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Post Instagram to WordPress? No, Pressgram!

There are more than 71 million Wordpress blogs in the world. If you have a Wordpress blog and want to post an Instagram image to the site from your phone, you really can’t. But now you can Pressgram.

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How to make a YouTube GIF in seconds

If you were somewhat coherent in the late 80s and early 90s, then you’ve probably seen a GIF (or Graphics Interchange Format) graphic on the web. It’s the animated graphic that looks like it’s from said period and just loops, and loops and loops into eternity. The GIF (pronounced ‘jiff’, …

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Apple is attracting scrutiny for its practice of checking if the websites you're visiting visiting are fraudulent and malware-infested after Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent was found listed as a Safe Browsing provider. The Safari feature — dubbed “Fraudulent Website Warning” in iOS and macOS — is meant to enhance online security by cross-referencing URLs against a blacklist service provided by safe browsing providers such as Google and Tencent. “This feature appears to be ‘on' by Read More ››
Mon, Oct 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Today's logo at Google.com has been replaced with an animation representing animation itself — a modern artist's interpretation of the phenakistiscope, a spinning disc invented in 1833 that's considered one of the precursors to modern cinema. Like most Google Doodles, it's to celebrate the birthday of a person who moved the world forward, namely Belgian physicist Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau, who's often credited with inventing the device. Read More ››
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A report from the German cybersecurity firm Cure53 suggests the Chinese communist party's app, Study the Great Nation, has ‘superuser' access to over 100 million Android devices. It notes the app has a backdoor through which the government can access messages, photos, contacts, and internet browsing history of these handsets. When a researcher at the agency inspected the app, they found coders have ‘deliberately used' weak encryption in functions like mail and biometric authentication. Read More ››
Mon, Oct 14, 2019, Continue reading at the source
I can still remember the horror of discovering that everything I had worked on was wrong. I was a PhD candidate just starting my second year, and my supervisor and I had developed a test for rheumatoid arthritis which seemed a revelation. We wrote a paper for a prestigious journal but just before we sent it off, we decided to do one more experiment to check we were correct. We weren't. Everything that I had Read More ››
Sun, Oct 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Elon Musk, founder of private space-faring company SpaceX, recently unveiled his new Starship craft. Amazingly, it is designed to carry up to 100 crew members on interplanetary journeys throughout the solar system, starting with Mars in 2024. The announcement is exciting, invoking deep emotions of hope and adventure. But I can't help having a number of moral reservations about it. Musk has declared a fascinatingly short time line to achieve orbit with this rocket. He Read More ››
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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The most noticeable new feature with iOS 13 has been its dark theme, which paints a darker hue across the interface and in many apps. It's a stark difference from the bright white screens that have dominated iOS for years and it's something that people have been wanting for a long time. You can toggle between the themes manually through Control Center or by diving into the Read More ››
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