clear, starry night? Looking at all those specs of light billions of light years away? There are actually more existing pieces of digital information than stars in the universe. The statistics on big data and its rapid accumulation are staggering (see infographic below). 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated by people daily. To put that in perspective, 2.5 quintillion seconds is equivalent to seventy-nine billion years. By 2020, there will be thirty-five zettabytes of digital information or fourteen-thousand-quintillion-bytes. Where and how to…
  • Hadoop Sqoop JDBC to SQL Server via AD Windows Authentication from Linux

    Sumit Sarkar
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:26 am
    For “big data” connectivity, I see a very high percentage of projects delivering business value from big data initiatives that require data connectivity from DataDirect.  This was specifically around providing Universal data connectivity to Hadoop Hive and related low latency interfaces (Impala, Hawq, Drill, Stinger, etc). From recent active projects, we’re connecting systems in the other direction which takes success to new levels; and that is when you can move data sets aggregated by the Hadoop big data ecosystem; and move them to relational databases managed by strict corporate…
  • Programming Languages and the Importance of ODBC

    Dion Picco
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
    A few weeks back a colleague and I were driving through Seattle, and we began to debate the reach of ODBC as a key data standard.  His perspective was that ODBC was really a C/C++ technology, and that as people have largely moved to other programming languages, the importance of ODBC has declined as well.  Well, I didn’t buy that argument but needed to do some research before I could refute him.  As I mainly tinker with iOS development these days, my awareness of what is happening in the programming world at large is well out-of-date.  Well, it didn’t take long to dig up some…
  • Are You Making the Most of Your Customer Data?

    Jeff Reser
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:10 am
    An interesting read from Reuters last week has me thinking about how critical it is for businesses to take advantage of customer data. James Kelleher reported that Caterpillar, an Illinois-based manufacturer of construction and mining equipment,  “believes its distributors are missing out on somewhere between $9 billion and $18 billion in easy-to-capture revenue each year because they are…not tapping into the wealth of real-time customer data now at their fingertips.” In an even more intriguing move, Caterpillar is giving dealers until the end of the year to come up with a plan on how…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

  • How Social Media Has Become a Tool For Clinical Research

    Guest Author
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    The exceptional growth and adaptation of social media networks represents an ideal opportunity to overcome one of the most challenging aspects of the clinical research industry. This rapidly evolving medium can be a powerful recruitment tool that can be used to: Target specific patient demographics Drive more pre-qualified patient referrals Reduce overall costs A new survey shows that the internet is edging out doctors as people’s primary source of information on clinical trials. These e-patients represent a still largely untapped population of potential participants. Further surveys have…
  • A Mobile Marketing Strategy That Helps First, Sells Second

    Guest Author
    11 Jul 2013 | 6:00 am
    This is a guest post by Jay Baer. Brands have rushed to provide value (optimally) or promotions (typically) on every new communication platform, all of which are increasingly accessed through mobile devices, making customers’ relationships with brands solely a collection of micro-experiences. This is the “appification” of brand value. For decades, the key question has been “how valuable is the brand?” The key question moving forward is “how valuable are your apps?” Apple, of course, started this trend with the introduction of the first iPhone, but distilling entire companies…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Search Retargeting, Part 2

    Guest Author
    25 Apr 2013 | 5:22 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Plomion.  In Part 1 of our Ultimate Guide to Search Retargeting, we looked at the players involved in this revolutionary tactic, how it works, and the impressive “Power Ups” it can give your marketing effort. Today, we’re going to look at how to take your Search Retargeting efforts to the next level through Advanced Prospecting. In particular, we’re going to look at two key levels you need to master—traditional Search Retargeting and Search Retargeting on the Facebook Ad Exchange (FBX)—as well as the villains you need to avoid along the way. Level 1:…

    Tamar Weinberg
    8 Apr 2013 | 7:40 am
    Originally posted on Real Time Email. Stop your online marketing right now. Tell me the truth: have you signed up to SEO, PPC, or social media services in the last few years, paid a couple of grand per month for visibility, and found that you were seeing slow uptake but no ROI? You and maybe one hundred thousand other small businesses. Yes, you, small business owner. The problem with marketing today versus marketing in 2006 is volume. There’s volume everywhere. There are more websites today than there were 7 years ago. There are more SEO savvy folks, so you’re vying for eyes you…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Targeting Search Profiles on Facebook

    Guest Author
    12 Feb 2013 | 5:23 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Plomion of Chango. When Facebook launched Facebook Exchange (FBX) last September, it was an important day in the history of online advertising.  Facebook accounts for some 25 percent of U.S. display inventory on the web. Now that inventory can be purchased with real-time bidding (RTB), and marketers can target their most valuable customers with a display ad on Facebook. But, though it didn’t receive as much attention as the launch of FBX, Facebook made another critical move in December when it allowed advertisers to target customers based on what they searched…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • And How to Get It!

    itvibes tech
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing The promise of the …And How to Get It! series is to empower readers with the information they need to fulfill their goals. Whether those goals involve a healthy body, a great sex life, or a self-sustaining vegetable garden, each book takes the reader on a step by step journey towards getting what they want. And How to Get It! books are far from dull and academic. Entertainingly light and conversational with a good amount of appropriate humor, we like to sprinkle in fun bits of facts and trivia – nobody said goal attainment had to be all hard work! Our…
  • 5 Ways Houston Businesses Can Benefit from Social Media

    ITVibes Support
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Social Media is the new generation’s communications medium. It is a small business marketing evolution. Social media helps build and maintain the foundation of a good business. Social media encourages you to engage with target customers.. Being active within the social media networks has the potential of converting audience into revenue-generating clients or partners. Here are five ways to benefit from Social Media: Customer Interaction Interacting with your current, and potential customers is simply a search on a social media site. This is a great place to start introducing your company.
  • Setting Goals and Targeting Audiences Through Social Media Marketing

    ITVibes Support
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Now that your business is in place, it’s time to think about how to attract, retain and grow your customer base. Do you have a marketing plan in place? Here are some ideas to help put one together. Set Obtainable Goals What are some of things you, as a company, wish to achieve throughout the year? Remember to set goals that are obtainable and realistic. You can dream big, but know you might also need to take small steps before getting to the final goal. Target your Audience As a company, it is hard to provide a product that reaches the masses. This is where knowing your target audience…
  • Charge Financial Group

    itvibes tech
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing In partnership with Family Heritage Life Insurance Company we are dedicated to providing individuals, families, businesses and their employees the very best in supplemental benefits. Working hand-in-hand with our customers, our dedicated sales force provides personal face-to-face service that is almost unheard of in today’s business world. Policyholders experience the security of one-on-one interactions with their Charge Financial Group Sales Professional. We are committed to providing our clients with the right protection, customized to their needs. Our…
  • Customer Relationships Really Matter In Social Media Era

    ITVibes Support
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Since social media has taken off like a rocker, it is hard to satisfy everyone you interact with. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind for getting a positive customer review for your company. Be Courteous Manners go a long way, and are often not overlooked. One of the smallest things we can do is say “Thank You”. Customers appreciate being thanked for their business and time. When thanking a customer, remember to be courteous. Sending a personal note or small gift is another way to enhance customer relationships. Pay Attention Hearing and listening are often thought of as one…
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  • [How To] – Calibrate An Android Phone’s Battery

    Bilal Ibrar
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Issues with your smartphone’s battery is probably one of the most frequent occurrence and hence we keep on adding new ideas and suggestions on how to better cope with this problem. Battery consumption can be tricky, and you need to be able to understand where the problem lies. You can also try calibrating your Android’s battery, which can result in massive performance boost, if of course everything’s done right. In this article, we’ll have a look at exactly how you can go about calibrating your phone’s battery. Our first suggestion to improve your battery’s consumption will be to…
  • Tips To Improve GPS Signal On Your Android Device

    Bilal Ibrar
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    An internal GPS is a mandatory feature in all modern Android smartphones. This of course means that users have access to location-based apps like Google Maps. With such an app, users can easily find out their exact co-ordinates on the world map, tag themselves in different locations, and get help with travelling thanks to the navigational features. However, every different model of an Android phone, has a different type of a GPS sensor installed. This could mean different performance parameters on different phones. Some phones will have a much better GPS signal than others. Many factors can…
  • 5 Top Accessories for Your Nexus 5 Phone

    Bilal Ibrar
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    The Nexus 5, apart from being a purely raw Android phone, is without a doubt amongst the top smartphones right now. Comparing it with the competing phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, the Nexus 5 definitely has some solid points in its favor. Can the smartphone experience of the Nexus be improved even further? Yes, and that’s why, in this article, we’ll have a look at the top 5 accessories that can really turn your Nexus 5 into a beast of a phone. Smart Watch The year 2014 looks set to be the year of the smart watches. There are a lot of variations available in the…
  • Windows Phone 8.1; First Impressions

    Furqan Shahid
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Microsoft went official with the Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this month, and after few days, released the developers preview as promised. Windows Phone 8.1 is the first major update, and will be hitting all the devices running Windows Phone 8.1. The update comes with a host of changes, both major and under the hood. Cortana being one of the biggest. Moving on, the update will be hitting the users who are running Windows Phone 8.1 devices in couple of months. Though the devices which will be running the Windows Phone 8.1 will be launching by the end of this month or the start of next one.
  • Alleged LG G3 Images

    Furqan Shahid
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    We’ve been waiting for LG to announce the successor to the LG G2 as well as the latest flagship LG G3, but over the time, we’ve only heard rumours and speculations about what might be coming. So far, we know that the phone might be coming with a 5.5 inches of QHD display, and some other notable features including the Snadragon 800/801 processor along with 3 gigs of RAM. Then there were some more reports suggesting that the phone will feature a flat UI, we also got our hands on a screen shot to prove that. Now the latest leak shows us two images of what seems like the Japanese…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Getting To That Local Audience – The Power Of Localization

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    In order to truly tap into the power of Internet marketing, you must tap into the power of localization. Both the major search engines and the major... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Advisers Can Grow Their Business With Modern Invoice Finance

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The economic climate in the UK has been tough on small and medium sized businesses in recent years. Many businesses that may have traditionally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Factors Impacting Your Local SEO Efforts

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    If you’re looking to rank a website locally, you’re going to find out that it’s a lot different from trying to rank nationally or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • About To Make A Big Purchase? Why It’s Best To Go On Recommendations

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Word of mouth marketing is something that is continuing to take the world by storm and, for the first time ever, we’re starting to see this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • pCloud Review – Access Your Files Everywhere

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Today, when you want to store your files, let it be documents, movies, music or anything, there are a few options to choose! However, if you give... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bright Side of News*

  • OnePlus One Premium Smartphone Launches at $299

    Anshel Sag
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    The long awaited OnePlus One smartphone has finally made its official debut after many months of slow trickles and leaks. This smartphone was promised to be the smartphone without compromises, and judging by the current specs listed of the OnePlus One, it appears that their statement has held true. The current OnePlus One (still not too hot about that name) will be available in two colors and models. Specifically, the white model selling for $299 with 16GB of storage space (and no memory card slot) and the black version selling for $349 with 64GB of storage space. This price is all the more…
  • Live TV Viewing Out Weighs Streaming Video

    Darleen Hartley
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Ipsos OTX, a research and social strategy company, says sitting in front of the TV is still the preferred viewing experience. Eighty six percent of adults out of 15,551 in 20 countries are traditional couch potatoes. According to their statistics, several respondents admitted to accessing video in multiple ways. The company quotes 27 percent as streaming/downloading TV/video via computer, 16 percent streaming Internet video to TV, 16 percent are using DVR/recording devices to view video entertainment, and only 1710 in 15.5 thousand watching on mobile. Depending on the method of watching…
  • Scientists Use TACC Supercomputers to Find Link Between Cancer and Alzheimer’s

    Anshel Sag
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    So, remember when TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) built the Stampede supercomputer using VERY preferred pricing from Intel for using Intel Xeon Phi cards back in 2012? Well, that Stampede supercomputer in conjunction with the Lonestar Supercomputer at TACC are responsible for some pretty interesting research. The TACC at the University of Texas, Austin houses many supercomputers, but the two that were utilized for this project were the Stampede and Lonestar. The team of scientists from Houston’s Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) found that Alzheimer’s disease and cancer…
  • Blizzcon 2014 Dates Announced, November 7th and 8th

    Anshel Sag
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Blizzard just announced the dates for their much awaited Blizzcon conference that occurs every year in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. Based on the announcement, the dates for Blizzcon 2014 will be November 7th and November 8th, later this year, with ticket sales opening up on May 7th, exactly 6 months before the event. In past years, ticket sales for Blizzcon have gone by so quickly that the players hoping to attend Blizzcon are usually disappointed by their inability to get tickets. There are simply too few to get ahold of and they go far too quickly, much like…
  • Twitter Bends to Turkish Government Demands, Allows Censorship

    Anshel Sag
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:32 pm
    As many of you may have heard over the course of the past month, Twitter was banned in Turkey. The reason for this ban was because a few anonymous Twitter accounts had been leaking audio recordings of top Turkish officials talking about corruption and other sensitive issues. Since the lifting of the ban on Twitter in Turkey, the government has been working directly with Twitter to resolve the issue of these undesired tweets. As it seems right now, there are currently two solutions in the works that will allow Twitter to operate in harmony with the current  government. Those two measures…
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    Latest Articles from WRAL Tech Wire

  • 82% advertising surge lifts Facebook past Street expectations

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Facebook's earnings and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.
  • Apple plans $30B stock buy-back, split its stock

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.
  • Novozymes to build $36M facility, create 100 jobs in Cary

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    The company will build a new bioagriculture research and development facility in Cary. The company said it will invest $36 million over the next three years and create 100 new jobs at the facility. Salaries will start at $70,000.
  • Vivek Wadhwa: 'Location, location, location' is not mantra for tech success now

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Opinion: Oculus, the latest technology startup to be acquired for billions of dollars, was based not in Silicon Valley but in Irvine, Calif. Snapchat, which is rumored to be worth billions, is based in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles area is a good place to live and has great weather, but it has no real advantage as a technology center. These companies could have been based anywhere with equal success. You can't predict which technology hub the next Oculus will come from--or whether it will be a hub at all. Anyone anywhere--whether in an incubator, garage or tent--can now build world-changing…
  • Can entrepreneurs help reinvent public schools?

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    ExitEvent news: Durham School Board has joined a growing national movement to get entrepreneurs involved in education. ExitEvent's Laura Baverman reports in this latest story that is part of the news partnership between WRALTechWire and ExitEvent.
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Getting To That Local Audience – The Power Of Localization

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    In order to truly tap into the power of Internet marketing, you must tap into the power of localization. Both the major search engines and the major... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Advisers Can Grow Their Business With Modern Invoice Finance

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The economic climate in the UK has been tough on small and medium sized businesses in recent years. Many businesses that may have traditionally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Factors Impacting Your Local SEO Efforts

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    If you’re looking to rank a website locally, you’re going to find out that it’s a lot different from trying to rank nationally or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • About To Make A Big Purchase? Why It’s Best To Go On Recommendations

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Word of mouth marketing is something that is continuing to take the world by storm and, for the first time ever, we’re starting to see this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • pCloud Review – Access Your Files Everywhere

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Today, when you want to store your files, let it be documents, movies, music or anything, there are a few options to choose! However, if you give... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • 5 Hidden Gems in Adobe Muse CC

    Terry White
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
      In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you 5 hidden gems in Adobe Muse CC. Adobe Muse CC allows you to design websites visually without having to write code or deal with code at all. In this video I show you a few not too well known features that will make your life easier in using Adobe Muse CC to make your site pop. Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. This episode has a BONUS CLIP that is available only…
  • Lightroom Mobile on iPad is Here! Let’s take a first look…

    Terry White
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
      The long awaited Lightroom mobile is here and I couldn’t be happier to give you your first look: Today we’re announcing the immediate availability of Lightroom mobile. Lightroom mobile extends your existing workflows beyond the desktop. Lightroom mobile allows you to utilize your iPad to do all sorts of great things and have the changes sync back to your Lightroom catalog at home, including: Access images in your Lightroom catalog Make selects, reject unworthy photos Apply a preset Refine your adjustments using all your favorites from the Basic panel, including Highlights,…
  • The New Smaller 2014 Jawbone Era Bluetooth Headset

    Terry White
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    It’s been a while since I looked at Bluetooth headsets. After all my Jawbone ICON has been working just fine. However, I ordered the new 2014 Era by Jawbone because I thought I had lost my older model. I keep my Jawbone along with a couple of misc. adapters and wired Apple EarPods in a small vinyl pouch that I carry in my pocket. That pouch went missing for a week.  I couldn’t find it in all the usual spots that I normally leave it or drop it in. I figured that it was gone for good and that I had to replace the contents. I ordered the NEW 2014 Era by Jawbone. Although I hate…
  • 5 Hidden Gems in Adobe InDesign CC

    Terry White
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV I’ll show 5 hidden gems in Adobe InDesign CC. These are 5 little things that could make a big impact on your daily use of InDesign CC. Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. This episode has a BONUS CLIP that is available only in the App! My iOS App is a Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. I also have an Android version on the Amazon App Store:   The post 5 Hidden Gems in…
  • What I’m Teaching At Photoshop World Atlanta Next Week

    Terry White
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:11 pm
    photo by Jason Lykins It’s almost time for my favorite conference, Photoshop World! This will be the first Photoshop World held in Atlanta and I’m really looking forward to it. Not only do I get to see so many of you, but I’m psyched about teaching some new classes. First up I’m teaching a new “Intro to Adobe Muse CC” class. I did a session on the show floor last year for Adobe Muse and it went over great. I’m happy that this class got added to the conference track and that I can go more in-depth. I’m also teaching a brand new “How to Edit…
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    Lastest ITProPortal news

  • Google unveils Street View’s very own ‘time machine’

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Street View for Maps now includes the ability to view historical photos of locations across the world and various landmarks can be seen across the years.Read more:
  • 71% of businesses failing on enterprise-grade collaboration

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Employees are increasingly turning to consumer level tools to collaborate with external partners due to the fact that there are simply not enough business-grade alternatives on offer.Read more:
  • Pocket Printer reaches Kickstarter target of $435,000

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Zuta Labs’ Pocket Printer has hit its target on the crowd-funding site and it will now go into full production despite many doubting its future success due to the slow speed it prints at.Read more:
  • Apple patches yet another SSL flaw in iOS and OSX

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The new updates repair various different vulnerabilities with the chief problem involving a bug that affects SSL connections that could be easily intercepted in both iOS and OSX.Read more:
  • Apple takes 55% of UK impressions, bucks Android’s global lead

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Figures from Opera Mediaworks showed that UK consumers are more likely to look at ads inside apps with twice as many consuming ads in this way compared to those around the world.Read more:
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • 10 Commandments of Marketing

    Alex Goldfayn
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Be bold. Marketing is no place for modesty. Be active. Communicate often and consistently. Focus, like a laser, on how you improve customers. Be quick. Over-thinking kills marketing and growth. Be disciplined. Daily, take communication action that will grow your revenue. Evolve. Grow. There are countless ways to market. Keep yourself interested. Gather powerful insights from your customers. No need to guess. Build lists. If your lists aren’t growing, your company probably isn’t either. Aggressively communicate testimonials (note: I say communicate them, not simply gather them).
  • Obstacles That Keeps Us From Marketing

    Alex Goldfayn
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:14 pm
    I define marketing as consistently communicating your value to people who can buy from you. Here are the obstacles that keep us from doing so: 1. Fear: Of failing; of offending; of rejection. This is the single greatest impediment to marketing action. 2. Perfection: You have many chances to make good impressions. Take action when your marketing is good enough. Only you will know it’s not perfect. 3. Procrastination: Responding to urgent issues (fires) is reactive and keeps a lot of organizations, big and small, from doing the good work of communicating with buyers proactively.
  • The Discipline of Doing

    Alex Goldfayn
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    I received a lot of feedback from you regarding last week’s newsletter on the difference between knowing what to do and doing it (it’s discipline). A few of you said it was the best Evangelist Marketing Minute ever. So I spent some time last week defining the elements that go into this discipline: On-demand awareness: You may know what to do after you read an article, or attend a workshop, but can you recall it when it’s necessary? The information must be easily available, on paper, or in your head. Impactful trigger: The reason to begin doing what you know must be…
  • The Difference Between Knowing & Doing

    Alex Goldfayn
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:57 am
    What’s the difference between knowing what to do, and actually doing it? You probably know what to do already. For example, we know that testimonials and referrals are nearly guaranteed ways to grow our revenue, but do we ask for them enough? As a friend and colleague said recently, “If we all did what we know to be the right thing, we would all have perfect bodies.” And none of us would work too much! As the author, consultant and Harvard professor David Maister once said at a small, private workshop of his that I attended, “You all know what to do. The difference…
  • The Best Marketing Is Simple

    Alex Goldfayn
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    If you request two referrals per week and hit a 50 percent success rate (which is less than the results my two-step referral process creates for clients), you’ll get 50 new, very warm prospects to have sales conversations with. Close a third of those, and you have 16 new customers, without doing very much work at all. Ask your staff to do the same, and you’ll leverage the power of exponential marketing effort and growth. If you add the “Did You Know” question (“did you know we also do x, y, or z?”) to most of your conversations with customers and…
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    Music Without Labels

  • Miscomunicado – Color.A.D.O. [New Music][Free Download]

    Philosofox the DJ
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Fort Collins, Colorado is home to the eclectic psychedelic dance party known as Miscomunicado. With Dan Scott Forreal and James Hodgkins providing gang vocals, guitar, bass, and keys between them and the backing beats of Luke Barone, their “digital sound jockey”, this three piece outfit has managed to combine virtually every influence one could find … Continue reading
  • The Early Reset – “Full Potential” [NEW MUSIC/FREE DOWNLOAD]

    Steve Harpine
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Nashville is full of artists continuously crafting and creating new art. There are projects released every day, whether it be a painting, design, or composition, specifically made to have significance in some form. Each artist’s expression is unique, and often times a whole-hearted representation of their inner-being. Today, The Early Reset released their debut EP, … Continue reading
  • Mob Device – Babylon Burn [New Music]

    Philosofox the DJ
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Tim Kolstrom, the artist known as Mob Device, has been putting out electronic music in various genres for years now. Beginning with dubstep and film scoring, he’s moved into multiple subgenres of the many-headed monster now known as EDM, even making brief forays into hip-hop production. His recent track “In the Summer“, on Nuit Blanche … Continue reading
  • Forge Recording @ Ardmore Music Hall

    Philosofox the DJ
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Ardmore Music Hall is a fairly new concert venue in the suburbs of Philadelphia, having opened just this past year in the former Brownies 23 East, a prominent local cover band bar. Located just steps from the Ardmore regional rail station on a street with plenty of free parking lots, it is much more accessible … Continue reading
  • Record Store Day @ AKA Music

    Philosofox the DJ
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Each year, Record Store Day brings together the world’s remaining independent brick-and-mortar record shops for a mutual promotion that has grown over time to include special releases by dozens of artists and festivities at around a thousand stores around the United States and abroad. Many local shops offer discounts on non-Record Store Day merchandise and … Continue reading
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Jodie Foster Weds Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

    Ann Casano
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Oscar winning actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster is officially off the market. Foster’s rep has confirmed that the Silence of the Lambs actress and photographer/actress Alexandra Hedison got married last weekend after about one year of dating. No details have been reported concerning the ceremony or reception. And if Foster stays true to character, we probably won’t hear much, because the actress is known to keep the details of her private life close to the vest. Hedison is the former girlfriend of Ellen DeGeneres. Apart from her career as a photographer, she is an actress and…
  • Rumer Willis’ Pink Underwear Makes A Surprise Appearance On The Red Carpet

    Zach Walton
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Rumer Willis’ main claim to fame is being the daughter of Bruce Willis. Not to take anything away from her acting chops, but let’s just say Sorority Row has to be the low point in anybody’s career. Now the Willis offspring is making a name for herself based solely upon her choice of underwear. E Online reports that Rumer Willis showed up at Elle’s Women in Music event in a cut dress that exposed her underwear when viewed from a certain angle. For the record, they were pink. As you can imagine, the news spread like wildfire as everybody on the Internet just had to take…
  • Avril Lavigne: Is Her ‘Hello Kitty’ Video Racist?

    Kimberly Ripley
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Avril Lavigne is causing a bit of a stir with one of her recent music videos. Called Hello Kitty, the song features the singer performing with a group of Asian dancers as she drinks sake. Some people have deemed the video racist and embarrassing. Other people take the song’s lyrics to be suggestive–meaning that the intent behind the title--Hello Kitty–is a double entendre. Others find the expressionless Asian dancers to be no different than using Tokyo as a prop. In a recent interview, Avril tried explaining the video and the title away. She said that although it is…
  • Mariah Carey Drops Big Bucks on Plane Ticket

    Kimberly Ripley
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Mariah Carey reportedly dropped big bucks–more than $70,000–on a one-way flight to France for next month’s Cannes Film Festival. It seems the 44-year-old diva didn’t just buy a first class ticket either. She rented out the entire cabin of the British Airways flight so she isn’t “disturbed by fans” as she flies from New York to France. “Over the years Mariah has grown accustomed to traveling in ultimate style so she doesn’t think twice about paying such a crazy amount to ensure her privacy,” a source says. Carey plans to pamper herself while…
  • Albert Pujols Joins 500 Homerun Club

    Ann Casano
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Put it in the books. Last night, first base slugger Albert Pujols became just the 26th player in Major League Baseball history to smash 500 homeruns. The 34-year-old is the the third-youngest to join the 500 Homerun Club behind Alex Rodriguez and Jimmie Foxx who were both 32. The only problem with the accomplishment was that his wife was not in attendance. Pujols hit the 499th and 500th in the same night in a 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. The Anaheim Angel had to relay the good news long distance, “I went and made a phone call and I called her, and she was doing her nails.
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  • How to Show up your name on the Menubar of OSX?

    Arpit Verma
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It is often seen from screenshots shared of macintosh owners, that the user name or some form of the user name is displayed on the menubar, right on the top right side of the screen. This is rather fancy as it adds a bit of personal flavor to the computer and also lets you quickly switch the users right from the menubar without having to log out of the system. It is also a rather convenient position for the control to sit is always present irrespective of the programme you run unless it is in a full screen app. So, how exactly could you also get your name to show up in the menubar permanently…
  • OnePlus One is Official and claims to be a Flagship Killer

    Arpit Verma
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    The tech newcomers OnePlus have finally made the OnePlus One official today. The device has been one of the most discussed topics on Social Media recently thanks to the hype and engagement built by the OnePlus team. The device aims to take on all the flagship devices of the world in terms of hardware and beat them with the KO of affordability, giving it a name of flagship killer. Looking at the device closely, you can understand why it is already been spoken as the next big thing in the tech world. The OnePlus One features a 5.5 inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device…
  • Charge upto 40 Different Phones with this amazing Wireless technology

    Arpit Verma
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    Wireless charging is the new blue tie of the tech fashion town. While the major companies are still battling to secure one standard for wireless charging that would be universally accepted, there are plenty of new applications of the technology emerging already. However, so far we have seen applications of wireless charging used in places like car charging or on desk, but one thing that has been common in all these have been that you need some sort of contact between the backplate of the phone and the charger. But what if, you could charge the devices, plenty of them, without the need of any…
  • More Details about G Watch from LG Surface: Points to an Always on Display

    Arpit Verma
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    LG alongside Motorola was one of the very first partners to reveal details about their plans as Android announced the Android Wear, their dive into the sea of wearables. Little details were given out though despite the initial design of the wrist wear were shown off. However, with Matias Duarte confirming to Joshua Topolsky in an interview recently aired at the Accel Design Conference that Android Wear was definitely a reality and all set to be announced in the summers. Following that LG have given us some more information about the G Watch on their website here. The watch will come with an…
  • Download Adobe Photoshop CS2 For Free Legally

    Arpit Verma
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Adobe Photoshop is probably one software most of us have on our systems. However, it is still alarmingly low how few people choose to go by the legal direct and pay their way to get the service. Thanks to Torrents and things like that, a bit of searching around the web and you get through without spending a penny. However, if you are anti piracy and are all for picking things legally, you can do so for Adobe Photoshop CS 2 for free, and yes, legally. While obviously, CS 2 is extremely old version of Photoshop and perhaps would not even run on some of the most recent OS, such as our Mac on…
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    Sai Digital Magazine

  • Why do people vote for BJP (or even Congress)?

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    I have a very simple theory. I will never vote for a party that doesn’t come out to show its ‘source of funds’ to public and that which doesn’t stop giving tickets to candidates with criminal records. No matter who comes and screams ‘our development model’ or ‘Har hath shakti’, I will just not listen ... Read the complete article at Why do people vote for BJP (or even Congress)? All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content…
  • How to hide ‘Last Seen’ time on WhatsApp Android; Officially

    23 Feb 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Most of you are probably using WhatsApp on your phones. And most of you might be using it on an Android phone. There’s some good news today. No, not the Facebook acquisition but a set of new privacy features which were exclusively available to iPhone users till now. Android users can now hide their ‘Last ... Read the complete article at How to hide ‘Last Seen’ time on WhatsApp Android; Officially All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in…
  • New 8Mbps BSNL Broadband plans in AP (Hyderabad) 2014

    12 Feb 2014 | 7:47 pm
    It’s been a long time since I wrote about a BSNL service. The company is reporting losses after losses and it appears as if (unless some magic happens) it is only matter of time until the whole company is shut down (for the benefit of tax payers). The only thing protecting BSNL is its presence ... Read the complete article at New 8Mbps BSNL Broadband plans in AP (Hyderabad) 2014 All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in full or in parts for any purpose…
  • What do People think about Different States of India? (Acc to Google)

    28 Jan 2014 | 12:14 am
    Courtesy of this tweet, I thought I should do the same with different Indian states. And results are certainly interesting. If you didn’t go through that link, this post basically is what different people (via Google) think about different states of India. It makes use of the search suggestions that Google throws up as more ... Read the complete article at What do People think about Different States of India? (Acc to Google) All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the…
  • Use IMPS for 24×7 instant funds transfer (SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Axis)

    13 Jan 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Your relative who stays in a different city has asked you to transfer some money urgently. What would you do? NEFT or RTGS? Each of them have their own benefits. NEFT costs slightly less than RTGS (some banks even offer it for free if amount is less than Rs.1 lakh) but it takes longer than ... Read the complete article at Use IMPS for 24×7 instant funds transfer (SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Axis) All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in full or in parts for any purpose…
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  • So what exactly is the recipe to get more Twitter Followers: 12 Twitter Tips?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    Want to be an effective Twitterer? How can you become the kind of expert or thought-leader on Twitter to whom people truly commit? Well, it’s a well known fact, effective Twitterers cannot exist without followers, nor can high-quality... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Brightest Minds In Sales To Follow On Twitter

    Amarendra Bhushan
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    We’re constantly striving to discover what we can do to accelerate sales revenue, beat the competition, and connect with some of the brightest sales minds in the business? I’m excited about the results. So without further delay, browse below for our... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • What Is Your Method Of Building An Intrapreneurial All-Star Team?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Paul English, co-founder of the travel planning site Kayak, once famously said; “The difference between an A team and an A+ team is the difference between a million in revenue and a billion in revenue.” So, what’s the single important question... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Why do men have the upper hand when it comes to using social networking for career advantage?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Well, it’s not a new theory: Men are better at analytics, women are better at social and cultural skills, but a new study has found that men have the upper hand when it comes to using social media for career advantage. No wonder we’re... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Gender differences in social media and mobile use

    Amarendra Bhushan
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    Tyrants brought down from their pedestal. Entire governments were toppled. Institutionalized biases challenged. Big brands cowed. Gaming and shopping habits changed. And daily contact with grandma. These are some of the social alterations inspired... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
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    Honeytech Blog

  • Why Hiring the Right IT Person is Crucial to Start-Up Success

    Honey Singh
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:57 am
    Most large companies have a team of IT experts that rush to your aid whenever there’s a problem. They’re ready for anything. What one person doesn’t know, another person does. It’s a different story at start-ups, though. There’s usually only one person, and that one person needs to solve the...Read more »
  • Croma Announces a unique Blogger’s Club

    Arpit Verma
    9 Jan 2014 | 12:13 am
    A gadget is launched, it garners loads of publicity, they go out to the select two or three top publishers and it all fizzes out. Its the same story time and again and apart from the select publishers the rest just read the stories from the internet and publish it...Read more »
  • After E6 Gionee Proudly Launches ELIFE E7

    Honey Singh
    3 Jan 2014 | 2:39 am
    Gionee has launched its fourth phone in the ELIFE series in almost a year. As claimed by the company, they received great reviews for their previous devices E3, E5 and E6. The company is targeting brands that presently hold monopoly in the smart phone market. What makes it a great...Read more »
  • 6 Gizmos to Protect Your Assets

    Honey Singh
    11 Dec 2013 | 1:18 am
    Most people know that it’s important to lock doors and windows when they leave the house to protect their valuables — there’s a break-in about every 15 seconds in the U.S. But protecting your assets involves more than just defending against robbers. An Internet hacker could potentially do much more...Read more »
  • 10 things to buy on this #OMGSale

    Ankur Jangra
    5 Dec 2013 | 4:04 am
    Many of us shopaholics dream of walloping discounts to feed our never ending hunger for shopping! and More shopping! When the sale does arrive, they leave nothing to chance and feel the urge to buy everything. But the mix-up and confusion that they find themselves in, given there’s so much...Read more »
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • How to Get iSkySoft PDF Editor FREE Licenses

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    If you are looking to edit your PDF files easily then iSkySoft PDF Editor is one wonderful tool that you shouldn’t miss. It is kind of a shame that even though PDF is perhaps the most widely used file formats across many OS and devices today, when it comes to conversion of PDF files into any other format and editing them in the way you do in word processing tools, finding the best tool out there is a bit tricky. But gone are the days when one would search endlessly for a decent PDF editor that does what it advertises. With iSkySoft PDF Editor we finally have a smart PDF editor that…
  • Top 4 Benefits of Content Marketing

    14 Mar 2014 | 3:55 am
    Content marketing is the art of creating useful, interesting content to engage your target audience, build your relationship with them, and tell your brand story. Per dollar spent, content marketing creates three times more leads than other traditional online advertising techniques, such as PPC. When used in conjunction with SEO and social media, content marketing has the power to build a strong online presence for your business, strengthening and extending your online customer relationships. More To Content Than Copy Great content doesn’t have to be the written word. Visual content…
  • Top Five Most Catastrophic Viruses of All Time

    25 Feb 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Have you ever wondered, what were the most harmful computer viruses ever and how much harm did they do worldwide? The very fact that today the internet has become the driving force of modern world, also means that it has also turned out to be the primary target for malicious hackers and crackers. Computer viruses can be devastating for any personal computer user and large corporations, alike. Some virus can corrupt or completely wipe out data on a hard drive, block traffic on a computer network, turn an unsuspecting user’s computer into a virus and malware distributing terminal and…
  • How Technology Influenced Online Shopping

    20 Feb 2014 | 2:55 am
    Few years back when online merchant services started gaining traction, there were a whole bunch of skeptics and naysayers who out rightly predicted failure. But today, we have reached an era where more and more old fashioned brick and mortar retail stores are setting up their online stores in hopes of catching up with today’s extremely tech savvy consumers who are equipped with powerful personal gadgets (iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets) and have easy access to high speed and very reliable 3G, 4G and LTE broadband connections. With tons of great and free eCommerce apps at…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6; Release Date, Rumors, Features, Specs

    Nick Ross
    19 Feb 2014 | 3:55 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone has been described as the super smartphone man has ever produced. Well, this will be one smartphone in its own class. If the circulating rumor are anything to go by, we are about to witness a smartphone that will have more features and modeled to be better than your laptop. With great improvements in terms of memory, camera, RAM, connectivity, design and other areas, this device will be worth the debates it has caused. Recently Samsung commented that they are bringing Galaxy S5 smartphone in 2014 Q1. Hence the good news for Galaxy S6 followers is that, Samsung…
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    Mostly Blog

  • iOS 7.1.1 Now Labels Apps with ‘In-App Purchases’ in Top Charts and Featured Sections

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    iOS 7.1.1, released  earlier today, Apple has fulfilled some minor changes to the iOS App Store to make it more clear which apps offer in app purchases. Apple has delivered an “Offers In-App Purchases” release on individual app detail pages since March of 2013, but now the App Store has been modernize to include a small “In-App Purchases” report for apps in Top Charts listings and on specific featured apps listings, such as in the Great Free Games set. This stretched in-app purchase view allows users to conclude which apps on the Top Free, Paid, and Losing charts…
  • For your car ios app driving curve is fitness tracker

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    The iOS app Driving Curve is a simple way to track your driving performance while not having to fiddle with extra devices.Some high-profile driving apps, like a Y Combinator alum, Techstars-backed Dash and Automatic offer their own hardware to attach with smartphones. Different use a Bluetooth-enabled on-board devices (OBD) that plugs in to an adapter under the steering wheel. Driving Curve, on the other hand, is supposed as easy alternative for those who are interested in their driving performance, however don’t need to cope with an OBD or…
  • All the need—to-know to start your day for iphone through morning app

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    When you come to life in the morning, there’s a good chance that one among the first stuff you do is pick up your phone and check texts, emails, the news, weather etc.  With that in mind, the Morning is a minimalist morning assistant that tells you the date, time, weather and calendar events, to not mention a snap of the news and stock market information. And it’s a very stunning app in addition. The lowdown The main screen consists of multiple tiles, every of which can be tapped to create full-screen.In settings, you are able to change the…
  • Protect yourself from ‘heartbleed’ bug on android with heartbleed detector

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    This past Monday can go down within the history of the internet forever, since that was the day once the world came to understand of the existence of the crucial security flaw within the OpenSSL library – a bug that allowed attackers to take advantage of any secure system and collect up to 64k of otherwise-considered-secure data from any server using the vulnerable SSL protocol; a bug that was dubbed Heartbleed. The fix was released and virtually the entire net has patched its servers, however did you recognize that smartphones could’ve been affected too? Well,…
  • How to speed up your ios 7 on paid and iphone without jailbreaking

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    These handy tips can serve you well even if you’re jailbroken and proves that you simply will enhance the functionality of handset in a tweak-free manner if you want. Disable parallax and Blur features As part of the visual overhaul within the latest edition of iOS , Apple introduced some fanciful new effects and whereas they bring a precise air finesse, they are doingan arguably spare strain on your device, that might slow things down.As such, you’ll want to disable parallax, and whereas there was no approach of explicitly snubbing it on…
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  • Apple's new 'Powerful' iPhone 5s advert shows how far we've gone with apps and accessories and functionality

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    The technology is the starting point and the iPhone is a powerful device with a good foundation but it is what you do with that technology that makes it a game changing experience. The latest Apple advert for the iPhone 5s is clever in that it shows what can be created with the iPhone, it is awesome because it uses the song 'Gigantic' by seminal alternative rock pioneers The Pixies. 
  • Motorola has shipped 6.5 million devices in Q1 of 2014

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Motorola Mobility COO Rick Osterloh went on Twitter to disclose the company has shipped 6.5 million devices in Q1 of 2014. Big numbers, note that shipped doesn't necessarily mean sold so the actual profits earned by Moto smartphones is yet to be determined.
  • PBS KIDS debuts new web-original property and free app: PLUM LANDING

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    PBS KIDS has announced the launch of an all-new web-original property, PLUM LANDING, a cross-platform, digital adventure designed to engage 6- to 9-year olds in environmental science by using animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and an interactive mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch: Plum’s Photo Hunt. All of the PLUM LANDING resources, including standards-based tools for educators, are offered for free.
  • Toshiba starts production of world's first 15nm NAND Flash memories

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed the world’s first 15-nanometer (nm)*1 process technology, which will apply to 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) NAND flash memories. Mass production with the new technology will start at the end of April at Fab 5 Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba’s NAND flash fabrication facility (fab), replacing second generation 19 nm process technology, Toshiba’s previous flagship process. The second stage of Fab 5 is currently under construction, and the new technology will also be deployed there.
  • Grab the chance to stream Joss Whedon’s new film early for $5 on Vimeo

    News Editor
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Joss Whedon might be busy filming stuff for the Marvel universe but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t take time to pursue his other projects. Following its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the supernatural love story written and produced by Whedon called In Your Eyes will be available internationally to stream on Vimeo for $5. You can rent the movie for a period of 72 hours. Be one of the first to catch this film before it is set to hit theaters in three months’ time. “It’s exciting for us because we get to explore yet another new form of distribution and we get…
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  • HTC One (M8) Launched in India for Rs. 49,900

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    HTC has announced their flagship phone ‘HTC One (M8)’ in India, the successor to the popular HTC One M7. The One (M8) has been priced at Rs. 49,900 in India and will be available across the stores starting first week of May. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy S5, the One M8 comes with 4G + 3G support for Indian networks. HTC has also launched the Google Play edition (GPE) of the HTC One (M8) in India, apparently the first GPE device to be available in India. The GPE of M8 comes at the exact same price of Rs. 49,900 and will be available for buying at the Google Play store within 2 weeks. Moreover,…
  • How to Revoke Access to All 3rd Party Twitter Apps At Once

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    As a part of spring cleaning process, you might be interested in cleaning up your Twitter account for unwanted apps and services. There are a lot of third-party apps like TweetDeck, HootSuite, Facebook, Instagram, etc. that require authorization to access your tweets and other twitter data. If you’re a heavy Twitter user then you might be surprised to see the huge number of apps that you’ve granted access to, over the long period of time. Though, one can easily disable access to any application at any time from the ‘Apps’ tab in settings on twitter. But what if numerous apps are…
  • Quickly Check Airtel Broadband Data Usage on Android

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Airtel broadband users have an easy option to check the Internet usage for their account using the ‘Smartbytes’ service. For that, you simply need to visit the smartbytes website from the same Airtel broadband connection. Now, there is a handy app “Airtel Smartbytes” for Android that allows Airtel users to check the data usage right from their Android device in just a single click! The app is developed by Anon and is in no way affiliated with Airtel. Airtel Smartbytes is a free Android app to check your Airtel broadband usage over Wi-Fi directly on your device. The app fetches the…
  • Check if a Site or your Android Phone is Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

    12 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
    On Monday, April 7th a major vulnerability known as “Heartbleed” was found in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic library, that is widely used with applications and web servers. The sites and services across the Internet are thus busy in patching this vulnerability and updating the SSL certificates to protect their customers. As said, OpenSSL v1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable and OpenSSL 1.0.1g released on 7th April, 2014 fixes this bug. An excerpt from says, The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library.
  • How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 with CF-Auto-Root

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    Samsung’s flagship smartphone ‘The GALAXY S5’ was unveiled a month back in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The SGS5 has also been officially announced in India and will be available globally starting April 11th. However, Chainfire a senior developer over at XDA Developers forum has already managed to root the international SM-G900F variant of SGS5. The method applies only for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Europe variant) and now supports various other SGS models as well. UPDATE (April 11) – Chainfire has updated the root for the SM-G900F (International Qualcomm) model, and…
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    Monday Note

  • The iPad Is a Tease

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
      As Apple is about to release its latest quarterly numbers, new questions arise about the iPad’s “anemic” growth. The answer is simple – but the remedies are not. The iPad isn’t growing anymore. What happened? In anticipation of Apple’s latest quarterly numbers – they’ll be announced on April 23rd – the usual prerelease estimates swirl around the Web. You can find Yahoo’s summary of analysts’ estimates here; Paul Leitao’s Posts At Eventide provides a detailed and tightly reasoned history and forecast for the March 2014 quarter. The consensus is that…
  • Religion is a safer bet than Facebook

    Frédéric Filloux
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
      Facebook’s incredible global reach and success appear to forestall challenges. In the long run, though, the social network’s growth and its frantic quest for new revenue sources raise questions. (First of two articles)     Casting doubt on Facebook’s future is like going to Rome and questioning the existence of God. It’s not the right venue to do so. First, you can’t argue with figures, they’re overwhelming. Each institution features about the same number of devotees: 1.2 billion across the world. As for financials, Facebook’s annual report shows strong…
  • The Browser Is The OS: 19 Years Later

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
      So it was declared in the early days: Web apps will win over native apps. Why let the facts cloud an appealing theory? Marc Andreessen, the Netscape co-founder, is credited with many bold, visionary claimssuch as “Everyone Will Have the Web” (ca. 1992), “Web Businesses Will Live in the Cloud” (1999), “Everything Will Be Social” (2004, four years before joining Facebook’s Board), and “Software Will Eat the World” (2009). But not all of Andreessen’s predictions are as ringing and relevant. His 1995 proclamation that “The Browser Will Be the Operating System” still…
  • Lessons from a good vertical:

    Frédéric Filloux
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:18 am
      For digital media companies, creating good verticals that breed small but valuable audiences has become essential. On that subject, here are my takeaways following a conversation with Rafat Ali, founder and CEO of In 20 months, Rafat’s company has become a reference in the travel intelligence business.  There is no excuse for not trying to build a vertical digital service (web site & mobile app) for a strong media company shifting to digital. As long as you have a powerful (not to be confused with profuse) newsroom coupled with a well-structured contents system,…
  • TV Done Right: Still A Dream

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
      As the strong reactions to even the slightest Apple TV rumor demonstrate, there’s a vigorous appetite for a simple, modern Internet TV experience. The technology is ready but carriers aren’t. Last week started with Big Apple TV News in an authoritative-sounding Wall Street Journal article: “Apple Inc. is in talks with Comcast Corp. about teaming up for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment on Comcast’s cables to ensure it bypasses congestion on the Web, people familiar with the matter say.” Search for “Comcast” in…
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  • Do You Really Need A Premium Mouse To Be A Competitive PC Gamer?

    Joel Lee
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Razer. Logitech. SteelSeries. They all produce “gaming mice” that are supposed to enhance your performance in games that rely heavily on mouse usage. Whether you’re trapped in the addiction vortex of Dota 2 or simply nailing headshots in a first-person shooter, you may often wonder: “Do I need a special mouse to compete with everyone else?” It’s a valid question and one that can be readily answered. Let’s take a look at the features offered by gaming mice to see whether or not you’d benefit from them. Gaming Mouse Benefit #1: Precision Optics…
  • How To Set Follow-ups & Reminders On Emails Without Installing Anything

    Mihir Patkar
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Email and speed go hand in hand. So when you need to quickly schedule a message for later or send yourself a reminder to follow up on something, turn to or ReminderBaba, two fantastic web apps. Gmail users can set a reminder to follow up on an email or schedule it to be sent later with mxHero Toolbox, but that doesn’t solve all your needs. First, it’s only for Chrome. And of course, it works only with Gmail. and ReminderBaba offer a more elegant solution. The sheer speed with which lets you operate is what makes...Read the full article: How To Set…
  • Graphics Aren’t Everything: 5 Ugly Games That Are Crazy Fun

    Matt Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Gaming and cutting-edge graphics have always gone hand-in-hand for obvious reasons. Virtual worlds are more immersive when they appear more realistic or, in absence of photo-realism, are stylized with competent artistic direction. But not all games look good. Even popular titles from studios with hundreds of employees can end up less appealing than a baboon’s rear-end. Here are five fun games that’ve received strong reviews in spite of ugly graphics. Minecraft Mojang’s Minecraft is the quintessential example of a great game with terrible graphics. The blocky terrain and nostalgic,…
  • How To Pay With Your PayPal Balance On Sites That Don’t Accept It

    Craig Snyder
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    I’m at a point in my Internet-obsessed life where PayPal is the preferred payment method that I choose to pay for just about anything. If you’re a self-employed person who works online and from home, I can imagine you being in a similar predicament. PayPal is convenient and easy to use. You can pay for anything with PayPal. However, there are a whole lot of places to shop online that don’t seem to be as crazy about PayPal as I am. Amazon is a good (and unfortunate) example. They don’t accept payments via PayPal. However, there’s a crafty little maneuver...Read…
  • Apple Free Recycling Program Now Covers Every Retail Store Around The Globe

    Saikat Basu
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Apple has just reiterated that it is committed to its green initiative and recycling. The company announced that every Apple retail store around the world will take back Apple products for recycling. Apple also has a gift card program for used iPhones, iPads and Macs deemed good enough to be resold (as determined by the PowerOn reseller service) in the U.S. Products that couldn’t be re-used didn’t get the gift cards, but were instead responsibly recycled for free. Apple also took in computers from other brands under this scheme. Now, in the latest update, Apple has covered all…
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  • Top 5 Microphones for Podcasters

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Planning to start a podcast? Well, before you get started you should consider getting the most important piece to the puzzle, the microphone. Having a high quality microphone is going to make a huge difference to the sound quality of your recording. There are two factors to consider before buying a microphone. First, you should know your exact budget. Second, you should have a good idea of where you plan to record (big room, small room, noisy background, etc.). As with many other things in life, the more money you spend, the better quality you’ll get. If you don’t have the money…
  • How to Overcome the Fear of Being Alone

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Loneliness. Does that word scare you? A surprising number of people fear being alone. In the United States we’re socially programmed into believing that being lonely is weird. We constantly see this in movies and TV shows. If you’re quiet or alone, you’re automatically labeled as weird, strange, or a loser. You can see this type of mentality shine in visual media that is aimed at teenagers. These television shows praise the extroverts, but shun the introverts. This skewed view is gross and irrational. At times, we tend to fear being without friends, family, or a partner.
  • 8 Unforgivable Ecommerce Mistakes That Send Shoppers Packing

    Rohan Ayyar
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    In our parents’ time (unless you’re a 14-year old reading this), setting up a company meant taking huge loans, acquiring office space, employing a large bandwagon of employees, getting government licenses, and a long wait for all of these to fall in place before you could start operations. Today, you can think of a novel business idea in the morning and reach out to millions of prospective customers by evening through your very own store on the World Wide Web. But of course, you know this already. With the proliferation of D-I-Y tools like Weebly and Wix, a 5 year old (okay, a 10 year…
  • 25 Beautiful Bridge Designs From Around The World

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Building a bridge is extremely challenging to say the least. The design of a bridge usually depends on its function, the nature of the terrain, the materials used to make it, and the amount of money available to build it. Below you’ll find twenty-five beautiful bridges from around the world. These masterpieces are truly inspiration, reminding us that humans are capable of achieving incredible things. Enjoy! Pont du Gard Bastei Bridge in Sächsische Schweiz, Germany Chengyang Bridge, China Ponte Vecchio, Italy Stari Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina Verrazano Narrows Bridge, New York Tokyo…
  • How to Invest Time in Yourself

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Investing time in yourself is way better than investing money into something or someone else. When you invest in yourself and build valuable skill sets, you will never have to worry about unemployment again. If you were to strip Bill Gates of his assets and put him out on the street, he’d be back to earning a comfortable income in about a week. Why? Because he has tons of human capital. Sometimes the stress of life (bills, cleaning, children, etc.) can really start to take a toll on us, and it’s unfortunate. After sleeping and work, we only get about 8 hours a day to spend on other…
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  • New Technique Takes Cues from Astronomy and Ophthalmology to Sharpen Microscope Images

    Science News Desk
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microscope and distorting the resulting image. New imaging technology developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus rapidly corrects for these distortions and sharpens high-resolution images over large volumes of more
  • Azobenzene-on-carbon nanotube method to increase energy storage capacity of solar thermal fuels

    Robert Freeman
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    A new study using a photosensitive molecule, azobenzene and carbon nanotubes demonstrates the feasibility of developing solar thermal fuels with significantly increased energy storage capacity. There is a global race to find the most cost efficient, green energy alternatives to fossil fuels. Solar energy is an attractive pollution-free option.  However as the intensity of sunlight is affected by factors such as time of the day and weather, there is a need to develop efficient energy storage devices for uninterrupted energy more
  • Atomic Force Microscope for Picoscale Measurements

    Science News Desk
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. Shorter, softer and more agile than standard and recently enhanced AFM probes, the JILA tips will benefit nanotechnology and studies of folding and stretching in biomolecules such as proteins and more
  • Organic Solar Cells More Efficient With Molecules Face-to-Face

    Science News Desk
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor. This finding may aid in the design and manufacture of more efficient and economically viable organic solar cell more
  • Orienteering for robots

    Science News Desk
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Suppose you’re trying to navigate an unfamiliar section of a big city, and you’re using a particular cluster of skyscrapers as a reference point. Traffic and one-way streets force you to take some odd turns, and for a while you lose sight of your landmarks. When they reappear, in order to use them for navigation, you have to be able to identify them as the same buildings you were tracking before — as well as your orientation relative to more
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • 5 Reasons Vimeo Beats YouTube For Your Business

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    I can already hear the YouTube mob grabbing their pitchforks and lighting their torches, so I’ll start by giving YouTube its deserved praise. There’s no doubt that it is the internet’s go-to big dog of video hosting. It also doesn’t hurt to be backed by a modest little corporation named Google . Over 1 billion unique visitors and 6 billion hours of video watched every month make Youtube the people’s champion. But the defending champ has a top contender by the name of Vimeo gaining quickly on its heels. Founded in 2004 (a year before YouTube) Vimeo hasn’t seen the meteoric rise…
  • How BuzzFeed Landed Me A Job

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    I’m no visionary, but at some point the thought did cross my mind, “This is an industry filled with people that look at things in an atypical way.” Now, if I wanted to be one of them, how could I prove that I too had the capacity for this? It wasn’t enough to be educated, qualified, or knowledgeable, I had to demonstrate my unique ability to not just think outside the box, but live outside its walls as well. I’d spent months sitting at the library filling out dozens upon dozens of job applications, scouring LinkedIn for open positions, and occasionally being distracted by Buzzfeed.
  • The Never Ending Webpage

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    Have you noticed anything different about some of the websites you’ve been visiting lately? In particular, have you noticed that the menu bars have been shrinking and the page lengths, growing. I mean really growing. A LOT! In fact some of the most popular websites you go to don’t have page bottoms. I’m serious, go take a look at your Facebook or Twitter feeds and try to find the bottom of the page – can’t do it, can you…it’s practically infinite! Even the pages that eventually end are still pretty long and give you all the information on a single scrolling page. And if…
  • Tell Great Stories!

    17 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    What’s the one thing that everyone loves? I’ll give you a hint – they’ve been around since the creation of fire, the wheel, and sliced bread. They’re what we occupy ourselves with on a constant basis, sometimes without even realizing it. We are addicted to them, inspired by them, and awed by what they have to offer. They are the backbone of a multi-billion dollar industry, yet they don’t cost a penny to create. What are they? They’re stories. Shared since the dawn of man – from cave drawings, to renaissance paintings, to digital screens; from stories you…
  • An Exciting Announcement from Andy & Insivia!

    6 Mar 2014 | 8:34 am
    Come join us March 28th to get the first look at Insivia’s new PlanBold Marketing Software and receive a free 6 month subscription! Register for the Demo
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Increasingly, Robots of All Sizes Are Human Workmates

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Even conventional industrial robots are becoming safer to work around, making them more likely to collaborate with humans.Most industrial robots are far less friendly than the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, which is safe enough to be a surprisingly popular means of feline transportation. Industrial robots often sit behind metal fences, their mechanical arms a blur of terrific speed and precision; to prevent serious injury to humans (or worse), these robots are normally shut down when anyone enters their workspace.
  • 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
  • SpaceX Brings a Booster Safely Back to Earth

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    The successful test of a soft touchdown demonstrates a capability that could cut the cost of space launches significantly.Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, took a step toward making spaceflight less expensive by reusing its rocket boosters during a mission on Friday to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket used for the mission, dubbed Commercial Resupply-3, or CRS-3, was the first to fly with landing legs, and was the first to successfully perform a controlled ocean splashdown.
  • A Better Breed of News App

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mobile news curation uses human editors and good design to improve the experience of reading the news on smartphones.In 1704, John Campbell, Boston’s postmaster, turned his handwritten newsletter into a printed half-sheet, called it the Boston News-Letter, and founded the first continuously published newspaper in the Colonies. He soon found a circulation of around 250 eager subscribers. “Royal proclamations and international news appeared first, followed by news from other colonies, and finally local news,” writes the journalist Tom Standage in Writing on the Wall: Social Media—the…
  • Enlightened Spaces

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    For almost half a century, James Turrell has been working with light in a way that merges art and technology.Imagine a painting by Mark Rothko transformed into a movie. In a space behind a glass panel, fuzzy clouds of color slowly morph from one configuration to another. A golden patch may appear in a field of crimson and slowly expand like a rising sun, suffusing the whole zone. Then around the edges a filament of green appears, spreading almost imperceptibly. This, in turn, shifts and modulates. And on and on. This is the experience of looking at works in James Turrell’s Tall Glass and…
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  • Streets Ahead – Thirty Fifth Edition – Mobile Street Photography

    Joanne Carter
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Welcome to the thirty fifth edition of “Streets Ahead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our...The post Streets Ahead – Thirty Fifth Edition – Mobile Street Photography appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Camera vs Smartphone – Infographic

    Joanne Carter
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am has created an infographic with the title “Camera vs Smartphone” that has some interesting stats we thought our readers might like to learn about, including Eastern Europe and Russia...The post Camera vs Smartphone – Infographic appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Control Samsung’s NX Camera-Bot From Home

    Joanne Carter
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    Samsung is calling for ideas on where to send its user-controlled camera-bot, the NX Rover, next. Inspired by Mars exploration rovers, the space-like NX Rover has so far travelled over...The post Control Samsung’s NX Camera-Bot From Home appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Wi-Fi variant – Available In The US

    Joanne Carter
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    The Sony Xperia® Z2 Tablet Wi-Fi is now available for pre-sale starting at $499.99 for 16GB and $599.99 for 32GB online at Sony Store, and will be available for purchase...The post Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Wi-Fi variant – Available In The US appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Reflex – Vintage Camera and Pic Editor for Instagram – Temporary Price Drop

    Joanne Carter
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:19 am
    Reflex – Vintage Camera and Pic Editor for Instagram is a digital clone of a traditonal reflex camera. It’s a popular app and is currently available with a 50% discount....The post Reflex – Vintage Camera and Pic Editor for Instagram – Temporary Price Drop appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014″ Comes as a Relief to Physicians

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:23 am
    On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama passed the legislation, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 that enacts a 13-month temporary patch for the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and delays the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 until October 1, 2015. The U.S. Senate had approved the bill in March with a voice vote of 64-35, where 60 votes are enough for passage. This new administrative development is a temporary fix for the intimidating 24% cut to physicians’ Medicare reimbursement and their medical billing woes. It also provides more time for ICD-10 compliance preparation,…
  • Doctors Accepting Medicare May Have to Face 24% Pay Cut in April 1 2014

    Meghann Kiernan
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:07 am
    Medicare doctors have been threatened with pay cuts each year over the past decade. The condition remains the same this year. The American Medical Association (AMA) president recently drew attention to the fact that physician payments under Medicare will drop by roughly 24% at the end of this month when scheduled cuts under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula kick in. This scheduled cut is determined by targets set under the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that was created as part of a 1997 deficit reduction law designed to rein in federal health spending by linking…
  • Milk Intake in Teenage Years Linked to Increase in the Risk of Hip Fractures in Men

    Natalie Tornese
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Calcium is better known as an element that builds and maintains strong bones and consuming milk and milk products is regarded as a good way of getting dietary intake of this nutrient as per the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. It is often recommended to drink milk in the adolescence period to achieve optimum bone mass which will help to reduce the risk of hip fractures later in life. However, researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital found this widespread notion to be wrong in the case of…
  • ICD 10 Implementation Delayed Until 2015

    Julie Clements
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:13 am
    For the last six months, there was a big push for ICD-10. However, the implementation of ICD-10 has now been delayed until October 1, 2015. The news is a big relief for many healthcare providers who were not ready to implement the new coding standards. On March 31, the US Senate approved H.R. 4302, the legislation which delays the ICD-10 implementation deadline by one year to October 1, 2015. The Senate voted 64-35 to pass the bill. President Barack Obama has signed into law “doc fix” legislation (HR 4302) to delay scheduled cuts to Medicare physician reimbursement rates. Along…
  • Researchers Have Created a Fitness Model to Predict Influenza for the Next Year

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    The 2012-2013 flu season was quite harsh with 700 cases of flu reported at Boston and led to the declaration of public-health emergency there. The 2014 FluView report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that the influenza activity decreased during week 8 (February 16-22), but remained prominent in the United States. However, researchers from Columbia University and the University of Cologne figured out a formula to predict the evolution of influenza for the next year as per a study published in Nature, an international weekly journal of science. They…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Apple Recruits Beta Testers for Next OS X Mavericks Update

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Apple on Tuesday launched beta testing for OS X 10.9.3, giving interested parties a chance to test drive the next update to the company's Mac operating system. The OS X Beta Seed Program requires an Apple ID and is free to Mac users signing up to participate and prepared to adhere to a confidentiality agreement […]
  • Netflix Mulls Price Hike for New Customers

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Netflix used its quarterly letter to shareholders to announce an impending price hike, and voice its opposition to the merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast. The company said that its streaming service will likely see "a one or two dollar increase, depending on the country, later this quarter for new members only." Existing members will be […]
  • AOL Mail Hacked, Accounts Sending Spam

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    If you get a suspicious email from an AOL user, it's probably best to delete it. The service has apparently been compromised and some accounts are sending out spammy messages. But rather than compromising actual accounts, it appears the scammers are just spoofing them. As AOL explained in a help page, "spoofing is when a spammer […]
  • iOS 7.1.1 Boosts Touch ID, Keyboard

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Heads up, iPhone users. It's time for an update. Apple on Tuesday rolled out iOS 7.1.1, bringing some improvements, bug fixes, and security updates. The update most notably brings further improvements for Touch ID fingerprint recognition on the iPhone 5s. The download also fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness, and a glitch that […]
  • Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Toshiba Tecra Z50-A1503 has design flair with a slim chassis and an attractive metal exterior. It's a powerful business laptop at a premium price. Read more ...
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    Technology Resource Blog

  • Why Choose Magento for your Online Shopping Cart Website?

    Rahul Sudeep
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    On the web it is simple to sell, but for that to happen there are many elements that needs to be integrated and they also have to come together to deliver a website that visitors or customers can find, want to visit and buy from. Magento is a feature rich e-commerce solution that offers online sellers complete control and flexibility over the functionality of their online channel. With Magento Ecommerce you avail the following features: Site Management Catalog Management Checkout, Payment and shipping Site Management Search Engine Optimisation Marketing, Promotion and Conversation Tools…
  • How are Mobile Website Different from Desktop Website or Full Website?

    Rahul Sudeep
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    Mobile web pages has a whole new user experience. Unlike desktop web pages, which are designed for large page screens and mouse clicking for navigation, mobile web pages are designed for small screens and finger tapping. Let’s see some of the differentiating points: Content as Priority: The biggest challenge in designing a mobile website is how to cope with the screen size difference without hampering the user experience. While desktop or full website contains a wide range of content sand images, the mobile website just contains the important functions and features. Mobile website gives…
  • Penguin Recovery Task to Ensure Your Site on Right Track

    Brenden Kemp
    4 Oct 2013 | 3:07 am
    In today’s competitive online world it is imperative to be up to date and optimise your site to perform well with Google keyword search rankings. It seems that there are allot of web admins that are noticing heavy fluctuations in their Google search rankings; this is mainly due to how Google is ever changing how it is indexing your site. Penguin which is the code name given to the updates applied to the Google search algorithm are rolled out on a steady and rather private basis. “Sometimes the updates are small and minor however there are times that updates affect over 1, 2% of search…
  • How to Choose the right Software Development Company for Business

    Bhauvik Tripathi
    9 Aug 2013 | 3:58 am
    A lot of work goes into selecting the software development company that is ideal for your business. With thousands of software development companies across the globe, the process can be extensive. The benefit though, is that when you find the right company, it will all be worth it. Start Searching for Companies that Meet Your Minimum Requirements Perhaps the simplest thing to do is to take a moment and determine what knowledge and skills will be essential for helping to develop your software product. This begins by knowing precisely what the role of the software is, who the target audience…
  • 7 Things That Actually Matter in Mobile Application Development

    Bhauvik Tripathi
    29 Jul 2013 | 4:57 am
    Mobiles have taken the world by storm and just about every coder – from a fresh coder coding from inside a coffee shop to a hardened pro working on enterprise-grade applications – is busy with mobile app development. Companies are forever seeking to enhance customer satisfaction by developing a killer mobile application. Today, there are millions of apps out there, but only a few apps have garnered a steadfast fan following. Also, developing a mobile application may sound cool and easy, but the development process is plagued by many issues that will take some time to resolve. 7…
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Heartbleed Bug does not affect 1E products

    Geoff Collins
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Hello there, we’ve been asked by a number of our customers for a statement on 1E products and the Heartbleed Bug issue. Our Engineering department have confirmed that our products are not vulnerable to the exploit. This statement covers current and prior supported versions of ActiveEfficiency, AppClarity, NightWatchman, Nomad and Shopping. I hope this is pretty clear and unambiguous, but If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. You can learn more about the Heartbleed Bug at Regards, Geoff Collins | VP Product Management To discuss any issues surrounding 1E…
  • What motivates users?

    Simon Rust
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    User motivation comes in many shapes and forms and as with many things, the answer is “it depends”. It depends on what sort of user they are – i.e. are they in sales or in engineering, marketing or research. Many users are motivated financially, with others being motivated by challenging work. This is a subject that has been written about many times over, so this will not just be a re-write of such existing work. A few years ago, the workforce might have been motivated by the car that their job function came with, as an example I recall being HIGHLY motivated when my boss said to me one…
  • Introducing our Nomad Product Manager

    Lee Gallington
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    Hi, this is a short blog post to introduce myself – I’m Lee Gallington, Product Manager for 1E’s Nomad product. Prior to joining the 1E product team around five months ago, I was leading the EMEA Pre-Sales team and before that was a Senior Consultant here. I joined 1E, around eight years ago now, after working alongside them on a project which showed me just how much they lived up to their reputation of having truly world class systems management expertise, and quite simply, this was a place I wanted to work and grow my career. Working with various clients and on many varied…
  • 1E London Marathon exploits net charity £20,000

    Matt Lewis
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Following on from last year’s successful effort, in which over £10,000 was raised, Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, returned to the streets of the capital for the London Marathon last Sunday. Sumir was again fundraising on behalf of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), the UK’s leading adoption and fostering charity, and this time he had company. Sumir along with Will Edmondson, Chief Financial Officer and Nick Milne-Home, Chief Operating Officer and President of 1E North America, crossed the line in an impressive 4 hours 16 minutes. Dressed during the race in distinctive…
  • A Day in the Life of a ConfigMgr Administrator: Part 2

    Brent Hunter
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Keeping the Distribution Point (DP) servers Lights On Point-of-View: from a ConfigMgr Administrator to his Manager, discussing how he/she spends their day managing a ConfigMgr environment. This is the second part of my three-part story that details what we did in our company (in a previous life) to help reduce the DP server management nightmare. Part one of this story can be found by clicking here. So a little background first; we’ve got 140 Distribution Points in our ConfigMgr environment and sometimes we have package distribution problems. I’ve previously described to my manager how I…
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  • Macaw documentation available

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Originally posted on: have finally released documentation at . It’s an on-going project that will expand with time and clears up a lot of questions users were asking. If you haven’t tried Macaw yet, do so. The trial has been extended to 30 days.
  • PowerShell Script To Determine If SharePoint List Uses InfoPath Forms

    Brian T. Jackett
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Originally posted on:   Recently I had a request from a customer to find which SharePoint 2010 / 2013 lists are using InfoPath forms for their data entry (also known as enterprise forms for a SharePoint list).  In this post I will show you a PowerShell script to determine if a SharePoint list is using InfoPath forms. Problem   As you may have heard, InfoPath as a product will not be receiving any future releases (see InfoPath roadmap update blog post).  Being…
  • Build Mobile Apps Using Visual Studio and Telerik

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Originally posted on:, Telerik have provided a very interesting video on starting building mobile applications using Visual Studio and Telerik controls.There is a seminar recording at done by an MVP
  • O'Reilly Offer of the week on JavaScript books to 30/Apr/2014 05:00 PT

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    Originally posted on: Until 30/Apr/2014 05:00 PT, O'Reilly are offering 50% off a collection of 10 books on JavaScript. Full details at
  • Implementing Column Security with #SSAS Tabular and #DAX

    Darren Gosbell
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:20 am
    Originally posted on: of the box Analysis Services (both Tabular and Multi-dimensional) has great support for horizontal or row based security. An example of this is where you would give User1 access to all data where the Country is “Australia” and give User2 access to all data where the country = “United States”. This covers a large percentage of the security requirements that most people have. But neither technology has great support for vertical or column based…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

    Kate Hoagland
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Guest Post by Sarah Jensen from the Ask an Engineer series, published by MIT’s School of Engineering Photo: Reggie35 Since the time of Aristotle, researchers and amateur scientists alike have batted about the counter-intuitive theory that hot water freezes faster than cold. The notion even has a name: the Mpemba effect, named for a Tanzanian schoolboy who in 1963 noticed that the ice cream he and his classmates made from warm milk froze quicker than that made from cool milk. “No matter what the initial temperature of water is, it must be brought to the freezing point before it will…
  • Running MIT Strong—for 24.8 Kilosmoots

    Joe McGonegal
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Adding the word fortis to the MIT motto, 40 runners of the MIT Strong team employed mind, hand, and strength on April 21 in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. In doing so, the 40 runners raised over $150,000 for the Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund. On the 26.2-mile route from Hopkinton to Boston, the runners, ten of whom are alumni, had plenty of inspiration. Along the course were seven cheering stations operated by volunteer alumni and friends of MIT. On the streets of Boston one could hear chants of “MIT Strong” as resoundingly as “Boston Strong.” And from the…
  • Photo of the Week by Paige Parsons ’90—April 19, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:06 am
    Alexandria Lawn of Ra Ra Riot, Sasquatch Music Festival, The Gorge, WA (© Paige Parsons). Paige Parsons is a photographer in San Francisco. View more work on her website. View other alumni photos of the week.
  • At 94, Alumnus Engineers Orchards

    Joe McGonegal
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    Fred Kaneb ’43 has been a soldier, petroleum trader, fiberglass manufacturer, and Pepsi distributor.  But for the past 40 years in Cornwall, Ontario, Kaneb has been a farmer too. Fred Kaneb ’43. Managing an orchard of nearly 900 apple and pear trees that he bought in the 1970s on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Kaneb is an engineer of the land. Reached by phone this week, Kaneb spoke warily of the half-foot of April snow the farm received right in the midst of pruning season. At 94 years old, though, nothing fazes him. Kaneb shoveled out then returned to the orchard to…
  • MIT-Bred Robot Dives into the Search for MH370

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Guest Blogger: Nicole Taylor, Continuum In the hunt for signs of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370—which disappeared on March 8 after deviating for unknown reasons from its scheduled flight path—all eyes turn to a company that got its start at MIT. The Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (pictured) is searching for missing flight MH370. Photo: Bluefin Robotics Bluefin Robotics, founded in 1997 by a core group of engineers from the MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Lab, is the maker of the Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The US Navy, which has used a version of the…
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  • Easily create web site images

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Some people are able to open up a graphic editor and produce stunning original artwork for their web sites. I'm not one of those people. For me it's usually a case of searching the net in the hope of finding the perfect graphic that exactly matches my needs. Usually I fail in that search and end up with the closest thing I can find. Yesterday I found a new web site that does all the hard work for you. With Canva you can quickly and easily take any of their stock elements and completely customise them to your exact needs. It's very quick and incredibly easy to use. There are loads of…
  • Akeeba Backup for WordPress

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yesterday was world backup day. Did you remember to take your backups? Of course you're taking them daily aren't you and not just once a year!! Every Joomla user knows that they can use the awesome Akeeba Backup to take a backup of their site quickly and easily and even automate the process so that the backup is taken daily, with the backup archives stored in a secure off-site location. When you went to backup your WordPress, phpBB, PrestaShop or other php/sql web site were you jealous? Did you sit there wondering why it was so much harder to backup your WordPress web site? Have you struggled…
  • Open Source is an ancient concept

    27 Mar 2014 | 12:12 pm
    There is nothing new about Open Source. We might like to think that it is a concept introduced in the last 50 years but in fact the origins of sharing knowledge date back to some of the oldest recordings of written works.  Doing some reading recently I came across the following text translated from a compilation of the ethical teachings and maxims (Pirkei Avot of the Rabbis (jewish teachers) written down almost 2000 years ago. Free-culture and open source licensing does not do away with proprietary ownership of others. Rather, it  declares the intention of an owner to share. Rabbinic…
  • First They Came - Pastor Martin Niemoller

    13 Mar 2014 | 3:20 pm
    First they came for the CommunistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Communist Then they came for the SocialistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Socialist Then they came for the trade unionistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a trade unionistThen they came for the JewsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a JewThen they came for meAnd there was no one leftTo speak out for me 
  • A name is just a name

    26 Feb 2014 | 11:18 am
    The conversation about the change in licence for the Joomla Framework has clearly raised many strong opinions as well as some confusion. I admit I was confused at first regarding the version of the LGPL that was to be used as it was missing from the original post by Paul but once that was clarified I did update my post. However I believe there is one "confusion" that still can be resolved. What is the Framework? It's software that can be used to build a wide variety of web and non-web applications. Is that a good thing? Of course it is and it's great that we have people who want to work…
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    Digital Marketing Strategist - Atlanta, GA. | Internet Marketing Strategy, Tips, & Fun

  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

    Joshua Chase
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.) Edit images easily With quicker access…
  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

    Joshua Chase
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.) Edit images easily With quicker access…
  • WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate 2

    Joshua Chase
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    The second release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, you’re running out of time! We made about five dozen changes since the first release candidate, and those changes are all helpfully summarized in our weekly post on the development blog. Probably the biggest fixes are to live widget previews and the new theme browser, along with some extra TinyMCE compatibility and some RTL fixes. Plugin authors: Could you test your plugins against 3.9, and if they’re compatible, make sure they are marked as tested up to…
  • WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release

    Joshua Chase
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using this tool, any loss of content is unacceptable to us. We recognize how much trust you place in us to safeguard your content, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We’re sorry we let you down. We’ve all lost words we’ve written before, like an…
  • WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release

    Joshua Chase
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using this tool, any loss of content is unacceptable to us. We recognize how much trust you place in us to safeguard your content, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We’re sorry we let you down. We’ve all lost words we’ve written before, like an…
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    Gadget Cage

  • How to Transfer Text Messages, Contacts from Samsung Mobile to Computer

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Businessmen usually prefer to bring Samsung as the necessary tool rather than other brand mobile phone in their workplace. One of the reasons is that Android system can be downloaded at any time for free. According to the latest statistic investigations, more than 300 short messages and nearly 250 contact information are filled in Samsung […]
  • Top 5 Travel Apps for Android

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Having a good travel app on your phone is a must before you head on a vacation next time. You can now make the best choices about airfares, hotels, places to eat, see and shop, every time you are on a trip all thanks to these innovative app. Here are the top travel apps for […]
  • Top Apps for improving Mobile safety

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Owners of both Android and iOS mobile gadgets can advance their mobile safety with apps that offer assistance with password administration, encryption and other protection best practices. After security analysts take a look at the probable weaknesses in a system, they consider the “surface area” open to threats. Cell phone computing is an unbelievable convenience; […]
  • Nokia X Dual SIM – Full Phone Specifications

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:41 am
    General Mobile Name: Nokia X Manufacturer: Nokia Price (USD): $134 Price (INR): Rs. 8200 (approx) Release Date: March, 2014 Indian Availability: Yes Overview: - Operating System : Jelly Bean v4.1.2. - Processor : 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor. - RAM: 512 MB. - Dual Standby SIM (GSM + GSM) - SIM Type […]
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  • Everything You Need To Know About Social Media Marketing

    Katie B
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:49 am
    Regardless of what kind of online business you run, understanding how to deal with social media marketing will have a huge impact on the level of success you achieve. For the most part, this is relatively self explanatory, but it’s still wise to get some handy advice from an expert; someone like me. I’ve successfully used social media websites to market a number of different businesses and products over the last ten years, so it’s safe to assume I understand the ins and outs of doing so pretty well by now. Don’t get me wrong though, you should never try to replicate the approach…
  • Essential Technology and Furnishings You Will Need For Your New Office

    Katie B
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Mackenzie Kosut So you have taken the leap and decided to go into business for yourself. For too long you have worked hard and left the rewards to someone else. Now you are entering an exciting phase in your career, and it could be life changing. Most businesses require an office and, when they first start out, people often underestimate the cost of the equipment required. The days of a single telephone line and a typewriter are long gone. A modern office is a technologically advanced control hub for business. If you are putting your first office together, here is a list of equipment and…
  • The Best of Online Gaming 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    With the release of the PS4 still fresh on our minds and developers hard at work on the next generation of graphically amazing titles, most assumed that gaming in 2014 would be dominated by the quest for enhanced visuals.    Certainly it’s true that everyone’s on the lookout for the next big “pretty” game to plop into their console or PC, but this isn’t really where the action is in all honesty.  No…in 2014, online gaming is all the rage, with one amazing MMO title being released after another.  Moreover, industry developers have been focusing on finding new ways to integrate…
  • The Pros And Cons Of Satellite Navigation

    Katie B
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Flickr Satellite navigation has been around for quite some time now, and millions of people all over the world rely on it to get them from A to B. Even so, we thought it was about time we released an article discussing both the pros and cons of using this kind of technology. Some people think it’s brilliant, and they couldn’t possibly live without it, while others refuse to use them altogether. Hopefully, today we’re going to find out a little more about both sides of the argument. Are those championing the devices simply deluded? Or are those avoiding them just scared of change? At the…
  • Which Sat Nav will be best for me in 2014

    Katie B
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    (Great photo from the Highways Agency, via Flickr) This could be the toughest year yet for the humble sat nav. It has had a good run, guiding us around the country for a decade or more, but with the increasing popularity of smart phones and the sat nav apps that are available, could this be the end? The answer is simply no, this is not the end of sat nav as we know it. Even though smart phones have come on leaps over the last few years, they haven’t got it quite right when it comes to using the device for satellite navigation. This may be because the sat nav is a specialised device. It…
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  • Premium WordPress Themes for Doctors & Medical/Health Professional

    Nikunj Tamboli
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    WordPress as a CMS has evolved with time & its no longer a platform just for blogging. WordPress has became so flexible that it is used from blog to full fledged website & also an e-commerce sites. Due to wide variety of plugins & easy to manage it has became 1st choice for large set […]
  • Zoho Project – Next Generation Project Management Tool

    Nikunj Tamboli
    23 Dec 2013 | 1:19 am
    When working on large projects with multiple teams it becomes tedious task to keep track of everything at once. To make life easier there are multiple project management tools available that help you keep the project on task. Zoho Projects is one such tool that help you manage your projects easily & collaborates teams on […]
  • Win Big With the Right Web Design

    Nikunj Tamboli
    20 Nov 2013 | 10:05 am
    Since the first commercial website emerged in 1991, the Internet has become an essential part of any company’s branding, as well as their marketing plan. When it comes to your company’s website, the design of the site is just as important as the message you are trying to convey. In order to ensure your message […]
  • Business Cards design for your Business Marketing

    Nikunj Tamboli
    25 Oct 2013 | 10:28 am
    I stand still strong every since I made a few business blunders myself but thank god, I didn’t make a capital damage. It was just that when I was beginning my little venture I had very less idea about all the essential stationery that is required. And one of them unfortunately was the business cards […]
  • 10 Best Graphic Design Blogs Today

    Brain Morris
    21 Aug 2013 | 9:51 pm
    What makes for a great blog? Great content. Knowing what your readers want and giving it to them is the only way to launch and maintain a popular blog. When it comes to graphic designers, there’s no shortage of blogs with great content. Designers love tips, tricks, tutorials, interviews, inspiration, portfolios, freebies and other material […]
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    Matt's Writings

  • Toy Store (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 5)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    They are not going to come to life, they can not, you keep telling yourself - but they will, and this will be no Toy Story affair… there can not be an answer for every stare that peers into your soul tonight-    ”Just open a Toy Store, that might     bring out the best in you!” So they said, your friends, (who could never know the dread-eyed demands  made by these devils reincarnated in stuffed, plasticised glory) who will find you some day, a scatterbox of emotions after a business meeting with toys alone – about who will sell and who will be left weeping - and doubtless they…
  • Eyed (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 4)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Monitors stare, phones glaze over, the technology used to watch reversing itself, twisting – almost alive – in your direction, and you feel a sort of chill, thrill, spine-shocking sensation rattle through your fingertips. The eyes and ‘i’s inside the CRTs, MP3s, LCDs and our TVs switch places with yourself now, ensuring that you are on the other side of the display. Quick… wait for your User to weigh their attention back to you – but – but no use, they have turned away to cheat on you with the laptop, and spy on their other technofiles with their Zeus of a device they call a…
  • Note on NaPoWriMo Poetry

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    So far, for some reason, most of my poems’ stanzas are being condensed into one long stanza; that isn’t intended; if you’d like to see them as they were written originally, they are on my wordpress too, at Hopefully I’ll have this issue sorted soon.
  • Star Wars Indoors (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 3)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Today, the Oval Office is closed. 10 Downing Street has declared intergalactic war against Naboo (formerly known as the Republic of Cameroon). Every Prime Minister, President, Supreme Leader, Head of State, Chief Executive and Premier has been assigned a role. George Lucas stands by to oversee (though the rights now belong to Disney) the process of finalising the cast. Our world has become its own insular Death Star with rebel bases planted everywhere. But now, this metaphor has become literal for today only. Every PC springs into life, waiting for the signal. The first blaster is fired.
  • Spoke Central (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 2)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The road hisses at tires grating    along its surface     digging in, setting grooves         against gravel in a street-play             knowing only this sound, this routine.                 Material meant for feet is now being grazed                 at by the ridges that pull themselves up, higher,                 lifted to breaking point. Vehicles of words             sift forwards to complain        at the curbside. But the cars,     vans, lorries, taxis (and on) keep on, keep going until the bikes lights cannot be seen.
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    Big Data Big Analytics

  • Lessons Learned from the Google Flu Tracker—Why We Need More Than Just Data

    Mary Ludloff
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    By Marilyn Craig and Mary Ludloff We read an interesting paper and post about Google Flu Trends (GFT) and its foibles last week. The paper points out a couple of lessons that those of us living in the big data analytics world have learned the hard way but the dangers are worth revisiting as tools like ours (AnalyticsPBI for Azure) begin to move big data analytics into the mainstream of organizational practices. After all, our tool (and others like it) makes it easy and even fun for analytics junkies to use all those available zettabytes of data and answer questions that they’ve long…
  • Reporting, Analytics, and Big Data: A Continuous Feedback Loop to Drive Better Decision-Making

    Mary Ludloff
    2 Mar 2014 | 3:07 pm
    By Marilyn Craig A recent conversation with a client reminded me that no matter how crazy and exciting the Big Data world gets, it is still critical to understand what your goals are and where you are in the process of reaching those goals. Having a good foundation in “what’s important” is critical before you jump into the wild world of Big Analytics. For example, in big data (well, actually all data but I digress) “Reporting” and “Analytics” are very different functions. But I often find our customers and prospects grappling with how to distinguish one from the other and as a…
  • New Year (2014) Rumination: Death of privacy as we know it? Or inflection point signaling better things to come?

    Mary Ludloff
    11 Jan 2014 | 12:16 pm
    By Mary Ludloff I am, and always have been, a glass half-full kind of gal. In fact, way back in September 2011 when Terence and I published our book on Privacy and Big Data, I was far more optimistic than he was on the future of privacy—of course, it’s easy to sound optimistic when your co-author states that privacy is dead. (And yes, we are still working on our book update but we do have day jobs and a significant release in the works so it is slow going but going it is.) At that time, those in the “digital privacy know” characterized our book as a decent overview. Our intent at the…
  • Ways to Help the Philippines Recover

    Mary Ludloff
    14 Nov 2013 | 8:55 am
    By Mary Ludloff This past weekend the Philippines and surrounding areas were decimated by super typhoon Haiyan. The storm was estimated to have sustaining winds of 195 mph with winds gusts up to 235 mph. It is believed to be one of the strongest storms ever recorded. For those of us who have lived through typhoons and hurricanes (myself included) and felt the power of those storms, what we saw was nothing compared to what the Philippines endured. The death toll is now estimated to be above 10,000 and climbing and the devastation it left is likened to the destruction wrought by the 2004 Indian…
  • A Sneak Peek at Our New HTML 5 UI and Geek Love for Some of the Libraries Used in Building AnalyticsPBI4Azure

    Terence Craig
    8 Nov 2013 | 2:07 pm
    By Terence Craig Drumroll please! After nearly a year of development work, we are about to offer early access to the first real-time/streaming analytics solution software appliance for the cloud – AnalyticsPBI for Azure.  There will be more forthcoming on the product launch but the new UI is so cool I had to show it off a bit. We will be following up with a formal launch and Early Access Program (EAP) signups in the next couple of weeks so watch this space and for details – the big data analytics market is about to change in a big way! Here’s a sneak peek on what…
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Gaining Data Control with BYOD and Bluebox

    David Monahan
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    What’s the issue with BYOD? Data Control… What’s the issue with Data Sharing? Data Control! Let’s face it, though it took an evolution of about 15 years, industry figured out that Data Management and Control are the underlying security issues.  Data is power, knowledge, money, control.  If you have it you’re in control.  If you don’t, you’re not. If you lose it… you’re in trouble. There are many ways for data to exfiltrate in the BYOD/mobile device world.  It can be (un)intentionally released by employees, extracted by malware, stolen or leaked by malicious apps, you get…
  • SAP Aims to Help Its Customers Engage Their Customers Engagingly

    Evan Quinn
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Despite the SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud) trends being in plain sight for the past half decade, and SaaS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) apps being available for well over a decade, the business value proposition of SaaS CRM apps has only just recently made progress.  First generation SaaS CRM apps enabled small and medium businesses [...]
  • Cloud Rant: Oracle Cloud versus SAP Cloud

    Evan Quinn
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:07 pm
    For those that think that cloud is mainly about Amazon Web Services (AWS),, Google, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and a list of smaller SaaS and PaaS vendors, think again.  After several years of investment, in the form of their own R&D, M&A, re-educating their channel, and changing internal systems to better support the cloud-style [...]
  • EMA Cloud Rants – Pilot Episode

    Torsten Volk
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Evan Quinn and I have been collecting popular customer questions for a while and wanted to share our thoughts on these questions in the form of a new format: EMA CLOUD RANTS. Each week we will discuss one of the hot topics in enterprise IT to provide the viewer with rapid analyst insights, without any fluff. Here goes the first one:  
  • ERwin-Win-Win for Customers, Embarcadero, and CA

    Evan Quinn
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:40 am
    For as long as memory serves, the world’s leading independent data modeling tool has been ERwin.  Tracing its roots to 1988, part of the original LogicWorks line-up from the early and mid-1990s, sold to Platinum Technology, which was then acquired by CA Technologies (“CA”) in 1998, ERwin has been a leader if not the leader [...]
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    New Computer and Technology Help and Tips - MalekTips.Com

  • Windows 8 - Make it Easier to Differentiate Explorer Windows by Showing Full Paths

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    Add the full paths to Explorer folders in Windows 8.1 to make it easier for you to navigate your system.Let's say you are copying files between different folders on your Windows 8.1 system or networked drives, or perhaps you are performing basic file maintenance. The need comes to work with two different folders that end with the same name in the path. Another task distracts you, and now you need to get back to work on a particular folder. If you hover your mouse pointer over "File Explorer" in the Taskbar, only the ending parts of the paths are readable. You'll have to manually click on each…
  • Google Chrome - Easily Share Content on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, More

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    The "AddThis" extension for Google Chrome lets you easily share content on a variety of services.Do you frequently share content on a variety of blogs, bookmarking services, and social networks, as well as via web-based e-mail, using sites such as Facebook, Gmail, Pinterest, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and Twitter? Tired of installing extensions for each individual service to share content or relying on website share buttons?The "AddThis - Share & Bookmark" extension for Google Chrome adds a button to the Toolbar that lets you share content via, according to the author, over 300 services. These…
  • Windows 8 - Speed up Your Taskbar Thumbnail Previews

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Disable animations when viewing thumbnail previews of open windows via your Windows 8.1 Taskbar to save you time.Just as with Windows 7, when you hover over Taskbar icons, previews of open windows appear. These don't normally snap onscreen but fade in and out of view, and if you move between Taskbar icons the previews become animated. If you don't care for the Windows 8,1 Taskbar animations and would rather save time by disabling them, the following tweak does so:...Read more at MalekTips.
  • [MODIFIED] General Computers - Why Do Install Programs Ask Me to Close Everything or Restart?

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    When installing software, here's why you should close down all running applications - but think twice before shutting down security software.When you install software on your machine, you are usually asked near the beginning to close other running programs (a good practice to do even if you are not explicitly asked). Why should you consider doing so, and should you shut down everything?1) Some install programs require you to reboot your operating system when the install is done, so, you would have to close other programs down anyway or let the operating system do so (risking you losing work…
  • [MODIFIED] Screen Capture - Greenshot for Windows can Upload to Dropbox, Flickr, Picasa, and More

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    Greenshot is an open-source screen capture program for Windows that allows basic image editing and integration with a variety of third-party software packages and web services.Greenshot is an open-source screen capture program for Windows that supports window, region, and full-screen capture, as well as special support for Internet Explorer complete with auto-scrolling to grab entire webpages.Greenshot has plugins for various services and applications including Imgur, Box, Dropbox, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and Microsoft Office (make sure to enable them during setup), as well as support…
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    Windows Phone Central - News - Forums - Reviews - Help for Windows Phone

  • Nokia Lumia 630 unboxing

    Mark Guim
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:33 pm
    A Nokia Lumia 630 was just delivered, so it’s time for an unboxing! The Lumia 630 will be available in stores starting next month for $159 for the single-SIM version and $169 for the dual-SIM version. How does the packaging look and what’s inside? Let’s take a look. Head past the break to watch our Nokia Lumia 630 unboxing video.
  • Weather Flow updated with new languages and background images

    Sam Sabri
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    It has been a long time since we’ve seen an update for Weather Flow on Windows Phone. In fact, version 1.5 of the app came out last August and introduced a few new languages and Live tile improvements. After a long period without an update we’re finally getting one today. Does it bring those transparent Live tiles a lot of you have wanted since last Monday?
  • MiniSuit BluBoard Review – A Bluetooth keyboard for Windows 8, RT, and more

    Paul Acevedo
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Several Windows 8 and RT tablets have excellent first-party keyboard options, namely the Type Cover for the Surface and Surface Pro and Nokia’s Power Keyboard for the Lumia 2520. But sometimes the official keyboard is expensive (see the two keyboards I just mentioned) and some tablets just don’t have first-party keyboard options. That’s where MiniSuit (maker of my Lumia 1520 case) comes in. The MiniSuit BluBoard is a universal wireless Bluetooth keyboard that works with Windows 8 and RT, Windows 7, Android, and iOS. It won’t break the bank and you can keep using it even if you switch…
  • Project Tripod now available for download, Windows Phone exclusive for 90 days

    Sam Sabri
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    It was last June that we first talked about Project Tripod, an upcoming photography app with a lot of potential. This is an app that is coming out of the AppCampus program. That means the Project Tripod team received funding and help from Microsoft, Nokia and Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. In exchange, apps from AppCampus are exclusive on Windows Phone for 90 days before they’re allowed to join competing platforms. Project Tripod is an app with so much potential we can’t wait to see it go multi-platform, but in the meantime we’ll very much enjoy this Windows Phone exclusive.
  • Jump into a fast paced Tron styled arcade game with Laser Dodger for Windows 8

    Michael Archambault
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    Sometimes, the most addicting apps are the simplest. Today’s review of Laser Dodger in the Windows Store, truly adopts that motto and runs with it. This arcade style game comes in at a super small 5.8MB when downloaded and is completely free for all to play.  There is no reason that you should not at least give it a go and dodge some face-melting lasers.
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  • 15 Things to Start Doing for Yourself…Starting Now

    Thomas Oppong
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Don’t stand in your own way. The choices you make today will determine what you become tomorrow. The time to reinvent yourself and be yourself is now.Here is your positive ‘to-do’ list for the year, make it count and be there for yourself….for once.1. Start spending time with the right people.These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy and exciting ways.  They are the ones who make you feel more alive, and not only embrace who you are now, but also embrace and embody who you want to be, unconditionally.2. Start…
  • 25 Timeless And Generally Applicable Pieces of Wisdom You’ll Ever Hear

    Thomas Oppong
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am
    These are short but generally useful pieces of advice you can apply to your everyday life.1.Don’t try harder, try differently. If you’re trying to do something and it’s not working, and you try again and it’s not working again, take a step back and try to figure out if there’s a different way to go about doing things. This is applicable to everything from packing a truck to solving people problems.2. “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your…
  • [Infographic] What Does It Really Cost To Commute In The UK?

    Thomas Oppong
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    It’s certainly been a case of “when it rains, it pours” for the poor London commuter recently. A tube strike, a concrete-flooded control room and many, many delays have resulted in workers forced to seek out alternative modes of transport to get them to and from the office.The recent 48-hour walkout, which was the result of an ongoing dispute between the TUC and London Underground bosses, has seen further disruption to companies that are hoping 2014 will be the year of the Great British economic revival.According to this recent infographic from Buzz Conferencing, train…
  • Habits You Need To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

    Thomas Oppong
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.  Our emotional intelligence — the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others — can play a critical role in determining our happiness and success (Daniel Goleman).Habits of emotionally intelligent people1. Emotionally intelligent people tend to notice more.They have a candid and realistic understanding of themselves. It’s not just about knowing what to say and when to say it. Anybody can learn social skills, which are centered around acting and…
  • Regeneration Aiding New Startups

    Thomas Oppong
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    The stormy weather and in particular the floods caused all sorts of expensive damages and wreaked havoc amongst small communities where local residents rely on tourism for the income. However it is not all doom and gloom as the government offered up a pot of £2 million to help refurbish and renovate the worst hit areas promising bespoke advertising campaigns to ignite interest in the area and help regenerate the businesses.And if you are thinking of setting up a new business, during a time of regeneration is the perfect opportunity. So if you’re considering a new start up then read on for…
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  • The Synthesis of Technology, Art & Music | Moogfest 2014 Live

    TechZulu Inc.
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    Live from Asheville, North Carolina from April 23-27, 2014 TechZulu will be onsite helping to produce the very first Moogfest Live.  For over 50 years, Bob Moog and his company Moog Musichave pioneered technology that has advanced popular music and culture, and ushered in a new era of artistic expression through sound and experimentation. It was in this very spirit that Moogfest was born. Now featuring an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming, lineup of cultural, artistic and technological luminaries, and punctuated by nightly landmark music performances, Moogfest…
  • LA Hacks: Making LA the Tech Hub of the World

    Sydney Liu
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    When you think technology, you probably think Silicon Valley.  But have you ever seen a stadium filled with 1500 student programmers in Silicon Valley? Los Angeles is the only place in the US with a collegiate hackathon, an event where programmers spend hours together programming and building, of that scale and the LA Hacks team from UCLA made sure it was awesome. Organizer Hadar Dor, who is currently a senior at UCLA, said, “Our mission is to be the driving force to establish Los Angeles as one of the top tech cities in the world. We want UCLA to be the top tech school that comes to…
  • Security and The Internet of Things: What the Future of Home Automation Means for Your Privacy

    David Glenn
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    The Internet of Things (IoT) once existed as a nameless concept, yet today we have front row seats to its neigh inevitable rise from abstraction to ubiquity. As with any field of technologies that grows at such a pace, its large-scale application will be tested in every possible way. As the IoT advances upon us through waves of technological evolution, many industry leaders are preparing for the challenge of preventing the upcoming trials from including tests upon the limits of your privacy What is the Internet of Things? The IoT is heralded as the world’s next “disruptive technology.”…
  • It’s a Small World After All | Strengthen Communications With Mobile

    Lloyd Marino
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    As a lifelong technologist I am amazed at how fast my industry is changing.  When I first got into the business, the cloud didn’t exist.  Nobody had ever conceived of the Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) idea, because devices didn’t really exist, either.  Mobile first wasn’t even a theory; it was grounds for psychiatric evaluation.  When we saw people on a car phone we thought they operated at the very top of the food chain.  Our old views on technology have changed radically in the past few decades, but I don’t think we’ve come far enough, fast enough. In Silicon Beach, we…
  • The Challenges of Milestone Funding

    David Ehrenberg
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    As all of our clients (and anyone who’s ever spoken to me!) knows, I am a huge, huge fan of milestone funding. That is, when you’re looking for investment capital, you first identify your milestones and then calculate how much capital you will need to raise in order to achieve these milestones. This is the best way to determine and articulate how much capital you will need. Investors like milestone funding as it makes clear how much money you will need and what you’re going to do with it (which inspires confidence that they will see a return on their investment). It also helps to keep…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • I Will Miss You Windows XP :( Bye Bye 4 Ever

    Neeraj Rawat
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Finally the day is here when we need to say bye to our favorite OS. Yes, I am talking about The Windows XP Era. I got my first computer back in the mid of 2006 or may be at the begining of 2007( I don't remember the exact year) and it came pre-installed with Windows XP( Don't remember if it was a genuine XP or not because later on it started giving issues while updating though it was a Compaq
  • Winners of IDM License Giveaway

    Neeraj Rawat
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Once again its time to announce the winners of our giveaway and this time its for Internet Download Manager. In total 17 valid entries were there. Winners are listed below and I have sent the license keys to them. Please check your email and enjoy the keys ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 1) TorVic 2) Kunal Shingne 3) Jan Nowak 4) Spy Gupta 5) Ronny Green ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Ease Your Downloading Tasks With Internet Download Manager (Giveaway of 5 License)

    Neeraj Rawat
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:37 am
    If you are using a slow internet connection then downloading stuff from internet is a tedious task. Download freaks, specially in those countries where high speed internet is not easily available must use a download manager for efficient downloading. I keep on playing with different Operating Systems be it for home users or for Servers and to do that, I download the latest trail versions from
  • Transfer Your Apple Or Nokia Contacts to Android Phone

    Neeraj Rawat
    26 Feb 2014 | 5:16 am
    Last year, I switched from Nokia to an Android phone and the very first thing or I must say the only thing that I required from my old Nokia phone were the contacts. I did not want to copy contacts via the SIM (Copying contacts from my Nokia's memory to SIM and then inserting the SIM in my Android phone) so I thought of something similar to batch transfer. I knew that there is something known
  • Monitor Your Blog Or Website's Performance Using Pingdom

    Neeraj Rawat
    15 Feb 2014 | 10:44 am
    There are millions of websites over the web and similarly the trend of blogging is increasing. In the coming years, I think blogging will be considered as the prominent branch of computers or something closely related to computers. The numbers of bloggers are increasing rapidly as one can express their views, share tutorials, the good and the bad experiences of life with everyone over the web.
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  • How To Increase RAM Size In Your Android Device

    Divyang Makwana
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:38 pm
    RAM (Random Access Memory) is an important module for any Smartphone. For High end to Mid-range Android Smartphone, there are absolutely no issues with RAM as the Graphics and Processor is good... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Guide to Use Titanium Backup

    Shivam Srivastava
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    For an ideal Smartphone, there would be fully automation in every other process of the phone, as in case of backing up phone data, ideally it could be thought of as automatic backup of newly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Steps to Enhance the Performance of Your Android Device

    Divyang Makwana
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    Mobile phone is the necessity of today’s lifestyle and if that mobile phone is a smart one, then nothing can beat the level of quality. With the Android phones, some problems also increase with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Remove Hidden Personal Information from Microsoft Office Documents

    Shivam Srivastava
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    From professionals to students, we all use Microsoft Office documents in our day-to-day life. But, do you know that your office documents contain some hidden personal information about you? Yes, you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Clone Windows 8.1 to New Hard Drive [Tutorial and Tools]

    Sandeep Yadav
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Cloning is definitely not a new concept and there hell lots of techniques and different ways that you can use to move or clone hard drive or even clone the existing Windows operating system into new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Android Apps to turn your Smartphone into Mirror

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Android is one of the emerging operating system and that minimizes all technologies into palm in the name of Smartphones. Android makes the users to make life easier and much better and android... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Useful Chrome Extensions for Google+

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Social media is playing a vital role in the every field in this world; you can get anything from the social media. Google Plus has been actively increasing its role in all kinds of fields in this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Speed up the Google Chrome

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    This might be a wonderful information for you that how to speed up your Google Chrome Browser, that you can easily do without doing any extra things. By simply doing few things, you can easily... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best 5 Android Apps to Make Free Calls

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    In internet there are some online services for making calls. If you call your buddies at free of cost, you will be very happy. Right? Then this article is right for you all. You can make calls... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Snaps Off Titan Aerospace From Facebook

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    Google has take over the company Titan Aerospace, which develops the drone to bring Internet access to remote areas. Actually Facebook is supposed to be bought the Titan aero space, which also had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Tips On Designing Your Own Streaming TV Website

    Charlie Brown
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    In this day and age of rapidly burgeoning tv shows, people are becoming increasingly addicted to these varied tv series. They naturally look for ways to watch the shows and movies of their choice through different ways. Some go to the theatre or watch them on TV at home. Others prefer to download the files and watch on their computers. Another emerging trend is of streaming TV online. There are many websites like will stream the latest episodes of all your shows. If you have your own ideas for building a similar enterprise then you surely can. What kind of…
  • Simplified Navigational Ways Of App Pages With The Help Of Jquery Mobile

    Charlie Brown
    23 Feb 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Jquery Mobile is a framework that has been developed by the Jquery team of experts. The developers have created a framework that is compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets which are touch optimized. Jquery mobile is compatible with most of the mobile phone platforms and most of the major desktop browsers. For developers who are acquainted with Jquery core the learning curve is simple and less time consuming. You can customize themes with the use of Jquery mobile. It is extremely light weight and takes very less time to optimize speed. Developers feel that it is easy to develop…
  • Make Your Hosting Service Secure With A Cloud Back-up

    Charlie Brown
    23 Feb 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Cloud backup often referred as online backup, is the methodology that includes taking a backup of data by saving data in virtual servers. These servers follow the utility model in the form of a service and not as a product. Owing to its nature it can also be compared to the electricity and gas. As a part of their services, these virtual servers can access their resources from the network of underlying networks of web servers. From these cloud back-up, users can use avail data as per their requirement and that need to pay only for the data that they have used. Types of hosting These cloud…
  • How to Implement a Penalty-free Content Marketing Strategy

    16 Jan 2014 | 7:40 am
    Content marketing is the new black when it comes to online promotion for a business or a brand. It is used successfully by some of the world’s most prestigious brands, and it spreads beyond a static website all the way over social media channels and platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and beyond. However, each of these channels and platforms require different content marketing strategies, and all need both copywriting skills, and visual aids to convey compelling messages. To build up a content marketing strategy that will make your content go…
  • 7 Facts about Memes Marketers Ought to Know

    Charlie Brown
    16 Jan 2014 | 3:49 am
    Memes have become big, and whether it is talking dogs, planking or something else, memes has become one of the best ways for people to share ideas, and there is no questioning the fact that it has become part of culture. And if you visit website, you will see a meme is a means for sharing ideas using images, symbols and words. From a marketing viewpoint memes are very interesting because they can be viral, providing exposure traditional promotional tools cannot match. For memes to be effective, you have to be creative. 1. Know How to Use Memes The first thing you need to…
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • When is new iOS8 update coming out for iPhone 5S and iPad

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Learn when is new iOS8 update coming out for iPhone 5S/5/4S/4, iPad 3/4/5, iPad mini and iPod touch 5. Operating system software (OS) is the heart and souls of the phone and tablet today. Apple iOS,... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iWatch Concept Design, Rumors and Features

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    This is an amazing iWatch Concept Design, the best ever so far with rumors roundup about Apple iWatch Features and its release date in 2014. iFans are very excited to get the first look of this... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 Specs: Design, Display, Camera, Battery, Price

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Compare iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 specs in term of Design, Display screen, Camera, Processor, Memory, Storage, Battery life, Fingerprint scanner, Special features, Software and Price. Apple new iPhone 6... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Xiaomi Mi4 Specs, Release Date and Price Rumors Review

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    Here is the review of all rumors about Xiaomi Mi4 Specs, Release Date and Price of the new phone coming out in China and Singapore. Xiaomi, being the 'Apple of China', is the heart of the phone... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Xiaomi Mi3 vs Nexus 5 vs Galaxy S4 Specs Comparison

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    Compare specs of Xiaomi Mi3 vs Google Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4 in term of Design, Display, Camera, Processor, RAM, Battery and Android software features. Xiaomi Mi3 is a great smartphone. Its... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Innovation Point of View

  • Cheetos & Doritos: Simplistic Line Extension or Synergistic Innovation

    Brittany Calvert
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A new addition to store shelves this month is a new snack mix from Frito-Lay containing two “playfully bold” fan favorites:  Cheetos Flamin’ Hot and Doritos Dinamita Chile Limon. It would be a bold-faced lie if I said I wasn’t interested. I like Cheetos. I like Doritos. Really, the only bad thing I can imagine coming from this combination are orange-stained fingers.As both a professional in product innovation and a consumer, I do have mixed thoughts on this launch. The “innovation expert” within me isn’t as excited about this initiative as I was for, say, Lay’s Do Us a…
  • Eureka! (Maybe) — A Webinar About Evaluating Breakthrough Innovation

    Ipsos InnoQuest
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Marketplace analysis has consistently shown that successful companies generate the majority of their innovation returns from “breakthrough” activity. Creating a balanced innovation portfolio (with the requisite proportion of breakthrough introductions) results in meaningfully higher share prices for companies.Successfully introducing breakthrough products means first being able to identify which products might fit that profile (hint: it’s not always the ones you think). It also requires considering the marketing of those products differently. There is certainly more risk in these types…
  • The Role of Mobile in the Age of “Here and Now”

    M. Munsey
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Accelerated TechnologyWe live in a “here and now” society. Words like “fast,” “convenient,” and “mobile” buzz through advertisements and try to capture the attention of consumers. This “faster” trend has even begun to try and change how we do some of the most basic tasks, including reading the news or a book. With the new Spritz app, you could probably read this article at speeds ranging up to and amazing 1000 words per minute (and keep in mind that the average college graduate reads at 300 words per minute). Imagine on your train ride home having the ability to read…
  • Everything is Awesome…and LEGO is Living the Dream

    Ashley Ericksen
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:52 am
    I recently shared with a group of colleagues my new found love of LEGOs. My 6-year old son has served as my gateway back into the LEGO franchise. Constructing LEGO sets is now a family activity  – my son finds the pieces, I put together the LEGOs, my daughter turns the instruction pages and my husband steps in when things go wrong (i.e., a little person accidentally throws away a piece the size of a pin head). And then a few hours later my son takes it all apart to create something new, much to my chagrin (which explains why I liked the LEGOMovie so much).Given my renewed interest in…
  • What’s a “Cause” Extension?: TOMS Shoes Launches Coffee Brand

    N. Munsey
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    What do you think about when you drink a cup of coffee?  Aroma?  Taste? This morning, the first thing I thought about as I savored my first sip of coffee was…shoes.  Yes, shoes. TOMS announced last week the launch of TOMS Roasting Co, its new line of packaged coffee products and cafes.  And now I think about shoes when I drink coffee.Source: TOMS.comFrom shoes to beansTOMS Shoes was built upon its social capitalism model of One for One: buy a pair of TOMS shoes, and TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need in a developing country.  In 2011, TOMS expanded the “buy one, give…
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    BSA TechPost

  • Restoring Confidence in the Digital Economy

    Victoria Espinel
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    How do we restore trust and confidence in the underpinnings of the digital economy in the wake of unsettling disclosures about international surveillance practices? That question is top of mind for policymakers in the US and European Union as they ponder the possibility of a grand, new transatlantic trade and investment partnership. As I noted […] Related posts: A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy Eight Ways the TTIP Can Be a Global Blueprint for Digital Trade Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If
  • EU-US Summit Is an Opportunity to Re-Establish Trust in the Transatlantic Relationship

    Thomas Boué
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:59 am
    Today’s EU-US Summit in Brussels, at which President Obama will join his European counterparts, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, provides an important opportunity to reinforce EU-US economic ties. A strong transatlantic partnership will send a message to global markets that the greatest prospects […] Related posts: Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If Eight Ways the TTIP Can Be a Global Blueprint for Digital Trade A New Trade Agreement for a New Era of Digital Services
  • Affirming the Patentability of Software

    Victoria Espinel
    27 Feb 2014 | 9:53 am
    The Supreme Court next month will hear oral arguments in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp., an important case that could go a long way toward affirming that the breathtaking software innovations transforming the world around us are patentable just like any other form of innovation as long as they meet the standard tests of being […] Related posts: Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing Kappos Offers Fact-Driven Analysis of the Software Patent System Patents Pending
  • Study Shows Impact of Software Infringement for Manufacturers

    Jodie Kelley
    12 Feb 2014 | 6:34 am
    It has long been well understood that software is a key driver of growth and innovation because it serves as a tool of production for businesses across every sector of the global economy. It also follows that the impact of software intellectual property infringement is far reaching — and a new study quantifies that impact […] Related posts: Shadow Market: BSA’s 2011 Global Software Piracy Study New Economic Research Confirms the Competitive Advantage of Properly Licensed Software The Real Impact of Bringing Down the Net’s Bad Actors
  • A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy

    Victoria Espinel
    29 Jan 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The world now invests nearly $4 trillion a year on information and communications technologies. This is propelling rapid evolution in the global economy, transforming everything from the way manufacturers manage their supply chains and retailers serve their customers, to the way doctors provide healthcare and police monitor crime statistics to improve public safety. But capturing […] Related posts: Three Ways the Administration and 113th Congress Can Accelerate the Digital Economy to Achieve Election Goals A New Trade Agreement for a New Era of Digital Services Eight Ways the TTIP Can…
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    Semiconductor Research News - New Publications

  • Permanent Wafer Bonding for Semiconductor: Application Trends & Technology Report

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The permanent bonding market is evolving, currently dominated and fragmented by 3 main permanent bonding equipment suppliers: EV Group (EVG), SUSS MicroTec, and TEL (Tokyo Electron). These 3 vendors today account for almost 80% of the permanent bonding equipment market by focusing on MEMS and advanced packaging applications including BSI CIS, CIS capping WLP, and 3D stack TSV.
  • Metamaterials Market by Device Type, Metamaterial Type, Application & Geography

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to provide physical properties which are not easily available in nature. They are basically formed from the combination of a large number of elements ranging from metals to plastic, all arranged in a periodical pattern which enables them to have superior and exceptional characteristics over the conventional materials. Artificial materials gain these exceptional properties from the structure rather than the composition of inhomogeneties infused in them. The major advantage that artificial materials have over their conventional counterparts is…
  • Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Worldwide TV shipments are projected to grow less than 1% in 2014, but LCD TV shipments will rise almost 5%. Of course, the growth of LCD comes at the expense of plasma and CRT TV shipments, which are forecast to fall 48% and 50%, respectively, in 2014. Both technologies will all but disappear by the end of 2015, as manufacturers cut production of both technologies in order to focus on LCD, which has become more cost competitive. OLED is expected to grow as an alternative flat panel display technology for TVs but is expected to account for less than 1% of shipments through 2017.
  • Non-Volatile Memory Market Report

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    According to a new market research report "Non-Volatile Memory Market by Type (Traditional, Emerging), Product (Printed Memory, Hard disk drives and others), Application (Industrial, Healthcare, Automotive, Energy and Power, Enterprise Storage and others) and Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2014 - 2020", the total market is expected to reach $40.2 Billion by 2020.
  • Permanent Magnets - Types, Applications, New Developments, Industry Structure and Global Markets

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report has been prepared to highlight the many new developments in the permanent magnet industry. Many of the market segments are mature, while others are growing at very fast rates. Developing economies such as China and India are also emerging as growth engines for many industries that use permanent magnets. The markets in these new economies are expected to experience maximum revenue growth during the next five years.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Local Smartphone Brands Fueling Smartphone Growth in the PH

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    According to a recent survey conducted by rewards platform Jana, the country’s top three homegrown smartphone brands are fueling the increase in smartphone adoption in the Philippines. Cherry Mobile, MyPhone and Starmobile are all offering affordable Android devices. The survey noted that the Philippines has the fastest growing smartphone adoption in Asia, at 75% year-on-year increase in mobile shipments last year. It also shows that 85% of respondents in the Philippines are happy to buy from a local smartphone brand. Cherry Mobile ranks as the third most-owned smartphone brand (17…
  • iOS 7.1.1 Update Released

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:59 am
    Attention iPhone users: Apple has quietly released an update for iOS. Numbered 7.1.1, the update brings with it minor improvements, security and bug fixes. Image from GSM Arena Released for compatible iOS devices, the 26.1MB update improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition, fixes a keyboard bug and issues with Bluetooth keyboards. Just proceed to your settings menu to check if its available. Source GSM Arena iOS 7.1.1 Update Released is a post from: TechnoBaboy
  • China Based Zopo Mobile, Coming to the PH

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Novo7Tech teased on their FB page that they will be bringing in Zopo Mobile, another China smartphone brand, to the Philippines. Besides the teaser, they also posted a photo of an unidentified black Zopo smartphone. Anyway, a quick search in the internet revealed a phone that looks like the one on the photo. The smartphone could be Zopo Mobile’s ZP998. There are no assurances yet, but if it is the ZP998, then the specs won’t disappoint. The smartphone boasts a 1.7Ghz MT6592 octa-core processor, a  5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 full HD display, 16GB of storage, 2GB RAM, NFC, MHL, OTG,…
  • Project Ara Could be any Phone You Want It to be

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Image from The Verge Last week, Google held its first developer conference for Project Ara, and also unveiled a prototype of their modular phone. Like Lego, you could essentially build your dream phone by buying and swapping blocks or modules that you want. The concept was similar to yesteryear’s make your own PC, wherein you can decide what goes into your dream computer. Basic Unit at under $100  According to Google, you can start with an endoskeleton with basic components for around $50. Called a grey phone, it will include a $15 Endo frame, a $15 display, a $5 battery, a $10main…
  • Muber Can Help You Get Stuff You Want Not Available Locally

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:52 am
    Have you ever experienced that problem where you see something you want on the internet, but can’t find it anywhere locally? Then what you usually do is look for someone you know who will be travelling to get it for you. Maybe Muber can help you with that. What is Muber Inspired by the Filipino padala culture, Muber is a peer-to-peer package delivery system that matches people who want to get stuff available elsewhere (from faraway places), with travelers going to those areas. So, how does it work? After signing up and signing in, just post what you are looking for and from where, entice a…
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  • How to take Screenshots on a Samsung Galaxy S3

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Have you ever wanted to take a screenshot of the screen of your phone, just like you do with PrintScreen on your PC? In this post, I will share a simple trick on how to do just that on a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone. It might work on other Android phones as well, but I have only been able to test it on my own Samsung Galaxy S3. The great thing about this trick is that you don’t have to install any apps. It is a build in feature in Android. I recently posted a poll here on my blog to ask you what you want me to write more about. The winning topic was without doubt: “How to -…
  • Install your favorite programs at once with Ninite

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    If you are often reinstalling Windows on your computer, or maybe install a lot of computers for others, you might find this service very interesting. How about selecting your favorite programs and tools from a list and download a script that install it all at once? Ninite does just that for you, but it gets even better! You will get all the programs you have selected, in the newest version and without any annoying toolbars or useless video players like Real player or QuickTime. You don’t need to pay any money for this service, you don’t even need to sign up for it. Pretty cool…
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2014

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    It is time for another of my Google Analytics traffic reports. This is my first report in 2014 and I will as always share my numbers with you, my readers, and try to give you my thoughts on my numbers. For new visitors of this blog I can tell you that I normally create these kind of reports ever quarter of the year making this one the first of four in 2014. Traffic Types: Search Engines: 43.88% Direct traffic: 22.95% Social traffic: 17.58% Referring Sites: 15.52% Other traffic:  0.06% In Q1 of 2014 traffic from search engines is still a little above the 40% of my total traffic. I have…
  • Best Technology April Fools of 2014

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    Every year April 1, is celebrated with a lot of funny and creative April fools jokes and this year is no different. Many of the worlds biggest technology companies join the fun and release news about products that is just pure imagination. I have collected some of the best tech jokes for you below, I have seen online. I hope you like them. 1. Ocado Technology’s 42″ sLablet 2. Nokia 3310 with Windows 8 and 41 MP camera Do you remember the Nokia 3310? How about combining it with 41 MP camera and Windows Phone 8. More info here 3. Pet-powered Wi-Fi from iiNet How about the…
  • OneNote 2013 now available for free

    22 Mar 2014 | 6:15 am
    Microsoft just earlier this week, confirmed that OneNote 2013 is now available for free. Not just is it free for Windows users, it is in fact available and free for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Mac. You can download your own free copy from It is a totally ad-free version and it is not just a trial version it is the real stuff you can use as long as you like. OneNote was first released back in 2003 and it has just been improved over and over again for the last 10 years. Now that Microsoft OneNote is free for all it might be a good alternative for Evernote…
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  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – April 16th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Do you find yourself baffled by the latest Google algorithm releases? Have you ever wished you knew the secret to the art of SEO, as well as the best practices to avoid those dreaded penalties? Maybe, like millions of other businesspeople, you just wished you understood how Google works. Now’s your chance. Every Wednesday morning, EverSpark Interactive hosts their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — giving professionals from a multitude of industries a chance to gather and discuss the latest developments with the search engine giant, as well as excellent SEO tips,…
  • How To Get Do Follow Backlinks From Linkedin

    Jason Hennessey
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    I received a very interesting email from Linkedin today, the email looked like this: Not sure if this is a special privilege based upon the # of connections that I have or if this is a new feature that they rolled out to the masses.  My first thought, hmmm…Link Building Opportunity from a PR 9 site – Yes Please. When I clicked “Get Started”, it took me to the following WYSIWYG editor: Here is an example post that they provided me with when I attempted to publish my first article:…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – April 9, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Ever wondered what was new in the world of SEO, how the latest Google updates are affecting the marketplace or even simply how Google works? Every Wednesday, EverSpark Interactive hosts their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — a place where professionals gather to discuss what’s new with the search engine giant as well as clever SEO tips and tools. The meeting is free and all are welcome. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 from 8am – 9:30am. Please RSVP on the link below. If you’re not able to attend…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – March 26th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Every week on Wednesdays from 8am – 9:30am, EverSpark Interactive hosts their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — a place where professionals gather to discuss how Google works, as well as clever SEO tips and tools. The meeting is free and all are welcome. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. Please RSVP on the link below. If you can’t make the meeting, it’s no problem — you can read the catch up on our blog. Not only can you view all the information from previous meetings, you can refresh yourself on…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – March 19th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:59 am
    Every week on Wednesdays from 8am – 9:30am, Atlanta SEO company EverSpark throws open its doors for their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — a place where professionals gather to discuss how Google works, as well as tips and tools for how to better use the search engine giant to their benefit. The meeting is free and open to all. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. Please RSVP on the link below. It’s not a problem if you can’t make the meeting. We’ll keep you up to date with the latest and…
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  • Gamespot's loading hearts

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    "Video games ruined my life. Good thing I have extra lives." If you're a passionate gamer like me, then you've probably heard this before. On this matter, the other days I was browsing through some reviews to find out more about my latest favorite game, Dark Souls 2 which by the way, it rocks. But, I'm not making video games reviews here. The thing is that while checking the Gamespot review, I noticed a very nice and original loader somehow inspired by the above tagline. I fall instantly in love with that animation and tried to replicate it with CSS, I just couldn't help myself. So, just in…
  • Moving from WordPress to Jekyll

    3 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    My website was needing a fresh new look, and what better chance to learn a new approach than this? You may ask why would you want to move from WordPress to Jekyll when everything works just fine? That's a good question and I think the short answer is to learn.
  • Simple SCSS spinner animation

    9 Feb 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're using Wordpress, you surely have seen this spinner effect while performing various actions within the admin area. I liked it a lot and that's the reason I made a SCSS version of it, posted a demo on CodePen and even it's not rocket science, I pushed it on GitHub too.
  • Data URI conversion tools

    19 Jan 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nowadays, encoding stuff is not a secret anymore and we're using data URI for small images, SVG's and even custom fonts. After all, this is one of the best ways to minimize the number of HTTP requests. On this matter, I thought about making a list with some online conversion tools you can use right away.
  • A beginner's list of JavaScript gotchas

    8 Dec 2013 | 10:00 pm
    I consider myself a novice when it comes to coding in JavaScript but lately I played a bit more with this language and stumbled upon a few random things I thought were worth sharing. So, if you are new to JavaScript or just don't know it as well as you would like, I hope you find this article useful.
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    Business Insider

  • Inspirational Photos From The Boston Marathon

    Cork Gaines
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:39 pm
    The Boston Marathon was changed forever when two bombs went off near the finish line of last year's race, killing four and wounding dozens of others. We got our first look at how the Boston Marathon is now about surivival and recovery, as well as showcasing the strength of the Boston community. The race now serves as an inspiration and we collected some of the most inspiring photos.Marc Fucarile, a 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor touches the finish line during a tribute run for survivors and first responders. One bombing survivor carried another across the finish line. Bombing survivor…
  • Q&A: Cover's Andrew Cove On Improving The Payment Experience At Restaurants

    Keith Griffith
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:02 pm
    "We'd like to pay with Cover." That comment, directed at a waiter in Midtown Manhattan restaurant The Cannibal, was all we needed to do to pay our bill when we sat down for lunch with Cover co-founder Andrew Cove earlier this month. One of many specialized mobile payment apps to flood the market in recent months and years, Cover is devoted exclusively to paying at sit-down restaurants. Cover tries to make it as hassle-free as it can to pay at restaurants: you check in through the app once you arrive, select the table you're joining, and put your phone away. Cover automatically adds a tip and…
  • Apple's iPad Sales Tank In The First Quarter As iPhone Sales Surge

    Tony Danova
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Apple's calendar year first quarter 2014 earnings are out. Here are the highlights: iPhone sales soared with some 44 million units shipped, well above analyst expectations of 38 million unit shipments. That amounts to 17% year-over-year growth. This is a significant re-acceleration in growth — iPhone shipments were up only 7% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013. Healthy sales of iPhone 4S and 5C models in China clearly boosted iPhone results in the quarter.  iPad sales cratered in the first quarter. Just 16 million iPads were sold during the period, yielding a 16%…
  • The FCC Will Lay Out New Rules On Thursday That Could Destroy Net Neutrality

    Karyne Levy
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:58 pm
    The Federal Communications Commission announced that it is set to propose new rules on Thursday for governing Internet access.  Specifically, the new rules would allow companies to pay for direct access to customers. For example, a company like Netflix could pay an Internet provider to ensure that its video streams are fast and smooth. Broadband providers would need to act in a "commercially reasonable" manner, which would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The proposed rules also say Internet providers won't be able to restrict access to companies that don't pay for such direct…
  • Tim Cook Had A Really Interesting Answer For Why iPad Sales Appear To Be Stalling

    Steve Kovach
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Apple's iPad sales for last quarter fell far below expectations. It sold 16.35 million of them, but analysts were expecting about 19 million. On the surface, 16 million sounds like a lot of iPads, but growth in Apple's iPad business has flatlined. In fact, growth was negative for last quarter.  So, what the heck happened? On a call with analysts this afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook did his best to explain.  For last quarter in particular, he said the company reduced its iPad channel inventory compared to the same quarter last year, so sales were actually in line with the high end of…
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  • Internet Censorship is an invasion of privacy

    Keith Rozario
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    With the on-going debacle about the Kangkung saga dying down, I thought it would be a good opportunity to write specifically about internet censorship and its implications to ordinary Malaysian citizens. As you may well know, many Malaysia Netizens reported of difficulty accessing one particular post of the BBC website that dealt with the Kangkung issues, causing many to cite that Telekom Malaysia was actually censoring the internet–but what does internet censorship actually entail for Malaysia? Let’s first take a step back, and understand how and Internet Service Provider (ISP)…
  • Study shows Malaysian students can’t solve problems

    Keith Rozario
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The latest PISA 2012 results are out, and it comes with a twist. Instead of testing the usual ‘knowledge’ of the students, PISA crafted a new exam meant to test the creative problem solving skills of students in various countries. further explains: The assessment, which was the subject of an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development  (OECD) report released Tuesday, defined creative problem-solving as the ability to “understand and resolve problem situations where a method of solution is not immediately obvious.” Worldwide, a representative…
  • MH370 crashed our romanticized perception of technology

    Keith Rozario
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:55 am
    As our thoughts and prayers remain with the passengers of flight MH370, I think that as the search enters its 3rd week, it’s a good time to reflect on just how much our perception of aviation technology has changed as a result. It’s quite important to differentiate between what REALLY happens and what we THINK happens, an in some cases the gulf is so large, that our perception of what happens borders on science-fiction. Take for example, our perception of the US Secret Service. Years of Hollywood movies have led us to believe that if anyone even thought about firing a weapon at…
  • Is it Root-er or Rao-ter : The age old question for the pronunciation of the word router

    Keith Rozario
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:15 am
    Here’s an age old question, is it pronounced router (as in rao-ter) or is it router (as in root-er). A lot of people seem to think it depends where you are, if you’re in the US, it’s rao-ter, and if you’re in the UK it’s root-er. But the internet is global, it doesn’t care where you are, it doesn’t matter which culture you’re from, there can only be one answer to this question, and it must be location agnostic. So here’s the answer it’s RAO-TER, and here’s why. If you find it you get to name it In Science and Engineering…
  • Tun Dr M supports Israel via his website

    Keith Rozario
    10 Feb 2014 | 4:54 am
    Tun Dr M, our beloved former Prime Minister, openly supports Israel–well sort off. Today on his blog, he called on everyone to boycott Israel, stating quite clearly in his latest post that; I think the whole world in the interest of justice should boycott doing business with Israel. This is truly a pariah state which is immoral and beyond the pale of human laws. Now of course, you’re wondering if Tun Dr M supports Israel or not? Well in actual fact it’s both, because while his words say he opposes Israel, his actions, specifically those of his website suggest…
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  • The 5 Best Free SAT-NAV Android Apps for Your Smartphone

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    No one can deny the fact that SAT-NAV is truly a great useful gadget; you can rather say a ‘need’ for the drivers as it tends to make their lives easier. Certain devices from the likes of Garmin and TomTom not just offer turn-by-turn audio navigation but also offer visual guidance to the drivers when they need to get somewhere, however, their prices are often not affordable for all Smartphone users. Hence this is exactly where the Google Android Smartphone comes in and saves you from this situation. Since numerous devices advantage from GPS that actually identifies the location of the…
  • Solution for Website Payment Security

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Although online shopping offers easy, fast, and convenient shopping with flexibility of time and places, many people still hesitate to buy things online. They are afraid for possibility of cyber crime when the outsider steals their personal information for something bad. In order to give your customers peace of mind, you must ensure your customer that you have secure system. Once your customers believe that you can give them secure electronic transaction, you will see increase on your sales and improvement on your reputation. Increasing reputation will make more and more people come to your…
  • Why you should be an 8 to 11 blogger?

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    I have read in the book “Think and grow rich” that if people stood by a desire then they would have a different story to tell. All achievement in the world was done by people who burned all bridges never to come back, to do or to die. And they did. This very much applies to blogging, there are a lot of people who start blogging and after a few months abandon it because they are not getting the results that they want. They would try but little for the sake of trying. Today’s post is for all those who quit early. Remember that the darkest hours are just before the sun rises. Jon Morrow…
  • Need PC Backup? You Couldn’t Have Found An Easier Way!

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    In today’s world, there is an increase of computer usage. There is no one in the world who has not gained access to this user-friendly machine. People use computers for many reasons which include keeping important business documents, keeping record of important data, keeping entertainment modes and many more. The advantages and uses of computers cannot be narrowed down into number. However, there are certain problems which all users face and feel the need to get rid of them as soon as possible. What Is Your Biggest Problem? The biggest problem of any computer user is the data deletion.
  • 4 Tools for Running Your Restaurant

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Most restaurants fail within their first year. You don’t have to become a statistic, however, if you plan carefully for the future. Before you cut the ribbon on that little Italian place you’ve always dreamed about, make sure you’re prepared for anything with these four tips. 1: Watch Your Cash Flow Between tips, split checks and last-minute orders, it’s easy to lose track of your finances in the restaurant business. Establish a nightly routine where you go over your books to keep everything in order for the next day. 2: Keep Your Menu Fresh You don’t want diners…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • WordPress Is The Perfect Platform For Podcasting

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Podcasting is undergoing something of a renaissance. It’s always been popular among a certain demographic, but in the last couple of years, podcasting has gained mainstream acceptance. The number of high-quality podcasts has grown. Traditional media outlets have jumped on the podcasting bandwagon. Skype and Google Hangouts have made creating video and audio podcasts with […]
  • Heartbleed Update

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    You’ve possibly heard about the OpenSSL exploit (commonly referred to as “Heartbleed”) affecting many web servers across the world. We at Nexcess wanted to update you on what we are doing to address the issue. We have already patched any of our servers that could have been affected. For more details about the patch, please […]
  • March’s Roundup of the Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    You may have noticed that the 25th anniversary of the web just came and went in March. Looking back at some of the old news reports and videos, it is amazing how far eCommerce, web design, and blogging have advanced since those early days. And as far as we’ve come, the next twenty-years will take […]
  • CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed) Patched on Nexcess Systems

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    As of 1:45AM EDT on April 8, 2014, all Nexcess managed systems vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed) were patched. This security vulnerability is widespread with multiple operating systems globally and not a Nexcess-specific issue. CentOS released an official OpenSSL patch removing the recently discovered vulnerabilities. OpenSSL was upgraded seamlessly. However, all services linked against the older […]
  • TLS 1.2 and openssl 1.0.1e Frequently Asked Questions

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    As we’ve upgraded a lot of our servers to openssl 1.0.1e we’ve seen a handful of problems with APIs or payment gateways. The companies whose API is being used say they don’t support openssl 1.0.1e and/or TLSv1.2 is not support and the server will have to use TLSv1.0. There seems to be a lot of […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition to arrive in October

    The Sorcerer
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    EA and Bioware made an announcement that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released in stores on October 7 in North American region and October 10 in Europe. The ‘next generation RPG’ will also be available as Digital Download. The game will be available for PC via EA Origin, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 consoles. General Manager of Bioware Edmonton and Montreal Aaryn Flynn is confident that this title will usher in the next generation of role-playing games. He added,”Players will experience the rich storylines and characters that they’ve come to expect from…
  • Kingston and Nanya expect DRAM demand shortage in Q3 2014

    The Sorcerer
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Long-time memory and flash-based storage makers Kingston Technology and NAND maker Nanya Technology have said that they expect a short demand of DRAM chips during Q3 2014, mostly because of the effects of the peak season. As of now, despite the fluctuations, it is expected that the prices of DRAM chips will be somewhat stable due to the industry consolidation which limits the number of supplies to up to three, according to Kingston. Nanya on the other hand is able to main sales of its NAND flash sales through Q2 as handset makers are building up newer models that should be released by…
  • Gigabyte G1.Killer Z97 gaming motherboard gets pictured

    The Sorcerer
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Gigabyte’s G1.Killer motherboard with upcoming Intel Z97 chipset for Haswell Refresh processors gets pictured, but one can’t help but imagine the colour scheme is awfully close to MSI’s gaming series motherboards. As far as specs are concerned, the Z97 G1.Killer motherboard uses 8 phase power VRM with support of up to 64GB dual channel DDR3 with 2x PCIe x16 which runs at x8/x8 mode. There’s also support of up to 6x SATA 6Gb/s, a total of six USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 channel audio via Creative Core3D with switchable OPAMPS, ‘audiophile grade’ electrolytic…
  • Intel Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt controller to bump bandwidth up to 40Gb/s

    The Sorcerer
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    A slide show shows that Intel will be introducing a third generation Thunderbolt controller with up to 40Gb/s bandwidth, doubling up the existing thunderbolt device’s bandwidth. The Alphine Ridge controller will be doing so per single cable. According to the information provided by the slide, This will use the existing PCIe 3.0 and have up to 50% reduced power consumption. It can also charge devices and support up to two ultra HD (4K) displays via a single cable. The next generation thunderbolt implementation is designed keeping future generation desktop and mobile PCs with skylake…
  • CM Storm Mizar Laser Gaming Mouse Review

    The Sorcerer
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Along with CM Storm Alcor, I’ve received CM Storm Mizar for review. Design wise, both mice are the same. The key different is the LED illumination for DPI switches and scroll feel, braided cord and rubber grips on the side of the mouse- the same grips that I would love to see them on CM Storm Alcor. Another key difference is the sensor. Avago 9800 is a laser sensor with a usual ‘MOAR DPI’ marketing tag of up to 8200. The post CM Storm Mizar Laser Gaming Mouse Review appeared first on Hardware BBQ.
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Windows Phone 8.1 – Microsoft edges Google & Apple over transparency

    5 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Windows Phone 8.1 is slated for release in a month or two and while there’s not much fanfare over it as compared to new releases of Android and iOS, Microsoft has gathered enough attention to keep the whole world interested. A list of features of Windows Phone 8.1 can be found here, one of the highlights of which is Cortana – Microsoft’s version of a digital personal assistant like Google Now for Android and Siri for iOS. There’s nothing groundbreaking with Cortana in terms of what it can do. However, the most interesting bit is how it is the most transparent to…
  • Slow internet speeds for most of April

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    The last time there was a major slow down of internet speed in the country was back in December of 2006 when an earthquake that struck off the coast of Taiwan damaged major undersea cables that provide connectivity to the country. With incidents like these, even the biggest ISPs like PLDT and Globe were at the mercy of international groups that maintain the undersea cable connections’ ability to repair the damage. The recent damage hit the undersea cables lying in areas between Taiwan and Japan, and China and Korea. Latest reports say that repairs are expected to be completed by around…
  • Will the reforms of Pope Francis last beyond his term?

    26 Mar 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Pope Francis continues to make waves in the Catholic world all from the center of it all in Vatican. This piece on Yahoo! News by Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere gives a glimpse of how the current leader of the Catholic church has made important changes on how Curia runs by his recent appointment of non-Italians to significant church positions. Foreign cardinals have been awarded prestigious posts, from the Australian George Pell — head of the new economy ministry — to Germany’s Reinhard Marx, who leads up a council tasked with overseeing the Vatican’s economic management.
  • Gmail becomes more secure with HTTPS-only

    20 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
    Great news from the Gmail team, something that will put our minds at ease knowing that our email will be more secure. Nicolas Lidzborski, Gmail Security Engineering Lead, writes on the Gmail blog: Starting today, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email. Gmail has supported HTTPS since the day it launched, and in 2010 we made HTTPS the default. Today’s change means that no one can listen in on your messages as they go back and forth between you and Gmail’s servers—no matter if you’re using public WiFi or logging in from your computer,…
  • Bloggers, netizens file ‘motion for partial reconsideration’ on SC’s Cybercrime ruling

    12 Mar 2014 | 7:58 pm
    ‘Don’t criminalize Filipinos’ modern, changing way of life’ Bloggers and Netizens for Democracy, the group composed of petitioners in GR 203469 (Cruz et al vs. Aquino et al), is set to file today its motion for partial reconsideration seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. In its 41-page motion for partial reconsideration, BAND said that “the Honorable Court should not allow itself to be a party to the criminalization of the Filipino people’s modern, changing way of life.” “If unchallenged…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Infographic: How to Get IT Professionals to Say Yes to Your Events

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    Our How To infographic shares some of the research that will be covered in our upcoming May 13 webinar, “Why Tech Events Fail or Succeed.” Curious to learn more?  Register Now! Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Visit: to embed this infographic on your site!
  • 6 Keys to Using the New Twitter Design for PR

    Beyond PR
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    Twitter’s new design – mirroring Facebook’s layout and emphasizing visuals – reinforces the importance of using multimedia elements in communications. However, the new layout (as shown below) offers more opportunity for brands than initially meets the eye.  (See related: Coming soon from Twitter) Actor Channing Tatum’s Twitter profile shows off the new format. Surfacing granular content (& winning attention) The brands that do it best know that Twitter is about granular information. The short format requires brevity, and forces tweet authors to get straight to the point. Best…
  • Webinar: How to Get IT Professionals to Say Yes to Your Events

    Monique Luttrell
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 10:00AM PST (1:00PM EST) Join UBM Tech event experts Brian Gillooly and Robyn Duda as they share new research on Why Tech Events Fail or Succeed during this 30-minute webinar. Register Now! Whether you’re planning a roundtable, workshop, or networking event, chances are your goal is to build relationships and make meaningful connections with your prospects and customers. But, IT professionals only attend an average of 4 events annually. Will your next event make the cut? FAIL 81% of IT pros would not engage with a sponsor if an event felt like a sales pitch WIN…
  • Google Changes Title Display Length in the Results

    Jessica Levenson
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    After testing out various design changes, Google recently changed their search engine results pages in an attempt to further optimize for mobile devices. Included are the following changes: Font change Underline removed from links Headlines (titles) are larger and wider Display of Google Adwords-targeted ads has changed considerably, including: The light yellow in the background is gone A tiny yellow “Ad” marker has been added next to the green URL An underline separating the ads from the organic search results has been added With these changes, Google has cut the display length…
  • Webinar: 2014 Embedded Market Study | Then, Now: What’s Next

    Felicia Hamerman
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Every year UBM Tech conducts a comprehensive survey of embedded system designers in order to learn more about their trials, tribulations, issues, objectives and other key elements of the design cycle. If you are interested in getting the pulse of the global embedded design market attend this webinar to hear the highlights of our findings. In particular, we benchmark three to five of years of change with a look toward the future in all aspects of the embedded development process. Join Patrick Mannion, VP/Brand Director, UBM Tech Electronics and Rich Quinnell, Editor in Chief of IoT World UBM…
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - FohBoh

  • Have You Seen the "Triumphant" Return of Amy's Baking Company to Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares?

    Stewart Anderson
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Yes, everyone's "favorite" operators made their return recently to Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares after last year's shocking episode turned into the worst possible viral publicity for the restaurant. It's been a rough year or so for the Bouzaglos - their Yelp and social media pages were all inundated with negative reviews and complaints following the airing of the original episode, a re-launch campaign to clean up their image didn't even get off the ground (with the PR company behind it letting them go after only a few days), and Samy is even facing deportation. The decision to return to…
  • To Eat or Not to Eat After a Stomach Virus

    Cess Padilla
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    image credit to: [X] Your stomach virus has probably run its course and you’re feeling kind of hungry. Are you hesitant to eat? It’s important to replenish all the nutrients that were flushed out of your system during the course of the virus and most especially after. Read on some useful tips to take care of you during a stomach virus: Drink, drink and drink! When vomiting, hydration is more important than eating. Dehydration is a threat when you’ve been vomiting or having diarrhea. Increase fluid intake during this time. Drink slowly to avoid upsetting the stomach. You can also drink…
  • Infographic: Federal Reserve Reports on Consumers' Mobile Banking Trends

    Jules Dalsey
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Mobile Banking has become the norm among consumers of all ages. With mobile banking, consumers can easily and conveniently check their purchase history online, transfer money, and compare prices. The Federal Reserve recently backed up these trends with the release of their most current report on Mobile Financial Services. We’ve highlighted these trends in the Infographic above so you can clearly see the data.   One of the most interesting statistics in the data is that 40% of mobile phone users would be “likely” to use their mobile phone to make a purchase at the point of sale. While…
  • It's a bit too Quiet...

    Michael L. Atkinson
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    It's all a bit too quiet, said the man. When he opened his doors and there were no customers, what then? He prepped food, staffed appropriately, trimmed the pruned the landscape and cleaned the bathrooms. Yet, no one came. What now? This could be a journal entry made by a restaurateur from a small village in Tuscany, or an operator in Dallas. When customers just stop coming to dine, then what? What if it just suddenly or even gradually became quiet and not necessarily as a result of the lowering of the qualify of the product, food, service or environment. What then? What if the restaurant…
  • I Don't Have Time to Train My Staff

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:30 pm
    "You see James," Bill said with a nervous energy in his voice, "we have so many big projects going on right now, and Spring Break is just around the corner. I've got new people coming in the door, it's going into our busy season, and we're developing a new menu. It's been downright crazy, and well, we just haven't had the time to get to it.  We still think training is a great idea, and we really like everything we've talked about, but it's just on the back burner for now. Budgets are tight, and we need to get our training materials in order, as they're pretty outdated. There's just no time."…
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • Bush League: The Show© Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Celebrate America, Minor League Baseball

    David Menzies
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    APEX, N.C. -- Bush League: The Show© (, a revolutionary new “Experiential Americana” reality TV series, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help defray equipment costs as the project begins its pre-production stage of a summer 2014 shooting schedule. The show, celebrating America and the ties that bind our communities together through the prism of minor league baseball, will debut this fall as a web series in preparation for the jump to cable television in 2015.“In each episode of Bush League: The Show we’re going to take viewers along on a road trip to…
  • Quintiles Recognized as Industry Leader in Phase II/III Research for Second Year in a Row

    David Menzies
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--For the second year in a row, Quintiles has been named the industry leader that best differentiates itself on service quality for Phase II/III research in Industry Standard Research’s (ISR) 2014 CRO Quality Benchmarking Phase II/III Service Providers Report. According to the 148 pharmaceutical and biotechnology decision makers surveyed by ISR in this year’s report, Quintiles is the preferred provider for Phase II/III research among small, mid-size and large biopharmaceutical companies.“At Quintiles, we are focused on leading our customers through an…
  • Innovative Public Relations Blog Gives Access to Publicity and Branding Best Practices

    David Menzies
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. -- Award-winning publicity and branding consultant David D. Menzies, president of Innovative Public Relations, Inc. has published “3 Keys to Successful Press Releases,” his latest of over 30 original articles on publicity and branding best practices, on his informative blog and corporate website He also recently served as a resource on the business climate in Raleigh, N.C. for the national media outlet MyBusiness Magazine, a publication of the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses). In addition to sharing his expertise…
  • Mi-Corporation Announces Three New Enterprise Mobility Software Products

    David Menzies
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:55 am
    DURHAM, N.C.--Having led the market with the most flexible, enterprise-class mobile data capture software platform, Mi-Forms, for 14 years, Mi-Corporation announced today that it will launch 3 new software products intended to further help organizations with their Enterprise Mobility challenges. These products all build on the 14 years of flexible technology, protected by 10 issued US patents and 3 pending US patents and show Mi-Corporation's ability to lead the marketplace with continued innovation to serve its customers and partners.In short summary, the list of mobility software products…
  • SharePoint Saturday Scheduled for May 3 in Durham

    David Menzies
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    DURHAM, N.C.--SharePoint users, business admins, information architects, web developers, and other professionals who use Microsoft SharePoint Technologies will meet for the first SPS (SharePoint Saturday) Durham Event Saturday, May 3rd from 8 AM to 4 PM at Durham Technical Community College's Wynn Student Center, 1637 Lawson Street, Durham.​ SharePoint Saturdays are FREE, open-to-the-public events dedicated to educating and engaging members of the local technical community. Registration is available online at SharePoint Saturday Durham draws upon the expertise of…
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  • FIT Radio Workout Music: porque la bachata y el flamenco no son los mejores ritmos para ejercitarse en el gimnasio

    Domadis Cabrera
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Los investigadores y los deportistas han sabido desde hace mucho tiempo, que escuchar música altera la experiencia de hacer ejercicio. Estudios anteriores han demostrado, por ejemplo, que los ritmos musicales con candencia rápida, como la música electrónica o el Hip Hop tienden a inspirar mejores secciones de entrenamiento ya que la música distrae a la gente del dolor y la fatiga, eleva el estado de ánimo, aumenta la resistencia, reduce la percepción del esfuerzo e incluso puede promover la eficiencia metabólica. Esa es la razón por la que en los gimnasios, al menos en los que saben…
  • Nuevo concepto del iWatch con pantalla circular

    Domadis Cabrera
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Son muchos los rumores y muchas las personas que esperan que Apple entre en el activo espacio de los dispositivos vestibles (wearables) con el lanzamiento de su reloj inteligente, iWatch, a finales de este año. En ese sentido, hemos visto un montón de conceptos que tratan de imaginar cómo podría verse dicho dispositivo, pero no hemos visto muchos conceptos con una pantalla redonda. Pues bien, este nuevo concepto de Nermin Hasanovic muestra un iWatch con una pantalla circular. El diseño físico que se muestra en el concepto se ve muy bien, y parece estar inspirado por el Moto 360. Nermin…
  • Apple podría asociarse con Shazam para que Siri pueda identificar canciones en iOS 8

    Domadis Cabrera
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    De acuerdo con fuentes de Bloomberg, la futura versión de iOS incorporará reconocimiento de canciones de Shazam de la misma manera que la plataforma móvil integra Facebook y Twitter. Es decir, a partir de iOS 8 podrás pedirle a Siri que te diga lo que está sonando sin tener que hacer nada más. No hay pistas sobre cuando llegaría dicha función a iOS. Sin embargo, la WWDC de Apple comienza a principios de junio y hay muchas probabilidades de que tendremos la primicia completa del tema en cuestión de semanas. Apple podría asociarse con Shazam para que Siri pueda identificar canciones…
  • El iPhone 5c de 8GB ahora está disponible en más países europeos

    Domadis Cabrera
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Apple lanzó recientemente la versión de 8GB del iPhone 5c, dirigida al público que compra teléfonos de bajo presupuesto. A partir de hoy, esta variante particular de bajo costo estará disponible en Bélgica, República Checa, Irlanda, Italia, Países Bajos, Polonia, Portugal y Suecia. En términos de precios, el teléfono inteligente es 50€ más barato, por lo que es un poco de ahorro en comparación con el modelo de 16GB. El teléfono inteligente puede ser adquirido por menos de 600 € (más o menos 500€) en estas regiones. Con esta nueva ola de lanzamiento, el smartphone ya está…
  • Apple acuerda voluntariamente añadir nuevos elementos anti-robo en la próxima generación de iPhones

    Domadis Cabrera
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    La CTIA ha anunciado que varias operadoras de telefonía móvil y fabricantes de teléfonos se han ofrecido como voluntarios para incluir “herramientas anti-robo” en todos los teléfonos inteligentes fabricados después de julio del 2015. La medida, es un intento de frustrar el robo de teléfonos inteligentes, y está siendo aplaudida por las fuerzas del orden. Por ejemplo, el alcalde de Oakland recientemente informó que el 75% de todos los robos incluyen un teléfono inteligente en estos días. Pero, ¿qué tipo de herramientas de protección ha conseguido la CTIA que los…
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  • Minecraft update lets you customize your world before jumping in

    Shawn Knight
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Minecraft’s upcoming 1.8 update adds a new level of customization to a game that’s already tailored to those wanting to build their own world. The problem was that up to this point, gamers were stuck working with whatever canvas the game randomly generated for them. Not anymore.
  • Sprint promises to unlock all devices released after February 11th 2015

    Himanshu Arora
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sprint announced yesterday that beginning next year, it'll make all of its devices unlockable for use on other carriers in the United States. In an update to its unlocking FAQ page, the company says: "Sprint is working to ensure that all devices developed and launched on or after February 11,...
  • Zynga founder Mark Pincus steps down as Chief Product Officer

    Shawn Knight
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Social gaming company Zynga on Wednesday revealed that founder Mark Pincus is stepping down from his role as chief product officer effective today. The executive will instead focus on his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors according to a press release on the matter that accompanied Zynga’s first...
  • New Chrome add-on allows you to copy, erase and translate text from any image online

    Justin Kahn
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A new Chrome browser extension called Project Naptha allows users to edit, erase, copy and translate text inside any image on the net. As you might imagine, it's not totally perfect, but appears to work quite well.
  • Could the $299 OnePlus One smartphone be a true Nexus killer?

    Shawn Knight
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    A new smartphone called the OnePlus One offers virtually everything you could want in a high-end handset at a fraction of the price. It’s still too early to know for sure but could this be a legit Nexus killer?
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  • On Earth Day, a Commitment to Climate Action

    Guest Post
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    On Earth Day, a Commitment to Climate Action (via The White House) Forty-five years ago, an oil well being drilled off the coast of Santa Barbara, California blew out. At the time, it was the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Forty-five years ago, too, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, caught fire—again. Cities…
  • ‘Blind luck’ is all that prevents ‘city-killer’ asteroids from striking Earth

    Guest Post
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    Physicist: ‘Blind luck’ is all that prevents ‘city-killer’ asteroids from striking Earth (via Raw Story ) According to physicist and former NASA astronaut Ed Lu, the Earth has been hit by “26 multi-kiloton explosions since 2001, all of which are due to asteroid impacts.” This evidence — gathered by the asteroid-hunting B612 Foundation — demonstrates…
  • Earth Day 2014: Newegg and Give Back Box Celebrate Earth Day with New Initiative

    Guest Post
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    April 22, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Newegg today announced a new initiative in its official brand partnership with Give Back Box. Together, the companies provide Newegg’s customers the convenience of donating household items, including gently used clothing, shoes, etc. directly to a non-profit charity to make a major difference in the life of another. Using Give Back Box is simple. Customers simply place the things they no longer want or need in the Newegg shipping box they just received, seal the box, attach the included pre-paid shipping label and ship as usual. If a box arrives…
  • Earth Day 2014: KYOCERA Invests in Solar Projects Valued at $38M

    Guest Post
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Scottsdale, AZ – April 21, 2014 – Kyocera today announced plans to invest in a tax equity partnership for the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects valued at $38 million in New York state, leveraging the 30% federal energy investment tax credit. As part of the investment, Kyocera has also entered into an agreement with U.S. Light Energy (USLE) to utilize high-quality, dependable Kyocera solar modules on all installations. USLE (formerly New York Light Energy) is in the final stages of installing 9.4 megawatts (MWDC) of PV systems, with the expectation that the installations…
  • Earth Day 2014: Apple to Launch Recycling Program Globally

    Guest Post
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Apple to Launch Recycling Program Globally (via Apple Gazette) What do you do with old, unused Apple products? If you’re like me, working devices usually go through the hand-me-down process. There’s always someone who can use a secondhand iPhone, laptop, or iPad. But what if the device no longer works? How…
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    Techline Info

  • Top Cloud Computing Issues For Universities & Their Workarounds

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    The educational market becomes more competitive each passing year. Colleges and universities are adopting new learning technologies with an aim to expand outreach, improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge. The U.S. Department of Education has given a nod to technological development, as evident in the National Education Technology Plan. According to them, the data […]
  • Google’s April fool Gift- Sharable Selfies – Shelfies

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Self pictured portraits known as selfies was the trend of year 2013. Selfies of popular actors and politicians became viral in social media. Every year Google celebrate fool’s day with their subscribers in some innovative ways. The same trend follows this year also.Yesterday on a Gmail blog Google has announced the introduction of new Google […]
  • Dendroid- The Android Malware takes control of your smart phone

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    What is Dendroid ? Dendroid is an Android Malware comes under category of Trojan which works as a Remote Access Tool (RAT). Here the legitimate Android application package files (.apk files) are inserted/modified with malware codes. The worst part is the criminals released this as commercial product, that anyone can purchase the Dendroid tool for […]
  • Malaysian Airliness Aircraft found- spam spreads in Facebook

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:42 am
    A new spam spreads through facebook, which exploits the public interest in the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft . The post is a thumbnail image of an aircraft  linked  to a spam webpage which  displays a fake “Outdated Adobe flash plugin” message prompts the users to download a malware. The antivirus applications like Norton, Avast etc […]
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  • Do You Really Need A Premium Mouse To Be A Competitive PC Gamer?

    Joel Lee
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Razer. Logitech. SteelSeries. They all produce “gaming mice” that are supposed to enhance your performance in games that rely heavily on mouse usage. Whether you’re trapped in the addiction vortex of Dota 2 or simply nailing headshots in a first-person shooter, you may often wonder: “Do I need a special mouse to compete with everyone else?” It’s a valid question and one that can be readily answered. Let’s take a look at the features offered by gaming mice to see whether or not you’d benefit from them. Gaming Mouse Benefit #1: Precision Optics…
  • How To Set Follow-ups & Reminders On Emails Without Installing Anything

    Mihir Patkar
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Email and speed go hand in hand. So when you need to quickly schedule a message for later or send yourself a reminder to follow up on something, turn to or ReminderBaba, two fantastic web apps. Gmail users can set a reminder to follow up on an email or schedule it to be sent later with mxHero Toolbox, but that doesn’t solve all your needs. First, it’s only for Chrome. And of course, it works only with Gmail. and ReminderBaba offer a more elegant solution. The sheer speed with which lets you operate is what makes...Read the full article: How To Set…
  • Graphics Aren’t Everything: 5 Ugly Games That Are Crazy Fun

    Matt Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Gaming and cutting-edge graphics have always gone hand-in-hand for obvious reasons. Virtual worlds are more immersive when they appear more realistic or, in absence of photo-realism, are stylized with competent artistic direction. But not all games look good. Even popular titles from studios with hundreds of employees can end up less appealing than a baboon’s rear-end. Here are five fun games that’ve received strong reviews in spite of ugly graphics. Minecraft Mojang’s Minecraft is the quintessential example of a great game with terrible graphics. The blocky terrain and nostalgic,…
  • How To Pay With Your PayPal Balance On Sites That Don’t Accept It

    Craig Snyder
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    I’m at a point in my Internet-obsessed life where PayPal is the preferred payment method that I choose to pay for just about anything. If you’re a self-employed person who works online and from home, I can imagine you being in a similar predicament. PayPal is convenient and easy to use. You can pay for anything with PayPal. However, there are a whole lot of places to shop online that don’t seem to be as crazy about PayPal as I am. Amazon is a good (and unfortunate) example. They don’t accept payments via PayPal. However, there’s a crafty little maneuver...Read…
  • Apple Free Recycling Program Now Covers Every Retail Store Around The Globe

    Saikat Basu
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Apple has just reiterated that it is committed to its green initiative and recycling. The company announced that every Apple retail store around the world will take back Apple products for recycling. Apple also has a gift card program for used iPhones, iPads and Macs deemed good enough to be resold (as determined by the PowerOn reseller service) in the U.S. Products that couldn’t be re-used didn’t get the gift cards, but were instead responsibly recycled for free. Apple also took in computers from other brands under this scheme. Now, in the latest update, Apple has covered all…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • The Geek That Cried Wolf

    Bob Rankin
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    According to Bob Rankin, some of the dire security warnings circulating in the tech press - don't pass the 'smell test'. The post The Geek That Cried Wolf appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Lockernome: 10 Cases of Geek Squad Violating Customer Trust 10 Cases of Geek Squad Violating Customer Trust detailed... The $50 PC $50 now gets you a real computer capable of... Are You Sick of Windows? Sick and tired of trying to learn Windows 8?...
  • Never Delete These Windows Files

    Make Tech Easier
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    When spring cleaning your PC - make sure to leave these files alone. The post Never Delete These Windows Files appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows Talk: Backup Files You Can Safely Delete Backup files are usually the first thing to go... Files You Must Backup to Survive a Hard Drive Crash This article goes through which files we should back... Windows Talk: Keep Your Files Safe in Windows Encryption is the most advanced and potent way to...
  • The Buzz About PC Matic

    The Pit Crew
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    Posts to the PC Matic Facebook page The post The Buzz About PC Matic appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: How to Unfriend on Facebook Without Offending There are ways to rid your Facebook News Feed... Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Removes Links to Facebook We are no longer encouraging anyone to use Facebook... PC Matic Update PC Matic now allows you to customize your scanning...
  • DropBox and Windows 8

    Ask Dave Taylor
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    How to connect your DropBox account with Windows 8. The post DropBox and Windows 8 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Publishing Web Pages with Dropbox & DropPages Dropbox is more than simply a convenient way to... Creating Compressed Windows 8 Folder How to use Windows 8 support for compressed files.... Dropbox makes the easiest way to send photos E-mail, Facebook, texting, etc. are all good ways to...
  • Why Are You Forced to Reset Your Passwords?

    Leo Notenboom
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The answer explains the difference between good and very bad security. The post Why Are You Forced to Reset Your Passwords? appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Frighteningly Easy Way to Reset Windows Passwords Resetting your Windows password is easy - that's good --... Why You Must Use Different Passwords Using a single password for all of your online... How to Reset a Windows Password If you want access to your Windows account (and...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 8.1

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:55 am
    Today’s article is a quick tip on how to troubleshoot problems in Windows 8.1, which you will most definitely run into using Microsoft’s shiny new OS. However, most problems don’t require booting into safe mode or following a 10 step guide to fixing WiFi problems. Microsoft has also gotten smarter and included a lot of tools and help guides in the OS itself to diagnose and fix problems. I’ve found that teaching my clients how to use these built-in tools saves me a lot of time because they are able to fix problems in Windows 8.1 themselves. In this article, I’m…
  • The Best Free Apps for a New iPhone

    Aseem Kishore
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:48 am
    When I first got up new iPhone 5S (thanks to my parents), I instantly went to the app store and starting downloading apps! Having a smartphone and not using apps is like having a computer and only using it to browse the Internet. If you have an iPhone, you’re also lucky because the Apple app store is still better than the Android app store in terms of number of apps and quality of apps, in my opinion. So what are the best free apps to download for your new iPhone right away? Well, there are a bunch! Obviously, everyone will have their preferences, so I’ll try to keep this list…
  • View Saved Wi-Fi (WPA, WEP) Passwords on OS X

    Aseem Kishore
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:36 am
    Just about everybody who has a laptop has probably connected to several different wireless networks over the course of time. I tend to travel a lot and take my laptop with me everywhere I go, so I literally have over a hundred wireless networks stored on my Mac. This is great because I can easily connect to those wireless networks whenever I’m in range again, even if it’s 6 months later. However, there are times when I need to know the password for the Wifi network, usually because I have to connect another device like my iPhone or iPad to the network. There is no way I ever…
  • Best Tools for Copying a Large Number of Files in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:01 am
    If you’ve been using Windows 8 as your main PC, you have probably noticed the vastly upgraded performance and user interface when copying files. Finally, Microsoft decided to revamp some of the core functions of the OS, which makes using Windows 8 so much better than Windows 7…sometimes. Unfortunately, even with all the great new security and updates to core features, Windows 8 has been hampered by the dual desktop and Start Screen interfaces. I personally switched back to Windows 7 because I find the Start Screen and lack of the Start button frustrating. However, back on Windows…
  • 5 Handy Windows 8/8.1 Registry Tweaks

    Aseem Kishore
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    Windows 8 and 8.1 are controversial because they changed the way Windows fundamentally worked and with every subsequent release, they backtrack halfway. For example, Windows 8.1 allowed users to boot directly to the desktop, but you had to manually change this setting yourself. In the next update coming soon called Windows 8.1 Update 1, any non-touch device will automatically boot to the desktop. They are also going to be adding a power button to the start screen so you don’t have to go to the Charms menu anymore. Anyway, it’s just a big mess of two worlds and it keeps changing…
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Crystal-forming microparticles could lead to color-changing tanks and planes

    Ben Coxworth
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Military vehicles that change color to be dark at night, and camo-green in the daylight ... could such a thing be possible? Well, it's certainly closer to reality, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Michigan. Scientists there have created a solution that changes color when exposed to light, then changes back when the light is removed. If incorporated into a thin film coating, the result could be chameleon-like surfaces. .. Continue Reading Crystal-forming microparticles could lead to color-changing tanks and planes Section: Science Tags: camouflage, Colors, Light,…
  • B612 Foundation highlights the risk of city-destroying asteroids

    Anthony Wood
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    The California-based B612 Foundation has released a video displaying the distribution of 26 multi-kiloton asteroid impacts known to have struck the Earth since the year 2000. Many of the impacts – detected by a network of satellites operated by the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization – exploded with a force greater than that of the city-leveling bomb dropped on Hiroshima, which had an explosive yield of 15 kilotons... Continue Reading B612 Foundation highlights the risk of city-destroying asteroids Section: Space Tags: Asteroid, Disasters, Near Earth object, Satellite, Warning Related…
  • Google Street View users now able to "go back in time"

    Ben Coxworth
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    So, if it isn't enough for you that it's now possible to see the view from almost any road in the world while sitting at your computer, today Google announced a new Street View feature. If there's a clock in the upper left-hand corner of an image, it means you can see what that scene looked like up to seven years ago. .. Continue Reading Google Street View users now able to "go back in time" Section: Good Thinking Tags: Google, Google Maps, History, Time Travel Related Articles: Google street view: 360 degree views from any point on the map. Now you can explore mountain tops, with…
  • Mellow brings sous-vide cooking to the home user

    Dave Parrack
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Many people aren't fortunate enough to have a partner both willing and able to prepare delicious meals on a regular basis. Those who are blessed in such a way can stop reading right now. Everyone else will surely be interested to hear about Mellow, a smart sous-vide machine that is able to prepare meals as and when you want them... Continue Reading Mellow brings sous-vide cooking to the home user Section: Around The Home Tags: Cooking, Food, Kitchen, Sous-vide Related Articles: Nomiku: Sous-vide cooking for the rest of us Codlo turns existing cookers into sous-vide machines Sous vide cooking…
  • Lytro reveals the professional-grade Illum light field camera

    Simon Crisp
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    When Lytro announced plans for consumer-oriented light field cameras, we were instantly smitten by the idea of being able to re-focus images after taking them. However, the quirky kaleidoscope-like form factor and low resolution of its first camera meant it was only ever going to be a hit with the most ardent early-adopter. Now the firm is back with a second-generation light field camera, the Illum, and things have got a lot more serious. .. Continue Reading Lytro reveals the professional-grade Illum light field camera Section: Digital Cameras Tags: Light field, Lytro, Photography Related…
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    John Morris

  • Separation of Concerns, MVC, and How to Get Started as a Freelance Coder

    John Morris
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Build Better Websites Using a Separation of Concerns Easily one of the biggest mistakes new coders make… inter-mingling content, presentation, and behavior… making it a nightmare to maintain and update your code. In the first segment of this episode of the John Morris Show, I reveal how to avoid that whole mess by building your websites using a “separation of concerns”. What is MVC? How Do I Use It? I get this question every day. MVC has become a buzzword in the developer community and many developers have been told they need to build their applications this…
  • Why Does Coding Take Forever to Learn? You’re Making THIS Mistake

    John Morris
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    This cost me 4 years of my life… 4 years I could have been doing what I loved for a living… 4 years I could have been living well instead of struggling to make ends meet… 4 years further down the road to success I could be right now… I regret those 4 years every day of my life because the mistake I was making is SO easy to solve… and it was a mistake I didn’t have to make. In this episode of the John Morris Show, I’m going to share with you what that mistake, why almost EVERY coder makes it, and how to quickly get over it. Click to Listen Got a…
  • Have You Lost Your Passion for Coding?

    John Morris
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Ever felt unmotivated or uninspired while working on a project? You felt it at first… you were super excited to get started… you felt like you could take on the world… Then, about halfway through it was ALL gone. No passion. No inspiration. No motivation. It happens for a reason. It’s not chance or luck. It’s not a fluke… or even something you necessarily did wrong. And, there IS a way to fix it. And, once you do… boy do things change. Suddenly, the fire ignites again. Your mind lights back up. And you FEEL driven to crank out the project and get it…
  • Stage 1: How to Discover Your Passion

    John Morris
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    The post Stage 1: How to Discover Your Passion appeared first on John Morris. Related posts: Have You Lost Your Passion for Coding? How to Set Yourself Apart and Get Clients to Chase You I Was Lost and Didn’t Know What to Do Next…
  • These 5 steps fast-track your coding career

    John Morris
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the biggest mistakes I think coders make is getting so caught up in the technical side of their coding career that they lose track of all the other (often MORE important) aspects of being a successful coder. I know I did. In fact, for the longest time I held this completely erroneous belief that talent trumped everything. That all I needed to worry about was being talented and I’d be good. WRONG! Because of that I couldn’t figure out why I started to lose out on client after client and constantly get underbid by coders who I KNEW were less talented. Couldn’t my…
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    Make Tech Easier

  • SpringSeed: An Amazingly Light Linux Alternative to Evernote

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Evernote is the most popular note taking application in the world, at the moment. Its popularity is helped by the fact that it’s free to download and use. It works with almost all the major platforms like Windows, Android, OS X, Blackberry and iOS. However, if you’ve noticed, there is one significant platform missing from the list – Linux! You’re not missing out on much if you’re a Linux user, however. There are alternatives to Evernote that are compatible with Linux and work as well as Evernote – like the SpringSeed application.The SpringSeed AppSpringSeed is…
  • How to Recover Deleted Facebook Messages

    Shujaa Imran
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    If you are an active Facebook user, I am sure you receive plenty of Facebook messages, and out of habit, you will delete them after reading it. In some instances, the messages may contain information that you want to retrieve later – so how do you recover deleted Facebook messages?Note: The following method works only if you click the little ‘x’ button in the corner to delete (hide) the message. If you click the “Delete Conversation” link, your Facebook messages are gone forever.1. Open up the Web edition of Facebook on your Mac or PC.2. On the left or right top…
  • Android ROM Series: How to Flash a Custom ROM on Your Android Device – Part 3

    Mahesh Makvana
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    In the second part of our Android ROM series, we talked about how you can flash a custom recovery on your Android device so you can get started with flashing custom ROMs. The article also listed some of the best ROMs you can get on your Android device and have fun with. Unless you have been rooting and flashing Android devices for a long time, it would be quite difficult for you to learn how to flash a custom ROM on an Android device. In this part of the series, we will be walking you through steps to flash a custom ROM on your device and start to explore a whole new world of custom…
  • 5 SMS Apps You Should Try Out On Your Android Phone

    Mahesh Makvana
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The traditional way of sending and receiving SMSes has been used by Android for a long time, and it does not look like changes in its SMS functionality will be happening any time soon. The messages you get on your Android are saved in a threaded manner that you can scroll up and down and even reply to from within the same interface. While this may be a perfect way for sending messages for some people, some third-party developers thought it would be great to change the whole idea of SMSes and replace it with something new. As a result, we now have some SMS apps that you can use on your…
  • Customize the Chrome New Tabs Page Using Momentum

    Alan Buckingham
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Chrome came up with a unique concept for folks opening a new tab. The page displays the most-visited websites from your browsing history. It also allows for some customization, letting users choose a wallpaper, available in the Chrome Web Store or even one of their own creation. However, there are ways to customize what is displayed on the page as well.You will find a number of extensions designed to change this, but one of the better, and more recent, is called Momentum, a quick add-on that allows for some interesting customization. You can get started by heading to the Chrome Web Store to…
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  • Best Software for Data Backup And Recovery

    shabnam sultan
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    With the high amount of data that surrounds us travelling at lightning speed, there will come a time when all hell breaks loose and you stand to lose everything. Be it your PC, laptop or even smartphone; all these devices [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Bitdefender Offers Complete Security Across All Devices Tansee iPhone Transfer Contact : Transfer contact from iPhone to your Computer Efficient Sticky Notes for windows saves paper Download WordPress For Windows Phone 7 How to Quickly Make PDFs Online for Free
  • Top Books To Learn Android Development and Programming

    shabnam sultan
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you want to learn Android development? Android is of the most popular mobile operating system, the immense popularity of Android is due to its Open-Source nature. For those who are unaware, Android kernel is programmed in C,C++ and is [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 11 Verizon’s Droid X apps for starters How To Clean Android Phone ? Why Do Android Developers Fail To Get Rich Download Google Play Store APK 3.4.6 (Direct Link) Top 8 Funny Android Apps to Make You Laugh
  • 10 Creative Computer Mouse Designs for you

    shabnam sultan
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Mouse is an essential tool for computer users. Listed below are some stylish and creatively designed computer mice for you. These computer mouse designs are different than the mouse design which we normally use, the designs are fully functional and [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Buy Gadgets Online With Flexible Payment And Free Delivery Easily 3 Best Digital TV Service Providers in UK 5 Awesome Office Gadgets For 2013 8 Best Free Chatrooms To Chat With Strangers The Top Cloud Apps Everyone Will Like
  • 6 Tools To Manage Virtual Team Effectively in your Organization

    shabnam sultan
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Whether you work from home or run a small business, you need tools to communicate to your team effectively. Email is no doubt one of the way to communicate with your virtual team, however, to improve efficiency and productivity of [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: PixelPoke Helps You To Choose Best Web Hosting The Need For Speed: Optimizing Your Business Workflow 8 Best Free Chatrooms To Chat With Strangers The Top Cloud Apps Everyone Will Like Best Tech Gifts This Holiday Season
  • 15 Sites To Download Royalty Free Images for your Blog Post

    shabnam sultan
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Adding quality images to your website or blog provides a professional appearance and grabs the attention of your readers. However, many of us ponder where to find royalty free images for my site/blog? One of the easiest way to find [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: PixelPoke Helps You To Choose Best Web Hosting The Need For Speed: Optimizing Your Business Workflow 8 Best Free Chatrooms To Chat With Strangers The Top Cloud Apps Everyone Will Like Best Tech Gifts This Holiday Season
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • A new approach to cut death toll of young people in road accidents

    Bridie Scott-Parker, Research Fellow at University of the Sunshine Coast
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Too often in Australia we hear tragic stories of another young life cut short in a car accident and yet any attempts to dramatically reduce the death toll are not working. Young male drivers are our hardest hit, with male drivers aged 17 to 24 making up just 12.7% of all licence holders in Queensland but accounting for 20.3% of driver fatalities. Across Australia around 45% of all deaths of young people can be atrributed to a road accident with a 17-year-old P-plate driver four times more likely be involved in a fatal road accident than a 26 year old diver. There has been some reduction in…
  • On global warming, settled science and George Brandis

    Matthew Bailes, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at Swinburne University of Technology
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Attorney-General George Brandis during a debate at Parliament House in Canberra. AAP Image/Daniel Munoz The Australian Attorney General, Senator George Brandis is no stranger to controversy. His statement in parliament that “people do have a right to be bigots” rapidly gained him notoriety, and it isn’t hard to understand why. Lately he’s in the news again, this time concerning climate change. The Guardian recently ran a news story with the headline “George Brandis: sidelining climate change deniers is ‘deplorable’”. It went on saying the Attorney general accuses ‘true…
  • VIDEO: Solving the world's toilet shortage

    Dani Barrington, Research Fellow in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at Monash University
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    In this episode of TCTV, water sanitation and hygiene engineer Dani Barrington explains the importance of toilets and community-led approaches to sanitation for one-third of the world’s population who lack access to adequate sanitation. This video is a co-production between SBS World News and The Conversation. See also:Solving the toilet shortage needs a bottom-up approachVIDEO: Were the first artists women? Dani Barrington is employed by Monash University as a Research Fellow. Her current work is funded as part of the DFAT Australian Development Research Awards Scheme. She is also…
  • The rewards and punishments of being two

    Olivia Carter, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at University of Melbourne
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Imagine if you woke up one day and found yourself unexpectedly surrounded by presents and then a few days later you woke up to find chocolate eggs all over your room. Would you rejoice in your good fortune or question whether you are hallucinating? Last week my little Max celebrated his second birthday and a few days later enjoyed his first visit from the Easter Bunny. This week of unforeseen bounty, must have been all the more surprising given our recent need to hand out some of his first genuine punishments. I can’t imagine how his little brain is trying to make sense of it all. Now two,…
  • Why is Microsoft dropping support for Windows 8.1?

    David Tuffley, Lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies at Griffith University
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    In a move certain to raise the ire of users of Microsoft’s Windows operating system the software giant has announced that next month it will cease support for Windows 8.1. But that operating system is barely eight months old and already an upgraded version of the Windows 8 system that failed to impress many users since its release in 2012. Microsoft has this month already killed off support for the long-lasting Windows XP system, so why is it ending support for Windows 8.1? The aim is to force users to install Windows 8.1 Update, thus establishing it as the new service and support baseline…
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  • How to use EaseUS for data recovery?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Data loss is one of the most painful situations in one’s life, especially when the data is deleted accidentally from the PC and you are in an urgent need for that particular data. When you delete the data accidentally or format your PC drive, the data loss is surely to happen. In common situations, data […]
  • Facebook users in India reached the 100 million mark

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
      NEW DELHI, April 9 (UPI) – Facebook users in India reached the 100 million mark, the company said Wednesday, now its second-largest market after the United States. The social networking business has had India in its plans to make it the world’s largest market in terms of users. The fast pace of growth in mobile […]
  • Zoove introduces a mobile contact-sharing service that doesn’t require an app

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Washington, Apr. 9 (ANI): Zoove is introducing a contact-sharing service called StarStar myInfo that does not require an app. The myInfo service, which will be available to U.S. consumers on any of the four major carriers, will offer users ways to both share and receive updated contact details from their friends and colleagues without requiring a […]
  • Official Flipkart and Zedge app for Windows Phone is here

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Finally the wait ends for Windows Phone users. Popular ecommerce site ‘Flipkart’ and mobile customization site ‘Zedge’ has released their official apps for Windows Phone. Flipkart is one of the leading online retailers that consist of a wide range of products. Flipkart app for Windows Phone is easy to use and got varied options, easy […]
  • How to Use Colors in your Visual Social Media Strategy? [Infographic]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    This topic might sound something unusual to you and might let you think “What has social media to do with colors?” An infographic based on a research show how colors can affect your social media presence. Different age groups and genders prefer different colors for which you might have to be very picky about them. […]
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  • Happy first birthday BitTorrent Sync

    Alan Buckingham
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    It's hard to believe that it has been one year since BitTorrent released its Sync app. I was among the first testers when it was in private alpha, and it came at a welcome time, as Microsoft had announced it was killing Live Mesh, an app I used between my desktop and laptop. Since then, Sync has gone to beta and then final release. It even released a Kindle Fire app just recently, adding even more integration with your home. It was already available for Windows, Mac, iOS, FreeBSD, Android and NAS. Today the company is celebrating, and also sharing some information that it has received from…
  • Apple Q2 2014 by the numbers: $45.6B revenue, $11.62 EPS

    Joe Wilcox
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The Apple of Wall Street's eye takes little bruising today, with announcement of fiscal second quarter results. During three months when concerns about falling revenues and profits was constant rumbling, the fruit-logo company defies the worst naysayers. For fiscal Q2, Apple reports $45.6 billion revenue and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 a share. Gross margin: 39.3 percent. International sales accounted for 66 percent of revenues. A year earlier, the company reported revenue of $43.6 billion and $9.5 billion net quarterly profit, or $10.06 per share. Gross margin was 37.5 percent.
  • Analyze your network from an Android or iOS device with Fing

    Nick Peers
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Once upon a time, you knew exactly what was connected to your home network: your desktop, a laptop maybe and perhaps even your mobile phone. These days, keeping track of networked devices -- from printers to smart TVs -- can be a painful task. If you’re wondering what’s currently connected to your home network -- perhaps you’re worried about security, or surprised at how slow your internet speeds are -- then you need help. And if you’ve got an Android, iPhone or iPad, help is delivered in the form of Fing -- Network Scanner. Fing -- a clever amalgamation of the "Find" and "Ping"…
  • Great Scott! Google Street View enables time travel -- flux capacitor not needed

    Brian Fagioli
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Time travel has been a fantasy for many. Popular movies such as the Back to the Future trilogy and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure have piqued people's imaginations. After all, who wouldn't want to travel back in time to see the dinosaurs or travel forward to see the iPhone 27? That would be awesome! Sadly, this is a dream that cannot be realized, as it is an impossibility. Man will never be able to travel through time -- it is just science fiction. However, Google has enabled a new Street View feature that simulates time travel. "If you've ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc…
  • Amazon Prime gets exclusive deal for HBO content

    Alan Buckingham
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Amazon has been continuously adding video content to its Prime service, and now with its Fire TV on the market, this becomes a bit more important. Granted you can get Prime video on other set-top boxes, but the Amazon offering takes the integration to a new level. Now the retailer announces a new exclusive deal, this time with HBO. Titles include "The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Family Tree, Enlightened, Treme, early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, as well as mini-series like Band of Brothers, John Adams and more. Seasons…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Nokia Lumia 930

    6 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
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  • Oppo Find 7a

    24 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
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  • Oppo Find 7 QHD

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
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  • Oppo Find 7 with QHD Display goes official; Specs, Price & Hands-on Video

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:35 am
    Oppo has finally  unveiled its most anticipated Android smartphone Oppo Find 7 at the dedicated event. The smartphone with many display pixels has an eye-catching slim form factor and design. The device comes with...Oppo Find 7 with QHD Display goes official; Specs, Price & Hands-on Video head over to Tech Prezz
  • LG G pad 8.3 LTE for Verizon to be released on March 6th; pricing $199.99

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    Verizon has announced  LG‘s 8-incher G Pad 8.3 will be available from the carrier starting March 6th. The tablet will be offered with 4G LTE support on the carrier for a price of $199.99,...LG G pad 8.3 LTE for Verizon to be released on March 6th; pricing $199.99 head over to Tech Prezz
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  • HTC One M8 launched in India at Rs. 49,900

    Himanshu Gupta
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    HTC finally announced the availability of its latest flagship smartphone HTC One M8 in India at Rs. 49,990 and will hit the shelves by May 7 2014. The USP being its DUO camera featuring HTC UltraPixel module. HTC One M8 comes with a Gunmetal Gray chasis with HTC sense 6. It comes with a 5inch […]
  • Lava launches Iris 504Q+ in India for Rs. 13,990

    Himanshu Gupta
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Lava, a popular Indian mobile phone brand, launched another smartphone in its Iris series. Iris 504Q+ featuring a 10MP camera with Exmor RS Sensor at sub Rs. 15k price. It comes with a 5-inch 720p display and it is powered by 1.3 GHz quad core processor with 1GB of RAM which runs on Android 4.2.2 […]
  • Gionee Elife S5.5 launched in India at Rs. 22,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:25 am
    Gionee launched the world’s slimmest smartphone Gionee Elife S5.5 in India. With a thickness of only 5.5mm it comes with metal body and 1080p super AMOLED display. Gionee Elife S5.5 comes with a Octa Core 1.7GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is not expandable. The five inch display is […]
  • Motorola Moto X launched in India at Rs. 23,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:52 am
    After the launch of Moto G, Motorola has launched Moto X in India which is available on only. It comes with 4.7inch HD display. Motorola Moto X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor clocked at 1.7Ghz with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of internal storage and runs on Android […]
  • Karbonn launches Titanium Hexa, Octane and Octane Plus

    Himanshu Gupta
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Karbonn, Indian mobile manufacturer, launched a range of Titanium smartphones in collaboration with Mediatek. Since all three devices comes with MediaTek processors priced between Rs. 14500 to Rs. 18,000. Titanium Octane Plus was launched at a price of Rs. 17,990. It comes with a 5inch full HD display, Mediatek Octa Core processor clocked at 1.7GHz […]
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  • 2 Minutes + 2.5MB = A Secure PC & Browsing

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google lockIf you take a look at the number of rising online threats every day, you won’t dare go online without ensuring you are secure. Facebook & Twitter can all be the breeders of malicious link shares. When you click on any one of those malicious links, the consequences can be anything from a single pop up advertisement, to a browser add-on download or much worse.This is where you need to think of measures to secure your PC and files from the digital threats. Fortunately there are simple steps to reduce the risk of catching…
  • These Are All the Sites Where You MUST “Change Your Password” Right Now

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Following the news about Heartbleed Bug, Many of the affected/vulnerable sites have patched their systems and are asking their users to change their account passwords for extra safety. I will share a list of sites where you must change your password as well as a method to quickly generate new,secure and unique passwords for each accounts.Change your Password on these sites:The links on the sites in the list below redirect to the homepage of the respective sites. You need to login with your current password, change the password and logout…
  • FAQ – Heartbleed Security Bug Makes ~66% of the Web Vulnerable

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Keeping the blog post short, I will directly explain what the Heartbleed bug actually is and how it affects a wide range of websites on the internet. Also will uncover a tool that will test if a particular website is vulnerable or not and a list of currently vulnerable websites.SPOILER : is vulnerable as of 08-04-2014. has fixed the is fixedUpdate:LastPass users can check if the sites in their Vault is vulnerable to the attack or not. Just click on Tools > Security Check. Start scanning the Vault…
  • How to Hide or Block Advertisements in Skype

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Skype’s desktop application if filled with Ads making it an annoying sometimes. We don’t want to see ads between our contacts right? Here is a simple 10 second method to block ads in Skype. The best part is that you don’t even have to install any Ad blocking addon or software.Just a little tweak to Internet Explorer will block all ads in Skype. Here is how you do it.Blocking Ads in Skype.Step 1. Open Internet Explorer > Settings > Internet Options.Step 2. Choose the Security Tab.Step 3. Click on the Restricted Sites…
  • How to Get Free License of Visual Studio Professional 2013 & More

    27 Mar 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google logoMicrosoft offers a ton of discounts and freebies to support students. They had introduced this program long ago but recently started adding more and more worthy software kits for students. Their software catalog for students show a wide range of useful software suites such as the Visual Studio Professional edition, SQL Server versions and more.To grab all these for everyone else means shelling out hundreds of dollars, but fortunately for you they are all free. You get a genuine license of all these softwares for free if you…
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  • Gionee Elife Series Presents s5.5 – Worlds Slimmest Smartphone

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    The war has started between the Existence Smartphone Manufacturers and the new rivalries who are all set to make a new space for them. The rival we are talking about here is the China’s...
  • [Updated] [Review] Gionee Service Centres and Products

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    2 Mar 2014 | 6:53 am
    Gionee, the Chinese Company has recently started gaining popularity in India. Their Smartphones are way too competitive among the Big brands like Sony, Samsung etc. People these days are buying...
  • Creating a Presentation Professionally

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Would you know where to go if you need a professional presentation put together? While there are many people who are proficient when it comes to using PowerPoint or other programs to put slides...
  • CD / DVD Duplication – Replication Software

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    31 Jan 2014 | 10:52 am
    In the CD and DVD creation industry, data on discs is duplicated in one of two ways: via duplication, or via replication. For DVDs in particular, DVD duplication is the preferred technology, as this...
  • Web Design Services By Network Solutions

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    1 Jul 2013 | 9:05 pm
    Web hosting has become one of the ways in which sites out-compete each other. There are those web hosts that don’t provide the better bandwidth, more security, in-house support and...
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    Do More With Software

  • NCH Software's Newest Business Tool: Express Project Management Software

    NCH Software
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    NCH Software is continuing to develop valuable tools and software for the Business Productivity space. Express Project Management Software is NCH Software's newest addition to the already great assortment of business tools and utilities.Below is a quick video introduction for Express Project Management Software.Express Project is an organization tool designed to simplify project and task management. This software ensures that there is a clear breakdown of what you and your team members need to accomplish along different stages in the project timeline. Express Project features several…
  • New Music Practice Software from NCH Software

    NCH Software
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    PlayPerfect Free Music Practice Software is the newest tool added to NCH Software's Audio Software and Tools.  It can help you practice, learn, and improve playing your favorite instrument using your Windows PC.PlayPerfect Music Practice Software has visual cues, playback, and performance reports to help young musicians train their ears to detect wrong or out-of-tune notes.  It's a fun way to practice or learn your favorite instrument.PlayPerfect Free Music Practice Software for Windows features:- Moving cursor- Color-changing notes indicating correct or incorrect- Built-in…
  • New Presentation Software from NCH Software

    NCH Software
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:31 pm
    NCH Software has just released a new product to add to the already great list of Business Software and Tools.  Express Points Free Presentation Software is a quick, effective, and easy way to create a powerful presentation on your Windows PC.Express Points Free allows users to easily design and deliver information, arguments, visuals, and multimedia.  Use Express Points to present ideas and arguments to persuade an audience, deliver instructional or explanatory information, or visually support speeches and oral reports.Express Points Free Presentation Software features:* Easily…
  • Express Accounts Customer Testimonial from New Beginnings Entertainment

    NCH Software
    17 Mar 2014 | 3:59 pm
    We at NCH Software truly appreciate customers and businesses letting us know how we're doing. We just received this testimonial from Rob Thomas, Owner of New Beginnings Entertainment. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us and letting us know we're helping the best we can. New Beginnings Entertainment takes this moment to give thanks to the developers, operators, staff and all personel of NCH for creating account software. We are a small but popular retail and mobile DJ/MC/Entertainment business who has been working with Express Accounts for quite some time now. From the…
  • New Graphic Editor Software

    NCH Software
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:28 am
    DrawPad Graphic Editor is the newest product from NCH Software and adds another fantastic product to a great lineup of Graphic Software and Tools. This software is ideal for creating images, paintings, and drawings.DrawPad is an easy-to-use image composition and manipulation program. We created it to function as an alternative to some of the top drawing/painting/image creation tools on the market. If you want something with more features than traditional paint programs, but don't have the expertise (or budget) to use a premium illustrator product, this is the perfect software for you. It is…
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    FierceMobileIT News

  • Gaining inCITE into consumerization of IT

    Fred Donovan
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    I'm heading to the CITE Conference next week in San Francisco to take the pulse of the consumerization of enterprise IT. This will be my first time attending the powwow, so I'm curious to see what I'll learn from the trip.
  • News Scan: What's the next mobile craze?; Heartbleed bug in BES 10 plugged; more

    Fred Donovan
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, April 23 including home screen customization apps becoming the next mobile obsession, BlackBerry's BES 10 security patch for Heartbleed vulnerability, the surge in marketing budgets this year according to IDC, increased investment by mobile operators in deep packet inspection and IP multimedia subsystem as an alternative to UC in the enterprise.
  • iPhone subsidies drag down profits at China Mobile

    Fred Donovan
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    After years of negotiations, China Mobile finally began selling Apple's iPhone to its 776 million subscribers in January. Now, the world's largest mobile carrier probably wishes it hadn't.
  • Android passes iOS in mobile ad traffic for first time

    Fred Donovan
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    Google's Android platform has passed Apple's iOS in mobile ad traffic for the first time, according to Opera Mediaworks' quarterly mobile ad report.
  • Macy's moves RFID beyond the supply chain

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Radio frequency identification, or RFID, was once seen as the future of supply chain efficiency, but these days it seems RFID's real value may be found in the storefront and not in the back room.
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  • Apple Profits Hit Record, Cash Giveaway Swells

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Apple profit and revenue projections beat eeveryone’s estimates, including Street consensus results. Further, CEO Tim Cook announced a significant increase in the company’s stock buyback plan, an increase in the common stock dividend and a seven-for-one stock split.AAPL was up 8 percent in after hours trade.Apple has announced results for Q2 2014. Revenue came in at $45.6 billion, up 5 percent year over year, and profits up roughly 10 percent to $10.2 billion“We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services,” said…
  • Microsoft ‘Bing For Schools’ Exits Beta

    Seth Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    After one year in beta, Microsof’s Bing For Schools initiative has opened up to all US schools serving students K-12. The program provides an altered search experience with Bing that is ad-free and also more controlled with extra content filters and privacy settings.During the beta 4.5 million students in the five largest school districts entered into Bing For Schools. That might be a lot of students but so far, Microsoft has only filled 35 million queries through the service. The low search query figure may be a by-product of a lack of computer time in classrooms. If students…
  • Social Media Fail: NYPD Campaign Goes Horribly Wrong

    Seth Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Social media is a tricky thing which is why large businesses higher people that focus solely on managing Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ accounts. On Tuesday, the New York Police Department (NYPD) attempted to run a campaign where it asked its followers to send in pictures of themselves with police officers.When the NYPD’s social media team chose to send out the initial tweet with its #myNYPD hashtag, it was likely planning to receive a bunch of photos with smiling citizens and police officers. However, what it actually got was entirely different.Shortly after the tweet went out,…
  • Start Menu Will Return To Windows In August

    Seth Fitzgerald
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    During its annual Build Conference, Microsoft announced that it would be re-introducing the Start Menu to Windows, something that many users had requested after it was taken out in Windows 8.Now, we may also have a general idea of when the Start Menu will return. Sources are telling The Verge that an update for Windows 8.1 will come out in August 2014 and included in that update is the Start Menu.Read This: Windows 8 Sees 200M Sales, Slower Growth Than Windows 7We already know what the new Menu will look like–at least somewhat, it was only a prototype–since Microsoft’s head…
  • OS X Beta Seed Program: Should I Participate?

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Wanna check out an upcoming, unreleased version of Mac operating system, then the OS X Beta Seed Program very well could be your chance and Apple wants your help. Of course, Apple doesn’t want you to talk about it.Apple has opened its OS X Beta Seed Program to everyone. However, very much like “Fight Club,” the first rule of Apple’s OS X Beta Seed Program is that you don’t talk about the OS X Beta Seed Program:Join the OS X Beta Seed Program and accept the Beta Seed and Confidentiality Agreement. Apple will provide a Beta Access Utility for your Mac, which gives…
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  • LKPR Rock-hard Canadian Maple Headphones

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    put sound aside, there are a lot to rave about the LKPR Rock-hard Canadian Maple Headphones, ‘No Comply’. for starter, it has Canadian maple wood for earcups. next, you will have the option of having your headphones’ earcups made from your own (thrashed) skateboards, and finally, it has vintage RCA plugs as connectors that lead up to your media device. seriously, if those three elements don’t make this any cooler, we don’t know what will. speaker systems have, for ages, crafted from wood because of its excellent acoustic properties and it kind of makes sense to…
  • OnePlus One Smartphone

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    there are many flagship handsets out there vying for your hard earn money, but today, one smartphone emerges, promising to ‘kill them all’ and that device is none other than the OnePlus One smartphone. a pretty bold and lofty claim to make, but on paper the One (not to be confused with HTC One) seems to have what it takes. well, maybe not a killer per say, but certainly one phone that could be on top of your to-consider list. leading the features is a 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display with Touch-On-Lens technology that promised instant touch response by reducing the distance…
  • Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:19 am
    Golf R in Volkswagen’s hot hatch lineup is largely considered the epitome of all hot hatches, but if 300PS isn’t enough to satisfy the power hungry you, then pray hard that the Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept gets the production green light. running on a modified version of the Golf R’s 2.0-liter turbo four engine, the folks at Volkswagen R GmbH has managed to push out 100 PS (99 horses) more and 70 Nm (52 lb-ft) of torque out – thanks to a newly developed turbocharger that allows for higher maximum charge pressure and reinforced crankcase. additional engine works…
  • Nest Thermostat Now Available On Google Play

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    we are not sure where Google Play is heading, but it is definitely going to be more than just a mobile device webstore touting Google’s mobile OS. case in the point: the second generation Nest Learning Thermostat is now available on Google Play for the same $249. we didn’t managed to feature the Nest Thermostat when it first surfaced until now and so for the benefit of the uninitiated, the newer Nest Thermostat is 20% thinner over its predecessor and sports a new solid stainless steel ring, a smooth lens, and most importantly it is now loaded with updated software. this clever,…
  • BLU STUDIO 6.0 HD Smartphone

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:12 pm
    when it comes to cheap and beautiful phones, BLU Products is among the few brands that pops up in our head and the latest to join the Florida-based handset maker’s growing smartphone portfolio is this BLU STUDIO 6.0 HD. equipped with a 6-inch HD display with advanced OGS and Full Lamination technologies to boot, the STUDIO 6.0 is the biggest BLU handset yet. powering this mega-size device is a MediaTEk MT6582 Cortex-A7 quad core processor, clocking in at 1.3GHz. system RAM is a modest 1GB, while there is a basic 4GB internal storage – expandable via microSD slot that supports up…
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    That Tech Chick

  • Easter Chick Nail Art

    Jessica Benton
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    I wish you a Happy Easter. I decided to do a quick mani to celebrate Eater. I haven’t blogged about my nail art is a very long time. Nail art is one of my favorite hobbies and I even have created a few nail art tutorials on Youtube. You can find those on my sidebar all the way at the bottom. You can also follow my Instagram @jessbent0n where I post *mostly* nail art mixed up with other stuff that has to do with beauty and fashion. The nail art that I did for this Easter is mulit colors. Actually each nail has a different color topped with Sinful Colors 1182 Charmed glitter polish. On my…
  • Top 5 Things To Do Aboard Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas #seastheday

    Jessica Benton
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    I am back from my Royal Caribbean cruise on the Liberty of the Seas out of Ft Lauderdale Florida. Forty bloggers all together participated in a “Brandcation” hosted by Momdot and boarded the ship to Cozumel to take part in a social media event. I had never taken a cruise before even though I am less than an hour from a major cruise port in Galveston Texas. I had no clue what to expect. I never realized how many activities were available to take part in during your time at sea. So that is where I want to stop and give you a bit of information. I asked the other bloggers to give me…
  • 2015 Honda Fit Test Drive

    Jessica Benton
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    I was invited to take the new 2015 Honda Fit for a test drive in San Diego California late last month. Honda sent me and a few other bloggers to the beautiful coastal city of San Diego and showed us the technology and many features to allow us create our own opinion of the subcompact hatchback car. At first glance the small car appeared to be your average subcompact car. I am not going to tell you the typical things you I would read on the car focused websites. I am going to rate this car in terms of appearance, technology, and features. All opinions are my own. Ok, well, not just mine but my…
  • Adopt A Mom- Mother’s Day Gifting Program

    Jessica Benton
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    If there were any cause that touches me the most, it would be domestic violence. I am no stranger to years of extreme physical and mental abuse. My every action was controlled and I suffered the consequences if I did not do as I was “supposed to”. I alienated my closest friends; they just could not stand by and watch me allow myself to be abused.  The only issue was, I was not yet strong enough to leave. Not physically strong enough, but mentally and emotionally strong enough. But when I was ready to break the abuse cycle that was going on inside my home, I was ready to become my…
  • Best Buy Helps Catch It All

    Jessica Benton
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:17 am
    When I had to replace my TV and bought a new Smart TV, I could have not have chosen a better HDTV in my opinion. I love all the features it offers especially when my husband is watching a sports game. He likes to pause and rewind the TV and his leisure. I on the other hand, like to also pause my favorite TV shows when I have to get up to go do something. And because I am into social media the way I am , I like to tweet during a show. I feel like I am in a big room with a ton of others watching the same show along with me. Of course I cant tweet from my TV while I am watching a show.
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    Spice Up Your Blog

  • 20 Best Free And Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

    Paul Crowe
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Today I want to list some of the best slider plugins for Wordpress blogs.Most Bloggers want to use a slider be it a Featured posts slider or just a neat slideshow of your pictures or Carousel.Originally I wanted to list 20 free slider plugins but to be honest there was not 20 Good free sliders to choose from.Most of the free sliders were just a Lite Version of a premium plugin.So I found 10 top free slider plugins and I have also listed 10 of the very best Premium Wordpress Plugins if you are willing to spend a few bucks.So I will start with the 10 best free slideshow plugins and then I have…
  • Embed Google Maps Get Directions Form To Your Blog

    Paul Crowe
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    While working on a blog recently the client who used the blog to promote their business wanted to provide the address of the business on the blog.As I would always try to do I went one better, so as well as just provide the address I embedded a form for people to get directions via Google Maps.The Google Maps form is easy to add to your blog and you simply add your business address to the code then visitors to the blog can then enter their address and generate the directions.Once generated the map will show a route with options for driving and Public transport if available.OK so lets try it…
  • How To Add Google Analytics To Blogger

    Paul Crowe
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Google Analytics is the most popular and in-dept service for tracking your blogs stats.Google Analytics is available for all blog platforms and websites but as it is a Google service like Blogger it's extra easy for Blogger users.In fact Analytics is built into all Blogger blogs you just need to add your Analytics Web Property ID via the blogs settings.In this post I will show you how to set up your analytics account and connect it to your blog.Finding Your Property IDClick Here To View Full Post >>
  • Allow Mobile Touch Screen Pinch To Zoom On Your Blogger Blog

    Paul Crowe
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    I had just finished a design job on a Blogger blog when we came across a problem I had not encountered before.While checking how the blog looked on mobile devices such as the iPad, I found I could not use Pinch To Zoom.I'm sure you will all have used some form of a touch screen mobile device with pinch to zoom so now how important it is.I had believed all sites automatically allowed pinch to zoom on mobile so I needed to find a way to fix the problem.The solution I came up with was a meta tag I could add to the template that would :1. First Set the blogs default size on Mobile devices :…
  • Surprising Blogging Advice No One Ever Tells You

    Paul Crowe
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:48 am
    Guest Post - Our host is Kim Yuhl, Kim uses her experience as a blogger to share some fresh blogging advice.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. When I first started blogging, I thought to myself "if she can do it then so can I" with every blog that I read. And then one day I decided to do just that. Now keep in mind at the time, I didn't like writing much, I was a pretty private person and I hate asking for the sale or doing anything that seems overly self-promotional. Oh, how a few years will change you.Now, writing is my saving grace, I am beyond an open…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Samsung Galaxy K (aka Galaxy S5 Zoom) Camera phone Leaks Ahead of Official Announcement

    Liviu Anca
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Last year, soon after the Samsung introduced its 2013 flagship, the Galaxy S4, a few spin offs of the device were released on the market: the Galaxy S4 Mini (which was an affordable compact smartphone), the Galaxy S4 Active (which was a rugged S4 variant), and the Galaxy S4 Zoom (which was a camera phone […]
  • Android 4.4.3 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 Details Surface

    Liviu Anca
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    We’ve been hearing about the Android 4.4.3 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 update for several weeks, but, until now there were no details on when it will be released or what goodies it will brings. Even though Google refused to comment on the matter, Sprint revealed on their support […]
  • Moto X Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Now Available for Republic Wireless Users

    Liviu Anca
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    Even though most Moto X models are rocking Android 4.4.2 for several months, the Republic Wireless variant didn’t receive KitKat until now. Fortunately, the hybrid calling carrier announced they are now pushing the Moto X Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update to users. I guess it’s better late than never. Anyway, you will be dealing with […]
  • OnePlus One Release Date, Specs, and Price Officially Revealed

    Liviu Anca
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    After months of teasing and leaks, the OnePlus One release date, specs, and price are officially official. OnePlus One comes pre-loaded with CyanogenMod and as you might have guessed already it aims to compete against Nexus and Google Play Edition edition smartphones. The technical specifications of the OnePlus One are at least impressive, the handset […]
  • Droid DNA Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update to Roll out April 24

    Liviu Anca
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    We have the official confirmation that Verizon’s Droid DNA will get updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. HTC Droid DNA, marketed as HTC Butterfly on certain markets, is the predecessor of HTC One M7 and launched pre-loaded with Android 4.1. HTC updated the device to Android 4.2, but it’s owners never got to taste Jelly Bean […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • LifeMotivation SubReddit for getting and sharing Motivational Articles, Videos and Images.

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Past few years I am spending lot of time/effort for adding lot of inspiring articles, Motivational Quotes, Motivational Video and Motivational Picture Quotes to our website TheQuotes.Net We have added lot of feature like Motivational Calendar, Facebook cover application, Auto tweet application, etc.And, past few months I was thinking about adding a new social book marking feature for allowing the visitors to share motivational stuff to TheQuotes.Net site. But, right now site is visited by very less number of people only. And, building moderation tools will take some time and…
  • Start with “Daily Change” to Change Your Life

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    This Article is reproduced from public domain writings of Leo Babauta ( will never change your life until you change something you do daily. - Mike MurdockStart with a simple statement: What do you want to be?Are you hoping to someday be a writer, a musician, a designer, a programmer, a polyglot, a carpenter, a manga artist, an entrepreneur, an expert at something?How do you get there? Do you write your intention on a piece of paper, and put it in a bottle and launch it to sea, hoping it will manifest? No. The universe isn’t going to make this happen. You are.Do you set…
  • Saint George's Day

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:51 am
    Saint George is the patron saint of England. George was born in Cappadocia, an area which is now in Turkey, in the 3rd century. His parents were Christians. When his father died, George's mother returned to her native Palestine, taking George with her. George became a soldier in the Roman army and rose to the rank of Tribune. He later protested against Rome's persecution of Christians and was imprisoned and tortured, but stayed true to his faith. April 23 was named as Saint George's day in 1222. The most famous legend surrounding St George is, he killed and saved a princess who had been…
  • H. Jackson Brown Jr. Quotes

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    H. Jackson Brown, Jr. is an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller (1991–1994). Its sequel Life’s Little Instruction Book: Volume 2 also made it to the same best seller list in 1993.Brown’s books have been translated into 35 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. They have spawned calendars, posters, apparel items, daily journals, greeting cards, audio cassettes, screensavers and even fortune cookies.Read below the inspiring Quotes of H. Jackson Brown Jr.Think big thoughts…
  • Amazing Sentences that can change your Life

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    What other people think of you is none of your business.The person that you will spend most time with in your life is yourself, so better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.Own your life, or someone will own it for you.Climb mountains not so the world can see you but so you can see the world.If you accept your limitation, you go beyond them.If you risk nothing, you risk everything.Don’t give others the power to control your emotion. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you.If you…
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  • Box your EP, la prima app ufficiale del parlamento europeo

    Gio Tuzzi
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Dopo una lunga attesa ha fatto finalmente il suo debutto la nuova applicazione per tablet relativa al Parlamento Europeo. Si tratta, senza ombra di dubbio, di una novità davvero molto interessante, soprattutto in relazione al fatto che offre la possibilità di comprendere tutte le varie attività che vengono svolte da quest’organo dell’Unione Europea. Al tempo stesso, la nuova app Box your EP del Parlamento Europeo  rappresenta anche un perfetto sistema per poter capire qualcosa di più in relazione alle prossime elezioni europee che si svolgeranno nel corso del prossimo mese di…
  • Frutta e Verdura di Stagione, scegliete solamente cibo salutare

    Gio Tuzzi
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Come sappiamo alla perfezione, l’alimentazione è una delle cose più importanti nella nostra vita. Ecco spiegato il motivo per cui bisogna sempre prestare la massima attenzione al cibo salutare, che sicuramente non si acquista seguendo le pubblicità o quanto esposto nei supermercati. Una buona regola è quella di seguire la tabella di frutta e verdura di stagione, in maniera tale da comprarla solamente nel momento in cui effettivamente ci dovrebbe essere sul mercato. Sono sempre di più le persone, infatti, che preferiscono acquistare dei prodotti solamente nel periodo in cui la natura,…
  • Hider 2 protegge e nasconde i file sul Mac

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Con lo scandalo NSA lo scorso anno e le crescenti preoccupazioni sulla sicurezza degli utenti, non sorprende che molti desiderino proteggere alcuni dei propri file da occhi indiscreti. È possibile utilizzare molte soluzioni, anche complicate, inclusi i comandi da terminale e costosi consulenti ma lo sviluppatore MacPaw vuole rendere la soluzione un po’ più facile per l’utente medio con Hider 2. Il prezzo normale Hider 2 è di 20$, ma MacPaw offre attualmente l’app ad un prezzo di lancio di 10$. L’app è un aggiornamento importante a MacHider, il più vecchio software…
  • Aggiungere più di 600 caratteri speciali al layout della tastiera

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Se si desidera digitare dei caratteri speciali utilizzando la tastiera, ma non si desidera installare un software apposito, è possibile utilizzare il codice ASCII. Il problema è che è necessario conoscere il codice di ogni simbolo per farne uso, per esempio digitare Alt + 1254 restituirà il carattere µ. Questo può non essere un problema se si ha la necessità di accedere a uno o due caratteri, ma se è necessario digitare continuamente dei caratteri speciali, probabilmente è preferibile un’opzione più semplice. Ecco dove KbdKaz 500 entra in gioco. Aggiunge al sistema layout di…
  • Sms anonimi: come inviarli dai diversi operatori

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    Inviare Sms anonimi può essere un’ottima tecnica per testare la fedeltà di qualcuno o per fare uno scherzo innocente. Se, infatti, sono sempre da tenere presenti le norme relative allo stalkig ed alla necessità di evitare di perseguitare qualcuno anche tramite sms, può essere utile e divertente inviare degli Sms anonimi tramite il proprio telefono. Vediamo come fare dai diversi operatori. Sms anonimi con Tim Per inviare Sms anonimi con Tim dovrete: - Entrare in Messaggi - Nel testo scrivere ANON seguito da uno spazio, dal numero del destinatario, da un altro spazio e dal testo…
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    Blogging Techstacks

  • Convert Imperva Performance Report CSV from Epoch Date to Human Readable

    Chris Mahns
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Imperva SecureSphere lets you download Performance Reports, which are dumped into a CSV file. Timestamps are in 13-digit unix epoch format, which aren't much fun to read. Also, every value in the CSV file is quoted, so if you want to do anything interesting with the data in Perl, you first need to get rid of all the quotes. The script below uses just two CPAN modules, Modern::Perl and Text::CSV, (note that it will not run without some additional re-work using Text::CSV_XS). Modern::Perl probably isn't strictly needed since I am not really using any newer Perl features but I always use it by…
  • On That "DevOps is Killing the Developer" Post

    Chris Mahns
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    DevOps is Different Things to Different People Sometimes, it seems like the worst term to come out the DevOps movement was "DevOps". After all these years, it still seems to have different meanings to different people. Case in point, an absolutely wonderful post recently from Jeff Knupp: How DevOps is Killing the Developer. If you haven't already done so, give it a read. In the article, Mr. Knupp provides what I personally thought was a pretty good definition of what "DevOps" is (or was?): "DevOps" is meant to denote a close collaboration and cross-pollination between what were previously…
  • iControl Perl - Authentication

    Chris Mahns
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    Another thing that each of these iControl Perl scripts is going to need to do is to authenticate with the BigIP ltm. Since you are connecting using https, you are going to be using Basic Authentication. Below are a couple of options for setting authentication up. The first method, which seems to be the most popular, is to insert the userid and password into SOAP::Lite's get_basic_credentials method, which would get set prior to creating your soap request. For example: my $host = "the_bigip_hostname_or_ipaddr" my $port = "443"; my $uid = "some_user_id"; my $pwd = "some_password"; sub…
  • iControl Perl - User Accounts

    Chris Mahns
    24 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    Figuring out what kind of user account your iControl script is going to require is about as simple as figuring out what rights a regular user is going to need. If your script is simply echoing back statistics or pools or pool member stats or virtual server configurations, you don't need a user account that is going to have Administrative rights to your BigIP. You can get away with "Auditor" rights for these types of scripts. They also will not require any special terminal rights since they are going to be executed remotely. If your script is going to enable or disable nodes or pool members,…
  • iControl Perl - Getting Started

    Chris Mahns
    21 Feb 2014 | 6:45 pm
    After having the BigIP's in house for a while now and spending a bit of time writing iRules, I felt like it was time to give iControl a try. My intentions were noble: Kill two birds with one stone by learning iControl and Java. Something about it keeps drawing me back to Perl though. It is hard to explain but, for me, Perl is like a sketchpad. I can scribble away at a script until I have something that works. It might not be museum-worthy but it still looks good and conveys what I'm trying to do rather nicely. I like the sigils, too. Back when I was a kid, I was a huge comics fan and I loved…
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  • Social Marketing Methods To Attract eCommerce Buyers

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Poor marketing and ineffective advertising tactics were two of the leading causes of new small business failure last year, the University of Tennessee's Start-up Research Study concluded. Approximately 46 percent of failures stemmed from either poor marketing or managerial incompetence, while another 11 percent reflected advertising errors. Furthermore, a March 2014 survey for the NFIB's Small Business Optimism Index reported that small businesses are list poor sales as one of their three biggest problems. A common contributor to these problems is lack of lead generation: you…
  • 15 Geeky Accessories For Your Smartphone

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    If you are one of those folks who suffer a tiny heart attack every time your smartphone hits the floor or was almost about to then this geeky product list is just for your. Checkout the products.I was hunting the Internet space for some geeky iPhone cases when I came across some geeky smartphone accessories for both the Android and iOS device users.From iPhone camera lenses to iPhone or iPod dock, travel phone wall charger to portable charger that you can use on the go, you'll find all sorts of smartphone geeky accessories in this list. Check out the products for yourself:Read more »
  • 4 Social Media Mistakes Small Businesses Commit

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    For a wider reach, small businesses need to dip their toes into social media marketing. It's not as complex as rocket science so anyone can study how to manage the social media accounts of their businesses. But it doesn't mean they're invincible from committing mistakes. In fact, when everything seems easy that's when they end up doing one mistake after another.Don't worry too much, though. These social media mistakes aren't irreversible. In fact, it's something that any newbie on social media can commit. It just takes practice and a lot of planning to make your…
  • Delicately Intricate Eggshell Carvings By Piotr Bockenheim

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Piotr Bockenheim is one talented artist who really knows how to shame your Easter egg decorating skills and once you go through his work I bet you'll be amazed with his work.With Easter not gone so long, Bockenheim has come-up with amazing eggshell carvings.Using a reductive drilling technique, Bockenheim spends hours transforming goose eggs into delicate piece of art, creating various geometric, floral patterns, etc.Scroll down to check out some of our favorites:Happy viewing!Read more »
  • Nearby Friends - Facebook Introduces A New Optional Feature

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    A stalker or not, Facebook is definitely leaving no stone un-turned in providing the best and the most unique experience to its users and in doing so Facebook keeps on coming with new and improved features and last Thursday, Facebook added another feature to that list. Called the "Nearby Friends", this feature allows the users to share their current location with friends in the area and in case you find a friend with whom you want to catch-up in the same area as you, you can tap on the button and share your exact location with them.A good thing about this feature is that it's…
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    Savvy Chick

  • Revi Charger Acts as Charger with No Cords

    Savvy Chick
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    There are a lot of portable power products out there but not any that would fit in your wallet and act as a charger and battery so you never miss a thing. Introducing Revi Charger, the flexible external battery and phone charger all in one that is the size of a credit card with no cords needed […]
  • Evolution of Personalized Digital Healthcare

    Savvy Chick
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    When searching for healthcare services, it has never been more easy and convenient than now.  From apps that can help prevent drunk driving to websites that help motivate weight loss, mobile and web-based support services are increasing and not only cost less than an in-person check-up, but are just as effective (if not more) for […]
  • Meet the Luma SmartLamp!

    Savvy Chick
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    From the creators of the wildly successful PhoneSoap comes the Luma SmartLamp! Charge your device, listen to music, make a call and set the mood all with this smart lamp controlled by your phone. It is perfect for your office, nursery, bedroom and home foyer. Yes – this ingenious modern lamp does it all while […]
  • Video Chat with Locals on

    Savvy Chick
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am is the first peer-to-peer video social community that simplifies meeting locals giving people the chance to find real connections and real conversation without leaving home. The company’s slogan, “Real people, real conversation” really emphasizes PictureBunch’s plan to bring speed dating, coffee shop socializing and bar hopping to your couch via a clean and fun […]
  • Swann’s HD Remote Cam for covert recording on the go

    Savvy Chick
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    The newest device from Swann Security is a HD video camera disguised as a car remote keychain.  If you are a kind of person who likes carrying out stealth operations then the new HD Remote Cam is the ideal one to choose as it allows you to record high definition videos, photos and audio at […]
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  • Best 10 Apps at Apple Store of 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Apple offers a wide variety of apps for iPhone, iPod, and iPad users. The Apple Store has an app for everyone. Apple products come with some pre-installed apps but if you want to exploit the full potential of your device, you need extras. Here are best 10 apps at Apple Store of 2014. 1. RunKeeper […]The post Best 10 Apps at Apple Store of 2014 appeared first on Skyje.
  • Need Beautiful Fonts? Go For Font Town

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Beauty is superior to genius; it needs no explanations. So said Oscar Wilde. Who doesn’t want to create a beautiful website, a beautiful book, or simply a beautiful document? Many things go in creation of good quality professional material and one of the most important of them is font. Don’t think of the font as […]The post Need Beautiful Fonts? Go For Font Town appeared first on Skyje.
  • Responsive Themes Marketplace – Gridgum

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:59 pm
    This is 21st century and just like everything else, website creation has evolved. Today if you are planning to start a website you should use a responsive design for it. A responsive design means that your website will automatically re-adjust itself to the resolutions of the screen and the device from which it is being […]The post Responsive Themes Marketplace – Gridgum appeared first on Skyje.
  • Improve Bounce Rate by Following These 12 Effective Tips

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    Problem with bounce rate is that it could be really high even with great content. As you are aware, bounce rate is when people leave your site from the same page they entered it. Imagine you have a really optimized article that draws in really targeted visitors, and imagine that your article is also perfectly […]The post Improve Bounce Rate by Following These 12 Effective Tips appeared first on Skyje.
  • Shaping The Website Design Industry are 73K Professional Designers Using Webydo, See Why

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Until recently there was a common opinion that What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get website creators will never be a solution for serious web or graphic design professionals. Ugly templates, poor feature sets, faulty code and other annoying restrictions – these were common misconceptions surrounding the industry. Actually, they still have grounds, as the market is flooded with many low-quality, […]The post Shaping The Website Design Industry are 73K Professional Designers Using Webydo, See Why appeared first on Skyje.
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  • What’s wrong with SPECsfs2008?

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    I have been analyzing SPECsfs results now for almost 7 years now and I feel that maybe it’s time for me to discuss some of the t problems with SPECsfs2008 today that should be fixed in the next SPECsfs20xx whenever that comes out. CIFS/SMB First and foremost, for CIFS SMB 1 is no longer pertinent to today’s data center. The world of Microsoft has moved on to SMB 2 mostly and are currently migrating to SMB 3.  There were plenty of performance fixes in the last years SMB 3.0 release which would be useful to test with current storage systems. But I would be even be somewhat happy…
  • Latest SPC-2 performance results – chart of the month

    19 Mar 2014 | 1:28 pm
    In the figure above you can see one of the charts from our latest performance dispatch on SPC-1 and SPC-2  benchmark results. The above chart shows SPC-2 throughput results sorted by aggregate MB/sec order, with all three workloads broken out for more information. Just last quarter I was saying it didn’t appear as if any all-flash system could do well on SPC-2, throughput intensive workloads.  Well I was wrong (again) and with an aggregate MBPS™ of ~33.5GB/sec. Kaminario’s all-flash K2 took the SPC-2 MBPS results to a whole different level, almost doubling the nearest…
  • Securing synch & share data-at-rest

    12 Mar 2014 | 4:26 pm
      Snowden at SXSW said last week that it’s up to the vendors to encrypt customer data. I think he was talking mostly about data-in-flight but there’s just a big an exposure for data-at-rest, maybe more so because then, all the data is available, at one sitting. iMessage security A couple of weeks ago there was a TechCrunch article (see Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is or see the Apple IOS Security document) about Apple’s iMessage security. The documents said that Apple iMessage uses public key encryption where every IOS/OS X device generates a pair…
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  • Arlequin

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Laurent Excoffier | More programs | Homepage Freeware / $0 15.1 MB / Windows All April 14th, 2014, 09:22 UTC C: Science / CAD The study of genetics and other related fields can be made a lot easier when involving specialized utilities to take care […]
  • GeographicLib 1.35

    14 Mar 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Charles Karney | More programs | Homepage MIT License / $0 3.4 MB / Windows XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit March 15th, 2014, 05:08 UTC [view history] C: Programming Other Programming […]
  • Thief – PC – E06 – Erin’s Home – 1440p

    12 Mar 2014 | 8:05 am
    Thief is set in a dark fantasy world inspired by Victorian and steampunk aesthetics. I am going to be playing this on the PC because of better graphics and p…
  • NEW ORLEANS JOURNAL; A Streetcar of Solace (Named St. Charles) Is Back

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:17 pm
    NEW ORLEANS JOURNAL; A Streetcar of Solace (Named St. Charles) Is Back Date: 2007-12-30 , By ADAM NOSSITER Like the rolling tide to seacoast residents, the low rumbling of the streetcar is a nearly internal sound for citizens here, its absence since Hurricane Katrina a painful reminder of civic ill health. The return in recent […]
  • Nvidia GeForce 335.23 WHQL drivers now Available

    11 Mar 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Nvidia has just released the GeForce 335.23 WHQL drivers designed to optimize performance of the Titanfall pc game. The 335.23 drivers reportedly has increased its GPU clock offset limit on GTX 750 series cards (GTX 750 and 750 Ti). Now that the offset limit has been raised, users will be able to hit the physical […]
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  • HOW TO : Download OS X Betas Legally Without Developer Account

    Shaan Haider
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Beta versions are what we all love to use as it gives us the early access to a product which will be officially available to other people in the future. Microsoft always releases its developer and consumer previews of Windows for beta testing to give an experience to end users that how will be the upcoming product in terms of usability and changes. Apple however used to have a different
  • HOW TO : Get New Twitter Profile Layout

    Shaan Haider
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:53 pm
    The new profile page design of Twitter was in progress since last few months. First there were rumors and later some leaks came out that new Twitter profile page layout is going to be the similar to the Facebook layout. Recently, Twitter started upgrading some Verified Twitter accounts to the new layout and now they are slowly started providing the new Twitter profile design to common users.
  • HOW TO : Delete Your Facebook Search History

    Shaan Haider
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:03 am
    Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world. Other than connecting with friends, making new friends and marketing, one of the biggest use of the Facebook is for stalking. People use Facebook to stalk their old friends, crushes, partners, colleagues and much more. The tool used for this social media stalking purpose is the Facebook Search box which is getting better and
  • HOW TO : Backup and Reinstall Windows Phone Apps and Games

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    One of the best thing about Android OS is that it let us install an app directly if we are having the APK file of that app or game. I have posted earlier how you can have the backup of your Android apps and transfer them on your computer. Windows Phones are also getting popularity these days as major brands like Nokia is coming out with some high-end Windows Phones. Also, recently Microsoft
  • HOW TO : Transfer Contents from iPhone or Android Smartphones to Samsung Galaxy S5 or Any Galaxy Smartphone

    Shaan Haider
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Everyday lots of new smartphones are coming out and people are switching to them from their old phones. One thing which people do each time they switch to a new phone is to transfer the content of the old phone like contacts, SMS, call logs, images etc on the new phone. The most talked about smartphone in the market is Samsung Galaxy S5. And if you are planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy S5 then,
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  • 24 Hours with the Acer Iconia A1 830

    Sarah Lamb
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    We’ve recently got our hands on the latest tablet from Acer.  It’s been released quietly and without the usual fanfare of PR promotion but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this is an insignificant device.  What is this device that we speak of… well it’s an 8″ tablet that looks VERY similar to […]
  • 2 Weeks With the Nokia Lumia 1020

    Sarah Lamb
    27 Nov 2013 | 2:00 am
    I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Nokia 1020 for a couple of weeks to try it out and see what all the hype was about. Quite often with phones there is a lot of hype about a phone and it doesn’t live up to my expectations.  With the Nokia 1020 this […]
  • Headphones to run in

    Claire Beck
    7 Nov 2013 | 5:33 am
    Whilst beginning to run this year I was using an app to help go from the couch to running a 5k, which gave me hints on when to run and when to walk as well as giving me the opportunity to listen to some motivating tunes. What I realised during this was two things –firstly […]
  • 4 Interesting Small Companies with Great Gadgets!

    Sarah Lamb
    5 Nov 2013 | 7:53 am
    Last weekend was a bit of a geeky weekend and we decided that it was time to drop in on The Gadget Show Live (TGSL) Christmas event down at Earls Court.  Having been too the main Gadget Show Live event over in Birmingham I have to say I was surprised at just how small this event […]
  • App Design – Wink Bingo

    Sarah Lamb
    1 Nov 2013 | 7:50 am
    We often get asked on GirlyGeekdom to review apps and we thought it was about time to take a look under the hood and see what makes a successful app. For this challenge we went with the recently released mobile app by Wink Bingo. Why did we choose this app, well it’s not exactly what […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Top 5 Ways To Know If Your Recruiter Sucks

    Joe Kinsella
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:22 pm
    So today I met the single worst recruiter of my professional career. He works for a local company I think might be the Walmart of technical recruiting: all speed, no quality, and trying to make up for it with volume. The discussion led me to realize that this company could bring me the resume of Mark Zuckerberg or Biz Stone, and I’d have to pass on the assumption they must be idiots for working with them. But recruiting, like any profession, has a performance bell curve: the great ones are really good, the worst are really bad, and most are in between. When you are a candidate, a great…
  • The Google Effect

    Joe Kinsella
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Since launching their first cloud offering in 2006, Amazon has paid surprisingly little attention to its competitors. While Marc Benioff was shouting “cloud computing” from the Salesforce mountain top in 2007, Amazon seemed not to have noticed. When Microsoft started aggressively marketing Azure in 2009, Amazon reacted as though it was in a distant market. When Rackspace sought to disrupt AWS with OpenStack in 2010, there wasn’t even a tremor in Seattle. And for those of us in Las Vegas for re:Invent last fall, the plastering of every city bus with IBM SmartCloud ads barely warranted an…
  • The Death of DevOps

    Joe Kinsella
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    My first experience managing a DevOps team came in 2010 when I took the VPE role at Sonian. While on the surface my new team looked like traditional system administrators, they shared three traits that were new to me in operations: a commitment to agile, a hybrid of software development & operations skills, and a focus on infrastructure as code. I instantly decided to embrace the emerging term DevOps, and supported the team on its way to some great successes (blogged about in a post called The Virtuous Cycle of DevOps). But four years later, I feel the need to say what no one else seems…
  • Cloud Computing’s iPhone Moment

    Joe Kinsella
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Last week we witnessed a critical milestone in the history of cloud computing: the moment at which the public cloud became less expensive than physical infrastructure. This moment came on March 25th in San Francisco when Google announced a massive price drop across its GCE platform. The announcement was matched the following day with an equivalent price reduction from Amazon, which went into effect today. The dual announcements may someday be recognized as a historical milestone: the cloud-equivalent of the release of the first iPhone for smartphones, the iPod for digital music players, or…
  • When Rails Jumped the Shark

    Joe Kinsella
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:46 pm
    When I started writing the MVP for my current startup, I chose Ruby on Rails out of familiarity. I will also confess to harboring a secret Lord of the Rings vision of a single programming language to rule them all: Ruby for web (RoR), distributed systems development (JRuby), automation (Chef), and testing (Rspec/Cucumber). In those early days, my choices seemed to have little downside, and other than raising an occasional eyebrow at @dhh tweets, I was generally happy with Rails. My first doubts started to arise when I set out to hire a couple Rails engineers. To my surprise, while Boston has…
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  • CDBurnerXP v4.5.3.4746 released , Download Now

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    A new version of the famous free burning app ‘CDBurnerXP‘ has been released and now available for download for Windows users. CDBurnerXP arrives with fixes for some bugs that are blocking audio tracks from being added to the file queue. At the same time, the StarBurn was updated to version 15.2 (for Windows 8.1) […]
  • Xolo Q1010i available in India for Rs 12475

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Xolo Q1010i, the successor of Xolo Q1010 smartphone has been launched in India for MRP Rs 13499 ( around €16 or $200), however several online stores such as Flipkart and Amazon are selling the device for around RS 12475.   This Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system based smartphone is a nice upgrade over Xolo […]
  • Micromax launches phablet Canvas Doodle 3

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    On Tuesday Micromax, the Indian electronics company announced the launch of its new 6-inch phablet called ‘Canvas Doodle 3′ and furth