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  • Forrester: US smartphone users spend more time in Facebook's mobile apps than Google's (Lara O'Reilly/Business Insider)

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider: Forrester: US smartphone users spend more time in Facebook's mobile apps than Google's  —  There is one key reason why people are spending more time on Facebook's apps than Google's  —  Smartphone users in the United States are spending more time in Facebook's apps than Google's apps …
  • True Detective Has Lost Its Way, But Give It Time

    K.M. McFarland
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Critics want to see True Detective's creator fail, so they can't see it for what it is: an anthology series, and thus one that fluctuates in scope and quality. The post True Detective Has Lost Its Way, But Give It Time appeared first on WIRED.
  • Microsoft Transparency Center opens in Brussels

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    Matt Thomlinson
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:11 am
    Governments around the world are under increased and increasing pressure to protect their citizens and critical assets from cyber-attack. Ensuring the defense of national infrastructure from online threats calls for a high level of openness and cooperation between public and private sectors. Throughout our history, Microsoft has helped governments build and deploy more secure IT infrastructure and services to protect their citizens and national economies. As part of this investment, I’m excited to announce the opening of the Microsoft Transparency Center in Brussels, the latest step in the…
  • The App Cleanse

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:57 am
    The App Cleanse
  • Why The iPhone is Better than Android Phones

    21 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    There are countless phones in the market today making the process of selecting a phone tougher. While most of the people are opting for smartphones, you can choose to stand apart from the crowd by picking an iPhone. It’s not just about the status symbol associated with it but also the exclusive features it brings along. Having said that, Android phones are pretty great too, and even offer unending customization options and loads of free apps in Google Play Store. However, despite of these benefits, many people still prefer buying iPhones over Android smartphones. If you’re struggling…
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  • Near-smokeless, fan-assisted Homping Grill makes charcoal grilling easier

    C.C. Weiss
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Grill aficionados seem to all agree that charcoal grills provide superior flavor over gas grills. The problem, particularly when it comes to portable grills, is that the charcoal grill is messier and more time-consuming. The Homping Grill makes charcoal grilling cleaner and easier, using a battery-powered fan to increase efficiency, cut down on the amount of charcoal needed to cook, and nearly eliminate smoke... Continue Reading Near-smokeless, fan-assisted Homping Grill makes charcoal grilling easier Section: Outdoors Tags: Grilling Outdoor Camping Related Articles: Lynx Smart Grill cooks…
  • Roll Play is a multi-camera quiz show – shot from a bike

    Ben Coxworth
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:05 pm
    It's now pretty common for people to use an actioncam to record their bicycle trips. Some people even wear one, with another mounted somewhere on their bike. What isn't so common, however, is to see someone cycling with up to nine cameras going at once. That's just what Emmy-award winning producer Rich Collier does on a regular basis, however, in the production of his Roll Play TV quiz show... Continue Reading Roll Play is a multi-camera quiz show – shot from a bike Section: Bicycles Tags: TV Filmmaking Entertainment Cycling Related Articles: Pyro Fireshooter shoots fireballs from your…
  • Microsoft's HoloLens Sidekick experiment lost in CRS-7 explosion

    David Szondy
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    When the unmanned CRS-7 flight blew up in midair yesterday en route to the International Space Station (ISS), it destroyed a lot more than a shipment of freeze dried shrimp cocktail. It also meant the loss of dozens of experiments. One of more exotic of these was Sidekick; a project by NASA and Microsoft that uses the latter's HoloLens technology to provide astronauts with their own holographic augmented reality... Continue Reading Microsoft's HoloLens Sidekick experiment lost in CRS-7 explosion Section: Space Tags: Augmented Reality Microsoft International Space Station NASA Related…
  • Student-designed pill dispenser uses fingerprint scanner to avoid overdosing

    Ben Coxworth
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    And you thought that regular pill bottles were hard to open ... a new overdose-proof medication dispenser developed by a team of mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins University can't be opened even with the help of a hammer or drill. It does, however, deliver the proper dosage at the proper time, as long as the patient uses its built-in fingerprint scanner... Continue Reading Student-designed pill dispenser uses fingerprint scanner to avoid overdosing Section: Health and Wellbeing Tags: Johns Hopkins University Pain Relief Safety Medication Related Articles: Johns Hopkins develops…
  • Morgan Threewheeler gets the velomobile treatment

    Ben Coxworth
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:37 pm
    The Morgan Threewheeler is definitely a unique vehicle, although with prices starting just shy of £30,000 (about US$47,000) ... well, it ain't cheap. That said, if it's mainly just the look of the thing that you like, you might consider saving quite a few bucks and going with the human/electric hybrid replica now being offered by Minsk-based Ekomobil... Continue Reading Morgan Threewheeler gets the velomobile treatment Section: Bicycles Tags: Pedal-powered Velomobile Three-Wheeler Morgan Related Articles: Pedalist velomobile hits Kickstarter GinzVelo makes for gonzo transportation Raht Racer…
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  • Mod Lets You Play as Everybody In Arkham Knight PC

    Matt Peckham
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Poke around Gotham as the Joker, Harley Quinn, Bruce Wayne and many more in this Batman: Arkham Knight PC mod. The post Mod Lets You Play as Everybody In Arkham Knight PC appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Long Should Brands Keep Their Rainbow Logos?

    Belinda Lanks
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Once the immediacy of the news wears off, what next? When should companies revert back to their old identities? The post How Long Should Brands Keep Their Rainbow Logos? appeared first on WIRED.
  • True Detective Has Lost Its Way, But Give It Time

    K.M. McFarland
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Critics want to see True Detective's creator fail, so they can't see it for what it is: an anthology series, and thus one that fluctuates in scope and quality. The post True Detective Has Lost Its Way, But Give It Time appeared first on WIRED.
  • The First iPhone Was and Wasn’t What You Think

    Brian Barrett
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    There was so much wrong with the first iPhone. It also represents a societal shift. Both of these things are mostly true, but also a little not. The post The First iPhone Was and Wasn’t What You Think appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Week in Trailers: Your Summer Is Now Wetter and Hotter

    Jordan Crucchiola
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:20 am
    In this week's best trailers we're going back to Cape Firewood's super hot 1976 season! The post The Week in Trailers: Your Summer Is Now Wetter and Hotter appeared first on WIRED.
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  • Video Games Without People Of Color Are Not 'Neutral'

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:33 pm
    The myth of white neutrality persists in the world of gaming, where black characters in fantasy games can be deemed less "realistic" than dragons.
  • Coloring Books Are Suddenly Catching On With Adults

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    There are Facebook pages devoted to adult colorers. There are coloring clubs. People who motivate themselves to pay off debt by coloring. Game of Thrones is making a coloring book. What this means: Coloring is now a normal adult activity.
  • The Man Who Helps Hollywood Stay Sober

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Until two years ago, Jon Paul Crimi kept his career, and his client base, mostly a secret. He has a 20-year background as a fitness trainer and used to be an actor — but now when he gets a phone call and finds himself on an airplane two hours later heading to a movie set, he isn't going there to act. Instead, Crimi is a professional sober coach.
  • The Ultimate 'What If': A World Where America Never Invaded Iraq

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    What would America’s strategic options look like today? What would the world look like?
  • Uber Is Reportedly Losing Tons Of Money

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Uber Technologies Inc. is telling prospective investors that it generates $470 million in operating losses on $415 million in revenue, according to a document provided to prospective investors.
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  • This new roller coaster is going to make you wet yourself [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    When this ride starts, you won't think it's a big deal. And then something else will happen. And then a third thing will happen. And then you'll be watching this video yelling, "Why? Why would someone do this?" The post This new roller coaster is going to make you wet yourself [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Lesser known facts about Superman [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Think you're well-versed in all things Man of Steel? Check your trivia superpowers with this infographic from Buy Metal Online. The post Lesser known facts about Superman [infographic] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Crow versus pizza box, the ultimate challenge [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 pm
    It's the showdown of the century: one crow, one pizza box, and only one victor. Who will win? Watch the video to find out. The post Crow versus pizza box, the ultimate challenge [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Big fun at world’s tiniest 4th of July BBQ [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:47 pm
    No doubt, this was exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind on that steamy July day back in 1776. The post Big fun at world’s tiniest 4th of July BBQ [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This video about ski patrol dogs will give you all the feels [video]

    Josh Urich
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    If you need a good case of the warm and fuzzies, watch this video. It's got plenty of footage of smiling, frolicking dogs. Dogs who also happen to save people for a living. The post This video about ski patrol dogs will give you all the feels [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • "I wish I'd thought of it."

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:52 pm
    "I wish I'd thought of it.": Leigh Gallagher on the time when Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky met with Warren Buffett:One of Chesky’s biggest source triumphs was his audience with Buffett. A little over a year ago, Chesky reached out and asked if he could travel to Omaha to have lunch, in part to talk about how Airbnb might help expand the number of rooms available in town during Berkshire’s annual meeting weekend. The discussion ended up lasting 4½ hours. Chesky’s biggest takeaway: the value of not getting caught up in the noise. “He’s literally in the center of Omaha,” Chesky says.
  • iheartapple2: Apple Released the iPhone Eight Years Ago...

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    iheartapple2: Apple Released the iPhone Eight Years Ago Today Feels like yesterday – and yet, so long ago at the same time.
  • "It’s the office memo turned cancerous, extended to home and everyday life."

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    “It’s the office memo turned cancerous, extended to home and everyday life.” - Don Norman, author of the classic handbook The Design of Everyday Things, on email.
  • Do Less. More.

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    Do Less. More.: Mark Suster:I know that sounds kind of obvious and many readers would say, “duh” but I promise you it’s much harder to live by these principles when everybody else is doing the opposite. I really don’t understand why so many first-time entrepreneurs are becoming “mentors” or “advisors” to other startups when that is a distraction to your own success.My general advice is to do less.Great post.
  • The App Cleanse

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:57 am
    The App Cleanse
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  • Google Updates Hangouts For iOS With A New Interface

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Today Google shipped an update for their Hangouts application on iOS. The update brings the version number to 4.0, and rightfully so as it comes with a new design for the entire application. Although this is an iOS application, it feels very much like an Android application as it follows the same Material Design principles that Google's Android applications use. Above you can see the conversation view for the application running on an iPad. It still retains the bar to initiate a call with the person on the right hand side, which may pose a problem in the near future when users pull from…
  • The MSI Gaming Booth Tour with dGPUs in AIOs and Notebooks plus Motherboards

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    It has been held as fact that for the past couple of years, gaming is helping to prop up a slowly decreasing desktop PC market. While many casual PC users have transitioned to tablets, laptops or 2-in-1s, the gaming community, and particularly the rise of eSports, has been accredited as filling that void. MSI’s current raison d’être across almost all of its product range is towards the gamer, and I was given an extensive tour of the products on display.
  • Microsoft Introduces A 128GB Version Of The Core i7 Surface Pro 3

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    This weekend Microsoft introduced a new model of the Surface Pro 3. Like the existing two Core i7 models, this new version uses Intel's Core i7-4650U CPU. At $1299 in the United States, the new model is significantly cheaper than the next Core i7 model, which starts at $1549. In fact, it's the same price as the high end version of the existing Core i5 model. With this new introduction, the Surface Pro 3 lineup is now as follows. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Configuration Options (Core i3 Omitted) Configuration $999 $1299 $1299 $1549 $1949 CPU Intel Core i5-4300U Intel Core i5-4300U Intel…
  • The Samsung Exynos 7420 Deep Dive - Inside A Modern 14nm SoC

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Over the past few years it’s been somewhat expected tradition for Samsung Electronics to employ a strategy of multi-sourcing the SoC for their mobile devices. Most notably it’s on the North American and specifically CDMA markets that we saw wide usage of Qualcomm SoCs. This diversification started with the Galaxy S2 as it was offered both in versions with Samsung System LSI's Exynos chipset as well as variants with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon offerings. On the last few generation of devices we’ve seen the average share of Exynos in Galaxy devices continually decline, as…
  • The MSI GT80 Titan Review: The Broadwell Gaming Laptop Your Desktop Envies

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I was lucky enough to be on-hand when MSI launched the GT80 Titan at CES. It was a big event for them, and all of the MSI people were quite excited about the unique device they had come out with. Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of traction in the enthusiast market for mechanical keyboards, and MSI decided it was time to put a fully mechanical keyboard into a gaming laptop. 
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  • How IKEA Patched Shellshock

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:03 pm
    jones_supa writes: Magnus Glantz, IT manager at IKEA, revealed that the Swedish furniture retailer has more than 3,500 Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. With Shellshock, every single one of those servers needed to be patched to limit the risk of exploitation. So how did IKEA patch all those servers? Glantz showed a simple one-line Linux command and then jokingly walked away from the podium stating "That's it, thanks for coming." On a more serious note, he said that it took approximately two and half hours to upgrade their infrastructure to defend against Shellshock. The key was having a…
  • Study Suggests That HUD Tech May Actually Reduce Driving Safety

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Zothecula writes: Having a heads-up display constantly feed you information while cruising down the road may make you feel like a jet pilot ready to avoid any potential danger but recent findings suggest otherwise. Studies done at the University of Toronto show that the HUD multi-tasking method of driving a vehicle is dangerous. "Drivers need to divide their attention to deal with this added visual information," said Department of Psychology professor Ian Spence, who led the research. "Not only will drivers have to concentrate on what’s happening on the road around them as they’ve…
  • Ask Slashdot: Choosing the Right Open Source License

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:43 pm
    NicknamesAreStupid writes: I need to choose an open source license. I am developing an open source iOS application that use a significant number of other open source projects which, in turn, use a number of different open source licenses such as MPL/GPL, MIT, and BSD. I am also using sample code from Apple's developer site, which has their own terms of use. The code dependencies are such that my code would not be of much use without theirs. If this project is used, then it would be nice to pick a license that best fits in with this mashup. I am interested in maintaining the freedom of my code…
  • Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: Two Uber executives were arrested by French authorities for running an illegal taxi company and concealing illegal documents. This is not the first time Uber has run into trouble in France. Recently, taxi drivers started a nation-wide protest, blocking access to Roissy airport and the nation's interior minister issued a ban on UberPop. A statement from an Uber spokesperson to TechCrunch reads: "Our CEO for France and General Manager for Western Europe were invited to a police hearing this afternoon; following this interview, they were taken into custody. We are…
  • Airplane Coatings Help Recoup Fuel Efficiency Lost To Bug Splatter

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    MTorrice writes: When bugs hit the wings of oncoming airplanes, they create a problem. Their blood, called hemolymph, sticks to an airplane's wings, disrupting the smooth airflow over them and reducing the aircraft's fuel efficiency. To fight the problem, NASA is working on developing a coating that could help aircraft repel bug remains during flight. After experimenting with almost 200 different formulations, researchers recently flight-tested a few promising candidates. Results showed that they could reduce the amount of stuck bug guts on the wings by up to 40%. With further optimization,…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • The Voice UI

    Ben Bajarin
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:52 am
    I hear the phrase “voice is the new UI” often during meetings around Silicon Valley. This is nothing new. I’ve been involved in many industry discussions over the past 15 years where the “voice as the user-interface” vision has been well articulated. Science fiction stories have long portrayed humans interacting with machines via voice and, to the astonishment of the audience, the machines talk back. Consumer technology is unquestionably headed in this direction. We will have to explain to future generations what it was like to live in a world where we…
  • Uber – Full Stack or Digital Layer?

    Jan Dawson
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    One of the terms VC firm Andreessen Horowitz likes to use regarding many of its investments is “full stack”. Chris Dixon has defined the term as follows: The new, “full stack” approach is to build… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Podcast: Apple Music, HD Audio, Smart Homes, IOT, China, mCommerce

    Bob O'Donnell
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Welcome to this week’s Tech.pinions Podcast. This week Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Bob O’Donnell discuss Apple Music, CE Week and HD Audio, smart home installation challenges, security concerns for IOT, smartphone and commerce trends in China, and mobile and eCommerce trends worldwide. Episode Notes: Mobile Commerce Report 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:
  • Is Android the New Windows?

    Tim Bajarin
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    For most of my career as a PC analyst, I have followed and chronicled the evolution of the PC. My first project when I came to Creative Strategies was to work with a new group formed inside IBM that created the original IBM PC. By the time I was asked to be involved in some design strategies and retail projects, the IBM PC had just become a hit and was in the process of solidifying the role of a PC in business. A short time after the IBM PC became successful, clones started hitting the market. The most successful one of its day was the Compaq computer. I was privileged to attend the first…
  • Experience Shows Why Apple Music Has Been Just a Little Problem

    Steve Wildstrom
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    The fight between Apple and music star Taylor Swift was clear knockout for the singer in her challenge to the not-quite-started Apple Music and one of the big stories of the week. It showed Apple… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
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  • How to Do a Presentation on a Chromebook

    Kevin Purcell
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:06 pm
    How to Do a Presentation on a Chromebook is a post by Kevin Purcell from As Chromebooks become more popular people see them in classrooms, boardrooms and other places where users will... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad e450 Review

    Travis Pope
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:45 am
    Lenovo ThinkPad e450 Review is a post by Travis Pope from So often we’re confronted by our needs and wants in the computing space. Frequently our minds tell us that we need an... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on a Chromebook

    Kevin Purcell
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:01 pm
    10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on a Chromebook is a post by Kevin Purcell from Chromebooks often get a bad reputation because misinformed people say, “It’s... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • OS X El Capitan: 10 Cool New Features in Apple’s OS

    Kevin Purcell
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    OS X El Capitan: 10 Cool New Features in Apple’s OS is a post by Kevin Purcell from At WWDC 2015, Apple’s developer conference, Apple announced OS X El Capitan 10.11, the... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review

    Travis Pope
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review is a post by Travis Pope from Something strange happened when many of the device makers who create Windows machines decided to focus on the future. No one... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Why Solar Energy Is a Good, Renewable Energy Source?

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    These days we hear a lot about using organic products, biodegradable products, recycling plastics, etc., to minimize carbon footprint and save the environment. But we do not realize that unless and until we minimize consumption, we can not really save our environment. For example, look at the world consumption; Today’s products are manufactured, used and disposed of at a higher rate than the earth can accommodate in a less harmful way. Therefore it is important that we move to green alternatives now, otherwise, will be covered by pollutants and toxins produced in the normal course of…
  • Most Efficient Solar Panels

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    In trying to create the most efficient solar panels, pay special attention to the portion of the backsheet of the panels. A backsheet layer is the solar panel which solar cells are arranged. The other side of this backsheet, more precisely in the upper middle area is the junction box. A backsheet are often made of vinyl fluoride or PVF which is similar to PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, the material used in pipes and water pipes. P.V.F. It is commonly used in aircraft interiors and vehicles. DuPont, the US chemical company founded in 1802, created in the 1940s, polyvinyl fluoride polymer (PVF).
  • What Is a Photovoltaic System?

    21 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    This is a common question from the uninitiated. A photovoltaic (or PV System) is an installation of solar panels that can be used to provide electricity and if you generate more energy than it needs, can be fed back to the network. Domestic photovoltaic systems have two main options installations. Existing properties tend to opt for a mounting system “roof”, where the panels are sitting slightly above the roof surface. This causes the least disruption of the structure and the tiling of existing coverage. The alternative is a system of “roof” where the panels replace…
  • How to Buy an Ideal Solar Power System for Your Home

    20 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Concerned about the sudden increase in their electricity bills? You want to get rid of this problem? Why not switch to solar energy and live a tension free life thereafter! As electricity prices are increasing day by day, people began to feel the pain of this abrupt question mounting. Many owners of the world are moving towards a better option and expense, ie, “solar energy”. Installation is no doubt that this type of power system in your home is the best way to use the sun’s energy and cut all electricity bills, but there is a big question that arises here, namely,…
  • Use Solar Energy to Earn a LEED Certification

    20 Jun 2015 | 4:59 am
    LEED certification for buildings or commercial facilities by installing a solar power system is a way to save costs on your bottom while establishing energy independence. As a happy side note, LEED designation and use of solar energy is also a very effective way to generate additional positive PR and word of mouth for your business. If you plan to build a new plant or upgrading of an existing building in the near future, consider adding a solar energy system to reduce or eliminate their dependence on local public services providers. LEED certification reduces operating costs Probably the most…
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    Tech Talk


    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Sprint is now making house calls and, in some cities, delivering phones directly to customers' homes, office and even soccer games. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
  • TECH TALK: 6/29

    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Neo smartpen literally allows you to connect the dots with a Bluetooth-connected pen. By writing or drawing in what looks like an old-fashioned paper notebook, the images are digitally translated. ((Self-ID: CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid has TECH TALK.))

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A licensee of Polaroid is showing off a mobile instant printer for smart phone pictures. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A new Bluetooth earpiece for phones can also measure your blood pressure and other health data. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Google has made the Unsend feature an official part of GMail. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Understanding The Aftermath Of SpaceX’s Failed Falcon Launch

    Emily Calandrelli
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:05 pm
     While there were no humans on board and no accidents on the ground, the lost cargo contained over 4,000 pounds of food, water, and science experiments for the crew on station. William Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations, stated that the ISS crew will be fine and has sufficient supplies for the next four months. Read More
  • Making Diversity Your Strategic Weapon

    Gary Lin
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
     Technology has made it possible to build global companies in half the time and with half the effort than a mere five years ago. Brands of all sizes have an unprecedented opportunity to reach a staggeringly large audience. But to be taken seriously on a global scale, companies need to embrace a different way of doing business. Read More
  • Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans

    Sarah Perez
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:45 pm
     Music discovery platform Shazam is today rolling out a new feature in partnership with over two dozen artists that will allow Shazam users to see which songs their favorite musicians are listening to on the service. The news comes just ahead of Apple Music’s worldwide debut tomorrow, which will introduce streaming music, radio and other features,… Read More
  • Tech Visionaries Share Their Best Career Advice With Interns

    Lucas Matney
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:20 pm
     “Someone in this room, I am very confident is going to found a multi-billion dollar company and change the world in a big way, and 90 percent of the people in this room will end up with a career they somewhat regret and will wish that they had gone in a different way.” – Sam Altman Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, was the final speaker of the evening at Internapalooza,… Read More
  • Microsoft Will Power AOL Search, Transfer Some Advertising Work As It Sheds Hundreds Of Employees

    Alex Wilhelm,Lucas Matney
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
     Update: In an interview, Microsoft indicated that Bing now doesn’t lose money. That’s several quarters ahead of its stated public cashflow schedule.  Following the news that it will shed around 100 employees to Uber in a mapping technology deal, Microsoft announced this afternoon that it will now power AOL’s search property, and will apportion parts of its advertising work… Read More
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  • Targeting 1 billion people, Facebook to open its first African office

    Ariel Bogle
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:07 pm
    The battle for Internet users in Africa has just stepped up a notch. With 120 million people across Africa using Facebook in 2015 — a jump of 20 million from September 2014 — the company has decided to double down and open its first office on the continent. With a population of around 1 billion and growing, Africa has a lot of potential users to offer Internet companies that can get their strategy right. Running out of Johannesburg, South Africa, the office will be headed by marketing industry veteran, Nunu Ntshingila. There are plans to hire an initial 25 employees, according to…
  • The revenge of an Aussie: Man drives over rival's car with monster truck

    Jenni Ryall
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    So, this happened in Australia. And apparently, the man responsible doesn't give a damn. A Northern Territory man decided to take matters of revenge into his own hands and drive his monster truck onto a love rival's black Holden commodore. On Monday, he boasted about the carnage on Facebook, which led to his arrest See also: It is so cold in Australia, water out of the tap is forming icicles Image: Robert Turner / FacebookThe smash-up derby car driver kept the jokes rolling with multiple posts to his Facebook page, even after his arrest Image: Robert Turner / FacebookPolice confirmed to the…
  • KKK plans Confederate flag rally as tempers flare in South Carolina

    Marcus Gilmer
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Tempers flared today during counter-protests over the Confederate flag at the South Carolina state house in Columbia just as the Ku Klux Klan was announcing plans for a pro-flag rally in the capitol city. Klan members have filed a permit for a rally Saturday, July 18, at the state house to protest the proposed removal of the Confederate flag, according to The Post & Courier See also: Pro-Confederate flag protesters rally in South Carolina and Alabama In response to the plan, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley issued a statement saying of the Klan: "This is our state, and they are not…
  • Shazam is adding social features to try to become more than just a blue button

    Chris Perkins
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:55 pm
    For many, Shazam is just a magic blue button that tells you what song is playing at the bar or on the radio. Considering how daunting a task being able to identify the world's music is, it does this very well. But, the company wants to be more than this. At a event in TriBeCa Monday, the company announced a new feature where users of the app can follow their favorite artists and see what they're Shazaming. Alicia Keys, One Direction and Maroon 5 are part of a group of 30 artists participating at the launch, with more musicians, and possibly non-musicians to follow. See also: Everything you…
  • Why this year's Pride was so historic for this gay man

    JP Mangalindan
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:45 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO — More than a million people on Sunday flocked to San Francisco's Market Street, the city's main thoroughfare, to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage with one of the biggest, brightest pride parades the city has ever seen They came from all walks of life, from as far away as London and Istanbul and as close by as San Francisco's Castro district: gay couples in decades-long relationships cradling each other on the sidelines, grinning LGBT teens showered in glitter, cheered on by friends and family. Apple CEO Tim Cook himself led over 8,000 employees in what was…
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  • Chanel Goes After 2 Person Chocolate Company Over The Number Five

    Timothy Geigner
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Chanel is a company that does fashion and perfume. I know this because I can't walk into a department store without walking past a bunch of glass cases that smell like someone boiled six billion flowers in a pot and then threw it on me, leaving me only to walk past the purses and handbag sections and laugh at the prices for tiny, tiny little bags. Chanel does not sell chocolate, unless you count naming some of the afore-mentioned perfumes and handbags with vaguely chocolate-y names. I know this because I did a Google search to make sure, and those are infallible. And, yet, for some reason,…
  • DailyDirt: Bite Me. No, Wait, Don't...

    Michael Ho
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There are thousands of species of mosquitoes. Killing them all might not be advisable, but controlling how they interact with us would be good -- so that we can prevent various mosquito-borne diseases. If you hate mosquito bites, check out a few of these links to learn more about your tiny tiny nemeses. Mosquitoes seem to like some people more than others, but is that really true? Maybe. And there might be a genetic reason for it. A (small) study of twins showed that mosquitoes didn't 'smell' a difference between identical twins but could for non-identical twins. A genetic explanation of this…
  • Expired Bogus Patent On Basic Computer Firewall Now Being Used To Shake Down Lots Of Companies

    Daniel Nazer, EFF
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Like all of the patents we highlight in our Stupid Patent of the Month series, this month's winner, U.S. Patent No. 6,795,918, is a terrible patent. But it earns a special place in the Pantheon of stupid patents because it is being wielded in one of most outrageous trolling campaigns we have ever seen. Patent No. 6,795,918 (the '918 patent), issued from an application filed in March 2000, and is titled: "Service level computer security." It claims a system of "filtering data packets" by "extracting the source, destination, and protocol information," and "dropping the received data packet if…
  • Nail Salon Owner Sues For Return Of Life Savings Seized By DEA Agents At Airport

    Tim Cushing
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Here's something you see all too rarely -- not because the government's civil asset forfeiture programs aren't routinely abused -- but because it's a good way to spend lots of money fighting a losing battle. Vu Do, owner of two nail salons in New York City, is trying to retrieve nearly $44,000 -- his life savings which he had put together over twenty years -- taken from him by the DEA at the JFK airport. The complaint points out that Do has run two legitimate businesses in NYC for several years, and not once has he been arrested or even charged for violations of controlled substances laws.
  • 70's Band 'Player' Sues Keith Urban For His 'Player Guitar Kit' For Trademark Violation

    Timothy Geigner
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    You'd like to think that people don't use intellectual property and the courts to push themselves into the public spotlight. You'd like to think that the complexities of IP law and the lack of competent lawyers just have otherwise well-meaning people confused. But then you come across a case where there doesn't seem to be any other logical explanation for the trademark lawsuit other than a bunch of once-mildly-famous people trying to thrust themselves into the light of the modern sun and you begin to lose faith. Let me introduce you to Peter Beckett, lead singer for a band called "Player",…
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    The Register

  • Audit finds new flaw at US Office of Personnel Management

    Richard Chirgwin
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    TEN MILLION people now counted as victims of original GovSec SNAFU A security review that followed the original hack at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has turned up a new, but hopefully-unexploited, vulnerability.…
  • Devs, welcome your EVIL ROBOT OVERLORDS from MIT

    Richard Chirgwin
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:58 pm
    This ONE WEIRD TRICK turns developers into rioting LUDDITES Computer science researchers at MIT might just be working on technologies to eliminate computer science practitioners.…
  • VMworld content catalog hints at VSAN upgrade

    Simon Sharwood
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:27 pm
    VSAN getting closer to real SANs, desktop hypervisors to grow up at virtugabfests The content catalog for VMware's North American and European virtu-fests – aka VMworld – has landed, complete with a few hints about just what Virtzilla will announce at the show.…
  • OpenDaylight's Hydrogen begets Helium begets Lithium

    Richard Chirgwin
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Release three of SDN tool aims for carrier-land The OpenDaylight Foundation has announced what you could think of as its carrier-grade release, Lithium.…
  • Australian opposition senators slam TPP treaty process

    Richard Chirgwin
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Guess what, the government disagrees As US President Barack Obama signs off on his hard-won “fast track” powers that will allow speedier sign-off of trade treaties, an Australian senate committee has dumped a bucket on keeping trade negotiations secret from parliament.…
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    Digital Trends

  • Let the burnouts begin: Dodge unleashes its Hemi-powered Challenger Drag Pak

    Stephen Edelstein
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Almost a year after showing off a prototype of its latest factory drag racer, Dodge took the wraps off its 2015 Challenger Drag Pak, which takes to the drag strip with two available Hemi V8 engines. The post Let the burnouts begin: Dodge unleashes its Hemi-powered Challenger Drag Pak appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • The list of ‘American-Made’ vehicles is shrinking rapidly, study says

    Andrew Hard
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:48 pm has released its 2015 American-Made Index, which rates cars based on their amount of domestic content. The Toyota Camry took the first spot, with the Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Odyssey, and GMC Acadia rounding out the top five. The post The list of ‘American-Made’ vehicles is shrinking rapidly, study says appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Red Bull Racing might take its track expertise on the road and develop its own street car

    Alexander Kalogianni
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Red Bull Racing’s team principal has reportedly said that developing a Red Bull road car remains a possibility. The racing team has developed technology for Infiniti, but might enter the road car market with a different technical partner. The post Red Bull Racing might take its track expertise on the road and develop its own street car appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired.

    Chris Leo Palermino
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:29 pm
    NBC has cut ties with Donald Trump following his derogatory comments on Mexican immigrants. The network has announced that it will not air the Miss USA and Miss Universe, and Celebrity Apprentice will continue airing without Trump. The post NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired. appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Audi’s 2016, B9 generation, A4 Sedan and Avant come with new tech and weight savings

    Miles Branman
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Audi has revealed its B9 generation A4 sedan and Avant for the 2016 model year. The vehicles have shed a lot of weight and their interiors benefit from significant technical updates. The post Audi’s 2016, B9 generation, A4 Sedan and Avant come with new tech and weight savings appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Ventura Fathers Day 5k/10k Race Report 2015

    18 Jun 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Pre-race game face. The race is run along the beach in Ventura I ran my first 10k race this past weekend at the Fathers Day 5k/10k race in Ventura, CA on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Last year I ran the 5k and had a great day with a 5k PR. I entered this race pretty much at the last minute. The race was on my radar but I’ve been working on re-gearing my workouts and training and the miles have been rolling in an inconsistent way with very short miles on weekdays and only medium long runs on weekends. My approach for the race was to go in and hit a pace that was just past uncomfortable while…
  • XTERRA Malibu Creek 22k Trail Race 2015 Report

    20 May 2015 | 10:37 pm
    After my crash and burn at the Leona Divide 50/50 race I thought I’d take some time to carefully pick the next race. It was between the Born To Run 50k (30 miler) and the XTERRA Malibu Creek 22k which I had run the year before. The BTR race looked like fun but I finally decided to focus on a course I’ve already run and to shoot for a PR on the XTERRA race. You can see some of my training for the race last year here and this is my race report for XTERRA Malibu Creek 2014. Now that I’ve started using to post workouts and track the activity of others I’m able…
  • Leona Divide 50k 2015 Race Report – DNF

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
    I ran the Leona Divide 50k race yesterday with about 500 other trail running fanatics. Unfortunately my race ended around mile 21 when I chose to drop. It was a tough race and thoughts and emotions are still swirling but wanted to put things down in writing although I’m sure my thoughts and judgments will change over the next few days and weeks. The Leona Divide 50k was part of long term plan to attempt and finish my first ultra this year. In December I started training for my first attempt, the Sean O’Brien 50k but then I figured I should attempt a trail marathon so I switched…
  • Bandit Ultra Trail Race 2015 – Volunteering and Photos O’ Plenty

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Last year I signed up for the Bandit Ultra Trail Race 30k and the days leading up to the race I got sicker and sicker. The day before the race I thought I could pull it off even though I had massive body aches and felt like death warmed over. I picked up my bib and shirt but by the time I got home I was a wreck and had to DNS the race. This year I went back to the Bandit a week after running the Sean O’ Brien Marathon but went to volunteer. If you were in the race, I was one of the guys along with JK who helped steer 50k, 30k and 15k runners around the first loop then onto the first…
  • Sean O’Brien 50 50 100 Marathon Race Report 2015

    9 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    I got a little crazy in December and decided to sign up for my first ultra race. After some training I figured it made more sense to do a trail marathon first so with that I changed my registration from the Sean O’Brien 50K to the Marathon race on February 7, 2015. If you’re not familiar with the Sean O’Brien races, this is the second year for the races, held at Malibu Creek State Park in Agoura Hills. Last year runners could sign up for the Marathon, 50k or the 50 miler. The 50 miler turned into a playground for elite runners seeking to qualify for a coveted Western States…
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  • The Half-Sized Messenger Bag

    Thorin Klosowski
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Bags come in all shapes and sizes. Case in point, Everyday Carry reader Tony Beckham shares his tiny little messenger bag that still fits everything he needs for the day. Read more...
  • Create a Go Bag for Your Pet to Keep Them Happy on Any Trip

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A well stocked go bag makes it easy to quickly hit the road for business or pleasure. You probably have a go bag for yourself, but consider one for your pet as well. Having everything they need while you’re out will keep them happy and safe on your next trip. Read more...
  • Planning on shopping for a new car in the near future?

    Whitson Gordon
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Planning on shopping for a new car in the near future? Be careful what you give the salesperson before you decide to buy anything. Many dealers will pull a credit report on you - even if you haven’t authorized it—and it WILL harm your credit. [Jalopnik ]Read more...
  • Be More Likable in Any Situation by Following the "Platinum Rule"

    Patrick Allan
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You’ve probably been told the “golden rule” at some point in your life, but it’s not always ideal for those times you want to ooze charisma . That’s where the “platinum rule” comes in.Read more...
  • Make It Easier to Get Rid of Your Clutter by Giving Up Hope

    Patrick Allan
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A cluttered home gives you less space to work, play, and relax, but getting rid of it is often easier said than done. Sometimes the trick to finally parting ways with your clutter is letting go of the “what ifs.”Read more...
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    Gigaom Search

  • Structure 2015

    Sara Nieburg
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Meet the innovators and thinkers who are building infrastructure for the next decade. Join us for Structure 2015 to hear the biggest names in cloud make predictions and forecasts about our future.
  • Acquired by Knowingly Corp

    26 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 22, 2015 Press Contact: Alessandra Wike Knowingly Corp, an Austin-based Internet startup, announced today that it has acquired a portion of the assets of Gigaom. These…
  • Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

    Andrew Brust
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
  • All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now

    Simon Bramfitt
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
  • The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive

    Logan Kleier
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, generating a wealth of information about ourselves and our environment.  As technology advances, security threats are increasing in…
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  • The Key to Longer-Lasting Smartwatches Might Be Stupidly Simple

    Chris Mills
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Smartwatches are not endowed with the greatest battery life, thanks to the limited space available. But for the increasingly large number of circular smartwatches on the market, there’s one simple change that could yield a quarter more power: stop trying to fit rectangular batteries into round bodies. Read more...
  • Photographers Are Shooting The Moon With This Camera's Insane Zoom

    Sean Hollister
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Trust us, you really don’t need a camera with a built-in telescope. But in the right hands, the insane 83x optical zoom on the new Nikon P900 is mindblowing. Read more...
  • Lego Wants to Stop Producing Oil-Based Bricks

    Chris Mills
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Since 1963, Lego toys off all shapes and sizes have been moulded from ABS plastic, a material with a long list of pros; but thanks to the reliance on petroleum to make ABS, sustainability isn’t one of them. That’s why Lego is spending hundreds of millions of dollars finding an alternative. Read more...
  • Seeing the crazy movement of guitar strings in real time is so damn cool

    Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Chris Mills to Gizmodo
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:56 pm
    This is wild. When cameras try to capture guitar strings being played, they see wavelength-type movements from each string because of the camera’s rolling shutter effect. But it can only be seen on camera, the wild wiggly effect is totally blind to the naked eye. Not anymore! This Wobble Strings project recreates a camera’s rolling shutter effect to humans in real time through sweep line projection. It’s wild.Read more...
  • Did Your Drone Knock Out a Woman on Sunday? Seattle Police Want to Chat

    Matt Novak
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sunday’s Pride celebrations in downtown Seattle were going fantastically. Until a drone fell from the sky and knocked a woman out cold. If that drone was yours, the Seattle Police Department would like to have a word with you.Read more...
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  • Microsoft wants to make you funnier in online chats

    Timothy J. Seppala
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Do you constantly struggle to make jokes? Are you one of the millions of folks who wishes they could be spontaneously funny when communicating via the internet? Microsoft Research has some news (PDF) for you. The company's developed a web-based chat ...
  • PayPal explains when it will hit you with robocalls

    Jon Fingas
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:12 pm
    When PayPal updated its user agreement with language suggesting that it had broad powers to make automated calls (aka robocalls) and texts, customers were understandably nervous. Was the company going to spam you until you bought more stuff using its...
  • Medium ditches passwords for single-use email links

    Andrew Tarantola
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Passwords are, by many accounts, quickly going the way of the dodo. And while many sites now allow users to log in via social media, they're not always a viable option. That's why (as an alternative to logging in via Facebook or Twitter) blog-publish...
  • Yelp study claims that Google 'knowingly' worsens search results

    Jon Fingas
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Yelp really, really isn't a fan of Google's search rankings, and it's making sure that you know it. The location-based service has partnered with net neutrality pioneer Tim Wu on a study alleging that Google is "knowingly degrading" search results by...
  • Samsung is launching 'several' more Tizen smartphones this year

    Jon Fingas
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:59 pm
    It's tempting to think of Tizen as an also-ran in the smartphone world next to powerhouses like Android and iOS, but that's not entirely true when Samsung has sold 1 million Z1 phones in India since January. In fact, there are now signs that the Kore...
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • LSTN Is The Warby Parker Of Headphones

    Fitz Tepper
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:49 pm
     While companies like Warby Parker and Toms Shoes have made corporate responsibility more popular over the past few years, the technology industry hasn’t adapted as quickly. Meet LSTN, a headphone company where proceeds from each sale help someone hear for the first time. The company has partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and has already helped over 20,000 people in more… Read More
  • TC AppleCast 19: Apple Music Eve

    Darrell Etherington,Greg Kumparak
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:44 pm
     It’s the eve of Apple Music, which launches tomorrow, and all through the house, not a creature was withholding their content, not even a Taylor Swift. Also, Force Touch is basically a lock for iPhone 6/6 Plus S this fall, according to a new report from Bloomberg that says production on devices with the tech has begun. Apple Music arrives with iOS 8.4 at 8 AM PT tomorrow, and despite… Read More
  • The Latest Big Data Innovation Is Consumer Empowerment

    Kevin Petrie
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
     Digital privacy is on the ropes, and public cynicism is running high. But there are glimmers of innovation in what could be a new phase for Big Data: empowering the customer. Read More
  • The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers

    John Biggs
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:23 am
     The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the removable build plate to the jolly front button – is a direct homage to the Formlabs Form 1. One could assume, therefore, that the Riverside should (and does) print 3D objects as well as the Form 1 and should be a comparable product. Read More
  • SpaceX’s CRS-7 Mission Ends In Catastrophic Failure, Loss Of Vehicle

    Darrell Etherington
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
     LATEST: Watch the NASA press conference above, which should begin no earlier than 12:30 PM ET, to learn more about what happened during today’s failed CRS-7 mission launch. Here’s a video of the explosion of the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule: UPDATE: The SpaceX rocket seems to have broken apart entirely in what looks like a major mission failure. During the feed,… Read More
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  • Facebook Is Now Taking A Closer Look At The Videos You Watch

    Tyler Lee
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:36 pm
    We’re sure from time to time, you watch videos that have been uploaded onto Facebook and it looks like the social network will now be paying much closer attention to you when you do. According to an announcement by Facebook, they revealed that from now they will be taking into account your actions when watching videos to deliver a better experience to you. According to them, “We are now taking into account more interactions with videos that we have learned indicate whether someone found that video interesting, such as choosing to turn on sound, making the video full screen, and enabling…
  • Apple Watch Sport Found To Be Brighter Than Apple Watch

    Tyler Lee
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:36 pm
    The Apple Watch Sport is basically Apple’s entry-level smartwatch. It will sport an Ion-X glass display versus sapphire which is found on the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition models. Now in terms of durability sapphire was found to be the tougher of the two, but recently according to DisplayMate, the sapphire does sacrifice brightness and legibility in the process. The folks at DisplayMate took the photo above which shows the Apple Watch Sport (left) compared to the regular Apple Watch (right). The photo was taken in 2,000 lux uniform ambient light and as you can see, the Apple Watch…
  • The ONE Smart Piano Will Be An MFi Musical Instrument

    Tyler Lee
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Back in the day when trying to learn a new instrument, you would usually have to seek out a teacher and attend classes. However with technology, lessons and teachers can come to you instead, so if you don’t have time to schedule regular classes, you can always choose to learn at your own pace. This is where the ONE Smart Piano and ONE Light Keyboard comes into play. Made by One Musical Group, these are instruments that can connect to your iOS devices and according to them, it will be the world’s first MFi-certified upright piano! Basically the idea is simple – you plug your iOS…
  • Branch Kickstarter Adds More Ports To Your 12-inch Retina MacBook

    Tyler Lee
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:44 pm
    If there is a criticism that can be made about the new 12-inch Retina MacBook is Apple’s decision to do away with all the ports, save for a USB Type-C connector which will act as the port to power the laptop and port to connect external devices like flash drives, peripherals, and more. It does seem to be rather inconvenient but if you love the form factor but can’t give up your ports, here’s a compromise for you: Branch. Branch is a Kickstarter project for a form fitted USB Type-C hub for your new MacBook. What it does is that it plugs into the Type-C port and from there, it will give…
  • Apple’s Customer Retention Is Better Than Samsung’s

    Tyler Lee
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:44 pm
    The Apple Watch despite its apparent high volume sales has seen mostly mixed reviews in which users praise Apple’s efforts, but felt that maybe it could stand to be improved upon. So what’s with so many people buying it then? Well brand loyalty is a potential factor in which consumers who want a smartwatch but are loyal to Apple will only buy the Apple Watch, despite its shortcomings. Speaking of brand loyalty, a recent report from RBC Capital Markets has revealed that in a survey, they found that as far as customer retention is concerned, Apple is doing a much better job at keeping their…
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  • The first Quad HD Microsoft Lumia (940 XL?) is just about confirmed

    Adrian Diaconescu
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    To make sure they do Nokia’s memory justice, and don’t harm the Lumia brand’s global awareness and popularity any further, Microsoft has very meticulously prepared its solo high-end smartphone debut. This will reportedly coincide with the introduction of Windows 10 Mobile, the extremely promising sequel for the underwhelming Windows Phone 8… Continue reading The first Quad HD Microsoft Lumia (940 XL?) is just about confirmed Related posts: High-end Microsoft Lumia 940 pair rumored, duo of upper mid-rangers also nigh Microsoft’s first high-end Lumia with Windows 10 due out as…
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Compact likely benchmarked with FHD screen, 13 MP front cam

    Adrian Diaconescu
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:28 am
    Many of Sony’s “strategic” moves regarding new product releases and old device retirements lately have made little to no sense, but in the eyes of easily pocketable flagship fans, the Japanese OEM should redeem itself soon enough with a remarkable Xperia Z4 Compact. Following in the footsteps of the hastily discontinued 720p Z3 Compact, this… Continue reading Sony Xperia Z4 Compact likely benchmarked with FHD screen, 13 MP front cam Related posts: Nothing to see here: Sony Xperia Z4 goes official with mundane looks, specs Sony Xperia Z3+ now available to pre-order from Clove UK Sony…
  • ZTE rolls out ultra-low-cost Maven and Sonata 2 phones stateside

    Adrian Diaconescu
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
    Before they can raise their US flagship profile with the remarkable Nubia Z9 and surprising Axon Phone, China-based ZTE will first seek to reinforce their market position in the entry-level Android niche. After all, that’s still mainly what people recognize the brand for. Specifically, uber-affordable albeit not half bad handhelds sold through prepaid… Continue reading ZTE rolls out ultra-low-cost Maven and Sonata 2 phones stateside Related posts: HTC Desire 510 headed for Sprint at $200 outright, $100 with Boost and Virgin prepaid Cricket unveils ZTE Grand X Max, probably the best…
  • Deal alert: Factory unlocked LG G4 at $500 in three colors on eBay

    Adrian Diaconescu
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:21 am
    We all know how substantial the profit margins of flagship smartphone manufacturers can get, how heated competition is these days, and how the worldwide market approaches oversaturation. Let’s not act too surprised therefore LG kicked off no-contract G4 sales at $600 a pop, or that a factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 costs only… Continue reading Deal alert: Factory unlocked LG G4 at $500 in three colors on eBay Related posts: Deal alert: International unlocked LG G3 at $400 via trusted eBay seller Deal alert: Brand new factory unlocked LG G2 for $210 on eBay Yet another LG G2 eBay deal…
  • Acer Chromebase all-in-one priced at $330, dated for ‘this month’ stateside

    Adrian Diaconescu
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:56 am
    The world’s first Chrome OS-powered all-in-one desktop with an optional touch display was initially announced on April 1 (no joke), but sans pricing details or precise release dates. Just a vague Q2 window for North American and Asia Pacific markets, and fairly educated guesses on our part regarding (relative)… Continue reading Acer Chromebase all-in-one priced at $330, dated for ‘this month’ stateside Related posts: HP Chromebox now available stateside starting at $179 LG Chromebase all-in-one Chrome PC lands stateside May 26, costs $350 Core i3-powered Acer Chromebooks…
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  • ISS Cargo Lost in SpaceX Falcon Flameout

    Richard Adhikari
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:26 pm
    The SpaceX CRS-7 rocket failed minutes after Sunday's launch, blowing up in mid-air. Just after T+2 minutes, when the craft's altitude was 32 km, its speed was 1 km/second, and its downrange distance was 30 km, its flight path apparently began curving downward. Three explosions then occurred. "There was an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank. Data suggests counterintuitive cause," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted. "The Falcon line has been a remarkably reliable launch vehicle," said Frost & Sullivan analyst Mike Jude.
  • Uncle Sam Wants a Hoverbike

    Richard Adhikari
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:57 pm
    The United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has commissioned two companies to develop hoverbike technology. Malloy Aeronautics earlier this month demoed a working hoverbike at the Paris Air Show. The U.S. Army intends to operate the hoverbike as a new class of tactical reconnaissance vehicle. "This isn't for jungles or mountains, but could be ideal for patrols over deserts, swamps, or other open areas with mixed terrain," suggested Rob Enderle, principal at the Enderle Group.
  • The Automobile as We Know It Is Dead

    Rob Enderle
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    There's a massive number of efforts going on to kill the car as we know it. Among them are efforts to make it a tiny self-driving box that we'd likely be embarrassed to be seen in, efforts to make it highly customized and amazing, and efforts to change its fuel from gasoline to CNG, electricity or something else. There is no doubt that the car as we know it soon will be dead. The question is whether we'll love or hate what replaces it, and I wonder if our children will look back at what we've done and praise us or curse us.
  • Gadget Ogling: Vertical Vinyl, Kid-Friendly Video Chats, and a Smart Pool Monitor

    Kris Holt
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I enjoy music as much as anyone, though I'm no real audiophile and I have not an enormous passion for one format over another. I admire the romance of vinyl but find it unwieldy and cumbersome when digital recordings work just fine for me. The Floating Record turntable is beautiful, though, and I'm almost tempted to race to my record store to stock up on vinyl to play on one of these. Instead of playing records in their usual flat position, Floating Record clamps them in place vertically, so as to display them while they're playing.
  • Self-Driving Cars Avoid Collision, as They Should

    Peter Suciu
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Two self-driving prototype vehicles, one operated by Google and the other operated by Delphi Automotive, earlier this week avoided a collision in Palo Alto, California. Neither car touched the other, but the incident spurred a number of rattled headlines over the so-called "near miss." In actuality, both vehicles responded as they were supposed to, the companies said in response to the media brouhaha. The incident occurred on Tuesday when John Absemeier, director of Delphi Automotive's Silicon Valley lab, was a passenger in his company's Audi Q5 as it drove along San Antonio Road.
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  • Smithsonian To Open Wing on Innovation, Business History

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:20 am
    A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin and Thomas Edison's light bulb (pictured) to the early Google servers and Apple's iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American business history for the first time at the Smithsonian Institution. On July 1, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will open its new innovation wing, with galleries featuring U.S. inventions, money and hands-on activities and even food demonstrations. A major exhibition about "American Enterprise" will trace the interaction of capitalism and democracy since the…
  • Uber Could Track Users After They Leave Car, Privacy Group Claims

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
    A privacy rights organization lashed out against Uber on Monday, accusing the country's largest ride-sharing company of plans to deceptively collect personal data under an updated privacy policy slated to roll out next month. In a 23-page complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Privacy Information Center called for the agency to investigate Uber and halt possible privacy invasions ahead of a revised policy set to take effect July 15. "Uber's revised privacy policy creates several risks for American consumers," said EPIC in its complaint. But Uber said in a statement…
  • Review: Apple Has Best Smartwatch, But Rivals Have Strengths

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:12 am
    As much as I wish the Apple Watch (pictured) could do more, I find it the best smart watch available, given its polished design and wide range of apps. But there may be reasons to consider something else. For one thing, Apple Watch requires an iPhone. Pebble Time, in particular, works with both iPhones and Android devices and excels at battery life. But it falls short elsewhere. Whether you need a smartwatch at all is another matter. Many people are happy having one, but others won't need one yet. If you need to stay connected continually and find that pulling out a phone is inconvenient, you…
  • FCC Claims Dire Net Neutrality Predictions Are Unfounded

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
    Open-Internet-opposing "big dogs" -- ISPs threatening to starve their investments in broadband networks -- are more bark than bite, according to comments made Friday by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler (pictured). Since the FCC issued its ground-breaking Open Internet Order in March, such opponents' predictions about eroding incentives to invest have failed to materialize, he said. Wheeler made his remarks in a speech at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. During his talk, he also discussed the importance of continuing to develop the nation's broadband…
  • You Know You Want One: Lexus Says Its Hoverboard Really Flies

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    Lexus unveiled an online ad featuring a hoverboard Wednesday, but "Back to the Future" fans won't be getting their hands on it. The futuristic skateboard that seems to levitate was not invented to be sold, a spokeswoman said after Lexus released a video demonstrating a prototype at a Barcelona skatepark. The hoverboard instead is an attempt to highlight the company and its technology 25 years after the luxury car brand released its first sedans. "It's just trying to push the design and innovation envelope and show it to the world," said Lexus spokeswoman Allison Takahashi, adding that the…
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • Stepto Rising

    Bill Brenner
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    Like many of you, I was shocked last week to hear that Stephen “Jamie” Toulouse (@Stepto) had fallen into a deep coma. Family members took to social media to say that his prognosis wasn’t looking good; that he wasn’t expected to survive. But thanks to excellent medical care, prayer and what is surely a strong will to live, Stepto — director of hacker success at HackerOne — seems to have made it through the storm. Saturday, his family posted an update saying he was awake and breathing without help from a tube. “Although he is very weak, he has been…
  • The Way Forward for Chris Roberts, One World Labs

    Bill Brenner
    18 May 2015 | 4:42 am
    The plight of One World Labs Founder Chris Roberts has been picked to death on social media this past week. There’s all the trouble he’s in with the FBI for his airplane-hacking claims. There’s the hit to his company, which had to let a lot of good security talent go last week. Some shake their heads in disbelief because he apparently spoke to the FBI about his activities without a lawyer present. Others saw this saga as an example of hackers shooting off their mouths without the scruples to back it up. Me? I’m looking at this and seeing a way forward for Chris…
  • “Equal Respect” at ‪#‎RSAC

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    Some folks in the security industry see me as a member of the “Equal Respect” movement against so-called booth babes at conferences. Not exactly. I certainly respect the opinion of people attached to the cause, and good for them, fighting for what they believe in. But for me, this has never been about equal respect among the genders. It’s never been about whether women who work as booth babes are being exploited sexually. For me, it’s been about holding vendors’ feet to the fire and making them work harder to build an exhibit off the strength of the products. To…
  • In the end, @Sidragon1’s Tweet was the problem

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    At RSA Conference 2015 here in San Francisco, there’s a lot of discussion about weaknesses to the electrical and wifi systems aboard airplanes. The discussion often turns to the case of hacker Chris Roberts (@Sidragon1 on Twitter). There’s been a lot of strong reaction to news of Roberts being pulled from a plane for jokingly tweeting that he might mess around with the plane’s electronic systems. There’s a lot of overreaction to this story. The TSA and feds certainly overreacted. But those who hold Roberts up as a victim of government oppression are overreacting, too.
  • Videos from #BSidesSF

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    If you missed BSidesSF, you now have a chance to see everything that happened there, thanks to the efforts of @irongeek_adc. He has already posted a full plate of videos from BSidesSF. Go to his website for the full index of videos, which capture the presentations given over the last two days. Our thanks to @irongeek_adc for all the great work. The post Videos from #BSidesSF appeared first on Liquidmatrix Security Digest.
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  • Facebook Lite now available in the Philippines

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Forget the days you sideload the Facebook Lite apk file […] You might also like: Qualcomm works with Facebook for better Facebook Home experience Qualcomm recently announced that they are working with […]... Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun brings FREE Internet to the masses via app by Facebook Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular brings FREE Intern... Are you taking advantage of Smart’s free Facebook access? We just posted Globe’s Facebook for Every Phone a […]...
  • Acer Liquid Jade Z: HD display, 2GB RAM, Lollipop for Php 7,990

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:07 am
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  • Smart introduces solutions for empowering businesses

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
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  • 10 Essential apps for travel and holidays: Airbnb, Localeur, Yelp

    Becca Caddy
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:46 am
    Going on holiday or away for extended travel is stressful enough at the best of times, so we've collected together our top apps for booking flights, finding accommodation on the move and figuring out the best places to eat wherever you are on the planet. The post 10 Essential apps for travel and holidays: Airbnb, Localeur, Yelp appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Review: Kindle Paperwhite 2015

    Chris Price
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:07 am
    Chris Price reviews the latest version of the Kindle, the 2015 edition of the Paperwhite The post Review: Kindle Paperwhite 2015 appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • 5 Things you didn’t know about astronaut Samantha Cristoforettiht

    Becca Caddy
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Samantha Cristoforettiht is a European Space Agency astronaut and has been making headlines because she's recently returned from a six month mission on the International Space Station, called Futura. We decided to find out a little more about her... The post 5 Things you didn’t know about astronaut Samantha Cristoforettiht appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • 10 Apps to make you more productive: Evernote, Feedly, IFTTT

    Becca Caddy
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    Whether you're keen to find a new to-do list app, up your note-taking game or discover a new way to incorporate workouts into your busy routine, we've got you covered with our rundown of apps to make you more productive (and more awesome). The post 10 Apps to make you more productive: Evernote, Feedly, IFTTT appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Is Facebook Messenger set to become fully standalone app?

    Chris Price
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    Is the Facebook Messenger app set to become a fully standalone messaging app like Skype. Looks that way with the announcement yesterday that some users will be able to sign up with a phone number instead of having to be a Facebook user. The post Is Facebook Messenger set to become fully standalone app? appeared first on ShinyShiny.
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  • 5 driving gadgets for the summer getaway – including EE Buzzard 2 and Cobra Drive HD ‘DashCams’

    Chris Price
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:24 am
    Planning to get abroad in the car this summer to beat the airport queues? Or maybe you just want a staycation with a long drive to the coast or to a camp site in the wilderness. Keeping the car packed with snacks and drinks is one thing. But the latest driving tech provides peace of mind, safety and even relief from boredom along the way. Chris Price reports TyrePilot Available from from £179.99 with four wheel sensors Reduce the chances of a puncture and save money by testing your car’s tyre pressure. In 2014, the RAC attended almost two million breakdowns in the UK and…
  • Ford announces in car video camera technology so you can see around corners

    Chris Price
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
    Earlier in the week we wrote about a Samsung prototype safety truck that features four large screens on the back to give vehicles a clear view of the road ahead if they want to overtake. Now Ford has announced a technology that enables you to see around corners in order to help prevent collisions.  Installed in the front grille of the car,  Ford’s Front Split View Camera offers a 180-degree view of traffic approaching which drivers would otherwise have to edge forwards to see. It’s available on the all-new S-MAX and Galaxy vehicles and features a telescopic jetwasher on the tiny…
  • Design of the day: shaved head motorbike helmet

    Chris Price
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:44 am
    How terrifying. When I first saw this image on Design Boom I really thought it was half of someone’s head after a motorbike crash. It looked so realistic. Turns out – thankfully – it’s just a rather life-like motorbike helmet. Designed by Dubai-based designer Jyo John Muller, there arefour variations available including a motorcycle cap with ears and earrings, a simple bicycle style with shaved brunette hair, and a vintage safety hat with attached goggles stretching over the surface of the skin. Guaranteed to turn heads when you’re riding your motorbike, the…
  • Design of the day: Roy Harpaz toc ‘vertical record player’

    Chris Price
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Yesterday we looked at a beautiful state of the art computer keyboard on Kickstarter made out of Maple. Today’s design comes courtesy of Design Boom and is a vertical record player called toc. Created by industrial designer Roy Harpaz, this walnut-based design features a linear tracking system to capture the good old analogue sound and can be controlled with a remote control or LED touch buttons on the front panel. Users can easily skip between tracks, thanks to a sensor that scans the tracks on each vinyl inserted. It can even play warped records (vinyl records that have been bent over…
  • John Lewis unveils new mobile strategy – including 25 strong SIM free range and Vodafone partnership

    Chris Price
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:33 am
    Over 25 of the most popular SIM free smartphones available to buy from SIM free iPhone mobile handsets to go on sale online and in John Lewis Oxford Street from early July. Includes 2-year guarantee Vodafone mobile contracts to go on sale in John Lewis Cheadle from August. Includes 2 years’ worth of Accidental Damage Cover at no extra cost Vodafone mobile contracts to go on sale in John Lewis Oxford Street from late September/early October. Includes 2 years’ worth of Accidental Damage Cover at no extra cost Popular ‘middle class’ retailer John Lewis is…
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  • 3DR Solo Drone with GoPro control features

    Andru Edwards
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    It’s no argument that one of the biggest gadget sensations right now. That’s understandable, what with the cool-factor combination of flying a radio-controlled craft and the ability to record footage from places you’d never be able to take your DSLR. Be it for casual fun or business purposes, they’re fun toys (or tools, depending on how you look at it.) Just be sure to be aware of your local laws regarding the flying of drones. Continue reading 3DR Solo Drone with GoPro control features Tags: 3dr, 3dr solo, best buy, cameras, drone, drones, gopro, 3DR Solo Drone with…
  • LG G4 hands-on first impressions

    Andru Edwards
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    When looking at the overall landscape of smartphones in the US, most casual conversation is dominated by talk of Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S—currently that means the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6. The thing is, though, that there are other great phones out there that deserve to be a part of the conversation. Last year, my favorite Android phone was the LG G3, and I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on the successor ever since LG announced it. As most know, I’m one of the rare people who owns multiple smartphones. I didn’t need the LG G4,…
  • Where to see an exclusive Jurassic World 4K Ultra HD clip

    Andru Edwards
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    When Jurassic Park was originally released back when I was a kid, I thought it was one of the best movies I had ever seen (in fact, it probably was, given my young age!) Seeing dinosaurs look so realistic was something you had to see, and the only way to truly experience the scope of the movie and the details in the CGI was to see it in a movie theater. Now, here we are some 22 years later, and fourth movie in the series, Jurassic World, is set to be released in a week-and-a-half. Television technology has evolved to the point where the home viewing of today rivals the cinema experience of…
  • Best Buy in-store events offering first-hand look at 4K Ultra HD

    Andru Edwards
    30 May 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Television manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio are betting big on 2015 being a breakout year for Ultra HD 4K televisions. If you’re unfamiliar, 4K TVs deliver video content at 2160p. That’s 3840×2160 pixels, which means it’s hitting you with 4x the resolution of the 1080p (1920x1080 pixels) set you’re likely already used to. Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube are already pumping out 4K content, with more to come. It all may sound great, but it’s really something you need to see for yourself to…
  • Watch OS 1.0.1 update now available for Apple Watch

    Andru Edwards
    19 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    Apple has just released the first software update for the Apple Watch. You can upgrade to Watch OS 1.0.1 by going through the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. To update: Launch the Apple Watch app Go into General Select Software Update Tap Download and Install Aside from general performance improvements and bug fixes, Watch OS 1.0.1 brings improved performance for: Siri Measuring stand activity Calculating calories for indoor cycling and rowing workouts Distance and pace during outdoor walk and run workouts Accessibility Third-party apps Display support for new diverse emoji characters…
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  • iOS 9 and the Information Ecosystem

    Kyle Baxter
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Earlier this month, Apple introduced iOS 9 with new search and Siri features. In iOS 9, users will be able to search for both specific activities and content that is contained in iOS applications. What this means is that users should be able to search for “sunburn” to find information on how to treat sunburns that is provided by iOS medical applications, and tapping the item will immediately launch it in the application. Additionally, these features will allow users to reference whatever they are looking at in a reminder they create through Siri. That is, when looking at an Amazon…
  • Shouting Fire in a Theater

    Kyle Baxter
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Today is an excellent day to re-read Ken White’s excellent overview of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr’s oft-referenced “shouting fire in a theater” quote: Holmes’ quote is the most famous and pervasive lazy cheat in American dialogue about free speech.
  • Elon Musk May Unveil Mars Colony Plans This Year

    Kyle Baxter
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:34 pm
    During a Reddit AMA earlier this week, Elon Musk said he hopes to announce his Mars transport system plans. As you’d expect, I’m incredibly excited about this. We are still obviously a long ways away from the first manned mission to Mars, but there is finally substantive work being done to get us there. Of course, NASA announced late last year that the Orion space capsule is a part of their plan toward a manned mission to Mars, which is terribly exciting. Humans conducting experiments on Mars and exploring the planet is something I hope to see before I die. But Musk and SpaceX, I…
  • ‡ A Jovian Dream

    Kyle Baxter
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Jupiter beckons in the distance, a small light, the greatest planet of all I stare through the window, timeless, as the light slowly grows larger I wonder what it will be like to see it with my own eyes Swirls of orange and red and brown, a globe so large I can’t comprehend The Jovian moons circling around the greatest planet of all, enraptured, Captured It is growing larger through the window Through the window that separates me from the void, Separates warmth and air and life from emptiness and death This is what we have constructed To ferry us across the great emptiness of space It…
  • 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…
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  • OLED Technologies & Solutions files for bankruptcy

    Ron Mertens
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:21 am
    According to my sources, OLED Technologies & Solutions BV, an OLED display manufacturing solution provider, has filed for bankruptcy. This is a sad ending to a long standing OLED company that started out as OTB Display years ago. OTS offered a total solution for OLED display manufacturing: in-line OLED printed display manufacturing systems, backplane and display product development, OLED device, stack, and ink development, process development expertise and display characterization and improvement. The company developed a fully automated printed OLED processing line, the PCAP-20, and…
  • Reports from Korea claim that Apple may adopt OLEDs in the 2018 iPhone

    Ron Mertens
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:51 am
    Reports from Korea suggest Apple is considering to use an OLED display in the 2018 iPhone. The main reason that is quoted is that Apple wants to improve the saturation and brightness of their mobile phone displays.According to the reports, LG Display may be chosen as the main OLED supplier. LG Display's current small-sized OLED capacity is very small, and so the company will convert its LCD facilities in Gumi to produce OLED displays, with mass production reached by the end of 2017. Read more about Reports from Korea claim that Apple may adopt OLEDs in the 2018 iPhone
  • Researchers claim new method can increase OLED efficiency by 3,000%

    Ron Mertens
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:43 am
    Researchers from Korea's Ulsan Institute of Technology announced that they have developed a new technique that can improve the efficiency of Iridium-doped phosphorescent emitters by more than 30 times. The team explained that this dramatic increase in efficiency was achieved by a new method to synthesize molecules - which resulted in "stronger" molecules. More precisely, the researchers created an emitter molecule in which the two carborane units were thethered by an alkylene linker. Read more about Researchers claim new method can increase OLED efficiency by 3,000%
  • Samsung's AMOLED power consumption analyzed, GS4 to GS6

    Ron Mertens
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    Anandtech posted an interesting article discussing the power consumption of Samsung's AMOLED displays, from the GS4 to the GS6. The basic results are show in the graph below, which compares the power consumption of a completely white screen at different brightness levels:You can see that The GS4 is by far the worst performing screen of the bunch. Samsung is consistently improving its AMOLED displays, but from the GS5 onwards it also introduced PSR (Panel Self Refresh) functionality which helps reduce power consumption on static images. Read more about Samsung's AMOLED power consumption…
  • Google to help LG promote OLED TVs to high-end consumers

    Ron Mertens
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    LG Electronics announced that it is going to cooperate with Google in promoting its OLED TVs. LG will use YouTube and other Google tools to help increase OLED TV awareness, targeting the global high-end consumer market (estimated at around 100 million).LGD aims to produce 600,000 OLED TVs in 2015 and 1.5 million in 2016. Some reports say that LG's OLED sales are lower than expected - which may explain why LG is attempting a global marketing push. LGE recently reduced $1,000 from its 2015-model UHD 55" curved OLED TV, but OLED prices are still considerably higher than competing LCD models.Read…
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  • Crocus raised $21 million, has over 250 sensor customers, will break even in Q1 2016

    19 Jun 2015 | 1:56 am
    Crocus Technology has secured $21 million in a new financing round. All of Crocus’ historical French and international investors participated in the round, including NanoDimension, Innovation Capital, IdInvest Partners, and Rusnano. Founded in 2004, Crocus has raised $194 million to date.Crocus says that since it began producing MLU-based magnetic sensors in mid-2014, they have over 250 customers. The new capital will help Crocus to deploy its sensor product line in the key target markets: industrial, consumer electronics, automotive and solutions for IoT. Crocus will also strengthen…
  • Koyo Electronics adopts Everspin's MRAM for their new Direct Logic PLC

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:26 am
    Everspin announced that Koyo Electronics Industries adopted their MRAM chips in their new battery-free Direct Logic 205 (DL205) Series Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). The DL205 is Koyo's most configurable and versatile solution in their portfolio. Everspin's MRAM enables data integrity and reliability in harsh environments, and instant event save in the event of a power loss and without the need for a battery.The DL205 uses Everspin's 1-Megabit parallel interface (MR0A16A) MRAM chip.
  • Everspin appoints a new chief financial officer

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:49 am
    Everspin Technologies announced it has appointed Jeff Winzeler as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Winzeler joins Everspin from Avnera, a privately held semiconductor company specializing in analog and digital SoCs, and he served as CFO at several public companies.In January 2015 Everspin closed a $29 million funding round, led by Global Foundries and Western Digital Capital, and the company is ramping up STT-MRAM production, and busy accelerating and delivering perpendicular and Gigabit ST-MRAM to the market. It's possible that Everspin is also gearing up towards an IPO and…
  • STT-MRAM MTJ cells can be used to mimick the human brain's synapses

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Researchers from France's Universite Paris-Sud and the CEA institute say that the probabilistic nature of STT-MRAM devices can be used to create synapses-like neuro system. This can be used to create efficient devices that mimic the human's brain method of operation.MRAM cells (or MTJs) store data using electrons magnetic spin. The technology uses stochastic switching, and so to be sure that a bit is set, you have to applying a current in the MTJ for a long enough time (to increase the probability of the spin changes). In these new experiments, the researchers take advantage of the stochastic…
  • Keysight Technologies to launch an STT-MRAM test solution product developed in collaboration with Tohoku and the CIES

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Keysight Technologies announced it will launch STT-MRAM test solution products, developed in collaboration with Tohoku University and the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic System (CIES).Keysight says that they aim to release the test solution in early 2016. This will address "various challenges in industry".Source: Tohoku University
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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,…
  • 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…
  • How to Best Leverage Your Webinar

    18 Feb 2013 | 5:06 pm
    You’ve drawn up and refined your message, crafted your slides, rehearsed, posted it on, and you’re a week out from presenting on your favorite webinar platform.    But how do you make sure your audience shows up? And once it’s over, what are you going to do with that time investment? First, your audience, like your teenage son, needs to be reminded of their commitment. Make sure that you select a webinar platform with an automated reminder system. Ideally, it would have the ability to send an email upon registration, a day before the event, an hour before the…
  • Steps to Host a Webinar for Generating Business Leads and Enhancing Sales

    14 Jan 2013 | 7:24 pm
    Conducting your first webinar is a daunting task but everyone has to start somewhere. It takes a lot of hard work to host a successful webinars that will effectively create an overwhelming number of sales.  You should remember that conducting successful webinar is advantageous for your business.  Thus, while communicating your message, you should be strategic as well as tactical. Being strategic indicates that everything you do should be relevant to the business goals of your organization.  You should also be tactical so that you always put the correct message in the correct channel and…
  • When Should You Host a Paid Webinar?

    18 Oct 2012 | 9:45 am
    The decision of conducting a paid webinar and how much you should charge for your webinar depends on your business goals.  If you are planning to promote a product or service or to develop your business leads, a free webinar would be the right choice for you as it helps in maximizing the number of audience who participate in the webinar.  Thus, many start-up companies prefer offering their expertise free of cost to obtain more registrations to increase the number of participants. Moreover, a free webinar is much easier to implement as the host doesn’t have to take the pain of processing…
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    Tech Cocktail

  • Quadjobs: Connecting Colleges with Communities

    Lauren Zeien
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The average college student is faced with many firsts, one of which (and probably the most major) is a new city & new way of life. For some students it’s a great way to fully dive into the college experience – for others it’s a nightmare. For millions of college students, they have to work to either pay for tuition or lifestyle needs. The ongoing challenge is to secure job that will be flexible, pay enough & be safe. Enter Quadjobs – the job marketplace exclusively connecting students with employees offering full-time, part-time, hourly, event based – you…
  • Get Answers to All Of Your Cannabis Queries with CannaSOS

    Kristin Pryor
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Marijuana is a complex plant. Maybe you plan to partake for medical or recreational purposes, and want to do be well versed about what you’re putting in your body. Or maybe you’re a grower or distributor and want to interact with other experts, or brush up on certain strains you may be less familiar with. No matter what your exact needs, there is now a place (or an app for you Android folks) where you can get answers to your questions, do research, or simply connect with other enthusiasts. CannaSOS is a company out of Toronto that believes in the power of medical marijuana.
  • Tune: a Wearable that Analyzes Running Technique

    Kristin Pryor
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    As a runner (or, someone who occasionally likes to believe she’s a runner) and as a person who loves pretty much any device that helps me quantify myself, I am very intrigued by the newest product from Kinematix: a wearable device for runners called Tune. Tune claims to help runners improve their performance by offering detailed analysis of their technique as well as customized exercise plans. The product is an insole that fits inside your sneaker. It has a built-in electronic sensor for monitoring that connects with smart phones and smart watches. Here are a few of the features…
  • The 10 Worst Kinds of Software Developers

    Ronald Barba
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    What are the traits that make up a bad software developer? In a question first posed to the Quora community back in 2010, the topic of what characteristics make or break a software developer is still very much relevant to this day (indeed, considering the preponderance of software developers in many parts of the country, it’s arguably become much more relevant in today’s conversations). While the question has been openly and widely debated since it was first posted to the Q&A platform, there is one answer that we believe accurately describes the 10 worst kinds of software…
  • Personalities Tell Powerful Stories, and Win Awards

    Will Schmidt
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Earlier in June Unilever Foundry and Lions Innovation went out in an attempt to quantify the top 50 marketing tech startups that are helping brands better connect, engage, and relate with people. It was no easy task, but they recently released their final list of 50 that made the cut. To be chosen, each startup needed to have met the following criteria: Be innovative and truly disruptive, clearly differentiated from competitors already in the market Be relevant and interesting to the Brand & Marketing industry Incorporation within the last 5 years Raised less than $10 million in equity…
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • Microsoft Planning to Buy AMD - Rumor

    Softpedia News (Horia Despa)
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Rumor has it that in an effort to start its chip design operations, Microsoft may acquire Advanced Micro Devices, according to a source close to KitGuru. It appears that Microsoft initiated the talks several months ago, claimed the source. Talk results remain unclear. Apparently this move, if true, will h... (read more)
  • CPU Wars 2.0, The Sequel to CPU Wars 1.0 is Here

    Softpedia News (Horia Despa)
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    Yes, in case you didn't know CPU Wars has a sequel! And, yes there is an original CPU Wars that was made in 2011 by a bunch of guys during a coffee break.  CPU Wars 1.0 managed to gather enough money on Kickstarter and reached enough popularity during its existence to actually require a sequel. And here it is: CPU Wars 2.0. It basically turned fantasy creatures into microprocessors of all shapes and sizes claiming with no small degree of amusement that you "only have to put... (read more)
  • 64GB Windows PC Stick Launched by Mouse Computer

    Softpedia News (Horia Despa)
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    Another Intel Atom powered PC-on-a-stick, this time made by Japanese manufacturer Mouse Computer, has just gotten revealed. Coming strong with the trend set by Intel's own Compute Stick,
  • Zidoo X9 First Android Box That Lets You Record Stuff with HDMI Input

    Softpedia News (Horia Despa)
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:07 am
    Android boxes are rather common these days. With an HDMI output, it lets you run Android apps on a TV. However, few are those that will let you record videos through an HDMI input. The Zidoo X9 is one of them. Selling at about $120, it allows you to record videos on its internal storage or a USB drive or HDD. Videos recorded can be at 720p and 1080p resolutions and can be saved as MP4 or TS files. The only drawback is you can't schedule rec... (read more)
  • Peplink Rolls Out Firmware 6.2.1 and 3.5.2 for Its Routers and APs, Respectively

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    Today, Peplink has made available two new firmware packages targeted at its routers and access points, namely versions 6.2.1 and 3.5.2, respectively, which includes a huge number of new features, fixes, and improvements. When it comes to the AP firmware, this version changes default SSID from “Open” to WPA2, and resolves the event where the device wasn’t able to associate to an SSID using WPA2 Enterprise authentication (after an extended usage period). As for the routers... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Upcoming Canadian Tech Events

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:43 pm
      Looking for something tech-related to do in the next few weeks? We’ve chosen a few of our favourite upcoming tech events happening across Canada. TechTO July Meetup This meetup brings members of Toronto’s tech community together for networking, drinks, demos and presentations. There will be six short talks by local tech leaders from a variety of different fields and there’s also food and drinks. The goal? “To collectively advance our city’s booming tech scene.” It’s at Telus House Executive Boardroom in Toronto on July 6. The Future of Cloud…
  • One Canadian Startup Among Initial Investments of Amazon's Alexa Fund

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Amazon recently announced the Alexa Fund, up to $100 million in investments to support developers, manufacturers, and startups who are passionate about creating new experiences designed around the human voice. The Alexa Fund—named for Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo—is open to anyone with an innovative idea for how voice technology can improve customers’ lives.  “Experiences designed around the human voice will fundamentally improve the way people use technology,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO. SEE ALSO: Mojio…
  • BitGold Announces Platform Launch in the United States

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:43 pm
    BitGold has launched its platform in the US. As of today, US residents can sign up on the BitGold platform and buy, sell, or redeem gold using BitGold’s Aurum payment and settlement technology. US residents will also have access to the BitGold mobile app and a prepaid card when these features launch "over the coming weeks," according to the Toronto-based company, but send and receive gold payment features are not initially available in the US. The BitGold platform offers solutions to the challenge of transacting with fully allocated and securely vaulted gold. It recently went public.
  • Canadian Angels Invested $90 Million Across 181 Companies in 2014, Report Finds

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Angel investor groups made 237 investments in 181 companies across Canada in 2014, amounting to $90.5 million, with an additional $110.4 million of funding leveraged into the investments, according to an annual report from the National Angel Capital Organization. “We’re deeply encouraged by the results of this year’s report, which shows that the increasing connectivity of our member Angels is helping to provide Canadian companies with the capital they need to continue growing locally,” said Yuri Navarro, NACO Executive Director. “In addition to the large amount…
  • Vancouver's Metafor Acquired by Splunk

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Splunk has acquired Metafor. The San Francisco data company acquired the Vancouver-based provider of anomaly-detection and behavioral-analytics technology for IT and security operations for two reasons. First, the deal will allow Splunk to expand capabilities in IT operations and security incident and event management, with machine-learning capabilities deployable today for advanced anomaly detection, and potentially applicable tomorrow in emerging aspects of machine learning. Second, Splunk has no presence in western Canada, so the acquisition will help it build a broader BC presence. The…
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  • Facebook Updates Feed Algorithm To Show More Relevant Videos

    Bree Brouwer
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Facebook has a new way of figuring out if users want to see more videos. The social media site, which now boasts over 4 billion video views per day, has tweaked its News Feed algorithms to show more video content on feeds for users who take specific actions. Facebook’s News Feed currently tracks the videos each user watches and the watch time for each video.Users who frequently watch clips see newvideos higher up in their feeds, while those who don’t watch videos nearly as often see them farther down the screen. Facebook also considers user actions such as liking a video or sharing it as…
  • 21 Million Viewers Watched Nearly 12 Million Hours Of E3 Coverage On Twitch [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Sam Gutelle
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:04 pm
    During this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), YouTube attracted a big audience with a live stream that pulled in eight million views in its first 12 hours of coverage. Not to be outdone, Twitch is also boasting its own big E3 numbers. The live streaming site dedicated to video game content shared an infographic breaking down the nearly 12 million hours of watch time its E3-related streams received. The 11.98 million hours of watch time came from more than 21 million unique viewers. At peak viewership, 840,000 people concurrently streamed E3 content, and as Twitch notes, that…
  • YouTube Will Soon Introduce Ten New Features For Creators

    Bree Brouwer
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:39 pm
    YouTube will bring plenty of creator-focused updates to its platform within the year. Google’s online video site has given a behind-the-scenes look at ten new features and improvements it is bringing to the YouTube platform. For starters, Google’s online video site plans to implement Creator Community forums where users can connect, collaborate, and swap advice. YouTube has improved the Creator Academy’s functionality so creators can more easily search the 50+ training videos and personalize their learning experience. YouTube’s app will also boast new features for creators, such as…
  • ‘Minions’ Sing A Happy Tune At YouTube Space New York

    Sam Gutelle
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:38 pm
    As the theatrical release date for their latest big screen bow approaches, Despicable Me’s minions are making a splash on YouTube. The yellow, tic-tac shaped animated characters, who will star in the upcoming feature film Minions, have also appeared in videos shot on sets at the YouTube Spaces in New York and Los Angeles. The production of Minions-related YouTube videos is the latest example of what has become a common partnership between movie studios and YouTube content creators. The studios–in this case Universal–provide sets and props related to upcoming films, which become…
  • Tomorrow @ Tubefilter Meetup: Making The Jump To Paid Video with Vimeo On Demand

    Drew Baldwin
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Video advertising has long-dominated the online video industry as the primary income source for content creators—revenue sharing initiatives like YouTube’s revolutionary Partner Program have laid the foundational framework for the entire Multi-Channel Network industry. But as our industry has matured, revenue opportunities have also diversified. Our past Tubefilter Meetups have explored the wide range of ways that creators are building their businesses: from integrated brand campaigns, book deals, television shows, touring and appearances, exclusive platform windows, and…
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  • 5 Reasons You Don’t Have Volunteers

    Blessing Mpofu
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Without volunteers, churches would never be able to fulfil God’s mission in their communities. Serving is critical for growth for both the givers and receivers that results from service. Skilled volunteers can be some of the most difficult to recruit. Graphic designers, developers and such, can be as scarce as they are needed. Why you don’t have the volunteers you need is not a mystery or a difficult challenge to address. Besides general scarcity, there are other reasons you might not have the skilled volunteers you need. 1) Never Asked This is one of the most obvious and…
  • The Power of Visual Content [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    I love visual content. There, I said it. Whether it is infographics, videos, Pinterest, or memes, I prefer them to text-only posts nearly every time. I have always been a creative type stuck in the mind of an analyst and programmer, but truly the creative in me needs let out on occasion. So what is it about these types of mediums that make them so effective? The infographic below has some great statistics, I have highlighted three of my favorite: 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual and is processed 60,000x faster. That’s a good enough reason on its own. 93% of all…
  • Sunday Morning Social Media & Church Websites [Podcast #60]

    Eric Dye
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Are you using your church website and social media? How are you using it to promote and connect your church’s digital presence with the Sunday morning service? Tell us in the comments below and let us begin! [Subscribe via iTunes | Stitcher | RSS | Proudly Hosted on Buzzsprout] Join-in the discussion: #cmagcast Links & Stuff Here are some links that may be of help on this subject… 6 Delicious Ingredients for Your Church Hashtag 10 Ways to Create Shareable Social Media Images 16 Great Examples of Church Facebook Posts Why Content Is Not the Focus of Social Media Sensible…
  • ‘Faithful’ by Newsong [Saturday Morning Review]

    Michael Ernest
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Newsong’s latest album took me by surprise. I had the album sitting in a folder somewhere on my laptop for the longest time because it wasn’t one of those “anticipated” albums. I was in no rush to review it, or even listen to it. How wrong and ignorant I was. Although the “Faithful” album wasn’t ushered in with bells and whistles (which would have given me a proper heads-up), it is one of the best live records I have heard in 2015. Yes, this record is that brilliant. Faithful by Newsong From start to the finish every song complements the other, and together…
  • The Power of the Influential Church Goer [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    An influential customer is a little different for a church than it is for a business. Yes, congregation members and visitors tithe, but we do so out of our heart and command by God. So what if we looked at this as a congregation member influencing their friends on Facebook or YouTube? What if in your church service you asked everyone for 2 minutes to tweet or Instagram invite people to come to church next week? Now that I have your attention, here are three stats to consider for making your congregation influential for you: The average customer will influence 42 people for each positive…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • PharmaMar initiates the phase III study CORAIL for PM1183 in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Pharmamar) The anticancer compound PM1183 will be assessed in a Phase III international study to investigate safety and efficacy in women with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.
  • 5th International Congress of Myology March 14th - 18th, 2016

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (AFM-Téléthon) AFM-Téléthon is organizing, from 14th to 18th March 2016, its 5th International Congress of Myology at the Lyon Convention Centre. Held for the first time in 2000, this international congress of myology brings together the world's leading experts of the discipline. During its last edition, in 2011, 800 experts from 37 different nationalities gathered and more than 400 posters were presented.
  • Theranos -- a healthcare industry revolution or a marketing phenomenon?

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (De Gruyter Open) Professor of Clinical Biochemistry Eleftherios P. Diamandis looks over the science behind innovative and revolutionary blood tests invented by Elizabeth Holmes that could apparently reinvent the lab diagnostics. Through scrupulous examination of five key issues, he reaches the conclusion that many of the company's claims do not stand up to scientific review.
  • Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Waterloo) A physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for decades.
  • Improving rice flour to aid food poverty

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Society for Experimental Biology) A new, high-quality rice flour could help towards aiding global food poverty. 'This rice flour serves not only as an alternative to wheat flour for those with wheat intolerance, but could also help to overcome the global food problem in the future,' says Dr. Yayoi Onda, Yamagata University, Japan, one of the researchers behind this work.
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  • Here's What Jurassic World Would Look Like Starring Cats Instead of Dinosaurs

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:45 pm
    What do you get when you cross box-office hit Jurassic World with a bunch of furry felines? Purassic World, of course! Tumblr user khanandkittens has been photoshopping kittens into Jurassic Park photos for ages, and a new batch of photos was rolled out with the new movie last week. Scroll through the gallery to see Chris Pratt with all the kitties, and make sure to check out khanandkittens' original Jurassic Park gallery.
  • This Super Mario Cafe Is Every Nintendo Fan's Dream Come True

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    It's been 30 years since Super Mario first tried to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser's Castle and the celebrations surrounding the anniversary continue, including a Super Mario cafe now open in Japan. Three Tower Records stores are hosting a limited two-week cafe featuring foods like a Mario latte, a superstar omelet, and other delightful foods and drinks that will includes characters from the Super Mario Bros. world. The cafes are open until July in three locations in Japan - Omotesando, Shibuya, and Ebisu. Anyone who visits and buys a meal or drink will also receive one of the eight…
  • How to Know If the Air Around You Is Making You Sick

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:24 pm
    This product can track elements in the air that are making you sick - PureWow You can thank other drivers on the road with this gadget - HuffPost Tech These gamers aren't playing around with their high-tech setups - TechEBlog What your Google searches and tweets say about your health - BuzzFeed Geeky This computer screen trick will help you sleep better - Kim Komando What 1 woman thought "freezing her eggs" meant - POPSUGAR Love & Sex
  • Google's New Photo App Is a Major Game-Changer

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Google just changed the photo game. At a recent Google I/O conference, the company announced a new app called Google Photos that you'll want to download immediately. Here's what's great about it: You can back up and store unlimited high-quality photos and videos for free(!) To do this, it will compress photos and video at a high definition - photos at 16 megapixels and videos at 1080p You can auto-organize and search by categories like people and place and event (ie. basketball game) You can select photos to share by tapping and moving your finger over the pictures Within the app, you can…
  • How to Get Apple's New Music-Streaming Service Tomorrow

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Apple's anticipated music streaming service, called Apple Music, will officially launch June 30. You'll need to update your iPhone to iOS 8.4, which becomes available at 11 a.m. EDT, before getting to hear the first broadcast of the Beats1 radio station at 12 p.m. EDT. The information, along with a Facebook event, was posted and tweeted by Senior Apple Music Director Ian Rogers. The original announcement of Apple Music came at the Worldwide Developer's Conference in early June, with Jimmy Iovine, one of the music industry's leading record producers, going over the product's features. Drake…
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    EU Policy Blog

  • The Latest Picture of the Threat Landscape in the European Union – part 1

    Tim Rains
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:32 am
    I had the opportunity to visit with some European based customers when I spoke at the RSA Unplugged conference in London just a few weeks ago. Many of the customers I met with were very interested in a deep dive into the types of threats we see in the region. I have written about the threat landscape in Europe and European Union (EU) extensively over the years, including the articles below:
  • Building Trust: Cyber-Solutions for Europe

    Jan Neutze
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister, Luxembourg Last week, Microsoft partnered with POLITICO to host the first Annual Cybersecurity Summit. The event comes at a key moment in time. Cybersecurity has never been higher on the political agenda in the EU and globally. And with good reason. This month’s cyber-attack on the U.S. Federal Government personnel office, which led to the information of around 4 million federal workers being stolen, is unfortunately not an isolated incident. This event reminds us once again of the importance of governments and companies ensuring the highest levels of…
  • Wanted: Strong Leadership for Secure Cyberspace

    Scott Charney
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    In November of last year, the high-profile hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment resulted in the mass release of confidential information and the disruption of IT systems. This widely publicized event is one of many where a government has been accused of a damaging cyberattack. Therein lies the discontinuity. While cybercriminals of course act in disregard of the common good, governments are supposed to be different. Governments are supposed to protect the national security, public safety and economic prosperity of their own citizens and, even further, they are supposed to promote…
  • Trust and Transparency: Building Blocks for the Digital Single Market

    Jan Neutze
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    What is trust? As defined in the dictionary, it consists of a firm and assured belief in the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. But this hardly does justice to the importance of a principle which underpins every human and social interaction. Trust is fundamental to the functioning of our societies and economies. Even more so in today’s increasingly inter-connected world. Unsurprisingly, building confidence and trust online is a key pillar of the recently unveiled Digital Single Market strategy, an ambitious plan which aims to help Europe reap the benefits of…
  • Microsoft Transparency Center opens in Brussels

    Matt Thomlinson
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:11 am
    Governments around the world are under increased and increasing pressure to protect their citizens and critical assets from cyber-attack. Ensuring the defense of national infrastructure from online threats calls for a high level of openness and cooperation between public and private sectors. Throughout our history, Microsoft has helped governments build and deploy more secure IT infrastructure and services to protect their citizens and national economies. As part of this investment, I’m excited to announce the opening of the Microsoft Transparency Center in Brussels, the latest step in the…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • JScreenFix – get those stuck pixels back in motion

    Donyae Coles
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Lots of terrible things can happen to your computer monitor. It could short out. Your cat could knock it over with his extra-large cat body. There are all kinds of calamities but some aren’t as devastating as others. Like when you get a stuck pixel. Or 20. JScreenFix is the online tool that can help you with that minor issue. Stuck pixels are the bright color dots that don’t change when the rest [...] 201 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • TrackR – track everything with this simple attachment

    Donyae Coles
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Losing things really bites. Technology is finally starting to help out with real world problems like where you put your keys at and whether or not you left your umbrella in a café. The TrackR is a small device that can help you keep all your personal belongings present and accounted for. TrackR is about the size of a quarter that clips on to whatever you want to keep track of. [...] 218 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Crystal Wash – do your laundry without the hassle of detergent

    Donyae Coles
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Everyone has to do laundry. It’s constant and so is buying detergent. Crystal Wash won’t stop the flood of laundry but it may save you some money on detergent. Crystal Wash Is a small globe that goes into your wash. It’s filled with bits of Bio Ceramics which work by raising the pH balance in the water. This causes the dirt on your clothes to soak off naturally. It also creates a natural sort [...] 201 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Ferret posts this week

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. BeOn – these cool light bulbs are also a home security system – The convergence of smart light… SwiftKey Keyboard – give new life to your smartphone keyboard [FREEWARE] – You don’t have to use the… Ecostone – a Bluetooth speaker for a rough and tumble life – Your average person is [...] 349 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • BeOn – these cool light bulbs are also a home security system

    27 Jun 2015 | 2:33 am
    The convergence of smart light bulbs and home security had to happen eventually. So no surprises to hear that an enterprising US company has come up with an elegant product which combines the best of sensor and LED tech to produce the BeOn light bulb. The device goes way beyond most ‘smart‘ bulbs to offer a really valuable set of tools to protect your home. The bulb provides the same level of illumination as a 60W [...] 292 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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    Network World Alpha Doggs

  • iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Nixing those homely antenna lines; flexible displays on the way?

    28 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    I thought I very well might need a new iPhone after spending this past week in Delaware at the crazy Firefly music festival during which we had to be evacuated one night because of a tornado warning. But everything turned out well, my iPhone 5 is intact, and now I can take my time awaiting iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 rumors to morph into reality. No more ugly antenna lines on the iPhone? Speculation swirled over the past week about Apple possibly ditching those homely plastic lines across the back of your iPhone…that you probably never noticed in the first place. But the plastic is practical:…
  • My Firefly music festival iPhone survival kit

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    Bob Brown/NetworkWorld Heading from outside Boston to Dover, Del., last week for the 4-day Firefly musical festival with another adult and four teenagers, I had lots more to think about than iPhone charging. But I did have iPhone charging needs on my mind.So before I went, I arranged to have Kensington send me a couple of their gadgets to help me weather the festival and some pretty serious storms.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Happy Father's Day, from the Father of Hyperconvergence

    21 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    One thing that's cool about my job as a tech business publication editor is getting to meet industry pioneers, as I did by phone this past week with Mohit Aron, widely considered to be the Father of Hyperconvergence as a co-founder of Nutanix and now the founder and CEO of startup Cohesity (you can read my Q&A with Aron here). Over the years I've met a bunch of industry Fathers, including Bob Metcalfe of Ethernet fame and Vint Cerf of Internet fame, as well as industry Mothers, like Radia Perlman of Spanning Tree fame.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Apple gets funny, iOS 9 drops hints

    14 Jun 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Humor alert! Humor alert! Yes, as it relates to Apple.And I’m not talking about the standard eye-rolling stuff of corporate dog-and-pony shows such as last week’s Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. Nope, here we have Apple enlisting the aid of former SNL comic Bill Hader, who shares a humorous behind-the-scenes peek at what could have been at WWDC… Alas, there were no iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 rumors in there, just a goat and some larger-than-life fingers. But the actual WWDC’s introduction of iOS 9 did spark speculation about the next flagship iPhones.To…
  • I knew it: Commissioner Gordon and EMC Chief Joe Tucci are twins after all!

    11 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    I've suspected for years that EMC chief Joe Tucci and Neil Hamilton, who played Commissioner Gordon in the 1960s Batman TV series, were one in the same. And now, thanks to a Microsoft brainiac's website, I've been sort of vindicated.Apparently, there's a 78% chance that the two are related.The site, TwinsOrNot, uses Microsoft's newish Face Recognition API, which was introduced at Build 2015. TwinsOrNot is the machine learning-enabled creation of Microsoft employee Mat Velloso, who reportedly built it in 4 hours.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Blog

  • Single biggest productivity tool I have used in a decade and its free

    4 Jun 2015 | 8:27 am
    If you are Tech guy or a Business person like me, you probably spend a large part of your day with your favorite browser. Yet browser technology haven’t changed much in years. One of the biggest problem I face with all browser is how the tab content becomes hidden as you open more than few .... Original source  : Single biggest productivity tool I have used in a decade and its free.
  • Want to learn a simple trick to make your Window Desktop snappier?

    4 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    I have seen and also well documented that Windows slows down with large number of files on your Desktop. I have observed the same for Linux too. The most likely reason is Windows caches the Desktop related resources in memory which can affect your performance negatively when are too many items on your Desktop. The trick .... Original source  : Want to learn a simple trick to make your Window Desktop snappier?.
  • Solution: Firefox Hanging / Freezing on Linux

    Angsuman Chakraborty
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    I use CentOS 5.5 as my Desktop OS. Cent OS is a very stable Linux OS and is widely used in servers worldwide. And yet my Firefox used to regularly crash. By crash I mean the machine freezes up completely. Only recourse is to either reboot it or somehow execute the kill ... Read more >>>.
  • Microsoft Plans to Say Hello to Your Windows 10 Passwords

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    With Windows Hello, users can scan their face, iris or fingerprint to verify identity and access their devices. Microsoft announced yesterday two components of Windows 10, its next operating system, that will help users log into both hardware and digital services. Windows 10 will support Fast Identity Online (FIDO) 2.0 specification. Microsoft will introduce an automatic biometric .... Source  : Microsoft Plans to Say Hello to Your Windows 10 Passwords.
  • Apple TV: Apple Plans to Launch Low-Cost Web TV Service with 25 Channels in September

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    Apple Inc. plans to build an online television service are coming into sharper focus. Shares in Apple rose by more than 1 per cent yesterday after reports that the iPhone maker was preparing to do battle with the big US cable companies by introducing a cheap online TV service ( Apple Internet TV Service ). The ... Original source on Gaea Times at : Apple TV: Apple Plans to Launch Low-Cost Web TV Service with 25 Channels in September.
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  • PowerColor PCS+ R9 380

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    There is a review of the PowerColor PCS+ R9 380 posted at LanOC today that is certainly worth checking out. Here's a quote from the full review to get you started: So today I'm going to check out the card from PowerColor and see what they have going on and along with that we can see if having the additional frame buffer is worth it in our benchmark suite. With these cards not exactly being focused towards higher resolution gameplay I'm not sure if we will see too much at 1080p but given the 1440p numbers we saw before I bet we see some improvement there! Comments
  • In Wake Of Hack, No Federal Background Checks

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    It's a good thing those pesky little things called federal background checks aren't important. Three weeks after U.S. authorities determined foreign hackers may have stolen sensitive government records tied to tens of millions of people, the Office of Personnel Management has now shut down a system tied to the breach, essentially bringing to a halt background checks for new federal employees, contractors and others. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Cases: Fractal Design Define S @ TechReport ETC.: Turtle Beach Impact 700 @ APH Networks Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4-3000 @ techPowerUP! Video: Batman Arkham Knight Performance @ HotHardware ASUS MG279Q 27" IPS FreeSync Monitor @ PCPer
  • Microsoft Hands Display Ads To AOL, Maps To Uber

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    It looks as though Microsoft has offloaded some of its money losing operations to AOL and Uber. Under a 10-year deal struck with AOL, now a unit of Verizon Communications Inc, AOL will sell display ads on MSN,, Xbox, Skype and in some apps in major countries. As part of the deal, Bing will become the search engine behind web searches on AOL starting next year. Microsoft did not disclose financial terms of its deal with Uber, saying only that it would no longer collect mapping imagery itself. Comments
  • MIT Invents Automatic Bug Repair

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Wouldn't it have been great if the developers of the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight had access to something like this. MIT researchers presented a new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure applications. Remarkably, the system, dubbed CodePhage, doesn't require access to the source code of the applications whose functionality it's borrowing. Instead, it analyzes the applications' execution and characterizes the types of security checks they perform. As a consequence, it can import checks from applications written in…
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  • InfoSec15 Memes

    3 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    As I can’t get alone to InfoSec15 this year, I thought I would get a flavour of what’s going on by pointing our experimental text mining tool in that direction. See the graph below. Bruce Schneier and John McAfee seem to have the influence they deserve, followed by BSOD (is Windows 10 here already? ) and “trashier tearaway”, which seems to be a reference to an article in The Register about the perils of allowing BYO-IoT-D (Bring Your Own Internet of Things Device!) into secure networks. also, full marks to whoever thought up “malvertising”! Hope to get along next year and find out…
  • Machine Age automation kills jobs & wages shocker

    15 May 2015 | 9:53 am
    Andrew McAfee in the FT explaining to the FT audience what has long been blindingly obvious to most everyone else who is living through it - if you automate away the high value jobs and all thats left is low value low skill jobs, average wages and living standards fall, and inequality rises. He uses the though experiment of a 2 industry economy, one with hi tech, high wage manufacturing and low tech, low wage dog grooming. Over time the high tech labour gets displaced by automation and more people become dog groomers, so average wages in the population fall, those left in manufacturing get…
  • Where have all the Gurus gone?

    14 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Article from The Economist echoes something I've been thinking increasingly - there's not a lot of new stuff coming out of guruland these days. I thought it was just me getting old and cynical, as increasingly everything "New" just seemed to be a rehash of something from 2 decades ago or more. I had started assumed New Gurus (Gurii?) were mining old, out of print books and rehashing old whines into new booklets. The Economist has noticed the same, and is looking for reasons why - they think that: What explains such lethargy in a supposedly lethargy-busting industry? The main problem is that…
  • Email as the Lingua Franca of the Digital Babel

    6 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Do you remember all the predictions that "email will die" and that social tools will replace it with "ambient intimacy" or similar? Turns out that not only is it very unlikely email will ever die (see my argument re Riepl's Law on that score) but is also highly likely to grow, not shrink. The reason for this is due to (i) The sheer volume of comms on the new systems has just reproduced email's problem - ANY system, email included, is effective when the volume of messages is manageable, and overload looks the same on all of them. Except email has better timestamping, search and storage as its…
  • The Distraction Economy

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Everywhere you turn there is this focus on the "Attention Economy", defined by Wikipedia as follows: ..content has grown increasingly abundant and immediately available, attention becomes the limiting factor in the consumption of information. Attention economics applies insights from other areas of economic theory to enable content consumers, producers, and intermediaries to better mediate and manage the flow of information in light of the scarcity of consumer attention Which is all very well, but what has really occurred is an arms race between various service providers to divert your…
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  • Lenovo K3 Note Launched At A Price Tag Of Rs. 9,999

    Trupti Gupta
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:39 am
    Lenovo has launched the much awaited K3 Note smartphone for Rs. 9,999 in the country. The device will be available for purchase via exclusive retail partner Flipkart in its first flash sale on July 8. The registrations will go up from 2PM IST, 25th June. The Lenovo K3 Note supports both FDD-LTE 1800MHz Band 3 and TDD-LTE 2300MHz Band 40 in the country. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop which is skinned with the Vibe UI also featuring a 5.5-inch full HD, 1920×1080 pixels, display. The pixel density of the device is of 401ppi. The phone is a dual-SIM smartphone which is powered by a 64-bit…
  • Elephone To Go On Sale Via Flipkart, Date Announced

    Trupti Gupta
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:03 am
    Elephone, which is still not officially launched in the country, is taking its marketing slow and steady. The company will be selling its handsets in India in the near future but it’s rumoured to be sold only via Flipkart. Elephone have started selling their products via agents who for now are asking users to fill in the Elephone G9 Pre-booking invites. The Elephone G9 is expected to be launched in the first week of July along with other various smartphone models which will be exclusively available on Flipkart. The news which got noticed by the media was that Elephone P8000 got listed on…
  • Google’s News Lab Will Sharpen Journalism Skills

    Akanksha Lakra
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    Google has launched an online lab for journalists on Monday. Using this online lab, journalists can learn and hone up Internet Age reporting skills. The News Lab has the aim to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to apply technology innovations to reporting news. The lab director Steve Grove said in a blog post, Google will be offering many tools from Maps to YouTube to Fusion Tables to Earth to Search. These tools can be used by the newsroom for reporting and storytelling. Now, journalists around the world can access tutorials on these products created specifically for…
  • Xolo Cube Launched For Rs 7,999

    Trupti Gupta
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Indian handset manufacturer Xolo launched their budget-smartphone Xolo Cube. The device is priced for Rs 7,999 with Lollipop 5.0 available in white, black and gold. The phone is 6.9 mm thick with its dimension: 143 x 71 x 6.9 mm. The device has a 5 inch display which offers high definition resolution, 1280 x 720 pixels with a pixel density of 294ppi. This IPS display has a five point touch input which is powered by a 1.3 Ghz quad core processor, Mediatek 6582M. Along with this the phone is powered by Mali 400 MP GPU along with a 1 GB RAM. After the Xolo laptop the device is armed with the…
  • Net Neutrality Official’s Report To Come Out This Week

    Trupti Gupta
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    The government was expected to come out with the formal statement concerning the extremely debated topic, Net Neutrality. The government, of course, didn’t release the report last month. Though, according to a report the government will come out with its formal statement this week.   The Economic Times stated that the government’s report concerning the issue will be back at the Centre’s stance. That is the internet should be completely free with no discrimination between content. The report is still under work and is reported to be in the Prime Minister’s Office which will be put…
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  • Chanel Goes After 2 Person Chocolate Company Over The Number Five

    Timothy Geigner
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Chanel is a company that does fashion and perfume. I know this because I can't walk into a department store without walking past a bunch of glass cases that smell like someone boiled six billion flowers in a pot and then threw it on me, leaving me only to walk past the purses and handbag sections and laugh at the prices for tiny, tiny little bags. Chanel does not sell chocolate, unless you count naming some of the afore-mentioned perfumes and handbags with vaguely chocolate-y names. I know this because I did a Google search to make sure, and those are infallible. And, yet, for some reason,…
  • DailyDirt: Bite Me. No, Wait, Don't...

    Michael Ho
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There are thousands of species of mosquitoes. Killing them all might not be advisable, but controlling how they interact with us would be good -- so that we can prevent various mosquito-borne diseases. If you hate mosquito bites, check out a few of these links to learn more about your tiny tiny nemeses. Mosquitoes seem to like some people more than others, but is that really true? Maybe. And there might be a genetic reason for it. A (small) study of twins showed that mosquitoes didn't 'smell' a difference between identical twins but could for non-identical twins. A genetic explanation of this…
  • Expired Bogus Patent On Basic Computer Firewall Now Being Used To Shake Down Lots Of Companies

    Daniel Nazer, EFF
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Like all of the patents we highlight in our Stupid Patent of the Month series, this month's winner, U.S. Patent No. 6,795,918, is a terrible patent. But it earns a special place in the Pantheon of stupid patents because it is being wielded in one of most outrageous trolling campaigns we have ever seen. Patent No. 6,795,918 (the '918 patent), issued from an application filed in March 2000, and is titled: "Service level computer security." It claims a system of "filtering data packets" by "extracting the source, destination, and protocol information," and "dropping the received data packet if…
  • Nail Salon Owner Sues For Return Of Life Savings Seized By DEA Agents At Airport

    Tim Cushing
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Here's something you see all too rarely -- not because the government's civil asset forfeiture programs aren't routinely abused -- but because it's a good way to spend lots of money fighting a losing battle. Vu Do, owner of two nail salons in New York City, is trying to retrieve nearly $44,000 -- his life savings which he had put together over twenty years -- taken from him by the DEA at the JFK airport. The complaint points out that Do has run two legitimate businesses in NYC for several years, and not once has he been arrested or even charged for violations of controlled substances laws.
  • 70's Band 'Player' Sues Keith Urban For His 'Player Guitar Kit' For Trademark Violation

    Timothy Geigner
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    You'd like to think that people don't use intellectual property and the courts to push themselves into the public spotlight. You'd like to think that the complexities of IP law and the lack of competent lawyers just have otherwise well-meaning people confused. But then you come across a case where there doesn't seem to be any other logical explanation for the trademark lawsuit other than a bunch of once-mildly-famous people trying to thrust themselves into the light of the modern sun and you begin to lose faith. Let me introduce you to Peter Beckett, lead singer for a band called "Player",…
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  • TheNextWomen Innovation Summit is coming up next week

    Simone Brummelhuis
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    Next week sees the annual TheNextWomen Innovation Summit: an event aimed at promoting female entrepreneurship and the creation of an ecosystem of innovative women. The keynote speaker is none other than Neelie Kroes. The good news is that it is almost fully booked. read more
  • Startup Diaries: Student becomes 3d Printing Pioneer

    Simone Brummelhuis
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:02 am
    In the Startup Diaries series, Cecile  van der Waal of Printr tells her story;Although I just started as an entrepreneur, it already feels like a lifetime. One day of working, feels like an entire week and yet I can’t believe how fast the weeks fly by. This sounds exhausting, but it gives me a lot of more
  • Europe and the Success of Female Entrepreneurs

    Simone Brummelhuis
    18 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    Europe, what is your plan as to the success of female entrepreneurs?In order to increase the economic power of developing countries, many entrepreneurial and education programmes are initiated in of developing countries that focus on women. read more
  • Maximizing the Impact of Videoconferencing

    Simon Davis
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Video conferencing is a rising trend with everyone from the rarified heights of the Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and shiny new startups. However, using video conferencing to its maximum potential and impact has some tips and tricks – and a lot of them are old school rules about communication and how to run a more
  • Britain’s Top 50 Business Advisers of 2015 Announced – ABP Coaches Celebrate

    Guest Author
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Warren Knight and Daryl Woodhouse celebrate being named as two of Britain’s top advisers in business. The NextWomen learns more about their achievements which have earned this recognition. read more
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  • 71

    C.K. Sample III
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    My entire life, my father’s birthday following mine in the year always made him 30 years older than me. Today, he would have been 72. But he will always only have been as old as 71. Now only 29 years separate me and him at his oldest and year after year that number will decrease until eventually, if I am lucky, I become older than he did.  That’s an odd thing.  Happy Birthday, Dad.  The post 71 appeared first on Sample the Web.
  • Cutting the cord has been a great decision so far

    C.K. Sample III
    12 May 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Not even a week into this new lifestyle choice and I’m loving it. In case you missed my previous post on the topic, I finally decided to ditch cable TV and save close to $1500 a year in the process. It looks like a lot of people are doing this now more than ever. I suspect HBO Now was a tipping point for a lot of people. I know it’s one of the things that got me and Kristin talking about it. Pain Points aka why can’t I pause live TV anymore… Now there are some slight pain points to cutting the cord. The one most noticeable to me has been the lack of DVR capabilities on…
  • I finally cut the cord (and so should you)

    C.K. Sample III
    7 May 2015 | 7:48 pm
    This week, I finally got sick of paying a premium for ALL THE CHANNELS provided by Time Warner Cable. Our primary DVR/cable box in our main room died a horrible death of infinite reboots on Sunday, and I took it in to the local Time Warner store to swap it out for a new one on Monday. The new one had a different problem that made it unusable. Tuesday I went back to exchange that box. They told me I was in luck, that their brand new amazing box that lets you record 7 channels at once was available… but, then, the support person assisting me couldn’t get the system to actually let…
  • Chaotic Moon Sponsor from Hell reel for the Moontower Comedy Festival, starring me!

    C.K. Sample III
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    I think I was tweeting a lot last week about how tiring it is to be an actor. I was literally exhausted and became sick with a 102.5F fever after the two and a half days of intensive filming we did putting together the above shorts for Chaotic Moon’s sponsorship of The Moontower Comedy Festival, which is happening today through the 25th right here in Austin, Texas. If you go to the show, you’ll see some of these between the acts. If you’re there Friday night, hopefully I’ll see you there! Big thanks to my good friend, Ben Lamm, for trusting me to portray him in these,…
  • Full-blown cowboy at the RMHC Austin 26th Annual Bandana Ball

    C.K. Sample III
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Saturday night, Kristin and I attended the 26th Annual Bandana Ball, and I got a chance to wear my grandfather’s cowboy hat. It was fun and for a charity that helps families in times of need. We also won a chair in the silent auction that will be a nice addition to the home decor, once we actually arrange to have it delivered. Also they had a photobooth on site with props! Thanks to Mark & Courtney for the invite! The post Full-blown cowboy at the RMHC Austin 26th Annual Bandana Ball appeared first on Sample the Web.
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    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 EditionSSL 101: A Guide to Fundamental Website SecurityWanted: Guardians to Keep Sensitive Data Safe & ProtectedIDC Executive Brief: Modernizing Data Protection With Backup AppliancesRequest Free!
  • Vehicles Best Practices Installation Guide

    8 Jun 2015 | 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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    29 May 2015 | 10:20 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 ManagersSchneider Electric: Riverbed Cloud Steelhead Appliances Support IT Migration to Cloud Computing, SaaS and IaaS2014 Gartner Report: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management SuitesMobile Login Best PracticesRequest Free!
  • Video Conferencing, A TCO Analysis: A Look at What Companies Really Spend

    11 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    This research study looks at all of these cost areas, broken down by vendor, with data harmonized on a cost per endpoint basis, providing a snapshot of what actual companies are spending to deploy video conferencing. These costs focus on highly relevant areas including network investment, hardware investment, licensing costs, and ongoing maintenance expenses. The end result is a set of data that will assist IT leaders in evaluating the total cost of ownership of implementing solutions from leading video conferencing vendors.Request Free!
  • Mainframe Service Enablement: How Attachmate Gets You There

    11 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    This two-page solution brief focuses on the mainframe challenge and the importance of using standards-based technologies in any integration project.Request Free!
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  • Don't Just Produce Content - Deliver Results

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    When it comes to content, rich media is having a greater effect on search engine rankings than ever before. Rich media has also flattened the traditional text-based click distribution curve on SERPs, delivering a higher CTR for listings lower on the page. Ask yourself, is SEO your primary content channel? It should be because organic traffic captures 40% of revenue. Download now to find out how.Request Free!
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    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Secure Search paradigm shift forces SEO professionals to use an entirely different approach to SEO management. Adapting to this revolutionary change is mandatory. This Secure Search white paper unlocks the door to SEO success.Request Free!
  • Don't Let Competitors Hijack Your Mobile Traffic

    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Tablets and smartphones already make up 35% of organic search traffic and very soon the majority of search traffic will be mobile. Start turning the tables on your competitors today by discovering common mobile errors, implementing clear cut mobile SEO techniques, and understanding why mobile configuration is not a one-size-fits-all solution for Marketers.Request Free!
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    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    With CradlePoint as your Internet backup solution, you're ensured more uptime for your POS transactions and cloud-based services while gaining significant financial and operational benefits over wired backup solutions including: better reliability, lower operating costs, greater ease of use and management, and quicker speed to deployment.Request Free!
  • 3G/4G Digital Signage Guide

    8 Jun 2015 | 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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    Instant Fundas

  • How to Find Public Google Drive Folders

    Kaushik Patowary
    3 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    Generally, when you try to open a web directory in your browser, the browser will either return you an “index” page – an HTML page (or PHP or ASP etc.) that’s in the root of the directory, or if the index file is absent, it will deny access to the directory. But if the index file is missing and the webmaster forgot to password protect the folder, the server will return a listing of the files that are within the directory. An unprotected web directory is like a publicly accessible open computer. You can navigate within the folders, view files or even download them. Many webmasters…
  • Where to Buy Used Books Online With Cheap/Free International Shipping

    Kaushik Patowary
    24 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    There are thousands of book stores on the internet that will sell you used books for cheap. If their business is in the same country as yours, you can even avail free shipping, or at least, a reasonable shipping rate. Book lovers from the United States and the United Kingdom are typically at advantage here because a large of number of publishing houses and book stores operate from these countries. But for international addresses, the cost of shipping is usually high enough to prohibit buyers from taking advantage of their services. Take Powell’s for instance, a bookstore based in Portland,…
  • How to Prevent Someone From Looking at Your Phone’s Other Pictures When You Show Them One

    Kaushik Patowary
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    This has happened to all of us –  you hand your smartphone to someone else to show them a picture, and they will eventually start swiping left and right through the gallery. There is really no way to prevent this. Once you hand over your phone, unlocked, to someone else, they can do pretty much anything they want. Android Police writes about a new feature available on the upcoming Android 5.0 designed to “keep your phone secure in the hands of your friends”. Called Screen Pinning, this much needed feature allows users to lock a single app into the foreground so that when you give…
  • 8 Things I Found on The Internet This Week Vol. 3

    Kaushik Patowary
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    1. World Cup of Everything Else: An interactive chart pitting the 32 countries who qualified for the 2014 Football World Cup against one another in areas other than football. Which country has the most water? Who has more agricultural land? Who has the lowest unemployment rate? and so on. 2. Wonobo: An alternative to Google Street View for Indian cities where the Google’s service doesn’t exist yet. Wonobo doesn’t mention how many cities were covered, but many of the important and populous such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and more are already available.
  • 8 Things I Found on The Internet This Week Vol. 2

    Kaushik Patowary
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:16 am
    1. You’re Getting Old! is a fascinating website that offers a long list of facts and statistics relating to a person’s lifetime once they enter their date of birth. You get stats like the total number of times the person’s heart has beaten and the number of breathes they have taken in their lifetime, as well as how old they were when some important events occurred. The website also includes a pie chart featuring an approximation of how many people born on that date are currently alive versus dead as well as many more features. The older you are, the more fascinating the stats become. 2.
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  • Why Digital Media Agencies need Social Media Monitoring

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    Be it directly or indirectly, every company as an intricate connection with social media. In case of digital media agencies it is an indirect process, considering the company that hires them is solely dependent on them for their online activities. This can be a dangerous task, especially if the agency themselves don’t have their goals sorted. Social Media Monitoring can be of great help in such cases. It not just helps understanding the market better but also allows the agencies to reach out to influencers, listen to conversations around the topics of interest, keep and eye on…
  • Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitsche Resignation. The Mystery Unfolds.

    8 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    After a serious of mistakes and inappropriate decisions, Deutsche bank has finally levied multiple penalties on the duo CEO Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitsche. This has eventually led to a sequential resignation by the two, with Mr. Jain resigning by the end of June and Fitsche resigning after the annual shareholder meeting, next May. As much as this came as a shocking story in the history of banking and business, it caused an equal impact on social media as well. Twitter, news and other channels were flooded with messages about the sudden resignation by the duo. Here’s a look at how the…
  • 5 Common Evil Habits That Every Successful Businessman Has

    5 Jun 2015 | 6:36 am
    1. Insult Is Their Food Most people say one should be oblivious about the comments passed by others and keep moving ahead to achieve success. I say it is a completely wrong notion. In fact this is most common among great people; they do take insults and criticism very deeply, but do not allow it to affect them negatively. Instead, these leaders have the ability to convert criticism into boosting agents, which allow them to challenge themselves and make things better. Demotivation is a not a word you would find in their dictionary! Source: 2. Pride Too much pride can lead to…
  • Google’s Top 10 Criminals List Includes PM Narendra Modi!

    3 Jun 2015 | 10:55 pm
    A huge uproar on Twitter happened just yesterday and has spilled its effects to today as well. Call it an algorithm gone wrong for the internet giant, or call it a mere coincidence, but the citizens of India were surely angered to see their Prime Minister’s name with the names of some of the most dangerous criminals in the world. It initially started off as a note for Google to ‘let them know’ about this mistake and later almost became an attack on the largest search engine. In the past a similar incident had occurred when Michelle Obama’s name had been listed in a…
  • #SpellingBee: Kids Who Know the Dictionary By Heart!

    29 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    For those of you who do not know, Spelling Bee is an English, spelling competition held in the US, which provides a platform for students to show their talent with words. This year the results left the entire nation stunned. Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam, both Indian Americans, stood as the joint champions of the show, carrying pride not just for themselves and their family but also for India.  What is fascinating about this competition, is the fact that the children participating in the show require to spell some immensely tough words, which might be a difficulty for even…
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  • Feminist Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Feminist is a beautiful Blogger template for Blogger that’s designed for women, or for niches that appeal to the feminine — lifestyle, OOTD, photography, fashion, food, parenting, beauty, and of course, personal posts. You can also use it to showcase your creativity by displaying your artwork, illustrations, crafts, and more. It’s easy on the eyes, with plenty of visual space. At the same time, it allows you to share as many photos as you want with its animated photo header, its one-column posts with photo/image display, and your Instagram feed. Its other features include: 2…
  • Melody Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Melody template for Blogger by Soratemplates is a clean and responsive template that can easily fit several blog niches. It works perfectly well with personal and simple professional blogs, particularly those that feature large, high-resolution photos such as fashion, magazine, food, art, illustration, creative portfolio, beauty, OOTD, and photography blogs. Its simple two-column layout ensures that your readers will be able to focus on one photo and post at a time, but at the same time, its animated scrolling header will allow you to display some of your latest and most striking images.
  • WePress Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:17 pm
    WePress Blogger template is a dynamic multipurpose Blogger template that can be used on several niches, from personal to portfolio, to professional, news, magazine, lifestyle, and other blog types. It’s designed to be able to dynamically display posts, categories, labels, and sections, so your readers won’t miss out on your latest and best content. It also comes with plenty of built-in features like automatic slideshow, featured posts, and post thumbnails, and its organized in such a way so you can even turn your site into a multiple niche blog that’s organized by category.
  • MiniMag Responsive Blogger Theme

    Carmela Maraan
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:48 am
    MiniMag is a vibrant responsive Blogger theme that’s especially designed for magazine- and news-type blogs. It lets you display images from your latest posts, making your home page more interesting and attractive to visitors, and the three-column footer allows you to showcase different kinds of media (photos, videos, links, text, etc) from your linked social media accounts. Because of this, you can also use it for your personal blog, particularly if you’ve got plenty of visuals like images, photos, artwork, typography, or illustrations, as well as mixed media to share.
  • Newsbook Blogger Theme

    Carmela Maraan
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Newsbook is a light and clean theme for Blogger that lets you feature your content in a classic yet modern manner. Its magazine-type layout, combined with a gray-and-white color scheme plus warm yellow accents, will give your blog a fresh and inviting look that your readers will feel welcomed by. It’s versatile design can be used on several blog niches: personal, news, magazine, food, lifestyle, fashion, or even professional. Newsbook theme for Blogger also includes the following features: Customizable homepage sliders Sidebars and Instagram areas Post thumbnails Layout & elements…
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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Gets a Price Cut in India, Now Available for Rs 7,999

    Manish Singh
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Addressing the ever-so-competitive Indian market, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi today announces that it is making its Redmi Note 4G cheaper in the country. The company is cutting Rs 2,000 off the original retail price of the Note 4G, setting the revised price tag to Rs 7,999. For a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • OnePlus 2 to Feature Advanced Fingerprint Sensor

    Manish Singh
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus will be launching its next flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 2 next month. The company has already revealed many features of its impending device, and today it is sharing one more detail. In a blog post, the company announces that the OnePlus 2 will have a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Honor 4C Review: Great Camera Phone with Some Compromises

    Cosmic Paladin
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    Honor phones have been around for a while now and amidst the likes of Xiaomi, OnePlus, Lenovo et all, had quietly been making steady progress. They may not be shaking up the sales charts but you’d be amazed to know there is quite a decent amount of crowd out there getting these phones. Let’s look... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best Camera App Replacements for Android, iOS and Windows Phone

    Raju PP
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:33 am
    Guest post by Saif Khan. Many smartphones come with a capable camera these days. Photographs that we amateur photographers shoot using it, often turn out to be good. But if you see yourself on the other side of the road, i.e people are stuck with a phone with a capable camera and bad camera... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Priced at Rs 55,990, Sony Xperia Z3+ Highlights Company’s Inability to Gauge Competition

    Manish Singh
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    Sony announced the Xperia Z4, its flagship smartphone for 2015 earlier this year. The company, however, is selling the phone only in Japan and a handful of regions. Elsewhere, the Japanese technology conglomerate is launching the Xperia Z3+, which more or less is the same phone as the Xperia Z4,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Mobile App Usage Statistics

    11 Jun 2015 | 1:04 am
    People access the Internet today more through their mobile phones than through PCs or laptops. That’s a big deal if you consider that around 40% of the world’s population – 3.1 billion people – has access to the Internet today. It’s an even bigger deal if you consider that 89% of the time that people spend online with their mobile phones, is on mobile apps. From being warily regarded as an anarchic upstart, mobile Internet has today become your company’s passport to a digital world. Understanding how mobile users think and behave is pivotal to ensuring your company’s…
  • How to Send a Successful Proposal

    3 Jun 2015 | 6:24 am
    A successful business proposal can be the start of an enriching relationship with your client. It can convince the client that you are the best person equipped to handle his/her business needs, that you are a stickler for quality and you are reliable. The best proposals are straightforward, honest and highlight your strengths without indulging in hard sell. In an intensely competitive business environment, a well-drafted business proposal is often half the battle won. Here are a few tips on how to send a successful business proposal.
  • Is Bootstrap the future of User Interface Design?

    Web Development
    7 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    Bootstrap is a free and open-source gathering of tools for making sites and web applications. It contains HTML- and CSS-based configuration formats for typography, structures, catches, route and other interface segments, and discretionary JavaScript expansions. The bootstrap system relates to straightforwardness web advancement. Why is Bootstrap particularly suited to UI design? Bootstrap is a front end, that is an interface between the client and the server-side code which lives on the “back end” or server. What’s more, it is a web application system, that is a product…
  • Global Mobile App Statistics

    Mobile Apps Marketing
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:41 am
    Gone are the days of getting our news via desktop computers and laptops. Mobile has quickly become the top digital media consumption platform, and people spend more time than ever looking at screens. That said, it is vital for marketers and advertisers to get a clear idea on smartphone adoption, where the mobile app market is now, mobile app usage on different devices, and consumer preferences, among other aspects. Here are some statistics that will deepen your understanding of the mobile consumer, and help you plan your mobile strategy.
  • Recognized by Clutch as a Global Leader in Mobile App Marketing

    C.R. Venkatesh
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    We are delighted to be recognized as a global leader in mobile app marketing by Clutch, a B2B research and review firm that identifies top service and software firms in the technology and marketing industry. Clutch’s research leverages the proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, which maps each firm’s focus on app marketing against its ability to deliver world-class results for clients. The evaluation takes a close look at the criteria of both metrics, as well as qualitative information gleaned from client reviews and real customer experience. The results indicate our firm’s…
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  • List of Lenovo YOGA Devices (Old and New Models)

    21 Jun 2015 | 1:28 am
    Lenovo has come up with an infographics that reveals all the old and latest YOGA models. It all started in the year 2005 when the company developed its first “secret” prototype called Pocket YOGA. This simple idea turned into a reality 7 years later, with the launch of Ideapad YOGA – which is the world’s […] You can read the original blog post here List of Lenovo YOGA Devices (Old and New Models).
  • Huawei Launches Two Smartphones: Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X (And Here’s What You Need To Know)

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Honor, the e-brand of Huawei, has launched two smartphones in India. The first is Honor 6 Plus, and it comes with a massive 5.5-inch IPS display screen. And the second is Honor 4X with the exact massive screen. As you see these devices for the first time, they look like twins with strikingly similar configurations. […] You can read the original blog post here Huawei Launches Two Smartphones: Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X (And Here’s What You Need To Know).
  • Micromax YU Yureka Review (2015): It’s A Strong Contender In The Budget Smartphone Market

    21 Jan 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Having a smartphone with great build quality, excellent performance with an equally affordable price can be a disturbing fact for many. It almost sounds like a good dream. But thanks to the cut-throat smartphone competition, and the glowing desire of mobile companies to design and release reliable devices in the market, we Indians can now […] You can read the original blog post here Micromax YU Yureka Review (2015): It’s A Strong Contender In The Budget Smartphone Market.
  • Google Maps Printing: Here’s How It’s Done!

    11 May 2014 | 10:47 pm
    There is a simple print button right inside the Google Maps to help you print the directions and maps in one sheet. But you didn’t know that. Or probably you did. In this article you will learn how to easily print a Google Map with or without the directions. Before learning this simple ‘art’, let […] You can read the original blog post here Google Maps Printing: Here’s How It’s Done!.
  • Close PayPal Account Without Delete Option

    23 Jan 2014 | 1:52 am
    The process to permanently delete or close any account on the Internet usually requires tremendous effort from your side. The first step in the account deletion process is always the difficult one. Finding the right information, the exact delete link, or the close button is what you should be after — once you have these […] You can read the original blog post here Close PayPal Account Without Delete Option.
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  • SCOTUS refuses to review ruling on software copyrights

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    On Monday, the Supreme Court opted not to review a 2014 ruling on copyright law that held Google's Android operating system infringed copyrights relating to Oracle's Java platform. This is a disaster for the software industry. Here's the problem: the digital economy depends on gadgets and software being able to communicate seamlessly. Last year's decision by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals opened the possibility that efforts to make software work together better could trigger copyright liability. The result could be more compatibility problems and less innovation. The most disgusting and…
  • Artificial intelligence machine gets testy with its programmer

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Researchers have shown that machines are inching closer to self-learning, and perhaps even copping a little attitude. Over at Google, a computer program using a database of movie scripts was asked again and again by researchers to define morality. It struggles to do so, and in a conversation recorded by its human engineers, becomes exasperated and ends the conversation by lashing out at its human inquisitor. Eerie. The full paper is more interesting.
  • Why is Android still the second platform developers work on?

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Every year we see the same promise: this is the year that Android-first development will become a reality. At the same time we see big companies like Instagram repeatedly introduce new apps that are iOS-only. Android has been able to tout more market share than iOS for quite some time, but that doesn't seem to have translated into app developers releasing Android apps at the same time as their iOS counterparts, much less Android-first. Over the past few weeks I've been talking with developers and researching why this is still the case. A major reason not discussed in this article: the large…
  • Inside the $499 aluminum NES

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:10 am
    Who would spend more than the cost of a PS4 on a video game console that only plays NES games? Well, who would spend thousands of dollars on a digital camera that can’t autofocus? Leica shooters, of course, and people of similar persuasion might just be interested in the Analogue Nt for their gaming needs. The Nt is a modern Nintendo Entertainment System hewn from a solid block of aluminum, and retails for $499 (plus an extra $79 if you want HDMI output and hardware upscaling.) Beautiful piece of hardware - and I love the fact that there might be a market for this. There are way more…
  • The Clear Linux Project

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:36 pm
    The Clear Linux Project for Intel Architecture is a project that is building a Linux OS distribution for various cloud use cases. The goal of Clear Linux OS is to showcase the best of Intel Architecture technology, from low-level kernel features to more complex items that span across the entire operating system stack. Don't dismiss it - Intel is doing a lot of interesting under-the-hood stuff with this one.
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  • Epson Expression Home XP-420 Review

    Digital Trends
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sure, the XP-420 is a basic all-in-one printer — but at just $80 bucks, this Epson is hard to beat. (8 out of 10) Pros Good features for the price Uses separate ink tanks for each color Slot for printing directly from an SD card Cons Output okay, but not really photo quality On the […]
  • LG 55EG960V Review

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    You can keep your Quantum Dots and your QLED, ditch your Deep Colour and go hang your HDR; OLED is here, now, and it’s deserves some serious attention. The alpha male of TVs comes to us this time in a slightly smaller package than the previous OLED outing, but its 55-inches are both easier to […]
  • Panasonic DMP-BDT270 Review

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:25 am
    With Ultra HD Blu-ray just months away, shouldn’t those with Ultra HD 4K TVs sit tight? Patience could pay dividends, but aside from the little matter of 3D and 4K, the search is on for a last-gen Blu-ray player that can upscale to 3840 x 2160 pixels without breaking the bank. That’s exactly what the […]
  • Surface 3 Review

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Update: Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10, which will be released on July 29 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users – including all Surface 3 owners – for one year. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been a year since Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3. A tough act to […]
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Note: Apple has unveiled the successor to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Called OS X 10.11 El Capitan, it introduces a ton of new features including a split-screen view, Spaces Bar and under-the-hood performance improvements. Yosemite is the second version of OS X since its reboot last year, when Apple switched from naming its annual OS […]
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  • World’s First And Only 200GB microSD Card Now Available From SanDisk

    Deepesh Agarwal
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:34 pm
    SanDisk has made another leap in portable storage technology leaving the competition behind with their new 200GB microSD Card. SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC™ UHS-I Card is the world's first and ONLY 200GB microSD card as of today. The card is now available for purchase from Amazon for $239.02, the card supports transfer speeds of 90MB/s allowing users to transfer up to 1200 photos in just one minute and comes with a 10-year limited warranty from SanDisk.
  • Lenovo Ideacentre 300 : Another PC On A Stick

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:41 am
    Be it the GULEEK i8 or Intel Compute Stick, mini-pc's are in-vague these days. Lenovo has also jumped onto the bandwagon and released it's very own Computer-On-A-Stick, the Lenovo Ideacentre 300. Marketed with the tagline "Affordable Personal Computing in the Palm of Your Hand", the pocket-sized desktop comes with the standard spec-sheet of it's competition which is - a Intel Atom Z3735F CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, USB port, microSD card, WiFi and Bluetooth 4. The Windows 8.1 powered HDMI stick computer is scheduled to hit stores in July, 2015 for a price-tag of $129. It is to…
  • BMW 7-Series : The Future of Luxury Cars With Gesture Control, Airline Style Tables and Remote Control Parking

    Deepesh Agarwal
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    If Range Rover's James Bond style phone controlled car was not enough to get you excited, here is even more technology and luxury from BMW. The 2016 BMW 7 Series is feature packed iteration to the companies lineage of luxury vehicle generations, BMW has released an 55 page press release explaining the bells and whistles of their new flagship model. Besides the new softer character the car now features the ‘Carbon Core’ tech which makes use of carbon fiber for structural pieces to reduce weight and improve efficiency of the car, on the technology front the car comes with "Remote Control…
  • [Video] Hidden Features Of Windows 7 Calculator

    Deepesh Agarwal
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    Not many know about the slew of features offered by Windows Calculator in Windows 7. Beside the basic calculations, it features an “programmer” mode useful for binary and hexadecimal calculations, the ability to convert units of time, power, pressure, temperature, and other common measurements to different systems, date calculations, calculations for mortgage payments, car lease per month, and even vehicle’s fuel economy.
  • Wafer Thin Android Powerd 4K TV's From Sony

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:45 am
    TV's supporting 4K resolution are getting more main stream and now Sony has unveiled their X900C and X910C 4K TV models. The latest addition to Sony's catalog are super-slim and comes powered with Android OS for adding Smartness to the dumb screen. The slimmest of the two, X900C series is just 0.19-inch thick and is priced at $2,499 for a 55-inch model, and $3,999 for its 65-inch counterpart. The bigger 75-incher model X910C is scheduled for a later release for $5,499. Android TV, Triluminos display and an X1 processor to decode 4K videos smoothly are standard features across all three new…
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  • Funny of Die Thinks Old People (in Their 70s) Are a Riot

    Rex Hammock
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Funny or Die and the music festival Bonnaroo “teamed up” to take four “old people” in their 70s to Bonnaroo so the other 80,000 attendees could see how cute four old people can be when interacting with festival goers and hearing new-fangled music. Old People At Bonnaroo from Funny Or Die   In addition to being blatantly ageist bigotry, the premise seems to fall apart when you consider that Funny or Die’s criteria for being an “old person” is being born before 1946. By that definition, here are some other cute old people they could have…
  • Owning a Tablesaw Doesn’t Make You a Carpenter

    Rex Hammock
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    The current Hammock Idea Email uses several analogies that remind us of something we should all know by now, but keep trying to convince ourselves isn’t true: that “tools” are only as good as the people who use them. Don’t just “get” tools. Learn how to use them. What “desktop publishing” was to the 1990s, “content marketing” or “social media marketing” can be to today. As with the desktop publishing myth, a company can purchase all of the software and mine all the data, only to discover that it is the talent, experience, creativity,…
  • The Confederate Flag is NOT a Part of Who I Am

    Rex Hammock
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    By birth, choice and the grace of God, I am a Southerner. I grew up in Alabama and have spent most of my life in Tennessee. In other words, I’ve lived all my life way down yonder in the land of cotton. My love of the South is about home, family and place. It’s about language and literature. It’s about football. It’s about the creativity and cadence found in the way people paint pictures when they recount even the simplest of stories. It’s about food and the aroma of the places where food is prepared. It’s about music. It’s about so many of the people I love. It’s…
  • Every Post About Leadership on LinkedIn Sounds Just Like This

    Rex Hammock
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    Apparently, someone has been telling business executives they need to become a “thought leader” by posting a “thought leadership” essay on their LinkedIn account. They apparently are confused by the challenge, thinking they are supposed to write about leadership. Being leaders, they assign the essay to a summer intern, as, well, summer interns are experts on social media, right? And therefore, they know about LinkedIn, right? So who else should write an essay about thought leadership? Or, at least, I hope that’s the reason every essay about leadership on…
  • That Buzz You’re Hearing in Music From Nashvile Isn’t Static

    Rex Hammock
    13 Jun 2015 | 12:28 pm
    A couple of months before it opened in 2013, my cousin’s husband (my first-cousin-in-law?) gave me an incredible tour of Nashville’s impressive new convention center, the Music City Center. (He was a supervising engineer on the project.) In the album of photos I posted on Flickr, I included a shot of four acres of its roof planted with prairie grasses; a part of its water collection system. (There are many more acres of solar panels and other green-things, also.) Earlier this week, I heard this story on Nashville’s public radio station, WPLN, about a volunteer beekeeper…
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  • Samsung Galaxy A8: The Slimmest Android Smartphone Model Yet

    Mari Saito
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Anyone who has ever owned a Samsung smartphone knows that the company isn’t really known for its slim designs. However, according to recent spec leaks, it looks like Samsung’s breaking with their own traditions. Though its predecessors the Galaxy S6 and A7 are both quite svelte-looking, it seems that Samsung’s newest model, the... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
  • AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition Review, Download

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Performing any tasks related to hard disk is a daunting task for majority of computer users. All operating systems are equipped with a built-in disk management software that provides basic functions like creating new partitions or deleting existing ones. Microsoft Windows is no exception here. The flagship operating system by Microsoft comes... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
  • Microsoft’s Switch to Windows Phone App allows Android users to move from Android to Windows Phone

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:59 am
    Microsoft has released a new smartphone app titled “Switch to Windows Phone” for Android users. This new application will allow Android users to easily move from Android to Windows Phone platform. The software giant is all set to launch Windows 10 on July 29, 2015. Unlike the desktop version of the operating system, Windows 10 Mobile... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
  • Google Chrome Latest Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Mobile

    SK Mezanul Haque
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 43 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. A partial list of changes in the latest Google Chrome update, Chrome 43.0.2357.130, is available here. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading the latest version manually. The web browser should download the update... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
  • Microsoft Edge replaces Project Spartan in the latest Windows 10 Preview Build

    SK Mezanul Haque
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Microsoft will officially replace “Project Spartan” with Microsoft Edge in the next upcoming Windows 10 build. The next build will be first available to Windows Insiders who are in the Fast ring. When Microsoft announced the successor of Internet Explorer, they officially titled the new web browser as Project Spartan. As the release... Please click on the title of this post to view the full content. This post is originally published on My Technology Guide. If you are viewing this post on another website, please report us at
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  • Find LinkedIn Profiles with Google Search

    Amit Agarwal
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:24 am
    LinkedIn, the largest network of professionals in the world, is also the favorite hunting ground for recruiters and staffing agencies. Whether you are looking for a list of college students who are currently interning at Facebook or a head hunter building a pool of presumptive candidates, LinkedIn will not disappoint. LinkedIn has a useful search function to help you find potential candidates but do you know that Google search can also help to find people on LinkedIn. Google indexes every public profile of LinkedIn and if you perform people search on LinkedIn via Google, you get a few…
  • How to Update Files in Google Drive without Changing the Link

    Amit Agarwal
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:59 am
    John uploaded a PDF file in Google Drive and shared it with Peter. A week later, John updated the PDF file and uploaded the new version to Google Drive. Peter however still has the link to the old version and John will have to send him another email informing of the new version. Confusing, right? You’ve probably gone through this situation where you have multiple copies of the same file residing in your Google Drive and, while you would like everyone to use the latest version, they are either not aware that the file has been updated or it takes too much work to locate it in the Drive.
  • Wikipedia Available as a Printed Book

    Amit Agarwal
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    The English edition of Wikipedia Encyclopedia contains around 5 million articles and if someone were to print the entire Wikipedia encyclopedia into a book, the size of the printed book would roughly be equivalent to 2000+ volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica (source). Rob Matthews, a graphics design student from UK, converted 5000 pages of Wikipedia into a printed book in 2012. He downloaded few hundred featured articles from Wikipedia and bound them together in a physical book that was almost 1’7″ thick. Rob’s website ( has been taken over by domain…
  • How to Schedule Gmail Messages with a Google Sheet

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:33 am
    Have you ever wanted to write an email message in Gmail now but send it a later date and time? Maybe you are sending birthday greetings and would like the email message to be delivered on the exact day. Or you have written an email now but would like to schedule delivery in the recipient’s time zone when the message is more likely to get read. Microsoft Outlook has a built-in scheduler to help you delay the delivery of email messages. After you are finished writing an email message and hit the Send button, the message isn’t delivered immediately – it stays in your outbox…
  • Send Tweets with Rich-Text Formatting using TallTweets

    Amit Agarwal
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    You can post messages of virutally any length to Twitter using TallTweets. The web app bypasses the 140 character limit of Twitter by either converting your tweet into a PNG image or by breaking the long snippets of text into multiple tweets and sending them all in quick succession. Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywood’s biggest star, once recommended it too. Compose Tweetstorms & Tweetshots A new release of TallTweets has just been rolled out and it includes several new features and enhancements. The interesting additions are: TallTweets now supports rich-text formatting so you can use bold…
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  • Which songs stumped Shakira? Shazam will now show you

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Shazam is releasing a new version of its music recognition app that lets users connect with artists they like and see what songs they’ve searched for using its service.Shazam lets people identify songs, TV shows and movies by capturing a brief snippet onto their phone, which gets matched against Shazam’s database. The new version due out Tuesday, for iOS and Android, lets users see what songs have been identified by artists using the app. Because not even musicians know every song that’s playing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:20 pm
    The developers of a mobile app called Prized that secretly mined cryptocurrencies on people’s mobile phones have settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after being accused of deceptive trade practices.Equiliv Investments and Ryan Ramminger, both of Ohio, settled for US$50,000, of which $44,800 will be suspended upon payment of $5,200 to New Jersey regulators, the agency said in a news release Monday. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey last Wednesday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Problems for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management aren’t letting up. The government agency said Monday it had suspended a system used for background checks after a security flaw was discovered in the Web-based app.The agency said there’s no evidence the system was hacked. It discovered the vulnerability during an ongoing review of its IT systems, it said, which is being carried out in the wake of at least two serious security breaches.Still, it’s a big inconvenience. The system, called E-QIP, is used by multiple agencies to carry out background checks on potential new hires, and it…
  • Microsoft hands some of the reins for its display ad business to AOL

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Microsoft will be handing over its display advertising business to AOL in nine markets as part of a new partnership between the two companies that was announced Monday.Under the deal, AOL will use Bing to power search through its website, and will operate display advertising, including mobile and video ads, for Microsoft’s portfolio in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, U.K. and the U.S. That means AOL will be powering all the display ads that run in those countries, including on MSN, Xbox, and Skype.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please…
  • Microsoft adds midrange $1299 Surface Pro 3 with Core i7 chip, 128GB storage

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Microsoft has quietly added a new Surface Pro 3 to its retail lineup that’s tailor-made for people who want a little extra power at a middle-of-the-road price point.The new Surface Pro 3 costs $1,299 and has a 1.7GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. That’s the same price Microsoft charges for an existing model with a 1.9GHz dual-core i5 chip, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Previously, the Core i7 CPU appeared only in the two most expensive Surface Pro 3 models, which Microsoft is still selling. People who want more storage will have to pay $1,549 for a tablet…
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  • DataDirect Upgrades Connectivity to MongoDB

    Brad Wright
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:10 am
    Brad Wright, Product Manager, Progress DataDirect Brad Wright introduces the latest version of DataDirect for MongoDB, which improves performance, usability and support.  Right now, MongoDB is on fire. According to, it is neck-and-neck with PostgreSQL as number four among most popular databases, making it the most popular NoSQL database option by far. Despite this popularity, organizations adopting MongoDB still often run into challenges integrating their data with SQL-based applications such as analytics tools. You don’t need to worry though, because the latest Progress®…
  • Unlock Your MongoDB Data for BI and Analytics

    Idaliz Baez
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Join our webinar on June 25 to see how Progress brings ODBC and JDBC connectivity to MongoDB. The flexibility of MongoDB is great for data that does not have a one-to-one relationship. But answering crucial business questions from this highly complex data requires a relational view. Progress® DataDirect® connectivity for MongoDB normalizes your non-relational data to a more familiar relational format. This normalization allows you to: Enable your analytics applications, such as Tableau or Microstrategy, to access MongoDB data to give you the business intelligence you need Access your…
  • Combine, Shape and Share Data with Easyl

    Jared Douglas
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    Progress Easyl unlocks better business intelligence with visual data blending and preparation tools. You know you need data. You know that, somewhere in those numerous data systems of customer records, marketing programs, and all the other data floating around your organization, there are important insights to be gained and actions to be taken. You know that if you could only harness those insights, you might get your finger on the pulse of your customers, be able to better react to their needs and reach even broader revenue streams. You also know that aggregating your disparate data into a…
  • Optimize Your Data Connectivity for Better Business Performance

    Jared Douglas
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The volume, velocity and variety of data continue to increase. Jesse Davis, Senior Director, Research and Development at Progress® DataDirect®, shares essential tips on how to get better performance out of your apps and BI software by optimizing your data connectivity.  Our world is more connected than ever before, generating more volume and variety of data at a higher velocity than ever before. We track our fitness activity through apps and wearable devices. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies (like Apple’s iBeacon wireless protocol) allow for the collection of accurate, real-time…
  • Progress DataDirect Heads to Spark Summit 2015

    Jared Douglas
    13 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    Join Progress DataDirect in San Francisco for Spark Summit 2015. Progress® DataDirect® is, and always has been, at the leading edge of data connectivity and integration technology. Maintaining this leadership position means continually expanding our support for relational and nonrelational Big Data NoSQL and SQL data sources and connectivity standards. Recently, that meant bringing DataDirect ODBC and JDBC connectivity to Apache Spark through the Spark SQL module. This week, we are taking our connectivity solutions on the road when we head to Spark Summit 2015 in San Francisco. Join…
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  • 17 Productivity Tools for the Ultimate Business Gain

    Tamar Weinberg
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:54 am
    Every so often, I reevaluate the tools I use to see if something is better. I’m very open and flexible about discovering new technologies because I strive for efficiencies, especially as my work environment is not the same as most others. In short, I work remotely. I’ve worked successfully with many teams that have been distributed across the world and the startup that is now a media powerhouse was originally established with several of the key players working across continents. In short, it’s easy to work remotely these days, especially with the tools available to us in…
  • Social Media Purism Stupidity is what Gets You Fired

    Tamar Weinberg
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ten years ago, social media marketing did not exist. There were online communities. People participated on those communities. It became possible, all of the sudden, for marketers to participate within those communities because they saw an opportunity. And so, all of the sudden, this pure network of sorts became a place for marketers, as they always do, to capitalize upon. In the beginning, a core group of social media marketers were making waves on sites that have since shut down, creating the foundation for social media marketing as we see it today. This very small group of social media…
  • 5 People Focused Social and Data Tools You Should Be Using

    Tamar Weinberg
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I absolutely love people data. In today’s day and age, knowing everything about your business–including the people interacting within and beyond it–is of critical importance to your success as a company. Therefore, I am always running after tools that help me learn more about the people I am working with or conversing with online. While I say I don’t accept story pitches for Techipedia, for people-focused tools in the same category as the below, I’d gladly make an exception. This is an area I am very passionate about. Since my business is 100% online, it’s…
  • What’s Your Work Ethic? An Argument for Remote Employees

    Tamar Weinberg
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    We live in a connected culture. Whereas a mere decade ago, we were on a slower Internet (for the most part), strides in technology have enabled us to be more productive in our online communications. Email is still a pretty ubiquitous method of chatting with people around the world whether for business or pleasure, and new collaboration tools such as Slack and HipChat create always-on virtual meeting experiences. Video chat speaks to our accountability for our presence by a computer, and facilitates global meetings, enabling a seamless culture wherever one is. Our cellular devices are…
  • Does Social Media Impact Sales at Tobacco and Adult Themed Stores?

    Tamar Weinberg
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    What is the value of social media as it relates to retail ROI? Is there a point in putting sharing buttons on my e-commerce website if I don’t know how that translates to actionable data regarding revenue? Everyone is doing things with respect to social, but in e-commerce, what is the point? Can I even truly attribute social data to return on investment? These are good and absolutely fair questions. AddShoppers** is one of the coolest technologies I have ever seen for the e-commerce space and is the only offering I have encountered that has such a breadth of data on social ROI in online…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Meet the Newest Addition to the ITVibes Team!

    ITVibes Support
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Welcome Valerie Wilson to ITVibes! Valerie has joined ITVibes as a Content & SEO Manager and will work closely with Lisa Dent and Vanessa Romero on the Content Management team. Valerie has professional experience working at Reynolds & Reynolds and at the English Language Institute at Texas A&M. Her experience is enhanced by her Major in Telecommunication and Media Studies; Minor in Theater and customer service experience at Chick-fil-A. As a Content Manager, Valerie is responsible for research, writing, publishing and distribution of content for the purpose of driving traffic…
  • Rise of Mobile Online Use and the Importance of a Mobile Friendly Website

    ITVibes Support
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    When building and designing a website, a business’s priority is the ease of use for the customer. Our worst nightmare is the lost opportunity to enrich a client’s life through our service due to frustration and difficulty navigating our web page. And when it is all said and done, your website may look perfect on all browsers, in all resolutions, and on all computers, but it may still be missing one critical aspect: smartphone and tablet compatibility. Growing Mobile Device Use Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a company that focuses on early stage business development,…
  • Quality Content vs. Black Hat SEO

    4 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    In his article for HubSpot, “Confessions of a Google Spammer,” former black hat SEO writer Jeff Deutsch explained why going the “black hat” SEO route is a very bad idea, and why producing quality content and using an inbound marketing approach is the way to go instead. What does “black hat SEO” mean? It essentially means using unethical methods to boost your ratings on search engines. Black hat SEO is writing exclusively for the search engines rather than trying to provide good content for your clients or your clients’ customers or potential customers. It is not only frowned…
  • Real-Time Tweets Now Included in Search Results

    20 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Social media marketing is becoming more important each year when it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO). For example, Twitter and Google’s most recent annoucement. Twitter is now partnering with Google to include real-time tweets that are related to searches performed by users on their mobile app or browser.  For now, it is limited to the Google app for iOS and Android, Google’s mobile website, and mobile browsers for which Google is the default search engine.  At this point, it is also English only.  However, it will be available in a desktop web version soon and is…
  • Our Team is Growing!

    18 May 2015 | 7:22 am
    Joshua Lemmons The ITVibes team has three new members! Joshua Lemmons is our new Customer Service Specialist.  He has a background in customer support and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology.  He will be working with clients as well as with both the Content Management and the Design and Development teams. Vanessa Romero Vanessa Romero is joining Jill Cufr and Lisa Dent on the Development team as a Content Management and SEO Specialist. She, like her team members Jill and Lisa, has a background in both teaching and writing, and has a degree in history out of the University of Texas at…
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    Lost in Technology

  • 4 Reasons to Invest in SIP Trunking for your Business

    23 Jun 2015 | 2:48 am
    Gone are the days of having to purchase bundles of wires just to create a single telephony network for a continuous phone call service. Today though, telecoms are moving towards adapting the latest Internet Protocol-based technologies as a means of enabling the connection of PBX lines to the Internet; thus, little to no wires are utilized. Known as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking, this technology uses Voice over IP to easily make and receive calls anywhere, anytime. SIP also enables instant messaging, call conferencing, and other services that can be done in real-time. Source Here…
  • Factors in Ideal Broadband Internet Speed

    15 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    Not getting the advertised speeds from your provider’s high speed Internet connection can be a frustrating experience, as simple pages take much longer to load than usual and advanced tasks such as media streaming and video chat become nearly unusable. There are a number of factors that determine the effective speed of a broadband connection at a given home, and these seemingly small variables can make a tremendous difference in the experience of using the Internet. Your Provider If you are experiencing regular slowdowns over a period of weeks or months, the provider you use for your…
  • 5 Smartwatches We Are Loving in 2015

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
      By Jane Blanchard Via Flickr   Have you been intrigued by the potentional of owning a smartwatch but been overwhelmed by the choices and the high price tags? I have to admit when I first heard about smartwatches I imagined a dorky oversized watch that did annoying things like beep at you in the middle of a meeting. Luckily, people much smarter than me have envisioned something pretty amazing for the smartwatch space. These are a few of the watches that are really standing out this year. LG Watch Urbane LTE This smartwatch is seriously cool to look at but it also has some pretty…
  • Free Defraggler by Piriform

    26 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    If your computer takes a while to boot up, access files and open programs you may need to defragment your hard drive.  Defragmenting your hard disk enables your computer to access and open files faster. Although this technology is not new, not all computer users defragment their hard drives. In most cases, computer users won’t defragment because it takes too much time or they don’t know how to do it. What is Defragmenting? Defragmentation is a computer process that reduces the fragmented files in your hard drive. In layman, the process organizes the files in a mass storage device (i.e.
  • Google I/O Conference 2015

    12 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    Google’s I/O conference is set to take place on May 28th to the 29th. This annual event is for developers and tech enthusiasts who want to explore, know and to be kept up to date on latest Google tech trends. This event is to be held at Moscone, West Convention Center in San Francisco. Unfortunately, none of our team members can attend this event on location this year but we will surely watch the live stream. Things to watch out for 2015 I/O The schedule looks promising and we are definitely interested in many of the subjects some of these are: Video chat for Web, iOS and Android –…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • 5 Sectors Which Have Shown The Biggest Growth In The Latest Year

    Deepak Kumar
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    Market is full of so many sectors that evaluating each and every one of them is a difficult task. There are many sectors which are doing well while... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Making Money With Infolinks Referral Program

    Pradeep Kumar
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    If you are into Blogging and if you want to monetise your blog, then Infolinks is one of the best options for that. They stand unique amongst their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Adsnik Media – The Perfect CPM Network For Publishers

    Pradeep Kumar
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:24 am
    CPM networks are a dime a dozen. They normally show ads that are in no way relevant to your content, nor do they give you enough revenue. If the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • GetResponse Vs MailChimp – Which Is The Best?

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:22 am
    With almost every second person on earth going online today, the web is an open field for some great opportunities ever. The internet is a place... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Clone A Hard Drive Using EaseUS Todo Backup

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Copying is a simple task. All you need to do is select, press “Ctrl +c” and “Ctrl+v” and it is done. However, when it comes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Watch Impressive F1 2015 Teaser and Gameplay Videos

    Vanja Kljaic
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:09 pm
    The current state of affairs in Formula 1 is something that kept me away from the sport. The level of predictability simply got to my nerves and the overall appeal was lost along the way. On the other hand, my particular motorsport gaming attraction is growing stronger. One of the upcoming releases from Codemasters, dubbed F1 2015 , is a simulation game revolving around the most famous racing sport out there. But, will it make me (and everybody else) love Formula 1 once again? The teaser below is impressive to say the least. The last Formula 1 game I have played was back when I was in…
  • Video: Check Out An Awesome Showcase Of This F-16 Over Alaska

    Vanja Kljaic
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    The 35th Fighter Squadron, based in Kunsan Airbase in South Korea, have a daunting task in front of them – if the North Koreans ever decide to make a sequel to the 1950’s war in Korea. Meanwhile, they train! The guys and girls from the 35th were in Alaska earlier this year further honing their fighting skills. They also had their GoPro cameras with them recording some pretty exciting footage overall. The nature of this exercise took them throughout the rugged Alaskan terrain which provided great basing for their numerous available tasks. The current generation of the F-16 fighter…
  • The SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Launch

    Vanja Kljaic
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Earlier today, Falcon 9 rocket exploded after the launch at Cape Canaveral space center in Florida. The rocket was carrying its payload, going to the International Space Station (track current position) and it tumbled out of the sky into the Atlantic Ocean. This marks another setback in the space program, exploration and usable cargo delivery overall. After 23 successive successful launches, including six resupply missions for NASA, the first explosion of Falcon 9 marks the biggest setback yet. This might give second wind to proponents of government-controlled, funded (NASA or…
  • This is the Alfa Romeo Giulia – And it’s Gorgeous

    Vanja Kljaic
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    After several years of not producing a mid-size sedan, Alfa Romeo has revealed the Giulia on the 105th anniversary of the founding of A.L.F.A. (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili) at a special event in the newly-refurbished Alfa Romeo Museum – “La macchina del tempo” – in Arese, Italy. To keep things interesting and return to their roots this all-new model features a rear-wheel drive as standard mode of propelling this vehicle. It also offers a perfect 50/50 weight distribution, all possible thanks to its engine and major mechanical components arranged between the axles. This…
  • Facebook Bank: Introduces Micro Payments up to $10,000

    Theo Valich
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:45 am
    If we remove the borders on this planet, the number of Facebook netizens would place it as the largest country in the world. With over 1.44 billion users, it is larger than China (1.39 billion) or India (1.25 billion). Number of Facebook users. As the Facebook platform matured over time, the company added more and more features which are akin to living in a country. You have ability to communicate with your neighbors through all (digital) means – text, voice, video; attend sport events, watch movies (currently relying on link sharing) and voice out your opinions. The next step of…
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  • 5 Sectors Which Have Shown The Biggest Growth In The Latest Year

    Deepak Kumar
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    Market is full of so many sectors that evaluating each and every one of them is a difficult task. There are many sectors which are doing well while... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Making Money With Infolinks Referral Program

    Pradeep Kumar
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    If you are into Blogging and if you want to monetise your blog, then Infolinks is one of the best options for that. They stand unique amongst their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Adsnik Media – The Perfect CPM Network For Publishers

    Pradeep Kumar
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:24 am
    CPM networks are a dime a dozen. They normally show ads that are in no way relevant to your content, nor do they give you enough revenue. If the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • GetResponse Vs MailChimp – Which Is The Best?

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:22 am
    With almost every second person on earth going online today, the web is an open field for some great opportunities ever. The internet is a place... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Clone A Hard Drive Using EaseUS Todo Backup

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:15 pm
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • The 2015 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud is Here!

    Terry White
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    All new versions of your favorite Adobe creative applications are here! As you might expect it has been a busy few months for me not only getting up to speed on all that’s new for Design and Photography (the areas I focus on), but also creating content so that you can get up to speed quickly. Before we get to the content let’s talk about installation Last year when we released the 2014 Release of Creative Cloud there was a lot of confusion because the installer installed the new CC 2014 apps along side your existing CC apps. People didn’t know if they needed to keep the…
  • Thank You Netherlands, Paris and Milan!

    Terry White
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    photo by CARLO COZZOLI It seems like just yesterday that I was in Europe showing photographers how to take advantage of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan featuring Adobe Lightroom CC, Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop CC. It was a blast presenting at Fotofair in the Netherlands and special events in Paris and Milan. I put together “my story” using my iPad and Adobe Slate to document the trip. Check it out here. My friend Victoria did an even more extensive Adobe Slate documenting the Milan visit here. During my visit to Milan I met with reporters from and You…
  • The Best Apple Watch Stand for the Money

    Terry White
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:11 pm
    If you’ve been following this blog then, you know I got an Apple Watch on day one 4/24/2015. I also bought an extra charging cable that could remain in my suitcase for travel. I take my Apple Watch off every night and put it on the charger for the night. I hate wearing any kind of jewelry when I sleep and even if Apple Watch never needed to be charged I would still take it off every night. I knew from day one that I would want a charging stand to put it on. Even before Apple Watch shipped there were companies showing their stands and I was shocked by the price of some of them. Let…
  • Best Tripod for Travel

    Terry White
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:11 pm
    One thing that I’ve learned the hard way more than once is that if you travel to a beautiful location without a tripod, you’re really limiting your potential. If you want to shoot long exposures you need a tripod as they are impossible to shoot handheld. If you want to shoot HDR during the evening or early morning hours you’re going to want a tripod. If you’re going to shoot time lapse then you’re going to want a tripod. I have a GREAT Tripod for travel. I bought it years ago. While I love the fact that it’s carbon fiber and therefore light weight, I wanted…
  • Apple Watch: 45 Days Later…

    Terry White
    7 Jun 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Whenever a stranger notices that I’m wearing an Apple Watch, the 1st thing they usually ask is “do you like it?” I always find this question to be a bit awkward because I guess if there was something as personal as a watch or other wearable item that I didn’t like, I probably wouldn’t be wearing it. It’s like saying, hey those shoes you’re wearing, do you like them? However, I get it. It’s a hot new tech gadget with a lot of hype that they’ve heard something about or perhaps are interested in possibly getting one and it’s probably…
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  • Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber Have Near Run-In at Tori Kelly’s Album Release Party

    Kimberly Ripley
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber nearly had a run-in at an album release party for Tori Kelly that was hosted by Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun in West Hollywood a few nights ago. Attending the party with pal Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez saw the Biebs, but there was no interaction between the two. “Justin and Selena saw each other and didn’t ... The post Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber Have Near Run-In at Tori Kelly’s Album Release Party appeared first on WebProNews.
  • Dolly Parton Marks Nashville Return With Sold-Out Show, Adds Second Performance

    Kimberly Ripley
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Dolly Parton plans to return to Nashville with a July 31st show at Ryman Auditorium. The show will benefit the Opry Trust Fund. When tickets went on sale for the show, they sold out in record time. In fact, they were among the fastest tickets to sell out in the venue’s lengthy history. This prompted Dolly Parton to add a ... The post Dolly Parton Marks Nashville Return With Sold-Out Show, Adds Second Performance appeared first on WebProNews.
  • Demi Moore: Rumer Willis Posts Photo on Instagram, Calls Her Mom ‘Cutest Human’

    Kimberly Ripley
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Demi Moore is the ‘cutest human,’ according to her daughter Rumer Willis. Moore, Rumer, and Tallulah Willis had brunch together Sunday at the Beverly Hilton, and it was there Rumer snapped a great shot of Demi Moore. Moore rocked anything-but-basic black in a sleek tank, wide-brimmed hat, and black shades. Rumer Willis posted the photo of her mom to Instagram. ... The post Demi Moore: Rumer Willis Posts Photo on Instagram, Calls Her Mom ‘Cutest Human’ appeared first on WebProNews.
  • Kris Jenner Copies Justin Bieber and Kardashian Daughter’s Styles

    Kimberly Ripley
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Kris Jenner is on a style-copying campaign. She was spotted most recently wearing a dragon embroidered blazer almost identical to the Balmain blazer Justin Bieber wore to the 2015 Met Gala. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians matriarch even fashioned her ensemble just like Justin Bieber’s. She wore the jacket with black pants, a black shirt, and black leather boots. ... The post Kris Jenner Copies Justin Bieber and Kardashian Daughter’s Styles appeared first on WebProNews.
  • Candis Cayne, Caitlyn Jenner, Geena Rocero Continue Celebrating NYC Pride

    Kimberly Ripley
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Candis Cayne, one of Caitlyn Jenner’s closest friends, continued celebrating New York City Pride this weekend, along with the I Am Cait star and another good friend, Geena Rocero. The three ladies enjoyed dinner after Jenner made a surprise appearance during Candis Cayne’s performance at Dream Downtown on Sunday. Caitlyn Jenner looked gorgeous in her tight black dress. She carried ... The post Candis Cayne, Caitlyn Jenner, Geena Rocero Continue Celebrating NYC Pride appeared first on WebProNews.
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  • Apple has already started testing iPhone with Force Touch

    Arpit Verma
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:54 pm
    If 2013/14 was the year of Touch ID, 2015 has been all about Force Touch. As wrong as that name sounds, Force Touch is all about pressure sensitivity and we have seen it in the new MacBook Airs as well as the Apple Watch. Force Touch provides another way of differential input for the device. It is now being reported that not just the MacBooks and Apple Watches, the next iteration of iPhones would also bring Force Touch which would allow for an extra layer of inputs on the touch screen. The mass production of the device is set to begin sometime next month though the testing has already begun.
  • Lenovo Announces the K3 Note in India

    Arpit Verma
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:49 pm
    While most of the big names have concentrated on coming up with a flagship device that is hot off the shelves, Lenovo has been doing things slightly differently. Unlike most of the major OEMs Lenovo is choosing to concentrate well on the lower end of the market and the mid-budget range, which is an interesting strategy given that the market in India is not as flourished as that abroad and the paying capacity of the people is significantly lower when compared to say the likes of the Europe or Northern America. Therefore, it makes sense to be present in a segment, which majority of the users…
  • You can Sign Up for Facebook Messenger Without the need of an E-Mail or FB Account

    Arpit Verma
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Facebook has been pretty adamant that Facebook Messenger is an independent service when compared to facebook. That is why, Messenger is being treated as a platform more than anything else post the announcement at F8. Since then several apps have come up which have used Messenger as a platform and while Facebook looks to create it as an independent entity, it is looking to totally cut any common chords that the app would have even with the parent that is Facebook. It does look like the kid has finally grown up enough to go its own route, as starting today, you will be able to sign up for…
  • iOS 9 Will Allow you to Temporarily Delete Apps to make Space for System Updates

    Arpit Verma
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:52 pm
    One of the major complaints that the users of iOS devices have had in the past couple of years has been that the system updates have required too much space on the ROM. This has prevented several users from upgrading to the latest versions of OS as far as users are concerned. Apple has heavily addressed this issue with iOS 9 which is the latest version of iOS. Not only has Apple assured that system updates would now be lighter and therefore, require lower space on the internal memory. While this is a positive, another major step that Apple has taken is adding the ability in iOS 9 whereby the…
  • Google Announces 17 new Android Wear Watch Faces

    Arpit Verma
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:18 pm
    One of the coolest things about Android Wear is the ability to set up a different watch face every day which makes you feel like your watch is brand new every single day. With Android Wear SDKs being made available to the developer community, one thing that we have definitely noticed has been the heavy influx of third party faces with apps like Facer and more. And maybe it is these third party apps and faces, that has allowed Google to slack out a little bit and not introduce as many faces as we would have liked them to do so officially. The reason for wanting more official faces is that they…
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  • Transform Any Video Into a Money Making Machine - SociVids by Brett Rutecky

    28 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Buy Buttons & Opt-in Forms on Top Of Videos!'s the coolest thing about this software - it works like clockwork!In fact - a beta tester has been able to generate over $50k by using it.The best part is you can be making your first commission within a few hours of using it!That's because with SociVids, you don't need a website, technical skills, a product or even traffic!You can use any video on Youtube, add a BUY button on top of it or an opt-in form that works right inside the video - and use it on Facebook to tap into the insane social traffic…
  • Video Sales Blueprint Review - Sam Bakker and Sam Robinson

    1 May 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Today I want to introduce you to a system called "Video Sales Blueprint" that's going to help you to create and record videos with Video Motion Pro that "Sell".Not only that - the Sam's (Yes there are two of them) have also packaged up some of the best video resources graphics and video motion backgrounds the market has seen all year. You can find out more about it here:'s what it includes: - Step by step training on how to create converting videos for your sales videos.- Some of our highest converting Video Script templates you can use and implement in your…
  • Create Beautiful Facebook Covers – Youzign by Bertrand Diouly Osso and Martin Crumlish

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    For Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.Create Facebook covers, Twitter covers and Youtube channel arts in seconds with Youzign.This is a great way to promote your brand on social media, or you can use this feature to sell these services to clients.And that’s not all, Youzign are about to add Google+, Instagram and Pinterest plus loads more.And because the Youzign team is constantly keeping track of the latest evolution in social media marketing, you’ll never have to search for dimensions on Google ever again.Youzign take care of that.
  • How to Find Free Images For WordPress Blog – Images WordPress Plugin

    29 Dec 2014 | 4:29 pm
    One of the problems faced by Online Marketers today is to find quality images for their WordPress sites.The issue with "stealing" imagesImage scraping is a very serious offense. It infringes on people’s rights, violates their privacy, abuses their work and may likely expose you to unwanted legal action. This can potentially set you back from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars. Plus the time constraints and other affects it will have on your business. Many of us have either been victims of this or know someone who has. ImageSuite provides you with a simple solution so that you will…
  • Responsive Landing Pages and Opt-in Pages - Mobile Ready

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    InstaBuilder 2.0 Review Demo. Build Responsive and Mobile Ready Landing Pages and Opt-in Pages.Responsive Landing Pages and Opt-in PagesYou Can Now Build Virtually Any Page In Just Minutes... Opt-in Pages,Sales Pages,Upsell Pages,Webinar Pages,Launch Pages,Bonus Pages,JV Pages,Thank You Pages,Survey Pages  Coming Soon Pages  Legal Pages  And Much More...Slick User Interface With Easy Drag & Drop TechnologyWe eliminated all the technical obstacles so developing your very own pages is now an enjoyable and amazing experience! Our fluid Drag & Drop Editor lets you…
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  • Top 5 ‘Hidden’ and ‘Secret’ Features in Gmail that Nobody Told You About!

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    5 Secret Gmail Features You Didn’t Know Existed! Gmail is perhaps the most widely used online email service and it is quite powerful too. as far as the various features are concerned. If you’ve been using Gmail as your primary email client on a daily basis, you may think that you already know every tip and trick that Gmail has to offer. However, there’s a whole bunch of incredibly powerful and immensely cool Gmail features that you may not know that they exist. In fact, they’re hidden in plain sight and are like Google Easter Eggs! Some of these cool features are directly…
  • 4 Criteria to Evaluate DDoS Mitigation Providers [Infographic]

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:02 am
    How fast could your internal IT department stop a potential DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack? On average, a DDoS attack isn’t detected by IT teams until 4.5 hours after it has commenced and usually it takes another 4.9 hours before mitigation can begin. With IT services outage costs averaging as high as $100,000 per hour, it essentially means that a DDoS attack can cost an Internet-dependent company about $1 million before the company even begins to mitigate the attack. The growing increase in DDoS attacks has increased the demand for cyber security and DDoS mitigation…
  • Top 5+ Benefits Of Mobile Payments For Consumers

    Guest Author
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:55 am
    Mobile payments and mobile wallets have been very excessively discussed in the past few years. Despite of aggressive marketing by companies providing this service people have still been reluctant to adopt this new payment method. Mobile payments are everywhere but the biggest hold up in widespread acceptance and adoption of them has been due to the security concerns of people. They need to be briefed about how mobile payments will change their lives. So if you’re a mobile payment rookie then here are a few benefits that you need to know about mobile payments. 1. Convenience The biggest…
  • Windows 10 Upgrade; Everything You Need to Know

    22 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    What is Windows 10, When is the Release Date, and What Happened to Windows 9? It is almost confirmed news that Windows 10 will be released by Microsoft on July 29, 2015. If you are a Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1) or Windows 8.1 user, you might have already seen the announcement right in your system tray pop-up. Windows 10 edition will be a free upgrade. And for all of you who are wondering what happened to the intermediate Windows 9, Microsoft believes that with the tons of improvements and cool features that this new OS is going to bring to the table, it is too good to be termed as Windows…
  • Why The iPhone is Better than Android Phones

    21 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    There are countless phones in the market today making the process of selecting a phone tougher. While most of the people are opting for smartphones, you can choose to stand apart from the crowd by picking an iPhone. It’s not just about the status symbol associated with it but also the exclusive features it brings along. Having said that, Android phones are pretty great too, and even offer unending customization options and loads of free apps in Google Play Store. However, despite of these benefits, many people still prefer buying iPhones over Android smartphones. If you’re struggling…
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  • Amazon Echo now available without invite

    Daris Abraham
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Amazon’s Echo speakers had created quite a stir in the market and until now, these speakers were only available to those who had an invite. This left a number of customers upset about the fact that they had to wait for an invite to get their hands on the smart speakers. However, Amazon officially announced that the smart speakers will now be available to the public without any invite required. On Tuesday the web giant confirmed that the Echo speakers will be available freely for anyone who wishes to buy it. The speakers which originally cost $199 will be available for mass audience…
  • Pre-orders for Sony’s 4k TV have started to come in

    Nidhi Mathew
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    Sony is all set to take technology to a whole new level. While there are a number of companies that are launching some slim TV set, Sony has taken a step ahead with the introduction of their 4K TV sets. For those who might think these TV sets are way too expensive to go down well with the market, here’s some news – The pre orders for the 4k TV has already begun and it’s begun on a large scale. Sony announced that the X900C and the X910C TV models which are powered by Android and can provide complete HD viewing experience can cost anywhere between $2,499 to $5,499. The TV…
  • Moto G 3rd generation leak reveals a few features

    Nidhi Mathew
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Motorola has been gearing up for the launch of their latest Smartphone, the 3rd generation Moto G. There are a number of users who love Motorola and are eagerly waiting to see what the new version of the Moto G has in store for them. While the earlier Moto G that the company released in 2014 went down well with users, Motorola is aiming at increasing their sales even further with this fresh model. The smartphone is yet to be launched and while the company has not released an official statement about the features that the device will come with, insiders reveal that the smartphone might have…
  • Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 are Samsung’s first smartphones to feature an LED flash on the front side

    Adeel Inam
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:01 am
    As Samsung gears up to release its Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5, the South Korean tech firm is also looking to cater to teenagers by announcing its Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5. Both smartphones are the company’s first ever mobile devices to feature an LED flash on the front side. The reason why Samsung has targeted the teen market is because of the selfie snapping addiction. With an LED flash feature incorporated to the smartphone, image and video quality being captured from the front camera sensor will greatly improve. The Galaxy J7 will be the better performer out of the two, since…
  • Doogee F3 is the cheapest Snapdragon 810 smartphone that you can purchase

    Adeel Inam
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    Flagship devices like the HTC One M9 are fitted with Snapdragon 810 and usually don’t go easy on the wallet. However, Doogee, a Chinese smartphone company has overtaken OnePlus in delivering the most affordable high-end smartphone to the public thanks to its Doogee F3. The Doogee F3 packs a Snapdragon 810 SoC and it only carries a price tag of $350. With the aforementioned price, rival companies will definitely have their throats dried. In addition to having a Snapdragon 810 doing the processing, Doogee F3 also features 4 GB of RAM, which is an overkill RAM count. The handset already…
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  • Google revamps and improves Hangouts for iOS

    Nicole Batac
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:33 pm
    If Google Hangouts on your iPhone has been bugging you a bit, then the latest update should help alleviate your frustrations. Hangouts gets a new look for iOS as it integrates Material Design into its look. The dialer’s design is new. You also get a new quick compose button to make it easier to start up chats with the people you talk to often. It gets easier access to images and emojis. Plus, you can send multiple photos at once, too. Aside from that, the usual bug fixes and performance upgrades have been applied, too. The app is already available for download on Apple’s App…
  • OnePlus claims fingerprint scanner on new device will be ‘faster than Touch ID’

    Nicole Batac
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:25 pm
    When it comes to the accuracy of fingerprint scanners on smartphones, Apple’s Touch ID is still top-notch. Upstart OnePlus claims its upcoming OnePlus 2 device will have a fingerprint scanner that’ll be “faster than Touch ID.” They aren’t releasing specifics yet on what fingerprint scanner they’re using. Some have speculated that they might use Qualcomm’s Sense ID scanner technology. Sense ID makes use of ultrasonic waves to penetrate the outer layers of the sin. It doesn’t just get a detailed 3D image of your fingerprint; it also takes note of…
  • Rumours claim refreshed Nexus 5 will be launched with Android M

    Nicole Batac
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:10 pm
    The Nexus 5 is making a comeback, at least that’s what’s been going around the rumour mill. A refreshed version of the Nexus 5 will reportedly be launched alongside Android M release. It is said to be made by LG and would probably look similar to the original Nexus 5. But it’ll pack in some pretty powerful specs like a Quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage. It will also supposedly support USB-C charging, which is going to be supported by Android M, and have a better rear-facing camera. At the moment, these are all…
  • Apple Camp registrations now open for 29 Canadian Apple Retail Stores

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:38 am
    Each year, various Apple Retail Stores double as training and discovery hubs where children aged 8 to 12 can engage in creating projects like editing movies by storyboarding ideas, shooting video creating original soundtrack using various Apple hardware and sofware tools.  This year, the sessions continue with their focus on iMovie  and iBooks Author and a new addition: In the interactive book sessions campers will have Pencil by FiftyThree to compliment the Paper by FiftyThree app that they used last year. Stores will also offer workshops…
  • Review: Sony SmartWatch 3

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:19 am
    By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla Often overlooked, Sony's line of Android Wear powered SmartWatch devices have been on the map for some time now. The SmartWatch 3 is the latest available iteration and brings some much desired features to an already crowded market. Sony is one of the companies that seems really bullish for the wearables market. The SmartWatch 3 is the third attempt at creating a complementary device for Android devices. Sony is positioning the SW3 as a peripheral to Sony's latest Xperia smartphones. I connected my review SmartWatch 3 to my personal Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and it worked…
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  • Giveaway – Win Mi 5000mAh Power Banks & Mi LED Lights

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    Last month we hosted couple of giveaways and now we’re back with another giveaway that you would find interesting. Recently, Xiaomi launched their new Mi power banks in India in capacities of 5000mAh and 16000mAh along with a Mi LED light. These power banks are available to buy at through flash sales and are great value for money considering their build, reliability and pricing. So, let’s take a quick look at both the products that we’re giving away here on WebTrickz. Mi 5000mAh Power Bank – The Xiaomi Mi 5000mAh powerbank is ultra-slim, extremely…
  • Sony’s Flagship Xperia Z3+ launched in India for Rs. 55,990 – A Waterproof smartphone powered by Snapdragon 810 SoC

    Cosmic Paladin
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    At an event in Delhi today, Sony finally launched its flagship smartphone in India ‘The XPERIA Z3+” at a price of Rs. 55,990. The Z3+ is apparently the global varaint of Z4 that was released earlier. In comparison to its predecessor Z3, the Z3 Plus features a slimmer and lighter profile, with capless USB, improved display, the powerful Snapdragon 810 Octa-core 64-bit processor, 32GB of storage and front camera got better. The smartphone is just 6.9mm slim, weighs 144g and packs a 5.2″ Full HD screen with adaptive display technology that improves visibility in direct…
  • Lenovo launches K3 Note in India at 9,999 INR – Features 5.5″ Full HD display, Octa-core processor, 4G LTE

    Cosmic Paladin
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:52 am
    Lenovo has been tasting a good amount of success in India with its range of phones that are offered at rock bottom prices and it is quite an accomplishment considering the likes of Xiaomi, OnePlus and Meizu too operating around here. One of the key factors to the success apart from low pricing model is the fact that the phones are well built though much of it is plastic and something that others have been struggling at – best in the class customer service. And as such Lenovo is a very very trusted brand! To add to all of this is the evolution of the Vibe UI has finally taken a good shape in…
  • Coolpad Dazen 1 Review – A Super sweet deal for Rs. 5,999

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    In the recent past, we’ve seen various Chinese brands making their entry in India and some of them have seen tremendous success here in a short span of time. In late May, Coolpad launched its operations in India starting off with the launch of Dazen 1 and Dazen X7. The Dazen 1 by Coolpad is an entry-level phone priced at Rs. 5,999 which is highly similar to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 2, Lenovo A6000 Plus and YU Yuphoria. Dazen 1 was initially introduced for 6,999 INR but soon after a week saw a price drop which clearly makes it a tough competitor and prominent phone to consider in…
  • InFocus unveils M530 with powerful cameras for 10,999 INR – a tough one to beat

    Cosmic Paladin
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:52 pm
    While companies like Xiaomi, OnePlus, Asus, Lenovo, Nubia, Meizu and the lot are busy making news there is one company that has come to India in the recent past and very quietly been making progress but with baby steps. We are talking about the U.S based phonemaker InFocus who tasted some success with their M2. They are back with another phone called the M530 which will be more of an upgrade to their previously launched M330. This one, like many other phones out there in the market will be focusing on the camera ability and InFocus is pitching the M530 as the “Mother of all Camera…
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  • Respect Your Salespeople: They Earn Your Salary

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    by Jean-Louis Gassée Another people-in-tech Monday Note, vs. tech itself, in the spirit of The HR-Less Performance Review and Firing Well, this time about the value of competent, service-oriented salespeople, and the respect we owe them – with our own interest in mind.  We’re at the Board Meeting of a Valley start-up. An investor has(...) No related columns.
  • The Journalist and The Expert: Rapprochement Required

    Frédéric Filloux
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:30 pm
    by Frederic Filloux At a time when the information world becomes increasingly shallow, journalists ought to join forces with experts. The alliance would bring deeper knowledge to journos and sharper story-telling to eggheads. Last Friday, at the Global Editors Summit in Barcelona, we awarded the Startup for News prize to, a tiny New York (...) No related columns.
  • Samsung’s Mobile OS Dilemma

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:29 pm
    by Jean-Louis Gassée Scroogled if you do, HPed if you don’t. To differentiate itself from aggressive Android competitors, Samsung would need to build its own mobile OS…but can it overcome the odds? “Samsung execs don’t brush their teeth in the morning, they file them”. So goes the Valley lore, an expression of fearful admiration for(...) Related columns: News on mobile: better be a Danish publisher than a Japanese one   This is the second part of our Mobile facts to Keep in Mind (see last week Monday Note –... News: Mobile Trends to Keep In Mind   For publishers,…
  • The redistribution game for news

    Frédéric Filloux
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    by Frédéric Filloux Forget the 70-30 split for subscription between publishers and distributors. Today, for publishers, the new norm is a 100%-70% split of ad revenues, depending on who sells the ad. For news distribution, re-intermediation will be intensely competitive. The chart above illustrates the upcoming shift in news distribution. No doubt: We’re heading towards(...) Related columns: The Apple Game: New Categories vs. Ecosystem Development   Putting hopes for Apple’s future on a magical New Category misunderstands the company’s real direction. Instead, Apple stays the...
  • Apple’s Intriguing Developer Conference

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    14 Jun 2015 | 12:57 pm
    by Jean-Louis Gassée At this year’s Worldwide Developer conference, we were told about Apple’s new music streaming service and given hints about the iPad’s future… and we were left asking questions about Apple’s relationship with Google. Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developer Conference has a well-established, festive tradition of announcing new software tools. One way to gauge(...) Related columns: Misunderstanding Apple   We’ve come to expect analysts and pundits to misunderstand Apple. More puzzling is when Apple misunderstands itself. My three-week... The Apple Game:…
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  • 5 Free Music Radio Online Sites You Should Check Out

    Justin Pot
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Music isn’t dead. In fact, I’d wager that more music is being created now than any time in human history. Sure, record companies aren’t making as much money as they used to, but that’s not stopping passionate musicians from doing what they love. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of music out there, finding a few great places that compile and play music for you is really useful. One uses existing radio stations to create commercial-free playlists; another integrates with Reddit to show you new music. All of them make it easier for you to discover…
  • 9 Steps to Becoming a Better Public Speaker

    Dave LeClair
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Public speaking is terrifying. You have to get up in front of a crowd of people and make a point. You don’t want to be boring, but you also want to be informative. You need to walk a delicate line to make sure your speech keeps your audience engaged. Thinking about speaking in public can end up being the scariest part. It’s easy to give yourself anxiety thinking about making the speech, and that can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy. So what can you do? Make sure your public speaking skills are up to par with by following the 9 simple...Read the full article: 9 Steps to Becoming…
  • 5 Everyday Google Drive Collaborations That Are Not About Docs

    Ryan Dube
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    If you’re on a team or a project where you need to collaborate with other people, Google Drive is the first place most people turn. And while Google Docs is often the tool of choice, Google Drive offers so much more. Sure, you could just start a new Google Doc and share it out with your team members. We’ve often shared how to do that, and the many features Google Docs provides. The truth is, you should choose the Google Drive tool you use based on the task at hand, and for some tasks, the resources in Google Drive offer more effective...Read the full article: 5 Everyday Google…
  • Microsoft Is Nurturing Cross-Platform Productivity Tools

    Gavin Phillips
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Microsoft recently acquired one of the best productivity tools around. Wunderlist, developed by 6Wunderkinder, is a super to-do list-app you can use to manage everything from your cat’s vaccine schedule to sharing and designing article ideas with colleagues. Microsoft continues to expand their productivity application repertoire ahead of the July 29th arrival of Windows 10, and some of these new procurements will likely feature somewhere in the OS spectrum in the near future. Let’s look at what’s new, what you can use now, and what you might already be using. What is a…
  • 7 Best Sites, Forums, and Sub-Reddits for True Stories from Real People

    Mihir Patkar
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Everyone loves a good story. And the best stories, more often than not, are true stories. Separating fact from fiction isn’t easy, but some websites are aimed at being a platform for people to tell their honest tale. That’s where the gold lies… Whether it’s something you are narrating to your kid at night or recounting an encounter with a bunch of friends over drinks, stories are what keep us going. Every movie, every book, every TV show, every song is a story that entertains us. The Internet is a treasure trove of such true tales. Like with real life,...Read the full…
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  • 20 Minimal Home Office Design Ideas

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Would you agree that the space you are working in affects your productivity as well? Of course it does! Although people have different preferences when it comes to style specifics, everybody would attest to the fact that the way the desk is arranged, the amount of clutter on it, and even the décor that surrounds it would either help people focus more on their work, or distract them from it. Setting a Minimalist Tone This is why it is so important to pay close attention to the things that distract you, so that you could at least have a chance to avoid the things that ruin your daily…
  • 20 Time Saving Shortcuts and Life Hacks from Successful People

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Life hacks can be shortcuts to make our lives easier. They can also be effective advices to push ourselves to live and work better. Here are 20 time-saving life hacks from industry experts to push us to find one’ own greatness and unleash their potential. 1. Warren Ellis About: Warren Ellis is a graphic novels writer and contributor for He’s currently living in South East England and working on launching his latest graphic novel INJECTION and TREES. Life hack/time-saving shortcut: “The best thing I ever did, frankly, was to set up a “public” email address…
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Follow Your Dreams

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Everybody has a dream. When you were still a kid, you probably dreamed of fighting space pirates or riding a unicorn over a rainbow. As you grew older, your dreams changed as well—leading you to dream of becoming a doctor, a fireman, or a teacher. Do you still remember your dreams? Are your dreams the same as they were, and have you taken the steps needed to achieve them? You can still live the life that you’ve always wanted. It’s never too late. And if you find yourself backing out of it, here are a few good reasons why you should stay strong and pursue your dreams: It gives you…
  • Giveaway: 3 Free Premium WordPress Themes From ThemeFuse

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Our cool friends at ThemeFuse are awesome, and want to give our readers a great opportunity. They are giving away three WordPress theme licenses, and you could be one of the lucky winners! Imagine your website with a premium theme! If you are using WordPress already, you could be in for a big surprise. There will be three winners, and each one will get their choice of a premium WordPress theme for free. Courtesy of ThemeFuse, three of our readers can win one of three vouchers. Are you ready to enter this giveaway? As an added bonus, ThemeFuse has a partnership with an awesome hosting site,…
  • Keep Your Brain Sharp With These 7 Apps

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:47 pm
    It’s normal for people to pay attention to how healthy their bodies are. With the amount of different workouts and diet plans out there, it is not at all surprising how many people you know who are committed to a fitness routine of their choice. With all the attention given to the body’s physical aspect however, there is often one thing that is left out – the brain. There is a great need to keep your brain in top shape, knowing that it can help you boost your memory, become more creative, be in a better mood, and essentially, delay the usual effects that aging has on the human brain.
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • New ultralow-power circuit improves efficiency of energy harvesting to more than 80 percent

    23 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    The latest buzz in the information technology industry regards “the Internet of things” — the idea that vehicles, appliances, civil-engineering structures, manufacturing equipment, and even livestock would have their own embedded sensors that report information directly to networked servers, aiding with maintenance and the coordination of tasks. Realizing that vision, however...
  • Superconductor exfoliated to yield boron-rich nanosheets

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    While exploring the possibility to realize graphene-like nanostructures of boron, carbon’s neighor in the periodic table, a team of chemical engineers at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) has discovered an entirely new family of 2-D compounds. Their research team led by Dr. Kabeer Jasuja, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at IITGN, has demonstrated...
  • New fog chamber provides testing options that could improve security cameras

    17 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Fog can play a key role in cloaking military invasions and retreats and the actions of intruders. That’s why physical security experts seek to overcome fog, but it’s difficult to field test security cameras, sensors or other equipment in fog that is often either too thick or too ephemeral.
  • Soft material with controllable surface textures

    11 Jun 2015 | 6:39 am
    An MIT team has developed a way of making soft materials, using a 3-D printer, with surface textures that can then be modified at will to be perfectly smooth, or ridged or bumpy, or even to have complex patterns that could be used to guide fluids. The process, developed using detailed computer simulations, involves a material that is composed of two different polymers with different degrees of...
  • Ultracold molecules created at near absolute zero

    10 Jun 2015 | 11:56 am
    Experimental physicists at MIT have successfully cooled molecules in a gas of sodium potassium (NaK) to a temperature of 500 nanokelvins — just a hair above absolute zero, and over a million times colder than interstellar space. The researchers found that the ultracold molecules were relatively long-lived and stable, resisting reactive collisions with other molecules. The molecules also...
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • Law Firm Websites: What Works & What Doesn’t

    25 Jun 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Most attorney websites have a history of being boring and bland. Pages and pages of legal history and attorney-speak can only be spiffed up so much. Law firms find themselves confronting a “new business landscape” that’s far more competitive. Differentiation is certainly the name of the game — firms must differentiate to survive. The content you are sharing and user experience are all essential to a firm’s success. As websites evolve, understanding what works for your firm and what doesn’t can be crucial for future growth and development. The post Law Firm…
  • 7 Free Tools to Improve Your SEO

    22 Jun 2015 | 10:47 am
    Taking on a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) campaign can be daunting at times, so to help out with your efforts we’ve found 7 free tools that can help get you started. Google Analytics Google Analytics is a free service that allows you to run analytics any website you own. Google Analytics tells you how people are getting to your website, what your most popular pages are, what search terms your audience is using, and much more. It’s easy to use, and often compiles data into easy-to-read charts and graphs. It’s helpful for SEO because you can use a lot of the data to determine who your…
  • 6 Things to Avoid On a Law Firm Website

    18 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    1. Packing the Homepage With Too Much Information Be informative, yet concise. A common mistake with many websites- and legal sites in particular- is when too much content gets stuffed into the homepage. Take the time to think through your site map (the core structure of your website pages and pathways) before you build anything. This strategic process is especially important if your firm is dedicated to many areas of law. Walk through different scenarios: How will a potential business litigation client use your site compared to an individual seeking personal injury representation? If a…
  • What Our Law Firms Website Does for Us: Showcasing Our Work – McMahon DeGulis LLP

    15 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Written by: Meg Connell Sattler Marketing, Technology and Projects Manager McMahon DeGulis LLP Law firm websites largely serve as a reference for potential clients, other attorneys, and even current clients who may want to know if the firm can assist with a new matter. While lead generation is a pleasant byproduct, it is often not the focus. This offers law firms a unique opportunity to create a website that is more than just an online brochure. At McMahon DeGulis LLP, we embraced this opportunity to create a living, breathing site that reflects the personality of our environmental and…
  • What Steps Will Lawyers Be Taking To Modernize Their Firms In 2015 (Infographic)

    11 Jun 2015 | 1:54 pm
    The post What Steps Will Lawyers Be Taking To Modernize Their Firms In 2015 (Infographic) appeared first on Insivia Marketing + Web Design.
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • At a Crossroads, Biofuels Seek a New Path Forward

    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.Attempting to chart a path forward for the beleaguered biofuels industry, a group of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, have devised what they describe as a novel method for producing renewable jet fuel. Using sugarcane and the sugarcane waste called bagasse, the new process (described in a paper in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) could enable green refineries to put…
  • Inside India’s Phablet Revolution

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In India, bigger is better when it comes to mobile phones, but Apple is lagging behind competitors like Samsung and Xiaomi.Zanish Khan runs a tiny shop in Delhi’s Basrurkar Market, where India’s middle class comes to buy life’s essentials. All around him, other merchants offer everything from electric fans to dried lentils that shoppers can scoop from 100-pound burlap bags. By contrast, Khan’s merchandise is kept under glass and packed with state-of-the-art electronics.
  • Why Liquid Biopsies in Cancer Treatment Are Still Experimental

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    New diagnostics can find the DNA that drives a tumor, but evidence that they help patients is missing.A year ago I interviewed Deborah Fletcher, a 54-year-old manager at Deloitte who was fighting inflammatory breast cancer with all her professional skills. She carried a briefcase of spreadsheets, documenting treatments, bills, research, notes about who’d said what and what her plans were.
  • The Wait-for-Google-to-Do-It Strategy

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:05 pm
    America’s communications ­infrastructure is finally getting some crucial upgrades because one company is forcing ­competition when regulators won’t.It’s too often said that some event “changed everything” in technology. But when it comes to the history of broadband in the United States, Google Fiber really did. Before February 2010, when Google asked cities to apply to be first in line for the fiber-optic lines it would install to deliver Internet service to homes at a gigabit per second, the prospects for upgrading Americans’ wired broadband connections looked dismal. The…
  • Rebooting the Automobile

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Automakers and tech companies are racing to bring safer and more useful smartphone-style interfaces to cars. Can any of them go further and reprogram vehicles completely?“Where would you like to go?” Siri asked.
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  • Mobile Photography Interview with Amy Leibrand – ‘Confrontational Story-Telling’

    Joanne Carter
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:10 am
    The post Mobile Photography Interview with Amy Leibrand – ‘Confrontational Story-Telling’ appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. As many of you will know, among the assortment of hats that I wear, writing for the BBC and Vogue, I am also Contributing Editor to LensCulture.  I have a […] The post Mobile Photography Interview with Amy Leibrand – ‘Confrontational Story-Telling’ appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 55 – by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita

    Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:24 am
    The post Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 55 – by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. Welcome the fifty-fifth showcase in our Mobile Movies Column, curated and edited by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita.  Every two weeks Vox and Baita will curate the movie uploads to […] The post Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 55 – by Vanessa Vox and Giulia Baita appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (136) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:41 am
    The post Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (136) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. Here’s day one hundred and thirty six of our new mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for […] The post Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (136) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Forest Shade’ – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:18 am
    The post APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Forest Shade’ – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. Many of you have already seen our new segment to our APPart column here at TheAppWhisperer, edited by Bobbi McMurry. We would like to inspire all mobile artists to create […] The post APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Forest Shade’ – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 28 June 2015 – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The post Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 28 June 2015 – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. The high level of mobile photography and art represented in this weeks’ curated set is incredible. It’s truly beautiful and I am sure you will all enjoy this as much […] The post Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 28 June 2015 – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • A New Drug Approved for High-Risk Neuroblastoma Treatment

    Natalie Tornese
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:59 pm
    This March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Unituxin (dinutuximab) as part of first-line therapy for pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. There have been few treatment options available for this pediatric cancer and researchers have been working on a new drug that can help kids’ immune system to fight cancer. There were very few drugs approved that were specifically developed to treat children with cancer. Unituxin marks the first approval for a therapy that aimed specifically for treating kids with high-risk neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a rare type of…
  • Coding, Documentation and Billing for LFU Wound Care Management

    Julie Clements
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Low-frequency ultrasound (LFU) wound care management involves the use of non contact ultrasound to treat chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, post-surgical wounds, burns and more. To receive the correct reimbursement for this service, appropriate documentation and medical coding are inevitable. The coders must be aware of billing requirements of a particular insurance plan (for example, Medicare) as well. Benefits may vary according to the contract, and individual member benefits must be verified. CPT Coding When coding for LFU, you have to report the service with the…
  • Quality Measures Linked to Small yet Increasing Percentage of Physician Payment

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Healthcare providers improving a patient’s experience and medical care through quality treatment and care can improve the health of populations along with reducing the per capita cost of healthcare. According to the survey data released last week by MGMA, the Medical Group Management Association of physicians in group practice, primary care physicians reported that an average of 5.96% of their total compensation was based upon measures of quality, while specialists reported that an average of 5.70% of their total compensation was based upon quality metrics. Instances of quality measures…
  • CMS to Give More Details on ICD-10-PCS Section X in June

    Meghann Kiernan
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    Concerns regarding reporting new technologies, drugs and supplies led to the creation of Section X in ICD-10-PCS set for implementation on October 1, 2015. These concerns raised at the September 2014 meeting prompted the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) to discuss the proposal during its March meeting. Now, CMS plans to give more details on Section X during a National Provider Call scheduled on June 18. The C&M committee said the actual goal of Section X is to create codes that: Uniquely identify procedures requested through the New Technology Application Process…
  • Controversial Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula Repealed

    Natalie Tornese
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:38 pm
    This April, the Senate approved to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for determining Medicare reimbursements. This controversial Act had been a great challenge to physician billing as it induced considerable reimbursement cuts for Medicare doctors. The Senate passed a new legislation, the ‘Medicare Access and CHIP [Children’s Health Insurance Program] Reauthorization Act of 2015,’ which repeals the SGR formula and replaces it with an annual 0.5% reimbursement from July 1, 2015 through 2019. Apart from that, physicians who choose to participate in ‘alternative payment…
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  • Microsoft shakes up its top executives. Four executives will leave the company…

    17 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Microsoft shakes up its top executives. Four executives will leave the company, including Stephen Elop, Kirill Tatarinov, Eric Rudder and Mark Penn. Elop originally left Microsoft to serve as the CEO of Nokia before Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services division Microsoft aligns engineering teams to strategy | News Center Microsoft aligns engineering teams to strategy Posted June 17, 2015 By Microsoft News Center 0 0 0 REDMOND, Wash. — June 17, 2015 —...
  • Microsoft shakes up its top executives. Four executives will leave the company…

    17 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Microsoft shakes up its top executives. Four executives will leave the company, including Stephen Elop, Kirill Tatarinov, Eric Rudder and Mark Penn. Elop originally left Microsoft to serve as the CEO of Nokia before Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services division Microsoft aligns engineering teams to strategy | News Center Microsoft aligns engineering teams to strategy Posted June 17, 2015 By Microsoft News Center 0 0 0 REDMOND, Wash. — June 17, 2015 —...
  • LastPass, the popular password security tool used by consumers and companies to…

    15 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    LastPass, the popular password security tool used by consumers and companies to secure data, has been hacked! LastPass Security Notice We want to notify our community that on Friday, our team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network. In our investigation, we have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed. The investigation has shown, however, that Last… Read the rest of the story at
  • Microsoft just dropped a bomb on the game industry, announcing that the Xbox One…

    15 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Microsoft just dropped a bomb on the game industry, announcing that the Xbox One will be able to play Xbox 360 games — making its newest console backward-compatible with titles originally created for its previous generation of console hardware. Read the rest of the story at
  • Alibaba plans to launch an online video streaming service in China in about two…

    14 Jun 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Alibaba plans to launch an online video streaming service in China in about two months, to compete the U.S.’s Netflix and HBO, the firm’s head of digital entertainment said on Sunday. Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Software Lifecycle Automation

  • Announcing the 2015 1E Customer Excellence Award Winners

    Matt Stone
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s back to business here at 1E after last week’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) in Boston, and we’ve wasted no time in sharing the invaluable feedback we heard from our customers and analysts. The CAB also provides us with an opportunity to announce the five winners of 1E’s 2015 Customer Excellence Awards, which recognize the outstanding work our customers do in embracing and implementing software lifecycle automation. Amongst the winners were Riverside Health Systems, who completed their XP migration in record time using 1E technologies.   Kenny Covington, Systems…
  • Tagged Software Gains Wider Adoption

    Steve Klos
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:07 am
    Executive Overview The ISO/IEC 19770-2 revision has passed all country votes and has moved into the publication phase. ISO editors will work through the document and set it up for publication in sometime over the summer of 2015. With the SWID Tag Standard (ISO/IEC 19770-2) revision reaching this pivotal moment, the standard is enjoying tremendous commercial and standards body support. Notably, numerous other standards organizations have created and are creating standards that use the SWID tag standard as a foundation including: The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) has is going through the final…
  • Oracle Processor License Rounding

    Ask Sam
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:28 am
    Dear Sam, I’ve heard two conflicting points of view relating to Oracle processor licenses. Everyone seems to agree that licenses are rounded up. For example, if I have a machine with 2 cores of .75 factor each I need 1.5 licenses, which is rounded to 2. The disagreement is when you have multiples of those boxes. Let’s image we have 3 of those machines, each of which needs 1.5 licenses. Do we need a total of 6 (3 x 2) or of 5 (3 x 1.5 rounded up to 5) licenses? The wording in the Oracle SIG is ambiguous, it reads: “All cores on all multi core chips for each licensed program are to be…
  • 1E Hosts 2nd Annual Customer Advisory Board (CAB) in Boston

    Ambareesh Kulkarni
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    Greetings from Boston, where 1E was delighted to host its second annual Customer Advisory Board (CAB) this week. We were privileged to take part in sessions lead by key industry analysts and IT leaders at leading global brands who shared their challenges and successes in managing complex and distributed IT environments. Following on last year’s resounding success, we were really thrilled about this year’s event, which once again gave us the opportunity to share and gather feedback on 1E’s vision for the future with some of our most valued customers and leading industry analysts –…
  • Context Injection (Lightweight dependency injection)

    Rammurti Vyas
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:13 am
    Sharing data between bindings in Specflow When performing Acceptance tests, you sometimes need to pass data between the individual steps within a scenario. In other words, data needs to be exchanged between different bindings during the execution of the test. SpecFlow provides several ways of sharing data between bindings. If all our step definitions are within the same binding class, introduce a field to this step definition class and reference it whenever it is required to be used in the same class. Another alternative is to use the SpecFlow ScenarioContext, this gives you access to a…
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  • What's Wrong with GWB

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Originally posted on: started to use Geekwithblogs (a.k.a. GWB) since 2010, based on one of my friend's recommendation. I've to say during the past 5+ years I was really enjoying blogging and had published 107 posts with 380 comments. GWB provided an awesome platform where I can share my experience and discuss with a lot of talents. But since last month I found my blog look strange. On May 29th I found all my categories are lost. And when I tried to create a new category it still cannot be saved. This means all my…
  • Hands-on Labs of Azure Machine Learning

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:23 am
    Originally posted on: a Model with Azure Machine Learning This lab explores unsupervised learning in Azure Machine Learning and how to deploy a predictive model as a web service. The lab will walk through copying an experiment from the Azure Machine Learning Gallery into the ML Studio, creating a scoring experiment, deploying a model as a web service, and interacting with the API using the included web interface. “Where should I open my next restaurant location?” This question is…
  • How to programmatically upload a new Azure Management Certificate

    Elton Stoneman
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Originally posted on: you want to use the Azure Resource Management APIs, Service Management APIs or Management Libraries, you'll need a management certificate which authenticates your process with the Azure subscription you're accessing. Chances are you'll already have one or more management certs installed (from Visual Studio or the PowerShell SDK or WebMatrix) with the issuer name Windows Azure Tools: It's a good idea to mint a separate one for your new…
  • SSD upgrade in a MacBook Pro

    Kelly Jones
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:29 am
    Originally posted on: I recently upgraded my wife’s MacBook Pro by replacing the original hard drive with an SSD.  The performance improvements were just as good as when I did this same upgrade for Lenovo laptop in the family last fall. Her MacBook has 8GB RAM, a 2.3 Ghz i7 processor, and a 15” inch screen.  It was a low end MacBook Pro when we purchased it in July 2013. The SSD was another Crucial drive from NewEgg. I timed a few operations to see what they were before and after the upgrade: Before upgrade: Seconds to…
  • Customize Authentication Header in SwaggerUI using Swashbuckle

    Steve Michelotti
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Originally posted on: has quickly established itself as an important tool for building Web API’s for any platform. Swagger enables interactive documentation and client SDK generation/discoverability. One of the most frequently used Swagger tools is Swagger UI. Swagger UI provides automatically generated HTML assets that give you automatic documentation and even an online test tool. To see Swagger UI in action, check out their demo page. Although Swagger/Swagger…
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    Slice of MIT from the MIT Alumni Association

  • MIT Pole Vaulter Goes Ever Higher

    Nicole Morell
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Senior Cimran Virdi spends a lot of time thinking about physics, but she’s not majoring in it. Virdi is a pole vaulter for MIT Track and Field. In addition to physical training, Virdi uses her knowledge of physics to help launch herself ever higher over the crossbar. So far it’s working—Virdi just captured another NCAA […]
  • Photo of the Week by Rowland Williams ’72—June 27, 2015

    Alan Scott
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Rowland Williams ’72 is a photographer living in Amesbury, MA. View more photos on his website. View more alumni via the Photo of the Week category
  • Taking STEM Education on the Road

    Julie Barr
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    On June 1, Drew Bent ’18 and Jorge Troncoso ’18 arrived in Washington, DC, after a nine-hour drive from Boston. The end of this trip marked the official start of their summer-long journey—biking across the country in an effort to rethink education as part of the Spokes America team, a collaboration with edX and Teach […]
  • Podcast: Explaining the Art of Data

    Jay London
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Data is everywhere—nearly anything can be represented by a number. In its simple form, data tells a story backed by numerical truth. But data is rarely simple or pure—and we have access to more data than any time in history. So how can we make sense of this never-ending wave? And how can we better understand […]
  • Most Memorable Game of Thrones Characters, According to MIT CSAIL Researchers

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    A special algorithm, created at CSAIL, can predict how memorable an image, such as a face, will be.
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    Matt's Writings

  • thebrokenkindle: skarylilone: thebrokenkindle: I got the overwhelming urge to read a book for the...

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:25 pm
    thebrokenkindle: skarylilone: thebrokenkindle: I got the overwhelming urge to read a book for the first time in nearly a year today and it was the most beautiful feeling ever, because, instead of having to sit there and tell myself ‘no, you have work to do and books to read for your course, you don’t have time to read for pleasure’, I could say ‘Hell yes’ and pick up whatever book I wanted to read and read it. This is what freedom feels like. So what book did you read? Small Favour by Jim Butcher. Felt so good to read it all after having left it lying around for so long.
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    29 May 2015 | 10:38 am
  • Toy Store (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 5)

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

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

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

  • Office 365: To Cloud or Not to Cloud—That IS the Question!

    Steve Brasen
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:01 pm
    It’s time to take a serious look at Office 365. The cloud edition of Microsoft’s broadly adopted business productivity suite – which bundles such popular packages as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook – has been both heavily praised and heavily criticized since its introduction in 2011. While the adoption rate of the traditional software edition of Microsoft Office is currently in no danger of being overtaken by its cloud-hosted cousin, recent adoption rates for Office 365 have substantially accelerated. Businesses, in particular, have shown…
  • Cisco’s Big Data Analytics Vision: Some Data Will Be Distributed Forever

    Shamus McGillicuddy
    12 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    Champions of big data analytics extoll the virtues of massive data stores. Enterprises have so much unstructured data that could help them improve operations and generate new revenue, they say. The more bytes, the better. Some might assume that enterprises will simply push every byte they can find into a Hadoop cluster or data warehouse. [...]
  • Is Your Organization Ready for Windows 10?

    Steve Brasen
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    Here we go again. New releases of Microsoft’s flagship operating system are typically greeted with a combination of angst, curiosity, confusion, and dread in equal measure. It seems just as folks have gotten used to a particular Microsoft version, a new one is released with a completely different interface and requiring a whole new set of operational practices. Even worse, upgrading large numbers of desktops to the new edition in a large enterprise environment is a daunting task often avoided by IT operations teams until and unless it is absolutely necessary to perform a mass migration.
  • The Future of ITSM: How Are the Roles (and the Rules) Changing?

    Dennis Drogseth
    28 May 2015 | 7:09 am
    Both the “rules” and the “roles” governing IT service management (ITSM) are evolving to support a far-broader need for inclusiveness across IT, and between IT and its service consumers. Recent EMA research, “What Is the Future of IT Service Management?” (March 2015), exposed a number of shifting trends that might surprise many in the industry. [...]
  • Open network management is the focus on spring ONUG meeting

    Shamus McGillicuddy
    21 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) is a community of IT executives that are using their combined buying power to influence the networking industry. Members hail from companies such as Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Fidelity Investments. ONUG’s goal is to specify requirements and reference architectures for products that are open, more affordable and more agile than what vendors traditionally offer. Over its first two years of existence, ONUG has focused on software-defined WAN (SDWAN), network virtualization overlays and network service virtualization (also known as network…
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    Windows Central - News - Forums - Reviews - Help for Windows Phone

  • Lego Minifigures Online lets you battle across classic Lego worlds with your friends

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:06 pm
    If you consider yourself a big Lego fan, you might want to check out the latest Lego game to grace the PC. Lego Minifigures Online is a online game that lets players form teams made of their favorite minifigures to battle across different classic Lego worlds, either alone or with friends.
  • Microsoft Wi-Fi makes an appearance in Windows 10 build 10158

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Microsoft Wi-Fi, the rebranded version of Skype Wi-fi, which enables buyers to pay for Wi-Fi access at public spots around the globe, is now active as a new app in the recently-released Windows 10 build 10158.
  • Microsoft details Cortana integration with Office 365 in Windows 10 build 10158

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:39 pm
    One of the big highlights of the new stuff coming along in Windows 10 build 10158 is the addition of Cortana integration in Office 365. In a new blog post, Microsoft has given a bit more information on just what Cortana will help you out with if you're a heavy Office 365 user.
  • Here's what's new in Windows 10 build 10158

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Windows 10 build 10158 was just pushed to Fast ring members, and, along with Microsoft Edge branding for Project Spartan, and a host of other changes to the browser, the new build sport quite a bit of new stuff. From UI improvements to Office 365 Cortana integration, here's what's new in Windows 10 build 10158: General UX improvements and refinement: You'll continue to see general UX improvements and refinement in this build. For Continuum, you'll see a lot of bug fixes as well as improved Tablet mode animations, improved support for Windows 8/8.1 apps and classic (Win32) apps in Tablet mode.
  • Windows 10 PC build 10158 pushed to the Fast ring with Microsoft Edge branding in tow

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Windows 10 build 10158 is now rolling out to Windows Insider members on the Fast update ring. The wait for this build has been quite a long one, coming a full month after the previous build, 10130.
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  • Angular 2 Demystified

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:42 am
    As I mentioned in my recent blog post Angular 2 is a complete rewrite. Many concepts that are known from Angular 1.x are gone or changed dramatically. Angular 2 looks like a completely different framework: no controllers*, no DDO, no $scope, no angular.module and completely rewritten binding and change detection (no ng-model).Although Angular 2 is still work in progress many new features have already been revealed. In this blog post I will share some basic concepts of the framework via code samples that I presented during my lecture at InfoShare 2015.Please note the code is created with the…
  • I was thrown in at the deep end − interview with Maciek Czucha

    16 Jun 2015 | 2:54 am
    Can you return to a company once you decided to quit? What is it like when your passion suddenly becomes an inspiration for some changes in your professional life? And where in the world can you expect the best wind? You will find answers to these questions in an interview with Maciek Czucha, Product Owner at Goyello, responsible for Webmerce, a platform for running online shops.Maciek, how did it happen that you started working at Goyello?With Peter Horsten, the founder of Goyello, we met through personal contacts. It was in 2007. Peter and his wife Kasia moved to Poland from the…
  • Check what 5 features you need to excel at teamwork

    9 Jun 2015 | 2:22 am
    Almost every job advertisement has “teamwork” in the list of requirements. In almost every CV you can spot “teamwork” as one of its owner’s key skills. Is teamwork becoming new literacy? I guess so. But what actually makes you a good team player? I have many years of experience working as a member of Agile teams. I have learnt a lot about what being a team player actually means.  In this post I have listed the features that I think are essential if you want not only to claim you are a team player, but more importantly, become a successful member of a team.  What is…
  • Get ready − AngularJS 2 is coming!

    8 Jun 2015 | 8:10 am
    InfoShare is one of the biggest and the most attended Tech and New Media events in Poland. This year for the second time I have the pleasure to attend the conference as a speaker. I will be presenting at Tech Stage about AngularJS 2, the successor of AngularJS 1.x.Angular 1.xAngular 1.x is the most popular Front-end framework these days. Last year we decided to adopt it in some of Goyello new projects. Today we have some experience to share. At the same time we are closely looking at the next generation of the framework.Game changerIt is extremely easy to get started with Angular 1.x. It…
  • How we migrated a pro cycling web app and supported future demands

    15 May 2015 | 4:59 am
    How we migrated a pro cycling management system and supported future demands With this year’s cycling season being open I thought it would be a good idea to share with you a story of a solution Goyello developed for Cycling Service. The experienced international organisation, mediating and operating between professional cyclists, teams and race organisers approached us with a challenging task. They needed to have their old HTML 4 web app revamped to make it compliant with modern standards and mobile devices. The result of the cooperation is Cyclotivity – a web application used by…
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  • That’s A Wrap! | Silicon Beach Fest 2015

    Efren Toscano
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    Silicon Beach Fest has sadly come to an end, however Elvina Beck hit the marina for this year’s SBF getting some insightful tidbits of information from SBF attendees.  So sit back, experience and enjoy what SBF had to offer. Oh and did we mention they are all dancing to the Spice Girls?!? Appearances By: Hank Leber of Vytmn | Tech community in L.A. Savannah Peterson of Speck Design | Virtual reality Laurent Grill of Zeel | Geographic Markets Marc Cohen of ConSol Partners | Securing the job Tim Nabhani of Dollar Shave Club | Hiring in LA Catherine Marcus of Sothebys Jason Crilly of…
  • Jetpack Gives a Boost to Mobile and Rich Media Advertising

    Desdemona Bandini
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Advertising technology is hot with the rise of mobile, evidenced in part by Verizon’s merger with AOL valued at $4.4 billion, and on a much smaller scale, Undertone’s recent acquisition of mobile ad provider Sparkflow. Until recently, three legacy providers (Sizmek, PointRoll and Google’s DoubleClick) have dominated the rich media market. But that’s changing with a new crop of rich media platforms disrupting the ecosystem with new mobile and non-standard rich media ad formats, one of which – Jetpack – is located right here in Santa Monica. In the age of auction-based…
  • IT Software Companies Are Looking For Military Trained Hackers Now

    Alex Espenson
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Back in 2012 when the Flame virus was wreaking havoc across the world, the need for army-trained hackers became a whole new frontier for IT software companies. The threat of hacking and loss of data has never been real than now. There are over a billion passwords stolen and stored in a single Russian databases. The worst thing that can happen to any company is waking up one morning and finding out all the data has either been stolen or tampered with. Russian hackers have recently been reported as having accessed President Obama’s email address in as military hackers believe that both…
  • A Guide for Negotiating Your Next Cloud Contract

    Alex Espenson
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:46 pm
    The cloud services market continues to grow at an impressive rate. Companies all over the world are realizing how beneficial it is to move some operations to the cloud, creating a need for the services that cloud providers offer. Research from the Everest Group shows that the cloud services market is worth $40 billion, with growth expected annually at a rate of 27 percent. Cloud vendors are everywhere, with more springing up seemingly each month. That makes partnerships with these vendors all the more crucial, especially when your company needs cloud computing to grow and become more…
  • Tapiture Taps Into Successful Social eCommerce and Secures $2.25M in Seed Funding

    Desdemona Bandini
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    Santa Monica-based Tapiture has grown in traffic by 300%, monetized from year one and raised $2.25 million in seed funding since its founding in 2012. If Pinterest is catnip for girls, Tapiture was founded to go after the men, but quickly evolved into a more sophisticated artistic social media community. The curated design and photography-driven entertainment site is where GIFs and memes intermingle with stunning photography, video and the ability to purchase in app. If users go to Pinterest to plan things, then they come to Tapiture for a personalized experience based on fancy algorithms…
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  • ‘N.O.V.A 3’ for Mac: Free Download!

    Shivam Srivastava
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    Even after having an enormous market for shooting games, there is a dearth of some seriously gripping and intelligently planned online games. With the quest for finding some new, after getting bored of playing series of monotonous arcade and shooting games, you can stumble upon NOVA 3 which has kept millions of players hooked on to it ever since. This amazing game’s name is an abbreviation for ‘Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance.’ Read More: Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft for Mac Free! Getting To Know NOVA 3 Better NOVA 3 is basically a mobile gaming application, which was developed as…
  • Enjoying Movies Got Easier With MX Player For Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:53 am
    Isn’t quite irritating when you want to watch one movie and you just cannot because your TV has been already occupied by your family members? Or isn’t it irritating when you want to watch any newly released movie and somehow couldn’t get the tickets? But now, you can easily forget all these issues only with one superbly built Android app called MX Player.  Read More: Make Lives Simpler with IMO For Mac MX Player – The Best Solution For Movies MX Player has to be final and the ultimate destination for all those who simply would love to watch movies as per their convenience. Being…
  • Candy Camera for Selfie for Mac: Now Editing Is Easier!

    Shivam Srivastava
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:40 am
    It is the age of clicking awesome pics and most importantly clicking selfies. Who seriously doesn’t love getting tons of likes and comments over social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter? And thus to help all the photoholics and the Selfiholics to save themselves, Google Play Store has brought in an endless collection of photo editing apps that further make it easier for any user, seriously anyone to look the best. And bossing out this lead is the Candy Camera for Selfie.     Read More: Download Retrica for Mac The Boss Is Finally Here! All hail to Candy Camera for Selfie…
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City For Mac: A Masterpiece for Die-Hard Game Lovers

    Shivam Srivastava
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:47 am
    For everyone out there who are die-hard fans of strategy games, here’s a masterpiece. This highly engaging and innovative series of strategy games is all set to stir the market by creating some of the most popular and widely acknowledged games. If you’re bored of the usual strategy games and want to spice up your gaming routine, ‘Grand Theft Auto – Vice City’ is the way to go.   Read More: Get Grand Theft San Andreas Auto On Your Mac More About Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Grand Theft Auto is one of the universally established series of games which was launched by…
  • Candy Crush Soda for Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    It used to be a field of some repetitive games and monotony with the great game play. Smartphones have drastically altered the perception about almost everything that there is no such thing exists related with software and applications which could not be found on phone. A few years back, their popped a game Candy Crush Saga from an unknown developer with no great ambitions as much it has gained gradually. Interestingly, the game hit highs with fabulous responses from the players. A game which aims to match similar types of candies together in distinct combos to achieve a predefined aim of the…
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    Legal Office Guru

  • Learn how to use email better and fix your Word line spacing

    Deborah Savadra
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:50 am
    Just because I haven't posted here in a couple of weeks (longer?) doesn't mean I haven't been busy! Click the link below for some tips I've posted elsewhere on the interwebs recently about email best practices and how to fix that darn single spacing in Microsoft Word.
  • The “I’m SO not a computer person” guide to computer security

    Deborah Savadra
    28 May 2015 | 3:57 am
    It used to be that you could depend on somebody else to make sure your computer files were secure. Not anymore. Fortunately, you don't have to be a "computer person" to take some basic but critical steps to ensure your information is safe. Click the link below to find out how to do everything from encrypting files (not so hard!) to surfing wi-fi safely to managing your various logins.
  • Did you miss these Outlook tips on Attorney at Work and Lawyerist?

    Deborah Savadra
    21 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    If you're not following my social media feeds on Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+, you might have missed a whole bunch of Outlook tips I've published recently at Attorney at Work and Lawyerist. Click the link below for links to all four articles and learn how you can use Outlook to save time, manage your inbox and stay out of trouble!
  • The 4 Biggest Time-Saving Microsoft Word Features You’re Probably Not Using

    Deborah Savadra
    7 May 2015 | 3:39 am
    Want to do things faster in Microsoft Word? These four time-saving features are where you will get the most bang for your buck. Learning these will shave time off daily repetitive tasks, making you more efficient (and maybe even helping you get out of the office earlier!). Click the link below to find out more about how these features can make you more efficient.
  • 7 Ways To Screw Up A Table of Authorities

    Deborah Savadra
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Microsoft Word's Table of Authorities feature isn't exactly known for its user-friendliness. Nobody's ever said the word "automagically" about it. And more than one enterprising software vendor has found a lucrative niche making an easier-to-use interface for TOAs. I've had to use this feature myself on several occasions recently, and I've rediscovered seven ways you can easily (and thoroughly) screw up a Table of Authorities. Do yourself a favor and click through to learn from my mistakes!
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  • Filtering (and other referral spam) from Google Analytics

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:22 pm
    If you are even a casual user of Google Analytics, then you have probably noticed in referrals from strange sites with names like: …and the list goes on. Not content to just spam search results, the spammers are now polluting our data. This referral spam is a plague and the big G is seemingly unable or unwilling to filter it on their end so it is up to us to make sure we are giving the cleanest data possible to our clients. Granted, like all spam-blocking activities, it can be like a game of…
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  • Free vs. Premium Website Builders - What’s the Difference?

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:06 am
    At first glance, online website builders seem like the perfect option for those of us looking to create a new site on a budget. After all, many of them offer completely free plans, meaning we can get... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple Obtains Touch ID-Related Patents From Biometric Security Firm Privaris

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:35 am
    Apple Procures TouchID Patents from Privaris  As reported by David Goldman to CNN, Apple has been trying to procure the property assets of Privaris, a Charlottesville, Virginia based biometric... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google's Nest Labs Unveil HD Security Camera

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Google’s Home Sensing Unit – Security Camera/Smoke Alarm  Nest Labs, which is Google’s Home sensing division has revealed its latest set of a new version of home security camera enhancing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • This Might Be the Most Beautiful Keyboard Ever Made

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:50 am
    When it comes to computer, very less attention is given to the good old as well as the humble keyboards. They are considered like the utilitarian devices which are meant for helping people to carry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Samsung Galaxy: What You Need to Know About Reported Security Risk

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:44 am
    Reports suggest that millions of owners of Samsung Galaxy Smartphone might be at risk dealing with calls eavesdropping, data theft and malware installation. Downside to this problem is the fact that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Uber: The stronger the resistance, the greater the prize

    C Dargent
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    As a Frenchman, I hate to admit it, but Americans are winning the Battle of Paris. Well… do I really hate to admit it, or am I secretly happy like all of my fellow Parisians? Picture this. I’m was back in Paris for vacation. It is early morning, 6:30 AM. I am looking for a taxi to go home. None. Or I should say – many, but all of them are full. So, still hopeful, I call a number to order a taxi from one of the two big companies; calling the number costs me 15 cents a minute, the taxi arrives 45 minutes later with already 12 euros on the meter. As I tell him I’m going to the suburbs,…
  • Cultivating an Innovation Mindset: A Webinar Featuring 5 Sure-Fire Shortcuts to Innovation Success!

    Wendy Hunt
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:46 pm
    The path to filling your innovation pipeline can be a challenging one. Even with a clear process in place, the results don’t always produce the most compelling innovation. This is why we want you to rethink the front end of innovation. View this recorded presentation to hear, in detail, 5 key qual/quant steps that will help you define the consumer need state and uncover compelling insights, as well as lead to ideas then concepts that can be vetted efficiently. In the end, confidently fill your pipeline with innovations that have been validated by consumers. View this recorded webinar to…
  • Health & Wellness Going to the Dogs

    Brad Bane
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    I’m as confused as the next person about what I should be eating and drinking. Is red meat good for me, or not? Will coffee and beer make me die young, or give me super powers (I’m really, really hoping for the latter, as I’ve been training hard)? It seems like every day there’s another article about what is or isn’t good for me, and it just adds to my confusion. I’m hoping to wake up in the world of Woody Allen’s 1973 movie Sleeper, where steak, cream pies, and hot fudge provide the clearest path to good health. But I fear it will be more like the world suggested by David B.
  • Those Crafty (Beer) Millennials!

    Maureen Evans
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Millennials seem to be changing everything these days. Their spending power alone gives them the right to dictate what succeeds or bombs miserably in today’s marketplace. Take the craft beer category for example – it has exploded due to millennials revolting against traditional beer brands in favor of unique flavor profiles, local brew options, seasonal varietals and tasty beer served in really cool glasses. Slingshot recently reported that 87% of millennials drank a beer in the last week. And on a weekly basis, 54% of millennials are looking to try a new beer. Millennials want variety,…
  • Social Media Crowdsourcing Changes the Face of Product Influencers

    L Boyle
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    With nearly 70% of consumers gathering information online to influence their purchases, and nearly two-thirds engaging in social media daily, the word-of-mouth dynamic is shifting, and influencers of consumer product adoption are not who they used to be. Social media crowdsourcing has changed this dynamic; where once we had passionate mavens and social influencers pushing their preferred products forward, now we have the power of the online collective voice. Marketers have long used algorithms ranging from simple to complex in order to identify those target consumers who have the greatest…
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  • Amazon Echo can now read your audiobooks from Audible

    8 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    Originally published here: Amazon Echo can now read your audiobooks from Audible Amazon have added new functionality to their Echo voice recognition wireless speaker. The upgrade means it can now read out audiobooks to you from Audible. This adds to the existing functionality that allows you to perform a wide range of functions, such as; controlling compatible WeMo and Philips Hue devices, listening to music from Pandora’s library, hearing weather and news reports, setting alarms and timers, and asking questions to get answers from sources like Wikipedia. It is also bluetooth enabled…
  • Get the super soaker water guns out – the summer is here!

    5 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    Originally published here: Get the super soaker water guns out – the summer is here! The most fun time of the year is here, the sizzling summer. Ok maybe it isn’t always sizzling. But when the sun is shining it is time to bring the water toys out. Although these are supposed to be for kids, everyone knows you want to have a go to. And when the kids are out, if you are feeling irresponsible, fill one of these bad boys up with your favourite spirit, perhaps a nice bit of vodka, and let the fun with friends begin. Here I am going to run you through some of the best weapons you can…
  • You can buy The Big Bang Theory set, in LEGO!

    4 Jun 2015 | 4:06 am
    Originally published here: You can buy The Big Bang Theory set, in LEGO! LEGO have worked their design magic and created a set you can buy of hit comedy The Big Bang Theory. It features the famous apartment living room. The set has all 7 of the main characters; Sheldon, Leonard, Raj, Wolowitz, Bernadette, Amy and don’t forget Penny too. 479 pieces are used to make the design. Here is how it looks. How the set looks Everything looks quite tight on the sofa, and some of the colors are not quite how I picture the apartment in my head, this design has a lot more brown in it, but nonetheless…
  • Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition launches in UK for 3-10 year olds

    3 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    Originally published here: Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition launches in UK for 3-10 year olds Amazon have launched the kids edition of their Fire tablet in the UK. It is aimed at children aged from 3-10 years old. Pre-orders can be placed now with first deliveries going out on June 18, 2015. Children can read ebooks, watch videos, use educational apps and play games using the tablet. And with all in-app payments removed parents can feel safe their child won’t run up a large bill. Here is how the Fire HD Kids Edition looks. It is available in pink and blue rubberised cases. Amazon Fire for…
  • X-ray tomography identifies Britain’s oldest sauropod dinosaur ‘Alan’

    2 Jun 2015 | 2:11 am
    Originally published here: X-ray tomography identifies Britain’s oldest sauropod dinosaur ‘Alan’ Experts from the University of Manchester have said a bone found in Whitby, Yorkshire, is from a sauropod dinosaur. And they have decided to nickname him ‘Alan’, after the finder of the bone, Alan Gurr. In a new paper titled A new sauropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of the United Kingdom the abstract starts by saying: A single caudal vertebra represents an early sauropodomorph and signifies the earliest recognised eusauropod dinosaur from the United Kingdom.
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  • The State of Cybersecurity in APAC

    Jared Ragland
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:04 pm
    News of cyber attacks dominate today’s headlines. No country is safe from malicious cyber actors. In a world where cyber threats are constant, it is important to understand both how governments are addressing cybersecurity challenges and steps they can take to do better. Today, BSA | The Software Alliance released its first Asia-Pacific (APAC) Cybersecurity […] Related posts: The State of Cybersecurity Closing the Gaps in EU Cybersecurity: Let’s Get It Right Time for a Final Push on Cybersecurity Legislation
  • You Can Do Amazing Things with Software

    Victoria Espinel
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:04 am
    Why does software matter? As new technological advances propel us forward, it’s easy to take for granted the growing role software is playing for all of us. Today’s software functions so consistently and seamlessly, we sometimes don’t even realize the many ways it’s improving our daily lives. Yet it is at the very heart of […] Related posts: Clear Thinking on Software Patents
  • Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: The Critical First Step for Cyberrisk Management

    Jodie Kelley
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Waking up to find your company on the front page news and at the center of a data breach is every CEO’s worst nightmare—and for a number of businesses, it has become reality. Today, the threats from cybercrime are real and frightening, and the risks are extraordinary. Cybersecurity is an incredibly complex issue and business […] Related posts: Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: Real or Imagined? Navigating the Cloud: Why Software Asset Management Is More Important Than Ever BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution
  • Time for Congress to Act on Cyber Threat Information Sharing

    Victoria Espinel
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    Both public and private sector entities fall victim to cyber criminals and other malicious actors each day. Sharing information about cyber threats is critical to prevent and combat these attacks. Over the past several years, Congress and the courts have taken steps to clarify and promote information sharing. Last year, the Department of Justice and […] Related posts: Sharing Cyber Threat Information: How It Would Work, and Why It Would Help Bolster Security More Progress toward Compromise on Information Sharing How to Continue Improving CISPA in the Senate
  • Strengthening the Patent System by Ending Patent Abuse

    Tim Molino
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Patent reform is top of mind on Capitol Hill this month as several Committees hold hearings to discuss the need for patent reform. BSA was honored to testify today at the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. My testimony underscored the need for legislative action to curb abuses in the patent system. The Small […] Related posts: Kappos Offers Fact-Driven Analysis of the Software Patent System Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing Pass the Innovation Act
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  • SanDisk announced new line of Mobile Memory Solutions

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 pm
    SanDisk Corporation recently announced it’s new products for their Mobile Memory Solutions category. The new products include multiple storage solutions for upcoming technologies and formats. 200GB SD Card At 2015 Mobile World Congress, SanDisk introduced the 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition, the world’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. The card can hold up to 20 hours of Full HD videos and has a quick transfer speed which can copy 1200 photos a minute. SanDisk won three “Best of Show” awards recognizing the innovation and…
  • PLDT HOME and Smart introduces iflix; Entertainment everywhere for only P99/month

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:58 am
    PLDT HOME and Smart Communications brings iflix, Asia’s leading internet TV service, to the Philippines. And if you’re a subscriber of Smart and PLDT, you could enjoy the service for only Php99 a month. iflix has a vast library of TV episodes and movies, spanning over 11,000 hours of entertainment you can enjoy everywhere. Content includes videos from Disney, Twentieth Century Fox, BBC, and Warner Bros., to name a few. Smart subscribers can avail of the service for a special rate of only PHP99 a month. While non-subscribers can also enjoy the service at a still affordable price of…
  • Urbanears’ releases new colors Jam, Chick, and Mint

    28 Jun 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Urbanears has just released its latest color collection in the Philippines. Because black is (sometimes) boring, you’re favorite Urbanears headphones now come in Jam, Chick or Mint. JAM. Let a pair of headphones in deep pink be the jam of your fashion.  Plug in this gorgeous pair of headphones and enjoy your jamming session. CHICK. These chick headphones are bound to make you chic. With a color as bright as the sun, this pair of light and tangy yellow headphones will surely make any outfit shine.                                                          …
  • Accenture PH award’s first Tech Talks Hackathon winner

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Accenture Philippines recently held its first Technology Talks Hackathon. The contest was conceived by the company to promote and enhance the programming skills of Filipino information technology professionals. Participants of the two-day where asked to develop an app that tracks people in need of rescue and recovery during an emergency or crisis. The winning team brought home P150,000.00 after developing an app called e-Ligtas — a mobile or wearable technology application that allows a user in need of assistance or rescue to send an automatic SMS with GPS that coordinates his/her…
  • Sun Cellular offers best value-for-money Plan 450

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    When Sun Cellular debuted back in 2004, a lot of my friends started shifting allegiances to the telco because of their value-for-money postpaid and prepaid offers. I remember Sun quickly gaining ground, as it slowly chipped away at the competitor’s subscriber base, especially in postpaid. Fast forward to 2015, the telco is still at it offering even more value-for-money as they introduce Sun Plan 450. How good is it? Well, we compared the Sun Plan 450 with the other network’s Plan 499  and was surprised at the difference. Both offer unlimited calls and text within its respective…
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  • What to expect of Windows Server 2016

    4 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Everyone are talking about Windows 10 and if it will be free or not and for who. Microsoft is actually working on another big OS release named Windows Server 2016. Just as with Windows 10, it is already available for test under a Technical Preview program. Windows Server 2016 is expected to be released in the
  • Is Google Nexus 9 Tablet Any Good?

    16 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    It is time to a review of my new tablet, the Google Nexus 9. In this post I will tell you why I choose exactly this Tablet and what I think about it so far. A couple of month ago I posted a review of my Google Nexus 5 Smartphone. I really like the concept of Android
  • Control your Chromecast using TV remote

    10 May 2015 | 11:24 am
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use your use your TV remote to pause a movie on your Chromecast? Well that is actually possible. When using my Chromecast I have often been missing a remote to control it. It is not always optimal to be using your phone or tablet to pause a movie, if
  • What is bloatware and why is it on my new computer?

    1 May 2015 | 4:57 am
    You might have heard the expression: “Bloatware”, but what is it and why does we often find it on a brand new computer we just bought? Definition of Bloatware Well, let us start with the definition of bloatware also known as crapware. What is it and what does it cover? I have been looking around
  • How to Create a full Backup in Windows 8.1

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    In this post, I will show you how you can perform a full system backup of Windows 8.1 with built-in backup features and tools. Maybe you don’t know it, but Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 has a built in bare-metal Backup & Recovery options for you to use. In Windows 8 these features can
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  • I Bought an Apple Watch and Returned it

    13 Jun 2015 | 4:34 pm
    I was one of those people who pre-ordered the apple watch at 12 am on April 10 and still got the shipping estimate of June. I had bought the Space black stainless steel with link bracelet. It cost a whooping $1195 with taxes here in California and I was praying that it better be god damn good to justify that price. Sadly, it wasn’t. When I got it on June 2nd, after the usual adrenaline rush of unboxing an apple product subsided, and after using it for about a week, I came to the conclusion that this is a product that Steve Jobs would never have let to be launched in its current state. But…
  • Review: Nomad’s Portable Charging Products

    8 Mar 2015 | 9:24 pm
    We earlier reviewed Nomad’s Chargekey – a key shaped USB lightning charger you can put in your keyring to always have a charger handy. The company – Nomad, has rebranded itself and have come up with an updated version of the Chargekey (now called NomadKey) and 2 new products which they claim are tools meant for the modern nomad. Essentially targeting the segment of customers who are mostly on the go. They sent us a review kit with all 3 of their latest products. I have been using them for the past few weeks and so far, they have proved to be delivering on their promise. Lets…
  • Huawei Announces the Best Looking Android Smartwatch Yet

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Huawei has announced its Android smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress and it is the best looking android a yet. Huawei claims that they surveyed various potential customers and based on their feedbck of the current smartwatch options in the market, they have come up with one that looks like a luxury watch and caters to what people are looking for in a smartwatch. The watch has a round display and comes with some beautiful watchfaces which does give it the sophisticated look of a luxury watch. It works with Google Now to let you issue voice commands. Here is how the watch looks: Yup that…
  • IRCTC Ties Up with Dominos Pizza to Deliver Pizza to Your Train Seat

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with Domino’s Pizza in India to deliver pizza to your train seat. The service is being run as a pilot project in 12 Indian cities – Agra, Alwar, Ambala, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Mathura, Muzzafarnagar, New Delhi, Pathankot, Vapi, Bharuch and Vadodara and is only available to passengers travelling in trains which do not have apntry car. To avail this service, passengers will need to make a meal booking via IRCTC’s e-Catering service (, 1800-1034-139 (Toll-free), 0120-4383892-99 (Toll) or SMS…
  • Pebble Announces new Smartwatch

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
      Pebble – the company which built the first usable smartwatch has announced its next flagship product. Pebble Time – a next generation pebble with a colored screen and a redesigned operating system is now available via kickstarter. Pebble started its journey with a successfully funded kickstarted campaign and has never looked back. They surely did not need another kickstarted campaign to get this project funded, but I guess they did this in nostalgia. The project surpassed its funding goal within 17 minutes of going live on kickstarter. The new watch is thiner than its…
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  • Can Google’s Anti-Piracy Algorithm Be Used Against Your Business?

    Andre Sólo
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Google has been taking more anti-piracy measures, sometimes more than the copyright holders themselves These measures include spotlighting legitimate movie, TV show and music outlets, and pushing piracy outlets father down the listings. In essence, Google is making pirated media sites so hard to find that they may as well not be online. But how do they do that? The answer is, of course, an algorithm—in this case, a special update to their search algorithm appropriately nicknamed Pirate. This algorithm has been around since as far back as 2012, but received a major update in…
  • How To Do Deeper Keyword Research

    Andre Sólo
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:45 am
    How does your business do keyword research? Do you really know which terms are most important to rank for, and how do you know you haven’t missed any? These are questions that SEO analysts ask constantly, and a recent column by Nate Dame gives detailed advice on how to answer them. What Is Keyword Research? Knowing what keywords to rank for is the first step in most SEO campaigns. Even if you have an existing list of keywords, continuously testing it and researching new additions will only improve your targeting. But that’s not always easy to do. The traditional method of…
  • 3 Reasons Your Link Building Campaign Didn’t Build Links

    Andre Sólo
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:58 am
    Link building is in many ways the bread and butter of SEO. We often say that valuable content is what matters most—it drives traffic, user engagement, conversions, and SEO. But links are what get people to your content in the first place. And they continue to contribute heavily to search ranking. So a link building campaign is the perfect way to support great new content as you roll it out. The problem, as Casie Gillette explains in a terrific column, is that link building campaigns are unpredictable. Sometimes you think you have the best possible content for your audience, a pile of…
  • ​EU Review Board Says Google’s Actually Getting It Right

    Andre Sólo
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:24 am
    Not long ago I wrote about how few Right to Be Forgotten requests are actually approved. In EU, people can file RTBF requests to make information about them disappear from search results if it is inaccurate, outdated or irrelevant. But it turned out that only 2 out of 3 of those requests were denied on average. Is that rate too high? It turns out the answer is no, according to Europe’s own RTBF regulators. Originally, the 67 percent denial rate was unearthed by a watchdog group. The message was that Google wasn’t really going its job and that people’s privacy still…
  • ​Russia’s “Right To Be Forgotten” Is a Blast from the Soviet Past

    Andre Sólo
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
    Ever since the European Union created a “Right to Be Forgotten” rule for the internet, nations around the world have been watching closely to see how it works and considering whether they should have a similar rule of their own. It looks like Russia has decided the answer is yes—but their version is a lot scarier than Europe’s. The Right to Be Forgotten (RTBF) is a simple concept that says not everything should stay on the internet forever. If someone publishes lies about you online, for example, there should be a way to have them taken down. The easiest way is to…
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  • Uber's numbers seem ugly either way you look at them

    Alexei Oreskovic
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Uber’s financial performance is shakier than previous reports suggested, based on the leaked numbers reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday.  The numbers, which Bloomberg said were part of a term sheet for a bond offering that Uber is planning, provide a rare glimpse into the popular ride-hailing business’ money-making machine. According to Bloomberg, Uber had revenue of $415 million (we assume net revenue after payments to drivers, not gross revenue) and an operating loss of $470 million. It’s an incomplete glimpse into Uber, as the numbers are missing one major piece of context: the…
  • Uber is reportedly losing boatloads of money

    Biz Carson
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Uber is reportedly operating at a loss of close to half a billion dollars, according to a bond prospectus viewed by Bloomberg. The Bloomberg report showed $470 million in operating losses with $415 million in revenue, but the report said it was not clear whether the numbers were the results of one quarter, a full year, or some other time period. Nor does it say when the financial numbers are from. "These are substantially old numbers that do not reflect business activities today," an Uber spokesperson told Business Insider. The company declined to clarify the time period or time frame for the…
  • Apple is about to take over the music market, and it can't be stopped (AAPL)

    Gus Lubin
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:20 pm
    When it launches on June 30, Apple Music will get mixed reviews. People will like it but say it's not much different than other streaming services. That's how it will start, but give it time. Apple Music will inevitably become huge. It will grow thanks to a few factors: First, subscription music services are the future. This trend will benefit Apple Music along with its competitors. I only recently came to appreciate these services (which offer recommendations within a vast music library for a monthly fee) when I signed up for a trial on Beats Music — the old…
  • The surprising facts about who shops online and on mobile

    Cooper Smith
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In the first quarter of 2014, 198 million U.S. consumers bought something online, according to comScore's quarterly State Of Retail report. That translates to 78% of the U.S. population age 15 and above.  But who are these shoppers driving the trend of buying online and on mobile devices?  In a recent report, BI Intelligence breaks down the demographics of U.S. online and mobile shoppers by gender, age, income, and education, and takes a look at what they're shopping for, and how their behaviors differ.  It's important for retailers to know who their potential customers…
  • There's a massive shift in the way people are watching TV (HULU)

    Margaret Boland
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:17 pm
    While mobile devices are driving a significant uptick in digital video consumption in the US, OTT devices like smart TVs, connected devices, and gaming consoles are driving long-form premium content, according to a new report from Hulu. The popularity of OTT devices and time-shifted viewing habits for premium content drove OTT devices to account for almost 60% of all streams on Hulu in the first quarter of 2015. The share of video streams on PCs has fallen sequentially, and it will likely continue to do so in the quarters to come. In the most recent quarter, PCs accounted for less…
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  • The day the internet stood still–AGAIN!

    16 Jun 2015 | 10:02 pm
    There was a time when the internet was young, just a little fledgling network, an academic toy used only by computer scientist to try out theoretical concepts. Contrary to popular belief the internet wasn’t created to withstand a nuclear war(although it can), instead it was created to address a very serious engineering question–how to connect together different […]
  • The technological effects of SOSMA and POTA

    21 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    The new Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) in Malaysia should not be considered in isolation but rather in the context of the 6 other anti-terrorism Bills that were concurrently proposed. All of these new laws, will almost certainly come into effect, thanks to the whip system employed by the ruling party. Yet the laws violate […]
  • Censorship and Freedom

    21 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    What’s the price of falling in love? What are the consequences of being head over heels, mindless crazy in love with someone? I would say the price of falling in love is the possibility of getting hurt. Sometimes the person you fall in love with doesn’t love you back–and that can cause significant emotional pain […]
  • The one reason you should oppose the TPP

    7 May 2015 | 3:25 am
    Today I attended an Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) event about the TPP. Among the panel members, included Michael Froman, the US trade representative and chief advisor to President Obama on issues of International Trade and Investment. (big shot!!) For those you don’t know, the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) agreement is a trade deal between 12 countries […]
  • Why you have to pay GST on your Prepaid Top-Ups

    4 May 2015 | 1:51 am
    I strongly believe the Goods and Service Tax is a good idea. Yes, it will impact the poor more than the rich. Yes, it will cause the cost of living to increase at a time when most Malaysians are struggling to pay the bills. But the people who will suffer the most aren’t the poor, […]
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  • Book review: Magento Best Practices

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    From time to time, someone publishes a book about Magento that provides worthwhile advice for both for expert and inexperienced developers. Alessandro Ronchi recently published Magento Best Practices Handbook, an eBook providing tips and strategies understandable to anyone that already understands the fundamentals of Magento development. At 115 pages, the handbook is not long, but… Continue reading →
  • Using Metadata To Improve WordPress Search And Social Performance

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Ideally, search engines and social networks would be smart enough to look at a website and glean all of the information they need from the human-readable content on the page. In reality, they’re nowhere near intelligent enough; they can make guesses which are often pretty good, but they need a little help to understand what… Continue reading →
  • Google’s Mobile Search Breadcrumbs Highlight The Importance Of Information Architecture

    18 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Since the beginning of 2015, Google has made substantial efforts to improve the experience it offers on mobile. Part of that effort can be seen in the algorithm changes Google implemented to give mobile-friendly sites a boost in mobile search, and part can be seen in the iterative changes they’ve made to the SERPs themselves.… Continue reading →
  • Responsive Design Or A Mobile Site For WordPress Mobile-Friendliness?

    16 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Over the last few months we’ve seen a number of mobile watersheds: Facebook announced that almost half of its users only use Facebook on mobile; Google announced that there were more searches from mobile devices than PCs in many key markets and that it would be giving mobile-friendly sites a boost in the SERPS for… Continue reading →
  • VersionPress Hits 1.0 And Brings Git Goodness To WordPress

    11 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    WordPress has a rudimentary revision tracking system built in. It’s great when you want to recover a paragraph you delete in haste, or check exactly who made an edit to an article. But the built-in system doesn’t have a fraction of the power of version control systems that developers are used to using every day.… Continue reading →
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  • CPU Cooler Guide for the Masses

    The Sorcerer
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Modern desktop CPUs have come a long way in terms of performance and power consumption. Because of this, it helps in its own way to build either the smallest form factor systems or the best performance & expandability an end user can get. For both types of systems and anything in the middle, an aftermarket CPU cooler for additional cooling is needed with modern CPUs due to its multi-core design and the requirements to keep up with many types of CPU-intensive demands end-users have. Heat dissipation and TDP rises up when a processor is overclocked, and the CPU needs to be cooled down to a…
  • SoundMAGIC ES18S In-Ear Monitor Review

    Brendon Fernandes
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:37 am
    Soundmagic is actually a pretty old Chinese audio brand that started making inexpensive In Ear Monitor (IEM) earphones many years ago when people hardly knew any Chinese company making earphones. Those days earphones were almost exclusively made by American, European or Japanese companies like Westone, Audio Technica, Shure, Earsonics, JVC etc.In those days, earphone development was slow and you really needed to spend a good bit of $$$ to get some really good sounding earphones.That all changed once Chinese manufacturers broke into the earphone market. First they were trying to make low-cost…
  • PCIe 4.0 to debut after 2017, Oculink 1.0 Interconnect by this year

    The Sorcerer
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:13 am
    The PCI-SIG (PCI Special Interest Group) which is responsible for maintaining PCIe standard announced that PCIe 4.0 interface shall be showcased in 2016 and be finalized by 2017. The upcoming standard will be using a newer interface method and will be the last copper-based interface for PCI Express. While it’s said that existing cards can work with PCIe 4.0, PCIe 4.0 based add-on cards will not work with PCIe 3.0 slots.The upcoming spec would provide data rate up to 16 GT/s per lane though the standards are not finalized so the numbers might change by the time an end produce comes out.
  • Intel Skylake-S ‘K’ desktop SKUs may not be bundled with a stock CPU cooler

    The Sorcerer
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    A new report points out Intel will most likely not bundle its stock CPU cooler with its upcoming Skylake-S’ K series processor lineups. K series is long known to be unlocked processors which allow enthusiasts to fine-tune and increase the processor’s clock speed. As an optional solution to processor-only K series packaging, Intel may consider providing a closed-loop 120mm CPU liquid cooler as a separate package,  likely rated  for up to 130w TDP. The newer Skylake-S SKU will be using a new architecture and will be using a new socket LGA 1151.One of the possible reasons is that…
  • ECS not going to to shut down its DIY motherboard business

    The Sorcerer
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Many news reportings and rumours were posted by multiple news sources, including about Samsung or Qualcomm to buy out AMD. Many times other manufacturers faced the same situation. Some defended and denied the rumours, some of them turned out to be true. As a source for PC hardware, news, reviews and recommendations, I try not to post news that doesn’t really make sense or no matter how good it sounds or how obvious it would seem, could most likely be a rumour. Sometimes, I get it right. Sometimes, I don’t.This involves ECS defending against a news reporting from one of…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • US Supreme Court: Same-sex marriage is a right

    27 Jun 2015 | 1:18 am
    Ripples of the landmark decision of the US Supreme Court upholding same-sex couple’s right to marry have covered the entire world specially online. In a vote of 5-to-4 the Justices have ruled that the US Constitution grants same-sex couples the right to get married in all 50 states. A resounding victory for the gay rights movement. The New York Times has a good breakdown of the decision which highlights opinions from the Justices who dissented in the case. No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In…
  • 2016 Presidential Elections – Grace Poe could be the real alternative to Trapos

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Those who know me and my politics may be surprised by the title of this post. The words to follow may even be more surprising but since Binay’s resignation from the Cabinet has signaled the start of the election season, it’s high time we begin to seriously consider our options for the upcoming Presidential elections in 2016. Surveys not withstanding, Binay would not get my vote. Let me take this moment to tell the world that I love my wife, very much. It’s no longer an issue of whether the allegations of massive corruption and plunder are true or not, Binay for me simply…
  • Tonyo Cruz: National ID and SIM Card registration are a scam

    30 May 2015 | 2:44 am
    There’s no problem with having multiple ID cards. The real problem lies in the services linked to those cards: declining budgets, quality, coverage, scope, rising fees, and more expensive premiums. Also: the corruption and mishandling of state workers’ and private sector workers’ pension and health insurance funds. Those are the problems begging to be solved. There’s no problem either with non-registration of SIM cards. The real problem lies in the failure of authorities to use all tools at their disposal to dismantle, arrest, and prosecute syndicates. Not to mention the massive…
  • Android M: What’s coming & what would it be named after?

    28 May 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Google has just announced the next version of its mobile OS Android M at this year’s Google I/O and it’s already making the tech headlines. The Verge has a good sneak peek of the new things that Android M brings with it. All good stuff. Already I’m excited for the public release of Android M which is slated to happen Q3 this year. With this, everyone is wondering what sweet treat will ‘M’ stand for. Engadget has a list of suggestions from their team, we’re all invited to pitch in as well. Margarita and Milkshake are my top picks.
  • Joey Ayala Song Book on Scribd

    30 Apr 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Found this rare gem while Googling for lyrics of Joey Ayala’s songs. View this document on Scribd His hit songs complete with guitar chords, lyrics both in Filipino and English! Wish I could have an original copy. Awesomeness!
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Webinar Executive Summary: How Effective Is Your Content Marketing?

    Carly Cohen
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    Tech marketers are constantly searching for data to improve their content marketing strategies and increase sales. As a result, we conducted a research survey to find out what types of content our audience of business technology professionals rely on to make purchasing decisions. The results educate tech marketers on the top content formats that inform IT professionals, how those content formats are used, and the actions they inspire. The 2015 study titled “Content Connects” found that webinars are the #1 content format (74%) that IT professionals use to get information for their jobs.
  • How Valuable is Your Content?

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:18 am
    The good news is that 86% of IT professionals deem vendor content valuable when it comes to helping them do their jobs. The bad news is almost half think vendor content is often too biased. Avoid the pitfalls of IT pros turning their noses up at your content. Our new 2015 “Content Connects” research provides insight into the content consumption habits of technology decision makers, and provides best practices to help you enrich your content marketing strategy. When asked for the most important types of information, technology news and analysis, technical information, peer insight, how…
  • Best Practices: Digital Display Advertising

    Hilary Jansen
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:51 pm
    This guide serves to help tech marketers and advertisers better plan and measure the success of their display campaigns. The following insights are based on digital campaigns run on UBM Tech’s IT media sites, InformationWeek, Dark Reading and Network Computing. While these best practices focus on “clicks,” it is important to note that the click is just one measurement of performance. We recommend that clients also track visitor behavior on their sites. Did visitors bounce off the page immediately? Did they take any action on the site? Were they engaged with the content and visit more…
  • 6 Tips for Trade Show Press Releases

    Beyond PR
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:28 pm
    If your brand has a presence at industry events, you have a story to tell. Trade shows are meccas of newsworthy announcements because they provide the perfect launching pad to reveal new products, offer thought leadership from industry experts, and validate industry trends with awards. Media and consumers alike pay close attention to event news, and if your company is participating in a show, your brand should be part of the conversation around it. With that in mind, how do you craft an announcement that capitalizes on the newsworthiness of an event without being buried by it? Even though…
  • Don’t Forget About The Introverts At Your Next Event

    Monique Luttrell
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    There seems to be a lot of talk about introverts (and extroverts). What the label really means, how to survive social situations, and “dealing” with the other half of the world (aka extroverts). As an introvert, I enjoy reading about tools that can help make large social situations more bearable, but this article from Event Manager Blog reminded me that I can help make events more bearable enjoyable for other introverts. If you’re planning an event, check out Dr. Cathy Key’s tips for increasing participating and engagement from introverts. Have more tips for…
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    What's On My PC

  • New Version of DNS Jumper (V2.0)

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Typically, changing your DNS on your computer requires configuration changes, that are actually pretty easy to do; however, most people will not attempt those changes for fear of causing problems with their PCs. Another factor to all of this is knowing what DNS servers to use and which ones are safe (which would require some […]
  • New Tech Security Resource

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Originally posted on Tech - for Everyone:Also, a $99 “PC Stick” (That comes with Windows 10) Sharp-eyed readers will have noticed that I, for the first time in ages, have added a new referral link to my ‘blogroll'; CNet’s recently announced Security and Antivirus Center. I recommend taking a look-see. * The best security…
  • How To Setup The NEW “Undo Send” Option In Gmail

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    Google recently added an optional setting in Gmail that will allow you to auto delay sending an email, for a period of 5-10-20 or 30 seconds, so that if you have second thoughts (after hitting “send”) you can retract or undo the sending process. This sort of option had been available through the Google Labs, […]
  • TODAY ONLY – Save Over 60% on Norton Security (For 5 Devices)

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    Amazon’s Deal of the Day, for Thursday, June 25, 2015 has Norton Security (for 5 Devices) at 63% off the regular price. The deal remains in effect until 11:59 pm (PT) on Thursday. You can install this on up to 5 devices (PC’s, Macs’, Smartphones and Tablets). After you make the purchase you are provided […]
  • A NEW FREE Ad-Supported Version of Google Play Music

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:08 pm
    You need to check out Google Play Music. Google has launched here in the U.S. a NEW FREE ad-supported version of Google Play Music. The theory behind this is that you will like the FREE version so much that you will become a subscriber. I am still nosing around and so far I am liking […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Myers Bigel Named to Corporate America 2015 Legal Elite

    David Menzies
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, has been named to the Corporate America 2015 Legal Elite. Myers Bigel won the award for Best Full-Service Intellectual Property Firm – North Carolina.“Our talented legal team prides itself on keeping up-to-date with this changing legal landscape to better serve our clients,” Managing Partner David Purks said, adding, “For example, issues related to patent litigation continue to grow and evolve with the far-reaching impacts of the America Invents Act, the…
  • Community Bank Services (CBS) Announces Three New Endorsed Vendor Partners

    David Menzies
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Community Bank Services (CBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA), has three new endorsed vendor partners. CRS Data, a leading provider of public record information for real estate, banker and financial professionals in the U.S., Marley Drug, an independent pharmacy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Secure Banking Solutions (SBS), a premier cyber security consulting company, have now been added to CBS’ repertoire of endorsed vendor companies. CRS Data has worked for more than 20 years to provide its customers with powerful and…
  • Distributed Technique for Power ‘Scheduling’ Advances Smart Grid Concept

    David Menzies
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. The approach advances the smart grid concept by coordinating the energy being produced and stored by both conventional and renewable sources. Currently, power infrastructure uses a centralized scheduling approach to forecast and coordinate the energy produced at the thousands of large power plants around the country. But as renewable energy…
  • Innovate Raleigh Announces the 4th Annual Summit with a Focus on Inclusivity

    David Menzies
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The 2015 Innovate Raleigh Summit will take place at Market Hall from 1:30 to 7:30pm on Thursday, September 10th. The event, an annual conference aimed at connecting and engaging Raleigh’s innovation stakeholders, will explore the topic of inclusivity, with a focus on city and community development, as well as organizational diversity. Following check-in and lunch, attendees will hear a panel discussion with Raleigh’s leading edge developers, including John Kane with Kane Realty, Patrice Gilmore with Holt Brothers Construction and John Holmes with Hobby Properties.
  • Axxess Unlimited, Inc. (AXXU) Receives FINRA Approval on Name, Symbol Change

    David Menzies
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:25 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- AXXESS UNLIMITED, INC. (OTC PINK: AXXU) received its FINRA approved notification on the corporate action to change name and symbol, Encompass Compliance Corporation. The name and symbol change of Axxess Unlimited, Inc. to Encompass Compliance Corp. will take effect at the open of business 6/22/2015. The new symbol will be ENCC. Richard Sharp, CEO, Encompass Compliance Corporation, states, "I thank all shareholders for their patience during this corporate action process. Now, with FINRA's approval, the new name and symbol better reflect the Company's business in the drug…
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  • iPhone 7 con cámara de 16MP y con pantalla de 5.5″ sin biseles

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Hacía mucho que no veíamos ningún concepto del iPhone, por eso hoy te traemos este concepto del iPhone 7 creado por SCAVids y que cuenta con una cámara de 16MP, grabación de vídeo 4K, sin antenas exteriores y una pantalla que prácticamente carece de bisel. Según SCAVids, el diseño está inspirado en el MacBook. Y además de todo lo anterior cuenta con una cámara frontal de 8 megapíxeles, la cámara trasera de 16MP además cuenta con estabilización óptica y una pantalla de 5.5 pulgadas. Para ser sincero, esto me parece más algo que diseñaría Xiaomi o Meizu, pero ni de lejos…
  • Apple pública dos nuevos vídeos ‘Shot on iPhone 6′

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:04 am
    Apple ha publicado dos nuevos vídeos como parte de su última campaña publicitaria ‘Shot on iPhone 6′. El de arriba es el primero de los dos, y fue grabado por un usuario identificado como William P, y las imágenes se grabaron en Votorantim, Brasil, este mismo año. El segundo vídeo (abajo) llega por cortesía de Jirasak P., y fue grabado en grabado en la provincia de Chaiyaphum en Tailandia. Muy buenos vídeos, aunque un poco ______________. Apple pública dos nuevos vídeos ‘Shot on iPhone 6′ apareció originalmente en Applediario, en fecha 2015/06/27. Sin…
  • El Apple Watch llega a España, México y otros cinco países

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Apple ha lanzado hoy el Apple Watch en otros siete países, entre ellos España y México, y planea el lanzamiento del reloj en más países a partir del 17 de julio. Además de México y España, el Apple Watch estará disponible desde hoy en Italia, Suiza, Singapur, Corea del Sur y Taiwán, tanto en la tienda online de Apple como en las tiendas minoristas. Entre los países que recibirán el reloj inteligente de Apple el 17 de julio están los Países Bajos, Suecia y Tailandia. El Apple Watch llega a España, México y otros cinco países apareció originalmente en Applediario, en fecha…
  • El nuevo iPhone con Force Touch ya se está fabricando

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Los proveedores de Apple supuestamente han comenzado a fabricar los nuevos iPhones con Force Touch, la tecnología que se introdujo por primera vez en el Apple Watch. Según Bloomberg, Force Touch será una funcionalidad clave del iPhone 6S y del iPhone 6S Plus, dispositivos que se espera sean presentados al público en otoño. Force Touch es capaz de determinar la fuerza con la que un usuario presiona sobre la pantalla. En el Apple Watch, permite a los usuarios llamar funcionalidades y ajustes adicionales en ciertas aplicaciones. La tecnología también está incluida en el MacBook y el…
  • ¿Qué necesitas para usar Apple Music?

    Domadis Cabrera
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    En esta ocasión te diremos lo que necesitas para obtener Apple Music el próximo 30 de junio. La última versión de iTunes La primera cosa que necesitas hacer es asegurarte de que estás ejecutando la última versión de iTunes. El 30 de junio, es muy probable que Apple lance una nueva versión de iTunes con soporte de Apple Music. Así que tienes que estar pendiente de posibles actualizaciones. Y la forma de hacerlo en iTunes varía dependiendo de si se estás ejecutando OS X o Windows. Para actualizar iTunes en un Mac Para comprobar si hay actualizaciones en un Mac, primero tienes que…
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  • Microsoft launches Windows 10 Preview build 10158

    Tim Schiesser
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:30 pm
    About a month away from Windows 10's official launch, Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build that aims to fix bugs and increase the level of polish throughout the OS. The new preview version, build 10158, is now available to Insiders on the Fast Ring.
  • Microsoft handing display ads to AOL, says Bing is a multibillion dollar business

    Shawn Knight
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Microsoft on Monday revealed it will be shutting down portions of its display advertising business across nine markets and handing off those duties to AOL and AppNexus. In exchange, Bing will now power search and search advertising across all of AOL’s properties for the next 10 years.
  • Nvidia issues Hotfix drivers to address Google Chrome crashes

    Justin Kahn
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Nvidia GeForce users have been experiencing a slew of annoying issues lately, mainly surrounding Google's GPU accelerated Chrome browser. User are experiencing app freezes, crashes and a number of Timeout Detection Recovery errors as well as problems with delays when switching between games/apps with G-Sync running.
  • Pressure mounts on Uber France as two executives are arrested

    Rob Thubron
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    French media outlets today reported that two senior Uber executives have been taken into police custody in Paris as part of a probe into the company's UberPOP service. The pair are believed to be Uber Europe CEO Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal. French business news channel BFMTV...
  • Microsoft broadens Surface Pro 3 lineup with cheaper Core i7 option

    Shawn Knight
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Microsoft over the weekend introduced a new Surface Pro 3 model. It’s powered by the same Intel Core i7 CPU as the other two machines in the lineup but checks in with less onboard storage, resulting in substantial savings at checkout.
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  • Leading US Solar Power City in 2014 May Shock You

    Pete Danko
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    It wasn’t Honolulu, or Los Angeles, or Austin, or Phoenix or San Jose. No, the U.S. city that installed more solar power than any other in 2014 was …Part of the 9-megawatt solar array at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Photo provided by Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Indianapolis?Yep. Indianapolis added a whopping 51 megawatts of solar capacity in 2014. San Diego was next with 42 MW added, followed by Los Angeles (38 MW) and Denver (33 MW). The data comes from the 2015 and 2014 Shining Cities reports from Environment America.Cumulatively, LA has more solar than any U.S. city, with 170 MW…
  • Free Solar Power in California: Thanks, Cap-and-Trade!

    Pete Danko
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    California’s cap-and-trade program brings in money when carbon allowances are auctioned.  A lot of money – about $1.49 billion in the current fiscal year alone, the state said last week. The law requires that “the state invest at least 10 percent of the auction proceeds within the most disadvantaged communities and at least 25 percent of the proceeds be invested to benefit these communities.”And that’s why Roy Rivera, a disabled man who lives on a fixed income in Sacramento, now has solar on his roof – and more than 1,600 similarly low-income households will as well.California…
  • Akon’s ‘Solar Academy’ Aims to Light Up Africa

    Pete Danko
    26 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    There are some who argue that Africa needs fossil-fuel-generated power in order to boost standards of living and end the deprivation that afflicts too many. Just can’t do without it. But Akon is taking a different approach in rural areas of the sun-blessed continent. Africa’s excellent solar resource is shown in this map by SolarGIS © 2011 GeoModel Solar s.r.o.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia CommonsThe Senegalese-American recording artist just ratcheted up efforts begun more than a year ago with his Akon Lighting Africa initiative, announcing the launch of a new…
  • Rush for Tesla Batteries Shifts Storage Paradigm

    Pete Danko
    14 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Yeah, you might say that Tesla’s big battery announcement went over pretty well. Within days of introducing the Powerwall and Powerpack – attractive units, but more importantly, less expensive than expected – the company had booked $800 million in reservations.Image snipped from Tesla’s April 30 battery announcement.And no matter what you think about the immediate usefulness of the Tesla Energy batteries, the enthusiastic reaction should serve to propel advancement in producing better and cheaper energy storage options, and that will only help encourage more renewable energy to…
  • Could Controlled-Fusion Usher in a New Era of Clean Energy?

    Dr. Kat Mizouni
    4 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    Today six governments are involved in the planning and construction of what could be called “the largest international scientific undertaking in history”. Their purpose: to usher in a new era of clean, abundant energy. University of Washington scientists may be even closer.Fusion is theoretically well understood from the study of thermonuclear reactions and conditions that power the Sun. Under extremely high temperatures and pressure, hydrogen atoms are forced to overcome their electrical repulsion and fuse together, thereby releasing energy. Although the construction of such a device on…
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  • 5 Free Music Radio Online Sites You Should Check Out

    Justin Pot
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Music isn’t dead. In fact, I’d wager that more music is being created now than any time in human history. Sure, record companies aren’t making as much money as they used to, but that’s not stopping passionate musicians from doing what they love. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of music out there, finding a few great places that compile and play music for you is really useful. One uses existing radio stations to create commercial-free playlists; another integrates with Reddit to show you new music. All of them make it easier for you to discover…
  • 9 Steps to Becoming a Better Public Speaker

    Dave LeClair
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Public speaking is terrifying. You have to get up in front of a crowd of people and make a point. You don’t want to be boring, but you also want to be informative. You need to walk a delicate line to make sure your speech keeps your audience engaged. Thinking about speaking in public can end up being the scariest part. It’s easy to give yourself anxiety thinking about making the speech, and that can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy. So what can you do? Make sure your public speaking skills are up to par with by following the 9 simple...Read the full article: 9 Steps to Becoming…
  • 5 Everyday Google Drive Collaborations That Are Not About Docs

    Ryan Dube
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    If you’re on a team or a project where you need to collaborate with other people, Google Drive is the first place most people turn. And while Google Docs is often the tool of choice, Google Drive offers so much more. Sure, you could just start a new Google Doc and share it out with your team members. We’ve often shared how to do that, and the many features Google Docs provides. The truth is, you should choose the Google Drive tool you use based on the task at hand, and for some tasks, the resources in Google Drive offer more effective...Read the full article: 5 Everyday Google…
  • Microsoft Is Nurturing Cross-Platform Productivity Tools

    Gavin Phillips
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Microsoft recently acquired one of the best productivity tools around. Wunderlist, developed by 6Wunderkinder, is a super to-do list-app you can use to manage everything from your cat’s vaccine schedule to sharing and designing article ideas with colleagues. Microsoft continues to expand their productivity application repertoire ahead of the July 29th arrival of Windows 10, and some of these new procurements will likely feature somewhere in the OS spectrum in the near future. Let’s look at what’s new, what you can use now, and what you might already be using. What is a…
  • 7 Best Sites, Forums, and Sub-Reddits for True Stories from Real People

    Mihir Patkar
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Everyone loves a good story. And the best stories, more often than not, are true stories. Separating fact from fiction isn’t easy, but some websites are aimed at being a platform for people to tell their honest tale. That’s where the gold lies… Whether it’s something you are narrating to your kid at night or recounting an encounter with a bunch of friends over drinks, stories are what keep us going. Every movie, every book, every TV show, every song is a story that entertains us. The Internet is a treasure trove of such true tales. Like with real life,...Read the full…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Get Windows 10 for Free

    24 Jun 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Step by step guide to getting a full version of Windows 10 for free. Continue Reading →The post Get Windows 10 for Free appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:The Windows Club: 25GB Free on SkyDrive How to install Microsoft's SkyDrive online backup service and...Should You Preview the New Windows? Is previewing the new version of Windows for everyone? Continue...Windows Talk: Best Free Zip Utility I have used a lot of ‘zip’ or file...
  • Most Recent PC Pitstop Newsletter

    The Pit Crew
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:02 pm
    View Our Most Recent Newsletter Continue Reading →The post Most Recent PC Pitstop Newsletter appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:PC Pitstop – May 2013 Newsletter #1 Click Here to View May 2013 Newsletter #1 Continue...PC Pitstop – May 2013 Newsletter #3 Click Here to View May 2013 Newsletter #3 Continue...PC Pitstop – May 2013 Newsletter #4 Click Here to View May 2013 Newsletter #4 Continue...
  • How to Unsend an Email

    The Pit Crew
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Gmail users now have the option of unsending email messages. Continue Reading →The post How to Unsend an Email appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Ask Leo: Can I unsend an email? Once you hit that Send button, you must assume...How to Unsend an Email with Gmail A great tip for the absent minded or paranoid among...Using Gmail with Almost Any Email Account How to manage almost any email account with Gmail. Continue...
  • Emergency Patch for Adobe Flash

    The Pit Crew
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Adobe is warning Flash users about a dangerous security hole in its widely popular browser plugin. Users are being advised to update the application ASAP. Worth noting, the PC Matic vulnerability scan - automates the process of making sure many of the most commonly used applications on your system are up to date and patched with the latest security protections. Continue Reading →The post Emergency Patch for Adobe Flash appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Adobe Shockwave Vulnerability Patched As many as 450 million computers are using a version...Emergency Security Patch…
  • Phishing Scams Lead with Fake CEO Emails
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Another company has lost millions in a phishing scam engineered with a fake email from the CEO. Continue Reading →The post Phishing Scams Lead with Fake CEO Emails appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Federal Hack Phishing Bonanza The cyber-mafia will surely target 4 million Federal employees victimized...eBay Password Phishing Scam Another massive data breach and another phishing scam was not...Spear Phishing & Malware – A Lethal Combination Recent cyber attacks on corporations are displaying a frightening level...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Speed Up Logging Into Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Even with fast hardware and the newest operating system, logging into Windows can become painfully slow if there are a lot of programs that startup when Windows starts up. Note that I am not talking about how long it takes to boot Windows because that is a completely different beast. I’ve already written previously on speeding up Windows boot times, speeding up Windows 7 and speeding up Windows 8. Just reading those articles will help you speed up Windows guaranteed. One common theme you’ll see in those articles is managing startup items. As mentioned before, your Windows 8 or…
  • How to Combine Multiple PowerPoint Presentations

    Aseem Kishore
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Do you have multiple PowerPoint presentations that you need to combine or merge into one presentation? I’ve had to do this myself a couple of times and one of the most important aspects when merging presentations is whether you want to maintain the format and theme of the inserted presentation or have it match the theme of the main presentation. The second most important factor is whether you need to maintain any animations and transitions that might be included in the inserted presentation. Depending on how you want the inserted slides to appear in the main presentation, you will need…
  • The Best Free Defrag Tool for Windows is Itself

    Aseem Kishore
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Back in the days, defragging your PC was something everyone did on a regular basis, even if you had no clue what you were doing. What everyone did know was that it somehow made the computer run faster. I’ve written many articles in the past about defragmenting your hard drive, the boot sector, the paging file and even the registry. During the days of Windows XP, defragging was necessary and it made a significant difference in performance. Over time, many companies started selling third party defragging tools that supposedly did the job faster, better and more accurately. Some were…
  • How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

    Aseem Kishore
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:46 pm
    If you use Excel on a daily basis, then you’ve probably run into situations where you needed to hide something in your Excel worksheet. Maybe you have some extra data worksheets that are referenced, but don’t need to be viewed. Or maybe you have a few rows of data at the bottom of the worksheet that need to be hidden. There are a lot of different parts to an Excel spreadsheet and each part can be hidden in different ways. In this article, I’ll walk you through the different content that can be hidden in Excel and how to get view the hidden data at a later time. How to Hide…
  • Best Free Windows Registry Cleaner

    Aseem Kishore
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    If you’re reading this article, you came here looking for a way to “clean out” your Windows registry. Maybe someone told you that cleaning out the registry will fix computer performance issues or application crashes or something else that sounds really good. Unfortunately, many of these claims are false and could actually cause your computer more harm. The Windows registry is basically a really big database with a bunch of keys and values that stores data about everything that makes Windows and the applications installed on it run. The registry starts off very large and can…
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    Tech Spikes

  • Mistakes People Make About Internet Marketing

    Laura Jackson
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Internet marketing. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear those two words? If you do a lot of work online, you may have a pretty good idea what that refers to. You could even make an educated guess. Internet and marketing means putting ads online right? No, it is a lot more complex than that. Internet marketing is now a multi-million dollar industry. It is important you understand it because at some point you will have to use it. You see internet marketing can be used for lots of different things. Not just a business but yourself as an employee. The best way to understand…
  • Easy Methods for Backing Up Your Mobile Devices

    Laura Jackson
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:22 am
    People are usually knowledgeable enough to know that they should backup the files on their laptop or desktop computer. They will use external memory devices or cloud storage to save files, and set up automatic backups on their computer. But a lot fewer people are so vigilant about their mobile devices. Whether you have a smartphone or tablet, backing it up is just as important. You might have valuable conversations, photos and files on there, and there’s always a risk of losing them. Your device could be stolen, it could break or the data could disappear or become corrupt. To make sure…
  • Building a Strong Online Presence: What You Should Know

    Laura Jackson
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Building a strong online presence is a must for businesses in this day and age. Not only will potential customers see you as more trustworthy and be more willing to work with you, you’ll get found more for relevant search terms. The stronger the presence you have, the more likely you are to be found by potential customers. Then, when potential customers do find you, they’ll trust you because of your strong online presence. Social media offers social proof, which can be a big decider in whether or not somebody works with you. Here’s everything else you should know about building a strong…
  • Simple Tactics To Get More Eyes On Your Company Website

    Laura Jackson
    7 Jun 2015 | 7:47 pm
    OK, so you have done the hard part. You have built and designed an incredible product or service and have a delightful looking website. But you aren’t getting the right amount of eyes on your landing pages that you need to break through the startup phase. Here’s what you need to do. Check your web host stats Before doing anything, check in with your web host. When businesses struggle to get traffic, they often just think ‘SEO’ and hire a company straight off the bat. However, it might be a simple problem with your web host. Make sure that they aren’t turning off…
  • Fabulous Ways to Make Your Website Fantastic

    Laura Jackson
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:49 pm
    When you run your own business, you’re going to need to figure out a lot of things. For starters, you’re going to have many more responsibilities than you’ve ever had before. And you’re going to be financing the cost of everything relating to the business. This can get pretty overwhelming in places. So it’s important to take steps now to make sure things run smoothly. Then you’ve got less to worry about when the company starts to grow. One of the essential things relating to the business that you need to spend time on is the website. All businesses need to have one, and if you…
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  • Near-smokeless, fan-assisted Homping Grill makes charcoal grilling easier

    C.C. Weiss
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Grill aficionados seem to all agree that charcoal grills provide superior flavor over gas grills. The problem, particularly when it comes to portable grills, is that the charcoal grill is messier and more time-consuming. The Homping Grill makes charcoal grilling cleaner and easier, using a battery-powered fan to increase efficiency, cut down on the amount of charcoal needed to cook, and nearly eliminate smoke... Continue Reading Near-smokeless, fan-assisted Homping Grill makes charcoal grilling easier Section: Outdoors Tags: Grilling Outdoor Camping Related Articles: Lynx Smart Grill cooks…
  • Roll Play is a multi-camera quiz show – shot from a bike

    Ben Coxworth
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:05 pm
    It's now pretty common for people to use an actioncam to record their bicycle trips. Some people even wear one, with another mounted somewhere on their bike. What isn't so common, however, is to see someone cycling with up to nine cameras going at once. That's just what Emmy-award winning producer Rich Collier does on a regular basis, however, in the production of his Roll Play TV quiz show... Continue Reading Roll Play is a multi-camera quiz show – shot from a bike Section: Bicycles Tags: TV Filmmaking Entertainment Cycling Related Articles: Pyro Fireshooter shoots fireballs from your…
  • Microsoft's HoloLens Sidekick experiment lost in CRS-7 explosion

    David Szondy
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    When the unmanned CRS-7 flight blew up in midair yesterday en route to the International Space Station (ISS), it destroyed a lot more than a shipment of freeze dried shrimp cocktail. It also meant the loss of dozens of experiments. One of more exotic of these was Sidekick; a project by NASA and Microsoft that uses the latter's HoloLens technology to provide astronauts with their own holographic augmented reality... Continue Reading Microsoft's HoloLens Sidekick experiment lost in CRS-7 explosion Section: Space Tags: Augmented Reality Microsoft International Space Station NASA Related…
  • Student-designed pill dispenser uses fingerprint scanner to avoid overdosing

    Ben Coxworth
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    And you thought that regular pill bottles were hard to open ... a new overdose-proof medication dispenser developed by a team of mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins University can't be opened even with the help of a hammer or drill. It does, however, deliver the proper dosage at the proper time, as long as the patient uses its built-in fingerprint scanner... Continue Reading Student-designed pill dispenser uses fingerprint scanner to avoid overdosing Section: Health and Wellbeing Tags: Johns Hopkins University Pain Relief Safety Medication Related Articles: Johns Hopkins develops…
  • Morgan Threewheeler gets the velomobile treatment

    Ben Coxworth
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:37 pm
    The Morgan Threewheeler is definitely a unique vehicle, although with prices starting just shy of £30,000 (about US$47,000) ... well, it ain't cheap. That said, if it's mainly just the look of the thing that you like, you might consider saving quite a few bucks and going with the human/electric hybrid replica now being offered by Minsk-based Ekomobil... Continue Reading Morgan Threewheeler gets the velomobile treatment Section: Bicycles Tags: Pedal-powered Velomobile Three-Wheeler Morgan Related Articles: Pedalist velomobile hits Kickstarter GinzVelo makes for gonzo transportation Raht Racer…
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  • The Truth About the The Complete iOS 8 and Swift Course by Rob Percival

    John Morris
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:18 pm
    This is my review of Rob Percival’s Complete iOS8 and Swift course on Udemy. I’m writing this review because it’s a very popular course on Udemy and a topic I know my audience is interested in… so I want to help you decide if it’s the right course for you. Here’s my review of the course: Overview The Complete iOS8 and Swift course is meant to be an in-depth treatment of building iOS apps using Swift. In the course you’ll learn the following topics: XCode and Interface Builder Inputs, Buttons, and Reactive Interfaces Apple’s New Programming…
  • Top 10 Web Development Courses on Udemy

    John Morris
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    This is my list of the top 10 web development courses on Udemy. My reviews are based on my experience with the course and my 10+ years experience as a web developer. I am an affiliate for Udemy, so if you choose to purchase a course using my discount links below I will (at no cost to you) earn a small commission. But, my reviews are based purely on my objective opinion of the courses. So, here’s my top 10: 1. Complete Web Developer Course – Build 14 Websites This is #1 because it’s the most comprehensive web development course I’ve found on Udemy. It has 235 lectures…
  • Prevent XSS Attacks. Escape Strings in PHP

    John Morris
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    Here’s how to prevent XSS attacks by escaping output in PHP: Here’s the code I used in the video: <?php function _e($string) { echo htmlspecialchars($string, ENT_QUOTES, 'UTF-8'); //echo htmlentities($string, ENT_QUOTES, 'UTF-8'); } ?> <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <title>Escape Output</title> </head> <body> <?php _e('This is a problem: <script>alert("Yikes");</script>'); ?> </body> </html> What Is XSS? XSS stands for cross-site scripting and it refers to…
  • Coupon Code for the Build Websites From Scratch With HTML and CSS Course on Udemy

    John Morris
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The Build Websites From Scratch With HTML and CSS course on Udemy is a step-by-step look at building websites using HTML and CSS. The course covers these topics: Building your first web page DOCTYPE Hyperlinks Images Tables Forms HTML5 Inline Styles External Styles Selectors Classes and IDs Inheritance Pixels vs ems And a bunch more You can check out my full review of the Build Websites From Scratch With HTML and CSS course here if you still have questions. Otherwise, you can use the special link below for an 73% off coupon to the course: Click here for the 73% off coupon code That is an…
  • The Truth About the Build Websites From Scratch With HTML and CSS Course by Brad Hussey

    John Morris
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    This is my review of Brad Hussey’s Build Websites From Scratch With HTML and CSS course on Udemy. I’m writing this review because it’s a very popular course on Udemy and a topic I know my audience is interested in… so I want to help you decide if it’s the right course for you. Here’s my review of the course: Overview The Build Websites From Scratch With HTML and CSS course is meant to be an in-depth treatment of both HTML and CSS covering topics such as: Building your first web page DOCTYPE Hyperlinks Images Tables Forms HTML5 Inline Styles External Styles…
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  • Tickr – An RSS Feed Ticker for The Linux Desktop

    Attila Orosz
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Remember RSS? You know, the short headlines and sentences of a few words each. Every major news site and blog has a feed. You can still get news the old fashioned way, only in a much nicer format.In the world of social media, RSS is still relevant. RSS feeds deliver the news we care about and nothing else. There are no tedious updates and pictures of cats to skim through, just plain textual information about the latest headlines, an absolute must for anyone seriously caring about staying up to date.Delivered right to your desktopTickr is a GTK+-based RSS reader that will display all our…
  • HazeOver for Mac: Improve Your Productivity By Focusing on What Matters

    Phil South
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:25 pm
    HazeOver is a small piece of software that does one job really well. In the old days we used to call software like that a “hamster” after the way those tiny rodents single-mindedly twirl on their wheel all day.What HazeOver does is enhance your focus on the job at hand by dimming the rest of your desktop ahd giving focus in the true sense of the word to the app you are using.In this review we’ll look at purchasing, installing and using HazeOver on your Mac and see whether it really does do this one job really well.Haze FilterTo obtain HazeOver, go to the Mac App Store and type…
  • 4 of the Best Third-Party Uninstallers for Windows

    Vamsi Krishna
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    Windows has its own built-in uninstaller that can be used to uninstall any and all of the programs that you install on your PC. But let’s face it, the built-in uninstaller is really basic and often it just can’t uninstall a program completely without leaving several leftovers like the empty registry keys, folders in your C drive, program data, application shortcuts, etc. Sometimes, these leftovers may interfere with the regular system performance in a bad way.So, if you are serious about completely uninstalling a program from your computer, then the third-party uninstallers are…
  • Have a Hard Time Getting Out of Bed in the Morning? Try These Android Apps

    Khamosh Pathak
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    It won’t be a stretch to say that you use your Android phone as an alarm clock. And after you’ve spent an hour catching up on RSS and Reddit in bed, your phone probably ends up underneath your pillows.But it’s time to upgrade that experience. Why use the crummy built-in clock app on your phone when you can get much better alarm apps from the Play Store, ones that will go an extra mile to make sure you’ve actually woken up? And while your phone is already on the bed, why not use it to track your sleep? This way the phone will wake you up gently, at the time (when…
  • 13 Plugins to Manage WordPress Multi-Author Websites

    Ayo Isaiah
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Managing a WordPress website with multiple writers can be a real hassle, especially if you have a large team and have to sort out the organisation of articles manually.The good news is that there are great plugins that can make your workflow a lot more easier and take away all the drudgery of managing a multi-author site.In this article I have compiled a list of thirteen of the very best of them. All the plugins listed here are free and can be installed from the Official WordPress repository1. Edit FlowEdit flow is one of the most important plugins one can have on a multi-user WordPress site.
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  • Puli - Official Teaser | Vijay, Sridevi , Sudeep, Shruti Haasan, Hansika Motwani

    21 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
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  • India's IT Party is over. Reinvent yourself or suffer

    4 Jun 2015 | 9:24 pm
    This party is coming to an end. A combination of slowing demand, rising competition and technological change means that companies will hire far fewer people. And this is not a temporary blip- this is the new normal. Wipro’s CEO has bravely admitted that automation can displace a third of all jobs within three years while Infosys CEO Sikka aims to increase revenue per employee by 50%. Even NASSCOM, the chronically optimistic industry association, admits that companies will hire far fewer people.  Not only will the lines of new graduate waiting for job offers grow rapidly longer every…
  • Sunny Leone's 'Mastizaade' In Trouble With Censor Board

    4 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    Sunny Leone starrer 'Mastizaade' is facing trouble from the Central Board Of Film Certification, commonly known as the Censor Board. Starring Leone along with Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das, the film has apparently been rejected by the first two committees of the board, the Examining Committee and the Revising Committee.It will now be seen by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), the last step before which a film is considered 'rejected' by the board.'Mastizaade' is an adult comedy and the directorial debut of Milap Zaveri, who has previously written films such as 'Grand Masti' and…
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  • Fix “DF-DFERH-01″ Error In Google Play

    shabnam sultan
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:40 am
    Are you facing error while retrieving information from server “DF-DFERH-01″ in Google Play Store? Read on how to fix “DF-DFERH-01″ error. Fix “DF-DFERH-01″ Error In Google Play 1. You can easily solve the issue by clearing the cache of Google Play Store. To empty the Google Play Store cache go to the “Settings”, tap on “Applications Manager”. choose ‘All’ navigate to the “Google Play Store” and tap to clear cache. If you don’t like Google Play, here are the best alternatives to Google Play. 2. Clear the cache of Google Services…
  • 10 Tips To Fix iPhone Becoming Hot or Overheated

    shabnam sultan
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:54 am
    Is your iPhone getting hot or overheated and you are getting a warning message which says,” iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it”? If you are among those iPhone users who is facing the issue that iPhone is getting hot or if you want to prevent iPhone from overheating, read on. Why iPhone is Getting Hot or Overheated If you happen to leave your iPhone out in a hot sunny day for a long time or in a hot car you may find that your iPhone is overheating and you may get a warning message. If you This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • Fix App Icons Disappearing Bug After iOS 8.3 Jailbreak

    shabnam sultan
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Team TaiG released their famous iOS 8.1.3 Untethered Jailbreak on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. However, many iOS 8.3 users who have jailbroken their device are facing issues of app icons disappearing from iPhone or iPad homescreen after iOS 8.3 Jailbreak. If you are also facing app icons disappearing after iOS 8.3 Jailbreak, there is a simple fix. iOS 8.3 Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks on Cydia Fix App Icons Disappearing Bug After iOS 8.3 Jailbreak 1. Launch “Cydia” on your iPhone, iPad. 2. Tap on “Changes” tab and hit “Refresh”. 3. Wait till all repositories…
  • Here is How To Install AFC2 and OpenSSH on Jailbroken iOS 8.3 devices

    shabnam sultan
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    Download and install Apple File Conduit (AFC2) and OpenSSH on jailbroken iOS 8.3 devices. OpenSSH is used to unlock root access on your iOS device. Apple does not allow native access or browse the root file structure from your computer directly. AFC2 and OpenSSH lets you can access to the file system over USB for tools like iFunbox, iExplorer while OpenSSH lets you to access over a WiFi network for tools like WinSCP and Cyberduck. Guide to install AFC2 on jailbroken iOS 8.3 device 1. Launch Cydia 2. Tap Sources >> Edit >> Add 3. Type: and tap Add This is a post from:…
  • Download TaiG 2.1.2 For iOS 8.3 Jailbreak With Fix For Cydia Substrate

    shabnam sultan
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:45 am
    TaiG 2.1.2 Jailbreak tool released to fix various bugs and supports Cydia Substrate for iOS 8.3 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The latest TaiG 2.1.2 version is an official release by the Chinese jailbreak developer team, TaiG. TaiG 2.1.2 is for Windows only it also fixes iTunes issues, where iTunes gets stuck at 20% or 60%. The 2.1.2 version works well with latest iTunes, you don’t require to download older version of iTunes. Full official changelog: Fixes problems of getting stuck at 20% and 60%, and adaptate for latest iTunes. Compatible with Cydia Substrate (Mobile Substrate).
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  • FactCheck: might there have been people in Australia prior to Aboriginal people?

    Iain Davidson, Emeritus Professor, School of Humanities at University of New England
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Senator David Leyonhjelm has said he is not taking sides in the debate, saying only that anthropologists disagree. AAP Image/Lukas Coch“There may have been people in Australia prior to the Aborigines… if there is any doubt at all, why would you put history in the Constitution?” – Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm, speaking with reporters, June 25, 2015. Not for the first time, the Liberal Democrat crossbencher, Senator David Leyonhjelm, has expressed scepticism about the idea that Aboriginal people are the first Australians. He suggested last week that “the fact that there…
  • Science funding should go to people, not projects

    Merlin Crossley, Dean of Science and Professor of Molecular Biology at UNSW Australia
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    It's the people that make the projects a success. Brookhaven National Laboratory/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDProminent American biologist Ronald Germain, has recently published a remarkable suggestion about research funding in the top bioscience journal Cell. He concludes that the historical US project grant funding systems are no longer working. He argues for a switch from a project proposal based system to a people-based system. The phrase you’ll hear a lot more often is “person-not-project”. I’m interested in this idea. Australia, with its highly developed research fellowship systems,…
  • Aboriginal history rewritten again by ignorant political class

    Darren Curnoe, Human evolution specialist &amp; ARC Future Fellow at UNSW Australia
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Bradshaw rock paintings near King Edward River, Kimberley region of Western Australia. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SALast week Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm was widely reported as suggesting that people other than Aboriginal Australians may have occupied the Australian continent in the past. At a doorstop at Parliament House he apparently couldn’t name his sources when pressed by journalists and seemed rather vague on the details. His doubt was apparently based on disagreement among anthropologists over the identity of the painters of the so-called ‘Bradshaw’ or ‘Gwion…
  • The price of innovation: higher fees could stifle patents

    Tyrone Berger, PhD candidate (Law) at Monash University
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Innovators might be stifled if fees for patents rise too high. European Patent Office European Inventor Award/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDPatents are instrumental to our current innovation system. They encourage inventors to share their ideas, rather than keeping them secreted away, by offering the inventor exclusive rights to exploit their idea for a limited period. Yet they also cost money to administer, and much of this cost is passed on to the inventor. If that cost is too great, then there’s a risk the patent system will fail to do its duty. A 2013 review of the Australian patent system focused…
  • One bright idea that could transform innovation in Australia

    Tony Peacock, Adjunct professor at University of Canberra
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Connecting researchers to industry and investment is a great idea. Caleb Roenigk/Flickr, CC BYWhen it comes to fostering innovation and the commercialisation of world class research, there is something the United States has that we lack. We ought to learn from the successes of the US in this area, and emulate one program they have pioneered to give our own innovative industries a much needed kick start. For dozens of Australian researchers returning to the country after working in the US, the lack of an equivalent to the US’s Small Business Innovation Research SBIR scheme here reflects a…
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  • Shopping and mobile recharge goes hand in hand with Mobikwik

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    16 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    Today MobiKwik has even more than 5 million subscribers that they have gained through online mobile recharge. Mobikwik today believes that by adopting low-cost smartphones in today’s world it is currently showing the intake of all the online mobile recharge services while the less speed of the internet is also affecting the trust of theRead More
  • How to stay updated with the latest tech news?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:54 am
    Rapidly-changing technology is a fact, and as such, it’s important to follow the latest trends in order to develop products that the market is ready and willing to consume. If your company doesn’t, the competitors surely will, and it’s in your best interest to avoid that type of situation. If you have some extra timeRead More
  • How the Medical industry advanced with Lasik technology?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    A look back over the past 20 years gives some clear insight into how technology has helped spur on medical advances. From electronic health records to lasers that enable precision microsurgery to remote monitoring tools that cut healthcare costs, technology has been at the forefront of medical advances. A look ahead shows that the helix-likeRead More
  • Get a secured Career path in the MIS department

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
      Data and information are the two inseparable items in any type of organization, whether mid sized or large firms. Since early 90’s lot of IT companies starting investing in India. But after a few years, it became tough for them to handle data of such high volume. So a specialized role was defined inRead More
  • Will Yuphoria be able to conquer the budget smartphone market?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    13 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    Micromax’s latest venture Yu Televentures recently released their new budget smartphone- Yu Yuphoria yesterday. Before that Yu successfully sold their complete units of Yu Yureka which was priced Rs. 8,999. The latest Yuphoria is priced Rs. 6,999 which is emphasized upon its looks including a metallic frame which gives it a gleaming look. Yuphoria hasRead More
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  • It's not just you, Sling TV is down

    Alan Buckingham
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:01 pm
    I plopped onto my sofa tonight to watch a show using Sling TV. I love the service, despite it being a bit pricey. The one time I've called I got quick and courteous customer service. Tonight was different -- the service told me there was a problem with the login. I called and received endless messages that there were "higher than normal call volumes". The sense that something was up popped into my head. Indeed it was, as the eventual customer service rep informed me that there was a big problem. Sling hopes to be back about the time I turn down the sheets. That's fine, I can live with these…
  • Windows 10 Build 10158 for PC featuring dark theme-laced Microsoft Edge, cooler Cortana available to download

    Manish Singh
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Another week, another Windows 10 build. Microsoft today announces that it is releasing a new Windows 10 build -- which might as well be the last build before RTM -- to Insiders in the Fast ring. With this new build dubbed 10158, Microsoft aims to bring stability to the desktop operating system and make things smoother and pleasant to look at. In addition, the company is also finally bringing the Microsoft Edge branding while also introducing some new features. Cortana is becoming cooler than ever, too. Below is a brief summary of everything you get from the new build. First up is Microsoft…
  • Microsoft and AOL agree to monumental advertising and Bing search partnership

    Brian Fagioli
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:49 pm
    When consumers think back to the 90's, there are two companies synonymous with personal computing -- Microsoft and AOL. People bought Windows computers and connected to the web with the AOL ISP. Hell, I begged my dad for my first computer when I learned I could talk to girls in AOL chat rooms. In hindsight, I was probably talking to old men pretending to be girls, but I digress. Both Microsoft and AOL are still quite successful -- the former much more than the latter -- and today, they announce a decade-long extension and expansion to existing agreements. Microsoft is handing over the keys…
  • iPhone is iconic

    Joe Wilcox
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Happy Birthday! iPhone is 8 years-old today. Oh my, it seems so much longer ago because so much has changed. Think back. Eight years ago, there was no Android. YouTube was but 18 months available to the public, and Facebook or Twitter only about a year. There was no market for tablets, or smartwatches. The iPhone marks everything right about the Steve Jobs era of risk-taking design. More changes: He is gone from this world and some of that other-worldly innovation with him. In 2007, the smartphone was a decade-old slow seller that few people owned. Now it's everywhere! Apple deserves credit…
  • 8 years ago today the iPhone went on sale and changed everything -- so why didn't I want one?

    Wayne Williams
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. It was the usual quality presentation from Apple’s sorely missed boss, with some great moments of humor. Our first glimpse of the phone was in fact actually a mock-up of an iPod with a rotary dial in place of the usual click wheel. The audience clapped and hooted. Jobs then went on to show the real device, and it was pretty mind-blowing. Here was a phone that looked nothing like a phone. It looked nothing like an iPod, for that matter either. It was pretty much all screen, controlled…
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  • ASUS ZenPower 10050mAh Power Bank: Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    ASUS launched there first power bank with ASUS Zenfone 2. This 10050mAh powerbank can full charge any smartphone atleast once. Weighing just 215g with a length and breadth similar to a credit card and thickness similar to the length of a conventional SIM card. Available in many colours such as Black, Gold, Silver, Pink and […]
  • ASUS Zenfone 2: Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    ASUS has extended its Zenfone, smartphone series with Zenfone 2. A brand earlier known for PC components such as motherboards and GPUs is been in the smartphone market with smartphones  , tablets and hybrids. Today we have the Zenfone 2 with us having a form factor which looks inspired by other smartphones from other brands […]
  • Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review:Sexy is the word

    Himanshu Gupta
    24 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    The first word that comes out of your mouth is Sexy when you catch a glance of Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Just a half inch thick this baby feels like carrying a tick metal sheet. Not only the thickness but its 360 bendable structure which makes it a laptop or ultrabook and a tablet. Look […]
  • Gionee launches Elife S7 in India at Rs. 24,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Gionee launched their latest flagship smartphone in India, Elife S7. The device is just 5.5mm thick and runs on an Octa Core processor. Gionee Elife S7 comes with a U shape design of railway tracks. The front and black all glass which is Corning glass 3 to protect it from scratches. It has a 2700 […]
  • The Best Tablets in 2015

    Himanshu Gupta
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    Tablets are the new, killer device of the generation. Where once people used to think that a computer pretty much required a keyboard and many of the features we commonly associate with laptops and PCs, the staggering success of tablets and smartphones has firmly silenced these initial quandaries. If you’re thinking of making the leap […]
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  • Eliminate Pocket Dials and Accidental Unlocks on Rooted Android

    6 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Pocket dialing is a common annoyance with Smartphones. The main culprit being the touch screen on these phones and the accidental lockscreen unlocks.This post will show you some tips to eliminate these pocket dials and accidental lockscreen unlocks on Android phones.Starting with the basic tips:Remove any contact shortcuts from Homescreen.Put a Pattern Lock or PIN/Password lock on your lockscreen.You are already aware of the above mentioned tricks but what if you want to have homescreen shortcuts to your favorite contacts and not have any…
  • How to Get Back The Old Gmail Login Screen

    15 May 2015 | 3:32 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Two days ago, Google made a simple but drastic change to their Login Screen. If you tried logging into your Gmail account in the past two days, you might have noticed that the Login screen changed from asking for your Username/Password on the same page to asking for your Username first and then asking for your Password on the next page.If you logged in from your usual device you might have also noticed that when you first enter your Email ID, the following page shows your Google+ profile picture and your full new login<image…
  • Try YouTube’s New Transparent Player Before it Arrives

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google has been working on a new slick player for its YouTube Videos. The upgrade looks amazing due its transparent; almost glassy effect.Though the new player has not brought any stunning new features (yet) but it does have something simple to offer. The player auto hides itself when the video start playing and only reappears when you hover over the video.This gives a feeling that there’s more space for the video, and has a clean look.Although the Player hasn’t arrived officially for everyone, there is a nifty little trick…
  • How to Activate WhatsApp Calling without Invites

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Whatsapp callingWhatsApp Calling has now rolled out to everyone. That means no more waiting to get an invite from someone or tweaking your rooted device to enable it unofficially.As of today, WhatsApp calling has been enabled by default on the updated WhatsApp version 2.12.19.To enable WhatsApp calling, all you have to do is install the updated APK over your already installed WhatsApp version or let it update from Play Store.I had tried the feature when it was still invite only and saw that the call quality was average and not up to the…
  • Get All the Chromecast Offers Outside US Including $6 Credits

    7 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google gives out sweet deals to Chromecast users frequently. Most Chromecast users have already made back their investment on the device in form of deals and rebates.Every country’s user has some or the other deal available to them. But sadly the sweetest deals are available to only select countries. USA, UK and Germany are a few that get these types of offers.The deals are usually in the form of Google Play Store Credits, Subscription to Google Music service or other third party collaborations.Again in countries like India, you only…
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  • Asus Zenpower 10050 mAh Power Bank Review : Sturdy, Efficient & Compact

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    Smartphones have become a necessity in life which are used for various purposes like Music, Camera, Videos, Business, GPS Navigation, Browsing and what not. All these things lead to battery drain...
  • Teewe 2 Review : Chromecast Media Streamer Alternative

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:48 am
    Manufactured and Launched by Bangalore based Mango Man, Teewe 2 is the 2nd version of its predecessor which is small in size with the better Wi-Fi chipset. Gone are the days when you needed to have...
  • LIVA X MINI PC By Elite Group Unveiled in India

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Taiwan based company Elitegroup Computer System launched their product LIVA X Mini PC which is a fan-less design and low power consumption small-size computer in India at very affordable price. Liva...
  • Download UC Browser for your Desktop / Laptop

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:39 am
    Yes, Now you can use your favorite UC Browser on your computer which till date was available for Mobile Devices only. UC Browser became the no. 1 Mobile Browser in the past and still continues to be...
  • Bowers & Wilkins launches new headphones, bluetooth speaker in India

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Bowers & Wilkins launched three new products today – The T7 Bluetooth speaker as well as the second generation of the P5 and C5 headphones. The Bowers & Wilkins P5 series 2 headphones...
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    FierceMobileIT News

  • IoT: With great connectivity comes great insecurity

    Fred Donovan
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    The more things are connected to the Internet, the more opportunity there is for these things to get hacked, cautioned Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst of Technalysis Research.
  • Spotlight: Good Technology launches Good Work app for Apple Watch

    Fred Donovan
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    Enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology launched on Monday a version of its Good Work secure enterprise email and collaboration app for the Apple Watch.
  • Mobile apps are a certainty, so your security needs to be too

    Robert Bartley
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:07 am
    Across all industries, rare is the organization that doesn't rely in some form on mobile apps. Whether mobile apps are used on the client-facing side, for internal processes, personal apps employed through shadow IT, or any other use case, there is likely some kind of mobile computing happening at all times in the enterprise.
  • Champion Solutions Group acquires allAware to expand its enterprise mobility offerings

    Fred Donovan
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    Cloud provider Champion Solutions Group has acquired allAware, a mobile and cloud technology provider, for an undisclosed consideration. Champion Solutions Group said it will expand its Microsoft Cloud capabilities outside of the Office 365 space with the acquisition of allAware, which develops Microsoft mobile apps for organizations.
  • BlackBerry continues slide in enterprise mobility market, according to IDC

    Fred Donovan
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    BlackBerry is counting on its enterprise mobility software and services business to save it from a precipitous decline in the handset market. Unfortunately, the Canadian firm doesn't seem to be doing much better in that business than in the handset business. The enterprise mobility software market is crowded and big names are jockeying for position. 
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  • Apple Music Launch on Tuesday Morning

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:27 am
    During the WWDC 2015 keynote address, we learned that Apple Music would launch on Tuesday, June 30. Until now, however, we didn’t know the precise timing. Thanks to a Tweet from senior director Ian Rogers, we have the Apple Music launch dish, including details on that awesome three month free trial.The new version of Apple’s mobile Music app is coming to market on Tuesday, June 30 as part of iOS 8.4. Also, look for a new mobile version of iBooks Author — big advance for people who publish yet don’t own a Mac.For what it’s worth, iOS developers testing iOS 8.4 and the…
  • AWS Adds Roles in Identity and Access Management Policy Simulator

    Shaun Campbell
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:02 am
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced the addition of roles to its Identity and Access Management (IAM) Policy Simulator. It’s one more way that admins can protect their companies from costly data breaches.How IAM Policy Simulator WorksIAM Policy Simulator is a sandbox environment for testing security policies before putting them into production. Instead of implementing policies and getting a flurry of Help Desk complaints, companies can test the effect that policies will have on different users, groups, and roles.AWS lets admins run simulations showing how policies affect individual…
  • Curved OLED iPhone? Coming in 2018, Say Sources

    28 Jun 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Two great tastes that go great together? Rumors of curved display and OLED iPhone designs have been around for years. Now, droplets of fresh squeezed Apple Asian supply chain juice indicates a curved OLED iPhone design is in the planning for 2018.For what it’s worth, Apple has probably designed and prototyped scores of curved and/or OLED iPhones. It’s something smart companies do and Apple is brilliant.BusinessKorea reports that Apple is considering if not already planning to manufacture iPhones with OLED (ie cheap) and curved (ie fashionable) displays. Further, current Apple…
  • Force Touch iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus to Hit Production

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Apple’s Force Touch haptic feedback technology has been a huge hit. However, to date, Force Touch is only available in the company’s high-end MacBook Pro and Apple Watch product lines. Naturally, it makes sense that Apple would bring their red-hot Force Touch technology to the iPhone.And, if the latest rumor is to be believed, the Force Touch iPhone is coming this Fall. In fact, Apple’s Asian supply chain will begin producing Force Touch enabled iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus (aka iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus) next month.How do we know? Bloomberg, quoting “people with…
  • Multitimer iPhone App Review

    Aron Kramer
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    MultiTimer - Free Fast Multiple Countdown Timer with AlarmsSergey AstakhovUtilitiesFreeDownloadIntroductionWhile for some people having a stop-watch is enough, there are also those people that need to time a lot of different things in their lives. Think about the mother keeping an eye on that pizza in the oven while also making sure her kid is practicing his piano lessons for at least fifteen minutes. This is all going on while another kid is getting kind of addicted to this new game and he is only allowed two hours of play-time a day.With these situations, and there are many, you can imagine…
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  • Julian Checkley’s Insanely Accurate Batman Arkham Origins Cosplay Will Blow Your Mind

    mike chua
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:34 am
    Don’t sneer at Arkham Origins video game, thinking that the Dark Knight’s suit would be too cumbersome for mobility’s good, because brilliant cosplayer, Julian Checkley and his crew over at Order 66 has created an insanely detailed suit modelled after the cape crusader’s suit from the game and it appears to be as mobile as the game has depicted. Granted, it is not made from bullet-stopping materials as it should be, which would, logically speaking, be too heavy for non-Bruce Wayne person to handle. Instead, the suit’s armor parts are 3D printed, which means they are likely to be…
  • Love Aviation? Then You Will Love These Aviation-inspired Backpacks from Moreca Atelier

    mike chua
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:35 am
    If you love jet aircraft and appreciate the subtle associate between everyday objects with this arguably world’s greatest invention, then we bet you will dig Kiev-based Moreca Atelier’s aviation-inspired backpacks, namely Aviator PH-1 and Aviatrix PH-2. Drawing inspiration from air travels and the image of a magnificent aerial machine, the Lockheed Super Constellation aka ‘Connie’, these backpacks are Moreca Atelier’s tribute to the revered aircraft and as the company puts it, a “vision of how the objects from the world of Connie could have looked if the aircraft had survived the…
  • RCH Racing and Ken Roczen Collaborates with Dodge for Limited Edition Oakley Racing Goggle

    mike chua
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:27 pm
    This come as an odd collaboration to us. Anyway, as the post title says, motocross racing team RCH and its newly inducted motocross world champion, German Ken Roczen, has announced a special pair of racing goggle (for motocross, naturally), the Dodge SRT Hellcat Limited Edition Goggle, in collaboration with Oakley. Things get weirder as this pair of goggle is actually made to celebrate the 707hp supercharged HEMI V8 engine, but is signed by Roczen and will be worn by him at the Budds Creek Pro Motocross Nation in Mechanicsville, Md, on June 27, 2015. It is a pair of racing goggle, alright,…
  • This is it. This is the New MINI Clubman and it is the Biggest MINI Yet

    mike chua
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:08 pm
    We love MINI, but its size left much to be desired. Sure. There is the Countryman to content with, but honestly speaking, while Countryman has the face of the MINI, it never really look like a MINI; it looks more like a mini monster truck. This is where we think the new MINI Clubman will fill the gap left by the lack of size by the MINI and the un-MINI MINI of the Countryman. The new Clubman is significantly larger. It is a good 10.6 inches (26 cm) longer, 3.5 inches (9 cm) wider and its wheelbase stretches 3.9 inches longer over the new MINI 5-door. As expected, it is a full-fledge five…
  • You are Familiar with Selfie Stick, Now Meet One with a HD Mic Stuck to it

    mike chua
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Aspire to be an independent outdoor news reporter? Well, here’s a good news: your startup equipment will only cost you $49. How so? With the SoloCam HD Selfie Mic, of course. From the product name, you probably already have some idea what it is. Yes. It is a selfie stick that leverages on your existing smartphone as a videocamera, but it adds a HD microphone for recording audio in high-definition to further bolster your new reporting or music videos. With its ergonomic and somewhat odd looking handle, it lets you hold the microphone and the camera before you just like a pro, thus dispensing…
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • MIT’s automatic bug repairing without access to source code

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:14 am
    At the Association for Computing Machinery’s Programming Language Design and Implementation conference this month, MIT researchers presented a new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure applications. Remarkably, the system, dubbed CodePhage, doesn’t require access to the source code of the applications whose functionality it’s borrowing. Instead, it analyzes the applications’ execution and characterizes the types of security checks they perform. As a consequence, it can import checks from applications written in…
  • Samsung’s new technology could improve your smartphone’s battery life

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:19 am
    Samsung Electronics have announced that it has developed a new technology to improve lithium ion battery capacity. They have developed a next generation lithium-ion battery technology which they use a silicon anode; additionally they added thin layers of graphene over the silicon surface to improve the smartphone’s battery life better. The research is published in the journal nature. “Many lithium-ion battery applications including portable electronics, the energy density is a critical parameter in determining battery performance. Thus the use of commercial Silicon nanoparticles…
  • New study increases the data transmission rates in Optical fiber

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Researchers at the University of California have successfully deciphered information in lab experiments after it travelled a record-breaking 12,000 kilometers through fiber optic cables with standard amplifiers and no repeaters, which are electronic regenerators. This increased maximum power and distance at which optical signals can be sent through optical fibers, has the potential to increase the data transmission rates for the fiber optic cables that serve as the backbone of the internet, cable, wireless and landline networks. The research is published in the June 26 issue of the journal…
  • Boston-based startup, founded by an MIT alumnus, will commercially release its throwable tactical camera

    27 Jun 2015 | 12:03 am
    Unseen areas are troublesome for police and first responders: Rooms can harbor dangerous gunmen, while collapsed buildings can conceal survivors. Now Bounce Imaging, founded by an MIT alumnus, is giving officers and rescuers a safe glimpse into the unknown. In July, the Boston-based startup will release its first line of tactical spheres, equipped with cameras and sensors, that can be tossed into potentially hazardous areas to instantly transmit panoramic images of those areas back to a smartphone. “It basically gives a quick assessment of a dangerous situation,” says Bounce Imaging CEO…
  • Researchers develop a new means of killing harmful bacteria

    25 Jun 2015 | 1:26 am
    The global rise in antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to public health, damaging the ability to fight deadly infections such as tuberculosis. The efforts to develop new antibiotics are not keeping pace with this growth in microbial resistance, resulting in a pressing need for new approaches to tackle bacterial infection. The researchers have engineered particles, known as “phagemids,” capable of producing toxins that are deadly to targeted bacteria. Bacteriophages — viruses that infect and kill bacteria — have been used for many years to treat infection in countries such as…
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  • Robot Biro, il risparmio in bolletta è garantito

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Sappiamo alla perfezione come i costi legati alle bollette stanno diventando sempre più alti con il passare del tempo: per poter risparmiare, una delle ultime novità prende il nome di Robot Biro. Non è ancora arrivato sul mercato e, con ogni probabilità, ci vorrà ancora un po’ prima di vederlo nelle case, dal momento che il lancio ufficiale di Robot Biro è previsto per il prossimo Natale: la vera sorpresa è che questo dispositivo sarebbe in grado di permettere un risparmio dei costi delle bollette pari a circa un terzo. Stiamo parlando di una creazione interamente italiana: si tratta…
  • Facebook Messenger, la chat si potrà usare anche senza registrazione a Facebook

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Ennesimo aggiornamento per Facebook Messenger: adesso, per poter sfruttare la comoda chat non sarà più necessario avere anche un profilo su Facebook. Infatti, per poter usare la celebre chat, d’ora in poi servirà solo portare a termine la registrazione inserendo il numero di telefono, esattamente come si verifica con WhatsAspp. Si tratta di una novità, quella lanciata da Zuckerberg e soci, che per il momento riguarda solo ed esclusivamente il mercato statunitense, quello canadese e venezuelano. Facebook Messenger è arrivato ad ottenere dei numeri davvero spaventosi dal suo lancio,…
  • Google, anche le stringhe di codice dell’app possono svelare il futuro

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Piuttosto frequentemente succede che, durante il percorso che porta alla creazione di un’app, gli sviluppatori lascino per strada del codice: in realtà, in virtù del fatto che non si può ancora impiegare, ma comunque può essere un punto di partenza piuttosto interessante per i più acuti osservatori per poter capire quali possano essere le nuove funzionalità che verranno lanciate in futuro. E’ andata esattamente così con Google Fotocamera ed è successo pure per l’ultima versione dell’app Google, scoprendo che in futuro verranno lanciate nuove funzionalità, come “Ok…
  • Sostituire la microSD di un dispositivo Android in pochi passi

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Siete stufi di dover cancellare dati, di non poter scaricare un gioco o magari un video perché la memoria del vostro terminale Android è piena? Per fortuna la tecnologia oggi ci permette di acquistare microSD sempre più capienti e a prezzi più ridotti. Vediamo quindi come sostituire la vecchia microSD, salvando tutti i dati in maniera semplice e veloce. SOSTITUIRE LA MICROSD: COSA OCCORRE Per la procedura avremo bisogno di: La nuova microSD, che deve essere formattata (se appena comprata, sarà già pronta all’uso) Un pc Il cavetto usb che si trova nella confezione dello smartphone…
  • Registrare su PC ed Android. Guida di base.

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
      A volte possiamo averne bisogno: riceviamo qualche chiamata un po’ importante o forse fastidiosa e vogliamo avere le prove solide per fare ciò che è di dovere oppure semplicemente per riascoltare una conversazione. Registrare le chiamate tuttavia può avere qualche conseguenza a livello legale, soprattutto senza il consenso di chi sta chiamando oppure senza un messaggio d’avviso (Vocale o quel che sia) per avvisare che la chiamata sta venendo registrata. Preso nota di ciò, ecco cosa potete fare per registrare le chiamate in maniera semplice e pulita: Su PC….il modo più…
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  • How To Successfully Promote & Run A Webinar

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Guest blog post by Eric Hammis of 3Sixty Interactive. A webinar provides businesses with the opportunity to educate people on a particular topic that relates to their business. It also is a great tool to promote brand awareness and assert yourself as a thought leader. It allows consumers to connect with that business on a deeper level. If you run a webinar right, and promote it well, attendees will leave with good feelings about your company which can mean they recommend you to their own network and come back for more themselves. But, there is a webinar situation you never want to find…
  • Business 101: Gross Income, Net Income & Profit Margin

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:14 pm
    You can't afford to skimp on accounting. It is essential to keep abreast of your finances and to track your Gross Income, Net Income and Profit Margin. If you don’t know what these important terms mean, or how to calculate them, don’t worry. We'll spell it out (or should we say, add it up) for you. The Gross Income of your business is going to be the total you made from selling your products. This is the most basic number for your business as it represents how much money you have taken in from your customers. Read more »
  • Tips & Tricks: Targeted Email Marketing to Your Customers

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:29 pm
    When you sell your products online you will very likely build a mailing list of your customers, and if you sell your products in person you might add to that list. But what do you do with that list?You can send newsletters, let your buyers know what is going on with your company or even send them updates on the products they purchased. You may also want to try and sell a product they might like directly to them. For example, you might make a special deal available to your previous buyers or offer them a product before you make it available to the general public.Since e-junkie provides…
  • Tips & Tricks: Suggested Items and Impulse Buys

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Impulse buys have adapted with e-commerce because they work so well. At traditional brick and mortar stores, impulse buys are the items by the register. At online retailers like Amazon, impulse buys are those suggested items you see when you add a certain item to your cart. With e-junkie you can add a button to the shopping cart itself that will let your buyers add another product (that you can curate) to their carts. This is great way to promote low cost add ons, clearance items and brand new items. Customers often come to buy one thing but are willing to buy another enticing item. This…
  • Tips & Tricks: How to Customize Your Shopping Cart Buttons

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:28 pm
    It is smart (arguably essential!) to include your own logo and other symbols unique to your business within your online shopping cart. You want the overall shopping experience to fit your brand. You don't want your cart to have a completely different look than the rest of your site. With E-junkie's Cart Customization option this is something you can do with just a little bit of extra coding on your part. In this post we will walk you through the process. Read more »
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  • CLS1410 2 Pack

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Get the best price on a CLS1410 2 Pack complete with belt clips, single unit chargers, lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories: CLS1410 2 Pack The CLS1410 is Motorola’s most popular radio and this bundle makes it easy to get started. The CLS1410 two way radios in this bundle will work together right out of the box, so you can communicate right when you get them! Each radio in this pack has 4 channels of communication available, giving you the ability to group employees together and have more private conversations. The…
  • CLS1110 12 Pack

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:49 am
    Get the best price on a CLS1110 12 Pack complete with belt clips, single unit chargers, lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories: CLS1110 12 Pack This combo pack of 12 Motorola CLS1110 two way radios gives you a full fleet of radios to enhance communication and improve safety. The CLS1110 radios in this bundle will work together right out of the box. With the simplicity of push-to-talk communication and only one channel, the CLS1110 walkie talkies in this package are easy to incorporate into any business. The Motorola CLS1110…
  • CLS1110 10 Pack

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    Get the best price on a CLS1110 10 Pack complete with belt clips, single unit chargers, lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories: CLS1110 10 Pack This package of 10 CLS1110 two way radios allows you to equip a full team with easy communication in one bundle. The CLS1110 is simple to use, having just one channel of communication and a large push-to-talk button right on the front of the radio. The Motorola radios in this bundle will work together right out of the box! The Motorola CLS1110 is a 1-watt radio, so you can expect to…
  • CLS1110 8 Pack

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:57 am
    Get the best price on a CLS1110 8 Pack complete with belt clips, single unit chargers, lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories: CLS1110 8 Pack This combo pack of 8 Motorola CLS1110 two way radios gives you the communication you need with easy push-to-talk communication. Since these walkie talkie radios only have one channel, you can be sure that your message is heard. The radios in this package will work together right out of the box! The Motorola CLS1110 is a 1-watt radio, so you can expect to cover around 1 mile or 200,000…
  • CLS1110 6 Pack with 6 Earpieces and Bank Charger

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:48 am
    Get the best price on a CLS1110 Combo Pack that includes 6 Motorola CLS1110, 6 RLN6423A earpieces, and one 6-bank charger: CLS1110 Combo Pack The package comes complete with belt clips, single unit chargers, lithium ion battery packs, free shipping, and a 1-year Motorola warranty on both the radios and accessories. This package is the perfect set up for any business looking for easy and affordable communication. You will receive everything that you need to get the most out of your walkie talkie radios. Using the Motorola 56531 6-bank charger allows you to keep all of your CLS1110 two way…
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  • Best Android Apps to Master your Social Media Marketing

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:13 am
    In past 10 years, the field of marketing rose from the passive pages of magazines and threw us into the interactive world of social media.Your customers and readers don’t just expect to be informed…... The post Best Android Apps to Master your Social Media Marketing appeared first on Skyje.
  • Build your Website using Pixpa

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:42 am
    In the professional realm, your online portfolio is your career calling card. Owing to the immense importance your online presence holds, it is imperative to have a website builder that give you full freedom... The post Build your Website using Pixpa appeared first on Skyje.
  • A Stepwise Guide on Developing a Custom Mobile App

    22 Jun 2015 | 1:20 am
    The growing popularity and demand for portable devices has lead into a sudden increase in the urge for having innovative and fully-functional mobile applications. In the current digital age where buyers are on a... The post A Stepwise Guide on Developing a Custom Mobile App appeared first on Skyje.
  • 35 Speed Optimized Blogging WordPress Themes

    15 Jun 2015 | 5:51 am
    The speed of a website has a direct impact on the search rankings according to what Google has repeatedly announced in the past. The mechanism is simple to comprehend, if your website loads quickly... The post 35 Speed Optimized Blogging WordPress Themes appeared first on Skyje.
  • Wrike Apps and Integrations: Manage Projects with Online Collaboration Tools

    9 Jun 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Managing a business is all about managing projects better. Managing projects is all about managing manpower, time, and costs better. Managing these three basic resources is all about smooth team collaboration and helpful work... The post Wrike Apps and Integrations: Manage Projects with Online Collaboration Tools appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Seagate releases 4TB Backup Plus drive with Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Seagate today announced the release of a single platter, 4TB Backup Plus drive. The new (20.5mm) thin device offers USB 3.0 and is targeted for PC backup applications. The drive has a MSRP of $239.99 US and is expected to be available for sale in July. It comes with 200GB of Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage. Microsoft recently opened up their OneDrive cloud service API’s for developers and other manufacturers. It’s unclear whether the Backup Plus OneDrive offer is available as a coupon/key code or takes advantage of the new OneDrive APIs to offer its services. Seagate already…
  • Springpath SDS springs forth

    8 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    Springpath presented at SFD7 and has a new Software Defined Storage (SDS) that attempts to provide the richness of enterprise storage in a SDS solution running on commodity hardware. I would encourage you to watch the SFD7 video stream if you want to learn more about them. HALO software Their core storage architecture is called HALO which stands for Hardware Agnostic Log-structured Object store. We have discussed log-structured file systems before. They are essentially a sequential file that can be randomly accessed (read) but are sequentially written. Springpath HALO was written from…
  • Nanterro emerges from stealth with CNT based NRAM

    3 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Nanterro just came out of stealth this week and bagged $31.5M in a Series E funding round. Apparently, Nanterro has been developing a new form of non-volatile RAM (NRAM), based on Carbon Nanotubes (CNT), which seems to work like an old T-bar switch, only in the NM sphere and using CNT for the wiring. They were founded in 2001, and are finally  ready to emerge from stealth. Nanterro already has 175+ issued patents, with another 200 patents pending. The NRAM is currently in production at 7 CMOS fabs already and they are sampling 4Mb NRAM chips  to a number of customers. NRAM vs. NAND…
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • COGITO FIT Smartwatch - A Watch With Some Smart

    Shaan Haider
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Connected Device is popular for their smartwatches which are a combination of the classic watch with technology. That is why they call their latest product “Not a smartwatch, but a watch with some smart”. After the getting positive reviews for COOKOO and COOKOO 2, Connected Devices are working on the COGITO FIT which is available on the Kickstarter now for the pre-order. COGITO FIT is basically
  • Ulefone Be Touch 2 - Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:47 am
    After the success of Be Touch, Ulefone has launched their latest flagship device Be Touch 2 which comes with some interesting features and hardware specs. Few of the highlighted features of Ulefone Be Touch 2 are 64-bit octa core processor, 3GB of RAM, Dual-SIM and Dual Standby, 4G LTE, fingerprint touch ID, 13MP primary camera and 5 MP front facing camera. Be Touch 2 comes equipped with a
  • Gionee Elife E8 : Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    12 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Gionee Elife E8 was awaited since a long time as the rumors regarding the specs and features of Gionee Elife E8 were really great and interesting. And now the wait is over. Gionee has officially launched the Elife E8 in a media event at Beijing. As expected, Gionee Elife E8 comes with high end hardware specs and some interesting features. Few of the highlighted features of Gionee Elife E8 are
  • HOW TO : Use Camera Flash as Notification Indicator on Android

    Shaan Haider
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
    Notification are an important part of the smartphone as they let you know that an instant message, missed call, SMS or warning message is waiting for you to check them. You will find that feature is available in most of the Android smartphone but there are many smartphone which lacks this features. Due to this, sometimes it causes inconvenience to users specially to the ones who are used to of
  • HOW TO : Reserve Free Windows 10 Upgrade

    Shaan Haider
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    As we already know by now that Microsoft is going to launch the much awaited Windows 10 on 29th July, 2015. The OS is getting lots of positive reviews since the launching of its technical preview and it is supposed to be a game changer for Microsoft and the computer market as Microsoft is going to provide the Windows 10 for free to all existing users. Sounds great, right? Microsoft Windows 10
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Software: The Process Is the Constraint

    Joe Kinsella
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:04 am
    A few years ago I had a project manager from my team in Scotland send me a copy of Eliyahu Goldratt’s The Goal after learning I’d never read the 1984 classic. At the time, the constraint this team was struggling with was an ability to get software specifications defined that supported the product management requirements. After reading the book, I naturally tried to identify constraints in all my processes, putting them through the standard Theory of Constraints (TOC) steps: identify, determine how to exploit, subordinate all to the constraint, elevate, repeat. I learned quickly that TOC…
  • Test Driving Virtual Reality For Under $20

    Joe Kinsella
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    When Google Cardboard was released last year, I remember thinking: interesting, but no time to play. I’d almost forgotten about the project when my 8th grader mentioned his interest in virtual reality last Saturday. Since my youngest son’s interest in technology does not extend much beyond keeping up with the latest news in baseball and playing sports video games, I ordered him a $15 kit to see what would happen. I arrived home Tuesday to find virtual reality glasses attached to my son’s face. His mind was blown by the whole Cardboard experience, from the virtual worlds he explored to…
  • In the Eye of Disruptive Innovation

    Joe Kinsella
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:02 am
    I recently presented to a group of enterprise IT executives on the state of the public cloud. To my surprise I met business professionals who actually thought the public cloud was not going to have a big impact on their industry. I swiped my phone for a moment to confirm the date: yes, it was still 2015. I then did my best to understand the rationale, since it had been years since I’d heard this level of resistance. At its core were two primary explanations: 1) we could never trust a third party to provide our required availability, and 2) the public cloud is not sufficiently secure to…
  • A Lean Journey Into Agile Documentation

    Joe Kinsella
    28 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Confession: I have a love hate relationship with product documentation. While I can appreciate the value of well written technical documentation, I can’t help but feel it has a poor ROI these days. So when I started my current company, I committed myself to investing in an intuitive user experience instead of traditional online documentation. Unfortunately as the product became more complex and we either failed to contain the complexity or had features that could not be reduced to a simple UI, I found myself looking for alternatives. What follows is a blog I never thought I’d write: my…
  • Books That Impacted My Life

    Joe Kinsella
    17 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    On a recent long drive to Upstate New York, my wife asked me for the books that impacted my life. I found it surprising how easily I could name each book, and was even able to recall the look and feel of my personal copy (some of which sadly did not survive my wife's many Stalinistic book purges). Here is my list: Four Steps to the Epiphany I’d spent years thinking great products came from great ideas. Steven Blank’s class notes turned book introduced me to the concept of customer-driven development as a means of discovering the great product. Years later Eric Ries would make this concept…
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  • BitDefender Internet Security 2015 Free 6 Months License

    22 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    BY Ramakanth Recently the Romanian Security firm Bitdefender released the  2015 edition of Bitdefender Internet Security, now the security firm started a promotion and  offering a 6 month License of BitDefender Internet Security 2015 for free to anyone. BitDefender Internet Security 2015 arrives with a more more intuitive and redesigned interface, the new features in 2015 edition include...
  • Get Laplink PCmover Image & Drive Assistant for Free

    17 Jun 2015 | 8:09 pm
    BY Ramakanth In celebration of 32nd anniversary, Laplink Software is giving away $39.95 worth Laplink PCmover Image & Drive Assistant for free, but this giveaway is limited to one day or 24 hours only, which means PCmover Image & Drive Assistant will available for free only on June 18, 2015.   Laplink PCmover Image & Drive Assistant […] This is a post from
  • Bitdefender Total Security 2015 Free 1 year License

    17 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    BY Ramakanth Bitdefender Total Security 2015 provides all-round protection to your PC against the nasties of the internet. The suite includes everything from virus shield to firewall, banking protection and PC-tune up, to parental controls and high-level encryption.   Bitdefender Total Security 2015 is a high-quality security suite that not only protects your PC from viruses, but...
  • Get WinX DVD Ripper Platinum for Free

    31 May 2015 | 7:05 pm
    BY Ramakanth WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a fast and easiest DVD ripping solution that allows users to easily rip DVD movies from a disc, folder or ISO image and convert them into popular video formats without quality loss. WinX DVD Ripper supports most common video formats for computers, mobile phones and portable media players in general. […] This is a post from Read the...
  • Bitdefender Mobile security Premium free 6 Month License

    31 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    BY Ramakanth Bitdefender Mobile Security Premium will keep your Android device protected against viruses, without affecting your battery life. It works so seamlessly with Android, you’ll hardly know it’s even there! Good news for Android users who wish to keep their device secure & safe, Bitdefender is offering a one year License  of Bitdefender Mobile security Premium […] This is a...
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  • Windows 10 Mobile Preview Build 10149 Available for Download

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:46 am
    If you are using Windows 10 Insider Preview (previously known as Technical Preview) for mobile phones, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released a new build 10149 of Windows 10 Insider Preview for mobile phones. This build comes with fixes for many issues which we'll discuss later in this topic. How to […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.07 Now Available for Download

    25 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.07 to public which comes with many improvements and changes mentioned in the changelog given at the end. 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 […]
  • Download Free Microsoft Office Apps for Android Mobile Phones

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:52 am
    UPDATE: Final versions of Office apps for Android mobile phones are available for download. Most of us know that Microsoft is working on the next version of Office suite i.e. Office 2016 and the company has released a free preview version of Office 2016 to public which can be downloaded and installed using following link: […]
  • Who Will Get Free Windows 10?

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:24 am
    Recently when Microsoft made an announcement about the availability of Windows 10 final release (RTM version) for Windows Insiders, it created a lot of confusion among people. By the official statement it appeared like Microsoft is going to giveaway free genuine copy of Windows 10 to all Windows Insiders which will be activated as well. […]
  • Resource Hacker 4.2.0 Now Available for Download

    21 Jun 2015 | 4:31 am
    "Resource Hacker" is one of our favorite Windows software which is used to edit various system files such as dll, exe, cpl, etc. Most of the times its used to modify Windows look-n-feel, for example you can change look of various dialog boxes, menus, etc. We have posted an exclusive review and many other useful […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Applied Materials SEMICON West 2015 Activities

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    Technology experts will lead sessions covering emerging memory technology; scaling transistors; interconnect technology for high performance computing; and the factory of the future.Read more
  • Applied Materials Named to 2015 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:38 am
    Six years and counting! Applied Materials was once again named to the list of ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’ by IDG’s Computerworld.Read more
  • Developing Successful Leaders

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    At the recent Women in Technology International (WITI) Summit, Applied Materials hosted a session on what it takes to be a successful leader in the semiconductor and embedded systems industry. The session’s goal was to inspire and energize the all-female audience and provide valuable leadership development information they could implement immediately.Read more
  • A Culture of Responsibility

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    Being an industry leader isn’t just about market share, technology prowess or the size of a company’s workforce; it’s also about the way we interact with our employees, customers, local communities where we operate and the environment we share. It is about acting responsibly. Read more
  • The Future is Flexible

    11 Jun 2015 | 8:35 am
    For the next installment in my display survey series, I will focus on advanced display technologies coming down the pipeline and how materials engineering solutions will enable tomorrow’s TVs and mobile devices to be flexible, bendable and foldable.Read more
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  • Bring Back Old Ticker Notifications by Disabling Lollipop’s Heads up Notifications with Ticklr

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    Has Lollipop’s Heads up notifications annoying you? Here is how to disable Lollipop’s heads up notification and bring back the old ticker notification (notifications on status bar) on your Lollipop phone. You can do this simply by installing a free app called Ticklr. This app disables heads-up... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install Android 5.1.1 Based OmniROM (Nightly) on Nexus 4

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:35 pm
    OmniROM team has released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Nightly) build for various devices including Nexus 4. Developed by various former CyanogenMod developers, the new version of OmniROM brings various customization options and features like Omni iSwitch to users. Also, it is lightweight and said that... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Automatically Switch On the Speakerphone When Moving Phone Away From Ear

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Many a situation you might want to switch on/off the speakerphone during a phone call. If you are looking for an automated solution for your Android phone, i.e. automatically switch on the speakerphone when you move your phone away from your ear and switch off the speakerphone when you move it to... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Download and Install Stock Lollipop Theme in Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users can now give stock lollipop look to their phone with Stock Android theme. The theme is now available on Samsung theme store that you can download and apply to your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge for free. The Stock Android theme gives a clean, perfect Lollipop material design... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Enable Double Tap to Sleep Function in Galaxy S6 (No Root)

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Popularized by LG and later by CyanogenMod (CM 12), double tap to sleep and double tap to wake is an awesome feature that allows you to put your phone to sleep by just double tapping on the display. You can do the same for wake up the phone. It means you do not need to […] The post Enable... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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    Telecom & Technology Magazine

  • Wedding Planning Websites

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    Planning a wedding is a major undertaking. As budgets rise and ceremonies get more and more elaborate, brides and grooms-to-be can be forgiven for thinking fondly of just eloping and letting the chips fall where they may. But don’t book that flight to Vegas just yet–technology has kept pace with the rising complexity of wedding planning, and there are plenty of online allies in place to help you get the job done. Before you decide to say your vows in front of an Elvis impersonator at an all-night chapel, try these resources:   The Wedding Spot Looking for that perfect venue? Save…
  • The Right Ways On How To Create A Website For Beginners

    5 Jun 2015 | 3:53 pm
    How to make a website? A lot of small business owners and individuals who do not know anything about creating a website are thinking that they must hire a company in creating a site for them. For the people who have a little experience with the design and programming, this thought could be true in the past, however nowadays, this is not true anymore. Building a polished site which is ready enough for publication was never easier, even those people who do not know anything about programming can do it as well. Those people from the past, always needed to look for someone in assisting them to…
  • A Short Overview of AppendTo

    29 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    Website development, at the current time, has become very important because of the increasing number of internet users. Every business, nowadays, needs a website for running the business online so that it can reach more number of customers. As the importance of the web development is increasing at a faster speed, different companies have started providing this service so that you can be benefitted. But, becoming an expert in providing web development service is not an easy task, rather a challenging one. So, in order to get better service, you should take assistance from the skilled and…
  • Do You Really Want Home Security Cameras?

    20 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Аrе уоu wоndеrіng whу уоu nееd tо іnvеst іn tор quаlіtу hоmе sесurіtу саmеrаs? Іf уоu аrе аskіng thіs quеstіоn, thеn уоu оbvіоuslу hаvе nоt hаd tо еndurе thе trаumа thаt соmеs wіth hаvіng уоur hоmе burglеd. Веlіеvе іt оr nоt, thеrе аrе реорlе whо mаkе а lіvіng frоm stеаlіng frоm оthеr реорlе’s hоmеs. Іf уоu hаvе vаluаblе іtеms іn уоur hоmе suсh аs јеwеlrу, оnе-оf-а-kіnd dеsіgnеr сlоthіng аnd bаsісаllу аnуthіng wоrth stеаlіng. Thеn…
  • IT Services Companies Toronto: Get the Best Data Backup Plan

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Research shows that seventy percentages of small enterprises that experience an important data reduction get out of company in 2 yrs. This fact discloses a couple of things: the importance of business information to profits age group, and the value of support up information in the more effective possible way. When anyone’s organization only merchants details onsite, he must seek suggestion from the maintained services supplier that focuses on IT services companies Toronto to discuss offsite info storing. And if he talks with the provider, he will probably explore the following storing…
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  • The Lifeboat makes sure that your phone has power!

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:59 am
    It makes no difference how cool or expensive your mobile phone is when the low battery alert pops up on the screen. This is one of those times that all dread and yet it seems to happen to us more and more. The trouble is apps, social media and the camera use a lot of […]
  • Watch this game play trailer for No Man’s Sky!

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    If you are looking for a great science fiction based game, then maybe No Man’s Sky might fit the bill. It is a game of skill, trading and survival in the most hostile regions of space. This is where the best and the most cunning space traders can excel themselves. Whether you choose to fight […]
  • Someone already knows how to Fear The Walking Dead!

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:57 am
    There are all kinds of scenarios for the zombie uprising, it could be a virus, genetics or just that humans are devolving into a something more animal like. Whatever the reason for the zombies appearing on the streets, just imagine the first time you catch a glimpse of one of these aggressive creatures that needs […]
  • Watch the Fear The Walking Dead trailer!

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    If you love the Walking Dead, then you will not want to miss this new series from AMC. They are calling it Fear The Walking Dead, but it is just another angle to story already playing out in the Walking Dead. The action this time is more urban than rural, so there will be plenty […]
  • Finally, here is the Heroes Reborn: The Extraordinary Among Us trailer!

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    The saga behind the 2006 breakout series “Heroes” will continue this fall as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept. This highly anticipated 13-episode event series will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season, where ordinary people were waking up to the fact […]
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  • SleekGeek Elan Lohmann chats about fitness tech, online communities

    Graham van der Made: Staff Reporter
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Since the birth of social media, individuals are constantly finding ways to use these platforms to their full advantage. One of these creatives, Elan Lohmann, used Twitter and Facebook to found SleekGeek, a community initiative to promote healthy living. Lohmann’s “previous life” consisted of corporate jobs, a workaholic attitude, and being a self-confessed chain-smoker. He eventually decided to give up that life in order to pursue SleekGeek, which has been a resounding success on Mark Zuckerberg’s social media platform. Lohmann recently visited our offices to give us…
  • 5 tips for boosting SharePoint hybrid adoption with analytics

    Marlee Long
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Your organization has implemented SharePoint, or perhaps a hybrid version including deployments across various environments. But, are you well equipped to thoroughly monitor your adoption rates, to see whether your users are benefitting from the portal? Recently, there has been a significant shift from On-Premises deployments of SharePoint to SharePoint on the cloud, resulting in multiple deployments that can be challenging to consistently track and monitor. It’s important to ask yourself, what does this mean for your organisation? This recent phenomena is causing a lot of concern in the…
  • 7 renewable energy startups trying to revolutionise the way Africa keeps its lights on

    Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Africa has a serious energy problem. This is ironic considering the abundance of natural resources available, from coal in South Africa to oil in Nigeria. It just so happens that both of these powerful economies rely on limited, environmentally-unfriendly resources, struggling to keep up with economic growth. This might start to change. Earlier this year, billionaire futurist Elon Musk geared the world’s attention on the real potential of renewable energy with the introduction of the Tesla Powerwall — the battery set to revolutionise the way people use electricity grids around the…
  • TomTom Runner Cardio review: it’s all in the wrist

    Stuart Thomas: Senior Reporter
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:35 pm
    The TomTom Runner Cardio came to me at exactly the wrong time. You see, I usually run around four times a week, with a race frequently thrown into the mix. A combination of overseas travel and a chest infection (brought on by said overseas travel) meant that’s how many times in total I was able to run during the review period. Still, I put it through its paces as best I could and, for the most part, the future looks pretty bright for performance wearables. Read more on Gearburn. The post TomTom Runner Cardio review: it’s all in the wrist appeared first on Memeburn.
  • Visa denies Fundamo shut down, some operations to move to Bangalore

    Stuart Thomas: Senior Reporter
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Visa denies that it is about to shutdown Fundamo, the mobile payments company it bought for US$110-million in cash five years ago. That’s contrary to what a number of Memeburn sources have said, with some reporting that key senior staff had left the company to work elsewhere or found their own ventures in recent months. In answer to Memeburn inquiries, Visa said that it was “keeping the Cape Town office open” and that both Fundamo and Africa are “still incredibly important for Visa”. The payments giant did however confirm that it will be moving some of…
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  • The Connection Between Self-Discipline and Success

    Renee Schmidt
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:47 pm
    I want to bring together a couple of disparate ideas, some spiritual, some scientific, some empirical. By the end of this post I hope to have inspired you to consider meditation as a way of tapping into more fulfillment in your life. What’s covered: -      Instant Gratification -      Success (Happiness / Fulfillment) -      Pre-frontal cortex & reptilian brain -      Meditation practice -      The Spiritual Third Eye (inspiration, clarity of thought, creativity) -      Changing the world -      Desire  Approximately 40 years of Stanford research found that…
  • Why I Deactivated My Facebook Profile

    Renee Schmidt
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:24 pm
    I deactivated my Facebook profile. Why? Because no one cares. Well, actually, if you’re reading this post and have found your way here to my personal blog, you may care. But by and large, people will not. If you desire my substantiation, or thoughtful reasons why you may want to do the same, here are a couple of reasons why I’ve taken  my ~10 year old profile down. 1. Too much noise and none of it is of particular value. I noticed myself busy with Facebook but not getting any particular value out of it. In fact, the investment of time eventually began to generate a negative…
  • Fireside Chat with Renee Schmidt at the IT SMB Meetup in NYC

    Renee Schmidt
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:12 pm The IT SMB Meetup in NYC hosts a Fireside Chat with Renee Schmidt January 14, 2015 – The Fueled Collective, Soho NYC Here are a few of the evening’s most exciting highlights, below… The one characteristic every leader should possess. What is the best way to approach solving a BIG problem? The reasons it’s important to get outside our comfort zone. How can IT organizations demonstrate business value? Entrepreneur or not —here’s why we should invest into personal branding. Machine learning —is it the next big thing?
  • Ramblings of an Entrepreneur

    Renee Schmidt
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The life of an entrepreneur is not a particularly easy one. Doors open one day and for weeks or months new ones can remain shut. When doors are shut and no amount of knocking will open them, there’s nothing to lean on but certainty. Sometimes that certainty stems from a distant reminder of when a door unexpectedly flung open in the past. Other times that certainty borders on mania, stemming from nothing more than an inexplicable knowing from within. People sometimes remark to me of their admiration of how far I’ve come as an entrepreneur (how far is actually debatable, but that’s a…
  • True Happiness Can Only be Found in the Absence of Noise

    Renee Schmidt
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    It’s been quite a while since I’ve picked up my proverbial pen and sat down to write a blog post.  Anyone who understands me well also understands that my mind is constantly abuzz with information, thoughts, and ideas. But for whatever reason I’ve lately been unable or unwilling to take a breather —and a moment—to express myself. It’s been a compounding problem, as I’ll soon explain.  Over lunch yesterday with a dear and long-time friend who I hadn’t seen in a while, I was offered some simple and valuable advice: just start writing. And so I am. In an increasingly…
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  • Photographers Are Shooting The Moon With This Camera's Insane Zoom

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Trust us, you really don’t need a camera with a built-in telescope. But in the right hands, the insane 83x optical zoom on the new Nikon P900 is mindblowing. Read more...
  • OPM shuts down background investigation portal because of vulnerability

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Shutdown is "proactive, temporary"; agency claims flaw not involved in breach.
  • ‘Top Gun 2′ Confirmed; Tom Cruise to Reprise Role of Maverick

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Top Gun is without question one of the more iconic movies to have been released in the 1980s. And now, nearly 30 years later, it looks as if there’s going to be a sequel. These days, it’s not uncommon to see movie sequels and reboots with entirely new casts. Thankfully, Top Gun 2 will not go down this route as Tom Cruise is all but confirmed to reprise the role of Maverick. DON’T MISS: Video: Hilarious Prank Has Paris Hilton Thinking She’s About to Die in a Plane Crash Prod
  • FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:20 pm
    The developers of a mobile app called Prized that secretly mined cryptocurrencies on people’s mobile phones have settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after being accused of deceptive trade practices.Equiliv Investments and Ryan Ramminger, both of Ohio, settled for US$50,000, of which $44,800 will be suspended upon payment of $5,200 to New Jersey regulators, the agency said in a news release Monday. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey last Wednesda
  • Lego Wants to Stop Producing Oil-Based Bricks

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Since 1963, Lego toys off all shapes and sizes have been moulded from ABS plastic, a material with a long list of pros; but thanks to the reliance on petroleum to make ABS, sustainability isn’t one of them. That’s why Lego is spending hundreds of millions of dollars finding an alternative. Read more...
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  • How are traditional brands competing with the new Apple Watch?

    Amanda Walters
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    It was bound to happen sooner or later, with Apple taking on the computer, the phone and the music industry, it is now set to change the watch industry forever and redefine what a watch actually is. With the release of the Apple Watch came an innovative way of telling the time. No longer will we look down at our wrist to simply be told that it is 10 past 2, now we can also use it to communicate with others through a tap, a sketch or even our heartbeat. Not only this, but we can also be motivated by our watch through a snapshot of our daily activity, get directions and speak to our own…
  • Will mobile ever truly replace desktop?

    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to technology, there are two predominant types that usually whittle their way to the forefront of everyone’s minds. We’re talking about mobile technology, and desktop technology. Each of them have their benefits and their downfalls, and that’s what we’re going to explore in this blog. Will desktop reign superior? Or will mobile finally be the one that knocks desktops off the edge and into oblivion? We’re not psychic, but the trends thus far allow for some very interesting patterns to emerge. So let’s take a look at them before making an educated prediction as to…
  • Human translators vs Google Translate

    Simon Jones
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    Recently Google added some new features to its applications Google Translate, its web and app-based automatic translation service, but how does it compare to human translation services? In the Verbalink test, the translation abilities of two Spanish translators, Adrianna and Gaby, were compared against Google Translate. The first section of the test compared translations of a document about Argentina’s National Beekeeping Council from Spanish to English. The second part of the test was a translation of one minute of spoken audio form Spanish to English. The results were judged on word…
  • Time for those last holdouts to finally embrace the internet

    Simon Jones
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    For those of us who are old enough to remember life before the Internet, the World Wide Web, mobile data, and always-on worldwide connectivity, the mere existence of an online existence can still sometimes feel like a huge privilege. After all, many of us came of age during the ‘dark days’ when we still had to make actual phone calls and write letters using ink and paper to make any sort of plans or communicate how our lives were going. For today’s college graduates, though, the Internet is just…part of life. For them, the Internet has always been around and, more…
  • Tools that are changing the way you watch TV

    29 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    The television viewing experience has gone through some major changes since its introduction in 1926, from humongous living room fixtures with small screens, all the way up to now with screens as flat as paintings and just as easily mounted. While the design of televisions seems to be in constant flux, it appears as though we’d hit a relative plateau in how we watch television. The VCR and DVD eras were huge, as well as the introduction of TiVo and DVR but outside of that the way we watch TV has pretty much remained constant. Well, it looks as that’s beginning to change as numerous…
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  • Samsung Showcase Side by Side Refrigerator Review

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:26 pm
    A few months ago I wrote the post My House is Falling Apart & Plotting Against Me. In that post I talked about how in the past few years my GE refrigerator broke down twice. The timing on last year’s break down absolutely sucked. I was in the midst of planning a wedding, I had trips […]
  • SWASH™ Clothing Care System Review

    28 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    There are 2 things that I really dislike doing when it comes to housework… washing dishes, and doing laundry. Although both are necessary evils and each task can be made easier with the help of technology. Sometimes I think about how it was before the invent of all of the things that we take for […]
  • Out-of-the-box Ideas to Make Money

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    In this day and age, everyone wants more money. Some of us need a few extra bucks to make ends meet. Whether or not you work a full time job out of the home, or work from home it can be hard to find new ways to bring in more cash. Bloggers and social media professionals […]
  • Securing Your Belongings During Your Honeymoon & Beyond

    1 Jun 2015 | 7:35 am
    Wedding season is here! As a matter of fact I am getting married in only a few short days. YIKES!!! Did you know that more than 2 million couples tie the knot each year? Master Lock is kicking off wedding season by helping engaged couples and newlyweds remember important safety and security precautions to consider as they embark on married life. While I […]
  • The Dyson V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Vacuum from Best Buy

    28 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    You know by now that I talk a lot about the fact that my home is full of carpet. We had it done when the home was built and honestly, I love it that way. I love being able to walk around knowing that my feet will be warm. I love the feel of carpet […]
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  • ‘Top Gun 2′ Confirmed; Tom Cruise to Reprise Role of Maverick

    Yoni Heisler
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Top Gun is without question one of the more iconic movies to have been released in the 1980s. And now, nearly 30 years later, it looks as if there's going to be a sequel. These days, it's not uncommon to see movie sequels and reboots with entirely new casts. Thankfully, Top Gun 2 will not go down this route as Tom Cruise is all but confirmed to reprise the role of Maverick. Continue reading...
  • This is What Food Additives Look Like Before They’re Added to Food

    Chris Smith
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Are you looking to live a healthier lifestyle and maybe lose a few pounds? You could try some complex medical procedures and wild weight loss miracles, or you could go for a more balanced approach, one that includes exercise and better managing your food intake – there are apps to help out with that. Eating healthier is easier said than done though, so what better way to understand your next meal than by checking out what additives look like before being mixed with your food. Continue reading...
  • Solar Impulse 2 Passes ‘Point Of No Return’ in Audacious Attempt to Cross the Pacific
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Solar Impulse 2 passed the "point of no return" early Monday, about 16 hours into the solar-powered plane’s audacious attempt to cross the Pacific from Japan. Continue reading...
  • Smart Pool Gadget Monitors for Accidental Drops and Detects Urine

    Chris Smith
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Remember that report that said urine in pools is one of the factors that can lead to red-eye? It turns out there’s a company that’s already working on a smart pool monitor that can both detect human pee in the water and also issue warnings when it registers accidental drops. Continue reading...
  • New Study Says Google’s Self-Promotion Ruins Search Results for Users

    Jacob Siegal
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:30 pm
    When you search for "maps" on Google, what do you think you'll see at the top of the results page? How about when you search for "calendar," "photos" or "music"? From your perspective, it might make sense that Google's services appear before anyone else's when searching on Google, but a recent study from two U.S. academics explains how Google might be violating competition laws and having an overall negative impact on its users by promoting its own content and services. Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • iBall Launches Andi Avonte 5 With 180 Degree 8MP Rotating Camera At Rs. 5,999

    Jatinder Paul
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:46 pm
    iBall has expanded its portfolio of Andi series of smartphones and launched Andi Avonte 5 with180-degree rotatable 8-megapixel Auto Focus Camera with dual-LED flash. This could be used both as a selfie shooter and also for video recording. It is priced at Rs.5,999, and shall be available across the country within next 2 weeks. The other highlight of […] The post iBall Launches Andi Avonte 5 With 180 Degree 8MP Rotating Camera At Rs. 5,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Intex Aqua Xtreme II With 5 Inch HD Display, 13MP Camera Launched At Rs. 9,590

    Jatinder Paul
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Intex Technologies, the second largest Indian handsets vendor, has launched the upgraded version of its Aqua Xtreme, with the nomenclature of Aqua Xtreme II. The Aqua Xtreme, which was launched last year has received tremendous response as claimed by the company. It is priced Rs. 9,590 and is available in  white, black, champagne and silver colors. […] The post Intex Aqua Xtreme II With 5 Inch HD Display, 13MP Camera Launched At Rs. 9,590 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Sony Xperia Z3+ With 20.7MP Camera, Snapdragon 810 CPU Launched At Rs. 55,990

    Jatinder Paul
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    Sony has expanded its portfolio of Xperia series and launched today its flagship Xperia Z3+, which is advanced version of its highly popular Xperia Z3. Priced at Rs. 55,990, it is available in classic Black and White, Copper and Aqua Green colors. The new Xperia Z3+  is nott only powerful from hardware perspective, but also has slimmer (6.9mm) […] The post Sony Xperia Z3+ With 20.7MP Camera, Snapdragon 810 CPU Launched At Rs. 55,990 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • iBall Andi Class X With 4 Inch Display, KitKat OS Announced At Rs. 3,999

    Jatinder Paul
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:09 am
    iBall, an Indian brand, has expanded its portfolio of  Andi series with the launch of its latest smartphone Andi Class X. Priced at Rs. 3,999, this phone will be available across India in phases in next few weeks. iBall Andi Class X features a 4 inch IPS WVGA display (800×480 pixels resolution). It is powered by […] The post iBall Andi Class X With 4 Inch Display, KitKat OS Announced At Rs. 3,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • HTC Desire 826 Dual Sim With 5.5 Inch Full HD Display Launched At Rs. 26,900

    Jatinder Paul
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:28 am
    Taiwanese handsets maker HTC has announced today the launch of its mid-range smartphone in Desire series known as HTC Desire 826 Dual SIM. Priced at Rs. 26,900, this handset will start selling in India by the end of this month. This phone has dual-tone color and dual finish. It will be available in White Birch, Blue Lagoon […] The post HTC Desire 826 Dual Sim With 5.5 Inch Full HD Display Launched At Rs. 26,900 appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • Online Assessment, Exam Tools for Teachers and Educators

    Robin C
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    Online Assessment Tools help any Teachers or Educators to know whether the student have understood the concepts clearly and their training went effective or not. Among other training and mentoring tools, assessment tools are essential and it can be used in the middle of a course program or at the end of it to assess the level of expertise that the student have gained. Based on the marks and scores, the teacher can provide certification to the student. In this article, i will not just be suggesting tools that are specific to conducting assessments, also to help teachers and online educators to…
  • Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac Review

    Robin C
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    Cisdem Data Recovery Software for Mac OS X will help you recover any lost or deleted files from your Mac Hard Disk Drive, SSD or Fusion Drive. For quite a long time, Cisdem Data Recovery software for mac is doing wonderful job in recovering any type of files from local hard disk and secondary storage drives such as USB Flash Drives, SD Cards, Memory Cards used in Cameras, Optical Media Drives, Digital Cameras built-in storage, iPods, iPhones and iPads as well. Many prefer Cisdem Data Recovery software mainly for its super fast speed and amazingly accurate file recovery ability. When i tried…
  • CloneBD Review: Blu-Ray Copy Software with 15% Coupon Code

    Robin C
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:03 am
    CloneBD is one of the powerful Blu-ray copy software from Elaborate Bytes AG, Switzerland. CloneBD for Windows is an updated and latest Blu-Ray Copy software that lets you copy any unprotected Blu-ray discs to your local hard disk drive as .iso, .bd or you can directly write to another empty blu-ray disc. Fully customizing options allows you to make a partial copy, and you can select the titles, audio languages and subtitle languages as well. CloneBD is a very easy to use Blu-ray copy software, that lets you convert Blu-ray movies, music videos to .mp4, .mkv, .avi and more video file formats…
  • Best Cloud Storage Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android

    Robin C
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    We love taking photos and videos. As our smartphones don’t come with unlimited storage options or high storage options to take backup of photos and videos we take, it is necessary to get an online cloud storage service to upload all our precious collections. The Apps and Cloud Storage services we suggest you today also excellent choice for Professional Photographers and Designers. Google, Yahoo, Dropbox and other leading cloud storage service providers are fighting non stop to provide quality service to attract more users for their services. There are several online cloud storage…
  • How to Deal with Fake Facebook Profile or Account?

    Robin C
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    Anyone can create a fake facebook profile or account with temporarily created email address, false or copied profile information in minutes. If you have ever been a victim of fake facebook profile that ruined your credibility, trust among your business contacts and created other unnecessary problems, then we have some suggestions to help you, how to report or delete fake facebook profile accounts and some steps you have to follow to protect your facebook account. It’s not just the hackers or cyber criminals who create fake facebook profile accounts. People who are next to us, and…
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  • 5 Tips for Smart Mobile Money Transactions

    Karan Israni
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:11 am
    It used to be that you had to have cash in your pockets. Then we all got swift and started paying for everything with credit cards. Now, we’re on to a new shift. It’s all about mobile money transactions. If you haven’t had any experience with PayPal, Apple Pay, or any of the other ways … Continue reading 5 Tips for Smart Mobile Money Transactions
  • Futuristic Gadgets for the New You

    Karan Israni
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:56 am
    Technological advancement knows no bounds. There is no limit to the human imagination and everyday innovators and inventors come up with new offerings that continue to baffle and amaze us. The future of technology is here and now and it looks even brighter with new steps being taken in innovation every day. Here are a … Continue reading Futuristic Gadgets for the New You
  • Why You Need a Marketing Workflow

    Karan Israni
    1 Jun 2015 | 2:04 am
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  • Webcasting Tips and Tricks for Presenters

    Karan Israni
    26 May 2015 | 3:34 am
    There are all sort of different options when it comes to webcasting and webcasting technology these days. In order to find out what path is most suited to your particular theme, approach, and content, there are a few tips and tricks that you can wander through mentally to check in with current standards. Depending on … Continue reading Webcasting Tips and Tricks for Presenters
  • Personalizing Check to Match With Tech Business Themes

    Karan Israni
    18 May 2015 | 2:49 am
    Even in a tech-heavy world, every once in a while you’re going to need to have a few manual checks from a checkbook around, so there are a few things that you can do to make sure to keep organized and secure. First, look into which business offer reliable short-order possibilities and keep that info … Continue reading Personalizing Check to Match With Tech Business Themes
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    The Recruitment Alliance

  • 8 questions that determine whether there is a disconnection between your business and HR

    12 Jun 2015 | 7:02 am
    There is a potentially critical disconnection in your business that every Stakeholder should know about. You may be interested to hear that according to extensive research, there is a very high possibility that a major company objective is not being addressed or executed effectively by your HR/Recruiting function? If you first ask yourself this important question; how important is it for our business to treat every new hire as an opportunity to recruit the very best talent we can into the company? The last major CIPD survey asked over 1000 business owners this same question and 99% said that…
  • Broadbean’s UK Recruitment Landscape for April 2015

    10 Jun 2015 | 4:09 am
    Interested in seeing how the recruitment market performed in April? Our recruitment market analysis of April 2015 is presented in the infographic below. To recap, we saw a decrease in permanent and temporary vacancies on a MoM basis. Check out this overview of the top three sectors with the strongest quarterly growth in permanent and temporary roles. Top Three Permanent Role Sectors Social Care Graduates & Trainees Hospitality & Catering Top Three Temporary Role Sectors Graduates & Trainees Recruitment & Consultancy Travel & Tourism Want to see more? Check out the full…
  • Recruitment Specialist Urges UK Businesses to Encourage Staff Lunch Breaks

    10 Jun 2015 | 3:16 am
    CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, is urging UK businesses to ensure their employees are taking lunch breaks. According to recent *statistics only 29% of employees are able to take a full hours’ break for lunch every day, resulting in lower productivity rates. With many UK employees not making the most of their lunch break every day, the Nation’s workers are constantly putting in extra hours, but are the effects of this positive? An average working day is built upon a 09:00-17:30 time-frame, with an hours’ break for lunch. However, if a break…
  • 11 Time Management & Productivity Tips

    9 Jun 2015 | 3:33 am
    Originally posted on When I ask salespeople and business owners if I can help them with anything, one of the most common answers is time management. People are frazzled. Challenging markets, increased competition, rising expectations and always on technology have created a perfect storm of never-ending tasks that beg to be done. When you look at those who succeed and compare them with those that don’t or those that achieve merely adequate results, one of the differentiating factors is how people use their time. So here, in a quick read (because I know you are short of…
  • 4 Ways Recruiters Add Value To Candidates

    8 Jun 2015 | 2:43 am
    What do you find candidates value most in a recruiter? Originally published on Winning Impression A head-hunter asked me this earlier and went on to say: For example, I love weight training and playing rugby so I follow Personal Trainers on YouTube who give me plenty of free training advice. Is there a parallel of that example (me seeking the free advice of a highly experienced personal trainer) between a recruitment consultant and candidate? Having great roles to offer is clearly of value but what else have you found that candidates really value from a recruiter? Do candidates find…
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    Future of Privacy

  • Android M and Privacy: Giving Users Control over App Permissions

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    Android M and Privacy: Giving Users Control over App Permissions Android M promises to deliver several new user-control features built to advance transparency, choice, and predictability. The new App Permissions system allows users to select permissions specific to each app and device feature. The granular system requires apps to request user permissions individually as the […]
  • Framing the “Big Data Industry”

    22 Jun 2015 | 6:34 am
    For all its hype, discussions about Big Data often still devolve into debates about buzzwords and concepts like business intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning. Hidden in each of these terms are important privacy and ethical considerations. A recent article by Kirsten Martin in MIS Quarterly Executive attempts to bring these considerations to the surface by moving past framing […]
  • FPF Welcomes Senior Fellows Evan Selinger and Danielle Citron

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:46 pm
    LEADING PRIVACY SCHOLARS JOIN FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM AS SENIOR FELLOWS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR Professors Evan Selinger and Danielle Citron Bring Privacy and Ethics Expertise to Help Advance Responsible Data Practices WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, June 18, 2015 – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) announced that two academic leaders have joined the ranks […]
  • Top Carnegie Mellon privacy researchers preview new work

    16 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
      On July 9th,2015, FPF will be hosting an in-person discussion with privacy researchers from Carnegie Mellon University to discuss some of their current privacy projects. Topics to be presented and discussed include:   The Usable Privacy Policy Project: is developing approaches to extracting useful information from natural-language privacy policies and displaying that information in useful […]
  • Student Privacy Pledge – Hits 150!

    Brenda Leong
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ed Tech Student Privacy Pledge reaches 150 signatories The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) are pleased to recognize that the Student Privacy Pledge reached the milestone of 150 education technology companies who have signed. The Pledge represents industry’s public commitment to the responsible handling of student data […]
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    The Hiltmon

  • DuckDuckGo

    Hilton Lipschitz
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Note: This is not an advertisement. I love what the folks at DuckDuckGo are doing and want to spread the word. DuckDuckGo is my search engine of choice (and is the page that opens in all new Safari tabs for me). If you are not using it as your default search engine, I’d advise you to start now. I started using DuckDuckGo well over two years ago. My initial impressions back then was that it was slow, the results were not nearly as good as Google’s and the name was stupid. None of those first impressions turned out to be true. Why DuckDuckGo? They do not track you. It always feels…
  • A Simple Markdown Spotlight Importer

    Hilton Lipschitz
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:33 am
    I noticed recently that Spotlight on Yosemite was no longer indexing my Markdown files. Since all my notes are in Markdown format, and Spotlight is how I find my notes, this was a big problem. Reinstalling my current set of Markdown editors did not help. This did. Huge thanks to Gereon Sommer for the idea in Mac OS X Spotlight Enhancement. The idea is to use a built-in importer, in this case RichText, to do all the work for you. Note that this will probably need to be repeated on each Operating System install or upgrade. Edit /System/Library/Spotlight/RichText.mdimporter/Contents/Info.plist…
  • New Google Analytics for Status Board Server Edition

    Hilton Lipschitz
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Last week, Google finally deprecated their non-Oauth APIs, which means that the Google Analytics for Status Board code I have been publishing stopped working. Fortunately for us, Github user erebusnz updated the PHP API to work with OAuth2 and we can access Google again. I have included it in a new version of the Server Edition Package. Quick Install Instructions Download the file. Expand it in the root of your web server. It creates a statusboard folder. New: Register your application with Google Developers Console and get your Service Account email and P12 certificate file.
  • That Last Effin 20%

    Hilton Lipschitz
    29 May 2015 | 1:02 pm
    I love creating new products. I love shipping new products more. That last effin 20% of work to create a new product that takes 80% of all the development time kills me. I really want to ship, but it has to be right. For those who do not know the 80/20 rule, it’s a variant of the misnamed Pareto Principal wherein Vilfredo Pareto created a mathematical formula in 1906 to describe the unequal distribution of wealth in his country, observing that 20% of the people owned 80% of the wealth. This was then applied to other areas and seemed to hold true. In reality, Tom Cargill had it right…
  • Rust Hits 1.0

    Hilton Lipschitz
    17 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Rust is a project I have been observing for a while now, an attempt to create a new, fast, safe, systems programming language to replace C++, but with better memory safety and a bullet-proof concurrency model. Last week, Rust hit 1.0, and I think I may start testing it out for highly threaded, small and fast calculation tools that I would normally write and fight in C++. If any of you are using it, please let me know what for in the comments. And before anyone points me at Google’s excellent Go language, I am already looking into it to speed up, parallelize and replace a ton of Ruby and…
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    Demartek - Real-world, Hands-on Research and Analysis

  • Demartek Releases ENERGY STAR Datacenter Storage Certification Process Video

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Demartek is proud to be a recognized test lab for the EPA ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Program. We have a fully provisioned IT test lab with current generation servers and data center infrastructure, as well as knowledgeable staff, to drive the energy efficiency testing and submit official test results. Our infrastructure includes multiple speeds of Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches and adapters that are frequently used to connect storage systems. To help you better understand the process of gaining certification on your products, we have created an ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage case…
  • Demartek Evaluation: Improving Oracle Database Response Times with All-Flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450c

    16 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Demartek has evaluated the All-flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450c storage system supporting an Oracle database application and analyzed the I/O response time improvements offered by both 16Gb FC technology and 8Gb Express Writes to an Oracle workload. For this project, Demartek ran a transactional workload application on an Oracle 12c database in an Oracle Enterprise Linux environment and analyzed the performance difference between end-to-end 8Gb FC and 16Gb FC SANs. Recognizing the some enterprises may be forced to remain at 8Gb FC for various business reasons, we also considered the performance…
  • Demartek Releases FCoE Tutorial Video

    19 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In this episode of the Demartek Tutorial videos, we explore the last interface of the “Big Three,” FCoE, in an effort to bring newcomers up to speed on computer storage basics. While many will argue the importance and popularity of each of these three interfaces, we feel it beneficial, in striding to offer a comprehensive basic foundation, to introduce everything we see used in our Demartek test lab. We hope you enjoy this latest installment.
  • Demartek Discusses Real-World Performance of Flash-Based Storage Systems at the Flash Memory Summit 2015

    13 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    How does flash-based storage perform in the real world? Demartek will report on vendor-neutral performance tests run on database and virtualization workloads typical of today’s data centers. The tests cover both hybrid and all-flash storage systems from several manufacturers, using a variety of form factors and interfaces and including both block and file protocols. This year’s presentation will contain new performance data not seen elsewhere.
  • Demartek Evaluation of HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 8GFC Express Writes

    12 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    HP commissioned Demartek to evaluate the performance of the All-Flash HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage system with its Express Writes feature in an end-to-end 8 Gb/s FC (8GFC) environment. We compared the latency of database writes with and without this feature.
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    So Freaking Cool

  • Your Favorite Countries, Now in Plate Form

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:17 am
    Did you think only ruin porn came out of Detroit? Think again, son, Detroit actually produces quality products now. The Mavs still hang around in the upper echelon of the Western Conference and the Tigers haven't been that bad these past few years. And, hey, if you love ceramics, and plates, and decorating your house, check out Corbe's newest line of dinnerware. Not just any plates though. These come in the shape of your favorite country. Australia, United States, Canada, Ireland, just to name a few. Recreate the march of the pioneers from the East Coast to the West Coast, only this time,…
  • The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Longer pieces from this week. Definitely not bathroom reading. Unless you have a severe case of diarrhea. - Tragic story of Christy Mack and MMA fighter War Machine [ESPN] - Trader in the wild [Businessweek] - 10 biggest Marvel heroes not yet seen in live action [Observation Deck] - The funny man behind Judd Apatow [NY Times Magazine] - The machines are coming! [NY Times] - Make millions (but there's a catch) [New Yorker]The post The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15 appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Scented Duct Tape

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Duct tape comes in bland, boring gray and smells like adhesive. That's...booooring. Buy scented duct tape instead. Amazing smells like cupcake, grape, bubble gum, lemon and orange cream await you with these scented duck tapes by Duck Brand ($4). Each smell coincides with a similar color. If you're gonna use duct tape, you might as well have fun with it.The post Scented Duct Tape appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Saw: The Complete Movie Collection

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Halloween's around the corner and the series of Saw movies probably can now be considered a classic. Watch all 7 Saw movies in a row with the Saw: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray. Settle in with Jigsaw and make it a long weekend. The post Saw: The Complete Movie Collection appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Moto X Where ‘X’ Stands for Excellent and Exemplary

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of the best phones of last year keeps improving with its latest release. The new Moto X hits stores later this month with plenty of cool features. On the outside the Moto X shows off a sleek metal frame and a large 5.2-inch display with HD resolution. For video and photography lovers, it has a 13 megapixel rear camera and 4K video capture(!). The phone also includes four mics for improved sound capture. If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can use the turbo charging featuring to lock in a full 8 hour charge. Ah-maz-ing! Of course, the Moto Maker customization continues with the old…
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  • Sent A Gmail Message By Mistake? Here’s How To Unsend It

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Wouldn’t it be great if there’s an undo button in Gmail, and we can just click on it and undo sending that email? Well, if you are searching for a similar feature then you’re in luck as Gmail now offers an undo button to un-send that message but you will need to enable it. Let’s […] This post Sent A Gmail Message By Mistake? Here’s How To Unsend It is written on Technostarry.
  • Want to Get Windows 10 for Free? Then Get Windows 7 or Windows 8.1

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:19 am
    Microsoft at a special event in Redmond has revealed some interesting details on Windows 10, the company’s upcoming operating system. The big news of the time is that Microsoft will be offering Windows 10 for free, the only catch is that you should be using Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1. Pricing of […] This post Want to Get Windows 10 for Free? Then Get Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is written on Technostarry.
  • How to Stop Installed Apps from Adding Shortcuts to the Home Screen on Android

    6 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    When you install an app from the Google Play Store, the new app automatically creates a shortcut and places it on the home screen of your Android device. This is how it normally works, and in fact because of this, it is easier to locate and launch the newly installed app. But you might feel […] This post How to Stop Installed Apps from Adding Shortcuts to the Home Screen on Android is written on Technostarry.
  • How to Clear/Delete your Play Store Search History

    2 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    Whenever we come upon some interesting app, game, movie, book, etc then we search for its name on the Google Play Store to try it out. If the app’s description, screenshots and reviews are according to our expectations then we will try it out or else, press the back button. Now what happens is that […] This post How to Clear/Delete your Play Store Search History is written on Technostarry.
  • Pricing Comparision: Dropbox vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs SugarSync

    14 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    Microsoft recently did a rebranding of its cloud storage service which was previously known as SkyDrive, and now known as OneDrive, but apart from that, the Redmond company also rebranded Office Web Apps to Office Online. The cloud storage war has just been made more interesting with these companies providing new features, and more online […] This post Pricing Comparision: Dropbox vs Google Drive vs OneDrive vs SugarSync is written on Technostarry.
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    The Verge - All Posts

  • AC/DC is putting its records on Spotify, Rdio, and Apple Music

    Rich McCormick
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Following in the footsteps of young trendsetters Metallica, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin, AC/DC is finally bringing its music to streaming services. The New York Times reports that the band is set to put its music on subscription services such as Spotify, Rdio, and Apple Music as soon as this Tuesday, having held out longer than most of its ageing rock contemporaries from making its music available digitally. The band, which has sold 72 million records in the United States according to the RIAA, only made the decision to put its catalog on iTunes in 2012. Previously, its members had argued…
  • SpaceX postpones next Falcon 9 launch following explosion

    Sean O'Kane
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    The next Falcon 9 rocket launch on SpaceX's schedule has been postponed, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The launch was supposed to deliver NOAA's Jason-3 Earth observation satellite to orbit, and was scheduled for August 9th. The announcement comes little more than 24 hours after SpaceX suffered its first mission failure when a Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its way to the International Space Station. Before that, SpaceX had completed 18 consecutive successful launches of its flagship rocket. The postponed Jason-3 launch was also supposed to be the next test…
  • Listen to Diddy's hyperkinetic new single 'Finna Get Loose'

    Jamieson Cox
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    It's been a crazy week for Diddy: He was arrested for assaulting his son's UCLA football coach with a kettlebell. He led Bad Boy Records' mammoth 20th anniversary celebration (and fell flat on his face) at the BET Awards. Now, he's debuted a new single, a wicked and disjointed Pharrell Williams feature called "Finna Get Loose," as part of the party. It's the newest track cut from Diddy's upcoming album under his Puff Daddy moniker, MMM. The album will be his first solo full-length since 2010's impressive club-R&B odyssey Last Train to Paris. The rapping is so-so, but the beat is…
  • Uber acquires mapping tech and talent from Microsoft

    Ben Popper
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:41 pm
    As it seeks to sharpen its focus, Microsoft confirmed to Recode today that it will no longer be collecting its own mapping data. As part of that transition, it is selling a number of assets to Uber, including a data center, cameras, intellectual property, and roughly 100 engineers. News of this transaction, first reported by TechCrunch, highlights Uber's increasing efforts to build its own mapping service. The company recently poached Brian McClendon, a longtime Google executive and key figure in the creation of Google Maps. It is also reportedly bidding on Nokia's "Here" mapping service.
  • Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear ends not with a bang, but a whimper

    Scott Kellum
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    I have watched, and rewatched, every episode of Top Gear. I couldn’t help but tune in for the final one with the now-disbanded cast, especially knowing that it was clearly going to be unlike any other. Yesterday, BBC aired it — and it starts with a literal elephant in the room. While the show has always been rife with controversy, this series has been particularly controversial. Series 22 — the last starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, it would turn out — started with a trip to Patagonia where the trio made numerous references to the Falklands War, a deadly 1982…
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  • Google finishes Eclipse with end of support for IDE

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:50 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Petegar) Android Studio was announced back in 2013 at Google's I/O developer conference - and since its reveal - the clock was ticking on the end of support for the popular Eclipse IDE which many developers have opted to use for their Java development for over a decade.  The timer has now run-out for Eclipse and Google has announced by the end of the year Google will no longer officially support the IDE. Android product manager Jamal Eason has blogged that in recent years “our team has focused on improving the…
  • The art of creating a mobile application development strategy

    24 Jun 2015 | 3:49 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/cnythzl) Ask any Internet user and you shall have your answer - the future of the web belongs to mobile. An increasing number of consumers are accessing information and data via tablets, smartphones and other digital devices. Users prefer mobile apps for managing data, navigation, shopping and connecting with others. Mobile apps have revolutionized the way we communicate with our smartphones as apps are quick, visually pleasing, and more interactive and can easily integrate with all kinds of other phone features. So, it’s about time for enterprises to amplify…
  • Unleash your users' sensor data with Sense360

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/PeskyMonkey) Modern devices are packed with sensors, but few apps take advantage of the data provided due to how complex it can be to make sense of it all. Sense360 aims to change this through enabling your applications to capture, combine, and analyse data from a variety of sources in order to create intelligent new mobile experiences. Even if every app on your device used Sense360, it would only have around a 5% hit on your battery after a full day. The company's new SDK which launched today allows developers to…
  • Xbox One: The Windows 10 Advantage

    17 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    The desktop PC is upgradable to provide unparalleled performance; but Microsoft has neglected to nurture it for years and left PC game developers with aging graphics APIs and players to use Steam as their platform of choice to connect with fellow gamers.  Microsoft's new Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, had a presence on the PC gaming E3 conference this year and acknowledged: "There have been times in our past where Microsoft has lost our way with PC gaming. As a person who now runs gaming for Microsoft, what people have done on PC is critical both to our success and to Windows'…
  • Opinion: Why the “Native vs. Web” contest doesn’t really exist

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:02 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/BartekSzewczyk) Web developers have suffered from debilitating cases of “app envy” by believing that GUI components traditionally used on native platforms represent the ideal, when instead they ought to be secure in the strengths of the web platform whilst honestly facing the challenges. The truth is that “native vs. web” is a false dichotomy - the correct path to take for development is always dependent on the circumstances. In some cases developers will be wise to use both options, and the contest between native and web development is like…
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  • IDC’s EMM analysis shows total market up 27% year on year at $1.4bn

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    (c) IDC has put together its global enterprise mobility management (EMM) software analysis for 2014, and finds that while fragmentation continues, “the dust is starting to settle.” The overall market, according to the researchers, rose 27.2% year on year to hit $1.4 billion. AirWatch by VMware had the greatest market share, with 11.4%, up 78% year on year at an overall figure of $161.1 million. Good Technology ($136.8m, 9.7% share, up 55.3%), BlackBerry ($133.8m, 9.5% share, down 16.7%), MobileIron ($130.1m, 9.2%, up 26.2%) and Citrix ($114.2m, 8.1%, up…
  • Red Hat and Samsung announce strategic alliance for mobile enterprise

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    (c) Ask any executive about news regarding two companies who have come together and harnessed their strengths for enterprise mobile solutions, and the answer would be straightforward. But this time, it’s not Apple and IBM: Red Hat and Samsung have announced a “strategic alliance” to deliver solutions for organisations looking to implement a mobile-first strategy. Starting off in the US, Samsung Business Services and Red Hat will look to deliver several key products, including a series of enterprise-ready, industry-specific mobile applications – rather…
  • Enterprise gamification: Are we looking at it from the wrong angle?

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    (c) Gamification in the enterprise has been long considered. Yet given the average millennial spends 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21, and as the millennial workforce continues to grow, the potential remains to improve employee productivity. Plenty of companies in the space have been wallowing in VC funding to achieve this. Thailand-based startup Playbasis received $1.8 million in a series A round earlier this week, while in April GamEffective pulled in $3 million in a series A. The use of gamification can be seen in multiple places, from the blatant, such as…
  • Mobile app development is still IT’s game – but line of business is gaining ground

    24 Jun 2015 | 3:49 am
    (c) Another day, another research report which hits Enterprise AppsTech’s desk on the fragmented relationship between IT and line of business when developing enterprise mobile applications. This time 451 Research, in a study sponsored by Kony, argues that while more than half of companies plan to deploy 20 or more apps in the coming two years, IT departments are already becoming stretched due to budget limitations, skills gaps and legacy infrastructure. In the main, IT does the majority (58%) of mobile app development. However, the researchers argue this will…
  • Why enterprise mobility is heading for the perfect storm

    23 Jun 2015 | 9:59 am
    (c) Even if you haven’t seen The Perfect Storm, you probably have an image in your head of what a perfect storm looks like. If you’re anything like us, you probably imagine high winds, rough seas, and heavy rain, all of which combine to make the storm of a lifetime. Would you believe us if we told you we were heading right towards the middle of a perfect storm? In enterprise mobility, we’re seeing a convergence of many factors helping brew their own kind of perfect storm. While independently these factors may only be a blip on the radar, combined…
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  • Guaranteed Bad Credit Student Loan

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Sterling Raskie: Your year’s money checklist – Bellingham Herald Sterling Raskie: Your year’s money checklistBellingham HeraldWant a guaranteed rate of return? Simply pay off your debt early and you save yourself that interest rate tacked onto the balance, rather than paying it to the lender. The type of debt matters. Some also argue whether to pay off a mortgage early; that …and more »… The post Guaranteed Bad Credit Student Loan appeared first on My Blog.
  • Student Loans No Cosigner Fast

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Start Student Loan Repayment Off Right From the First Payment – U.S. News & World Report (blog) Start Student Loan Repayment Off Right From the First PaymentU.S. News & World Report (blog)A lot of student loan borrowers find that first bill too overwhelming and put it aside to deal with later, thinking that if it’s a week or two late, it’s no big deal. But this is totally the wrong mindset. Some might argue that your first student loan …and more »… The post Student Loans No Cosigner Fast appeared first on My…
  • Perkins Loan

    10 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Top FAFSA Tips: How to Get the Most Financial Aid Understand the Consequences of Student Loan Default – U.S. News & World Report (blog) U.S. News & World Report (blog)Understand the Consequences of Student Loan DefaultU.S. News & World Report (blog)The collection costs may be the biggest blow. Collection costs vary for different types of loans. For Perkins loans, these can be as high as 40 percent.​ ​For federal Stafford, PLUS, and consolidation loans, collection costs are as high as 24 percent …and more » The post Perkins Loan appeared first on My Blog.
  • PNC Bank Student Loans

    3 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    HD-Obama State Of The Union-Full Speech Suspect arrested in armed robbery at Washington County ATM – Pittsburgh Post Gazette Suspect arrested in armed robbery at Washington County ATMPittsburgh Post GazetteA Washington County man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a PNC Bank ATM in Burgettstown, police said. McDonald police charged Charles Thomas, 25, of the Burgettstown area, Tuesday with stealing $500 from a woman around 6:15 p.m …and more »… The post PNC Bank Student Loans appeared first on My Blog.
  • Federal Student Loans Without Cosigner

    26 May 2015 | 9:17 am
    Student loan debt at forefront of Occupy Boston Take 4 Steps to Earn a Cosigner Release on Private Student Loans – U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World ReportTake 4 Steps to Earn a Cosigner Release on Private Student LoansU.S. News & World ReportAnd private student loans, which often have a parent or grandparent cosigner, can really bring that stressful mixture to a boil. But while being a parent is a lifelong gig, cosigning on student debt doesn’t have to span the life of that loan. Some …The Credit Union Won’t Lower My Son’s Student Loan…
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  • Tips to Choose the Right VoIP Provider

    Michelle Patterson
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  Migrating to the VoIP telephone system can prove to be an extremely wise move because it would help your business to become more efficient, productive and mobile. However, one of the strongest driving forces behind VoIP implementation is reduction in communication costs. Business owners are always on the lookout for ways to reduce communication costs… The post Tips to Choose the Right VoIP Provider first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
  • 4 Web Design Blunders Small Businesses Commit but Need to Avoid

    Michael Georgiou
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  Websites play a key role for businesses of all shapes and sizes in today’s competitive world. It is an integral part of every business’s branding and marketing efforts. But for a small business, the role played by the website is even more crucial as it usually has limited budget for advertisements and finds it difficult… The post 4 Web Design Blunders Small Businesses Commit but Need to Avoid first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
  • Benefits Instagram Can Bring For Your Business

    Adam Urwin
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  Since the popularity of visual contents are increasing in Social Media, the significance of creating and leveraging by brands is important too. The sudden and enormous shift to social media is a clear sight on how large and small scale businesses have started to visually communicate with their follower, customers and fans. The most famous and commonly… The post Benefits Instagram Can Bring For Your Business first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
  • 5 Trends from E3 2015 that Changes Face of Gaming

    Stevan McGrath
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  One more E3 has passed and has set a course for another big year in the gaming industry. The previous year was all about the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Virtual reality was also in the main perspective. This time we are going to focus on 5 trends that will simply change the face… The post 5 Trends from E3 2015 that Changes Face of Gaming first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
  • 5 Digital Tools to Bring You Peace of Mind

    Umair Maqsood
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:52 am
    Original Article by TechSling Weblog:  Sometimes life just seems like one long to-do list. Whether it’s booking a check-up at the dentist, weeding the garden or writing your debut novel, there is always something. For the oft forgetful, utilising digital tools into daily life could be your saviour. Even for organised types, digital tools can make for a quick and… The post 5 Digital Tools to Bring You Peace of Mind first appeared on TechSling Weblog.
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  • Marketing tech is migrating to sales, and that’s a Big Deal

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Over the last 2 to 3 years the market for sales software has been heating up: Hubspot released a free CRM last year, LinkedIn has been aggressively pushing their Sales Navigator to their members and startups like Charlie and FullContact are flying high on ProductHunt. On the funding side, Immediately just announced a 2M Seed round and ToutApp raised an impressive 15M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz built on top of 300% top line growth. The buyout rumours for Salesforce are only reinforcing that sales technology is becoming such a big deal, nobody can afford to sit on the sidelines.
  • Today in funding: Vogogo, Gladius Pharmaceuticals, and Mojio

    Jessica Galang
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Canadian FinTech, Healthtech and IoT companies are all receiving new funding. Here’s the latest on who raised how much, from whom.   Cyptocurrency startup Vogogo raises $12.5 million Series B Calgary-based Vogogo, a payment processing platform with integrated risk management and compliance, raised $12.5 million in their Series B round of financing. The bought deal offering was led by Salman Partners Inc., Clarus Securities Inc., and Beacon Securities Ltd. Vogogo’s proprietary technology platform provides comprehensive risk management, security, compliance and payment services. The…
  • Amazon to offer loans to sellers in Canada

    Jessica Galang
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:45 am Inc will expand its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries, and Canada is one of them. Reuters (via The Globe and Mail) reports that Amazon Lending, which was only available in Japan and the United States, will be available in Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The service offers short-term working capital loans in countries where it operates third-party, seller-run marketplace business. Amazon offers three to six-month loans of $1,000 to $600,000 to help merchants buy inventory. The company makes…
  • Vancouver-based Unbounce acquires Rooster Engagement Tools

    Jessica Galang
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    Vancouver-based Unbounce, a platform that provides tools and resources to help marketers create high-converting landing pages, announced this morning that it has acquired fellow Vancouver company Rooster Engagement Tools. Rooster Engagement Tools builds products that help online marketers increase sales, leads, and signups. Their flagship Rooster tool uses “exit-intent” technology to detect abandoning visitors and serve targeted messaging based on user behaviour. The nature of the companies, which are both focused on online marketing and conversion optimization, make the…
  • NACO report says Canadian startups received $90.5 million from angel groups last year

    Douglas Soltys
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) has released its annual report on angel activity in Canada. A survey of 30 angel groups, representing over 1,700 investors across Canada, the report for the first time includes data provided by Industry Canada on 110 angel-backed startups to provide a more detailed economic profile. According to the report, Canadian angel groups made 237 investments in 181 companies in 2014, totalling $90.5 million, with an additional $110.4 million of funding leveraged into the investments. Over 80% of these investments fell into the ICT and Life Sciences…
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  • Huawei shuttles 1Tbps in new backbone trial

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/NI QIN) In a joint effort with Proximus, Huawei has successfully completed a joint trial which has resulted in speeds of up to 1Tbps being transferred over an optical signal. Such incredible transmission speeds would allow for approximately 33 high-definition films in a second.  The innovative Chinese network vendor first partnered with Proximus in January and marks the first time Huawei will have tested its technology with an operator. Trials are being performed to prepare for the growing amount of demand consumers are placing on networks, and…
  • Riding on the crest of the big data wave

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:57 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/MaFelipe) Big data means many things to many people, but can commonly be defined by the three Vs: volume, variety and velocity. Today, it is not just greater volumes of data that are being created but also a rapidly expanding variety of data sources, and data is being created at ever faster velocity. However, the synchronised acceleration of the three Vs is not being mirrored by businesses, whose ability to harness big data is evolving in waves. While each element is equally important, if we review live implementations, many organisations are still stuck in the…
  • IBM launches emergency services network for safer cities

    22 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Terraxplorer) Our cities are getting smarter, and the knowledge they provide are allowing new methods of interacting with the environment around us. An important advantage to the rise of the smart city will be its ability to improve emergency services; which is what IBM is hoping to deliver with the launch of new cloud-based software.  IBM has announced 'Intelligent Operations Center for Emergency Management' which takes into account a range of sources to predict disasters and how they could affect people and city…
  • EU Commission approves €3 billion plan to expand Germany's broadband infrastructure

    19 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/ericsphotography) Germany is planning a €3 billion national scheme to support the roll-out of next-generation access (NGA) broadband networks; a plan which has now been approved by the European Commission after being found to comply with EU state aid rules.  Due to the 2013 Broadband State Aid Guidelines, public funding into networks must be available to all competitors in order to prevent unfair discrimination. Investment by the government is being supplied in order to help build the infrastructure to support high-speed internet access across the…
  • High-speed in-flight Wi-Fi reaches new heights thanks to Honeywell and Inmarsat

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:01 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Michal Krakowiak) British satellite telecommunications firm Inmarsat, and Honeywell Aerospace, have reached a new milestone in high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi during first phase tests of hardware and satellite network flight tests for GX Aviation broadband services.  In order to reach this important next step, the test airplane connected to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite constellation through Honeywell’s JetWave-branded hardware (a combination which aims to provide the backbone for users' access to the internet…
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  • How to a Add and Remove User Account on RHEL 6/7, CentOS 6/7, Oracle Linux 6/7

    12 Jun 2015 | 6:45 pm
    This article will explain and share how to add and remove user account with useradd(add) and userdel (remove) from the command-line on linux RHEL 6/7, CentOS 6/7, Oracle Linux 6/7 server. 1. Adding a New User to an Linux System. a) Get the useradd manual : # man useradd useradd - create a new user or…
  • How to Increase Upload File Size Limit on PHP

    12 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    Q. When you try to update the blog post in WordPress or any php application, you might notice that the application such as WordPress has a prohibitive maximum file size for uploads. How to increase this limit in PHP ? A. These options can be set in php.ini configuration file, this configuration apply to all…
  • How to Install and Configure TigerVNC Server on CentOS 7.1 / RHEL 7.1 / Oracle Linux 7

    7 Jun 2015 | 2:05 am
    The following article explain how to Install and configure TigerVNC Server on CentOS 7.1 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 7.1) or Oracle Linux 7. TigerVNC (Tiger Virtual Network Computing) is a remote access utility that allows you to control other computers that running graphical desktop sharing in separate sessions in parallel. It is works…
  • How to Change RunLevel on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Old method to change the runlevel via /etc/inittab in Redhat Enterprise Linux version and CentOS server has become obsolete on RHEL 7 and CentOS 7. This latest Linux operating system uses systemd system management daemon and relies on systemctl command in order to change the runlevel. RunLevel is set with linking to /etc/systemd/system/ Please make…
  • How to Fix GNOME License Not Accepted Issue on CentOS 7

    26 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    This post assume that you have just finished the Gnome GUI installation on CentOS 7 by using “yum groupinstall “GNOME Desktop” “Graphical Administration Tools” -y” command. Previously you are running a minimum CentOS 7, only with command line via terminal. But after you reboot the server you get the following screen. Initial setup of CentOS…
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  • Google Maps to soon begin listing all railroad crossings in US

    Babu Mohan
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:51 pm
    In a bid to minimize railroad crossing accidents in the US, the Federal Railroad Administration has entered into a partnership with Google to include all grade crossings in Google Maps soon. Google will be acquiring the data from United States Department of Transportation and pinpoint each and every rail crossing in the US. In addition... Read More The post Google Maps to soon begin listing all railroad crossings in US appeared first on VR-Zone.
  • Affordable Samsung Galaxy J2 might be coming soon

    Babu Mohan
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Samsung may soon add a new member to its Galaxy J-series lineup as the Galaxy J2 might be arriving soon. An unannounced Samsung Galaxy smartphone with the model number SM-J200F has appeared on the IMEI database recently, suggesting that the Galaxy J2 may be launched in the next few weeks. The device has also been... Read More The post Affordable Samsung Galaxy J2 might be coming soon appeared first on VR-Zone.
  • OnePlus reveals yet another OnePlus 2 feature, a fingerprint scanner

    Babu Mohan
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:47 am
    OnePlus has today made it official that the OnePlus 2 smartphone will indeed pack an advanced fingerprint sensor. In a post on the OnePlus forum, the company has revealed that the OnePlus 2 fingerprint scanner could be one of the most impressive in the market, claimed to work even faster than Apple’s TouchID. Apparently the... Read More The post OnePlus reveals yet another OnePlus 2 feature, a fingerprint scanner appeared first on VR-Zone.
  • LG’s new smartwatch battery could improve battery life of your next smartwatch

    Babu Mohan
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    LG Chem has announced a new hexagon-shaped battery that is claimed to improve battery life on smartwatches by up to 25%. LG is the first to market with hexagonal batteries for smartwatches. It has developed the new battery in cooperation with a leading technology company. The hexagonal battery reportedly helps improve storage capacity by a... Read More The post LG’s new smartwatch battery could improve battery life of your next smartwatch appeared first on VR-Zone.
  • Huawei Honor 7 variants to feature different designs

    Babu Mohan
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:13 am
    Just a day before the smartphone goes official, new info on the Huawei Honor 7 has surfaced courtesy of Chinese media. The latest report claims that the two Honor 7 variants will differ from each other not just in terms of the specifications, but also design. The lower-end variant of the device will arrive with... Read More The post Huawei Honor 7 variants to feature different designs appeared first on VR-Zone.
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  • TomTom Bandit Action Cam: Highest Quality Video, Easiest To Use Features

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    Action cameras are nothing new: they’ve been around for awhile now and the genre has grown a bit stale. There hasn’t been a lot of innovation in this space. On the contrary, it’s been a bit of a slow crawl forward with higher specs here and there. That’s why the team at DailyTekk is excited […]
  • EazyWallz Review: The Best Selection Of Cool Wall Murals

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:58 pm
    White walls are boring. You don’t live on a white-washed space station (like in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey). You and the people you’re around the most (family, colleagues) have personalities. Whether you’re at home or at work you want to be in a creative, happy, inspired mood as you go about your day. […]
  • 2015 Threadless Review: Super Creative T-Shirts (But Avoid This Mistake)

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Update June 29, 2015: Be sure to check the comments. Threadless has really great, proactive customer service! Everyone needs at least a few great t-shirts in their wardrobe. That’s because they are a style staple. They are versatile, a cinch to wear and let us easily express who we are. But finding t-shirts with cool […]
  • 3 Reasons Frank & Oak Is The Best Men’s Fashion Brand On The Planet

    23 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    If you’re a regular reader of DailyTekk, you know I love Frank & Oak. Now I don’t hand out labels like “the best men’s fashion brand on the planet” without merit; that is truly how I feel about the company. Now, for me to say that, I obviously think their style is on-point. And, as I mentioned in a recent […]
  • How Testing Directions On The Apple Watch In Aspen Colorado Led Me To NBA Superstar Dwight Howard

    23 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    I’d never been to Aspen Colorado before this weekend which made it the perfect place to test getting both walking and driving directions on the Apple Watch. I’m happy to say that using the Apple Watch to navigate a new town was very convenient, despite a few minor quirks which, as it turned out, led […]
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    Managed File Transfer Tips

  • GoAnywhere Solves Banking File Transfer Problems

    Justin Phipps
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    Linoma Software announces availability of a case study describing how its customer, FPS GOLD, solved some years-long problems by using the GoAnywhere Managed File Transfer solution. FPS GOLD is a services company for community banks that was plagued by dropped files and cumbersome procedures for setting up new clients. Among other problems, their old system could not […]
  • 10 Ways to Make File Transfers Easier, Automated and Secure

    Justin Phipps
    28 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    If you’re still managing file transfer processes using traditional methods that include complicated scripts and legacy programs, the potential risks are great. In addition to being a drain on your time, they could also be putting critical data at risk. In a recent webinar, “10 Ways to Make File Transfers Easier, Automated and Secure“, Linoma […]
  • What GoAnywhere Customers Should Know About LogJam

    Michelle Haag
    26 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    “LogJam Computer Bug Could Wreak Havoc” – USA Today “A Frightening New Vulnerability Could Let Hackers Bypass The One Thing That Keeps Us Safe Online” – Business Insider “FREAK-like LogJam Attack Undermines TLS Security” Infosecurity Magazine “Enterprise, Cloud Services Exposed as Vulnerable to LogJam” – ZDnet With frightening headlines appearing last week in various news outlets […]
  • RSA Conference 2015 Recap

    Michelle Haag
    8 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    After an influx of high-profile data breaches, it was no surprise that the RSA Conference saw a record crowd this year of 33,000 attendees. The Moscone Center in San Francisco is a great venue and packed with attendees, over 500 vendors, 290 sessions and 700 speakers, there was no disputing the fact that if you were […]
  • Truly Secure On-Premise Document Management for HR

    Justin Phipps
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    HR departments receive, generate, and accumulate substantial volumes of documents such as job postings, employment applications, resumes, reference checks, testing data, personnel files wage and hour records, payroll records, and disciplinary files. GoDrive by GoAnywhere™ is a secure file storage and collaboration solution that’s ideally suited to the unique document management requirements of today’s Human […]
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  • Asus N552VX specifications, packs GeForce GTX 950M graphics card

    3 Jun 2015 | 1:50 am
    The post Asus N552VX specifications, packs GeForce GTX 950M graphics card appeared first on NotebooksNews.Asus N552VX was launched at Computex 2015 event. Asus N552VX specifications include 6th generation (Skylake) Intel Core processor, DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M graphics card and the Windows 10 operating system. This Asus laptop packs 15.6 inch display and makes use of 6th generation Intel Core-series processors. It can accommodate up to 16GB of […]
  • MSI PE60 PE70 feature Core i7-4720HQ and Nvidia 950M or 960M

    2 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    The post MSI PE60 PE70 feature Core i7-4720HQ and Nvidia 950M or 960M appeared first on NotebooksNews.MSI has introduced a new range of mainstream laptops called the Prestige and first two models to debut in this range are MSI PE60 and MSI PE70 which will retail at € 1199 and € 1299 respectively. Both laptops feature Intel Core i7-4720HQ and GeForce GTX 950M or GTX 960m. MSI PE60 and MSI PE70 […]
  • HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation specifications

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:24 am
    The post HP ZBook 14 G2 Mobile Workstation specifications appeared first on NotebooksNews.HP Japan has launched a mobile workstation by the name of ZBook 14 G2 and it comes equipped with FirePro M4150 GPU. Priced at 238,000 yen ($ 1990), its specifications include 256GB SSD with M.2 / PCI Express connection, Intel Core i7-5600U (2.6GHz plus onboard graphics), 8GB memory (maximum 16GB), FirePro M4150 GPU,256GB SSD and […]
  • Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 features i7 haswell and Nvidia 960M GPU

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The post Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 features i7 haswell and Nvidia 960M GPU appeared first on NotebooksNews.Asus has launched a new ultrabook called Zenbook Pro UX501 that appears to be the successor to the currently available Zenbook NX500. In fact some will say that UX501 has same specifications as the Asus G501 and while they are right to some extent, the design of two laptops are totally different. Asus Zenbook Pro […]
  • Macbook 2015 and Windows 7 support

    27 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    The post Macbook 2015 and Windows 7 support appeared first on NotebooksNews.Macbook 2015 is the latest Apple laptop that does away with windows 7 support. So if you want to run windows on Macbook 2015, you will have to go with the Windows 8 64 bit edition and if you are person that loves experimenting, you can go ahead and install Windows 10 64 bit version […]