The Future of Tech, News and making sense of it all!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

21 Dos And Don’ts Of Band Website Design - MTT - Music Think Tank

Shared by
Dave Kusek




www.musicthinktank.com - This post was written by Allison Sharpe and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. The band is getting along. Songs are great. Gigs calendar is filling up. Now you just need to get people to not…

Nokia 2 Promises 2 Days of Battery Life - Thurrott.com

Shared by
Paul Thurrott





www.thurrott.com - It’s been a while since I’ve covered HMD’s Nokia-branded Android handset efforts, but this one deserves a look: It just announced the Nokia 2, a low-end smartphone that promises two days of battery l…

Google and Amazon are spearheading a quiet gadget revolution, and it's going to put pressure on Apple most of all

Shared by
Tamara Dull





www.businessinsider.com - The Google Pixel 2 smartphone relies on artificial intelligence, not cutting-edge specs, to make its sales pitch to customers. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Way back in 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon…

Internet of things definitions: A handy guide to essential IoT terms

Shared by
Tamara Dull





www.networkworld.com - There’s an often-impenetrable alphabet soup of protocols, standards and technologies around the Internet of Things. Here’s our attempt to wipe away some of the fog, in the hopes of making the languag…

Google, others showcase emoji cheeseburger construction faux pas

Shared by
Ars Technica





arstechnica.com - While much of the Internet spent the weekend wondering which Trump associate was about to be indicted or freaking out about various sports ball home runs, there was another fervor brewing—albeit one …

Facebook denies eavesdropping on your conversations to target ads

Shared by
TweetSmarter





thenextweb.com - There’s been talk for at least a couple of years about whether Facebook ‘listens’ to your conversations and anything you say out loud through your phone to learn what you’re interested in and then br…

What is FTP and how do you use it with WordPress? (YouTube Video)

Shared by
Webdesigner Depot





winningwp.com - One of the things that separates (and frees) WordPress from the majority of its closest rivals is the ability to access the server on which it’s installed. Why would you want to do this? Well, to upl…

Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader (a lot of) money can buy

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - A few years ago, the premium e-reader was an oxymoron. For Amazon, Kobo and Barnes and Noble, tablets were the clear high end of the reading market, with color touchscreen and full app stores. For a …

Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of business networking site LinkedIn is starting to pay off – at least in terms of product integrations that make sense. The company today announced that LinkedI…

Google’s Fast Pair feature starts arriving on non-Pixel Android phones

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - In the avalanche of news that was Google’s Pixel 2 event last month, the company kind of glossed over the Fast Pair feature. Understandably so — it had a lot to get through at the event. And besides,…

I feel like I know these computer-generated celebrities already

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - If there’s one thing this Earth of ours is short on, it’s celebrities. I mean, if there were enough, why would they keep making them? We need the help of our computer friends. Luckily they are obligi…

Unroll.Me brings its email management app to Android

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Android users will now be able to battle junk mail and manage their email subscriptions using the new Android app from Unroll.Me. To be clear, anyone with a smartphone could get the benefits of the s…

Microsoft will launch a Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced in December

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Microsoft today announced that in December it will launch a Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced support to its business customers. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate VP for Windows devices, made t…

EVE Valkyrie developer CCP Games goes cold on VR

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - In another sign of scales majorly falling off of eyes where VR is concerned, games developer CCP Games — which made an big early bet on virtual reality gaming — is pulling the plug on two of its stud…

Building the best possible driver inside Waymo’s Castle

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Waymo has been very protective of its testing process in past, but recently it started opening up – likely as a bid to help get the public more comfortable with self-driving vehicle technology as it …

Microsoft launches a revamped version of Mixer into beta

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Microsoft today announced the launch of a new beta version of its mobile gameplay streaming app, Mixer, for both iOS and Android. The company says the new app features an entirely different codebase …

Nielsen will use Gracenote’s smart TV data for ad targeting

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Nielsen is expanding the its Marketing Cloud by plugging in smart TV viewership data from Gracenote. Kelly Abcarian, senior vice president of product leadership at Nielsen, explained that the goal is…

Congress grills Facebook, Twitter, Google on shells hiding election meddlers

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - How can Internet giants know that innocent-seeming US shell companies aren’t actually vehicles for malicious foreign actors to buy ads to interfere with elections? The short answer is they can’t, and…

Gaming accessories firm Razer to raise up to $550M in Hong Kong IPO

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Razer, the U.S.-Singapore firm that produces PCs and peripherals for gamers, is set to raise as much as $550 million from its Hong Kong IPO after it revealed its price range. The company first filed …

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds gets XB1 release date, PC “1.0” launch window

Shared by
Ars Technica





arstechnica.com - The landing date for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One is now official: December 12. The white-hot PC shooter game will land on all Xbox One consoles that day in the paid "Xbox Game Preview" …

Verizon asks FCC to preempt any state privacy or net neutrality law

Shared by
Ars Technica





arstechnica.com - Verizon has asked the Federal Communications Commission to preempt any state laws that regulate network neutrality and broadband privacy. The FCC's Republican majority is on course to overturn two-ye…

Harman Kardon Invoke review: Cortana isn’t too comfortable in the home yet

Shared by
Ars Technica





arstechnica.com - The voice assistant most of us overlook is the one that is available to more than 500 million of us on Windows PCs. Microsoft's Cortana has been sequestered in laptops and desktops for too long, but …

WatchOS 4.1 brings Wi-Fi toggle, Apple Music, and Radio streaming

Shared by
Ars Technica





arstechnica.com - The latest software update for the Apple Watch, watchOS 4.1, is now available for all users to download. The update brings a slew of promised features to the new Series 3 Watch, including Apple Music…

Star Wars: Battlefront II changes its loot box plans... but is it enough?

Shared by
Ars Technica





arstechnica.com - Ahead of Star Wars: Battlefront II's launch in a few weeks, its publisher EA posted an announcement on Tuesday. "We've listened to your feedback," the post begins, and the rest of the update about th…

How to Gain 100k Monthly Twitter Impressions

Shared by
Joel Comm





www.jeffbullas.com - Twitter offers a chance for brands to actively engage and interact with audiences in 140 characters or less. To say that it’s an effective method of reaching out to people would be an understatement …

A Guide to Winning at Mobile Marketing in a Connected World | MarTechExec

Shared by
Joel Comm





martechexec.com - Mobile marketing refers to any promotional/marketing activity communicated through a mobile device such as a smartphone. Mobile marketing allows marketers to reach their audience while they are on th…

The meaning of AMP

Shared by
Webdesigner Depot





adactio.com - Ethan quite rightly points out some semantic sleight of hand by Google’s AMP team: But when I hear AMP described as an open, community-led project, it strikes me as incredibly problematic, and more t…

The internet's historical archive wants to build a back up site in Canada to protect itself from Donald Trump

Shared by
Reg Saddler





www.businessinsider.com - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Not involved in the Internet Archive's plan. Chris Wattie/Reuters Donald Trump won't be sworn in as US President until January, but one major internet organiza…

OnePlus 5T will have better cameras, sample portrait shown off

Shared by
Android Community





androidcommunity.com - So there will be a new OnePlus phone? Looks like the OnePlus 5T that has been leaked a couple of weeks ago and believed to come with a larger 18:9 display is almost ready. This new variant also dropp…

Pandora brings highly-curated Featured Playlists

Shared by
Android Community





androidcommunity.com - If you’re the kind of person who is too lazy to create playlists and would like for music streaming services to just come up with highly-curated ones, then the new Featured Playlists from Pandora may…

Essential Phone update brings KRACK patch, better touch response

Shared by
Android Community





androidcommunity.com - The Essential Phone isn’t only getting a new color or a discounted price. Andy Rubin’s new baby is also receiving a software update that brings a patch for KRACK vulnerability, enhancements to touch …

Nokia 8 receives the teardown treatment

Shared by
Android Community





androidcommunity.com - We knew the Nokia 8 is about to be opened. It has already passed Zack Nelson’s Durability Test. We noted it is strong enough to stand the test of time as it is solidly built as in the traditional Nok…

HC U11 Life specs leaked yet again

Shared by
Android Community





androidcommunity.com - The HTC U11 Life is launching soon. The mid-range variant will be announced on November 2 and not the HTC U11 Plus that we’ve also been anticipating for. Much has been said about this smartphone and …

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Shared by
TweetSmarter





www.npr.org - Earlier this month, the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children. The device, called Aristotle, looked similar to a baby monitor with a ca…

7 Tips to Get The Most From Your Marketing Efforts on Twitter

Shared by
Greg Wilson





www.binkd.com - Many brands are now using social media as a medium to share and broadcast their messages and promotions to a larger audience and; why not, as most people are now getting their news and information ab…

What Does Amazon-Whole Foods Partnership Mean for Loyalty Marketers?

Shared by
Loyalty360





www.loyalty360.org - When Amazon acquired Whole Foods earlier this year in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, it certainly enlightened many loyalty marketers as to the clear convergence of the…

Customers as Brands – Are You Loyal to Me?

Shared by
Loyalty360





www.loyalty360.org - What would you expect from a customer who has 2,000 followers on Instagram or more than 50,000 views on YouTube? Is she someone you would expect to be a loyal customer? If your answer is yes, think a…

Understand the Goal of Each Loyalty Program and Its Targeted Customers

Shared by
Loyalty360





www.loyalty360.org - Chris Yanko, director of marketing and sales support for Xeikon, talked to Loyalty360 about several topics connected to customer loyalty, including the biggest challenges brands face today. What are …

Meet the lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter set to testify before Congress

Shared by
Jeanette JOY Fisher





www.recode.net - Congress is set to grill Facebook, Twitter and Google this week for more information about how their respective platforms were used by Russian sources to try and sway last year’s U.S. election. Recod…

Ekayan: A web based app for people to find out what their friends think about them, and get recognized for what's admirable about them - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas





www.start-ups.co - Ekayan is a catalogue of people’s qualities. “Ekayan” facilitates you to anonymously admire your friends, and know what your friends think about you. Below, is the full interview that we have conduct…

Label 59: A Web-Based Application that Requires No Coding Skills and That Helps you to Label Anything Interactively on your Own in Minutes - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas





www.start-ups.co - Label 59 is a web application that helps you to label anything interactively on your own in minutes. It is ideal for creating engaging presentations that have interactive labels attached to them. “La…

Talk.io A New Way To Meet People - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas





www.start-ups.co - Today, we had a quick overview with Mr. ‘Tomasz Dominiak'; Project Manager / CEO of Talk.io in Warsaw. Talk.io (http://www.talk.io) is a new product designed for anyone who wants to break free from …

SPI 137: A Product Launch Sequence That Works—How to Create a 3-Part Video Series with Amy Porterfield

Shared by
Pat Flynn





www.smartpassiveincome.com - This week, I’m joined by none other than Amy Porterfield! You might know Amy for her social media strategies or from her podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, where she dishes out the insight and expe…

Microsoft Reveals What's New in Office 365 This Month - Thurrott.com

Shared by
Paul Thurrott





www.thurrott.com - The October 2017 additions to Office 365 include several cloud-powered features that can help save you time and produce better results, Microsoft says. But before getting to the features, there’s som…

Microsoft Announces New Mixer App for Android, iOS - Thurrott.com

Shared by
Paul Thurrott





www.thurrott.com - Microsoft has announced a brand-new Mixer app for Android and iOS. It is available now in beta form. “We’re thrilled to share the next step for Mixer on mobile – a completely new app for Android and …

You Can Go An Hour Without Email · The Sales Blog

Shared by
Wayne Mansfield





thesalesblog.com - The email inbox. It’s a place for other people’s priorities and their requests of you. Eliminating one email by, say, replying to it with an answer, is almost guaranteed with 100 percent certainty to…

Woman Sues Sephora, Says Store Trial Lipstick Gave Her Herpes

Shared by
Chris From Wisconsin





sputniknews.com - The plaintiff's lawsuit reports that the woman contracted the herpes virus, also known as the virus that causes cold sores, after using one of the "common use" lipsticks. The woman, who chose not to …

Analyst on Russia Probe: US Tech Giants 'Coming Out Because of Public Outcry'

Shared by
Chris From Wisconsin





sputniknews.com - While US tech giants claim that Russia tried to undermine last year's presidential election, with Twitter banning ads from RT and Sputnik, and Facebook talking about "Russian disinformation" spread o…

TPS Consulting


Computers, Technology and the Future!