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June 21st in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi . Everybody who runs an online store knows the importance of getting honest reviews from real customers. In some cases, businesses offer major discounts to customers who take the time to review what they buy. Allowing them to post photos of bought products is also smart. The WooCommerce Photo Review plugin is just the script for the job. Currently trending WordPress plugins This plugin lets your customers ...
Very often, developers need some human power to do the testing of their applications. In these kinds of times, they use the beta program. Basically, what a beta program means is that developers make an unstable channel for those who are not afraid of bugs. Joining a beta program means that you agree with being on the bleeding-edge. Beta testers often give feedback and help developers in fixing bugs and improving the application. Pocket Casts ...
XDA Senior Member arnaud42 released a Chromium-based browser a few months ago. Called Kiwi Browser, it has certain striking features such as a built-in dark theme (or “night mode,” as the application calls it), built-in ad blocker, and a cryptocurrency mining blocker as well. This browser includes performance improvements (and believe me, they’re noticeable while browsing through the web) and strives to keep the User Interface as simple as possible. Since it’s based on the latest ...
Do you want to greet each user with a custom welcome message in WordPress? Greeting users with a welcome message can help boost engagement on your website. It can also be used to generate leads and increase sales. In this article, we will show you how to greet each user with a custom welcome message in WordPress. Why and When You Should Greet Users with Welcome Message in WordPress? Not all websites need to greet ...
Users of the Windows Phone incarnation of the popular collaborative messaging platform Slack have been advised to look elsewhere. The latest update of the application arrived last week, with a message warning that this was it. There would be no further tweaks. Slack's support site agreed. Though it'll remain available in Microsoft's moribund app store, there won't be any more updates beyond version 2018.614.0.0 Even Microsoft's lost interest in Windows Phone: Skype and Yammer apps ...
The US Supreme Court will scrutinize an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, opening the door for the computing giant to escape censure over its app store policies and potentially millions of dollars in claims. The lawsuit claims that Apple – which has had its fair share of legal challenges from alleged wage fixing to defective keyboards – has a monopoly on the app market, partly demonstrated by the fact it is able to claim a 30 ...
On Wednesday, Google's cross-platform mobile framework Flutter reached Preview Release 1, a designation that places the code somewhere between buggy beta and less buggy 1.0. "The shift from beta to release preview signals our confidence in the stability and quality of what we have, and our focus on bug fixing and stabilization," said Google group product manager Tim Sneath in a blog post. Introduced in May 2017, Flutter provides a way for Linux, macOS and ...
Microsoft has given Windows developers a helping hand by releasing a new UI recorder. Fresh up on GitHub, "WinAppDriver UI Recorder" is described by Microsoft's Hassan Uraizee as helping users “easily create automated UI tests”. For developers using WinAppDriver, Microsoft already offers a tool called “Inspect”, which allows developers to view UI element attribute data. Uraizee wrote that Inspect doesn’t offer a complete view, so Redmond has released the UI Recorder tool. “Though Inspect serves ...
Updated A report into the IT meltdown at TSB has suggested the British bank did not carry out rigorous enough testing and that the problems went beyond previously reported middleware issues. The chaos at the bank, a subsidiary of the Spanish Sabadell Group, saw many customers unable to access services for a week at the end of April after the bank bodged a long-planned migration off its former parent firm Lloyds Banking Group's systems. The ...
For some, online shopping was a way to buy things without needing to drive to a brick and mortar store to make the purchase. For others, it also included the added bonus of not having to pay sales tax from select merchants. This was due to 50 years’ worth of legal rulings which prevented states from charging sales tax on purchases made from out-of-state retailers. However, in a landmark decision today, with a ruling of ...
Google made a few announcements for Google Assistant and Google Home last month during Google I/O. One of the more exciting new features they talked about was “Continued Conversations.” The feature aims to improve the experience of issuing multiple commands to Assistant and Home devices. Starting today, Continued Conversations is rolling out to users in the Google Home app. With Continued Conversations, you don’t have to say “Hey Google” or “Ok Google” before every single command ...
Speaking to shareholders on Wednesday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he believes it will be a decade before self-driving cars become mainstream. A large part of this is not just the difficulty of developing the technology, but also how long it will take for governments to come up with the regulations to support them. BlackBerry is highly involved in this process and trusted with its reputation for security. The company is working with the American ...
The retail giant admitted there’s “plenty of work to do” Dixons Carphone saw pre-tax profits for 2017/18, falling 24pc to £382m from £500m year-on-year. The financial year ended April 28 for the group. The retail giant admitted there’s “plenty of work to do” in regards to improve the business. Profit for 2018/2019 is forecasted to be fall further to £300m. Group revenue was up four per cent  (£10.5bn) due to strong growth in Greece and ...
One of my biggest mistakes with this blog was not finding a WordPress plugin that would allow me to write my posts with markdown; to this day I still need to write posts in "Visual" mode and then manually convert the post to HTML for "Text" mode.  One of these days I want to convert existing posts to Markdown and then enable a plugin that will convert Markdown to HTML. This painful process made me ...
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HPE’s Edgeline family got some love from a bunch of software houses today: they have agreed to validate full-blown versions of their enterprise apps on its hardware. The Edgeline EL1000 and EL4000 hit the streets in 2016, aimed at customers that want to process and analyse data where it is generated rather than sending it to the cloud or to the data centre. Tom Bradicich, HPE veep and GM for IoT and Converged Edge Systems, ...
June 20th in Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi . Here is another social sharing plugin with a Locker module that helps you get more likes and visits from top social networking sites. Social Share & Locker Pro integrates with Visual Composer. It has Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and 44 share options. The Locker module allows your visitors to view your top content in return for a tweet or Facebook share. Tip: 20 ways to drive more ...
Game development platform Unity has made it easier to build apps supporting both ARCore and ARKit with a new cross-platform API. Unity calls its new solution AR Foundation and it aims to solve many of the problems developers face with augmented reality development. AR Foundation allows developers to leverage features in the ARCore and ARKit toolkits such as plane detection and world tracking. Bradley Weiers, AR/VR Technical Product Manager, and Michael Durand, Lead AR/VR Software ...
Google sees a lot of potential for subscription-based services in the Google Play Store, and rightfully so. We’re told that people who are subscribing to services via the Google Play Store have grown to more than 80% compared to where things were at last year. With a lot more developers taking advantage of this new revenue stream, Google thought it was a great idea to begin expanding the features available for both subscribers and the ...
Do you want to block a WordPress user from your blog? The simplest way to achieve this is to delete their user profile, but it will remove them completely from your site. In this article, we will show you how to block a WordPress user without deleting their account. Why You Shouldn’t Delete a User Account? The easiest way to block a WordPress user is by simply deleting their user account. However, deleting a user ...
Red Hat on Monday said all of its newly initiated open-source projects that adopt GPLv2 or LGPLv2.1 licenses will be expected to include the GPLv3 "cure" provision. The move follows Red Hat's announcement last November, in conjunction with Facebook, Google and IBM, that the four companies intended to extend the GPLv3 violation remediation language to existing projects under GPLv2, LGPLv2.1 and LGPLv2, except when defending against lawsuits. In March, CA Technologies, Cisco, HPE, Microsoft, SAP ...
Updated Microsoft has ported Windows 10 and Linux to E2, its homegrown processor architecture it has spent years working on mostly in secret. As well as the two operating systems, the US giant's researchers say they have also ported Busybox and FreeRTOS, plus a collection of toolkits for developing and building applications for the processor: the standard C/C++ and .NET Core runtime libraries, the Windows kernel debugger, Visual C++ 2017's command line tools, and .NET's ...
Some optimists are betting on Google own-brand devices to save the smartwatch. Others are betting that new generations of Google-free Android-based hardware will do the same thing. And one of the latter is IDC. IDC has predicted the smartwatch category will return to growth in the next few years. How so? IDC points out that China is not dependent on Google services, and it's an untapped market. "We anticipate Android-based watches to be Wear OS's ...
Samsung isn't the first name most people would associate with slick user interfaces – but its 2018 Android P overhaul could make rivals Apple and Google look shabby. Though Oreo brought few changes to Samsung's TouchWiz UI used on millions of phones, this year should see significant tweaks. Samsung uses an obscure, Korean-only app called "Good Lock" to preview changes that debut later in the year. In 2016 it showcased a number of changes that ...
Data warehousing biz Teradata has flung a sueball (PDF) at SAP in the District Court for Northern California, alleging the German ERP giant undertook a "decade-long campaign of trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement and antitrust violations". Teradata claims that SAP used its strong position in ERP to "lure" the US biz into a joint venture back in 2008 and alleges it then took the opportunity to accumulate the info necessary to "quickly grab market share" ...
The term “fake news” has become a common phrase over here in the United States over the last couple of years and it’s started to make people question which news articles can be trusted. It’s been reported that more than two-thirds of adults in the United States get their news from Facebook, and many don’t know the difference between what is real and what is propaganda. Google recently released a revamped version of Google News ...
The Sony Xperia XA2 was unveiled earlier this year alongside two other devices as well. A few days later, it was added to the Sony Open Devices program. This means that not only can developers start making custom ROMs and kernels for the device, but they can build AOSP for it, as provided by Sony themselves. Because of its addition to this program and the encouragement given to developers by the company, you can now download ...
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is part of the Android One program, and we already have an idea of what it will look like. We have no clue when it will launch, but the alleged device has now shown up on TENAA complete with specifications and device renders, suggesting that a launch might not be too far away. It looks like it’s just an updated version of the Nokia 5.1. You can check out all of ...
Global spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to hit $1.2 trillion by 2022, according to the latest report from IDC. The findings, which appear in the analyst firm’s latest Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, argues the IoT technology market offers business investment opportunities across a variety of industries and illuminated through implementations of use case. As the diverse IoT market reaches broad-based critical mass, innovative offerings in analytics software, cloud ...
Crate.io has raised $11 million in Series A funding to push development of its vision for an open source SQL database for real-time machine data and IoT applications. The funding round was led by Zetta Venture Partners and Deutsche Invest Equity with participation from Mike Chalfen, Momenta Partners and Charlie Songhurst. According to the company, existing investors Draper Esprit, Vito Ventures and Solomon Hykes also participated in the round, which will be used to boost ...
PC gaming on a budget can be tricky, but fortunately there are laptops like the Acer Nitro 5.  The wallet-friendly gaming laptop is designed for cash-strapped gamers, but doesn't make too many comprom...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/MrQIEJIOIqU/acer-nitro-5-sale to see original story and photos ...
June 19th in Viral by Wordpress Jedi . Card games can be a lot of fun. In fact, plenty of people know how to play them. With MagiCards, you can display a deck of cards on your site. The plugin lets you choose the number of cards to draw, the number of columns, and back-face to get started. MagiCards has a responsive design. 20+ WordPress Plugins for membership sites MagiCards can be used with playing ...
The US Supreme Court will hear Apple’s appeal in a class action lawsuit alleging the company is abusing its position to charge developers high fees. Apple takes a 30 percent cut of developers’ app sales on the iOS App Store. This is pretty industry-standard across most of the major app/game stores, including the Play Store and Steam. The major exception is Microsoft, which recently slashed its cut of Microsoft Store sales from 30 percent to ...
People often equate sharing APK files with piracy, but there are many situations where it’s perfectly legal and acceptable. In those cases, you still want the APK to retain its authenticity so the Play Store recognizes it as a legit application. Google is introducing a new system for marking “apps obtained through Play-approved distribution channels” as “distributed by Google Play.” As it turns out, Google’s been thinking about what they can do with this problem, and ...
Recently one of our readers asked if there is an easy way to scan your website for security, hacks, and vulnerabilities. If you suspect that your website may be hacked, then a quick WordPress security scan can be a good starting point. In this article, we have handpicked some of the best WordPress security scanners that will help you run quick security checks. What WordPress Security and Malware Scanners Can Do? Online vulnerability or malware ...
Microsoft Edge’s first beta version was made available back in October of 2017. Users had to sign up for a beta to be able to download the app. It was eventually made public just a month later. Since then, it has continued to get updates and new features. Today, Microsoft Edge has received four new features. One of them is probably one of the most requested features of all time: Adblock Plus integration, a.k.a. ad-blocking. You ...
HMD Global unleashed a storm of new smartphones last year. This year, they continue releasing new phones for different price categories. Just last week, the Nokia 5.1 Plus got leaked. They’re popular on the market because they’re available everywhere at any price category and they get a lot of updates. Nokia even has a beta program for these devices dubbed “Beta Labs.” Just now, the Nokia 2 got added to the program. The device has received its ...
Android x86 is an unofficial attempt at porting Google’s Android OS from Smartphones over to the Personal Computer. Although there are numerous ways to have the Android experience through notebooks and PCs, Android-x86 is free of any form of emulator-spam and/or advertisements creeping into the native experience. The project is completely open-source and has been designed to run on computers with the “x86” architecture, which is basically devices with Intel chips. Android-x86 has now received ...
Even if you encrypt a hard drive connected to your Mac, Apple is (possibly unintentionally) undermining your efforts. This happens as a newly publicized, but long implemented, system feature is quietl...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/TzJjdapmMn8/apple-exposes-encrypted-files to see original story and photos ...
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