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The smartphone will cost around £275 in China Lenovo launched the Motorola P30 smartphone only to be met with criticism for copying the design of the notch-less iPhone X. The mid-range smartphone was launched on Wednesday (Aug 15), and will release in China for around £275, the iPhone X is more than double that at £999. Motorola brand owner Lenovo has not confirmed whether the P30 will be released in other territories. A UK Lenovo ...
Apple is planning some big things for September, a new report claims.The company is planning to unveil a new budget MacBook in September that would feature a 13-inch screen, Digitimes is reporting, ci...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/krR9dWBzwZk/new-macbook-release-date to see original story and photos ...
Google will soon be reviewing every WearOS app to ensure those on the platform are high quality as part of its bid to revitalise the platform. WearOS has struggled to take off quite as people hoped. Part of the reason is a perceived lack of reason to hand over hundreds of pounds for a glorified notification extender. To help ensure users find good apps for WearOS, Google will soon be assessing whether submitted apps are ...
According to a correspondent for the Android development team on the Google Issue Tracker, a future Android release will allow users to start a manual app data backup to Google Drive. This includes backing up your application data, call history, device settings, and text messages. As it stands, your backups go to Google Drive automatically under certain conditions like time, power status, and more, without the possibility of user intervention through normal means. Thankfully, users ...
Do you want to verify your WordPress site on Pinterest? Verifying your website on Pinterest will unlock neat features like Pinterest analytics, ads program, stats for your photos, and more. In this article, we will show you how to easily verify your WordPress site on Pinterest. Video Tutorial If you don’t like the video or need more instructions, then continue reading. Why You Should Verify Your WordPress Site on Pinterest? Pinterest is one of the ...
Updated Linux users are calling on Dropbox to reverse a decision to trim its filesystem support to unencrypted EXT4 only. The company's supported file system list, here, is missing some formats – including various encrypted Linux filesystems. Until that list was revised, Dropbox said it supported NTFS, HFS, EXT4, and APFS on Linux; as the new requirements makes clear, Linux users will only be able to run unencrypted EXT4. In this forum thread, Dropbox explains: ...
Google's "Poundland" Edition of Android – Go – has received an update to 9.0 Pie. Google leaps on the platform formerly known as Firefox with $22m splurge for KaiOS READ MORE Not to be confused with Android One, which is really a marketing program for full fat Android, Go Edition is a small footprint version of Android ruthlessly optimised for low end, sub-$100 devices - with some as cheap as $30. The first Go phones only ...
Microsoft has warned customers managing mobile devices using hybrid MDM that the clock is now ticking for the service and gently reminded them to consider migrating to Intune on Azure? Hybrid MDM was created to allow System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) users to manage mobile kit using Intune to lob profiles, policies and apps at the things, while sticking with their existing on-premises infrastructure to administer content. Microsoft has been shovelling features into Intune on ...
Oracle has won a permanent injunction against Rimini Street, banning it from controversial support practices that have been ruled a violation of copyright laws. The injunction (PDF), issued yesterday, means that the Nevada-based support biz can’t reproduce, prepare derivative works from, or distribute any of Oracle’s software to others, nor access source code for that software for testing or development. Big Red was also awarded almost $30m in attorneys' fees in the latest stage of ...
Hot on the heels of Slackware's quarter century comes the 25th anniversary of the announcement that Debian was incoming. Unlike Slackware, however, the Debian flavour of Linux remains hugely popular and the platform can usually be found troubling the top five rankings on open source OS tracker DistroWatch.com. Announced by Ian Murdock on 16 August 1993 (the name "Debian" is a portmanteau of the name of Murdock's girlfriend Debra, and his own forename, Ian) the ...
The areas of ‘smart life’ and ‘smart industry’ are set to get a boost, as German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies and China’s Alibaba Cloud have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support both the fields by helping Chinese enterprises and cities to go through a seamless digital transition. Infineon, which is an active promoter and practitioner of Industry 4.0, will leverage its own core technology and service advantages in the field of IoT to ...
If you’re hoping that the development of fully autonomous cars are just around the corner, then you may be in for a long wait. That’s the verdict of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which has put together a series of tests and found many of the leading automated driving systems weren’t up to the task. Five models were evaluated by the road safety body; the BMW 5 Series, with ‘Driving Assistant Plus’, the ...
Cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point Software Technologies’ latest Global Threat Index for July 2018 reveals a significant rise in exploits targeting three major IoT vulnerabilities. According to the company, these attacks, which are linked to the propagation of IoT malware like Mirai, IoTroop/Reaper and VPNFilter, have more than doubled since May. The top 10 ‘most exploited’ list includes MVPower DVR router Remote Code Execution at fifth position; D Link DSL-2750B router Remote Command Execution at ...
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Hearing aids and Bluetooth headsets have a lot in common, and other mobile operating systems such as iOS already support them. We discovered that hearing aid support was on the way alongside the G.722 codec towards the end of last year. It would allow users to stream audio to their Bluetooth enabled hearing aids. It doesn’t appear that that functionality is enabled in Android Pie quite yet, but Google has announced a partnership with GN Hearing ...
Update 8/16: Today is the day that Twitter announced the changes would go into effect. Despite complaints from many developers and users of 3rd-party apps, they stuck to their word. When Twitter was growing its user base, third-party clients like Flamingo, Falcon, and Talon were flourishing on Android. Then, the company implemented restrictions on its APIs; in particular, a developer could only request 100,000 login tokens for their users. For example, the popular Flamingo client was pulled ...
When a brand new major version of Android gets released (like Android 9 Pie) it has people wondering when (and sometimes if) their current smartphone will receive the update. This rarely happens to older smartphones, which is why we appreciate the contributions from the developer community here at XDA for the ports they release. This week some headlines spoke about 6 of Sony’s smartphones being guaranteed to receive the update to Android Pie. But as ...
E-commerce giant eBay has announced its latest round of API updates ahead of the company's annual developer conference in San Jose. As is the current industry trend, eBay is adding some AI magic. Its latest features use the firm’s custom-built computer vision and deep learning technology. Developers are now able to incorporate new computer vision-based eBay features including Image Search, drag-and-drop visual shopping, and Find It On eBay into their own platforms. Image Search and ...
WhatsApp Inc. has reached an agreement with Google to no longer count backups against Google Drive storage quotas, starting November 12, 2018. However, users must back up their messages, photos, and/or videos at least once a year or the backups will be automatically removed from Drive storage. The email announcing this agreement was sent out to users earlier today, as confirmed by our very own Steven Zimmerman. Email sent to Drive users today confirming the ...
Did you ever want to add a Wikipedia like table of content box on some of your long articles? A table of content makes it easier for users to jump to the section they want to read. In this article, we will show you how to create a table of content in WordPress posts and pages without writing any HTML or CSS. Why Add Table of Contents in WordPress Posts? You may have seen the ...
In a week when NASA flung a spacecraft into space to touch the Sun, Microsoft has brought darkness to Windows 10, given Skype Classic a mission extension, and continued its efforts to send SMB1 screaming into the heart of our nearest star. Windows Insiders: Dark Mode complete! Kind of... It was a bumper week for Windows Insiders, as Microsoft emitted new builds for Autumn’s Redstone 5 release of Windows 10 as well a little something ...
Apple has pulled the latest beta of its iOS platform software after less than 24 hours in the wild, and without explanation. This year’s release, iOS 12, is intended to be a performance update with Apple stating that it sought to improve performance on older, lower RAM devices like the iPhone 6. The platform release is available for iPhones and iPads going back to 2013: the iPhone 5S and the original iPad Air. And so ...
Linux lovers have received a double load of delight this week with the emission of the 4.18 kernel and a refresh of Windows-wannabe Zorin OS. Zorin OS 12.4 Zorin OS has been around for a while, with the avowed goal of weaning Windows and Mac users off their respective operating systems and into the world of Linux. The Ubuntu-based distribution has now hit version 12.4, the last version until the platform is shifted to Ubuntu ...
Microsoft has sent version 15.8 of Visual Studio out in the big wide world, and it looks to be a useful upgrade for those using Redmond’s development tools. Mind your language F# 4.5 and TypeScript 3.0 have both showed up to the party (and let’s face it, there ain’t no party like a dev tools party) having both been finalised at the end of last month. As well as the improvements to F# The Register ...
A key member of the Google Chrome security team has proposed the death of cookies to be replaced with secure HTTP tokens. This week Mike West posted his "not-fully-baked" idea on GitHub and asked for comments. "This isn't a proposal that's well thought out, and stamped solidly with the Google Seal of Approval," he warns. "It's a collection of interesting ideas for discussion, nothing more, nothing less." So far, people are largely receptive to the ...
When the new generation of Cat-M1 (LTE-M) and NB-IoT networks began rolling out, there was considerable speculation as to which markets would push forward each technology. The two largest U.S. carriers decided to prioritize Cat-M1 networks, while Chinese operators prioritized NB-IoT with its simpler and less costly technology. At the time, Cat-M1 and NB-IoT were considered to be competing technologies. However, most mobile network operators have since come to the realization that these will compliment, ...
The era of truly pervasive media, where consumption – and control – flow around the home with its inhabitants, thanks to smart home technologies and AI is just around the corner, and the opportunity to create and deliver new services to support this is considerable. Pervasive entertainment, or entertainment untethered and unencumbered by time, location and reality, has been gestating for some time. But new technology and innovation is on the cusp of delivering on ...
Though the strength of the Internet of Things (IoT) stems from its ability to be more than the sum of its parts, its devices have long been lone rangers. Hardware, software, middleware, cloud, storage, security, integration platforms and connectivity all need to combine to produce an effective end to end solution. This, of course, demands collaboration and partnerships rather than isolation. Yet when it comes to the nuts and bolts of how devices do their ...
Automotive giant Ford acquired Autonomic back in February and will now partner with Alibaba to launch its cloud mobility solution in China. The company will be looking to launch the automaker’s Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) in the Chinese market, enabling a range of services to be deployed for all participants in the transport ecosystem. Gavin Sherry, Co-Founder and CEO of Autonomic, says: “The TMC is positioned to help automakers succeed and meet growing demand for ...
If it’s broken, we’ll fix it – quickly – says iSmash founder and MD Julian Shovlin There’s no doubt the tech repair market in the UK is growing rapidly, even in the face of stiff competition and well-publicised difficult market conditions for bricks and mortar stores. And yet, we’re seeing an ever-increasing demand from consumers looking for a trusted repair service for their treasured devices. Because people are continuing to increase the number of devices ...

Responsive IFRAMEs

Responsive web design revolutionized the web and spurred a movement away from native apps to web apps easily customizable for a mobile environment.  We use media queries and non-pixel-based dimensions to make responsive design easier; in fact, img { max-width: 100% } is one of my favorite CSS snippets.  IFRAME elements cause an all together different problem because they aren't restricted to dimensions.  I found an amazing post by Gregory Gan that describes an ingenious method for ...
The whole smartwatch scene has had its ups and its downs since it was first introduced to the world. Many would say the Pebble smartwatch kicked off the trend but since then it has been followed up by Apple, Google, and others. The success of the smartwatches from each of these companies has varied. Fitbit acquired Pebble because it just wasn’t making the profit it needed to stay in business. Wear OS, formally known as Android ...
Google One was first announced at Google I/O earlier this summer. In true Google form, the existence of this service is a little confusing. Basically, Google One is an all-in-one subscription package for Google Drive, Gmail, Google Photos, and online support. The service was initially invite-only, but today is launching in the US and a growing list of countries. Google One pricing breaks down like this: 15GB – Free for all Google accounts 100GB – ...
Since the first official 5G spec was made official last year, this has led to multiple companies across multiple industries to jump on board to upgrade their products and services to it. Wireless carriers have started performing outdoor field tests of the new technology, but for that to happen these companies need a modem. This field has seen a lot of activity here with OEMs promising new smartphones that support the new technology. For this to happen ...
Microsoft is once again warming up to Android.The tech giant on Wednesday (Aug. 15) launched Your Phone, a service it's been testing with Windows Insiders that allows you to transfer content wirelessl...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/UJHlianHCNE/microsoft-launches-phone-app-connect-android-pc to see original story and photos ...
Hackers may be able to falsify patient vitals by messing with the traffic on hospital networks. Research from McAfee shows it’s possible to emulate and modify a patient’s vital signs in real time on a medical network using a patient monitor and a central monitoring station. Most patient monitoring systems comprise a minimum of two basic components: a central monitoring station connected over wired or wireless networks to multiple bedside monitors. Researchers at McAfee bought ...
Analysis LPWAN - low power wide area network - is the proposed connectivity tech of choice for powering the Internet of Things - and it comes in many flavours. An IDTechEx Research report put it into perspective recently, when it predicted that there will be 2.7 billion LPWAN IoT connections by 2029. What we are already seeing is that the LPWAN pioneers, built on proprietary technology, are working in verticals. Where low throughput is required ...
Audio IoT networking firm Chirp has convinced Microsoft to integrate its tech into the Azure IoT platform. Chirp’s hookup with Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform comes a few weeks after it rolled out a free tier for SDK access. CTO James Nesfield told us: “We’re able to add a really elegant onboarding capability without adding to IoT devices’ bills of materials. It’s exciting for us to be partnered with Microsoft on this project.” Users can provision ...
At WPBeginner, we are on a mission to help small businesses grow and compete with the big guys. Today, I want to take the exciting step and bring these values to the WordPress business community with our new growth accelerator fund. What is the WPBeginner Growth Accelerator Fund? WPBeginner Growth Accelerator Fund is the first-ever growth fund focused entirely on WordPress businesses. As part of this accelerator, we will invest between $100k to $500k in ...
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 ...
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