19 October 2013

Send An Email For Mobile Payments To Friends With Square Cash



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Mobile payment solution Square, which lets merchants accept debit cards and credit cards on their smartphone, has launched Square Cash — a new service that allows individuals to transfer money to their friends through an app or an email. It seems to be the simplest way to make payments on your mobile. “Square Cash makes it convenient to send money to anyone—without making them jump through hoops to retrieve it. Now it’s easier than ever to split a bill, send a birthday gift, or settle up with a friend, no matter where you are.” said Square Cash lead Brian Grassadonia....


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A New Google Experiment Hides Search Results URLs



There's a war against URLs. Browsers start to hide them from the address bar: some remove "http" from the URL (Chrome, Firefox), Opera removes parameters, Safari for iOS only shows the domain name, Chrome and Safari show queries instead of Google's search URLs. All in the name of simplifying the interface.



A new Google search experiment replaces search results URLs with site names or domain names, depending on their popularity. Google tested a similar feature in 2011.






Most people don't understand URLs and find them too complicated. That's why many of them use search engines instead of typing URLs in the address bar, even for sites they visit frequently.



Still, web addresses are helpful because they provide useful information and they can be easily shared. If you only display "New York Times" instead of any New York Times URL, it's not obvious if you're linking to the homepage, to a section of the site, to a NYTimes blog or a blog post. URLs sometimes include useful information like the date when an article was published, the topic of the article or categories for shopping sites.



Google already shows incomplete URLs for search results, only displays site names for news results and replaces some URL elements with linked breadcrumbs.






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Inline Google Help



If you click the "Help" link when you use services like Gmail or Google Drive, Google no longer sends you to the Help Center by opening a new tab. Google shows a small panel with suggested articles related to the feature you're using and lets you use the search feature without leaving the app.



All the articles open inside the panel, you can move the panel using drag and drop and maximize it. The panel doesn't close when you click inside the app, so you can read Google's instructions and follow them.



Here are some screenshots from Gmail. Just click the gear button and select "Help" to see the help widget.






If you go to the contact manager, Google's suggested articles are about contacts.






Drag the header to move the help box.






Some Google services that use inline help: Gmail, Google Drive, Play Music, AdSense, YouTube, Google+.





Google Music's Feeling Lucky



Google Play Music has a new feature called "I'm Feeling Lucky" that creates a radio based on your listening history. If you subscribe to All Access, Google includes a lot of songs that aren't in your library, otherwise the feature is a fancy name for "shuffle".



Here are some screenshots from the Android app:






There's a "dice" animation while the playlist is generated:






You can reorder the songs, remove some of them or add all the songs to a playlist by tapping "save queue".






You can find a similar feature in the desktop interface: go to "Listen Now" and click "I'm Feeling Lucky Radio".






You get a different "Feeling Lucky" playlist every time you roll the dice and the songs from the playlist are usually related. Here's an example of Eurovision-related playlist:






Click "Refresh station" and you'll get a completely new playlist:






For the old-fashioned shuffle feature restricted to your library, go to "My Library" and click "Shuffle My Library". In the Android app, go to the "Songs" tab from the "My Library" section and tap "shuffle all".



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A Test Of Character: 10 Font Games That Prove Typography Can Be Fun



A Test Of Character: 10 Font Games That Prove Typography Can Be Fun

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. This is the famous pangram for anyone who pays attention to fonts and the art of typography. If you haven’t heard this ever, then it’s time to exit the arena because the battle could get bloody as we head to some of the font games mentioned below. There will be a lot of kerning and only the strong characters will survive. You can’t turn tail. Well, I did manage to playfully throw in some font terms there. But it was all done to point out that playing around with typography can...


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18 October 2013

F.lux Gets A Huge Update With Movie Mode And House F.lux Scheduling



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The F.lux Windows app has just been given a rather significant update for Windows 7 and Windows 8 with some very cool new features. You can now F.lux your house with a schedule for Philips Hue, enter Movie Mode when you’re using your PC as a home theatre or disable it until morning if you’re planning on working all night. Every evening at 6.30pm, my screen starts to get less brighter and more Sepia-brownish-softer-colour. No, my monitor is not on the blink. Rather, that is my F.lux installation kicking in, a rather not-so-subtle hint to tell me to get off...


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What Is The Internet? We Asked Google Suggest. Here’s What It Told Us.



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We love the Internet. MakeUseOf readers would give up alcohol, caffeine and various limbs before giving up on this network. That’s the value of the Internet. But what is it, exactly? Let’s ask Google, together. Google’s Suggest isn’t just a useful feature: it’s insight into the minds of millions. Start typing something into the search bar and Google will guess what you might be asking, based on what others have asked. This view into the collective can be disturbing, but I’m convinced the meaning of life is hidden somewhere in it. Tina showed you interesting Google Suggest results and what...


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Google Tests New Desktop Sign-in Page



Back in August, Google changed the sign-in page for mobile devices. A few readers report that they see the updated sign-in page in the desktop Chrome when opening Gmail.






It's strange to see a mobile page in a desktop browser, but it wouldn't be the first time when Google ported mobile sites or apps to the desktop. Most of the new features are added to the mobile sites first.






I haven't seen the new interface in a desktop browser, but the mobile sign-in page has an important issue: it doesn't allow browsers to autofill your password if you've previously signed in to a Google account. The sign-in page remembers all the accounts you've used to sign in, so you can quickly sign out and sign in to a different account just by choosing one of them.









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How Forge Makes It Simple To Publish Your Website




My first foray on the Internet was an Angelfire website. It was an unholy mess that made the TimeCube manifesto look like an aesthetic masterpiece sculpted by none other than Jony Ive and Michelangelo themselves. Without going into much detail, I shall just say that I used an excessive amount of <blink> and <marquee> tags, and leave it at that. Like most sites back then, it was static. That’s to say that there was no interactivity. Since then, there has been an explosion in web technologies that make it possible to create dynamic, engaging websites. But is there still a...


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The Coursera Of Europe: iversity Opens With 24 Free Courses And 100K Students



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Berlin based iversity.org has planted its footprint in the ever-expanding MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) universe. It starts with a fresh bouquet of free courses and a strong student base of 115,000. For the present moment, 24 courses are on the catalog with more expected soon. The open courses have been designed by the top professors from Europe and the US according to the press release. iversity has started with free open courses at launch; the course catalog has a total of 24 for now (15 of which are in English, with the rest in German). The other courses will...


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Windows 8.1 now available, brings many new features to the table

Microsoft Windows 8 gets a new lease of life, with the Windows 8.1 update that went live last night across Microsoft servers. The update should show up in the Windows Marketplace and if it doesn’t, we suggest some patience as the rollout is happening sequentially. Windows 8.1, just like Windows 8, is a fresh departure from what we have come to think and see of Microsoft Windows. Windows 8 in of itself was radically different in terms of user interface and user experience, but Microsoft [...]

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NVIDIA announces Flame Works, Flex and GI Works technologies at Montreal

NVIDIA today announced three new dev tools at the Editor’s Day 2013 meet in Montreal Canada. The tools are a part of NVIDIA’s GameWorks library which has about 300 visual effects engineers working on it currently, many of whom hold PhDs. Making the announcement Tony Tamasi, Senior Vice President, Content & Technology emphasised the cross platform nature of many of these tools. The GameWorks library consists of the following components: Visual FX SDK: Provides turnkey solut [...]

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Huawei dispels security fears, states no government has asked for its data

China's Huawei Technologies Ltd. has been trying to dispel fears that the company is controlled by China's Communist Party or might be a security risk. It has released a cybersecurity report stating that no government has ever asked information about its customer data. Huawei was founded by a former Chinese military engineer in 1987 and since then has established itself as the world's second-largest supplier of telecoms network gear. The company has reported a profit of 33 percent over the prev [...]

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Samsung launches Galaxy Trend and Star Pro smartphones in India

The Samsung Galaxy Trend and Star Pro are available online for Rs 8,260 and Rs 6,730 respectively. The two smartphones boast of Android Jelly Bean OS and dual-sim support. The Samsung Galaxy Trend has a 4-inch TFT screen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution and 233ppi pixel density. It has a 1GHz processor and runs on Android Jelly Bean operating system. The smartphone has 4GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB. The Galaxy Trend smartphone offers dual-sim, 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3 [...]

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Researchers claim that Apple and NSA can read your messages

Apple had recently released a statement on customer privacy stating that the company was unable to access or decrypt iMessage and FaceTime conversations. Researchers have refuted the company's claim at the Hack the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur. Researchers in a recent study of the iMessage protocol found that Apple has the ability to intercept and decrypt iMessages. Despite the fact that the messages are encrypted end-to-end, Apple handles the keys needed to encrypt and exchange the messages [...]

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Real Steel: World Robot Boxing launched as free to play download

Reliance Games has officially announced the launch of Real Steel: World Boxing on iOS and Android as a free to play download today. The game is inspired by 2011 DreamWorks film Real Steel, is built upon by the foundations laid down by its predecessor. The game features better graphics, new robots, more gameplay modes and head-to-head multiplayer. Real Steel: World Boxing has 24 bots in total including the likes of Zeus, Atom and Twin Cities, including eight new contenders, ten brand new arenas [...]

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RCom launches 'Awesome America' roaming pack for its postpaid GSM customers

Reliance Communications (RCom) has introduced a new international roaming pack for its postpaid GSM customers travelling to the U.S. Called the “Awesome America” pack, the operator is offering discount up to 98 percent on data usage and up to 76 percent on voice calling on roaming. The pack is available for Rs. 849 with validity of 30 days. The operator says under the new international roaming plan data charges have been reduced to Rs. 10 for 1MB on roaming in the U.S. “W [...]

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30% of orders on Snapdeal come from mobile phones

Online retailer Snapdeal's recent study on the m-commerce (mobile based transactions) trends reveals 30 percent of all orders placed over on the store are for mobile phones. According to Snapdeal, this trend has grown 10 times in the last 12 months. Samsung dominates the mobile traffic share from the various handset brands at 42 percent, followed by Nokia, Apple and Micromax. Android is the most popular operating system accounting for 71 percent of the traffic followed by iOS at 12 percent of t [...]

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Kobo launches Android tablet and e-book readers in India, starting from Rs. 7,999

Kobo has launched Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Glo, Kobo Touch e-readers and the Kobo Arc Android tablet in Indiat. The devices are available through Crossword, Croma and WHSmith retail stores. The Kobo Aura HD has a 6.8-inch Pearl E-Ink WXGA+ touchscreen. The company claims it has a battery life up to 2 months. The Aura HD features a front-lit e-reader technology. It comes with 4GB inbuilt memory expandable up to 32GB via the microSD card slot. The e-reader is priced at Rs 13,999. The Kobo Touch e-read [...]

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Sony Xperia C available online in India for Rs. 18,300

Sony has launched its Xperia C smartphone in the Indian market. Available online for Rs. 18,300, the Xperia C supports dual-SIM and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Sony Xperia C has a 5-inch TFT display with 960 x 540 pixels resolution and comes with an Omnibalance design. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek processor and 1GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB. It has an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera for [...]

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Nexus 5 makes brief appearance on Google Play store for $349

The Nexus 5 appeared for a brief period on the Google Play store. The listing seems to be an error as no details were available upon clicking nor could the smartphone be purchased. The price for the 16GB variant of the Nexus 5 was listed at $349. The smartphone is no longer visible on the Google Play store. It seems like the camera of the Nexus 5 will be one of its USP as the tagline for the smartphone read, "Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways." Hints unleashed on Tw [...]

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India, ICANN to set up center to ramp up Internet security

The Center for Development and Advanced Computing (CDAC) has tied up with the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to develop a research facility that will help prevent cyber attacks and security threats. The facility will be known as Center for Excellence in DNS Security. "We are always in doubt when accessing the internet whether whatever is being shared is visible to someone else. We need to dispel this fear, which is associated to the internet," J Sat [...]

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Volvo shows off body panels that can be battery substitutes in electric cars

In yet another evolution for the electric car, Volvo has shown off a new technology that can replace the most critical element - the battery pack. This technology uses materials that can be formed into body panels on the car, and will hold nano-batteries as well as super capacitors within the panels. The idea behind this technology is multi-pronged - saves space, cost effective in the long run, and more eco-friendly than batteries. The panel material is a combination of carbon fibers and a poly [...]

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17 October 2013

Ubuntu 13.10 Launched With Friends Scope, Dash Filters and More



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Canonical has launched the latest and great version of the world’s most popular free and open-source desktop operating system, Ubuntu 13.10 “Saucy Salamander”. It’s more of an incremental update from Raring Ringtail with big changes under the hood, but there are a few improvements in the interface too. The Unity Dash, where you can quickly search for apps or files, now has ‘Smart Scopes’ to let you search websites as well. So if you are in the Music lens, you can search for a song and look it up on Soundcloud, for example. To make it easier to find the...


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10 Unique Flickr Groups You Should Look Into For Creative Inspiration



10 Unique Flickr Groups You Should Look Into For Creative Inspiration

The best way to learn photography is to go out there and shoot. The second best way is to look at perfectly composed photos and get inspired. We do that by taking tips from the best photography blogs, and marveling at how the professionals do it on some of the eye-catching photography websites. After a hiatus, Flickr has come back into the frame. Of course, some keen photographers will say that it never went away. But even the most diehard Flickr users will admit that the new Flickr is in better focus than it ever was. Flickr Groups is the...


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200+ Realistic Ways to Make Money on Internet (Infographic)







On our blog we have shared many ways to make money online and will be sharing more methods in our upcoming articles as well.Today we are sharing a excellent infographic which explains all the possible ways to make money online ,starting from Blogging to Affiliate Marketing .This brilliant infographic is designed by SurveySpencer.


Infographic on 200 Ways to Make money Online:


The methods in the below infographic are tested by experts and working methods.But it all depends on how properly you execute them.For sure there might be some errors in the presentation but we must appreciate the author for making such a useful infographic.



Do let us know your views and the methods you are using from the above infographic to make money online?



Dead USB Port? Here’s How to Diagnose and Fix It!



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Did you plug a USB drive into your computer yesterday, but today it doesn’t show up? Yet that drive works in the other USB ports on your computer. The problem may be the port! This is one of those computer issues that happens so rarely, we tend to blame the USB drive itself; just plug it in somewhere else and carry on. However, USB devices are still on the rise in popularity and show no signs of slowing down. USB flash drives, USB chargers for your phone, USB to connect your iPod, USB coffee warmers, USB is everywhere! So you...


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Angry Birds Go! - Kart racing game coming this year

Finnish developers' Rovio has announced plans for its next installment in the Angry Birds saga called 'Angry Birds Go!', slated for a December 11 release. The next avatar for the Angry Birds franchise is a high tempo downhill racing game, featuring upgradable karts, loads of characters with their own set of unique skills and a fully rendered 3D world. Hasbro's telepads are also included in Angry Birds Go!, which means that you have the ability to teleport your favourite carts into the game. Rov [...]

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Google Plays Movie Trailers Inline



Google is yet to update the movie showtimes interface, but there's a new feature that's worth mentioning. If you click "trailer" in the movie showtimes OneBox, Google plays the trailer inline, without opening a new page.



Here's an example for [gravity ny]:









Google also shows more information about the movie below the YouTube player: the cast, the director and a short summary.



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New Google Translate Interface



Google Translate has a new compact interface that combines the drop-downs that allow you to select the language pairs with the tabs that show the last 3 languages you've selected.






Here's the old interface:






Usually Google does a good job at detecting the language of the original text, so it's a good idea to click "Detect language", unless your text is very short.



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Ingram Micro to offer iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C in India from November 1

Ingram Micro has tied up with Apple to offer iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at trade stores and retail outlets across India beginning Friday, November 1. "Ingram Micro announced today that it will offer iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C at leading modern trade stores and retail outlets across India beginning Friday, November 1. For more information on availability, pricing and retail location please visit www.iPhoneindiastore.in. For more information on iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, please visit www.apple.com/i [...]

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Logitech launches Z600 Bluetooth wireless speakers

Logitech has launched the Z600 speakers in India for Rs 12,995. The wireless music system allows multi-pairing and can be teamed up with three devices at once, making it easy for users to play music via their smartphone, pc or tablet. The Logitech Z600 speaker features three drivers to offer improved acoustics, and can be coupled with any Bluetooth A2DP-enabled device, or with other devices that feature a 3.5mm audio output port or a device with USB audio-out. It comes with a USB transceiver to [...]

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LinkedIn launches new smartphone tools for recruiters

The new mobile apps from LinkedIn will help employers in highlighting job openings and will help recruiters stay in touch with job candidates while on the move. The apps, Recruiter Mobile and Mobile Work With Us, are aimed at recruiters and employers. The recruiter Mobile app is designed to help recruiters interact more easily with job seekers, while the Mobile Work With Us app lets employers stick job openings at the top of employees' profiles. The app gives recruiters and employers access to [...]

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DriveClub launch delayed for 2014

Another day, another PS4 launch delay as several sites are reporting that the launch of DriveClub, one of the launch titles for Sony's next-gen, has been pushed back into Spring 2014. The rumour comes a day after Ubisoft delayed Watch Dogs, a PS4 launch title to Q1 of the next fiscal year. The Crew, its own next gen racing game has also been delayed from Q1 2014 to Q2 2014 of the next fiscal year. DriveClub was one the launch titles for the PS4, and Sony's official DriveClub page still lists N [...]

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Panasonic T31 Android 4.2-based smartphone launched for Rs. 7,990

Panasonic has announced a budget Android 4.2 based smartphone, the T31. The smartphone is available across mobile stores in India for Rs 7,990. The Panasonic T31 smartphone has a 4-inch WVGA display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution. The smartphone has a 1.3GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage expandable up to 32GB with microSD card. The Panasonic T31 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and supports FOTA upgrade. It has a 3.2MP rear camera, and [...]

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Facebook's new privacy settings let teens share posts publicly

Facebook has changed its privacy policy and now lets teenagers between 13-17 years share images and posts with the general public. However, the social networking site has set the default settings to 'friends only' for teenagers. The site is giving the users an option to change the settings to share images, pics and posts with other friends, however they will get a reminder if they choose a public sharing setting stating that their posts can be seen by anyone, not just people they know. Facebook [...]

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GSM subscriber base in India grows to 67.88 crore: COAI

GSM-based service providers have added more than 44 lakh new customers, increasing their subscriber base to 67.88 crore in September 2013, says the new data released by the industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). According to the COAI, subscriber base had risen by 0.65 percent from the previous month. Idea Cellular and Vodafone both added 1.21 million subscribers in September 2013, while Bharti Airtel added 1.16 million new users. State-run telecom operator BSNL failed to [...]

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Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat to arrive on October 28?

Teasers circulating the Internet suggest that Google’s next flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5, along with the new OS, Android 4.4 KitKat, will be unveiled on October 28. The teasers don’t say this outright, but in a more subtle fashion. To start with, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the Nexus 4 were unveiled on October 29 2012, so speculations presume that the same will happen this year. Google will showcase the next Nexus exactly one year after the Nexus 4. Teasers have been making the [...]

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Buck The Trend: 5 Tips To Avoid Shopping Impulsively Online



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Did you know that Amazon’s developers have made it their goal such that any customer can visit the site and purchase an item within 30 seconds? Take a moment and really let that sink in. Never before has it been possible to go from “I want X” to “I bought X” in such a short time, especially from the comfort of your own home. This, of course, amplifies the problem of impulsive shopping. There’s nothing inherently wrong with being an impulsive shopper. If you can afford it, then by all means go for it, but when impulsive shopping starts to...


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16 October 2013

Find Any Symbol You Can Dream Of And Then Some With These Apps



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No one knows why, but symbols are fun. They’re like emoticons on steroids. While we mostly see the same three or four characters used over and over again, there are actually hundreds of characters and symbols out there. Using them will not only make you the coolest person ever while communicating with friends, it could even become an educational experience if you are interested in symbols. The website and the Android app below will help you discover and use more symbols than you’ve ever dreamed possible, on your computer as well as a smartphone. You really should try them out....


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Is It Time To Give Yahoo A Second Chance?



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From email and search giant to the butt of many jokes, Yahoo arguably had more downs than ups. Now that the company is experiencing something of a renaissance, is it time to Yahoo again? When I first started using the Internet in school, Yahoo was the web portal and search engine of choice. We’d chat for hours on their chat service, and only Hotmail’s integration with MSN Messenger trumped a Yahoo email address. Of late the company has been dusting off its repertoire, polishing old favourites and acquiring new blood – so maybe it’s time for the now-sans-serif Yahoo to...


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Ghost Launches Javascript-Based Blogging Platform As Simple Alternative To WordPress



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WordPress is more than just a blogging platform and that’s fantastic. But developer John O’Nolan wanted something simpler — he wanted “just a blogging platform”. And so he created Ghost, building it entirely on Javascript. “Like a ghost writer, Ghost is your ghost publisher. It does the hard work anonymously, getting your content online so you can focus on the most important things: Your ideas. Your content,” O’Nolan says. Now, Ghost.org is ready to let you sign up and download the new platform, which you can then install on your server. You can’t currently host a blog on Ghost.org, but...


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Ghost Launches Javascript-Based Blogging Platform As Simple Alternative To WordPress



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WordPress is more than just a blogging platform and that’s fantastic. But developer John O’Nolan wanted something simpler — he wanted “just a blogging platform”. And so he created Ghost, building it entirely on Javascript. “Like a ghost writer, Ghost is your ghost publisher. It does the hard work anonymously, getting your content online so you can focus on the most important things: Your ideas. Your content,” O’Nolan says. Now, Ghost.org is ready to let you sign up and download the new platform, which you can then install on your server. You can’t currently host a blog on Ghost.org, but...


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You Can Finally Publish Yelp Reviews From Android Devices



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Yelp has finally updated their Android app to allow users to post reviews from their devices, after adding the same feature to iOS last August. Previously, users could only post tips or draft reviews on their mobile devices, but had to wait until they got back to a computer to actually post the review. Tips are staying around for now, but are meant for much shorter notes rather than in-depth reviews. Along with this major update, photos uploaded with a review now appear directly underneath the review, and users can swipe down on the page of any business to see...


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Bing Improves Search With Klout Verified Snapshots Of Social Profiles



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Google has Google Authorship where users are linked to their Google+ profiles. Bing has now taken a page out of their rival’s social book by integrating Klout “Snapshots” alongside search results, which bring up LinkedIn public profiles. If you have a Klout profile, the Snapshots will be a reflection of your social media influence (as measured by the Klout score) alongside LinkedIn and any other social profiles connected to Klout. For anyone working on the Web, it is a good way to expand your social reach and get recognition for your work. It is also a nudge for you to...


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Awesome Things You Can Do With Google Scripts



A collection of top Google Scripts for Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar, Contacts and other Google services. No programming knowledge required to run the scripts.





This story, Awesome Things You Can Do With Google Scripts, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 15/10/2013 under GMail, Google Drive, Internet

15 October 2013

TorSearch Aims To Be The Google For The Deep Web



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“The Deep Web” is very real, and anonymity networks like Tor enable you to explore it. TorSearch is a new anonymous search engine that its founder Chris MacNaughton wants to turn into the “Google of Tor”. The Tor network cannot be accessed by regular search engines like Google and Bing. Tor maintains its anonymity by routing web traffic through a series of open connections (onion routes) run by volunteers around the world, and encryption is added at various stages. The nature of Tor also makes it difficult to search as no search engine before TorSearch has indexed it so far....


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10 Motivational TED Talks To Help You Chip Away At Your Mental Blocks



10 Motivational TED Talks To Help You Chip Away At Your Mental Blocks

We need a spark plug. Something to ignite us when the body is willing, but the brain is not. Motivation has been discussed, debated, and pulled threadbare; but it hasn’t changed the fact that sometimes we have no control over it. Even the achievers of this world have admitted to frequent bouts of flagging motivation. But the valuable lesson from their lives is that they chip away at their mental blocks more consistently than others. TED.com always has ideas worth spreading. Sometimes they have taught us about creativity, inspiration, and passion…sometimes about human behavior. Many articles and websites have covered...


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You’ve Heard This Man’s Music Before, You Just Don’t Know It: Interviewing Dexter Britain



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Here’s a video of a fireman saving a kitten from a burning house. And yes, it has everything to do with this post. Watch it first, then I’ll explain: That was pretty moving, wasn’t it? If you felt a surge of emotion, that’s in no small part thanks to the video’s soundtrack — the music just fits it like a glove. That music was created by composer Dexter Britain, and if you liked it, you can just go ahead and download the album and other albums of his, without paying a dime. And no, no BitTorrent is required — Dexter...


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How to Make Sure Your WordPress Blog Is Accessible To Mobile Users



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Don’t make your readers zoom-in on their phone: offer a mobile version of your WordPress blog. Here’s how. When it comes to running a blog, the first thing you need to think about is your visitors. A key question you should ask yourself: do you want your blog to be easy to access on the go? If the answer is yes, then you need to ensure that your website renders as beautifully on a smartphone as it does on a desktop computer – and everything in between. There are a few ways you can make your website mobile or tablet-ready....


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AdTrap Is A Little White Box That Blocks All Ads From The Internet For $139



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We’ve shown you how to remove ads from native Windows 8 apps, but how much would you be willing to pay for an Internet without ads? If your answer was close to $139, you’re in luck. Meet AdTrap, a new device that promises to block all online ads, whether on your computer or on your mobile. At its most basic, AdTrap is a firewall for online advertisements that sits between your modem and your router, filtering out commercials. The little white box is a small, zero-configuration device that works with video and music streaming services, regular web pages and almost...


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