Gmail Can Now Convert Text To Interactive Links (whenever phone numbers, addresses or emails are detected)

September 19, 2017

Gmail on the web, Android and iOS can now convert text to interactive links whenever a phone number, address or email is detected. If a phone number is detected in Gmail, you can now click on the phone number and the default phone app will launch to initiate the call. If a postal mailing address is detected in Gmail, you can now click on the address and Google Maps will be launched. If an email address is detected in Gmail, you can now click on the email address and the default email app will launch. The objective of this new feature is to save you time from having to copy/paste this information from one application to another.


SOURCE: G Suites Updates Blog


Top Ten Mobile Apps By Penetration Of App Audience

August 25, 2017

Based on a comScore report, you can see that Facebook based and Google based apps dominate the charts. comScore is a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. You can read more about this report by clicking on the source link below.

SMost popular apps in the United States, Summer 2017


SOURCE: AfterDawn – These are the top apps in the United States


Keep In Mind CodePlex Is Shutting Down On December 15, 2017

June 19, 2017

CodePlex is (soon to be “was) a Microsoft hosted site for open-source software projects. They will be shutting down completely on December 15, 2017. If you are a developer at CodePlex you are most likely already aware of this matter and have taken the steps to take to migrate your projects. If you are like me, who enjoys using (and testing) some of the software that has been posted there (over the past 11 years), you are going to miss CodePlex.  Appears, if the developers opt to, they can migrate their projects to GitHub.

Almost 11 years after we created CodePlex, it’s time to say goodbye. We launched CodePlex in 2006 because we, like others in the industry, saw a need for a great place to share software. Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of amazing options come and go but at this point, GitHub is the de facto place for open source sharing and most open source projects have migrated there.

SOURCE: Brian Harry’s blog – Shutting down CodePlex


It’s Hard To See This As Anything But A Major Loss For Consumers – The Verge

March 28, 2017

Over the years I have encouraged people in the world of computer information technology to ALWAYS protect your data and your privacy. Today I have been reading numerous articles from numerous tech sites who are not happy with the decision where Congress cleared the way for internet providers to sell your web browsing history. It has now cleared the Senate AND the House and is heading to the President’s desk for his signature. I encourage you to visit the source link below to learn more about this.

It’s hard to see this as anything but a major loss for consumers…

Source: Congress just cleared the way for internet providers to sell your web browsing history – The Verge


NEW – Tech News Page (updated daily)

January 4, 2017

Yesterday I revamped the Downloads page and today I revamped the Tech News page. The page consists of news feeds from numerous reputable commercial information technology sites that many of us are familiar with. These feeds update on a daily basis. If you hover your mouse pointer over a news story, a floating description of the story will appear. Beware, the feed list is very, very long… I personally plan to use this page to conveniently perform a “fast read” of the tech news that is currently out there…

 

 


Washington Post Releases A Google Chrome Plug-In Designed to Fact Check Trump’s Twitter Posts

December 17, 2016

I wonder WHY???

Washington Post released a Chrome plug-in on Friday designed to fact-check posts from a single Twitter account.

Source: Washington Post automatically inserts Trump fact-checks into Twitter | Ars Technica


Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?

July 3, 2016

Came across an interesting article that I felt compelled to share, that indicates that “Looking At Your Phone In Bed May Cause Weight Gain”. I encourage you to read this article and comment below whether you think your smartphone is making you fat. 

It turns out that the type of light emitted by your smartphone is messing up the normal hormones in your body that help you fall asleep. You may think that the only downside to this may be feeling a little groggy in the morning after a late night, but that isn’t the only problem. Browsing your phone in bed may be making you gain weight. The details are pretty incredible…  READ MORE

Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?