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[Update: Live in Canary] Google Chrome Will Add Image Lazy-Loading to Speed Up Page Loading on Mobile

Update 8/14/18: Lazy-loading is now available as a feature flag in Chrome Canary. More information below. Whenever you load a webpage on a web browser, the entire page is downloaded. This isn’t a problem on desktop devices or on mobile devices with fast Internet connections, but Google is always looking for ways to speed up web browsing on mobile in order to bring the next generation of users onto the web. Little optimizations here and ...

Android Pie blocks non-root call recording apps from working

With the release of Android 9 Pie, there has been a number of sweet new features added. Between a new gesture navigation UI, RAM-heavy game protection, Slices and App Actions APIs, Google has put a lot of work into the latest version of their mobile operating system. However, there does seem to be some regressions. While we noted the existence of a call-recording tone added back in February of this year, it seems that this may ...

OnePlus 6 gets Android Pie public beta via HydrogenOS in China

The OnePlus 6 marked a lot of firsts for OnePlus. It was their first phone to introduce a screen cut out, as well as their first flagship to come with an all-glass back—without counting the OnePlus X, which was a mid-range phone. The OnePlus 6 was also among the very few non-Google devices to receive Android P developer previews ahead of the official stable Android release. Users were able to test-drive Android Pie-based OxygenOS beta ...

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Google will fix fast charging issue for Pixel/Pixel XL users on Android Pie

Android Pie was officially released last week for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. There are a lot of great new features in Android 9, but not everything is perfect. WiFi scanning throttling is crippling some network apps, the back button in the Recent apps needs fixing, and the original Pixel devices are experiencing a fast charging issue. The Pixel phones use USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) for fast charging. The charging ...

Dell XPS 15 9570 vs. Dell XPS 13 9370: Face-Off!

The Dell XPS 15 has been brought up to speed with Intel's 8th Gen processors and an optional Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. But the XPS 13 is formidable in its own right, offering a very sleek and fr...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/YyWUA3niT_M/dell-xps-15-vs-13 to see original story and photos ...

Better Search Replace WP Plugin for Search/Replace DB Operations

August 13th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi . Have you ever had to change your domain name? We had to do it a while ago, and it looked daunting at first. Even after you have redirected your old URLs, you will want to run SQL queries to make sure everything is moved correctly. Better Search Replace is a handy plugin that can help with that. ????️ Divi Builder drag & drop page builder for ...

Apple’s crackdown on gambling apps has wider casualties

Apple's crackdown on gambling apps in the iOS App Store is having some wider casualties as others get caught in the crossfire. Developers who’ve been affected received a message from Apple saying it was removing gambling-related apps to “reduce fraudulent activity … and comply with government requests to address illegal online gambling activity.” Here’s the full message: Some developers have expressed their frustration on social media as their non-gambling apps were removed by Apple under ...

How to Exclude a Category From Your WordPress Homepage

Do you want to exclude a specific category from your website’s homepage? By default, WordPress displays posts from all categories on your homepage. In some cases, you may not want that. In this article, we will show you how to easily exclude a category from your WordPress homepage. Why Exclude a Category from WordPress Homepage? WordPress allows you to sort content into categories and tags. Now sometimes you may want to use a category for ...
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