Google Assistant gets fun with 50 new family games, activities, and stories

Google Assistant gets fun with 50 new family games, activities, and stories
Pixel 2 XL Assistant

Google Assistant is quickly becoming the most indispensable tool in our lives. With calls, reminders, routines, voice recognition, and a variety of devices, Google Assistant is like a member of the family, always ready to help when called upon. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t know how to have fun.

An update rolling out to Google Assistant today unlocks more than 50 new games, activities, and stories just in time for the end-of-the-year holidays. While they’re specifically designed for families and kids, anyone can join in on the fun, which includes popular games such as musical chairs, trivia, and freeze dance. Among the new things you can ask Google Assistant are:
  • Play space trivia.
  • Talk to Everyday Heroes.
  • Help me with my homework.
  • Play Mickey Mouse Adventure.
  • What’s My Justice League Super Hero?
  • Play Sports Illustrated Kids Trivia.
  • Tell me a story.
  • Tell me the story of the not-so-scaredy cat.
  • Play Strangest Day Ever.
Or if you can’t decide, just say, “OK Google, Abracadabra” to start a random activity of Google Assistant’s choosing.


Along with the new kid-friendly activities is a new way for children to interact with Google Assistant. Now children under 13 who are hooked up with Family Link can get their own personalized Assistant experience (managed by their parents, of course). And Voice Match will be able to identify when your child is talking and deliver the appropriate content.
Google Assistant’s new activities will be rolling out starting today to all Google Home devices and eligible phones.


Why this matters: Google Assistant is the glue that holds all of Google’s products together. While it has had some serious hardware issues lately with the Pixel 2 XL’s display and Google Home Mini’s touch controls, it’s still leading the industry on the AI front. While the Made by Google devices might get all of the attention, it’s the software and services that are most important. And updates like these, however small, will keep it at the head go the pack.


This story, "Google Assistant gets fun with 50 new family games, activities, and stories" was originally published by PCWorld.
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New Firefox Runs Like a Rabbit

New Firefox Runs Like a Rabbit
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New version releases of browsers don't get the buzz they used to get, but Firefox Quantum is an exception.

The latest version of the Mozilla Foundation's browser, released Tuesday, is all about performance. Firefox is twice as fast as it was a year ago, Mozilla claimed. It is not only fast on startup -- it remains zippy even when taxed by multitudes of tabs.


"We have a better balance of memory to performance than all the other browsers," said Firefox Vice President for Product Nick Nguyen.


"We use 30 percent less memory, and the reason for that is we can allocate the number of processes Firefox uses on your computer based on the hardware that you have," he told TechNewsWorld.

$1M Experience on $300 Laptop

The performance improvements in Quantum could be a drink from the fountain of youth for many Firefox users' systems. "A significant number of our users are on machines that are two cores or less, and less than 4 gigabytes of RAM," Nguyen explained.


The performance boost could be appealing to other users too.








"We have a great browser for you, even if you don't have the latest computer," Nguyen said. "We see a huge opportunity for people with (US)$300 laptops to have a great modern experience."
The target audience for Quantum is likely owners of older PCs who are feeling the most pain at the moment, said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.


"The current generation of advanced browsers are pretty resource-intensive, which slows down machines and creates lags that users find really annoying," he told ICICT Nigeria.


In addition to improvements under the hood, Mozilla redesigned Firefox's user interface.
"We call this initiative 'Photon,' and its goal is to modernize and unify anything that we call 'Firefox,' while taking advantage of the speedy new engine," wrote Mark Mayo, senior vice president of Firefox, in an online post.


"To create Photon, our user research team studied how people browsed the Web," he explained. "We looked at real-world hardware to make Firefox look great on any display, and we made sure that Firefox looks and works like Firefox regardless of the device you're using."


Fortuitous Timing?

In addition to announcing Quantum's release, Mozilla on Tuesday said it had made Google its default search provider in the United States and Canada.


Revenues from that partnership should benefit Mozilla.


"Hopefully, it will help enable them to continue their development efforts and build on the Quantum engine," said Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research.


Mozilla's release of Quantum was a defensive move, he told ICICT Nigeria. "It's to prevent further erosion of the Firefox user base, which has taken a strong hit over the past few years."
Quantum could do more for Mozilla than just prevent Firefox defections, maintained Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT.


"Quantum seems to be designed to bring former users, who mostly abandoned Mozilla for Google Chrome, back to Firefox," he told ICICT Nigeria.


"Quantum's arrival also coincides with what seems like increasing disaffection among both users of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge," King added. "In other words, there couldn't be a better time for Mozilla to introduce a spiffy new browser. "

Tough Browser Market

Even with performance advantages, Quantum will find it difficult to grab browser share from leader Chrome, which owned about 47 percent of the desktop market as of last month, according to numbers from NetMarketShare.


With 6.53 percent of the market, Firefox was a distant third, behind Microsoft Internet Explorer with 12.52 percent.


"The new Firefox Quantum is considerably faster, which was a major problem for the old Firefox," said Greg Sterling, vice president of strategy and insight for the Local Search Association.
"Compared with Chrome, the old Firefox was just too slow, so this is a real improvement," he told ICICT Nigeria.


"The challenge will be to win back users who defected to Chrome -- beyond those philosophically opposed to Google," Sterling said. "I suspect we'll see some incremental improvement in Firefox's market share, but this launch isn't going to change things dramatically."

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You can now try out apps before downloading them in the Play Store

You can now try out apps before downloading them in the Play Store
Some time ago last year, Google released an official announcement of Android Instant Apps. This Android Instant apps work in such a way that you can test your apps before the conventional download we know of. This was excellent as many of us always love tasting the garri, the groundnut and suya we buy beforehand. And Google giving us this opportunity is an excellent continuity of the indigenous culture of tasting first before purchase.
Developers exploring this Android Instant apps will squeeze their apps into packages with smaller capacity. This way you can test them having a taste of them without having to download them. So say if you happen to come across a random app, you don’t get to download it hurriedly without a confirmation of the quality of what you are getting into your phone.
Now, Google is executing its promise. These apps termed “Apps to Try Now” have now been rolled out to PlayStore. These apps can be instantly used by the user without the need for the normal download medium we know. So after having a sample experience of what the app is about and you probably don’t like saw, you can simply ignore the app and move on with your normal life. You are not uninstalling anything or flushing anything out of your phone.
For now, the apps to try out for free are quite limited but Google hopes more developers will eventually gain access to this platform, we don’t know yet if this service of tasting before pay would be extended to paid apps as well. All the same, this is a very big step for us!
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Apple has a secret version of iTunes with the App Store inside

Apple has a secret version of iTunes with the App Store inside
Back in September, Apple has cleansed App Store from the iTunes for Mac, as well as the iTunes for PC. The sad thing about this was that Apple didn’t inform the public before proceeding to carve the App Store out from the iTunes of those devices. This was even sadder considering that iTunes 12.7 wasn’t really as bloated as its predecessors.
Those who are obsessed with the bloated versions of iTunes now have a consolation, however. Apple without much fanfare made available a distinct version of iTunes available for download. This is the iTunes 12.6.3 retains most of the beloved previous functionalities like iBooks, ringtones and most affectionally the App Store. You can download and install it readily on your Mac or your PC.
One good thing about this special version is that if you happen to install this one, you will not get the prompt to update to iTunes 12.7 or more recent versions. This iTunes 12.6.3 is also lovingly compatible with iOS 11, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and the iPhone 8 as well.
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Download Easy URL Shortener With Analytics – PHP MySQL Script For Free

Download Easy URL Shortener With Analytics – PHP MySQL Script For Free
Easy URL Shortener With Analytics - PHP MySQL
URL Shortener With Analytics
This is simple and easy to use URL Shortening script. Most like Google URL Shortening along with some features like adfly. Making Short URL is made simple with Ajax Based URL Shortening. The main advantage of this script is that you can generate unique analytic URL for each short URL. This will show you how many hits the URL received and also you can see the browsers, Operating systems and Referral URLs. With user friendly Charts, user can understand analytic very easy. Also you can advertise in the Short URL which you can manage from backend CMS (admin area).

Easy URL Shortener is a simple and easy to use URL Shinking System. This is complete solution for Analytic Based Shortening for Advertising through giving some good service to your clients to shorten their URLs. This system is made very simple for any programmer can develop further to his requirement. Also the theme is very simple boostrap and URL Shortening is AJAX Based. Users of this script will like this because of the simple Admin Area, where you can manage almost everything you need to do with front end.

There are sample pages for About us, Contact us, Privacy Policy etc. Analytic are based on inbuilt function and not Google Analytic or any other third part tool is used to get clicking statistics. So this is also kind of analytic tool for users.

Features

  • Bootstrap based Responsive Designs
  • URL Shortening in few seconds
  • Unique Short URL for Analytic
  • No Registration required to users to use this
  • Chart Based nice and simple analytic
  • Manage Ad Skip time or Switch off ads from backend
  • Managing Ad link or Ad Manager Location
  • FAQ and FAQ Management at backend
  • Manage Admin Users
  • Download or View Detailed Statistic Data Sheet at backend
  • PHP (PHP 5 and PHP 7) and MySQL Based

Requirements

  • PHP 5 or 7
  • MySQL

Instructions

  • Login to admin area using http://yourdomain.com/admin/
  • Enter default username and password (administrator, admin)
  • Setup your Categories, Pages and other setting at Settings Tab
  • You're ready to add news articles
  • Enjoy.
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Email Marketing Web Application PHP Script.

Email Marketing Web Application PHP Script.
Acelle is a self hosted, full-featured, easy to use Email Marketing Web Application written in PHP that lets you send high-volume marketing emails via your own server or through other email service provider.
Install Acelle on your own web server and you can use marketing/transaction emails without any limitation. You can get rid of expensive email services like Mailchimp, ActiveCampaign… as now you can have full control over the entire system of your own. Acelle can be configured to send email through your own SMTP servers like Postfix, Exim, Sendmail or Qmail. It can also integrate with other email service providers like Mailgun, SendGrid, SparkPost, ElasticEmail or Amazon SES.
Acelle is also designed as a SaaS platform, allowing you to manage and sell your email services to the others.

 

Complete lists & subscribers management

Manage lists & subscribers easily with Acelle:
  • Mass import subscribers from Excel or CSV
  • Single/double opt-in support
  • Custom subscribe/unsubscribe confirmation page
  • Autoresponder for subscriber welcome/goodbye emails
  • List segmentation support

Delivery tracking & statistics reporting

Track delivery of every single email sent out from Acelle. You can always find out whether or not your emails reach subscribers’ inbox. Opens / clicks / bounces / complaints are automatically recorded and are visualized using interactive charts & data table. Acelle’s different types of report give you lots of valuable information to help you improve your campaigns going forward.



Easy integration with SMTP or 3rd services

Acelle can be configured to send email directly from your own SMTP server so that you can now get away from expensive email services like Mailchimp, ActiveCampaign, etc. Install Acelle on your server and you have control over the whole system from front-end web to the sendmail backend. You have unlimited access to any functionality.
Acelle also comes with built-in support for sending email from 3rd service providers like Amazon SES, SendGrid, Mailgun, ElasticEmail, SparkPost or any SMTP service provider.



Automation & Auto-responder features allow you to automatically or conditionally send email campaigns to your list or individuals in response to several types of events:
  • List subscription
  • List unsubscription
  • Subscriber’s birthday
  • Subscriber’s custom criteria. i.e. quota exceeding, balance falling below minimum, package plan expiration, etc.
  • More…
You can also configure the application to automatically follow up an email when it is opened / clicked by the recipient. Just setup your Automation/Auto-responder once and have emails automatically sent for you.

Quick & easy RESTful API

Acelle provides RESTful API which is based on simple HTTP POST/GET requests. We make it easy and quick to integrate Acelle sending capability with your website or application. Our API lets you create, manage, send, schedule campaigns as well as track your delivery statistics.
API docs

Advanced email template builder

Acelle Mail comes with an advanced Email Template Builder as well as dozens of pre-built email templates/layouts for you to start on

Designed as an SaaS framework

Acelle Mail is also designed as a SaaS (Software As A Service) platform that enables you to manage and sell your email service to your users
  • Manage service package plans
  • Manage customers & subscriptions
  • Braintree payment gateway integration
  • Stripe payment gateway integration
  • Accept payment via PayPal or Credit Card
  • Advanced quota & throttling management

Email verification

Email verification will ensure that your email list is clean and duly validated which helps reduce bounce back and protect your sending reputation. Using Acelle Mail, you can verify your mail lists by connecting to 3rd party services like Kickbox.io, TheChecker.co... Once verified, your email addresses will be tagged with appropriate status of “Deliverable”, “Undeliverable”, “Risky”. You will enjoy peace of mind because you are only sending emails to the real users with real mailboxes.

Live upgrade support

Acelle Mail comes with the Upgrade Manager dashboard which allows you to easily upgrade to any newer version (we make new releases on a weekly/monthly basis). You can keep yourself up-to-date without having to back up and reinstall, all users’ data are retained.

Fully responsive!

Acelle is made fully responsive. You can access Acelle webapp using any device from yourPC, tablet or smartphone.

Available documentation

Checkout the documentation included in the source to install Acelle Mail on your server. We also provide step-by-step guidelines for cPanel/Plesk users. If you are new to email marketing, we have a Getting Started section to help you create your first email marketing campaign with Acelle Mail.

Embed subscription form to your own website

We support embedding subscription form to collect subscribers for your campaign. That is, after creating a mailing list, you can design and customize the subscription sign-up form for the list and embed it on your own website, your own brand and look-and-feel.

Mass newsletters sending made easy!

Acelle supports multi-threading so that you can send millions of email everyday. Acelle also supports auto scheduling your email campaigns.

Powerful language & translation support

Acelle comes with complete support for internationalization and localization. You can choose the preferred language for your application. We make it easy that you can also create your own language and edit any text appearing on the website to make it your own brand!

Room for customization!

Acelle is written in clean PHP code, based on the Laravel framework. This makes it easy to extend or customize any part of the webapp. You can also write and embed your own PHP component.

Clean and elegant design!

Inspired by Mailchimp, we try to make the work flow clean and relevant to users. You can really enjoy working with your campaigns.

Multiple themes available!

Acelle comes with several themes for you to choose: dark / light / red / blue / green / pink / brown. You can choose custom themes for every user. You can also extend the standard CSS to build your own theme & layout.
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Download – Youtube Video Downloader PHP Script For Free.

Download –  Youtube Video Downloader PHP Script For Free.
Simple Youtube Video Downloader Script
Youtube Video Downloader
 Simple Youtube Video Downloader PHP Script will allow users of your site and you can easily download any video from YouTube. It is possible to download video of different quality like mp4 to 3gp and also possible to download an audio track from YouTube video. The script is very simple to install, it is not very resource intensive. for more information about this PHP Script please check the video demo below.


Overview

This script will allow users of your site and you can easily download any video from YouTube.
It is possible to download video of different quality (from mp4 to 3gp)
It is also possible to download an audio track from YouTube video.
The script is very simple to install, it is not very resource intensive.
The script supports all legacy (and not very) versions of php.

Features

  • Download videos of different quality (mp4, 3gp)
  • Download audio track
  • Not demanding of resources
Updates:
2017-07-25

Requirements

  • PHP 5.3 or higher

Instructions

  • Unpacking files to folder allowed for web server
  • Open url http://PATH_TO_SCRIPT_FOLDER/
  • .....
  • PROFIT!
Video demo.

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Download – 55 Responsive HTML5 Themes With a Commercial License

Download – 55 Responsive HTML5 Themes With a Commercial License
 
55 Responsive HTML5 Themes pack With a Commercial License will give you 55+ top-quality responsive HTML5 templates that will definitely turn your website visitors into customers. 55 HTML5 templates ranging from business templates to pet shops, sports, eco, hotels, photography, real estate, eCommerce and many more. Fresh and unique designs meant to be eye-catchy and intuitive. for more information about this HTML Template pack Please click on Demo Button.

Demo   |     Download
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Download Yoast SEO v5.5 WordPress Plugin With 4+ Addons Pack Updated On September 2017

Download Yoast SEO v5.5 WordPress Plugin With 4+ Addons Pack Updated On September 2017
Yoast SEO Premium v5.5 WordPress SEO plugin
Yoast SEO Premium v5.5 WordPress SEO plugin
Yoast SEO Premium v5.5 WordPress SEO plugin adds several features to the Yoast SEO plugin. This plugin is written from the ground up by Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects. You can also Download Previous Updates On this pack Yoast SEO Plugins Pack v5.4.2 Latest Updated.
In This Yoast SEO Plugins Pack has Included Addons List :
Yoast Local SEO v5.5
Yoast SEO News v5.5
Yoast Video SEO v5.5
Yoast Woocommerce SEO v5.5


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