Monday, October 24, 2016

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

These neat handmade decals add a ‘light bar’ to your Pixel XL ─ here’s how to get your own

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9to5google.com - Google’s Pixel products have always had an understated design, and the same goes for the new Pixel smartphones. However, the design of the Chromebook Pixel and Pixel C came with a very unique accen...

Snapchat shows frontlines of battle for Mosul as it deepens a role in breaking news

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mashable.com - As Iraqi and Kurdish forces fight to take back the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, the team at Snapchat, thousands of miles away, is sorting through a trove of videos taken from the gro...

Autodesk Maya Rendering Tech Available As Google Cloud Service

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eweek.com - Autodesk Maya Rendering Tech Available As Google Cloud Service By Jaikumar Vijayan | Posted 2016-04-18 Print At the NAB show, Google announced plans to offer Autodesk's Maya 3D modeling and anima...

A 6-Step Guide To Tracking Social Media In Google Analytics

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blog.hootsuite.com - Your website is the cornerstone of your business’ online presence. Alongside your website is its helpful sister, social media. Your social media and website presence should be integrated with one a...

Contactually is a flawed secret weapon

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biznology.com - While online influencer marketing is my raison d’├¬tre, business development is my new jam. As you may have read previously in I put my Sales money where my CRM mouth is and remember to market to yo...

How to Use the Bedtime Feature in iOS 10

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drippler.com - How to Use the Bedtime Feature in iOS 10 is a post by Tim Buel from Gotta Be Mobile. Here is a guide on how to use the new bedtime feature in iOS 10. Many of us iPhone owners utilize the built-in C...

Cukes and the Cloud »

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cloudtweaks.com - The Cloud, through bringing vast processing power to bear inexpensively, is enabling artificial intelligence. But, don’t think Skynet and the Terminator. Think cucumbers! Artificial Intelligence (A...

J.W. Speaker launches off-road LED light bar

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powersportsbusiness.com - J.W. Speaker Corporation, a leading U.S.-based lighting firm specializing in innovative LED solutions for OEMs and the aftermarket, has expanded its series of off-road LED lighting to include a new...

UX Design and Service Design are growing ever closer

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clearleft.com - For the longest time I’ve maintained that Service Design was a specific discipline, distinct from UX Design. It’s true that they have a lot in common, like the way both fields approach problems thr...

Turn Your Business Blog into a Conversion Machine with These 8 Methods

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blog.crazyegg.com - After hearing everyone say, “Content is King!” you decide your website needs a new blog, or at the very least, you decide to revive an inactive one. But you shouldn’t have a blog just for the sake ...

How to Find and Create Stunning Images for your Blog

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lilachbullock.com - Content and social media marketing are essential parts of digital marketing nowadays, and images are a big part of both. In this post, I’ll go through all you need to know to easily find and create...

Report: New Zealand company selling surveillance tech to global spies

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mashable.com - A company headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand has played an integral role in global mass surveillance, according to a new report. Based on documents and emails leaked to The Intercept, Endace ha...

What to expect from Microsoft's big event on Wednesday

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mashable.com - Did you think we were done with tech events and you could just cruise on until Black Friday and the holidays? You wish! On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Microsoft is holding a big product announcement in New...

Home webcams used to attack Spotify and Twitter and other major sites recalled by manufacturer

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telegraph.co.uk - Home webcams and digital recorders hijacked in a massive cyber attack on the United States last week have been recalled by the manufacturer. Hackers used hundreds and thousands of devices to sprea...

Twitter switched its earnings to 4 a.m. Pacific Time...and the memes are flying

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uk.businessinsider.com - Twitter said in the press release that it was moving its earnings time "in response to analyst requests, to avoid overlapping with several other earnings announcements in the Internet sector schedu...

The 8 Core Drives of Gamification (#8): Loss & Avoidance

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yukaichou.com - (Below is a snippet of Gamification Book: Actionable Gamification – Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. If you like this blog post, you will LOVE the book.) For a video walk-through, check out...

Americans uneasy with IoT devices like those used in Dyn DDoS attack, survey finds

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techcrunch.com - A coordinated botnet attack effectively choked internet access to a large number of popular sites last week, and the attack itself was made possible in large part due to the spread of connected Int...

The Blockchain is the new Google

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techcrunch.com - The following is an excerpt from The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology by William Mougayar. In it, Mougayar waxes ecstatic about the future of ...

Mandatory arbitration restricts rights of ISP customers, says FCC Democrat

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arstechnica.com - Mandatory arbitration clauses are depriving customers of their rights and helping ISPs avoid serious punishment for actions that harm consumers, two Democratic officials from the Federal Communicat...

Facebook expands Safety Center to 50 languages, doubles down on bullies with 60 partners

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techcrunch.com - As Facebook, the social network with 1.7 billion users, has come under fire for how it has handled its editorial role as a “media” company, it is also trying to launch more ways for people to contr...

Apple Ships iOS 10.1 - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Apple today shipped iOS 10.1, a minor update to its flagship mobile OS. Key among the new features is Portrait mode for the Camera app on iPhone 7 Plus. And on that note, if you were holding out fo...

No creerás el tamaño y fuerza de esta súper araña

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telemundo.com - ● Un australiano captur├│ en video a una ara├▒a cargando un rat├│n muerto. ● Por el gran tama├▒o de la ara├▒a y su inusual fuerza, las im├ígenes se volvieron virales. ● Seg├║n el hombre que hizo el video,...

FTC complaint alleges Google, Disney & others profit from deceptive ads aimed at kids

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techcrunch.com - Consumer watchdog groups, CCFC, Public Citizen, and the Center for Digital Democracy, are again targeting the deceptive advertising practices of “influencer marketing” in a new complaint filed with...

Acer’s Swift 7 is a sleek ultrabook with a meager processor

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techcrunch.com - Like a barebones PC chassis, the Swift 7 has potential, but lacks a few integral pieces — like a backlit keyboard, for instance. Regardless, in all its grandeur as the (current) thinnest laptop in ...

7 Free Tools That Will Make You Insanely Productive at Work

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inc.com - With the exception of the one day each year when we turn our clocks back, no one has figured out how to add more hours to the day. Until that discovery is made, the best we can do is use the time w...

Smartwatch sales are tanking

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techcrunch.com - Maybe not everyone is convinced they need a smartwatch? According to a new industry report from IDC out this morning, smartwatch shipments experienced “significant” declines in the third quarter, a...

Android Pay expands its reach via new partnerships with Visa and MasterCard

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techcrunch.com - Google announced this morning two strategic partnerships with Visa and MasterCard aimed at expanding the reach of its mobile payments service, Android Pay. The company says that Android Pay users w...

LifeLock tries to regain consumers’ trust with a new credit card management app, Identity

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techcrunch.com - Identity theft protection company LifeLock is back today with the launch of a new mobile app designed for better credit card management, called Identity. The goal with the app is to offer consumers...

Movidius brings its computer vision tech to the world’s largest security camera maker

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techcrunch.com - Soon your security camera will be able to tell whether it’s the mailman at the door or a thief. Computer vision is opening up the capabilities of video surveillance technologies that give sensors t...

Brexit: Microsoft jacks up prices, SAP sees UK growth, and Adobe doesn’t blink

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arstechnica.com - The precipitous drop in the value of the pound caused by Brexit has led to rocketing prices for Microsoft's cloud and on-premise business services in the UK. From the start of next year, Microsoft'...

One day later, additional Nintendo Switch details dribble out

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arstechnica.com - That said, in the day since the Switch's coming-out party, a few tidbits of concrete information have dribbled out. Here's a quick round-up of what we now know: "The dock is not the main console un...

The Google Pixel: A 9-month dash to mold an HTC phone into a Google product

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arstechnica.com - The Google Pixel, Google's first-ever self-branded smartphone, is the best Android device you can buy. The origins of the device are something of a curiosity, though. Google stopped the Nexus line ...

Nintendo: Switch trailer may not show “actual game footage”

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arstechnica.com - Maybe we all shouldn't have gotten too excited about those games, however. Nintendo is now clarifying that users "shouldn't assume what you saw on the video represents actual game footage and furth...

Off-Page SEO: What It Is and How to Crack It

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ahrefs.com - I spent a couple of hours researching this question myself, and here’s my conclusion: There’s no straightforward definition of off-page SEO. I mean, many people equate “off-page SEO” with link buil...

How One Business is Using AR, Mobile and Social for Their Latest Halloween Campaign

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falcon.io - Tivoli Gardens – the idyllic 173-year-old amusement park in the heart of Copenhagen transports visitors to a new world every season. Lavishly decorated and the second oldest amusement park in the w...

How To Master The Digital First Impression [Infographic]

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socialmediatoday.com - It takes just 90 seconds for a potential employer to decide whether to give you the job, according to career experts – and these days, that first minute and a half is likely to be spent checking yo...

Elegant Physics (and Some Down and Dirty Linux Tricks) Threaten Android Phones

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wired.com - Even the biggest Luddite knows to download updates for his apps and phone. That ensures that the software isn’t vulnerable to easily avoided attacks. Research into a different type of vulnerability...

How to delete all of the search data Facebook keeps on you

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businessinsider.com - Facebook keeps track of your every move on its platform. Whether you’ve “Liked” a photo or commented on a post, rest assured the social giant is keeping tabs. (You can easily view your history of t...

Watch Google Pixel go through Durability and Drop Tests - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Moving on from the new LG V20 Zac Nelson subjected to a durability test last week, here is the new Google Pixel smartphone being featured in two videos. The first one is another series of Scratch, ...

Speed Test: Google Pixel XL versus Samsung Galaxy S7 edge - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Google Pixel XL, aside from its smaller sibling and the LG V20, is one of the latest premium flagships recently introduced in the market. Since the Note 7 is no longer a threat, the Google-bran...

uBreakiFix is Google Pixel’s official walk-in repair partner - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Having a good repair program for a newly-bought smartphone or tablet is probably not something that people look for when buying their new gadget, probably since we don’t want the thought of new dev...

Amazon overhauls Fire TV, Fire TV Stick UI, to come out end of the year - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - It’s been two and a half years since Amazon launched their Fire TV set-top box and in that time, so many things have changed when it comes to video streaming and casting. There are more players in ...

Samsung said to be rushing things and decisions - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’re still not done with the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung still hasn’t discovered the cause of those “exploding” batteries but its executives vowed to find out. It’s been a crazy two months for Samsung ...

Finalists Announced for 2016 Loyalty360 CX Awards

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prnewswire.com - "The Loyalty360 CX Awards have come to be respected as one of the top accolades in our industry," said Mark Johnson, CEO & CMO of Loyalty360. "These finalists are worthy of top praise for their com...

Customer Loyalty Mainstay Excentus Turns Sights to New Industry

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loyalty360.org - Already a respected name in customer loyalty, Excentus is ready to tackle a new challenge. The company announced last week that it would add the C-store vertical to its portfolio of loyalty solut...

BunchCut : Sort Large Volumes of Images Fast - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Nathalie du Preez”, CEO and Co-Founder of the London and New York based start-up “Bunchcut” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly ...

Render.st: An Easy to Use and Affordable Online Render Farm, with a Great Customer Support - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Render Street is an easy to use and affordable render farm for 3D projects with very good customer support. “Render Street” is a global provider of rendering services. Below is the full interview t...

Marketing Day: Holiday mobile purchases, local SEO & IBM's Watson

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marketingland.com - Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Don’t miss MarTech Europe next week. Hope to see you...

Pajap: A DIY Mobile Apps Service embedded with a New Technology that Allows you to Create Full Featured 100% Native and Hardware Accelerated Mobile Applications - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Pajap provides an innovative mobile service, which provides new routes in native mobile application development, end user experience and advertising methods. “Pajap” is a DIY mobile apps service wi...

Fripito : Up-To-Date Travel Guides - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Irma Stastova”, Marketing and Sales Manager of the Nevada- USA based start-up “Fripito” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that...