Dennis Masters

Dennis Masters

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The leading browsers,, Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari are taking steps to block videos that play automatically with sound on.Publishers will have to post videos that people actually want to watch by choosing to start them.Publishers will insist their actions are ongoing and not in reaction to anything Google and its ilk are doing, but many have become more nuanced about their autoplay video usage.Time Inc. has taken steps in the past year to more clearly label click-to-play videos on its sites including Real Simple and Travel + Leisure, with markers like play button icons or the word “watch.” With click-to-play videos, the publisher also has been testing GIFs that give the user a preview of the video itself before deciding whether to click.“In general, especially with the shift to mobile, optimizing the experience for users is probably one of the foremost things we can do.”The Washington Post has a team that can adapt advertisers’ ads to different screens and formats, such as sound-off or close-captioned in the case of video ads, and it has been experimenting to find the right balance between the ad and the user, whether it’s sound-off autoplay with captions, still images or text, said Jarrod Dicker, vp of commercial product and innovation at the Post.
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For just $1,000, it is possible for anyone to track multiple people within a 25 metre, with a 6-minute delay margin.Companies can track the location of phones with their ad networks, including personal information such as what apps are installed on target users' phones, according to a University of Washington study on mobile privacy.According to a report by the Wired, it is possible for anyone with an investment as low as $1,000 (£757.40) to spy with disturbing accuracy on people's phones through targeted advertisement networks.Researchers showed how simple it can be to correlate certain things based on demographics, location, and other personal details to make sensitive and sometimes startling discoveries about the user.The example mentioned in the report is of a 20-something male user who has a gay dating app installed in his phone.From there, it is possible to track which coffee shop the person has been to, his address, or even track which route they have used to get to work.
Finland
Viron sosiaaliministeriö on sopinut epäonnistuneen it-projektin korvauksista Tiedon ja Icefiren kanssa, virolainen ERR-media kertoo.Järjestelmän kehitys alkoi vuonna 2014 Tiedon ja Icefiren yhteistyöllä, mutta Icefire piti alusta asti ongelmaista hanketta mahdottomana.Loppuvuodesta 2015 lähtien Viron-Tieto on jatkanut hankkeessa yksin.Tieto maksaa ministeriölle 270 000 euroa korvauksia SKAIS2-projektista, jossa oli tarkoitus kehittää järjestelmä Viron sosiaaliturvaviranomaisten ja -viraston käyttöön.Korvausten kokonaissumma nousee jo 450 000 euroon.Joulukuussa 2016 Tieto maksoi jo 180 000 euroa korvauksia.
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Bara för att alla andra använder webbläsaren Chrome på sina Androidmobiler så måste inte du också göra det, skriver IDG News, och ger tio alternativa förslag.Som namnet anger ligger fokus på personlig integritet för den här webbläsaren.Det här kan till exempel vara en lösning om du inte vill att du som privatperson ska kunna kopplas ihop med dig som yrkesverksam.Yandex beskrivs som Rysslands svar på Google.Bland finesserna märks snabbare nedladdningar via långsamma anslutningar, genom komprimering och nedskalning av bilder.En funktion för nyhetsflöden som heter Zen är intressant.
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Heidi Klum has been telling us for years that in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day, you’re out.Be that as it may, most of us are too busy to keep track of fashion’s mercurial whims and don’t have closets that are constantly evolving to keep up with the latest trends.Luckily, there is another closet that can do that for you.Rent the Runway, which has been providing women with clothes for special occasions since 2009, is now launching a new monthly membership tier for $89 that will allow customers to rent not only formalwear, but everyday clothes like jeans, sweaters, and more.Called RTR Update, this new and relatively affordable subscription offer gives customers the ability to select four pieces every month from more than 200 of Rent the Runway’s top brands, including Tory Burch, DVF, Opening Ceremony, and others.This serves as an alternative to the RTR Unlimited plan the company launched last year, which costs $159 a month and now allows fashionistas to rent up to four items at a time with no monthly cap on how many items they can check out.
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Given the amount of data we go through on a daily basis, backup solutions have become essential for the everyday user.And while there are plenty of big-name cloud storage services out there, like Dropbox and Google Drive, you'd be hard-pressed to find a service as economical as Degoo Premium.Now on sale at a new price drop, you can get 2TB of lifetime backup storage for over 90 percent off the usual price.With Degoo Premium, you can enjoy 2TB of cloud storage to manage and share files online.You can utilize high-speed data transfers and store your precious data under 256-bit AES encryption.Plus, Degoo Premium performs backups on all your devices and replicates your backups for extra reassurance.
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Adobe is bringing Photoshop up to speed on a number of the latest imaging trends with Photoshop 2018.Announced on October 18 during Adobe Max, Photoshop 2018 includes 360 compatibility, support for the new HEIF format implemented by Apple in iOS 11 and others, and a handful of tools for graphic design, including brush smoothing and variable type.While 360 photos were supported in earlier versions, the ability to scroll around the entire view was lost, rendering the file into a rectangle.Now, 360 files can be imported using the spherical panorama options from the 3D menu options and exported through the same menu to maintain that scrolling format when sharing.The compatibility brings Photoshop tools, such as cloning and healing brushes for removing objects, into 360 photography.Typing a keyword into Photoshop’s search tool will also bring up Lightroom CC images thanks to the new Sensei search tool integrated into Lightroom CC.
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Members of the Windows Insider program have been able to use this latest iteration for a while now, but today's the day it will hit Windows Update for the masses.After a spate of issues around the Anniversary Update, which shipped in 2016, Microsoft took a more measured approach with the Creators Update.It took about five months for the previous update to reach two-thirds of machines, as the company rolled the operating system out first to systems known to be compatible, then expanded its reach to an ever larger range of hardware and software, and finally opened the floodgates and offered it to (almost) any Windows 10 machine.Again like the Creators Update, anyone who is impatient and wants to forcibly install the new version will be able to do so with the Update Assistant and Media Creation Tool when they get updated, presumably at some point today.The Fall Creators Update contains an almost random selection of new features and improvements.Because they're distributed and updated through the Store, their releases are somewhat synchronized with operating system updates anyway.
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Feedzai is announcing a $50 million Series C this morning led by an unnamed VC with additional capital from Sapphire Ventures.The six year old startup builds machine learning tools to help banks and merchants spot payment fraud.In today’s rapidly maturing world of fintech, Feedzai is trying to thread the needle between turnkey solution and customizable platform.With 60 clients including major financial institutions like Capital One and Citi, Feedzai remains optimistic that allowing savvy customers to build on top of its service is the key to longevity.This includes use cases where money is transacting between at least two parties.“Until now banks have used solutions based on verticals,” Nuno Sebastiao, co-founder and CEO of Feedzai, explained to me in an interview.
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If you’re in the business of opening locked doors for business or pleasure, it just got a little easier.Using a parametric file for SCAD, you can easily recreate a Kwikset key with a few keystrokes.Kwikset is particularly vulnerable because it has only five pins and five positions – 1 being not cut at all and 5 being cut very deeply.This means you can look at an image of a Kwikset key and estimate how deep or shallow a key cut is, then plug in those measurements into this CAD file and print a key in a few minutes.Having physical access to the key makes it even easier.The SCAD file also changes based on the entered values, following the geometry of the keying system precisely.
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Do you mean how you get your content seen by other people?If so, I like to bake this into the content creation itself.I will reach out to other people that could contribute so once it's published they will share.I decide which LinkedIn & FB groups I'll share it in and what hashtags I'll use on Twitter.Of course keywords and SEO go a long way as well in distribution so I definitely spend time researching that before writing as well.
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The latest version of iOS fixes several bugs, including one that caused a loss of touch functionality on a small subset of phones that had been repaired with certain third-party screens and had been updated to iOS 11."Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone 6S displays because they were not serviced with genuine Apple parts," the update reads."Note: Non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly.Apple-certified screen repairs are performed by trusted experts who use genuine Apple parts.See support.apple.com for more information."Jason Koebler writes via Motherboard: "This is a reminder that Apple seems to have the ability to push out software updates that can kill hardware and replacement parts it did not sell iPhone customers itself, and that it can fix those same issues remotely."
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Shocking news as the iPhone X turns out to be not some a perfect celestial representation of our ideal device, but just an actual thing made on Earth.Writing for the Forbes contributor network and monkey massage spa (it is unclear whether the monkeys are giving or receiving the massages), Ewan Spence says “New iPhone X Surprises Reveal Apple’s Flawed Vision.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Philip Speicher.)…Apple has worked to minimize the three distinct elements (front panel, back panel and chassis) into a single item.Has a similar sentence ever been written about another smartphone vendor?Please point to even one survey that backs up this unsupported claim.This is probably why Apple doesn’t use the word “bezel” anywhere on the iPhone X webpage.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in Pittsburgh Wednesday to announce a new five-year, $1 billion program to help close the global education gap.From a report: Part of the program was a new "Grow with Google" program to work with U.S. cities as well as a $10 million grant to Goodwill that will see Google employees working with the nonprofit to train people in digital skills.Why it matters: Google, along with Apple, Microsoft and other big tech companies, have all launched significant efforts in recent months to demonstrate their commitment to education and U.S. jobs.
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If you want to break into the fraternity of coders — and get paid for that expertise — then you should strongly consider making Python one of your first programming priorities.Python is easy to learn, easy to use, integrates well with other programming languages, and focuses on helping you finish your build.Those selling points also apply when you set up networks and network devices using Python.Now, you can learn how to make Python work for you, even if you’re a complete novice, with the Python Network Programming bundle.It’s available right now for only $24 from TNW Deals.This package includes three courses geared toward getting you up to speed on Python and all of its varied uses.
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The TomTom Go 5200 is a wonderful top-of-the-range sat nav that is a pleasure to use, with a bevy of additional features for the frequent driver.One thing that does take the edge off that price tag is the fact that both of these devices include lifetime subscriptions to all maps worldwide, all traffic update services, and speed camera alerts.We realise that up until this point we haven’t mentioned the actual navigation, but on the 5200 the basics are done so well it’s easy to forget them.The TomTom Go 5200 has a 5-inch touchscreen that sits neatly within a sleek plastic chassis.It feels solid in the hand, and the magnetic connection gives a reassuring click into a robust connection with the stand.This means that it will feel a lot like your smartphone to operate.
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A long-established liqueur, Tia Maria was popular with its existing older audience but wanted to engage with a younger demographic.Despite the global explosion in coffee culture and growth in consumption of alcoholic coffee-flavoured drinks - and the fact that Tia Maria is one of the few well-known drinks on the market that is literally made from coffee - Tia Maria simply wasn’t part of the conversation taking place online and in cocktail bars around the world.It quickly became apparent that a lot of Tia Maria branded communications, including the bottle, didn’t even include the word ‘coffee’, which obviously had an impact when it came to online search.At Mercieca our proposition is ‘integrated not complicated’.Our biggest digital task however was designing and building a fully responsive global website, featuring scrolling parallax, live social feeds, ‘how to’ cocktail videos and, most importantly, a considered approach to SEO that keeps Tia Maria part of the conversation going on online.Aligning with café culture, we also created an interactive Tia Maria café through Facebook Canvas taking fans through the bricks and mortar coffee shop journey.
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the Overload caused IT-the interference of the Swedish transport administration, which affected train services in large parts of the country during the morning.the Swedish transport administration's e-mails and website were also affected by saturation, writes the daily News.It is unclear whether it was a conscious so-called denial of service, or something else that caused the problem. "We are investigating it right now," says Ulrika Nilsson, Lokrantz, presskommunikatör at the Dmv, TT.During the night was the Swedish transport administration problems with the system for körordrar that tells the trains when they should be running.the System had to be run manually which led to delays of up to 40 minutes for some departures.
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GitHub announced a series of updates to its service today that are supposed to help users improve the way they manage the development of software.A new Dependency Graph will help customers better understand what code they rely on.It’s not unusual for one project to use an external piece of code to handle some piece of infrastructure that the developer didn’t want to replicate, and those dependencies sometimes stretch several layers deep.What that means is that developers could be relying on pieces of code without knowing it.If there’s a bug or something amiss with a project further upstream, it could impact the downstream code and cause problems.The Dependency Graph is supposed to help solve that and help better secure the resulting software as well.
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It’s the shocking truth about why hype marketing is ineffective!Find out how many exclamation marks we can fit into an introduction!
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