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  • I'd never want to buy a $10k watch at an Apple Store. How could Apple change the stores so that I would?

    ParisLemon
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    It’s a good question — one I’ve been thinking about as well recently (hat tip to Megan for first bringing it up). While I do believe they will sell the Apple Watch in Apple Stores, it does seem like it may make sense to open some smaller, Apple Watch-specific stores in certain markets. Ideally, these would be situated in the high-end shopping areas where high-end watch stores currently reside. Stay tuned for more thoughts on this.
  • Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready

    WIRED
    Greg Miller
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    An individual who flew to the U.S. from Liberia earlier this month has been diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today. The case marks the first time the disease has been diagnosed in this country. The post Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready appeared first on WIRED.
  • Zwift combines indoor bicycle training with massive multiplayer online gaming

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
    Ben Coxworth
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Indoor bicycle trainers may allow cyclists to keep fit and go through the physical motions of riding a bike, but let's be honest ... as compared to actually riding outdoors, they're stunningly boring. Among other things, one of the problems is the fact that riders tend to use them in isolation, with no real incentive to push themselves. Zwift, however, is designed to change that. It's a massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) platform that lets real-world cyclists ride with or race against one another in 3D computer-generated online environments. Just think of it as World of Warcraft for…
  • Four Things You Need To Know About Windows 10

    ReadWrite
    David Hamilton
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    A fifth: It undoes some big Windows 8 mistakes.
  • World's Oldest Clown Dies At 98

    Digg Top Stories
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Floyd "Creeky" Creekmore, a former Montana rancher who held the record as the world's oldest performing clown, has died at age 98, his son said Tuesday.
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Zwift combines indoor bicycle training with massive multiplayer online gaming

    Ben Coxworth
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Indoor bicycle trainers may allow cyclists to keep fit and go through the physical motions of riding a bike, but let's be honest ... as compared to actually riding outdoors, they're stunningly boring. Among other things, one of the problems is the fact that riders tend to use them in isolation, with no real incentive to push themselves. Zwift, however, is designed to change that. It's a massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) platform that lets real-world cyclists ride with or race against one another in 3D computer-generated online environments. Just think of it as World of Warcraft for…
  • Lighter, faster 2015 BMW S1000RR with lean angle readouts and cruise control

    Loz Blain
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:24 pm
    BMW has re-worked its class-leading S1000RR superbike in two directions – more performance and more rider-friendly usability. With a 6-horsepower increase to 199 peak ponies (148 kW), and a 4 kg (8.8 lb) weight reduction, performance seems taken care of. Likewise, the road rider has been looked after with speed limiters, lean angle readouts, and the first cruise control system ever fitted to a superbike. It appears we'll need to get another choir in to celebrate... Continue Reading Lighter, faster 2015 BMW S1000RR with lean angle readouts and cruise control Section: Motorcycles Tags: BMW,…
  • iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    Will Shanklin
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:47 pm
    With this year's batch of iPhones, Apple finally has a Galaxy Note competitor in the iPhone 6 Plus. But how does the smaller iPhone 6 compare to the Note 4? Let's compare their features and specs... Continue Reading iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Apple, iPhone, iPhone 6, Phablets, Product Comparison, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Smartphones Related Articles: iPhone 6 Plus screen too big? Not with the Thanko Thumb Extender! iPhone 6 Plus: Early impressions iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Quick look: iPhone 6…
  • Five things we've noticed about Destiny

    James Holloway
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Despite its hugely successful launch, the reviews of Destiny have been underwhelming. Being the new online first-person shooter from Bungie, the creators of Halo, that comes as something of a surprise. Having just hit level 27, Gizmag's James Holloway shares some things he's noticed, not all of which fit the prevailing narrative..... Continue Reading Five things we've noticed about Destiny Section: Games Tags: Games, MMO, Video Games Related Articles: Top multiplatform games to get excited about in 2014 SingStar - Battle of the lounge room rockstars! Halo 2 Headset delivers superior gameplay…
  • RipSurfer X Workout System: A Full-Body Surf Trainer

    Darren Quick
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    While the sun is still shining, the surfer lifestyle is definitely the way to go — complete with tan, outrageous sunglasses and toned physique. But if you’d rather not venture into the soon-to-be-chilly walls of angry ocean water, the RipSurfer allows you to hone your skills, and get the same workout, on dry land... Continue Reading RipSurfer X Workout System: A Full-Body Surf Trainer Section: Aircraft Related Articles: RipSurfer X lets you surf on the spot Polar F55 heart rate monitor combines cardio and strength training DIMOVE WAVEpro works your body – if you can manage to stand on…
 
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    WIRED

  • Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready

    Greg Miller
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    An individual who flew to the U.S. from Liberia earlier this month has been diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today. The case marks the first time the disease has been diagnosed in this country. The post Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready appeared first on WIRED.
  • How to Avoid an iOS 8 Bug That’s Deleting iCloud Documents

    Christina Bonnington
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Most iOS users rarely, if ever, need to head into their device settings and hit the “Reset All Settings” button. But sometimes, particularly with a new OS install, unforeseen issues can force your hand. Unfortunately, a new bug is making device resets problematic for those who use iCloud Drive. “Reset All Settings” specifically notes that […] The post How to Avoid an iOS 8 Bug That’s Deleting iCloud Documents appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Single Fire Can Cripple America’s Aging Air-Traffic System. Here’s Why

    Alex Davies
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Air traffic nationwide has been snarled since a fire erupted in the basement telecommunications room of an air traffic control center outside Chicago early Friday. The post A Single Fire Can Cripple America’s Aging Air-Traffic System. Here’s Why appeared first on WIRED.
  • Top Tech Investors Skewer Startup Culture—For a Good Cause

    Issie Lapowsky
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Sometimes, startup pitches sound like infomercials. You know, the ones where a bunch of bad actors try to convince you how tough it is to wrap a towel around your body or cover yourself in a blanket, before pitching you a solution to a problem you never had in the first place? More and more, […] The post Top Tech Investors Skewer Startup Culture—For a Good Cause appeared first on WIRED.
  • Pharrell’s New Video for ‘It Girl’ Is a Huge Anime and Videogames Rush

    Jordan Crucchiola
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Pharrell Williams’ new single “It Girl” feels like being dipped in waves of rainbow metallic liquid on a sunny day. So it’s only appropriate the music video looks just like that—plus anime and 16-bit videogame vibes. And this delicious buffet of smooth beats laced with manga visuals is the latest public display of admiration in […] The post Pharrell’s New Video for ‘It Girl’ Is a Huge Anime and Videogames Rush appeared first on WIRED.
 
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  • Behold the glory that is pepperoni pizza cake

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    If there are two things Americans don't need more of, it's pizza and cake, so why not take the best of both worlds and combine them into pepperoni pizza cake?
  • 5 fun facts about squirrels to gnaw on

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Once upon a time, you could depend on bees being Mother Nature's faithful little buddy, but in light of the impending doom that is Colony Collapse Disorder we must take comfort in the ever presence of other creatures, such as the lowly squirrel.
  • Hypothesis: all Pixar movies are connected [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There's been a theory circulating around the internet for some time now that essentially argues that all Pixar movies take place within the same universe, but at different times. This video uses footage from the films and voiceover to make the argument, which is easier to digest and more entertaining than reading nerdy stuff on forums, right?
  • Grow your own undead with zombie Chias!

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Why wait for the zombie apocalypse when you can grow one right in the comfort of your own home?
  • Turning the tables on cat-callers [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    What if women catcalled men? This video turns the tables on cat-callers and the results...are not pretty.
 
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    Tech Page One

  • 3 reasons why endpoints can’t remain a security blind spot

    newscred
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Hackers recognize that the best way to carry out a cyberattack is to live on the endpoints, which are known to have weak spots. Credit: Getty Images In an age when security teams are under great pressure to protect their organization from a growing cyber threat, it is critical to defend all aspects of your company. In his recent article in Network World, Jon Oltsik discussed the importance of endpoint security, while revealing the fact that many security teams neglect their endpoints, and instead focus on network security. Your endpoints are at risk when network security solutions are…
  • Why businesses need to shift data analysis

    newscred
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Making an effort to bring big data to the forefront can help your business make better use of it. Credit: Getty Images Slowly but surely, society seems to be waking up to the extent to which individuals are unwittingly providing businesses with valuable information about themselves. As Forbes contributor Adam Tanner relates in his recently-published book What Stays In Vegas, companies today know far more about typical consumers than the East German secret police who followed him when he was researching a travel book in the dying days of the Communist regime. At the same time, though, the…
  • Windows 10: Everything you need to know

    newscred
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    As expected Microsoft has formally announced the new version of Windows. As no-one expected it will be called ‘Windows 10’ not Windows 9. Why? Because Microsoft claims it represents such a significant leap over Windows 8 that calling it Windows 9 would not do it justice. I can hear your groans now, but in Microsoft’s defense Windows 10 has some major (and long awaited) improvements. Here are the highlights: One OS to rule them all Architecturally the biggest news is that Windows 10 is being designed to run across all device form factors. That means desktops, laptops, tablets, phablets…
  • Intel encourages women to pursue cloud training

    newscred
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Intel aims to have more women gaining knowledge and positions in cloud computing. Credit: Getty Images Despite making up slightly more than half the U.S. population and filling slightly more than 50 percent of professional positions in the U.S., the percentage of women in technology jobs in the U.S. has been in decline. Intel sees that as a big problem with many causes, says Raejeanne Skillern, general manager of the Cloud Service Provider Business at Intel. Skillern says that cloud computing is a field of explosive growth in the IT sector, yet between 1.2 million and 1.7 million roles in…
  • Infographic: Top employee BYOD mistakes

    Ann Braley Smith
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Companies collect a large amount of data on their operations and customers, so protecting that data is crucial. And while your business may employ the latest measures to protect data, often it’s the employees themselves who unwittingly create security risks. Here are some potential employee blunders that should be addressed in a bring your own device (BYOD) policy: BYOD blunders First and foremost, a poorly defined (or poorly enforced) BYOD policy leads to security leaks. Roughly 50% of companies with bring your own device policies have been the victims of a data breach, yet almost a…
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    ParisLemon

  • The Mountain And The Viper

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The Mountain And The Viper
  • Bill Simmons, Weasels, and Jackals

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    A week later, I still find myself thinking about ESPN’s suspension of Bill Simmons. The fact that it’s based on what was said on a podcast. The fact that Simmons is now effectively muzzled and can’t say a word about the suspension (he can’t even use his own Twitter account, let alone podcast). The absolute insanity of the suspension being longer than Ray Rice’s original suspension. The whole thing. Amy Davidson brings up a couple good points. First, on the situation itself: Simmons’s anger is absolutely earned. Goodell’s denial is absurd; as I’ve…
  • themovieguy1194: 2015 is gonna be a good year… Yes. As long as...

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    themovieguy1194: 2015 is gonna be a good year… Yes. As long as you like sequels. And sequels of sequels. And sequels of sequels of sequels…
  • "The Harbaughs believe in Brady Hoke. He’s a great coach. He believes in Michigan. I believe in..."

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    “The Harbaughs believe in Brady Hoke. He’s a great coach. He believes in Michigan. I believe in what they’re doing there. I think they’re going to turn it around.” - John Harbaugh, the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens (not to be confused with his brother Jim, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers), addressing the rumors swirling that he (or his brother) could be heading to Ann Arbor (where both grew up) to fix the Wolverines any time soon.
  • I'd never want to buy a $10k watch at an Apple Store. How could Apple change the stores so that I would?

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    It’s a good question — one I’ve been thinking about as well recently (hat tip to Megan for first bringing it up). While I do believe they will sell the Apple Watch in Apple Stores, it does seem like it may make sense to open some smaller, Apple Watch-specific stores in certain markets. Ideally, these would be situated in the high-end shopping areas where high-end watch stores currently reside. Stay tuned for more thoughts on this.
 
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    Slashdot

  • The Executive Order That Redefines Data Collection

    Soulskill
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    sandbagger writes: " ...it is often the case that one can be led astray by relying on the generic or commonly understood definition of a particular word." That quote apparently applies to words offering constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure. TechDirt looks at the redefinition of the term "collection" as redefined by Executive Order 12333 to allow basically every information dragnet, provided no-one looks at it. "Collection" is now defined as "collection plus action." According to this document, it still isn't collected, even if it has been gathered, packaged and…
  • Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

    Soulskill
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: Contrary to what we were sometimes taught in high school physics, the Earth's gravity is not constant. It actually shows slight variations on different parts of the Earth's surface, and the variations correlate with the density of the material on that surface. The European Space Agency has been measuring gravity for four years, mapping these variations and recording the changes those variations have undergone. Its data indicates "a significant decrease [in gravity] in the region of Antarctica where land ice is melting fastest. Further analysis is, of course,…
  • Mysterious Feature Appears and Disappears In a Sea On Titan

    Soulskill
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    schwit1 writes: Cassini images taken in 2007, 2013, and 2014 of one of Titan's largest hydrocarbon seas find that a mysterious feature there keeps appearing and disappearing. Quoting: "The mysterious feature, which appears bright in radar images against the dark background of the liquid sea, was first spotted during Cassini's July 2013 Titan flyby. Previous observations showed no sign of bright features in that part of Ligeia Mare. Scientists were perplexed to find the feature had vanished when they looked again, over several months, with low-resolution radar and Cassini's infrared imager.
  • Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

    Soulskill
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Science_afficionado writes: At the current rate of discovery, astronomers will have identified more than a million exoplanets by the year 2045. That means, if life is at all common in the Milky Way, astronomers could soon detect it. Realization that the nature of the debate about life on other worlds is about to fundamentally change, lead Vanderbilt astronomer David Weintraub to begin thinking seriously about how people will react to such a discovery. He realized that people's reactions will be heavily influenced by their religious beliefs, so he decided to find out what theologians and…
  • Arducorder, Next Open Source Science Tricorder-like Device, Nears Completion

    Soulskill
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    upontheturtlesback writes: The Arducorder Mini, an Arduino-compatible pocket-sized handheld sensing tool and the next in line of open source science tricorder-like devices designed by Dr. Peter Jansen, is nearing completion. Where the previous models have included about a dozen sensors spanning atmospheric, electromagnetic, and spatial readings, an exciting video of the new prototype shows this model includes sensors for spectroscopy, low-resolution thermal imaging, and radiation sensing. The development is open with the project build logs and most recent source schematics, board layouts, and…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Profitable Niche’s

    Ben Bajarin
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    As of late, I have been speaking with management of many different companies. Oftentimes I’m asked for my recommendations in these engagements and I have noticed a certain theme that remains constant in my answer. That theme is to focus on profitable niches. Way too many companies, in their internal strategic planning, make the mistake… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Tablet and Smartphone Futures: Specialization

    Bob O'Donnell
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    As the markets for tablets and smartphones continue to mature and saturate, I believe we’re heading towards some important changes. Specifically, I think the time for mass market smartphones and tablets is rapidly nearing an end. It’s not that we won’t have any big products, but post-iPhone 6, I think it’s going to be much harder for any vendors (including Apple) to create something that has enormous mass appeal. The reasons for my thinking are pretty simple. As people have become more comfortable and familiar with smartphones (and tablets), they’ve started to realize the specific…
  • Mars Needs Indians. Earth Needs Women. The Internet Needs Balloons.

    Brian S Hall
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:11 am
    Question: What can a country with over a billion people and a per capita GDP of $4,000 do with the cash it costs to make a middling Hollywood blockbuster? Answer: Send a spacecraft to Mars! On their first try! We do not seem to be talking enough about this, so I will repeat: India sent a spacecraft to Mars! For $74 million! The craft is in an elliptical orbit around the Red Planet, ostensibly sending back information on the planet’s atmosphere and weather. There is so much money and so much potential and so much to do and I am amazed and giddy by India’s achievement and also…
  • Tech.pinions Podcast: BlackBerry Passport, iPhone 6 “Bendgate”

    Bob O'Donnell
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions podcast. This week Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell, Jan Dawson and Ben Bajarin discuss the release of BlackBerry’s Passport phone and analyze the impact of the Apple controversies around the bending of iPhone 6′s and glitches in iOS 8.0.1. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes manually the feed to our podcast is: techpinions.com/feed/podcast Runtime: 27:49
  • How Apple’s Business Model Burned Samsung

    Tim Bajarin
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
    I have been amused by Samsung’s current TV ads saying they were first to market with a smartphone over 5 inches and staking claim to being the one who blazed the trail and showed the market there was demand for larger smartphones. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt reinforced this idea when he was asked about Apple’s success with the iPhone 6 and he stated: “I’ll tell you what I think,” Schmidt said. “Samsung had these products a year ago.” Bloomberg reporter Stephanie Ruhle quickly pointed out, however, that…
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    InformationWeek

  • Microsoft Announces Windows 10

    Michael Endler
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Microsoft execs emphasize the desktop UI, say Windows 10's final version will be shaped by customer feedback.
  • Oracle Unveils Hadoop Data Exploration Tool

    Doug Henschen
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Oracle Big Data Discovery is a visual, business user-friendly alternative to Hadoop tools like Tableau Software, says Oracle.
  • Oracle Lets Customers Shift License Money To Cloud

    Doug Henschen
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Oracle expands 'Customer 2 Cloud' plan that redirects on-premises software maintenance fees to SaaS application subscriptions.
  • 25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows

    Alison Diana
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
  • Coffee Shops' WiFi Ranked

    Eric Zeman
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Starbucks ranks first in WiFi speed, but nobody is offering really fast connections, a new study says.
 
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    Notebooks.com

  • Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e Chromebook Review: Great Rugged Chromebook

    Kevin Purcell
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e Chromebook Review: Great Rugged Chromebook is a post by Kevin Purcell from Notebooks.com. As Chromebooks become more popular among schools, a rugged and yet still... This is a summary. Please visit Notebooks.com for the full article.
  • Lenovo N20p Chromebook Review: Touch on a Nice 11-inch Design

    Kevin Purcell
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Lenovo N20p Chromebook Review: Touch on a Nice 11-inch Design is a post by Kevin Purcell from Notebooks.com. The Lenovo N20p Chromebook lets users get their hands — or, more specifically,... This is a summary. Please visit Notebooks.com for the full article.
  • HP Slatebook 14: Can Android on a Laptop Work?

    Kevin Purcell
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    HP Slatebook 14: Can Android on a Laptop Work? is a post by Kevin Purcell from Notebooks.com. The HP Slatebook 14 seems like a great idea. It’s an Android powered laptop with nice hardware for... This is a summary. Please visit Notebooks.com for the full article.
  • Acer Chromebook 13 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor and 1080p Launches

    Kevin Purcell
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Acer Chromebook 13 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor and 1080p Launches is a post by Kevin Purcell from Notebooks.com. Acer and NVIDIA teamed up to finally give Chromebook fans what they want: a... This is a summary. Please visit Notebooks.com for the full article.
  • 8 Awesome Accessories for Back to School

    Kevin Purcell
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    8 Awesome Accessories for Back to School is a post by Kevin Purcell from Notebooks.com. As students get ready for going back to school soon, they should consider bringing along some accessories to... This is a summary. Please visit Notebooks.com for the full article.
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    Tech Talk

  • TECH TALK

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Microsoft has shown off the successor to Windows 8 and they're skipping a number. It will be called Windows 10. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
  • TECH TALK

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A start-up wants to improve the quality of our cell phone calls by elminating background noise. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
  • TECH TALK

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A new vulnerability is affecting Unix machines and even though it doesn't impact most personal computers, it can affect the web services that we use. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
  • TECH TALK

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Some critics say Apple's latest iPhone can get bent out of shape, but some smart phones are designed for flexibility. The story in today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
  • TECH TALK

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A new iPhone app called Talko re-imagines phone calls. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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    TechCrunch

  • Firespotter Labs Becomes Switch, Providing A Cloud-Based Phone System For Google Apps

    Ryan Lawler
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
     Unified communications has long been touted as the future, but being able to provide access to all of one’s calls and messages on multiple devices is an idea that has just barely come to fruition. Now, the folks at Firespotter Labs think they’ve built a solution — a cloud-based platform for enterprise communications called Switch Read More
  • Apple Accepting iTunes Donations For ‘City of Hope’ Center During October

    Darrell Etherington
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
     Apple will be accepting donations for the City of Hope charity during the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the company revealed today. The organization is a research and treatment center created to combat not only breast cancer, but also diabetes and other life-threatening diseases including lymphoma and brain cancer. The organization aims to make it easier to… Read More
  • YC’s Altman Thinks Reddit’s Community Ownership Experiment Could Be A Model

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
     The thought of using crypto-currencies to back shares of a company first crossed Y Combinator head Sam Altman’s mind about two years ago. “It was an idle thought that popped into my head,” he said. “It was not until Reddit reached out to me about fundraising that I thought about it again.” So when he decided to lead Reddit’s $50 million Series B… Read More
  • Here’s How Windows 10 Will Make Your Mouse And Fingers Get Along

    Alex Wilhelm
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Earlier today during its event in San Francisco, Microsoft played a video detailing how its coming Windows 10 operating system will handle a fusion of touch, and more traditional mouse-based input. I filmed a bootleg copy, but Microsoft just published a more polished version, so you are in luck. Handling both touch and mouse input is a rough line to walk, given that computing form… Read More
  • A Messaging Giant Goes Public In Korea And DCM Reaps The Rewards

    Jonathan Shieber
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
     As the mobile messaging company Kakao Corp. gets ready to celebrate the culmination of its long-awaited initial public offering on the Korean stock exchange, a world away, on Sand Hill Road, the partners at venture capital firm DCM are probably getting ready to do some celebrating of their own. Three years after its initial investment in Kakao, the venture firm will be able to harvest the… Read More
 
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • How it Happened and What it Was Like to Spend Two Hours with Steve Wozniak, Founder of Apple

    hilzfuld
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@Hilzfuld) Many years ago (ok, not that many but 5 years in virtual land is a lot!), I decided I was going to interview people who inspire me. Since then, I have been doing so as often as I can. Here are all my superstar interviews. When I first decided to try to reach these people, I set my goals quite high and even made myself laugh at the thought of ever accomplishing the goal of meeting and/or interviewing the Woz. Well, it took me all those years but then a few months back, I managed to land my Woz interview. That is old news though, so why am I telling you this? Well,…
  • How and Why to Interview Superstars with Twitter and Google+

    hilzfuld
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld As you might have noticed, I have been posting interviews with some of the shakers of the Web and tech industries. This is something I started doing a while back. While these interviews have been a great experience for me to learn from some of the biggest names out there, the main advantage has been the relationships I have created. I love the fact that I can DM Alyssa Milano or joke around with Robert Scoble. I have spoken to Mike McCue on the phone (he is just as nice as online), and I am always learning from Chris Pirillo. Why am I telling you this? Because, as awesome as…
  • An Interview with the Legendary Damian Burns, Google’s Director of Global Strategic Partnerships

    hilzfuld
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) As you might have noticed, I like to interview people. Really important people. I literally made myself a list of individuals that I would one day, somehow, hope to have the privilege to interview. Some of them were a little out there. You know, people like the actress Alyssa Milano (remember Who’s the Boss? Good times.), Om Malik, the father of tech journalism, and even Steve Wozniak who founded this small company called Apple with his buddy Steve Jobs in their garage. I set myself some pretty high goals and so far, so good. Alyssa Milano One of the people…
  • iPhone 6: Say Goodbye to Cracked Screens, Scratched Displays, or Color Distortion of Any Kind

    hilzfuld
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Listen up, folks. I am not a big fan of product leaks or Apple rumors. I mean, we all know that prior to every big Apple launch of any kind, the rumor mill goes into high gear. How often are those rumors accurate? Not very often… But then there are some sources that you just know are reliable. Marques Brownlee is one such source. And this video of the iPhone 6 display is obviously legit so can we just put that behind us and discuss the topic at hand? Great. According to many sources, the iPhone will introduce the first display on a mobile phone made out of…
  • The One Android Flaw that Kept me on iPhone but Is Now Fixed in Android L

    hilzfuld
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Listen, I have no intention of starting an iOS vs Android debate here so if that is why you opened this article, allow me to introduce you to the little X in the corner… I use an iPhone 5S as my daily phone and until recently, there was no way I was going to replace that with an Android device. Yes, I am fully aware that some of the newer Android flagship devices are more impressive than the iPhone, in both personality and looks, but for me, despite many MANY attempts, I stuck with iPhone. I have played with the Nexus 5. I have even played with the HTC M8.
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    Mashable

  • 8 Vines That Show Off Upload and Editing Features

    Annie Park
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Last week, we challenged Mashable readers to use the features of Vine's latest update to create unique six-second videos We saw submissions that showed off the uploading capability, as well as the duplicating and editing tools. Some Vines even used multiple aspects of the update, resulting in cool compilation videos of special effects and all-natural shots. See also: Hands On With the New Vine: 6-Second Videos Will Never Be the Same Some of our favorites are featured, below. Scroll through them, and take a look at the other Vines submitted using the #LatestUpdate hashtag. 1. T2 Read more...
  • 'The Voice' Recap: A Budding Coachmance and A Week of Fierce Competition

    Lindsay Rothfeld
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    After an exciting start last week, The Voice returned with another round of auditions this week, featuring two returning hopefuls, a total of five 4-chair turners and the show's first blind singer We also continued to witness the developing coachmance between Gwen and Pharrell, as well as appreciate Blake's witty one-liners and the emotional roller coaster that is Adam Levine As a group, the coaches were certainly more wary of turning their chairs too early, all waiting to hear the particular voice missing on their teams. Diversifying their teams was the goal. See also: 'The Voice' Premiere…
  • Space Time-Lapse Dazzles With Nature's Light Shows

    Brian Koerber
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Although this time-lapse of Earth taken from space is only a minute long, it's out of this world. (Sorry.) Astronaut Alexander Gerst captured the footage from the International Space Station as he traveled 17,895 miles-per-hour above our tiny planet. GOTCHA: Hidden Bra Cam Does Its Job, Catches People Staring At Boobs Tim and Eric Switch On Jeff Goldblum's Weird in Lightbulb Commercial Pharrell's 'It Girl' Video Mashes Up Anime and Video Games 'Taken 3' Trailer Is So Much Liam Neeson Ass-Kicking Read more... More about Viral Videos, Space, Time Lapse, Watercooler, and Videos
  • Rescuers Spend Hours Saving a Dog Caked in Tar

    Brian Koerber
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Determined rescuers in India gave new life to a dog in a painful situation. A passerby noticed a dog covered in tar and frozen in place after he fell into a hot tar pit in Rajasthan, India. A call was placed to Animal Aid Unlimited, a local rescue center for street animals in need of assistance See also: Firefighters Save Family of Hamsters With Tiny Oxygen Masks Rescuers spent nearly three hours over two days massaging the dog with vegetable oil to loosen the tar from his fur. The process was visibly painful for the dog, but the end of the video reveals a clean dog with a wagging tail, eager…
  • GOTCHA: Hidden Bra Cam Does Its Job, Catches People Staring At Boobs

    Eitan Levine
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Smile gawkers, you're on Hidden-Nestlé-Boobie camera! Nestlé is taking an unusual, yet on-topic approach to raising awareness for its #CheckYourSelfie breast cancer awareness campaign with this stunt. The jury is still out on whether this is an effective campaign to raise awareness for #CheckYourSelfie but I think we can all admit that they get an A for effort... or shall I say Double D for effort? Maybe I shouldn't. Space Time-Lapse Dazzles With Nature's Light Shows Tim and Eric Switch On Jeff Goldblum's Weird in Lightbulb Commercial Pharrell's 'It Girl' Video Mashes Up Anime and…
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    Techdirt

  • Serial Litigant Blue Spike Wins EFF's Stupid Patent Of The Month For September

    Daniel Nazer, EFF
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Blue Spike LLC is a patent litigation factory. At one point, it filed over 45 cases in two weeks. It has sued a who's who of technology companies, ranging from giants to startups, Adobe to Zeitera. Blue Spike claims not to be a troll, but any legitimate business it has pales in comparison to its patent litigation. It says it owns a "revolutionary technology" it refers to as "signal abstracting." On close inspection, however, its patents1 turn out to be nothing more than a nebulous wish list. Blue Spike's massive litigation campaign is a perfect example of how vague and abstract software…
  • DailyDirt: Need More Input?

    Michael Ho
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We've covered plenty of strange and interesting input devices, and usually, the aim of these things is to simplify and make it faster to input information into our technological gadgets. Sometimes, though, you can only simplify a user interface so much, and it's still really, really complicated. Designers can "make things as simple as possible, but not simpler" -- and here are just a few examples of some interfaces that enable an amazing amount of input choices. The Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog is not your average joystick, and it's not cheap, either. This game controller is not for…
  • The FBI Wants Speedy DNA Analysis Added To Its Biometric Dragnet

    Tim Cushing
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:48 pm
    The FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) database has been discussed here several times, thanks to its "expeditious" blend of criminal and non-criminal data, its postponed-forever Privacy Impact Assessment the agency has been promising since 2008, the limited, four-state rollout of facial recognition software with a 20% error rate, and its peculiar exclusion of DOJ/law enforcement employees from its lifelong criminal database monitoring. It appears the FBI isn't satisfied with the wealth of biometric information it already has access to. It's grabbed everything external it can possibly…
  • Analysis Suggests More Than Half Of Google & Microsoft's Patents Likely Invalid Thanks To The Supreme Court

    Mike Masnick
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Over the last few months, since the Supreme Court's ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank, we've been noting the good news that the courts seem to be interpreting the ruling to invalidate a ton of software patents. Even some trolls have decided to just give up after seeing how the Alice ruling is being interpreted. A new analytical study of patents held by big tech companies, done by ktMINE, suggests that more than half of Google and Microsoft's patents are invalid under Alice. The biggest loser of all, however, may be Oracle, with an astounding 76% of all of its patents vulnerable to the ruling.
  • Imagine How The FBI And NSA Would Flip Out If Tor Browsing Was Built Into Firefox Or Chrome?

    Mike Masnick
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    All last week, we saw law enforcement types freaking out about the news that Apple and Google were making phone encryption a default. While a good step in the right direction, this was really kind of a minor thing, only protecting a small bit of information -- and yet law enforcement folks went nuts. So just imagine how crazy they'll go if Tor were embedded directly into Firefox as the default "private browsing mode," as was recently hinted at by Tor exec director Andrew Lewman. Even though private browsing mode still isn't even used that much, adding Tor automatically to it would be quite…
 
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    The Register

  • Hong Kong protesters targeted with iOS, Droid spyware

    Darren Pauli
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:28 pm
    China suspected of crafting spyware RAT tailored to Occupy Central Hong Kong activists rallying for electoral freedom are being targeted by an Android and iOS remote access trojan.…
  • One million people have bonked on London public transport

    Simon Rockman
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    They are doing it underground! It seems that travellers on the London Underground are much more likely to pay by bonk with their contactless credit card than those on the buses.…
  • Researcher details nasty XSS flaw in popular web editor

    Darren Pauli
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    First denial, then anger, then DDoS, then patching. A tool that's popular with Microsoft's in-house developers, the RadEditor HTML editor, contains a dangerous cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, researcher GS McNamara says.…
  • The Geek Chorus

    Mark Pesce
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Robert Scoble made a Marxist out of me I doubt he intended this. Nor, I suspect, did sponsors Telstra Digital know that a lovely luncheon laid out at Sydney’s Establishment would, by the end of Scoble’s all-over-the-map preso about the new landscape of sensors, social, clouds, and services, leave me humming “The Internationale”.…
  • DataDirect Networks stuffs tricky GPFS file system into GS2K box

    Chris Mellor
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Easy-to-use, ready to run, raring to go DataDirect Networks has bundled its GPFS parallel file system, which uses GridScaler technology, into its GS2K appliance. The appliance can use its WOS object storage as a huge back-end vault, which DDN hopes will remove GPFS set-up complexity while preserving standardised NAS access.…
 
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    Digital Trends

  • Aston Martin’s Lagonda is part supercar, part luxury limo

    Stephen Edelstein
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    You may not be able to buy Aston Martin's new super sedan if you live outside the Middle East, but you can at least salivate over these newly-released images of this V12-powered beast. The post Aston Martin’s Lagonda is part supercar, part luxury limo appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • 5 features that we hope Microsoft adds to Windows 10

    Konrad Krawczyk
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Microsoft just showed off Windows 10 to the world. While new features that were demoed will likely win with consumers, it needs more to spark a mass exodus. The post 5 features that we hope Microsoft adds to Windows 10 appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Meet eVolo: the first ever electrostatic Bluetooth speaker

    Ryan Waniata
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Calling its new speaker "the world's first electrostatic bluetooth speaker," BenQ's new eVolo offers a chic aesthetic, and a promise of accuracy and precision above anything in its class. But can it hit the low notes to prop up its crystal clear topside? The post Meet eVolo: the first ever electrostatic Bluetooth speaker appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • A new challenger appears: Firefox-powered ‘Matchstick’ aims to take a shot at Chromecast

    Alex Tretbar
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Chromecast's crusade for dongle domination might have a pesky new obstacle to contend with. The Firefox OS-powered dongle, dubbed "Matchstick," could end up bringing significant new competition to the streaming market. The post A new challenger appears: Firefox-powered ‘Matchstick’ aims to take a shot at Chromecast appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Years after burning loyal PC users, Microsoft asks forgiveness with Windows 10

    Matt Smith
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Geeks despised almost everything about Windows 8. Microsoft, it seemed, had forsaken them in a misguided attempt to compete with tablets. Now, however, the company has reversed course, and Windows 10 may bring desktop enthusiasts back into the fold. The post Years after burning loyal PC users, Microsoft asks forgiveness with Windows 10 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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    Lifehacker

  • The Steam Slate Desktop

    Alan Henry
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Over on our Facebook page, Panda Nguyen shared his desktop in the comments of our post about last week's featured desktop—well, we liked it so much, we had to feature it too. It may look like Steam is built-in, but it's not—it just fits very well. Here's how he set it all up.Read more...
  • Pick the Right Office Plant for Your Environment with This Diagram

    Patrick Allan
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A plant at your desk can help you feel more productive , and they can make your desk look a little more exciting. This diagram can help you pick the right one for your specific office environment.Read more...
  • Make a Homemade Juice Popsicle with Dry Ice

    Patrick Allan
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When you want a cool homemade treat, you can use dry ice as a mold for the perfect juice popsicle.Read more...
  • Give Yourself a Motivation Boost with a "Productivity Sprint"

    Patrick Allan
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    When you have a massive pile of work to get through—or just feel like being extra productive—a "productivity sprint" can help you maximize your output and skyrocket your motivation.Read more...
  • How to Effectively Work for a Manager You Never See

    Cynthia Bell
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Whether you work from home or your boss works remotely, the workplace today is much different from the centralized offices of the past. For many organizations, remote employees spread across the country are now the norm. Here's how you can effectively work with your boss, even if you aren't in the same place.Read more...
 
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    Gizmodo

  • Short animation: The meaning of life, explained by third graders

    Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    A trio of 9 year olds and a 6 year old helped Prince Ea come up with this lovely stop motion animation video that uses their illustrations to answer the meaning of life. Obviously, the third graders had some help in answering that unanswerable question but their illustrations are so cute and their speech is so adorable enough that it'll motivate anyone.Read more...
  • Hidden camera in bra reveals how many people check out a woman's body

    Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    It's an obvious stunt. Nestle Fitness outfitted a woman with a bra camera to show just how many people sneak a glance throughout the day. Spoiler! It's a lot of random eyeballs. Why did they do this? Nestle Fitness says: to remind women around the world to check their breasts regularly to help prevent breast cancer.Read more...
  • Did you miss our real-time coverage of Microsoft's Windows 10 reveal?

    Sean Hollister
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Did you miss our real-time coverage of Microsoft's Windows 10 reveal? You can now watch all 40 minutes of the presentation yourself in this video. [YouTube via The Verge]Read more...
  • Murakami turned a Pharrell music video into an anime-style video game

    Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Here's the official music video for Pharrell Williams' latest single "It Girl". It's a visual trip that combines lovely anime and nostalgia inducing 8-bit video games with the always colorful imagination of artist Takashi Murakami. It's not so much a music video as it is moving art.Read more...
  • The Concise, Complex Art Of A Successful Creative Brief

    Jordan Kushins
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Before the creative project there is: the brief. It's a concise communication nugget developed between a client and an artist, or an architect, or a designer, that clearly lays out the mission for the task at hand. Briefly is a short doc that explores the complexity of this short form through the perspective of six big name professionals. Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • iPad, I choose you: 'Pokémon' officially hits the App Store

    Timothy J. Seppala
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Remember that Pokémon iPad game that was teased not too long ago? Well, if the mere mention of it stoked a fire inside that made you want to abandon Blizzard's Hearthstone forever, Joystiq has spotted that the pocket monster trading card game is...
  • The government insists airlines replace WiFi-allergic cockpit displays

    Mariella Moon
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:19 pm
    A fleet of 737s and 777s are definitely in line for an upgrade, now that the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to replace their cockpits' displays with ones not vulnerable to WiFi signals. Let's go back a few years to understand...
  • Pavlok needs your money to shock more people into breaking bad habits

    Mariella Moon
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    There's no way you'd use a shock collar to train your beloved dog, but you wouldn't mind using one on yourself if it means breaking your nastiest habits, eh? If that's the case, then your day has come: Pavlok (a wearable band that can zap you with...
  • Bloomberg: Apple's splashing gold paint on the iPad too

    Sean Buckley
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:26 pm
    The nice thing about living in Apple's ecosystem is everything is consistent: the app library, the user interface and design motifs echo across all of the company's devices. Well, unless you have a gold iPhone -- then any iPad you could possibly buy...
  • Stationary bike MMO lets you race against the world without leaving home

    Jon Fingas
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Indoor cycling normally isn't as fun as the outdoor variety, and it certainly isn't as social. Where's the thrill of blowing past a rival? That's what Zwift's upcoming massively multiplayer cycling game promises to solve. So long as you have a...
 
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • The iPhone 6 Plus Is Great For Gamers

    Kyle Russell
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
     With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has stepped into the “phablet” category by scaling the hardware of the six up while (in some ways) scaling the software from the iPad down. The result is a device that you can use all day to do some of the quick tasks we always do on our phones while also consuming media as you would on a tablet. Read More
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Suffering From #GapGate

    John Biggs
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
     Another day, another -Gate. This time the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the latest phablet to enamor the Android crowd, has been reported shipping with a thin gap between the screen and the walls of the case. The issue, reported on iTToday in South Korea, seems to affect a small number of devices. According to the piece, two pieces of paper or a business card can fit snugly into the gap. This… Read More
  • Watch Jeff Goldblum’s GE Link Spot, The Smartest Smart Home Ad Ever

    Darrell Etherington
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
     Hey, who here gets excited about smart lightbulbs? Probably four of you raised your hands, and two of them were me. GE has taken a different approach to selling its new Link connected bulbs, eschewing sales pitches of convenience and connectivity in favor of trotting out a shirtless (and well-preserved) Jeff Goldblum. The celebrated chaos theoretician is doing what’s known as… Read More
  • Apple’s OS X Yosemite Reaches GM Status, Nears Consumer Launch

    Darrell Etherington
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
     Apple’s OS X Yosemite operating system is arriving soon, and the fact that the developer preview just reached Golden Master status, alongside a 4th public beta preview update, means we probably don’t have long to wait. Last year, Apple released its Mavericks GM build about three weeks before it released the update to the Mac App Store for everyone to download, so Yosemite is on… Read More
  • Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

    Darrell Etherington
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
     Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $50 and $30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $99 and $199 respectively. Pebble is also further iterating on its platform, with new added activity and sleep tracking features, both of which can run in the background, albeit at a slight cost to… Read More
 
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    Ubergizmo

  • Bloomberg: New iPad Air To Feature Gold Option

    Edwin Kee
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    There is just something about a shade of gold that automatically makes a particular device seem to be a whole lot more desirable, don’t you think so? Bloomberg claims that Apple’s next generation iPad Air will arrive in a shade of gold – and of course, this is not a gold plated tablet that will be insanely expensive, but rather, it will follow the footsteps of the likes of the iPhone 5s that arrives in a shade of gold, too, that appealed to plenty of people when it was first introduced. At least if this particular rumor pans out to be correct, then it would mean the company’s…
  • Sewer Sensors Could Help Sniff Out Bombs

    Edwin Kee
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Being in the sewers are no fun at all, despite all the adventure that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seem to advocate. You don’t know what kind of vile creatures that live underneath there, not to mention the cesspool of water that stinks to the high heavens. Not only that, sewers also pose a potential danger in the future – where dirty bombs could be planted there, and it is going to be really difficult in weeding them out. This is where the EU-funded project known as Emphasis comes in, where it will attempt to design a network of hi-tech sensors for sewers. This particular network…
  • Fight Cabin Fever With The LifeTrak BRITE R450

    Edwin Kee
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    For those who happen to live in the northern hemisphere, you would most probably be aware by now that we are all thrown into the first week of autumn, and what a welcome it is! The leaves have started to perform their annual ”trick” of changing color, while the air starts to get a whole lot cooler and crisper – with days being shorter too, of course. However, this weather does not have a positive effect on everyone, since there are some who suffer from what is known as “cabin fever.” Salutron intends to help those who suffer from such a condition with the LifeTrak BRITE R450.
  • Android L Tested On Nexus 5 (Rumor)

    Edwin Kee
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Is it true, that the yet unreleased Android L mobile operating system is currently undergoing testing over on the Nexus 5? That seems to be the case, as the Chromium issued tracker on the Chromium web site does point to Lemon Meringue Pie build LRW87D that happened to be running on the Hammerhead. Just a little bit of revision, Hammerhead proved to be Google’s code when it came to describing the Nexus 5. Apparently, this particular version of Lemon Meringue Pie that ran happened to be rather recent. If one were to break down the LRW87D build number, where “L” is more or less…
  • Steam To Support Canadian Dollar From October 7

    Edwin Kee
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:25 pm
    When it comes to our neighbors who happen to live in the Great White North, it is nice to see what is available over in the US also being made available there. Having said that, we did read about how Google Glass will be released in Canada soon, not to mention Spotify launching in Canada, so why does it not surprise us one single bit when we hear about how Steam will add support for the Canadian Dollar this coming October 7th? Yup, true to their word, Steam will definitely go through on previous plans that will see the introduction of support for the Canadian Dollar. So far, Steam has already…
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    GadgeTell

  • Big, slim and cheap: Blu Win HD with Windows Phone 8.1 costs $179

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Little known Florida-based mobile phone manufacturer Blu Products knocked it out of the park in a first at-bat in the Windows Phone décor, recently launching a little guy that makes even Nokia Lumia 500-series handhelds feel overpriced. And apparently, we weren’t the only ones charmed by Win Jr.’s incredible affordability, as Amazon ran out of stock days after the commercial release. There’s no word on… Continue reading Big, slim and cheap: Blu Win HD with Windows Phone 8.1 costs $179 Related posts: BLU makes Windows Phone debut with ultra-affordable $89 Win JR AT&T rolls…
  • Samsung’s newest Galaxy Note 4 commercial is fasciNote-ing (pun intended)

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    For a while there, it felt like a sociopath with a deep hatred for everything Apple took control of Samsung and dictated there would only be commercials and publicity stunts focused on the archrival. And JK Shin strikes us as anything but a sociopath. Yet the fact of the matter remained that Samsung’s… Continue reading Samsung’s newest Galaxy Note 4 commercial is fasciNote-ing (pun intended) Related posts: Finally, a tasteful anti-Apple Samsung Galaxy Note 4 commercial (video) Samsung’s first ever Super Bowl commercial will be a 90 second spot for the Galaxy Note Samsung…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 threatens 8.0′s supremacy in latest platform distribution chart

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    There’s no telling how long it’s going to take Google to force KitKat upon enough Android devices for it to overpower Jelly Bean, the current heavyweight champion of the mobile world. Or, in fact, if KK’s time will ever come, given a new Android port, codenamed L, is right around the corner. Meanwhile, Apple’s widespread shift of all iPhones and iPads towards iOS 8 is doing splendidly, despite critical bugs reported in 8.0.1…. Continue reading Windows Phone 8.1 threatens 8.0′s supremacy in latest platform distribution chart Related posts: Windows Phone 8.1 slowly gains market…
  • More details about the alleged Motorola Nexus 6 leaks; 5.9-inch display, a bigger battery and more

    Hammad
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    With most manufacturers done with their device announcements, the rumor mill has its eyes set on the upcoming Nexus device, codenamed Shamu, which will be apparently manufactured by Motorola. We’ve seen several leaks related to the device, including leaked images, as well as the rumored specifications. Recently, the folks at Android Police managed to get more information about the alleged device, some of it was already known. Based on a new report, the Motorola… Continue reading More details about the alleged Motorola Nexus 6 leaks; 5.9-inch display, a bigger battery and more Related…
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 struts its (metallic) stuff ahead of formal intro

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Samsung’s half-metal/half-plastic A-Series product lineup stopped being a secret a long time ago, but although intel on the upcoming Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 has been gradually dripping for weeks, the leakage simply cannot be contained. And the latest piece of the puzzle falling into place is not even a leak per se, including public information. Namely, certification from China’s FCC equivalent,… Continue reading Samsung Galaxy A3 struts its (metallic) stuff ahead of formal intro Related posts: Metallic Samsung Galaxy A7 expected to sport 720p 5.5-inch display Metallic Samsung SM-A500 moves…
 
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    TechNewsWorld

  • How to Turbocharge Your iOS 8 Web-Surfing Experience

    Chris Maxcer
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Think iOS 8 is just an expanded version of iOS 7? Take a closer look, and you might think again. For owners of iPhone models from the 4s to the 6 Plus, Apple has introduced not only improvements to familiar features but some altogether new -- and cool -- functionality. Best of all, it's all free. There's something for everyone in this version. Even if you're not quite ready to trade up, iOS 8 will make it seem like you have a new phone again. Here's your guide to the most useful and welcome iOS 8 changes for accessing the mobile Web.
  • Scribbleton Has a Ton of Potential

    Jack M. Germain
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Scribbleton is a very infant -- as in alpha -- release of an innovative note-taking app for Linux that provides cross-platform access with Windows and Apple computers. It creates a personal wiki for storing everything from quick notes to detailed checklists to outlines. It creates links between pages in Scribbleton. Think of this as an easy-to-use database to create links between words, phrases and pages. You can just as easily use Scribbleton to store snippets or volumes of text and quickly locate cross-referenced information.
  • Consumers Fed Up With Data Breaches

    John P. Mello Jr.
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Consumers are beginning to lose their patience with the custodians of their personal information. Survey results from 2,000 consumers released last week by HyTrust, suggest that 51 percent of those polled would bolt from any business involved in a data breach that compromised personal information such as address, Social Security number or credit card details. Suspicions have been growing among consumers that businesses aren't doing enough to protect the data they eagerly collect from their customers, said HyTrust President Eric Chiu.
  • How to Tap Into iOS 8's Best New Communication Features

    Chris Maxcer
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Apple's iOS 8 is a free upgrade for iPhone owners who have an iPhone 4s up to the new behemoth iPhone 6 Plus. On the surface, iOS 8 looks a lot like iOS 7, but when you begin tapping down into it, there are dozens of new features and tweaks. Most everyone can find a few new features they can put to work to make their iPhones better than ever. Some are handy, some have "finally" arrived, and some are just plain cool. Here's your guide to the most useful and welcome iOS 8 changes to messages, keyboard, contacts and email functionality.
  • GNOME Again, GNOME Again, Jiggety Jig

    Katherine Noyes
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    There's just never a dull moment here in the Linux blogosphere, and the last week or so has been a perfect illustration. Not only did the Shellshock bug hit the proverbial fan, but the ever-burning Systemd flames flared even brighter, thanks to the addition of some fresh fuel. What was that fuel, you may wonder? Oh, none other than the little tidbit of news from the Debian team that it's decided to make the GNOME desktop default again -- and that Systemd was at least part of the reason.
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    CNN.com - Technology

  • Luxy -- it's the Tinder app for snobs

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you're looking to hook up via your smartphone, and aren't overly concerned about looking like a snob while doing so, Luxy may be the app for you.
  • Luxy -- it's the Tinder app for snobs

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you're looking to hook up via your smartphone, and aren't overly concerned about looking like a snob while doing so, Luxy may be the app for you.
  • Traffic lights that count pedestrians

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Fed up with waiting at pedestrian lights when there's no one there? New technology could fix your frustration.
  • Creator of spying app arrested

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The creator of StealthGenie, a mobile app marketed as a tool for spying on cheating spouses and keeping tabs on children, has been arrested, according to federal authorities.
  • Creator of spying app arrested

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The creator of StealthGenie, a mobile app marketed as a tool for spying on cheating spouses and keeping tabs on children, has been arrested, according to federal authorities.
 
 
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • PLXsert warns of Spike DDoS Toolkit

    Bill Brenner
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Akamai’s Prolexic Security Engineering and Research Team (PLXsert) is tracking the spread of Spike, a new malware toolkit that poses a threat to embedded devices, as well as Linux and Windows systems. Several versions of Spike can communicate and execute commands to infected Windows, desktop Linux and ARM-based devices running the Linux operating system (OS), PLXsert said in an advisory Wednesday morning. From the advisory: Binary payloads from this toolkit are dropped and executed after the successful compromise of targeted devices, which may include PCs, servers, routers, Internet of…
  • Data Breach Victims or Enablers?

    Bill Brenner
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Back in May,  my good friend Eric Cowperthwaite caused a stir with a blog post about security breach victims getting demonized for failing to prevent break-ins. Other industry friends passionately disagreed. My thinking on the matter continues to evolve. But as is usually the case, my thinking takes me to the middle. Companies that suffer a breach — Home Depot and Target have been among this year’s biggest poster children — are victims. They don’t set out to put their customers’ data in danger and they probably thought they were practicing all due diligence…
  • After 9-11, Fear Made Us Stupid

    Bill Brenner
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Included in all the tweets and Facebook postings about the 13th anniversary of 9-11 yesterday was this from friend and co-worker Martin McKeay: Never forget 9/11 and terrorism. But don’t forget how many rights have been taken from us in the name of fighting terrorism. He’s got that right. There’s been plenty of outrage in recent years over the U.S. government running wild, violating our privacy in the name of security. The Bush Administration was rightly criticized over warrantless wiretapping. More recently, the Obama Administration and such government agencies as the NSA…
  • Exposing Gregory Evans: It Can Be Done

    Bill Brenner
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Thanks to the efforts of Attrition.org, we’ve known for years that LIGATT Security and Gregory Evans can’t be trusted. That article includes a long list of examples where Evans has committed plagiarism and threatened those who question his credentials as a hacker. There are court documents on the Internet that add to the evidence. I won’t go into the full summary of misdeeds here, because veteran security professionals have heard and seen it all before. Besides, I can’t do it any better than Attrition.org already has. Despite all we know about Evans, the mainstream…
  • Five security lessons from ‘Mars Attacks!’

    Bill Brenner
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:32 pm
    If you look closely, the 1996 Tim Burton film “Mars Attacks!” offers us a few security lessons. Let the following clip play as I run through some examples… Lesson 1: If you release a white dove over someone’s head before you verify who you’re dealing with, you have failed to practice due diligence. The resulting bad press could damage your brand. Lesson 2: Regarding Jack Nicholson’s speech about two out of three branches of the government still working: Layers of security may be smart, but if it’s badly configured and government-issued, it…
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    Developer Techno

  • Seven-Step Software Delivery Improvement Framework

    Developer Techno
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Unlike some of those fervent Agile proponents who think the Agile process is "the end all and be all" solution of our IT ills, our approach to IT process improvement is based not on some vague process improvement for the sake of process, but on an organization's business needs and goals—the only condition for any process improvement effort to have a measurable and lasting success.Step 1: Identify the Business Sponsor and Her or His Needs and GoalsAs long as we recognize that the main objective in building software is to support a business, it will become obvious that for a software delivery…
  • THE MOBILE NETWORK - Throughput and Latency

    Developer Techno
    17 Aug 2012 | 8:02 am
    Although these acronyms and the constant evolution of cellular and wireless network technologycan be baffling, the important thing to understand is that a variety of networks are used to provide data connections to your users ’ devices. As with the physical and diversity - related challenges of the devices themselves, you need to be cautious about assumptions for these connections.Speed or throughput of the network connection is an obvious constraint. At the end of 2010, according to Akamai, the average fi xed - line broadband speed in the United States was 5Mbps,many factors faster than…
  • THE MOBILE NETWORK - Data Networks

    Developer Techno
    14 Aug 2012 | 7:58 am
    As you might imagine, the networks responsible for bringing content and services to a mobile device are also notably different from the networks to which you connect laptops and desktops. Many contemporary mid - and high - end mobile devices include WiFi data connectivity, and when used in that mode, the device is connecting to a local access point, which, in turn, is most likely connected to a regular broadband - grade connection. In this case, the network connection for the device is fast, reliable, and low in latency — just as it is for the other computers and devices that are connected…
  • THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGES OF MOBILE DEVICES - Browser Characteristics

    Developer Techno
    12 Aug 2012 | 7:48 am
    Less than 5 years ago, when most mobile devices used their own embedded or simple real - time operating systems, it appeared to mobile web developers as though there were as many operating system versions as there were models of devices. Given that these operating systems tended tocontain their own varied browser implementations, with no option for users to upgrade them or install alternatives, the challenge of delivering a reliable web experience to all of them was almost insurmountable. Such browsers were typically very limited, and often derived from their WAP browser precedents, provided…
  • THE TECHNICAL CHALLENGES OF MOBILE DEVICES - Physical Constraints

    Developer Techno
    8 Aug 2012 | 7:16 am
    Pick up any mobile device and look at it carefully. Of course, the first thing you notice is the size, shape, and weight of its physical implementation. Very old mobile devices can be easily recognized by their larger, ungainly form, but following a period in the 1990s and 2000s, during which manufacturers sought to develop ever smaller devices, most modern devices are now of broadly similar size and weight. Not by coincidence, this is about the size that fi ts comfortably into an adult hand.A limited selection of device form factors tend to prevail in today ’ s mobile market place. Some…
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  • Globe partners with Intel and CloudFone, launches smartphone-tablet-keyboard combo

    Joey
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Globe Telecom earlier announced its partnership with In […] You might also like: CloudFone applies smartphone fashion with Excite 451q CloudFone Excite 402d, is it the Flare alternative? CloudFone makes own 3G smartphone mobile TV
  • Tigo brand aims to speed up notebooks via new KTA-300M SSD drive

    PTB
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    China-based semiconductor firm Kimtigo (Tigo) targets t […] You might also like: Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0, high-speed high-capacity USB 3.0 flash drive Transcend brings SATA speed to its CompactFlash Cards Apacer to boost data processing performance with new SATA 3 SFD 25H-M SSD
  • Kaspersky bares 2015 security products in PH

    PTB
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    Kaspersky Lab released a series of updated security pro […] You might also like: Kaspersky Lab launches 2014 security products for consumers Kaspersky Lab adds new security features to 2013 products Kaspersky’s anti-theft features for Android smartphones and tablet
  • Playing Halo: Spartan Assault on the Cherry Mobile Alpha Play

    Joey
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    We got to unbox the Cherry Mobile Alpha Play yesterday […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile Alpha Play 8-inch 1.33 GHz Quad Core Windows 8.1 Tablet Cherry Mobile Alpha Style 4-inch 1.2 GHz Quad Core Windows 8.1 Smartphone Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe 5-inch 1.2 GHz Quad Core Windows 8.1 Smartphone
  • ADATA brings two DDR4 memory module lines in PH

    PTB
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Seeking to provide upgrade solution for PC DIY users vi […] You might also like: ADATA 10400mAh power bank enters PH market ADATA PV110 10400 mAh Power Bank launched ADATA launches UV130 and UV131 USB Flash Drives in the Philippines
 
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  • Chemotherapy is safe during pregnancy, researchers say

    Diane Shipley
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    New research presented this week at the ESMO 2014 Congress in Madrid has shown that chemotherapy is safe during pregnancy (and that radiation therapy only carries a low risk). Dr Frederic Amant from University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium said that as long as chemo was given after the first trimester, there were no negative impacts on babies’ development. ‘Fear about the risks of chemotherapy administration should not be a reason to terminate a pregnancy, delay cancer treatment for the mother, or to deliver a baby prematurely,’ he said. Until recently, fear of harming the foetus has…
  • Details for the HTC One M8 Max phablet leak

    Tom Pritchard
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    We all know that HTC is going to be responsible for the Nexus 9 (or we think we do), but it looks like its not avoiding other things because details of a new HTC-made phablet have leaked: The HTC One M8 Max. According to reports from Chinese site My Drivers,  the device will come with 3GB of RAM, a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, a 5.5-inch QHD display, an 18MP camera with OIS, and a 3,000 mAh battery. It makes sense that HTC would be releasing a larger version of its flagship soon, this time last year we saw the original HTC One Max and we’ve been hearing rumours for a…
  • A Windows 9 upgrade may cost Windows 7 users £20

    Tom Pritchard
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Yesterday an Indonesian Microsoft executive confirmed that Windows 9 would be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users, but details on upgrade options for users of older software were mysteriously absent. Now it seems that Windows 7 users might be able to get their hands on Windows 9 for a mere £20. This comes from Russian leaker Wzor who claims that the upgrade will cost somewhere around $30, which is slightly less than £20. With almost half the total marketshare of desktop OSs, Windows 7 is the most popular choice across the planet. With the software nearing the end of it’s life…
  • This new wearable harvests electricity while you walk

    Diane Shipley
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Mexican scientists have developed a new wearable that fits inside a shoe and can convert energy from walking (or running, I guess, if you’re into that kind of thing) and turn it into electricity. The device, which is around three millimetres thick, is similar to an insole and designed to store mechanical-vibrational energy created by movement. It measures pressure, force and acceleration, and its inbuilt circuit converts mechanical energy into microwatts. Designed by scientists at the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV) in Chihuahua, it’s so far successfully powered a clock…
  • Bing apps are adopting the MSN brand name

    Tom Pritchard
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Bing the search engine is still alive and kicking but Microsoft is ditching the Bing moniker for a number of Windows Phone apps in favour of the MSN name. The change has started happening already as many Windows Phone user may attest to. It makes a little bit of sense to be honest. The Bing name is often met with sneers and mockery over the assumption that Google is a far superior product. MSN, on the other hand, is met with warm memories of teenage evenings spent talking to your friends online. The name change might help, or it might not. But it’s worth a shot right? Most of the former…
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  • Sony Xperia Z3 arrives at Carphone Warehouse

    James O'Malley
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Carphone Warehouse has announced that it is stocking Sony’s new Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact in its store from today. Like previous Sony phones, the Z3 is fully waterproof – which is why Carphone Warehouse produced this unboxing video filmed underwater. The Z3 Compact starts from £28/month with no upfront cost (presumably on a two year contract), or £429.95 SIM free. The Z3 meanwhile starts at £38/month or £549.95 SIM free. The phones are Sony’s latest flagship handsets – following the Z2 which was released earlier this year. Unusually, it seems Sony operates on a…
  • eBay and Paypal split into separate companies – here’s why they’re consciously uncoupling

    James O'Malley
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    Intriguing corporate news today as eBay has announced that it is calling it quits with Paypal. The payment system, which was co-founded by electric cars and space tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is being spun off as a separate company. The split will see current eBay Marketplaces President Devin Wenig become the new CEO of a separate eBay, and former American Express executive Dan Schulman join the separate Paypal company as CEO. It marks the end of a long relationship between the two: Paypal initially grew as the favoured payment system amongst eBay traders, and was so popular that eBay…
  • Adobe brings full Photoshop to Chomebooks using the power of streaming

    James O'Malley
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
    Chromebooks may not be the most powerful computers, but they are portable and cheap – which is why it is surprising to learn that Google and Adobe will be bringing full Photoshop to the platform. Now don’t get us wrong: This isn’t simply a big screened Android app like Photoshop Elements, this is the real deal – the same app you’d get on a Windows or Mac desktop computer. The way it works is rather clever: Rather than try to run the app on your Chromebook, it instead runs in the Cloud, and all of the hardware processing is done there. Instead, all your Chromebook…
  • Is Microsoft killing Bing?

    James O'Malley
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    It looks like Microsoft is killing off the Bing brand name… and bringing back MSN right: MSN. In a brand strategy that seems to be increasingly randomly chosen, apparently the latest version of Windows Phone – 8.1 – sees the various Bing apps, such as Bing Finance being rebadged to remove the “Bing” name. The search app on Windows Phone – which used to be Bing Search – has now been named after Microsoft’s Siri-alike Cortana assistant. Such a move would mark a big shift: A few years ago Bing was launched in a blaze of publicity – the…
  • Amazon Fire Phone available on O2 in the UK today

    James O'Malley
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Amazon’s FirePhone is available from today, O2 has announced. O2 is offering the phone on its Refresh tariff – and you can get the phone for free if you’re willing to spend £33/month with 2GB of data (presumably on a two year contract). Much like the US launch, Amazon is also throwing in a year of free Amazon Prime in a bid to entice customers over to its platform. The phone itself was unveiled back in June to much fanfare: with key features being headtracking cameras that will change the interface depending on how you’re looking at the phone, and…
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    Gear Live

  • Apple seeds OS X Yosemite Golden Master to developers

    Andru Edwards
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    While Microsoft was busy introducing Windows 10 to the world, Apple released the first OS X Yosemite golden master candidate. Developers and beta testers were seeded with the update today through the Mac App Store, and the golden master designation means that the company is confident that this could be the exact same version that it ships to the general public when Yosemite is released later this fall, barring any last-minute bugs (hence the word “candidate.”) OS X Yosemite was originally introduced back in June during the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, where it was shown…
  • Windows 10: Microsoft previews the next iteration of Windows

    Andru Edwards
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Today, Microsoft officially announced the next version of Windows: Windows 10. If you’re confused, you’re not alone. The currently-available version of Windows is 8.1, which means that Microsoft has inexplicably decided to forego version 9 altogether. Rumors that the next version would be called Windows TH, Windows One, or Windows 9 have now been dashed—Windows 10 is the future of Microsoft’s desktop operating system. It’s also still technically the 9th release of Windows. At an unveiling event earlier today, the company called Windows 10 the “most…
  • GoPro Hero4 Black edition offers 4K recording at 30fps

    Andru Edwards
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:58 pm
    GoPro has announced the new GoPro Hero4 Black Edition camera, which takes its top-of-the-line model and adds in 4K recording at 30 frames per second, what many video enthusiasts consider to be the holy grail for a pocket camcorder. That’s not all, as it can also do 1080p at 120 frames per second (great for slow motions video recording,) and takes 12 megapixel images, up to 30 per second. On the inside you’ll find a processor that is twice a fast as what was in the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition, as well as a redesigned microphone with double the dynamic range as the previous model.
  • Apple prepping to launch iMac with Retina display alongside OS X Yosemite

    Andru Edwards
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    According to reports from several outlets, Apple is set to finally bring its iMac desktop line into the future with the introduction of a Retina display with a 5K resolution. for the 27-inch model. The company is said to be in the late testing stage for the iMac with Retina display, which would put it on track to launch in the next couple of months. The smart money says that it’ll launch alongside OS X Yosemite, with other updates that include faster processors, improved Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and Thunderbolt 2 ports. We expect that the Retina display would be a premium feature, with…
  • Unboxing Live 147: Apple iPhone 6 Space Gray

    Andru Edwards
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Here's a look at the Space Gray iPhone 6 in our latest episode of Unboxing Live! We open up the smaller of the two new iPhone 6 models, giving you a look at everything in the box (spoiler: Lightning cable, AC adapter, and Earpods headphones) along with a tour of the 4.7-inch smartphone itself. We've already opened up the gold iPhone 6 Plus, which you should check out as well if you want to get a look at the gold finish. Pick up your own iPhone 6 from Apple! Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel, and don't forget--we are giving away awesome perks for our…
 
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    TightWind

  • Hong Kong’s Challenge to China

    Kyle Baxter
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    After China placed limitations on candidates for Hong Kong’s city leader, Hong Kong erupted in protest. This, of course, presents a large challenge to Xi Jinping and the PRC. Edward Wong and Chris Buckley write for the Times: China’s Communist Party has ample experience extinguishing unrest. For years it has used a deft mix of censorship, arrests, armed force and, increasingly, money, to repress or soften calls for political change. But as he faces massive street demonstrations in Hong Kong pressing for more democracy in the territory, the toolbox of President Xi Jinping of China…
  • ‡ Apple Watch

    Kyle Baxter
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    The phone dominates your attention. For nearly every use, the phone has your undivided attention. Browsing the web, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, watching video, reading, messaging—all require focus on a screen that fills your vision, your primary attention, and generally some kind of interaction. Everything else, too, is always a home button or notification-tap away at all times. Is that a shock when the phone is the single gateway to nearly everything? The PC is now for doing work, but the phone is for messaging, taking photos, sharing them, the web, Twitter, Facebook, finding places to…
  • The Successor to Siri and Open Data

    Kyle Baxter
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    The founders of Siri are working on a new service called Viv that can link disparate sources of information together to answer questions: But Kittlaus points out that all of these services are strictly limited. Cheyer elaborates: “Google Now has a huge knowledge graph—you can ask questions like ‘Where was Abraham Lincoln born?’ And it can name the city. You can also say, ‘What is the population?’ of a city and it’ll bring up a chart and answer. But you cannot say, ‘What is the population of the city where Abraham Lincoln was born?’” The system may have the data for both…
  • ‡ I Want to Know

    Kyle Baxter
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    When I was growing up, I was fascinated by space. One of my earliest memories—and I know this is strange—is, when I was four or five years old, trying to grasp the concept of emptiness in space. I imagined the vast emptiness of space between galaxies, nothing but emptiness. I tried to imagine what that meant, but most of all, I tried to imagine what it would look like. That question, what color empty space would be, rolled around my brain the most. I couldn’t shake it. I would be doing something–playing Nintendo, coloring, whatever–and that question would pop into my…
  • ‡ Apple’s Advantage

    Kyle Baxter
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Monday’s WWDC Keynote was easily the largest set of changes made to Apple’s platforms since iOS 2 was announced in 2008. The effects of what was announced will be felt and discussed for years to come. There is a lot to think through and write about, which I will be doing in the coming weeks. However, something struck me during the keynote that felt fairly small but, upon thinking about it afterward, I think could end up being important to Apple’s future success. Apple announced further updates to their cloud service where you can save all of the photos and videos you take,…
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    Techie Buzz

  • Windows 10: The Next Version of Windows, Made for Any Device

    Romit Mehta
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    At a small press gathering on September 30, Microsoft showed what is an early version of the next edition of Windows, and tricked everyone by calling it Windows 10 instead of the chronologically appropriate Windows 9. As this event was catering to the enterprises, there was emphasis mostly on the features that will make existing Windows XP and Windows 7 customers not hesitate to move to the next version of Windows. Microsoft officials admitted that Windows 8, and even Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update are too different from Windows XP and Windows 7 and customers are staying away from…
  • Samsung Launches Galaxy Grand Prime In India For INR 15,499

    Omkar Dutta
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    After Microsoft and Sony, the South Korean tech giant finally launched its very own selfie focused smartphone in India. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime features a 5 megapixel wide angle front camera best-suited for capturing group selfies. Apart from that, it runs on the Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System and packs a 5 inch display, 1.2 GHz quad core processor and an 8 megapixel rear camera. Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime comes with a price tag of INR 15,499 in India. This handset is currently available in White and Grey colors. It measures 144.8 × 72.1 × 8.6mm and weighs 156 grams. This…
  • One Plus One Coming to India Soon, One Plus Two Coming in Q2-Q3 2015

    Pallab De
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    One Plus has managed to generate a lot of publicity and interest for a brand new company. Their first device – the One Plus One, was dubbed as the “Flagship Killer”. Extremely limited availability has prevented the device from registering even a blip in the world wide sales figures. However, the One did receive widespread acclaim for its high quality hardware and extremely competitive pricing. Today Carl Pei and David S from One Plus One answered questions from Redditors in an AMA. Here are some of the most interesting tidbits from their AMA. David and Carl On India Plans One Plus had…
  • Andrognito Can Encrypt and Hide Any File on Android

    Pallab De
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    Everyone has something to hide. With smartphones becoming deeply integrated with each and every facet of our life, it’s only but natural that they’d contain sensitive data. And, as the recent iCloud breaches have shown us, some times it’s better to have private stuff on your device and within your control, instead of cloud storages that can be hacked remotely. Andrognito is an Android app that can hide and secure any file on your Android smartphone. The developer — Aritra Roy from Kolkata, India – named the app as a fusion of the words Android and Incognito. The app applies…
  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha Launched In India For INR 39,990

    Omkar Dutta
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Last month, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Alpha smartphone with an iPhone-like design and a metal frame. Today, Samsung finally launched this Android 4.4 powered smartphone in India. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the slimmest Galaxy device and it is compatible with the Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables. Samsung Galaxy Alpha come with a price tag of INR 39,990 in India. This device will go on sale in the first week of October. Galaxy Alpha will be available in White, Black and Gold colours. Airtel subscribers will get 5 GB of free data for two months in 4G circles and 2 GB of free data…
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    OLED Info

  • A coffee shop in Korea installs 240 OLED lighting panels

    oled
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    A new coffee shop opened in Korea called Marley Coffee (inspired by bob Marley's motto, "One Love"). They installed 15 OLED Butterfly Luminaries that use a total of 240 OLED panels - 53x55 mm panels produced by LG Chem. Those OLED butterflies are connected to a motion detector, and they flicker when movement nearby is detected. LG Chem says that because the OLED panels have no glare, the flickering does not cause discomfort like in other types of lighting.Read more about A coffee shop in Korea installs 240 OLED lighting panels
  • UBI: The flexible OLED market will reach $17.6 billion in 2020

    oled
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    UBI Research estimates that the flexible OLED market will generate $1.8 billion in revenues in 2015, and will grow quickly at a 60% annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach $17.6 billion by 2020. The primary application driving this grwoth will be tablet pcs.UBI also says that Samsung decided to change the encapsulation technology used in their upcoming A3 production line. In their current flexible OLED production, Samsung uses the old Vitex technology which is slow and expensive. Read more about UBI: The flexible OLED market will reach $17.6 billion in 2020
  • OTI reveals their first OLED lighting product, explains the company's technology and business

    oled
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    OTI Lumionics unveiled their first OLED lighting product, the Aerelight desk lamp. It uses a single OLED lighting panel and is relatively affordable at $239 (I said relatively!). OTI did not reveal the technical details - but they did say it offers a brightness of up to 1,000 lux at maximum brightness. The lamp will ship in early 2015.OTI was established in 2011 by researchers and engineers from the University of Toronto, with an aim to develop OLED lighting technologies. The company developed new OLED materials (electrode materials and transparent conductors) and also a new production…
  • DisplaySearch: the plastic AMOLED based Apple Watch display costs over $27 to make

    oled
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    DisplaySearch estimate that the plastic OLED display used in the Apple Watch costs more than $27 (this is the production cost, not the display price). They say it is difficult to know for sure as the cost is highly dependent on yield rates at LG Display's fab and they do not know it yet. They assume a 60% yield rate for the $27 estimation.The $27 estimate includes the plastic AMOLED module, the touch panel interface and the cover glass (sapphire or glass, depends on the Watch model).Read more about DisplaySearch: the plastic AMOLED based Apple Watch display costs over $27 to make
  • Consumer Reports: OLED is the best display technology

    oled
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    Consumer Reports says that OLED is the best display technology, as it combines the best features of plasmas and LCDs. They say that the emerging technology is "really going to shake up the television industry"."What we like about OLED is that it delivers on the deep black levels and unlimited viewing angles that we've come to expect from the best plasmas," said Claudio Ciacci from Consumer Reports. "At the same time it delivers on the power efficiency, super-thin bezel design and also the bright picture that we've come to expect from LCD TVs."Read more about Consumer Reports: OLED is the best…
 
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    MRAM-Info

  • Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

    mram
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    This book presents a systematic overview of emerging non-volatile memory technologies. The book discusses recent improvements in flash technologies (such as 3D NAND), phase change memory and resistive random access memory technologies and alternative technologies such as STT-MRAM, ferroelectric and organic memory devices.ASIN:  Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials)
  • Faster STT-MRAM via different field-like orientation

    mram
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Researchers from the A*STAR institute in Singapore suggest a new design that could make STT-MRAM devices faster. Using a computational model, the researchers tried different designs for the relative orientation of the magnetic fields in both MRAM layers (the 'field-like' term).The strength of the 'field-like' term depends on the device geometry and the materials used. Devices with a strong field-like term has a greater potential to reduce switching times than for devices in which the field-like term is negligible. A better understanding of the field-like term is still needed, but this work…
  • Everspin: 256Mb ST-MRAM chips coming soon

    mram
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Here's an interesting video interview with Joe O'Hare, Everspin's Director of Product Marketing. Joe explains the company's MRAM (and ST-MRAM) tech and business, especially how it relates to enterprise SSD, which seems to be the focus of MRAM applications at the moment:During the interview, Joe updates that everspin is now designing a 256Mb chip, and this will be the next product the company will introduce. Currently their highest-density chip is the 64Mb ST-MRAM chip (announced in 2012, but only ramped-up recently).
  • Avalanche Technology announce four additional key MRAM and STT-MRAM patents

    mram
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Avalanche Technology has been awarded new key patents in the areas of STT-MRAM technology, MRAM integration and manufacturing and perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junction (pMTJ) STT-MRAM. This follows eight new key patents awarded to Avalanche since the beginning of 2014.Avalanche (founded in 2006 and based in California, US) developed patented Spin Programmable STT-MRAM (SPMEM) memory that uses a revolutionary proprietary spin current and voltage switching technology. The company wants to license their technology for embedded applications and also build discrete standalone memory devices. In…
  • Everspin ramps up ST-MRAM chips, unveils three new customers

    mram
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Everspin announced the world's first STT-MRAM chip back in 2012, and they started offering it to customers in 2013. So far we only heard of a single product that actually uses those chips: Buffalo Memory's S6C industrial SATA III SSD. Today Everspin announced it is ramping up production, and the company disclosed several new customer and ecosystem relationships.Everspin is collaborating with FPGA leader Altera, and is showcasing three new customers: SMART Modular Technologies, Mobiveil and Mangstor. SMART Modular is demonstrating a PCIe-based, high speed, and persistent FPGA-based memory…
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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: http://goo.gl/Whh62RUnlimited 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…
  • How to Promote Your Webinar (part 2)

    18 Jun 2013 | 11:33 am
    This is part 2 of the How to Promote Your Webinar post I wrote a few weeks ago.  In the first part, I discussed using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and industry publications.  Here are some more ideas: Video or audio introduction – Create a video or audio introduction about your webinar to embed in your website and event invitations.  Hearing or seeing an introduction to your webinar will help convert potential registrants.  Post it on YouTube, Viddler,Vimeo and other video sites to get more visibility. Email signature – Add your webinar to your email signature.  You’d be…
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    Tech Cocktail

  • Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

    Ann Diab
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available in the App Store and officially launches October 1. Close5 takes the features that Rumgr worked to iterate and improve upon over the last three years, and packages it in a location-based app for buying and selling goods from nearby users. Rumgr was born in 2011 as Bathurst and other pals from Zappos and the Las…
  • How the Internet of Things is Turning Into the Internet of Sports

    Rick Delgado
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast new frontier where companies are currently experimenting with fascinating new ideas and items. One of the major areas where we’ve seen intriguing innovations has been with consumer products, but other industries are poised to have revolutions of their very own. Though it may feel like a strange fit, the Internet of Things has tremendous potential when it comes to sports. From football to baseball and basketball to golf, the possibilities for how much the IoT can change sports are nearly endless. Most of these changes will likely be felt behind the…
  • Coub: It’s Like a Meme Generator, but for Creating Videos

    Amanda Quick
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Most filmmakers need a camera crew, lights, audio technicians, and graphic designers to create a movie or even a short film. However, as the world is becoming more digital, there are new tools for users to create high-quality, short videos from anywhere in the world. One of these new resources is called Coub – it’s an easy-to-use platform for creating videos that transforms content into something worthwhile. “It allows you to bring new life to the content you’ve already seen and love dearly. It’s a next step in internet culture,” says Anastasia Popova, the Marketing Director at…
  • The Waltz of Marketing: Your Social Call To Action

    Jonathan Wickham
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    I recently attended a virtual conference put on by Marketo. Their content marketing specialist, Maggie Jones, talked about 411. We’re not talking information here. We’re talking rhythm, cadence, music-like time signature in content development. It’s the waltz of the marketing world when making a call-to-action in your social engagement. It was a concept that I’d heard her talk about before. I implemented the idea right away after hearing about it the first time. But this second time, my mind began to expand the concept to a whole new realm—social. When it comes to broad audience…
  • Anomo: The Anonymous App that Builds Connections, Relationships

    Amanda Quick
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Think about some of the thoughts that go through your head when see someone’s profile picture – “Is he athletic?” “Is she pretty?” the list goes on and on. We’ve all made judgments about people based on their social profile without ever meeting them. “We judge people based on their appearance,” says James Sun, the cofounder of Anomo. “But we also get to know people through work through sports, through common interests before we necessarily might judge them from a photo standpoint.” With everything and everyone’s business online, it’s sometimes challenging to get to…
 
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Gelatine "bump" label could change food packaging industry

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    An award-winning perishable label that reacts to protein decomposition could herald a change in the way the freshness of food is measured, according to its London-based designer, raising the prospect of reducing consumable wastage and even improving organ transportation. Joel Flynn reports.
  • Scrambling away pain for cancer patients

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    Researchers are testing a device called the Scrambler which "re-trains" the brain to alleviate chronic pain caused by chemotherapy treatment. Ben Gruber reports.
  • New copper-based fabric promises germ-free hospital environment

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    A children's burn unit in Chile is using a newly developed copper-based material in its hospital gowns that limits the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses, creating a safer environment for patients and doctors. Elly Park reports.
  • GM spider silk made by silkworms 50 percent stronger than alternatives, say researchers

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Japanese researchers say they have successfully managed to genetically modify silkworms with dragline protein genes from common spiders to increase the strength and quality of silk. It raises the prospect of making spider silk production commercially viable. Joel Flynn reports.
  • Oxford University scientist uncovers physics of the guitar

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    An Irish scientist, who is also a semi-professional guitarist, has devised what he says are the first known equations explaining the physics behind playing the instrument. Dr David Robert Grimes, of the University of Oxford, says that mastering the physics of guitar playing could help instrument manufacturers and musicians alike. Jim Drury went to meet him.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • Intel Outs Iris and HD Graphics Driver Version 10.18.10.3945 – Download Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Intel has made available a new version of its Iris and HD graphics package, namely build 3945, which fixes the wireless display connection strength so that it doesn’t disconnect when playing a Blu-ray disk through a WiDi device. In addition to that, this new release resolves the Control Panel issues regarding the power plan, which wouldn’t change even if a different power plan was applied, and improves the compatibility between Intel’s WiDi technology and the Media Player Classic program. If... (read more)
  • Pebble Rolls Out Another Firmware for Its SmartWatches – Version 2.6

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Pebble has rolled out a new firmware update developed for its smartwatches, namely version 2.6, which allows users to set shortcuts from a watchface to their favorite applications by pressing and holding the Up or Down buttons. However, owners will have to enable the Quick Launch feature and only afterwards set the shortcuts from the settings menu. Besides this change, the 2.6 firmware also adds some workarounds that allow the activity tracking apps for Pebble (such as Jawbone, Misfit, or Sw... (read more)
  • Asus RT-N53 Has 5 Ghz Wi-Fi Problems

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Dumitru)
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Asus RT-N53 is a Wi-Fi router released in the autumn of 2011 that now sees a pretty big price drop, so, in theory, it is a good non-gigabit router with 5Gzh capabilities. The problem is that the 5Ghz Wi-Fi component is mounted on the USB bus and it seems to be failing very often. I've found reports of this problem dating back to 2012 on different discussion forums. Asus has tried to fix the issue, but with no luck yet. With the latest official firmware (3.0.0.4.374.4561), the 5 Ghz SSID is d... (read more)
  • Cooler Master Launches Low-Cost Silent Universal CPU/APU Cooler

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Direct contact heatpipes are usually a design feature restricted to mid-range and high-end coolers, but some low-end ones have it too, from time to time. The new Cooler Master Hyper 612 ver. 2 is an example. Compatible with both Intel CPUs and AMD APUs/CPUs, the cooler is designed according to CDC, or Continuous Direct Contact, guidelines. This way, heat is dissipated better, more easily led to and released into the heatsink. Speaking of which, the X-Vent technology allows air to flow well t... (read more)
  • AMD Demos Hadoop Big Data Software on ARM-Based Opteron A CPUs

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Intel may have completely turned away from the idea of ARM-based server chips, especially on the data center and large-scale processing markets, but the same cannot be said about AMD, as the latest announcement will show. You may or may not know this, but Advanced Micro Devices has been experimenting with ARM-based processors for quite a while. In fact, the Opteron A1100 Seattle Processor was launched one and a half months ago, give or take, and development kits were already existing at that... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Final Day

    Bill Petro
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    VMWORLD 2014 SAN FRANCISCO: FINAL DAY VMworld does something special for the Press and Bloggers, it reserves several tables near the front of the auditorium with power cords and a special WiFi feed. This makes it easy to take lousy low light photos from one’s iPhone. Having written on Day 1 and Day 2 of VMworld, on the last day we learned that attendees had attended 9,300 labs. And they raised $248,460 through Destination GiveBack. The last day is usually reserved for innovations, last year’s was about robots and 3D printing. This time: People Plus Machines. Jane McGonigal, Super…
  • VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Day 2, The Details

    Bill Petro
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    VMWORLD 2014 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 2 Following on the announcements of Day 1, three VMware executives filled in the details. Sanjay Poonen, VMware EVP and GM, End-User Computer Sanjay was the next speaker. He’s always sharp in his delivery and cogent in his messaging. He began with the metaphor of the Sands Resort in Singapore. I’ve been there, and it’s stunning. Sanjay pointed out that it took years to build the tower infrastructure, but atop the resort is a fabulous swimming pool. VMware wants to build three towers. Desktop, Mobile, Content He talked about his end-user…
  • VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Day 1, The Announcements

    Bill Petro
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    VMWORLD 2014: DAY 1, THE ANNOUNCEMENTS The largest cloud show of its kind, VMworld 2014 opened with the General Session in Moscone Center in San Francisco. 22,000 attendees from 85 countries are here. The show actually opened 2 days previously, but everyone who is going to be here is at this event. Partner Day and TAM Day were earlier and last night was the welcoming buffet in the Solutions Exchange. I’ll be at the Solutions Exchange later this week demoing in the Cisco booth Platform as a Service and Cloud Management. No Limits is the theme this year. Bill Fathers, VMware EVP and GM,…
  • VMworld 2013 San Francisco: Day 4, Makers and Shakers

    Bill Petro
    29 Aug 2013 | 2:30 pm
    VMWORLD 2013 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 4 MAKERS AND SHAKERS For the popular Innovator’s Day at the end of the VMworld Conference…   Jay Silver, Founder and Director Joylabz, and Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs. Jay went to Ken Burns’ place in Massachusetts and went on a nature awareness walk. He had a guide, but Jay didn’t see anything new… so he went to downtown Boston and did some urban discovery. Another student licked his finger and stuck it in the air all around the area… and noted wind patterns that led to a vortex at the center. “If we can see…
  • VMworld 2013 San Francisco: Day 3, the Gadgets

    Bill Petro
    29 Aug 2013 | 2:07 pm
    VMWORLD 2013 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 3, THE GADGETS During this week amongst 22,500 geeks it was noticeable how many devices I saw, especially mobile devices. Here’s the quick breakdown… Cell phones: iPhones by a vast majority, mostly iPhone 5s. Androids as the largest minority, mostly Samsung Galaxy 3 and 4. Tablets: iPads by a vast majority, with some iPad minis. Androids in the minority, including the smaller Nexus 7 size. Laptops: MacBooks were a surprisingly significant fraction PCs of all flavors Ultra thin laptops running Android or Windows 8, including the Microsoft Surface, were…
 
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Air Canada to Charge $5 an Hour for In-Flight Wifi

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    In-flight wifi is finally coming to Canadian airlines, but it won't be cheap. Air Canada, which is currently testing wifi on select flights out of Montreal and Toronto, will charge $5 per hour of wifi. The carrier will charge $16 for a day pass, or $60 a month for unlimited service, targeted at frequent fliers, according to Global News. Up to 30 Air Canada planes will be equipped with in-flight wifi by the end of 2014. More than 100 planes are expected to be equipped by the end of 2015. The addition of wifi on flights is expected to greatly bolster revenues for Canadian airlines. One analyst…
  • Dragons' Den Michael Wekerle Talks After Million-Dollar Porsche Bursts into Flames in Toronto

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    A rare Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid was razed after bursting into flames at an Esso gas station in Toronto this week. CBC confirmed that the owner of the vehicle, valued at $850,000, was none other than Michael Wekerle of Dragons’ Den. The Porsche was less than a month old. Less than 1,000 of these cars will be made worldwide, Porsche says. Wekerle posted a video to CBC's Dragons' Den page to let fans know he was alive and well and explain what happened. (In short: he overfilled his gas tank, and kaboom.) "My Porsche 918 Spyder ... caught flames while I was filling it up with gas at the…
  • Dragons' Den Investor Loses Brand New, Million-Dollar Porsche in Gas Station Fire

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    A rare Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid was razed after bursting into flames at an Esso gas station in Toronto this week. CBC confirmed that the owner of the vehicle, valued at $850,000, was none other than Michael Wekerle Dragons’ Den. The Porsche was less than a month old, according to CBC. A local who lingered at the scene of the accident told The Caledon Enterprise that when the scorched remains of the Porsche were towed away, Wekerle broke out a harmonica and started playing a melancholic song.     Reports suggest Wekerle overfilled the gas tank and the vehicle, which was…
  • Spotify Launches in Canada

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Spotify has launched in Canada. After a small beta, the music streaming company has launched with 20 million songs and Canadian content. Spotify boasts 40 million active users worldwide. It joins Songza and Rdio as Canadians' limited list of music streaming options slowly expands. "When Spotify launches in a specific country we always make sure that the experience is curated for local tastes and culture," the company said. "Spotify in Canada is ... much more than just the Canadian version of Spotify in the US." Users have created 1.5 billion playlists on Spotify so far. The company has paid…
  • Dotstudioz Raises Capital to Bridge Gap Between Distribution of Digital and Traditional Content

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Dotstudioz, an entertainment technology company, announced today the launch of dotstudioPRO, a platform that powers the distribution, sharing and monetization of video with its all-in-one digital ecosystem, taking multi-channel networks to a multi-platform network.  The Canadian company has also secured $830,000 in seed funding. “Being filmmakers ourselves, we wanted to find a way to share our content with audiences, but also maintain control of it when it came to distribution and monetization," explains cofounder Joe Pascual. "And there simply wasn’t anything in…
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    w3w3.com

  • CTP Honors Tech Executive of the Year 2014

    w3w3.com
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    2014 Technology Executive of the Year 1614_ 9/29/14 - Join us in honoring Michael Clark, CTO of Photobucket, as the Colorado Technology Professionals' 2014 Technology Executive of the Year on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014, from 6 - 9 PM at the Denver Art Museum. Click on the event link below for complete details and to register! As you might know, w3w3.com has a strong relationship with Photobucket. Check out Photo Events pages RELATED LINKS: Michael Clark background || CTP Channel || Communication Technology Professionals || Photobucket ||
  • Photos from DSW - What a week

    w3w3.com
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    1613_ 9/22/14 - Celebrating Entrepreneurship Denver Style
  • Competing with the noise...

    w3w3.com
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    The biggest challenge to an entrepreneur today 1610_ 9/22/14 - What is the biggest challenge to an entrepreneur today? Larry asked our expert Brad Bernthal, Director of the Entrepreneurial Initiative, Silicon Flatiron Center and Clinical Law Professor, CU Boulder - Law School. His reply... "The biggest challenge I'm seeing today, is often competing with the noise. So, in broad strokes, the democratization of entrepreneurship in just the last ten years has been amazing. The fact that, especially in Information Technology, startup costs have dropped so dramatically, has leveled the…
  • People who want to change the future...

    w3w3.com
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Mash up of people, different viewpoints and ideas 1610_ 9/22/14 - The ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder, over the years, has evolved and Jill Dupre, Associate Director said, "...it continues to evolve. A constant is that we are a home for 'creative trouble makers'. We're a home for intrepid inventors, people who want to change the future! ATLAS is interdisciplinary - we work with people from all over campus." ATLAS is housed within Engineering but their faculty and students come from all over, from arts, theater, English, journalism, business, engineering, computer…
  • Denver tops for entrepreneurs

    w3w3.com
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Technology, design, entrepreneurship & business
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    Tubefilter

  • Top 100 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels Worldwide • August 2014

    Joshua Cohen
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    After a brief spell in the second place position, Felix Kjellberg‘s PewDiePie channel is back at the top of our monthly Most Subscribed YouTube channels chart. The internet’s most popular destination for Let’s Play videos added an additional 1.1 million new subscribers during the 31 days of August, a slight 1% increase over the month prior. In second place is Nicki Minaj. The hip hop star’s release of “Anaconda” gave her channel a healthy increase in subscribers in addition to a substantial amount of views.  Over 0.55 million new Barbs joined…
  • Anna Akana Puts Her Spin On Beauty Pageants In Latest Short Film

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We’re noted Anna Akana‘s series of short films (now up to its fifth installment out of a planned 12) as some of the most original work released on YouTube this year. Akana has now dropped her newest short on her personal channel, and it offers a haunting take on a beauty pageant. The short is called Here She Is, and it stars Akana as a contestant at a pageant called ‘Miss Fairest Of Them All’. Akana’s character, Miss Hawaii, has visions in which all of her fellow contestants turn up dead. As in Akana’s other shorts, Here She Is is dark and often…
  • Fund This: Hot Messes Seek $30,000 For A Third Round Of #hotmessmoves

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Welcome to Fund This, a new column here at Tubefilter. Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or any other similar crowdfunding sites. We’ll tell you what the series is all about and explain why it is worth your money. Do you have a project that’s currently being crowdfunded? Contact us to let us know and we may feature it in upcoming installments and check out previous installments righthere. Project Name: #hotmessmoves Asking For: $30,000 on Indiegogo Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of…
  • Former YouTube Exec Tom Pickett To Run New VOD Service For Otter Media

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    On September 26th, YouTube VP of Content Tom Pickett announced he was leaving Google to pursue a job with another company. Since high-level Google don’t leave the company that often, we were curious to see where Pickett ended up. Four days later, we have our answer: Pickett will head a new subscription-based video on-demand service launched by AT&T and The Chernin Group‘s Otter Media venture. The as-of-yet unnamed service will be a home for niche channels across a variety of subjects. So far, the only three announced channels are a trio of Chernin-owned properties: anime…
  • Starz Spoofs ‘Power Rangers’ With ‘Space Riders’ Web Series

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Starz Digital Media has added a new offering to its Union Pool YouTube channel. As first reported by StreamDaily, the digital division of the premium cable company has partnered with Canadian production company iThentic for Space Riders: Division Earth, a parody of Power Rangers. Space Riders begins with supervillainess Orson Ooze escaping from her interstellar prison. In true Rita Repulsa fashion, she then decides it’s time to conquer Earth. In response, the Galactic Ministry searches for fighters who can defend the planet, but instead of recruiting a team of teenagers with attitude,…
 
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    ChurchCrunch

  • SproutMark — Asking the Right Questions

    Eric Dye
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Communication is key in any organization and with any kind of team. One of the greatest assets of working in a team environment is the ability to look out for each other’s blind spots or approach problems from multiple points of view. Feedback is key and is usually the catalyst for positive improvement. So how can you accelerate this dynamic? How can you mindfully inquire feedback and introspection of your team or ministry? There’s an app for that. SproutMark SproutMark is an online application that helps you connect with your team members and intentionally address problems and…
  • Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success [Diagram]

    Eric Dye
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    After seeing what happens to my brain on coffee, it’s made me rethink my daily dose of morning and afternoon espresso. I can say that after going almost a full month without regular intakes of coffee has been a curious journey. To summarize my experience, I would say that I am not entirely comfortable with caffeine’s effect on my mind and body. And after reading Dr. Travis Bradberry’s post on LinkedIn, Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success, I am even more skittish about returning to this delicious beverage. Take a look at this diagram and you’ll see what I mean: If…
  • Find Out If You Are a Smartphone Addict (And Stop)

    Eric Dye
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever missed-out on cherishing a moment in your life because you were trying to capture a moment to cherish for the rest of your life? Or how about engaging in social media on your smartphone while at the playground with your kids, instead of engaging with your kids on the playground? I don’t mean to cast any kind of guilt or shame—I am as guilty as anyone else—but the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one, and that’s exactly what this mobile app does: Moment Moment is an app designed to help you “put down your phone and get back to your life.”…
  • Photoshop Reimagined [Images]

    Eric Dye
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    [A slightly humorous and a partially real open letter to Adobe from me.] Dear Adobe, Please hire Aurélien SALOMO to redesign Photoshop. His redesign is so good, it inspires me to create awesome things and care about good design. Let me show you why: Look, Adobe, I’m not saying that I hate Photoshop. I’m just saying that as someone who creates applications for creatives, you might want to consider keeping a compelling, well designed interface. Thank you, — Eric [via Behance] Photoshop Reimagined [Images] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • Create Visual Design Collections with Dropmark

    Eric Dye
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    In short, it’s kind of like a private Pinterest. But so much more than that. Dropmark is an awesome place to put “all your stuff in one simple, visual, private place.” It’s a wonderful solution for creatives and designers who want to organize inspiration or project collaboration. Organize your links, files—and even notes—into nifty visual collections. Dropmark Here’s a brief overview of Dropmark’s features: Organize — You can publicly share, invite your friends, or keep your content completely private. Not all your content, either, you can decide this from…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • A heartbeat away? Hybrid 'patch' could replace transplants

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University researchers are literally setting a new gold standard in cardiac tissue engineering, using gold particles to increase the conductivity of biomaterials.
  • NASA's HS3 looks Hurricane Edouard in the eye

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA and NOAA scientists participating in NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel mission used their expert skills, combined with a bit of serendipity on Sept. 17, 2014, to guide the remotely piloted Global Hawk over the eye of Hurricane Edouard and release a sonde that rotated within the eye as it descended and fell into the eyewall of the storm at low levels.
  • How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers have developed a solar cell that can tap the Sun's full radiation spectrum.
  • NASA's Swift mission observes mega flares from a mini star

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite detected the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star. The initial blast from this record-setting series of explosions was as much as 10,000 times more powerful than the largest solar flare ever recorded.
  • Tropical Storm Rachel dwarfed by developing system 90E

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Rachel is spinning down west of Mexico's Baja California, and another tropical low pressure area developing off the coast of southwestern Mexico dwarfs the tropical storm. NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the size difference between the two tropical low pressure areas.
 
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • OMG! Free Brocade Certification Exam and Training (170-010) Expires Soon!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Some time ago I got notified about this, but then there was VMworld and R&R and I let it go by the wayside… Well guess what IT IS STILL AVAILABLE! Whoa whoa whoa, let’s calm down. I CANT CALM DOWN! FREE CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING! Okay, that is something to be excited about… This track entitles you to pursue NFV Certification! (Alright, I had to look that up… Network Functions Virtualization Certification :)) Most of the steps of what you need to do are contained in this handy Quick Start PDF Guide – It includes: Downloading the Virtual Router you can use to train and get…
  • How to see which session has the Remote Console opened in VMware! (GUI and PowerCLI!)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    So you ever been in that situation where you either see a message like, “Number of active connections has changed. There are now 2 active connections to this console” Or… “Unable to connect to the MKS: Console access to the virtual machine cannot be granted since the connection limit of ‘x’ has been reached.”  (This second one is most likely to come up when you have either a STIG or security defined limitation to the number of remote connections to use, thus by default you’re more likely to see message #1!) Well, the question is… What do you do in these circumstances?
  • A look at #VMworld Day 1 and what you should know!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Let me start off by saying, WOW. I mean Mega-WOW.  If you haven’t watched the Keynote from 26AUG2014 yet you definitely ought to.   This VMworld and this keynote focused on what has been taken for granted within the community and the virtualization space for years from a corporate perspective.   This VMworld has focused all eyes and attention on the COMMUNITY.   When the executives of VMware get up and say that the community matters, that the VMware Users Group organization is not only visible but also important to the mission and the success of their…
  • Review of #VMworld Day’s –1 and 0! The word of the days is Community

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    If we had to sum up what those days were about, it has to be community.  Break it down with me… Saturday hit on some major items, such as vBeers, VMworld Community Kickoff, and what followed with vKaraoke! Sunday added to that with the 5K Fun-run, v0dgeball, the vBrownBag opening acts including the VMUnderground party which started after the VMworld Welcome Reception in the Solutions Exchange. If you attended one or more of these events the underlying theme across all of them has got to be put as Community, the convergence of peoples, whether getting together and sharing a drink,…
  • At VMworld 2014 US? Remember VMware Certification Exams are 50% OFF!!!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    What, say it ain’t so! With a title like that?!?! Yea you heard me! VMware Certification Exams are 50% OFF THIS WEEK! Albeit, this week, located AT VMworld, but hey that is half the fun! The full scoop of details can be found out here, with a few select items borrowed from said link ;) Register HERE with promotion code 2014VW50 to take these exams: VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)  [VCP550 or VCP510] VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP-Cloud)  [VCPC550 or VCPC510] VMware Certified Professional – Desktop (VCP-DT)  [VCPD510]…
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    by Ron Miller

  • Oracle Joins The Cloud Price Wars

    Ron Miller
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    The cloud price wars have reached the shores of Oracle. The company wants to increase its cloud presence and it's willing to get down and dirty on pricing with AWS to get Database as a Service customers. http://bit.ly/1nEIxwb Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Cloud 5: First Android apps on Chromebook, creating a coherent cloud strategy

    Ron Miller
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web looking for the very best cloud links I can find. This week, the first Android apps for the Chromebook (the implications are huge), creating a coherent cloud strategy and HP scoops up Eucalyptus. http://bit.ly/1uLkjip
  • Cloud 5: Cloud's role in naked photo debacle and NASA's massive cloud migration

    Ron Miller
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web looking for the very best cloud links I can find. This week, we explore the cloud's role in the nude photo debacle, Alibaba continues gunning for a piece of the infrastructure service market and NASA's massive cloud migration (and this is seriously huge).  http://bit.ly/1u6v8Nv Photo Credit: Ron Miller. Used under CC 2.0 license.
  • Short Stack: OpenStack in the enterprise and simplifying OpenStack deployment

    Ron Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature where I scour the web looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week, we look at the growing role of OpenStack in the enterprise, OpenStack's place in the Software-defined economy and the growing movement to simplify OpenStack deployment. http://bit.ly/1pow3Tl
  • Celebrity nude photo hack proves little about cloud security

    Ron Miller
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    The celebrity nude photo leak debacle is a moving target and we still don't have all the information, but whatever the final outcome, and whoever is to blame, it would be a mistake to consider this a broad indictment against cloud security. The fact is nobody's data is completely safe. http://bit.ly/1pordW8 Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore on Flickr. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 licence.
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  • Cold & Starving

    Brad Grier
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    I felt like playing at lunch and this is the result. Original image is a screen shot from the early-access sandbox version of The Long Dark — a survival game. I pushed the screen shot through the iOS app Waterlogued, then into another iOS app to make the album cover — VinylizeMe. I kinda like the results Cold & Starving originally appeared on bradgrier.com on September 30, 2014.
  • It’s about rescuing the ones you can.

    Brad Grier
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Many of you know we support and foster for CaliCan Rescue. This short video helps explain why.   It’s about rescuing the ones you can. originally appeared on bradgrier.com on July 1, 2014.
  • Goodbye Apple. Hello Alberta School of Business!

    Brad Grier
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:38 pm
    I guess it’s about time I mention it broadly, rather than simply hint at it or just let a few folk know. As of the end of the month, I’ll be leaving my very cool and amazing world-class family at Apple retail and joining the team at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. It wasn’t an easy decision, leaving the industry-leading unique culture of Apple retail. But it basically boiled down to lifestyle; I wanted my weekends and evenings back to spend time with my family. I leave with very fond memories. Apple is an amazing organization. I consider it a personal…
  • Oh My Yes. This is Star Wars.

    Brad Grier
    25 May 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Not much more I can say. Watch the video. Enjoy. Oh My Yes. This is Star Wars. originally appeared on bradgrier.com on May 25, 2014.
  • 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…
 
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  • Pharrell's New Music Video Is an Anime Explosion

    Nicole-Nguyen
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Pharrell's new music video for "It Girl" is too kawaii to handle. He just upped his musicality from "happy" to pure ecstasy. The hat-loving artist's latest is an anime-meets-video-game psychedelic eruption produced by artist Takashi Murakami, whose quirky, whimsical style lent itself well to Pharrell's new project. Watch the video to enter Pharrell's new Harajuku-landia. There Was an 8-Bit Pharrell Who Is the It Girl? A Chibi Girl Japan Everywhere!
  • Shocking Photos Show One of the World's Largest Lakes Disappearing

    Lisette-Mejia
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
    They're the kind of before-and-after photos you don't want to see. In newly released satellite images, NASA shows how one of the largest lakes in the world - the Aral Sea in Central Asia - is almost entirely dried out. The series of photos has documented the water-level change for 14 years, although NASA says that "at the start of the series in 2000, the lake was already a fraction of its 1960 extent." (The Aral Sea was originally a Soviet Union project to irrigate surrounding lands and turn deserts into crop land.) Part of the water disappearance was caused by a drought from 2005 to 2009,…
  • Your Reddit Addiction Is About to Finally Pay Off

    Macy-Williams
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Good news, Redditors! You just might be seeing some money in your pocket very soon. The site's lead investor, Sam Altman, and CEO Yishan Wong announced that they will be sharing 10 percent of the $50 million in funding they raised with community members. All of the content on the website is generated by Reddit users, after all. So how is this money going to be given out? Well, they haven't figured that part out yet, but apparently they have a few ideas. Altman told Re/code that Reddit is considering creating a distribution system based on "the block chain," which is more commonly known as the…
  • Who Wore It Better: This iPhone or Human?

    Lisette-Mejia
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    In today's edition of who rocked it better, we have a woman versus . . . an iPhone. With black-and-white stripes and an aqua base, the only thing really setting these two apart is what's on top and what's on bottom. Tell us who gets your vote!
  • The Best Features in Microsoft's New Windows 10

    Nicole-Nguyen
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    The next Windows update has finally arrived! Microsoft just announced Windows 10 (apparently Windows 9 was surpassed altogether), a comprehensive operating system that will run across all kinds of devices. From tablets to computers to phones to wearable tech, the latest Windows 10 is designed for compatibility with all screen sizes and is intended be Microsoft's "most comprehensive platform ever." We're impressed by the multidevice functionality - but what's truly noteworthy are new features that might actually make you want to switch to Windows. The last release, Windows 8, was met with some…
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  • Reports of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bending, here’s video proof

    KLS
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    The latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been available to the public for just under a week but reports are now emerging that the newest Apple devices are apparently bending when placed in pockets as you or I would for any phone. Apple have yet to respond to this but bearing in mind the device is made of aluminum, this was always going to be a possibility if enough force was applied. The video below demonstrates how easily the iPhone 6 can be bent by hand! Have you had problems? Drop us a message in the comments below. Loading...
  • Are video conferencing rooms the future of employee communication?

    KLS
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    With the increasing use of video technology in today’s business market, more companies may be moving toward the dedicated video conference room. There are a variety of options for these rooms, and the benefits are good news for companies as they improve telepresence, increase efficiency, and reduce long-term cost for the business. With all of the advantages of this technology, video conference rooms may well be the future of employee communication in the modern work field.   Improved Telepresence One of the major benefits of having a video conference room is the ability to improve…
  • Unlocked Oppo Find 7a is now available for preorder

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    We covered devices from Oppo before, and speaking of which, it seems that one of Oppo’s devices is now available for preorder, so let’s have a closer look. Oppo Find 7a is a 5.5-inch device that uses 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, and it’s powered by quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM. Additional specs include 16GB of storage space,13-megapixel camera on the back and 5-megapixel front camera for video calls. There’s also 2800mAh removable battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. If you’re in the United States you’ll be pleased to…
  • Lenovo announces two new laptops: Z40 and Z50

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you want to enjoy in multimedia on the go, you might want to check out these two new laptops that come from Lenovo. Lenovo Z40 and Z50 are designed for entertainment, and both of them come with Full HD 1920×1080 displays. In addition, they have Dolby Home Theater sound system and they are powered by AMD’s APU, but if you’re into gaming, you can get AMD R7 GPU. Although most laptops come without optical drive, Lenovo Z40 and Z50 come equipped with DVD player/burner. As for the size, these laptops are just under an inch thick, so you will be able to carry them with you at all times.
  • Kolibree Smart Toothbrush is now available on Kickstarter

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Not that long ago we wrote about Kolibree smart toothbrush, and if you liked this device, today we have more information about it. Kolibree smart toothbrush comes with Bluetooth connectivity, sonic technology, an 8-axis accelerometer, a magnetometer and a gyroscope. This toothbrush also comes with companion app that will show people how to brush their teeth, and it will keep records of their brushing sessions and display progress in user-friendly dashboard. Kolibree is also releasing an API that will allow developers to create their own games in order to motivate users to brush their teeth…
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  • Red Ferret Giveaway 5 – win an awesome HP Pavilion 11 X2 2-in-1 Hybrid Tablet Laptop Computer [Giveaway]

    Nigel
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Well it’s that time of the year again, when leaves fall and the days get shorter and cooler. What’s that you say, you live in Senegal? Ahh apologies. Anyway, here we are with yet another fantastic giveaway for you all to enjoy. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors at Misco, we’re happy to be able to offer up an HP Pavilion 11 X2 Tablet Laptop Computer as the prize for one very lucky winner. Red Ferret HP [...] 300 words | permalink | One comment | digg this continue reading
  • No-Charge Smart Watch – put some cool on your wrist without all the hassles

    Nigel
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    So smart watches are all the rage right? People are queuing on the streets to grab one (probably), taking them home and then putting them in the drawer when they realize it’s yet another thing that needs to be kept charged every day. Boring. Who needs more hassle, when there’s enough to cope with using phones, cameras, music players and stuff? This No-Charge Smart Watch uses one set of batteries for a whole year. That’s right, [...] 183 words | permalink | One comment | digg this continue reading
  • Xinxun X43 Mini Hexacopter – because your quad-copter is just so last year

    Nigel
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Remember when four propellers were the thing? When we couldn’t get enough of these little critters scurrying across the sky doing backflips and dive bombs? Well that was then, and now is now. And quads just don’t cut it any more. Nowadays everyone wants bigger, faster, more powerful six rotor craft. But you’ll probably have to settle for this if you’re on a budget. Behold the future of radio controlled ‘copter flight, the Xinsun X43 Mini [...] 214 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Perfect Effects 8 Free – free photo effects turn you into an image editing pro [Freeware]

    Nigel
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    The rise and rise of digital photography has really blown up the editing software market, so there’s no shortage of tools out there to make your images look cooler or more professional. The interesting thing about this Perfect Effects 8 pack is it’s available in a number of different formats, depending on your needs. For one thing you can have it as a standalone program for Windows, but if you already have photo editing software like [...] 288 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Duty Calculator – find out instantly how much you’ll pay when importing an item from another country

    Nigel
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    Thanks to the power of couriers and online stores, we’re now increasingly buying our stuff directly from factories and Far Eastern wholesalers, rather than relying on local stores. This is very bad news for national retailers, but very good news for buyers and shippers. Or is it? Because the hidden sting in the tail of most of these transactions is the duty and tax you have to pay when the item lands in your country. [...] 297 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
 
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  • Samsung Introduces – The Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy Note Edge

    Dezmon Reid
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    Press Release Berlin, Germany – September 3, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the expansion of its flagship Galaxy Note series with the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Blending an evolved S Pen with a superior viewing experience, the Galaxy Note 4 provides users with the most unique and powerful mobile experience on the market. “The Galaxy Note series signaled extraordinary innovation within the technology industry. Its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology launched a new standard in smartphone culture,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT &…
  • Dropbox Pro plan now offers more storage for the same price

    Dezmon Reid
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
      Beefing up your free Dropbox account with extra space isn’t hard if you know what to look for, but the company just smartly streamlined its Pro plans in case you need even more cloud action. Kiss those tricky tiered plans goodbye: all that’s left now is a 1TB option that’ll set you back $9.99 a month (or $99 a year). Not a bad deal considering that’s how much you would’ve paid Dropbox monthly for 100GB of cloud storage just a few days ago, and the company is sweetening the pot with some neat new sharing and security features too. Left your laptop at that…
  • iPhone 6 – Speculation

    Dezmon Reid
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    The presumptive name for Apple’s next-generation iPhone is iPhone 6. Yes, it will be the 8th generation phone in Apple’s product lineup, internally referred to as iPhone7,1, but don’t let those numbers distract you. Apple can call any phone it releases by any marketing name it wants and the next number after 5/5s is 6. So, iPhone 6. iPhone 6 release date speculation If Apple holds to the same pattern as the last two years, the iPhone 6 will be announced on or around September 9, 2014, with a release date of September 19, 2014. That said, Apple doesn’t always hold to…
  • Apple Announces iPad Air—Dramatically Thinner, Lighter & More Powerful iPad

    Dezmon Reid
    22 Oct 2013 | 7:07 pm
    Press Release : Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad®, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive. Apple today also announced iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text…
  • Apple Unveils iOS 7

    Dezmon Reid
    10 Jun 2013 | 7:53 pm
      SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2013 Apple® today unveiled iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone®, featuring a stunning new user interface. iOS 7 is completely redesigned with subtle motion, an elegant color palette and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®,…
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  • Latest on VICE: September 27

    VICE
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Latest on VICE: September 27 Check out the latest on VICE here: Ghosts of Aleppo: http://bit.ly/1qH2wVp The Politics of Food: http://bit.ly/103ZUMd NOLA: Life, Death, and Heavy Blues from the Bayou: http://bit.ly/YsorZU... From: VICE Views: 118539 651 ratings Time: 02:00 More in Entertainment
  • Gettin' Real with Hank

    vlogbrothers
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Gettin' Real with Hank In which Hank talks about how cool and weird the things we are able to do are, how he still feels insecure and sad anyway, and how overwhelming decisions have been freaking him out, and that... From: vlogbrothers Views: 257804 16851 ratings Time: 03:56 More in People & Blogs
  • A 12.3% efficient solar to hydrogen conversion with low-cost, earth-abundant materials

    epflnews
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    A 12.3% efficient solar to hydrogen conversion with low-cost, earth-abundant materials Science published on September 25, 2014 the latest developments in Michael Grätzel's laboratory at EPFL in the field of hydrogen production from water. By co... From: epflnews Views: 9902 76 ratings Time: 01:26 More in Science & Technology
  • Make It Wearable Finalists | Meet Team Nixie

    The Creators Project
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Make It Wearable Finalists | Meet Team Nixie Team Nixie (http://flynixie.com) is developing the first wearable drone camera, which can be worn around your wrist. The team will be presenting their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable... From: The Creators Project Views: 1546980 7523 ratings Time: 01:52 More in Entertainment
  • Problems Cause Apple to Roll Back It's iOS 8 Update

    ABC News
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Problems Cause Apple to Roll Back It's iOS 8 Update The tech giant is dealing with reported bugs with the new operating system and reports their phablet has been bending. From: ABC News Views: 12062 139 ratings Time: 01:51 More in News & Politics
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  • DodgeSpot – How Long Will You Survive This Almost Impossible Games App?

    Michael Vallez
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    If you love a challenge, have fast reflexes and good eye/hand coordination, then DodgeSpot is a must-have app for you. This 1 touch to play game is seriously challenging, yet very simplistic in design. And best of all, it’s free for iOS, Android and Kindle device owners. DodgeSpot Game Overview DodgeSpot is one of those […] The post DodgeSpot – How Long Will You Survive This Almost Impossible Games App? first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android

    Michael Vallez
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If you’re a fan of puzzle games and block matching games, then Blend: The Game is a new and challenging mobile app that should grab your attention. Especially since this casual iPhone and Android puzzler is a bit more tricky than your average block matching or gem matching game. Why? Because you only get so […] The post Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android!

    Michael Vallez
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Gemstone Jamboree is like Candy Crush Saga, but more enjoyable to play since it does not come with the expensive in-app purchases. This free gem matching game for iOS and Android devices is packed with gameplay, unique level backgrounds, and a fun story complete with unusual characters. Gem matching games are some of the most […] The post Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Audials Radio – Listen, Record, Explore 63,300+ Streaming Radio Stations for Free!

    Michael Vallez
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Want free music? That is exactly what you will get with the Audials Radio Android Music & Audio app. With Audials Radio you can quickly and easily listen to over 63,000+ streaming radio stations, record songs, and wake up to your favorite radio station – but that’s not all this killer music app has to […] The post Audials Radio – Listen, Record, Explore 63,300+ Streaming Radio Stations for Free! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Save Money with the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money iPhone Finance App

    Michael Vallez
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Want to discover an easy way to save money using your iPhone? If so, you will want to read on to find out how the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money app can help you do just that, with a few simple finger taps. While you may have good intentions when it […] The post Save Money with the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money iPhone Finance App first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
 
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  • Photo of the day: Cellphones of protest in Hong Kong

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    Reuters -- Protesters hold their mobile phones as they block the main street to the financial Central district, outside the government headquarters, in Hong Kong on Sept. 29. Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub on Monday, one of the biggest political challenges for China since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago. The Communist government in Beijing made clear it would not tolerate dissent, and warned against any foreign interference as thousands of protesters massed for a fourth…
  • iPhone Weirdness Quiz

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
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  • Stanford Promises Not to Use Google Money for Privacy Research

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    This story was co-published by ProPublica and Mashable, and is republished here under the Creative Commons license.Stanford University recently declared that it will not use money from Google to fund privacy research at its Center for Internet and Society, according to a legal filing made by the school. "Since 2013, Google funding is specifically designated not [to] be used for CIS's privacy work," the university said in the court filing, found by ProPublica in documents filed in an unrelated lawsuit.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • IBM cryptographer Gentry wins Genius Grant

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    MacArthur Foundation The MacArthur Foundation's Class of 2014 "Genius Grant" winners includes a civil rights lawyer, a cartoonist, a mathematician and a jazz composer, but the one new fellow most of interest to the Network World audience is an IBM cryptographer named Craig Gentry.The Thomas J. Watson Research Center's Gentry first caught our attention back in 2009 when IBM announced its researcher's breakthrough in the area of "fully homomorphic encryption" -- that is enabling computer systems to perform calculations on encrypted data without decrypting it (IBM received a patent for this…
  • Ig Nobels 2014: Science's craziest night set for Thursday at Harvard

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    Ig Nobel Prize, Improbable Research The annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, honoring inventions in science, medicine and technology that first make people laugh and then make them think, will be held this Thursday, Sept. 18 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. According to organizer Improbable Research: Winners travel to the ceremony, at their own expense, from around the world to receive their prize from a group of genuine, genuinely bemused Nobel Laureates, in Harvard's historic and largest theater. 1100 improbable persons fill the theatre, and the whole affair is broadcast live.To read…
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  • Mining Bitcoin With Pencil and Paper

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Mining bitcoin with a pencil and paper? While it would take you an eternity to mine a bitcoin, think of all the money you'll save not having to build mining rigs. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Cases: Aerocool DS200 @ pcGameware BitFenix Pandora @ techPowerUP! Lian Li PC-V359 @ Technic3D Cooling: Lepa LV12 CPU Cooler @ HiTech Legion Silverstone AR06 CPU Cooler @ Hardware Heaven ETC.: Attitude One Rapira Elite @ NikKTech Storage: Micron M600 SATA SSD @ HotHardware Micron M600 SATA SSD @ The SSD Review
  • Consumer Reports Tests iPhone 6 Bending Versus Other Phones

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    After conducting bend tests on a handful of phones, Consumer Reports found that even though the iPhone 6 was easier to bend than most phones tested, #Bendgate is overblown. Comments
  • AMD Catalyst 14.9 Windows Drivers

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    It looks like the folks at AMD snuck the new AMD Catalyst 14.9 Windows drivers out while no one was looking. Grab them if you need them and then hit the comments link below and let everyone know if you see performance gains or have any issues. Comments
  • Scythe Mugen Max CPU Cooler

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    If you are shopping for a new CPU cooler, the crew at Neoseeker sure had a lot of nice things to say about the Scythe Mugen Max they just reviewed. Scythe introduced the first Mugen CPU cooler in 2006 and has been improving the series ever since. Designed for the enthusiast needing a little more cooling potential in a light-weight package capable of fitting into most computer cases without interfering with standard memory modules, the Mugen Max is easily a high performance cooler. Comments
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  • Why Care About Online Privacy (If You’ve Got Nothing To Hide)

    Jason Welsh
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:55 pm
    It seems as though the more we prosper the more privacy we sacrifice. Nowadays, your social networks know everything about you and the world doesn’t seem to care much about this intrusion. If your privacy is something you’re lenient with or if you belong to the group who think that the breach of privacy is something serious, or among the people who think protecting their privacy is a big deal, this article will help you understand just why you need to guard your confidentiality and also help you dispel a few myths about the thing that have probably been nagging your mind. Alarm:…
  • The Role of the Reflective IS Scholar-Practitioner

    rypm
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    While there will always be a demand for competent Information Systems (IS) professionals, let’s face it: in this economy, competence isn’t good enough. It’s the merely competent who will get the pink slips when the bottom line demands payroll cuts. The real plum jobs, the kind that provide tenure for those supercompetents who practice them well, are those that have more far-reaching implications than a simple ability to maintain the servers and keep the databases in order. One way to achieve this pinnacle of success is to become a reflective IS scholar-practitioner. What…
  • 13 Ways to Boost Broadband Speed

    Tim
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    When your broadband speed drops, the first entity to blame is your broadband service provider. But it’s not always their fault.  There are other factors like outdated hardware, problems with your wireless modem, or software glitches  which can significantly lower the speed of your connection. There are things you can do to fix the problems on your end. Check to see if any of these problems are causing a drop in speed and correct them to enjoy a boost in broadband speed. 1. Update your browser – Are you still using an old version of Internet Explorer? It’s time to download…
  • Protect Your Gadgets from Your Kids

    Jason Welsh
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
      Do you have children in your house and you want to keep them away from your gadgets? Or your nephews are visiting you quite often? It is already known that smartphones, tablets, computers, and any other devices of that kind are simply irresistible for kids, no matter their age. They are not a simple toy; kids can learn a lot by using a computer, so you shouldn’t forbid them access to this kind of devices, just try to keep them safe. Nowadays, kids are growing up surrounded by such gadgets and they become more tech-savvy day by day. They want to touch everything, to test any gadget,…
  • 5 Examples of Insect-Inspired Robotics

    Adam Thompson
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Everyone knows that robots are merely lifeless machines, no matter how amazing their abilities may be. However, you may be surprised at how often scientists replicate the features and capabilities of living creatures to increase robotic performance. In fact, there’s even a whole branch of robotics called “biomimetics” dedicated to that single premise. The term biomimetics means literally to “mimic life.” Insects are one form of life from which biomimetic scientists draw significant inspiration for new types of robotic technology. Functions and behaviors that evolved over…
 
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  • Social Business – Europe vs UK

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    I wrote a post on the Agile Elephant blog about some observations on UK/US vs European use og Social technologies, this is the first few paragraphs: We attended the IoM conference in Cologne last week, at the same time London Social Media Week was happening. (David gave a keynote talk, the slides are over here). It was interesting to juxtapose the core themes of these 2 events (incidentally, it was our Patchwork Elephant Conference held during last year's Social Media Week London that persuaded us to set up Agile Elephant). In a nutshell, I noted the following large differences in themes on…
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  • SanDisk Launches Two New Products in India

    Criselle Lobo
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:11 am
    SanDisk, the famous American company that is known for providing flash memory storage solutions and software launched two new breakthrough products in Mumbai, recently. The first is the 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-1 memory card – World’s highest capacity full-sized SD memory card and the second one is the 64GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-1 card. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Country Manager India, SanDisk Corporation said “As an industry leader, SanDisk continues to push the boundaries of technology to provide customers with the innovative, reliable,…
  • #fame launched in Mumbai

    Criselle Lobo
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Today the world is going digital. Slowly, most data that we consume is through the internet. That is why #fame had launched with the intention of becoming Asia’s premier talent led digital entertainment network. #fame strategically focuses on emerging and established talent to promote them and build engaged digital communities around them. This will range from fashion to comedy to food to sport and will include both celebrities and upcoming talent. #Fame has tied up with celebrities like Karan Johar, Anusha Dhandekar, VJ Andy, Maria Goretti, etc. They have adopted a multi-platform approach…
  • Blaupunkt India offers support for e-tailers; launches DIY product range

    Aditya Shenoy
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Blaupunkt has been a key player in the car audio segment. They also used to sell aftermarket car audio equipment along with being the OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) for a lot of car brands like VW, Tata, Mahindra etc. The tussle between electronic brands and e-commerce does not seem to end any time soon, however realizing the need to address this issue; Blaupunkt India has revoked the warranty on products sold online, typically via predatory discounts and offers. Installation of the audio equipment is crucial — improper installation makes the best equipment sound bad. Blaupunkt…
  • Micromax launches Canvas Nitro A310, an Octa-core smartphone priced at Rs. 12,990

    Kushang Dholakia
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Today, Micromax has launched a new smartphone in the Canvas line-up, named ‘Canvas Nitro A310’. It’s priced at Rs. 12,990, directly competing with the newly launched Moto G (2nd Gen). The phone comes with a 5-inch 720p IPS display with 294 ppi. The display doesn’t come with Gorilla Glass, instead Micromax is using a anti-fingerprint oleophobic coating. It’ll be powered by a 1.7Ghz Octa-core MediaTek MTK6592 processor married with Mali 450 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Like the Galaxy Note 2, the back design of the phone has a fake leather stitch panel. It’s running on Android 4.4.2…
  • Today at IFA- Wearables

    Aditya Shenoy
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    The IFA event at Berlin has been jam packed with lots of manufacturers unvieling the new generation of Android devices. Looking at the wearable market a lot of smartphone makers are entering the segment. Asus, Samsung and Sony were some of tech giants that unveiled their wearables today. Asus launched the ZenWatch which has a 1.63-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 320×320 pixels with a pixel density of 278PPI. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor and has 512MB of RAM coupled with 4GB of internal storage. The watch runs a Zen UI skin on top of Android
 
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  • Serial Litigant Blue Spike Wins EFF's Stupid Patent Of The Month For September

    Daniel Nazer, EFF
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Blue Spike LLC is a patent litigation factory. At one point, it filed over 45 cases in two weeks. It has sued a who's who of technology companies, ranging from giants to startups, Adobe to Zeitera. Blue Spike claims not to be a troll, but any legitimate business it has pales in comparison to its patent litigation. It says it owns a "revolutionary technology" it refers to as "signal abstracting." On close inspection, however, its patents1 turn out to be nothing more than a nebulous wish list. Blue Spike's massive litigation campaign is a perfect example of how vague and abstract software…
  • DailyDirt: Need More Input?

    Michael Ho
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We've covered plenty of strange and interesting input devices, and usually, the aim of these things is to simplify and make it faster to input information into our technological gadgets. Sometimes, though, you can only simplify a user interface so much, and it's still really, really complicated. Designers can "make things as simple as possible, but not simpler" -- and here are just a few examples of some interfaces that enable an amazing amount of input choices. The Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog is not your average joystick, and it's not cheap, either. This game controller is not for…
  • The FBI Wants Speedy DNA Analysis Added To Its Biometric Dragnet

    Tim Cushing
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:48 pm
    The FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) database has been discussed here several times, thanks to its "expeditious" blend of criminal and non-criminal data, its postponed-forever Privacy Impact Assessment the agency has been promising since 2008, the limited, four-state rollout of facial recognition software with a 20% error rate, and its peculiar exclusion of DOJ/law enforcement employees from its lifelong criminal database monitoring. It appears the FBI isn't satisfied with the wealth of biometric information it already has access to. It's grabbed everything external it can possibly…
  • Analysis Suggests More Than Half Of Google & Microsoft's Patents Likely Invalid Thanks To The Supreme Court

    Mike Masnick
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Over the last few months, since the Supreme Court's ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank, we've been noting the good news that the courts seem to be interpreting the ruling to invalidate a ton of software patents. Even some trolls have decided to just give up after seeing how the Alice ruling is being interpreted. A new analytical study of patents held by big tech companies, done by ktMINE, suggests that more than half of Google and Microsoft's patents are invalid under Alice. The biggest loser of all, however, may be Oracle, with an astounding 76% of all of its patents vulnerable to the ruling.
  • Imagine How The FBI And NSA Would Flip Out If Tor Browsing Was Built Into Firefox Or Chrome?

    Mike Masnick
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    All last week, we saw law enforcement types freaking out about the news that Apple and Google were making phone encryption a default. While a good step in the right direction, this was really kind of a minor thing, only protecting a small bit of information -- and yet law enforcement folks went nuts. So just imagine how crazy they'll go if Tor were embedded directly into Firefox as the default "private browsing mode," as was recently hinted at by Tor exec director Andrew Lewman. Even though private browsing mode still isn't even used that much, adding Tor automatically to it would be quite…
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  • Shining Hope for Communities: Furthering Economic Opportunity for Women

    Megan Foo
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve always loved this Amartya Sen quote: “Empowering women with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all.” If there is a catalyst to development and increased overall well-being, I believe that it lies in the empowerment of women and girls. In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare, and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite “a better future for all” is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.read more
  • Startup Diaries: The Hero’s Journey Part VI: Tests, Allies, Enemies

    Ondina Montgomery
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In a tribute to US mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell, who asserted that all mythical heroes experience the same 12 steps on their adventures, Ondina Montgomery draws parallels between Campbell’s Hero’s Journey and that of the entrepreneur. In part 6 of the Journey, the hero learns the rules of her new world. During this time, she endures tests of strength of will, meets friends, and comes face to face with foes. Click here to read the fifth part of Ordina’s series, The Hero’s Journey Part V: Crossing The First Threshold. read more
  • The Next Women Launch in France!

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    We are very excited to announce that The Next Women, the first Women’s Online Business Magazine and Community, is launching in France.read more
  • Crowd-Created Book About Women In Technology Published By Diversion Books

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    September 9, 2014—Diversion Books published Innovating Women, a collection of candid, first-hand accounts of women in technology.read more
  • 5 Prominent Women in Global Business

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    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dave Landry discusses some of the world's most powerful and inspirational businesswomen and the story of their success.read more
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  • Etymology is Everything

    Jean
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    From Wikipedia: culture: the capacity to classify and encode human experiences symbolically, and to communicate symbolically encoded experiences socially This traditional definition of “culture” – not the only currently operative one, but one still prevalent in much discourse on practices in everyday life – is obviously problematic where the inclusion of nonhuman subjects (and human subjects incapable of sending messages or indicating their understanding of them) is presumed, or even merely contemplated. If one cannot signify, one might argue, one therefore cannot be…
  • Cities, transportation, and representations of space

    Jean
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:33 pm
    I’ve posted my thoughts on urban life and the micropolitics of getting around on my parenting blog, but for various reasons, I didn’t explain how philosophies of space and technology (in particular, Lefevbre and Peter-Paul Verbeek) inform my ideas on the subject. since this blog is more dissertation-oriented, I thought I’d drop a brief overview of these philosophies here. If you’ve read my rant on my other blog, and if you’ve encountered either of these thinkers at all (most parents and transit users I talk to haven’t), you might appreciate where I’m…
  • Voltage v Does: Copyright Trolls of the World Unite…

    Jean
    21 Feb 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Looks like Voltage may obtain subscriber info in Canada from Teksavvy, but not without court oversight and privacy protections for people accused of infringement. Still, this was just a motion. The demand letters may roll out soon, but this litigation might prove to be unprofitable, given the tone and language of the judgement. This could play out in many different ways. I’ve long suspected that this case is merely a demo tape for a sweep of a much larger number of suspected infringing IP addresses assigned to the major ISPs. Time will tell if Canada proves at all to be a jurisdiction…
  • Dissertating

    Jean
    2 Feb 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Survived an important mental test. Since I’ve been teaching pretty much 3/4 time to full time* over the past 1.5 years, the dissertation gets sporadically updated and reconsidered. Well, there is a time limit on these things, and I’m currently at a half time teaching load. Despite how unpleasant I find this precarity (and there’s reason to suspect it might carry on beyond my graduation later this year), and without getting into the anguish of detail on this count, I’m looking on the bright side, which is that right now my time is freed up a bit for writing. This is the…
  • Web Hosting at Home on a Raspberry Pi

    Jean
    26 Jan 2014 | 10:33 am
    It has been a learning experience moving my 8 domains (including this one) from a ~$10/month hosting service* to a home server built on the Raspberry Pi. Not counting the small amount of time in labour (possibly 8 hours of learning/testing/configuring things, as I am a novice Apache tinkerer**), I will see savings before 2014 is up. The annual cost of virtual hosting with a hosting company, with a decent Linux server, software installation, full on access to mod-rewrite, unlimited MySQL, etc is ~$135. The Raspberry Pi ($47 CDN) can’t do it out-of-the-box (you need to buy a power supply…
 
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    26 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionThe Future of Backup as a Data Protection StrategyAdapting Security to the CloudDetecting Heartbleed With RSA Security AnalyticsRequest Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersMobile Is The New Face Of EngagementFrost and Sullivan Virtualization Business White Paper, Getting the Most from Your Virtualized Data Center with Converged SystemsMobile Login Best PracticesRequest Free!
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    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Discover the benefits of independence from your physical desktop computer infrastructure.Desktop computing has become an increased cost burden for IT, and a source of frustration for tech-savvy users who expect more flexibility. Cloud-hosted desktops enable companies to mitigate the complexity placed on IT while reducing the risks associated with lost or stolen devices, all at a reduced TCO.Request Free!
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    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Power in automotive systems is not stable and is often subject to fluctuations and noise. Proper installation of the power conditioning devices in relation to the hardware you are trying to protect is important. With the Vehicle Best Practices Installation Guide you will learn the background on the problems and solutions as well as guidance for the installation of in-vehicle networks as well as guidance to overcome these obstacles.Request Free!
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    6 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery's official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies.Learn a large swathe of the API, up…
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  • The Essentials of Online Marketing - Free Kit

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Essentials of Online Marketing, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Online Marketing related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Online Marketing research:Industry Report: 2014 Global Email SurveyThe Modern Marketer's Guide to Getting the Most Out of VideoFrom Information to Insights: Understanding Big Data OnlinePreserving Mobile Marketing: 6 Steps Marketers Must Take NowRequest Free!
  • Forrester Market Overview: Hosted Collaboration Services Providers

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sixty-five percent of IT leaders Forrester recently surveyed said they are interested in or already using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some portion of their collaboration technology portfolio. But many IT leaders — particularly those at very large organizations — are unsure whether standardized SaaS offerings from Google and Microsoft provide the flexibility they need. These concerns shouldn't prevent CIOs from moving collaboration tools off-premises. We find a burgeoning services sector that can deliver highly customized messaging, teaming, and real-time communication services for…
  • How to Protect Your Brand in Social Media

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The very characteristics that make social media incredibly appealing to consumers are the same ones that make it ripe for scammers seeking to exploit the value and power of established brands. It's not unusual for fans and consumers to be exposed to something new every day, whether a promotion, contest, fan page or enticing content. And, without much history to signal what is genuine and what is not, consumers find themselves at risk of being hoodwinked by brand impersonators, malicious account spoofers and counterfeiters.This white paper offers best practices for protecting your brand--and…
  • Video Killed The Web-Conferencing Star

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Blue Jeans reveals national survey data demonstrating the power of video-centric meetings. According to the survey, the majority of professionals prefer all of their online or remote meetings to include face-to-face video of meeting participants. Download the infographic for the full list of stats.Request Free!
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    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Combined with cloud-enabled network management and content delivery systems, 3G and 4G wireless broadband networks are propelling digital signage deployments at an accelerated pace. In countless venues, digital signage networked via wireless broadband cellular signal penetrates hard-to-reach locations and new markets, and can achieve a faster return on investment.Request Free!
 
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  • Mophie Juice Pack Doubles the Battery Life of the Galaxy S5

    Chip Chick Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Samsung thinks the Galaxy S5′s battery life is good enough that it can act as a portable battery pack for another device, but chances are things aren’t going to shake out that way most of the time. Fortunately, if you do push your S5′s battery to the limit on a daily basis, Mophie has finally released their battery pack case for the S5. The Juice Pack for the Galaxy S5 is a thin, hard case with a soft, rubberized interior for shock absorption, so it’s just as good of a protective case as it is a battery pack. Slightly raised edges on the front side help to protect the…
  • Can This Selfie Be Saved?

    Robin Raskin
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Who do we love? Ourselves, methinks. The usage of the word “selfie” has increased over 17,000 percent in the last two years according to the editors of the Oxford Dictionaries. It’s even considered a valid word in Scrabble now (only 9 points, though). For years, my idea of taking a selfie was leaving my house without the kids, but now, I know better. A selfie is a self-portrait taken with a mobile device, and it’s not as easy as it sounds. To get a good one, you need arms like a gorilla, need to remember to shoot from above (unless you like nasal hair photos), and pray for…
  • Pug Dog Mask Features Next-Gen Mouth-Moving Mask Technology – Seriously

    Chip Chick Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The Pug Dog Mask is here to take us into the future of weird masks. Gone are the days when you just threw something on and made everyone around you feel uncomfortable. Now, the mouth on the mask will move when you speak, and nightmares will be wrought. Did I mention Halloween is coming up? The mask is made of faux fur, so no actual pugs were harmed in the making of this mask. Those adorable pug eyes are mesh, so you can see the people you’re terrifying, and if that wasn’t wasn’t enough, there’s a chin brace in the mask that makes the mouth move when you speak. Again,…
  • Who Needs Oculus Rift When You Can Get Yourself Some Cardboard?

    Chip Chick Staff
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    In the past week or so, you’ve probably heard about Google Cardboard, Google’s lovably wry answer to the Oculus Rift. The Rift, of course, is a gadget that has gotten millions of dollars in funding and a multi-billion dollar Facebook buyout, and will cost hundreds of dollars at launch. Google Cardboard is a piece of cardboard with a couple of special lenses and a place to put a smartphone. Snickers and high fives were no doubt had. The cool thing is that Google Cardboard is no joke—the rig actually provides a virtual reality experience when you use it with a smartphone and the…
  • HP’s $199 Stream Laptops aren’t Just Cheap, They’re Also Super Cute

    Chance Kinney
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    The days of the Chromebook cornering the market on super-cheap laptops seem to be over. The new HP Stream Laptops run Windows 8, are very light, look fantastic, and, best of all, can be had for under $300. How are they that cheap? It’s not too different from how costs are kept down for Chromebooks—the Stream Laptops have less powerful Intel Celeron processors and a minimum of internal storage (32 GB of eMMC flash memory). Processor and internal storage are two very expensive components that tend to swing price dramatically, so it’s little wonder that the Stream Laptops are…
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  • The Social Media Spread of Ebola Virus

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    The Ebola outbreak of 2014 has been by far the largest one in the entire history of West Africa.  The deadly disease has a fatality rate of 90%, i.e 90% of the victims die when the virus attacks them. Simplify360 today released an interesting analysis to catch a glimpse of how the virus is spreading on social media:                                                                                …
  • Why these TOP 15 IT training resources are considered the best

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Are you one of those people who have registered for a certification or a course but do not have the required resources to prepare for it? Well, do not worry as this has happened to a lot of people. Either there are not any credible resources available to you or you are not able to find any over the internet. This is a problem which needs to be eliminates, as most people do require IT Training resources which will help them in the process of training. However, not all of the vendors out there will provide you with the most reliable and credible training resources. Yes, you are new to this…
  • Celebrate Independence Day with Twitter Chat on #BrandIndia

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Simplify360 has planned to celebrate India’s Independence in a unique way. The company is doing a Twitter chat today at 3 PM themed “#BrandIndia with Bhupendra”. Bhupendra, CEO for Simplify360, is talking to some prominent brand experts from around the World regarding India as a brand. The topics to be covered are: 1. How is #BrandIndia today? 2. What did India as a nation missed in last 6 decades? 3. How to build India as a brand of trust and quality? 4. #BrandIndia should be about people or product 5. Role MNC and foreigners play in building Brand India and more. The panel…
  • IBM unveils chip that emulates human brain

    Priya
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
      The International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American consulting corporation and a multination technological enterprise.  It is headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM not only markets but also manufactures computer software and hardware and also provides infrastructure, consulting and hosting services in various areas starting from mainframe computers up to nanotechnology. Recently, IBM revealed a computer chip which is about the size of a postage stamp and is claimed to spur up the functions of the synapses, neurons and other characteristics of the brain to carry out…
  • Microsoft wants to change the way you see your smartphone’s screen

    Priya
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    According to Hong Tan who is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research Asia, we should not limit ourselves only to sliding across and tapping our fingers on the screen for interaction with others through tablets or smartphones. Microsoft is working to build a touchscreen technology for all mobile devices which would cater to different sensations based on whatever you type. To give an example, if you are typing on the touchscreen keypad, you will get the feel very similar to when you press a key. Also while you drag or move a file or a group of them, anywhere on your mobile device’s home…
 
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  • Logbook Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Have a lot of images and photos to share with your audience? Then Logbook is Blogger template that may be up your alley. With just one column, Logbook showcases all your images beautifully, placing them in center stage. It’s fully responsive, optimized for SEO, with fast page loading. You can easily customize it with your own background image, logo, color schemes, and other settings to fit your theme perfectly. Other features include: Elegant Template Design Free Professional Look Breaking News Ticker Video Support – Youtube, Vimeo and Dailymotion Search Engine Optimized Fully…
  • Adelle Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Running a blog or site geared towards the fairer sex? Adelle Blogger Template might just be the thing for you. With its muted pink confetti header and minimalist layout, it exudes elegance and femininity, but doesn’t skimp on the substance. It can be used for magazine-type, fashion, or personal blogs, featuring a dropdown menu, related posts, Google fonts, custom post timestamp, post share, and social buttons. It’s also responsive so your readers can view your site from any device with ease. This template features: 1 sidebar 2 columns Adapted from WordPress Fixed width Responsive…
  • Perk Misty Blogger Template

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    11 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    If you’ve got a lot to share, then Perk Misty Blogger template by Template Trackers may just be the template you need. This elegantly designed template can be used on a wide variety of niches, and is specially made to showcase your posts in a beautiful and modern layout that your visitors won’t be able to resist browsing through. Perk Misty is responsive so your blog can be viewed from any device, and is packed with features to help you make the most of your site. Your latest post is cleverly highlighted in the home page, where your readers can also view your other featured and…
  • Sora Movies Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    If you’re a movie buff, then Sora Movies template for Blogger is perfect for you. You can use this template for blogs centered on cinema, movie promotion, theater, movie communities, and even TV shows. It allows you to display your preferred shows in movie poster format, so your visitors are at liberty to click on their images to read more. The gallery displays the images in a unique manner, so when you hover over the image, it slides to the corner to reveal more info. It also has banner areas where you can show ads and earn money from them without disrupting your blog’s overall…
  • Effective Blogger Template

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    22 Aug 2014 | 12:52 am
    Effective is an elegant magazine-type template for Blogger that’s fully responsive. Its dark background makes it easy for your visitors to browse through your content without tiring out their eyes, plus its many features allow you to pack in as much relevant content as you like on your pages. Some of Effective’s features include: 2 columns jQuery slider Dropdown menus 468×60 header banner Related posts Minimalist layout 3-column footer Tabbed widgets 1 sidebar Top navigation bar Web 2.0 Featured section You can find instructions on installing and customizing your template…
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  • Microsoft Unveils Windows 10: a Single OS Across Desktop, Mobile & Internet of Things

    Raju PP
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    No, it’s not Windows 9 or WindowsOne. Microsoft’s latest Windows operating system is named as Windows 10. Yes, the Redmond giant has skipped a version number to name its next generation of Windows as Windows 10. At an event in San Francisco, California, Microsoft has unveiled its latest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro with 6-inch Quad-HD, Snapdragon 801 Launched in India for Rs.32,999 ($540)

    Raju PP
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Call it the Xiaomi effect or anything. Lenovo has launched its latest flagship Android smartphone, the Vibe Z2 Pro at an astonishing price of Rs.32,999 (~$540) in India, and will be sold exclusively on Flipkart.com, starting October 6th. The phone was announced back in June this year in China, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cypher Promises to Make Crystal-clear Calls With its Voice Isolating Software

    Radu Tyrsina
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    When the BlackBerry Passport was introduced, it featured an innovation that many OEMs seem to have forgotten about – improved call quality. And even if various carriers out there have HD Voice plans, major breakthroughs haven’t been made from the company that are making phones.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Project Ara to Use a Modified Version of Android L, Will Let you Swap Almost Every Module

    Radu Tyrsina
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    For those who are unaware or not so familiar with the concept, Project Ara is Google’s initiative to develop an open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. This will include a structural frame that holds smartphone modules of the owner’s choice, such as a display,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Consumers Carelessly Use Free Wi-Fi With no Regard for Their Privacy, Says Report

    Radu Tyrsina
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    According to a recent F-Secure investigation, it seems that consumers don’t care too much for their privacy & security when connecting to free, public Wi-Fi hotspots. The security firm conducted an investigation on the streets of London and discovered that consumers carelessly use public... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • DCI Featured in CIO Review Magazine!

    Madhuri
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    We are proud to announce that DCI has been featured in the August 2014 issue of CIO Review, a technology magazine. The article, ‘Rendering Customized, Scalable and Cost Effective Solutions’, details DCI’s history and growth to date, the organization’s working, and its go-to-market strategy. It offers a glimpse into DCI’s groundbreaking Android app, Cash On Apps, which pioneers a new way for people to discover terrific apps and games, while earning mobile credits as incentives. It also highlights CEO Venkatesh’s experience, and the ebullient leadership that he…
  • How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App [E-Book]

    C.R. Venkatesh
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our e-book, How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App, which provides developers with valuable information and guidelines for success in the app marketplace. Developers are aware that the app market is saturated with millions of apps, and standing out from the lot to gain the attention of gamers can take quite an effort. Our new e-book explores the entire process of developing and marketing a gaming app, from concept to post-launch follow-up, and highlights the best ways to gain visibility and traction in the app market. The potential of any…
  • 5 Tips on Writing an SEO-Friendly Blog Post

    Caroline Prince
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    It has been well established that SEO is just as essential to a blog writer as it to is to a website content writer. If your blog content is not garnering a good readership despite the high quality of content in the post, it could mean that search engines are not finding your blog. On the other hand, sacrificing quality for the sake of SEO is not prudent, either. Ideally, striking the balance between quality and SEO would not only open your blog post to discovery, but can even lead to and sustain a loyal readership. Here are a few tips you can follow to make your blog post SEO-friendly: 1. It…
  • Our Exhibition Stall in mBillionth

    C.R. Venkatesh
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    DCI participated in mBillionth by showcasing its products, services and digital innovations in an exhibition organized as part of the one-day event. Held at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on July 18, 2014, the expo provided us with significant opportunities to benchmark ourselves against leading IT service providers, boost the profile and brand influence of our firm, and interact with potential customers. mBillionth Award, an initiative of the Digital Empowerment Foundation, is a platform that explores the latent potential of the mobile & telecom sector across 8 countries in South…
  • 6 Steps to Create a Successful Social Media Strategy Plan

    Caroline Prince
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    Every business, be it a well-established brand or an up and coming start-up, knows that social media is an essential part of a solid business strategy. A social media strategy does not simply involve setting up accounts across various platforms and expecting your customer base to magically increase. Just like with any other business plan, a social media strategy requires diligent thought and planning before being put into action. If you are planning to integrate a social media strategy into your business plan, but are not sure of where to begin, here are six steps to help you on your way: 1.
 
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  • Microsoft announces Windows 10

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Microsoft finally surprised us all: At the eagerly-awaited first briefing for the next Windows, the firm revealed that they had decided to skip the 9 and call it Windows 10 instead. From a features perspective, we only learned about a few minor new features that hadn't already leaked. And as promised, the technical preview won't ship until October. Which starts tomorrow, by the way. To say that this was a different kind of Windows event is a major understatement. I want to focus on the details of the announcement here, but it's at least worth pointing out that Terry Myerson's team is…
  • EU: Apple-Ireland tax deal illegal, possible fines imposed on Apple

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    We already reported on this one yesterday, but it's official now: after a preliminary investigation, the EU has accused Ireland of providing illegal state aid to Apple by means of Apple-specific low tax rates which the EU states do not conform to market standards. In addition, while there are certain specific cases in which state aid is legal, none of those seem to apply in this case. These cases cover things like aid to severely impoverished regions, natural disaster relief, important projects of common European interest, and similar things. At this stage, the Commission considers that the…
  • Adobe, Google bring Photoshop to Chromebooks

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Chromebooks are fast, easy to use and secure. They bring the best of the cloud right to your desktop, whether that's Google Drive, Google+ Photos or Gmail. Today, in partnership with Adobe, we're welcoming Creative Cloud onto Chromebooks, initially with a streaming version of Photoshop. This will be available first to U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud membership - so the Photoshop you know and love is now on Chrome OS. No muss, no fuss. This streaming version of Photoshop is designed to run straight from the cloud to your Chromebook. It's always up-to-date and…
  • EU to accuse Apple of taking illegal tax aid from Ireland

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    The European Union will accuse Apple of taking illegal aid from the Irish state through sweetheart tax deals over two decades, the Financial Times reported on Monday. A European Commission investigation into Apple's tax affairs in Ireland, where it has a rate of less than 2%, has found that the company benefited from illegal state aid, the newspaper reported, citing sources close to the matter. Nail these corporate criminals.
  • Over 200000 BlackBerry Passports sold

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    Since announcement of the BlackBerry Passport in Toronto, London and Dubai, there has been over 200,000 devices sold across Amazon and Shop BlackBerry. As noted by BlackBerry CEO John Chen on the Q2 2015 earnings call, the BlackBerry Passport has moved to the number one spot on the Amazon unlocked device list and sold out through ShopBlackBerry within the first six hours after sales had gone live. I'm pretty sure all the really, really funny people are already making very, very funny jokes about these numbers compared to the quazillion iPhones Apple sold in three nanoseconds. We're all…
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  • JVC Gumy Sport & Extreme Fitness Earbuds

    Brian Mitchell
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    JVC just released four new sports headphones that include waterproof and washable options, all designed to stay in place during the most vigorous sports or workout activities. The new models include two Gumy Sport earbuds and two Extreme Fitness earbuds. The new JVC HA-ETX30 (right) and HA-ETR40 (top) Extreme Fitness headphones feature JVC’s new Pivot […]
  • Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

    Brian Mitchell
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Bose just introduced its most affordable portable wireless speaker, the $130 SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker. The completely redesigned colorful model weighs just 0.5 Kg, and measures 12.7 cms wide, 5.3 cms deep and 13.4 cms high to fit easily into any handbag. Bose combined exclusive dual-opposing passive radiators with two high-efficiency transducers for full-range sound, […]
  • Bose SoundLink On-ear Bluetooth Headphones

    Brian Mitchell
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Bose says their new SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones deliver a new level of performance for wireless headphones. They feature crisp, powerful sound, new features, and a design that’s lighter and more comfortable than conventional Bluetooth headphones. Bose Active Equalization and TriPort technology combine for smoother, more balanced sound. Mid-high frequencies are natural, and low-frequencies are […]
  • BenQ eVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker

    Brian Mitchell
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    BenQ announced eVolo, the world’s first portable electrostatic wireless speaker, which has unique foldable metallic wings. Unlike conventional speakers, this speaker’s entire thin-film diaphragm is designed for bidirectional sound projection over a large surface area, radiating a high level of audio detail from every angle for a listening experience that is open yet intimate. An […]
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Review

    TechRadar
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    and features In the past, Canon has had a lot of success with its PowerShot G-series and PowerShot S-series of compact cameras, but in recent times models like the 12.2Mp Canon G16 have started to seem a bit too bulky and ugly. Both it and the sexier PowerShot S120 (which has the same sensor) […]
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  • Microsoft’s Windows 10 Displays a Familiar Look

    By Nick Wingfield
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Microsoft believes the next version of its operating system is such a big change that it is calling the software Windows 10, skipping the more logical product name, Windows 9.
  • Seattle Start-Up Factory Hires Former Amazon and Microsoft Executive

    By Nick Wingfield
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Ivy Softworks, a new start-up factory in Seattle, is seeking to create a better way of forming new tech companies. And now it has hired Brian Valentine, a prominent engineer and executive who worked for years at Microsoft and Amazon.
  • Amazon Is Not Holding Back on Paul Ryan

    By David Streitfeld
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The retailer is discouraging sales of Hachette titles. The 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate's new book is an exception.
  • Daily Report: Netflix Aims at Hollywood’s New Releases

    By The New York Times
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    Netflix and the Weinstein Company said that they planned to release a sequel to the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” simultaneously on Netflix and a select number of Imax theaters.
  • The iPhone 6 Coming Soon to China, After Stern Look at Security

    By Paul Mozur and Shanshan Wang
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    The Chinese government said that after it presented Apple with concerns about the iPhone 6’s security features, the company provided it with “official materials” to address them.
 
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    Megaleecher.Net

  • [Video] Controlled Breakability Tests For iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Deepesh Agarwal
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    While Apple iPhone 6 is facing quite some heat on #bentgate, here are some controlled breakability tests by SquareSpace - and the results should surprise you.
  • [Giveaway] IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro - Extend System Partition without Losing Data

    Deepesh Agarwal
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:21 pm
    System partition is running out of disk space on Windows PC? Many computer users feel it difficult to solve low disk space issue on Windows system partition, because data stored on this partition is usually very important. You can delete or move everything stored on a partition to free up disk space. You can also reinstall system and reformat the system partition to erase everything on it. However, you will lose important data on the partition after deleting or reformatting. Then, is there any way to extend system partition without losing any data when it is running on low disk space?
  • #bentgate - Apple iPhone 6 Plus Bends In Your Pocket !!

    Deepesh Agarwal
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    Apple iPhone 6 Plus is prone to bending pretty easily (video) and the internet is already abuzz about it. The same has called for some really funny takes on the phenomenon which is now being called #bentgate, here are few good ones for you to enjoy.
  • New PDF Compressor That Cuts Scanned PDF Files Down to Size

    Deepesh Agarwal
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:17 am
    There are lots of scanned PDF files need to be copied, transferred or exchanged often on the Internet. However, scanned PDF documents are made from images and the file sizes are very large. It is not easy to send emails with large PDF attachments. PDF Compressor aims to solve a common problem of today's electronic documentation. The majority of currently existing PDF files contains nothing but scanned copies of corresponding paper documents. Since the content of such files is mostly images, scanned PDF documents can sometimes be quite large, to a point when sending them in emails or via Skype…
  • Run Android Applications in Chrome On Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Developing applications on web-browsers as platform offers the advantage of cross-platform compatibility and what else can be better if we can run Android applications on a web-browser like Google Chrome, which in-turns results in cross-platform functionality of Android app on Windows, Linux and Mac bridging the gap between mobile and desktop app Eco-system. Google has been officially working to achieve this and has already made available an run-time which only supports a few applications at the moment, the same has now been unlocked/hacked by developer Vlad Filippov making it run other…
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  • The History of Content Marketing: Nashville Bicycle Messenger, 1910

    Rex Hammock
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Nashville, November 1910. “George Christopher, Postal Telegraph messenger #7, fourteen years old. Been at it over three years. Does not work nights.” The photograph and caption are both by Lewis Wickes Hine, who took thousands of portraits of young bicycle messengers and other child laborers on behalf of the Nation Child Labor Committee at the turn of the 20th century. Hine’s photos, and the work of the committee, are credited with influencing public opinion to the degree that in 1916, Congress passed legislation protecting children: the Keating-Owen Act. The Library of…
  • Direct-to-customer media was the promise of the internet. What happened?

    Rex Hammock
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    From the current Hammock Idea Email: “As a marketer, you should be focused first and foremost on developing media and content that serve your customers, that add value to your products by helping fulfill the promise made when the customer purchased them. Everything else, all the social media and SEO investment, should be viewed as support for the only media you own and control: the content that connects you directly to your customer.” (Continue reading: “Idea: Don’t Rein In New Marketing Opportunities With an Old Marketing Strategy”…) Related posts: Customer…
  • How Apple Masters “The Prestige”

    Rex Hammock
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    The current Hammock Idea Email is about what you can learn about Apple’s new product launch magic by ignoring the products Apple unveils on Tuesday and focusing, rather, on how they handle the “third act” of any trick, “The Prestige”: Next Tuesday, Apple will hold one of its famous new product unveilings. If you want to learn why Apple is the master of such unveilings, here’s our advice: Ignore the products they launch. Concentrate instead on watching Apple’s mastery of “The Prestige.” Continue reading (…) Sidenote related to obscure blogging thing:…
  • And instagram’s Hyperlapse is Cool, Too

    Rex Hammock
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    This is a followup to my post yesterday about Vine. If you haven’t checked out Instagram’s new feature called Hyperlapse, it also is worth playing with to understand how tools you play with can become tools you can’t do without one day. Anyone who has used the time lapse feature on a GoPro camera to speed up the action and get rid of the bumps will recognize what’s taking place. Read more about it here and check out this video below to see what it will do: Related posts: How Could One Not Buy a GoPro Camera After Watching This? Some gimmicky magazine technology that…
  • Vine is going to be a next kinda somewhat bigger thing

    Rex Hammock
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Vine has been around for a couple of years, but it seems to be gaining some traction, or perhaps that’s just because I’m seeing people use it differently than before. (Translation: Cats). As it’s owned by Twitter, Vine is not going anywhere, even if it’s not going anywhere, if you know what I mean. However, recently the app was beefed up a bit with some new edit features added that make it more compelling (and fun) to use. As I’ve indicated before, I’m a fan of animated GIFs and Vine is, well, sort of an animated GIF (they call them “looping…
 
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  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Apple on September 17, 2014 released iOS 8. The latest iOS is available worldwide for all iOS devices includes iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. Details of iOS 8 supported device is at the end of this post. Apple is marketing iOS 8 as the biggest iOS update released, since the launch of the App Stores. With literally hundreds of new features, that includes new Messages, Photos features, new QuickType keyboard that supports more languages, a new Health app, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive and more, iOS 8 is really the biggest update ever released. Apple has also fixed a lot of bugs and fixed…
  • Google Software Removal Tool for Chrome Web Browser

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Web browsers are the window to the open world of Internet. It doesn’t matter which operating system you are using, web browser is your most used application. Today’s cloud centric approach towards everything makes browsers a necessary. That’s one reason cyber-criminals loves your browser so much. They try to manipulate browser settings in many ways. Sometimes, it’s a pesky toolbar that doesn’t go away easily. Sometimes they change browser settings, your browser home page or tabs that redirects you to a malicious website of their choice. Almost all popular web…
  • 5 Million Google Accounts Reported Compromised, Was Your Account In The List? Here’s How To Tell, Protect Yourself

    SK Mezanul Haque
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Nearly, 5 million Gmail accounts is reported compromised. Was your Gmail account (aka Google Account) in the list? Was your account hacked? Here’s how to find out if your Gmail account is safe. Also, what steps you should take to protect your account. Earlier, on Wednesday, a report published on a Russian news website. The report claimed that around 5 million (exactly 4929090) Gmail accounts were compromised. The data of all Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum. The poster, tvskit, claimed that 60% of the accounts are valid and the passwords are…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 2 (aka August Update) Available for Download Again

    SK Mezanul Haque
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Microsoft recently removed August Update (aka Windows 8.1 Update 2) files because of multiple issues that occurred after users installed them. Users went to Microsoft Community forum complaining various issues. Issues including Black Screen of Boot error, BSOD, font rendering issues, etc. Initially Microsoft had very little to offer users a solution to fix the issues. Microsoft has now released Windows 8.1 August Update again to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. Now that Microsoft has re-released the update its obvious that the company have fixed the issues. Windows 8.1 August Update download…
  • Update Google Chrome: Latest Google Chrome 37 Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has released Google Chrome 37 to the Stable channel of Google Chrome. The latest Chrome update is a minor update bumping up the version number to 37.0.2062.103 is now available for Windows. Chrome web browser should pick the update and install it automatically. Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. This update addresses some user feedback related to how Chrome renders text when display scaling is set to 125% or lower. If you found a bug or face an issue while using Chrome browser, you can report them at crbug.com. How To Manually Update…
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  • Add Collaboration Features to your Website with a Line of Code

    Amit Agarwal
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Tools like Google Docs include real-time collaboration features that let multiple people work on the same document or spreadsheet at the same time. Then you have screen sharing tools, join.me or Chrome Remote Desktop for example, where there’s a master presenter and remote viewers can follow along. TogetherJS is a Mozilla project that brings similar collaboration features to your own website but without any coding. Once enabled, visitors to your website will be able to interact with each other on your site in real time. They’ll able to see each other’s cursor (like in Google…
  • Restrict Google Forms to only Allow One Entry Per Person

    Amit Agarwal
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    You have created a survey using Google Forms but people have quickly figured out a way to game your poll and tilt the results in their favor. They are submitting multiple entries, and because Google Forms will not record the I.P. address or the email of the form submitter, it is nearly impossible for you to separate the duplicate submissions from the genuine entries. How do you restrict Google Forms to only allow a single entry from a user? If you are a Google Apps user, you can always restrict the Google Form to accept entries only from users who are part of your domain and the response…
  • How to Collect Email Leads from Twitter in a Google Spreadsheet

    Amit Agarwal
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    One of the best features of Twitter that is relatively unknown to most users is their Lead Generation cards. Your tweet, see live example, will have a button and when another Twitter user clicks the button, their email address is sent to your application (which happens to be a Google spreadsheet in this case). Whether you are a small website owner or an event organizer, you can use these Lead Generation cards to easily collect email addresses from Twitter users who may be interested in your product. For instance, Twitter users can subscribe to your email newsletter with a click without…
  • Get Quick Access to Most-Used Apps on your Android Phone

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    You probably have a few dozen Android apps installed on your phone but the number of apps that you may be using on a regular basis is likely to be small. A recent Nielsen report says that the average number of apps used by phone owners is just around 26 per month. Another Comscore report suggests that people tend to cling to a few apps they like and that nearly three of every four minutes spent using apps was in any of four preferred apps. Now what is the best way to arrange your favorite apps on the home screen so that the apps you use most often are easily accessible? You can of course…
  • Write Emails in HTML and Send them through GMail

    Amit Agarwal
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The all-new HTML Mail app lets you compose and send emails using the new Gmail API. You can sign-in with your Gmail account and compose emails using the WYSIWYG editor, or if you are comfortable with code, switch to the HTML mode and write messages in HTML and CSS directly. The HTML Mail app sends emails using your own Gmail account but unlike the previous versions, it does not require full access to your Google Account. It only needs permission to compose and send messages on your behalf and would not be able to read anything else in your mailbox. The app is open-source but you can always…
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  • How Technology Has Permeated the Current Office Workspace

    Osterr Wight
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A moment of silence, please, for all those poor office workers who had to record everything on paper back in the fifties. The offices of today would look like the command deck of the Enterprise compared to what generations past had to work with. Let’s take a look at how completely our future-toys have changed […] Related posts: Five surprising facts about Wi-Fi Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City
  • What is a hosted PBX, and what are the benefits of using it?

    Osterr Wight
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The great appeal of a Hosted PBX phone system is that you can have a sophisticated telephone system for your business without having to outlay massive dollars for expensive telephone equipment. In fact, a Hosted PBX either operates with an existing telephone service or replaces it entirely. It’s easy to use and operate A Hosted […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System. Just Upgraded to Google Voice
  • How a Website Overhaul Can Revamp Your Business

    Osterr Wight
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Your website is one of the most powerful promotional tools your business has. However, a ‘bad’ website can be just as detrimental to your bottom line as not having an online presence at all. When was the last time you really thought about your website and if it’s doing what you need it to do? […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City 4 tips for your Business Facebook page How an Eye-catching Website Design Can Help Generate More Followers for Your Blog
  • Essential Mac Software from a Windows User

    Wardell Latham
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    I’ve been a Microsoft Windows user for most of my life and I don’t imagine that will change any time soon. With that being said there is a fondness by many in the design community for Apple Mac computers which is why I’ve found myself doing a lot of work on a Mac recently. I’ve […] Related posts: Software Spotlight: Greenshot Free Graphic Software Software Spotlight: CLCL
  • The Basics of Awesome Product Photography

    Osterr Wight
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Whether you’re creating an image library for use in web or advertising material or setting up an online store, chances are that many of your potential customers are going to be introduced to your product via a photograph. You only get one chance to make an impact with your first impression, so make sure the […] Related posts: The Basics of Good Web Design How LinkedIn Killed Your Resume 4 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Your iPhone
 
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  • Intel pushes factory IoT with $9 million cost savings at plant

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    The Internet of Things is billed as an almost magical realm of possibilities where everything from thermostats to cars will be online.Industrial applications are a key proving ground. Combined with big data analytics, plants full of smart things could generate billions of U.S. dollars in cost savings.But manufacturers will have to see convincing evidence that IoT will benefit them before they sign on to the concept, according to Intel, which makes chips for IoT gateways.“We’ll have to provide proof points for a period of time to demonstrate the value and effectiveness of the…
  • Path takes laziness to a new level with business messaging

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Apps are making it a little too easy to avoid fellow humans. You don’t have to hail a cab, order food delivery over the phone, or even walk down to the laundromat, all thanks to apps. But sometimes you have queries that need to be answered by actual people. Don’t worry: Path will handle that for you. You can "message" businesses on Path Talk, which really means that Path reps call businesses for you. The social network, once considered a Facebook rival, in June spun off its chat feature into a stand-alone app called Talk—like Facebook did with Messenger. Path also bought messaging app…
  • Malware program targets Hong Kong protesters using Apple devices

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A malware program that targets Hong Kong activists using Apple devices has trademarks of being developed by a nation-state, possibly China, according to a security company.Lacoon Mobile Security of San Francisco wrote on its blog on Tuesday that the malware, called Xsser mRAT, is the “first and most advanced, fully operational Chinese iOS trojan found to date.”The Apple malware is related to a malicious Android one found last month that advertised itself as a way for activists to coordinate protests, Lacoon wrote.Hong Kong has seen massive demonstrations after China moved to only allow…
  • Google triples bug bounty reward range to $15,000

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Google has tripled its maximum reward for finding flaws in its software to US$15,000, a figure the company hopes will deter independent researchers from selling their information on shady markets.The company had paid a minimum of $500 up to $5,000. But it is now becoming more difficult to find bugs in software such as Chrome, and Google wants to reward the extra effort, wrote Tim Willis of Chrome Security Team in a blog post on Tuesday.Bug bounty programs have proven fruitful for large Web companies such as Google and Facebook, who can attract a greater number of eyes to their software…
  • Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Oracle chairman Larry Ellison has delivered another dose of hype for the vendor’s cloud platform, but many customers may need more convincing before they make the leap.In many ways, Ellison’s talk at the OpenWorld conference on Tuesday was a rehash of a keynote he delivered on Sunday, although he dug deeper into the technical weeds and even conducted a number of live demonstrations of what he called a “brand-new, majorly upgraded” platform.“We wanted to make it very easy to move existing Oracle databases and existing Oracle applications to the cloud,” Ellison said. However,…
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    Data Connections

  • Self service OData feeds from Oracle, DB2, Sybase, Hadoop, Postgres

    Sumit Sarkar
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    From recent consulting projects, I’m hearing from both IT and business users interested in OData production from on-premise business systems.  This “self service” need is in contrast to my last article on OData production using the Entity Framework for .NET developers. The demand is partly due to mobile application development, along with the growing OData ecosystem where we’re seeing adoption from the likes of Progress Software, Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Tableau Software, Apple, and Salesforce. Read my tutorial published odata.org This is my first published blog…
  • Making Mobile Part of The Enterprise

    Jeff Reser
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Data in its most raw form starts as an infinite, formless river of facts and figures, but with increased mobile adoption, workers in the enterprise are demanding beautiful data that’s consistent with the user experience they’ve come to expect from their non-enterprise apps. While Excel has been the go-to tool to transform tables into charts and make sense of raw data – it’s main limitation is the freshness of the data. By the time it reaches the business users, the info is stale. With more workers spending time on their mobile devices, it only makes sense for the enterprise to be able…
  • Getting to Know Cassandra

    Jeff Reser
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Today’s data-driven world is both a blessing and a curse for IT managers. While Big Data makes it possible to solve business challenges, turning information from different sources into actionable insight can be a real challenge. How do you keep your organization moving forward, but still keep things simple for IT?  With the emergence of open source database management systems like Apache Cassandra, data connectivity is evolving to meet requirements for speed and consistency — and returning some normalcy to IT managers. Cassandra is a NoSQL data store that’s architected for real-time…
  • MongoDB, Cassandra, APIs Oh My! Let’s Talk Data at Progress Exchange

    Jeff Reser
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    45 days to go until Progress Exchange 2014, and our team at Progress DataDirect can’t wait! This year, Progress’ annual partner and customer conference will take place October 6-8 in Orlando, FL. If you attended last year’s event in Boston, you probably remember lots of orange, sparks everywhere and news of significant updates to our Pacific PaaS solution. The focus this year is to demonstrate just how far we’ve progressed (no pun intended) since then! We’ll be talking next generation application development, and all that encompasses – from mobile, to data connectivity, to cloud,…
  • Enhanced Access to Your Force.com Solutions

    Greg Stasko
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Many powerful vertical solutions are now available on the Force.com platform via the AppExchange – For ITSM (IT Service Management), there is BMC’s Remedyforce. Navatar Group offers Financial Services solutions, and ERP and accounting solutions are available from FinancialForce and RootStock. Veeva offers a CRM solution for the life sciences, to highlight just a few. Standard Remedyforce Dashboard Force.com solutions provide varying capabilities when it comes to reporting or analytics. Being based on the Force.com platform, the integrated reporting or analytics will likely be…
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  • Instant Cash Magnet Biz In A Box – Complete Business In A Box!

    Daniel Lew
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    I’ll make this quick cos I know you’re busy and time is money. If you’re anything like me you’re aware that there is a huge army of people searching the internet for ways to make some much-needed extra cash. Click here to watch the free video! But you probably also know only too well how [...]
  • Local Scribe Vol 2 – Easily Capture The Attention of Local Biz Owners!

    Daniel Lew
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Attention offline marketers! Are you missing out on the video craze? Now there is an easy way to offer your clients video services or do your own video landlording to create leads for your clients… That is why I wanted to offer you a done for you solution to help you start offering video services [...]
  • Ninja Traffic Profits – $100+ Paydays With These Two Super Easy FREE Ninja Traffic Strategies!

    Daniel Lew
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    How long have you been trying to make money online? Are you one of the many that have fallen into the trap of buying product after product and having nothing to show for it except a negative balance? One of the biggest problems is the promises of HUGE lumps of cash in no time. But [...]
  • Facebook for Authors – Learn More About Facebook Marketing!

    Daniel Lew
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Have you bought every other Facebook course on the market and still struggle to figure out how to apply it to your publishing business? I know exactly how you feel because that’s what happened to me. I’ve literally spent thousands of dollars digging into every Facebook course I could get my hands on in the [...]
  • Viral Lead Machine Pro – Free Traffic Made Easy!

    Daniel Lew
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Let’s be honest. It doesn’t matter how you want to make money online – whether it’s through… – Amazon affiliate marketing – JV Zoo or Clickbank – Your own info-products – Teespring – You name it …there’s ONE thing that EVERY internet marketer NEEDS to be successful… …Cheap, reliable traffic. => Check it out here! [...]
 
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    Techbloggerca

  • Modern SEO Strategy,Getting a return on the investment

    gayan
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    By now everyone should know that (SEO) search engine optimization is crucial for any company that’s want more exposure on their website. This is why you need a modern SEO strategy, along with tips on how to build a program that helps you gain profitable results (customers) not just a high ranking, from organic search.You can use SEO to drive traffic to your business website. But if your visitors are unable to reach you online, then you haven’t added much assessment to your business. First make sure that your website is optimized to induce interested visitors to contact you. This mean…
  • What to know when approaching an SEO agent

    gayan
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    SEO agencies are often coming forth with ridiculous offers promising the world while delivering crap.I know from first hand experience in Germany. I’m not sure agencies in other countries get away with that level of over-promising too but here are some questions you need to ask before you sign that obligatory one year contract.Who is actually doing the work?The sales rep in the fancy suit from Armani or the well known SEO guru aka agency owner won’t be the one who does the work. In most cases it will be not only someone else but a person very low in the hierarchy of the company.
  • How to be PRODUCTIVE

    gayan
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Did you ever know the people who get so much things done as if they have 30 hours a day while the rest of us drag our feet for 24 hours. These are the people who are considered to accomplish things before your morning breakfast. You can actually become one of them. For starters, spend one minute replying to each email – max -- and don’t feel compelled to respond to everything.Also, take a play from Steve Jobs, Hillary Clinton, President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg and wear the same thing every day. It saves time that you spend trying on different outfits every day, says Anna Vital, the…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Karlins Ramey & Tompkins, LLC

    itvibes tech
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    The Woodlands Web Design & Marketing At Karlins Ramey & Tompkins, LLC we believe in the value of relationships. Every client relationship is viewed like a partnership, and we truly believe that our success is a result of your success. We are committed to providing close, personal attention to all of our clients. KRT takes pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in continuing professional education, state-of-the-art…
  • ITVibes Sponsoring Lobsterfest 2014 Golf Tournament

    ITVibes Support
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    ITVibes, Brand Management and Web Development Company in Houston, Texas, is sponsoring the Lobsterfest 2014 Golf Tournament at River Plantation Country Club in Conroe on October 2, 2014. We will have a tent and Buffalo Wild Wings, Incredible Pizza Conroe, and My Fit Foods will be sponsoring the food. We will have fruit, water, coolers, peanuts, cold towels, and door prizes. Buffalo Wild Wings and Baja Mexican Grill are sponsoring give away baskets. The day starts with a Golf Tournament at 10:00 am at River Plantation Country Club, 550 Country Club Dr., Conroe 77302. The Dinner and Auctions…
  • All Aboard the Video Marketing Train!

    ITVibes Support
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Don’t let the train leave the station without you. Video marketing isn’t just a trend – it’s here to stay and it’s being used more and more each day in the online marketing world. Like the old saying goes “a picture is worth 1,000 words”. Well, if that’s true, then online video marketing is worth a lot of pictures! First, let’s answer the question “what is video marketing?” It’s quite simple – using video to promote, market, or advertise your brand, products, or services. If you are a business owner, online video marketing should be part of your advertising and…
  • Timberwood Inspections

    itvibes tech
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Houston Web Design & Marketing Timberwood Inspections is an engineering company that performs home and building inspections throughout The Woodlands, Spring, Tomball, Conroe, Magnolia, Cypress, North Houston and the surrounding areas. Timberwood Inspections is devoted to assisting our clients in making informed real estate decisions by providing professional and detailed inspection services. Buying a home can be a very exiting experience. After many hours of searching the internet and walking through multiple houses to find the home that’s right for you, having your future home…
  • Business Success Seminars

    ITVibes Support
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    This fall Lone Star College Cy-Fair Library, Harris County Public Library, Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center, and Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring Business Success Seminars. These events will be information-packed seminars designed to help you build your successful business. Seminar schedule: First seminar – New Generation Latino Market – will be held October 1, 2014. Maria Tapias from Lopez Negrete Communications will be the speaker. She will explore the New Generation Latino market and gives insights how to harness this powerful and…
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    LostInTechnology

  • 10 Great Tips to use Google Docs

    Bilal Ibrar
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Numerous experts utilization Google Docs consistently to make and offer data. It’s a fabulous suite of instruments that is ideal for teaming up with your associates and cooperating with customers. Truth be told, mastering Google Docs has turned into a fundamental expert ability. Google Drive and the Docs suite it fuses have developed a considerable measure all the more compelling throughout the last couple of years. Desktop syncing, Gmail integration, portable and logged off editing, handwriting recognition, additional capacity and an assortment of interface changes have all descended…
  • 7 Tips and Tricks for Advanced Twitter users

    Bilal Ibrar
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    Twitter is probably the most widely used social media website. People from all walks of life are hooked to the concept of this site, be it celebrities or politicians or just your neighborhood friends. Here you can interact with various people from all over the world and make your posts available through search just by using hash tags, Nowadays, people find it more convenient to post statements on this particular social media site, making them viral and keep track of it on the go. Verdicts on Twitter are not just readily available but are also considered to be authentic. This is a great…
  • EVGA Reveals GeForce GTX 980 Classified/ Hydro Copper

    Furqan Shahid
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    Now that Nvidia’s latest GeForce GTX 900 series is official and currently on sale, the sub-vendors are doing their magic and bringing in their own variants of the already powerful Maxwell based GPUs. EVGA just revealed GeForce GTX 980 Classified and GeForce GTX 980 Hydro Copper. Both of these GPUs are quite simply the most powerful GTX 980 variants we have seen up until now. Both of the GPUs will come with a factory over clocked clock and will feature different PCB design than the stock variants. So without wasting anymore time, let’s get down the specifications and details about…
  • Review: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Furqan Shahid
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Monolith Productions and Warner Brothers took everyone by surprise earlier this year by announcing Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. As the name suggests, the game is set in the famous Lord of The Rings universe by J.R.R Tolkien. For those who are wondering where the game will be taking the place, it will serve as a bridge between the events of Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. The game is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, as for PS3 and Xbox 360, the game will be released on 18th November, later this year. The revealed game play was impressive and showed a lot of interesting elements of the…
  • 7 must have eBook reader apps for Android

    Bilal Ibrar
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    It is nothing unknown that in this age of modern technology, to some extent, the eBooks are rapidly replacing the art of actual book reading. Users have become more tech savvy and prefer carrying their reading material in their smart phone/tabs. To help the android users in fully benefiting from this incredible, time and space saving facility, it is vital to have an eBook reader app that suits your general requirements and eliminates the hassles in your reading process. Aldiko Book Reader Aldiko keeps on leadding the current era of Android Reading Apps for Tablets and does not frustrate on…
 
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • 5 Ways To Make Your New Website Super Secure

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    In today’s world of increasing online security threats, building a new website for yourself can be a daunting task. Whether you’re... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3 Ways Your Website Design Can Impact Your Business

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    The first thing a potential customer will do is visit your website, and from that visit form opinions about your products and services, website... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Showcasing Different Bandridge Products

    HBB | Guest Author
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Bandridge is a well-known brand in consumer electronics connectivity. We are among the most innovative brands in the connectivity segment. At... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Most Powerful Tools for Social Media Marketers

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    You may think social media channels as a mesh of interconnected tubules but it is actually not. You can’t save your photographs automatically on drop... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How ADSL2+ Differs From NBN

    Ram kumar
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Internet is not just connecting known people we know but also the people we have no idea about. Think about how fast you can connect with a total... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • 5 Ways To Make Your New Website Super Secure

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    In today’s world of increasing online security threats, building a new website for yourself can be a daunting task. Whether you’re... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3 Ways Your Website Design Can Impact Your Business

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    The first thing a potential customer will do is visit your website, and from that visit form opinions about your products and services, website... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Showcasing Different Bandridge Products

    HBB | Guest Author
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Bandridge is a well-known brand in consumer electronics connectivity. We are among the most innovative brands in the connectivity segment. At... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Most Powerful Tools for Social Media Marketers

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    You may think social media channels as a mesh of interconnected tubules but it is actually not. You can’t save your photographs automatically on drop... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How ADSL2+ Differs From NBN

    Ram kumar
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Internet is not just connecting known people we know but also the people we have no idea about. Think about how fast you can connect with a total... [[ 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

  • iPhone 6 Plus Review

    Terry White
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Overview I’ve been doing iPhone reviews since the 1st one back in 2007 (if you want to see how far we’ve come, go back and have a glance at that one). So it’s become a tradition here on my blog and many of my friends and followers patiently wait for my take on the new mobile device. Normally I have these reviews done by the 1st Monday following the Friday release. However, my iPhone didn’t arrive until the following Wednesday (last week). I pre-ordered mine on day one, but apparently I didn’t make the 1st cut. Nonetheless, it did arrive a few days later and I…
  • iPhone 6 Plus: 1st Impressions

    Terry White
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    My iPhone 6 Plus (64GB Gold Unlocked GSM) arrived late yesterday afternoon and everyone has been asking me “how is it?” So I thought I’d give a quick 1st impressions post now. I’ll have a full review on Monday after I have had a chance to really use the iPhone 6 Plus over the weekend.   Size Yep, it’s BIG! However, it’s not too big. To my surprise using it with one hand and reaching things with my thumb from top to bottom isn’t the problem. Apple includes a new “Reachability” feature that with a double tap on the touch ID sensor (as…
  • I went with this color laser printer

    Terry White
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    A few weeks ago I posted on my Facebook page asking for recommendations for a new printer. The requirement was that it had to be color and be ready to print when I’m ready to print. In other words I print very infrequently and my frustration with inkjet printers is that some models dry up when not used regularly and take lots of ink just to get the nozzles clean and printing again. My previous office printers had all been Xerox Phaser (dry ink) printers. While these printers have always served me well, it was going to be overkill to get another one as I just don’t print that often…
  • Don’t buy another USB wall charger for your phone!

    Terry White
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Your smartphone probably came with a USB wall charger. Chances are you probably need or at least would find it convenient to have more than one. Perhaps one at your desk, one by the bed and maybe one in your travel bag. A quick check shows that the retail price of an Apple USB wall charger is $19. Of course you could get ANY 3rd party wall charger for half that price or less. However, even at $9 for a good quality generic charger you might want to consider a different option. If you’re buying a charger that’s going to have a permanent home under your desk, behind a nightstand,…
  • 8 Tips and Tricks for iOS 8

    Terry White
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Today is iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus day as well as many of you upgrading to iOS 8. I though I’d share 8 of my favorite iOS 8 Tips and Tricks that may not be obvious to many. The post 8 Tips and Tricks for iOS 8 appeared first on Terry White's Tech Blog.
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    Latest ITProPortal news

  • Google Glass invades Edinburgh airport

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    At the airport, it's normal to see customer service staff equipped with phones, walkie-talkies and perhaps a tablet. Edinburgh airport is taking this one step further with Google Glass.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/10/01/google-glass-invades-edinburgh-airport-/
  • NHS needs to perform surgery on printing departments

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A survey carried out by Annodata found that over 80 per cent of all healthcare organisations in the UK have no plan to start using a managed print service.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/30/nhs-needs-perform-surgery-printing-departments/
  • The one reason Microsoft didn’t livestream its Windows 10 release

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 is its new OS, but one thing that had people asking questions was Microsoft’s decision not to offer a livestream of the event online. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/30/the-one-reason-microsoft-didnt-livestream-its-windows-10-release/
  • How and when to download Microsoft Windows 10

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    If you can’t wait to leave sticky fingerprints all over Windows 10 you’ll be wanting to learn how to download the technical preview version; You'll need to join the Windows Insider Program.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/30/watch-how-to-download-windows-10/
  • Virgin Media takes Big Digital Skills Hub on UK tour

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Small and medium sized enterprises are the main target of the tour that is aiming to help SMEs use technology more efficiently and foster collaboration between them.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/30/virgin-media-takes-big-digital-skills-hub-on-uk-tour/
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • The Fourth Quarter

    Alex Goldfayn
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    The fourth quarter of the year starts this week, so here are some things to think about as the calendar year enters its home stretch: What’s your lowest hanging fruit for revenue growth in coming three months? List one product, service, event or opportunity now. What can you do that you’re not doing now that would grow your sales the easiest, fastest and most? List at least one behavior now. Which high potential prospects (who did not buy) have you communicated with this year who you can revisit in the fourth quarter? List three now. Finally, give me one action, activity or event…
  • Revenue Questions

    Alex Goldfayn
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    Are you making time for revenue growth? It’s a proactive pursuit. You cannot spend your days reacting to customers’ issues and significantly grow your organization. Are you behaving boldly? Because marketing it no place for modesty. You improve lives and companies. Act like it. Are you asking for testimonials and referrals regularly? These are among the best and easiest ways to grow sales. Are multiple people at your company consistently asking the “Did You Know” question? On average, customers are only aware of about 30 percent of all that they can buy from you.
  • Video: Focus On Your Value, Not Your Products or Services

    Alex Goldfayn
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Focusing on your products and services makes you one of a very large crowd. It commoditizes you. Focusing on your value, and the ways that you improve customers lifts you above the crowd. It makes you singular. It makes you money. These videos are based on my Growth Masters Annual Curriculum, a year-long learning program focused like a laser on growing your revenue!
  • What They Don’t Teach Us In School

    Alex Goldfayn
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    I often tell my clients that our work is a behavior change project:we’re trying to get your sales, customer service and marketing people to take one action daily that will communicate your value to people who can buy it. Revenue growth is a learned behavior (I teach it!) that’s made up of several core, critical components. Unfortunately, these mindsets and behaviors are not taught in school. If they were, we’d all be better off. Here’s what I wish they would teach us, and our children, in school:That the simplest solution is almost always the best one. In math and in…
  • Short Video: Why YOU Deserve More Revenue

    Alex Goldfayn
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Here’s a quick two-minute video about why YOU deserve more revenue, and how to go about the process of getting it. If you’d like to learn more about the Growth Masters Annual Curriculum, the details are here.
 
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Amanda Bynes Reportedly Behaving Badly Again, Arrested For DUI

    Val Powell
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    After months of being quiet, Amanda Bynes has made it back to the headlines with her DUI arrest last Sunday. Besides the arrest, Bynes has reportedly been engaging in erratic behavior, ditching classes at fashion school as well as taking Adderall and smoking weed. Bynes was released from her court-ordered parental conservatorship in June and allegedly started missing classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Southern California, where she had been enrolled. A source told RadarOnline that Bynes’s instructors tried to reach her but got no response, so she consequently…
  • Three Breasted Woman Costume Should Be A Hit This Halloween

    Val Powell
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    With Halloween just a few weeks away, it’s time to start planning your Halloween costume for this year. If you have a taste for the outlandish, you may consider dressing up as the three-breasted woman. Since her coming out last week, 21-year-old Jasmine Tridevil quickly rose to infamy after posting claims that she had undergone a $20,000 surgery to add a third breast. HalloweenCostumes.com spokesman Marlon Heimerl wrote an email to HuffPost predicting that the Tridevil-inspired costume has the essential quirks to be a popular Halloween costume. Increasingly Odd Story of Jasmine…
  • Clemson Student Death: Kendall Wernet Falls Off Platform On Cruise Ship

    Val Powell
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    A second Clemson University student has died in the past week, after 19-year-old Tucker Hipps’s body was found in Lake Hartwell near the institution on September 22. A week later, on September 29, 20-year-old Kendall Wernet fell off a platform on the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy as it pulled into port at the end of a three-day-cruise. Wernet died at around 8:30 AM that morning from his injuries. The Clemson university student had reportedly climbed onto the platform, which Carnival said was a restricted area at the time, to catch a view of the sunrise with his friends. “They had seen a…
  • Reggie Miller’s Niece Found Safe

    Ellisha Rader Mannering
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Reggie Miller’s niece went missing from her home early Tuesday morning, prompting the former NBA star and TV analyst to ask the public for help in locating her. Police and members of the girl’s family searched for the teen for hours and investigators could not find any signs of foul play in the girls room or elsewhere in the home. They believed that she had simply ran away or at least left on her own free will. “There was absolutely no evidence or any signs or evidence to lead us to believe this was anything other than a teenage runaway,” Orange County Sheriff’s…
  • Reggie Miller: Niece Safe At Home After Disappearance

    Amanda Crum
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Reggie Miller, television analyst and former NBA star, issued a plea for help this week after his 16-year old niece went missing from her home in Yorba Linda, prompting investigators to lead a search on Monday afternoon with bloodhounds. Nikki Miller was reported missing early on Monday morning after her room was found empty, and authorities say they believe she arranged her room to make it look like she was still there. “There was absolutely no evidence or any signs or evidence to lead us to believe this was anything other than a teenage runaway. There are some indicators that lead us…
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    BLOGTECHNIKA

  • How to Boost the LED Brightness of your Sony Xperia Z1

    Arpit Verma
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The LED light on the back of our smartphones double up as a torch whenever we need to find our way around in the dark, especially places like theaters. However, some of the phones do not have very bright LED light output, most probably to ensure the high illumination should not burn out images when taken in pitch dark conditions. With the Sony Xperia Z1, the brightness of the LED is definitely not very bright but thankfully if you have a rooted device, you can do something about that. In case, you are interested in increasing the brightness of the LED of your Sony Xperia Z1, you can simply…
  • Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 as the Next Generation of Windows

    Arpit Verma
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    After days of speculations and stories all over, Microsoft has finally unveiled their next edition of Windows, calling it Windows 10. Yes, the naming has raised as many questions as the reason to bring the new update without having much to show for it. It was rumored for a while that Microsoft will call the next Windows version, Windows One or Windows 9 or even Windows X, but its finally Windows 9. As expected, Microsoft has called the Windows 10 update, the most comprehensive platform ever and promised that everyone upgrading from Windows 7, which seems to be their target audience alongside…
  • HTC One Max Reported to Sport a 5.5 inch 2K Display

    Arpit Verma
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Despite rocking the most beautiful Android smartphones for two years in a row, HTC is yet to report any profits of substantial order. In fact, of all the major OEMs out there, HTC seems to always be fighting the battle of survival. Be it small marketing budgets or just bad pricing, there are several reasons as to why HTC devices haven’t done well. To fight the category fight though, HTC has since last year released several models with varied sizes of their flagship. We had the smaller HTC M7 Mini and HTC M7 Max to go with the M7. This year, we have already had the Mini variant of the…
  • After Bendgate Get Ready for GapGate: Samsung Galaxy Note IV Reported to have Manufacturing Defect

    Arpit Verma
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Samsung has taken great pleasure in taking the micky out of Apple at every possible occasion. Be it, when Apple finally decided to go with a larger sized iPhone or with countless advertisements, Apple has been on Samsung’s radar since maybe the chicken came of that egg. They were at it again, when the infamous bendgate issue happened where some of the iPhone 6 Plus were reported to be bending at one of the weak stress points. However, looks like Samsung must be on the guard themselves or risk laughing too soon without realising that all is not rosy in their own backyard. According to…
  • These DareDevil Kids Are Bending iPhone 6 Plus in Apple Store

    Himanshu Yadav
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    After infamous Apple’s Bendgate controversy, Apple admitted that only 9 iPhone users were reported “bend” phone issues so far. But, instead of Apple’s explanation, new videos surface regularly which proves that there are more number of devices bending than company admitted. In the new addition of bending controversy, two kids made a daring (or stupid) video for YouTube viewers in which they showed how they bent the iPhone 6 Plus with bare hands. This bending event happened on some store in UK. A kid bent the phone so that the screen came out from the phone’s…
 
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • The Evolution of Working Life: Embracing a Paradigm Shift

    Erin Mahoney
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    There is a growing awareness in Western medicine that modern health care is really disease care. Instead of focusing on the entire wellbeing of their patients, doctors in the twentieth century and today have specialized not only on certain areas of... [[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 (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
  • The Recommended Summer Reading List For Bankers And Traders By Jefferies CEO Dick Handler

    Amarendra Bhushan
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    To develop new perspectives, workable solutions, and gain fresh insights, Jefferies CEO Richard “Dick” Handler has issued an imagined “Summer Reading List for Bankers and Traders” giving his employees top 10 Wall Street life... [[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 (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
  • Which State Is The Most And Least Corrupt State In The United States of America?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    Are you curious to know Which State is the most and least corrupt state in the United States of America? Or So in what states can you trust public officials and what places should you avoid? Or the crookedest states in the union? Well, there’s an... [[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 (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
  • The 11 Coolest Cities To Live Across The United States of America

    Amarendra Bhushan
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    Forbes Magazine just released its list of the Coolest Cities to live across the United States of America: it named Washington D.C. coolest city in the US. Seattle ranked No. 2 on the list, followed by Austin, Texas, Houston and San Francisco. I... [[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 (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
  • The 12 Largest Cities In The United States For Women In Business

    Amarendra Bhushan
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Among the 100 largest cities in the United States, Washington ranked 1st place, when it comes to opportunities available for women both as entrepreneurs and climbers of the corporate ladders, according to an analysis by Bizwomen, a website... [[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 (http://ceoworld.biz for more!]]
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    Honeytech Blog

  • Mobogenie is the Perfect Way for Young Developers to Monetize and Market their Apps

    Honey Singh
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    With the growth of mobile, the market for applications has grown more than any other. While hardware has reached a point of exhaustion, you feel software could still take the whole experience a notch or two above. This is why software is going to be a critical differentiator in the upcoming days and the only way to make the difference would be by having the best developers on board. Keeping this in mind, Mobogenie, has rolled out a platform for the developers that would allow them not only a platform to showcase their application, on the Mobogenie App Store, but also give the developers a…
  • 5 Reasons why Wireless Charging Never Caught on

    Aditya Shenoy
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    The first thing that comes to mind when you read wireless charging is that of a phone magically charging the moment you’re in a particular zone; just like Wi-Fi. Sadly that’s not how wireless charging works in the present day. You need a charging base on which you need to place a wireless charging compatible phone and it starts charging. It works on the principle of inductive charging — where in the charging base and the phone has coils to transmit energy without having to connect any cable to the phone. Quite a lot of manufacturers attempted to crack the market and introduce…
  • How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet

    Honey Singh
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    We have been using our social accounts for networking and chit chat with fellas but do you know that you can also send / receive money using your Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, WhatsApp & Email accounts with the help of Oxigen Wallet. It sounds like internet fantasy but now you can use the Social Money on Oxigen Wallet and send money to any of your social friends. Steps to transfer funds using Social Money: 1) Launch the app on your android(social feature currently available on Google play store) and select “Send Money to Friends” 2)  Click on “Select Friend”. In order to…
  • How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet

    Honey Singh
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    We have been using our social platforms for networking, chat and fun. But do you also know, that you can send / receive money using your Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, WhatsApp & Email accounts with the help of Oxigen Wallet? It sounds like the exciting trending hashtag, and it’s true! Now you can use the Social Money on Oxigen Wallet and send money to any of your social friends using the fastacash technology. 7 Easy Steps to use Social Money on Facebook / Twitter / Google Plus / WhatsApp/ Email Step 1: Download and launch the oxigen wallet app on your android  (the social money…
  • 3 tips to save your website from heartbleed bug

    Honey Singh
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Several months ago, a bug was detected in a popular part of cryptography which affected a huge number of websites all over the world. This vulnerability – known as the heartbleed bug – made sensitive information visible to anyone who cared. In some cases, it led to passcodes being released. For anyone who had ever shopped online and created an account with an e-commerce site, the danger was easy to understand. Within days of the vulnerability being exposed, however, developers were able to patch the problem, once again making the SSL protocol secure. What can you do as a website owner?
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • SLB and SLC Come to Life!

    Mark Tullio
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Ever wonder what would happen if our products came to life? Wonder no more! In a recent video shoot, both our SLB and SLC IT infrastructure management solutions get a voice so they can talk about their features and the many benefits they bring to the IT administrators who use them. SLC: “With me doing the work virtually, you don’t have to call in the B team to go on site and compromise security … See my USB ports? Yup, got that, and I can upgrade your power supply too!” SLB: “I’m your partner to monitor, manage and troubleshoot IT equipment. And best of all, we can do this from…
  • Classroom Technology & Mobile Printing

    Mark Tullio
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Classroom Technology campaign in which the technology and education industries united to promote the latest in learning and tech trends in an effort to raise education standards across the nation and even the globe. We are proud to have Lantronix and the xPrintServer featured alongside industry influencers, associations and public figures that share their personal awareness efforts and education accomplishments. The campaign was distributed through USA Today on Sept. 12th, 2014 and is published online at www.classroomtechnologynews.com. The 12…
  • Lantronix Rallies Around Digital Classroom with Launch of Print and Learn (PAL) Program

    Mark Tullio
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    According to the Center of Digital Education, K-12 schools in the U.S. will spend almost $10 billion on educational technology in 2014. In higher education, the National Retail Federation states that student spending for electronics (tablets, laptops, etc.) is up 20% from last year. There’s no doubt that classrooms are going digital – yet even with the increase in tablets, Chromebooks and other mobile devices, there remains a strong need to print. But printing from these mobile devices can be a challenge – with software downloads and kludgy apps that may or may not be effective. With…
  • Partnering for Success: Lantronix and Cisco

    Mark Tullio
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” —Isaac Newton There are dozens of great quotes attributed to Newton, but the aforementioned quote is definitely one of my favorites.   As one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution, Newton’s contributions have impacted all areas of our lives, especially technology. One of the critical success factors for any tech company is “strategic partnerships.” Nowhere is this more critical, and more relevant, than during a market transition – and that’s…
  • SLB Branch Office Manager Earns TweakTown’s “Best Features” Award!

    Mark Tullio
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Today more than ever, the need to keep IT equipment operational 24/7 is critical to the health of a company. Enterprises with distributed branch or satellite offices – such as those in retail, finance, insurance, healthcare, and food services industries – are presented with special challenges, as they need a centralized solution that can manage each location remotely. Our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager is designed to do just that. Recently TweakTown, one of the biggest technical media Web sites in the world, took an in depth look at SLB and liked what they saw! Reviewer Paul…
 
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  • OnePlus Two to be launched in 2015

    Adeel Inam
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Startup company OnePlus was able to disrupt the profiteering racket of flagship smartphones with the release of the company’s first ever mobile; the OnePlus One. Starting at a price of $299 the device possessed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 SoC along with 3 GB of RAM and a custom ROM based on the 4.4 KitKat operating system. In terms of price and performance, no device has been able to match that category so far. The company is attempting to raise the bar once more with the release of its next flagship device, the OnePlus Two, which is scheduled to be launched in 2015. The news was confirmed…
  • Corsair announces new segment in the company: Corsair gaming

    Adeel Inam
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    While the company is quite notorious for manufacturing superior grade power supplies, RAM modules and solid state drives, Corsair wants to extend that superiority to gaming peripherals; which is the reason why the company has announced a new division called Corsair gaming, likely to be introduced in the near future. The President and CEO of the company has stated that for the past 2 decades, Corsair has been supplying gamers with high performing and state of the art gaming peripherals. He also stated that now with the Corsair gaming division launching soon, gamers will be able to enjoy the…
  • BMW will make car charging smarter

    Adeel Inam
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, or BMW for the shorter and easier form to pronounce has fallen prey to the smart technological paraphernalia that is engulfing the world today and has presented the automobile industry with an electric car charger, but this time, added a touch of ‘smart’ to it. In simple terms, the smart car charger has been incorporated with several smart home technologies and the company is calling it the BMW i Wallbox Pro. While this model becomes part of the existing smart car chargers (the i Wallbox Pure series) that the company has designed for its i8 and i3 models, this…
  • Ello ready to take on Facebook

    Daris Abraham
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Facebook has been dominating the realm of social media for more than a decade already; however, a new social media by the name of Ello is gaining a lot of attention that has been described as “anti-Facebook”. It has a strong appeal for its stand on advertisement and users’ privacy, and armed with these potent tools, Ello looks ready to take on Facebook. Ello is one year old and has survived as a private social network all this time. Recently, it has become available on “invitation only” basis. This new social media seems to have created a demand for itself as invitations for it are…
  • Samsung’s next smartwatch will feature fingerprint scanner and mobile payment

    Adeel Inam
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    While there is still time for Samsung’s next flagship smartphone to be unveiled, the company has already hinted the new features that are going to be incorporated in to the company’s next wearable device all set to be unveiled during the Mobile World Congress of 2015, which is scheduled to take place in February next year. After Apple revealed that its new flagship smartphones the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus would be fitted with a NFC chip that will allow users to make payments through their phones, Samsung started showing signs suggesting that a similar feature might be present in its upcoming…
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  • NuRelm Welcomes ARxChange

    mona
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    ARxChange is the nation’s largest centralized marketplace for medical receivable disposition. ARxChange provides a patent-protected integrated electronic marketplace that connects hospitals and health systems to qualified institutional capital entities that acquire structured receivables pools based on predefined pricing schedules. ARxChange recently hired NuRelm to make a good user interface on a revolutionary product even better.  By doing so, we help busy financial professionals pick exactly what they need from massive data sets. The result is better, faster decisions that…
  • Harvest Forecast for Resourcing Web Projects

    greg
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    We recently switched to Harvest and they just released a new tool to sweeten the deal called Forecast. We have been thinking about a good way to handle resourcing for some time. In the past, we have setup spreadsheets and looked into other apps, but nothing did what we needed quite like this. This obviously integrates with Harvest and makes it easy to manage active projects. At first, client names didn’t show and it was hard to know what projects were being added to our schedules. The Harvest team took feedback seriously and made some updates over the last few weeks; now it’s a…
  • NuRelm Welcomes Sean Gracy!

    mona
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    This is what “hard hitting frontend web development enthusiasm and skill” looks like. We would like to welcome Sean Gracy, one of our new Frontend Web Developers, to the NuRelm family.  Sean is an honors graduate of the Pittsburgh Technical Institute where he was recipient of the J. R. McCartan Outstanding Student Award. Sean has a passion for coding and designing brand new websites that excel above the standards of modern Web design.  He is also a talented singer/songwriter, musician, musical theater actor, and video aficionado who loves hockey. We are excited for Sean to be…
  • Vagrant Meets Rails

    sam
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Getting an environment up and running with Ruby on Rails can be pretty easy on a Mac or Linux machine.  It can be a little less easy on Windows.   But, either way, using Vagrants for development environment really cleans up your development universe in a few ways: It lets you have a dedicated Vagrant, and therefore a dedicated development environment, for every project It gives you the ability to let every developer on your team have precisely the same development environment Regardless of how easy it is to setup Rails, getting up and running with a Vagrant is as easy as typing…
  • Organizing Your Schedule with the Sunrise Calendar App

    sarah
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Recently, I have come across a nifty calendar app called Sunrise Calendar. My first impression was that it works very well with Google Calendars. One of the main features that I look for in an app when it connects to Google Calendars is whether or not you can join a hangout from an event within the app. With Sunrise Calendar, this is accomplished very easily by clicking on the “Join video call” under the Hangout heading at the bottom of the event view. This works perfectly by opening up the hangout video call just as it would if you were viewing the event through the Google…
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  • Nokia HERE Maps app shows up online

    Nicole Batac
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:55 pm
    The Beta apk of Nokia’s map application has surfaced online. And the good news is it works with Android devices running Android 4.0+ or up—except the Samsung smartphones though. Some of the features included in the Nokia HERE app include offline mode, turn-by-turn navigation, downloadable maps to store onto your device, 3D mapping, and even “Speed limit warning” feature. It would be worth tinkering around with and we can’t wait for the final product to show up. Source: Android Police | Via: Droid Life | Download: MediaFire
  • MSN rolls out revamped homepage

    Nicole Batac
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    After spending just a few weeks in preview mode, Microsoft has rolled out the redesigned MSN homepage to all users. It should show up in your browser in the next couple of days. If you want to view it on your Windows Phone, the updated Bing and MSN apps also draw from the site’s services, such as Food & Drinks and Health and Fitness app. Food & Drinks will keep tabs on your recipes and Health and Fitness will show pedometer stats (if you are using Lumia 630, 635, or 1520, that is). Source: Microsoft Blog | Via: Engadget
  • Rogers & Fido now carry HTC Desire 510

    Nicole Batac
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    If you’ve been eyeing the HTC Desire 510, you can now get the device through Rogers & Fido. It will be available for $0 on select two-year Share Everything plans on Rogers, while it will also be available for $0 with a two-ear Tab24 agreement on a Smart plan with Fido. It will be offered in grey and white, with the white version being a Rogers & Fido exclusive. The entry-level Desire 510 is the first 64-bit device from HTC. It is powered by four Cortex-A53, improved Adreno 306 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip, and Android 4.4.2 with Sense 6.0. It has a 4.7-inch 854x480…
  • Microsoft previews Windows 10, hopes you'll forget all about Windows 8.1

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Microsoft is skipping a number and hoping that many will join them in forgetting Windows 8 and go straight to considering Windows 10. Currently in progress, the upcmoming new OS was shown off to 50 select reporters (none from Canada, apparently) who got a sneak peek at the future OS. Check the video above for some of the salient points coming to Windows. 
  • Pebble Watch gets $50 discount and some new functionality for sleep tracking

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Anyone on the fence about the Pebble watch or the Pebble Steel will be happy to know that the cross-platform devices are now available for $50.00 less. As an added bonus, there's also new functionality for background tracking for fitness and sleep. This should make the devices even more enticing. Pebble is the company that really put wearables and smartwatches on the map and while the hardware has remained unchanged since release, there have been constant software updates making the watch even smarter. This means the classic Pebbles sell for US $99.00 and the Steel sell for $199.99. Pebble's…
 
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  • How to Install Stock Mi-Recovery 2.0.1 on Redmi 1S

    Mayur
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Recently, we shared a guide on “How to install CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4.4 KitKat) ROM on Redmi 1S”. The procedure required the installation of ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) to flash custom CM11 ROM. Apparently, several Redmi 1S users have flashed CWM recovery on their phone in order to install a custom ROM for improved performance or for other reasons. Perhaps, if you’ve switched back to MIUI ROM on Redmi 1S but are still running the CWM recovery, then you won’t be able to install the official MIUI OTA updates. That’s because, OTA updates are installed through MIUI Updater app that…
  • Get Best Prices for Electronic Products on WhatsApp with MySmartPrice New Initiative

    Mayur
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    MySmartPrice, the popular price search and comparison engine has now launched a new service that allows users to quickly find prices for electronics and smartphones directly using WhatsApp, a widely popular cross-platform messenger. Recently, MSP also introduced a nifty tool to automatically add Xiaomi Redmi 1S phone to Flipkart’s cart using a Chrome plugin. To avail price comparison feature on WhatsApp, users need to add MySmartPrice WhatsApp Number: 9332222222 to their WhatsApp contact list and then simply text the number with the product name. You will instantly get the appropriate…
  • How to Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat based CM11 ROM on Xiaomi Redmi 1S

    Mayur
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Recently, we shared a guide on “How to install AOSP ROM on Mi 3” following which several users asked similar thing for Redmi 1S. Fortunately, an unofficial CyanogenMod ROM (CM11) based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat is now available for Xiaomi Redmi 1S. A lot a users have been complaining about Redmi 1S heating issues and actual available RAM being too less, varying between 290-300MB. This is a known issue with Redmi 1S phones and might be fixed in future update. Perhaps, if you’re concerned and at the same time interested in trying out a custom Android ROM on Redmi 1S, then you can do so…
  • How to Install Stock Android 4.4.4 (AOSP) ROM on Mi 3

    Mayur
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Xiaomi smartphones such as Mi 3, Mi 4, Redmi 1S and Redmi Note comes pre-loaded with MIUI ROM that offers plenty of interesting features and customization options. In case, you’re interested in running AOSP ROM (based on Android 4.4 KitKat) on Mi 3, then you’re lucky! Reportedly, a developer at Xiaomi named ‘Ivan’ has managed to release AOSP ROM for Mi 3 WCDMA/ CDMA and Mi 4 with minimal mods. The ROM is compiled using the official kernel source, includes support for over-the-air (OTA) updates and is pretty stable without any visible bugs. The AOSP ROM for Mi 3 is in Chinese but can…
  • Google launches Android One phones with Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles in India for Rs. 6,399

    Mayur
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    At an event in New Delhi today, Google is launching the Android One in India and the tagline says “Apni Kismat Apne Haath”. The event is led by Google’s Android head, Sundar Pichai. To begin with, Google has launched first Android One smartphones in partnership with Indian mobile phone makers – Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles at a price of Rs. 6,399 ($105). The Android One phone will be sold through Indian online retailers – Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart today starting at 3:30 PM and through offline distributors later in October 2014. At this time, Micromax has…
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  • How Linking to Knowledge Could Boost News Media

    Frédéric Filloux
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    A key way to differentiate value-added news from commodity contents is to rework the notion of linking. Thanks to semantics and APIs, we could move from dumb links to knowledge linking.  Most media organizations are still stuck in version 1.0 of linking. When they produce content, they assign tags and links to mostly internal other contents. This is done out of fear that readers would escape for good if doors were opened too wide. Assigning tags is not exact science: I recently spotted a story about the new pregnancy in the British Royal family; it was tagged “Demography”, as if…
  • Apple Watch Is And Isn’t…

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    The Apple Watch isn’t just another iDevice, a “wearables” accessory to the Apple ecosystem. It’s a bold attempt to create a new kind of wrist-worn personal computer that looks like a smartwatch. In previous Monday Notes dealing with the putative iWatch and other “wearables”, I thought the new product would be a nice add-on to the iDevices ecosystem — a bit player that would make the iPhone more desirable —  but that it wouldn’t move the needle, meaning $10B or more in revenue. I reasoned that a watch battery would be too small to feed a computer powerful enough to offer a…
  • BuzzFeed: An Open Letter to Ben Horowitz

    Frédéric Filloux
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    Ben Horowitz, the erudite cofounder of the Andreessen Horowitz (A16z) firm is a respected heavyweight in the Silicon Valley’s venture capital milieu. But A16z’s $50m BuzzFeed funding looks surprisingly ill-advised, to say the least.  From: frederic.filloux@mondaynote.com To: Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Park, California Re: A16z investment in BuzzFeed ——————————————————— Dear Ben: May I ask you something? How long did you spend on BuzzFeed before deciding to…
  • An Ancient Love Story: Apple & Payment Systems

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    This week’s product launch should break the mold of Apple’s recent Fall announcements: More products than usual and a challenge to the status quo – in payment system this time. A larger iPhone; a line of wearables (unveiled if not yet ready-to-ship); significant iOS improvements (a true “iOS 2.0HomeKit and HealthKit devices, applications, and partnerships; payment systems… If only half of the rumors about Apple’s September 9th media event are true, we’re going to have a wider and deeper flood of new products than we’ve seen in Apple’s previous Fall launches. And let’s…
  • Legacy Media: The Lost Decade In Six Charts

    Frédéric Filloux
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
      Ten years. That’s how far away in the past the Google IPO lies. Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, ten gruesome years for legacy media. Here is the lost decade, revisited in charts and numbers.  The asymmetry is staggering. By every measure, the digital sphere grew explosively thanks to a combination of known factors: a massive influx of capital; the radical culture shift fostered by a “blank slate” approach; obsessive agility in search of new preys; flattened hierarchies; shrugged-off acceptance of failure; refocusing on the customer;  a keen sense of…
 
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  • Cool Websites & Tools – Annotate Gmail Attachments, Schedule Phone Calls, & Feedback Forms

    Mark O'Neill
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
    KeepUpdated – Automatically track your competitor’s site updates. No more manual checking – get competitor changes delivered straight to your inbox as it happens. Paste a link and their robots will start monitoring it immediately. From then on, you’ll have an online history of the page’s designs, and you’ll know as soon as the page changes. Annotate Attachments in Gmail – Annotate, markup and comment on any email attachment right within Gmail. Never leave your inbox to review that design, spreadsheet or a presentation. Just click the Framebench button on…
  • ATM Skimming Can Ruin Your Life – Here’s How To Stay Safe

    Dave LeClair
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    While payment technology has advanced a great deal, cash is still used in all kinds of transactions. How do we get our cash in many instances? An ATM machine. Unfortunately, ATM machines are not as safe as we’d like them to be, and a technique known as “ATM skimming” is one of the ways in which modern-day bank robbers steal your information and your money. The infographic below will tell you more about what skimming is, and how you can keep yourself safe. Via ATM Marketplace Click To EnlargeRead the full article: ATM Skimming Can Ruin Your Life – Here’s How To…
  • 6 Mobile Apps Worth Paying For [We Ask You Results]

    Dave Parrack
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Paid apps can be a hard sell when there are almost always free alternatives available. However, some apps offer such great value for money they more than justify the asking price. We asked our readers to name some of these apps worth paying for, and, as always, they delivered. Value For Money We asked you, What Mobile App Offers The Best Value For Money? Unfortunately, the response wasn’t as strong as we had hoped, with only a handful of comments proffered for consideration. However, this handful of comments contained enough recommendations for us to create a list of six mobile...Read…
  • 8 Vital Things To Do On Facebook When You’re Looking For Work [Weekly Facebook Tips]

    Angela Alcorn
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    What would you do to get a new job? Despite your valuable skills, the job market can still look pretty menacing. You’ve probably looked at a few job boards and come to the unhappy conclusion that there will be hundreds of people applying for all of the good jobs. You may have heard you need to network too, but that all seems a little fake. Now, take a look at your Facebook profile. Does it look impressive? Would you hire that person? Maybe it’s time to sort it out. Facebook is a very engaged community that is full of opportunities for...Read the full article: 8 Vital Things To Do…
  • Switching To Linux? Here’s How To Choose The Right Distro

    Akshata
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Your first Linux distribution can sweeten or sour your future Linux experience. That’s why it’s important to get that debut choice right. So you have decided to give Linux a shot, despite your misgivings about Linux and the temptation to stick to Windows. A search for a list of Linux distributions on Wikipedia reveals an extensive array of Linux flavors, and those just happen to be some of the notable ones. Now, how do you choose a Linux distro out of all the ones spread across the Web? Here are some tips that can help. Don’t Skimp On The Research If...Read the full…
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  • 40 Refreshing Video Game Illustrations You Haven’t Seen

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Thanks to smartphones and tablets, more and more people are starting to become casual gamers. Which then introduces them to hardcore games that they may have never picked up in the first place. This sort or transition is driving the gaming culture to new heights, which I’m sure many people are grateful for. Today we will focus on sharing the work of talented artists who dedicate hours of their free time to craft incredible video game art. These posters and artworks are meant to inspire you. So if you plan on, or currently are, working on a video game based illustration, the…
  • Got a New iPhone? Here are 40 Stunning Wallpapers for It.

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Did you recently get a shiny iPhone 6? Well, you’re not alone. Millions of people are jumping on the bandwagon and it’s not hard to see why. Now that you got a new phone, there is no doubt that you will spend a tremendous amount of time staring at it. So why not spice things up and download a couple of nice backgrounds for it? To celebrate the new iPhone, I collected some sexy wallpapers for you to enjoy. They are 1080 x 1920px, meaning they will look great on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. To download, simply click the image. Enjoy! Author informationIgor OvsyannykovIgor…
  • Unbelievable Beauty: 30 Colorful Autumn Photos

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    For some, autumn is the best time of the year. It marks the transition from summer into winter. As the temparatures become much cooler the leaves become eloquent, turning into magical shades of red, brown, orange, gold, and yellow. What I and many others love about fall is its beauty. In a way, you get to witness the cycle of life. Like Steve Jobs said during his Commencement address, “Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It…
  • 40 Sexy Examples of Close-up Car Photography

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Automobiles are beautiful works of art. Their exterior, speed, interior, sound, and style ignites fire in both sexes. Over the past 100 years they’ve become a symbol for thrill seeking. These man made marvels are constantly evolving, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Today we collected 40 beautiful photos of cars to get you inspired. Each one of them tells a different story. While browsing these photos, keep your eye on the angles, backgrounds, symmetry, colors, and lighting. We hope these images will encourage you to grab your camera and go outside to practice.
  • 40 Refreshing Stool & Chair Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Stools and chairs both serve a functional purpose, but more often than not are quite boring to look at. Our goal today is to prove that chairs/stools don’t have to be tedious. So pull up a chair and enjoy these 40 outstanding design! Nollie Flip Stool by Skate-Home Plum Stool Radice Stool by Industrial Facility Behold the Nuts Stool by Eunjae Lee Elka by Oscar Pipson Rayuela Stool by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón Firefly Glow Stool Shell Stool by Jake Phipps Fortune Cookie Stool Magazine Stool by Njustudio Teak Shower Stool The Stem Stool Remy Backless Stool Vitra Butterfly Stool by Sori…
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  • Fuel cell-powered mobile lights tested, proven, ready for commercial use

    Science News Desk
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making them ready for commercialization and broader use.read more
  • 2-D alternatives to graphene may enable exciting advances in electronics, photonics, sensors and other applications

    Science News Desk
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Graphene, a form of carbon in which a single layer of atoms forms a two-dimensional, honeycomb crystal lattice, conducts electricity and heat efficiently and interacts with light in unusual ways. These properties have led to worldwide efforts in exploring its use in electronics, photonics and many other applications. Rapid advances in graphene research during the last decade have suggested tantalizing possibilities for other two-dimensional materials, each of which might have distinct and useful properties.read more
  • Physicists create lasers that switch on and off at world record speed

    Science News Desk
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    Scientists have designed a record-breaking laser that accelerates the interaction between light and matter by ten times. Reporting in the journal Nature Physics, physicists from Imperial College London and the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, in Germany, used semiconductor nanowires made of zinc oxide and placed them on a silver surface to create ultra-fast lasers.  read more
  • New material steals oxygen from air

    Science News Desk
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations. Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a room. The stored oxygen can be released again when and where it is needed.read more
  • How to make a “perfect” solar absorber

    Science News Desk
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the sun — but not much of the rest of the spectrum, since that would increase the energy that is reradiated by the material, and thus lost to the conversion process.read more
 
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  • How to Use Marketing Automation to Sell Your SAAS Product

    insivia
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    In this insight Derek shares a few ways you can use marketing automation in your strategy to help sell your SAAS product. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • How to get a head start on marketing your product

    insivia
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    When developing a new product or service many people don’t think to begin their marketing ahead of time. Doing this can greatly increase your chances for success. In this insight Andy shares a few ways you can get your product out to your audience before it launches. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • What should you do once you have a customer? – SAAS Marketing

    insivia
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Once you close a lead it’s important to make sure you do everything you can to give them a great experience. This won’t just help retain the customer, but can also lead to referrals.  In this insight Patrick explains what you should be doing to make sure your customers get what they need and come back wanting more.  Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • 3 Twitter Tips for Lawyers

    insivia
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    1. Pay Attention to Your Target Market Before you say anything on twitter, take a look at what is already being said by following your target market. Expand Your Reach: Step one: Follow your professional network! Follow clients, partners, and peers to learn what information/ updates are most important to them and so they can help expand your message through retweets. Clients (past, current, and potential) Partners (past, current, and potential) Peers (colleagues, law school network, etc.) Monitor Competitive Strategies Follow your current and potential competitors to get an idea of how they…
  • Content Marketing for CPA Firms

    insivia
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    With how fast Content Marketing evolves it can be hard to keep up with the newest trends in the industry. In this insight Matt shares a new trend that’s leading content marketing for CPA firms. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
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  • Confessional in the Palm of Your Hand

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sure, people say some nasty things in anonymous apps, but the good far outweighs the bad.“I want to quit Google,” the message on my iPhone read. “It’s boring here.”
  • Google Execs Have Ideas on How to Run Your Business

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The ex-CEO and another longtime Google executive say the “new style of managing” they developed should be widely copied.Google is daring, creative, and by multiple accounts an enviable place to work—but is the way it’s run a model for other companies to follow? After all, quintessentially Googley practices like giving people free time to pursue projects are easier to follow if you enjoy very large profits from a product that has remained unbeatable for a decade.
  • Three Questions with the CEO of D-Wave

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The CEO of quantum computing startup D-Wave says its machines are helping companies analyze Wall Street data and search for new cancer drugs.Ever since D-Wave Systems unveiled what it called the world’s first quantum computer in 2007, the small Canadian company has attracted controversy.
  • Paralyzed Rats Take 1,000 Steps, Orchestrated by Computer

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Controlled by software, paralyzed rats walk and climb stairs.It’s a strange sight: a paralyzed rat walking on its hind legs in a precise cadence, all controlled by a computer.
  • EmTech: Illumina Says 228,000 Human Genomes Will Be Sequenced This Year

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Record number of genomes being decoded, but cost of DNA sequencing might not fall much further, says Illumina president.Henry Ford kept lowering the price of cars, and more people kept buying them. The San Diego–based gene sequencing company Illumina has been doing something similar with the tools needed to interpret the human genetic code.
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    Emerging Technology and Trends

  • Firebrand names latest winner of Free Training for Life

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Firebrand are delighted to announce the latest winner of Free Training for Life. Mario Henkel, is an IT Administrator working for ponturo consulting AG in Frankfurt. He will gain a lifetime of free access to 200+ IT, security and project management courses. His prize is estimated to be worth over £1 million.
  • TechQuarters honoured at National Apprenticeship Awards 2014

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    TechQuarters – a Firebrand Apprenticeship partner - was last night crowned Small Employer of the Year in the Regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014. The award recognises their continued contribution, commitment and success through their Apprenticeship programme. TechQuarters will now compete in the National finals, to be recognised as the best Small Employer of Apprentices in the United Kingdom.
  • Future Enterprise- The Future of the Globalised Enterprise

    5 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    The Director of the Future Planet Research Centre- David Hunter Tow, predicts that Globalisation will be an unstoppable force in the 21st century and the only salvation for Eaaarth 2.0 as it races towards its imminent tipping point of harsh climate change and exhaustion of finite resources. In such a globalised society the future enterprise will also be forced to substantially adapt its operating and management strategies to encompass a more innovative, ethical and collaborative mindset, regardless of size or industry, in order to survive.
  • The Secure Exchange of Protected Health Information

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    By Mike Morper, VP of Marketing, Notable Solutions    To demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, hospitals must fulfill the seemingly contradictory mandates to increase ...
  • FAQ for SQL Server 2014 certifications

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Microsoft has made significant changes to the SQL Server certification track following the launch of SQL Server 2014. Read this FAQ to get to grips with all the changes.
 
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    TheAppWhisperer

  • Portrait of an Artist – Seventh Video Showcase – Mobile Portraiture

    Jennifer Bracewell
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
    Welcome to our seventh Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Jennifer Bracewell. Every two weeks Jennifer will review and curate work […] The post Portrait of an Artist – Seventh Video Showcase – Mobile Portraiture appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 28 September 2014

    Joanne Carter
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Oh yes, this weeks Flickr Group Showcase is totally ‘killin’ it’ – it is packed with the most incredible mobile photography images from all around the world this week. This […] The post Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 28 September 2014 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • M-Magazine – New Featuring Leica M-Series Images

    Joanne Carter
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    Not mobile, despite the ‘M’ this new magazine from Leica features some wonderfully inspiring images. It’s available in various formats, print, Android and iOS.  This is one of  a series […] The post M-Magazine – New Featuring Leica M-Series Images appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • ‘Building Mobile Bridges with Instagram’ – Hannibal Renberg – Instagram Street Photographer

    Joanne Carter
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    We’re opening a new section to TheAppWhisperer.com today, entitled, ‘Building Mobile Bridges with Instagram‘. Within this section we will profile specific mobile photographers that have caught our eye, demonstrating their […] The post ‘Building Mobile Bridges with Instagram’ – Hannibal Renberg – Instagram Street Photographer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Fabulous iOS Photography Updates Today!

    Joanne Carter
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    Of course many app developers have been busy behind the scenes rapidly trying to get their apps iOS 8 and iPhone 6/+ ready.  With the urgency to do this, many […] The post Fabulous iOS Photography Updates Today! appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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    outsourcestrategies.com

  • Percentage of Uninsured US Adults Drops to 13.4%

    Natalie Tornese
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of the most comprehensive reforms of the US Medical system extends Medicare coverage to millions of the low income group and delivers quality care thereby lowering the total healthcare costs. It is estimated that about 30 million Americans are expected to receive health insurance benefits through ACA and a sizable workforce is essential to fulfill these rising demands. With more number of people getting insured, the healthcare sector will face a shortfall of physicians. Moreover, it may create medical billing and reimbursement challenges for medical…
  • Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    Julie Clements
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    Prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer in American men, is more prevalent in men over age 65. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2014, about 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 29,480 men will die of prostate cancer. Many patients with this disease are benefiting from radiation therapy techniques that reduce side effects and may lead to higher cure rates. A radiation oncologist or urologist performs this radiotherapy that involves several types of treatment, including the use of high-powered X-rays, placement of radioactive materials into the…
  • Expansion of Health Coverage in Massachusetts Reduced Mortality Rates

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:42 am
    Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that expansion of health coverage in Massachusetts have reduced mortality rates. The study found that fewer people died in Massachusetts since the state passed its mandatory universal health coverage law in 2006. The researchers have dubbed the Massachusetts reform a model for the Affordable Care Act that requires all Americans to have health insurance coverage and improves access to care. As per the study, 320 fewer Massachusetts men and women died in each of the first four years of the state law than would have been expected.
  • HHS Removes Medicare’s Blanket Exclusions on Transgender Surgery

    Meghann Kiernan
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    On May 30, 2014, the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruled that the HHS policy of categorically excluding coverage for sex-reassignment surgery by Medicare was unjustified. Based on this ruling, HSS has removed Medicare’s blanket exclusions on transgender surgery. According to the DAB, denying coverage for sex-reassignment surgery in spite of a person’s individual medical conditions and needs is unreasonable and goes against contemporary science and medical standards of care. DAB’s groundbreaking decision strikes…
  • HHS Planning to Reschedule Obamacare Open Enrollment Period: Premium Likely to Skyrocket

    Natalie Tornese
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    Major technical problems are posing a hindrance to Obamacare open enrollment. People are finding it difficult to log into the health exchange websites which are slow loading, and even if they do, complain that their data is incorrect and that costs are too high. All this has interrupted Obamacare enrollment. A recent CBS News report says that the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) plans to reschedule the open enrollment period for November 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015 in place of October 15 to December 7, 2014 as previously scheduled. Consumers will benefit with an enrollment period…
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    TimeHuman

  • Is The Chupacabra Real?

    Admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Is the Chupacabra real? The video below explains the possible species connections the Chupacabra could have. For example, is it a rat/kangaroo mix? Or what? Is the Chupacabra a new species all together? Is it a cross between two species?Many of the sightings that are hyped in the media are always proven false. That doesn't mean the Chupacabra isn't real. Nature can do weird things, and the idea of strange mutations isn't a crazy one. Until caught, the Chupacabra will remain reclusive, and mythological. The truth is out there.
  • The Real Sounds Of Hell

    Admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Researchers from a remote part of Siberia claim to have recorded real sounds from hell. They drilled a hole roughly 14 kilometers deep into earth's crust. The researchers noted an unusual amount of heat coming from the hole. After dropping ultra-sensitive microphones into the hole--to measure the earth's movements--they discovered strange feedback coming into the mics. The video below is a sample of what they recorded. It's the real sounds of hell. Maybe...If you get scared easily, don't watch the video. I warned you.'The last discovery was nevertheless the most shocking to our ears, so much…
  • Cold Weight Loss Benefits Without The Cold

    Admin
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Brr-brr-brr! Scientists have discovered a way to make the body of mice burn calories as if they were exposed to the freezing cold. A potential future treatment for obesity in humans!White fat to brown fat Humans are born with a decent amount of brown fat. Brown fat is the fat best used for insulation from the cold. White fat stores energy, while brown fat is the energy burner--which comes in really handy when you want to lose some weight. Sadly, as we humans get older, brown fat seems to disappear. Ajay Chawla (UC), San Fran, and his team injected obese mice with interleukin-4 (a…
  • Most fascinating science news of the week (Dec 15, 2012)

    Admin
    15 Dec 2012 | 5:04 pm
    Here are some of the most fascinating science news stories of the week:CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robotsUniversity of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them. Read more: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/12/14/cu-boulder-team-develops-swarm-pingpong-ball-sized-robotsAstronomers discover 'missing link' of black holes The discovery of a bingeing black hole in our nearest neighbouring galaxy,…
  • Geminid meteor shower live stream

    Admin
    13 Dec 2012 | 6:34 pm
    The Geminid meteor shower occurs on an annual basis, when the extinct comet 3200 Phaethon sprinkles the Earth with its debris tail. Get outside tonight between midnight and 3 a.m. to catch a glimpse of this amazing spectacle.Expect to see roughly 100+ meteors per hour during the peak at 2-3 a.m.If you can't get out to see Geminid, NASA will be live streaming the event via a camera at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Below is the embedded live stream:If you would like to go directly to the NASA live stream event, here's the link:…
 
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    Guiding Tech

  • How To Block Malware On Android

    Khamosh Pathak
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/guidingtech Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • 8 Google Play Store Settings You Might Not Know About

    Khamosh Pathak
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/guidingtech Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • How To Transfer Emulator Games To Your PS Vita Running TN-V Via FTP

    Alvaro Bernedo
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
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  • 2 Apps to Regulate Your Android’s Connectivity to Save Battery Life

    Ashish Mundhra
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
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  • How to Use Mail Merge In Google Docs

    Khamosh Pathak
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Microsoft Skips Windows 9, Reveals Windows 10

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Microsoft today revealed the next version of Windows, and the updated operating system is skipping over Windows 9 completely and will be known as Windows 10. An official launch is expected in mid-2015. The new OS will be Microsoft's most comprehensive platform ever, Terry Myerson, executive vice president for operating systems, said during a small […]
  • Adobe Photoshop Headed to Chromebooks

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Google and Adobe are bringing Photoshop to your Chromebook. The companies on Monday announced plans to launch Adobe Creative Cloud on Google's Chromebooks with a streaming version of Photoshop; other products are "coming soon." Currently in beta, the offering will first be available exclusively to North American-based Adobe Education customers with a paid Creative Cloud […]
  • Apple Pulls iOS 8 Launcher App From App Store

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    One of the big changes in iOS 8 is the addition of widgets in Notification Center. Apple has resisted the call to add more glanceable information to its platform for years, but it has finally acquiesced. Cupertino isn't letting developers go completely wild, though. The most recent app to be drummed out of the App […]
  • Lenovo Y50

    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Lenovo Y50 Touch aims to take a make a stand in the gaming and desktop replacement market with this 15.6-inch Ultra HD model. It has 16GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive that make a speedy combination. Read more ...
  • Free Windows 9 Upgrades for Windows 8 Users?

    28 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Microsoft is widely expected to introduce its Windows 9 operating system at an event in San Francisco next Tuesday and rumors have been flying about what we can expect from the successor to Windows 8. Now we can add "free upgrades for Windows 8 users" to the mix of speculation in advance of the unveiling […]
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    iCosmoGeek

  • Superstitious hotels skip to over number 13 to avoid bad luck. Microsoft has dec…

    Avinash Kumpati
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Superstitious hotels skip to over number 13 to avoid bad luck. Microsoft has decided to take a similar tack with its new Windows version, which it has dubbed Windows 10. Yes, there is no Windows 9. "We want all these Windows 7 users to have the sentiment that yesterday they were driving a first-generation Prius, and now with Windows 10 it's like a Tesla," - Microsoft Vice President Joe Belfiore said at today's event. New features - The old Start Menu, Multiple Desktops, New Task View, etc. Full event video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfveyXCsiA8&feature=youtu.be A First... Read the…
  • Apple releases iOS 8.0.2, claims that they fixed broken 8.0.1 update. Let's try…

    Avinash Kumpati
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Apple releases iOS 8.0.2, claims that they fixed broken 8.0.1 update. Let's try this again! Read the rest of the story at www.iCosmoGeek.com
  • The Internet’s hilarious reaction to iPhone 6 #bendgate

    Avinash Kumpati
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:26 pm
    The Internet’s hilarious reaction to iPhone 6 #bendgate Read the rest of the story at www.iCosmoGeek.com
  • Microsoft today opened pre-orders for a $59.95 wireless display adapter that wir…

    Avinash Kumpati
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Microsoft today opened pre-orders for a $59.95 wireless display adapter that wirelessly connects any Miracast-enabled device with at least Windows 8.1 or Android 4.2.1 to a HDTV, monitor, or projector. It’s similar to Google’s $35 Chromecast, but does not require specific apps — you can stream anything on your device to the TV with Microsoft’s device. Chromecast only mirrors screen content from a Chrome browser, or from any Android device. Announcing the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter blogs.windows.com Have you ever had something on your phone that you really...
  • Google's self-driving cars are now allowed on all roads in California. Google wo…

    Avinash Kumpati
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Google's self-driving cars are now allowed on all roads in California. Google won 25 DMV permits for testing autonomous vehicles; Audi and Mercedes each received two. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/18/california-permits-driverless-self-driving-cars-google-mercedes-audi California issues permits for testing of driverless cars on public roads www.theguardian.com Google, Mercedes-Benz and Audi all receive permits for trials of self-driving cars as new licensing regime comes into effect Read the rest of the story at www.iCosmoGeek.com
 
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • OSD, PxE, IP Helpers, DHCP Options – Isn’t There a Better Way?

    Ed Aldrich
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A recent myITForum community discussion posted on the SCCM email list server raised the question of which technique was the best way to get a bare metal PxE booting computer to find a PxE server that could respond to the PxE boot request. Remember, this is a special case boot option where the computer powers up, essentially using the “F12 – Boot to Network” BIOS option, The system is essentially saying to the  network “Hey!!! Is there anybody out there with a boot image I can use to get up and running here?” In order to “find” the source of such an image (a PxE server that can…
  • Enable Efficiency, Leverage ActiveEfficiency!

    Gokul Raju
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Let me start by asking you a question – would it be easy to imagine Apple without iTunes, or even metaphorically – Amazon.com without Amazon Web Services?  Let us pause for a moment and think about Amazon. Amazon.com was not initially built to be served out of AWS, but was served out of amore traditional Oracle-backed in-house system. On the other hand, AWS was designed to take the pain away from managing environments, but it made a lot of sense later for Amazon.com to move to AWS. One would ask why, when everything was working so well? Simple really, the goodness around…
  • ConfigMgr 2012: Always including certain files in your Boot Images

    Mike Terrill
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Back in the ConfigMgr 2007 days, I wrote a similar blog called ConfigMgr OSD: Always including certain files in your Boot Images -think Trace32.  I figured it was time to create a similar one for ConfigMgr 2012 since some things have changed.  Even though CMTrace is now included in the boot image by default, there are still a few other utilities that I find useful to inject.  Plus, I do not like the fact that CMTrace is not in the path and you have to locate it in order to launch it (i.e. more typing from a command prompt).  Other things like your company’s background image is…
  • From ‘Run IT for Less’, to literally running!

    Matt Antos-Lewis
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    From ‘Run IT for Less’, to literally running, team 1E will be taking on the 2014 Ealing Half Marathon, in support of a great cause. Not only will several members of our staff be pounding the pavements in full race gear, but we are proud to announce that 1E will be sponsoring the event. This year’s race will take place on Sunday 28th September in Ealing, west London, home to 1E’s global headquarters. The race will start and finish in Lammas Park, one of west London’s most picturesque parks, and take in parts of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing,…
  • Actively Efficient

    Dan O'Connor
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    22nd September, 2014 marks the launch of new versions of two key pieces of technology. One is a new version of our software waste identification and reclaim product, AppClarity. The other is an update to the architectural platform called ActiveEfficiency (AE) that AppClarity and Shopping currently rely on and Nomad, NightWatchman, and the forthcoming MyWorkNow will come to rely on for major future functionality. Let me start by telling you all a little bit about what ActiveEfficiency is, and why we at 1E have taken the strategic move to use the architecture and future kingpin in our…
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    Geekswithblogs.net

  • Slides and Scripts from DogFood Conference 2014

    Brian T. Jackett
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/bjackett/archive/2014/09/30/slides-and-scripts-from-dogfood-conference-2014.aspx   I was pleased to once again speak at the Dog Food Conference here in Columbus, OH.  I believe this is the 3rd year that I have spoken and the 4th or 5th year that I have attended.  The venue has moved to a more spacious location which definitely helped with giving attendees, speakers, and vendors more room to spread out,  I was especially happy to meet up with dozens of previous customers and co-workers at the conference.  This really is a great mix of…
  • O’Reilly Deal of the Day 30/Sept/2014–Best of September

    TATWORTH
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/TATWORTH/archive/2014/09/30/orsquoreilly-deal-of-the-day-30sept2014ndashbest-of-september.aspxO’Reilly are offering 50% off the best-selling in September E-books and Videos at http://shop.oreilly.com/category/deals/best-of-oreilly-dotd.do?code=DEAL until 05:00 PT 1/October/2014. User Story Mapping “User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help your team stay focused on users and their needs without…
  • APress Deal of the Day 30/September/2014 - The Handbook of Financial Modeling

    TATWORTH
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/TATWORTH/archive/2014/09/30/apress-deal-of-the-day-30september2014---the-handbook-of.aspxToday’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/9781430262053 is The Handbook of Financial Modeling. “A comprehensive guide to designing, building, and implementing financial models, The Handbook of Financial Modeling provides corporate finance and accounting professionals with the tools they need to precisely and effectively create and utilize effective corporate and financial models.”
  • Microsoft.WITDataStore.dll not found: NuGet NuSpec References

    Bob Hardister
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/BobHardister/archive/2014/09/30/microsoft.witdatastore.dll-not-found-nuget-nuspec-references.aspxI ported my TFS API code to  use the V12 (2013) assemblies. I then built and created a NuGet package of the TFS API Lib and installed it in an application. Immediately that application build failed because the Microsoft.WITDataStore.dll assmebly was missing from my TFS API NuGet package.  I found that by default, when the reference tag is not used at all, NuGet adds all files included in the lib folder as references.  I needed the…
  • Advanced Memory Dump Debugging

    Alois Kraus
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/akraus1/archive/2014/09/29/159441.aspxOne common thing while debugging is to search who owns/references a handle. For x86 processes you can simply search the full address space but in x64 this approach no longer works. While debugging a hang from a memory dump I did find out that the process MainWindowHandle did change to a different window which was not the main window handle. Searching for the values of NativeWindow objects did also lead to no trace on the managed heap so it must be some unmanaged window handle. First I look at the Process…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Coding Towards Hanoi: edX in Translation

    Joe McGonegal
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The first edX course that Minh-Tue Vo ’14 took was Street Fighting Math. A seven-week problem-solving course, 6.5FMx focuses on tackling math problems with reasoning and analogy on the fly. Minh-Tue Vo ’14. Vo liked it so much as a complement to his MIT campus education that he enrolled in another: Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots. Vo loved the variety of courses on the edX platform and its ease of use, but in its first two years, it catered only to English speakers. What if he could translate it into his native Vietnamese? After graduation this spring, Vo applied for an…
  • Photo of the Week by Paige Parsons ’90—September 27, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Kanye’s rider (© Paige Parsons). Paige Parsons is a photographer in San Francisco. View more work on her website. View other alumni photos of the week.
  • Asteroids and Cats: Alumna Finds Them Before They Find Us

    Nicole Morell
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    “We find them before they find us.” That’s how Alessondra Springmann SM ’11 likes to sum up her work at Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The Earth and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) alumna recently wrapped up a two-year stint at the observatory, where she spent her days identifying and tracking asteroids using radar astronomy. “Most astronomy is passive—you collect sunlight that has left the sun hours ago, or you’re studying light emitted from stars. With radar we do not rely on the benevolence of the universe—we generate it ourselves and reflect radio waves off of…
  • ALC 2014: Information, Inspiration, and Reconnection

    Jay London
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo: mitalumni on Instagram The 2014 MIT Alumni Leadership Conference—the MIT Alumni Association’s keystone event for MIT volunteers—took place on Sept. 19-20. A near-record attendance of almost 600 volunteers from more than 40 class years returned to campus to learn more about today’s MIT and future plans for the Institute. Nearly 600 MIT volunteers attended ALC, including Ellen Sue Ewald SM ’89. Photo: @mit_alumni The two-day conference began with an opening keynote from Professors Vladimir Bulovic and Fiona Murray, who discussed MIT’s global impact and the Institute’s…
  • IMF Taps Young MIT Faculty and Alumni as Global Leaders in Economics

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Guest blogger: Nicole Taylor, Continuum The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has populated nearly half its Generation Next list—which celebrates 25 economists under the age of 45—with MIT faculty and alumni. In some cases, the featured economists are both: Esther Duflo PhD ’99, Amy Finkelstein PhD ’01, and Kristin Forbes PhD ’98 all hold endowed chairs in MIT’s Department of Economics. The 12 scholars listed below study diverse topics—poverty and health care, education and real estate, crime and taxes—but what they have in common is their demonstration of…
 
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • It is Time to Get Serious about Architecting ICT

    Administrator
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Just finished another ICT-related technical assistance visit with a developing country government. Even in mid-2014, I spend a large amount of time teaching basic principles of enterprise architecture, and the need for adding form and structure to ICT strategies. Service-oriented architectures (SOA) have been around for quite a long time, with some references going back to the 1980s. ITIL, COBIT, TOGAF, and other ICT standards or recommendations have been around for quite a long time as well, with training and certifications part of nearly every professional development program. So why is the…
  • ICT Training Development Survey

    Administrator
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC is preparing our ICT courseware development plan for 2015.  We would be very grateful if you took a minute and filled out the following linked survey. We are not collecting any personal or location information – just interested in what your organization would find useful for professional ICT training and courseware. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please send us a note at info@pacific-tier.com
  • Asian Carrier’s Conference 2013 Kicks Off in Cebu

    Administrator
    3 Sep 2013 | 9:35 pm
    The 2013 ACC kicked off on Tuesday morning with an acknowledgement by Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) CEO Napolean L. Nazareno that “we’re going through a profound and painful transformation to digital technologies.”  He continued to explain that in addition to making the move to a digital corporate culture and architecture that for traditional telcos to succeed they will need to “master new skills, including new partnership skills.” That direction drives a line straight down the middle of attendees at the conference.  Surprisingly, many companies attending and…
  • What Value Can I Expect from Cloud Computing Training?

    Administrator
    30 Aug 2013 | 6:31 pm
    Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded with switches, routers, and servers might come to mind.    Cloud computing is different.  In reality, cloud computing is not a technology, but rather a framework employing a variety of technologies – most notably virtualization, to solve business problems or enable opportunities. From our own practice, the majority of cloud training students represent non-technical careers and positions. Our training does follow the CompTIA Cloud Essentials course criterion, and is not a technical course, so the non-technical…
  • Connecting at the Westin Building Exchange in Seattle

    Administrator
    29 Aug 2013 | 1:45 am
    International telecommunication carriers all share one thing in common – the need to connect with other carriers and networks.  We want to make calls to China, a video conference in Moldova, send an email message for delivery within 5 seconds to Australia – all possible with our current state of global communications.  Magic?  Of course not.  While an abstract to most, the reality is telecommunications physical infrastructure extends to nearly every corner of the world, and communications carriers bring this global infrastructure together at  a small number of facilities…
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    TechDaring

  • How Cloud Computing Could Save You Money

    Katie B
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    You will have read a lot about cloud computing online over the last few years. That’s because millions of businesses all over the world are now using this form of storage. There are many advantages to cloud computing, most of which relate to the amount of money you can save. While these savings might not be obvious to you at the moment, we’re going to highlight some them in this short post. Hopefully, you will have a better understanding after reading through all the points made below. Increased productivity If your team can access their files from anywhere in the world, they can check…
  • Monopoly Plus and Ghostbusters Slots Game Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Caesarscasino.com is an online gambling, real money online casino destination with quite a few interesting and fun little games to offer.  Whether you’re a long-time fan of video gambling games or are completely new to it, the fact of the matter is that these kinds of quick-loading flash titles are entertaining.  We’re about to look at two specific games offered by the site, “Monopoly Plus” and “Ghostbusters”, both of which are certainly quick to catch the eye… Monopoly Plus Right off the bat, as soon as you load this one up you’re greeted with familiar symbols, color…
  • Couponraja App Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    How many times have you thought to yourself, “you know what, it would be really cool if there was an app that would allow me to more easily use relevant coupons while shopping online or out about town?”  Or, maybe you’re just the type that loves a great deal, especially where saving money is concerned?  Whatever the reason, this smartphone app (designed and used largely in India), Couponraja is certainly worth checking out. To sum things up succinctly – the Couponraja app is a free offering which compiles handy lists from all the major retailers you can think of as well as listings…
  • How valuable is search engine optimisation for businesses?

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    All businesses need to appear near, or at the top, of search engine results lists. This is the first place that consumers turn when looking for any kind of product or service, and they will rarely click past the first few results. You can appear at the top of these lists with the help of internet marketing agencies. The internet has completely transformed the way in which consumers shop for products and services. They no longer walk to the high street or look in the book for local services, they now go online. You can find all kinds of products and services online, and this method brings…
  • The Must Have Apps For Planning A Trip

    Katie B
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    When you are planning a trip, you need all the help you can get. If you’re not lucky enough to have a personal assistant to take care of your travel plans, don’t panic. Your smartphone can do everything a personal assistant would. The plus side is that you don’t have to try and make stilted conversation with your phone, whereas you would have to with an assistant. When you are planning your trip, make sure that your phone is well-equipped to deal with your every fleeting need. Here are the must have apps for planning your trip. Link to image Packing Pro If you can’t…
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  • Getting Value From Your Data Series: The Road May Be Rocky But It’s Well Worth the Effort!

    Marilyn Craig
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm
    By Mary Ludloff and Marilyn Craig Unless you’ve been asleep for the past couple of years, you, like us, have heard this phrase again and again:  Data is the new oil.  It certainly sounds great but what exactly does it mean? Here’s our take: Getting the most value out of your data can make you better at what you do as well as enable you to do more with what you have. In other words, there’s unrealized value in those data silos that all companies have. But make no mistake: the road to realizing data value is paved with good intentions and often times, poor execution and results. Today,…
  • 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…
 
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Citrix Stakes Software-Defined Ground; Network Remains Critical to Success

    Jim Frey
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Last week, I attended a Citrix analyst relations summit program to learn about the company’s direction and strategy.  While the main-tent program was longer on vision than it was on execution details, there were some aspects of the proceedings that I found compelling. First off, there weren’t a lot of net new things being introduced, other than some roadmaps shared under NDA and a truly cool multi-station mobile work experience demo. But that’s ok.  Too often, tech companies feel compelled to forever be pushing “something new,” when in reality IT pros need vendors to stick to…
  • Simplify with Software Defined Storage

    Jim Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    There was a time at the height of my home video and audio craze that the number of devices I needed to watch a movie could no longer be counted on one hand. Amplifier, preamplifier, tuner, CD player, DVD player, TV, cable box . . .you get the idea. As I organized my vast array of remote controls on the coffee table, I was blissfully unaware of any issues. That was the case until my wife just wanted to watch a movie one night while I was gone, and she had a conniption fit trying to figure everything out. There was no way she was going to invest the time to learn what to power up, and what…
  • Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Science as a Service

    John Myers
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    In skiing, the “black diamond” run or ski slope is often referred to as “high risk/high reward.” You receive lots of “reward” skiing the black diamond slopes, but you have a significant amount of “risk” associated with variable terrain, such as the presence of trees and the possibility of injury. However, the black diamond slopes are very fun to experience, and you can mitigate the risks with preparation, practice, and a really good skiing helmet. Data science is one of those “high risk/high reward” concepts in technology. An organization can gain huge financial rewards by…
  • F5 Takes on Policy Orchestration, SDN

    Tracy Corbo
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Jim Frey contributed to this blog post. On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, F5 Networks held an analyst summit at the company’s tech center in NYC. It was a great opportunity to catch up and see what was new and where the company is headed. The company appears to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance, looking to redefine its role in the data center as virtualization makes headway into the network domain under the banner of SDN. While true production SDN remains in its infancy, with no single approach emerging to solve all the ills of the network world, there is no debating that programmability will…
  • The StorHouse is Open

    Jim Miller
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Welcome to “The StorHouse”! This house will accommodate all areas of storage, and there is plenty to cover. As a product manager in storage for 20 years, I had the opportunity to see some pretty interesting changes in the market. Events such as the move to distributed computing, the advent of technologies like virtual disk and snapshot copies and moving from large single large expensive disk (SLEDS) with huge 11” platters to a single solid state PCIe card with 6TB of capacity. Disk storage costs have fallen from over $1,000 per GB to under $.10 per GB with 4TB SATA drives.
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  • Mid-range Lumia 730 launches in India for INR 15,299

    Abhishek Baxi
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    In a press event in New Delhi, Microsoft announced the launch of Lumia 730 in India. Unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin a while ago, the selfie-focused Lumia 730 is the dual SIM variant of the Lumia 735.
  • Lumia 830, the affordable flagship phone, launches in India for INR 28,799

    Abhishek Baxi
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    In a press event in New Delhi, Microsoft announced the launch of Lumia 830 in India. Unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin a while ago, the Lumia 830 is marketed as an 'affordable flagship' essentially offering a premium camera experience and impressive feature set in a smartphone that's easy on your wallet.
  • Microsoft completes the circle and updates remaining Bing apps to MSN on Windows 8.1

    Daniel Rubino
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Last night the suite of previously known 'Bing apps' on Windows Phone received the anticipated rebrand, bringing back the old MSN moniker instead. All the apps on Windows Phone managed to get the update, although only one Windows 8.1 app – Bing Finance – had its name changed to MSN Money. Tonight, the rest of the apps are now refreshed. Assuming you have said Bing apps installed, if you head to Settings and check for App Updates in the Store, you will likely see all of them with pending new versions of all the apps. From MSN Weather to MSN News to MSN Health & Fitness, the apps now…
  • 2D indie platformer Chariot now available for Xbox One; free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers

    John Callaham
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    If you like cool new indie games, then you owe it to yourself to check out Chariot. This 2D platformer from developer Frima is now available for purchase for the Xbox One console and best of all, this game, which normally costs $14.99, will be free to download for the entire month of October for people who subscribe to the Xbox Live Gold service.
  • Endomondo for Windows Phone updated with Premium support, notifications and more

    Sam Sabri
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Endomondo for Windows Phone has picked up it's third update in seven months. The team at Endomondo has been cranking up their Windows Phone development pace and the latest update adds a handful of new features. One notable feature being the introduction of Endomondo Premium.
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  • Modded Controller vs Tournament Controller

    Matt
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
      As avid gamers, we all know that we have a special relationship with our controller. Whether you play Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 or Xbox One, the controller you hold while gaming is extremely important. If your joysticks aren’t up to par or your buttons are sticking and just aren’t right, you feel it the entire time you game and that can have a negative affect on scores. By now you’ve probably heard of these things they call “Modded Controllers” or “Tournament Controllers” and maybe you’ve even started to look into one. The problem is that while these are both custom gaming…
  • Nespresso VertuoLine Review

    Matt
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    I was invited by Nespresso to take a look at their Nespresso Vertuoline in Seattle. They gave us a really great presentation of the machine and explained how it worked while we were there. They also had some of the creators of the machine in the room so we could ask questions.
  • FAA Grounds Beer-Delivering Drone

    Matt
    30 Jan 2014 | 10:41 pm
    The Minnesota-based Lakemaid Beer Company posted a YouTube promotional video of a drone ferrying a case of beer to some fishermen on a frozen lake. After the video was posted on YouTube it got the attention of local media. The Federal Aviation Administration promptly gave the Lakemaid president a call and told him to stop.
  • Next Windows 8.1 Update Will Skip Start Screen

    Matt
    30 Jan 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Many users have avoided Windows 8.1 due to its "Metro" interface that replaced the original start menu since Windows 7. With the new update it appears that you will be able to directly boot to the desktop rather than the Start Menu Metro Interface as seen above.
  • 5 Extreme Tips to Keep Your Computer Virus Free

    Sanity
    30 Jan 2014 | 1:25 am
    Keeping your computer virus free is the greatest challenge nowadays. Lots of crackers and hackers have loads of reasons to get hold on your data by transferring virus in your system. However, safeguarding your private data and your computer from the virus is no more a hassle. Here are the 5 exciting tips that help a great deal in preventing virus entering into your system.
 
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  • Creating the Best Buzz for Your Business

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    There is nothing more exciting than having a new business start-up, especially at a time when economic growth is rampant. Even though economists have been keen to reiterate that the recent levels of growth are unlikely to be sustained indefinitely, the commercial and consumer sentiment remains bolder than it has been at any point since the Great Recession.Even relatively small and independent businesses have an opportunity to succeed in the current climate, especially when you consider the accessibility of contemporary technology and creative marketing techniques.Here are few things you can…
  • These 13 Things Are Wasting Your Precious Time (And You Can Do Something About Them)

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    One of the most important decisions you will ever make is what to do with your time. Time wasted cannot be bought back. No amount of money can buy back a 24-hour day. You can’t buy, sell or trade it. And yet, we waste most of our precious time on things that don’t make us better or smarter. Most people are wasting time without even realizing it.It’s time to get real about how you waste time. Here are a few things you need to stop wasting time on.1. Compulsive busyness. – Schedule time every day to not be busy.  Have dedicated downtime – clear points in the day to reflect,…
  • Keep Your Customers Coming Back With Perfect Software Pricing

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    When entrepreneurs are selling a new product, they need to know how to price that product. There are plenty of variables that go into a product’s pricing — from the cost of manufacturing to the product’s usefulness to even the state of the market at the time — and to be successful, the product’s vendor needs to be able to predict just what his or her customers will be willing to spend on that product. If the seller goes too low, he or she risks significant financial losses; if he or she gambles on a price that’s too high, the product probably won’t sell as efficiently, if at…
  • Who’s In Charge of Your Network? You Might Be Surprised

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    As a small business owner, you’ve taken steps to protect your network from a costly data breach. You’ve invested hours in educating your staff about security and how to avoid falling prey to cyber-crime. You require employees to change their passwords on a regular basis, and have even banned them from using certain websites — including social media — that are likely to lead to a breach.You have installed antivirus software, have a strong firewall, and encrypt everything that comes in or out of your network. You might even believe that you have thought of everything when it comes to…
  • Registering the Perfect Domain Name for Your Business

    Thomas Oppong
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Your website is your home on the Web and the best way to reach the maximum amount of potential customers. Your website is one of the best marketing tools that you can use to promote your business and spread the word about your products and services. Getting your website up and running is the first step toward increased profits for your business.Choosing a Domain NameThink of a domain name as your business address online. This short word, phrase or character string is the way that your customers will find your website. Your domain name should reflect the nature of your business or your…
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  • Are Smartwatches The New Fashion Statement?

    John Anderson
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Photo courtesy of CNET via Pinterest Smartwatches. Galaxy Gear. iWatch. Name it, and it’s all over the headlines these days. In the tech world, the hype is on these wearable tech timepieces that function more than just telling the time. Think of having a condensed smartphone right on your wrist, having additional functions such as being able to provide weather information, messaging notifications, and other key functionalities that are unique to each brands. And these wearables are here to stay, as the International Data Corporation (IDC) reveals a study that 19.2 million wearables are…
  • Yekra | Embedding a Movie Theater on the Small Screen

    Alex Bae
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    Digital distribution and ownership is commonplace for music, but for movies the digital process is still in its early stages of transition. Music’s exposure grew thanks to its accessibility online. Movies are making a similar transition, but it has not successfully been able to capture and gain visibility. Only a few online movie distributors exist on the markets now, but how are they supposed to help grow digital movie properties? Yekra Theater joins the few online distributors by providing a different business model. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other online distributors bring viewers to…
  • Shopping for a Change | Shopping for Fair Trade Goods

    Alex Bae
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    The internet connects us to billions of products online. Online merchandise range from being silly to creative design to daily items. Fair trade is becoming more common, but many of the sites that offer those goods follow a for-profit business model and only a handful follow the non-profit road. Shopping for a Change (SFAC) is one of the few non-profit, fair trade businesses to change and help improve the lives of many in underdeveloped communities. Stacey Horowitz, Founder of SFAC, started the non-profit business from a trip to Peru in 2009. According to SFAC’s, “She witnessed the ugly…
  • E-Commerce as a Driving Force for Faster Shipping Service

    Alex Espenson
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Undoubtedly, e-commerce has been the biggest growth driver recently for shipping giants UPS and Fedex. Once shoppers experienced the ease of ordering online, the inevitable subsequent challenge was to put the products into their hands quickly enough to encourage continued use of e-commerce for making purchases. Because of this, the business analytics of retailers and shipping companies have had to incorporate the role of e-commerce within the world marketplace. The competition for consumers embracing e-commerce has led to retailers meeting the challenge of providing speedy delivery, relying…
  • Artificial Intelligence & The Singularity Conference

    Denise Walker
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    A Futurist Conference, AI & The Singularity will be held this Saturday, September 20, from 9:30am-5:00pm at Piedmont Veterans Hall, 401 Highland Avenue, in Piedmont, California. The event is co-produced by Peter Voss of AGI Innovation Inc., Anya Petrova of FuturismX and Hank Pellissier of Brighter Brains Institute. The conference will discuss, debate and imagine potential scenarios that could develop due to advances in Aritifical Intelligence. Expert speakers and panelists are researchers, philosophers, creative SF writers, and academics. Sponsors include, AGI Innovations Inc, founded in…
 
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  • Finally The Day is Here, Say Good Bye to Our Beloved Orkut :(

    Neeraj Rawat
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Once upon a time Orkut was the biggest social networking site, at least in India and Brazil. Later on Facebook became the game player and till now no one could beat it. Google launched many other products like Google Buzz, Wave and finally a stable one known as Google+ but it closed Buzz & Wave as they could not stand in the crowd. Google+ is doing fine rather good in many terms and hence
  • Create A Free Coming Soon Page For Your Blog or Website

    Neeraj Rawat
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    Buying domain name is not a difficult task but thinking of a nice domain is not an easy task as well. I remember, it took me around two months to think of "Experts Galaxy", can't say if it is a nice domain name or not but for me its everything and now a premium domain. After the domain purchase, the next step is to launch it using web development or by installing a CMS. I have around 50
  • Register A Domain Name With Google

    Neeraj Rawat
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Google Domains is the latest product announcement from the company which is in beta at this point of time. I had registered many domains with Google via different registrars and recently transferred almost most of them to different registrars as I was facing issues in getting proper support. If you are a regular reader here then you might have read the post of transferring Experts Galaxy to
  • Change SearchStatus Firefox Location to Display on New Version

    Neeraj Rawat
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    Firefox and other browser vendors are launching a new version every now and then with new changes in the working of the browser. Few days back, Firefox released a new version and they ended the option or functionality of the add-on bar in the browser, where one of  my favorite add-on SearchStatus was located. SearchStatus is a browser extension that helps in checking many things relevant to a
  • Important List of 2-Step Verification Enabled Services & Websites

    Neeraj Rawat
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Security is a major concern in the digital world and thanks to Google who has launched the feature of 2-Step verification after which many other companies launched the same or similar service. Most of the companies, atleast the giant ones are provinding the feature of 2-Step Verification so that the users can protect their account from unauthorized access. Though, all the companies are still not
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  • Fix Corrupted or Tempered Task Image

    Ivy
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    Getting Corrupted or Tempered Task Image prompts in a high frequency could be devastating, and the only way to get rid of this situation is by four simple workouts, described below. For an instance, let us suppose that Windows Backup is one miscalculated. Remove from Task Scheduler Remove from Windows Directory Remove from Windows Registry Recreate the Task Each of the above activities will be performed for you in steps below. Remove from Task Scheduler Go to Start menu Search and type taskschd.msc in the search box Hit Enter key to open Task Scheduler In the left most panel, navigate…
  • How to Fixing Error Code 2 for Background Services

    Ivy
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    In an unfortunate circumstance, when the system fails to run these concerned services on logon, it resultantly does not comply with some of your commands. Following could be the grumbles you report in such a scenario. Unable to install applications on your system Unable to launch an application from your system Unable to catch sounds from your system Unable to run a security scan with your antivirus application Unable to transfer data through a local network If you are having some or all of the above said troubles, you might be a victim of Error Code 2. To diagnose your case of difficulty,…
  • Manually Remove Recycler/Autorun Virus from your PC

    Ivy
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    The solution is divided into a few simple phases. First, you have to stop the Recycler virus from being operational and then delete it through your Windows Registry. A detailed practice is stated below. Phase 1: Ending Processes The Recycler folder virus is recreated, whenever, deleted from the local drives. This is because of its supportive process running in the background. This process is called CTF Loader and needs to shut down for a proper treatment of virus. To end this process, go to Processes tab of Task Manager by right clicking the Taskbar. If due to some reason, your mouse is…
  • Two solutions to help you Fix Error 0×80240436 in Windows 8.1 App Store

    Ivy
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    “Your purchase can’t be completed. Something happened and your purchase can’t be completed. Error code: 0×80240436”how to solve this problem, go on reading this article. Solution 1: Verify your Microsoft Account For both the purposes of security and synchronization, Windows Store needs a verified identity of user to log in. If you have not verified your Microsoft Account, it could not be used as the login ID for Windows Store. Point your cursor in any of the right corners to bring up the Charms bar Click the Settings icon on Charms bar to view settings charm On the bottom…
  • Two Methods to Fix Unnecessary Low Memory Errors in Windows 8.1

    Ivy
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Perform the solution methods described in this article and fix you low-memory errors easily. Method 1: Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter System Maintenance troubleshooter can perform a full system scan and automatically perform the necessary maintenance tasks. Follow the steps below to run this troubleshooter successfully: Open the Search charms bar by pressing the Windows + F key and then type “Troubleshooting”. In the Settings category, locate and click on “Troubleshooting”. In the Troubleshooting console that opens, click on the view all option from the left pane and click…
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  • Pou for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Pets are a great way to keep yourself busy when doing nothing and everybody wants to have pets, however you will soon find it a cumbersome task to physically manage things out for your Pets. Well, in that case you must opt for having a virtual pet, such as on your phone or on PC. Yeah! It is possible using an app called ‘Pou’. Pou is a pet application which cannot be completely described as an app; after all it will let you play with it. Read more:   Download Cut The Rope for PC Pou confines an alien character as a pet, which at first sounds hell amazing as you are now an owner of a so…
  • Why Smartwatches Aren’t Going To Change Your Life (Yet)!

    Aditya Shenoy
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Smartwatches are the rage and every manufacturer has either entered or is gearing up for this race. After Samsung & Sony failed to tap this trend with their first generation products (that ran their own software renditions), Google created Android Wear — a unified smartwatch OS. The Samsung Gear Live and the LG G watch were the first Android Wear devices. The Moto 360, after months of teasing, has finally hit the shelves. Even the elitist Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch at the 9th September event. Smartwatches eliminate the need to get the phone out of your pocket or bag for…
  • Subway Surfers for PC (WIndows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Subway Surfers is an endless runner type game which is still a viral game, as you might also be having it if you owe any Smart device. The game is well built with stunning graphics and a long-long Gameplay that will virtually never end. In accordance to this the game automatically comes up with an update after sometimes, thus giving you a new look and so the newer objective. Read More:  Download Hill Climb Race For PC Subway Surfers sets on the railway tracks with three lanes, you will be running on one of those lanes. This run will never end as is the base concept of the game type. The game…
  • WeChat for PC Free Download (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:34 pm
    WeChat is a messenger application that might resemble to ‘Line’. Although Wechat was developed much earlier than Line. It is one of the most popular messenger applications that you might know. The most popular apps include WhatsApp, Line, Hike, Viber, Kik and some other too. WhatsApp, being the most used and loved by the users. There are not any sort similarities that you might come across comparing wechat with its resident apps. WeChat is built on a very new and unique concept, although the IM concept was a decade old. However, there are other features that are distinct in this app…
  • Hike for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Hike is a messenger application available for Android and Windows Mobile. It is similar to what you might have been using since years i.e. whatsApp. The concept behind developing both the messenger apps is the same, which is to allow the users to socialize via instant messaging by using their data connectivity instead of airtime. This was a unique concept that was put across firstly by whatsApp, although there are now tons of similar apps and Hike is one such application. Must Read: Download Line for PC Hike works fluently and if you are searching for a whatsApp alternative, this app might…
 
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    Legal Office Guru

  • Reader Question: How to get footnote citations to show up in Table of Authorities

    Deborah Savadra
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    A reader contacted me recently with a real puzzler: What to do when a citation in a footnote doesn't get picked up in the Table of Authorities. If you're having this problem, there's a solution. Click through for the details.
  • Easy-to-read file folder labels for trial exhibits using Mail Merge

    Deborah Savadra
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The last thing you need to be doing during a trial is frantically searching for the right exhibit. Laying your hands on the correct document becomes a whole lot easier when they're in file folders marked with clear, easy-to-read labels. Here's how to use Microsoft Word's Mail Merge feature to transform your exhibit list into a set of labels with the exhibit number in large spot-it-from-across-the-room print.
  • Formatting Autocorrect Entries

    Deborah Savadra
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    If you've been working with legal briefs lately, you've probably typed "id." more times than you can count. Here, I show you a trick that one of your fellow readers told me about: having AutoCorrect turn "id." into its underlined form automagically. Click the link below or the title above to see the full illustrated tutorial.
  • How to recycle your [legal] briefs safely

    Deborah Savadra
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    In my observation, if there's one thing you lawyers love, it's repeating yourselves. No, not when you speak; it's when you write. Y'all recycle so much old material from briefs and other documents, it puts Ed Begley, Jr. to shame. Some of the problems with all that cutting and pasting are pretty obvious: another client's name being left in (oops) or funky formatting that doesn't match the new document. But others aren't. What sort of evil stuff lurks in that text you just pasted over from your last magnum opus? And how's it going to undermine your next court filing? Click the link below to…
  • Keeping Word Commands at Your Fingertips

    Deborah Savadra
    8 May 2014 | 6:45 am
    Tired of searching for frequently-used Microsoft Word features? Sick of clicking multiple times through dialog boxes to set tabs, etc.? Here are three ways to put any Microsoft Word feature or command within easy, one-click reach.
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  • Nintendo Surprises Yet Again With Hyrule Warriors

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    On Sept. 26 a comparatively different game "Nintendo's Hyrule Warriors" will be available in North America which was originally released in Japan. With help from two external studios like Team... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Add Text and Doodles to Photos through Facebook Messenger

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    With the increasing number of people either getting fed up or starting to get annoyed with Facebook Messenger and this also being a separate app apart from the main Facebook app, the media giant is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Now “Sight” For Blinds through New Smartphone App

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    A new computer programs have been getting lots accolades as it has been able to give life changing sight experience to the blind people. This new program has been named as KNFB Reader app. Through... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google's New Tech Will Enable Website Loading Offline Mode

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    Search engine giant, “Google”, is currently working on different techniques and ideas which will allow the users to load the websites even when they are offline. This will come useful when the user... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Soft Robotics 'Toolkit' Has All That a Robot-Maker Wants

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:05 am
    The researchers from numerous Harvard University labs in partnership with Trinity College Dublin unveiled a new resource which will provide both the aspiring as well as experienced researchers with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Samsung Note 4 Phone Release Date, Specs and Price Review

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    View new Samsung Note 4 Release Date in US, phone specs and price review. As summer follows spring, so will Samsung Note 4 follow the legacy of Note 3, Note 2 and Note as the Galaxy Note series... Please visit www.iTechWhiz.com for more details and a lot more.
  • New Blackberry 10.3 OS, Phones Release Date and Specs 2014

    9 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Learn Blackberry 10.3 OS update release dates and new Blackberry 10.3 phones coming out in 2014. Research in Motion (RIM), the manufacturer of once famous Blackberry smartphones is still struggling... Please visit www.iTechWhiz.com for more details and a lot more.
  • Ufone 3G Internet Packages Price Rates in Pakistan

    9 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    What is the benefit of having a big number of mobile carriers in your country? They fight for your signature on the dotted line, or for you having their SIM card in the case of prepaid plans.... Please visit www.iTechWhiz.com for more details and a lot more.
  • Mobilink 3G Service Comparison in Pakistan with Zong, Telenor

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    As in most developing countries, in Pakistan, we see an expansion of mobile data networks. The old, and truly dated, 2G bands are slowly being replaced by newer, but still not quite as new, 3G bands.... Please visit www.iTechWhiz.com for more details and a lot more.
  • Oculus Rift VR Release Date and Price 2015

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Learn all about Oculus Rift Release Date, Price, Games, Reviews and News. Just incase you haven't heard yet, Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset coming out in the market very soon. Oculus... Please visit www.iTechWhiz.com for more details and a lot more.
 
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  • Location, Location, Location: Catching Consumers Where It Matters Most

    Brittany Calvert
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    You know how it always happens that as soon as you learn a new word, you hear it everywhere? I mean everywhere until the point where you think to yourself, “how have I gone so long without knowing what this meant?” Lately, that’s how I’ve been feeling with a topic instead of a word. That topic is geolocation, and once I started to look into it, I’ve realized it’s EVERYWHERE – and with good reason! Today, most of us carry around personal tracking devices. No, I’m not talking about Minority Report: I’m talking about our smart phones. And while it may be scary to think about,…
  • Researching by Design: How does Research Fit into Design-Thinking Innovation?

    N. Munsey
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Earlier this spring, Newell Rubbermaid announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Design Center in Michigan, joining an “exclusive club of design-driven companies that recognize design and innovation as a competitive advantage”. Design thinking and design-led innovation philosophies and methods have been gaining significant traction over the last few years , propelled by the likes of IDEO and the opening of the d.school at Stanford. However, nothing says this has gone from the fringes to the mainstream like a manufacturer of curtain rods, trash cans, pens, food storage containers and…
  • You could have been an Innovation Hero!

    Ipsos
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    You almost got to market with that new product you wanted to launch.  It was really clever.  The design wasn’t radical but it was unique enough to gain market share, or so you thought.  After being in the industry for years you had seen more than your fair share of new concepts. These came from competitors or even competing groups and you watched them come and go. Some were ingenious and you admired them for their design. Some were real stinkers. You felt confident that your new idea was a hit and would create the buzz needed to launch. You were really excited about this one. After the…
  • Surfing the Mobile Wave to Deepen Insights – Part 2

    Maureen Evans
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Today’s blog continues with the conclusion of Bogdan Dragomir’s Ipsos Ideas article on using Geolocation to deepen insights. Picking up where we left off – Ipsos has mastered the power of Geolocation to understand the increasingly mobile consumer in five ways. 1.  Understanding consumer habits on the go. One of our clients sought to understand how people pay for goods and services when traveling, and why they choose the payment methods they do. Specifically, they wanted to understand the effect of time and location on the choice of payment. Ipsos respondents were invited to share…
  • What do Market Research professionals need the most? TIME!

    Ipsos
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    If you have been in the market research industry for more than 10 years, then congratulations, you are a survivor. Like all industries our organizations are putting more and more demands on their central market research departments, and often times these demands come with budget cuts. Yes, you are expected to do more with less. Suck it up. With the advent of mobile phones there are many purveyors of platforms that say you can do more with less by accessing that large mobile phone user base. The smartphone user is purported to be the new golden egg of respondents and could possibly counteract…
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  • Global Markets for Machine Vision Technologies

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The global market for machine vision (MV) system components totalled $14.4 billion in 2013 and $15.7 billion in 2014. The market should reach $17.1 billion in 2015 and about $26.9 billion in 2020, registering a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 9.4% over the next five years.
  • mHealth Wellness Wearable Devices 2014 - Study

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The wearable devices market is emerging as one of the first segments of the Internet of Things (IoT) to see widespread adoption and consumer acceptance. Wearable devices are not new to the wellness market; heart rate monitors and sports watches have been around for many years. However, what is changing is the breadth of wearable devices that are emerging and the increasing amount of technology being used. Activity monitors, smart sports watches, heart rate monitors, and smart clothing are all becoming significant markets for technology vendors and the list of device types continues to grow.
  • Audio Signal Processor ICs & IP In Mobile Devices 2014 - Opportunities For IC and IP Vendors

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mobile devices continue to be a prime area of growth for audio processors. Even sections of the market which are starting to hit their peak annual shipments, for example, high-end smartphones, continue to develop with new applications such as “always on” voice control requiring new functionality and driving developments in mobile device audio implementation. There are also sections of the market, such as low-end smartphones, tablets, smart watches and mobile speakers, which will offer significant growth opportunities for both IC and IP vendors as device shipment volumes grow and audio…
  • Audio Signal Chain ICs in Mobile Devices 2014: Audio Processors, CODECS, Amplifiers and Microphones

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mobile devices continue to be a prime area of growth for audio ICs. Even sections of the market which are starting to hit their peak annual shipments, for example, high-end smartphones, continue to develop with new applications such as “always on” voice control requiring new functionality and driving developments in mobile device audio implementation. There are also sections of the market, such as low-end smartphones, tablets, smart watches and mobile speakers, which will offer significant growth opportunities for IC vendors as device shipment volumes grow and audio requirements increase.
  • mHealth Wellness Wearable Devices 2014 - Product And Technology Database

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This is the sister product to the study on mHealth Wellness Wearable Devices and the associated mHealth Wellness Wearable Devices Product and Technology Database. Each of the three products can be used separately but do complement each other.
 
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  • Kit: Power Bank review

    Bryan
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:06 am
    Kids, charge your phones and tablets before you leave the house. But in case you forget, it’s nice to have a high capacity power bank handy. Kit: Power Bank review is up. DESIGN: The Kit: power bank is a shiny square-shaped block. The top and bottom plates are made of a shiny glass-like material. For a 12,000mAh battery, its small but it’s not pocketable.  It has a bit of weight to it and feels very sturdy and solid. The top plate has an LED display that shows you know how much charge is left by pressing the power/display button. It has two (2) USB ports which allows up to two devices to…
  • Beat Work Blues and Experience the Thrills at Play with Affordable Lenovo PCs

    Bryan
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:23 pm
    MANILA, Philippines – September 2014: Lenovo recently announced the availability of its latest set of consumer personal computers (PCs) designed specifically for family use and home entertainment. The Lenovo C260 all-in-one desktop, Lenovo H500s desktop, and Lenovo G40 laptop contain the latest productivity features from Lenovo and are equipped with powerful processors that deliver rich and immersive user experiences at work and play. Lenovo C260: The All-around Family Gadget Optimized for content consumption, the family-friendly Lenovo C260 comes with the Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System,…
  • Globe: Free Facebook is back… starting next week.

    Bryan
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Globe is bringing back free Facebook service to their subscribers starting next week. After MVP announced that Smart is giving away free internet (albeit 30Mb limit) to its prepaid subscribers last week, Globe issued a statement in response. The statement was published in full by Yahoo (here’s the link). Retaliatory messages aside, the Globe is right about one thing: that more people on the internet is good for the Philippines and our ecosystem. Anyway, besides the image posted on Globe’s FB page (with the message “FREE Facebook with no strings attached is…
  • Lenovo Gives Gamers Enduring Power to Reap More Fun

    Bryan
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    MANILA, Philippines – September 25, 2014: Lenovo  is holding a Blizzard promotion in an effort to serve the needs of the growing Philippine gaming community.  With this promotion, customers who purchase the Lenovo Y410p, Lenovo Y500, or Lenovo Y510p gaming laptops from today until September 30, 2014 will receive free Diablo and Tyrael Vinyl figures. Lenovo Y410p With a good balance of performance and portability, the 14-inch Lenovo Y410p delivers a powerful high definition entertainment and multimedia experience. It comes with Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor technology, Nvidia GeForce…
  • Seagate Ships 10 Millionth Solid-State Hybrid Drive

    Bryan
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Seagate Technology recently announced that it has shipped its 10 millionth solid-state hybrid hard drive (SSHD). Seagate pioneered the world’s first SSHD and has experienced rising demand over the last two years for these solutions that offer the speed of SSDs combined with the industry’s highest storage capacities. SSHDs typically deliver three to four times the performance of traditional hard drives in typical PC workloads, which have been a key factor driving adoption with the leading PC vendors, worldwide. Combining its expertise in flash and hard disk drive technologies, Seagate’s…
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  • TVersity Media Server – New major version released

    Thomas
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    A couple of years ago I posted a review here on my blog about TVersity Media Server being able to stream videos to your PS3. This summer TVersity released a new major version 3.0 with a brand new user interface. The other day version 3.3 was released and I thought it was time to check it out again and share my experiences here. Getting started with TVersity Media Server Installing TVersity Media Server is very simple and the download is only 46 MB. You don’t need to be an expert in video codecs or firewalls and you will not get a lot of Search bars and other junk when you install this…
  • How to change IE Spelling language in Windows 8

    Thomas
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    When I first switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8. One of the first things I noticed was that even I was running Internet Explorer 11 on both operating systems, spelling control was not working the same way in IE 11 on Windows 8/Windows 8.1. In Windows 7 I was used to right click on a misspelled word and chance the language in case I was writing in another language in my default. In Windows 8 that is not the possible. My default language is Danish, but I often write in English as well. It toke me quite some time to figure out how I could get it to work in Windows 8, because I think it is a…
  • Get free Online IT training with Microsoft Academy

    Thomas
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    If you want to get wise about Windows operating systems or other products from Microsoft, you can actually do that from your home computer with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Microsoft Virtual Academy is a website that provides you with free online IT training & learning of Windows and other product from Microsoft. Most of the training are with videos and PowerPoint presentations and followed up with 5 short questions at the end of each session to make sure you understood everything. Who is eligible to participate in MVA? Anybody interested in growing their career can be a part of…
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q2 – 2014

    Thomas
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    Another quarter has gone and it is time for another Google Analytics traffic report for this blog. I am a bit late this time because I have been busy with other thinks lately, but here we go. (This report is based on Google Analytics data from 1 April  –  30 June) Traffic Types: Search Engines: 44.88% Direct traffic: 25.68% Social traffic: 15.76% Referring Sites: 11.65% Email and Other traffic:  2.46% My traffic types for Q2 is almost the same as for Q1. Not much have changed. However, June has shown small improvements in incoming traffic from Google Search Engines (Only Organic…
  • Review of Iperius Backup software

    Thomas
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Backing up our data is something all people should do and for that job you will need a good reliable software solution. I have been testing Iperius Backup software for the last couple of days and here is my review. Their solution is available in many different editions based on your needs. You can download your own copy of this software using the link in the bottom of this post, but please read this review first.      Top features of Iperius Backup software Incremental backup and synchronization Drive Image and full system recovery Backup to NAS, USB drives, FTP, Cloud Open…
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  • How to Fix no Audio Issues with FaceTime Video on iPhone 6

    Setu
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    If you are making a FaceTime call on your brand new iPhone 6, and the other party is not able to hear you properly, it is quite likely that you have not taken the plastic wrap off the phone. The noise cancellation microphone between the camera and the flash is covered with the plastic wrap on a new iPhone 6. This causes the iPhone’s noise canceling algorithm to malfunction when you make a FaceTime call (or any call with the speakerphone on). In order to fix this issue, just take the plastic wrap off, or, if you don’t want to take it off until you get a case (totally understandable), use a…
  • Contract Free iPhone 6 is Factory Unlocked

    Setu
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    This year, Apple is selling a contract free iPhone 6 from day 1 of its launch in the US. This contract free iPhone comes bundled with a T mobile sim card which is creating a lot of confusion about whether the phone will be locked to the T mobile network. Apple support executives are further adding to the confusion by saying that only T mobile customer care can confirm this. And T mobile reps say that one has to get unlock codes from them to unlock the any phone on their network, however, they are not 100% sure about the iPhone 6. I bought a contract free T mobile iPhone 6 on launch day and…
  • This is the Apple Watch

    Setu
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    In addition to launching the iPhone 6, Apple also introduced its brand new product line – the Apple Watch. The Apple watch is a wearable device which comes in 2 sizes – 38mm and 42mm. The crown, or as apple calls it – digital crown, is the new way of interacting with the watch without blocking the screen. The watch also offers a touch screen – so don’t worry, you are covered there. The touch screen is an advanced capacitive & resistive screen which can differentiate between a tap and a press. So you can use different modes for different actions. In addition to…
  • Apple Launches the iPhone 6

    Setu
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Apple launched the next generation of iPhone(s) today at their press event in Cupertino. The event was held at the Flint Center where Steve Jobs revealed the Macintosh 30 years back. There were two new iPhones reveled – The iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch display and the iPhone 6 plus with a 5.5 inch display. Both the phones feature: 64 bit A8 chip with M8 motion coprocessor 8 megapixel iSight camera with f/2.2 aperture with an advanced auto focussing system called Focus Pixels up to 60 fps 1080p video recording 240 fps slow motion video recording Advanced cinematic video stabilization Apple…
  • How to set the Home and Work Location in Google Now Accurately.

    Swaroop
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Google Maps allows us to select a Home and Work location for quick use to determine Directions and for use in Google Now too . Here’s how to set the location. Open Google Maps on your Android or iOS device Click on the “Person” icon on the top right You’ll be displayed a screen to enter/edit the Home and Work address Long press the Home/Work fields to open the edit page and type in the building name or the complete address. Select the suggestion provided by Google and Voila! you have selected a Home address.. Sometimes when you’re living in an apartment complex it wouldn’t let you…
 
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  • The New Pinterest Analytics Is More Robust than Twitter’s

    Denae Olberding
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Pinterest is sometimes viewed as the latecomer on the social media scene. By all rights the platform’s visual focus should have made it an overnight success story, but it often takes a back seat to Facebook, Twitter, and even smaller platforms like Tumblr. But Pinterest has proven itself a top performer for businesses that take the time to learn to use it well. Now Pinterest is making its network even more valuable to businesses, with the unveiling last week of an expanded and upgraded analytics feature. Like the similar unveil from Twitter two weeks ago, the move is clearly meant to…
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    16 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
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  • 5-Star Rating Yanked by Yelp? Court Says It’s OK

    Dave Paul
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    How much would you pay for a 5-star rating on Yelp? How about to make those bad reviews go away? So far, Yelp hasn’t officially offered anything of the sort—but a court decision earlier this month says they can if they want to. Yelp was taken to court in California on allegations that it was “extorting” business owners by pressuring them to pay for good ratings. Yelp denies the allegation, but apparently it needn’t worry: the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that fixing ratings is fair play. That surprises many business owners. Yelp has become perhaps the biggest destination…
  • Google’s HTTPS Incentive Is Little Incentive At All

    Dave Paul
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Want to get more traffic for your website? How about investing in costly web encryption that you don’t actually need? That’s the proposition that Google put forward last month, when it announced an incentive for site owners to switch to HTTPS (hypertext transfer protocol secure). For the record, HTTPS is the more-secure form of the familiar HTTP, the protocol that transfers data over the web. Right now the majority of websites don’t use HTTPS because they don’t need it, but Google says it’s now using HTTPS as a signal in search ranking algorithms. In other words, make the switch and…
  • Google Authorship Comes to a Crashing Halt

    Dave Paul
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Yesterday Google announced the end of its great Google Authorship experiment as it relates to search results. Author snippets won’t be shown on SERPs and authorship markup will not weigh in search ranking, effective immediately. Authorship has had a mixed history. While Google was interested in the idea as far back as 2007, it was only with the launch of Google+ that it gained any traction. Suddenly, authors could link all their work back to a single Plus profile and get credit across the web. But the victory was short-lived: by 2013 Google reduced how many author snippets it showed per…
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  • After Missing Targets, Cisco Cuts John Chambers Pay To $16.5 Million (CSCO)

    Julie Bort
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Cisco CEO John Chambers didn't get hit his sales and profit targets so the board trimmed his pay. Chambers earned about $16.5 million for fiscal 2014, compared to the $21 million he earned for fiscal 2013. The board dinged his stock awards to $12.9 million from $15.2 million last year. His bonus fell to $2.5 million from $4.7 million, according to documents filed with the SEC. The board trimmed the pay of other top execs, too. "Based on Cisco’s performance at 95% of target during fiscal 2014, the incentive cash awards paid for fiscal 2014 to the named executive officers were on average 40%…
  • 24 Incredible Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

    Caroline Moss
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    What do you do when you want to travel but can't afford the costs? Spend a lot of time on Google Street View, of course! That's what the creator of ordinarily named "Street View Photographs" does — but the photos are anything but ordinary. Paired with a sponsorship from a photo-editing tool called Polarr, the blogger processes beautiful images he finds from Google Street View, and turns them into gorgeous photographs. "I wanted to travel and I love taking pictures so I decided to just to do virtual tours. I also love to retouch photos to make them more legit, and Polarr is currently…
  • Larry Ellison Giggles Through His Keynote: 'I Love My New Job' (ORCL)

    Julie Bort
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Despite his image as a larger-than-life lavish billionaire, deep down Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison is really just a geek who loves to code. He made that clear on stage Tuesday as he cracked jokes and giggled through his keynote speech at Oracle's customer conference in San Francisco. Ellison was demonstrating how Oracle's database could easily move from a customer's data center to Oracle's cloud with a few clicks of a mouse. When it came time to show off the product, he didn't hand off the demo to another Oracle exec but stayed on stage alone. And he was downright giddy about it, saying…
  • A New Breed Of Apps Could Completely Change The Way We Pay In Bars And Restaurants

    John Heggestuen
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The success of apps like Uber and Seamless provide a powerful template for how we may soon pay for even more things in the physical world. Car-hailing app Uber enables users to pay for a car service entirely within the app, for example. The company generated about $1.2 billion in US revenue in the last year, according to BI Intelligence estimates. And Seamless has made a comparable impact on food delivery.  But Uber and Seamless are just the beginning. While still nascent, a new breed of apps like Cover, Dash, and even OpenTable is taking mobile commerce into stores and promising to…
  • Apple Was Going To Partner With PayPal On Apple Pay Until It Found Out PayPal Was Working With Samsung (AAPL)

    Sam Colt
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    PayPal was excluded from Apple's new payment platform, Apple Pay, because the payment platform partnered with Samsung during negotiations with Apple, Bank Innovation's Ian Kar reports. Kar says former PayPal president David Marcus was against the Samsung partnership  for fear it would upset Apple  but was forced to go along with the agreement by eBay CEO John Donahoe. eBay was PayPal's parent company at the time, but the two companies announced they would split permanently on Tuesday. PayPal ultimately got integrated with Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone, which has a fingerprint…
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  • MyProcurement: All government tenders in one Excel file

    Keith Rozario
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Happy birthday Malaysia!! Just how awesome is our country, that we celebrate an Independence Day AND a Malaysia Day, not to mention 2 New years day, (or 3 if you count Awal Muharram). So on that note, I decided to use my IT skills for the good of the country. To be honest, my IT skills have never been up to par, my day job is more managing/planning/documenting than actual execution of ‘real’ IT work. But it was good for me to dust of the ol’ programming fingers and learn Python to grab some publicly available information and make it more accessible to the less IT centric…
  • Is Malaysia’s Broadband slow–no it isn’t.

    Keith Rozario
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Recently KiniBiz did a piece on Malaysian broadband speeds, and once again the hoopla about how Malaysian broadband speeds are slow arose. Kinibiz quoted an article from Asean DNA which stated that the average broadband speed in Malaysia was just 5.5 Mbps, while Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore had speeds that were double that (or more!) The report however was inaccurate, and I think there’s a need to address the hoopla, because this happens often. There was a report couple months back that said Cambodia had faster speeds than Malaysia, and I wrote a post addressing that. This time I…
  • A Techie’s view on the Law

    Keith Rozario
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Are some laws worth following–in other words, are some Laws so idiotic that they should be ignored completely? That sounds anathema, because we have a romanticized definition of the law, we define the Law as a broad general agreement a society undertakes, and the law keeps society from tearing itself apart. In other words, the law is so sacred because without it–we descend into anarchy, so ignoring the law is akin to promoting anarchy. But I’m not speaking of “The Law”, I’m speaking of “A law”, specifically an Act of Parliament. “The…
  • Nearlyfreespeech the hosting provider that takes security seriously

    Keith Rozario
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    You all know how much I love nearlyfreespeech, it’s one of the best hosting providers out there. Here’s one more reason, recently they alerted me to a suspicious number of login attempts to my wordpress site, which usually means someone was trying to hack it. If you remember the post I did about the RHB bank scam, it’s quite common for hackers to inject pages onto a wordpress site to help them carry out banking scams. This was probably something similar. Fortunately, the guys over at nearlyfreespeech were not just kind enough to log the attempts and alert me, but even…
  • Why the ban on Uber means more than just Taxis

    Keith Rozario
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Uber, a company that connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services–is now banned in Malaysia. The Uber service was viewed as a god-send by citizens of KL simply because the existing taxi service in the city–is Shit! So why did the Government choose to ban a service, that was improving public transport in KL? For the small matter that it violated a couple of laws–no big deal really. Laws are made to be broken aren’t they? There’s no need to go into the details of whether Uber is legal or illegal, that’s an irrelevant point.
 
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  • Forget Smartwatches, Wear A DRONE!

    Alavi Wahid
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Forget Smartwatches, Wear A DRONE! via - I do not know about you but I personally have had wild dreams of the gadgets I could have on my wrists, ranging from highly practical to downright ridiculous. Today we get a taste of something from the latter, a drone you can WEAR! About nine months ago, Intel started its “Make It Wearable” competition where the company encouraged people to the boundaries of technology to innovate and create something awesome. Intel will provide the winner of the competition half a million dollars along with mentoring. The winners need not invest the prize money…
  • New leaked image of Oppo N3 shows a brilliant sleek design

    Mushfiqur
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    New leaked image of Oppo N3 shows a brilliant sleek design via - For all the smartphones which gets released, we always tend to have the leaked photos or press photos beforehand. One thing that is noticeable is that most of them have a consistency which means the design of the phone will likely match with the other leaked photos later on. The case for OPPO N3 is however different. Till now we have 4 different leaked photos or should I say, renders of the upcoming OPPO  N3. One thing is for sure that the device will be having a camera that swivels, the same that we saw in OPPO N1. Till now,…
  • Blackberry Passport: First Impressions

    Muzakkir Hossain
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Blackberry Passport: First Impressions via - Last summer, at their yearly earnings call, Blackberry announced their most radical phone yet. Blackberry finally released the Passport on Wednesday and it is retailing in five markets worldwide. The name Passport comes from the fact that the phone is in fact shaped like a passport, all wide and tall. One of the phone’s notable features is its incredible 4.5” square screen which boasts a resolution of 1440×1440 pixels giving a pixel density of about 453 ppi. In comparison, the HTC One M8 only has a ppi of 441 and the iPhone 6 Pus with a…
  • Galaxy Note 4 Available For Pre-Order NOW In Bangladesh!

    Alavi Wahid
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Galaxy Note 4 Available For Pre-Order NOW In Bangladesh! via - The Galaxy Note 4 is by far Samsung’s biggest announcement this year and now you can pre-book it in Bangladesh! Samsung has a lot riding on the Note 4 given the increased competition coming from Chinese manufacturers as well as Apple’s latest entry into the phablet market with the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus, not to mention the fact that its stocks and profits are going down. The Galaxy Note 4 pre-booking is available for everyone but there are some special perks for those under Grameenphone’s banners. Airtel and Robi customers…
  • Nanocoating – The DryWired Tech way

    Mushfiqur
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Nanocoating – The DryWired Tech way via - A Primer on DryWired Technology Over the last several years, nanocoating technology has shown promise to solve a number of problems that many people and businesses face. From waterproofing your electronic devices to making your clothing less absorbent, nanocoating has many useful functions that can lead to cost savings, reduced wear, and improved personal comfort. DryWired technology is one type of nanocoating that shows particular promise to tackle a wide range issues you may encounter in your personal or professional life. How the Technology…
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  • Addressing the Shellshock bug at Nexcess

    Geoffrey
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    All of our managed servers were patched for CVE-2014-6271 (the “shellshock” bug affecting the Bash shell used on most Linux- and Unix-based systems) on the September 24, 2014. As that was later found to be incomplete (resulting in bug CVE-2014-7169, or “Aftershock”), a second patch was applied today (September 26, 2014). If you’d like to […]
  • Protect Your WordPress Sites With Two-Factor Authentication

    Corey
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Heartbleed bug was one of the worst online security vulnerabilities in recent memory, allowing an attacker to read chunks of a server’s memory that might contain private keys, authentication credentials, and other sensitive data. In the wake of Heartbleed, it’s a good time for WordPress site owners to audit their security procedures and implement […]
  • Roundup of August and September’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    Corey
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Knowing it’s hard to keep up with all the great content around the web, each month we gather up the best Magento, ExpressionEngine, and WordPress articles for your convenience. If you’re new here, these posts feature a mix of news (i.e. the release of WordPress 4.0 “Benny”), helpful articles, and just generally interesting industry happenings. Looking ahead, this month we will be attending Meet […]
  • Using Nofollow Tags Correctly On WordPress

    Corey
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Nofollow tags are frequently misunderstood. In this article we look at nofollow tags, their rationale, and how to nofollow (or “dofollow”) links on WordPress. Google’s success as a search engine was largely based on its founders’ development of an algorithm that used incoming links as a signal of a page’s quality. The idea is that […]
  • WordPress Users Should Ensure Theme-Bundled Slider Revolution Plugins Are Up-To-Date

    Corey
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    Most WordPress users knows that WordPress plugins should be updated. Updates frequently include patches that fix security vulnerabilities. Part of every WordPress user’s routine should include regular plugin and core updates. But there’s another source of potential vulnerability that WordPress users may not be aware of: many themes include bundled plugins and those plugins are […]
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  • Corsair finally listens, ditches tramp-stamp logo

    The Sorcerer
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    I can’t help but speculate if this is Corsair’s idea of a ‘social experiment’, though there were products released with the infamous tramp-stamp/hearty-tribal art logo. Previously, it was pointed out that Corsair’s new ‘Corsair Gaming‘ tribal art (eventually nicknamed as tramp-stamp) logo was look down upon, and created a rage among the enthusiasts, gamers and fans. Corsair tried to pull its attention towards K70 RGB keyboard, but a lot of them started hating the new logo. This went as a debate in many forums, and even Reddit. Few Corsair employees…
  • ‘Ryse’ for PC graphics compared with Xbox One counterpart

    The Sorcerer
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Crytek’s Ryse is is going to hit PC after the game hits Xbox One, but a comparison video is made between the two gaming platform variants. The comparison was made by Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry, there is a difference that favours PC, but still need couple of improvements. The author of this article said,”Slotting a Radeon R9 290 into our Core i7 3770K PC overclocked to 4.3GHz, Ryse’s spectacular opening renders beautifully at a native 1080p, with a flawless 60fps update. A 30fps cap is included in the options, but crucially, Crytek allows PC users to run fully unlocked…
  • Upcoming Nvidia GTX 980 Ti /Titan X specifications leaked conveniently

    The Sorcerer
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    It looks like AMD Radeon seems to be having a tough time, unless R9 390X pays off. Not only Nvidia introduced GTX 980 and GTX 970, but also, it seems that Nvidia may hit the iron while its still hot. According to reports, Nvidia is all set to release “GTX 980 Ti” or “Titan X” which is assumed to use GM200 GPU core. According to the leaks, it is also claimed that Nvidia would be coughing out GeForce GTX 990 graphic cards which would be based on 2x GM204 cores. This card, if true, will be released for Christmas. It is also being reported that the customer sample versions…
  • One does not simply fight Sauron in Mordor…without paying $25

    The Sorcerer
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor will be releasing today for PC, PS4, XBox One, PS3 and XBox 360. Its a game developed by Monolith Productions and its set at the time after ‘The Hobbit’. You play a character called Talion. According to the press release, the character is a ranger who lost his family, only to be returned from death by a mysterious spirit of vengeance. Apart from the ‘back with the vengeance’ cliche, there is a part where you can fight with Sauron. Unfortunately, to fight him in Mordor, you need to pay up! The season pass grants you extra story missions,…
  • Is Gigabyte India MB division trying to discourage users from buying online?

    The Sorcerer
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    We had seen cases where electronic and notebook manufacturers have made attempts to discourage users from buying online. Few companies used sentences from ‘They might be genuine’ to even more serious ‘We may not be able to honour warranty’ in a public domain, including via social network or press release.  So far, they were limited to cameras and notebooks, but it seems that Gigabyte motherboard sales in India may follow the same spin. On September 21st, Gigabyte India recommended that the user should buy from a retail store (or retail store’s website) rather…
 
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  • Sabado by The Eraserheads

    Julius Rocas
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Sabado by The Eraserheads Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Pwede tayo lumabas Humanap ng gagawin Di na kailangang isipin Buti na lang, Sabado bukas At pwede na tayo magwala Kung magsisi sa huli Kesa naman walang nangyari Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Pwede tayo magpuyat Sulitin nahanggang Linggo Kahit saan, wag lamang dito At pagpanaw ng araw At paglalim ng dilim Ang oras ay lumipas Di na natin maibabalik Itapon ang kahapon Yakapin ang darating At kung kailangan mo ako Lagi naman ako nandito Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Hanapin man nila tayo Sabihin na lang wala tayo dito
  • BlackBerry Passport officially unveiled

    Julius Rocas
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Seems that BlackBerry is going back to its corporate roots with their official announcement of the BlackBerry Passport. Some of the features include a 4.5-inch IPS display @ 453ppi, 2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragron 800 quad-core chip, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13 megapixel rear camera, 4G LTE, HSPA+, 3G and BlackBerry OS 10.3.
  • Why The Naked Truth was not a fashion show

    Julius Rocas
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    If we continue to tolerate this form of “entertainment”, before we know it, our society would be watching live porn right before their eyes and be so completely blinded and numbed by the media to see it as harmless amusement. Heck, it’s happening now—a lot of people aren’t even able to tell what can harm us as a society with the kind of sex-obsessed culture we are creating. We’re becoming more and more reckless, not considering the values we impart to the youth who will be left to run this world when the future comes. Is this what marketing has come to?
  • Matt Damon to return as Jason Bourne in 2016

    Julius Rocas
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Finally! Matt Damon will return as Jason Bourne in a new film to be released in 2016. Best of all, Paul Greengrass is also back as the director of the 4th installment of the franchise. With all due respect to Jeremy Renner’s effort, his Bourne Legacy simply does not cut it and it’s just right that it be continued as a spin-off instead.
  • How to check if your Gmail is hacked

    Julius Rocas
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    If you are worried about the recent leak of around 5 million Gmail user names and passwords on the internet and would like to check if yours was included, check out the following website: https://isleaked.com Just enter your Gmail address and it will tell you if it’s part of the database of hacked accounts. Don’t worry, the website is legit. I used it and was relieved to find out that none of my Gmail accounts were hacked. If yours was, change your password now and even activate Google’s two-factor verification to make your account more secure. Google has responded that the…
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    What's On My PC

  • FREE Software To Quickly Retrieve The Serial Presence Detect (SPD) From Your RAM Modules

    Ramblinrick
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    I recently came across PassMark RAMMon (FREE for personal use) to help me positively identify the RAM Modules in a PC and thought I would pass this onto my readers. PassMark RAMMon generates an extensive snapshot of the manufacturer, the clockspeed and other data of their DDR2, DDR3, XMP and EPP memory devices and even some older […]
  • Free Online OCR Service To Convert Scanned PDF And Images To Editable Text

    Ramblinrick
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    There are numerous PDF converters available that claim to convert PDF files to Microsoft Word or Excel documents. What typically occurs is that the converter turns the PDF into an image and then inserts the image into the Word or Excel document. The end result is that you still cannot edit the contents or text […]
  • GEEK SQUEAK – To Good To Be True: BGR Confirming Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

    Ramblinrick
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    Came across this article this morning by BGR – Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users … Sounds too good to be true. Being the old geek that I am I learned a long time ago “believe nothing, verify everything”. I will definitely be looking for more verification on this. Multiple Windows 9 […]
  • How To Bulk Edit In Pocket

    Ramblinrick
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    I figured I would throw this out there for those of you who use the online service called Pocket. Straight from the horses’ mouth, Pocket is a FREE online service that was developed to “help people save interesting articles, videos and more from the web for later enjoyment. Once saved to Pocket, the list of […]
  • Google Keep Has Become One Of My Favorite Apps

    Ramblinrick
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    If you are familiar with sticky notes, then you need to take a look at Google Keep. Google Keep is Google’s electronic version of sticky notes. With Google Keep you can create notes quickly and easily; AND, since it is a Google Application you can sync your notes using your Google account. This means you […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • Revolution Law Founder Henry Kopf Speaks at NCSU Technology Incubator Lunch and Learn

    David Menzies
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Attorney Henry Kopf, founder of Revolution Law (www.revolutionlaw.net), a boutique firm providing collaborative legal services and advice to help move businesses forward, spoke to attendees at a two-day Lunch and Learn series held at the NCSU Technology Incubator on the Centennial Campus. Kopf co-presented with IP attorney Daniel Becker on September 23, and was asked back to continue conversations about preparing for fundraising and potential funding sources on September 25. “Attendees were interested in understanding how corporations operate and make decisions once an…
  • Employers to Get Governor’s Ear During "1000 in 100" Launch

    David Menzies
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Citing the need for educators and business leaders to work hand-in-hand to provide training that will equip workers with skills that are in-demand, Governor Pat McCrory launched the “1000 in 100” workforce development initiative today. The initiative is a fact-finding tour in which local workforce development teams will visit 1,000 businesses throughout North Carolina’s 100 counties during the next 100 days to learn the skill sets the state’s economy demands.  The "1000 in 100" initiative is part of the new NCWorks program which essentially put all of the…
  • Carolina BalloonFest Weekend Takes Flight October 17

    David Menzies
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    STATESVILLE, N.C. -- The 41st Annual Carolina BalloonFest takes flight October 17-19, 2014 at the Statesville Regional Airport where over 50 breath-taking hot air balloons and 4 unique special shapes will launch and decorate the skies of Iredell County. The traditional Balloon Glow, sponsored by Black Automotive Group, will light up Saturday evening to thrill festival guests. Although hot air balloons only take flight after dawn and near dusk when the thermal atmosphere is most stable, tethered balloon rides are anchored to offer an abbreviated sensation of flight when elevated nearly 100 ft.
  • Junior League of Raleigh to hold Judicial Panel and Reception

    David Menzies
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Twelve judicial candidates in the November election will be part of the Junior League of Raleigh’s Judicial Panel and Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 8 at the Center for Community Leadership, located at 711 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh.  The 19 candidates running for Judge John Martin’s seat have also been invited to attend. Representatives for candidates unable to attend will be on hand as well.The event, which is free and open to the public, will include an opportunity for attendees to meet candidates, hear opinions during the…
  • Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc. Welcomes Dr. Arun Kumar as Chief Technology Officer

    David Menzies
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. – Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc. (www.tigereyesensor.com), the leader in the hands-free, wearable, personal security device market, is proud to announce that Arun Kumar, D.Sc., has joined its talented team of experienced professionals as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Kumar, who brings a wealth of image and video coding and compression skills, is leading development of the company’s innovative Tiger Eye Security Sensor (TESS).“The technology behind TESS makes it one of the most sophisticated devices ever to enter the burgeoning personal security marketplace,” CJ…
 
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  • Apple podría presentar un nuevo iMac con pantalla Retina el mes próximo

    Domadis Cabrera
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Aparentemente Apple está probando una nueva versión del iMac. Y tiene una pantalla Retina. Según 9to5Mac, tanto sus fuentes (anónimas) como las referencias en las versiones beta de OS X Yosemite indican que Apple está desarrollando (en la última fase de pruebas de desarrollo) una nueva línea de iMacs con pantallas de alta resolución ultra Retina. Además, es muy posible que esta nueva línea de iMacs sea presentada en este otoño, junto con OS X Yosemite. No se ha dicho ni media palabra sobre la resolución de la pantalla del iMac con Pantalla Retina, pero las referencias en betas…
  • Apple lanza iOS 8.1 beta 1 para desarrolladores. Enlaces de descarga directa aquí.

    Domadis Cabrera
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Después de haber lanzado al público la actualización de iOS 8.0.2, parece que Apple está trabajando activamente en la sombra para mantener el empuje con las actualizaciones de software de iOS. Y muestra de ello es que los desarrolladores ya pueden descargar iOS 8.1 beta 1 desde el portal de desarrolladores de Apple. Todavía no se ha publicado un registro de cambios de iOS 8.1 beta 1, de modo que tendremos que esperar o ir descubriendo las novedades por nuestra cuenta. Según Apple: Esta es una versión de pre-lanzamiento de iOS 8.1 beta para iPhone, iPad y iPod touch. Los dispositivos…
  • Apple responde oficialmente al “BendGate”. Sólo 9 personas se han quejado entre millones de iPhone 6 Plus vendidos

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    Apple no quiere que la situación se les salga de las manos, y por ello, hoy han respondido de manera oficial al BendGate. Según Apple, doblar un iPhone es extremadamente raro y hasta ahora, de los casi 10 millones de iPhones 6 Plus vendidos, sólo nueve usuarios en todo el mundo se han quejado a la compañía por el problema. “Con un uso normal doblar un iPhone es extremadamente raro y durante nuestros primeros seis días de venta, un total de nueve clientes se han puesto en contacto con Apple para reportar una el problema de flexión del iPhone 6 Plus. Al igual que con cualquier…
  • Apple rempazará los iPhone 6 doblados de forma gratuita si el dispositivo pasa una inspección visual

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Los representantes de soporte de Apple están diciendo a los clientes que los iPhone 6 doblados serán sustituido por nuevas unidades, de forma gratuita y bajo garantía, si pasan una prueba ‘Visual de Inspección Mecánica’. Aparentemente, la flexión de los iPhones está cubierta por la garantía. Pero existe una prueba llamada Inspección Mecánica Visual que el dispositivo tendrá que pasar para acceder a la garantía. Si está dentro de las directrices, la garantía cubrirá el reemplazo. Si no lo está, el usuario tendrá que pagar si quiere una nueva unidad. No está claro…
  • Apple lanza iOS 8.0.1 y retira la actualización poco tiempo después debido a que introduce múltiples fallos

    Domadis Cabrera
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Apple liberó iOS 8.0.1 hace unas horas, pero se han visto obligados a hacer algo que no recuerdo haber visto nunca en la historia de Apple: retirar una actualización. Apple ha optado por retirar la actualización de iOS 8.0.1 tras las numerosas denuncias de los usuarios de problemas con el servicio celular y con el sensor de huellas dactilares Touch ID. Apple por su parte se ha limitado a decir que “Están investigando activamente los informes de errores…Y mientras tanto han decidido retirar la actualización de iOS 8.0.1.” A Tim Cook no le ha hecho mucha gracia el…
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    TechSpot

  • History of the Personal Computer, Part 3: IBM PC Model 5150 and the attack of the clones

    Graham Singer
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    IBM's stature guaranteed the PC to initiate a level of standardization required for a technology to attain widespread usage. That same stature also ensured competitors would have unfettered access to the technical specifications of the Model 5150. This is the third installment in a five part series, where we look at the history of the...
  • Tetris is being made into a live-action, sci-fi movie

    Shawn Knight
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most successful. Just look at Minecraft, a modern title featuring graphics from the 8-bit era in which players use blocks to build things. And how can you forget about Tetris, a 30-year-old game that challenges players to strategically stack blocks?
  • Google launches Drive for Education with unlimited storage and new features

    Justin Kahn
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Google is continuing its attempted takeover of the classroom. Just this past Summer the company launched an online education tool for teachers called Classroom, allowing for online class management, among other things. Now, Google is launching an updated version of Google Drive for education.
  • Matchstick open source HDMI streaming stick runs Firefox OS, beats Chromecast on price

    Shawn Knight
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Streaming media dongles are a dime a dozen these days. Google’s Chromecast was the first on the block but since then, we’ve seen a number of different devices from major players like Microsoft and Roku. None, however, have been able to compete with Google on price… until now. ...
  • Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launching in China next month

    Himanshu Arora
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Apple has announced that its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones will launch in China on Friday, October 17. Besides the company's online and retail stores, the devices will also be available at China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom stores. Customers can pre-order the new iPhones from the...
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    EarthTechling

  • This Week’s Topic: Threats to Air Quality

    EarthTalk
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Dear EarthTalk: What are some of the more dangerous threats to our air quality and what can be done to eliminate them so we can all breathe more easily? – Melanie Smith, Pomfret, CTThe main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year. The American Lung Association (ALA) reports that almost half of all Americans live in counties where air pollution routinely reaches unhealthy levels and can…
  • Buyers Driving IT Brands to More Responsible Electronics

    PR Newswire
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    TCO Certified offers a structure for the IT industry to work toward more socially responsible manufacturing of electronics. Criteria and tools to verify compliance are aimed at increasing responsibility, structure and transparency in the product Electronics and IT products are largely manufactured under tough working conditions in price-pressed supply chains. These pressurized conditions have led to excessive overtime, unsafe working environments and other negative outcomes for workers. As some brands show progress toward more responsible practices, it is vital that organizations buying IT…
  • Is Elon Musk the Greatest CEO of the Modern Era?

    Curated Post
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Ok, before I start let me make a full disclosure. My new Tesla was delivered today. Yes I know it’s a car for the 1 percent, and my modest green initiative of buying an electric vehicle won’t exactly save biosphere. And indeed, I am indebted to Elon Musk, the CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors for creating this piece of engineering and technology magic.However the process of deciding to purchase this vehicle has caused me to reflect on its founder and his place as a candidate as a truly extraordinary CEO – perhaps the greatest of the modern era.<continue reading…
  • Climate Change Offers Unprecedented Opportunities for Economic Growth

    EcoWatch
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Calling it a “false dilemma,” former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, speaking as chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, disputed the idea that the world economy must suffer in order to fight climate change. He said that, on the contrary, addressing the climate offered unprecedented opportunities for economic growth. Addressing climate change offers unprecedented opportunities for economic growth around the world. Photo credit: The Global Commission on the Economy and ClimateThe group of 24 international government, business, finance and economic leaders released…
  • Mount Everest Sustainable and Who Pays the Price?

    EcoWatch
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    The Khumbu Icefall on Mount Everest is perhaps the most well-known and notoriously dangerous glacial feature on the planet. In a fresh post on the Glacier Hub blog, The Earth Institute’s Ben Orlove, writing with anthropologist Pasang Yangjee Sherpa of Penn State, recounts a recent workshop held in Kathmandu to address the issues raised by the tragic deaths on the icefall last spring of 16 Nepalese guides who were preparing the trail for this year’s climbing expeditions. The Khumbu Icefall is a notoriously dangerous part of Mount Everest. Sixteen Nepalese guides died here on April 18 in…
 
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    MakeUseOf

  • Cool Websites & Tools – Annotate Gmail Attachments, Schedule Phone Calls, & Feedback Forms

    Mark O'Neill
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
    KeepUpdated – Automatically track your competitor’s site updates. No more manual checking – get competitor changes delivered straight to your inbox as it happens. Paste a link and their robots will start monitoring it immediately. From then on, you’ll have an online history of the page’s designs, and you’ll know as soon as the page changes. Annotate Attachments in Gmail – Annotate, markup and comment on any email attachment right within Gmail. Never leave your inbox to review that design, spreadsheet or a presentation. Just click the Framebench button on…
  • ATM Skimming Can Ruin Your Life – Here’s How To Stay Safe

    Dave LeClair
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    While payment technology has advanced a great deal, cash is still used in all kinds of transactions. How do we get our cash in many instances? An ATM machine. Unfortunately, ATM machines are not as safe as we’d like them to be, and a technique known as “ATM skimming” is one of the ways in which modern-day bank robbers steal your information and your money. The infographic below will tell you more about what skimming is, and how you can keep yourself safe. Via ATM Marketplace Click To EnlargeRead the full article: ATM Skimming Can Ruin Your Life – Here’s How To…
  • 6 Mobile Apps Worth Paying For [We Ask You Results]

    Dave Parrack
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Paid apps can be a hard sell when there are almost always free alternatives available. However, some apps offer such great value for money they more than justify the asking price. We asked our readers to name some of these apps worth paying for, and, as always, they delivered. Value For Money We asked you, What Mobile App Offers The Best Value For Money? Unfortunately, the response wasn’t as strong as we had hoped, with only a handful of comments proffered for consideration. However, this handful of comments contained enough recommendations for us to create a list of six mobile...Read…
  • 8 Vital Things To Do On Facebook When You’re Looking For Work [Weekly Facebook Tips]

    Angela Alcorn
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    What would you do to get a new job? Despite your valuable skills, the job market can still look pretty menacing. You’ve probably looked at a few job boards and come to the unhappy conclusion that there will be hundreds of people applying for all of the good jobs. You may have heard you need to network too, but that all seems a little fake. Now, take a look at your Facebook profile. Does it look impressive? Would you hire that person? Maybe it’s time to sort it out. Facebook is a very engaged community that is full of opportunities for...Read the full article: 8 Vital Things To Do…
  • Switching To Linux? Here’s How To Choose The Right Distro

    Akshata
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Your first Linux distribution can sweeten or sour your future Linux experience. That’s why it’s important to get that debut choice right. So you have decided to give Linux a shot, despite your misgivings about Linux and the temptation to stick to Windows. A search for a list of Linux distributions on Wikipedia reveals an extensive array of Linux flavors, and those just happen to be some of the notable ones. Now, how do you choose a Linux distro out of all the ones spread across the Web? Here are some tips that can help. Don’t Skimp On The Research If...Read the full…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Microsoft Skips to Windows 10

    The Pit Crew
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Microsoft has officially announced that the next version of the Windows OS will be called 'Windows 10'. 10? What happened to Windows 9? The post Microsoft Skips to Windows 10 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: How Microsoft Developed the Windows 8 Touch Keyboard Here I explore the things considered by Microsoft while... Everything-Microsoft.com: Windows 8 Or Windows RT Take Your Pick Windows 8, Windows RT and the new touch-centric Metro... Dave’s Computer Tips: Dear Microsoft – Please fix Windows 8 Is this our Dear John letter to Microsoft? Windows...
  • 3 Ways You Might Harm Your Solid State Drive

    Make Tech Easier
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    3 things you should never do to your solid state drives. The post 3 Ways You Might Harm Your Solid State Drive appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: BurnWorld.com: Solid State Drives & Hard Disk Drives Compared As evidenced by the fact that SSDs are rapidly... 6 SSD Solid State Drive Optimization Tricks Many of you are now enjoying the performance of... Maketecheasier.com: 6 Useful Tips to Help Windows 7 Run Faster At this moment, you’re probably satisfied with how Windows...
  • Should You Preview the New Windows?

    Windows Observer
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Is previewing the new version of Windows for everyone? The post Should You Preview the New Windows? appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows 9 Preview on the Way Multiple reports suggest that Microsoft is preparing to release a... Windows Observer: 6 Touch Apps for the Windows 8 Preview Well we have arrived in the month of February... Dave’s Computer Tips: Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview Today the customer preview was released to the general...
  • Crazy Cheap Windows 8 PCs

    Bob Rankin
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The market is full of low cost Windows 8 PCs. Is there a catch? The post Crazy Cheap Windows 8 PCs appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Bob Rankin: Should I Buy That Cheap Inkjet Printer? While shopping for a new inkjet printer, I saw... Windows Guides: Enthusiasts Guide to Intel’s New Processors An Enthusiasts Guide to Intel's New Processors and the... Computers for Cheap Everyone likes to save money, including me. Check out what's...
  • Tips for Choosing the Best Printer

    Windows Talk
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Sorting through the seemingly limitless printer options to find the best for you. The post Tips for Choosing the Best Printer appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Bob Rankin: Should I Buy That Cheap Inkjet Printer? While shopping for a new inkjet printer, I saw... Bob Rankin: Buying an Inkjet Printer Inkjet printers are the workhorses of home and office.... Dodge Retort: PC Printer & “quality” should not be uttered in the same breath By John Dodge A couple of months ago, I...
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  • How to Move or Change the Location of My Documents Folder

    Aseem Kishore
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
    By default, the My Documents folder is located in Windows XP and Windows Vista is located on the same drive or partition as the operating system. This is fine for anyone who has only a single drive or a single partition on their computers, such as the C drive, but if you have more than one physical or logical drive on your computer, it’s best to move your My Documents folder off the system drive. In Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the situation is a bit different. In Windows 7, you have libraries, which are kind of virtual folders that basically link to other folders that can be located…
  • How to Fix Svchost.exe High CPU Usage

    Aseem Kishore
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    SVCHOST.EXE is one of those mysterious processes that constantly runs in Windows and is utterly essential, yet you never know exactly what it is doing. So what is SVCHOST.EXE? Identifying the actual services and programs that are running inside each SVCHOST.EXE process is a task well worth knowing, especially when the process eats up 99 or 100 percent of your CPU! So before we dive into solutions, let’s get a deeper understanding of what this process actually does and how you can go about fixing some of the problems that might occur. Firstly, svchost stands for “Service…
  • How to Fix Window Media Player "Cannot Play This DVD" Error Message

    Aseem Kishore
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Isn’t it great how even in our modern computer age with Windows 7 and Windows 8, you can still receive an error like “Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is problem with digital copy protection” when you’re trying to watch a regular from Netflix on your computer? It’s really a pain that something like that doesn’t just “work” considering it’s VERY COMMON for people to watch DVDs on their computers! Anyway, this happened to me last night and it took me about 20 minutes to fix the problem, so I thought I would write up…
  • How to Find the Name or Title of a Song by Lyrics

    Aseem Kishore
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Heard a song on the radio recently and can’t remember the name of it? This happens to me all the time because even though I wait, half the time no one ever says which band played the song or the name of the song! Luckily, you can just search for lyrics online and find out instantly the name of the song and the band. If you can remember a line or two from the song, probably just performing a simple Google search will bring up all the info you need without having to go to a lyrics search site. A simple search like “it doesn’t even matter” on Google will give you the…
  • How to Create, Mount, and Burn ISO Image Files for Free

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Most online tutorials that I have found describing the process of creating, burning, and mounting ISO image files are written separately or are only about doing one process, so this guide is going to describe some free software that you can use to create and manipulate ISO images files for all purposes. Basically, the software is split into three categories: software to create an ISO image file from a folder on the hard disk or from a CD/DVD, software to burn an image file to a CD/DVD and software to mount an image file as a drive in Windows. How to Create an ISO Image File There are two free…
 
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  • How content marketing benefits businesses

    Laura Jackson
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Every decent website is made up of text content that explains to the viewer what that business or organisation is all about. Many businesses hire content writers to put together this information and use SEO techniques throughout the content in order to raise the online presence of the site. SEO stands for search engine optimisation and simply uses an array of methods to push the website further up the results page on search engines. This allows web surfers searching for a relevant key term to find that website more easily. The higher up it appears in search engine rankings, the more likely it…
  • Why Do Companies Use Digital Marketing?

    tech
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Ensure you are highly visible online with a digital marketing company. Consumers first turn to the internet whenever they need any kind of product or service. This means that you company needs to have a strong online presence and be easily found on the internet, and to achieve this there are internet marketing agencies that can help to transform your business. In recent times the internet has become an enormous, global marketplace. It is where consumers first look when searching for any kind of product or service. This now means that every business in every industry needs to go digital and…
  • Positive Effects Of Gaming Online

    tech
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Most people dismiss online games as just a waste of time and remark that there is nothing to gain from it. However, recent studies show that we learn a lot by playing these games and they are actually beneficial. Here are some of the important benefits. Encourages social interaction – Playing online games is less solitary than what most people think. Many games require two or more players to compete against each other. Moreover, many gaming sites contain features that encourage interaction among gamers via forums, chats and tournaments. When you play online, you have the opportunity to…
  • How MMS is Shaping Mobile Marketing

    Laura Jackson
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    With thanks to Matt Kieffer for the image The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) have been available on our phones for the last decade or so. It allows people to share their experiences via photos to their family and friends. Advances in technology have opened the door to brands to target these people. Mobile advertising as a whole is struggling with its image. The thought of banner advertisements popping up on a smartphone does fill you with dread. Big brands, such as Ikea and Starbucks utilise mobile advertising in the most engaging way. They both use a variety of rich media which is ideal…
  • What Makes a Website Successful?

    tech
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    This is the big question – and it can be a hard one to answer. This article aims to do just that, providing lots of possibilities and information en route. Will your site be more successful as a result of reading what we have to share? There are plenty of successful websites out there. Equally, however, there are even more websites that are struggling to get any visitors and have not achieved any real success at all. It is difficult to figure out what should make one website successful and what makes another sink without trace. We can work out some of the elements of course, but we should…
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  • Subaru's Impreza gets a midlife freshen up

    Scott Collie
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Subaru's Impreza has been given a midlife freshen up, debuting a set of styling upgrades and a new infotainment system, along with the introduction of the Japanese manufacturer's EyeSight system to the range. .. Continue Reading Subaru's Impreza gets a midlife freshen up Section: Automotive Tags: Subaru Related Articles: New Subaru Impreza unveiled - with bold aeronautical styling New Boxer Diesel Forester And Impreza Subaru's 2005 World Rally Car to Debut in Mexico Subaru's new Impreza WRC contender Subaru's Advanced Tourer Concept for Tokyo Subaru selling made-to-order, race-ready rally…
  • iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 6, 5s and 5c

    Will Shanklin
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:13 pm
    For the next year, Apple has four iPhones to sell you. Maybe you're thinking about upgrading and wondering which iPhone is best for you? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we compare the features and specs of the four iPhones you can buy today... Continue Reading iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 6, 5s and 5c Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Apple, iPhone, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Product Comparison, Smartphones Related Articles: Mark your calendars: Apple's iPhone 6 event date reportedly set iPhone 4S tops Apple's first day sale record iPhone 6 Plus: Early impressions iPhone 5S with…
  • Apps to easily encrypt your text messaging and mobile calls

    Heidi Hoopes
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Mobile phone users are becoming more savvy to the potential security risks of standard, unencrypted text messaging and wary of government intrusion into everyday communications. Some consumers require encrypted phone calls for information-sensitive business requirements and others just don't like the idea of others prying into their personal lives. Gizmag takes a look at a sampling of the apps available for iOS and Android (and sometimes desktop) to encrypt mobile communications, both text messaging and phone calls... Continue Reading Apps to easily encrypt your text messaging and mobile…
  • Murata's dancing robotic cheerleaders showcase advanced group control

    David Szondy
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    The only thing better than state-of-the-arts robotics is when it's combined with Force 9 cuteness. Japanese electronics company Murata Manufacturing has given us one example with the unveiling if its robotic Cheerleaders. The squad of ten ball-mounted robots uses advanced ultrasonics, infrared, and group control technology to perform synchronized dance routines with perfect stability... Continue Reading Murata's dancing robotic cheerleaders showcase advanced group control Section: Robotics Tags: Infrared, Japan, Kyoto University, Murata, Robotic, Robots, Ultrasonic Related Articles: Murata…
  • NASA finds clear skies on exoplanet

    David Szondy
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    In a display of interstellar teamwork, NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes have discovered clear skies and water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized planet orbiting a star 120 light years from Earth. According to the space agency, this may not only provide insights into the formation of giant exoplanets, but also act as a new tool for detecting water on Earth-like planets orbiting other stars... Continue Reading NASA finds clear skies on exoplanet Section: Space Tags: Cygnus, Exoplanet, Hubble, Kepler Mission, NASA, Space telescope, Spectroscopy, Spitzer Related…
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  • My Closest Friends Said I’d Never Make It as a Web Designer… Then I Did This!

    John Morris
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    In this episode of the John Morris Show, I teach you how to use Elance and ODesk to build a successful freelance web design business. This 6-part strategy is what I used to prove all my friends and family wrong when they said I’d never make it as full-time web designer. And, to be blunt… if your freelance business is based 100% on sites like Elance and ODesk.. you’re being foolish. You could be working less and making more by implementing the 6 simple steps in this video. Over time, these steps will start to seem a bit “magical” because you’ll have new…
  • How to Avoid Clients From Hell BEFORE They Ever Hire You

    John Morris
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Some clients just suck. There’s really no nice way to put it. Learning how to expose and avoid them BEFORE you let them hire you will keep you from tearing your hair out (and stave off the gray hair for just a few more years). Of course, it’s fun to joke about it… but dealing with hellish clients is actually serious as… well hell! That’s because getting good at avoiding clients who just don’t fit well with your personality and how you operate will help you avoid getting seriously burnt out and overwhelmed. And, it’ll keep you loving your job which…
  • How to Get Your First Web Design Client (Step #2 is especially important)

    John Morris
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Getting your first PAID web design client is the most important action you can take for your coding career… whether you plan to be a freelance web designer long-term or not. It’s THAT important because it immediately makes everything much more clear: You see if you actually like coding You figure out what your clients expect from you You understand what to charge and why And, most importantly… you gain CONFIDENCE. You get to see first-hand that people WILL pay you money to code for them and that you CAN deliver. On the flip side, NOT getting your first client leaves…
  • How to Position Yourself to Get More Freelance Jobs

    John Morris
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    I was recently asked: “How do I fill out my profile on sites like Elance and oDesk? How do I fill them out in a way that’s honest but more impressive than leaving them blank?” Here’s the simplest way I can put this… Your unique situation can and SHOULD be positioned to highlight your advantages. For example, when I started looking to get hired for freelance IT jobs I was completely self-taught and I believed that was a disadvantage. I believed coders who had gone to school were in a better position than me and would have an easier time convincing clients to hire…
  • Most Web Designers Don’t Do This… But It’s How I Get 99% of My Freelance Jobs

    John Morris
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Most freelancers and web designers immediately roll their eyes when I say the word, “branding”. Mostly because they’re thinking of big brand branding done by companies like Coke or McDonalds… that’s “not meant to actually make sales”. Yet, “branding” is how I get 99% of my clients. In fact, you’re here reading this right now because of the “branding” I do. So, if you can put aside all the mis-information you’ve probably heard about the word “branding”… Check out the video below and let me show you…
 
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  • 6 Lightweight Qt Image Viewers for Linux

    Ivana Isadora Devcic
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Image viewers are useful when you just want to check out a few photos or quickly organize a folder without using some elaborate image management software. Major Linux distributions offer at least one image viewer by default, and if you’re looking for new ones, here are six great suggestions. Not all apps on this list are Linux-only; in fact, most are cross-platform thanks to the Qt framework on which they were built.1. PhotoQtThere’s a good chance that PhotoQt is available in the repositories of your distribution, and the website offers packages for Windows and some popular Linux…
  • How to Create a Manuscript With Scrivener

    Maria Krisette Capati
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    I started working on my first manuscript this month and used this Mac OS X software dubbed Scrivener instead of the traditional Microsoft Office Word. While the latter remains the “king of the hill” when it comes to writing projects, the former serves as another option for writers to explore when writing drafts.How to install ScrivenerScrivener is a software designed for authors, professional writers, novelists or anyone who’s into writing. As a word processing program, the features are quite advanced compared with Microsoft Office Word. You have to spend time learning the…
  • 5 Windows Power User Tools That Every User Should Know About

    Vamsi Krishna
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    The good thing about Windows is that it comes with plenty of features and tools that allow you to make the OS work the way you want to. The bad thing is, most of these power tools are hidden, or not easily accessible, and are not fully utilized by the user. In this quick session, let’s check out some of the very useful Windows power user tools that you can use.1. Advanced User Accounts ToolAlmost every Windows user will probably know that you can access your Windows user accounts from the Control Panel. Well, this is a standard interface where you can manage things like changing…
  • Why Some Games Need 64-Bit Support

    Miguel Leiva-Gomez
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    In the world of gaming, there has been a recent move by major publishers to release their games with 64-bit support. World of Warcraft, despite running for years on 32-bit, was patched for 64-bit support. Many people have decided that this is the way that gaming was going to move forward. But why exactly is 64-bit support so important for certain games? With the release of EA’s The Sims 4 with 32-bit-only support, there was some debate as to whether the game should have expanded to 64-bit, at least for machines that were compatible. Why is this? What does 64-bit support do?To understand…
  • How to Downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2

    Maria Krisette Capati
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    If you’ve downloaded the iOS 8 and found some compatibility issues in your device, here’s a tutorial on how to downgrade to iOS 7.1.2. Are you still in the iOS 7 ecosystem? I also wrote about the 8 Things You Should Know Before Upgrading to iOS 8 to help you decide whether to stick with your current iOS or upgrade.Honestly, I love the new and improved features of iOS 8, but for a few hours of testing it, one of the biggest caveats I found is that it drains my battery faster. The solution? I scouted the Internet for sources to revert to iOS 7.Downgrading to iOS 7.1.2 is still…
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  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha launched in India for Rs 39,990

    shabnam sultan
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Samsung has launched Galaxy Alpha smartphone which resembles the Apple iPhone 6 in the Indian market priced at Rs 39,990. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a 4.7-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display, runs at Android 4.4.4 KitKat, powered by…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Samsung Galaxy S III Launch On 3rd May Samsung Galaxy S III Already Has 9 million Pre-orders Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Features, Availability, Pricing & More Buy Samsung Galaxy S4 in India Online At Low Price Samsung Galaxy S5 Official Accessories Revealed
  • Best Free Android Apps for Live Cricket Scores and Streaming

    shabnam sultan
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    Looking for cricket live scores or live streaming apps for Android? Check out the best Android apps for live scores and comprehensive cricket coverage. Cricket is loved and enjoyed by millions all over the world. Most of the Cricket fans…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Convert Blog Into iPhone Or Android App (How To) Sync Android With iTunes Android Jelly Bean Confirmed (Images) Apps You Should Have On Your Android Device 7 Best Travel Apps For Android
  • 10 Best Android Apps To Manage Finances

    shabnam sultan
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Managing finance is a tough task! Thanks to the mobile technology managing finance has become easier now. There is list of apps from Google Play Store which can let you check your bank accounts, control your finances and budget your…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Convert Blog Into iPhone Or Android App (How To) Sync Android With iTunes Android Jelly Bean Confirmed (Images) Apps You Should Have On Your Android Device 7 Best Travel Apps For Android
  • 3 Best iPhone Spy Apps

    shabnam sultan
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Mobile Technology has changed a lot in these years! There are times when you privately require to know about the activities your spouse or relatives, performance of your kid at school, or your employees at work. You can easily download…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Convert Blog Into iPhone Or Android App (How To) Protect iPhone From Water Fix Battery Drainage Issue After Upgrading To iOS 5 Unlock AT&T iPhone Officially Without Losing Jailbreak Download RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 For Windows & Mac OS X
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Order in India Now

    shabnam sultan
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
    Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus official launch date in India is being pushed to mid-November. However, if you cannot wait more to lay your hands on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, no worries, an Indian eCommerce site…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Convert Blog Into iPhone Or Android App (How To) Protect iPhone From Water Fix Battery Drainage Issue After Upgrading To iOS 5 Unlock AT&T iPhone Officially Without Losing Jailbreak Download RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 For Windows & Mac OS X
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  • Emergence: the remarkable simplicity of complexity

    Andy Martin, Senior lecturer (Physics) at University of Melbourne
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Patterns of emergence are all around us. Feliciano Guimarães/Flickr, CC BYFrom the fractal patterns of snowflakes to cellular lifeforms, our universe is full of complex phenomena – but how does this complexity arise? “Emergence” describes the ability of individual components of a large system to work together to give rise to dramatic and diverse behaviour. Recent work by Enkeleida Lushi and colleagues from Brown University showed how bacteria in a drop of water spontaneously form a bi-directional vortex, with the bacteria near the centre of the droplet circulating in the opposite…
  • How to find the knowns and unknowns in any research

    Catherine Pickering, Professor at Griffith University
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    So much work already published. Flickr/UBC Library Communications, CC BY-NC-NDUNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? With so much research already published it can be a daunting task for any new researcher to find out what’s already done. So how do you find the knowns and unknowns in research? Have you ever felt overloaded by information? Ever wondered how to make sense of claims and counter-claims about a topic? With so much information out there on many different issues, how is a person new to a subject…
  • Women scientists get vocal about top billing on Twitter

    Victoria Metcalf, Lecturer in Genetics at Lincoln University, New Zealand
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Women ask why there aren't more women in lists of top scientists. Katrina Cole, CC BY-NCA steady infiltration of scientists onto Twitter has accompanied the growing recognition that a social media presence is just as important as taking the podium at a conference. Social media is leading to new ways for scientists to collaborate and communicate. Indeed, mentions on Twitter can amplify a researcher’s scientific impact. But like all social media forms, it’s not always playing nicely together in the playground. List wars Science magazine this month published a list of 50 science stars on…
  • Windows 9, iOS8 – the balance between bugs and upgrades

    David Tuffley, Lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies at Griffith University
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Upgrade rage - what to do when things go wrong? Flickr/Nicola Albertini, CC BY-NC-NDIn the tech world there is a dynamic tension between needing to get products to market before the competition and the need to take enough time to make those products completely defect-free and user friendly. It is a tricky balancing act. Cut too many corners and release a product too soon, and you risk a withering backlash. Release a product too late and your competitors become established on the high ground and you are left playing catch-up. Finding the sweet-spot in the middle, now that is the trick. One…
  • The risks of blowing your own trumpet too soon on research

    Daniel Price, Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics and ARC Future Fellow at Monash University
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Things can and do go wrong when some announcements are mad ahead of time. Flickr/Narshada, CC BY-NDUNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Today a cautionary tale of why you should be careful of some new announcements made in the name of science. It was dubbed a “spectacular” discovery – even “Nobel prize-worthy”. But the March announcement via a press conference that researchers at the BICEP2 facility in Antarctica had detected the imprint of relic gravitational waves from a period of super-fast…
 
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  • Collegedunia brings you the Top Colleges and Institutes in India

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    I recently came across an institutional portal and found it quite useful for students as well as their parents. I found that it can be a better guide for students when it comes to searching the right college or institution for them. Collegedunia is the portal where you will find the appropriate colleges based on […]
  • Blackberry Passport launched with 4.5-inch PPI Square display: Looks really cute

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    After a long time Blackberry launched its new smartphone, the Blackberry Passport. Passport has a 4.5-inch PPI square display that looks even cuter and different from the other smartphones. Its display is secured with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and packed with high end features like 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 13MP rear camera and Blackberry […]
  • New Motorola Moto X arrives in India, priced Rs. 31,999

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Motorola launched its new Moto X (2nd gen) Android smartphone earlier this month, which is now available for purchase in the Indian market. Moto X is packed with a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection that will secure the screen from damages and scratches. It runs on the latest Android KitKat OS […]
  • Most essential tools when starting your own online business

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    The internet has made it easier than ever for budding entrepreneurs to sell their products or services to the public without having to incur the expense of renting or purchasing bricks and mortar premises. What’s more, online businesses are able to access and target a neighborhood, state-wide, national or global audience. Let’s assume you have […]
  • Why Digital Signatures are more Secure than Scanned Contracts?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    As more business is conducted across digital platforms, savvy business owners are looking for sophisticated solutions that limit information leaks, threat of fraud and identity theft. Digital signatures provide an extra level of security to any contract or agreement that needs to be entered into online. This article discusses digital signatures and highlights why they […]
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  • How Benchmarking Can Lead You Astray

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    While benchmarking is often an necessary and useful activity for CIOs to measure their organization's performance, it can also be misleading or meaningless.  To properly benchmark, it is important to take into account the size and "shape" of an organization.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, gives an in-depth example of how properly implement a benchmarking effort to get the most out of that investment. Click here to read more ... http://ww2.cfo.com/it-value/2014/09/benchmarking-can-lead-astray/
  • How Wearable Technologies Can Transform Field Service and Maintenance

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    While it is easy to see how wearable technologies can have an immense impact on the production line in a manufacturing environment, they can also be applicable in other areas such as maintenance, field services, and warehousing.  The opportunity for safer, more efficient processes in those fields is substantial.  Hubert Selvanathan, Principal, gives his thoughts on how wearable technologies can be effectively leveraged in the maintenance function. Click here to read more…
  • Wearable Technologies Could Make Manufacturing Immersive Hyper-Experience

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    The application potential of wearable technology is mostly talked about for entertainment or health and fitness.  However, it could also have a major impact on business environments as well, particularly in the manufacturing space.  Hubert Selvanathan, Principal, joins the conversation on the potential use cases for emerging wearable technology that will make manufacturing safer and more efficient. Click here to read more ... http://www.thomasnet.com/journals/techtrends/articles/wearable-technologies-can-make-manufacturing-an-immersive-hyper-experience
  • Services in a Cloud World - Identity Crisis or Opportunity?

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The Cloud and its impact on the technology industry has been well documented.  What is less examined, however, is the way Cloud migration dramatically impacts the Professional Services (PS) businesses of technology companies.  The role of PS is shifting away from traditional services towards increased focus on customer adoption and retention, creating an opportunity for PS to play an integral role in defining the customer experience and driving overall enterprise growth.  Neil Jain, Partner, and Claire O’Neill, Manager, outline five key considerations for PS executives as…
  • Understanding What Makes the Smart Home Work

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is the new hot topic of the day.  While companies are thinking about use cases and implications of IoT, it is also useful to take time to understand the different technologies behind it all.  Bill Bien and Singu Srinivas, Partners, describe the technologies that are prevalent today and those that are emerging, and how those technologies are fundamentally shifting the consumer drivers of IoT's future growth. Click here to read more.
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  • Watch the Windows 10 presentation

    Wayne Williams
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Microsoft disappointed a lot of people yesterday by not livestreaming its Windows 10 reveal. It was a strange move considering that most tech companies offer a stream these days (and even a bad livestream, as Apple gave us for the iPhone 6 launch, is better than none at all). The reason why the Microsoft didn’t offer a stream is that it wasn’t a product launch as such, or even a presentation aimed at consumers. The company revealed the name -- Windows 10! -- talked about the benefits for the enterprise, and then quickly ran through an early build of the product. But while there was no…
  • Find a bug in Chrome? You could earn $15,000 and entry into the Google Hall of Fame!

    Brian Fagioli
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    There are award shows for everything nowadays, celebrating actors, athletes and more. However, computer nerds do not get the credit they deserve; we should get an award show too, right? Hell, they should give out trophies for fixing family members' computers. I have spent hours at my Uncle Roy's smelly house removing malware, only to leave with not so much as a thank you. Don't worry though, Google cares about your nerdy endeavors -- if it helps the Chrome browser, that is. You see, the search giant is increasing the maximum bounty for finding bugs in the browser to $15,000. While money is…
  • Sorry Linux fans, Windows 10 will continue Microsoft's desktop domination

    Brian Fagioli
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    I'll admit, when Windows 8 was first announced, I hated it. Even though I am open-minded about UI changes, the Start Screen rubbed me the wrong way. At the time, I was strictly a keyboard and mouse user, who enjoyed doing things on a large monitor. After months of trying to convince myself that I would eventually like the changes, I gave up and went to Linux full time. I was already a casual user of operating systems based on the open-source kernel, but now I was jumping in head first. Initially, life was great and I hopped from distribution to distribution trying Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora and…
  • With Windows 10, Microsoft leaves lots of questions unanswered

    Mark Wilson
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    So… we now know that Windows 9 is by far the least successful version of Windows ever, grossing Microsoft a total of $0. But Microsoft is as keen as ever to look to the future, and it's pinning its hopes on the newly revealed Windows 10. At the unveiling in San Francisco we learned quite a lot about the upcoming version of the successor to Windows 8.1 (yep... it's going to sound weird for a long time), but there were also a lot of unanswered questions. It was interesting to see that the demonstration used build 9841 which we have already seen in leak, and in this regard there were few…
  • One way (maybe the only way) Yahoo can succeed

    Robert X. Cringely
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Alibaba’s IPO has come and gone and with it Yahoo has lost the role of Alibaba proxy and its shares have begun to slide. Yahoo’s Wall Street honeymoon, if there ever was one, is over, leaving the company trying almost anything it can to avoid sliding into oblivion. Having covered Yahoo continuously since its founding 20 years ago it is clear Y! has little chance of managing its way out of this latest of many crises despite all the associated cash. But -- if it will -- Yahoo could invest its way to even greater success. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, thinking like Type A CEOs nearly always seem…
 
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    Tech Prezz

  • HTC M8 Eye Press Image spotted; to be launched soon

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    HTC is expected to launch a new version of its M8 Android device called HTC M8 Eye. Now an alleged press shot of the M8 Eye has appeared in the wild. The smartphone is...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Microsoft Windows 10 announced; Single OS for All, release set to mid 2015

    David Robert
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    As expected, Microsoft announced the next big thing from the company, one-fits-for-all OS previously code-named Threshold / Windows 9, Windows 10. The company skipped the 9 for Windows 10 and there will be only...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung’s Statement on Galaxy Note 4 Gap Issue affirms “Strict Quality Control”

    Louis Jacob
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    It seems like Samsung is not spared from consumers’ complaints about Galaxy Note 4 poor build quality. Even though it doesn’t  sound as severe as iPhone 6 issue,  it certainly raises a question on...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • HP’s 11.6″ and 13.3″ Stream Laptops join budget line; pricing from $199

    David Robert
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    There are cheap Android tablets and Chromebooks and students may favor them over some of the Windows devices with high price. But it seems that is not the case anymore , and Google may...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Adobe announces Photoshop for Chromebooks

    David Robert
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Have Chromebook but wondering how to run Photoshop on your device? Here is good news for you. Google and Adobe have announced that the application can now run on Chromebooks and users who meet...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • BlackBerry Passport Smartphone launched in India at Rs. 49,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    BlackBerry, the most popular smartphone company well known for its devices made for professionals, launched another device with a full QWERTY touch enabled keyboard. Blackberry Passport comes with a premium price of Rs. 49,999. Passport comes with a 4.5inch square touch display. Made up of stainless steel, it surely feels premium in hand. Powered by […]
  • Spice Fire One Mi FX1 launched in India with Firefox OS at Rs. 2,229

    Himanshu Gupta
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Spice, a popular mobile phone company in India, recently launched its first Firefox operating system based smartphone, Spice Fire One Mi FX1 at a price of just Rs. 2,229. Targeted to the people who are on the verge of switching from a feature phone to a smartphone. It comes with a 8.89cm HVGA capacitive touch […]
  • Gionee 1.5 Hexa Core GPAD G5 launched in India at Rs. 14,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    Gionee launches a new smartphone called the Gionee GPAD G5. At a price of just Rs. 14,999 it comes with HexaCore 1.5 GHz and will run Android 4.4 out of the box. GPAD G5 comes with a 5.5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. Powered by a Six Core 1.5GHz […]
  • Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 is budget smartphone with metal build with 5inch display. So is it worth your money or not, read on to know more. Look and Feel The phone looks very much similar to HTC one because of the squarish rounded body. The phone has a metal build with some white plastic […]
  • Xiaomi Mi 3 Review: Amazing Value for Money

    Himanshu Gupta
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Xiaomi, pronounced as Sha-o-mi, a new entrant in the Indian market has made consumers crazy with its pricing. Recently launched Xiaomi Mi 3 is the device which is making headlines these days and caused a serious threat to its competitors. Look and Feel Mi 3 comes with a aluminium magnesium body with a impressive 5inch […]
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  • Last Chance to Download your Orkut Photos and Scraps

    Anoop
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.As you are probably aware that Google is shutting down their age old Social Networking site Orkut. Orkut had a massive user base during its early years, but its users started migrating to other networks soon.The popularity of Facebook was a blow to Orkut. Finally Google decided it was time to let go of Orkut and focus on Google+.Hence they are shutting down Orkut on 30th September 2014. i.e tomorrow.If you want to keep all your old Orkut scraps and photos, this is your last chance. Currently you can export your Orkut photos to Google+…
  • Try BitTorrent’s New Secure Messaging/Calling App Which has Incognito Mode

    Anoop
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.bleep logoBitTorrent has been coming up with interesting new projects. Today am trying out BitTorrent’s new Secure Messaging service – Bleep. I had discussed about their BitTorrent Sync service last time.This new Application is currently in its Alpha stage and is available only on limited Platforms. It’s almost certain that none of your friends are on this new messaging platform yet. I tried out the application and found it to be quite fast. But the Alpha app has a few Force Close bugs.How Bleep works.The App works on…
  • HideIPVPN Review – A Provider Who Accepts Bitcoin Payments

    Anoop
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.This month I had the opportunity to try out another new VPN Service. The service provider is known as HideIPVPN, well the name speaks plenty about the service they provide.HideIPVPN provides their premium users with 5 country VPNs. Currently they have servers located in US,UK,NL,DE and CA. Along with the VPN service they also provide Smart DNS.For this review I downloaded and installed their Windows Installer. So let us get started with the actual review process.First of all the important FAQs.FAQs1. Does HideIPVPN keep logs?According to…
  • How to Safely Update Your iPhone or iPad to the Latest iOS 8

    Anoop
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.In their last event, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and Apple iWatch. But the day wasn’t all about hardwares, they also unveiled the latest iOS 8. This is the successor of iOS 7 and is currently available for developers.iPhone 6 comes preinstalled with iOS 8 but the older phones will need an update either via OTA or via the iTunes.iOS 8 will be a free download and will arrive on 17th September 2014 for the public.Some iOS 8 features.Healthkit which will give you detailed logs of your daily fitness.Third party keyboard support.Homekit…
  • 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Check Your Account Here

    Anoop
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.A recent report from Daily Dot informs that a Russian Bitcoin Forum has a thread containing leaked information of over 5 Million Gmail accounts.The leak is said to have a mix of valid and suspended account credentials with users claiming that upto 60% of the passwords are valid and working.leakedemailsThere is no specifics of how the credentials were gathered but Phishing seems to be a common tactic for mass hacking. Phishing is a hacking technique where a legitimate user is sent to a fake clone of the original website login page. When the…
 
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    semsonsgroup
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Tapscape

  • OS X Yosemite Gold Master Seeded, Includes Shellshock Fix

    ronaldcarlson
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    On the last day of September no less. Apple is widely expected to ship OS X Yosemite in October, as we as updated Macs and iPads. While we don’t have a date for that, the Cupertino, CA company has taken a concrete step toward shipping OS X 10.10 by seeding Yosemite gold master to developers.So developers, developers, developers fire up the Mac App Store app and click updates (Command + 5) to find OS X Yosemite Gold Master (14A379a).Though more new will certainly be uncovered as Yosemite Gold Master testers dig through this seed, two things immediately stand out: 1.) the Trackpad…
  • Microsoft Introduces Anything But 9 Windows 10

    ronaldcarlson
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It has been speculated that Windows 8.1 was actually supposed to be sold as Windows 9, but Windows 8 was such a disaster that the Redmond, Washington decided to cut bait. Hence, as if two non sequiturs make a right, today the company introduced Windows 10, which is somehow a complete break with Microsoft’s checkered OS naming past.Windows Vista a complete fiasco? Then it’s time for Windows 7.Windows 8 a complete fiasco? So, now it’s time for Windows 10, really.Tasteless and he doesn’t mean that in a small way…Since 1995, when he made those pronouncements, Jobs went…
  • Construction Crew Android App Review

    Dan
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Construction Crew Puzzle 0DownloadConstruction Crew, developed by Tiltgames, is an app for all the construction fans out there that enjoy, well, construction games.With over 45 levels and 12 unique vehicles, Construction Crew is a fantastic game with a realistic physics engine that will have you driving your favourite construction vehicles for hours.Whether it’s tractors, forklifts, dumpers, trucks, cranes or ships, Construction Crew offers something for everyone. In addition, the controls are extremely easy to use, with a d-pad on the right hand side of the screen and a simple…
  • Motorcycle Driving School iOS Game Review

    Henry Dowling
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Motorcycle Driving SchoolAlexandru MarusacGamesFreeDownloadEarning your drivers license is undoubtedly the most tiresome aspect of getting your own set of wheels and being free to take on the open road. The whole process is somehow both stressful and tedious, and it’s the one thing standing in your way on your quest for independence. And now we get to relive those moments on two wheels via our iDevices with Motorcycle Driving School.You know that moment when you’re playing Grand Theft Auto and you say to yourself, “I think I’m going to stick to the rules of the road…
  • Next Apple Event: Retina iMac, 12″ MBA, New iPads Coming

    ronaldcarlson
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Apple and its excellent new iPhone 6, not so bendy iPhone 6 Plus and “one janky update aside” iOS 8 have generated huge news and buzz. However, Tim Cook’s Cupertino crew is just getting warmed up. While we’ve already had some Mac updates, Retina iMacs and MacBook Airs are in the pipe, as are new iPads for the next Apple Event.Earlier this year, when Apple launched its new low-cost 2014 iMac, pretty much everyone was disappointed with the HUGE performance tradeoff Apple enforced for a paltry $100 discount.Those holding out hope for more got a shot of optimism when the…
 
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    Chaaps

  • Philips Xenium W6110 – The Phone with Everlasting battery

    Chethan Thimmappa
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Philips is making some news by launching back to back smartphones. After Philips W3500 we got a chance to review another device from Philips named Xenium W6110. Highlights for Philips Xenium W6610 Massive 5300 mAh battery with a dedicated Power-saving switch. 5” inch smartphone with IPS Display. 8 MP Camera with Auto-focus. 1.3Ghz Quadcore processor.   First impression The very first thing which I noticed as soon as I held the phone on my hand is the weight.  The device weighs 200 grams, Initially I felt it was bit heavy, gradually i got used to it.  There is a power saving…
  • Brother DCP –J105 : The Multi-function Inkjet Printer

    Chethan Thimmappa
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    This exciting new range boasts low ink cost, and is aimed at high print-volume users who appreciate low running cost. The new inkjet Multi-Function Centre range allows users to benefit from cost savings with its very affordable 2,400^ page-yield cartridges which cost MRP Rs.530 only. These super high yield InkBenefit cartridges also enable users to make less frequent ink purchases and enjoy greater convenience. Moreover, with individual ink cartridge system, users may replace individual colour only when required to avoid unnecessary wastage. Brother’s accessible, front-loaded ink cartridges…
  • Lava launches Fashionable Lava Iris 460 with Handcrafted Leather Back Cover

    Chethan Thimmappa
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    LAVA International Limited, a fast growing company in the mobile handset industry, today unveiled Iris 460 which is a fashionable mid-range Smartphone with a leather back cover aptly suited for consumers who would like to make a distinct style statement. The Iris 460 is fully loaded with a host of excellent features and the latest technology to take on the best in the range.   The classy looking Iris 460 comes with a beautiful handcrafted black leather back case with Gun Metal Middle Housing that makes it not only a phone but a beautiful accessory as well. Furthermore, it is equipped…
  • Opera Mini for Windows Phone is now available in Beta.

    Chethan Thimmappa
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    There is always a short coming for browsers in windows phone ecosystem. Till now the only popular browsers for windows phone which I noticed were Internet Explorer 11 ( comes built in with the phone) and UC Browser( This browser is popular in windows phone).   Opera Mini is a well known browser and very popular on feature phones and android devices.  Opera also has their own high end browser called Coast, designed for iPad. So what is making news?  Opera mini is available as beta for windows phone now. You can register yourself at http://opera.com/wpbeta to try out this beta version.
  • Philips W3500 Review: A Decent Android Smartphone

    Chethan Thimmappa
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Highlights for Philips W3500  1.3 Ghz Quad core Processor 5” Smartphone Dual SIM (GSM and WCDMA) 5 Mega Pixel camera with built in flash. The Philips w3500 is a large phone with 5 inch WFVGA display running on 1.3Ghz processor.  I found the phone fits perfectly into your pocket also the build quality is fairly good.  This Philips phone runs on 4.2.2 version of Android OS  (Jellybean) . Quickly you can notice the large screen with Philips logo.  The Phone comes with 2 slots for SIM card and 1 slot for memory card ( up to 32 GB). Initial set up Setting up the phone was easy.  After…
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  • Meet MatchStick, the First Firefox OS-based Streaming Media Stick

    mike chua
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    if you are looking for an alternative to Google’s Chromecast, then you might be in luck. MatchStick is the first Firefox OS-based streaming media stick, or adapter if you prefer, that do pretty much what you expect a streaming adapter allows you to do, including casting video, website, among other content from Firefox device, Chrome and other supported apps. so yes. it is a WiFi-connected stick that you plugs into any available HDMI port of your HDTV or HD monitor, letting you view contents on your glorious 105-inch TV – if you have one of those, or basically, anything…
  • Gionee Elife S5.1 Recognized by Guinness As the Thinnest Smartphone in World, Measures 5.1mm Thin

    mike chua
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:58 pm
    with #bendgate making the round in the tech world, Chinese handset maker Gionee is quick to point out that their latest and thinnest Android handset, the Elife S5.1, won’t “bend in your jeans pocket.” quite a sense of humor there, don’t you think? or sarcasm, depending on how you look at it. anyways, the Elife S5.1 is so named 5.1 for its thickness, which stands at an incredible 5.1mm thin. if you think iPhone 6 is thin, then this would be seriously out-of-this-world and on top of that, it is officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the thinnest smartphone in…
  • Travel: Keio Plaza Hotel in Japan Collaborates with Sanrio to Offer Hello Kitty-themed Guest Rooms

    mike chua
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:42 pm
    what are the odds that readers of this blog are frequent visitors to Japan and loves Hello Kitty? we really don’t know. however, in case you are, then you might be thrilled that starting November 1st, 2014 Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo and Keio Plaza Hotel Tama will be offering Hello Kitty-themed guest rooms to keep your inner child happy. dubbed Hello Kitty Rooms, Keio Plaza Hotel collaborates with Sanrio Company to introduce two types of Hello Kitty Rooms: “Kitty Town” and “Princess Kitty”. November 1st marks the 40th year since the birth of the mouthless cartoon…
  • This Table is Crafted from the World’s Oldest Workable Wood and It Can Be Yours for $100,000

    mike chua
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    before you tree-loving, environmentalists start protesting, the Kahiko (Ancient One) Table by Ancientwood is made from the world’s oldest workable wood. meaning the wood used was not logged. instead, only fallen Ancient Kauri trees, which the wood of this table hails, are removed from prehistoric bogs and used by Ancientwood to create its one-of-a-kind pieces. so quell your anger, folks. no live trees were harmed in the process, though we can’t say the same for the ground the workers trample on. the table measures 42 inches by 94 inches is the most unique and expensive tables ever…
  • Supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2R Looks Like a Bat Out of Hell

    mike chua
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    if you think you know every damn thing about Kawasaki motorbikes. think again. the Japanese bike maker’s latest Ninja, H2R, is decidedly very “un-Kawasaki”, much less a Ninja, and looks like a bike pulled straight from the pages of sci-fi script and it has wings too, well, winglets, actually. its supercharged in-line four motor is built around a trellis frame and as the model hinted, it is a track homologation of the ‘lesser’ street version, H2. as you would have expected from a bike bred for the track, it has fair amount carbon fiber in areas like the body, the…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • HTC M8_EYE Reportedly Coming in October, Has 13 MP Dual Camera

    Liviu Anca
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    We told you earlier today that HTC is reportedly readying a successor for the One Max, but it seems that it won’t be the only new HTC smartphone launched in the second half of the year. A new report claims that the Taiwan-based phone maker is planning to announce a new smartphone called HTC M8_EYE sometime […]
  • Huawei Honor 6 Launched in India at Rs. 19,999

    Liviu Anca
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Huawei is one of the biggest Chinese phone makers and it just announced a new smartphone for the Indian market. We are talking about Huawei Honor 6, a smartphone that was launched in the company’s homeland back in June. Honor 6 is quite a powerful device, sporting an octa-core Kirin 920 SoC developed in-house by […]
  • HTC One M8 Max Could Arrive with 5.5-inch QHD Screen, Snapdragon 805 CPU, and 3 GB RAM

    Liviu Anca
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    It looks like it will be a hard-fought battle on the phablet segment this year. LG has its compact G3 with a 5.5-inch screen and the size of a regular smartphone, Samsung recently announced the Note 4 with a 5.7-inch screen, and Apple is attempting to bite a big chunk from the phablet market share with […]
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 Photo and Specs Leak Through TENAA

    Liviu Anca
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Earlier this month Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. It looks though that the South Koreans are planning to release more smartphones this year. The rumor mill says that Sammy is readying a line-up of mid-range smartphones called A series which are based on the design of the Galaxy Alpha. The […]
  • Nexus 6 Specs Detailed in New Report: 5.9-inch QHD Screen, Stereo Speakers, and 3,200 mAh Battery

    Liviu Anca
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Without a doubt the Nexus 6 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the second half of the year. We’ve heard a lot of Nexus 6 rumors over the past couple of weeks and now we get to hear more details about its technical specifications and design. Early this year it was rumored that […]
 
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Google puts Project Ara FAQ behind password protection.

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:40 am
    September 30, 2014 – Yesterday Google was showing FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for its modular phone system project ara at  http://www.projectara.com/faq But now this link is protected by password. Anyway, we can read the Project Ara FAQ from google Cache content here. Read below the content taken from Google Cache. Frequently asked questions What is Project Ara? Project Ara is an effort to create a modular hardware ecosystem–rivaling mobile apps in the pace and level of innovation–around smartphones, with the goal of delivering the mobile internet to the next 5 billion…
  • Richard Branson Quotes

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. Born: July 18, 1950 United Kingdom   The best way of learning about anything is by doing.You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!Throwing yourself into a job you…
  • India’s Mars Mission Successful in maiden attempt

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) successfully entered the Martian orbit  on Wednesday. India has become the first nation in the world to have entered the Mars orbit in the first attempt. European, US and Russian probes have managed to orbit or land on the planet, but after several attempts. The 3,000 pound Mars satellite cost $75 million and 18 months to build. ISRO launched the satellite Mangalyaan (Hindi for “Mars craft”) in November of last year. The probe has spent the last 300 days journeying more than 420 million miles between Earth and the red planet at a speed of…
  • Yahoo acquires Bangalore startup Bookpad

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Yahoo has acquired Bangalore-Based Bookpad, Makers Of Online File Editing And Collaboration Software Docspad. This follows Facebook’s January acquisition of Bangalore-based Little Eye Labs and Google’s acquisition of Imperium. Bookpad was founded in 2013 by three Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati – Aditya Bandi, Niketh Sabbineni, and Ashwik Reddy. “With Docspad, we’re helping to build a web where no one needs to download any document,” wrote Aditya Bandi, CEO and co-founder on his blog. Docspad supports Word, Powerpoint, Excel, PDF, ODT, ODP, ODX and ePub 2.0, as well…
  • Swami Sivananda Quotes

    23 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Sivānanda Saraswati was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. Sivānanda was born Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. Born: September 8, 1887, Pattamadai ,India Died: July 14, 1963, Rishikesh Books: Essence of Bhakti Yoga, Health and Hatha Yoga Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now!Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manifestation…
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    Ideageek

  • Gestire le voci di avvio automatico con Quick Startup

    Amaiyume
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    I programmi in esecuzione automatica possono ritardare l’avvio del sistema in modo significativo. Mentre questo è un problema minore sui sistemi veloci che utilizzano hard disk a stato solido o configurazioni Raid, è raccomandabile avviare solo i programmi che devono essere disponibili in questo modo. I software di sicurezza, ad esempio, si adattano perfettamente a questo tipo di comportamento mentre programmi di aggiornamento o programmi che non si usano regolarmente possono essere esentati dall’esecuzione automatica all’avvio del sistema. Quick Startup è un gestore di autostart…
  • Personalizzare l’aspetto dell’app Messaggi con Messages Customizer Pro

    Amaiyume
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Una delle tante ragioni per cui gli utenti cercano di effettuare il jailbreak del proprio dispositivo iOS è per personalizzarlo. Se si sta cercando un tweak che consente di personalizzare l’app nativa Messaggi, allora non si può non rivolgersi a Messages Customizer Pro. Il tweak è stato sviluppato da Charlie Hewitt, lo stesso sviluppatore che ha creato l’altro famoso tweak Messages Customiser qualche mesa fa. Il successore include nuove funzionalità aggiuntive e permette di personalizzare l’app Messaggi con dei temi modificabili come si desidera. Offre più di sei differenti temi…
  • Il proxy di navigazione ZenMate è ora disponibile anche per Firefox

    Amaiyume
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    ZenMate, il popolare servizio di VPN utilizzabile come estensione per Chrome e app per Android, è ora disponibile anche come add-on per il browser web Mozilla Firefox. Le reti private virtuali o VPN vengono utilizzate per vari scopi e, sebbene le estensioni del browser siano limitate all’ambiente del browser, offrono le stesse caratteristiche delle reti private che si collegano a livello di tutto il sistema. Questi servizi crittografano tutto il traffico internet e in tal modo proteggono i dati da occhi indiscreti. Dal momento che ci si connette in primo luogo al server del servizio,…
  • Disinstallare McAfee: come eliminare l’antivirus

    StefaniaD
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
      Disinstallare McAfee è facile, soprattutto se sapete come fare. Per eliminare questo antivirus dovrete seguire i passi che vi indichiamo qui. Vediamo, quindi, come Disinstallare McAfee. Disinstallare McAfee con il MCPR I produttori dell’antivirus McAfee hanno creato un sistema apposito per consentire agli utenti di Disinstallare McAfee. Si tratta di McAfee Consumer Products Removal (MCPR), il quale può essere utilizzato per rimuovere i componenti seguenti: McAfee AntiVirusPlus McAfee Family Protection McAfee Internet Security McAfee Online Backup McAfee Total Protection McAfee…
  • Dispositivo Usb non riconosciuto in Windows 8. Come fare?

    Ines
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    E’ certamente un fastidio quando inseriamo il nostro dispositivo usb e quel che riceviamo da Windows 8 è “dispositivo USB non riconosciuto” il che può significare parecchie, parecchie cose e a volte non tutte positive. Cerchiamo di fare un po’ di chiarezza, affinché se ci capita sappiamo come comportarci. Soluzioni al problema di riconoscimento Usb in Windows 8 Cominciamo a capire il nocciolo del problema, naturalmente: Di che tipo di oggetto stiamo parlando? Una Penna USB, una tastiera, una stampante… Questo conta, attualmente, dato che non sempre possiamo controllare se vi…
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    E-junkie.info - Small Business, Self Publishing, E-Commerce Blog

  • How to Navigate the Perils of Self-Publishing

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    As recently as ten years ago, self -publishing was not all that easy. You had to find a decent place to print your book, fork over some dough, and wait for the books to arrive. You couldn’t order piecemeal or wait for some orders to roll in first, you had to buy a bunch and hope for the best. Still, writers would pay thousands of dollars for this option if they were not able to find a publishing company. Like authors, independent musicians and filmmakers were in this same tough spot too.  Today, we have more options.  You can self-publish by creating digital files of your material…
  • How to Personify Your Brand Online

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When setting up a web based business, one thing to keep in mind is that your buyers will not see sales people. They will not be meeting you, or any of your employees, face-to-face. People have an innate ability to read other people's faces and their body language. A cashier or salesperson can earn trust and appeal to buyers by engaging, making eye contact, smiling. But what do you do if you when you sell your products online and such aspects cannot be read by your buyers?One thing to do is to avoid humor that is not overt. When someone is reading something online…
  • Go Fund Them: E-Junkie’s IndieGoGo Project Picks

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Over 2500 years ago someone wrote on a tablet, in cuneiform, that “Everyone wants to write a book.” Mind you, that person was including that as evidence that “the end of the world was approaching.”  Today, everyone does want to write a book, or release an album, make a film, start a business and so on. Luckily, now we have ways to self publish. And better yet... if the cost is beyond what we can handle, we have website to find help with making our dreams come true. Here are a couple projects E-junkie thinks are worthwhile (and worthy of your support).  Ritot…
  • Online Shop Tips & Tricks: Offering Product Discount by Percentage

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    One support request we see often in regards to our discount feature is how to set a percent based discount for just one product. We see it so often because the option to select either a Flat or Percent discount is grayed out when a product is selected.The simplest way to handle this is to just calculate the percentage from the item and enter in the flat amount in.  For example if your product is $10.99 and you want a 25% discount, you would enter in a flat amount of $2.75 as the flat amount since 25% of $10.99 is $2.7475 you would round up, or you could round down if you want.There…
  • Website Tips: Refrain from Auto Play

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Well that's annoying.When you walk into a store, or a shopping center, or even a restaurant, you cannot help but notice the look of the building and the layout of the products. The general appearance and upkeep is important to not only bring customers back, but to have knowledge of the store spread by word of mouth. No matter how polite the sales-people are, how amazing the products, or how delicious the food is; if the store looks dilapidated, the products are all over the floor, or the food comes from the kitchen as a mess on the plate, people will not want to come back.  That's why…
 
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    Savvy Chick

  • Diamond + is the first 3-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker

    Savvy Chick
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yantouch introduced a new Bluetooth Speaker that not only just reproduces quality sound but also has smart light with 16 million colors that pulsates with the beat of the music. The speaker also has sleep/wake-up alarm feature with lighting and music. This new Bluetooth speaker is great for camping and parties. It can produce variety […]
  • The Ascent Becomes the Latest Must-Have Vaporizer

    Savvy Chick
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Since becoming a must-have consumer accessory over the past few years, vaporizers have evolved from big box devices to sleek, fast portables. In this up-and-coming industry, Vape World has officially begun providing the newest innovation in vape technology, the DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer. While other vaporizers have traditionally been bulky and inconvenient for travel, the Ascent […]
  • KABLAM is the toughest screen protector

    Savvy Chick
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:41 am
    Do you find yourself worrying about your smartphone’s screen cracking again or your watch getting scratched? With Kablam you never have to worry about this problem again. Kablam has sustained the toughest test (even hammering it won’t crack it) proving that it is the best screen and lens protector out there. In the video on […]
  • ContactBox – the contact sharing app

    Savvy Chick
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:04 am
    ContactBox is a free productivity app that provide users with the ability to share entire contact lists and manage them together similar to the way Dropbox lets users share files. Contact Box was created to meet the need of contact organization and collaboration. Smartphone users have a range of applications helping them share photos (Instagram), […]
  • Frebble hold hands online

    Savvy Chick
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    Frebble, a new device from Holland Haptics that lets you ‘hold hands online’ with someone no matter where they are! They will feel your squeeze, when you squeeze it. An accessory that is ideal for everyone. The importance of touch in maintaining the strength of social relationships has been proven time and again through scientific […]
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  • What Comes with the Motorola CLS1110?

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    CLS1110 Standard Equipment One Rechargeable Motorola Radio model CLS1110 Lithium Ion Battery Pack (up to 12 hours of life per charge) Charging Adapter and Stand Up Drop-In Charging Tray W/ Extra Battery Charge Port Swivel Belt Holster with 2.5″ Spring Clip for use with the CLS1110 handheld radio Motorola CLS1110 User Guide Motorola CLS1110 Accessory Brochure Warranty Card & 12 Month Motorola Warranty – Extended 12 Month Warranty Available The Motorola CLS1110 two way radio is a 1 Watt 1 Channel UHF business radio that operates on 56 UHF Business Exclusive Frequencies and 122…
  • What Does the Warranty Cover?

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Motorola Two Way Radio Warranty: Motorola Business Two Way Radios and accessories are covered by a One Year Replacement Warranty against defects in material and workmanship under normal use from date of original purchase by the end user. This warranty excludes units which show signs of abuse or excessive wear, and water damage. Vertex Standard Two Way Radio Warranty: Vertex Standard Two Way Radios are covered by a Three Year Repair Warranty against defects in material and workmanship under normal use from date of original purchase by the end user. This warranty excludes units which show signs…
  • Are There Waterproof Two Way Radios?

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Yes, there are waterproof two way radios!All business tier Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radios are water resistant, but not all of them are waterproof.Below you will find a list of waterproof two way radios.Each waterproof two way radio listed below is submersible for 3 feet for up to 30 minutes! All VX-450 Series Radios are waterproof and available in UHF or VHF radio frequencies 1.   VX-451 The VX-451-AG7B-5 UNI (UHF) and VX-451-AD0B-5 UNI (VHF) are 5-watt, 32-channel handheld radios that come complete with a belt clip, 9.5 hour lithium ion battery pack, 3 hour rapid charger,…
  • Motorola Rebate – Buy 6 Radios, Get 1 Radio Free, or 1 Multi-Charger Free!

    admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    Motorola Rebate: Buy 6 Two Way Radios, Get 1 Two Way Radio Free, or 1 Multi-Charger Free! Take advantage of the Motorola Rebate with the Motorola RDX Series, Motorola CLP Series, Motorola CLS Series, Motorola DTR Series, and Motorola RM Series. All Motorola business radios are in stock and ready to ship to fulfill your walkie talkie needs.  Eligible Motorola handheld radios are shown above.  Each radio comes complete with a belt clip, battery pack, single unit charger, and a 1-year Motorola warranty. The Motorola rebate goes from September 1st, 2014 – December 31st, 2014.
  • How Do I Prolong My Two Way Radio Battery Lifespan?

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Here are 5 tips to help you get the most out of your two way radio batteries: Turn the radio off while it’s charging Don’t leave it on the charger for more than one night at a time Wipe it off regularly with a napkin or paper towel to prevent dust/grime build up Store the battery in a dry place at room temperature (extreme environments and temperatures are not good for the life of the battery) Replace batteries older than 18 months – batteries will wear out after 12 to 18 months Note:Make sure the battery really is the problem.  Sometimes the charger may be the issue, not the…
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    Skyje

  • The Best Social Media Websites You Should Be Using By Now

    skyje
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    Social media has progressed at an alarming rate over the last ten years. While we might have started out with websites like Faceparty and Myspace, modern equivalents are now geared a little more towards the business user. Indeed, those company owners who don’t use social media will almost certainly miss out on a lot of […] The post The Best Social Media Websites You Should Be Using By Now appeared first on Skyje.
  • 5 Ways Smaller Advertising Agencies Are Better Than the Giants

    skyje
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    5 Ways Smaller Advertising Agencies Are Better Than the Giants Deciding to turn to an outside company to assist with your business’ advertising needs is a big step. Of course, simply making the choice to bring in the ad pros is just the tip of the iceberg. Amongst advertising agencies, you’ll find a wide array […] The post 5 Ways Smaller Advertising Agencies Are Better Than the Giants appeared first on Skyje.
  • 3M Global B2B Business Systems gets a hybris Upgrade

    skyje
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    World renowned diversified manufacturer of Scotch brand tapes and sticky notes, 3M, launched a new hybris ecommerce platform to enhance its global multichannel sales. The hybris technology will enable the company to scale its business capabilities to new business opportunities and further expand its global presence. 3M Company, once known as the Minnesota Mining and […] The post 3M Global B2B Business Systems gets a hybris Upgrade appeared first on Skyje.
  • Blue Host – the best web hosting

    skyje
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    If you are looking for the best web hosting there is, then you have come to the right place. BlueHost will definitely convince you that it is the right solution to your problems and that its tools and features will totally meet your requirements. As far as money is concerned, there is nothing you should […] The post Blue Host – the best web hosting appeared first on Skyje.
  • Step-by-Step Video Editing for Beginners

    skyje
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    The last step in the video production process is to edit your video. Now, when it comes to video editing, you have a lot of choices out there. Most of them are paid, but there are also a lot of good free solutions too. Adobe Premiere First in line is Adobe Premier. This is the […] The post Step-by-Step Video Editing for Beginners appeared first on Skyje.
 
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • New Global Learning XPrize opens

    Ray
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Read a post this week in Gizmag about the new Global Learning XPrize. Past XPrize contests have dealt with suborbital spaceflight, super-efficient automobiles,  oil cleanup, and  lunar landers. Current open XPrize contests include: Google Lunar Lander, Qualcomm Tricorder medical diagnosis, Nokia Health Sensing/monitoring and Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health Sensing. So what’s left? World literacy There are probably a host of issues that the next XPrize could go after but one that might just change the world is to improve children literacy.  According to UNESCO (2nd Global Report on…
  • Token ring road traffic control and congestion management

    Ray
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Read an article the other day in Wired, A system to cut traffic that just might work, about two MIT students doing research to help Singapore better manage traffic congestion. They have come up with a sort of token ring network for traffic. In their approach every car when it enters a “congestion zone” is suppplied an electronic token and when that car leaves the zone it retires it’s token (sound familiar). When the zone is too congested, no new tokens are handed out and cars are re-routed around the zone using GPS provided directions. It seems a bit hokey but using tokens…
  • Protest intensity, world news database and big data – chart of the month

    Ray
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Read an article the other day on the analysis of the Arab Spring (Did the Arab Spring really spark a wave of global protests, in Foreign Policy) using a Google Ideas sponsored project, the GDELT Project (Global Database of Events, Language and Tone) file of  events extracted from worldwide media sources.  The GDELT database uses sophisticated language processing to extract “event” data from news media streams and supplies this information in database form.  The database can be analyzed  to identify  trends in world events and possibly to better understand what led up to…
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Fleksy : A Smart Record Breaking Keyboard for Your Smartphone

    Pubudu Kodikara
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    If you want freedom from the default keyboard of your device, we have a new suggestion for you. A smart record breaking keyboard app which can correct you even if you type every letter of the word incorrectly! A super genius! Fleksy is trying to make things easier for you so that you can focus on increasing your typing speed. So how can it predict the correct word even if you type every letter wrong? Intelligence! Fleksy does not check where you type. It checks your typing pattern and does...
  • Ubuntu 14.10 Final Beta : No New Features? What's Wrong with Ubuntu?

    Pubudu Kodikara
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Ok, Canonical have just released the final beta of next Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn). What are the major changes we have? Well, almost none! There are some under the hood changes and updates like improved hybrid graphic support, support for systemd, a new kernel, etc. But as far as the normal user would concern, there are no major changes! Ubuntu 14.10 won't even get a new default desktop wallpaper and thought to be the only release which doesn't bring any new features to their beloved DE...
  • iPhone 6 Plus Bends! It's Not as Hard as You Think. So Be Careful

    Pubudu Kodikara
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Updated : Planning to buy an incredible iPhone 6 plus? Wait! There's one important feature in the big iPhone which you should know before wasting your money on one. Ladies and gentlemen, boy and girls, I give you the incredible, iPhone 6 plus flex! Yes yes yes... The iPhone 6 plus is flexible! NO not really. Recently we saw a lot of complaints about the bending of the new large iPhone. The iPhone 6 Could Bend In Your Pocket… !! haha.. love u APPLE pic.twitter.com/MJV2s5kT1a—...
  • Unable to Access Windows Partitions from Linux. Two Ways to Fix it

    Pubudu Kodikara
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    If you have installed both Linux and Windows on your machine you might have faced some issues when trying to open the Windows partitions from Linux. Normally Linux should be able to open all Windows partitions but what am I doing wrong? Some say its because we hibernated the Windows machine. But sometimes we can't open the drives even when we didn't hibernate the system! Whats going on? How can we fix this? Let's find out the real problem This problem is indeed coming because of...
  • Peggo the best YouTube Video or Mp3 Downloader. No Ads, No Malware..

    Pubudu Kodikara
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    There are many services out there in the wild to help you with YouTube video downloading. But most of them are full of intrusive, malicious and irritating ads! Banners, pop ups, videos... You can't even find the real download link of your video. Want salvation from that hell? Peggo will help you. Peggo is nice and clean No ads, no malware, everything is clean. Now that's what we want! Its not a simple YouTube downloader. It have many cool features. First note that it not only support...
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • HOW TO : Backup and Restore Files and Settings in Windows Phone 8.1

    Shaan Haider
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:42 am
    For any smartphone user, the biggest disaster and nightmare comes in the form of data lost. You can lose your smartphone data in many way – while updating your device, factory resetting it, by accidently deleting a file and in the worst case when you lose your device itself or something goes terribly wrong with it. We all know how important the data on our smartphone are, so it is necessary and
  • Top 10 Funniest iPhone 6 Plus #BendGate Jokes and Memes

    Shaan Haider
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Whenever an iPhone is launched, it comes out with lots of controversies and issues. Earlier iPhones had the issues of weak signal, fast battery draining, scuffle and scratches, light leaks from the corner of the screen etc. All these issues gives iPhone haters and the competitor brands the opportunity to make fun of Apple and iPhone. Though it is not good for the consumer point of view, it
  • Top 10 Hidden Features of Apple iOS 8 You Should Know

    Shaan Haider
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Apple iOS 8 is finally here and people are downloading it over their devices like iPhone and iPads. If you are going to buy the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus then, iOS8 will come preinstalled on it. Apple iOS 8 brings lots of new features to the iOS 8 and most of the features are much popular and publicized. But there are also few features which are well hidden in the UI or just not much popular
  • HOW TO : Turn Off the iMessage Read Receipts in iOS 8 on iPhone

    Shaan Haider
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Read Receipts are a great feature and that is why, most of the IM services and even Facebook and Microsoft Outlook provides this amazing feature. It let you know when your message has been read by the recipients. But though you would love to know about the status of your message, you may not want other people to know if you have read their messages or not for various reasons. Due to this, it is
  • Gionee S5.5 : Hands-On Review

    Shaan Haider
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Gionee is slowly getting popularity in the world of Android smartphone, specially in India where lots of Chinese OEM are entering because of the potential market. Recently when Gionee launched S5.5, it created lots of waves as the device was claimed to be world's thinnest smartphone having just 5.5mm thickness. We tried our hands on Gionee S5.5 recently and in this post, we are going to share
 
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    GirlyGeekdom

  • IFA 2014: An INsider Perspective #LenovoIN

    Sarah Lamb
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Last week was a crazy week full of geeky goodness and gadgets galore thanks to a fantastic invitation from Lenovo to attend the IFA Conference in Berlin.  For those who don’t know what the IFA conference is it is basically the European version of CES (a massive gadget show) only better as it is more focused […]
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Review

    Sarah Lamb
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    For the past month I’ve been using my shiny new Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s laptop as my main machine. My first impression of this laptop is that it is small and understated… In fact you might be tricked into thinking it was a low powered machine based on its size when in fact it has […]
  • Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphone Review

    Sarah Lamb
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Being a big fan of in ear headphones and a Sennheiser fan I was excited to be able to have a good play with the latest MOMENTUM on-ear headphones in the Brazilian World Cup colours.  After all you can’t help but get swept up in what was World Cup mayhem! I’m not usually one for […]
  • The smallest phone charger ever…

    Sarah Lamb
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    If you are anything like me then inevitably pretty much every time you are about to head out you check your phone and there is no charge in it. It’s a really common problem.  Even worse you are already out an you’ve just found that it’s low on charge and will run out before you […]
  • 5 Things to do when Facebook is down…

    Sarah Lamb
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:22 am
    Many of you are sat there wondering what to do with yourselves whilst Facebook is down… Well here are a few simple ideas: Try a new or different social media platform.  Most people have reverted to Twitter or G+ whilst Facebook sort out their site but why not also consider browsing a few pinboards on […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Finding the Minimum Viable Feature (MVF)

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    I like to think that if software development had Ten Commandments, the first would be: Thou shalt not build something that doesn’t matter. There is no more profound waste of talent and effort than to have engineers build software that doesn’t get used by customers, or add-value elsewhere in a product. Unfortunately it happens all the time in both small and large companies. The result is a lost opportunity, a reduction in market momentum, and usually disappointment from everyone involved. My Early Mistakes When I started CloudHealth, I drove a Lean process to build out my early Minimum…
  • Quote: Playing the Odds

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    This quote from Ben Horowitz's The Hard Thing About Hard Things really struck me: Startup CEOs should not play the odds. When you are building a company, you must believe there is an answer, and you cannot pay attention to your odds of finding it. You just have to find it. It matters not whether your chances are 9 in 10 or 1 in a 1000. Your task is the same. Almost every substantial breakthrough in my career has been preceeded by a period of time in which I had no idea how I was going to do what needed to be done. Sometimes you just need to decide what needs to be done, believe you can do it,…
  • Photo: Fort Point at Dusk

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Picture taken from Summer Street bridge as I walked to train last night.
  • Entrepreneurship: The Chicken and the Pig

    Joe Kinsella
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:04 pm
    There are many ingredients that go into building a company: hard work, emotional fortitude, agility, willingness to take risks, fanatical commitment to driving customer value, ability to execute in the face of ambiguity, and more. But there is one ingredient that often gets overlooked: an ability to will something to happen. If entrepreneurship is the creation of something from nothing, that process starts with a belief the something can be made to happen. What is often started by the willpower of a single individual, can only expand by surrounding yourself with committed and like-minded…
  • Hacking at CloudHealth

    Joe Kinsella
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    A little more than 26 hours after it had started, the votes were tallied and the winners announced. The prizes for the winners ranged from Bose headphones to dinner at a local restaurant to stock options. Steve took home our top prize for his work on internal customer reporting, which received lots of cheers, the loudest of which came from our solution architects. But before I get ahead of myself, let me go back to the beginning. I’m a big believer in company sponsored hackathons. They provide a much needed break from the daily grind of building a product, and can be a cathartic release for…
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    Techno360.in

  • IObit Uninstaller 4 Released

    Ramakanth
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    BY Ramakanth IObit Uninstaller 4 has been released, the new version of this powerful unistaller arrives with several new features and enhancements. IObit Uninstaller 4 supports un-installation of Windows 8 Metro apps, this means you can uninstall all the touch-optimized apps and furthermore with a single you can remove as many apps as you want with the […] This is a post from Techno360.in...
  • Norton AntiVirus 2014 free for 6 Months

    Ramakanth
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:21 pm
    BY Ramakanth Norton AntiVirus 2014 from Symantec is one of the top rated security suite that offers all-around computer security. A one year license of this product sells for $49/€37 , but now you can get around $24 worth 6 month subscription of Norton AntiVirus 2014 for free. Symantec’s Norton Antivirus (NAV) has been solidly protecting PCs […] This is a post from Techno360.in Read...
  • Get Glary Utilities Pro 5 for Free

    Ramakanth
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    BY Ramakanth Glary Utilities Pro is a powerful windows maintenance tool that will help you to keep your system in prime condition. Normally a one year license of  Glary Utilities Pro version will cost $39.95, but now you can get the latest version (v5) of this software for free . Glary Utilities Pro helps you to make […] This is a post from Techno360.in Read the Orginal Post : Get Glary...
  • Get Todoist Premium free for 6 Months

    Ramakanth
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    BY Ramakanth Todoist Premium is a task manager app/service that automatically syncs your tasks across 13 platforms, this includes Android,Chrome,Firefox, Gmail, iOS, Mac, Web, Outlook and Windows platforms. Busy lives need organisation and you certainly get that with Todoist premium, consider one of the top task-management apps, this app is easy-to-use and effective at helping you manage...
  • Get WinUtilities Pro for Free

    Ramakanth
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    BY Ramakanth WinUtilities Pro is a system tweaking suite that offers more than 20 different  tools  designed to improve or optimise and speedup your system performance (PC).It consists of utilities to clean registry, temporary files on your disks, erase your application and internet browser history, cache and cookies. You need to keep your computer in good shape to […] This is a post from...
 
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Fake: Watch Out For Fake Unity Voice Mail Notifications

    Jason Slater
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    As we become more dependent on electronic communications it can be easy to accidentally become victim to fake communications. This is most prevalent in electronic mail but can affect any internet based communications system. It is important, at the ... Read More The post Fake: Watch Out For Fake Unity Voice Mail Notifications appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: IPEVO USB SuperCharger

    Jason Slater
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    IPEVO USB SuperCharger The IPEVO USB SuperCharger says, on the box, that it can “Charge 4 iPads simultaneously” and the unit certainly looks as if it means business. Having a charger unit that can charge four iPads (or equivalent devices), ... Read More The post Review: IPEVO USB SuperCharger appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: WiSPP Wi-Fi Smart Point Plug

    Jason Slater
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    WiSPP Wi-Fi Smart Point Plug The Internet of Everything. Home Automation. Smart Homes. Smart Plugs. The technology evolution in the home is almost upon us and it surely looks to be a revelation in how we live. Being able to ... Read More The post Review: WiSPP Wi-Fi Smart Point Plug appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: Solememo USB Wireless Touchpad

    Jason Slater
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    Solememo USB Wireless Touchpad In this review we will be taking  a look at the Solememo TP801 Touchpad Keyboard. The Solememo USB Wireless touchpad caught my eye because of it’s size – it really is quite small. It is also ... Read More The post Review: Solememo USB Wireless Touchpad appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Book Review: Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform (Second Edition)

    Jason Slater
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform (Second Edition) Emphasis on software development projects is often placed primarily on the intended result of – the functional requirements. These functional requirements are typically used, at the end of the project, to ... Read More The post Book Review: Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform (Second Edition) appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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    MY CODE TREE

  • IOS game cheat – All you needed to know about

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    Video games have become the most favourite pass time for today’s youth. They are just crazy about the innovative new games and the characters involved in them. The IOS games or android games have surpassed any other activity that the young generation would love to do in their free time. These games are gaining grounds of popularity due to their advanced features that make them yet more interesting and engrossing. Even the adults cannot overlook its addictive side. The video graphics, sound quality and even their story line bears the mark of drastic advancement over the last few years. These…
  • Is it right to use these android or IoS game cheat?

    admin
    22 Mar 2014 | 3:08 am
    Does cheat codes make a game less interesting? Well, if you try and answer this question based on your morality,you might say that these cheat or hacks,whatever you call them are the easy way to beat your cyber opponent or overcome the hindrances without applying your energy,time or even your brain. Using these codes, you know that you are always in the win-win position. But sometimes it is said that excessive use of these cheats can reduce the excitement of the game and players lose interest in it. But sometimes,when you feel that you are out of clue or cannot just make any progress in the…
  • Where to get the best android and IOS game cheats?

    admin
    12 Jan 2014 | 2:08 am
    The game cheats have entered the arena even before the games entered the scenario. For most PC games, the cheats were available as special cartridges, there were even cheats, that were hidden within the game itself, you are required to find them. It may also happen that you come across to the cheat codes by accident. But when it comes to IOS game cheat, they are either downloaded from the internet or offered as bonus that you get for downloading the game for the very first time or by clicking over some promotional links that are often tagged along with these games. Even the creators of the…
 
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    AskVG

  • [Nightly Update] Firefox 35.0 Comes with Forget Browsing History Button

    VG
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever some interesting stuff is found in Nightly build of Mozilla Firefox web browser. So keep checking this page regularly. Download Links: Nightly | Aurora | UX (latest UI improvements) UPDATE 73: The latest Nightly 35.0 build comes with a new toolbar button called "Forget Browsing History" which helps users […]
  • All About Windows 10 or Windows Threshold

    VG
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    UPDATE: Microsoft has officially announced that the name of the next Windows version would be Windows 10 not Windows 9 which we all were expecting. Windows 10 also known as Windows 9, Windows Threshold or Windows TH is the name of the upcoming Windows operating system. Windows Threshold is the codename of Windows 10 just […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 4.18 Now Available for Download

    VG
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    UPDATE: New version 4.18 released. Please check the changelog given below for details. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes temporary unused files from your system which helps your computer to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as […]
  • [Fix] Windows Photo Viewer Takes Too Much Time in Opening Images

    VG
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    Windows Photo Viewer is a built-in image viewer program in Windows operating system. It comes preinstalled in Windows 7, Windows 8 and later Windows versions. Windows Photo Viewer was also present in good ol' Windows XP with a different name "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer". Since a few days I was facing a very annoying […]
  • NTLite: Ultimate Tool to Tweak and Customize Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Installation

    VG
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    UPDATE: The first beta version of popular nLite tool for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 has been released. It has been labeled as NTLite and available for download to public. Do you remember the good old days of Windows XP when you used to customize Windows XP setup ISO using nLite? nLite is one of […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • What’s in a Name? Innovation for Humanity

    skenney
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    The project names Gooru, Nanoly, and Sanergy are intriguing. The fact these names represent efforts all over the world, from India to Latin America to Africa, piques curiosity. And, the actual work of the 2014 Tech Laureates is absolutely amazing.Read more
  • Applied Materials’ Commitment to Education Highlighted

    mwalker-moak
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Applied Materials’ commitment to developing the next generation of innovators was recently highlighted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.Read more
  • Is 3D NAND a Disruptive Technology for Flash Storage? Absolutely!

    erping
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    At the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, I participated in a panel discussion titled, “Is 3D NAND a disruptive technology for Flash storage?” The consensus is that 3D NAND will be the most viable storage technology in the years to come, although opinions were mixed on when that disruption would be evident.Read more
  • Mike Splinter Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    skenney
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Sure, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that is taking over social media. And, yes, it has been a tremendous fundraiser for the ALS Association as the organization combats Lou Gehrig’s disease through research, services and education.Read more
  • Imaginative Innovation Solves Global Challenges

    skenney
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    When imagination and technology are focused on addressing everyday problems around the globe, amazing solutions are created.  This year’s 25 Tech Award finalists have applied technology to benefit humanity with projects that include deploying drones to prevent animal poaching in developing countries, designing a machine to deliver anesthesia in medical clinics without access to compressed oxygen or continuous grid power, and creating a mobile app to promote carpooling in busy Latin American cities.  Read more
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    techtrickz

  • Root Nokia X2 and Install Play Store with Nokia X2 Tools

    Kannan
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    If you own a Nokia X2 Android phone, then the Nokia X2 Tools might be the one that you are looking for. Because, it lets you install Google Play Store on your Nokia X2 phone and get root access on it. This program is very simple to use – connect your phone to your PC, […] [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on Techtrickz.com]
  • How to Install Custom Recovery and Root Your 2nd Gen Moto G 2014

    Kannan
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:19 pm
    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install custom recovery and get root access on your 2nd generation Moto G 2014 edition. Custom recovery and root access on your Moto G (2014) gives vast opportunities such as backup and restore firmware, flash custom ROMs, apply various tweaks and changes... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on Techtrickz.com]
  • Get Android 4.4.4 KitKat Like Phone Dialer on Other Phones with Reactiv Dialer

    Kannan
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Android 4.4.4 KitKat phone dialer has a beautiful graphical layout and colors that improves consistency and usability of the dialer. If yours is not an Android 4.4.4 KitKat phone, but like to get its beautiful phone dialer on your phone, Reactiv Dialer can bring it to you. Reactiv Dialer is a... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on Techtrickz.com]
  • Update International Galaxy S3 I9300 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Guide)

    Kannan
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    Sometimes ago, Samsung has released Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for Galaxy S3 Korean variants. The developer community has ported this version to international variants of Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, which means you can update your international variants of Galaxy S3 3G (GT-I9300) and Galaxy S3 SK-3G... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on Techtrickz.com]
  • Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat Based CM 11 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500

    Kannan
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:29 pm
    CyanogenMod team has released Android 4.4.4 KitKat based CM11 M10 custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (non-LTE) model. The CyanogenMod 11 ROM brings several welcome tweaks and customization options to boost your phone’s performance. The new CM11 M10 custom ROM based on Android 4.4.4... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on Techtrickz.com]
 
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  • How to Watch NFL Football Games Online For Free

    Jared Moya
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Forget about expensive NFL cable TV subscription packages, this guide will show you how to watch NFL football games online for FREE! With 2013 NFL season underway it’s important that NFL football fans know how to tune into their favorite games, especially you fantasy football fanatics. By following the easy steps below you can watch out of market NFL games online that may not be popular enough for broadcast TV, or NFL games that aren’t televised in local markets due to football blackout restrictions (especially with the economic downturn). On a mobile device? We have separate…
  • Play Boom Beach on Your Windows PC

    Jared Moya
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Have you tried the awesome game Boom Beach yet? If not, check it out. It’s now available for iOS and Android which is nice, but what if you want to play it right on your desktop? You know, because when your boss walks by it’s a lot easier to hide a window on your desktop than it is to be sitting in your cube obviously playing a game. Or maybe you just like the bigger screen There are a lot of tutorials out there on how to play Boom Beach, and they will all work regardless of whether or not you are playing on your android, iphone, or windows dekstop. Learning how to play is not…
  • Top 5 Shopping Extensions for Chrome

    Jared Moya
    2 Oct 2013 | 1:00 pm
    A rundown of five popular Chrome shopping extensions that guarantee to save you time and money during your online shopping experience. Shopping online has never been more popular. This past holiday season, in fact US consumers turned to the Internet in record numbers to buy gifts for family and friends. According to some market analysts, shopping online in the seven weeks before Christmas was up 15% from the year prior. Shopping online is gaining over brick-and-mortar stores because it offers pricing and convenience that is simply unmatched. In a matter of seconds you can compare prices from…
  • How to Watch NFL Games on Android for Free

    Jared Moya
    5 Sep 2013 | 6:15 am
    A quick guide that will show you how to stream any NFL game you want on your mobile Android phone or tablet. We’re in week 2 of the 2011 football season, and NFL fans are tuning in like never before to root for their favorite team and players. The problem for some, however is that cable companies and the NFL are the ones who get to dictate which games they can or cannot watch on broadcast TV. Blackout restrictions and inattention to out-of-market teams (think the lonely Broncos fan living in San Diego) can make life rough; and if your a fantasy football fan forget about it: broadcast…
  • Download MP3s from YouTube

    Jared Moya
    19 Aug 2013 | 3:07 pm
    Ever since MTV descended into reality show hell, favoring Real World and Jersey Shore over any actual music television, YouTube has emerged as music video Nirvana. (See what I did there?!?!) That’s cool and everything, and as long as you don’t mind sitting through a :30 commercial for each video you can have a pretty good time cruising YouTube and watching / listening to your favorite artists. Inevitably, though, you have to get up off your ass. How do you take all this awesome music with you? Enter a cross-browser extension called YouTube to MP3 Converter. This nifty windows app…
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  • Apple indulges some Ground Breaking Features in New iOS 8

    Bilal Sarwari
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    iOS 8 is the best ever invention by Apple, as Apple has admired this fact by itself. The previous iOS versions were having many bugs and vulnerabilities, but Apple has overcome these in iOS 8. Moreover, iOS 8 has many new features that aren’t available in any previous iOS version and the features were the most demanded by iOS users. Without wasting any time on introduction of iOS 8, let’s start discussing about its remarkable features: I’ll discuss first about some new iOS default apps that have been added in iOS 8. Healthkit Healthkit is just like S health app of Samsung,…
  • Are You Looking for Cheapest 3g Plan in Punjab? Get Idea!

    Guest Author
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Third fastest thriving and largest mobile operator in India, Idea Cellular is committed to provide seamless and economic data services. Today, the 3G footprint of Idea covers 28 states in India. It has set up its own network in 13 major states and the rest of the country as per Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) contracts. 3G Network of Idea Cellular is going to provide seamless experience to the customers in Punjab like never before, who are anxiously awaiting for the most preferred and oldest mobile operator to introduce its 3G services. Started from Chandigarh which is the capital city of Punjab,…
  • Marvellous Technology By Amazon

    Guest Author
    31 May 2014 | 2:44 am
    What is Iphone 5 Armband? It is one of the Amazon suprising phone technology introduced after an extensive concentration and exertion both of thought and experimentation. Iphone 5 arm band is equipped with divergent tools and techniqes of safety, operation, accessibility, facility of tune and taste coupled with many others qualities and coverages. This is one of the protectors of the phone, a guarantor for its rescue under many odd conditions. If guaged in the deep sense, it have become a direly inevitable need for those who are looking for newer and easier modes of use of modern mobile…
  • Casinos – Earn Money While Having Fun

    james
    13 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    Casino is the modern world is much like an amusement park that is indoors for adults. There are various kinds of things that are going on within the casino like along with the gambling, musical shows, shopping centres, lighted fountains and various other kinds of themes to attract the guests. Its existence is not possible without the game of chance that is the gambling that is played there, and it is the result of this popularity that the game is now also played on net as casino online. Games like blackjack, slot machines, keno, craps and baccarat etc of billions of dollars every year.
  • Best 15 Bug-Tracking Applications

    james
    9 Mar 2014 | 4:15 am
    Furthermore, project schedules etc. Development of such payments can help you work quickly and keep a monitoring of what to repair and what the issues are, and you usually wish to keep a tab on outstanding issues. The best results are likely to be way much better than you’d normally accomplish if you add a bug and issue-tracking system in your workflow. Furthermore, you’ll have achieved these outcomes more proficiently than previously. For that purpose, we’ve compiled a summary of the very best 15 bug-tracking programs for your comfort and ease. Do let’s understand…
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    TechMASH

  • Official trailer for the Record Keeper!

    Tech Mash
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    There is a touch of steampunk, science fiction and thriller built into the new Jason Satterlund movie The Record Keeper and here is your chance to catch a...
  • Fed up of flatmates eating your ice cream?

    Tech Mash
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    One of the fastest ways to get into trouble with your flatmates is to eat their food. This is especially serious when the food that you are pinching...
  • Marriage proposal Zelda style

    Tech Mash
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    There are plenty of ways to ask your girl or man for their hand in marriage. But if they are gamers and happen to like a particular classic...
  • Nobody is getting past the Haven Lock!

    Tech Mash
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Home security is a priority for many people, of course, it depends on location and type of residence, but nobody wants to return home to find that there...
  • Cooking the Walter White way!

    Tech Mash
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Anyone who knows of Walter White will know the hit TV series Breaking Bad. This chopping board appears to have been created in his honour, use it with...
 
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  • Picture Of Kevin Rose’s First App From North

    Michael Arrington
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Kevin Rose was just backstage at TechCrunch Disrupt and gave me a brief preview of his first app, called Tiiny, from his new development company North Technologies. He said it’s going through the app review process now and should be released shortly. Image is terrible but this is his story to tell when he’s ready. Website describes it as “Share tiny little photos that disappear after 24 hours” but it’s more than that. Pretty slick though.
  • The Three Skills Needed To Become A Legendary Tech Blogger

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Every once in a while someone asks me who I think the best tech bloggers are and why. It happened today, in fact, back stage at TechCrunch Disrupt. I also have blogging on the mind in general after reading Jason Kincaid’s new book today. Here’s my short answer – A great tech blogger needs to be exceptionally good at (1) breaking big stories, (2) writing powerful thought pieces, and (3) doing live interviews. In my mind, there are just three or four great tech bloggers in the world. The average tech blogger, which is just a commodity, probably isn’t good at any of these…
  • Jason Kincaid’s New Book Is A Must-Read For Founders

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I had the pleasure of reviewing former TechCrunch writer Jason Kincaid’s new book The Burned-Out Blogger’s Guide To PR today for Techcrunch. It’s a must-have book for entrepreneurs, and laugh-out-loud funny. Read my review here, and buy the book here. Kindle only for now, but you can get a printed version in a couple of weeks.
  • Regarding Alexia’s Mind

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Alexia Tsotsis, the editor of TechCrunch, interviewed Peter Thiel yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt. Pando editor Paul Carr has this to say: Alexia is the editor of TechCrunch. And that means she’s a competitor to the sites that regularly call out sexism, subtle or overt, that pops up in our industry. So she goes without defense. Not only does she go without defense from her peers in the industry, it’s actually one of her peers calling her stupid. Which is fine, she’s very tough. But if you see her today, let her know how much you respect her. She won’t show it, but…
  • Apple Is Totally Screwed

    Michael Arrington
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Apple has a very large problem right now. I’m not talking about legal liability over the nude celebrity photos and videos being posted all over the internet right now (dubbed “The Fappening”), although I think that’s also an issue. Celebrities tend to have aggressive attorneys, and the damages here are extreme – some celebrities have had careers ended from leaked photos (while others have benefited) But a much larger crisis looms – everyone, and I mean everyone, now knows that everything private they’ve done with their iPhone, if they use iCloud, is…
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  • Businesses, agencies need to work together to truly grasp social ROI

    Paul Grobler
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Proving Social Return on Investment (SROI) is one of the most contentious issues around. An incredibly low percentage of businesses measure and give credit to social marketing efforts with regard to sales and conversions. Remarkably, an overwhelming majority of Chief Marketing Officers state that their companies do not measure SROI effectively or at all. So, […]
  • What startups may come: a look at Silicon Savannah in Kenya

    Michelle Atagana: Managing Ed.
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    “How would you like to pay?”, a cashier at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport asks me. “M-Pesa or cash?” she continues as I try to gather my thoughts. And then it hits me this is Kenya, where mobile payment works and is everywhere. This is Africa’s hub of innovation, it is the story Africa and […]
  • Is it a car? Is it a bike? Nope, it’s Toyota’s i-Road

    Craig Wilson
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Come October, the city of Grenoble in the south east of France will have 35 new, electric, brightly-coloured, three-wheeled Toyota i-Roads on it streets. The vehicles are part of a car-share pilot project Toyota has undertaken in conjuction with the city, French power company EDF and other partners that seeks to offer Grenoble’s residents additional […]
  • Why an obsession with Big Data is blinding brands from the truth

    Michelle Atagana: Managing Ed.
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    “Just because we can reach users on various device doesn’t mean they want us to reach them”, Brett Morris of advertising giant FCB says to the audience at Nedbank’s Digital Edge Live event. “The problem with marketing in South Africa or Africa in general is that brands have become too obsessed with devices rather than […]
  • eBay set to spin PayPal off as separate company

    Stuart Thomas: Senior reporter
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    It looks like ecommerce giant eBay has caved into the demands of activist hedge fund magnate Carl C Icahn and will spin PayPal off as a separate, publicly listed company. eBay company made the announcement today, saying that the two companies would preserve their relationship through “arm’s length operating agreements”. There can, however, be no […]
 
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  • The features of the Windows 10 start menu

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Microsoft announced Windows 10 yesterday during a media briefing in San Francisco and surprised the world with that name. The company has uploaded video footage of the briefing to YouTube for everyone to see. One of the features of the new operating system that got demoed quite a bit during the briefing was the new […] The post The features of the Windows 10 start menu appeared first on gHacks Technology News.
  • iPad, I choose you: 'Pokémon' officially hits the App Store

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Remember that Pokémon iPad game that was teased not too long ago? Well, if the mere mention of it stoked a fire inside that made you want to abandon Blizzard's Hearthstone forever, Joystiq has spotted that the pocket monster trading card game is available on the App Store now. Pokémon TCG Online is free to download, but there are a few catches. As the name suggests, it requires an internet connection to play and your Apple-branded slate needs to be of the Retina-display variety --
  • Intel pushes factory IoT with $9 million cost savings at plant

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    The Internet of Things is billed as an almost magical realm of possibilities where everything from thermostats to cars will be online.Industrial applications are a key proving ground. Combined with big data analytics, plants full of smart things could generate billions of U.S. dollars in cost savings.But manufacturers will have to see convincing evidence that IoT will benefit them before they sign on to the concept, according to Intel, which makes chips for IoT gateways.“We’ll have to provid
  • Path takes laziness to a new level with business messaging

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Apps are making it a little too easy to avoid fellow humans. You don’t have to hail a cab, order food delivery over the phone, or even walk down to the laundromat, all thanks to apps. But sometimes you have queries that need to be answered by actual people. Don’t worry: Path will handle that for you. You can "message" businesses on Path Talk, which really means that Path reps call businesses for you. The social network, once considered a Facebook rival, in June spun off its chat f
  • Short animation: The meaning of life, explained by third graders

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    A trio of 9 year olds and a 6 year old helped Prince Ea come up with this lovely stop motion animation video that uses their illustrations to answer the meaning of life. Obviously, the third graders had some help in answering that unanswerable question but their illustrations are so cute and their speech is so adorable enough that it'll motivate anyone.Read more...
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  • Microsoft announces Windows 10

    Tim Dickinson
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Microsoft has unveiled the next incarnation of its Windows operating system, Windows 10. Skipping over Windows 9, Microsoft will move directly from the current Windows 8 OS to Windows 10, which will run on a wide array of devices from smartphones and tablets, to laptops, to XBox games consoles. While the software will run on both touch devices and traditional computers with keyboards, in contrast to the much maligned Windows 8 “Modern UI” that frustrated laptop and desktop users – Windows 10 will offer a different look depending on the device, but always with the same…
  • #Bendgate: Apple gets complaints as iPhone 6s bend in users’ tight jeans

    Tim Dickinson
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Early adopters of Apple’s latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones have complained that the superslim gadgets bend when kept in tight pockets or squeezed a little too hard. Various reports on the problem have sprung up in forums and on social media over the last few days, with the iPhone 6 Plus apparently particularly susceptible to the issue because of its larger size, which causes a greater bulge in the pocket, and therefore more strain on the device from the tighter fabric. Apple has made a lot of fuss about the slim design of its phones, making special efforts for slim…
  • How does the iPhone 6 compare against the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact?

    Tim Dickinson
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Apple has released two new iPhones in recent days, looking to regain the lead from an increasingly impressive Android smartphones – but have they done enough? In both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus Apple has produced two phones with larger displays than previous iPhones, which Steve Jobs had previously argued was the perfect size for comfortable use. The iPhone 6 is only a little bigger than its predecessors, but the iPhone 6 Plus suffers the same problems as other phablets – namely that it needs two hands to use. Apple has long dominated the smaller smartphone market…
  • Apple iPhone 5 crowned the most stolen handset in the UK

    Tim Dickinson
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Apple’s iPhone 5 is the most common handset to be targeted by thieves, according to a report published by the UK Home Office. Crime statistics from 2012 to 2014 published in the Mobile Phone Theft Ratio show that the iPhone 5 is the handset most desired by theoves, followed by the iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, and the older iPhone 4S. The Blackberry 9790 comes in fifth place, while Samsung Galaxy and HTC phones also feature in the top ten. Young people aged 14-24 are the most common victims of mobile phone theft, with women disproportionately affected out of the 742,000 mobile phones stolen…
  • Competition: Win £100 iTunes or Google Play voucher

    Tim Dickinson
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    We’ve teamed up with the fine folks from Three Mobile to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a £100 voucher to spend at either the iTunes or Google Play. The app stores for iOS and Android are what really makes the mobile phones from those two operating systems stand apart from the competition – and £100 should be plenty to buy all the games and apps you need along with a few tunes and movies on top. All you need to do to enter is like us on Facebook, follow @TechFruit on Twitter and leave a comment below with your top tips to keep your phone safe at festivals and events.
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  • Home Remodeling- Should You DIY or Get a Pro for the Job?

    LittleTechGirl
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    I watch HGTV… a lot! I have visions of painting walls, ripping out cabinets, and laying tile. But in reality, I’m not if I would actually be able to get started on a large project like that. They make it look easy on TV, but is it? The below guest posts gives us some ideas […]
  • Facilitate Learning with Your Kids with KidQ by Scholastic

    LittleTechGirl
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Learning happens every day… for kids and for parents. Heck, when I help my kids with their homework I feel like I am in school all over again. It is true what they say, if you do not exercise your brain each and every day it is easy to forget some things. But as parents […]
  • 5 Ways to Stay Organized with the Acer Iconia Tab 8

    LittleTechGirl
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The nice thing about technology is that if used correctly it can help us keep in touch, learn, and stay organized.  But how do you know which apps to use? How do you know if you are using your tablet to its full advantage? There are so many apps out there that it may be overwhelming […]
  • 5 Tips to Get Better Sound from Your Home Entertainment System

    LittleTechGirl
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Do you feel the bass rumbling through your couch? Can you here bullets whizzing past your head, or footsteps walking by? Does your home sound system immerse you into your favorite film or take you to a live recording of your favorite band? I can. Most say that I’m not your typical woman. When I […]
  • Samsung’s New Galaxy Note 4 Commercial – Take that Apple!

    LittleTechGirl
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    As previously mentioned I was an iPhone user. However, that era ended in Jan 2012 and I am not going back… no matter how big they make their phones. There has been a saying for a while… Apple is always a day late. Sure, they started something magical with the iPhone which was first released […]
 
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  • Nata’s Corner: October 2014

    Nata
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Last month, I wrote about the ice bucket challenge that has raised over $110 million for the ALS Association. But something like this causes some people to be totally reprehensible as well. I’m not sure what an appropriate punishment is but it should include their parents, too. The other half came across a Twitter post that said the lead developer of WordPress had suggested the software might change to Node.JS from PHP. He’s familiar with Andrew Nacin, so he asked him directly, Andrew responded, “Well, I did say it was unlikely.” It’s also unlikely that the…
  • Java J2EE Developer

    Recruiting Coordinator
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange’s Development team is seeking a motivated candidate to build upon our existing web applications. The role will consist of working with a team to implement solutions for deploying application enhancements and features to the Experts Exchange web site. Candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining and fixing bugs in the web platform, as well as assisting Quality Assurance to maintain a high quality application. Primary Responsibilities: The Development team designs and implements web technologies using Java. Candidate will be responsible for…
  • Website Optimization Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:39 am
    Experts Exchange is the network for technology professionals. With unprecedented access to technical experts, verified real-world solutions, and diverse educational content, we enable technology professionals to solve difficult problems, make better decisions, and build expertise on their own terms. By providing real job skills and professional exposure, Experts Exchange powers the growth and success of technology professionals worldwide. About the Job: Experts Exchange is looking for a Website Optimization Coordinator to increase visitor-to-member conversion and member engagement on…
  • Web Data Analyst

    Recruiting Coordinator
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Experts Exchange is the network for technology professionals. With unparalleled access to technical experts, verified real-world solutions, and diverse educational content, we enable technology professionals to solve difficult problems, make better decisions, and build expertise on their own terms. About the Job: Experts Exchange is looking for a results-oriented Web Data Analyst to manage our web analytics platform. In this position you will be responsible for understanding all traffic on our community website, and reporting this to the organization. The size and diversity of or site will…
  • Front End Developer Intern

    Recruiting Coordinator
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    About the Job: We are looking for a full-time Front-End Web Developer to join our creative team. The ideal candidate has excellent HTML and CSS skills. He or she has experience with javascript libraries like jQuery. You will be part of the creative team that works hand in hand with the engineering team to maintain Experts-Exchange.com and build out new functionality for the Experts Exchange community. Primary Responsibilities: This position will require day-to-day involvement with technology, product and marketing teams to deliver high quality features and enhancements.  The candidate will…