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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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
The government is facing another NHS IT scandal, as it scrambles to confirm whether discrepancies between two databases have affected patient care. NHS England confirmed The Register that it was working to establish the impact of thousands of mismatches, which saw patient records present on one database and absent from another. There are concerns that the error could mean patients have missed appointments for disease screening and vaccinations. According to the Health Service Journal, there ...
Google plans to allow Windows 10 to run on its budget Chromebooks, with the Chocolate Factory’s blessing. Chatter has been discovered in the low level source code of a branch of the Google Pixelbook firmware code that would seem to indicate that Google is working on providing drivers that Windows 10 needs to run. The Github project “Eve” contains references to the WHCK (Windows Hardware Certification Kit) and HLK (Windows Hardware Lab Kit). XDA’s Kieran ...
Google has admitted that its option to "pause" the gathering of your location data doesn’t apply to its Maps and Search apps – which will continue to track you even when you specifically choose to halt such monitoring. Researchers at Princeton University in the US this week confirmed on both Android handhelds and iPhones that even if you go into your smartphone's settings and turn off "location history", Google continues to snoop on your whereabouts ...
While we’ve been trying to figure out what the next Pixelbook on the horizon will be, multiple commits on the Chromium Gerrit have kept us up to date with some upcoming devices. cheza has got to be one of the most interesting of them all, as it’s the first Chromebook to be powered by a Qualcomm processor. Now according to yet another commit on the Chromium Gerrit, cheza will have a 12.3-inch detachable display at ...
MSI just announced its newest workstation, the Intel Core i9-equipped, ultra-thin WS65.This thin laptop will sport configuration options that offer up to a Core i9 CPU and Nvidia Quadro P4200 laptop G...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/bB1Fb2ZjPXE/msi-ws65-price-specs-release-date to see original story and photos ...
The Open GApps Project is an open-source effort to bring up-to-date versions of Google application packages to devices that don’t have them. We typically see these recommended after you flash a custom ROM since developers are not allowed to include these applications and services in their custom builds of Android. When a new version of Android comes out, it can take some time before the Open GApps team gets everything ready for the new update ...
Android Pie is still fresh on everyone’s mind and we’re only starting to experience some of the changes that Google has made with its latest update. Android has always been criticized for having poor battery life compared to other mobile operating systems, but this was a double-edged sword. Sure, Android used more battery life than others, but it allowed for a lot more unique and diverse applications to be exclusive to the platform. Google has ...
Update 8/13: ASUS quietly made the ASUS Chromebook C223 official. More details below. Chromebooks are slowly but surely becoming the popular choice when it comes to daily computing needs as more people have come to rely on cloud services. The rise in popularity is also fuelled by Google’s decision to provide Google Play access to Chromebooks, as well as the new-found ability to run Linux apps through Project Crostini. Higher end Chromebooks with Qualcomm Snapdragon ...
August 10th in Viral, Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi . In the past few months, we have covered plenty of themes that let you create all kinds of directories. You don’t have to adopt a new theme to start a directly. Take Useful Links Collections for instance: it is a commercial plugin that lets you create a list of your favorite links and bookmarks and share them with your audience. Tip: 20 ways to drive ...
This is the big show we’ve been working up to. It started out on the ‘Z’ train, went through a street that we failed to turn on to and then ended up at our friend David Cogen’s apartment. We were going to shoot a video podcast like we meant it. And what an opportunity to do so! The Galaxy Note 9 is wearing into us like mineral oil does into blue suede and it has ...
The combination of a more efficient operating system in Windows 10, and faster hardware -- like blazing-fast SSDs -- has drastically improved the startup time of most PCs over the years. But older PCs...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/bK8uxNU-6KY/improve-boot-times-windows-10 to see original story and photos ...
If you operate even remotely within the field of web or app development, you’ve doubtlessly heard of front-end developers—programmers who translate hard data into user-friendly graphical interfaces by implementing a wide range of languages. But, you may not be as familiar with back-end developers, who write the actual code that communicates database information to the browser. These developers fuel the entire process of bringing data directly to users, and they’re in increasingly high demand throughout ...
Everything we know about Campfire, Google’s secretive project to get Windows 10 running on Chromebooks. Since first reporting on Windows 10 capabilities on the Google Pixelbook, we’ve been closely tracking development to understand what’s going on behind Google’s doors. We’ve since found evidence that “Campfire” may be the Chromebook equivalent of Apple’s Boot Camp. Earlier this year, a mysterious project appeared on the Chromium Git. The Chrome OS developers had created a new firmware branch ...
Clear and easy navigation is one of the most important things to get right when you’re building a website. Even if your content is excellent, if your site is difficult to use, visitors will be frustrated and may go elsewhere. Users tend to stick around longer on websites with clear navigation – which is good news for you because they’ll read more of your content, view more of your products, and you’ll generally have a ...
August 11th in Plugin Lists, Wordpress Tips by Wordpress Jedi . Running old plugins and themes is not smart. Most of us don’t have time to go through each line of code to find every deprecated function. The good news is you can use one of these scripts to automate the process: ????️ Divi Builder drag & drop page builder for WP Plugin Inspector: scans plugins for deprecated WordPress functions. It also scans files for ...
Xiaomi’s smartphones are some of the most popular on our forums and for good reason. They’re generally affordable but make compromises that people on a budget can live with. The popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with its 5.5-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 625, 4,100 mAh battery, 3/4GB RAM was one of the most popular budget devices in 2017 for that reason and remains one of the most popular on our forums with a sizable development community ...
9 More Mind-Blowing WebGL Demos With Firefox OS, asm.js, and the push for browser performance improvements, canvas and WebGL technologies are opening a world of possibilities.  I featured 9 Mind-Blowing Canvas Demos and then took it up a level with 9 Mind-Blowing WebGL Demos, but I want to outdo ...
Google’s efforts to turn Chrome OS into a tablet-friendly OS have accelerated in the past few months since the release of the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and HP Chromebook X2. There are tons of new features and flags to make Chrome OS more tablet-friendly. Apps like Google Duo and ARCore recently started supporting Chromebook tablets/detachables, and we expect more apps, services, and features to come to Chrome OS to prepare for a wave of new detachable Chromebooks ...
With Linux app support on Chromebooks becoming more widespread, the number of apps accessible for Chrome OS users will continue to skyrocket. Chromebook owners on devices like the Google Pixelbook can not only install apps from the Chrome Web Store but also the Google Play Store and from online sources hosting Debian packages. For most users, finding a new app on Chrome OS is as simple as searching for a term in the launcher. For example, ...
The Google Chrome browser is by far the most dominant browser on Android. After all, it’s pre-installed on most Android devices (which recently landed Google in trouble with the EU) and even if you use another browser, it’s probably still based on Chromium. Android’s default WebView client became Chromium-based in Android 4.4 KitKat and then Android Nougat made the Chrome app take over as the WebView process. As if that isn’t enough, Google Chrome 45 introduced ...
Apple just updated its Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros, adding overdue 8th Gen CPUs (and putting a Core i9 in one model) and increasing the maximum RAM to 32GB. But is that enough to combat the Huawei...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/00Q5lUksYrE/new-macbook-pro-vs-matebook-x-pro to see original story and photos ...
The newest iteration of the Material Design guidelines, known as “Material Theme” or more colloquially “Material Design 2” has generated mixed opinions among Android enthusiasts. On one hand, some appreciate the simplicity in its design, incorporating new elements or changing existing ones without losing the “Material” essence. Others criticize it heavily for borrowing bits of iOS theming with lots of white. Love it or hate it, Google is rolling out their updated design language to ...
Only one in three app developers are satisfied with their in-app ad revenues, while fewer than one in five say they are satisfied with their collection from non-video ads. That’s the key finding from Chocolate, with the video advertising vendor announcing its new App Developer Survey Report 2018, focusing on app monetisation. The report, which is based on responses from 102 app developers from 22 countries, provides comprehensive details about app developers' satisfaction with current ...
A new Play Store feature helps to protect users against software imitating those from developers who’ve decided to bypass Google's official app marketplace. With the confirmation that Epic Games’ popular game Fortnite will be shunning the Play Store in favour of sideloading, an influx of fake apps is expected to hit Google’s marketplace. Google will likely be taking measures to ensure such apps never reach the Play Store, but for any that slip through, it ...
Do you want to build an Etsy-like store with WordPress? Etsy is an online marketplace for creative folks who want to sell hand-made goods, artwork, and other unique items. However, it is a bit limited in terms of what you can do with your Etsy store. In this article, we will show you how to create an Etsy-like store with WordPress, and how to properly move an existing Etsy store to WordPress. Here is what ...
Are you looking for WordPress startup themes for your site? Startups need a reliable platform for their websites, something that can scale with their growth. It this article, we have hand-picked the best WordPress themes for startups that you can use to start your business website. Building Your Startup Site With WordPress WordPress is one of the most popular website builders in the industry. It is the top choice among startups to launch their business ...
Julia, the open-source programming language with a taste for science, turned 1.0 on Thursday, six years after its public debut in 2012. The occasion was presented on YouTube, live from JuliaCon 2018 in London. Created by Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, Viral Shah, and Alan Edelman, the language was designed to excel at data science, machine learning, and scientific computing. That's a niche – a rather substantial one these days – also served by Python and ...
Software support biz Rimini Street said it planned an "aggressive" investment in sales and marketing as it posted a 20 per cent boost in both revenues and client numbers. The thorn in Oracle’s side has previously complained that covenants in a refinancing deal had put a caps on its sales spending. But the firm's latest quarterly results announcement said it had shed these shackles by entering into a $140m equity financing agreement, and was setting ...
AT Player is one of the most popular media players on Google Play, with over 20 million downloads. This music app has a unique twist that aims to change the way people listen to music on YouTube. If you are someone who doesn’t subscribe to a streaming service and instead find yourself listening to music on YouTube, this app will dramatically improve your music experience. AT Player previously has a paid premium version, but recently ...
Surgeons working in a UK hospital want to use HoloLens to provide important 3D visualisations during critical operations. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital cares for more than 270,000 kids per year. By partnering with Microsoft, the hospital is looking to use the company’s AR headset and Surface Hubs for its daily tasks. During a surgery today, a surgeon is required to create a 3D visualisation in their mind of a person’s organ being worked on. This ...
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