As the saying goes, when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade.Or in this case, when Samsung gives you Bixby, make your own app to remap the Bixby button to Google Assistant.After Samsung’s blocking update – which has also caused problems for multiple users with a “DQA keeps stopping” error message – the ability to remap the Bixby button went with it.Until a Redditor by the name of Dave Bennett came along.He decided to write a basic app to bypass Samsung’s blockade by simply launching Google Assistant over the top of Bixby whenever the button is pressed.As such, you’ll see a quick flash of Bixby before Assistant elbows it out of the way to give you its more useful feature set, you know, like actual voice commands.
The Federal Communications Commission voted today to eliminate price caps on broadband services for businesses, schools, libraries, and hospitals, known as Business Data Services (BDS).(As Motherboard noted, the Obama-era FCC pointed to research showing that 97 percent of BDS locations are served by just two providers, which doesn’t sound a lot like sufficient competition.)Without price caps and competition, incumbent providers can charge as much as they want to schools and libraries, who of course have been getting a free ride on providing internet to children for too long.Even freedom-loving Republicans like Sen. Tom Cotton asked the FCC to slow their roll on this proposal.This is just the latest of a truly impressive series of terrible decisions by Pai, all done with a smile on his face and the song of liberty in his heart.In just three months, he’s managed to fuck up a lot of stuff.
The Moto G5 was officially announced at MWC back in February.The smartphone, which is already available in quite a few markets across the world, is soon coming to Canada.You’ll be able to get it from Bell MTS, SaskTel, Videotron, and Virgin Mobile starting on May 3.The budget-friendly device will set you back $250.As a refresher, the Moto G5 is a mid-ranger and sports a 5-inch Full HD display.It is powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset and offers 16 GB of storage, which can be expanded with an additional 128 GB.
Pornhub wants to help you step your sexting game up and turn your dirty NSFW selfies into totally SFW nude pics – which is why the adult entertainment giant is launching its very own ‘Snapchat for nudes.’Available for free on the App Store and Google Play, Trickpics is a simple image manipulation tool that lets you cover up your genitalia with various Snapchat-esque stickers and graphic animations.The app currently offers over 15 filters to choose from, but Pornhub promises more are coming very soon.Here are a couple of examples in case your imagination fails you:While Trickpics works merely for image manipulation tasks, you can use the app to edit your nudes and then share them with friends and lovers via third-party messaging apps.The good thing is that the tool requires no registration, which means you can play with Trickpics as soon as you’ve downloaded it to your device.
War is breaking out of the confines of Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition.Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will hit the Xbox Store, Windows Store, and the Steam PC gaming service on Thursday, April 20, according to developer 343 Industries.Previously, you could only play this version if you owned the Ultimate Edition version of Halo Wars 2, which debuted for PC and Xbox One in February.By breaking out this version of the original game, Microsoft is giving a wider audience the opportunity to try the upgraded visuals and native support for Windows and Xbox One.This is also the most recent sign that Microsoft isn’t fully abandoning Steam as a service for selling its first-party PC games.Halo Wars: Definitive Edition supports Xbox Play Anywhere — a feature that enables you to buy a game once and play it on PC as long as you get it through one of Microsoft’s digital stores.But that feature doesn’t work if you buy it through Steam.But that’s the only thing that won’t work.“RTS fans on Steam will be excited to know that Halo Wars: Definitive Edition includes full support for Steam Achievements as well as a server browser, where anyone can create and host a game for others to search and join,” 343 Industries community manager Brian Jarrard wrote in a blog post.And clearly, many fans are going to want this game on Steam and won’t miss the Xbox Play Anywhere compatibility, and Microsoft isn’t hoarding the game to keep as a treasure exclusively for its own platforms.
Early hurricane seasonal outlooks have been issued and are calling for an "average to slightly below" average Atlantic hurricane season.The National Hurricane Center issues a cone to indicate information on track forecasts.The size of each circle is set so that two-thirds of historical official forecast errors over a 5-year sample fall within the circle.Over the years, I have seen quite a few misinterpretations of the cone by the public, media, and stakeholders.That is the similar logic to saying meteorologists are wrong because it rained when there was only a 20% chance of rain.In his 2013 blog, University of Miami tropical meteorology expert Brian McNoldy wrote,
Vi gillade Star Wars Battlefront när det begav sig.Trots att spelet saknade en kampanj för den som ville spela ensam roade Dice tolkning av rymdbataljerna i Lucasfilms universum kungligt.Vi fick ju trots allt episka strider i luftrummet ovanför snöklädda vidder, och inte minst tight spelmekanik.Under utvecklingen av Star Wars Battlefront 2 har den svenska spelstution Dice både etablerade Criterion och nystartade Motive Studios till sin hjälp.Förstnämnda lägger allt krut på fordon och rymdskepp, vilket på förhand känns som ett klokt val – med racingserien Burnout har Criterion visat hur duktiga man är på bilfysik.Den andra studion, Motive Studios, är ledda av Assassin's Creed-producenten Jade Raymond och fokuserar på spelets singleplayer (ja, denna gången kommer ett).
China’s Doogee smartphone maker will be the next (in a long line) of brands who hopes to build brand recognition with their own clone of the Xiaomi Mi Mix.Xiaomi’s Mi Mix has really had a lasting effect on Chinese phone makers.The bezel-less design of the phone really did grab the attention of many in the smartphone industry and gave smaller brands something to aim for.Doogee’s offering is the Doogee Mix, a name which the company says is derived from the words mini and max, we assume they mean minimal bezel and maximum screen, but we don’t know for sure.The Doogee Mix is actually a rather more upmarket phone than we are used to seeing from Doogee.Not only does this handset feature a cutting edge design but the hardware matches its flagship aspirations!Join GizChina on TelegramAccording to Doogee, the Doogee Mix will have an edge-to-edge AMOLED 5.5-inch display, Mediatek Helio P25 octa-core chipset, 6GB RAM, 128GB memory and even dual rear cameras!If you’re not convinced that the renders will really represent the final launch phone, then there are some real leaked photos of the Doogee Mix to look at.Pretty impressive isn’t it?Doogee intends to unveil the flagship Doogee Mix at the Global Sources Electronics show in Hong Kong which began earlier int he week.The company plans to show off the Mix alongside the Shoot X2 and Y6 Max 3d between April 18-21st.Let us know what you think of this latest Doogee phone in the comments below!Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
But, even with such accolades, controlling perception and protecting your brand in a world where anyone has the ability to put their opinion and videos online to reach millions is harder than ever.Since this can happen more often than not and is sometimes out of your control, here are some chronological actionable steps for when your company finds itself in a bad news cycle:Know what’s being talked about.Anticipate the hard questions you're going to be asked and how your answers could tie into current events.If it appears as if you are operating in a vacuum, you leave yourself subject to criticism.At the risk of losing the opportunity, she was very transparent with the reporter about the faux pas and what had occurred to make it a sticky situation.
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For years, advertisers have tolerated a big elephant in the room: the fact that their digital ads aren’t always appearing where they would want them to.But a recent exposé by The Times detailing how ads from major brand advertisers were being displayed alongside extremist videos on YouTube appears to have pushed advertisers over the edge.Here are seven ways advertisers can grab the bull by the horns and address the challenge of ensuring brand safety in a digital advertising marketplace that is big, complex and often lacking in transparency.According to a New York Times report, JPMorgan Chase recently reduced the number of ads its websites appear on.The early results suggest that the dramatic decrease won’t affect the efficacy of the company’s digital advertising efforts.According to JPMorgan Chase CMO Kristin Lemkau, “It’s only been a few days, but we haven’t seen any deterioration on our performance metrics.”
Samsung Galaxy S8 has yet to hit retailers' shelves, but it is already sparking a series of copycat devices.Past reports have suggested Apple could be about to mimic a key Samsung Galaxy S8 feature, and now Google is reportedly getting in on the act too.According to latest reports, Google is prepared to follow up the impressive Google Pixel, its first foray into smartphone manufacturing, with a second-generation device that packs a stunning, curved display.This would see it echo the Galaxy S8 which has a 5.8-inch panel that curves around both the left and right hand edges of the device.The report, which comes courtesy of South Korea's Electronic Times, claims Google will buy the innovative panels off Samsung's key rival, LG.It's been suggested that the search giant will pump a massive $880 million into LG's screen manufacturing business in order to acquire enough flexible screens for its next-gen flagship phone.
Inspired by /u/DaDaDaonald 's pretty solid SEO checklist, I spent some time pushing through and finished the email marketing walk-through I've been working on for the a little while.Essentially, I kept running into issues where I would have people asking me how to start email marketing or how to change their platforms and they would send me a link to an article that had 5 or so steps and left everything else out.I know that those authors try to break up their content for ad-revenue or subscriptions or whatever, and they want to lead people into the idea that email marketing is SO EASY!(now buy my service blah blah.)Well, frankly, setting up these processes ISN'T easy.It takes work, and I wanted to provide a single stop resource for someone to go from Nothing to Sending.
Heaven above Spotify's head office at Birger Jarlsgatan is gray.A father goes to the school with their two daughters.the Cyclists whizzing past on the bike path outside the entrance to the Swedish streamingbolagets headquarters.one by One arriving Spotify employees to the job, just as they have done so many Mondays in the past.Spotify's employees at the Stockholm office are greeted by a black flag with the green Spotifylogga, flying at half mast.He originally came from the Uk, but came to Sweden in 2008, according to data from the Swedish population register.
Every marketer, agency and media publication is talking about influencer marketing, and 2017 has been deemed as the gold rush year for the advertising approach.Approximately two-thirds of marketers are utilizing influencer marketing as a core strategy, and the rest have tried it and are looking to increase their spend, according to EmarketerThe influencer marketing industry is currently a crowded marketplace of options, potential partners and uncertain results.Start your influence marketing program by setting clear-cut objectives.The main program objectives should include awareness, engagement, sentiment and action.Awareness is characterized by campaign recall.
Rugged smartphones are getting increasingly popular, because living your mobile life without the constant fear of breaking your expensive companion is kind of empowering.Today we will take a look at in our opinion the 5 most interesting choices for waterproof smartphones available on the market for 2017.1.Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 PlusSamsung Galaxy S8 of course is the top one of this list thanks to its latest, superlative hardware , the evolution of design coming with 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch extra-tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio displays and tons of new features and advanced technologies.Galaxy S8 features IP68 certification making it water and dust resistant, which is the same as its previous generation the Galaxy S7, but you still need to be a bit careful while using it.Because if you accidently drop the phone onto the ground, the large screen of the phone might break and bite a big chunk out of your bank account in repairs.2.Sony Xperia XZSony is producing smartphones with IP68 rating for quite a long time and focus primarily to advertise the water resistance feature of their products.The Sony Xperia XZ is the latest flagship of Xperia family which was launched last year and features IP68 water and dust resistance.It comes with a 5.2-inch 1080P display, is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Do you ever wonder why most of your best ideas come to you in the shower?Have you ever pitched a new idea to watch it diluted or killed as it moves through the processes?Ever wanted to know how Walt Disney came up with the idea for a Disneyland or how Netflix completely revolutionized the movie rental industry?Or perhaps found yourself amazed at how some brands develop killer insights that enabled them to break into major new categories.Building on over 25 years of experience with The Walt Disney Co. around the globe, most recently as Vice President of Innovation & Creativity, Duncan will lead an immersive, engaging forum that will not only answer these questions, but leave you with the tools to take on your own challenges in new and different ways that deliver tangible results.
With their low-cost smartphones making loud noise in the Indian smartphone market, Xiaomi are well on their way to forget about their previous setbacks.The company recently launched the Redmi 4A in the country, which is yet another budget phone.It’s seen as a cheaper alternative to the Redmi 3S that was announced a few months earlier.All of this seems to have done Xiaomi’s brand value no damage.According to a recent survey, Xiaomi is now the most preferred smartphone brand in the country.Join GizChina on TelegramA survey was conducted on 2,000 users which revealed that 26 percent were interested in purchasing a Xiaomi as their next Android phone.This means that Xiaomi beat brands like Samsung, Lenovo and Motorola to grab the 1 position.It remains to be seen if Xiaomi manages to recreate the feat for higher priced phones.To be fair to the company, it’s certainly something worth celebrating.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
Used car trading platform DaSouChe receives USD 180 M in Series D roundDaSouCheFounder: Yao JunhongFounded in: 2012Financing status: RMB 12 billion (USD 180 million) Series D financing in 2017DaSouChe is a used car trading platform that aims to build a transparent secondhand car trading platform for customers in the online-to-offline mode.It provides customers with secondhand car information online, and its offline stores provide customers with professional trading, financing and insurance services.A Beijing company founded in 2012, it is based on big data technology and financing services with more than 510,000 cars traded on this platform.The sum of business transactions amount to RMB 69.6 billion in 2016.DaSouChe raised USD 100 million Series C financing round led by Alibaba Group’s financial service affiliate Ant Financial and car rental service provider Ucar.This Series D round was led by Warburg Pincus.DaSouChe will use this fund to improve its trading and financing technology.Power bank rental startup Laidian receives USD 20 M in Series A roundLaidianPhoto from PixabayFounder: Yuan BingsongFounded in: 2014Financing status: RMB 138 million (USD 20 million) Series A financing in 2017Laidian is a power bank rental startup that focuses on providing an alternative for those who cannot charge their mobile phones while they are outside the home and office after 5 p.m.
Ask and you shall receive.Maybe.Women applying for technology jobs are offered lower salaries than men for the same role 63 percent of the time, according to a new report.And on average, they’re offered 4 percent less, with some firms even proposing up to 50 percent less, according to San Francisco-based tech-jobs platform Hired.“This pay gap is likely the result of a number of factors,” said Hired’s “2017 Women, Work, and the State of Wage Inequality” report.“These might include unconscious bias during the interview process, and compensation policies that determine a candidate’s salary based on what he or she was previously making, rather than the market rate for that individual’s skills and years of experience.“Long term, these kinds of biases during the hiring process may contribute to the gender disparity we see in the tech industry, like the fact that women are twice as likely as men to leave the space.”Also, slightly more than half the time, companies interviewed only men for a particular role — but interviewed only women just 6 percent of the time, according to Hired.Negotiations over salary generally favor men, Hired reported.The company compared initial salary offers made at the start of the interview process with final salary offers made after all interviews and negotiations are finished.The negotiations widened the salary-offer gap to 5 percent from 4 percent, Hired said.“Even when women do negotiate, they are less likely than men to be successful,” the report said.But amid the reporting on what can seem in Silicon Valley to be an intractable problem, some good news shone through.Hired’s 2016 report found women being offered lower pay than men for the same job 69 percent of the time, so there’s been a 6 percent improvement.And the report suggested that part of the reason women are offered lower salaries than men is that they ask for less.“For 69 percent of the roles for which both a man and a woman were given an initial offer, women set their preferred salary less than men,” according to the report.“Women asked for an average of 4 percent less than men, though this number rose to as much as 80 percent in some cases.”However, perhaps because of attention given in recent years to gender disparities in tech, early-career tech women tended to ask for higher pay than their male counterparts, the report said.“Looking specifically at women with less than one year of experience, we see that they ask for an average of 4 percent more money than men, and are ultimately offered an average of 8 percent more,” the report said.