West Metro Detroit WordPress: Intro to WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg

first_imgYou’re invited to join us at our November West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup for an overview and demo of the upcoming WordPress 5.0 release with the Gutenberg editor. Here’s your opportunity to learn what features are in the upcoming 5.0 version and get a walkthrough of the new Gutenberg editor. Intro to WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg Gutenberg has been the talk of the WordPress community for the past year and half, as new versions of the editor were released for testing. With the anticipated release of WordPress 5.0 in late 2018, it’s time for us to take a deeper dive into the release and Gutenberg functionality. At our November 2018 meetup we’ll have an informal discussion of WordPress 5.0, including:Overview of what Gutenberg isWhat you can do with itWhat you need to do to take advantage of GutenbergIn addition, you’ll learn how to revert to the classic editor and where Gutenberg is headed.Speaker InformationI’m thrilled George Hoteling accepted my invitation to be speaker for our November meetup. George has attended past Metro Detroit WordPress and West Metro Detroit WordPress events. But his recent move to a new home further away meant I wasn’t sure we’d see him again at our meetups. George is a JavaScript Wrangler at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com). He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, two children, and two dogs.In his spare time he enjoys tinkering, brewing beer, and getting outside. Follow George online at his blog.Meetup Information and RegistrationOur meetup is Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm; pre-registration is required.We’ll meet at the Canton Public Library in Canton, Michigan (directions and map).The meetup is free, but pre-registration is required since we have limited seating space. And it’s the only way you’ll get follow-up message with notes.As always, we’ll have time to network and discuss the latest WordPress news.See You There!Bring your laptop, Chromebook, or paper and pencil to take notes. I’m looking forward to the meetup and I hope you’ll join us for learning and networking. See you November 13thShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedNovember 2018 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be challenging to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events. That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and web…In “Calendar”Get Your Gutenberg Questions Answered by Joe Casabona and Zac GordonGet your questions about Gutenberg answered at the free live online Gutenberg Q & A sessions.In “WordPress”October 26, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to microinterations improve user experience, find out how to make your social media content accessible, discover how to use CSS attribute selectors, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

Android Developer Challenge I Winners Announced: Our Picks

first_imgsarah perez Tags:#Features#Google#mobile#Product Reviews#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Android Developer Challenge is a two-part contest whose goal is to encourage developers to build apps for the new Google mobile platform, code-named “Android.” In this first round, dubbed “Challenge I,” submissions were accepted up until April 14th. Yesterday, the top 50 entries were announced. Each of these application authors received $25,000 to fund further development of their app. We’ve dug through the list of winners to pick out our favorite apps and the ones we’re most looking forward to. On the phandroid blog, the top 46 winning apps, including descriptions, were listed. Why only 46? Apparently, four of the winners opted to continue their efforts in secret for now. Based on the descriptions of these under development apps, we think the following have potential:Ten Future Android AppsBeetaun – Social network around geographical content created by people and for people (from your neighborhood, from your city, from your country, from all over the world). By Sergey Gritsyuk and Dmitri Shipilov BioWallet – A biometric authentication system for Android. This application features iris recognition and can act as a password safe and provide single sign-on for other Android apps. Jose Luis Huertas FernandezDiggin – Daniel Johansson, Aramis Waernbaum, Andreas Hedin; We can’t find any info on this, but the title suggests a mobile Digg app, which would be cool. Marvin – Marvin allows you to publish and browse geo-localized objects around you. Objects can be static or move by themselves and follow you. You publish and browse where you are, based on your current location or where you virtually are on the map. By Pontier Laurent.Locale – Locale is one of 7 Android applications submitted by MIT students. It enables you to set up location- and time-based profiles for your phone, so you can make it shut up when you’re at work, forward calls to your landline when you’re at home. Clare Bayley, Christina Wright, Jasper Lin, Carter Jernigan.Em-Radar – Em-Radar is a revolutionary mobile product that alerts you about emergencies and severe weather anywhere, any time. By Jack Kwok.AndroidScan – Use your phone to scan a barcode, get pricing information from dozens of stores, product reviews and more. Never make a bad purchase again! (by Jeffrey Sharkey)LifeAware – Mobile Tracking Service formed to help people be aware of where their friends and family are. A quick search on the Internet shows that approximately 700,000 children are classified as missing annually. The intent of Life Aware is to help you be aware of where you family and friends are. Gregory Moore, Aaron L. Obrien, Jawad AkhtarWikitude-the Mobile Travel Guide – Find points of interest based on your current location. By Philipp Breuss.BreadCrumbz – Navigate your route using pictures instead of a map (there’s also a map, if you like). Easily record routes using your smartphone. Share them with your friends, share them with the world. By Amos YoffeBreadCrumbz VideoConclusionOf course, there are several without descriptions as well as those mysterious four that are yet to be announced, so who knows what else there might be out there. There will also be another round in the Android Developer Challenge which will launch after the first handsets built on the platform become available in the second half of 2008, and there are sure to be even more apps to discover at that time. You may notice some similarities between the Android apps and the ones we listed earlier in the post “12 Future Apps for Your iPhone.” It looks like some of those future iPhone apps – for example, reality tagging, physical social networks, personalized travel guides, and digital shopping – won’t just be limited to iPhones after all, but will come to other future mobile platforms, like Android, as well. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Skelton announces run for Missouri Senate

first_imgMichela Skelton now has her sights set on a higher office.The Democrat announced on Thursday she’s running for the Missouri Senate seat held by Columbia Republican Caleb Rowden. He’s the Senate Majority Leader.Skelton ran twice against Republican Sara Walsh in Missouri House races, losing in 2017 and 2018.last_img

Does MS System Center Operations Manager and Essentials allow you to manage vPro Clients?

first_imgFirst a little background… What is MS System Center Operations Manager? SCOM is the third generation of Microsoft’s monitoring solution. Operations Manager provides an easy-to-use monitoring environment that monitors thousands of servers, applications, and clients to provide a comprehensive view of the health of an organization’s IT environment. What is MS System Center Essentials? Microsoft System Center Essentials 2007 is a new management solution in the System Center family of IT systems management products. Essentials is specifically designed for IT professionals working in midsize businesses who often face IT challenges similar to those of larger enterprises – troubleshooting end user problems, automating management tasks, managing multiple systems, and diagnosing and resolving IT problems. Matt Royer For more information and download of the Intel Client Manageability Pack for SCOM and SCE, please visit: center_img So where does the Intel Client Management Pack for SCOM and SCE fit in? The Intel Client Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and System Center Essentials enables the users of these applications to take advantage of the advanced, hardware-based system management capabilities of vPro. These capabilities will help reduce the cost of discovering, managing and securing desktop and mobile PCs in the enterprise and thereby improving compliance with corporate policies. Information Technology support staff can now rapidly and remotely communicate with, power up, reboot, control, inventory assets, and remediate vPro capable clients even if the PC is powered off or the operating system is not functioning. Much of the recent news around Microsoft System Center has been focus on the upcoming release of Microsoft System Configuration Manager SP1. However, did you know that MS System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and System Center Essentials (SCE) also have support for vPro Client management through the use of the Intel Client Manageability Pack for SCOM & SCE? last_img read more

Report: Atletico 4 Sant Andreu 0

first_imgDiego Simeone’s 400th match in charge of Atletico Madrid ended with an ultimately comfortable 4-0 victory over Sant Andreu that sent them into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.Atletico’s most decorated coach watched the from the stands at the Wanda Metropolitano due to a three-game Copa del Rey ban carried over from last season and his team had to weather a woeful first half before sealing the second-leg win and a 5-0 aggregate triumph.Simeone made seven changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Girona at the weekend and they were fortunate not to go behind once again when Elhadji Bandeh hit the post for the fourth-tier visitors in the 33rd minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The introduction of Thomas Lemar for the second half proved key and his opener kick-started an eight-minute spell that included goals for Nikola Kalinic and Angel Correa, with Vitolo getting in on the act late on.Sant Andreu had a chance to take a surprise lead after Santiago Arias sold Antonio Adan short in the 21st minute, but the goalkeeper recovered to deflect Josue Rodriguez’s attempt over.Bandeh struck the upright with a looping header and only a brilliant stop from Adan three minutes before half-time kept another effort from the striker out.Lemar took less than three minutes to ease Atletico’s concerns after replacing Toni Moya at the break by firing a powerful 20-yard drive in off the post.1 – Thomas Lemar has scored his first goal at Wanda Metropolitano after nine games played & eight shot on target at home in all competitions this season. Start pic.twitter.com/CkJ0lfEv4t— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 5, 2018The hosts doubled their lead five minutes later when Kalinic nodded Arias’ right-wing cross beyond Jose Segovia.Correa made it three in the 55th minute with a brilliant turn on the right side of the box and an exquisite finish inside the far post with the outside of his boot.Sant Andreu were floored and the final blow came nine minutes from time, when Vitolo tapped home a cross from Saul Niguez. What does it mean? Simeone forced to use key resourcesThis should have been a simple tie for Atletico’s second string to see out convincingly, but their woeful first half forced the hosts into changes. Rather than being able to grant the likes of Lemar and Rodrigo a rest during a congested part of the calendar, they had to be used earlier than expected to avoid an upset.Lemar changes the gameKalinic spurned a pair of great opportunities and Bandeh threatened to punish them in the opening period. Any anxiety building within the Wanda Metropolitano dissipated when Lemar fired home the opener early in the second half. The World Cup winner finished the game with an assist for Correa and won the ball back to start the move from which Vitolo scored.Gelson wastes his chanceHis goal was the difference between the two sides in the first leg, but Gelson Martins was unable to make the most of just his third start of the season up front. The Portugal forward did not register a single shot or create a chance and the fact Kalinic, Correa and Vitolo all got on the scoresheet will likely hinder his hopes of an increase in game time.What’s next?Atletico host Deportivo Alaves on Saturday and a win would, at least temporarily, send them joint-top of LaLiga. Sant Andreu will aim to return to winning ways against Europa. read morelast_img read more

New SportingPulse IPhone App

first_imgFeatures Include:·         See the latest ladder for all the teams you follow·         See where you’re playing and when·         Latest results for your team, plus round by round competition results·         Integration with Google Maps·         Access scores from your last game against an upcoming opponent Click here to download the new SportingPulse App from the iTunes StoreNote: If you have trouble searching for your affiliate or competition, this can be rectified by entering Affiliate locater details via the SportingPulse Membership database. For further information please contact the national office on (02) 6212 2800 or visit the SportingPulse website click here.Related LinksNew SportingPulse App SportingPulse has launched a new Iphone App. This app replaces the MySport Scoreboard App and is now available to download from the Itunes App Store.last_img read more

10 months agoMan City management make January market decision

first_imgMan City management make January market decisionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are willing to go through January without adding to Pep Guardiola’s squad.Last season’s champions City have fallen behind the Reds in this season’s title race after losing two games on the bounce against Crystal Palace and Leicester City respectively.But The Times says City have no plans to enter the transfer market when it opens next week.Both Guardiola and the Citizens board believe they can catch Liverpool and retain their Premier League crown. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 days agoAlisson the world’s best says Liverpool coach Achterberg

first_imgAlisson the world’s best says Liverpool coach Achterbergby Ansser Sadiq15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool coach John Achterberg believes that keeper Alisson Becker is the best in the world.The Brazilian is the club’s no.1 shot stopper and contributed significantly to their Champions League win last season.He pulled off several big game saves to ensure the Reds were shutting out the opposition. And Achterberg believes he is the best in the world in his position.”It is tough for me to say as a goalkeeper coach but it’s definitely how I see it [he is the best],” says Achterberg to the Liverpool Echo.”I think he has been the most consistent if you look at all the goalkeepers around, that is the truth. “Now we try to maintain it and keep it like this for the next five or six years. He has set his targets and we try to push it that way, that is the plan.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Energy group calls for better tax and regulation to restore competitiveness

first_imgOTTAWA – The head of the group that represents Canada’s oil and gas industry is calling on the federal government to cut taxes and ease regulatory burdens to restore the energy sector’s competitiveness with the United States and other global producers.Tim McMillan, CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, says Canada is “falling behind” and must act now to restore investor confidence, citing in particular lower corporate taxes and business-friendly regulatory changes by the U.S. under President Donald Trump.McMillan appeared at a news conference in Ottawa one day before the federal budget is presented but the event was cast as the introduction of a series of economic reports, not an attempt to influence the budget.In answer to a question, however, McMillan said last year’s budget sent a “terrible signal to the world” by limiting allowable tax deductions for oil and gas exploration wells.He added there are currently some 50 changes to energy industry policies being contemplated by provincial and federal governments, including recently proposed sweeping changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the National Energy Board, that are harming Canada’s reputation as a transparent and fair place to do business.McMillan said he’s heard from some Calgary-based energy CEOs with operations in the U.S. who say lower taxes are making them more likely to invest there than in Canada.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,983.32, up 23.82 points)Neovasc Inc. (TSX:NVC). Medical devices. Down 1.5 cents, or 23.08 per cent, to five cents on 12.6 million shares.ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN). Financial Services. Up 10 cents, or 2.91 per cent, to $3.54 on 7.1 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up 89 cents, or 2.11 per cent, to $43.14 on 6.5 million shares.MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Oil and gas. Up 46 cents, or 5.64 per cent, to $8.61 on 4.9 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down eight cents, or 1.34 per cent, to $5.89 on 4.59 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $4.14 on 4.57 million shares.Companies reporting major news:WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA). Airline. Up 39 cents, or 1.99 per cent, to $19.98 on 455,951 shares. The Calgary-based airliner is promising to provide full refunds if flights are cancelled because of a possible pilots strike. In response to passenger tweets expressing anxiety about their upcoming vacations, WestJet says it understands the concerns.last_img read more